Weekly Announcements 1.24.19

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Shevet 20, 5779 is Sh’mot [Exodus] 18:1-26 called Yithro name meaning “His Excellence.” The Haftorah reading is from Isaiah 6:1–7:6. The Writing in the Messiah is Matthew 5:17-30.  

Shabbat: Optional Color theme: Brown/Beige
Torah Service:  10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Nursery available for ages 5 and under.
Oneg/Lunch:  12:00-1:00 PM. The theme is Chili

Guests are welcome to stay for Oneg.  Members and regular attendees, please bring enough food for your family and some to share with our guests.  Parents, please be with your children and help with their portions.  After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer and help with clean-up will be appreciated so we can begin our afternoon services on time.
If you are coming to CTL after 10:30 AM, please enter through double doors, walk through the Oneg room and enter sanctuary by using the back hallway.  This will help with the flow of our service that is in progress.  Thanks…Andy

Afternoon Services:
Congregation Midrash (Open to everyone):  Jack will lead a deeper discussion about this week’s Parashah (portion).

Women’s Bible Study:  We are finishing up Chronicles of Messiah and will be beginning Chronicles of the Apostles very soon!
Children 12 and under:  Carrie Tarrant is on a cruise and Barb will be helping with our children.

Nursery Schedule: (Jan 26)–Tracy. We need at least one more nursery worker!!



Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color to Wear (if you so desire):

2/2        Open
2/9        Italian–Red/Pink
2/16      Multi-Cultural–Purple/Violet
2/23      Southern–Black/Grey
             Highlights from the 36th Annual Rabbi’s Conference: “Future Challenges to Overcome”
Challenges of Leadership:  1) Change is necessary to respond to times. Secret of change is to focus on NOT fighting the old, but build the new.  Old ways do not open new doors.  2) New generation is coming forth; help equip and lead them into ministry as we hand off responsibility. 3) Age 70 is the new 50; as we age G-d desires us to be more productive. No stepping back or retiring, be fruitful. 4) Leaders in the end, there are consequences from what you create and what you allow in ministry. 
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. 
Teaching by:  Jonathan Bernis of Jewish Voice
Bible Study Tuesday: 7 PM.  We will be teaching from Matthew chapter 17. Thank you Dane for an insightful look into Scripture. 
Praise Team Practices: Thursday Jan. 31st at 7 PM and this coming Sunday Jan. 27th at 3 PM while food outreach is in progress.   
Food Outreach: Sunday, Jan 27th with set up @1:30 PM. 
Mark your calendars! 
<> <> <>  We are excited to have L. Grant Luton and his wife, Robin, come Feb. 15th-16th, 2019  Grant is the author of “In His Own Words” and Pastor of Beth Tikkun Messianic Fellowship in Akron, OH. [bethtikkun.com].
Schedule for this event:
Feb. 15th – 7:30 PM Erev Shabbat Service (Grant will teach)
Feb. 16th- 10:30 AM Shabbat Service (Grant will teach on the portion and we will take up a special love offering for the Luton’s.)
Oneg 12-1 PM Please bring something to share; theme is multi-cultural!
1 PM – Bible Study Hour-(child care provided)
Grant will dig deeper into the portion with the men in the Sanctuary. 
Robin will teach the women in the the Oneg room. 
3:00 PM Hebrew Class- Grant will be teaching. *You are welcome to stay if you have taken Tracy’s Hebrew class before!* (no child care).
March 16th- Shabbat Purim Service 
March 20th- Purim Party  

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