Weekly Announcements 1.30.19

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Shevet 27, 5779 is Sh’mot [Exodus] 21:1–24:18 called Mish’patim  meaning “Rulings or Judgments.” The Haftorah reading is from Jeremiah 34:8-22. The Writings in the Messiah is Matthew 5:38-42.  

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Shabbat: Optional Color theme: Open
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 Open

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
 
Nursery Schedule: (Feb 2)–Barb  (Feb 9)–Barb  (Feb 16)–Carrie  (Feb 23)–Tracy. We need at least two more nursery workers!!

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 will be helping with our children.

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

2/9        Italian–Red/Pink
2/16      Multi-Cultural–Purple/Violet 
2/23      Southern–Black/Grey
3/2        Open
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             Highlights from the 36th Annual Rabbi’s Conference: “Understanding the Times”
The real division in America is not Right vs. Left, but right vs. wrong. And in that dispute, G-d’s Word is the definitive authority.  The hot-button issues of today are abortion, racism, taxes, social security, terrorism, welfare, immigration, sexual orientation and gender identity and others. In year 1918, when soldiers came home from WW1, they brought home the morals of Europe and that was the start of the end of Christian America.  Violent times came in 1968 and Christianity became a sub-cultural. Then in 1988, Christianity became the counter-cultural with the Jim Baker and Jimmy Swagger’s downfalls. In 2008, the Christian church became persecuted and the Bible became hate speech. 2018 was the year when gender confusion became a protected class.  
              By Dr. Jim L Garlow, senior pastor of Skyline Church, San Diego, Calif. and author of Well Versed–Biblical Answers to Today’s Tough Issues available at CTL for $8
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Bible Study Tuesday: 7 PM.  We will be teaching from Matthew chapter 18. Thank you Dane for an insightful look into Scripture. 
 
Praise Team Practices: Thursday Jan. 31st at 7 PM and Sunday, Feb 3rd at 3 PM.   
Food Outreach: Sunday, Feb 24th with set up @1:30 PM. January’s outreach we served 13 families consisting of 41 people.  Thanks to everyone who helped.  
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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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