Dear Mishpachah [Family]:
The Torah reading for week ending Shevat 20, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 18:1–20:23 called Yetro name meaning “Excellence”. The Haftorah reading is from Isaiah 6:1–7:6; 9:6-7. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is Matthew 5:17-30.
Shabbat Color Theme: (Optional) 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 and food selection. After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer. Also, 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 the 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.
Afternoon Services: 1:00 PM–2:30 PMCongregational Midrash: (Open to everyone) Jack and others will lead a deeper discussion about this week’s Torah Parashah (portion).
Women’s Bible Study: We are presently discussing the Apocalypse of John available from the web site of Beth Immanuel audio series. Each week we will listen to D. Thomas Lancaster’s teaching (he goes by Daniel Lancaster), then we will all discuss what was taught. This Shabbat, we begin with #8 audio teaching.
Children 12 and under: Pending
Upcoming Shabbat Themes: Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.
Bible Study Tuesday: 7:00 PM. Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Last night, we learned how important it is to have the Spirit of Unity. We need this to be able to bear one another’s burdens and be in one accord. Being in one accord allows Adonai to move among His congregation.
Dance Team Practices: Sundays, at 1 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM. We are still practicing “For Such a Time as This”, “Hineh Yeshua” and “Dance With the King” for our Purim Service on March 7th Shabbat Service.
Food Outreach: Sunday, February 23rd with set-up time of 1:30 PM. We are in need of shampoo, deodorant, and other such items. These go really fast and are appreciated by the people we serve.
Greeting Cards made by Christine Basham are now available in our Market Place. Since it is Shabbat, you will be given an addressed envelope so payments can be made by mail.
Purim Celebration--Sunday, March 8th beginning at 6 PM. This year’s theme is “Fiddler on the Roof”. Come for fun, food, dancing, games (push the potato, cabbage race, and balance the bottle) and costumes are encouraged. Invite your friends.