Dear Mishpachah [Family]:
The Torah reading for week ending Adar 11, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 27:20 called Tetzaveh meaning “You Shall Command”. The Haftorah reading is from 1 Samuel 15:2-34. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is Hebrews 13:11-17.
This Shabbat, we will have a special teaching on the Feast of Purim. Get ready to “boo” and “hiss” when Haman’s name is mentioned, and “cheer” when you hear Esther’s and Mordecai’s name.
Shabbat Color Theme: (Optional)
OpenTorah 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 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, then we will all discuss what was taught. Since many of you were missing from last Shabbat, we will do #9 audio teaching this Shabbat.
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 what can happen when we disobey the Word of Adonai, and he removes his Spirit from our life. Saul was appointed king and given a mission, but failed to obey; thus, Adonai rejected him from being king over Israel.
Dance Team Practices: Since we have completed our dances for Purim, we will be taking a short break on Sundays, but will continue practicing on Tues. at 6:00 PM. Sunday practice will resume March 29th at 1:00 PM.
Food Outreach: Sunday, March 29th with set-up time of 1:30 PM. Thanks to all who donated 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 with potluck supper. This year’s theme is “Fiddler on the Roof”. Come for fun, food, dancing, games (push the potato, cabbage race, balance the bottle, and others). Costumes depicting this years theme are encouraged. Invite your friends.
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She [Torah] is a Tree of Life to those who grasp her, and whoever holds on to her are called blessed. (Proverbs 3:18)