Weekly Announcements

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.

2/22       Southern–Black/Gray

2/29       Brunch–Orange/Coral

3/7         Open–Purim
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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.  

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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.  

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Shevat 13, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 13:17–17:16 called B’Shalach meaning “When He Sent”.  The Haftorah reading is from Judges 4:4–5:31.  The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is John 6:25-40.

  • Shabbat Color Theme:  (Optional) Red/Pink
  • 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 Italian

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 #7 audio teaching. 

Children 12 and under:  Pending  

Upcoming Shabbat Themes:  Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.

  • 2/15       Chili–Brown/Beige
  • 2/22       Southern–Black/Gray
  • 2/29       Brunch–Orange/Coral
  • 3/7         Open–Purim


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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 Understanding–Ruach Binah.  We need this to discern matters, give advice, and to have victory!  
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.  

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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.  

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Shevat 6, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 10:1–13:16 called Bo meaning “Come”. The Haftorah reading is from Jeremiah 46:13-28. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is 1 Corinthians 11:20-34.

Shabbat Color Theme: (Optional) 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 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 PM
Congregational 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 will be an eye-opening teaching as we begin with #6 that begins teaching Scripture. https://www.bethimmanuel.org/audio-series/apocalypse-of-john

Children 12 and under: Pending

Upcoming Shabbat Themes: Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.
2/08 Italian–Red/Pink
2/15 Chili–Brown/Beige
2/22 Southern–Black/Gray

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Bible Study Tuesday: 7:00 PM. Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Thanks Dane for giving us insight into the Ruach Emet or Spirit of Truth. To do the works of Yeshua, as outlined in John 14:12-31, we need the Holy Spirit dwelling in our lives!

Dance Team Practices: Sundays, at 1 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM. We will be learning our new dance, Etzohk Ruhki choreographed by Mindy and Ralph Seta. Then start practicing “For Such a Time as This”, “Hineh Yeshua” and “Dance With the King” for our Purim Service on March 7th.

Food Outreach: Sunday, January 26th we served 18 families consisting of 60 people. The soaps, shampoos, etc. were most appreciated and few were left. Thanks to all who donated to this outreach. Next outreach is February 23rd.

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.

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The 2020 Mobile Jewish Film Festival runs from January 16 through February 2. Trailers for all films may be seen online at mobilejewishfederatin.org and reservations/tickets must be made either by going on-line or by calling 251-490-4872.

Purim Celebration 2020–Sunday, March 8th beginning at 6 PM. This year’s theme is “Fiddler on the Roof”. Come for fun, dancing, games (push the potato, cabbage race, and balance the bottle) and costumes are encouraged. Invite your friends.

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for week ending Tevet 28, 5780 is Shemot  (Exodus) 6:2–9:35 called Va’era meaning “And I Appeared”. The Haftorah reading is from Ezekiel 28:25–29:21.  The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is 1 Corinthians 11:20-34.  


Torah Service:  10:30 AM–12:00 PM. Nursery available for ages 5 and under.
Oneg/Lunch:  12:00–1:00 PM. 
Cuisine Theme:  OrientalShabbat Color Theme:  Purple/Violet (If you so desire)

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. 
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.

NO Afternoon Services:  Enjoy being with your friends and family.  Afternoon Services will resume next week. Note to the Women’s Bible Study:  Please listen to #4 and #5 of the Apocalypse of John audio series before next class. We will begin with #6 that starts teaching from the Scriptures.   

Upcoming Shabbat Themes:  Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.

2/01    Open

2/08    Italian–Red/Pink

2/15    Chili–Brown/Beige     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Food Outreach: Sunday, January 26th set-up at 1:30 PM.  Outreach is from 2-3:30 PM. Thanks to all who come to help with this outreach.

Bible Study Tuesday:  Starts at 7 PM and Dane Clarke is presently teaching “The Holy Spirit”.  Thank you for sharing the Hebrew insights into the Ruach Chakmah, Spirit of Wisdom meaning “to be wise in mind” for doing the will of Adonai.
Praise Team Practices:  Sundays at 1 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM.  

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We would like to create a page of “Memories of Days Gone By”. A place of nostalgia that displays the CTL family and the growth and changes along the way.  This will be fun for all past and present members of CTL.  If you have any old photos you would like to submit for this page for CTL approval, please email photos to jackbarbmorgan05@aol.com and walley_gina@yahoo.com.  After they have been approved, they will be considered when this page gets created. THANK YOU!

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2020 Mobile Jewish Film Festival
January 16 through February 2
See mobilejewishfederation.org for the schedule of times, places and trailers for the upcoming films.  

Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles  along with dinner was excellent! Good to see so many of us that attended this event.   

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:
The Torah reading for week ending Tevet 21, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 1:1–6:1 called Shemot meaning “Names”.  The Halftorah reading is Isaiah 27:6–28:13; 29:22-23.  The reading from the Writings in the Messiah is Acts 7:17-29. 
 
Shabbat Color Theme: (Optional) Green/Turquoise
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 Mexican.

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 PM
Congregational Midrash:  (Open to everyone) Jack and others will lead a deeper discussion about this week’s Torah Parashah (portion).  
 
Women’s Bible Study:   We have begun 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 will be an eye-opening teaching. 
 
Children 12 and under:  Pending  
 
Upcoming Shabbat Themes:  Cuisine and Color to wear if you so desire.
1/25       Oriental–Purple/Violet
2/01       Open   
2/08       Italian–Red/Pink
 
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Bible Study Tuesday:  7:00 PM. We have resumed our Tuesday Bible Study,  Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Thanks Dane for giving us insight into the Ruach Chaim or Spirit of Life.
 
Dance Team Practices: Sundays, at 1 PM and Tuesdays at 6 PM.  We will be learning our new dance, Etzohk Ruhki choreographed by Mindy and Ralph Seta.  Then start practicing “For Such a Time as This” for our Purim Service.
 
Food Outreach: Sunday, January 26th with set-up at 1:30 PM.  Outreach is from 2-3:30 PM. Love Offering for Ted Pearce, January 11th, was $1,144.00.  Thanks to all who came out in spite of the bad weather and blessed him with our love.  You are a very generous family.  Thank you.
 
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The 2020 Mobile Jewish Film Festival
January 16 through February 2.
 
Trailers for all films may be seen online at mobilejewishfederation.org.  Tickets or reservations must be made either by going on-line or by calling 251-490-4872.
 
 
Please visit our Facebook page for updated information and upcoming events!

Highlights from the 36th Annual Rabbi’s Conference: “How To Change Your Behavior”
By Steve Weiler

How to recognize when your behavior needs change?–Family, friends, congregation, and ADONAI’s Word will tell you. Your reputation and private behavior will affect your ministry.

Steps in order to change–Recognize that a change is needed and prepare to change. There are resources to help you. Consider the barriers that may surface to prevent change. Remember, most of the time, we can’t change ourselves. ADONAI has to change us. Pray Scripture that deals with the solution, rather than the problem. You don’t have to pressure yourself to change. ADONAI will change you. Your job is to pray His Word. Expect that the power of ADONAI’s Word, which will dwell in you so strongly, will push out sins and behavioral issues. Without hope and expectation, change can not come, so check your attitude.
                                                      

Highlights from the 36th Annual Rabbi’s Conference
“Making the Most of Your Time”

by Rabbi Cal Goldberg

Time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.

Ephesians 5:15-17–“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the L-RD is…”

Each of us has been given 168 hours in a week. About 70 hours are spent eating and sleeping which leaves us with about 100 hours in any given week to do the works of the One who called us. Would more time in a week make a difference in our lives? Surely the extra time would relieve us of many of the daily pressures of life. Right?

There is enough time every week to accomplish all that we need to do if we live according to ADONAI’s priorities and learn how to manage our time accordingly. There are basically 7 areas of priority: Our relationship with ADONAI, our spouse, our family, our ministry, our health, our finances, and our social life. Our goal should be to find a balance in each one of these, so we will know how to make the most of our time. When we live our lives according to godly priorities, decision making will be easier. We must say no to things that do not line up with ADONAI’s priorities.  The bad news is…Time flies. The good news is…You’re the pilot.