Weekly Announcements 4.26.17

Shalom Mishpachah [Family]
 
The week of Iyyar 3, 5777 is a double Torah Parashah. First Torah Parashah is from VaYikra (Leviticus) 12:1–13:59 called Tazria meaning “She bears seed” with the Haftarah reading from 2 Kings 4:42–5:19. The Writings in the Messiah is Matthew 8:1-4. Second is from VaYikra (Leviticus) 14:1–15:33 called M’tzora meaning “Infected one” with Haftarah reading from 2 Kings 7:3-20. The Writings in the Messiah is Romans 6:19-23.          
May they who observe the Shabbat and call it a delight rejoice in Your Kingdom.  May the people who sanctify the seventh day be sated and delighted with Your bounty. For You did find pleasure in the seventh day, and did sanctify it, calling it the most desirable of days, in remembrance of creation.   Sanctify us through Your commandments, and grant our portion in Your Torah.  Give us abundantly of Your goodness and make us rejoice in You salvation!  Purify our hearts
 to serve You in truth…Blessed are You, O L-rd, who hallowest the Shabbat. 
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Shabbat: Optional Color theme: CTL T-shirts or colorful.
Torah Service 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15–1:30 PM. The theme is: Brunch 
(If you are able and plan on staying, please bring enough for your family and some to share. We do not want to run out of food before everyone is fed. The kitchen will be locked after Oneg, please get your dishes after Oneg and put them in your vehicle if you plan to stay for remaining studies.)
Bible Study 1:30-3:30- Torah Discussion in the Sanctuary (open to everyone) 
Women’s Revelation Study (#31-Chapter 13) in the fellowship hall.
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5:00 PM (We are on Lamed)
        Note: There will be no child care during Hebrew Class, and parents, please make other arrangements so all who desire to learn Hebrew can do so without disruption. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  
 
Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear if you desire) themes:
5/6: Open
5/13: Mexican–Green
5/20:  American–Red/pink
5/27: Italian–Turquoise
 
Bible Study Tuesday (5/2/17) We are teaching the series on the “Messianic Kingdom” and will continue with the topic of “Israel in the Messianic Kingdom”, page 34. See everyone there. 
**Regular Dance Practice afterwards around 8:15 PM. Next feast is “Shavu’ot” which begins on May 30th.**
             ~~~
Food & Clothing Outreach: The Next ONE is April 30th with set-up @12:30 PM.  We have changed the time that this outreach is open to the public and the new hours are 2-3:30 PM.
Sun. April 30th-Step-up Hebrew Class begins at 4:00 PM and homework has been assigned.
Prayer Requests Box:  If you have a prayer request that needs prayer, please write it on the cards provided and place in box that is on the cabinet on the platform. These will be taken and prayed over.  If you haven’t written out prayers on the cards for the wall please do! They need to be prayers for CTL and our future, America and our leaders, the peace of Jerusalem and Israel. You can also put these in the prayer box, just fold them up, so we know they are intended for the wall. Please DO NOT put them in the wall yourself

Weekly Announcements 4.20.17

Shalom Mishpachah [Family]–
 
The week of Nisan 26, 5777, we will read the Torah Parashah from VaYikra (Leviticus) 9:1–11:47. The Haftarah reading is from 2 Samuel 6:1-17 and the Writings in the Messiah reading is Acts 5:1-11.
May they who observe the Shabbat and call it a delight rejoice in Your Kingdom.  May the people who sanctify the seventh day be sated and delighted with Your bounty. For You did find pleasure in the seventh day, and did sanctify it, calling it the most desirable of days, in remembrance of creation.   Sanctify us through Your commandments, and grant our portion in Your Torah.  Give us abundantly of Your goodness and make us rejoice in You salvation!  Purify our hearts
 to serve You in truth…Blessed are You, O L-rd, who hallowest the Shabbat. 
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Shabbat: Optional Color theme: Brown
Torah Service 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15–1:30 PM. The theme is: Chili (& corn bread, please note Jiffy is not Kosher!)
(If you are able and plan on staying, please bring enough for your family                                               (and some to share. We do not want to run out of food before everyone is fed.The kitchen will be locked after Oneg, please get your dishes after Oneg and put them in your vehicle.)
Bible Study 1:30-3:30- Torah Discussion in the Sanctuary (open to everyone) and Women’s Revelation study (#30-Chapter 13) in the fellowship hall.
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5:00 PM (We are on Kaf)
        Note: There will be no child care during Hebrew Class, and parents, please make other arrangements so all who desire to learn Hebrew can do so without disruption. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  
 
Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear if you desire) themes:
4/29: Brunch–CTL T-shirt or Colorful clothing
5/6: Open
5/13: Mexican–Green
5/20:  American–Red/pink
 
Ted Pearce in Concert Tuesday, April 25 at 7 PM. He is coming for a love offering and will have his CD’s available for sale. Get the word out and come join us for a time of praise and worship.  
 
Bible Study Tuesday (5/2/17) We are teaching the series on the “Messianic Kingdom” and will continue with the topic of “Israel in the Messianic Kingdom”, page 34. See everyone there. 
**Regular Dance Practice afterwards around 8:15 PM.  If you are interested in learning dance steps,  
   now is the time to join us.  Next feast is “Shavu’ot” which begins on May 30th.** 
             ~~~
CTL T-shirts are in and if you have not picked up yours, please do so at your convenience. Our T-shirt day is scheduled for April 29th.
 
Food & Clothing Outreach: The Next ONE is April 30th with set-up @12:30 PM.  We have changed the time that this outreach is open to the public and the new hours are 2-3:30 PM.
Sun. April 30th-Step-up Hebrew Class begins at 4:00 PM and homework has been assigned.
Prayer Requests Box:  If you have a prayer request that needs prayer, please write it on the cards provided and place in box that is on the cabinet on the platform. These will be taken and prayed over. — We still need more prayers for the wall, if you haven’t written out prayers on the cards for the wall please do! They need to be prayers for CTL and our future, America and our leaders, the peace of Jerusalem and Israel. You can also put these in the prayer box, just fold them up, so we know they are intended for the wall. Please DO NOT put them in the wall yourself.
New Web site: We have a BRAND NEW Web site! Check out the Blog (tab at the top) as we will be posting articles and extra things on there from time to time. http://www.congregationtreeoflife.org/

CTL Family Seder.2017

This year we had a packed house for our Congregation’s Family Seder.

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We set the tables for 69 people! And this year I (Tracy) decided to buy some plastic frogs for the tables. The kids loved them and even the adults!

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The desserts this year were so yummy!

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And the dinner was delicious as usual. No lamb this year (which is actually more proper, since the Temple is not standing), but the chicken was so good. The kitchen help was exceptional and there were actually 4 servers, but only 2 are pictured.

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One of the attendees took these pics with her iPhone, of the frogs drinking too many cups of grape juice. LOL!

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NEXT YEAR IN Jerusalem.

*You can see more pics in the album on our Facebook page!

Weekly Announcements 4.12.17

Shalom Mishpachah [Family]–
 
The week of Nisan 19, 5777, we are in the Passover Week, Day Five, therefore, the Torah Parashah is from Shemot (Exodus) 33:12–34:26 and Numbers 28:19-25. The Haftarah reading is from Ezekiel 37:1-14 and the Writings in the Messiah reading is 1 Corinthians 5:1-8
You did choose us for Your service from among all peoples, loving us and taking delight in us. You did exalt us above all tongues by making us holy through Your commandments. You have drawn us near, O our King, unto Your service and have called us by Your great and holy name. And You have given us in love, O L-rd our G-d, holidays for gladness, festivals and seasons for rejoicing. You have granted us this Shabbat day and this Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Season of our Freedom.
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Shabbat: Optional Color theme: Purple/Violet
Torah Service 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM The theme is: Oriental (If you are able and plan on staying,                                               please bring enough for your family and some to share!) Remember: No leaven. 
Bible Study 1:30-3:30- Torah Discussion in the Sanctuary (open to everyone) and Women’s Revelation study (#29-War in Heaven) in the fellowship hall.
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5:00 PM (We are onYod)
 
Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear) themes:
4/22: Chili–Brown
4/29: Brunch–CTL T-shirt or Colorful clothing
5/6: Open
5/13: Mexican–Green
 
 **Note: Extra Dance/Sign Practice Thurs.13th 6:30 PM. See all involved at CTL**
Bible Study Tuesday (4/18/17) We will resume the series of “Messianic Kingdom” and continue with the topic of “Israel’s Future Redemption.” See everyone there. 
**Regular Dance Practice afterwards around 8:15 PM.  If you are interested in learning dance steps, now is the time to join us.  Next feast is “Shavu’ot” which begins on May 30th. 
             ~~~
CTL T-shirts are in and if you have not picked up yours, please do so at your convenience. Our T-shirt day is scheduled for April 29th.
 
Food & Clothing Outreach: The Next ONE is April 30th with set-up @12:30 PM.  We have changed the time that this outreach is open to the public and the new hours are 2-3:30 PM.
Sun. April 30th-Step-up Hebrew Class begins at 4:00 PM and homework has been assigned.
Prayer Requests Box:  If you have a prayer request that needs prayer, please write it on the cards provided and place in box that is on the cabinet on the platform. These will be taken and prayed over. — We still need more prayers for the wall, if you haven’t written out prayers on the cards for the wall please do! They need to be prayers for CTL and our future, America and our leaders, the peace of Jerusalem and Israel. You can also put these in the prayer box, just fold them up, so we know they are intended for the wall.

Weekly Announcements 4.5.17

Shalom Mishpachah [Family]–
 
The week of Nisan 12, 5777, the Torah Parashah is from VaYik’ra (Leviticus) 6:1–8:36  named 
Tzav meaning “Give an order or Command.” The Haftarah reading is from Jeremiah 7:21–8:3 and the Writings in the Messiah reading is Hebrews 12:18-29. 
O L-rd our G-d, grant that we and all Your people…find delight in the study of the Torah. 
May we and our children and all the future generations of the house of Israel know Your name 
and learn Your Torah for its own sake.  Blessed art Thou, O L-rd, who teaches 
the Torah to Your people Israel. 
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Shabbat: Color theme: Gray
Torah Service 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM The theme is: Southern (If you are able and plan on staying,                                               please bring enough for your family and some to share!)
Bible Study 1:30-3:30- Torah Discussion in the Sanctuary (open to everyone) and Women’s Revelation study (#28-Chapter 12) in the fellowship hall. 
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5:00 PM (We are on Tet)
 
Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear) themes:
4/15: Oriental–Purple/Violet (no leaven–Passover)
4/22: Chili–Brown
4/29: Brunch–CTL T-shirt or Colorful clothing
5/6: Open
THIS Tuesday (4/11/17) is Passover, therefore no Tuesday Bible Study. We hope that you enjoy this feast with your families. We will resume the series of “Messianic Kingdom” and continue with Israel’s future redemption teaching on April 18th, 7 PM. 
          **Note: Extra Dance/Sign Practice Thurs.13th 6:30 PM. See all involved at CTL**
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CTL Family Passover Seder– Monday, April 10th @6 PM.
Reservations are FULL and a waiting list has been started.  If you made reservations and are not able to come, please be courteous and call 776-1002.  CTL will provide the chicken and the number of different side-dishes have been reduced to: rice, green beans, California mix vegetables and deserts.  You will be asked to bring a Kosher & unleavened side-dish from this menu.  Also, designated helpers will be needed to set-up, serve, and clean-up in an orderly fashion–last year things got tossed in the garbage that should have been kept. Set-up time will be Sunday at 3:00 PM. (Let Barb know on Shabbat if you are able to help set up.)
CTL T-shirts are in and if you have not picked up yours, please do so at your convenience. Our T-shirt day is scheduled for April 29th.
 
Food & Clothing Outreach:  The Next ONE is April 30th with set-up @12:30 PM.  We have changed the time that this outreach is open to the public and the new hours are 2-3:30 PM.
Sun. April 30th-Step-up Hebrew Class begins at 4:00 PM and homework has been assigned.
 
Prayer Requests Box:  If you have a prayer request that needs prayer, please write it on the cards provided and place in box that is on the cabinet on the platform. These will be taken and prayed over. — We still need more prayers for the wall, if you haven’t written out prayers on the cards for the wall please do! They need to be prayers for CTL and our future, America and our leaders, the peace of Jerusalem and Israel. You can also put these in the prayer box, just fold them up, so we know they are intended for the wall.

Community Passover Seder. 2017

It was a great teaching Seder for the Community.

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We had 40 people come and learn about Passover and how to do a Seder.

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The food was delicious and the unleavened Kosher dessert was fabulous!

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The servers were awesome and the clean up was quick.

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Thanks to everyone who made it a success! Next Year in Jerusalem!

Weekly Announcements. 3.29.17

The week of Nisan 5, 5777, the Torah Parashah is from VaYik’ra (Leviticus) 1:1–5:26  named 
VaYik’ra meaning “And he called.” The Haftarah reading is from Isaiah 43:21–44:23 and the Writings in the Messiah reading is Hebrews 10:1-10. 
O L-rd our G-d, grant that we and all Your people…find delight in the study of the Torah. 
May we and our children and all the future generations of the house of Israel know Your name 
and learn Your Torah for its own sake.  Blessed art Thou, O L-rd, who teaches 
the Torah to Your people Israel. 
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Shabbat: Color theme: Open
Torah Service 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM The theme is: Open. (If you are able and plan on staying,                                               please bring enough for your family and some to share!)
Bible Study 1:30-3:30- Torah Discussion in the Sanctuary (open to everyone) and Women’s Revelation study (#27-Ch.11:14-19) in the fellowship hall. 
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5:00 PM (We are on Chet)
 
Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear) themes:
4/8: Southern–Gray
4/15: Oriental–Purple/Violet (no leaven–Passover)
4/22: Chili–Brown
4/29: Brunch–CTL T-shirt or Colorful clothing
THIS Tuesday (3/4/17) @7PM–Congregational Bible Study. We are studying the Messianic Kingdom taught by Jack & Barbara Morgan.  Next week, we will finish “The Government of the Messianic Kingdom–Jewish Branch” and start on “Israel in the Messianic Kingdom”. When possible, Eric Jackson will teach the youth in the Sanctuary.
Dance/Signing Practice @8:15 PM We will work on and practice the new dance, “Hoshiana” by Joshua Aaron and continue to learn to sign to the song “Arise My Love.”
Note: No Tuesday Bible Study April 11 because it is still Passover.
Note: Extra Dance/Sign Practice Thurs.13th 6:30 PM
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Food & Clothing Outreach:  Last Sunday we served 34 families consisting of 99 people. Thanks for everyone’s help and everyone who wore our CTL Shirts looked so cool!! 
The Next ONE is April 30th @12:30 PM
 
Community Passover– This Sunday, April 2nd @4:30 PM. Reservations are FULL. CTL is providing most of the food for the main menu, but we still need deserts (no yeast, baking soda or powder) and drinks. Many of you have been contacted as to what to bring. If you have any questions, call 251-776-1002.  Designated helpers please be there at 2:30 PM for the set-up. 
 
Prayer Requests Box:  If you have a prayer request that needs prayer, please write it on the cards provided and place in box that is on the cabinet on the platform. These will be taken and prayed over. — We still need more prayers for the wall, if you haven’t written out prayers on the cards for the wall please do! They need to be prayers for CTL and our future, America and our leaders, the peace of Jerusalem and Israel. You can also put these in the prayer box, just fold them up, so we know they are intended for the wall.
New Web site: We have a BRAND NEW Web site! Check out the Blog (tab at the top) as we will be posting articles and extra things on there from time to time. http://www.congregationtreeoflife.org/
Coming Soon!
CTL Family Passover Seder– Monday, April 10th @6 PM.
Reservations are FULL and a waiting list has been started.  If you made reservations and are not able to come, please call 776-1002.  CTL will provide the chicken and the number of different side-dishes have been reduced to: rice, green beans, California mix vegetables and deserts.  You will be asked to bring a Kosher & unleavened side-dish from this menu.  Also, designated helpers will be needed to set-up, serve, and clean-up in an orderly fashion–last year things got tossed in the garbage that should have been kept. Set-up time will be Sunday at 3:00 PM