Weekly Announcements 3.22.17

From Ms. Elizabeth Roszoha- Thanks so much to every one who came to my Mother, Elizabeth Steinberger’s Memorial service and to those who brought food. What a blessing for my family. A special thanks to Pam for the picture slideshow. To Gordon, Gwenda and Eric for the beautiful music. To Dane, Barb, Eric and Tracy for reading the Scripture and prayers. And especially to Jack for being M.C. and giving the Eulogy. My family thanks you and were so blessed and comforted by the special night to remember her, on her birthday.

Shalom Mishpachah [Family]–
 
The week of Adar 27, 5777, the Torah Parashah is from Sh’mot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20  named 
VaYakhel meaning “He gathered.” The Haftarah reading is from 1 Kings 7:40-50 and the Writings in the Messiah reading is Hebrews 9:1-12. 
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: Turquoise
Torah Service 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM The theme is: Multi-Cultural. (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 (#26-Ch.11:3-13) in the fellowship hall. 
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5:00 PM (We are on Zayin)
 
Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear) themes:
4/8: Southern–Gray
4/15: Oriental–Purple/Violet
4/22: Chili–Brown
4/29: Brunch–CTL T-shirt or Colorful
 
Rosh Chodesh [New Month] –Aviv [Nissan] begins Monday night at 6pm- blow your shofar and special prayers are added to the daily prayers! 
Tuesday @ 7 PM–Congregational Bible Study. We have started teaching the Messianic Kingdom taught by Jack & Barbara Morgan.  Next week, we will study “The Government of the Messianic Kingdom–Gentile Branch.”  When possible, Eric Jackson will teach the youth in the Sanctuary.
Dance/Signing Practice @8:15 PM We will review “Yeshua is the Light”, practice the new dance, “Hoshiana” by Joshua Aaron and continue to learn to sign to the song “Arise My Love.”
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Prayer Requests Box:  If you have a prayer request that needs prayer, please write it on the cards providedand place in box that is on the cabinet on 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.
 
CTL T-shirts- have been shipped and Tracy will have them on Saturday, March 25th. If you failed to order one, we have 4 available in our Market Place–Sizes are 2 XL, and 2 L cost is $15 each. 
Food & Clothing Outreach: This Sunday, March 26th, and see all of YOU there at 12:30 PM. Many new items have been donated and much help will be needed.  We receive several phone calls from people in need of food each month.  This ministry is a good way of giving back to the community. PLEASE wear your CTL Shirt if you bought one!!!!
Step-Up Hebrew class @4:30 PM- Homework was sent out. Hope everyone has this done.
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!

Community Passover– Sunday, April 2nd @4:30 PM. This is our TEACHING Seder for those who want to learn about Passover. (***We do need a few workers to set up, serve and clean up.) Reservations are required as we have limited seating and you will need to sign up to bring a Kosher & unleavened potluck item. For reservations or questions- call 251-776-1002.  Reservation deadline is Wed. March 29th and there are still seats available. ***Set-up time will on Sunday, April 9th at 3:00 PM. Thanks, Barbara
 
CTL Family Passover Seder– Monday, April 10th @6 PM is now FULL and a waiting list has been started.  Menu has been simplified and you will be asked to bring a Kosher & unleavened item and designated helpers will be needed to set-up, serve, and clean-up. 

Purim. 2017

This year we had a 1950’s Sock Hop!

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There was dancing….

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Yummy Food, including traditional Hamantaschens.

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We had lots of games and prizes like a Hula Hoop Contest…

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Everyone dressed up so cute in 1950’s costumes. Men in leather jackets, jeans, white shirts and some Fedoras. Ladies came with poodle skirts, as 1950’s Housewives, complete with pearls or cute capris, Peter-pan collars and sweater sets! We also had a couple of Queen Esthers too and finally a CUTE Pirate!

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Mordechai, Haman and Queen Esther… read the Megillah (scroll of the book of Esther).

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While we Boo’d Haman and Cheered Mordechai & Esther! Shaking our noise makers and groggers.

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We read half the Megillah and took a break for more games….we did the Limbo!

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A couple of times….

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Then we went back and finished the Megillah.

We had planned on having a Photo Booth and got these cute 1950’s favors for it, but the person who was going to run it for us wasn’t able to come, so we just took turns playing with them. FUN!

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The Hokey Pokey (below) was danced a few times as well as the Twist and the Hand Jive but another favorite was Musical Chairs which got played three times.

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We finished out the night with some Israeli Circle Dances….the Mizirlou and Hava Nagila among others.

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Everyone said they had so much fun and can’t wait until next year. We also collected laundry & toiletry items for the local Children’s Home.

Weekly Announcements 3.15.17

The week of Adar 20, 5777, the Torah Parashah is from Sh’mot (Exodus) 30:11–34:35 named Ki Tissa meaning “When you take.” The Haftarah reading is from 1 Kings 18:1-39 and the Writings in the Messiah reading is 1 Corinthians 8:4-13.

Magnified and sanctified be the name of G-d throughout the world which He hath created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom during the days of your life and during the life of all the house of Israel, speedily, yea, soon; and say, Amen.

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Shabbat: Color theme: Black
Torah Service 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM The theme is: Soup & Salad. (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 (#25-Ch.11) in the fellowship hall.
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5:00 PM

Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear) themes:
3/25: Multi-Cultural–Turquoise
4/8: Southern–Gray
4/15: Oriental–Purple/Violet
4/22: Chili–Brown
***Ms. Elizabeth’s Mother’s Memorial Service will be held at CTL on Monday, March 20th @6:30 PM.

Tuesday @ 7 PM–Congregational Bible Study. We have started teaching the Messianic Kingdom taught by Jack & Barbara Morgan. Next week, we will study “The Government of the Messianic Kingdom.” When possible, Eric Jackson will teach the youth in the Sanctuary.
Dance/Signing Practice @8:15 PM –We will review “Yeshua is the Light”, start learning a new dance, and continue to learn to sign to the song “Arise My Love.”
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For Pruim- We are collecting New Laundry & Toiletry items for the local Children’s Home- if you would like to donate any items, there will be a box in the fellowship hall this Saturday.
Thanks to everyone who came, brought food and participated in the 50’s Sock Hop- Purim Party! It was so much FUN! There are pictures and videos of the party on FB and some will be posted on the Blog, which you can get to through the CTL website.

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 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.

Food & Clothing Outreach: is March 26th, mark your calendar! See all of YOU there at 12:30 PM. Many new items have been donated and much help will be needed.
Step-Up Hebrew class @4:30 PM- Homework was sent out.

CTL T-shirts– have been shipped and Tracy should have them on Saturday (Praying there is no delay due to the northern storms)!

New Website: We have a BRAND NEW Website! 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!
Community Passover– Sunday, April 2nd @4:30 PM. This is our TEACHING Seder for those who want to learn about Passover. (If you are a regular attender at CTL, this is NOT your Seder! We do need a few workers to set up, serve and clean up.) Reservations are required as we have limited seating and you will need to sign up to bring a Kosher & unleavened potluck item. For reservations or questions- call 251-776-1002. Reservation deadline is Wed. March 29th.

CTL Family Passover Seder– Monday, April 10th @6 PM This is our Family Seder FOR regular attenders at CTL and their families. Reservations are still required each and every year as we have limited seating. You will also need to sign up to bring a Kosher & unleavened item and designated helpers will be needed to set-up, serve and clean-up. Thanks, Barbara

Weekly Announcements- 3.8.17

The week of Adar 13, 5777, the Torah Parashah is from Sh’mot (Exodus) 27:20–30:10 named T’tzaveh meaning “You shall command.” The Haftarah reading is from Ezekiel 43:10-27 and the Writings in the Messiah reading is Hebrew 13:11-17.

Magnified and sanctified be the name of G-d throughout the world which He hath created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom during the days of your life and during the life of all
the house of Israel, speedily, yea, soon; and say, Amen.

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Shabbat: Color theme: Green

Torah Service 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM The theme is: American. (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 (#24-Ch.10) in the fellowship hall.
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5:00 PM- We are on the letter Hei.

Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear) themes: Not mandatory and you do not have to dress from head to toe in the color, it can be just an accent color!
3/18: Soup & Salad–Black
3/25: Multi-Cultural–Turquoise
4/8: Southern–Gray
4/15: Oriental–Purple/Violet

Tuesday @ 7 PM–Congregational Bible Study. We have started teaching the Messianic Kingdom, taught by Jack Morgan. Next week, we will continue the study “Seventy-five Day Interval.”
Dance/Signing Practice @8:15 PM –We will review the dances learned, and continue to learn to sign to the song “Arise My Love.”

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Fast of Esther– March 9th, if you participate this is a dawn to dusk [d/d] only fast.

(Daylight Savings time starts- Spring Forward) Purim Party- 50’s Sock Hop! March 12th @6 PM Get your costume ready! You can mark “going” on the FB event page and also please sign up to bring refreshments and Hamantaschens here: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4BA9AB22A7FD0-purim

*Prayer Requests for our wall have been attached. Thanks to all who have participated in making this possible. ADONAI hears and answers prayer.

Prayer Requests for our 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 platform. These will be taken and prayed over. Thanks

Food & Clothing Outreach: Next outreach is March 26th, mark your calendar! See all of YOU there at 12:30 PM. Clothes closet has been sorted and organized, thanks to Tracy.
Step Up Hebrew- 4:30 PM Homework was sent out!

Rosh Chodesh– [Aviv/Nissan] begins on March 27th at sundown! Blow your Shofar and there are special prayers added to the daily prayers. *For those of us who are “April Fools,” [Aviv 1] is Yeshua’s birthday.

CTL T-shirts– Have been ordered! If you missed out on ordering we can put in another order in the fall. We are hoping that you will wear them to help out at our Out-Reaches, parties, around town and maybe they will help strike up a conversation. Also, we are going to have CTL T-shirt days coming soon!

New Website: We have a BRAND NEW Website! It is still a work in process…we will taking some new photos during our services, Bible Study, Oneg, as well as at other times. If your face can be seen in the image, we will get your approval before using the image. http://www.congregationtreeoflife.org/

Coming Soon!
*Ms. Elizabeth’s Mother’s Memorial service will be the 20th of March, at CTL. Time is TBA.

Community Passover– Sunday, April 2nd @4:30 PM. This is our TEACHING Seder for those who want to learn about Passover. (If you are a regular attender at CTL, this is NOT your Seder! We do need a few workers to set up, serve and clean up.) Reservations are required as we have limited seating and you will need to sign up to bring a Kosher & unleavened potluck item. For reservations or questions- call 251-776-1002

CTL Family Passover Seder– Monday, April 10th @6 PM This is our Family Seder FOR regular attenders at CTL and their families. Reservations (through Barb) are still required as we have limited seating. You will also need to sign up to bring a Kosher & unleavened item.

Simple Thoughts!

by Eric Jackson

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

As the Shepherd looks out across the open field He sees his flock. His heart is warm with love for his own and his only desire is to see they get what they need to live. There is peace among all the sheep as they are eating in green pastures and being led to still waters. As they look back they see their shepherd and are content because they know they are protected. The Shepherd however remembers back to a day when one of the sheep strayed outside His protection. He remembers the heart dropping feeling knowing the lost one is alone in the wilderness and in danger being tracked by a wolf. The Shepherd immediately runs, frantically searching for the lost. His heart pounding and adrenaline flowing through His body. As He frantically searches around He spots the lost sheep, He grabs the sheep by the front and back legs and places the sheep on His shoulders returning the sheep to the flock where he belongs. Once again peace prevails and the Shepherd is victorious saving His own.

Our Shepherd is Jesus {Yeshua} and we are the sheep. If we keep our eyes on Him and don’t leave His side we will have peace and want for nothing. However, if we stray, if we leave His side, rest assured He will search for us once again drawing us close to Him and preventing us from being devoured by the wolf in the wilderness.

Where are you? Are you with the Shepherd or wandering in the wilderness by yourself?

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Weekly Announcements- 3.2.17

Shalom Mishpachah!

The week of Adar 6, 5777, the Torah Parashah is from Sh’mot (Exodus) 25:1–27:19 named
T’rumah meaning “Heave Offering”. The Haftarah reading is from 1 Kings 5:26–6:13 and the Writings in the Messiah reading is Hebrew 8:1-6.

Magnified and sanctified be the name of G-d throughout the world which He hath created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom during the days of your life and during the life of all the house of Israel, speedily, yea, soon; and say, Amen.
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Shabbat: Color theme: Open, your choice
Torah Service 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Oneg/Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM The theme is: Open, your choice. (If you 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 (#23-Ch. 9) in the fellowship hall.
Beginning Hebrew 3:30-5 PM

Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color (to wear) themes:
3/11: American/BBQ–Green
3/18: Soup & Salad–Black
3/25: Multi-Cultural–Turquoise
4/8: Southern–Gray

Food & Clothing Outreach: We helped 34 families consisting of 101 people. Thanks to everyone who helped with this outreach, and it was good to see Ann and Francis Hodges. Next month’s date is March 26th, mark your calendar! See all of YOU there at 12:30 PM.

Tuesday @ 7 p.m.–Congregational Bible Study. We have started teaching the Messianic Kingdom taught by Jack Morgan. Next week, we will continue the study “General Characteristics of the Messianic Kingdom.”

Dance/Signing Practice @8:15 PM –We will review the dances learned, and continue to learn to sign to the song “Arise My Love.”

Prayer Requests for our Wall: If you have not already, please write a prayer request concerning, Israel, our country, our governmental leaders, our local community, and our congregation. These will be glued into our wall that now has the greenery. Thanks

Prayer Requests for our 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 platform. These will be taken and prayed over. Thanks
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CTL T-shirts- $15 each. MONEY is DUE by this Sat. March 4th! If you would like to order any please let us know. We are hoping that you will wear them to help out at our Out-Reaches, parties, around town, maybe they will help strike up a conversation and we are going to have CTL T-shirt days coming soon!

New Website: We have a BRAND NEW Website! It is still a work in process…we will taking some new photos during our services, Bible Study, Oneg, as well as at other times. If your face can be seen in the image, we will get your approval before using the image. http://www.congregationtreeoflife.org/

Purim Party– 50’s Sock Hop! March 12th @7pm Get your costume ready! You can mark “going” on the FB event page and also please sign up to bring refreshments and Hamantaschens here: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090F4BA9AB22A7FD0-purim

Coming Soon!
Community Passover– Sunday, April 2nd @4:30pm. This is our TEACHING Seder for those who want to learn about Passover. (If you are a regular attender at CTL, this is NOT your Seder! We do need a few workers to set up, serve and clean up.) Reservations are required as we have limited seating and you will need to sign up to bring a Kosher & unleavened potluck item. For reservations or questions- call 251-776-1002

CTL Family Passover Seder– Monday, April 10th @6pm This is our Family Seder FOR regular attenders at CTL and their families. Reservations are still required as we have limited seating. You will also need to sign up to bring a Kosher & unleavened item.