Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah readings for Tammuz 12, 5780 is B’Midbar (Numbers) 19:1–25:9 called Chukat, meaning “Statute” and Balak, name meaning “Empty and Void”. The Haftorah reading is Micah 5:7–6:8. The Writings in Messiah reading is John 19:38-42 and Matthew 21:1-11.

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Ted Pearce will be in concert this Shabbat, July 4th at 10:30 AM. A love offering will be taken to bless this man as he leads in spiritual warfare of praise and worship. Invite a friend. See everyone at Shabbat.

The benevolent love offering for Yochanan was a blessing, and he thanks everyone for helping him during this trial. The amount so far is $1,620.00. He is in need of much prayer as he relocates to be closer to his family who can give him the care he needs. We love you Yochanan and will miss you.

Food Outreach last Sunday, we served 15 families consisting of 42 people. Fifteen were 1-18 years of age and ten were 60+. Thanks to all who helped.

Dance Practice this Thursday at 6 PM. We will review the new dance “Heal Our Land”.
Hope to see you everyone there.

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Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for Tammuz 5, 5780 is B’Midbar (Numbers) 16:1–18:32 called Korah, name meaning “Bald One”. The Haftorah reading is 1 Samuel 11:14–12:22. The Writings in Messiah reading is Romans 13:1-7.

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Food Outreach this coming Sunday, June 28th with set-up time beginning at 1:30 PM. Thanks to all who help with this outreach, you are a blessing.

Dance Practice this Thursday at 6 PM. We will review the new dance “Heal Our Land”.Hope to see you everyone there.

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Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for Sivan 28, 5780 is B’Midbar (Numbers) 13:1–15:41 called Sh’lach L’cha meaning “Send You”. The Haftorah reading is Joshua 2:1-24. The Writings in Messiah reading is Hebrews 3:7-19.

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Dance Workshop with Mindy & Ralph Seta will be Thursday, 5:30 PM for registration of $10 per person. Starting at 6 PM will be a fun-time learning new dances. If you are interested, please come and bring a friend. Water and snacks will be provided.

Jack, Andy, and Dane still think it is too soon to begin Oneg and afternoon services. Andy has a neighbor working in health care, and has inf. not shared in the media. Resuming Tuesday Bible Studies has not been determined. Thank you for your patience during this time of testing.

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Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for Sivan 21, 5780 is B’Midbar (Numbers) 8:1–12:16 called BeHa’ Alotcha meaning “When You Set-up”. The Haftorah reading is Zechariah 2:10–4:7. The Writings in Messiah reading is 1 Corinthians 10:6-13.

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Dance practice has resumed on Thursdays at 6 PM. If you are interested, please come for a time of fun and learning basic steps and beginner dances.

Jack, Andy, and Dane think it is too soon to begin Oneg and afternoon services. Our plan is to begin June 20th, if we do not have a spike in Covid-19 cases for zip code 36695. Resuming Tuesday Bible Studies has not been determined. Thank you for your patience during this time of testing.

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Congregational Prayer:

1 By David:
Adonai is my light and salvation; whom do I need to fear?
Adonai is the stronghold of my life; of whom should I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assailed me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and foes, they stumbled and fell. 3 If an army encamps against me, my heart will not fear; if war breaks out against me, even then I will keep trusting. 4 Just one thing have I asked of Adonai; only this will I seek: to live in the house of Adonai all the days of my life, to see the beauty of Adonai and visit in his temple. 5 For He will conceal me in His shelter on the day of trouble, He will hide me in the folds of His tent, He will set me high on a rock. 6 Then my head will be lifted up above my surrounding foes, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, sing praises to Adonai. 7 Listen, Adonai, to my voice when I cry; show favor to me; and answer me. 8 “My heart said of You, ‘Seek my face.’” Your face, Adonai, I will seek. 9 Do not hide Your face from me, don’t turn Your servant away in anger. You are my help; don’t abandon me; don’t leave me, G-d my savior. 10 Even though my father and mother have left me, Adonai will care for me. 11 Teach me Your way, Adonai; lead me on a level path because of my enemies — 12 Don’t give me up to the whims of my foes; for false witnesses have risen against me, also those who are breathing violence. 13 If I hadn’t believed that I would see Adonai’s goodness in the land of the living, . . .
14 Put Your hope in Adonai, be strong,
and let Your heart take courage!
Yes, put Your hope in Adonai!

Psalms 27

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for Sivan 14, 5780 is B’Midbar (Numbers) 4:21–7:89 called Nasso meaning “Make an Accounting”. The Haftorah reading is Judges 13:2-25. The Writings in Messiah reading is Acts 21:17-26.
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Greetings to all!

The Food Outreach last Sunday was a blessing to 22 families consisting of 70 people of which 17 were 60+. We had 27 children and 26 adults under age 60. They all were very thankful for the additional laundry detergent, bars of soap, and other personal supplies. Thank you for everyone’s help to bless our community.

Dance practice has resumed on Thursdays at 6 PM. If you are interested, please come for a time of fun and learning basic steps and beginner dances.

Jack, Andy, and Dane think it is too soon to begin Oneg and afternoon services. Our plan is to begin June 20th, if we do not have a spike in Covid-19 cases for zip code 36695. Resuming Tuesday Bible Studies has not been determined. Thank you for your patience during this time of testing.

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Congregation Prayer:

1 By David:I lift my inner being to You, Adonai; 2 I trust You, my G-d. Don’t let me be disgraced,don’t let my enemies gloat over me. 3 No one waiting for You will be disgraced; disgrace awaits those who break faith for no reason. 4 Make me know Your ways, Adonai, teach me Your paths. 5 Guide me in Your truth, and teach me; for You are the G-d who saves me, my hope is in You all day long. 6 Remember Your compassion and grace, Adonai; for these are ages old. 7 Don’t remember my youthful sins or transgressions; but remember me according to Your gracefor the sake of Your goodness, Adonai. 8 Adonai is good, and He is fair; this is why He teaches sinners the way [to live],9 leads the humble to do what is right and teaches the humble [to live] His way.10 All Adonai’s paths are grace and truth to those who keep his covenant and instructions. 11 For the sake of Your name, Adonai, forgive my wickedness, great though it is. 12 Who is the person who fears Adonai? He will teach him the way to choose. 13 He will remain prosperous, and his descendants will inherit the land.14 Adonai relates intimately with those who fear Him; He makes them know his covenant. 15 My eyes are always directed toward Adonai, for He will free my feet from the net.16 Turn to me, and show me your favor; for I am alone and oppressed. 17 The troubles of my heart are growing and growing; bring me out of my distress. 18 See my affliction and suffering, and take all my sins away. 19 Consider my enemies, how many there are and how cruelly they hate me. 20 Protect me and rescue me; don’t let me be disgraced, for I take refuge in You. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, because my hope is in You.22 God! Redeem Isra’el from all their troubles!

Psalm 25 CJB

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

This coming Shabbat we will have a special teaching on the Feast of Shavuot, or in English, the Feast of Weeks, but still with no Oneg. We would like to hear your thoughts on when to resume Oneg and afternoon services. Food Outreach will be this Sunday with set-up at 1:30 PM, and we will be back inside with 6 ft distancing in place. Thanks to all who help with this outreach, you are needed.

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The special Torah reading for Shavuot on Sivan 7, 5780 is Devarim (Deuteronomy) 14:22–16:17. Devarim means “Words” The Haftorah reading is from Habakkuk 3:1-9. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is Acts 2:1-21.

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Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

At last Shabbat service, it was good seeing everyone after 8 long weeks. We praise Adonai that all were well and healthy and kept the 6ft distance from people and took other precautions. It is too soon to start Oneg with the serving of food. Our “koodies” are spread by touching, talking, laughing, sneezing, and coughing, so be aware of others around you when you shop among people you do not know. Be blessed and stay safe, so you do not help spread this virus to loved ones.
See you again this coming Shabbat.
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The Torah reading for week ending Iyyar 29, 5780 is B’midbar (Numbers) 1:1–4:20 called B’midbar meaning “In the Wilderness”. The Haftorah reading is from 1 Samuel 20:18-42. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is 1 Corinthians 12:12-20. Friday at sundown begins Omar 44. We are getting closer to celebrating Shavuot.

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Payer for Payer Requests:

1 For the leader. By David. As a reminder:2 God, rescue me!Adonai, hurry and help me!3 May those who seek my lifebe disgraced and humiliated.May those who take pleasure in doing me harmbe turned back and put to confusion.4 May those who jeer, “Aha! Aha!”withdraw because of their shame.5 But may all those who seek yoube glad and take joy in you.May those who love your salvation say always,“God is great and glorious!”6 But I am poor and needy;God, hurry for me.You are my helper and rescuer;Adonai, don’t delay!

Psalm 70

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

Praise Adonai!  We can begin only Shabbat service this coming May 16th at the normal time of 10:30 AM.  NO ONEG or afternoon studies at this time.  We will abide by the 6 ft. distancing in our seating, and hand sanitizer will be at the front door.  Families that have stayed together, can sit together. Masks are strongly encouraged, and we will have some available if you need one.  People with COPD, asthma or other breathing problems should only wear a mask for 20 minutes at a time. Fabric masks should be worn for 2 hours than washed to kill your germs.  Wearing a fabric mask does not harm the immune system in healthy individuals.   Hand washing and not touching your face is another tool used to combat the spread of this virus.  Our building is clean and will be cleaned after our service.  Let’s all be diligent during this time.  Stay safe and use common sense for we are the generation with the gray hair.
For the latest statistics on the Covid-19 virus, see Mobile County’s Health Department website.   

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The Torah reading for week ending Iyyar 22, 5780 is Vayikra (Leviticus) 25:1–27:34 called Behar/Bechukotai meaning “On Mount/In My Statues”.  The Haftorah reading is from Jeremiah 16:19–17:14.  The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is Luke 4:14-22 and Matthew 16:20-28. Friday at sundown begins Omar 37.  
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Coronavirus COVID-19

Dear Congregation of Life Mishpachah [Family]:

Many churches, congregations and other public places are putting into place a response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. We here at CTL are very concerned for everyone’s health and wellness.

The WHO issued a statement yesterday stating that it is a pandemic and, as a result, the President has issued further travel restrictions. We are following reports from the Alabama Department of Public Health, The Mobile County Health Department, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force very carefully. As of this moment, there have been no confirmed infections in the State of Alabama. Of course, there are cases in nearby states and it will likely be found in Alabama soon.

While we do not need to panic nor overreact, we do want to take some common sense precautions for our Congregation. Therefore, here is our protocol:

1.) We will be staying up to date with our local authorities advice and warnings

2.) We will be disinfecting all hard surfaces, especially door handles3.) We will be placing a hand hygiene product on Oneg table, and use before you serve yourself

4.) Please wash your hands for 20 seconds (with soap) frequently, Use the two bathrooms, and utility sink in kitchen, Do not touch your face

5.) Please cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue (wash hands after disposing of tissue)

6.) If you (or your children) are the least bit sick – at all – please stay home

May HaShem protect all of us in His protective tent.

Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:
The Torah reading for week ending Adar 18, 5780 is [Shemot] Exodus 30:11–34:35 called Ki Tisa meaning “When You Take”. The Haftorah reading is from Ezekiel 36:16-38. The reading from The Writings in the Messiah is 1 Corinthians 8:4-13.

Shabbat Color Theme: (Optional) Yellow/White

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 American

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 listen to D. Thomas Lancaster’s teaching, then we discuss what was taught. This week’s audio teaching will be #10.

Children 12 and under: Pending

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

3/21 Israeli/Mediterranean–Blue/Navy

3/28 Oriental–Purple/Violet
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Bible Study Tuesday: 7:00 PM. Dane is currently teaching on the “Holy Spirit”. Last night, we learned that Adonai can send an evil spirit one time, and then His Spirit another time to accomplish His will in King Shaul’s life. Read 1 Samuel 18-19.

Dance Team Practices: 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.
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Purim Celebration–Last Sunday was a fun-filled time with friends. The food was great, and thanks to all who played the games…both kids and adults together! See our Face Book page for the many pictures. Thanks Gina for your artistic skill in decorating and picture taking. We love each and everyone of you!

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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)