The Torah reading for week ending Kislev 23, 5779 is B’reshit [Genesis] 37:1–40:23 called VaYeshev meaning “And He Settled” with the Haftorah reading from Amos 2:6–3:8. The Writings in Messiah reading is Acts 7:9-16.
Shabbat: Optional Color theme: 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. After Oneg, your dishes will be put on the small table in the foyer and help with clean-up will be appreciated so we can begin our afternoon services on time.
Congregation Midrash (Open to everyone): Jack Morgan will lead a deeper discussion about the week’s Torah Parashah (portion).
Women’s Bible Study: Details are on our Women’s Bible Study’s FB page.
Children 12 and under: Carrie Tarrant is helping with our children.
Nursery Schedule: (Dec 1)–Barb (Dec 8)–Carolyn (Dec 15)–Barb (Dec 22)–Tracy (Dec 29)–Barb. We need at least one more nursery worker!!
Upcoming Shabbat Cuisine/Color to Wear (if you so desire)
12/15 Soup & Salad–Gray
12/29 Brunch–CTL T-shirt or Colorful
Bible Study Tuesday 7:00-8:15 PM: Dane Clarke is currently teaching the Book of Matthew, and we will continue with Chapter 13.
(New Time) Praise Team Practice Thursday 7:00 PM: Please bring your dance skirt, as we will practice the dance to “Oh Hanukkah” and our new song, “Festival of Lights” that have been added to the Dropbox. Only two more practices before our Chanukkah Celebration. This Shabbat, we will be dancing to “Come Let Us Go Up…” and “Ani Ma’amin.”
NO Thursday Ladies Exercise Class: Since the holidays are almost here, we will be taking a break. Hopefully, we will resume sometime in January.
Food Outreach: Sunday, Dec 30th with set up @1:30 PM. For the month of Nov., we served 27 families consisting of 66 people. Thanks to everyone who helped.
*Chanukkah Party on Saturday, Dec. 8th @6:00 PM. Please bring a wrapped $5 gift card, your family’s Chanukkiyah & candles, RSVP on the FB page and sign up sheet for the food is here!:
PLEASE SIGN UP for food so we DO NOT have an over abundance or not enough!
[Note: There will be no oneg or Bible Study hour after the morning service in order to prepare for evening party.]
*United in Worship Service, Sunday, Dec. 16th @4:00 PM- special guest Misha Goetz-Hoyt will lead us in worship as the five Gulf Coast Messianic Synagogues and others come together in one place, in one mind. Flyers are now available for you to share with others. We will taking up a special love offering to bless Misha and she will have CDs for sale that evening! Check out her Web site:itsmishamusic.com. Check out our Facebook Page for more information on these exciting event, and we have a sign-up sheet as we need people to bring finger foods for the fellowship time afterwards! More food is needed, so please sign-up as soon as possible. We are expecting at least 100 people. Click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BA9AB22A7FD0-united
*Mark your calendars! <> <> <> We are excited to have L. Grant Luton and his wife, Robin, come Feb. 15th-16th, 2019! Grant is the author of “In His Own Words” and Pastor of Beth Tikkun Messianic Fellowship in Akron, OH. [bethtikkun.com].