Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for Av 15, 5781 is (Davarim) Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11 called Va’Etchanan meaning “And I Pleaded”. The Haftorah reading is Isaiah 40:1-26. The Writings in Messiah reading is Mark 12:28-34.

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Dance Practice this Thursday at 4:30 PM. We will be practicing dances for the High Holy Day Services–“Mighty and Glorious” and another new dance to be decided.

High Holy Days come early this year. Rosh Hashanah Service is Sunday, Sept. 6th at 7:00 PM. This feast starts the 10 Days of Awe where we examine ourselves, and repent of sins that may keep us from fellowship with our Heavenly Father.

Road work on the corner of Jeff Hamiltion and Dawes Roads is still a work in progress; therefore, our Food Outreach Program is still on hold.

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Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah reading for Kislev 5, 5781 is B’reisheet (Genesis) 25:19–28:9, called Toldot, meaning “Generations”. The Haftorah reading is Malachi 1:1–2:7. The Writings in Messiah reading is Romans 9:6-13.

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Calvin Dykes Memorial Service will be this Thursday, Nov. 19th at West Mobile Baptist Church, 7501 Airport Blvd. Visitation is from 10 AM-11 AM; Memorial is from 11 AM-12PM. Interment after service in Pinecrest on Snow Road.

Dance Practice this Thursday at 4:30 PM. Also, practice after Hebrew class on Shabbat around 2 PM.

NO “Sewing Get-together” this Thursday due to Calvin Dykes’ Memorial.

We have been enjoying our Potluck Oneg on Shabbat. The Servers will continue to wear a mask/gloves as they serve the food. Thanks to all who bring wonderful dishes.

Beginner Hebrew starts after Oneg and the next letter is kaph, meaning “palm” The artwork has been amazing so please keep-up the good work!

Food Outreach for November will be 29th with set-up time of 1:30 PM. We are still in need of shampoo and other such products. Thanks to all who help.

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Weekly Announcements

Dear Mishpachah [Family]:

The Torah readings for Elul 9, 5780 is Devarim (Deuteronomy) 21:10–25:19 called KiTetze, meaning “When You Go”. The Haftorah reading is Isaiah 54:1-10. The Writings in Messiah reading is Matthew 5:33-37.

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Dance Practice this Thursday at 6 PM. We will review the dances for Shabbat service and continue to learn “Yeshua” for Rosh Hashanah Service. Also, there is a short practice after our “Brown Bag” lunch. Since Hebrew class is starting, this will be our last Shabbat dance practice.

New “Sewing Get-together” Thursdays beginning at 10:30 AM at CTL. Come and let’s sew together and help one another with whatever project you are working on…quilting, handwork, etc.

Beginner Hebrew class taught by Elizabeth will begin on September 5th at CTL. If interested, please e-mail her at roszoel777@yahoo.com. She will be teaching from her book, “Yeshua”and the Hebrew Alef-bet, and is now ready. Price $10.00.

Our “Brown Bag” lunch last Shabbat was a blessing to those who stayed, and we look forward to this week’s Oneg in a “Brown Bag”.

Connie Hamilton knows a family who lost everything in a fire, and the husband was severely burned and should not have survived. She will have a list of household items that are still needed, so CTL can help this family with new, or gently used items.

Food Outreach this Sunday with set-up time of 1:30 PM. Thanks to all who help.

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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 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. 
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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.

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

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.