December 2016

Kislev — Tevet  5777

December 3
Toldote (Generations)
Genesis 25:19-28:9; Malachi 1:1-2:7
Luke 3:1-18; Romans 9:6-13
Readers — Beatty
December 10
VaYetze (And he went out)
Genesis 28:10– 32:3; Hosea 12:13-14:10
Matthew 3:13-4:11; John 1:43-51
Readers — Bucko
December 17
VaYishlach (And he sent)
Genesis 32:4-36:43; Obadiah 1:1-21
Matthew 26:36-46; John 1:19-2:12
Readers — Coles
December 24
VaYeshev (And he settled)
Genesis 37:1-40:23; Amos 2:6-3:8
John 2:13-4:42; Acts 7:9-16
Readers — Knight, Tom & Cindy
December 31 
Miketz (At the end of)
Genesis 41:1-44:17; I Kings 3:15-4:1
Luke 4:16-31; I Corinthians 2:1-5
Readers — Mehling


Hanukkah means “Dedication.”   Having defeated the enemy and cleansed the Temple, the Maccabees went to light the Menorah and found that they only had enough oil for one day.  Still, they used what they had, and miraculously, the candles remained lit for eight days—-long enough for a new supply to arrive.  On Hanukkah we say, “A Great Miracle Happened There!”

Isn’t it wonderful to know that God will provide what we need for life and service even when it seems impossible in the natural?  He can turn one day’s oil into eight days’ oil.  As we celebrate this great miracle, we are reminded that as we offer in dedication to the Lord all that we have—-even if it does not seem to be enough—-He will provide all that is needed for us to serve Him.

– Dr. Ray Gannon