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This Week at Tabernacle

A Message from the Pastor….

Dear Members and Friends,

 “When, what to my wondering eyes should appear”?  No, not “a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer” but a plethora of articles on Paul Simon’s spirituality!  For the first three pop artists we celebrated in our monthly series I gleefully had to do a bit of digging on the Internet to find anything about the spirituality of David Bowie, Elton John or Paul McCartney.  But when I googled Simon and Garfunkel I instantly came up with articles in The Christian Century (Paul Simon’s long meandering spiritual journey), Religion News Service (Why Jews are ‘cross’ with Paul Simon), an interview in Christianity Today, The Christian Post (Paul Simon Has Been ‘Thinking About (God) More’), and even Sojourners (Paul Simon’s Spiritual Fascination).  Finally one great quote from Art Garfunkel in The Guardian:  Singing is always an act of faith.

 As I’ve mentioned before it’s been an enjoyable challenge since the Zilber Beatles have joined us for these monthly pop artist series to figure out how to connect their music, artistry or personhood into a sermon but Simon and Garfunkel have made it much easier for this Sunday, which, by the way, is also the day we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Oh, gee, how hard is that: connecting these souls on the same day.  King was marching in the streets when Simon and Garfunkel were singing “the words of the prophets were written on the subway walls, and tenement halls:  and whispered in the sounds of silence.”

 So, yes, this Sunday we will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. with the sounds of Simon and Garfunkel! 

 See you in church!

Rev. Joe

 

  Information, Invitations and Announcements

 

Steeple Lighting Opportunities are available for 2019.  Please contact the office if you are interested in lighting our steeple to remember a loved one,or to honor a special event.   The cost is $150.00 for the month.   Call or email the office to reserve your month.

Sign up sheets for volunteers for the Life bridge dinners are in the Bigelow room. We cook and serve dinner on the 4th Monday of every month. We need cooks and servers.  If you are able to volunteer, or if you have any questions please call Jean Karam ( 978 741 2179).

Volunteers Needed.  We are looking for Ushers, Coffee Pourers and Readers for our Sunday services.  Also, we welcome any one who may want to share their musical talents with us during the Offertory.  Sign-up sheets are in the Bigelow, or you may call the office.

 

Calendar for the Week of January 20th, 2019

Sunday, January 20th, 2019
10:00 a.m. Worship Service  in Emerson Hall
11:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in the Bigelow Room
3:00 p.m. Sacred Harp Singers

 Monday, January 21st,2019   Martin Luther King Day
Office is Closed
 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Deacon Meeting

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
7:00 p.m. Bible Study
8:00 p.m. AA Meeting

Thursday, January 24th,  2019
8:00 p.m. AA Meeting

Friday, January 25th, 2019
6:30 p.m. AA Meeting

Sunday,  January 26th, 2019
10:00 a.m. Worship Service in Emerson Hall
11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time in the Bigelow Room
3:00 p.m. Installation Service for Reverend Joe