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This Week at Tabernacle

This Week at Tabernacle Church

April 21st, 2019

 

Join Us..

  Maundy Thursday Service

April 18th

7 p.m.

In the Bigelow Room

Please use entrance located on Federal Street.

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21st

5.45 a.m.

Forest River Park

Salem, Massachusetts

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21st

10:00 a.m.

                Traditional Easter Service

                    Flowering of the Cross

                    Special Seasonal Choir

                        

 

A message from our Pastor…

Dear Members and Friends,

This is your opportunity.  Right now.  Don’t miss it.  Take advantage of it.

When Mary went to the tomb, alone, and saw that it was empty, she ran and told Simon Peter and another disciple.  When they heard the news, they went running to the grave to see for themselves.  Then they went home.  Mary stayed and experienced the resurrected Jesus.  Again, she ran and told the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.”

Christianity has only grown because those who experienced the risen Christ told others!

How long has it been (if ever) that you have shared your faith with others?  When is the last time you invited a friend, neighbor, or family member to come to church and experience the risen Christ for themselves?

What better time than Easter?  Even our C and E (Christmas and Easter) Christians will be in church this Sunday.  Why?  Because there’s something about the flowers, the music and the whole spirit of the Easter service that makes us feel good all over.  Why wouldn’t you want to share that joyful experience?

I had to smile this morning.  Our doorbell rang and our vivacious dogs ran to the door barking with all their might.  I had to fight my way through them to slide out the door to be met by two attractive women who looked like poll takers of some kind.  They handed me an invitation to come experience the commemoration of Jesus death with their faith community!  I smiled because I love their tenacity, their commitment to their faith to knock on a stranger’s door and invite them to worship with them.

When researchers asked members of growing churches why they came to that particular church, the answer they most often received was that someone had invited them!

So you have two golden opportunities to share your faith this Sunday.  For those who don’t mind getting up early, would like an informal, cut to the chase service and be done in less than a half hour, come on out to Forrest River Park at 5:45 am and watch the sunrise!  Deacons will be in the parking lot assisting folks to find their way.  Our youth will serve communion and you and your guests will be on your way!  Short and simple.

For those who love the Easter pageantry:  organ, trumpet, flute, choir, and flowering the cross, come at 10 and bring lots of friends, neighbors, and family with you.  Why keep it to yourself?  The first disciples ran and told others, who told others, who told others until Christendom is as large as it is today.

I have seen the Lord.  Have you?

See you in church (and/or Forest River Park),

Rev. Joe

 

Reverend Joe’s office hours for the week of April 21st  :

 

Monday, April 22nd:  12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24th:  12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 21st  is Easter Sunday 

Sunday’s reading is : New Testament: John20:1-18

 

CHURCH CALENDAR

 

Sunday, April 21st, 2019  Easter Sunday

5:45 a.m. Sunrise Service at Forest River Park

8:45 a.m. Choir Call Time

10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Communion and

                  Flowering of the Cross in the Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. Fellowship time in the Bigelow Room

 

Monday, April  22nd, 2019

7:00 p.m. Zilber Band rehearsing in the downstairs dining room

7:00 p.m. Trustee meeting

Wednesday, April  24th,  2019
7:00 p.m. Bible Study

8:00 p.m. AA Meeting

Thursday, April  25th, 2019
8:00p.m. AA Meeting

 

Friday, April  26th,  2019
6:30 p.m. AA Meeting

6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Mind Reading Shows

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

10:00 a.m. Amara memorial Service

7:30 P.m. Peace Pipes Concert

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

10:00 a.m. Worship service in the Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. Fellowship time in the Bigelow Room

 

 

 

INFORMATION

 

 

If you are in need of a ride to church or medical appointment, a meal, a visit or prayers contact the Deacon of the month. 

 

The Deacons for the month of April is:

Sara and Dave Woolfenden

Phone: 810-358-1638

Email: speedydavew@hotmail.com

 

The Lighting of the Steeple for the month of April , is provided by Brenda Lewis in loving memory of Lucy and Walter Lewis,  Linda Lewis and Barbara Newell.

 

 

 

MISSION MOMENTS TOGETHER!!

 

Please join us on Saturday, April 27th for the Peace Pipes Concert to raise money for HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change). The concert starts at 7:30 pm and donations are welcome. 

 

Sunday, April 28th we will meet in the Bigelow Room after the church service to walk together as Team Tabernacle to support HAWC’s work on the North Shore.  If you would like to join Team Tabernacle please let Rachel Lutts know and meet in the Bigelow room after the service. Wear you Tabernacle t shirt if you have one. 

 

Volunteers needed for the Tabernacle water stop for the walk for HAWC please let Rachel Lutts know if you would like to volunteer. 

 

Sunday, May 5th the Missions Committee and others will be preparing a luncheon for you and offering a time of discussion about our November trip to Guatemala. We will be raising money to buy materials to build a house for a family living there.  More details to follow at the luncheon. 

 

 

VISIONING COMMITTEE NEWS

The Visioning Committee invites all who are interested to meet with Mickey Northcutt, North Shore Community Development Coalition, on Monday, May 6th at 4:30 in the Bigelow Room. He will be presenting steps and details to work on how to possibly convert part of our building into housing options. Discussion is open for all to participate with creative ideas for our long term plans. 

 

Please plan to stay immediately after church on May 19th as the Visioning Committee will be presenting an update and progress report on research done around options for future use of our building.  

 

Thanks for your interest and support for Tabernacle’s future. 

 

 

 

 

INVITATION

 

Sunday, April 28th 2019 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

The Islamic Society of the North Shore cordially invites you, your family and friends to meet your Muslim neighbors as we open our doors to the community. Come join in conversations and ask us about our Mosque’s role in our community and learn about our Islamic faith.

We are a growing Muslim community primarily focused on serving the community in the Greater Lynn and other cities and towns on the North Shore.

All faiths and backgrounds are welcome. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

 

Altar Flower Opportunities – A special way to remember or honor a loved one or special event is to donate altar flowers for our Sunday Services.  To find out what dates are available please contact Jen Strom at jenstrom10@comcast.net .

 

 

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.

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.

  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.