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This Week at Tabernacle


 June 24th through June 30th

 Message from the Pastor

Dear Members and Friends,

 You’ve seen the billboard, have you not?

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                             What’s Missing?


 Church doesn’t just happen.  Worship alone takes the effort of our administrator who does the bulletin; our talented organist who leads us in music; our sexton who opens the doors, turns on the lights and checks all the systems; the flower committee ordering our beautiful arrangements; Deacons providing ushering, readers, communion, candle lighting and numerous other details; volunteer musicians to provide additional anthems; hospitality providing refreshments; CEAG providing child care and education; Trustees making sure the building is maintained for us to meet in; and then, of course, YOU.  Without you, there’d be no reason to do all the other.  You provide the voice for hymns and prayers, you provide the offerings that keep us afloat, you provide support to those others who show up so that “wherever two or three are gathered” there is Christ, also. 

 YOU make the difference on whether or not church happens!  Without you the bills wouldn’t get paid, there’d be no voice and no one would be here! I recall a college professor admonishing students that 70 percent of life is just showing up. 

If we are to be a witness in this community, we have to show up.  A lot.  This is one of those weeks when YOU count.  It matters that Tabernacle members show up at Tabernacle events.  It matters if you come to the Pride Interfaith Service tomorrow or not.  It matters if you come march with the Tabernacle group at the Pride parade on Saturday or not.  It matters if you show up at the Multi-Faith Festival or not this Sunday.  It matters if you show up at Visioning Task Force meetings and sign up for one of the three sub groups starting next week.  It matters if you show up or at least support the Council on some important decisions next week. 

Stay tuned.  During the psychedelic era, Timothy Leary coined the phrase, Turn On, Tune in, Drop out.  I say to you if Tabernacle is going to be successful in our effort to be here another 300 years, we have to turn on to Jesus, tune in to Tabernacle, and SHOW UP!

 See you in church!

Rev. Joe


Reverend Joes’ office hours for the week of June24th are as follows:

Monday, June 25th : 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26th  : 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27th  :  2:00p.m. to 6:00 P.M.
Thursday, June 28th : 10:a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


 Church Calendar for the Week of  June 24th :

Sunday, June 24th  , 2018 

10:00 a.m. Worship Service
11:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in the Bigelow Room

Tuesday, June 26th,2018

6:00 p.m. Visioning Task Force Meeting
7:00 pm. Council meeting

Wednesday, June 20th,  2018

7: 00 p.m. Bible Study
8:00 p.m. AA Meeting

Thursday,  June 21st, 2018

8:00 p.m. AA Meeting

Friday,  June 22nd,  2018

6:30 p.m. AA Meeting

 Sunday, July 1st , 2018

10:00 a.m. Worship Service  with Communion
11:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in the Bigelow Room

Information, Invitations and Announcements

Steeple Lighting Opportunities are available for 2018.  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.


Sunday Service information for the June, July and August are as follows..

June 24th, and July 1st worship time begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be in the sanctuary as usual.

 July, August, and including Labor Day weekend ( September 2nd)  Stating time for summer services will  be our regular 10:00 a.m. time.  Please make a note of this.   We will worship in Emerson Hall

 Once again we have been invited to Betsey and Ed Bennett’s Farm,)

(90 Orne Street in Salem ) for 4 of our Sunday services. 

Please take note of the following dates and join us at “The Farm”:

July 8th

July 29th

August 12th

August 26th

In case of rain  the services will be held at the church.

If you need a ride to “The Farm” please call the office (978-744-3164).