This Week at Tabernacle

This Week at Tabernacle Church

August 9th, 2020



Take A Bow…..

A Special Thank You to all of those that contributed to our

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering.  We raised $420.00



Sunday’s Readings are:
Old Testament: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28     

New Testament: Matthew 14:22-33



Sunday, August 9th, 2020
10:00 a.m. Worship Service and Virtual Coffee Time via Zoom
Wednesday, August 12th,2020
7:00 p.m.  Bible Study via zoom
Sunday, August 16th,  2020
10:00 a.m. Worship Service and Virtual Coffee Time via Zoom




The Deacon for the month of August is Brenda Lewis


The Lighting of the Steeple for the month of August is provided by Lynda and Tom Coffill in celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Congratulations Lynda and Tom!


September Steeple Lighting is available.  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.  




As we all are keenly aware COVID-19 happens everywhere in the world including Guatemala. We have heard that those in the village of Ixcatapa (where we have gone on our mission trips) have been in a lock down, no available transportation, limited food supplies, and no accessible jobs.


The situation is improving slightly thanks to a special permit from the Guatemalan government as some staff is allowed in the village with PPE to deliver food and medication as the clinic is temporarily closed.

With all this in mind, Missions has decided to have a small fundraiser to raise money for Partners in Development to send to Ixcatapa.  Recently we had $420 donated to support Ixcatapa for which we would like to propose a challenge to match the $420.  We understand these are difficult times for so many but we hope you feel the same connection we do and donate whatever you can. You can send a check to the church marked for Guatemala or go to our website to charge a donation designated for Guatemala.


Always good to end on a high note as you may already know Partners in Development has successfully completed the two houses in Ixcatapa supported and paid for by 1st Church in Swampscott and in collaboration with Team Tabernacle’s ditch digging and rebar making expertise!!


We thank you for your continued support beyond our own village.



Bible Readings for Bible Study and Sunday:

Old Testament Reading: 

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

Now his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock near Shechem. And Israel said to Joseph, ‘Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.’ He answered, ‘Here I am.’ So he said to him, ‘Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock; and bring word back to me.’ So he sent him from the valley of Hebron.

He came to Shechem, and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, ‘What are you seeking?’ ‘I am seeking my brothers,’ he said; ‘tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock.’ The man said, ‘They have gone away, for I heard them say, “Let us go to Dothan.” ’ So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. They said to one another, ‘Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams.’ But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, ‘Let us not take his life.’ Reuben said to them, ‘Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him’—that he might rescue him out of their hand and restore him to his father. So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore; and they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it.

Then they sat down to eat; and looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying gum, balm, and resin, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. Then Judah said to his brothers, ‘What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.’ And his brothers agreed. When some Midianite traders passed by, they drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt.

New Testament Reading:

Matthew 14:22-33

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’

Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’