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This Week at Tabernacle

This Week at Tabernacle Church

November 17th, 2019

Tomorrow Night – November 14th 6:00 p.m.

Important Message from the Mission Action Group.   Please join us for this important event.  Your Tabernacle Mission Action Group plan on attending.  For more information call Jean Karam at 978-741-2179

ECCO White Caucus – First Gathering
When: Thursday, 11/14, 6pm – Potluck dinner, 6:30pm-8pm Meeting
Where: Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 571 Boston St., Lynn

Sunday Afternoon November 17th 3:45
Join the Metro Boston and Northeast Associations for a Fall Meeting on Nov. 17th in Ripley Chapel at First Winchester(21 Church St.)

The Fall Meeting will feature a presentation about Remembering Slavery’s Living Legacy by the Rev. Dan Smith, Senior Minister at First Church in Cambridge.


Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Salem Athenaeum Adams Lecture

David Blythe Speaker

$25, $20 Athenaeum and Hamilton Hall members, $15 for students w/ID.

Salem Athenaeum




Tuesday, November 19th – 7:00 p.m.
Council meeting
It is hoped all Action Groups will be represented

Wednesday, November 20th – 6:00 p.m.
Visioning Task Force meeting – All Welcome!


A message from our Minister…

Dear Members and Friends,

Do you care?

Really, do you care?

Oh, I know you care about family.  Parents care about children and grandchildren.  Children care about aging parents.  Siblings are about each other.  People care about their jobs, their homes, their cars, any number of things.

What about church?  Do you care about your church?  Oh well, yes, “I care if there’s worship on Sunday and if it’s in the sanctuary or Emerson hall.”   “I care if the heat is on.”  “I care if we sing hymns I know.”

But over and over again I like to quote the Avery and Marsh Song, “The church is not a building.  The church is not a resting place, the church is a people.  I am the church.  You are the church.  We are the church together.  All who follow Jesus all around the world.  Yes, we’re the church together.”

So, in that sense, church is like family, isn’t it?  Week after week I am astounded by the breadth of our prayer time on Sunday morning.  How we care for one another.  We care that others are struggling with various types of cancer and other illnesses.  We care that decisions have to be made about aging parents.  We care about the loss of loved ones.  We care that folks are celebrating landmark anniversaries and birthdays.  We care that grandchildren have come in to each other’s lives.

So, do you care that we have a place to do all that caring?  Do you care that salaries get paid for folks who keep the place clean, pick up after us, provide beautiful music and keep the office running?

Do you care that we belong to a great denomination that provides support to our staff, speaks out against injustices and stands on the side of love for all people?  Do you care that we participate with local organizations to feed the hungry, stand with those who are struggling to find their way after losing jobs, home, or documented status?

Again, folks, do you care about our church?  How much do you care?  In the next couple of weeks you’ll have a chance to express how much you care when you fill our your pledge card and return it on Thanks giving Sunday.

Be thinking how much you are grateful for all that God has provided, what the church has provided and show your gratitude when you pray about your pledge and fill out your card.

Some of the joyful comments I hear often is “The church was there for me.  People welcomed me.  People cared. I’m so grateful for our church.”

I care.  You care.  We care together as we are the church together.  Let’s show how much we care.

See you in church!

Rev. Joe


Sunday, November 17th  is the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday’s Readings  are : Isaiah 65:17-25
                                           Luke 21:5-19


The title of Reverend Joe’s sermon is “In the Midst of Despair God Promises Hope”

Reverend Joe ‘s office hours for the week of November 17th are as follows:
Monday, November 18th  : 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November  19th  : 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20th  : 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 21st: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Sunday, November 17th,2019
10:00 a.m. Worship Service  in the Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time in the Bigelow room
11:15 Christmas Choir Rehearsal
2:00 p.m. Sacred Harp Singers
3:45 p.m. Annual Association Meeting Ripley Chapel at First Winchester Church
Monday, November 18th, 2019
7:00 p.m. Trustee Meeting
7:00 p.m. AA meeting in the dining room
7:00 p.m. Salem Athenaeum  Adams lecture series in the Sanctuary
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
7:00 p.m. Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 20th,  2019
6:00 p.m. Visioning Task Force Meeting – All Welcome
7:00 p.m. Bible Study
8:00 p.m. AA Meeting in the dining room
Thursday, November 21st, 2019

8:00p.m. AA Meeting in the dining room
Friday, November 23rd, 2019
6:30 p.m. AA Meeting
Sunday, November 26th, 2019
10:00 a.m. Worship Service  in the Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time in the Bigelow room


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 Deacon for the month of November is:

Betsey Bennett

Phone: 508-843-5780



The lighting of our Steeple for the month of November is provided by Chloe and Ed Burge in loving memory of Judy Burge.


Calling all Tabernacle Singers!!
Alex Grover is once again putting together our Choir for Christmas Eve.  If you have sung in the past or would like to join in adding your voice to our
choir please contact Alex. ( )


Christmas Choir begin rehearsals next Sunday, November 17th at 11:15.  Future rehearsals are as follows:

Sunday, December 1st – 11:15am -12:30pm

Sunday, December 8th – 11:15am – 12:30pm

Sunday, December 15th – 11:15am – 12:30pm

Wednesday, December 18th – 7pm – 8:30pm

Sunday, December 22rd – 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, December 23rd – 7pm – 8:30pm

Tuesday, December 24th – call time 6:00pm



Event of Interest…

Salem Senior Fun Day !!

Saturday, November 16th – 10 am to 1 pm

Salem Sate South Campus

Harrington Building

90 Harrison Ave, Salem

Join Healthcare Studies department students and faculty,

Salem seniors and residents

for a day of activities such as games, exercise, crafts and fellowship.

Gift basket raffles and lunch100!

Call 978-542- 3015 for more information




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 .

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.

  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 anyone 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.