It has been such a wonderful Advent season at Tabernacle. The Christmas at Tabernacle Worship Service earlier this month really set my heart toward the message of Christmas. To gather with our church family for a night of worship and fellowship was exciting, but to see the church carry that message to our community has been even better. Over the course of this month, our PraiSingers Choir has travelled to two assisted living facilities to share their musical talents, our Christmas Store served over 70 families, and we helped dozens of children receive gifts from their incarcerated parents through Angel Tree. In addition, Tabernacle members have been busy volunteering their time to help in various other ministries in our community. These are just a few ways that I have seen God moving through the congregation - this is truly a special time of year.
 
We still have three more opportunities to celebrate this season together. On Sunday morning, we will finish our sermon series in Isaiah during our normal weekly worship gathering. I am so excited to gather back on Sunday night for our Silent Lord’s Supper Service. If you have never been to one before, this is an instrumentalist led service that allows us to pause and contemplate the meaning of this season. It’s more meditative in nature, so we’ll both enter and leave the service in silence. It will be a great way for you to prepare your heart for the grand celebration that our Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service will be. I want to encourage you to come be a part of these traditions as you set your heart on the true meaning of Christmas. I look forward to seeing you, your family, and your invited guests at all three services this weekend.
 
Merry Christmas!

Expecting His Best,
 
Stephen V. Allen
Senior Pastor