Merry Christmas...
Much love from our family to yours... We look forward to studying God's Word with you Sunday, December 30th during Sunday School at 9:15AM and worshiping with you for 10:30AM service. If you are traveling, we pray for your safe travels. If you have to work, let us know so we can get y ou a CD of the sermon or listen online. View photos from Sunday's worship service and fellowship here .

As always, we pray for you, and we ask that you continue to do the same for us. We invite you to become a member of a family of believers God is using to "reach to teach, teach to change" one person and one block at a time. Stay prayerful... #GodFirst #58thStAndTelegraphAve #FromGenerationToGeneration 
Encouragement For Those Who Have Lost A Loved One
Sermon Summary | December 23, 2018
“CHRISTMAS IN THE DESERT" ( Isaiah 40:3-8 )

So often Christmas becomes a bother instead of a blessing, full of headaches instead of a “Hallelujahs!” all because we fail to heed the words spoken by the prophet in Isaiah 40:3, “. . . prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.”

Those words were fulfilled in the ministry of John the Baptist, and they’re not talking about a construction project, but a preparation of the heart to welcome the Lord Jesus. This morning I want to apply this call to our need to prepare our hearts for Christmas.
The prophet Isaiah hears a voice. He doesn’t say from where or from whom, only that there is a voice and that of an unnamed Messenger crying out. The voice tells us about the coming of the Lord. If we are to be ready for the coming of the Lord, we must listen to the voice.

The desert times in our lives are dry and barren, but the voice calls to us where we are. You may feel like today that you are in the desert. The desert of your life may feel like a spiritually barren wasteland. Your soul is dry and parched. You are weary and thirsty – in need of living water.

Or maybe you feel like you’re in the desert all alone; wandering around trying to find your way home. At times it’s a frightening place – a place that’s difficult for you to live on your own – and where is God? The climate of your life is extreme – intense heat and pressure by day – bone-chilling icy cold by night.

Maybe your heart is a place of desolation. Your sin has destroyed any signs of spiritual life. You may feel dead, lifeless, and numb—like you’re in the desert. Or maybe you feel like you live in a world that is threatening and frightening. You live the best you can for Jesus Christ, but the world around you seems barren and desolate. You live or work in the midst of a desert. Signs of spiritual life are pretty hard to find anywhere around you.
And yet the voice cries out to you and to me. In the desert. In the wasteland. Where it’s dry. Where we’re tired. Where there is little sign of any life. Where we feel abandoned. Where we feel distant. Where we feel lost or discouraged or confused. Where we’ve secluded ourselves. Where we’ve withering away. The voice cries out. Can’t you hear Him calling?

It scares us. It surprises us. And the startling sound of the voice crying out reminds us of God’s unfailing love. He wants to take up residence in our lives once again! Where do we hear the voice? We hear the voice in the desert at Christmas. —Notes by USK
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In no way is this a replacement for being a part of the family reunion each Sunday at 10:30AM. It is just a source of encouragement until you can be with your Memorial Tabernacle Family once again!

Be blessed!
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Due to the upcoming holidays, many of our normal church services and activities including Servant's Prayer Hour and Bible Study are postponed until after the Annual Consecration & Daniel's Fast . Please see the updates below and also click the link above to view the online calendar.
Monday, Dec 24 | No services
Tuesday, Dec 25 | Happy Birthday, Jesus! ; Offices Closed
Wednesday, Dec 26 | Offices Closed
Thursday, Dec 27 | Offices Closed
Friday, Dec 28 | Offices Closed
Saturday, Dec 29 | Offices Closed
Sunday, Dec 30 | Last Sunday of 2018
  • Sunday School, 9:15AM
  • Morning Worship Services, 10:30AM
Monday, Dec 31 | New Year's Eve Prayer & Praise, 10:30PM - 12:30AM
Tuesday, Jan 1 | New Year's Day ; Offices Closed
Wednesday, Jan 2 | Offices Closed
Thursday, Jan 3 | Offices Closed
Friday, Jan 4 | Offices Closed
Saturday, Jan 5 | Offices Closed
Sunday, Jan 6 | 1st Sunday of 2019
  • Sunday School, 9:15AM
  • Morning Worship Services, 10:30AM
Sunday, January 6 thru Sunday, January 13
Annual Consecration & Fast
January 6-13, 2019

Theme: “Investing At All Cost To Win The Loss”
Scripture: 1 John 4:17-19
Schedule: Prayer nightly 6:30-7:30PM
Sunday, Jan 13 | 2nd Sunday of 2019
  • Sunday School, 9:15AM
  • Morning Worship Services, 10:30AM
  • Second Sunday Celebrations after worship
  • Servant's in Prayer Hour, 6:30PM
Monday, Jan 14 | Intercessory Prayer Hour, 6PM
Tuesday, Jan 15 | Conversational Bible Study with the Pastor, 7PM
Wednesday, Jan 16 | Music Ministry Rehearsal, 6:30PM . Participate if interested in the choir and/or band
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The Memorial Tabernacle Church has come together by the Holy Spirit for the specific purpose of preaching and teaching the word of God, (the Bible), and about Jesus Christ, God's son, and to proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God to the North Oakland Community and its environs; to bring healing to the brokenhearted and deliverance to the oppressed; to be a center of genuine concern for those in need, a sanctuary of community worship that is neither shallow nor restrained, a spiritual home where members find an expression of precious love for one another and a haven for the unsaved.