Message from Pastor
The Ninety-third Church Anniversary of Memorial Tabernacle Church commenced this past weekend Saturday, September 15 with a Salad Festival in our beautiful fellowship hall. Friends, Family, and our Faith Partners joined us in an evening of good music, fellowship, and good food made and prepared by the members of the Memorial Tabernacle Church Family.

Miss Nuvia Alvarez (Generation Z) opened the evening with a welcome and introduction to the evening’s events. This talented and gifted young lady also leads our YGG (Youth Going Green) Outreach Ministry and is an inspiration to young people everywhere. Elder Mrs. Jeanette Wortz shared with us concerning knowing our gifts and being comfortable with who we are in Christ. She spoke about the importance of diversity in the church and allowing people to use their gifts. “A mixed salad is only as good as the ingredients added inside of the bowl,” she said. “God loves variety.”

Thank you also to everyone who participated in the raffle! The winners know who they are!

There were many surprises during our Sunday Morning Glory Service. Special guests included: Rev. Bill Beatty, retired College Presbyterian Church; Bishop A. Edward Bell; Pastor King’s sisters, Alice Williams & Connie DeCoud, his niece and nephew; and special surprised guests, Presiding Bishop Craig E. and Mrs. Debbie Brown of the Christ Holy Sanctified Churches of America, Inc. from Los Angeles stopped by. This was an exciting and emotional time for me.

Bishop Brown encouraged and challenged us to “Stand Firm and Carry On!” (Isaiah 36:1-6; 37:14-15). He called us to remember: “Don’t let the cares of this life keep you from going to the house of God to hear a word from the servant of God. Don’t let your circumstances keep you from praying to God and receiving a Rhema word from the Lord.”

“We have all faced times in our lives when the enemy appears to have the upper hand,” he said. “And though Satan is stronger than we are, wiser than we are, and has more resources than we do, he is not stronger, wiser, nor does he have more resources than God. And because we have God’s Spirit and we trust in Him, “…because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world (1Jn 4:4),” we are victorious! We WIN!

In Bishop’s closing and inspirational remarks, said, “Regardless of our circumstances, regardless of the so-called odds that are against us, God is looking for those who will allow Him to destroy the enemy. God is looking for those who will stand firm and carry on. That means, “When the enemy comes in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord raises a standard against him.” That also means, “no weapon formed against you will prosper. And even in the face of apparent failure, “Is anything too hard for the Lord.”

To God be the glory! What a glorious and blessed day of celebration! We are the “generations” who will stand firm and carry on with the help of the Lord and God on our side!—USK
Giving Back To God!
Jesus said in Luke 6:38, “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Through your financial gifts, we are able to continue to do the mission of MTC. Celebrate with us and give your annual anniversary offering of $300 if you have not done so . The ministry is also in need of finances to prepare t he church buildings for the winter and rain. More details to be provided on the need, but feel free to g ive securely at   www.memoriatabernacle.org , select the Giving tab, and give as your heart desires. May the Lord multiply your gift and thank you for blessing our ministry.   Give Today!
New Prayer Hour: Sundays, 6:30PM
September 2018 Calendar is available here .
Beginning this Fall, September 23, 2018, our weekly Servants’s Prayer Hour will permanently move from Thursdays at 6:00 a.m. to Sundays at 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
 
We’ve made this change to hopefully accommodate and assist our faithful members and friends whose jobs and families make it difficult for them to attend each week. It is also our hope that others will join us as we make our requests known and petitions heard in the throne room of God.
 
We look forward miracles, signs, and wonders being performed, as we together fight together in prayer against the enemy.

Pastor Ulysses Stephen King, Jr.
Community Connection: Impact, Inspire, Love
After the 93rd Church Anniversary Celebration had ended, the Nourishment Ministry packed up the food that remained, and members went to feed the homeless on East 12th and 23rd. Two 4th graders wanted to help their neighbors who find themselves without homes, Nathan and Amaru, so they gathered hundreds of items of clothing, and we at MTC stand in agreement with this service. Such a blessing to share the blessings of God wit h others.  #93YearsAndAdding   #Mission #FromGenerationToGeneration
Our Church Mission
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.