Pastor Ulysses Stephen King, Jr., Mrs. Tiffany, and the Memorial Tabernacle Family  welcome you to the family.    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.

Choose to be a part. We pray you will choose to attend one of the reunion services to rece ive the  love   God has given us to give to you specifically!    We are waiting on you! Let us know more about you by connecting with us on our  online form   or by stopping by 58th Street and Telegraph Avenue! See you soon!
Sermon Summary | September 30, 2018
“PATIENCE TO WAIT ” ( Luke 8:43-48 )

The woman in our text suffered with a physical problem for 12 years. The King James Version of verse 43 says: “And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any.” She'd done everything that was humanly possible. She'd seen many doctors and many doctors had seen her. Luke, the writer of this gospel, a doctor himself, said she'd spent everything she had on physicians, and none of them were able to help her.

What could she possibly do now? What do you do when there's nothing else to do? Where do you turn when there's nobody left to turn to? Who do you hire for help when you're flat broke? Conventional wisdom would say, “Don't despair, stay with it. Be patient. Be persistent, don't give up.” But isn't there a point when it is time to give up and stop trying?

But why did the woman in our text have to wait 12 years for her healing? Why didn't God just heal her in the beginning instead of waiting 12 years, after she'd exhausted all she had trying to be made whole? Is it that Jesus was unwilling to heal her? No, in fact, the healing took place before He noticed her. Look at verse 44 and 45. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. “Who touched me?” Jesus asked the crowd.

Her healing didn't take 12 years; it was immediate! It happened as soon as she touched Jesus! And God didn’t delay her healing. You could make a case for saying it was her efforts that delayed it. As long as she had another option and another dollar she was busy trying everything she could think of (and could afford) to cure her problem. It was only after she was desperate that she clung to the faith that would deliver her.

In her weakened state, she fought through the crowd and lunged for the hem of Jesus' garment and when she touched Him, she was healed. Jesus made it clear what healed her in verse 48, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

So why the 12 years? It took this woman 12 years of suffering until she was desperate enough to believe to reach out and touch Jesus. 1 Peter 1:7 says, “. . . that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ." Maybe it took 12 years, so God could build her faith and glorify Himself. —Notes by 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. Continue to celebrate with us as we Matthew 28:19 and support with your financial gifts and offerings. 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!
Be A Part of Our Family Reunion Services
October 2018 Calendar is available here .
Sunday, October 7
Sunday School, 9:15AM
Sunday, October 7
Family Worship, 10:30AM
Tuesday, October 9
Bible Study, 7:00PM
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 King
Community Connection: Impact, Inspire, Love
First Friday Family Fun Night 
Friday, October 5 at 6:00PM
The Mental Health Matters Conference is a Bay Area first of its kind event; assembling treatment professionals and experts from various counties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation. This daylong event is designed to bring awareness about various mental health disorders, including but not limited to: Depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and Anxiety, as well as Mental Health Wellness. Information will also be shared regarding the impact of Trauma, Suicide and Stigma.
Townhall Meeting 
Sunday, October 7 at 1:30PM

Take on the issues, get your questions answered, and leave empowered to make the best decision at the polls Tuesday, November 6th. All are invited to participate with intention in a respectful space. 
★ Moderated discussion in a respectful environment
★ Get educated w/ neighbors 
★ Explore ways to connect after the election

Review the November 2018 Ballot Measures . In-depth Conversation Led By:  Ms. Tonya
YGG in the Community: Green the Church Conference 2018
Monday, October 8, 9AM - 5PM
We are excited to communicate Youth Going Green will be participating in the Green the Church Conference October 7-9, 2018! 

Mrs. Tiffany and Ms. Nuvia will participate on the panel: "Charging the Next Generation" Monday, October 8th 12pm - 12:40pm. This panel will focus on organizations working with young people to charge the next generation with the mantle of creation care. We will explore the need for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math) and Creation Care projects in our church curriculum. Youth Going Green will also present a lesson in Recycling and waste management. 

Register to learn, impact, and support by clicking http://greenthechurch.org/summit2018/ .
CWA Sister2Sister Empowerment and Enrichment Alliance
Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00PM

Sister2Sister Empowerment and Enrichment Alliance is a program free to women and girls who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crippling adversities. We are also open to family and friends of survivors who need support and counseling. Support groups meet in the Deacon Solomon Wortz, Jr. Prayer Room.

For more information, email  courageouswomen@gmail.com  .
Subteam Registration for Easter LOVE Experience 2019

The response to Easter LOVE Experience 2018 exceeded our wilde st dreams. Over 1,000 neighbors attended, more than 40 vendors/community organizations shared, and we shared a little love in our community!

Be a part of the Easter LOVE Experience 2019 Team! Think of the Team you would like to be a part of to help ELE 2019 be most successful: Registration, Vendor Area (selling items), Resource Area, Security, Volunteers, Food, Marketing, Fundraising, Logistics, Programming, Easter Egg Hunt, and Entertainment. Let us know what subteam(s) you would like to be a part of:  https://ele2019-subteam-registration.eventbrite.com.

Save-the-Date for Saturday, April 13, 2019, and we are returning to the host location - Bushrod Recreation Center on 59th Street. For questions, please email  EasterLoveExperience@gmail.com 
Mental Wellness: Empowering Churches
Many churches are doing what they must to become informed, connected, and prepared for helping members and the community overcome, manage, and develop their mental health! Here are a list of days and events in which churches can use to bring about awareness and education to remove the stigma and provide resources to those who need them!

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.