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Pastor’s Pen: Wrapped in Love

By November 26, 2017Uncategorized

Hello Tabernacle Family,

The holiday season is in full swing for all of us! Allow me to be the first to say, “Welcome Home to Christmas at The Tabernacle!”

This past week we organized, packed, and distributed approximately 600 food baskets for Thanksgiving through the ministry of our Food Panty, under Jim and Lisa Delmont. Stories continue to pour in of the miraculous events that took place as each basket was taken to Individual homes: stories of salvation, reconciliation, provision and miracles.

Now we kick-off the Christmas Season this week with our Christmas Musical, “Wrapped in Love.” Our incredible Worship & Arts team has spear-headed a production that truly depicts the only love that will consume the longing of every heart!

“Who would have guessed that in that time and place One would be born into our world who would one day fill His life so much with the experience of God, so much with the love of God, that in Him thousands upon thousands would be moved to make the incredible claim that they had actually met their God in person.

This is the night when God sent out a love letter of cosmic proportions. This is the night in the little town of Bethlehem when God and humanity were joined as a bride and groom on their wedding day.

And as Jesus grew and went out into the world, so our understanding of just how much God loves us also grew.
We find in Jesus that God’s love doesn’t demand perfection, that forgiveness isn’t given away sparingly but recklessly and indiscriminately, that unconditional really means unconditional, and that God’s love is completely and thoroughly inclusive.”

Narration, “Wrapped in Love”
Excerpt from a sermon by Rev. Bill Adams
“The Original Love Story” 2001

With every moment of this production, you will be deeply moved by narrations such as this alongside beautiful music of our professional orchestra and Tabernacle vocal team. What an amazing opportunity we have to share the unconditional love of Christ with so many hearts that are open this time of year!

May I encourage you to make every effort to attend one or more of the performances this coming weekend? We also need your help to spread the word throughout our community. There are still some posters, postcards, and tickets available at the information counters in both Atriums for you to distribute — any businesses you may frequent or community hubs near you will be glad to hang our posters or carry a stack of tickets.

May you find yourself intimately wrapped in the love of God, as we enter the Christmas season together as The Tabernacle Family!

See you this weekend at “Wrapped in Love” …
Saturday, December 2nd at 3:00 and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 3rd at 7:00pm
Pre-service live jazz combo begins a half-hour before each performance.

Pastor Aimee