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November 2018

TAB Blog: Pamela Kellner

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Dear Friends,

Many of you already know of my decision to retire from my position as Director of Southwestern Daycare Center and Director of Preschool Ministries at The Tabernacle. All of my family live quite a distance from Western New York and I feel that I am missing valuable time with my grandchildren, as well as with my mother and my own two children.

The church has hired Sharon Baldwin to fill the positions that I am vacating. Sharon began work on September 10th. She is a gifted leader and will be a great asset to the daycare and to the church. We have been working together so that she becomes familiar with the position and is acclimated to the regulations and daycare operations. Sharon has completed all the necessary training and all her required approvals with the state of New York are in place.

I would like to express my appreciation for the opportunity to have been a part of the ministry of this great church. I am excited about the future of Southwestern Daycare Center and The Tabernacle. I believe that God’s hand is in the timing of my retirement and in the selection of my successor.

Please do not think of this as “Good-bye!” Until our house sells and we move out of the area, I will continue to be a part of the body here. This decision will just afford me the flexibility to travel with Gary and to visit my family whenever I like… and the weather permits!

Thank you again for the privilege of serving with you these last sixteen years. Both Gary and I pray for God’s richest blessings on the church, the daycare and on each of you.


Pamela Kellner

TAB Blog: Buffalo Celebrates Israel

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Dear Tabernacle Family,

I hope you are planning to join me and members of the Christian and Jewish communities this evening, starting at 6:00pm at Resurrection Life for “Buffalo Celebrates Israel!”

Pastor John Tonelli, and the wonderful congregation at Resurrection Life, will be hosting this special evening as we gather to demonstrate our solidarity with the Jewish people, join in a wonderful celebration of the Nation of Israel, and express our commitment to Judeo-Christian values that are under assault in our day.

This “Night to Honor Israel” will feature uplifting anthems, powerful worship and other special presentations. Among our many honored guests, our keynote speaker will be Rabbi Jon Hausman from Congregation Ahavath Torah in Stoughton, Massachusetts. You won’t want to miss his amazing insights and challenge to the people of God in this hour.

Beloved, Israel is facing great challenges in the world right now and it is important that you add your voice to those in our region who are expressing Jesus’ heart for His covenant people. Recently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted that Evangelical Christians are “Israel’s best friends.” Speaking to a large Evangelical gathering in Washington, Netanyahu declared, “America has no better friend than Israel, and Israel has no better friend than America.” Then, referring to those in the audience, he continued, “And Israel has no better friend in America than you!

Wow! As Christians we are absolutely humbled by the Prime Minister’s statement and deeply challenged to demonstrate the truth of these words. I’m asking each of us to prioritize this once-a-year evening and honor the Lord and His ancient covenant people as we gather together. Your presence in this evening’s service will go a long way in communicating Jesus’ love to the members of the Jewish Community.

I’m looking forward to seeing you this evening at Resurrection Life!

Bishop Robert Stearns

Details: Buffalo Celebrates Israel
When: This evening!
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Resurrection Life, 2145 Old Union Rd, Cheektowaga, 14227

TAB Blog: Come and Dine

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In less than 2 weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day, a time heavily traveled as individuals make their way to that special place where they will celebrate with loved ones. It is special for me, because the focus of the day is on families and friends gathering to share life around the table, and giving thanks to our Lord for His bountiful provision.

My childhood memories of Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house remain very special. It was a time when relatives would show up, sometimes without notice, but there was always a place at the table, as well as enough food. The adults would discuss events of the day, while the children were exiled to the “smaller” table, awaiting the time when they would graduate to the “big folks” table. Memories of the aroma from the kitchen and the feeling of warmth and acceptance remain after many years.

Times around the table are so much more than merely taking care of the physical needs of our bodies. They are times when we share life, recount memories. How special it is to receive an invitation to a person’s home and there enjoy the host’s hospitality. It is a time to shut out the worries and distractions of our lives and simply enjoy the fellowship of the moment, especially if we have mastered the art of listening.

There are numerous biblical stories where the setting is at the dinner table. I am thinking about two in particular that seem to go with these memories.

The first (John 21) is after Jesus’ resurrection, when Peter and other disciples went fishing, something they were skilled at doing. But after an entire night, they caught nothing. But at the direction of Jesus, they cast their nets on “the other side,” and caught a great multitude of fish. When they came to shore, they discovered that Jesus had made provision for them to be fed, and He invited them to “come and eat …” It was following their breakfast on the beach that Jesus restored Peter.

The second is when Jesus is requesting entry into the world of the Laodicean church (Rev. 3:20). “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

Notice the process. Jesus is knocking on the “door” to enter their life. It requires ears, not tuned to other sounds, to be able to hear His voice. For those who hear, an action is required to open the door for Him to gain entrance into our life. BUT, those are the individuals that will have the opportunity of hosting Him at the table.

As you spend time with your family and friends at your Thanksgiving Dinner, enjoy those precious moments together. May I also suggest that we don’t overlook the individual who, for various reasons, may not have a place to spend the holiday.

Give thanks for God’s provision, and fellowship with your friends and family.


Pastor Allen Baun

Sunday 9/9/18 10AM Service

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Bishop Robert Stearns,

“The Spirit of the Lord would speak to this people, the Lord would say prepare yourself, for I am about to do a new thing in your midst and the Spirit of God would say to this people, think not that what I am about to do is familiar to you, for you have not been this way before. For I the Lord are about to interrupt your lives, I am about to interrupt your patterns, I am about to interrupt your methods, I am about to interrupt your normal, for I the Lord am about to step down and bring you to a new place says God. So prepare yourself for you are about to cross over, out of the old and into the new. My presence is going before you and making a way for you but you must not camp with the baggage of your past, you must leave the baggage of your past behind and move into the forward glory of the new. So think not that you have been this way before, think not that it will be the way it has been before, for I the Lord am calling you, and drawing you to cross the river of your experience into the new land of your promise”.

Pastor Mark Passarella,

“I heard the phrase holy invasion, there is a holy invasion, I see light invading darkness, holy light, I hear the Lord saying do not be distracted by the gross darkness that is covering the earth, but there is a holy invasion of light that is shinning and the dawn, awake, awake oh sleeper, its time, awake awake oh sleeper its time”.

(In the 6-7 o’clock Tabernacle of David time prior to the evening service Laura Arcadipane sang a prophetic song with the same words, “awake oh sleeper”)

Bishop Joe DiSarno,

“The Lord said this is a time of break through, this is a time of exponential progression, I have been shaping and forming you for this day. I am making here in this ground a throne room company. A company that has learned to bask in My presence, to receive from My heart, that they might place the trumpet to their lips and blow the trumpet in Zion, too call for the assembly of the holy ones, that the might run to and fro on the earth and announce that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. This is a day when the gospel of the Kingdom shall be proclaimed to the nations, this a day, the end can not come until My Kingdom has been proclaimed in a way that has not been understood in the past. I shall pull away the veil, My Kingdom shall be the word of the day not only for a few, but many will come to the place of understanding and revelation and it shall bring a spiritual revelation to the nations of the world says the Lord. For this is the day, this is the hour so fear not what you see around you, the fear that is being mongered through out the nations, although it looks like confusion and chaos, I am on my throne, I am in control, thus says the Lord”.

TAB Blog: “Imagine the Wonder of Christmas”

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Dear Tabernacle Family,

“Imagine” provokes one to create an image in your mind that challenges your understanding and perception of something. “Imagine the Wonder” takes us to an expanded image of something that is beyond the concrete and into the sublime…evoking a sense of awe, excellence, grandeur, and splendid beauty. Now, “Imagine the Wonder of Christmas.” May our hearts in this season be provoked to wonder, and may we find that deep sense of awe of the King of Kings born fresh in our hearts once again.

“Imagine … the Wonder of Christmas”
Presented by The Tabernacle Christmas Orchestra & Vocal Team
December 1st & 2nd
Saturday at 3:00pm & 7:00pm; Sunday at 7:00pm

Each year The Tabernacle hosts two main Christmas Outreaches to our community, our food baskets distributed to 1200 families at Thanksgiving & Christmas, and our Christmas Musical the first weekend of December.

As part of the Musical weekend, we will be hosting a beautiful family time 90 minutes prior to each performance that will feature a Silent Auction, Cafe & Bake Sale, Food Trucks, Music, Family Games, and Photo Booth. Then you will take your seats for the premiere Christmas Production in WNY. Included in your bulletin today are free tickets for you to distribute to family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

We are asking for your help in three ways:

1. Grab posters and postcards to display in local businesses, schools and community centers.
2. Take tickets and personally invite at least 10 people to join you.
3. Donate new items, gift certificates, or themed baskets for our Silent Auction.

In the Atrium today is a table where you can get more info and sign up for the Silent Auction donations. Tickets, Postcards, and Posters are also available in both the side and rear Atriums for you to take.

Thank you for your help, Tab Family, and “Welcome home to Christmas at The Tabernacle.”

Pastor Aimee