E-bulletin 12/28/15

HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ~ RESURRECTION LIFE

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

When I think of a new year, I think of “renewal”. In my life with God, I discover that my need is not so much the renewal of “new information”, but the renewal of strength and perseverance in that which God has already revealed. For example, Jesus (in Matthew 22:37) declared, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…and love your neighbor as yourself.” For the year 2016 to be a success, in the highest sense of the word, we must embrace the renewal of our purpose to be instruments of the love of Jesus to this world. This is our number one need of renewal. If we advance in everything else but miss love, we fail miserably. Paul wrote eloquently about the grand themes of faith and hope, but said, “The greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13). The Apostle John also emphasized this renewal of love in his letters. He said, “I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another” (2 John v5). Loving people with the sacrificial love of Jesus trumps the best strategies, structures, and programs. This may sound extravagant, but I believe that if we pray each morning for God to use us to love and serve others, we need not ever have a “bad” day. The love of Jesus is powerful and real! It is the greatest source of strength in the universe, enabling us to finish the race we started. Paul once declared this about love: “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (I Cor. 13:7).

Remember, the strength of perseverance is in new beginnings. May we begin this new year resolving to keep on loving God and others. You will have an awesome year!

 

Pastor Mark Boucher

 

THURSDAY, Watch Night Service at Resurrection Life Church.

Activities and Games for the Family from 9-11 PM

Service from 11 PM- 12:30 AM

 

 

FRIDAY, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

Upcoming...

Þ We are looking forward to the 2016 Week of Prayer next week from January 3rd-8th! Kickoff is this coming Sunday night at Highway Tabernacle at 6 PM. More dates and locations throughout the week. More info to come.

            Believe God for Greater Things! (John 14:12)

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

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E-bulletin 12/21/15

HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ~ RESURRECTION LIFE

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

I often wonder why so many people don’t surrender to the Lordship of Jesus. I also wonder, “What is it that will keep more people out of heaven more than anything else?” The answer to this can be discovered from the words of Mary, mother of Jesus. Right after she received a Word from God through her relative Elizabeth, Mary exclaimed, “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant…he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble” (Luke 1:46-48, 51-52). Notice here the great gulf between those who are proud and those who are humble. Mary describes herself as a servant who dwells in a humble place. From this heart attitude of humility, the Lord lifted her up. When Jesus came to earth, those who noticed and received their Messiah did so because their hearts were soft and receptive to the promptings of God. Herod, Caiaphas, Pilate and those like them missed out entirely because they were too full of themselves. Their eyes were on themselves and did not notice what was right in front of them! From reading and studying the Bible over 40 years, I repeatedly discover how God loves to share his grace with the humble and withholds his grace from those who think they have it all together. Please remember this one great truth about Christmas: in the end, humility always overcomes the pride of man. Every person walking on this planet has the awesome responsibility to determine the “state” of his heart. Can God say of you, “I am mindful of the humble state of my servant”? The Lord will not forget his devoted followers. He has goodness and mercy in mind for you!

Pastor Mark Boucher

TUESDAY, 7PM, Love In Action– meet at LOVE Park.

THURSDAY, 7PM, Christmas Eve Service at Highway Tabernacle.

FRIDAY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Upcoming...

Þ Join us for a special Watch Night Service at Resurrection Life Church on New Years’ Eve! Activities for kids (through middle school) will go from 9-11 PM, and the service will begin at 11 PM and continue until 12:30 AM.

            Step into 2016 with God!

Þ We are looking forward to the 2016 Week of Prayer from January 3rd-8th! See the insert for more details.

            Believe God for Greater Things! (John 14:12)

 

 

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org

 

 

Christmas Around the World: This Friday!

HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ~ RESURRECTION LIFE

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO

Christmas Around the World Service

& Christmas Village

This Friday at 6 PM

Resurrection Life CHurch

 

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org

 

E-bulletin 12/15/15

HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ~ RESURRECTION LIFE

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

God keeps his promises! The pages of Genesis through Malachi (Old Testament) contain many specific prophesies predicting the coming of the Messiah. When the fullness of time came, Jesus Christ burst on the scene as a light shining in the darkness. As shepherds and wise men looked into the face of baby Jesus, they saw hope for the world being born again.  I enjoy celebrating Christmas, not just because of sentimental memories surrounding family and friends. Christmas does more than flood my memories, it fills me with hope for the future. We are promised of another appearance of Jesus, “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way…” (Acts 1:11). Before Jesus came the first time, John the Baptist preceded him as the “forerunner”, proclaiming to the world, “Get ready, the King is coming!” In a real sense, believers in Jesus today carry the same message of John the Baptist. Our proclamation does not end with, “Jesus came”, but that “he will come again…and soon”! Anyone with a knowledge of the Bible and current events can see the amazing alignment of the prophesies. God kept his promise before. Jesus came. God will keep his promise again. Jesus will return. Our daily responsibility is similar to that of John. Jesus said of him, “John was a lamp that burned and gave light” (John 5:35). We simply love and follow Jesus as lights. While the world burns for various causes and passions, may we be counted among the unashamed who “burn” for the Gospel of Jesus. So, the story of Jesus is not merely a past chapter of history. The Lord Jesus is alive right now, and is about to write the last chapter.

Are you ready?

Pastor Mark Boucher

 

THURSDAY, 7PM, Christmas Bag Packing Party at Highway Tabernacle.

FRIDAY, 3-8PM, SGA Open House at Resurrection Life Church.

FRIDAY, 6-9PM, SGA “Christmas Around the World” Service (for both churches) at Resurrection Life Church.  

SUNDAY, DEC 20, 8:30AM, All-Church Christmas Breakfast and Christmas Bag Giveaway at Highway Tabernacle.

SUNDAY, DEC 20, 6PM, Christmas Caroling & Cookies at Highway Tabernacle.

 

This Week...

Þ You are invited to our Spring Garden Academy “Christmas Around the World” Service this Friday from 6-9PM at Resurrection Life Church. There will be food, hot chocolate, and wonderful performances by the Spring Garden Academy students. 

We will also have our very own Christmas Village full of crafts and gifts to purchase! If you are interested in vending, please call 215-226-1000 or email Cambriae at cbates@springgardenacademy.org.

Þ Join us for a day of Christmas Fellowship at Highway Tabernacle this coming Sunday, December 20th. There will be an All-Church Christmas Breakfast and Christmas Bag Giveaway, starting at 8:30AM. Christmas Caroling & Cookies will begin at 6PM that same evening and will include the Christmas Ornament Challenge. Be sure to bring in a Christmas ornament that represents you and give (secretly) to Becky or Maria R. before the event.

 

To stay current with all upcoming events (especially in the holiday season), please visit our website —www.highwaytabernacle.org/CALENDAR.htm.

 

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org

 

SGA Open House: Tomorrow & Friday

HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ~ RESURRECTION LIFE

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

You are invited to

Open House at

Spring Garden Academy

 

Tomorrow from 3-8PM at Highway Tabernacle

Friday from 3-8PM at Resurrection Life Church

 

 

More dates below

 

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org

 

 

 

Living Nativity This Saturday

HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ~ RESURRECTION LIFE

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

Mount Laurel Living Nativity

This Saturday, leaving Highway at 5:30 PM

 

The Living Nativity is completely free.

It is an outdoor, 13 scene, walk-through presentation of the complete story of the Nativity.

 

 

 

If you cannot attend this Saturday,

but still wanted to go on your own,

show times are Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 from 5-8 PM.

 

More information is available at www.LivingNativity.org.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org

 

E-bulletin 12/08/15

HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ~ RESURRECTION LIFE

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

Do you have a mentor? I believe people with experience with God and godly character can make excellent mentors. However, we need to expand our understanding of mentoring. As you read and study God’s Word, this can be the first and best mentor of all. I have been reading through the Book of John these days and have “stopped and parked” at many of Jesus’ teachings. My prayer is that Jesus would mentor me just as he did the disciples. I may not be able to see him, but he still communicates his life and truth. Allow me to share a passage through which Jesus is mentoring me, from John 8:28-29. “So Jesus said, When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” Here are some things I receive from Jesus here:

Jesus did “nothing on his own” (v28), but only spoke what the Father taught him. I am seeking Jesus for wisdom and grace to only speak words that are from God…words that build others up and meet needs. For this to happen, I must discipline my heart to “hear” his heart and to turn from vain thoughts.

Jesus was always conscious of the Father’s presence. He said, “The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone…” (v29). So, instead of just wandering around in life, we also can be “sent” just like Jesus. And, where God sends, he always provides. He will never abandon us.

Jesus delighted in pleasing the Father. He said, “For I always do what pleases him.” In this world of “people-pleasers”, how refreshing to hear the challenge to please God. As someone wisely noted, “If you displease God, it doesn’t matter who you please; and, if you please God, it doesn’t matter who you displease.”

Jesus, our mentor, will teach and enable you to bring massive glory to God! Have you met with your mentor lately?

Pastor Mark Boucher

TUESDAY, 7PM, Love In Action– meet at LOVE Park.

THURSDAY, 3-8PM, SGA Open House at Highway Tabernacle.

THURSDAY, 6-8PM, All-Church Christmas Party at Highway Tabernacle.

FRIDAY, 3-8PM, SGA Open House at Resurrection Life Church.

FRIDAY, 6-8PM, All-Church Christmas Party at Resurrection Life Church.

SATURDAY, 9:30AM, RLC Men’s and Women’s Fellowship (Men at Resurrection Life Church; Women at Kuruvillas’s house– 1120 Crease St.).

SATURDAY, 5:30-8PM, Living Nativity at Fellowship Community Church (meet at Highway at 5:30PM).

SUNDAY, DEC 13, 6PM, Submerge Worship Night at Highway Tabernacle.

Upcoming...

Þ You are invited to our Spring Garden Academy “Christmas Around the World” Service on December 18th from 6-9PM at Resurrection Life Church. There will be food, hot chocolate, and wonderful performances by the Spring Garden Academy students. 

We will also have our very own Christmas Village full of crafts and gifts to purchase! If you are interested in vending, please call 215-226-1000 or email Cambriae at cbates@springgardenacademy.org.

Þ Join us for a day of Christmas Fellowship at Highway Tabernacle. On Sunday, December 20th, there will be an All-Church Christmas Breakfast and Christmas Bag Giveaway, starting at 8:30AM. Christmas Caroling & Cookies will begin at 6PM that same evening and will include the Christmas Ornament Challenge. Be sure to bring in a Christmas ornament that represents you and give (secretly) to Becky or Maria R. before the event!

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org

 

Christmas Bag Giveaway!

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

Christmas Bag Giveaway

 

 

We need your help in purchasing items and

packing Christmas bags for those in need in our community!

 

See more information below!

 

 

 

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org

 

Just Jesus Prayer Night- This Sunday

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

 

Join us for a Just Jesus Prayer Night

This Sunday Night at 6 PM

at Highway Tabernacle

 

 

“He rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

Hebrews 11:6b

 

Prayer focus:

*Peace and godliness in our country

*Renewal and transformation in our communities

*Loved ones

 

 

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org

 

December Family Nights

HIGHWAY TABERNACLE ~ RESURRECTION LIFE

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

Family Nights in December

 

Tonight at HT

Christmas Crafts for Kids & Youth: 6-8 PM

Adult Bible Study: 7-8:30 PM

 

Tomorrow

SGA Caroling at Comcast Center: 4-4:30 PM

Caroling at RLC: 6-8 PM

 

(More details and events below.)

 

 

 

 

Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.

 

Here is our link to Amazon Smile.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1365244

 

Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

If you are having trouble viewing the E-Bulletin or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please send an email to: Office@HighwayTabernacle.org