E-bulletin 2/16/16

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

Valentine’s may be a man-made tradition, but the truth of love uncovers precious jewels of spiritual truth. After all, the Bible tells us that “God is love.” True love, in all its forms, originates in him and through him. As much as I seek to live by faith and believe what the Word teaches about the love of God, there are times in my life when I just need to sense his love deep in my heart. I remember one particular day several years ago…it was a Wednesday when I was fasting and praying.  A great spiritual battle was raging in my heart.  Thoughts were attacking me like, “You’re not making a difference…you may as well give up” and “Nobody really cares, not even God.” As I was driving along, my heart was crying out to God for grace and mercy. Right there on the highway it was as if heaven opened! His Word from Jeremiah 31:3-4 poured into my spirit. God said, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt…” In the past I have known what it is to rejoice in the Lord, but at that moment I felt as if the Lord was saying, “I am rejoicing over you.” It was hard to keep driving as I felt God had pulled back the curtain a little to show me how intensely he loves me and his people. In our country, I know that most people celebrate Valentine’s Day immersed in thoughts of love between individuals. Of course God created love between one another as well, and this is good. However, human love only goes so far. If we try to build our life on expectations of how others should love us, we will always be victims of disappointment. However, God’s love never fails. He knows us and knows just what we need. His love is not up and down or based on our moods or achievements. He continues to love us…no matter what. The best I can do is live by faith in the One who loves me and commit myself to loving him back. This reciprocal love is demonstrated in our lives by our willingness to obey him, knowing that he is all-wise and knows the best path for us. On this Valentine’s Day, you may look back on your life and consider many times you were let down by others. But, don’t lose your focus! Keep your eyes on Jesus and continue to thank God for his everlasting love. From the strength of God’s love, determine to look for opportunities to love others. I believe this is the secret of experiencing a full and happy life.

Pastor Mark Boucher

 

THURSDAY, 4PM, Praying for Our Children (SGA) at Highway Tabernacle.

THURSDAY, 7-8:30, Family Night at Highway Tabernacle.

FRIDAY, 6-9PM, Family Night at Resurrection Life Church.

SATURDAY, Teen Sectional Fine Arts at Trinity Assembly of God.

SUNDAY, FEB 21, 10AM, Membership Class at Resurrection Life Church.

SUNDAY, FEB 21, 6PM, Honoring Becky Dinner at Highway Tabernacle.

Upcoming...

Þ Join us for Submerge Worship Night on Sunday, February 28 at 6 PM at Highway Tabernacle. We will be dedicating our evening to worshiping God together!

Þ Our annual Missions Convention is quickly approaching! More details to come soon. Our International Missions Dinner will be on Sunday, March 6 at 6 PM. Please sign up if you can bring a dish to share!

 

 

 

 

 

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Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

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E-bulletin 2/09/16

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

“And they lived happily ever after” sounds wonderful in fairy tales but doesn’t work in real life. I am grateful that true love and joy is available to us in the Lord, and I believe he wants us to be happy. However, too many people adopt a concept of “happiness” which is far removed from the truth. As I grow in the Lord, I realize how self-centered I am at the core, and how God, my Father, takes time and care in rooting this out. As my Father disciplines, corrects, and trains me, the process is not “easy” or “happy.” Hebrews 12:10 says, “God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” So, I see here, the outcome is more important than our feelings. God will sacrifice our comfort for the greater results. This truth is seen clearly in the life of Abraham. God blessed Abraham and Sarah with a child in their old age. He was their answer to prayer! Their son Isaac (which means laughter) represented the future…and yet God commanded Abraham to sacrifice him on an altar. Thankfully, God intervened to stop the final act. But the point is that Abraham had to be willing to release everything and everyone from first place in his heart. God knows how easily we slip into idolatry, and he has every right to test our love. Only when our love is firmly established in our Heavenly Father can we rightly relate to the people and the things God allows us to have. So, “happily ever after” will come for the believer in heaven where God is all in all. However, while we are “in the body” we must expect tests, trials and feelings of discomfort. In the end, it is all good because God is a good Father and is for us, not against us.

 

Pastor Mark Boucher

 

TUESDAY, 7PM, Love in Action—meet at LOVE Park.

THURSDAY, 4PM, Praying for Our Children (SGA) at Highway Tabernacle.

THURSDAY, 7-8:30, Family Night at Highway Tabernacle.

FRIDAY, 6-9PM, Family Night at Resurrection Life Church.

FRIDAY– MONDAY, Winter Youth Retreat.

SATURDAY, 9:30 AM, Men’s/ Women’s RLC Fellowship (Men at RLC; Women at Kuruvillas’s House).

Upcoming...

Þ Save the date for our Valentine’s Dessert Fellowship on Sunday, February 14th at 6 PM at Highway Tabernacle! We will have special desserts, games, and testimonies of God’s love!

Þ Join us for a special Honoring Becky Dinner on Sunday, February 21st at 6 PM at Highway Tabernacle as we thank Becky for serving our churches for the past seven years!

Investing in Philadelphia’s Children

Pennsylvania Friends and Partners:  Individuals and businesses can redirect their PA state tax dollars to invest in scholarships for Philadelphia's children.  But time is running out -- contact us at 215-226-1000 or info@springgardenacademy.org no later than FEBRUARY 11th. 

For more information, watch our YouTube video: http://tiny.cc/investPA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon

 

 

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Shut-ins Valentine's Outreach

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

To Volunteer:

Volunteers can participate by visiting ladies for a few hours on Friday afternoon.

Contact Terry if you would like to be involved.

 

To Donate:

If you would like to donate toward Valentine’s gifts, you can designate “Valentine’s Outreach” on your offering envelope.

 

Donate online by selecting “Shut-ins Valentine’s Outreach” from the drop-down menu.

 

 

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

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: 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

 

Valentine's Dessert Fellowship- Please RSVP!

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

You are invited to our

Valentine’s Dessert Fellowship

On Sunday, February 14th at 6 PM

 

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If you are able to bring a dessert to share and/or would simply like to RSVP for the event, please email Nicole at office@highwaytabernacle.org.

 

Join our event page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/564141063749108/

 

Please spread the invitation! All are welcome!

 

 

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

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: 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 2/02/16

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

I just finished reading the end of the Book…and we win! God concluded the Bible with the Book of Revelation to show us that no matter what happens in this world, he is sovereign and his plan will prevail. As I was reading these last chapters today, I was moved by two insights. First, God loves his people. He has great things planned for us, no matter what present difficulties we face. Although most people in the world fall for the deception of the enemy by rejecting the grace of God, the Lord always has a remnant of those who love and serve him. Chapters 19 through 22 of Revelation gives us glorious details of the eternal future for his people! Especially during times of severe persecution, Christians throughout the centuries have found great comfort and persevering power in these chapters of God’s Word. The second thought which challenged me from Revelation is found in 18:4, which says, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues…” This challenge to “come out” is a common prophetic warning (Isa. 52:11; Jer. 51:45; 2 Cor. 6:17) and refers to the need for God’s people to separate themselves from the wickedness and evil in the world. The warning against “worldliness” was emphasized in early Pentecostal preaching and writing. Although some extreme measures were promoted (some said watching a movie or engaging in sports was sin), the Lord expects us to make daily decisions of separation from sinful practices. In my lifetime, I have seen the pendulum swing from separation to indulgence. Many Christians today see no problem with sex outside of marriage, watching dirty movies, cursing, lying when it’s convenient, and many other practices against the Spirit of Jesus. Just as surely as God will bless his own, so he will judge evil. The Word tells us that repentance starts with God’s people (Rev. 3:19). May we be found as a bride keeping herself pure for her husband.

Pastor Mark Boucher

 

THURSDAY, 4PM, Praying for Our Children (SGA) at Highway Tabernacle.

THURSDAY, 7-8:30, Family Night at Highway Tabernacle.

FRIDAY, 6-9PM, Family Night at Resurrection Life Church.

Upcoming...

Þ Save the date for our Valentine’s Dessert Fellowship on Sunday, February 14th at 6 PM at Highway Tabernacle! We will have special desserts, games, and testimonies of God’s love!

 

Investing in Philadelphia’s Children

Pennsylvania Friends and Partners:  Individuals and businesses can redirect their PA state tax dollars to invest in scholarships for Philadelphia's children.  But time is running out -- contact us at 215-226-1000 or info@springgardenacademy.org no later than FEBRUARY 11th. 

For more information, watch our YouTube video: http://tiny.cc/investPA.

 

 

 

 

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

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: 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

 

Special Service This Sunday!

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

Join us for a special service this week!

Annual Business/Vision Casting Meeting

For Highway Tabernacle & Resurrection Life Church

 

 

This Sunday at 10:30 AM at Highway Tabernacle

 

 

Schedule of Events

 

Open Door Café- 9:15 AM

Preservice Worship- 10 AM

Service- 10:30 AM

 

Pizza/Salad Lunch Following Service—All are welcome!

(Will take place in the fellowship hall)

 

Business Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

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

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: 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

 

Open Houses at SGA

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

Spring Garden Academy’s

Open Houses in February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: 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

 

Be a Judge at Teen Fine Arts

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

If anyone would like to VOLUNTEER to be a judge at the TEEN FINE ARTS event on Saturday, February 20th , please let us know your interest by THURSDAY, JANUARY, 28.  There are a variety of categories. The event will be held at Trinity Assembly of God (our Compassion partners) in West Chester, PA. We will provide transportation.  Contact Candace Wegner or Fatima Fulks for details.  candace@nextgenministries.us or 215-226-1000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: 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

 

 

 

Learn More About Scholarship Opportunities

“Following Jesus and Loving People”

 

 

Investing in Philadelphia’s Children

Pennsylvania Friends and Partners:  Individuals and businesses can redirect their PA state tax dollars to invest in scholarships for Philadelphia's children.  But time is running out -- contact us at 215-226-1000 or info@springgardenacademy.org no later than FEBRUARY 11th. 

For more information, watch our YouTube video: http://tiny.cc/investPA.

 

This Week Is School Choice Week!

Learn about scholarship opportunities and how you can be a part!

(More information attached to this email)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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 Church: 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