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2016 Calendar of Events

Summer at the Tabernacle
(Presented by the Mt. Gretna Bible Festival)
All Programs in the Historic Mt. Gretna Tabernacle
(Third St. & Glossbrenner Ave.)
All evening programs begin at 7:00 pm.

Tabernacle Ecumenical Worship Services • Fridays in June at 7 p.m.
THEME: God's Love...

  • June 3 - God's Love Gets Dirty – Pastor Jillian Riddle from St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Lancaster
  • June 10 - God's Love is Deep and Wide – Pastor Pam Reist from Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
  • June 17 - God is Love – Pastor Mark Breland from Lititz Moravian Church
  • June 24 - God's Love - Extreme Makeover – Pastor Quentin Wallace from Covenant UMC, Lancaster

Summer at the Tabernacle • Worship and Concerts

  • Sunday, June 12 – 7pm :: Lancaster Mennonite Children's Choir, grades 2-12, of Lancaster, a well loved local favorite, will perform a repertoire reflecting musical diversity of the Church around the world. Come early for seats.
  • Sunday, June 19 – 7pm :: Mt. Gretna's own Andy Roberts Jazz Quartet will worship God with their original song stylings.
  • Sunday, June 26 – 7pm :: New Holland Band: The annual patriotic and spiritual performance that traces its orgin to 1829; directed by Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch.
  • Sunday, July 3 – 7pm :: Jonathan Bornman is a Global Consultant and Trainer in Muslim/Christian Relations at Eastern Mennonite Mission.
  • Sunday, July 10 – 7pm :: Nationally famous Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass will travel to 20 states this year. Their exuberant brand of worship music was enthusiastically received by well over 1000 attendees here in 2014.
  • Sunday, July 17 – 7pm :: Worship with Calvary Church of Lancaster. The Rev. Dave Allen is speaking, and music will be provided by John Frye and the choir.
  • Sunday, July 24 – 7pm :: Rev. Louis Butcher and the Bright Side Baptist Choir of Lancaster will present a dynamic message and passionate, heartfelt, inspirational singing.
  • Wednesday, July 27 – 7pm :: Hymn Sing: “Oldies but Goodies” - Hymns of revivals and camp meetings, led by the Revs. Dr. Darrell Woomer and Dr. Rod Shearer. Don't miss this!
  • Sunday, July 31 – 7pm :: Massed Choir Concert: more than 175 voices accompanied by an orchestra. Conducted by nationally known director Patty Drennan from Norman, OK.
  • Wednesday, August 3 – 7pm :: Worship with Lititz Church of the Brethren pastor Bob Kettering speaking, and music will be provided by the Ministers of Music quartet who have been singing God's praise since 1979.
  • Saturday, August 6 – 7pm :: A Festival of Handbell Choirs will ring music to the Praise and Glory of God, under the direction of Bill Payn, retired professor of music, Bucknell University.
  • Sunday, August 7 – 7pm :: Michael Faircloth, touring pianist with the National Christian Choir, returns with selections from his best selling CDs.
  • Wednesday, August 10 – 7pm :: Enjoy the harmony of the Keystone State Quartet as they praise God performing a variety of exciting and uplifting Southern Gospel music.
  • Sunday, August 14 – 7pm :: Dave Stahl and The Sacred Orchestra return again to present vibrant Big Band arrangements with Vocals of favorite hymns.
  • Sunday, August 21 – 7pm :: Susquehanna Chorale founded in 1981 by artistic director Linda Tedford, has emerged as one of the outstanding choral ensembles in the Unites States.
  • Sunday, August 28 – 7pm :: QuintEssentially Brass: The quintessential way to close out another memorable season at the Tabernacle.

Sunday Morning Services, led by the Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church, are held in the Tabernacle each Sunday at 10 am during July and August. Communion is held on the First Sunday of both months and is open to all.

Children's Programs • Saturday Mornings at 9:30 am
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Chautauqua

  • June 25 - The Puppet & Story Works – Ventriloquism, story, and song for the whole family.
  • August 13 - Steven Courtney – PA's favorite kid's entertainer sharing Jesus by delighting his audiences with all original songs, witty humor, physical comedy and engaging stories.

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