02.24.10 : : volume 161 : : issue 3
T O W E R
Dear Friends, to be sung, where the service is to be range a time to sit down, so that we can
held and whether they wanted a recep- review the form and get a clear under-
I have an admittedly unusual “gift” idea tion or not. standing of your wishes. Then we will
that you can give to your family mem- save the form at church in your family
bers: make your own funeral arrange- However, when no previous arrange- file and hope that we won’t need it for a
ments. ments have been made it leaves the fam- long, long time!
ily to guess at decisions which could
Some may think this as being rather have, and should have, been made be- Well over a decade ago my parents pro-
morbid, and others think I may be kid- fore, at a time when they are least able vided me with their funeral arrange-
ding, but it is not and I am not. In truth or interested in making those kinds of ment forms and immediately I knew
it is a very good idea for all of us, re- decisions. what a great gift it was to me and my
gardless of our age and the condition of sisters. When the time of their deaths
our health, and I assure you, it will be a Enclosed in this Chimes is a “Funeral come, we want to be free to be about the
gift to those you leave behind who will Arrangement Form” which we use at work of grieving, not the busy work of
have to make decisions with regards to Tab. Additional copies are available trying to figure out which hymns and
your remains and wishes. upon request. This is not intended to be Scriptures they would have wanted. Let
a will or last testament; rather it is in- me encourage you to give a similar gift
There have been several times in the tended to be a very helpful guideline as to those who will make arrangements
past year when we have been notified of to what you desire for your own ser- for you.
a death that we have been able to go to vices. I encourage you to thoughtfully
the Tab family file which we hold on consider what your wishes are and Likely not the kind of “gift idea” you
each member and pull out a completed make them known on this form. I’d were looking for, but one that will be
“funeral arrangement” form. As we even encourage you, if you feel so bold greatly appreciated I assure you.
meet with the family to prepare for the or humble, to write your own obituary,
service of remembrance the information leaving the last date blank, of course! See you in worship.
that has been given makes this process --Rev. John Gable
so easy. The family knows what Scrip- When you are ready, I encourage you to
tures are to be used and what hymns are call either of us as your pastors to ar-
Food and Shoe Distribution
Tabernacle Presbyterian Church is ex- Feed the Hungry, and the Indiana God’s love will require many helping
cited to partner with others in our com- Sports Corporation to extend the Final hands to help many deserving fami-
munity for a shoe-distribution program Four’s impact beyond the basketball lies. Please see Ann Reynolds or John
being held in conjunction with the 2010 court. In a one-day blitz, Tab will host a Gable for more information as we begin
NCAA Men’s Final Four Champion- need-based distribution of food and to gather our Tab volunteers.
ships. On March 31, Tab will be a dis- new shoes to 250 children and fami-
tribution point for Samaritan’s Feet, lies. This exciting opportunity to show
Children’s Education Sacred Conversations Spring Adult Education Classes -
Thanks to our Missions Unit Volun- Race, Ethnicity and Religion in a Global
An Exciting Lineup!
teers: Children’s Ministries has wrapped and Local Context The Tab Adult Ministries Team is very
up another year of the Missions Unit, pleased to offer an exciting new class in
and its success was due to the large num- the Spring Quarter, April 11-May 23.
ber of faithful adults and teens who led The class is called “The Great Themes
crafts, table games, sports and recreation, of the Bible,” and will be taught by a
oversaw the learning centers, played the special guest teacher, Dr. George Be-
roles of missionary and flight attendant, bawi. George grew up Jewish in Egypt
and served hundreds of plates of and was studying to become a rabbi
food! Thanks so much to these stellar when “Jesus intervened.” Instead he
volunteers, without whom the Missions taught at universities in the Middle East
Unit wouldn’t be possible: Betsy Bru- and at Cambridge University in Eng-
nette, Janet Burris, Julia Buchanan- land until he retired.
Schwanke, Stephanie Buchanan- March 21 - The annual Sacred Conversa-
Schwanke, Marion Hoopingarner, Sara “The Great Themes of the Bible” will
tion event will be held at Holy Trinity
Heitman, Christine Fedor, Colin O’Ban- include subjects that cover both the Old
Greek Orthodox Church, 3500 W. 106th
yel, Mary Kate Wirt, Sean O’Banyel, Kate and the New Testaments.
Street, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. this
Warren, Duane Anderson, Mary Phillips, year. We will begin with an Orthodox There will be assigned readings and a
Josh Brunsting, Evan Herring, Christo- Lenten Vesper Service and tour the new required textbook, Ancient Israel: Its
pher Wirt, Beth Buchanan, Peg Padgett, church, focusing on its Byzantine Archi- Life and Institutions, by Roland de
Eric Shaw, Dave Kingsworthy, Matt Gall, tecture, Iconography and Orthodox His- Vaux. We are encouraging you to pur-
Adam Jefferies, Betsy Morse, Joe Ku- tory. chase your own copy now and begin
kolla, Julie Kukolla, Todd McLean, Suzie
reading. It is available on Amazon, new,
Booker, Carter Booker, Amy McLean, A Greek meal will be served From 5:30 for the rather steep price of $41.04.
Ruth Lahman, Maurina Baker, Paul p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and a panel will dis- However, there are many used copies
Burris, Caryn Costlow, Amy Kingswor- cuss our theme of Race, Ethnicity and available on the internet. Good sources
thy, Thomas Wirt, Kevin Burris, Diego Religion. are AbeBooks.com which has used cop-
Urfalian, Heidi Hoopingarner, Linda
ies for only a few dollars, and book-
Costlow, Jill O’Banyel, Charles Warren, Panelists include:
finder.com. One thing to keep in mind
Valerie Finnell, Beth Brunsting, Ryan Dr. Maria Khoury -- a Greek Orthodox
is that the book actually consists of two
O’Banyel, Ann Ost, Honi-Jean Schroeder, Christian living in Palestine (featured on
volumes: Volume 1, “Social Institu-
Liz Strodtman, Paula Daum, Bart Ost, 60 Minutes)
tions,” and Volume 2, “Religious Insti-
Nate Mylin, Christine Gall, John Thomas,
tutions.” The new books combine these
Heather Mylin, Kristin Gable, Jen Tho- The Diminishing Presence of Christianity
two into one book, but when searching
mas and Mary Dougherty. in the Holy Lands
the internet, you may find the books
Father Gounaris of Holy Trinity Greek listed separately, as it is an older work
Congratulations to: Sam Gall, Eric Orthodox Church and Fr. Richard Doer, and has been published in different
Dieterich, and Joel Padgett for memoriz- Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel editions. If you have questions regard-
ing enough Bible verses to earn a spot on ing ordering, please contact Miriam
this quarter’s Mystery Night out- Orthodox and Catholic Spirituality and Guidero at 842-2884.
ing. These boys memorized and recited Global Hospitality in our Local Context
Other classes will also be held, though
41 verses over a period of 14
Mr. Josh Abel: Neighborhood Christian note that some locations will change.
weeks. Children’s Ministries is proud of
Legal Clinic The Great Themes of the Bible with
these young scholars!
George will be held in the Dining
Immigration Reform in Indiana and the Room. Beacon of Hope will continue,
Mark your calendars: Tab Children’s USA but will be held in the Parlor. Family
Ministries will again this year be hosting Bible Fellowship will also continue in
an Easter Egg Hunt from 10 to noon in Father Nabil Hanna (St. George Ortho- the small room off Lower Level B. Bible
LLB and Tab Park on Saturday, April dox Church) The Rev. Dr. Brigette Study will also be held in the Choir
3rd. This event is open to all children Black (African Methodist Episcopal Room. It is taught by Dan Hamilton
through Grade 6 and will include crafts, Church) and meets from 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
snacks, games, the Resurrection story, Rev. Della Stanley Green, Indiana Net- This seven-week quarter is a great op-
and of course, the big Egg Hunt! Friends work for Higher Education Ministries portunity to give Sunday school a try!
and visitors are welcome, and no reser-
We’d love to see some new faces.
vations are required. Michael Delph, Indiana State Senator 2
Alpha Returning to Tab! serve on other church commit- review the basics of our faith.
tees who already have commit- Topics of discussion:
A new Alpha class is starting at Tab ments on other week nights. Christianity: Boring, True or
on Wednesday evenings, beginning Others who are looking for a Irrelevant?
February 24, the first Wednesday in mid-week study/fellowship Who is Jesus?
Lent and running through Wednes- opportunity. Why Did Jesus Die?
day, May 5. The class will held How Can I Be Sure of My Faith?
from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Dining Alpha is a ten-week practical intro- And more.
Room. duction to the Christian faith which
offers practical answers to questions This Alpha class will be co-led by
This date and time has been chosen all of us ask using a DVD and dis- Rev. John Gable and Bart Ost, and is
particularly to encourage participa- cussion format. Alpha is particu- open to Tab members and friends in
tion by: larly helpful for new believers and the community. For more informa-
parents with teens in the youth those who are exploring the Chris- tion or to register for this Alpha class
program (identical schedule) tian faith; however, it has great bene- contact email@example.com.
choir members and those who fit to mature believers who want to
Staff Listing Church Officers
General Church Info Pastoral The Session
L. John Gable Senior Pastor Sharon Marshall, Clerk of Session
phone: (317) 923-5458 Oscar Clavel Associate Pastor Susie Anderson Dave King, treasurer
address: 418 East 34th Street Administration Andy Costlow Eric Lange
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 Kristine Green Bookkeeper Lucy A. Emison Rosalie (Lee) Lange
Kristine Seals Executive Assistant Don Heitman Linda McCabe
web address: www.tabpres.org William Heeter Amy Peyton McLean
Music Jeff Hotchkiss Kathy Miller
Matthew Kauffman Director of Music Ministries
Rhonda Jennings Gary Nickel
Service Times Children’s Ministries Sally John John Thomas
Jennifer Wirt Director of Children’s Ministries
Sundays Diane Ivey Mid-Week Children’s Program
8:00 a.m. Communion Service Dick Luchtman, Moderator
in McKee Chapel Ann Reynolds Missions Director Barbara Boyd Christine Gall
Beth Brunsting Nancy Gordon
9:00 a.m. The Upper Room Youth Ministries Beth Buchanan-Schwanke Paula Luzader
Connect with God and Brodie Sears Director of Youth Ministries Kevin Burris Emily McDonald
Media Ministries Teri Conard Todd McLean
with one another in Adina Coomes Peg Padgett
Dave Streit Director of Media Ministries
authentic, relational Linda Costlow Debby Pardue
Recreation Ministries Beth Crozier Chris Reinhardt
worship Ben Hughes Director of Recreation Ministries Kathy Donaldson Brenda Sweeney
Nigel Foreman Recreation Assistant Paul Finnell Liz Strodtman
10:05 a.m. Christian Education Hour
Kitchen Staff Valerie Finnell Ruth Anne Wright
for all ages. Rodney Bebley Kitchen Manager John Wimsatt
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Tyrone Drake Kitchen Assistant
in the Sanctuary featuring Facilities & Maintenance
Chris Fedor Maintenance Manager
organ and choir. Jeffrey Ellis Head Custodian
Lucy Emison, president
Mike Cracraft Rosalie (Lee) Lange
Darrell Crabtree Custodian
Lucy Emison Mike O’Banyel
Thursdays Don Heitman Larry Simonel
6:30 p.m. Community Worship Endowment Trustees
Mark Lubbers, president
in McKee Chapel. Free meal Duane Anderson Dave Mills
5:45 p.m. Sue Anne Gilroy Bob Shaw
John Kupke Mike Terry
Al Mayo Steve Weyreter
March Preaching Schedule Home Communion What Will Be Your Legacy?
Sunday, March 7 If you or a loved-one would appreciate The purpose of the Tab Endowment
Jerusalem Journal: We Need to Talk receiving Home Communion on Sunday, Fund is to support the mission of Tab -
Matthew 23; Hebrews 12:3-13 March 7, please contact the Front Office at to carry its religious work on into the
Rev. John Gable, preaching (317) 923-5458. Our Elders and Deacons future – and you can help make that
will be visiting some of our homebound happen.
Sunday, March 14 members that day who have requested
Jerusalem Journal: Last Things Talk A charitable gift given to the Endow-
Mark 13; Hebrews 10:24-25 ment Fund allows you to leave a lasting
Rev. Oscar Clavel, preaching legacy at Tab. Please remember Tab in
Sunday March 21 your estate plans through either your
Please Let Us Know! will or other type of deferred gift of any
Jerusalem Journal: First Things Last
If you or a family member are hospital-
Mark 12:18-34 ized and would appreciate a visit by one The most common means of making a
Rev. John Gable, preaching of the pastors or a deacon, please contact charitable gift is through a will or
Sunday, March 28 the Front Office at (317) 923-5458 or front- trust. Suggested language might be: “I
There’s a Thin Line firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to very strict pri- give, devise and bequeath the (sum of/
Luke 19:29-44 vacy laws, hospitals and rehabilitation percentage of/residue of my estate/
Rev. John Gable, preaching centers can no longer call us and let us trust) to the Tabernacle Presbyterian
know of your admittance. Thank you for Church Endowment Fund (to be used
Up-Coming Dates your assistance. for …./or as specified in a fund agree-
ment on file at Tabernacle Presbyterian
April 1 – Maundy Thursday Service Church).
in McKee Chapel at 7:00 p.m.
April 2 – Mid-North Good Friday Congratulations We want to help you identify ways to
Service at North U.M.C. at 12:00 Congratulations to meet your own planning objectives
noon Heather Warnick and with making an important difference at
Good Friday Service at Tab at 7:00 Michael Miller who Tab. Please contact John Gable at 923-
p.m. were married at Tab on 5458 or Sue Anne Gilroy at 338-7012.
April 3 – Children’s Easter Egg February 13.
Hunt at 10:00 a.m.
April 4 – Easter Sunrise Taizé Ser-
vice at 7:30 a.m. in McKee Chapel
Annual Tab Youth Easter Breakfast Thank You!
beginning at 8:30 a.m.
I would like to thank each of you for your Tab Financial Report, Ending
Upper Room Easter Celebration
Service at 9:00 a.m. prayers, your thoughts and your cards January 2009
Traditional Easter Celebration Ser- during my recent hospitalization and recu-
vice at 11:00 a.m. peration. - Paul Kauffman Income:
YTD budgeted income: $129,373
(There will be no youth or adult Sunday
YTD actual income: $75,568
School classes on Easter Sunday.)
Rev. Gable Going to CREDO Budgeted exceeds actual by: $53,805
Marquette University Rev. John Gable will be attending a Expenses:
Choir Concert CREDO conference in Canton, North YTD budgeted expenses: $127,772
Carolina from Monday, March 8- YTD actual expenses: $112,409
Join us on Saturday evening, March 20, Monday, March 15. CREDO, translated Actual is under budgeted by: $15,363
at 7:00 p.m. for a special concert pre- from the Latin “I believe”, is a conference
sented by the Marquette University sponsored by the Board of Pensions of the
Chorus. This group of 50 men and PCUSA. The conference is designed to
women has performed across the United allow pastors in this particular age group
States and we are privileged to have and stage of ministry to address the four
them with us for this special con- major life areas of health, vocation, fi-
cert. You will not want to miss this fine Deadline for next
nances and spiritual well-being, with issue March 15
group of vocalists so mark your calen- other colleagues and a trained faculty.
dars now for this very special event!
Attention all Tab women!
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting and other needlework or would you like to Easter Flowers
learn? Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Par-
lor. Even if you do not know how to knit or crochet, join us and our “experts”
will show you the ropes or simply come and join in on the fellowship!
Join us for a fun day of making beautiful crystal sugar eggs This year the Worship Committee will
just in time for Easter. This workshop will be led by Kathy fill our worship spaces with an array of beautiful potted
Miller and take place on Saturday, March 13, from 10:00 a.m. azaleas and greenery for Easter Sunday morning. The
until 2:00 p.m. in Lower Level A. Registration is required for azaleas may be donated “In honor of” or “In memory of”
this event and the class will be limited to the first 15 ladies to a special loved one, friend or ministry and may be taken
sign-up. You may register by calling Debbie Kauffman at 885- following the services Easter Sunday morning. If you
1975 and she will let you know what supplies you need to would like to help contribute to this year’s decorations,
bring for the workshop. please fill out the form below, enclose your contribution
for $17.50 per plant and return it to Tab no later than
Here it is ladies – a chick night filled with fun and fellowship for all! Join us on Sunday, March 28.
Friday night, March 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for a “chick-flick” and salad
pitch-in at the home of Betsy Brunette, 7644 William Penn Place. Please bring a Given By:
salad, bread or dessert to share. Don’t forget to dress really casual for a really
laid back night. Come, bring a friend and join us for an evening of great fellow- (please print clearly)
ship. o In Memory of: o In Honor of:
Reserve the date – Wednesday, May 5 – Tab’s 2010 Mother/Daughter Banquet!
Questions about Women’s Ministries? Contact Debbie Kauffman at 885-1975 or (please print clearly)