2017 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.)


Tabernacle Ecumenical Worship Services - Fridays in June at 7 p.m.

  • June 2 :: "God Challenges us to be IN but NOT OF this World" by Retired Pastor Edward Zook, Herr Street Mennonite Church, Harrisburg
  • June 9 :: "God's Challenge: the Beatitudes" by Rev. Susan Claytor, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Hershey
  • June 16 :: "The Challenge of Proper Speech versus Politically Correct Speech" by Rabbi Louis Zivic, Beth Israel Congregation, Lebanon
  • June 23 :: "God Challenges Us to Forgive" by Pastor Mike Sigman, Grace Community Church, Willow Street
  • June 30 :: "God's Final Challenge" by Pastor Dave Sanner from the Harrisburg First Seventh-day Adventist Church

Tabernacle Worship and Concerts - Programs start at 7 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 18 :: Mt. Gretna's own Andy Roberts Jazz Quartet opens the summer season praising God through original, spiritual jazz stylings.
  • Sunday, June 25 :: The New Holland Band which traces its origin to 1829, presents their rousing patriotic program; directed by Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch.
  • Sunday, July 2 :: Men in Harmony will premiere a Joseph Martin gospel medley commissioned to celebrate the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting 125th anniversary.
  • Sunday, July 9 :: Webb Family Singers have been singing Southern Gospel for 30 years. Seen on national TV. They have been featured with Billy Graham, Charles Stanley, Charles Colson, James Kennedy and on the Wesleyan Hour.
  • Sunday, July 16 :: Brandywine Harps, led by director Janet Witman, is an ensemble of Celtic Harpists. They are the first American Harp Orchestra to perform at the Edinburgh, Scotland International Harp Festival.
  • Sunday, July 23 :: An Old-Fashioned Campmeeting Service will be led by Rev. Bob Kettering and Dr. Rodney Shearer. Message and music will be taken from campmeetings of that era.
  • Friday, July 28 :: Joe and Sue Martin present a 125th Anniversary Concert. She has been soloist for Fred Waring's "Pennsylvanians," at Walt Disney World, and on Broadway. Joe is an internationally-known composer, pianist, and conductor.
  • Sunday, July 30 :: A Massed Choir Concert of about 200 voices will be conducted by internationally-known composer, pianist, and conductor Joe Martin. The choir will premiere an anthem written by Joe to celebrate the 125th Anniversary.
  • Wednesday, August 2 :: Worship service with the genial yet powerful style of Rev. Quentin Wallace and music by Covenant United Methodist Church of Lancaster.
  • Saturday, August 5 :: A Festival of Handbell Choirs will ring praises to the Glory of God, under the direction of Dr. Sam Robinson of Bucknell University.
  • Sunday, August 6 :: The National Christian Choir is a 175 voice choir from over 100 churches in five states in D.C. area. They have sung in Manger Square, Bethlehem, Israel on Christmas Eve; on Focus on the Family, at Crystal Cathedral. Their radio program, "Psalm 95" is heard Sundays at 3:00 p.m. on WDAC 94.5.
  • Wednesday, August 9 :: Brothers in Grace have ministered throughout the area delighting audiences with their Southern Gospel style.
  • Sunday, August 13 :: Worship service with the Rev. Dr. Tom Long, Pastor Emeritus of Preaching, Chandler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, will deliver a dynamic message. Music by Amy Yovanovich, mezzo-soprano.
  • Sunday, August 20 :: Susquehanna Chorale, founded in 1981 by artistic director Linda Tedford, is one of the outstanding choral ensembles in the United States. They graciously perform for us each summer.
  • Sunday, August 27 :: QuintEssentially Brass is the quintessential way to close out 125 years of uninterrupted Christian programming at Mt. Gretna.

Tabernacle Morning Services - Sundays at 10:00 a.m. during July and August

  • Services are led by the Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church, Rev Michael Remel, pastor.
  • Communion is observed on the First Sunday of both months and is open to all.
  • Dave Stahl and the Sacred Orchestra will lead in worship at the Tabernacle on Sunday morning, August 13, at 10:00 a.m.

For more information, contact

David Pierce at 717-371-1725; office@mtgretnatabernacle.org
Bruce Gettle at 717-813-5319; pakettle40.bg@gmail.com

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