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    2023 Summer Schedule

If you are not comfortable with social distancing for seating, feel free to sit outside the tabernacle proper and if you don't have a chair of your own,

you can get a folding chair from one of the ushers.

Needless to say, we are grateful that we can move forward with our worship services and programs this summer.


                                                 Proceeds from three Memorial Day weekend performances of a new musical will help finance improvements to the Mt. Gretna Tabernacle,

                                                                      home of the Mt. Gretna Bible Festival.     The musical, Strictly Plantonic, is appropriate for all ages.

                                                                  For information about the performances and tickets, visit A-1ENTERTAINMENT@comcast.net or call 610-212-8709


                                    Friday Evening Ecumenical Services - 7 p.m.

                                                          Freewill Offering will be received

Friday, June 2, 2023 - Bishop Charles Brown Jr., United Zion Church, Annville, Pa.

"Lord, I Have Heard."

Friday, June 9, 2023 - Rev. John Frye - Pastor of Worship & Care, Calvary Church, Lancaster, Pa.

  - "Why We Worship God."  John will provide his own musical selections.

Friday, June 16, 2023 -  Rev. Dr. Nathan Minnich, Pastor Emeritus Salem Lutheran Church, Elizabethville, Pa.

and President of Minnich Funeral Homes, with 5 locations in Dauphin County.   "Once More the People Ask . . . Why God."

Special music presented by Daniel Dorty, Director of Music & Organist at Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, Pa.

Friday, June 23, 2023 -  Rev. Carrie Call, PhD, Conference Minister of the Penn Central Conference,

United Church of Christ, Harrisburg, Pa. - "Why God Wants Us To Forgive."

Friday, June 30, 2023 - "SEVEN", Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, Pa.    "Why God."

A group of college-aged musicians who have a heart to share Jesus through musical worship under the direction of Dr. Doug Curry.

Sponsored by Esther Mefferd, in memory of Pastor Ted Mefferd, Class of '66 from Messiah University.

2023 Summer Programs - 7 p.m.

Freewill Offerings will be received

Sunday, June 4, 2023 - Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster - Choral singing by children and youth to glorify Jesus Christ.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - Jazz Ministers Big Band - Under the direction of Keith Wiley, 18 accomplished musicians who find a common spiritual mission in sharing the

gift of music through the Christian worship or concert experience.   The JMBB draws on a variety of musical selections that are frequently based upon standard

Christian hymns and Gospel favorites.

Sunday, June 18, 2023 - Andy Roberts Jazz Quartet - Mt. Gretna's own Andy Roberts will praise God with their original jazz song stylings.

Sponsored by JoAnn Thomas Show

Sunday, June 25, 2023 - New Holland Band - Patriotic and spiritual concert, directed by Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch.

Formed in 1829, the New Holland Band is the second oldest municipal band in the nation.

Sponsored by Cornwall Manor

Sunday, July 2, 2023 - Silver, Wood and Ivory - Two women, 19 flutes and recorders, piano, celtic harp and keyboard.

Sunday, July 9, 2023 - National Christian Choir - directed by Kathy Bowman, Gettysburg, Pa.   Founded in 1984, the choir is called to glorify God

through a unique ministry of music which draws people into a new and deeper relationship with Him.

Sunday, July 16, 2023  - Rizzetta's Tones - Celtic and Folk Band with songs that are both poignant and humorous.

Sunday, July 23, 2023 Rev. Alan Robinson, Preacher.    He is the National Director of the Brethren in Christ, U.S., Dillsburg, Pa.

Sunday, July 30, 2023 -  Choir Festival - Composer Robert Lau will direct over 150 voices in a joyous Sunday concert.  Dr. Lau is an internationally renowned composer and a retired church musician and college professor. Scroll to the bottom to find the registration materials.

Sponsored by Loser's Music.       Concert made possible by the Estate of Douglas Troutman.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - Hymn Sing led by Bob Kettering and Dr. Rod Shearer.  Congregational favorites from the Celebration Hymnal.

Saturday, August 5, 2023 - Handbell Festival - Ringing to the praise and glory of God, under the direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich, Hershey, Pa.

Sunday, August 6, 2023 - Lancaster British Brass Band - directed by Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen.   28 instrumentalists from PA, MD, DE and NJ play brass, winds and percussion instruments.  They are accomplished professional performers and teachers.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - Victory Express Ministries has been traveling in evangelistic ministry for more than 40 years.

Sponsored by JoAnn Thomas Show

Sunday, August 13, 2023 - Bob Kettering - Preacher.   Bob, Chairperson of the Bible Festival Committee has served in 7 interim pastorates since his retirement from

fulltime ministry in 2015.     Chancel Choir of the Lancaster Church of the Brethren will present special music.

Sunday, August 20, 2023 - Susquehanna Chorale - One of the premier choral groups in the nation, directed by Linda Tedford, makes its

traditional late summer appearance.

Sponsored by Traditions of Hershey.

Sunday, August 27, 2023 - QuintEssentially Brass - A quintet with engaging personalities and sparkling instrumental performances

ends another summer season. 

Sponsored by Arthur Funk and Sons.

Sunday Morning Worship Services - 10 a.m.

June, July & August in the outdoor Tabernacle setting

   Led by the Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church - Rev. Michael Remel, Pastor.

Mt. Gretna Organ Series 2023

Wednesday Evenings in June - 7 p.m.- Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church

June 14 - Emily Dawn Amos, Student at Curtis Institute of Music

June 21 - Aaron Patterson, Graduate Student at Juilliard School

June 28 - Daniel Ficarri, Associate Organist at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

Programs held in the Tabernacle for the Heritage Festival and Larry McKenna's Mt. Gretna Summer Concerts - please visit the Mt. Gretna Arts Council website

for additional information on these programs:    mtgretna.com

External link opens in new tab or windowoffice@MtGretnaTabernacle.org   or call   717-877-8554.

Download Materials

Choir Festival Announcement 2023.pdf