Tabor Volunteers needed for a Labor Day Weekend clean-up at church! We are preparing with hopeful expectation that God will partner us with a new social ministry organization in Salt Lake in the near future! As we pray, we prepare in faith for them by clearing out the upstairs Lounge (formerly the original church office). Please contact Harry Heightman for details. Thanks!
Service opportunity at the Utah Food Bank, There will be no food sorting in September. We will resume food sorting on Saturday, October 7, 10am-noon. Come help other Tabor volunteers sort canned and non-perishable goods at the Utah Food Bank 3150 South 900 West, Salt Lake City. Contact Casey White for more information at (801) 678-5049. Rumor has it that Casey sometimes brings donuts!!
Historic Rendezvous and Trail Outing! Join Lee Kreutzer and Lawrence Allred on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Fort Bridger (WY) Mountain Man Rendezvous and a guided tour back to Salt Lake City along the California and Mormon Trail. Invite your friends and neighbors! Please contact Lee Kreutzer@xmission.com and provide a cell phone number that can be used to contact you at Fort Bridger.
Please join us Sunday, Sept.10 for a potluck lunch to "Celebrate the New and Honor the Old” - our new visions for Mt.Tabor and our old traditions from the past. In addition, a freewill offering will be taken for Tabor Food Assistance monthly gift cards. Please bring a dish to share; dessert and drinks will be provided! Let’s kick off this fall together in celebration and gratitude for our blessings.
Young and Older Adults Knowing Strength (YOAKS) at Tabor will gather for friendship and lunch on Tuesday, September 12 at noon. The meals are hosted by volunteers each month. Hope to see you there!
“Dinner at Vinny’s” service opportunity is Tuesday, September 12, 4:30-6:30pm at the St Vincent DePaul Dining Hall at the Weigan Center downtown. Come and share Tabor’s gracious and loving hospitality with our hungry neighbors living on the streets. We always have room for more volunteers! Clean-up help especially! Please see Casey White if you have any questions.
Council meets on September 17 after worship. There will be no Council meeting in July.
Tabor Vision Team meets Tuesday, September 26 at 7pm.
Crossing Borders (Cruzendo Fronteras)
This was the theme of the 2023 Rocky Mountain Synod assembly. It was an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the landscape, culture, the people and ministries of the borderlands. I am thankful again for that time in El Paso.
Rev David Vasquez Levy of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services has written a Bible study called Out of the Waters Resisting the Power of Fear. We have permission to use this study to help get to know the characters in Exodus as fully human beings rather than “holy heroes”.
This study relates to the issues of migration which were addressed in the book of Exodus and continue today. Today we actually have the largest number of people on the move in the world ever.
Our church’s commitment is to Welcome the Stranger and we can learn more in this Bible study for 6 weeks starting Sept 24 at 9-10AM. Come and see….
Los Zapotes Well update from Steve and Norma Klemz:
"We are the deepest well in the region at 285 meters. There is no way we would have gone that far except for the Tabor partnership and those who followed in support.
The well went 75 meters beyond initial water, so there is plenty of water available.
We will get approximately 10,000 liters per hour.
The meter and electricity were finally brought to the road, closest to the property on July 28. Now we need to connect to the post, purchase a pump and water will begin to flow. Of course, since the well is deeper, so also for pump expenditures. Good news is that we are high up from other households, so the pumped water will run downhill.
Just a note about water piped in from the village. It is so scarce, that Norma's mother had to buy water from a neighbor to cover what was needed for toilet and shower for us during our stay."
1 Rebecca H. 13 Lanea B.
4 Philip G. 15 Lee K.
5 Lawrence A. 29 Bret H., Anne M.
Is meeting in-person and Zoom September 17 after worship.
Utah Food Bank
There will be no food sorting in September. We will be sorting food at the Utah Food Bank October 7 from 10am-Noon.