Friday, May 12, 2006
Of Travel and a Homily
Thursday, May 11, 2006
I know you like interesting facts to include on your blog. Regarding our high birth rate, the top months of the past 2 years were June '04 and December '05, each with 9 births. We have 44 2005 birthdays on the nursery roster and at least 17 babies already born in 2006. 30-35 volunteers serve each week in the nurseries.
(From Marion: With the example of our senior minister and younger ministers, this pace of new children is likely to continue. If you have never help, please consider Kristen Harnley's request. I think you would be seeing a rotation duty of once every 4-6 weeks, maybe even less. Volunteer help is an ongoing need and whatever time you can give would help. Kristen would discuss with you what would be involved and you would not be thrown in any situation alone, but would have experienced volunteers with you. Contact Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.449.0353).
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
I hope to still do some posting, so check in from time to time. Paul Duggan and Joel Garver will keep up the Proverbs devotionals, as they have faithfully done whenever I've needed them.
Of Sports, Stickball, and Shooting
Aaron did, however, have a good showing in the Urbanites vs the Suburbanites stickball game at the retreat. The Urbanites (Aaron, Phil, Christiana Fitzpatrick) whipped the Suburbanites (Pat Canavan, Carroll, and Jerry McFarland) 15-2.
Quote heard last night spoken by our Senior Minister: "I would take Pat's last card and shoot him."
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Concert at Deerfield (NJ) Presbyterian Church
Friday, May 12, at 7.30pm is the last recital in our current series at Deerfield Presbyterian Church, and we are delighted to welcome back Kangho Lee, 'cello, accompanied by his wife, Minyoung Lee in a program of music by Brahms, Bruch, Prokofiev and David Popper. There is no admission charge—a freewill offering will be received. For more information and directions, visit www.deerfieldpres.org.
Overtures to General Assembly
Monday, May 08, 2006
Missions House Request
We are coming down the home stretch on work to be done at the Missions House. Would you please post on your blog our need for volunteers this Thursday evening and Saturday? The work will mostly be sanding and painting. Details are below.
My name is Bob Lang and I will be in charge of the work projects scheduled for this Thursday and Saturday. These projects will mostly be prep of and painting for the following:
Back porch, Garage door and trim, Front porch trim (side railings and around door), Front porch floor, Front railing, Living room ceiling (possibly)
Would you please respond ASAP and let me know whether you have any of the following:
Tarps, Ladders (if so, what size?), Paint brushes, Sand paper and sanding blocks, scrapers, Orbital sander(s), extension cords, Electric drill (and, if you have them) sanding attachments
Finally, would you let me know if and when you can come and whether you can recruit other helpers? With enough of us, we can make fairly quick work of this. I will be there beginning at 5 PM on Thursday and again at 8 AM on Saturday. Thanks for your prompt response.
H: (610) 876-8554
M: (610) 745-0248
Gloucester County Members
planting effort are invited to attend a Bible study at the home of Steve and Susan Carter on May 18 at 7:30 PM. This will be the regular monthly study of the New Jersey PCA Church Planting Committee and others who may become part of the core group for the new church. Having the meeting at Carters' home in May can provide an opportunity for Tenth members to hear about the vision for a PCA church in Gloucester County, to begin to consider becoming part of the core group and to pray for God's blessing. Anyone who would like more information may
call Steve Carter at 856-223-0121.
CCA and Latin Exam
Two Latin IV students (and, by the way, we've never had Latin IV before) scored magna cum laude--"with great praise." May I add, our English teacher, Linda Boice (for the second year in a row) chose to take the Latin II exam--she too scored magna cum laude. It "made her day." Well, we're proud as can be of Mrs. Boice! We're also proud of these two seniors! They will be duly honored, come Awards Assembly.
Norman Campbell (Latin Instructor)
12 Days to Go
I'll have to spend time on this. Usually my homily is ten minutes long, but considering this will be my last chance to speak while my daughter still bears my last name...
Calling to order
Worship; sacrament of the Lord's Supper - TE Ed Gross, preaching
--Leadership Development - TE Bill Krispin
----Credentials Sub-Team - TE Chris O'Brien
--Shepherding - TE Steve Smallman
--Church Health - TE Steve Huber
--Church Planting - TE John Julien
----Treasurer’s Report - RE Ron Ferner
Report of stated clerk - TE Frank Moser
Report of Thanks Committee
Reports of commissions and special committees
--Commission to install TE Suler Acosta
--Commission to install TE David Goneau
--Commission for closing of Redeemer Church
--Commission for particularization of Renewal Church
--Commission to install TE Bob Willetts