Friday, July 21, 2006

Movers Needed

The Crows' time to move is approaching. Andrew will be loading a trailer Saturday, July 29. He could use a hand (actually, a few strong backs). He plans to start early in the morning. You can reach Andrew at, 215.508.5262.

Roommate Needed

Tenth members Leila Salim and Sonia Bishop need a new roommate at their awesome tri-level Spruce Street apartment. Hardwood floors, Large kitchen with diswasher and garbage disposal, living room plus shared loft office, washer and dryer on bedrooms floor. Available bedroom is very large and bright. $770 a month plus utilities. The girls were both out of the country (and Leila is still) when they got notice of a rent increase, and now they need a new roommate to act quickly! Email Sonia at, and copy Leila at

Sunday Preacher

Our preacher for the next three Sundays is Dr. William (Liam) Golligher. To learn about him and his church (Duke Street in Richmond, England) click here. It is a very active church. If you click "How to Contact Us," you will see a pictures of all the staff.

Sunday Missions

This Sunday the monthly missions luncheon is held. Harvey and Heidi will be reporting, as will the Middle East travel team. Cost is $4 individual and $10 family. Harvey will also be sitting on the platform and give the scripture reading. He will give a few words of greeting at that time as well.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

CCA Recruiting

Check out the CCA ad in the Metro that was on Tuesday. You can try clicking here and go to page 18, though some are having trouble accessing it. JT Tartikoff sent me the above picture so you can get some idea.

Members of Federal Vision Study Committee Appointed

The 34th PCA General Assembly approved erecting an ad interim committee "to study the soteriology of the Federal Vision, New Perspective, and Auburn Avenue Theologies, which are causing confusion among our churches. Further, to determine whether these viewpoints and formulations are in conformity with the system of doctrine taught in the Westminster Standards, whether they are hostile to or strike at the vitals of religion, and to present a declaration or statement regarding the issues raised by these viewpoints in light of our Confessional Standards." The GA authorized the moderator to appoint the members of this committee. The moderator, TE Dominic Aquila, has appointed the following:
TE Paul Fowler, Convener
Assistant Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Augusta, GA

TE Ligon Duncan
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Jackson, MS

TE Grover Gunn
Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church
Jackson, TN

TE Sean Lucas
Assistant Professor of Church History
Covenant Theological Seminary
St. Louis, MO

RE Robert Mattes
Christ Presbyterian Church
Arlington, VA

RE William Mueller
Kendall Presbyterian Church
Miami, FL

RE John White
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Atlanta, GA

The General Assembly authorized receiving designated gifts to cover the expenses for the study committee. Send your gifts to: PCA Administrative Committee, 1700 N. Brown Rd., Suite 105, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Indicate for: "Federal Vision Study Committee."

Welcome Elise!

We are pleased to announce the birth of Elise Katherine Olmstead. Born on July 16, 2006 at 11:39 pm, 7 lbs. 9 oz., 20 inches.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sparrows Testimonies

Dot has just created a new Testimonies page on the church website. Click the Tenth Church link on the right; then click "About Tenth," then "Testimonies" on the lefthand column. The first ones you will see are testimonies given by Tenth girls at the last Sparrows meeting. We hope to collect many. If you would like to submit a testimony, you may send in to me ( or Dot (

Cribs Needed

The Ellisons would like to borrow cribs for three visiting great granddaughters who will be here August 22 through September 4th. Our telephone number is 610 566 1699. Our e-mail address is They live in Media.

Psalms Class

Cora sent in this schedule for the remaining summer Psalms class:

July 23 - Psalm 12 - Marion Clark

July 30 - Psalm 104 - Steve Carter

August 6 - Psalm - TBA

August 13 - Psalm - Steve Master

August 20 - Psalm - Howard Blair

August 27 - Psalm 137 - Aaron Messner

STTIL - Have You Read It?

Are you reading or listening to the Speaking the Truth in Love talks? I ask this because my work at the church is impressing upon me more and more the necessity of Christians putting these principles into practice in the church, in marriages, and in other relationships. I am requiring all staff to read it and will teach it at staff meetings beginning in the fall. I've distributed copies to all church officers and about 300 copies have been picked up. If you have not read STTIL yet, please do so. You can link to the audio and print copies by clicking Speaking the Truth in Love on the righthand column.

Monday, July 17, 2006

The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers is the title of a delightful novel by Rosamund Pilcher, but the shells I'm referring to are a collection that Marion Clark brought to Philadelphia from Florida. Marion is seeking a new home for these shells. Any collectors out there? Please call Nancy at the church office.

Psalm Study

Paul Duggan is holding a biweekly bible study at his and Sylvia's home in West Philly, on various Psalms. They have fellowship, sing, read and study a psalm every two weeks on Wednesday. This wednesday they are studying Psalm 110. If you are interested in attending, contact Paul via email ( or phone(215-222-7947). The study starts at 7:30pm and goes till about 9:20.

Sermon Posted

Yesterday's sermon on "Sex and Discretion" is now posted on the DMC Messages site. Link on the right.