Friday, August 11, 2006


If you have not visited the new Testimonies page at the church website, start making it a weekly habit. Dot Boersma is adding testimonies as she receives and finds them. You can click the link on the right - Testimonies - or go to the About Tenth section of the website and click Testimonies on the left hand column. About you sending in your testimony to share? Here is what's on the page now.

The Enduring Word of the Lord
This story of God's enduring Word initially appeared as a Tenth Press article July 30, 2006.

God’s Grace in a Struggle with Secret Sin
This story of God's grace initially appeared as a Tenth Press article March 19, 2006.

Grace in Affliction
This story of God's grace in affliction first appeared as a Tenth Press article June 26, 2005.

From Victim to Servant
This is the testimony of a Tenth member who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. It first appeared as a Tenth Press article on March 14, 2004.

Sophie's Story
This is the story of a family's trust in God as their rock through a difficult pregnancy. It was a Tenth Press article December 16, 2001.

Dr. Boice's Testimony
Dr. Boice gave this testimony May 7, 2000, after learning of his cancer diagnosis.

City Center Academy Graduation Speech
This was given by Samuel Riggs as the salutatory address at City Center Academy's graduation on June 17, 2006.

These testimonies were given at a Sparrows breakfast in 2006.
Abby, age 14
Allison, age 14
Danielle, age 14
Gabriella, age 12
Hannah, age 15
Kira, age 14
Madeleine, age 12
Robin, age 15
Sarah, age 14

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Missionary Family Housing

A missionary family from New Life Northeast will be in the area the beginning of October until the first week in January. They are involved World Harvest church planting in Nairobi, Kenya
They have 4 children, ages 6 - 17.

They need rental housing in the Philadelphia area because one of the family members needs treatment at Wills Eye Hospital.

If you know of any available housing, please contact Karen Kelley at New Life Northeast Church, 215-331-6344.

CCA Open House

CCA's Open House is today (4:00-7:00). We are expecting over thirty families who have called in to come. Be in prayer for the event and that the strong numbers of inquiries and students taking tests will result in a bumper crop of new students. Our goal is 75 fulltime students.


Aaron's next sermon series will be the Epistle of Titus, Paul's "true child in a common faith." I encourage you to read the three chapter book before September in preparation.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


We recently received word that on Friday, Esperanza Health Center is having a dedication of their new 5th Street Health Center. All are welcome.

Friday August 11, 2006
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Esperanza 5th Street Health Center
2940 N 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133

RSVP to Mark Enfield
215.831.1100 x2262

News from the Delgados

The Delgados have had their baby: "Eliana Faith Delgado was born on August 4, 2006. everyone is doing well, and we feel so happy with our family. God has truly, truly blessed us."

Recording Change

Starting October 1, all audio recording will be done on CDs. We are transitioning from the audio cassettes. The price will remain the same - $3.25 (includes tax). We are doing this, basically, to keep up with the times. More people listen to cds than cassettes, production is actually cheaper and of better quality. Don't forget, you can also listen on the internet, as well as download into your computer or mp3 player.

Email Woes

We are having difficulty with church email this morning, in case you are trying to reach us. Hopefully, it will be resolved soon.

Jury Duty

Today should be my last day of jury duty. Pray for the jury's deliberations, that we render a fair verdict. One irony is that my bicycle handlebar grips were stolen off my bike while I was sitting in court!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

"No, Not the Water Balloon!"

Pat and BJ, the "water balloon sniper."

A River Runs Through It

Paul Jones with his 18-lb salmon caught fly fishing. Paul reports, "It was NOT easy to net that large a fish from that rock ledge in the rain, while keeping him on the line, let me tell you!" But you should have seen the one that got away!

Social Worker Needed

We at the Philadelphia Access Center have an opening for a social worker, part time (three days a week) paid position. We are looking for a team player who has a heart for building Christ's Kingdom. We are seeking someone who is urban ministry minded with a passion for Jesus and compassion for people. Candidates should have at least a Bachelor's degree in social work.
We are located at 11th and Mifflin Streets in South Philly. If you have any questions and think you may be interested, please don't hesitate to call us at 215 389-1985. Joe Welch

Bible Reading Plan

Looking for a Bible reading plan? Check out this site sent in by Melissa Gilstrap.


To read the obituary for Jeff Kneebone, click here. It includes information for donations.

Monday, August 07, 2006

John Perkins

Dr. John Perkins will be preaching next Sunday. For information about him and his ministry, click here.


I am off to jury duty today, my second time this year. I will miss Anne Davies' first day on the job as Phil's assistant. Pat Canavan has a full day of orientation planned for her. This is also the day Danny Bombaro begins his new job, and the day my daughter Jean begins hers.