Friday, October 06, 2006

Above All Earthly Powers

Yet another contribution from David. Listen to the messages here.

The Keller Model

David Apple brought this interesting blog posting to my attention about the model of preaching and ministering that Tim Keller presents:

Last Day

Today is Melynda Feeney's last day with us as the Administrative Assistant for Accounting. She is returning to her original field of work as an actuary closer to her home in Glenside. We will miss her for her good work and delightful spirit here.


Tonight is the night! The long anticipated Vision Night. A year's worth of study, prayer, and dialogue has been leading up to this evening. We are expecting many to attend, considering that over 100 children are registered for childcare.

The meeting starts at 7:00 sharp. Go to the church website for parking info which does include some on-street parking. A prayer time begins at 6:00 in the Catacombs. Don't forget to bring dessert.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Walk for Life

A Walk for Life to raise funds for Alpha Pregnancy Services will be held on Saturday, October `14, 2006 at 12 noon. It will be a 2 hour walk at Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia. Milt & Rita Havens will be in the Walk for Life and they need sponsors, any amount would be appreciated. Call 215-546-3712.

Thank you!


For some strange reason some people are confused with the Vision Night's time just because I posted different times. Tomorrow night's meeting begins at 7:00. I repeat - 7:00.

Parking for Friday evening, October 6, Vision Meeting

Street parking is available! Details are on the church website parking page.

Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night is the long awaited Vision Night. It begins at 7:00. Bring a dessert if you can. I am fine with chocolate chip cookies. If you can come earlier, join us for prayer at 6:00.

Pinged Ponged

I must concede my ping pong champion title to Phil , who like his Cardinals had just enough in him to withstand my charge and win 22-20 at the staff retreat.

I also learned my lesson about not making hasty assessments. I watched Nancy volly with Christiana; Nancy was not exhibiting a flair for zipping the ball across the table. Christiana and I then partnered against her and Phil. My, my...she suddenly turned into a sharp shooter flipping back whatever I hit to her and they won the game.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Tenth Vision Blog

Just posted a new link on the right column entitled Tenth Vision Blog. This is your opportunity to engage in a church wide discussion about the strategic planning.

Vision Blog

Okay, Bloggers. I need you to show the way. Go to the church website, click the link to the Discussion Forum. I need some veteran blog commenters to get things started (with productive comments, that is).

Vision Group Meeting Change

Gordon Palmer's Parish 2 Vision group that usually meets on Friday evenings will be meeting on Thursday this week at 7:30 PM. This revised meeting time will allow those in the study to attend Vision Night on Friday, October 6.

Child Care Volunteers Needed for Vision Night

Needed: Child care volunteers for the Friday vision night program. If interested, contact Pat Canavan. The start time for volunteers is 6:60pm that evening.


So I ask Phil if he is happy this morning and he starts talking about church matters. Focus, Phil. Focus! The Cardinals won the first game of the playoffs and he is giving more attention to what's going on in the church!

Oh, an Ode!

A rumor’s been heard in our halls
And through Tenth’s innermost walls—
It seems that among us,
With no lack of ruckus,“Birthdays ‘r Us”—hit the malls!

To read more of this ode composed by Paul Jones to celebrate the occasion of Bruce turning 50 and Phil turning 40, click here.

Nursery Volunteer Training Information

Are you interested in or already serving in the nursery (infant - 3 years) at Tenth? If so, please plan to attend our upcoming Nursery Volunteer Training on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 12:45 - 3 PM. We will cover essential information for caring for our children in the nursery, including a review of CPR and choking procedures and basic First Aid.

All current nursery workers as well as Tenth members interested in serving in the nursery are encouraged to attend this training. Lunch will be provided for $3/person and childcare is available. Please contact Kristen Harnly at for information or to RSVP.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New Library Blogspot

Tenth Library has a new website,, that highlights new books, videos, and audio materials you can borrow, as well as events and volunteer opportunities.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Parking Alert for Sunday, October 8

Sunday, October 8, is Sukkot. Beth Zion Beth Israel’s services coincide with our morning services. Their parking permission also overlaps ours. We ask our attenders to avoid parking on the 1800 block of Spruce or on 18th Street from Rittenhouse to Pine.

Westminster Launches Gospel and Culture Project with October 4 Colloquium

Westminster Theological Seminary announces the launch of the Gospel and Culture Project, a center dedicated to promoting cultural transformation through the gospel from the perspective of the Reformed world and life view. Join us for the center’s inaugural event, a colloquium on “Culture Matters: Biblical Reflections on Going Global,” with James Skillen and Carl F. Ellis. Wednesday, October 4, 10:30 am, on the Glenside campus at 2960 W. Church Road. See for details.

Bible Study at the Union League

The weekly Union League Bible Study has resumed. It is taught by professors and pastors associated with Westminster Theological Seminary. The luncheon meeting ($17/person) is every Friday from noon to 1 pm in the Fell Room of the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad Street. For details, contact Roger Herrell at 215.563.4100.

Volunteers for Men's Prayer Breakfast

Jim Baggs is coordinating the food for the Men's Prayer Breakfast during the World Missions Conference this fall. He is looking for a few good volunteers to help with preparation and clean up, Saturday morning, November 11. You can contact him directly by email or call 215.844.3912.

Signs of Christmas

It is only early October but Tenth's Deaf Ministry is already preparing for the Christmas season by offering monthly "Christmas Carols in Sign Language" classes in October, November, and December. October's carol is "Silent Night."

Adults, college students, and school age children (deaf or hearing) are welcome to attend the first class, which will be held in Catacombs Assembly Hall from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 8. No registration is necessary and there is no charge for attending. For more information contact Jodi at

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Vision Night this Friday

Come one! Come all! To the merry Tenth vision ball??? Okay, so it won't be a ball in the "umpa-pa, umpa-pa" sense. But nonetheless, you should have a sense of expectation about this event. Tenth is having a Vision Night this Friday evening at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. The purpose of the evening is to hear from Dr. Ryken about the new vision, to see a new film featuring numerous members of our congregation, to pray, to worship, and to enjoy fellowship together. No only that - there will be dessert at the end! (Provided you remember to bring one, of course). Childcare is provided for kids through age 10. (To help with planning for this, please email to get your kids registered.)

Don't sit this one out... come Friday night and catch a vision for what God has yet to do in and through Tenth Church, to His own great glory and praise!


Hello Pastor Clark,

Would you be so kind as to post this ad for our family on your blog. As you may know, our family is moving to Houston, TX. We will not be bringing the following items with us, and they are free for anyone who will pick them up from our house. The deadline for picking up the items is Thursday, Oct. 5th.

- a General Electric 23.5 cu. ft. Refrigerator/Freezer with automatic icemaker and dispenser
- a Mitsubishi large-screen projection TV (40in. diagonal)
- a Sony Trinitron Multiscan 200ES CRT computer monitor (16in. diagonal)
- a Gateway 2000 Vivitron 21 CRT computer monitor (20in. diagonal)
- a Queen-size bed frame with oak headboard

For anyone interested, please call me at 215-782-3205 or email me at

Thank you very much,
Gia Tan