Friday, November 10, 2006

Cemetery Lots for Sale

Due to our move to Colorado, we are selling two cemetery lots at Westminster Cemetery, Belmont Avenue and Levering Mill Road, Bala-Cynwyd, PA. $3500 for the two lots (negotiable). For more information, Contact: Ken Rudy at 303-507-2076 or e-mail him at:

Missions Tea Change . . .

A slight change in plans for our Northern Suburbs tea at the Chapman home: Pearl Oh, who planned to speak at the event, is unable to come because of an injury to her back. Our guest from Colombia, Ester Leal, will be the featured speaker instead. She is the director of Hogar La Providencia, the children's home that Tenth has partnered with over the past few years.

Tonight! Tonight!

Don't forget the concert tonight at 7:30. See postings below about details.

Crib Needed

There is a Chinese woman who came to the US with her husband and became a Christian in Pittsburgh (her husband not yet). Her husband's studies have brought him to Philadelphia and she is in the new members' class and TIF. She is due to have a baby in January. She is looking for a crib she can afford, and that is difficult to find. I was hoping there might be someone in the congregation who might lend her a crib if they have one and are between kids/thinking of getting rid of one. You can use my contact info, as I have not mentioned to her I might use this route for help and she might also have some trouble with the logistics of procurement.

Debbie Langford

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Professor Witmer

On November 29, Westminster will inaugurate Timothy Z. Witmer, D.Min., as professor of practical theology. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Rust Auditorium, Van Til Hall, on the Glenside, Pennsylvania campus. Join us! Dr. Witmer is a graduate of West Chester University, Westminster, and Reformed Theological Seminary. He is pastor of Crossroads Community Church, and coordinator of the practical theology department and director of the Mentored Ministry program at Westminster. He joined the faculty in 1997.

Not bad for a tuba player. Tim has the further distinction of being a member of the Westminster Brass.

Prayer Request

Please pray for Liz Bucci's mother, May Davis, who is terminally ill with a variety of medical problems. She has received Christ as her Lord and Savior and the family prays that her passing will be without pain or distress. The doctors feel she will only be with them for a few more months.

Give Thanks!

What a beautiful day! Give thanks to God for it.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Career Fair

Philadelphia Biblical University is sponsoring a Career Fair onThursday, November 16, 2006, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. , on campus at the Mason Activity Center Gymnasium. Come to the PBU Career Fair and network with over 48 exhibitors, including social work agencies, schools, businesses, churches, mission organizations, and others. The event is free to job seekers, just come and bring your resume. A complete list of exhibitors, directions and more details can be found on the PBU website

On the Air

Post from the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals:

Rev. Richard Phillips is proclaiming, explaining, and applying God’s Living Word in our newest broadcast, God’s Living Word. In his series, Walking with God, Rev. Phillips preaches through the Psalms. There is a way of blessing for those who trust God, know Him, and walk with Him as their Lord. Do you know that blessing? What is your worldview? Ultimately, it should be one of you in light of God and the marvelous creation around us. Are you ready to be led? Psalm 23 teaches that the Lord is our shepherd and that if we follow Him, our eyes will be opened and we will be guided to things not of this world, but toward all that is spiritually right. Is God your guardian? We read in Psalm 121 that if we turn our eyes upwards toward Him who is in Heaven, we will in fact be made safe. Visit to learn more about our new broadcast.

Men's Breakfast

Saturday at 9:00 am is the men's breakfast in fellowship hall. Ken Rudy is bringing Narin, a church planter in Cambodia with him, and Jon Perry will also share about his work with internationals.

Music Around the World!

Friday November 10, 7:30 PM
Strings, winds, percussion, vocalists and ensembles.

As a tribute to Tenth’s missionaries in the midst of our World Missions Conference, this program will be an evening of great sacred, classical, jazz, and folk music from all over the globe. Solo, duo and ensemble works from composers near and far, both well known and hardly known—an evening full of variety and color. Bring the kids!

Mandala—India & the Middle East
Richard Harlow, cello—Hungary/Eastern Europe
Margaret Claudin, flute with Alisa Coffey, harp—Celtic/Ireland
Ruth Naomi Floyd, mezzo soprano—Kenya/Africa & Jazz/USA
Erikson Rojas, piano—Cuba
Thomas Elliott, trombone—Israel
Sylvia Kim, violin—Korea/Asia
Stuart Neill, tenor— Italy/Western Europe
Jeremy Hutson, classical guitar—Central & South America
Tenth Church Choir—Ukraine/Russia

Accompanists: Bethany Brooks, Norman Carter, Paul Jones, Peter Leibensperger

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Philadelphia Marathon November 19

Sunday, November 19, is the Philadelphia Marathon. The route may affect your drive to church that morning. Please listen to local traffic reports and plan your route to church accordingly.

Missionopoly Photos

Photos for the Missionopoly event are at

Volunteers Needed for Mailing

If you have time to help stuff a congregational mailing next Wednesday (November 15), please contact Dot.

Special Worship Time at Westminster

Worship with Palestinian Christians! Westminster Theological Seminary invites you to a free concert (in Arabic!) by the Bethlehem Bible College Choir, conducted by a Westminster graduate, on Wednesday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m. in Van Til Hall on the Glenside, Pennsylvania, campus (intersection of Church Rd. and Willow Grove Ave.). Visit for directions.

Trinity Symposium

The Trinity Symposium Presents:
The Apocalypse
and the American Evangelical Mind
Jeffrey Jue
Asst. Prof. of Church History
Westminster Theological Seminary
Thursday, November 9, 7:30pm
Please join us Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm at Trinity
OP Church in the Social Hall. All are welcome. Light
refreshments provided. Discussion to follow. Nursery
available for young children.

Also, please find attached a fuller description of the evening
and our speaker, to be posted or circulated at your church or
school as is deemed appropriate.

The Trinity Symposium
~building community through mutual learning

For more information and directions see:

Trinity Orthodox Presbyterian Church
151 West County Line Rd., Hatboro PA 19040-1807

Yo, Oh!

Michael Oh will be meeting with the staff today. Michael is Sunday's preacher for all the services and is President of Christ Bible Seminary in Japan. Click here for a link to the seminary. Michael is sitting beside Covenant Seminary president Bryan Chappell.

Turkey Lecture

From: Turkish Student Association turks@POBOX.UPENN.EDU
Subject: US Policy In Turkey And The Region (Public Lecture)

We would like to invite you to the Public Lecture "US Policy in Turkeyand The Region"
by Ross Wilson, US Ambassador to Turkey.

Wednesday, November 15, 5:00 PM
245 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Reception following event at The Huntsman Program Student Lounge
3732 Locust Walk (across from Jon M. Huntsman Hall)

Presented by The Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business,
The Lauder Institute and the Middle East Center. Co-sponsored by the SEI Center
for Advanced Studies in Management

For more info visit:

Monday, November 06, 2006


I've just read three responsed to the Haggard scandal on reformation21. How has this news affected you?

Click here for a poignant response.

World Missions Conference Events

This week, missionaries are speaking every night at parish gatherings and Bible studies. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Friday night at 7:30 pm is the Music around the World concert, which will be a wonderful family-friendly event.

Saturday at 9:00 am is the men's breakfast in fellowship hall. Ken Rudy is bringing Narin, a church planter in Cambodia with him, and Jon Perry will aslo share about his work with internationals.

At 2:30 pm, women's teas with various missionaries in homes around the area:
Do RSVP by Wednesday if you plan to attend.

Western Suburbs at the home of Susan McDowell
282 North Maple Avenue, Lansdowne
Speaker: Donna Rudy, Cambodia
RSVP: Susan at 610.623.6446

Northern Suburbs at the home of Amy Chapman
242 East Waverly Road, Wyncote
Speaker: Pearl Oh, Japan
RSVP: Amy at 215.481.9687

Center City at the home of Lisa Ryken
2033 Naudain Street, Philadelphia
Speaker: Mary Perry, International Students, Cornell
RSVP: Bethany at 215.280.6713

New Jersey at the home of Jean Hetherington
273 Wayne Avenue, Haddonfield
Speaker: Lisa Weidman, Mobilization, CrossWorld
RSVP: Jean at 856. 795.0058

Please join us for an afternoon of warm hospitality, lovely music, delicious refreshments and fellowship with our missionaries.

Missions Conference Feedback

So, give my your thoughts on the opening of the Missions Conference, both Saturday's Missionopoly and Sunday's services.


What a fun Saturday evening! Missionopoly was fantastic! I must admit I was a bit skeptical months ago when I heard that opening night of the Missions Conference would be a game. It turned out to be a great event in several ways I can think of:

- Got the different generations interacting with one another
- Got everyone involved in meeting the missionaries
- Got the most interest and involvement in the missions displays
- Kept up everyone's interest throughout the evening
- Got many people involved through helping with the booths
- Brought in Carroll Wynne from sabbatical to lead his team to victory


I am continuing hand therapy following the operation on my hand. That is why I often am not posting on the blog until later in the day. It seems to be recovering properly, though not the speed I want. But then that would mean I would have to be more consistent in my exercises. Sigh...if only things would work out the way I want because everyone else did their part and I simply coasted.

You can Proverbs' response to such an attitude in today's devotional.