Thursday, December 07, 2006

Corporate Angel

AveMaria Bremerman sent this to me:

As, I was reading the Sunday News paper I stumbled upon an article " Cancer Patients Fly Free in Empty Seats on Corporate Jets." The airfare is free and all arrangements are made by corporate Angel Networks, also known as "CAN." I have provided the information below and my prayer is that this resource will be of much help.

Lord's Blessings,
AveMaria Bremerman

Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
Westchester County Airport,
One Loop Road, White Plains,NY 10604
Phone (914) 328-1313 Fax (914) 328-3938
Patient Toll Free-----(866) 328-1313

Bible School Brochure Adult Class Additions/Changes

New members will meet at 315 S. 17th Street, 3Front, 9:00–10:15 am

MCO will meet at 315 S. 17th Street, 1Rear, 9:00–10:15 am

Preparation for Marriage will be at 315 S. 17th Street, 2Rear, 11:00 am–12:15 pm.

The Community in Christ class is continuing. It will be at 315 S. 17th Street, Basement Front, 11:00 am–12:15 pm.

Housing in West Philly

I am looking for someone to take over my room in a house of 6 other Christian women in West Philly for Jan-Aug 2007 (with option to stay on). The rent is $365/month + about $50/month for utilities (includes wireless internet) + $75/month for shared food. The house is conveniently located at 43rd and Pine. Please contact Aileen Kim at 215.920.1385 or aileenguist_at_gmail_dot_com.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


On my blog, I've posted a list of books left over from our World Missions Conference booktable. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of these titles.

Noon Concert

Margaret Claudin (flute) and Paul Jones will be playing a 30-minute program at Arch Street Presbyterian Church as part of their Advent noon hour recital series today at 12:05 pm. There is no charge to attend. Program is below.

Sonata in G major, BWV 525 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Rhapsodie - Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Three Carols - Settings by Peter Crisafulli (b. 1946)
...Coventry Carol Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors, 15th century
...Noel Nouvelet - Medieval French carol
...In dulci jubilo - German carol, 14th century

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Carroll, I Need You To...

My, my, it looks like Carroll has a lot of work to do. This is what was waiting him when he arrived Monday morning from sabbatical.

Managing Your Money

From John Voorhis:

I thought you might be interested in an update regarding the Managing Your Money class – to date, we have had an average of 250 downloads for each session, which equates to having 250 more people in the class!

We have also put together a Resources page on containing the lecture notes and other handouts, the official class bibliography, a list of books and web sites recommend by the class participants, personal finance templates and tools, etc. You can find this page here.

Spruce Hill Singers

Just heard that the Spruce Hill student body (everyone from second grade on up) is singing with Ruth Floyd at Liberty Place during lunchtime today.

Child Care Needed

InterVarsity staff mom is looking for someone to come for 3 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays to help with her 1 year old daughter while she works on ministry projects. Can pay $7.00 per hour. If interested, please contact:

Lani Borgman Shade
4441 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-386-0956

A Lot of Apples

Happy birthday to David Apple who today turned 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, SIXTY!

Monday, December 04, 2006

A Christian Home

I'm editing testimonies for the new member's reception this Sunday and thought you would like to read this unedited version:

I was raised in a Christian home and it was a practice of my parents to have family devotions each evening. They'd read us Bible stories and lead us into prayer before sending us to bed. It was through this that I was introduced to God's Word and the concept of him being my Heavenly Father as well as Jesus saving me from my sins.

My parents also have the habit of having their own quiet times, and it wouldn't be uncommon for me to head over to their room early in the morning and find one of them in prayer, or reading a Bible. I would sit by my mom during her quiet time and she would read out to me the passage she was meditating on. It was during one of these quiet times that I asked her why she was doing it. She explained to me about her personal relationship with Christ, and how he saved her. She told me more about being a Christian, and I then asked her if I could also be a Christian. That morning I asked God to forgive me for my sins and asked him into my heart.

She's Back!!!

Christiana Fitzpatrick is back from her trip. I now have full occupancy on the third floor.

"Butch" Snethen

So, Elmer Snethen's sister sends an email to the new Temple basketball coach, Fran Dunphy. She wants to get a Temple jersey with Elmer's old number when he played at Temple in the 1960's. She eventually gets a reply telling her to give him a call. She does and begins explaining who Elmer is. Coach Dunphy interrupts her by saying, "Is this the same 'Butch' Snethen who used to play at Aronimink?" It so happened that he played pickup games in college with some of the "older" guys who had graduated. Here is "Butch" with his jersey.

Memorial Bench

This past Saturday, Elmer and Aaron Snethen unveiled the memorial Sherry Snethen bench that sits in the Liacouras Center just outside the basketball arena. Sherry, who died last January, was an avid Temple basketball fan.

The Nativity Story

The Trinity Symposium Presents: The Nativity Story
A Discussion of the Provocative New Film with Dan Kunkle (Tenth Member and Deacon)
Friday, December 8 at 7:30pm

This is a special symposium event, designed for you to invite your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers. This event is specifically for anyone who is interested in investigating the claims of Christianity or for whom the new film, "The Nativity Story," has provoked difficult questions. We hope many will attend. So please take this opportunity to see the film, to engage friends and colleagues in discussion about it, and, perhaps, to invite them out to our discussion. Check out our website (click Trinity Symposium) for further details. Refreshments provided. Discussion to follow. Nursery available for young children.

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

Christmas Gift Idea

Jessie Bible sent this in:

The Tenth Book Store has copies of "Peacemaking Women: Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict." by Tara Barthel and Judy Dabler. Tara Barthel will be the 2007 TenthWomen Conference speaker. (Feb 24). This is a wonderful, readable book by two women who are very transparent about their own lives and their own growth in grace. It would make a great gift for any woman - of any age or stage of life.

DMC Forum

To provide a forum for topics connected with the church, I've added another blog, DMC Forum. My intent is to add a topic weekly. Please let me know by email any topics you would like added. The first topic is Truth and Love. How do we balance the responsibility to speak the truth that may need to be critical, with the equal responsibility to do so in love? (Save your answer for the forum blog!)

He's Back!!!

Carroll Wynne is back on duty after a 3-month sabbatical. I'm sure those at the 11:00 service were happy to see his smiling face on the platform. I'm extremely happy to have him back ministering in the church.

Paul Tripp

The Session is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Tripp as part-time Assistant Minister to Center City. His specific assignment is to lead midweek services. His term will begin in January. The start-up of the services have yet to be determined.

I have eagerly waited to make this announcement as I think it will have a similar effect ten years ago when Tenth brought on a new minister named Phil Ryken. Our new mission statement specifies Tenth's calling to "reach Center City." This service led by Dr. Tripp will be the cornerstone for that outreach.

Paul's 30+ years of ministry has been characterized by a sensitivity to applying the gospel to the culture and to the Christian life. Thus, his ministry will serve a two-fold purpose of kingdom discipleship and outreach to Center City. Along with his teaching, he will be shepherding and mentoring a leadership team to further personal ministry to those who attend and to equip them for their personal witness.

Check out his blogsite (he is presently in India) and website that tell more about his ministry. You can also listen to him on radio on WFIL from 11:00-11:30 am on weekdays.