Saturday, February 10, 2007

At the Foul Line

I saw a copy of The Bagpipe, Covenant College's student newspaper. The front page article announced the hiring of Aaron as the new chaplain. I learned that the 6' 7" guy who comes "at you like a tidal wave" is nicknamed "Porkchop" from some incident at the foul line in a basketball game. Hhmm...I'll have to look into this a little more.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

To the Messners

I see that some are starting to post messages to the Messners on the DMC Forum site. Add yours to the mix. If you prefer, you can email the message to me and I will post it on the site.

CC Apartment Available for the Summer

Melissa Gilstrap shares this notice from a friend of hers:

Interested in living in my beautiful loft in center city this summer?Large open space with Steinway piano, near 15th and Pine. I will be composerin residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, N.M. from June - August and am looking for responsible person(s). Please respond by email for more info.
Andrea Clearfield

Perspectives course in our area

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, a 13-week course developed by the U.S. Center for World Mission, will be offered at Easton Bible Church ( in Hainesport, NJ beginning Thursday, February 15. Contact Fran Patt at 610.524.5506,, Nancy Schopbach 609.332.5781, or for more information. The deadline for registration is Tuesday at 10:00 am.

For anyone interested in cross-cultural ministry, locally or abroad, this course is strongly recommended!

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Memorial Service

The Westminster community deeply mourns the loss of our dear brother, Professor Al Groves, and invites you to join us in praying for comfort for Al’s family and the many others who will miss him. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 pm at New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Avenue. Click here for directions. Memorial gifts may be made to Westminster Theological Seminary, with "Needy Student Fund" indicated on the memo line, Box 27009, Philadelphia, PA 19118.

For more information, please go to Westminster’s home page. An audio file of Professor Grove’s message on Psalm 138 is posted now and a photo gallery will be posted shortly.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

With the Lord

This email came from Westminster Theological Seminary's president, Peter Lillback, regarding the passing of Professor Al Groves last night.

Dear Fellow Believers In The Hope Of The Gospel:

Today at our Administrative Counsel Meeting and later at our Faculty Prayer Meeting, we prayed for Al, Libbie and their children, as well as for our Community. Knowing that the time was short before the Lord would call Al home, we prayed in the spirit of 1 Thess. 4:13, that we would not grieve like the those who have no hope.

Now the time has come for all of us to claim this truth as Al passed away sometime around 8:22 tonight at his home in the presence of his family and friends.

In order to honor our brother and to minister to one another at this moment of joy and sorrow, classes will be cancelled tomorrow (Tuesday February 6th). Please consult our WTS website for the ongoing scheduling of classes. You may also call our Academic Dean’s Office.

Plans are being made for a memorial service this Saturday at 2:00 at New Covenant Church not too far from Westminster’s campus.

As we all grieve, let us also minister to and pray for God’s continuing grace and peace on the Groves family and also to our brethren in Biblical Studies who have been such close colleagues of Al’s for so many years.

May the comfort of Christ promised in His Gospel of hope extend to you and to all in our community at this moment when the love of our Lord given in His Holy Word is our only sure foundation.

In His Service,

Pete Lillback

Monday, February 05, 2007

Scholarship Deadline Extended

Please note that the deadline for requesting scholarships for the TenthWomen Conference (Living the Gospel in Relationships - 2/24) has been extended from Sunday February 4 to Sunday February 18.

To request a scholarship, fill out the registration form, indicating the amount you wish to request. The forms can be turned in at Tenth on Sunday Feb 11 or Feb 18. We do ask that you pay the amount you are able to when you turn in the form.

WBE Training

The "Pre-Conference" portion of the Workshop on Biblical Exposition begins in a few minutes in my study. This is the training and preparation for the small group leaders and will go through 3:00 today. The workshop then begins tomorrow and runs through Thursday. Pray for the attendees - ministers and ministry students - who are looking to sharpen their expository preaching skills.