Friday, March 23, 2007

No Missions Luncheon

Because of the Congregational Meeting after the 11:00 am service on Sunday, we will not have a missions luncheon this month. We encourage all to attend the congregation meeting. The next luncheon is scheduled for April 22.

ESO Projects

This Sunday, you'll hear the first presentation of Tenth's Easter Sacrificial Offering Projects. I've posted more extensive information on the projects on my blog.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Architect Position Available

Berzinsky Architects is looking for an architect with about 5 yrs of experience. Please contact them at

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

MCO report

Bryan Stoudt sent the following report from last night's discussion panel at Drexel Med:

"Death and Dying from a Patient's Perspective"
The event, without question, was a great success. Our speaker, Dr. Paul Tripp, did a great job presenting the gospel in a way that was understandable, concise and yet addressed concerns specific to the medical students who came. He also engaged the audience personally in a way the other speakers did not.

As an example, at one point a student asked the panelists what these future physicians should say to a child dying from a terminal illness. You could almost feel the tension and anticipation mount in the space between the question and first response!

Dr. Tripp's answer was wonderful and vivid. He shared about the brokenness of this life, then moved on to talk about the way he used to speak to his young children when they didn't understand what he was telling them to do. He would get down on one knee, remind them of his love for them, and then tell them they simply had to trust in his love, even though it didn't seem to make sense. This, he said, is the sort of trust young patients need to have in their Heavenly Father and Savior when they must face death. He then encouraged future physicians to make moments like these more "human" than "clinical". This was truly a moment when the gospel shone brightly besides other ultimately hopeless alternatives!

Please continue to pray for Drexel's campus in the weeks ahead. The most immediate need is for the fellowship to follow-up with their classmates who attended. This is difficult because the semester becomes very, very intense for the rest of the year, making even casual conversations more costly than usual. Let's pray, then, that God blesses the Christian students not only with opportunities to engage their unbelieving classmates, but also with such a compelling vision of his mercy and grace that they will eagerly, though wisely, seize the opportunities God presents.

Congregational Meeting Childcare

Parents with children ages 2 and under will go to the nursery reception area after the service to notify nursery personnel of continued childcare during the Congregational Meeting. Parents with children ages 3 and up will go the the B2 room.

Please sign up in advance so we know how many children to expect. Sign up sheets will be available in the nursery reception area, the B-rooms and the Parenting Class (9:00 am hour).

Inductive Bible Study Workshop

Register for the Inductive Bible Study Workshop at Tenth Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, March 24. Learn how to dig into a passage of Scripture to find out what is says, what it means and how it applies to your life. Cost is $10 per person which also includes continental breakfast and lunch. Contact Cora Hogue
Sal and Debbie Lentine have adopted a baby. Here is their announcement:

Greetings from the Lentine family. We want to praise God for Olivia Grace, born March 14 and weighed 7 lbs. We will be returning from Texas March 22. Please pray for our transition and our flight home.

Praise God for his lovingkindness is everlasting!

Love in Christ,
Debbie, Sal, Abby, and Olivia

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A Work in Progress . . .

This Friday evening, check out "A Work in Progress!" The Church Studios at Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church (22nd and Mt. Vernon Streets) is hosting an open house and silent art auction from 7:00-9:30 pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and support Christian artists who live and work in Center City, including Tenth member Keith Crowley, while munching on scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and viewing new paintings and sculptures.

For more information, contact Rebecca Wainwright at or 215.232.8393.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Summer Internship Housing Needed for PCA Pastor's Son

Name: Stephen Fastenau
Phone: 864-933-0636
Housing needed near near Citizens Bank Park and/or Univ. of Penn.
For: Summer Internship (May 14 to Aug.15)

Sparrows Breakfast Rescheduled for Saturday, March 24

The Sparrows Breakfast has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 24, 8:45 am, in Reception Hall. The same program will take place as originally planned--only the room has changed.