Friday, April 11, 2008

Free Piano

Free to a good home: black spinet piano. Free to anyone willing to move it. One black key has suffered the effects of energetic grandchildren. Piano has survived many, many piano lessons. If interested, please email Many thanks!


I have my windows open! How wonderful to feel the breeze blowing through my study. It must be Spring!

Returning Investment

As soon as the tables started to fill up there were customers ready to make a purchase. There were people two deep trying to get to the tables...more

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Serving in Japan

Hi Rev. Clark,

This is Danielle Guevara writing from Nagoya, Japan. I just wanted to let you know that I am currently serving here with MTW and at Christ Bible Seminary with Michael Oh. If you would like to do so, here is my blog. I am updating it a lot with photos and information about what's going on here at CBS (which is supported by Tenth). One of my roles will be developing friendships with the students' wives. This year we have six new Japanese students making it one of the BIGGEST seminaries in Japan! (Hard to imagine in the U.S.)God's blessings on you!-

Danielle Guevara

Not Too Early...

To put block off Saturday, September 20, on your calendar for Explore Wycliffe! This is a one-day event designed to provide the most current information about the work and needs of Wycliffe. Come and explore Wycliffe with staff who have "been there and done that" and have more than survived. Find out the answers to YOUR questions, like: What is Wycliffe? What's the history? Who makes up the organization? What is Vision 2025? Learn about those goals, and how you can contribute to reaching them. An opportunity to get a good overview of Wycliffe and ask questions. To register or receive more information for this event, call Janet Morris or Helen Miller at 1-800-366-5493. For other dates and locations or to sign up online, you can visit the Events website at

Becoming Particular

Last night I had the pleasure to take part in a presbytery commission meeting, called to receive a petition from Cresheim Vally Church to be "particularized" as a church and to examine prospective elders for their Session. To become a particularized church, a mission church must have a permanent Session.

The men examined were Collier Kirkland, Mike Erickson, Al Chapman, and Roger Hoover. Collier and Mike will be ordained for the first time, while Al and Roger have already served as elders ordained at Tenth. The Sunday in which the church will be particularized and the elders installed is May 11 during the church's morning service. Phil Ryken will be preaching.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

36 Years

Today is my birthday. I turn 36. Thirty-six years ago I walked down the aisle at a Billy Graham Crusade and prayed to receive Christ. Praise be to God who showed such mercy to me.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Wheaton Club of Philadelphia Event

Saturday, April 19 at 6:30 pm-- Light Dinner and Program
"C. S. Lewis' Prince Caspian: A Showcase for Lewis' Big Ideas"
@ Spruce Hill Christian School, 4115 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Every time C.S. Lewis put his pen to paper his aim was to set forth a vision of life. This is not merely true in his work in Christian apologetics, but also in his fiction. Dr. Root will explore the background, main ideas, and rhetorical intention Lewis articulated in Prince Caspian. His presentation coincides with the upcoming release of the new Narnian Film, “Prince Caspian.” This Wheaton gathering will not only be a time to connect with old friends and classmates living in the area but also provide an opportunity for a stimulating lecture and discussion. Feel free to invite others to join you—friends, potential Wheaton College students or C.S. Lewis enthusiasts—for a stimulating time together.

$15 per person
RSVP to Matt Edmond: 610.277.0696 or

Families are welcome; dress is business casual.

Spring Retreat

City College and Career folks are taking off this weekend for the spring retreat. Lance Lewis will be speaking on the subject of worship.


Don't forget to sign up this Sunday to participate in our Prayer-a-thon to be held April 17-19. Make a commitment of a 15-minute time slot to pray for the Lord to meet our remaining capital campaign goal of $2.6 million. Sign up in Reception Hall after any worship service. I am signed up for April 17 at 6:45 a.m. You pray wherever you are. (I will be crawling out of bed into my living room.)

NT Distribution

Be in prayer for the NT distribution to take place this Sunday. 140,000 Philadelphia Inquirer subscribers in Philadelphia and Chester County will receive copies with their morning paper.

We hope in another week or two to provide Tenth members with a copy each to give to a neighbor. Be praying for whom you should give your copy.

Disability Conference

The conference on The Body of Christ and Disability is this Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. If you are going and have yet to register, call in to the church today (215.735.7688) or tomorrow. If you want to have lunch, call today.

Cooking at Kingsville

Bruce got this shot of the kitchen at the Kingsville Orphan Home in Liberia. What was on the menu? A smattering of pigs feet and lots of rice. A portion of our Easter Sacrificial Offering this year will provide the three orphan homes with a food subsidy. Keep those pig feet coming!

MercyNet Conference Available Online

The keynote addresses and workshops from the 2008 MercyNet Conference are now online. To listen go to

The New Tenth Bible

The Trustees (and the staff) are pleased to announce the hiring of Jessie Bible as the new church accountant, effective April 21. Welcome aboard, Jessie!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Apartment for Rent in Lansdowne

Large 1 Bedroom Apartment in Victorian Style Home
Lansdowne PA - Parish 3
Located just outside of the city of Philadelphia in Lansdowne, PA, on a quiet tree-lined street its features include an eat-in kitchen with refrigerator, stove, walk-in pantry, large bright living room and bedroom, hardwood floors, large, new windows and ceiling fans.
This 2nd floor apartment is within walking distance to downtown Lansdowne, shopping, restaurants, banks, churches and transportation. It's an easy commute to Center City Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Broomall, Springfield, Swarthmore & Media! Just a few blocks from R3 Regional Rail Line. Off street parking available. $850. Gas and Electric not included. No pets please. Available now. Call 610 955 8973 or email

House for Sale

Dwaine and Diane Whitley are selling their home.

For sale: 3-story, 6 bedroom house in the Overbrook Farms area of Philadelphia. Driveway, fireplace, full unfinished basement. $225k If interested, please email Dwaine Whitley:

Be Careful What You Read

I think I need to limit what I read. The Capital Campaign devotional has encouraged me to honor the King with my talents (more than I am). Paul Tripps' A Quest for More has convicted me to lay down my selfish-king crown in order to serve the King who has been crowned Lord of all (more than I am). And Sinclair Ferguson's Living Out the Sermon on the Mount has pointed out to me that if I would mourn for my sins and seek Christ's righteous, this will lead me to show greater mercy to those in need (even more than I am). When God wants to get my attention, he doesn't just hint at it. My reading habits are effecting how I live my life!

Flea Market

From Maranatha Chung who is church planting in Northeast Philly (Gospel Grace Ministries).

We are praying to be part of a ministry to bring a thrift store to Northeast Philadelphia starting with a flea market on April 26.

Event: New Life Flea Market
Date: 4/26/2008 (if it rains, it will be rescheduled to 5/20/2008)
Time: 7:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Northeast Church Plant building at 3300 Tyson Avenue, 19149.
Donation Collection Deadline: 4/19/2008

We believe a thrift store can create opportunities to meet people in Northeast Philadelphia. It can also connect us with the multiethnic community here. This kind of ministry can also generate needed resources for local and worldwide mission works. We have dreamed about starting a thrift store for a while although our resources are really limited. However, the flea market that Niltha Schloeffel, a member of the Northeast Church Plant, is organizing on April 26 may move us closer towards this dream. My wife and I want to be part of this ministry; however, we need your prayer and your help.

For more than a year now, my wife Angela has spent a few hours every Thursday morning working at New Life Thrift Shop. Angela has learned much from the store. She will help Niltha to make this flea market a blessing to the community. Proceeds from this and several other flea markets in the next few months will build up our revenues for a thrift store in the future.

How can you help? You can donate used goods IN GOOD CONDITION for "New Life Flea Market." We are looking for items like clothing, books, strollers, decorations, glassware, etc., including small furniture items. We need these items by April 19. If there are things you can contribute, please contact Niltha directly at (215) 677-1089. She may need help in collecting donated items. If you can help out, please let her know, too.