Thursday, May 01, 2008

Pray for Michael

Please pray for Tenth member, Michael Carter, whose mother passed away last night.

Broad Street Run

The Broad Street Run is this Sunday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Here is the route.

Spring Festival

Saturday is the big Spring Festival in Rittenhouse Square, featuring, among many displays, Tenth Church. Come check out the City Outreach table sometime between 12 & 5 and include Tenth's art show across the street at the Ethical Society. Click here for more info about the art show.

Ready for Your Shot?

Tomorrow my daughter Sarah gets "pinned." She graduates from nursing school and has a job lined up at Pennsylvania Hospital. Yes, it is a little scarry knowing that "Sniper" is wandering around hospital halls with a needle in her hand.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

To South Carolina

Dan Cason, Director of Admissions at Westminster, has accepted a call to Covenant Community Church in Redbank, SC.

That's in the Midlands of South Carolina. To help you Northerners out, Rick Phillips, who is in Greenville, lives in the Upstate, also known as Foothills. I come from the Lowlands. My section has the aristocracy, the Midlands section has the politicians, and the Foothills...well, let's just say that if you are looking for a still that makes certain beverages, then that is the place to go.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Disability Follow-up

The Body of Christ at Tenth and Disability: Where are we now and where are we going?

What: A brown-bag lunch and an opportunity for follow-up from the conference, discussion and prayer
Who: Anyone who attended the Body of Christ and Disability conference or who is interested in ministry at Tenth to individuals or families touched by disability
When: Sunday May 4, from 12:30 until 2 pm
Where: Delancey 1West

For more information or to RSVP, contact Kristen (link to or 610.449.0353).

Parish 5 Picnic

Parish 5 is having a picnic this Saturday, May 3 at the home of Kathy and Tom Smyth, 6 Balmoral Drive, Chadds Ford, PA 19146.

Time: 3:00 - 7:00 PM, dinner (cook-out) at about 4:00

Your RSVP should go to:
Bev and Ken Conrad
(610) 58-3623
Bev would like to know whether you can bring a dish.

Typo Eradication Advancement League

Are you fed up with sensless signage in public places? You know what I mean; signs that display poor speling, and utter disregard for basic punctuation rules. Chaos reigns in the signage jungle. Take heart. There is a band of noble young grammerians crossing the country to correct this plaque on society. Click here; and be heartened by their fearless feats.

By the way, have you noticed that no presidential candidate is touching this issue?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ken Rush

Ken Rush, former Vice President of Operations for Biblical Seminary and active Ruling Elder in the PCA, died recently after a long bout with cancer. A memorial service will be held at Lansdale Presbyterian Church, 450 Oak Park Road in Hatfield, PA.

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Times: Greeting Time 10:00 a.m.
Service Time 11:00 a.m.

For directions to the church click here.

Due Praise

(Pat Canavan sent this email out this morning. I thought it appropriate to post.)

I want to praise the good work of the following staff members who supported PCRT behind the scenes: Anne Davies, Dora McFarland, Carl Staico and the sextons, and Nancy Hala. This event, involving 1200 guests throughout the weekend and about 2200 worshippers at our 3 Sunday services, simply could not have happened without them.

Their work was a model of service excellence: They helpfully answered questions with the guest’s interest in mind; they responded to, and in many cases proactively anticipated, various needs that often exceeded expectations; they made it easy to do business with Tenth by keeping in mind what was best, safe, and accommodating for our guests.

In addition, the physical environment of Tenth did not get in the way of the event, but actually enhanced it thanks to much preparatory work by the sextons during the week. This was not an easy accomplishment given the age of our building and the number of people continually in it throughout the weekend. One small, but important example here: there was not one complaint regarding bathroom supplies, function, or cleanliness the entire weekend.

The word was made manifest, in part, because people were not distracted by the more mundane things, and we owe these staff members our gratitude for the professional and caring way they went about their work. You all did a super job.

Responding to Difference

How to you respond when you see someone in a wheelchair or someone else who is "differently abled"? You may be fearful because of an inability to relate to this person and ignore him/her, or you may feel comfortable and make immediate eye-contact. To read more click here.

Top Pick

He's no Aaron Messner, but the Philadelphia Eagles have drafted a Wheaton College football player, the first Wheaton athlete ever to receive such a distinction. Check out more on defensive end Andy Studebaker, the 37th pick of the sixth round in the 2008 National Football League Draft.

Remembering Ed Young

Ed Young's memorial service will be held this Saturday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. at Tenth Church. Greeting of the family will begin at 9:00 a.m. To read a personal account of Ed's life by his wife Maxine, click here.