Friday, May 16, 2008

Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian, the movie, comes out today. How well would you do on a quiz? Find out.

State of Center City

Center City office space vacancy is falling steadily, down to 10.6% and should be 9.6% by year's end.

Elementary and high schools in CC have witnessed a growth in both capacity and enrollment, with three new schools opening their doors since 2005, and a total enrollment up by almost 5% over the previous two years.

As more young professionals and empty nesters chose to make their home in Center City, gyms and spas along with furniture stores began to proliferate.

Unlike other regions with more sepculative development, CC housing market is fimly grounded in local employment: 63% of CC residents work downtown, another 19% work in University City; 50% walk to work, while another 28% take pulbic transportation.

Want to read more? Click here for the Center City website which includes the new State of Center Report.

The Scoop

"What happens at Long Beach Island, stays in Long Beach Island." That is what the pastoral staff kept saying to me (why me?) on our overnight retreat. But I never said I agreed. So...

Bruce McDowell outslugged Phil Ryken for the half-ball championship.

If it is not programmed into his GPS system or downloaded on his handheld thing-a-ma-jig, Paul Tripp can't read it.

Paul Jones actually knows who Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson are.

After eating Paul Tripp's cooking, all I can say is, "Who is Georges Perrier?" This man can cook!

Pat Canavan's goal is for every child who walks into Tenth to be addressed by name.

Phil Ryken knows songbirds (really).

Elder Training

"Profound insight..." Tenth Elder

"Makes me inspired..." Tenth Elder

"You look handsome..." Wife

These are just some of the rave reviews of the hit series "Elder Training." Tune in on Thursday evenings from 8:00-8:30 by going to the church website (, clicking "Listen to Sermons/Webcast," then "Elder Training" (top of left hand column). Reruns are already available at the same location. See what I am teaching the elders about how to shepherd you. The next broadcast will be May 29.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

On to Conshohocken

Congratulations to Nick Batzig, who will be serving as the Interim Pastor of Christ the King Church in Conshohocken, beginning June 1. Nick has been an intern at Tenth for the past year, and we pray for the Lord's blessings on his ministry.

If Your Wallet is Stolen

We have all heard horror stories about fraud committed in a victim’s name after his/her wallet is stolen. In addition to the wallet being stolen, so is the name, address, Social Security number, credit, etc. Usually within a week the thieves order expensive cell phone packages, apply for a Visa or Mastercard credit cards, have a credit line approved to buy a merchandise, furniture or cars, withdraw cash, and on occasion receive a pin number from the Department of Motor Vehicles to change the victim’s driving record information online. Those are just a few of the horrors.

But here is some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know. 1) Cancel your credit cards immediately. The key is having the toll-free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those in a safe place where you can find them easily. 2) File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where the wallet was stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is the first step toward an investigation (if there is one). 3) Most importantly, call the three national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit. Call these: Equifax, 1-800-525-6285; Experian (formerly TRW), 1-888-397-3742; Trans Union, 1-800-680-7289; Social Security fraud line, 1-800-269-0271.

Adapted from Redeemer PCA Diaconate Manual

Summer Sublet in Society Hill

Tenth Member heading overseas for July and August.Subletting bedroom in three bedroom, two bath apartment (you will share rest of the apt. with two female roommates). Apt. is spacious, gorgeous, light-filled and in lovely part of town (4th and Spruce). Bedroom is fully furnished/double bed. Rent will be $625 per month incl. utilities. Females only. Please call Christina at 215 837 0721.

Movie Review Sites

Dave Swavely, pastor of Faith Church of Malvern sent this annotated list of movie review websites: best Christian thought about movies I have found on the web facts in short order, not from a Christian perspective scroll down to the bottom and say "No Thanks" and you will get to the reviews...this one is the most thorough when it comes to content, but not done from a Christian perspective, just lists everything...shocking to read and see how bad these movies are that people are watching on huge screens! short reviews from a Christian perspective worth looking at, but sometimes very undiscerning...check out the user comments below the reviews to see how unbiblical and worldly Christians are these days

Bill Bauersfeld

Please pray for Diane Kearney and her family as they mourn the death of her father, Bill Bauersfeld, who died Monday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Prayer Service for the Military

From Lee Anthony: Please join us for prayer for our military and our country's leaders, organized by Dr. and Mrs. Allen Guelzo and Dr. and Mrs. Forrest Anthony. These services are held at the chapel of St. David's Episcopal Church in Radnor, 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne (the WEST side). The small chapel building is surrounded by an historic cemetery, which dates from pre Revolutionary War. The prayer services are at 2 pm, and will be held on the following Sundays: May 18 and June 22. Call (610)-525-3515 for further information or if you would like to add a name to the prayer list.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Apartment for Rent in Lansdowne

Spacious One Bedroom in Lansdowne, 25 minutes from Philadelphia
Beautiful Tree-Lined Street in Historic District

The apartment features high ceilings, newly carpeted hallway, eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry, bright, sunny living room and bedroom, hardwood floors, large new windows throughout and ceiling fans in every room. You will also find freshly painted walls, new heating system, large patio and long driveway for parking.

This 2nd floor unit is within walking distance to downtown Lansdowne, shopping, restaurants, banks, and transportation. It's an easy commute to Center City Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Tenth Presbyterian, Drexel University or to Broomall, Springfield, Swarthmore & Media. Just a few blocks from R3 Regional Rail Line. Off-street parking available.
You pay gas and electric. No Pets Please. A Smoke-Free Environment. Available Now. For more information . . .

Church Planter

Rev. Philip Henry, who accepted a call to plant a PCA church in Gloucester County, will be at the church planting Bible study this Thursday night at 7:30 PM. Rev. Henry, who is from Arizona, will also have either his wife or oldest daughter with him. This is a great opportunity to hear more about plans for a new PCA church in Gloucester County. This is a work of the New Jersey Presbytery. Please contact Steve Carter for more information,

Monday, May 12, 2008

Brain Renewal

Tomorrow, the pastoral staff takes off for its annual overnight retreat. It typically is a time to review the previous year and begin brainstorming for the next. We might do a little less brainstorming and focus on brainrestoring this year!

All Grown Up

Congratulations to Cresheim Valley Presbyterian Church. As of yesterday, our daughter mission church is now a full-fledged church.

Licensed to Preach

Congratulations to Nick Batzig, Luke Herche, and Chris Seah who passed their examinations for licensure at Saturday's presbytery meeting.