Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ryken on TV60

An interview Dr. Ryken did for WBPH-TV60 will be airing on Thursday, November 20 at 10 am and 8 pm.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Casino Petition

The following was sent to me on behalf of the Chinese Christian Church and Center:

The Chinese Christian Church and Center has taken a public stance against the proposed construction of the casino at the gallery located on 10th and Market. Our concerns are as follows:
- We are concerned that it may have a negative impact on families in the community, leading to increases in divorce, suicide, bankruptcy, child abuse, and domestic violence.
- We are concerned that the casino will result in a skyrocketing of crime.
- We are concerned that gambling will hurt, not help, our existing businesses by siphoning away discretionary dollars that might otherwise have been spent at local restaurants and shops.

We ask that you join us in opposing the development of the proposed Gallery casino and supporting our efforts to keep our community healthy. If you have not signed the handwritten petition, but would like to add your name to it, please send an email entitled, "No Gallery casino" to with your name and address. Thank you for your support.

Could I Have a Word?

According to the Global Language Monitor, English adds a new word every 98 minutes. Next April should produce the one-millionth...more

Worth Pondering

87% of Muslim, Buddhists, and Hindus do not know a single Christian

80% of Christian workers minister among the 7.6% of the world's population who speak English

50% of the world's population does not live where they can attend a church in their language or culture

Excerpted from the October 2007 Evangelical Missions Quarterly as cited in CrossWorld's Limited Access Priority Initiative

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Angels distributed on November 16

On Sunday, November 16, the Angel Tree Committee will be passing out the Angels for this year's program. If you want to purchase a gift for a child of a prisoner and will not be at church next Sunday, please contact David Monie or Jennifer Polen.

The Weidner baby is here!

Garrison Edmund was born to Dan and Amy Weidner on November 1. All are doing well.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I Don't Want to Grow Up

Peter Pan, notwithstanding, it once was that children looked forward to becoming adults. Now it is more common for adults to want to return, not to childhood, but to their teenage years, a concept begun in the 1940's, according to Diana West in her book, The Death of the Grown-up...more

Congratulations Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations to Josiah and Noah Cohen who both passed their Eagle Scout review board last night!! Congratulations to the Cohen family who supported these two young men in their successful endeavor.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Glad News from Ghana

Last Easter a portion of our offering went to support a prostitute rehabilitation program in Ghana. The African Enterprise leader who runs it contacted Tenth by IM today. Here is his report:

We had the graduation today for the phase one of our training. Twenty ladies graduated. The final report will be sent to you next week. The ladies were very grateful.

The programme is run in such a way that for the first 2 weeks they are given the opportunity to hear the gospel and to make a decision. All of the ladies committed their lives to Christ. Also they are encouraged to go to church during the training period and most of them have been attending church since we started. Some of the pastors have promised to follow them up and offer them the necessary support for them to remain in the faith. God bless you and the church for supporting this worthy programme.

Today after the graduation, 12 ladies who are friends of the former prostitutes who are also prostitutes came to me and asked that we write their names for the second phase. We have decided to start it early February 2009.

We have been praying for America, because whatever happens in America has its effect on other parts of the world. My teamleader made us to pray for America after the graduation. We spent about 25- 30 minutes for America before I came to the office. We are traveling to Kumasi tomorrow on a prayer retreat, and I believe America and 10th Presbyterian Church as well as the other church which supported us [Cresheim Valley] will be remembered.

Thank God for this partnership.

Flooding Troubles

Pray for Hanoi experiencing flooding. A friend wrote the following:

This is the 4th day of flooding and it's still raining and is suppose to rain all week. My house is flooded, I don't know the current level of water in the first floor. High water mark was about 14 inches. Yesterday afternoon it was down to about 4, but it's started raining again.... The lake outside the house and the living room have just become all one body of water! In fact my lake now covers about a mile square if not more!

The high water mark was on Friday night and now regions of Hanoi are dryer. However, schools and businesses are all closed today by order of the government. One of the crucial issues is food. It's scarce and if there is any very expensive. I have been told of mini riots in markets when a lone vegetable seller managed to get in with a motorbike load.I am carrying veggies, oil and water in with me today - but not too much as I know that I'll have to carry it at least sometimes.

I want to relieve my housemates who have been in the house for 3 days. They don't want to leave the house for fear of break-ins. I think that I can watch the house for a few days and they can wade out to friends who have electricity and have a break. They sounded really tired last night. We still have running water in the house, but they use as little as possible and don't' flush as they are afraid the flood and the sewers really have become one.

Anyway.... we are inconvenienced - but so many poor people, and students have lost so much. Yesterday the death toll was at 20 which is not so bad, but it's bound to go up as disease begins to spread and people get hungrier. We have some student friends who live on our lake who have been living in rooms w/ 10 - 20 inches of water in them as they don't dare to leave their things....

Seven Seasons

The Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life event hosted by:

Bethany United Methodist Church
1208 Brookside Road
Allentown, PA 18106

Friday, November 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15, 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Registration Cost: $25
Includes continental breakfast
No Wives

Hank Marshman, Campus Crusade for Christ International, will lead this event. Hank has a unique ability to motivate men through his enthusiastic and humorous style. Previously, Hank trained leaders at The Communication Center and directed ministries at the University of Texas and Baylor University. Hank is a sports enthusiast and enjoys coaching his sons' athletic teams. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Chrisy and their sons, Blake and Brett.

To register or more information please contact Bob Ingalls at (484) 357-5178

Meet and Greet

The Parish 4 Global Partner meet-and-greet will be this Thursday (11-6) at 7 p.m. at Paul and Jane Reimold's home....NOT At Bushras as it was listed in the bulletin. Bob Lang will be our speaker; dessert will be served. Friends are welcome.

Creative Workshop Series

Creative Workshop Series For Tenth International Fellowship

Facilitated by Jesse White, Manager and Head Educator
Pigeon Arts Instruction (

Freeing Your Creative Spirit
Saturday, November 15, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Registration Deadline: Nov. 8

Learn new ways to create freely through this painting, writing and collaging workshop. Whether you are in a creative block or haven’t touched a paintbrush since elementary school, this workshop will assist you in (re)discovering your creativity.

Holiday Card Making
Saturday, December 6, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Registration Deadline: Nov. 30

Add a personal touch to your card giving this holiday season. Tunnel cards, collage and photo altering are some of the techniques you will explore in this workshop.

$30 per session. Fee includes all materials.

Tenth Presbyterian Church Catacombs

Contact Sam Thomas to register. Email or call 610-470-9070.

Election Day Prayer

Thanks to Alison Linton for forwarding this Election Day prayer.

Pray for God to glorify his own name
"O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name." (Daniel 9:19)

What matters supremely is not who wins the election, but that God display his glory in the earth. Pray that God will do in the election whatever will most glorify his name.

Confess our sins as a nation and personally
I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, "O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules" (Daniel 9.4-5)

Daniel identified with his nation's sins. Though he personally had not rebelled like the rest of his countrymen, he too was a sinner. We've all sinned in many ways. Let's humble ourselves, and confess our nation's sins and our own sins.

Pray for God's mercy
"Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, …For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy" (Daniel 9:17-18)

We don't deserve godly leaders or any of his blessings, but God is rich in mercy and longs to show mercy to us.

Pray for godly leaders
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan (Proverbs 29:2).

Let's ask God to give us godly leaders who will promote righteousness.

Thank God for his sovereign reign over rulers and nations
Daniel answered and said:"Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings" (Daniel 2:20-21).

God removes leaders and installs them. Whoever wins the election will do so because God has decided to place him in office.

No matter who sits in the Oval Office, our God is on his throne.

Fine Arts & Craft Sale

Philmont Christian Academy is hosting "The Gifts of Grace Fine Arts & Craft Sale" on Friday, November 7th, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. & on Saturday, November 8th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at their school on 35 Hillcrest Ave. in Erdenheim, PA.
Philmont is located right outside Chestnut Hill close to the intersection of Paper Mill Road & Bethlehem Pike.

This event will support scholarships for PMCA students and will benefit The Lutheran Settlement House which serves the greater good of the local community.

Complimentary refreshments will be served. Visa, Master Card, checks and cash will be accepted. For directions visit

Tenth member Dori Baggs is one of the participating craft artists.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Studio47West Exhibit

Studio47West handcrafted jewelry (a Tenth Pres. member business) will be among selected exhibitors offered at the Holiday show, presented by the Chadds Ford Historical Society in Chadds Ford PA (Parish 5) this weekend! Come find all your Christmas wishes and gifts, including ornaments, jewelry, books and toys.

Show Hours: Friday, November 7th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 8th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chadds Ford Historical Society Barn Visitors Center, 1736 N. Creek Road (Old Route 100), Chadds Ford, PA 19317

More information: 610-388-7376, Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ask for Cheryl or Pat) or visit

Collections of Studio47West jewelry can also be found in the Winterthur Museum Gift Shop in Winterthur DE and at the CAC BeaDazzled! Artisans' Boutique in Wallingford PA. For more show dates and information, visit

A Presidential Prayer

Marvin Olasky, editor of World Magazine, recommends a prayer from the Naval Academy for the next president to take to heart...more

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunday NIght's Service for November 2

Due to the sensitive nature of what our guest partner will be sharing tonight, the sermon will not be webcast.