Friday, April 24, 2009

Childcare Provider

Ruth Kiehlmeier is looking for work in childcare. She has five years experience as a nanny, tutor, pre-school teacher, and babysitter, and was raised the oldest in a family of five. She has a resume, all clearances, CPR Training, and references. You can reach her via email at

Don Kennedy's Step-Mother

Pray for Don Kennedy, whose step-mother, Vera, died last night.

Betsy Lin Update

long-time Tenth member, Besty Lin, died last night after a long illness. Be in prayer for her husband Yi Shing.

A service will be held at Tenth on Monday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. Reception following.

Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to City Center Academy for the school library.

Benjamin Franklin Bridge closure Sunday, April 26, 8-10am

more information . . .

The following may affect your route to church on these Sundays; listen to local traffic reports and plan your route accordingly: Sunday, May 3, the MS Walk and the Broad Street Run; Sunday, May 10, the Philadelphia Race for the Cure.

Christ Liberation Fellowship

This Sunday, Christ Liberation Fellowship will be organized as a "particularized" church, meaning it leaves its mission status. The service of organization will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Overbrook Farms, 6439 Lansdowne Avenue.

Bridge Closed

The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed this Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Men's Apartment

Mark Lester is going abroad next academic year, and looking a man to rent his room in University City for next year. The apartment is located at 39th and Ludlow, conveniently located near Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Subway Blue Line. Rent is $390/month + Utilities. This is a five bedroom apartment, currently filled with Christian guys, that has two bathrooms, a shared kitchen and a common room. Please contact Mark Lester at or by cell phone: 484-467-2464. This room would be available for a June 2009-June 2010 or September 2009-June 2010 lease

The Healthy Church

So, how healthy is your church? Mark Dever has nine marks that ought to characterize a healthy church. How does yours rate?...more

The Pattern of Sound Words

To access Phil's message from The Gospel Coalition Conference, click here.

Town Hall for Hope

John Voorhis sent this in:

Dave Ramsey is giving a free event that is being hosted @ one of the churches in the Church IT Roundtable I belong to: "Town Hall for Hope" that is being webcast to churches nationwide and is being shown on Fox Business Channel: April 23 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Men for House

I'm looking to get three other Christian men together to rent a house in University City. There is an available house I'm interested in (rent would be $525 a month/room plus utilities in a four-bedroom house), but need at least one housemate before I can act. It is near the University of Pennsylvania (15 min walk), trolley (4 blocks) and buses (2 blocks). There is also off the street parking for two cars (included). Contact Eric Morschhauser at or (845) 705-0015.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Union League, Bible Study Club luncheon this Friday

The next weekly Union League, Bible Study Club luncheon meeting is Friday, April 24. We will study Galatians 6:6-8 at the Union League, Broad & Sansom Sts. We start at noon and finish promptly at 1:00 pm. Luncheon of soup & sandwiches is served. The cost for luncheon, tip, and room rental is $17. Ties are not required on Fridays at the League. All are welcome. The group will not meet on Memorial Day.

Sympathy to Jeff Frazier

Jeff Frazier's mother, Margaret Frazier, died Tuesday night from complications of an infection and diabetes. Jeff was with her when she died. She was a believer, and with Jeff's father, founded Warrington Fellowship Church, where they served for about 40 years.

A memorial service will be held at Davisville Church, 325 Street Road, Southampton, on Sunday, April 26, 3:00 pm.

Best Science Fiction Novel

Congratulations to Tenth member David Walton, whose novel Terminal Mind won the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year. Check out David's blog for a description of the award night, as well as info about his novel and other writings.

On-Line Giving

In December 2008, Tenth began on-line giving for the three major budgets of the church and for the capital campaign. From January to March, there has been a steady flow of contributions given on-line. We have received $17,785 from electronic check (ACH) and $13,969 from debit cards. As noted in our webpage, Tenth greatly prefers contributors to use electronic check (ACH) instead of debit cards due to the fees. For the first three months of the year, Tenth paid $547 in fees for debit card use and only $29 in fees for electronic check (ACH). If you would like to know more about on-line giving, you can click here

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gregory Coleman

Tenth member Gregory Coleman is seeking a seat on the bench of the Court of Common Pleas. Here is an article about him in The Philadelphia Tribune. Pray for him as he seeks to honor the Lord in the campaign process and on the bench.

Tripp on Psalm 27

I have in my hands (actually on my desk; I'm typing with my hands) a copy of Paul Tripp's latest book - A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble. Like Whiter Than Snow it is a collection of meditations on one psalm - Psalm 27.

Paul was commenting to the staff this morning that because the psalms are short, we tend to rush through a psalm quickly, not taking the time to fully appreciate what the psalm has to offer. This is the second of other favorite psalms of his that he plans to do.

The book is published by Crossway.

Sublet or short-term lease sought

We are looking for an apartment or small house (yard would be lovely!) for myself and my two school-aged children (ages 8 & 10). I am a former member of Tenth Presbyterian Church. I presently live in San Francisco, attending an RCA church here. My family and I will be in Philadelphia from July through December of this year, 2009, due to construction happening on our home out here. We are looking for housing in Philadelphia, particularly in the Mt Airy/Chestnut Hill area of the city to be near where my extended family lives. We would be looking for a sublet or short-term (6-month) lease.

Contact Poppy Badger Dere.

Phil Speaking Tonight

Phil speaks this evening at the Gospel Coalition's Conference: Entrusted with the Gospel. I think we can listen live. Click here for info and what appears to be live webcast of the speakers.

Paper Pastors

They are never in a bad mood. They're never cranky or sleepy or sick. They never stammer, guess, or search their memory. They are your fantasy paper pastors...more

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oh to be Young!

Rhiannon Golding studies Sunday's bulletin and contemplates how good it is to be young.

Intentional Mothering

Racing the baby stroller down the hill, jumping off the balcony, decorating with magic markers - the sanctification of "intentional mothering"...more

House Mate Opportunity

House owned by Tenth member available to share with Christian male. In East Falls section, $400 per month. Contact Tom Muldoon at or 215.438.6044.