Saturday, May 02, 2009

Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura
Reading/Reception Invitation

Along with the paintings in his exhibit, a new selection of Fujimura's small paintings are also available, starting at $1,200.

DATE:Friday, May 22, 2009

TIME:7:00 - 9:00 PM

White Stone Gallery
4219 Main Street (Manayunk)
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Makoto Fujimura will read a selection from his latest book*.

For more information, visit

*with book purchase, receive a handmade bookmark by Fujimura.

Coming to Church

Be alert to travel obstacles coming into church tomorrow. There is the Broad Street Run that will run the whole street north to south and the MS Walk that will be in the Art Museum area.

Remember this is PCRT weekend. The 9:00 service may be as full as the 11:00 service. Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Seminary will preach in the morning and evening.

Healthcare Precautions

Some of you may be wondering if it is safe to come to church with the present concerns about the flu. We have consulted with a physician who advises us to maintain our usual practices of safety.

Parents, here is the policy for maintaining sanitary and health hygiene in the nursery. This email was sent out earlier this week to the nursery workers by Lisa Ryken, director of the nursery:

With the recent flu concerns, I thought I would take a minute to remind you about nursery hygiene. Please remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when you come into the room, after every diaper change, and after wiping noses. If a child chews on a toy it should be placed in the sink when he or she is done with it so that it can be washed. The toys and all surfaces should be washed with bleach solution (in the spray bottle) at the end of the 11:00 service and the evening service.

Our illness policy is as follows:

Young children are especially susceptible to communicable (readily spreadable) illnesses, so we ask that you do not bring your child if he or she has any of the following symptoms within the previous 24 hours:

•fever greater than 100°F

•vomiting and/or diarrhea

•runny nose of any color, or cough less than 5 days old

•any possible eye infections such as pink eye or a crusty discharge

•contagious skin infections such as impetigo or weeping lesions

•systemic illness without other symptoms such as listlessness or lethargy

The proctor staff should catch kids before they go into the room, however sometimes kids get sick during their time in nursery. If a child is very listless a parent may need to be called.

This policy also applies to workers! If you are sick please try to find a sub. If you are not able to (especially on short notice) please call and let us know you will not be here.

Thank you for helping keep our kids and our staff healthy.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Skateboard or Bike

Rebecca is a Tenth member who is a social case worker. She sent this request in:

If anyone has an extra skateboard or BMX bike that their children are no longer using, I have an 11 year old boy on my caseload who would love one!!! He lives with his grandmother and siblings and the family has very limited resources so she's never been able to buy them for him. Please call me at 717-385-9793 if you can help! ~Rebecca Saadeh

Listening In

Don't tell Phil that I slipped up to my study and am listening to today's seminar via webcast. You can see a posting below about how to do the same thing.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dot is curious

Does anyone have access to any wedding pictures taken at Tenth prior to the current carpet? I'd like to see what the previous carpet looked like, which Gordon Palmer tells me was in a condition similar to that of our current carpet by the time it was replaced! Did you know that he was a former curator at the church and designed the current carpet? It was made by Philadelphia Carpet Company, owned by Ray Hunniford, another Tenth member at the time. That company made jacquard and wilton weave carpets. It is nice, but I know we are getting a different floor covering. More than that, I don't know, but I anticipate that we will soon (decisions coming up).

Clive and Millie Stockdale were the first couple to be married at Tenth after our current carpet was installed.

PCRT Live Webcast

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is excited to offer live webcasting of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear excellent, biblical teaching from well-know pastor-theologians.

SpeakersLigon DuncanSteven LawsonAlbert MohlerRichard PhillipsPhilip Ryken

The webcast will start Friday, May 1, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. and will run through Sunday, May 03, 2009, at 12:00 p.m. Click here to view the schedule.

Visit to register and watch the webcast.

Still Time

Space is still available for this year's Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology (PCRT). Tenth members may register at the reduced rate of $35 for the pre-conference or $95 for the full conference. This year's theme is "Right with God." Speakers include Ligon Duncan, Steve Lawson, and Albert Mohler. For complete information, go to the front page of the church's website: Phil Ryken

The Ethical Minefield

Phillie Film Festival, step aside. The real show is the Arts and Film Festival at Lockheed Martin. The themes for this year's contest were Ethics, Diversity, and Full-Spectrum Leadership. The entry of noted film producers of Peterman and Peterman (Josh and Tim) finished in the top 5. Watch The Ethical Minefield on YouTube.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Painting help wanted

The Berzinskys are looking for someone to assist them with painting the outside of their three-story house and rental property in University City this summer.


  • Painting experience
  • Self-directed and reliable
  • Competitive rates

Contact the Berzinskys.


I just learned I am an XPastor (or, as we like to refer to ourselves - an XP). Cool! I'm like one of the X-Men! I even have an XP website to go to and learn how to manage this church. Now, if I can find that article about how to manage the Senior Minister...

Welcome, Caleb!

Manny and Amy Delgado are pleased to announce the birth of Caleb Joseph April 27.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baptisms May 10

Our next scheduled date for infant baptisms is May 10. We still have space available. Contact Christy Corbett at or call 215.735.7688.

Temporary hiring for college students

Temporary hiring for college students entering sophomore or junior year with the VA Regional Office. Download information (pdf).

A Different Perspective

The world as you've never seen it before, so says this interesting site of world maps that present country size according to demographics.

Tyler Johnson

We've received notice of the death of Dr. Tyler Johnson, a Presbyterian minister, who evidently grew up in Tenth Church under the ministry of Dr. Barnhouse. The obituary says that 11 out of 14 Sunday school classmates went on to become ministers.

PCRT this Weekend

It's beginning to look a lot like PCRT season. The banners are up outside. Tables are being set up in Reception Hall for the bookstore. You will hear one of the speakers on Sunday, Al Mohler. But note below that there are still seats available and as a Tenth member you qualify for a discounted registration fee.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Directions to Weidenaar Memorial Service

The Memorial Worship Service for Rachael Weidenaar is at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ambler, 211 W Butler Avenue. Get driving directions from your location. This map also shows the Ambler train station, only about a block away. See Marion's post below for other information.

PCRT Discount for Tenth Members

If you are a Tenth member and haven't yet signed up for PCRT, here is another reason to register for PCRT. Tenth members get a discounted registration fee of $95 for the conference and $35 for the pre-conference. You can register here.

Mark Heid Exhibit

Mark invites you to "Recent Paintings - Mark Heid."

Event: Recent Paintings - Mark Heid
"First Friday, May 1, 5 - 8:30pm & Sunday Reception, May 3, 1 - 4 pm Artists House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA"
What: Exhibit
Host: Artists House Gallery
Start Time: Thursday, April 30 at 12:00pm
End Time: Sunday, May 31 at 12:00pm
Where: Artists' House Gallery

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Keim Art Exhibit

Emilie Keim will exhibit art for her senior year at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The public opening is Friday, May 8th, at 5:00- 8:30 pm and is free to view for that night only. She would love to have anyone come to see the show.

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Jim and Deb Weidenaar's unborn child Rachael will be held tonight, April 27, 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ambler (211 W Butler Avenue, ablock from the Ambler train station). Gifts in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Tenth Presbyterian Church's Easter Sacrificial Offering, which supports multiple orphanages around the world.