Thursday, May 21, 2009

University City rentals available

Two Bedroom Apartment for Rent $1400. a month
  • Located in Victorian multi tenant building.
  • Available 1 July 2009 located in University City onthe 4200 Block of Pine Street.
  • Apartment is full floor of the third floor of building with both north and southfacing bedrooms.
  • Kitchen has dishwasher, coin operatedwasher/dryer in basement
  • Monthly rent includes all utilities except for internet/cable, phone and cooking gas.

One Bedroom Apartment for Rent $1000. a month

  • Located in Victorian multi tenant building
  • Available 1 Sept 2009 located in University City on the 4200 Block of Pine Street
  • Apartment has galley kitchen, large living room, and bathroom
  • Coin operatedwasher/dryer in basement
  • Monthly rent includes all utilities except for internet/cable, phone, and cooking gas.

Don Quixote production staged on Avenue of the Arts

Don Quixote is being staged from May 21-June 7, 2009 at Broad Street Ministries on Avenue of the Arts. According to an article in the Philadelphia City Paper, the director is a "fundamentalist Christian" with a vision to see faith & theater meet. The cast includes both professional actors and local homeless people.

Here's a brief description from Philly FunSavers this week (where you can get tickets at halfprice, only $7.50): With an intrepid ensemble combining professional and community actors, director Lear deBessonet (One of Time Out New York's 25 People to Watch) creates a compelling reinterpretation of Cervantes' Don Quixote. Set in a richly imagined anachronistic world where 16th Century Spain meets Center City Philadelphia, featuring puppets by Emily Decola, Robert Smythe of Mum Puppet Theater Fame and original music by gypsy-punk band The Psalters, Quixote asks the question, is it insane to believe in a more just world?

Temple music graduates from Tenth

Kelly Cuddeback
Nathaniel D. Fletcher
Chris Kraus—Master's
Hannah Brubaker Robbins
Sarah Seaman—Master's
Daniel Sharp

Let us know if we missed anyone.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

David Gunther—Juris Doctorate

Elizabeth and Bruce Gunther and godparents Yoshin and David Swank are happy to report that David Gunther received his Juris Doctorate degree from Penn Law on Monday, May 18. David also successfully finished two years as Professor David Skeel's research assistant.

Time Off

Ginger and I leave tomorrow for a family wedding and vacation in Edisto Island, SC. Unlike other pastors, I do not keep checking my email and I do not own a Blackberry, though I enjoy blackberry pie.

If you want a posting on my blog, you can plead with any of the contributors listed on the right hand column. Dot Boersma is probably your best bet (

Please behave while I am gone.

Don Kennedy memorial service information

Don Kennedy went to be with the Lord on May 18. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 5, 11:00 am, followed by a reception. His wife Carol has asked that gifts in his memory be given to Tenth, designated "Global/City Outreach/Kennedy memorial." Please continue to pray for comfort for his family and friends.

Phillies Fans

Phillies fans.

And Happy Anniversary to my daughter Jean and her's his name...oh yes, Lucas!

Shepherding Training

Want to see the training your elders are receiving for how to shepherd the Tenth flock? They are now on sermonaudio thanks to John Voorhis.

Congratulations, Anne-Cara!

David and Kate Apple with their new Penn grad Anne-Cara.

Graduates Wanted

You'll see below the announcement of a graduation. Other proud parents and graduates are encouraged to let us know who is graduating or graduated. Send them to Dot, who can post a list at the end of the week.

Congratulations, Colin!

Jim and Dori Baggs are pleased to announce that Colin will be married on Friday, June 12, in Eau Claire, WI to Keri Hermann (see website).


They are further pleased to announce his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY on May 23.


They move to Lancaster next week (sigh).
Address will be as of 5/29:
1903 Robindale Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17601

Apartment for Rent

This listing is for 1 bedroom and a full private bathroom in a 2 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bathroom condo in a great location (18th & Christian)! I am a member at Tenth, looking for a responsible male to share my apartment. It is a 10 minute walk to church. Available for move-in June 1; $800/month + half utilities (gas, electric). For more info, contact Sam Thomas at or 610-470-9070.

Apartment for Rent

Large One Bedroom Apartment, $835.00
Twenty Minutes from Center City Philadelphia

Located just outside of the city of Philadelphia in Lansdowne, PA, its features include a large eat-in kitchen with standard sized refrigerator & stove, walk-in pantry, full bathroom, bright, sunny living room & bedroom with large energy-efficient windows, hardwood floors, and new ceiling fans. It also has well-designed hallways, a large front porch, long driveway for off-street parking, buzzer security system and beautifully landscaped grounds. New heaters & central air system installed in 2008. This unit is over 840 square feet! Well-maintained property, responsive management.

This spacious 2nd floor apartment is in a Victorian style home. Enjoy evening walks through the neighborhood's quiet tree-lined streets, replete with beautiful homes. It is within walking distance to downtown Lansdowne, shopping, restaurants, banks, churches, post office and transportation. It’s an easy commute to Center City Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Broomall, Springfield & Media. And, just a few blocks from the R3 Regional Rail Line!

This is a Smoke-Free Environment. You pay for gas and electricity. $35 Application Fee. This space available June 1.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bright Light Tonight

An Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket will be launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday, May 19, between 735PM and 1130PM. Wednesday, May 20 is the backup launch date. This rocket may be visible by residents in the Eastern United States as a bright light heading to the southeast from the mid-Atlantic coast.

Given the weather forecast calls for clear skies; NASA believes it may be possible for this event to be seen from Philadelphia

Monday, May 18, 2009

Don Kennedy is home

We just heard that Don Kennedy went home to be with the Lord this afternoon at 4 pm. Keep Carol in your prayers.

Don went into the hospital last week with heart trouble and eventually required surgery from which he was unable to recover. A memorial service is being planned, probably sometime between June 3-5. Cards would be welcome, but be respectful of too many calls.