Friday, October 09, 2009

Pray for comfort

Sandy White, wife of David White, a PCA pastor who ministers with Harvest USA, died last night after a short bout with cancer. Pray for the family, particularly their eight-year-old twin daughters, Charis and Sydney.

Employment opportunity at Lakeside's Girls Academy

Childcare Assistant/Van Driver for the First Steps Daycare at the Academy

Childcare Assistant needed to provide care to infants/toddlers placed in daycare at our Girls Academy in Ft. Washington. This is a full-time position (24 or more hours per week), benefits included. Two years related experience, min. high school diploma or GED, great work ethic and dependable, kind, caring, nurturing, cheerful, and have a natural love for children! Will also make daily van runs to bring students to and from school. Valid driver's license with clean driving record necessary.

Criminal, FBI and Childline clearances required as well as a signed Physician's Affidavit. Please send resume to Joyce Hofer-Medina at or fax to 215-654-9523. EOE

Joyce Hofer-Medina, PHR
Director, Human Resources

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Rainbow Circus

Tom Martin sent in this notice:

There will be public showings of the Rainbow Circus at First Baptist Church in Newtown Square (3722 West Chester Pike) on Thursday October 15 from 7-9 pm, Friday October 16 from 7-9 pm, and Saturday October 17 from 10 am - Noon.

The Rainbow Circus is the second of two miniature mechanized circuses hand crafted by Harry W. Springer of Camp Hill, PA, who was a Bell Telephone Pioneer. The Rainbow Circus portrays a circus of the early 20th century and includes more than 800 hand-carved figures, of which nearly 150 are mechanized in about 40 working acts. The circus extends over an area 21 feet long by 3 feet 9 inches deep. Power from a single motor is transmitted to the various transportable sections by a single steel shaft and then distributed by leather belts and wooden pulleys to the various custom-made mechanisms.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Prayer Request

Please lift in prayer Sandy White, wife of David White who works for Harvest. She is in a life-threatening state, needing white blood cells immediately.

Ten Questions

Just as we have Christianity Today magazine, so Hindus have Hinduism Today. Here is an article giving "Basic Hinduism," to prepare Hindus to answer questions posed by people like us.

Book Reading

I've been enjoying Three Cups of Tea, the book recommended by Global Outreach to read in preparation for the November 7-15 conference. (I see that Linda Boice will lead a discussion on this book November 7.) It could be considered an extended illustration from Phil's latest sermon on Love is Patient. If you recall, one point he made is that we can be patient knowing that God is sovereign and thus provides opportunity to do good through trying circumstances. One man almost dies among the forbidding mountain peaks of the Himalayas because he misses a turn on the path. That misfortune leads to great blessing for thousands, not least of all for himself.

The book, by the way, is available in the church bookstore.

French Tutor

Heather Swanson is a member of Woodland Presbyterian Church and teaches French part-time at Penn. She is providing tutoring and teaching services in the following areas: fundamental language skills, memorization techniques, grammar, French literature, study of French-speaking countries, preparation for the French AP Language and Literature Exams and French SAT II Exam.

Rates: $60/hour per student for one-to-one tutoring; $45/hour per student for 2 students; $30/hour per student for 3 students

Location is flexible; contact Heather by email or phone, 215-387-3042.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Tenth Sparrows

Our Sparrows from last Saturday.

Sunday Preaching

Jonathan Olsen will be preaching this coming Sunday morning on "A Savior for the Whole Neighborhood," from Matthew 9:18-26. This will be an added opportunity for him to present his philosophy of ministry as he prepares for church planting in S. Philly. Carroll Wynne will preaching in the evening from Psalm 62, "God Alone?"

Pinebrook Phil

Phil is traveling to Pinebrook Country Club for his annual golf outing...Wait, wait. Oh, I mean Pinebrook Bible Conference for a pastors' conference on preaching. He will be speaking on the subject of preaching from the Old Testament today and tomorrow.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Be a Poster Child

Well, how about a child with a poster? Enter the annual Global Outreach Art Contest. Anyone can enter but only children in grades 1 to 6 can get a prize. (Sorry, Marion).

Just do some reading about a country in Southeast Asia. Pick one thing that helps us understand something about that country and its need for Jesus and make a poster about it. Creatively capture the country's cultural flavor to earn extra points. Complete details can be found here along with kid friendly websites to help with the research.

Entries are due November 1.

Male roommate desired

Bill Kenney is looking for a Christian male roommate. His house is in Clifton Heights. Contact him at 610.259.5658

Celebration Dinner

The Philadelphia Access Center's Second Annual Celebration Dinner

Join us as we celebrate our Lord's Faithfulness to the ministry of the Philadelphia Access Center as we continue to provide help and hope to people in need. See firsthand the work that is taking place at PAC, hear testimonies of changed lives, learn about the history of the Access Center and how you can partner with us in this vital ministry.

Music, Delicious Buffet Dinner, Testimonies, Silent Auction, Fun and Fellowship

October 17, 2009
5 PM to 9 PM

Fels South Philadelphia Family Center
2407 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(parking available at Methodist Hospital)

$40.00 per person (a portion of the ticket price will benefit PAC)

If you have any further questions, please give us a call at 215 389-1985

Darlene Ellis

Tenth regular attender Darlene Ellis died this past Saturday, following a long illness. Her service will be held in New York. The family has requested that memorial gifts be made to "Tenth Presbyterian Church - ACTS Ministries," with the intention that the money be used for the homeless.