Friday, November 13, 2009

Olympics Drivers

Joe Brydges sent this in:

Motor Coach Canada (MCC) has put out the call on behalf of Pacific Western Transportation, Calgary, AB, Canada: If anyone has contacts with drivers, mechanics or support personnel who are looking for work at the Olympics, there is a need.

Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) is currently recruiting drivers for about five weeks. The lowest commitment is two weeks; and qualified mechanics for about six weeks; as well as washbay staff and a couple of openings for supervisory and dispatch staff. Approximate dates are January 27 through February 28.

For more information, visit, e-mail, or call the HR Department at 604-905-7060

Live Webcast

City on a Hill -- Live Webcast!
November 13-14, 2009

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

Speakers - Steven Lawson and Philip Ryken
Grace Bible Fellowship Church
1811 Old Bethlehem Pike
North Quakertown, PA 18951

The webcast will start Friday, November 13, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Visit to register and watch the webcast.

And it's not too late to attend in person. Walk in registration is available at the door Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Event Postponed

The men's/boys event scheduled for this Saturday at the Palmyra Nature Park on the Delaware river has been postponed due to the inclement weather. A new date will be announced in next week's bulletin.

God with Us

I've been reading Dr. Boice's sermons in Genesis and came across this quote today. The quote is a reflection on Genesis 48:21 - Then Israel said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you..."

Finally, I speak to those who think of this in terms of contemporary leaders and their passing. Jacob was the last of the three great patriarchs. We witness his departure, and we wonder if God will have another to replace him. We see the passing of a Donald Grey Barnhouse, a C. S. Lewis, or a Francis A. Schaeffer, and we wonder if God will raise up others in their place. What will happen to that work when the minister is taken? What will happen when a person who has been greatly used in my life no longer has the strength or ability to carry on?

The answer is, God will be with you. Spurgeon wrote, “If Abraham dies, there is Isaac; and if Isaac dies, there is Jacob; and if Jacob dies, there is Joseph; and if Joseph dies, Ephraim and Manasseh survive. The Lord shall never lack a champion to bear his standard high among the sons of men. Only let us pray God to raise up more faithful ministers. That ought to be our prayer day and night. We have plenty of a sort, but, oh, for more that will weigh out sixteen ounces to the pound of gospel in such a way that people will receive it. We have too much of fine language, too much of florid eloquence, and too little full and plain gospel preaching; but God will keep up the apostolic succession, never fear of that. When Stephen is dying, Paul is not far off. When Elijah is taken up, he leaves his mantle behind him.”

The time is coming when each of us must pass to glory. But God is faithful. Jesus has promised to be with his church until the end of the age. His name is Emmanuel—“God with us.” He will never leave us until he has accomplished all that he has spoken.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Not Forgotten

In case you missed it last week, For the Forgotten will have photos on display on Saturday night and Sunday morning. All proceeds from photo sales benefit blind and handicapped children in Pakistan. What a unique Christmas gift, especially for someone who has everything!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jacket Disaster

Dear Elders,

Far be it from me to ever raise questions about our Senior Minister. However, I have seen the jacket he plans to wear Saturday night at the International Dinner. It was hanging behind him, and I was unable to focus on a serious discussion with it in eyesight. Really now, we have been tolerant of his Cardinals obsession, but this jacket may be crossing the line.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Carpet Removal


Calling all able-bodied men and women to assist in the removal of Tenth's current carpet. Monday and Tuesday 28 and 29 DECEMBER 2009 ALL DAYWe are looking for stong people to help move pews, cut carpet, roll and tie, dispose of goods. Older and responsible teens, college ...peeps on break, adults of any age welcomed. This is a great opportunity of service to the Lord and the body of Tenth, and a great way to contribute to the Capital Campaign with tangible service. Attached is the proposed new floor covering photos. A pattern of "limestone" and marble mosaics with wool carpet panels will be installed starting in January, but FIRST, the old carpet (which has served us well) has gotta go! Contact if you can help. We are looking for committments for half-days, full days or both days. Thanks, Greg and Mary

New Flooring

Installation of the flooring for the side balconies began Monday and should be completed in two weeks. This is the first stage for flooring throughout the sanctuary.

Stuck in N Ireland

Be in prayer for Jonny McGreevy. You may have noticed his absence last Sunday. He attended his brother's wedding in N. Ireland and is now being prevented from returning due to problems with paperwork.

McDowell Sabbatical

Bruce McDowell, Minister of Global Outreach, is our next pastor taking a three-month sabbatical beginning next week and running through mid-February. Along with a reading list, Bruce will be working on several writing projects.

Madras Plaid

That's what Mr. Bollywood, aka Phil Ryken, will be sporting Saturday night as he hosts the Philadelphia premiere of Bollywood Squares.

Confused? Saturday night Tenth members gather for the Global Outreach Conference's International Dinner, an event long treasured for its festivity and fellowship. It's your chance to:
  • Step out in international garb if you have it and feast on foods from India, China, and Morrocco. (We promise it won't all be spicy and even vegetarians will be happy).
  • Laugh your way through Bollywood Squares, a game show designed to bring our global partners into focus.
  • And best of all, hear a frontline report from a partner newly returned from a war torn country in South Asia.

Register online by clicking here or call the church receptionist at 215.735.7688. Festivities begin at 6 pm.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Book Signings

In cooperation with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Tenth is providing a book signing November 22 featuring the new (and old) offerings of Phil Ryken, Paul Tripp, and Paul Jones. In addition, Linda Boicewill be signing copies of the reissued Christmas book by James Boice – The Christ of Christmas - and The Doctrines of Grace. The signings will take place in Reception Hall following the morning 11:00service and the evening service.

New Center City Women's Bible Study

A new daytime women's Bible study will hold an organizational meeting on Wednesday 11/18 in Reception Hall from 9:30 to 11:30. Please contact Lisa Ryken ( if you are interested. This group is a merger of the West Philadelphia women's group and the former Wednesday morning Center City group.

Photo Exhibit

Each year many Tenth Church people go on short term outreach trips to various places in the world and take wonderful photographs of the things that they see and do and the people that they meet along the way. Some of their photos are on display in the 17th Street stairwells leading to Fellowship Hall. Stop by and share the experiences our friends have had in other countries.

Special Needs Ministries Meeting

Anyone interested in special needs ministries at Tenth is invited to our next meeting Saturday, November 21 from 9-11am. Join us for a time of food and fellowship and hear what Tenth members learned at the recent Joni and Friends conference.

Conference highlights included: Steph Hubach on what it means to be a kingdom minded disciple of Christ and Workshops on autism, including children with disabilities in the church, sensory integration, siblings of children with special needs, loss and grief, healthy marriages for parents of children with special needs, covenant care groups, facing our fears as we relate to people with disabilities, and walking alongside families in the midst of life-changing experiences.

We will meet in Cherry Hill, NJ at Fred and Sandy Hill's home. Contact Kristen or Laura, 856-216-9019.