Friday, February 12, 2010

Lovetown PA

Makoto Fujimura sent us word about a project coming to Philadelphia:

But today, I wanted to let you know of a very intriguing project that I am a big fan of. Gene Schmidt is an artist contributor to IAM (International Arts Movement).  He has done a project called "Measuring Manhattan" (which IAM supported) and there's a documentary that captures the process of him literally measuring Manhattan horizontally and vertically with yard sticks!  Crazy...yes, but when you see the documentary video (which is going around indie film circuits right now) you will see that behind every measurement is his prayer for the city.  Project provides one the most moving footage you will see of NYC.

Gene is now embarking on "Lovetown PA" do be performed and exhibited in Philadelphia this spring and summer.Click here to view the project.

To Park or Not to Park

I see the posting below about free parking in Philly the next few days. This is a good time to ask those of you driving in on Sunday to be especially mindful of our neighbors and drivers around the church. After the snowstorm in December, I noticed worshipers parking along the streets where (how shall I say it?) the space really was not there. So, let's make the following the yardstick for on-street parking on Sundays. If the street has been plowed all the way to the curbside, then parking is available. If you cannot see the curb, then you should not park. I know it is inconvenient, but the gospel calls us to look out for our neighbors and especially to be attentive to our witness.

"Spread the Love" re parking this weekend

Getting through this storm took an enormous amount of coordination and cooperation,” said Mayor Nutter. “Now that all of this snow is clear, it is time to celebrate! I encourage everyone to take advantage of the special offers from SEPTA and the Parking Authority and come into the city to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.”

As part of the City of Philadelphia’s “Spread the Love” promotion, the Philadelphia Parking Authority announced that beginning immediately and ending next Tuesday, the PPA will provide free metered parking throughout the city. PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty stressed that “while all metered parking will be free throughout the city, the PPA will continue to enforce parking prohibitions in restricted safety zones, including handicapped spaces, bus zones and in front of fire hydrants.”

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Phillyist on Hsu

Check out the Phillyist article on Sam Hsu's piano recital marking Chopin's 200th birthday. You will learn some interesting facts about Dr. Hsu's career. The article is written by another Tenth member Carrie Hagen.

Marantha Winter Reteat Update

The Winter Retreat is still happening!!

We will depart from Tenth at 5.30pm on Friday Feb 12

Students who have not completed payment/registration or memory work should arrive at 5pm.

We will return to Tenth on Sunday Feb 14 at 4pm.

You can find a "what to bring" information sheet on our web page

For last minute questions or information contact Jonny (

passion/purity Blog--Chastity and Singleness

Check out the newest post here.

Offices Still Closed

Offices remain closed today (Thursday). We should be back in operation tomorrow. Will have to focus on getting the worship services bulletins produced.

By the way, here is a link to city snow emergency instructions.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Though your sins be as...

They shall be as white as snow...they shall be unique like snow flakes...they shall be as unique as our individual sins. What an amazing reminder of our forgiveness!

Offices Closed

Church offices are closed today.

Studio 47 West

We've redesigned our website to include more jewelry, online shopping, customer comments, media spotlight, encore pieces and much more. Take a peek at our new home:

Lansdowne Apartment

Large One Bedroom Apartment in Lansdowne
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 high ceilings, large energy-efficient windows throughout, hardwood floors and new ceiling fans. Spacious common areas, a large front porch, long driveway for off-street parking, security system and landscaped grounds. Central air and on-site laundry. This unit is over 942 square feet!
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. A short 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. Available April 1.
Photos:  |  E-mail: or call 610.626.0050 (voicemail).

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Need a break that takes advantage of snow?

The Berzinsky retreat is available to people who wish to ski at nearby Sno Mountain for the next couple of weekends. Contact the Berzinskys to make arrangements.

Tenth wedding in the news

Greg Berzinsky sent this photo and the link from Saturday's CBS3 6 o'clock news where Tenth is shown. It's a nice piece about Janine and Caleb's wedding!

Caleb and Janine are the first to be married on the new floor. THEY ARE THE NEW CLIVE AND MILLIE STOCKDALE! Even though the floor was not finished, it looked good at the wedding, and all the guests were very impressed with the look. We would love to get a photograph of Clive and Millie from their wedding showing them on the new carpet (the 50-year-old carpet that we just replaced) and compare it to Caleb and Janine on the new stone.

Monday, February 08, 2010

passion/purity Blog

The newest post on the passion/purity blog is now available. Rev. Marion Clark addresses the question "Who Struggles with Sexual Sin?" here.

House Furniture for Sale

House furniture for sale: House to be closed on February 28, 2010

Solid cherry wood dining room set, 60 inch oval table with two twelve-inch leaves and four chairs. Matching cherry hutch, base is 52 inches wide, 20 inches deep. Top cabinets are glass panes, 40 inches high, $300.00 for table/chairs, all in good condition, $300 for hutch and base.

Solid cherry bedroom set: bed has foot and head boards can fit full or queen mattress. Full mattress available if wanted $300.00. Matching full length dresser, 6 drawers, two-door center has shelves, with mirror, good condition, $300.00.

Twin bed with wood head board and new mattress two years old, $200.00.

Several white storage cabinets with shelves and drawers, variety of sizes, $40.00 each.

Wood veneer entertainment center, 20 inch television set, VHS player, $200 for all.

Oval solid cherry wood coffee table, cherry sofa table, cherry side table, asking $50.00 each.

Miscellaneous tables, lamps, price negotiable.

Contact Maxine Young, 610 353-6008 day, 610 259-4214 evening.

Matt Logie

Coach McFarland sent this in about his star athlete with the comment, "One of my runners has qualified for the State Indoor Track meet (the first we have had); as well he finished second in the Delaware County Indoor Championships."

The weather may be cold outside, but DC Senior Matt Logie has been setting a blazing pace on the Indoor Track Circuit. The Indoor meets are run 200 meter surfaces each Saturday and consist of athletes from the four county area. Matt has finished no worse than 3rd; he won his first Indoor race in early January at Lehigh University. His place and times in these meets have qualified him to compete in the Meet of Champions Meet in later February. At the recent Delaware County Indoor Track and Field Championships (the best of Delaware County track athletes) at Glen Mills School, he finished an amazing 2nd place in the 800 meters just missing first place by .06 seconds. His time, however, qualified him for the Pennsylvania State Indoor championships at Penn State in early March. According to his coach, Dr. George McFarland, “Matt has still not peaked and the big meets ahead should push him to run even better. He certainly will be competitive with the best in the area.” Matt has been accepted to Grove City College and plans to compete in cross country and track.

Marantha Winter Retreat and Missions Applications

Friendly Reminders...

We leave for the Maranatha Winter Retreat this Friday Feb 12 at 5.30pm from Tenth and Arrive back on Sunday Feb 14 at 4pm at Tenth.

All Payment and Completed Liability Release Forms are due before Friday, so if you need to do this on Friday you must arrive earlier!

There is a "what to bring" list and other useful information posted as an attachment on our web page


All Missions Applications are due to be collected this Friday night at the retreat...this is the final date, given the extension the snow afforded you. So use snow days to finish these and know we are praying for you as you make decisions in serving the Lord.

If you have any questions, scholarships needs, concerns or need a missions application PLEASE contact Jonny or Dora

Administrative Assistant Position

Administrative Assistant Position - The American Missionary Fellowship (AMF) is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Administrative Assistant. Applicant would assist with the ministries of AMF by supporting the Human Resources department and report to the Human Resources Coordinator.

For a job description or to send a resume, contact: American Missionary Fellowship Attention: Lisa Dager - Human Resources Email: Fax: (610)-527-4720

Preparing for Communion

Phil made reference during the communion service to an email sent by Pat Canavan to the newest Tenth communicants class. Here is the email.

Dear Caleb, Gabrielle, Thomas, Misha, Ashley, Leah, Josh, David, Olivia, and Isaac:

This next Sunday is a Communion Sunday and will be the first time you participate in the communion service at Tenth as a member. I want to help prepare you with something that has been a help to me in getting ready for communion.

There are four things I take time to review the night before the service (it is easy when you think of the acrostic CART):

1. Confess my sins. I review the 10 Commandments to see where I have fallen short.
2. Ask for grace to repent and turn away from these sins.
3. Remember that Jesus died for these very same sins and I have complete forgiveness in Him.
4. Thank God for providing such a perfect High Priest, without whom I would be still in my sin.

Our fellowship with God is the sweetest treasure we have and we should guard it carefully and jealously. I hope you develop this habit of self-examination before every communion; our spiritual forefathers, the Puritans, ended each day with this kind of examination.

Finally, try to do this examination the night before the service; sometimes the mornings are so hectic, you either forget or you rush through it.

Email me with any questions you may have. Even though the Communicants class is over, I still remember you all in my prayers.

Mr. Canavan

Thank You!

Thought you would like to see and affirm these thanks sent from Pat Canavan regarding the work of the sextons, ushers, and communion committee this past Sunday.

Dear Staff,

I want to encourage you all to thank the sextons, especially Carl Staico, Eshun Dixon, Brian D'Ercole, Anthony Spicer, and Jonathan Brandenburg (yes, he is back with us) for the excellent work they did over this weekend. As usual, we were the first in our neighborhood to have clean walks and steps. They not only dealt with the usual Sunday preparation but a wedding too. Our congregation and wedding guests accessed our building without any difficulty due to their work. Our sextons did a great job.


Dear Dan (Kunkle) and Jamin (Ferner),

The ushers and communion committee did an excellent job on Sunday and no one missed a beat despite the snow storm and the new traffic patterns due to the tile floor. On behalf of the staff, I want to thank them for the way they conducted the operational side of our services. Could you please pass on this acknowledgement and thanks to them?


Reviewing Your Budget

Tenth Ruling Elder Bryce Bartruff has a guest article on Dave Ramsey's Bible Money Matters website. Click here to read Bryce's article about monthly budget review.

Apartment for rent

My wife and I will be moving out of our Lansdowne apartment in March. We are looking for a person or persons to move into our apartment beginning in April, and sublet our lease which will end June 1, with the option to stay of course. The apartment is spacious, sunny, and we have a great relationship with our landlord. It is about 1100 square feet. Rent is $975, which includes all utilities but electric. Contact me with any questions, and for interior pictures.

Below is our Landlord's description of the apartment:

Circa 1890 Colonial Revival style Victorian in the Lansdowne Park Historic District. This property has undergone a complete historic restoration and was nominated for the “Lansdowne Beautification Award”. The spacious first apartment features a fireside living room, second parlor with pocket doors, center hall, bedroom with beamed ceiling, fully equipped kitchen with oak cabinets, dishwasher, gas range, and refrigerator, tiled bath, laundry room with washer, dryer and laundry sink. Random-width red pine hardwood floors and original architectural details inside and out. Rent includes heat, cooking gas, hot and cold water and garage parking. Resident pays for electric. Walking distance to public transportation and Septa R3 commuter rail to University City (15 minutes), Center City Philadelphia (18 minutes), and Media. A short 17 minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport. Cat friendly, but no dogs please. For a prompt response and to schedule an appointment to visit, please call 610-394-2964.
To learn more about the quaint historic town of Lansdowne go to

Sunday, February 07, 2010

More Cancelations

The New Members class is canceled for this Sunday.

Also Tenth Healthcare Fellowship is not meeting.