Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunday Meeting

There will be a meeting of the congregation following the 11:00 worship service (around noon). The meeting will be webcasted, if you are unable to attend.

Susan Acerbo

Susan Acerbo went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 19, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Relatives and friends are invited to greet her family on Tuesday, February 23, from 7-9 pm at Foster Warne Funeral Home, 250 White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ, and on Wednesday February 24 from 9-10 am. Funeral service at 10:30 am at Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church, corner of White Horse Pike (Rt 30) and Merchant Street, Audubon, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of her life to Neighborhood Center, 278 Kaighn Ave., Camden, NJ 08103.

Esperanza Project

Tenth member Ted Voboril, who works at Esperanza sent this in:

This summer, Esperanza Health Center's Dental Team will conduct a dental health outreach project in our North Philadelphia community. The team, led by dental assistants Calvin Hoops and Taina Vazquez, will teach classes throughout the community on dental care and oral hygiene, and will also conduct oral health screenings and take x-rays. This will be a great opportunity for Esperanza to reach out to many who lack access to basic dental care.

Here's where I am asking for your help: Esperanza is currently seeking a grant from Tom's of Maine to support our summer dental health outreach project. The winners will be determined by online public voting, and the five projects that receive the most votes will receive a grant of $20,000. I would appreciate it if you could take a minute out of your busy day to click on the link below and cast your vote.(In fact, you can vote for Esperanza each day until the voting ends on March 12!)
Vote for Esperanza!
Also, click this link to watch a short video about the dental health outreach project:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Parking Conditions

I'm looking out my office onto 17th Street and the snow is still covering the curb. So be prepared to have similar parking conditions on Sunday. Don't forget you have the parking garage on South Street between 18th and 17th for $5 with a stamped ticket. I think I paid a couple of months ago $6 at the corner lot of 17th & Pine, also needing a stamped ticket. Here's the link at the church website that gives all the parking information, including parking lots.

Computer Need


We have a CCA student badly in need of a computer. The student and his family wish to remain anonymous, but can we (you) put something on your blog asking for anyone who can part with a functioning computer to help a CCA kid? They can contact me (or Melissa Clemens) at the school. Thanx!

Joseph A. Sinagra

City Center Academy
315 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursday, February 18, 2010

El Sistema

Elder Tom Elliott is traveling to Venezuella soon to observe this music program that has trained thousands of kids from impoverished homes in classical music and set them on a successful course in life.

On-line Hymnal

So, you watching the live webcast of the worship service and you want to sing the hymns, but, you can't find your copy of the Trinity Hymnal or you didn't bring it with you on your trip. No problem! You go to this link and, voila! there's the hymnal on-line (well, just the words, but you already know the tunes). Thanks to Bob Kempf who sent in this tip.

Meeting Your Parish 1 Neighbors

Don't forget to come out and watch the Winter Olympics with some of your Parish 1 neighbors tomorrow! We're meeting at Fox & Hound (at 15th & Spruce) at 6pm tomorrow evening. Hope you can join us—contact Troy Woolley if you have any questions.

Science and Faith: Friend or Foes?

Are Science and Faith at war? Does science undermine or corroborate belief in God? Does faith suppress or inspire scientific research? Explore these questions and more at the Science and Faith Conference at Westminster Theological Seminary on March 12th and 13th. More details and registration

Hold the dates of March 12 and 13 for a special conference about the
reconciliation of modern science and the Christian Faith.

Speakers include: Vern Poythress, C. John Collins, John West, Jay Richards,
Paul Nelson, Bruce Gordon, and K. Scott Oliphint.

Sponsored by Westminster Theological Seminary and the Center for Science
and Culture, Discovery Institute.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Door of Hope Haiti

Door of Hope Haiti is the orphanage that the money collected from the Curtis students' concert was sent to. Here is a link to Jeb and Gail Bland's blog about the work being done there.

The Aquila Report

You may find this online Reformed news site of interest - The Aquila Report.

Is That a Firetruck Coming?

I've learned a little bit more about Sunday parking problems. A firetruck was trying to get by and was blocked by cars. All the more reason to follow the "if I can't see the curb, then I don't park" rule. We'll park, seeing that cars can get by, but we have to think of the worse scenario - like a fire truck! Hopefully, we'll see more curb on Sunday and this won't be a problem.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Tebow Story

Did you miss the Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad? Click this link to Focus on the Family to see the ad and the story behind it.

No Snow Parking

If you did not park on the street Sunday, you were wise. Those who did were ticketed. The measure to go by is: If you cannot see the curbside, you should not park. We have permission to park when streets are clear, but not when snow is on the streets.

Dayna Anderson - Concertmaster

Paul Jones sent me this email alert:

Dayna Anderson (who attends Tenth, the Musicians' Bible Study, and Curtis) - is the new concertmaster of The Delaware Symphony, and the youngest concertmaster of a significant orchestra in the United States. You heard her in the Advent Series in December. She will also be concertmaster of our orchestra for Good Friday.

Read about her selection here.

Delaware County Christian School Open House

Join DC for an open house beginning at 9:00 am at its Upper Campus on Malin Road.
The February 23rd Open House will begin at our Upper Campus on Malin Road.
The morning will consist of a teacher panel discussion, question and answer time followed by campus tours of both our elementary and upper school.

HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL: Join us as DC high school students guide you through our new science and computer labs, band and choir rooms, the art building, library and athletic facility. You will have the opportunity to observe high school and middle school classes in session as well as dialogue with both our students and teachers.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Parent guides will also be available at our elementary campus to tour parents of primary age students. Your guided tour will allow you the opportunity to explore our computer labs, band, choir and art programs, observe classrooms in session and chat with our teachers and administrators.

We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday, February 23. We are always eager to see more and more children come under the excellent instruction of godly teachers. Our goal is to partner with you and your church to educate your children to “think and act biblically” as they serve God and their world in the future.