Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Gifts and the Giver

The manuscript and video of the sermon from August 15 - The Gifts and the Giver - is now posted here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Philadelphia's own Chief

There is our own Carl Staico hanging out in Kansas City during the Chief's practices this week. Carl not only keeps Tenth (and CCA) looking clean and orderly, but also has supported the Kansas City Chiefs...since 1972. In fact, his brother (on the left) has a room set aside in the family's South Philly business for KC fans to come and watch games.

Oh, and perhaps you recognize the guy in the center -- Andy Studebaker no. 96 for the Kansas City Chief -- who attended Tenth while practicing with the Eagles. A good brother now soaring with the Chiefs.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Getting lost in a Raspberry Patch

Eleanor (Skippy) Linton knows her way around a Raspberry Patch -- which is the name of her new cake creation which won first prize in the Hershey's Cocoa Cake baking contest at the Goshen Country Fair! Here is the description of her Raspberry Patch cake:

Raspberry Patch (there were two round layers, split in half - one layer had raspberries and cream filling, the others were a ganache frosting)....but the top was covered with fresh raspberries, with fresh mint leaves from out front around the edge of the top.

After judging, the cakes were auctioned off...for $18, $35 and for Skippy's cake...$127!

In January, she will represent Goshen at the State Fair in Harrisburg! Congratulations Skippy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Changing Hearts, Changing Lives

The Philadelphia Access Center, one of Tenth's partners in ministry, will be offering a "Changing Hearts, Changing Lives" course this fall. This course focuses on how Christ changes us and uses us as instruments of redemptive change, working through a study guide developed by the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. This is a fantastic course for anyone seeking to grow in Christ and to love others.

Last spring, I participated in the "Helping Others Change" course at the Philadelphia Access Center, and I would give the facilitators and group participants an enthusiastic two-thumbs up! :)

The 13-week course meets on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am, beginning September 11. The cost is $35/person, which includes the workbook for the course.

To preregister, call the Philadelphia Access Center at 215-389-1985 by September 3.

Grace Church of Philly

Grace Church of Philly is a new independent church work with Reformed Baptist beliefs in the University City Area. They worship at 4PM every Sunday at St. Andrew and St. Monica at 3600 Baring St. in Powelton Village. For more information check out their website at I have met the leaders and can commend their work.

Elevator Project Report

Elevator progress report. This and next week:
The elevator cab is being assembled

The cement poured for the new nursery floors and new wall built
Alley ramp to be constructed
New ceilings in the basement classrooms

Monday, August 16, 2010

Part-Time Sexton Job

Tenth is seeking a part-time sexton to work 15-20 hours/week. Work primarily includes cleaning and room set-up. The candidate must possess an eye for detail; lift 50 lbs; and be at least 18 years old. Those interested may apply by sending their resume to Pat Canavan at