Friday, September 24, 2010

Barbara's Lessons

Today I officiated the funeral of Tenth member, Dr. Barbara Kay Toner, from Mt. Laurel. Below is the text of the message.

Today we grieve the loss and celebrate the life of Dr. Barbara Kay Toner, who died September 15, 2010 after her second battle with breast cancer.

Hymn Memory

Students involved in our Schola Cantorum music program for grades 1 through 6 on Sunday nights will be able to sing their hymn of the month from memory for any faculty member starting this week. Kids can come as early as 6pm to sing for a teacher. They can sing by themselves or in a small group. Students who successfully complete their hymn each month will receive a prize. Students who complete all hymn memory work by the end of the year are invited to our big pool party!

ALL students, for the month of September only, need only sing the first two verses of this month's hymn, "All Praise to God". Here is the text:

All praise to God, who reigns above,
The God of all creation,
The God of wonders, pow'r, and love,
The God of our salvation!
With healing balm my soul he fills,
The God who every sorrow stills,
To God all praise and glory!

What God's almighty pow'r hath made
His gracious mercy keepeth;
By morning dawn or evening shade
His watchful eye ne'er sleepeth;
Within the kingdom of his might,
Lo, all is just and all is right,
To God all praise and glory!

( you tell me. I've just about completed memorizing verse 6.)

Traffic issues Sunday--listen to traffic reports

On Sun, 9-26-10, the Parkway Run will take place on the B.F. Parkway, from Logan Circle to Eakins Oval & MLK Drive. The run starts at 8AM and lasts until approx 10AM. Logan Circle will close at 6AM for set-up.

On Sun, 9-26-10, the Puerto Rican Day Parade will be on the Parkway, 16th to Eakins Oval. Parade starts at 12:30 PM and lasts until approx 5:00 PM

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Music Brochure Mailing

Are you available to help with a music brochure mailing tomorrow (9/24)from 10am -noon? If so, please call Dora at the church office 215-735-7688. Thank you

Paul Tripp on Video

DG (Desiring God) Ministries has a number of short videos (2-7 minutes) featuring Paul Tripp on a variety of topics. Click here to check them out.

The Fujimura Project

Phil Ryken alerted me to this project - Crossway Fujimura Project - an illustrated edition of the King James Bible, celebrating its 400th birthday.

Apartment for Rent

For Rent $850/month

Bright, clean and well maintained 2BD/1BA, approx. 900 sq. ft. Unit has the following features: Second floor apartment (duplex), Carpet floors throughout, plenty of closet space, and small balcony off living room. Additional storage space is located in the basement, and use of full size washer and dryer, garage parking available, as well as readily available off-street parking. Apartment is located in the quiet, family neighborhood of Wynnefield Heights/Balwynne Park section of Philadelphia, close to City Line Ave. Center City and Manayunk quickly accessible by car. Tenant is responsible for utilities - gas heat and electric. Unit is separately metered. Apartment is available on November 1st.

Please contact: Bill & Mei-Lin Walter
TEL: (267) 815-5159
Email here.
Address: 4006 Balwynne Park Road, Philadelphia PA 19131

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pray for CBI

Michael Oh, who will be speaking at our Global Outreach Conference in November, recently received distressing news about the building CBI (Christ Bible Institute) was in the process of purchasing. The developer has changed its mind on the asking price, and a higher price combined with a lowered US dollar against the Japanese yen means that additional funds may be needed to purchase the building. So Michael and the CBI team are calling for 30 days of prayer for CBI.
If you are willing to pray that the purchase will yet succeed, encourage Michael and his team by signing up on Facebook.

Pray for Will

Sena McInnes requests prayer for her grandson Will MacDonald. He is having open heart surgery next Tuesday. Pray for a successful outcome and that it would repair the damage to his heart.

Paul Jones on Radio

Paul Jones is being interviewed on WFIL-AM 560 today at 4:35 p.m. on his new book, What Is Worship Music?

Welcome, Ari!

Sam and Emilie Park are pleased to announce the birth of their first son Ari Immanuel, Sunday, September 19, at 4:48 pm, 7 lbs 13 oz, 21 in.

Welcome, Alethea!

Matt and Tara Megill are pleased to announce the birth of Alethea Hesed at 11:15 Monday morning, September 20. She weighs 8 lbs 10 oz. Mother and child are doing well. They have started and will be updating photos at

Iron Doc

Paul Reimold sent this in:

Congratulations are in order for Dr. David Fuller who completed his very first Half Ironman Triathlon this past weekend in Syracuse, NY. A Half Ironman Traithlon consists of 1.2 miles swimming, 56 miles biking and a 13.1 miles runnning -- a total of 70.3 miles by land, sea and bike. Total time: 6 hours, 2 minutes and 1 second. Way to go, David!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Celebrating Cora

Next Sunday, the 26th, we will be celebrating Cora Hogue Koop's nearly 30 years of service to Tenth Church. She will be returning for the morning services, and we will make a presentation during the Living Church segment of each service.

For the occasion, Phil Ryken made a commitment to return and honor his colleague in ministry. He will be preaching in the morning services.

Growing Up

The manuscript for Sunday's sermon, "Growing Up," is now available.

Room for Rent

Medical professional seeking a mature, responsible, tidy adult male to rent a room in my 2 bedroom Fishtown row home. Quiet block. Quiet house. 3 blocks from the Market-Frankford EL. Wi-fi. Washer/Dryer. No pets, please. 2 indoor cats (no cat smell). Asking $500, plus utilities. Bills average out to $120/month for gas/elec/cable/internet. Email John or call 215-500-6600.

Yo! Ref! You Crazy?

These two Philadelphians show Wheaton College how rooting for the home team is really done.