Friday, November 05, 2010

Fall Back Saturday Night

Fall back Saturday night one hour if you prefer not to come to church one hour early. We go back to regular EST.

Hope for Hard Places--Nov 6 at 6pm

Where do you feel stuck? Where does hope seem to be deferred in your life? Where are you struggling to see how God can use difficulties in your life for his glory and your good?

If you're searching for hope in the midst of your hard places, come and join us this Saturday, November 6 for our international dinner. Special guest Samuel Chao will share stories of brothers and sisters in Asia who are growing and thriving in the midst of very difficult circumstances. You will be encouraged by God's work in their hard places and challenged to hope in Him and to share your hope with a hopeless world.

Registration begins at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm sharp ($10/individual, $25/family). A children's program will be provided during Dr. Chao's address. Reduced fee parking is available at the garage on South Street, in between 17th and 18th Streets.

Sunday Bridges Opened and Closed

The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed on Sunday, November 7, 7:45–9am, for a race.
But the new South Street bridge is opening Saturday, November 6! Read this article in the Philadephia Inquirer.

Wanted: apartment to rent or share

Les, a 24-year-old Air Force member, is moving from Baltimore to Philadelphia in the beginning of January to continue his education at Drexel University. He's looking for an apartment to rent or share. He can be reached at 443-742-8742 and

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Free concert

Free Concert by the Marinus Ensemble: Juxtoposition
Elliott Carter Figment for cello alone (1994)
Jean-Baptiste Barriere Sonate No. X in G major, trans. Kuipers
György Ligeti Sonate for cello solo (1948-53)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonate for Viol da gamba No. 2 in D major, BWV 1028 trans. Kuipers
Georg Phillipp Telemann Concerto in G major for Viola and Orchestra. TWV 51
Rachel Kuipers, Viola
Nadja Lesaulnier, Harpsichord
Joseph Kuipers, cello

Philadelphia Ethical Society Building
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, November 10, 8:00–10:30pm
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Annual Meeting

I (actually Christy Corbett, but I did the writing) just sent an eblast to the congregation regarding the congregational meeting coming up December 3. Here is the text.

Dear Congregation,

Just two months left in the year! And summer ended only last week! Of all the year-end events least on your minds, it is likely to be the church's annual congregational meeting. But that is just a month away, Friday, December 3. Mark that date on your calendars for a congregational dinner starting at 6:00 pm, followed by the congregational meeting at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. We will review and vote on the budgets-Outreach, Church Ministry, and Building Improvement. We will also vote on the following slate of nominees:
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At the Cauldron

Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

So, I am watching the performance of MacBeth last week with my daughter Sarah at the Wilma Theatre. I start to think about an actor in our church and wandering what she was up to... Wait a minute! That witch... it can't be... it is! That's Nako! (as of Nako Adodoadji). I knew Nako was a sister in Christ. I didn't know she was a Weird Sister! You still have time to see her fly through the air, as the play runs through the 13th. (Just be a little wary though if she offers you some of her homemade soup.)

Mary Witmer

Mary Witmer, the mother of Tim Witmer (pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Upper Darby, professor at Westminster Seminary, and Westminster Brass player), died this past Sunday morning. Here is information about services:

Viewing:  Thursday evening 6:30-8:30 at Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St. New Holland
Service:   Friday morning  11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 221 E. Main St, New Holland

Click here for the funeral home site and to read an obituary.

Snow Elves Needed

I can't believe I am already posting this:

Snow team volunteers are needed to keep the church walks and steps snow and ice-free this winter. We need helpers, especially from Parish 1, to assist our sextons. Please contact Carl at

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Blue Tape

You have heard of red tape. Evidently there is also blue tape, as this staff memo notes:

In the building, you may notice blue tape in various places. Please do not remove these as they are designated by the contractor to note punch list to-do items and act as a guide for the sub-contractors.


Here is an interesting report by the BBC on a church building in Turkey overseen by the Anglican Church which was built in the 1800's. As noted in the report, it is a demonstration of how different faiths may exist peacefully together.

Seeking roommate in Art Museum area

Seeking Christian female roommate to share 2 bedroom apartment in the art museum area. Please call 215-313-1583 or

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Dress-up time on Saturday, November 6!

Just a reminder: If you're coming to our International Dinner on Saturday, November 6, at 5:30 pm at Tenth, you're welcome to dress up in international attire! And it's not too late to get a great outfit together. I'm finding inspiration from old photos and looking for my costume tonight!

If you haven't registered yet, there is still time! Visit Tenth's homepage, click on the GO Conference logo, and follow the directions.

Pastoral Selection Committee Update

The PSC has sent this update. There will also be a Tenth Press article November 28.

The fall has been busy for the pastoral selection committee!  While we are conscious of the confidentiality of our meeting content, here is a sense of the process we have engaged in over the last several months: 
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Monday, November 01, 2010

Lausanne Team Home

The Lausanne Team is back! Check out their blog filled with reports and lots of pictures.

Looking for Nanny Work

A dear friend of ours and former babysitter, who is currently a junior at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, is seeking employment for next summer as a nanny/child minder in the US. She is hoping to spend the summer this side of the pond before her final year at University, but she still needs to work to support herself. She will be free for roughly 16 weeks (from mid-June to early-September) and has considerable experience with children. References can be supplied and she has completed a full background check through Disclosure Scotland. She is wonderful with children and has a strong Christian testimony. All inquiries can be directed to me, Becky Holloway.

Delaware County Christian School Middle School Drama Production

The Delaware County Christian School Middle School Drama Department will present Cheaper By the Dozen on the DeMoss Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, November 5 & 6. There will also be a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are all general admission at $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and students. Please call 610-353-6522 for more information.

Hallelujah Chorus at Macy's

For the Lord God reigneth even at Macy's. Check out the video shot by Melissa Gilstrap this past Saturday on a shopping trip to Macy's in the Wanamaker building, Center City.

Barnhouse Month

How can it be November when the summer ended last week? Well, it is here and I will give it the unofficial designation of Donald Grey Barnhouse Month. November 21, for the morning services, we will mark the 50th anniversary of his entering into glory. Former Tenth pastor Rick Phillips will return to preach the sermon "Dr. Barnhouse's Text," which happens to be Isaiah 55:10-11. C. Everett Koop will also join us to share some Barnhouse stories. Keep checking the blog for stories by or about Barnhouse.

Amazing Music

A packed sanctuary of believers singing "Amazing Grace" with organ, brass, and bagpipes - only when Christ returns will it get better than that.

Thanks to Paul Jones, all the church choirs, the Westminster Brass and bagpiper Charlie Rutan for glorious music.

Last day to register at early rate!

Today is the last date to register for the Global Outreach kick-off banquet on Saturday, November 6, at the early rate of $8/person and $20/family.

So register, dress up in foreign apparel, and come prepared to be challenged and encouraged by testimonies of living hope in the midst of persecution!

To register, click here. Note that for families, please register the head of the family at the family rate and then register other members at the "free" rate.

Looking forward to seeing y'all there! :)