Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DVD Players

New Hope Liberia has need for two DVD players to use with projectors that the team can take to Liberia in February. If you have one available, contact Bruce McDowell at or leave at Tenth Church marked for New Hope Liberia.

Welcome, Abigail!

Ted and Liz Voboril are pleased to announce the arrival Abigail Pearl on 12/23 at 10:21 pm. Her timing was impeccable, rendering her daddy's favorite birthday present ever! She was 21.75" long and weighed 9 lbs, 3 oz.

In Memoriam

Let us remember brother and sisters who have gone to be with the Lord this past year. The following is a list of Tenth members and former members. Let me know if I have missed a name.

Beverly Palmer - 1/17
Chuck Schroth - 1/19
Susan Acerbo - 2/19
William Glenn - 3/2
Phebe Blair - 4/10
Raemma Luck - 4/20
Phil Beauford - 6/13
Scot Detwiler - 6/28
Donna Novakovitch - 6/29
Barbara Toner - 9/15
Anna Grasberger - 10/6
John Mayhew - 11/30

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Deep Thought Snapple cap says that six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

But it doesn't note that it is adults that the six-year-olds have to laugh at.

Watch Night Service

Are you coming to the New Year's Eve Watch Night Service? I hope you can make it. From 9:00-10:30 anyone may stand and testify to what the Lord has done in his or her life in 2010. Then, after an hour break of fellowship in Reception Hall, we gather back in the sanctuary for a communion service from 11:30-midnight.

What would you say if you came? Would you mention one of the stories in the posting below - "Top Tenth Stories"? Or do you have a completely different story? Would you have a scripture to share, a lesson learned?

And if you come for the Communion Service, do you think being in the sanctuary of the Lord with your brothers and sisters of the faith, receiving the sign and seal of the gospel, and hearing the message spoken to you from the Word - do you believe that such an experience would minister to your spirit?

Not everyone can come - distance, having children, traveling at night are some of the reasons. But don't push the services aside thinking that you can do better, that is, a better party. If you have never been to a Watch Night at Tenth, now is the time to experience it.

Super Sextons

Our sextons are great! Clean sidewalks all around the church.

Tenth Healthcare Fellowship

On 1/2/2011, Tenth Healthcare Fellowship will meet at 12:45 in Fellowship Hall and will have a panel discussion on sharing faith as healthcare professionals. Please RSVP to if you plan to come.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Top Tenth Stories

With this being the week of "Most Memorable Stories of 2010," why don't we draw up a top 10 or 15 list for Tenth? Some that quickly come to mind are:

1. Phil Ryken to Wheaton
2. Cora's wedding
3. New daughter church - Grace & Peace
4. Phil Beauford's entry into glory
5. The record snowfall
6. The record heat wave
7. New sanctuary floor
8. New elevator and classrooms

Send me more ideas.

More that come to mind:
9. Barnhouse/Boice 50/10 celebrations
10. 22 young people in Communicants Class (highest ever; public reception this Sunday)
11. Boice 40-day devotional published (amazing editing)
12. Philip Kirkland ordained
13. Robert Polen and Jonny McGreevy licensed

Offices Closed

The church offices are closed today. We will reopen tomorrow - Tuesday.

Year-End Contributions

If you wish to make a charitable donation to Tenth Presbyterian Church for 2010, but were unable to come to church this past Sunday, you may mail in your contributions or bring them to the church office. Please note that contributions must be post-marked by December 31, 2010 or be received at the church office by December 31, 2010 in order to be counted for 2010 giving.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tonight's Service Canceled

Tonight's service, along with all other church activities this afternoon and evening, has been canceled. This is due to the city declaring a snow emergency and the forecast for blizzard conditions encompassing the service hours.

Evening Service

I am posting this now at 9:08 a.m. Sunday. Should the present weather report hold up, we will not have evening service or other church events. At 2:00 I will post a final determination. You may also call into the church after 2:00 - 215.735.7688.