Friday, January 21, 2011

Elders Installation

This Sunday, we will install a new class of elders. They are: Bryce Bartruff, Pat Canavan, Michael Kennedy, Tim Peterman, Paul Shultes, and Clive Stockdale.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good Crocheter

If you have gone to a Bible school class in the 315 Building, you will have seen our sexton Carl Green keeping watch over the door and building. He might also be doing something else on the side, as this picture shows sent from Lisa Hammell. She tells me that he gives his work away as gifts. She also tells me that his birthday is January 28. Gee, I wonder what he would appreciate getting for gifts.

Good Educator

Elder Tom Elliott took a trip to Venezuela for his sabbatical last year and discovered a jewel box of music. Here is his YouTube report.

Good Artist

January 19, 2011 - March 25, 2011
Connie Eastburn Gallery at Philadelphia Biblical University
200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047
Gallery Hours: You are invited to visit the exhibition Monday through Friday between the hours of 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sign in at the Smith Administration Building South Entrance, 200 Manor Avenue.
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Good Writers

Former Tenth staff are busy writing or getting their writing published these days. In the past seven days, the Gospel Coalition published excerpts from Phil Ryken's inauguration message. byFaith magazine published an article by former pastor Rick Phillip's on "The Masculine Mandate." Former member and intern Lance Lewis wrote the lead article in byFaith on race issues in the PCA. And former intern Anthony Bradley wrote a column in World magazine on planting urban Christian schools, citing Philadelphia as an example of innovation in this area.

Meanwhile, I continue to hold the world's attention with my blog.

Good Musicians

I once asked a music lover what kind of music he liked. He replied, "I like listening to good musicians." If that describes you, then you will like listening to the Chamber Music Recital Friday night, 7:30 p.m. We will have Philadelphia Orchestra musicians David Kim, Rachel Ku, and Joseph Conyers. Joining them will be Anne Martindale Williams of the Pittsburgh Orchestra. The four will perform the first half of the program and then be joined by Paul Jones on the piano for the second half.

The musical pieces will be:
Schubert - "Trout" Quintet
Bach - Mvts. from Partita No. 1 in B minor
Bruch - Kol Nidrei
Paganini - Caprice in A Minor
Kile Smith - American Spirituals (Vols. 1 & 2)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Request for Baby Items

Hello, we are a couple who attend Tenth's evening services and need your help! Please let me (Stephanie, know if you have any baby items tucked away that are no longer needed. We are having a baby boy in late May and need help getting prepared. Brandon is a full time student, currently unemployed, and I am a waitress working night shifts. Anything would help, including maternity items (size 12/medium/tall). With thanks, and may God bless you - Stephanie and Brandon

Baptisms February 27

The next Sunday for covenant baptisms is coming up February 27. If you are a Tenth member and would like to have your child baptized, contact Christy Corbett.

Geoff Bradford

Geoff Bradford, pastor of liberti church in Fairmount, has accepted a call to Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, N. C. Geoff has been a good neighbor to Tenth, and we will miss his fellowship and ministry.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seeking Roommate for February, 2011

1004 S. Farragut Ave.
Phila, PA 19143

I am seeking a woman to share my apartment with. It is a comfortable apartment and fully furnished. I am looking for someone who is laid back and comfortable with sharing space. International students are welcome.
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Goligher Books

Looking for books by Liam Goligher? Westminster Bookstore has a page for his books at this link.

Children's and Youth VolunteersTraining

Tenth Children’s and Youth ministries will sponsor a required comprehensive training session for all its volunteers and helpers on Sunday, January 30, 12:30 PM. Lunch will be included at a small cost for each attendee—register by 5:00 PM on January 25. Go to for more information or see blue flyers in the lobbies.

Preaching Schedule

Here is the preaching schedule for the morning and evening services until Liam Goligher arrives May 15. You will see four names of guest preachers. Fred Putnam is a professor at Philadelphia Biblical University in the Bible and Ministry Department. David Garner is professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. Eric Mason is Senior Pastor of Epiphany Fellowship, the church that Dogan Logan has been serving as an intern. Eric is preaching the Sunday of the Urban Ministry Conference.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Stepping Down Dates

Below is the posting of Paul's announcement that he will be stepping down as Assistant Minister to Center City so that he can devote full-time to Paul Tripp Ministries. His final Sunday preaching will be March 20 in the morning, and March 6 in the evening. I should note, however, those will be his final Sundays as a staff member. We will be calling upon Paul to preach and serve in other ways, as he continues to be an active participant in the life of Tenth.

A New Season of Ministry

The following is copied from Paul Tripp's blogsite

Proverbs 16:9 says, " A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." We all have experienced the fact that the plans you make don't always turn out as you envisioned. Such has been my experience in my ministry at Tenth Presbyterian Church. In 2006 I was given the honor of serving on the pastoral staff at Tenth, leading its ministry to Center City Philadelphia, where Tenth is located, and preaching in the Sunday evening service. The plan was that I would split my time between Tenth and Paul Tripp Ministries, my writing and speaking ministry. Over the last four years my ministry outside of Tenth has greatly expanded. I am very aware and humbled by the fact that God has given me a worldwide platform that few get and I feel a strong calling to be a good steward of that platform.
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