Friday, February 25, 2011

Global Outreach Lunch this Sunday 2/27

What's it like to work in a hospital in a very poor, spiritually dry part of West Africa where patients routinely die and no one seems to know about Christ?

Find out at our monthly GO Luncheon this Sunday 2/27 in Fellowship Hall from 12:40pm - 2:00pm.  Matt and Tara, out partners who serve at a medical facility in Africa, will be our guest speakers.  All are welcome! 

Border, Baggs, and Bliss

How is it that work can be so pleasurable?

We return from our time on the Border with grateful hearts and delight. It was as if God completed our joy by giving us an unexpected finish to our time. On our day of departure we found our flight delayed out of El Paso causing us to miss our connection in Houston. We were rescheduled to fly out the next day. As we were puzzling about what to do, we bumped into our dear friends Dori and Jim BaggsRead more »

Lenten Study Series

Books for the Lenten Series are available on Sunday in Reception Hall after all 3 services.

$6- for a group leader (only one copy per group!)
$12- Participants

We will begin posting discussion questions on the website on March 7.

To start a group for this series or be part of one in your area please contact Jonny or visit our website for more information.

Nada's Blog

Nada Ghattas is a Tenth member. This is her profile to her blog. Be sure to check it out. Nada particularly likes posting Bible verses. I like the posting for Tuesday, February 22.

Hi. I am Deaf and have Cerebral Palsy. My life is not easy. However, I believe that God's Word is true, filled with wisdom. It comforts me. I know that Jesus loves me. I love Tenth Presbyterian Church. My friends love me and I love them. I enjoy evening worship because I have good interpreters in ASL (Roz and Jen) to help me understand the Bible. If there was no Deaf Ministry I would feel frustrated. I praise God for the Deaf Ministry. I will use God's Word always and depend on the Lord always.

Painters Don’t Retire exhibit at LGTripp Gallery

Works by artists 70+


March 4 – 26, 2011
First Friday, March 4, 6 – 8:30 pm
Artist Reception, March 5, 4 – 6 pm

It is a great pleasure to welcome eight senior artists to the LGTripp Gallery. Most of them are from the Philadelphia area, have been rewarded with long-lasting successful careers and have made significant contributions to the art community not only through their art but also by promoting artists, establishing galleries, through their writings, lectures, and reviews.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sparrows get stuck on duct tape on March 12

King's Cross

King's Cross is Tim Keller's latest book, using the Gospel of Mark to examine Jesus. Here is a TV interview with him discussing the book.

Lent series small groups

You have to hunt for the message of Easter . . .

After all, this is not the joyous welcoming of a baby with the giving of gifts; this is the brutal death of a young man, stripped of any gifts and dignity . . . more information.

London Housing Needed

I'm a Christian male student graduating from Philadelphia Biblical University this May. In the fall, I'm moving to London to pursue a graduate degree from City University in Culture, Policy, and Management. I'm looking for housing that is inexpensive--perhaps renting a room from someone. This is only for 11 months (September 2011 through July 2012). Please email me if you know of anyone who could accommodate me.

Jonathan Eifert

Estate Planning

This was sent yesterday to church members and friends in an eblast. If you do not get it and would like to be on our email eblasts, let Christy Corbett know.

February 23, 2011

Dear Tenth Members and Friends,

I have just registered for the Estate Planning Dinner and Seminar that our church is sponsoring. It will be held Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, at the Union League. Dinner and seminar are free.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Welsh Wishes

The Welsh Guild and Welsh Society of Philadelphia invite you to the 283rd Annual Divine Service of the Welsh Society. Click here for more info.

Watoto Children's Choir in concert

The Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda, East Africa, will be live in concert at Fellowship Baptist Church in Mt. Laurel, NJ on March 11th.  The 7:00pm concert is free.  For more info, visit  

Watoto means "The Children."  Since 1994 Watoto Children's Choirs have toured internationally spreading a message of hope for Africa's children. The choir presents Watoto's vision and mission through their music and dance, which is an energetic fusion of contemporary gospel and traditional African rhythm. The children are among 1.8 million boys and girls in Uganda who have had the tragic experience of losing one or both of their parents to AIDS or war. Now through their inspiring performances, the Watoto Children's Choir is moving the hearts of people around the world as they share their stories of joy and hope. "Concerts of Hope" are a colorful and lively demonstration of the life-changing love of God experienced by the children of Watoto. Audiences are informed of the plight of Africa's needy children and given an opportunity to support the vital work of Watoto in Uganda.

Tonight's Concert

Tonight is the Tenth Concert featuring the Temple University Concert Choir. The concert begins at 7:30. Music of the following composers will be presented: Byrd, Handel, Britten, Poulenc and the sacred music of five Temple Alumni:
Adam Dieffenbach
Tim Shaw
Kile Smith
Jeremy Strong
Clayton White

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I just read this praise item by Anthony Buller on Sunday's prayer card:

"It is with great thanksgiving to God that I say that Heather MacLean has agreed to marry me."

We join with you, Anthony, in thanksgiving.

Notes and Prayer

So, how well are you listening to my sermons? This link will take you to the notes of Emily Lehman that she took of the sermon, "Walking in Love." The prayer requests below were sent in by someone listening in on webcast to last Sunday's sermon, "Deceptive Living." I've included them as they are applicable to us all.
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To Applaud or Not Applaud

You want to applaud, don't you? No, I'm not referring to my preaching but to the music of the musicians on Sunday. Every now and then, applause will break out at the end of the soli Deo gloria prelude before the evening service or after the postlude of any of the services (though never after my sermon). Paul Jones, Music Director, has written a summary of our philosophy about response to music in worship.
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Examining Liam

On Wednesday, Liam Goligher will appear before the Credentials Committee of presbytery for examination. This is the prelude to being examine on the floor of presbytery March 12. A transition team is in place helping with such matters as visa, housing, and moving logistics. Liam's first Sunday in the pulpit is May 15. His installation service is scheduled for May 22 in the evening service.


Suler Acosta, associate pastor of New Life Philadelphia Presbyterian Church sent this email:
March 15, 7:00pm. Trocadero Theatre 1003 Arch Street.
I want to invite you all to participate in viewing this award-winning documentary on March 15 at 7:30pm. In light of what I believe God is calling us to consider as a community who inhabit the place where God has put us, and in light of the struggles of loving hard-to-reach people, this documentary is a stirring testimony not only of God’s power to restore, but a call to us to imagine what God can and will do in our community as we step out in faith and obey him.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Associate and Partner

So, there I was on Sunday making a big point about how the ESV had poorly translated Ephesians 5:7 to say "do not associate with them." I am surprised now that no one came up to me and pointed to their ESV that reads "do not be partners with them."

Evidently my copy (and that of the church Bibles) is the 2001 edition. If I had had the 2007 edition, I would have saved a few words of explanation, although everyone using the 2001 edition may have been scratching their heads. The online version will have the 2007 edition, if you need to double check your own reading. Or you can go to this site where someone took the time to list other variations.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Deceptive Living

The manuscript for Sunday's sermon, "Deceptive Living," on Ephesians 5:3-7 is now posted at DMC Resources.