Friday, March 18, 2011

Goligher books in Tenth bookstore

The Alliance@Tenth Bookstore now has an initial supply of the long-awaited books of Dr. Liam Goligher titled Fellowship of the King and The Jesus Gospel. Other titles by Dr. Golligher will be stocked as they are received.

Judge student speech and debate

Come judge Homeschool Students' Speech and Debate. No experience needed, but judges are. These students may be our future Christian representation in government and other leadership roles. Come help them develop. March 24-26 at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church, 4891 Penn Ave, Sinking Spring, PA. Call Vanessa Fiori at 215-680-0932 for more info.

Harry Apple

Be in prayer for David Apple and his family as they mourn the passing of his father Harry Apple this morning, March 18.

Vision Night

Don't forget Vision Night Saturday Night, 6:30-8:30!

I'll see you there, right?

Of Kari and Covenant (Grown-up) Children

If you are alert readers to DMC News posts, you will note that the posts are often placed by staff members other than myself. The last two were placed by the newest member of our staff - Kari Randall. We are very pleased to have Kari on board. She is serving as the Friday receptionist, in place of Dora McFarland (who stays on as assistant director of Maranatha).
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Housing Wanted

Housing Wanted for Nick and Erin Owens. Do you know of an inexpensive rental or a family with whom a Christian couple could live? Nick begins studies at Westminster Seminary in June 2011. They would like to live near Pilgrim Church (Roxborough, Manayunk, Wissahickon, East Falls) for a least one year. Please contact Nick at 847-340-5024 or via e-mail.

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Apartment For Rent

Parish 3: Large One Bedroom Apartment in Lansdowne, $925.00

Located just outside of the city of Philadelphia in Lansdowne, PA, its features include a large eat-in kitchen with full size refrigerator & stove, walk-in pantry, full bathroom, bright, sunny living room & bedroom with high ceilings, large energy-efficient windows throughout. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans and spacious common area with stained glass windows. You'll have access to a large front porch, backyard picnic table & long driveway for off-street parking. You'll also have your own thermostat controls with central air and on-site laundry facility with your own separate washer and dryer. This unit is more than 948 square feet!
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Back in the Saddle

If you don't know the tune, click here.

I'm back in the saddle again
Rid’n my folding bike again
Where the joggers run along
Listening to their iPod songs
Back in the saddle again

Ridin' the streets once more
Totin' my lunch bag and more
Where you keep out of the way
Speeding cars in bike lanes stray
Back in the saddle again

Rockin' to and fro
Back in the saddle again
I go my way
Back in the saddle again

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cummings Report

This link will take you to video report by Luke Cummings, who grew up in Philadelphia and is the son of OPC missionaries in Japan. His parents are safe.

Maestro the Lion

Elder Tom Elliott sent this is. "Maestro the Lion" is his project.

A free Maestro the Lion Children’s Concert to benefit Japanese tsunami relief will be held on Sunday, March 27. The concert is especially appropriate for grade school age children and their families, and will be from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in the auditorium at Lower Merion High School, 315 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore PA. The program features music from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and begins with excerpts from a book, written and illustrated by LMHS graduates, that tells the story of the music.
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Japan Reports

I trust you are keeping up with the news in Japan and praying for the crisis. The Aquila Report has been posting articles related to Presbyterians in the country. You will find the link on the right hand column under "Other Links."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fellowship of the King

From Liam Goligher's Fellowship of the King:

To have fellowship with God means Christians are partners with him. The word "partner" is another root meaning of koinonia. What does it mean to be a partner with God? Christians are caught up into God's great purposes and plans for this world and, to the Christian's great delight and surprise, God's interests have become the Christian's interests. God the Father's great enterprise is to send his Son into the world to bring men and women into a personal relationship with himself and to glorify his Son with the glory he had before the world began. But Christians are more than a part of the plan of God the Father, in the sense of a pawn being moved around a checker board.
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Exposing Darkness

Sunday's sermon, "Exposing Darkness," on Ephesians 5:11-14 is now available in manuscript. Click here to access it.

Delaware County Christian School's High School Drama Department presents "Beauty & the Beast"

Come this Friday, 3/18 at 7:30 pm or Saturday, 3/19 at 4 pm for the last two performances ever at the DeMoss Center. Friday is Alumni Night with discounted tickets.

See Hannah Schmucker as a wolf, townsperson, and dancing napkin. Hear Nathaniel Schmucker in the pit orchestra. Watch the amazing castle and library set made by Jonathan Wynne and Josh Ryken amongst others.

Early reviews: The Esterly girls were enthralled with Charis Haugen as the beautiful Belle. Mrs. Erin Hernick said, "Superb! Just Superb!". Josiah Cohen gave the show a two thumbs up. John Canavan gave approval with a nod.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sarah Carter

We pray for the comfort of Norm Carter and his family as they mourn the loss of his mother, Sarah Carter, last Friday, March 11. Click here to read her obituary.

Viewing for Norm Carter's mother will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Calvary Baptist Church, 250 Green Lane, Bristol, PA. Her service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with interment in Wrightstown Friends Cemetery.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Philip Kirkland's Conclusion

Paul Tripp is not the only minister stepping down this month. At the end of March, Philip Kirkland will conclude his ministry as TIF's (Tenth International Fellowship) director. Philip has been preparing for service overseas and hopes to make that move in the fall. He will be stepping down so as to devote full-time to raising support. If you would like to hear more about his ministry and consider giving support, you can email him. By the way, he has a house to sell in Pottstown, if you know of anyone interested.

Paul Tripp on Sunday

This Sunday, May 20, will be the last day that Paul Tripp will be serving on staff. With the growth of Paul Tripp Ministries, it was becoming increasingly difficult for him to give the needed attention to ministry at the church. (Well, there was also the increasing problem of confusing him and Bruce McDowell, and neither one was willing to shave his mustache.) Paul will be preaching the morning services this Sunday. We will have opportunity to thank him for his service, but there will be no farewell, as he is not going anywhere. You will still see him sitting in his usual spot in the balcony, and he will continue as an active member in the church.

Examined in Stryd

Jason Stryd was examined and approved for ordination by the presbytery. Jason is part of the trio of pastors at the Northeast Community Church plant, which our church gave support to through our capital campaign. It is a unique church reaching out to three different language groups. Vinny Tauriello ministers to the English speaking attenders; Maranatha Chung (who use to be a Tenth member) ministers to the Chinese population; and Jason ministers to the Albanian community. Jason's ordination and installation service will be held May 15. I don't know the time for it.

Moses Licensed

Liam Goligher was not the only Tenth-related person to be examined on Saturday. Moses Wong was examined for licensure and was also approved. What is licensure? The Book of Church Order explains: "To preserve the purity of the preaching of the Gospel, no man is permitted to preach in the pulpits of the Presbyterian Church in America on a regular basis without proper licensure from the Presbytery having jurisdiction where he will preach."
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Examined and Found...

Well, he passed. I'm not sure how, but Liam Goligher slipped through all the examinations of presbytery, and on Saturday was extended the call to be our Senior Minister.

Here is how the system works. Though we voted as a congregation to call Dr. Goligher to be our Senior Minister, it is the responsibility of presbytery (Philadelphia Presbytery) to approve him. The wording is as follows:
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