Friday, July 01, 2011

Susan McDowell

Susan McDowell entered into glory this evening, July 1, at 8:15 pm, surrounded by her family at her bedside. A memorial service is scheduled for July 23 at 11:00 a.m.

"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die" John 11:25-26.

Coffee anyone?

Former Tenth members Amy and Al Chapman recently purchased Elcy's Cafe and Coffeehouse located in the Glenside train station in Glenside, PA. It was less than a year ago they started their own coffee roasting company, Valley Green Coffee. Their coffee has created quite a buzz locally and was mentioned in a recent Inquirer article on the best local roasters. Their coffee is available at Elcy's, online, Abington Art Center, Glencairn Museum, and at Weaver's Way Co-op markets.
Go have a cup (or two or ten!).

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tenth on Sunday walking tour

The Rittenhouse Square Sacred Sites walking tour, which includes Tenth, meets Sunday, July 3, 2:00 PM, at First Baptist, 17th & Sansom Streets (print special half-price coupons from Dot Boersma will give this Preservation Alliance public tour.

Full-time English/History teacher needed at CCA for 2011-2012

City Center Academy, 315 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Housing for global partners

Some dear friends of MCO who are currently working overseas will be in the Philadelphia area from 7/22 to 8/2/11.  They need housing for 6 people - two adults and four children ages 4-12.  Please email Karen at if you can help in this way.  Thanks!

Jenkin Jones

Please be in prayer for Bob Jones and family, as they mourn the loss of Bob's father Jenkin Jones, this past Monday, June 27.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

2011 Women in the Church International Conference

October 7-9, 2011 • Atlanta, Georgia

The theme for this conference is a grand and glorious look at the full orbed grace of God in our lives — Amazing Grace 360! Be sure to stay connected to the conference, by using the CEP website
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Support Alpha Pregnancy Services

Women, are you planning on going to the Women of Faith conference this year in September? If so, contact Alpha to purchase discounted tickets and they will receive a percentage of the price.
Find conference info here
To purchase tickets please contact Joy at 215-735-6028.

MCO Healthcare Fellowship Lunch

The next Medical Campus Outreach lunch is this Sunday, July 3, at 12:45 in Fellowship Hall at Tenth. Our speaker will be Dr. Melissa Nieves, Physician at Esperanza Health Center. Her talk is entitled "In the Shadow of a Rumbling Volcano!"
Contact MCO at if you have questions.

Mary Margaret Stewart

Please be in prayer for former Tenth member Tom Stewart and family, as they mourn the death of his mother on June 9. Click here for her obituary and here to send Tom an email.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sweet wife!

Heavyweight McLelland

Diana Woodward sent this in:

Tenth's own Deacon Brian McLelland is rowing "over there" (Henley-on-Thames) in the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta this week! He's part of the Heavyweight 8 team from Philadelphia's University Barge Club. Here's a picture of him racing in the "Spare Pair" event with fellow bargee Bart Isdanet. Brian is the one in the cap.

Repeat of Champions

Let all my faithful readers rejoice with me on the occasion of my alma mater, the University of South Carolina, repeating as national champions of college baseball. I calmly take in the satisfaction of watching the Gamecocks rise to unprecedented heights of sports glory. I am sure you would like to read and view a report of this historic moment.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Car needed for global partners

One of our global partners serving in Asia Minor are in the States this summer and will be taking some ministry-related trips as well as visiting their children in July.  They are seeking to borrow a car that is reasonable on gas mileage, and can seat two for the following dates: 
July 5 - July 10: Travel to Philadelphia / Delaware
July 11 - July 19: Travel to Indiana
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Young Adult Ministry

Tenth is conducting a survey about young adult ministries to help plan for the future. If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to let us know how Tenth may best serve our young adults.

Susan McDowell Prayer Request

Susan McDowell has been moved to hospice care. Please be in prayer for her and her family. She is unable to receive visits and phone calls, but cards may be sent to her and the family at 4621 Pine Street, Unit G605, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

CWS Update

For those of you without benefit of ESPN but are eagerly waiting to hear news about the fortunes of my school in the College World Series, receive with joy that the South Carolina Gamecocks remain undefeated. It is down to a best of three series between two teams - South Carolina and Florida. Last night, Carolina yet again snatched victory out of defeat in extra innings. If they win tonight (beginning at 8:00), they repeat as college champions.

VBS Pictures

Here are more pictures of the Vacation Bible School being conducted by Maranatha. They come from the camera of Josh Ryken. Please note

Charge to the Congregation

Here is Phil Ryken's Charge to the Congregation on the occasion of Liam Goligher’s installation as senior minister:

It is an absolute joy to be with you this evening. I come with thanksgiving to God that his ministry here continues, that he answered prayer for the safekeeping of this church, and that with all deliberate speed he brought the right man to the right place at the right time.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Continuing in prayer

For those who remember our foster daughter, Vickie, who left us on June 25, 2000--she just celebrated her sixteenth birthday. Pray for her.

Richard Scordato

Here is information regarding Janice Rankins' father, Richard Scordato, who died last Friday. It includes service and visiting information.

Welcome, David Benjamin!

Patrick and Georginna Kocher are pleased to announce the birth of David Benjamin on June 25. Please be in prayer for David Benjamin as he needs to have minor surgery performed this week.

Welcome, Isaac Cole!

Alissa and Ezra Church are pleased to announce the birth of Isaac Cole, born June 23, 8:36 pm, 7 lbs, 13 oz.

Pleasant 2 Bedroom Row Home for Rent

Available 08/01/11
South Philadelphia Area (1733 Manton Street, 19146)
Upgraded Kitchen & Bath, Washer & Dryer, Microwave, Dishwasher; Small Back Yard; Security System Available; $650.00/Mo; 1 Year Lease (1st, Last, 1 Mo Security); Convenient to Public Transportation (17 Bus, 2 Bus, Broad Street Subway)
Call: Gerry or Linda at (215) 455-4328 for an appointment