Friday, July 29, 2011

Bethany Golf Classic

Bethany Christian Services is holding their Bethany Golf Classic on Friday, September 9 at the Northampton Valley Country Club. Participation in the Bethany Golf Classic supports the adoption of children with special needs from their older child, domestic infant, and international adoption programs. The reservations deadline for golfers is September 1, 2011. Please register at For more information call 215.376.6105 or e-mail 

Job opening at Kendal Corporation

The Kendal Corporation on Kennett Square is seeking a Corporate Director for Physical Environments.
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Room wanted

A Christian, female professional is in need of a sublet for the month of August. She is responsible, clean, quiet, and willing to pay up to $650. Please email or call 646.377.6590.

No ASL Interpretation Sunday

Our regular ASL interpreter, Roz, will be away this Sunday evening, and due to no longer having a second interpreter, will not be able to offer ASL services for that evening.

Hymn Witnessing

Tom Muldoon shared with me what I think is a creative witnessing tool. Trinity Episcopal Church plays hymns with its chimes that sound out over Rittenhouse Square. I've heard them further away. Anyhow, he will ask people in the park if they know the words of the hymns and would like to hear them. Most are interested, and he then recites the verses, which of themselves often have a gospel message.

Room wanted

A single Christian male is seeking rental for under $500 a month either with other single men or a family located in Philadelphia or the western suburbs. Please call 215.844.5705.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

John Stott

John Stott died yesterday at the age of 90. Anyone my age will recognize the name of one of the most influential evangelical teachers/preachers in the past century. Click here for an article announcing his passing. Here is an editorial in the NY Times.

August 7 Sermons

I have received a couple of requests wanting to know when Liam would not be preaching, so that they can safely leave town on that Sunday. He will be away August 7. But for those of you more spiritual and don't care what accent is coming from the pulpit, you will be interested to know that Paul Tripp is preaching in the morning and I in the evening.
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Sunday Bridge Closed

Ben Franklin Bridge Closed Sunday, July 31 from 7 AM to 8:30 AM For Tour De Shore Race

The 24th annual Irish Pub Tour de Shore benefiting police and fire related charities takes place on Sunday, July 31. An estimated 1,200 cyclists will cross the bridge on their way to the Jersey Shore. The 65 mile bike tour begins at the Irish Pub, 20th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, and ends at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on SUNDAY, JULY 31, FROM 7:00AM UNTIL 8:30AM for the Tour de Shore.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Women in the Word

Are you a woman who wants to hone your Bible study skills? Consider attending the Women in the Word conference at Calvary Presbyterian in Willow Grove. This year, Shannon Geiger, a Westminster grad, counselor, and wife of a Texas church planter, will teach on "Lamentations: Hope forged in Darkness." Besides hearing Shannon, participants will each be responsible for preparing and presenting a scripture passage to a small group who will help them sharpen their Bible study skills. The conference isn't until October 14 but registration is now open.

Read the full conference description at the World Reformed Fellowship page and don't miss the opportunity to listen to last year's talks!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Honoring Jonathan Olsen

This coming Sunday, July 31, I will be leading a commission of elders to visit Grace and Peace Church. The purpose is to honor Jonathan Olsen for his years of service at Tenth Church. Jonathan came on full-time at Tenth in June of 2001, after having served part-time. He led the college ministry of Tenth College Union that eventual morphed into City College and Career. After our restructuring of commissions into Kingdom Discipleship, City Outreach, and Global Outreach, he became the Minister of City Outreach. Indeed, he got so much into city outreach that he started a new city church! And so, with joy, we'll walk down to our daughter church and see if we can find him in the crowded room used for a sanctuary. I'd consider digging through the roof, but there are two floors above them.

Susan's Memorial Service

The memorial service for Susan McDowell was recorded on video and is now posted at vimeo. Phil Ryken also kindly sent me his message in manuscript.
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