Friday, August 05, 2011

Looking for a car

A member of our church is looking for a used, yet reliable car preferably with a lower gas mileage. If aware of such a vehicle, please email or call 978.518.1616.

Car for sale

A member of our congregation is selling a 1993 Honda Accord Lx for $750 or the best offer. It is a black, 4 door sedan with a gray interior and working air conditioning. With 221K miles, the car has been regularly maintained but is in need of some repairs. There is also some body damage on the fenders. Email Tracy Turner.


Memorial Gifts

The Ferner family has suggested two recipients for gifts in memory of Doris Ferner.
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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Ohio Bound

Long-time members Bill and Charlene Elliott are moving. They will be greatly missed as they return to home territory in Ohio (on a farm). Here are excerpts from a letter that Bill sent recently:
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In Need of Grace

What website do ministers check out? Probably the most popular one is The Gospel Coalition. So, I am taking a look and there he is - Paul Tripp beginning a new weekly column. The topic is one that I knew was becoming an increasing passion of his that had developed during his speaking engagements. Invariably, ministers would come up to him and share their struggles. Read this article in which Paul shares from his own experience the heart issues that pastors face. (And grow in admiration of Luella!) Don't forget, he will be preaching this coming Sunday morning.

Amazing Grace 360

The Presbyterian Church in America (the PCA; our denomination) will host Amazing Grace 360, an international conference for Women in the Church, October 7–9 in Atlanta. The registration deadline is September 15.

Parish 5 Dessert Night

Parish 5 members and friends, please come to the our Dessert Night on Saturday, August 27, 7:00 pm, at the Collins home. RSVP to Heather Collins with the dessert you will bring.


Parish 3 potluck

Parish 3 members are invited to a potluck on Thursday, August 25, 6:00–8:30 PM, at the Golighers’ home. Please RSVP at this site.

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32 and 10

Thirty-two years ago today at noon, I watched my bride Ginger walk down the aisle in Hyannisport on Cape Cod. After stopping while someone caught her veil swaying in the wind from an open door (that was open to provide some breeze from the sweltering temperature), and after me regaining vision from being blinded by half the guests taking flash pictures when she reached the front, we made our vows.

Twenty-two years later on the same day, Jonathan Olsen watched his bride Rachel walk the aisle and make vows with him.

Both wives have proven to be resilient, a quality highly valued in wives married to uh...well...hhmm...unpredictable husbands.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Kitchen Progress

The Fellowship Hall kitchen plumbing and electrical work are finished and were inspected last week. Next week the flooring, including all the tile work, will be completed.

IPhone and iPad Use

IPhone and iPad users can view the full worship services by downloading the free Vimeo app in iTunes. Sermons can be accessed on those devices by browsing to using Safari or by installing SermonAudio’s free iOS or Android app. Our database, ACS, can be accessed with ACS’s Church Life app for iOS or Android. It is free and useful to view the church calendar and to look up church contacts.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Wanted: room to rent

Two female college students looking for inexpensive housing near Temple campus or near Broad St. this fall and spring. Willing to share a room.  Contact

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Doris Ferner has been scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 11:00 at the church. A reception will follow.

Doris Ferner

With sadness, but in the hope that belongs to all who believe in Christ, I report that our sister Doris Ferner died last night, August 1, the result of cancer. I should be reporting word about services later today. Be in prayer for the family.

The Life of Richard Smith

Sylvia sent this obituary in of her father:

Richard Keene Smith was born on September 12, 1923 and died on July 30, 2011. He and his wife, the late Marcia Roos Smith, had two daughters, Sylvia Duggan (Paul) of Philadelphia, PA and Emily Wiegand (Walter) of Clarendon Hills, Il. They are graduates of Breck's classes of 1978 and 1980. Their four grandchildren are Nathan and Joel Wiegand and Victoria and Andrew Duggan.
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Monday, August 01, 2011

Apartment available!

Executive style living: Extra spacious one-bedroom first floor apartment in a victorian style home located just outside of the city of Philadelphia in Lansdowne, PA, on a quiet tree-lined street. Its features include a 1284 square feet space with 6 rooms: kitchen, bright living room, bedroom, full bath and two multi-purpose rooms (office/breakfast room). You’ll love the hardwood floors, high ceilings with fans, arched doorways, faux fireplace and large energy-efficient windows throughout. Central air/heat. Step outside to a sunny front porch, back yard and dedicated parking spaces. This unit can serve as shared housing, $1150.

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Parish 1 prayer and fellowship

Please join other Parish 1 members this Tuesday night, August 2, for a time of prayer and fellowship beginning at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Snacks will be provided. The ability of redeemed city dwellers to step out and meet the needs of a broken city will depend largely on prayer and people coming together. This enables those with common interests and skills to intersect and serve together. We hope to see you there!

Please invite your other Parish 1 friends.

Pastor Jon

Yesterday, George McFarland, Andrew Fletcher, and I visited Tenth's daughter church, Grace and Peace, so that we could present a resolution on behalf of Session giving thanks for Jonathan Olsen's ministry to Tenth. We had a wonderful experience of worship and fellowship. Here is the resolution presented, as well as the Tenth Press article about him in Sunday's bulletin.
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Richard K. Smith

Rev. Richard K. Smith DD, the father of Sylvia Duggan died peacefully on Saturday, July 30 in Minnesota. The funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday August 2. Please continue to pray for Sylvia and her family as they clean out his rooms at managed care, finish funeral plans, travel home etc.

Urban Christian Film Festival

An Urban Christian Film Festival will take place this weekend on the campus of New Covenant Church. Click here to check out the website.

In Hospice

Please keep in your prayers two Tenth members who have entered hospice care.

Doris Ferner is in Samaritan Hospice at Virtua Hospital in Mt. Holly.

Willie Almeyda is in Sacred Heart Free Home at 1315 W. Hunting Park Ave., Phila, PA 19140.