Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wait no More

There are more than 1,000 legal orphans in local foster care needing adoptive families. Hear how Focus on the Family along with Pennsylvania church and adoption leaders are helping to place these children in Christian homes. The date is Saturday, October 29 from 1:00-5:00pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale, PA. To register, click here. For more information contact Shirley Stoddard,

Honest confession

John Piper: "I grew up a racist. It was a cesspool of sin and I was swimming in it." Click here to view a short video confession.

How does culture effect proclaiming the gospel?

Tim Keller was recently interviewed on the subject. Click here for the video.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Meaning of Marriage

With Tim Keller's newest book (with his wife Kathy) coming out, The Meaning of Marriage, you may be interested in the interview that Tim and Kathy will be giving at the American Bible Society in New York. Click here for info.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Ingrid Tenggara and William Soejanto who will make their wedding vows tomorrow at Tenth at 10:00 a.m.

Urban Nutrition Initiative Seeking Director of Operations

The Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) in West Philadelphia is looking for a new Director of Operations with at least 3-5 years of experience working in educational and/or in non-profit administration and a commitment to their mission of engaging, educating and empowering youth, university students, and community members to promote healthy lifestyles and build a just and sustainable food system. For more information about UNI check out their website. To apply for the position click here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Around the World in 80 Minutes Lunch

Join us this Sunday for the Around the World in 80 Minutes lunch, 12:40–2:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Lunch is $4/individual and $10/family. Vinny Tauriello, Jason Stryd, and Maranatha Chung from the Northeast Community Church plant in Philadelphia will share about what God is doing in their church, which holds three services in English, Albanian, and Chinese. Come to learn more about this exciting ministry.

The Role of the Deacon

After Sunday evening's sermon on deacons in Acts 6 (The Magnificent Seven), I thought I'd share an article on the subject that I wrote in 1992 . Click here.

Henry Wade

We missed reporting that Tenth member Henry Wade passed away July 25. He was buried in his hometown of Murfreesboro, TN. Here is a link to his obituary.

Les Brooks

Les Brooks, Tenth member from the mid-1940's to the early 1980's, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2011. He was an elder under Drs. Barnhouse, DiGangi, and Boice, led the capital campaign for the Elmore organ, and helped to organize the very first PCRT. He was the grandfather of Bethany Brooks.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service in the Chapel of Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Delaware County Christian School Homecoming

Please join us at Delaware County Christian School starting Friday night (10/21) with a bonfire Pep Rally. Then on Saturday (10/22), the day kicks off with an All Alumni Soccer Game at 10 am. JV/V sports competitions will be held all afternoon with Girls Field Hockey, Girls Soccer, and Boys Soccer games. There will be face painting, moon bounce, spin art, cookie decorating, and refreshments. Finally, cheer on the undefeated Varsity Football team at their final home game at 7 pm! Involvement by Tenth members, among others: Rachel Wynne and Rose Favino—field hockey; Jonathan Wynne and Victor Berzinsky—football team; Jim Favino—head coach; Chad Fenley—offensive coach. Click here for more information.

Upcoming short-term trips

A short term medical team is developing to meet needs at Galmi Hospital in Niger, West Africa. The team is being organized by Calvary Church near Lancaster, PA. They specifically need: surgeons (general, orthopedic, ophthalmologic, urologic, pediatric); anesthesiologists, obstetricians, dentists.  For the construction project, general contractors, electricians, and deisel mechanics are needed.  Possible dates are May 7-19 or May 14-26, 2012. Contact Bruce McDowell at

A team is forming to minister in Liberia in March 2012 to work with orphans, church leaders’ conference, medical care, and/or construction, depending upon one’s abilities. Contact Bruce McDowell if interested at

Cash Donations

If you make donations to Tenth in cash and would like to receive a tax-receipt at year-end, please use the pew envelopes for making your donation or your assigned numbered envelopes.  If you use a pew envelope, be sure to legibly write both your first and last names.  If you are new to the church, please also legibly write your mailing address.   If you do not have your own assigned envelopes, you may request a box by contacting Christy Corbett.

(If you don't need a receipt, you can slip the cash to me.)

Welcome, ....!

Steve and Rempuii are pleased to announce the birth of a son still to be named (what are couples doing for nine months?). He was born today and weighs in at 7lbs, 3 oz.

Welcome, Samuel!

John and Jessica Cropsey are pleased to announce the birth of Samuel Isaiah, October 13 - 7lbs, 15 ozs.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bible Study Resources

A couple of weeks ago, I sent to the small group leaders a handful of internet resources for Bible study research. I give the list below plus another one sent to me. I've discovered a "creative" resource that one group has used, though I am not publicly endorsing this. The New Jersey group (where else?), which will go unnamed, (although they serve soup each week and the hosts like Wegman's) turned to Veggie Tales for their study of Esther.
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Grocery Store Confusion

So, Ginger and I are standing bewildered in Wegman's in Cherry Hill. All we want is a small bite to eat but there is so much stuff! In come our guardian angels, Jim and Jean Harrington, who kindly lead us through the process and take us to a table. I've heard of missionaries talk about coming back to the states and being overwhelmed with the choices at a grocery store. Now I know how they feel.

Hagen in Rittenhouse

Noted author Carrie Hagen (and a Tenth member) will be appearing at Barnes and Noble on Rittenhouse Square Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00. Carrie's new book, We Is Got Him, will be featured. It is the story of the first ransom kidnapping in America, which happened to be in Germantown. Both Ginger and I will attest that it is a very interesting read.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Conference on the Spirits

While the Spirit led me to the CCDA Conference ( to network with PCA and other mercy ministers, this is the spirits conference--offered at the same time--where I really wanted to go.

Conference on Justice and Mercy

At the Annual CCDA Conference, Indianapolis: 2,500 African, Asian, Anglo, European, Indian, Latino, and First Nation Christians serving our Lord in ministries of justice and mercy. The above picture was taken at the Unleavened Bread Cafe (@UBCafe), corner of Urban & Suburban. Left to right: Manny Hackman, Elease (Owner), Charlie (Helper), and David Apple.