Friday, December 16, 2011

Liberia trip donations needed

Children’s and teen’s summer clothing, underwear, black shoes (for school), white sneakers, school supplies, back packs, over the counter medicines, soap, toothbrushes, and hand tools are being collected this week for a shipment to Liberia, needed by Thursday, Dec. 20. Leave items in box marked “For Liberia” in Reception Hall. Funds are also needed for the shipment. Checks can be made to Tenth P. Church with “Liberia shipment” on memo line. For more information contact Bruce McDowell at

Marriage Trending Down

I was sent this sobering article on marriage trends in America.

Fiscal Fitness

Tenth elder Bryce Bartruff has long had a teaching ministry on fiscal fitness. Here is an interview with him in which he describes his seminar.

Electric Stove Needs New Home

A friend of Maxine Young has an electric stove, with glass cook top, that needs a new home. It was purchased 4 years ago, is in very good shape, works fine, and was replaced when its owner did a kitchen renovation. The owner is willing to give it away free, for use in another kitchen. Please email Maxine for details.

South Street Bridge Lights

The Philadelphia Streets Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for its support during the reconstruction of the South Street Bridge. The project is nearing completion. The final remaining task is the programming of the decorative lighting on the four bridge towers.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Cappella Christmas

Soli Deo Gloria will begin early this Sunday evening at 6:00. The Philadelphia Chamber Choir, under the direction of Paul Jones, will sing a 30-minute program of a cappella Christmas music.

New Members Class

You can still join the New Members class which began last Sunday and runs through February. It is meeting on Sunday evenings at 5:00 in the room off the Delancey Lobby. Contact Christy Corbett to register.

Bridge Builders

Bridge Builders meets Sunday in Fellowship Hall East, 1:00pm, for lunch ($4 suggested). This fellowship group (open to everyone) is running a series of talks from 1 Corinthians 13, "Love in Community." Chris O'Brien will speak on not insisting on one's own way.

Tutor Available

I am an experienced tutor and I would like to assist you or your student with academic work. I have tutored all ages and many subjects. I have also taught courses at both the grade school and college levels. Tutoring can be in person or over the telephone. Please contact me (Rick Dwyer) to inquire about tutoring and/or to obtain a copy of my resume, email me or call (267)639-2174. I enjoy learning and I hope my enthusiasm for learning is contagious!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Singing Audition

I received a complaint from a singer who was turned down by our music director to sing for soli Deo gloria. I don't know why Paul would turn him down. Here is the audition video.

Gingerbread Glory

The Gingerbread Tea is about to begin. Fellowship Hall looks phenomenal! In the center is a giant tent-like display; three snowmen are on the platform. Cookies and tea are on the table. And then...there is the Gingerbread Tenth Church created by Susan Elzey. It's incredible!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunday Services 12/18/2011

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching “The Word Became Flesh” (John 1:1–18). Carols: O Come, All Ye Faithful; Stars of Heaven Glowing Softly; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.
PM (6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching “The Outcast” (Acts 8:26–40). Carols: Angels We Have Heard on High; On Christmas Night All Christians Sing; Saw You Never, in the Twilight; O Little Town of Bethlehem.

Correction to the Correction

Mark Brown has it right:


Your ratio seems a bit off. Apparently the number of people who have ever lived is somewhere around 100 to 120 billion. Besides Enoch and Elijah, there are approximately 7 billion people alive today who have not died. (And of course there are some who claim to have died and make lots of money writing books about it.)
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Monday, December 12, 2011

What Are You Doing After High School? Reformation 21 blog

Please read an article here written by guest blogger Lydia Sorkness, who served at Hogar la Providencia in Santa Marta, Colombia for ten months during her gap year.  This year's Tenth Colombia team had a chance to meet her during their trip this summer.

Fishers of Fish

We hear of women who get up early in the morning to shop on "Black Friday." As crazy at that may seem, is it any more obsessive than men who get up at 4:30am to go out on the ocean on a cold Black Friday to fish? Bruce McDowell and Tom Elliott were lured to the deep sea by Steve Humeniuk. Evidently they were pleased with the result. This is but one catch for the hardy fishermen.

Enter2Win! Jewelry Contest

Studio47West Jewelry is having an Enter2Win! Holiday drawing for Tenth members and affiliates. Five (5!) winners will be chosen and notified by the 16th of December 2011.

Click here and Enter2Win! Or, call our voicemail line at (610) 626-4770.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Non-Regrettable Correction

During the morning sermon, Dr. Goligher (a theologian of outstanding ability) suggested death came to everyone "a 1:1 ratio". A formula could be thus expressed: X = Y where Y is the number of people who have died and X is the number of people who have lived on earth.

After checking with mathematical geniuses, the correct formula is X-(2 * Miracle) = Y with 2 representing Enoch (Gen 5:24) and Elijah (2 Kings 2:11) who were translated into heaven and did not die.
Needless to say, we have no regrets at all about the need to even mention this!