Friday, January 06, 2012

Milo has a brother!

Milo Fenley is pleased and proud to announce (as are his parents Chad and Jamie)the birth of his baby brother, Oliver David, this morning! (Details for women: born at 11:43 am, weighing in at 5 lb. 14 1/2 oz. -- so larger than Milo!) Everyone is doing well.

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Looking for a Case and a House Manager

The women and children's division of the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission has one part-time position and one full-time position available at their site in Germantown, Wayne Hall. They are seeking firm and compassionate women to work with homeless mothers and children in their 12 month residential Christian Discipleship program. To see more information about the positions, including duties and requirements, and to apply please look on their website.

Share a House in South Philly

A single Christian woman, a Tenth member, is looking for another single woman to share a 2 bedroom house with a small yard in South Philly. Rent is $650, utilities extra. Please no smokers or pets. Vegetarians welcome! Email Christine.

Room for Rent

John Park, a member and former intern at Tenth, is looking for a male, Christian housemate to live in his fully-furnished home located in a quiet neighborhood in Glenside, PA, just 5 minutes from Westminster Seminary and within walking distance of LA Fitness. He is asking for $500 per month plus a share of the utilities. Internet is free. For more information, please feel free to contact John at 267.516.1225.

Weekly Bulletin

Are you aware that Sunday's bulletin is posted each Friday at the church website and left up for three weeks? Go to You will see "Weekly Bulletins" under Quick Links.


Deaconesses will be commissioned this coming Sunday. They will include Jennifer Choi, Sue Jean Choi, Cynthia Gingrich, Amy Potts, Audrey Venutolo, Lynda Weber, and Maxine Young.

Leadership Retreat

The Leadership Retreat begins tonight. Elders, deacons, deaconesses, and pastoral staff will meet tonight and tomorrow morning for orientation and training. Pray for the time to be edifying and team building.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

MCO Outreach January 21

Medical Campus Outreach will be hosting a medical and evangelistic outreach on January 21, 12:30–5:30 pm in North Philadelphia. Students, healthcare professionals, and Spanish interpreters are needed. Dinner will be provided after the outreach. For more information contact us MCO here.

Workshop on Biblical Exposition

The annual Workshop on Biblical Exposition is but a month away. For information, here is a letter that Liam sent out.

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New Parking Regulations

This coming Sunday, the Tenth Press article will address the new parking boundaries for 2012. I am copying the article here. It is also going out today as an eblast. You can also access it at the church website. The new parking placards will be included in the bulletin.

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Sunday Services 1/8/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching “The Antichrist” (1 Samuel 22:6–23). Hymns: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven; Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Crown Him with Many Crowns.
PM (6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching “The Hunter Hunted” (Acts 9:1–19a). Hymns: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee; None Other Lamb, None Other Name; Jesus, and Shall It Ever Be; And Can It Be That I Should Gain.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Of Bondage to Sin

My men's small group is reading through Rich Phillips' The Masculine Mandate. I applaud Rick for being open about his sinful tendencies. He writes, "(which presupposes that we should not have interests that draw us into sin). For instance, I am a lifelong Boston Red Sox baseball fan..."

Rick, this need not be a lifelong bondage.

Evangelism Class

If you still want to join us for the Evangelism class it is not too late. Please contact Pastor Chris O'Brien (215-805-8054 or cobrien(AT) or see him at church) so you can receive some important materials. We meet in 315, 3rd Floor East.


My sources tell me that David Wynne is now an engaged man, to Hayley Schumacher. Congratulations, Kimberly!

Pew Ministry

Thanks to Sylvia Duggan for this article that reminds us of our ministry in the pews every Sunday.

Ceremony Postponed

Due to a technical issue he South Street Bridge Lighting Ceremony, originally scheduled for tonight, January 3, is postponed. The city will release the new date as soon as it is determined.

Religious Topography

Thanks to Gerald Carter for sending in the USAToday link of a topography of religious America.


January is the month of installations for the church. This coming Sunday deaconesses will be commissioned to serve on the board of deaconesses. They assist the board of deacons, especially in serving women in the church. Here are our deaconesses according to the the three year class in which they serve. Numbers in parentheses indicates the parish they serve in.
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