Friday, July 20, 2012

Welcome, Aila Anabeth!

Jonathan and Alex Brandenburg are pleased to announce the birth of Aila Anabeth on June 27.

5-Day Anniversay

Congratulations to Shannon Staley and Josh Sullivan who were married last Sunday!

Colombia donations

The Colombia short-term team will be packing the bins they will be taking with them on Sunday, July 29th.  If you have any of the following items to donate, please place them in the box labeled "Colombia donations" in Reception Hall near the 17th St. side on the morning of July 22nd or 29th:

school supplies, children's clothes (summer only), soccer balls, ball air pumps, used laptop computers, mics, mic stands, amplifiers. 

Thank you for your contributions.

Betty Sullivan

Betty James Sullivan, the mother of Eleanor Bracey, passed away this past Sunday. Please be in prayer for the family.

College Prayer

John Canavan wants your prayers. He sent out this eblast to the church on Wednesday.

Dear Tenth Presbyterian Church,
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Examined and Approved

This past Wednesday evening, the Philadelphia Presbytery examined and approved Will Spokes to receive Tenth's call as Assistant Minister of Outreach. All that is left to be done is to make the move. His start date is August 1, though his actually move date is likely to be three weeks later, as he is in the midst of selling his house.
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Summer Camp Finale

The Grace and Peace Summer Camp that includes the help of Maranatha wraps up today at 4:00 with skits that the children have been working on. If you are free, drop over at the Marian Anderson Center on 17th between Bainbridge and Fitzwater.

Worthless Persons

Proverbs 6:12-15

12 A worthless person, a wicked man,
goes about with crooked speech,
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Opportunity for small groups

Last night I met with combined Center City Bible Studies to discuss opportunities for service. What a wonderful response: they were committed to commit! And as I described how their ministry could be specific, convenient, and measurable, they saw how easy it fit into their busy lives.Now they are praying about where to begin.

I'd love to meet with your Tenth small group to discuss opportunities for service and how I can help you get started. Please contact me at or 215-735-7688.

A Time to Sue

You will be interested in this WSJ editorial co-written by Philip Ryken and John Garvey explaining why their respective institutions are filing a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services for the mandate requiring that their institutions provide insurance for abortion inducing drugs.

A Little Sleep

Proverbs 6:6-11

6 Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Just saw this article on about a call center business in the area hiring hundreds of temp and permanent employees.

Around the World in 80 Minutes Lunch

Around the World in 80 Minutes will meet this Sunday, July 22, 12:40–2:00 pm, in Fellowship Hall. Drew Skinner from Children’s Jubilee Fund, one of our Metro Outreach partners, will share about reaching children through funding Christian schools in Philadelphia. Please come and join us. Contact Elizabeth if you can help prepare food on Sunday.

Music@theGates on Sunday

Help us reach out to our neighbors and invite them to Music@theGates events. Meet this Sunday, July 22 at 4:00 pm in Delancey 1W for prayer first and then to go hand out invitations. You will be back in time for the evening service. Contact John  for more information.

Final Sunday

This coming Sunday will be the final one for two of our pastoral staff - Robert Polen and Chris O'Brien. You will not see Chris in the morning, though he will be preaching in the evening. Robert will be serving in the 11:00 and 6:30 services.

Sunday Services 7/22/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Rev. Steve Estes preaching, “The Curse That Became a Blessing” (Genesis 34:1–31). Hymns: All People That on Earth Do Dwell; How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds; Amazing Grace!
PM (6:30): Rev. Chris O’Brien preaching, “A Widow’s Plea” (Luke 18:1–8). Hymns: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right; Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare.

Insecure Security

Proverbs 6:1-5

1My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,
have given your pledge for a stranger,
2 if you are snared in the words of your mouth,
caught in the words of your mouth,
3 then do this, my son, and save yourself,
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Eyes of the Lord

Proverbs 5:20-23

20 Why should you be intoxicated, my son,
with a forbidden woman
and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?
21 For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord,
and he ponders all his paths.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Ford Taurus for Sale

For Sale - 2005 Ford Taurus SEL. Contact Maureen at: (267) 304-9456 or (215) 389-7287.

Part-Time Tenth Position

Tenth is seeking an individual to oversee receipt of all church donations, supervise related volunteers, and enter financial data into our database. The work requires both confidentiality and attention to detail. This is a part-time, one-day-a-week job. If interested  please forward your resume to Patrick Canavan.

Car Needed

Barbara Matejova is looking for a small (reasonably) reliable used car in the price range around $2,000.
Please email her with any information.

Two Years Old

Our daughter church, Grace and Peace, celebrated their second anniversary as a worshiping community last Sunday. I trust that they have not entered into the "terrible-twos." As long as Rachel Olsen remains there, they should make it through the toddler stage all right.

Teaching Positions

City Center Academy and Spruce Hill Christian School have teacher openings for high school science and math, and middle school language arts. Click here for more info.

Good Delight

Proverbs 5:18-19

18 Let your fountain be blessed,
and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
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