Friday, August 10, 2012

Part-time Children's Ministry Coordinator

City Line Church, meeting near the intersection of City Avenue and the Schuylkill Expressway, is a PCA congregation currently seeking a part-time Children’s Ministry Coordinator. For more information and a job description, please visit their website.

Profitable Treasure

Proverbs 10:2

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
but righteousness delivers from death.

Crime does not pay. Most likely the treasure itself will be the downfall of the wicked, as they are caught in their crime sooner or later. Perhaps they are not caught; nevertheless, they must hide their deeds and live in guarded fear either from the law or from others who are wicked. Perhaps they live without fear, confident in their invincibility; even so their names are tarnished, their friends are bought, and their curse lies on their family. Perhaps they die in peace, but what awaits them is an everlasting nightmare. What profit is it to gain the temporary treasures of the world, only to lose the eternal treasure of one's soul?
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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Olympics Art Competition

Imagine an Olympics in which events include sculpture, painting, and poetry. If you can't imagine it, you can read how they use to be very real events in the modern Olympics.

Housemates Wanted

Seeking one or two young Christian women to join two others in an established house share in University City. One very large bedroom is available in the 4 bedroom, 3 story, 2700 SF house. Rent is $600/mo, cheaper if the room is shared. Includes gas and electric, cable and water is split among all occupants. The house is huge, in a nice neighborhood, with lots of parking, proximity to public transit, and within walking distance of Penn/Drexel. Available immediately, flexible move-in. If interested, or for more information, please contact Merrylee.

Screwtape on Stage

"The Screwtape Letters" is coming to the Miriam Theater, featuring Max McLean. Shows will be October 19 at 8pm and October 20 at 4pm and 8pm. Click here for more info.

Colombia team departure

The Colombia team departed for their short-term trip to South America this morning.  Please remember to pray for them while they are away, August 9 - 20.  They will be serving in Santa Marta and Barranquilla.  Below is a recent team picture. 
From left to right: Greg Pfeifer, Jordan Hernick, Bruce McDowell, Tim Grant, Ruth Kiehlmeier, Kirsten Mitchell, Richard Frank, Sondra Payne, Emili Whittaker, Bethany McCune.
Not pictured: Anita Liu, Deb Kiehlmeier.

TCF Weekly Prayer Request

Praise God that TCF became an official student organization at Penn with the help of Carter Skeel! Pray that similar progress will be made on other campuses. Also, pray for our relationship with the schools we are trying to reach.

The Wise Son

Proverbs 10:1

A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

A foolish son or daughter is a sorrow to parents. For whatever else they may achieve in life, it is in their children that they take greatest pleasure and pride. It is their children whom they love most and through whom they hope to leave a loving and honorable legacy. How great then must be the joy and pride of God the Father in his wise son. How joyful was the day of his son's baptism when he declared, "This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased." How joyful it was to see his son live a life of perfect obedience, always doing his father's will. Whatever the pain of the cross when his wrath must come down upon his son, yet great was his pride that his son would bear it willingly and victoriously, so that we prodigals could be restored as sons and daughters. Give thanks this day for this Wise Son, who is not ashamed to call us his brothers and sisters (cf Hebrews 2:11).

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

WOW Project

This summer WOW kids are working to get Urdu Bibles into the hands of children in Pakistan. At about 1:18 minutes into this video, you'll see one of the groups that will receive them.

This is part of the WOW passport program which works like this: WOW kids earn passport stamps by reading books and doing  activities that expose them to what God is doing in the world. Generous donors like you promise to back each passport stamp with a dollar donation. And as a result, every time  a WOW kid earns three passport stamps money another Bible is set to be shipped. The kids have already earned enough stamps for 400 Pakistani children to receive Bibles. Wow!

Sunday Services 8/12/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Don’t You Just Love the Church! Resident Aliens” (1 Peter 2:11–12). Hymns: Rejoice, the Lord Is King; “Take Up Your Cross,” the Savior Said; The Sands of Time Are Sinking.
PM (6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Prophet or Loss?” (Ezekiel 12:21–13:23). Hymns: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story; My Song Is Love Unknown; Father of Mercies, in Your Word.

Back Home

Joseph Dyaji has returned to his home country of Nigeria after studying at Westminster and attending Tenth for a number of years. Westminster has an article about the work he will be doing.

Room Needed

We have a Tenth member looking for a room to rent, but needs a place that is fragrance and pesticide free. If you have a place or know a place, please contact me.

June Ivey

We have received word that former Tenth member June Ivey passed away on July 18 in California.

The Call

Proverbs 9:13-18

13 The woman Folly is loud;
she is seductive and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house;
she takes a seat on the highest places of the town,
15 calling to those who pass by,
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

If You Scoff

Proverbs 9:7-12

7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
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Westminster Article about Grace & Peace

Take a few minutes and check out the wonderful article written up about Grace and Peace Community Church on the Westminster Theological Seminary website.
Reaching the Heart of South Philadelphia

Monday, August 06, 2012

Wisdom's Call

Proverbs 9:1-6

1 Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her seven pillars.
2 She has slaughtered her beasts;
she has mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
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