Friday, August 17, 2012

Apartment for Rent

Spacious Studio Apartment in Art Museum Area.
$1000/month + electric.  

Hardwood floors.  Large walk-in closet.  Full kitchen and bath.  Lots of natural light.  
Located in excellent building with center city shuttle, gym, and internet access. 
Flexible availability.  Please call (703.606.0769) or email Alisa for further information.

Blessed Memory

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot.

Philadelphia has many historic sites made famous because of great national leaders. The names of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and, of course, George Washington have been evoked in veneration time and again for their contributions to America. Their memory is a blessing to us American citizens. Contrast their names with Benedict Arnold, whose name has become a byword for traitor.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Join Tenth City Network for Lunch this Sunday

If you are a young adult (20s & 30s) and you are NEW to Tenth, NOT IN A SMALL GROUP, or just want to meet new people, we would like to invite you to eat lunch with Tenth City Network after church this Sunday (8/19).

We will be splitting up by region - University City, Center City, New Jersey, Northern Suburbs, etc. You'll see signs outside the Spruce Street entrance after church on Sunday. Join a group you live near (or work near, as the case may be) to eat lunch at a nearby Center City restaurant.

Sunday Lunches like this will happen 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, and 9/9. Save the date of 9/16 for an all-TCN BBQ at Fairmount Park!

Visit the Tenth City Network website or Facebook Page for more information on upcoming events.

Parish 1 Picnic

picnicIt's not too late to RSVP and join in the fun and fellowship at our first Parish 1 Picnic!
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Is Diaconal Ministry Overwhelming You?

Are you managing diaconal ministry effectively or is it managing you? Get equipped at the next Deacon-Mercy training, Saturdays, October 6 & 27 at Westminster Seminary. For more information, click here

TCF Weekly Prayer Request

Please pray for the students, particularly freshmen, of Temple University, Eastern University, University of the Arts, and others arriving and moving in this coming week. Also pray for our information table on Temple's campus from 1pm to 5pm a week from today.

Commentary on the Righteous and the Wicked

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

I can't think of a better commentary on this proverb than Psalm 1:
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Grace and Peace Video

Grace and Peace has produced a video to introduce the church.The church also maintains a blog that keeps you with the latest news. You can link here, but the link is also found on the right hand column under Tenth Related Links.

The Problem of Good

My sermon this coming Sunday morning - The Problem of Good - will present the subject matter that I focused on during my sabbatical this past winter. I will be presenting the doctrine of common grace, which provides the biblical answer for the problem of good.
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Sunday Services 8/19/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Rev. D. Marion Clark preaching, “The Problem of Good” (Matthew 5:43–45; Luke 6:35–36). Hymns: God, My King, Thy Might Confessing; We Plow the Fields; When All Your Mercies, O My God.
PM (6:30): Rev. Carroll Wynne preaching, “The Ardor of Love” (Isaiah 62:1–5). Hymns: O God beyond All Praising; The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want; Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.

Sleeping Disorder

Proverbs 10:5

He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

It is prudent to think ahead and "gather" while one can in preparation for the future. One of my more prudent decisions in college was to get the reading list for my fall course on American novels. I am a slow reader, and I knew I didn't stand a chance trying to read a novel every week for the class. By reading half the books, I was able to keep up the work load in the fall. In contrast to the prudent son is the lazy son who not only fails to prepare for the fall harvest, but sleeps when the harvesting time comes.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Voting ID Help

Free Transportation Available to Take Seniors to Get Photo ID for Voting(TransMercy Ambulance) 
Seniors can receive free transportation to a PennDot center to obtain a photo ID for voting. Individuals needing transportation can arrange to be picked up from a residence or care facility anywhere in Philadelphia. To schedule an appointment, call 215-464-7775, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. TransMercy Ambulance also provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance service to all parts of Philadelphia and surrounding counties. Emergency services are available 24/7 in all weather. Ambulance services accept Medicare, Medicaid and several insurances

Colombia Team

The Colombia team arrived safely and is doing well. Pray for Sondra who is singing tonight. A number of the team have sore throats.

PCRT 2013

We have just received word on PCRT 2013.

Date: April 19-21 The conference is "In the Beginning: God, Adam, and You"
Pre-conference is "Gender: God's Idea"

How to Get Rich

Proverbs 10:4

A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

I once commented to a relative about the bad luck of an individual who kept having trouble holding down jobs. The relative replied, "Sometimes you have to make your own luck." That is the point of this proverb. We cannot control all of our circumstances, but more often than not, our success or lack of success reflects personal discipline and attitude.
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Faithful God

I'm trying to locate a book by Sinclair Ferguson "Faithful God." I'm unable to locate it anywhere. Can you please post it on your blog? Maybe someone from Tenth has the book and may be willing to sell it to me.
They can call me  - Joe Cerone  267-246-6958.

Good Hunger

The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Perhaps Jesus had in mind this proverb when he taught, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied" (Matthew 5:6). It is for righteousness that the righteous hunger, and surely God will not fail to feed such fine food to his people. The wicked crave what is unjust and immoral, thinking that by such things they will be satisfied. But they remain hungry, never satisfied with what they have, either wanting more or something else. The meal of the wicked does not satisfy, either because the meal is bad or the means of getting it taints the food. But whatever comes from the Lord is rich and satisfying. 

What will you eat today? Will it be what is good and honorable and wise, or will it be the scraps of superficial entertainment and worldly fare? Hunger for righteousness; hunger for holiness; hunger for the heart of God, and you will find a bountiful meal indeed.