Friday, August 31, 2012

Disturbing news from Egypt

Alarming news from a country where we have partners: "Leaflets from jihadi organisations have been distributed, calling on 'all brothers and sisters' to 'kill or physically attack the enemies of the religion of Allah – the Christians in all of Egypt’s provinces, the slaves of the Cross'. They promise a monetary reward for whoever helps to 'achieve Allah’s rights against his enemies'. To read more, visit this site.

Harvest USA Mini-Book Resource

Harvest USA has a new mini-book resource for parents of teens and pre-teens. iSnooping on Your Kid: Parenting in an Internet World , is a great resource for parents concerned about the flood of technology streaming into our kids lives and heart todays, often bringing access to pornography and other dangerous elements into our homes. This mini-book can be ordered here.

Free Desk

Free desk if you pick it up. Good condition. Call Faith at 610-627-9797 or email.

Lying Hatred

Proverbs 10:18

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, 
And whoever utters slander is a fool. 

The hater conceals his hatred through false flattery and false kind words. He will slander the very person he flatters. Hatred cannot be concealed completely. It will reveal itself in subtle ways, if we are alert.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Women's Bible Study

Parish 4 Tenth Women's daytime Bible study will study John this year.  Our first meeting is on Thursday, Sept 13 from 9-11am at Grace Chapel in Havertown.  Please contact Linda Schmucker for more information 610-995-0593 or


Bi-Weekly Bible Study

The Duggans will be hosting a bi-weekly Bible study in their home at 7:30 pm, on alternate Wednesdays, starting September 5. We will be studying the Epistle to the Romans. Please contact Sylvia Duggan at 215.222.7947 or email at if you are interested in joining us. All are welcome.


TCF Weekly Prayer Request

Please continue to pray for students moving to Philadelphia. Pray for our Labor Day Open House for undergrads at the home of Liam and Christine Goligher. Pray that freshmen and others would connect with friends at that event. Pray also for our involvement in the Penn Campus Christian Community Fair on Saturday night. Praise God for the good turnout at the UArts Freshmen Activities Fair!

Maranatha Fall Kickoff

All seventh to twelfth graders are invited to the Maranatha fall kickoff on Saturday, September 8. They will go to Ocean City, NJ, for the day, leaving Tenth at 9:00 am and returning to Tenth at 8:30 pm. Contact Dora.

Dangerous Leading

Proverbs 10:17

Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
But he who rejects reproof leads others astray.

This proverb is similar to the previous one. A contrast is made between the one who heeds instruction and the one who rejects reproof.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Housing needed for student in October

A PhD student from the London School of Theology is planning to visit the Presbyterian Historical Society on Lombard Street in Philadelphia from 04-22 October 2012. He needs help with accommodation in Philadelphia during that time. Since he is a student, low-cost options for staying in Philadelphia would be appreciated. Please contact Yousaf with any housing leads. 

Liam and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Have you seen the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Franklin Institute? We thought it might make a great event for Tenth members to bring colleagues and neighbors who are a tad curious about Christianity, so Thursday, Sept. 27, Liam and Fred Putnam, professor of Old Testament at Eastern University, will accompany a group through the exhibit and then retreat to a nearby eatery for discussion. Unfortunately, the group size is limited by the room at the restaurant so we need to take reservations. For more info, email me (

Made in America Routing

The "Made in America" concert is this weekend on the Ben Franklin Parkway. This link provides the information you need to know how it affects your travel plans.

Serving our Vets

Our faithful Lord has given ACTS Ministries another opportunity to serve. This time it is to homeless veterans at The Veterans Group (boarding home), 3209 Baring Street, West Philly. Pray for the future Bibles studies. Pray for the 48 men who reside there. 

Sunday Services 9/2/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Kiss the Son” (2 Samuel 10:1–19). Hymns: Fairest Lord Jesus; A Sovereign Protector I Have; Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me.
PM (6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Can These Dry Bones Live?” (Ezekiel 37:1–28). Hymns: O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth; Eternal Light; Wonderful Grace of Jesus.

Healthcare Lunch this Sunday!

All healthcare students, professionals, and their families are invited to Medical Campus Outreach's Healthcare Fellowship this Sunday, September 2, 12:30-2:00 pm, in Fellowship Hall West.

Students from the Summer Medical Institute will share their experiences conducting community health screens in Philadelphia, and we will welcome new students and professionals to the Philadelphia area.

This is a great time to meet students or professionals who live in the same hospitals or in nearby clinics! So please join us for fellowship and lunch!

Earning a Good Wage

Proverbs 10:16

The wage of the righteous leads to life,
the gain of the wicked to sin.

Both the righteous and the wicked earn wages from their respective labors. But those wages lead to different ends. The contrast of the ends is not quite what we would expect. If the wage of the righteous leads to life, then shouldn’t the gain of the wicked lead to…death? Isn’t it redundant to speak of the wicked being led to sin? 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pray for New Orleans

Another Hurricane Isaac prayer request, this one from St. Roch Community Church (PCA) in New Orleans.

On the eve of the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Isaac is stirring up not only the sky and water but the nerves of many New Orleanians. In this time of great uncertainty we ask that you would pray prayers of safety and protection for our city, neighborhood and church family.
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True Wealth

Proverbs 10:15

A rich man's wealth is his strong city;
the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

First, consider this proverb as an observation. The rich man uses wealth to build financial security, and if used wisely, to build a stable, productive life. The poverty of the poor can, and often does, break the spirit and well-being of the poor. They become entrapped in a cycle of poverty.
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Preparing for Isaac

This email from Chris O'Brien, who just moved down to Gulfport, MS to minister to seamen, is a good reminder to be praying for those in the gulf area waiting for Hurricane Isaac to strike.
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Volunteers Needed

Alpha Pregnancy Services is looking for volunteers to answer helpline calls. Training will be provided. Contact Kim Bennett at 215.735.6028 for information.

Esperanza Health Center is Hiring

Esperanza Health Center is a Christian non-profit community health center serving the Latino and under-served communities of North Philadelphia, providing a range of health services including adult and pediatric primary care, dental care, women’s health and prenatal care, behavioral health services, nutrition counseling and HIV/AIDS care, social services and spiritual care. Read about the opportunities here.


Laying Up Knowledge

Proverbs 10:14

The wise lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

The wise build up storehouses of knowledge. Go to a wise person and he always seems to have a good answer, even if it is to lead you to where the right answer is. A wise person lays up knowledge through all of life's experiences. He lays up knowledge from his mistakes as well as from his successes. Every incident becomes a learning experience. Read more »