Friday, October 12, 2012

Time Needed

Does anyone have a subscription to Time magazine and is willing to give me (not loan) a copy of this week's edition. It contains an article called "Local Food Grows Up" and includes a picture of my cousin Kyle McCrory. The newstand edition does not have the article. Evidently newstand editions and subscription editions differ.

Sparrows Parking Update

We checked with the manager of the South St. garage. He says that although Bloktoberfest extends up South from Broad to 18th, you will be able to enter the garage as usual, and when you exit, you will be able to go the wrong way on South Street just to 18th--there will be staff and police to help make this happen.

Benefit Concert

Cairn University Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers and soloists will present “A Cup of Cold Water” benefit concert on Friday, October 26, 8:00 pm, at the William F. Chatlos Chapel on the Cairn Campus (pre-concert discussion at 7:00 pm); proceeds will benefit Esperanza Health Center and three other local ministries. More information can be found here.

Harvest USA Seminar

Shattered Dreams/New Hope, a compassionate and biblical one-day seminar for parents and family members of those considering or embracing a gay identity, will be presented by Harvest USA on Saturday, October 20, in Lancaster, PA. See more information here.

Contrasting Rewards

Proverbs 11:16

A gracious woman gets honor,
and violent men get riches.

An English teacher would have given this proverb poor marks for its attempt at making a contrasting parallel. It goes from singular to plural, from woman to man, and the objects do not match. One would think that violent men would get dishonor. But they get the money. And as far as they are concerned, they get the better end of the bargain.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sunday Services 10/14/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “In the Presence of My Enemies” (2 Samuel 16:1–23). Hymns: Great Is Thy Faithfulness; God Moves in a Mysterious Way; The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want.
Parish 5 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “All or Nothing” (Acts 20:17–27). Hymns: All Creatures of Our God and King; O God beyond All Praising; Blessed Assurance; Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!
The evening service will include participation from Maranatha, Tenth’s youth group for students grades 7–12.

Sparrows Traffic/Parking Alert

This year’s Bloktoberfest will be held Saturday, October 13, from Broad Street to 18th Street on South Street from noon-8 p.m. This event might affect Sparrows traffic and parking, including use of parking garage.

DC Homecoming Football Game

Come out to Delaware County Christian School's Homecoming Football game this Saturday, Oct 13 at 3pm held at Episcopal Academy's field. Come support Victor Berzinsky and coaches Jim Favino and Chad Fenley.  Cheer along with the pep band with trumpeter Ellie Schmucker.  For more information, visit

Quarry Street Hymnal

Bethany Brooks has produced a new CD: Quarry Street Hymnal, Volume 1. It is the product of two years recording old hymns to new music that she has composed. She will be releasing the CD November 1 at a concert at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street; just across the river). Many of her Philadelphia folk musician friends have been involved in the recording process and will perform at the concert.
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Welcome, John Elielyon!

Matt and Tara are pleased to announce the birth of John Elielyon Megill yesterday, October 10, at 9:02pm. He was 8 lbs 11 oz.

Givers, Not Lenders Be

Proverbs 11:15

Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm,
but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.

This is a proverb that many of us have learned the hard way as we tried to help out someone in need with a loan or signing for a loan. If you wish to help someone, then give. If you make a loan, or co-sign for a loan, then only do so with the expectation that you will not get that money back; otherwise, you set yourself up for a fall. Read more »

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Voice Electric

Tenth member Luke Carlson is one of six composers featured in a concert Friday night at the Harold Prince Theater. Click here for complete info.

Family Fall Festival

Dear Friend, I am writing to invite you to participate in loving a particular neighborhood in our beloved city of Philadelphia. As you know, I live in Frankford. It has been our home for eight years. There is so much that we love about our neighborhood, yet it is, like much of our city, filled with sin as well as hope. And within our neighborhood, there is a street that is infamously known for high crime, for being concentrated with drug abuse, violence, and littered with poorly managed half-way houses. The 4500-4600 Blocks of Leiper Street is sadly regarded as a hard-to-reach neighborhood and a place where people are regarded as trashed, lost, hopeless, and to be feared. BUT….. Read more »

Needed: Counselors

Proverbs 11:14

Where there is no guidance, a people falls,
but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Our church government follows this principle. No one minister or elder may rule the church. Instead, it is through the prayerful deliberation of elders (ministers are Teaching Elders; lay elders are Ruling Elders in our denomination) that divine guidance is received and given to the church. In actual practice, the "system" can sometimes seem burdensome, and yet more often than not it results in wiser counsel than that of any one individual. Read more »

Wednesday Free Parking

PPA offers free meter parking in Center City after 5PM Wednesday evenings, except for rush hour zones, which are free after 6:30 PM. The Free Meter Parking boundaries are from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River, and from Bainbridge to Spring Garden Streets.

Sparrows Saturday

Girls ( age 5 and up) and all teens and women of the church are invited to Sparrows on Saturday October13 1-3pm. There are many fun crafts to be made to give to the nursing homes to put a smile on someone's face. Please come out to help let these folks know they are not forgotten!!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Global Missions Health Conference

The next Global Missions Health Conference is just around the corner! GMHC will be held on November 8-10, at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.

Here are 5 reasons for healthcare students, residents, and professionals to attend, from Dr. Erik L. (resident):
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New Novel Explores Grief and Faith

Laurel Garver released a new novel, Never Gone, about grief, faith, and finding love when all seems lost. Intended for ages 14 and up, it follows a Christian teen’s struggles and triumphs while dealing with the loss of a parent.
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Artists @ Tenth

If you are an artist or love art and would like to meet to talk about how Tenth can encourage and connect with artists at Tenth and the Philadelphia area please join us for lunch in the catacombs Sunday October 21 at 1 PM. To RSVP email Tom McCobb at

Wharton Students Seeking Help With Survey

A group of Wharton students are working on an entrepreneurial venture targeted towards the baby boomer demographic to help them find local events. They are trying to get a better understanding of their activity preferences. They would be incredibly appreciative if you could complete the survey below. It should take no more than five minutes to complete and participants will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card upon completing the survey. Anyone can fill out the survey.

Looking for Housing

My name is Jake Brown and I recently graduated from nursing school at Cedarville University. I grew up outside the city but I just got a job at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and I’m looking to move into the city. I visited 10th Presbyterian last Sunday and I am really excited about getting more involved there also. I am currently looking for housing/a roommate so any “insider” information would be helpful. You can contact me by email.

Heaven in a Nightclub?

That's the question posed this Friday night at 7:30 at Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr. The concert event entitled, "Heaven in a Nightclub? The Spiritual Roots of Jazz," will feature theologian and pianist Bill Edgar, vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd, and musician Randy Pendleton. The trio will trace the Christian influence on Jazz, exploring a number of genres such as ragtime, blues, spirituals, and funeral bands and paying specific attention to the twin themes of suffering and hope. For more information see Proclamation's website.

Welcome, Jack!

Jonathan and Rachel Yonan are pleased to announce the birth of Jonathan (Jack) Joseph Yonan, on Monday, October 8, weighing in at 8 lbs, 11 ozs.

Half-Truth Tellers

Proverbs 11:13

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

"Perhaps I shouldn’t say this, but Tom told me..."
"I'm not suppose to say anything, but I thought you should know..."
"I wonder why Sally was going into..."
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Monday, October 08, 2012

Providential Glitch featured the home of Greg and Mary Berzinsky.

A Wise Neighbor

Proverbs 11:12

Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man of understanding remains silent.

Why is it foolish to belittle one's neighbor? He can get even! He can play his music loud, have his dog use your yard, etc. He can make daily life miserable. A wise person understands this. He keeps his views about his neighbor's habits and tastes to himself. He does not take it upon himself to "improve" his neighbor with "helpful" comments.
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