Saturday, November 03, 2012

Harold Mesibov Service

A memorial service for Harold Mesibov is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, at the church, beginning at 11:00am. A reception will follow.

Carlos Perkins

This morning, at 10:11, our brother Carlos Perkins passed peacefully into his Lord's presence. When a memorial service is scheduled, it will be posted. The family requests that phone calls not be made tonight.

Cards may be sent to: 7 Knoll Ln, Cherry Hill NJ 08002

Click here for a loving tribute by his daughter.

Turn Your Clocks Back

Fall back tonight one hour. Daylight Savings Time ends.

Jersey Shore Info

Joe Brydges, who works for Septa, sent this information in:

Here are a few helpful links related to the storm and access info to various shore communities.  Also take the time to thank those who worked around the clock this past week to restore essential services. (First responders (such as Police, Fire, EMS), utility crews, transportation workers, Emergency Management Office and other elected officials.
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Friday, November 02, 2012

In the market for a car?

The Nissan of Devon dealership will allow anyone from the church to participate in the "employee purchasing program" which means they can buy new or pre-owned cars at invoice. In addition to this they will also donate $100 to Tenth Presbyterian for every car sold. In order to be eligible for this deal, you need to go through Brendon Ross. To set up an appointment with Brendon, contact Alex Bortz by email or phone: 610-695-2900.

Cool Sanctuary

Don't you love the brisk cool air? Then all the more you will enjoy worship this Sunday. We have discovered a leak from a broken boiler pipe and so will be depending upon body heat for the sanctuary. Better to have that challenge in November than in February.

BAM Seminar tomorrow

Here's a glimpse of John Tubbesing, Director of Business as Missions for Mission to the World, talking about how business people can use their skills to serve the global church. Tomorrow morning he will team up with Ron Ferner, Dean of the School of Business and Leadership at Cairn University, and Ken Leahy, Lead Consultant at IBEC Ventures, for a special Business as Missions Seminar. Join us in fellowship hall for bagels at 8 and stay for the program which begins at 8:30 am.

Repaid Well

Proverbs 11:31

If the righteous is repaid on earth,
how much more the wicked and the sinner!

This proverb aptly sums up chapter 11. "Righteousness delivers from death"; "a gracious woman gets honor"; "a man who is kind benefits himself"; "the one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward"; "whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live"; "the desire of the righteous ends only in good"; "one gives freely, yet grows all the richer"; "whoever brings blessing will be enriched"; "whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor"; "the righteous will flourish like a green leaf." 
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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sunday Bridge Closing

I received word that the Ben Franklin Bridge is closed this Sunday, 11/4 from 7:45am-9:30am.

Pray for the Suffering Church

What does persecution look like? I found an informative document on Barnabas Aid's webpage explaining the different types of persecution believers endure. They also have a prayer guide for praying for the persecuted church that goes country by country. They are using it today in the UK as a 24-hour guide for prayer around the world. This Sunday will officially be "Suffering Church Sunday." Using this prayer guide, which can easily be adapted for your own devotions or for use by your small group, is a great way to participate.

Sunday Services 11/4/2012

Join us this Sunday for our Global Outreach Conference services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo preaching, “Suffering for the Name of Christ” (1 Peter 1:1–9). Hymns: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord; Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken.
Parish 2 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (6:30):  Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo preaching, “The Cost of Following Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:1–11). Hymns: The Church’s One Foundation; O Lord, I Love You, My Shield, My Tower; “Take Up Your Cross,” the Savior Said.

Good Fruit

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
and whoever captures souls is wise.

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life because good fruit comes from good trees. Jesus noted this. You can tell the heart of a person by the fruit he bears. One can try to imitate goodness, but if his heart is not good his outward goodness will appear superficial.
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Quarry Street Hymnal RELEASE

Tonight at World Cafe Live, Bethany Brooks releases her new album Quarry Street Hymnal. "Old hymn texts find new flavor as Bethany and her fellow musicians sing them to tunes she has written, reflecting her numerous folk music collaborations and her alter ego as a classical pianist and chamber musician."

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wanted: Enterprising business people

Your business acumen could serve kingdom purposes. Your skills could be the key to equipping Christians in the developing world to start businesses. Perhaps your expertise could help a partner establish a business platform in an unreached corner of the globe. Imagine doing all this without relocating or changing vocations.

Want to know more? Come to Saturday's Business as Missions Seminar. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 am with a program begining at 8:30 am. Details available here.


Proverbs 11:29

Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind,
and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

Inheritance is the cause of many troubles in households. "Mom knew how much I always wanted the dining furniture." "You never cared about tools anyhow; I should have them." And then there is the money to quarrel over; should the home be sold? But then, it is not the inheritance that troubles a household. It is the selfish heart, the greedy heart, the spiteful heart.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary?

Today marks the 30th anniversary of my being hit by a drunk driver. The low back injury, the six months of rehab, and four years on disability changed my life forever: My faithful God and Lord used it to transform my life and lead me to full-time Christian ministry at Tenth.

Harold Mesibov

I am sad to report that Harold Mesibov died today, October 30, after suffering a heart attack last night. Plans will be made tomorrow regarding a funeral service.

Sacred Spaces Tour

On December 16, Tenth will be participating with nine other Center City congregations in a tour of Sacred Spaces. This link on Facebook gives the full information.

Church Offices Closed

Church offices are still closed today. We will reopen Wednesday.

In Whom Do We Trust?

Proverbs 11:28

Whoever trusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

In _____ we trust. In whom? In what do you trust your welfare? Is it in your bank account? Perhaps your trust is in your skill or training. Perhaps it is in your insurance policy. Perhaps your trust is in your ability to call the shots. God has a way of shaking our trust when placed in anything else other than him.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Finding Favor

Proverbs 11:27

Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor,
but evil comes to him who searches for it.

Do yourself a favor; try to be good. The world's proverb is wrong: good guys finish last. The bad guys may think they have moved into first place, but they will only prove Jesus' proverb: the first shall be the last.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Septa Closed Monday

Philadelphia’s transit agency has announced that it will suspend all services at the end of Sunday’s service schedule due to the approaching storm. SEPTA said in a statement Sunday afternoon that the shutdown will start at about 12:30 a.m. Monday at the conclusion of daily service schedules.
It will include all of SEPTA’s modes of travel, including the Broad Street and Market-Frankford subway lines, regional rail, the city and suburban bus and trolley routes, and the Norristown high-speed line. Paratransit service will be available for reserved dialysis patients only as long as safe operations are possible. Officials expect all service to remain suspended through Monday and will resume service as soon as conditions allow.

Church Offices Closed Monday

Church offices will be closed Monday, due to the storm, and possibly Tuesday.

Turkeys Needed

Can you cook and carve a turkey for the November 11 Community Dinner? Contact David Apple and bring the cooked and carved meat, giblets and carcass to Fellowship Hall on the morning of Sunday, 11/11. Our homeless guests thank you!