Saturday, November 10, 2012


Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

The intent of the wicked is to harm. Out of anger they may try to ruin another's reputation, perhaps to coax the other to anger and sin. That is what Jesus' enemies tried to do with their questions and slander. The wicked use words to draw blood. Read more »

Friday, November 09, 2012

Successful Surgery

Joyce Werkmen sends her thanks to the congregation for their prayers for her recent surgery. The surgery went well, and she expects to be discharged soon.

Wise Counsel

Proverbs 12:5

The thoughts of the righteous are just;
the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

To whom do you look for counsel? Where do you go for advice? You may unwittingly be using counselors who present to you a deceitful view of life. Your counselors may be TV shows through whom you are learning about relationships. They may be movies from which you are learning to accept violence and easy sex. They may be through advertisements, secular books and magazines. All these venues are giving you counsel. Read more »

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Memorial Service for Carlos Perkins

A memorial service for Carlos Perkins, who went to be with the Lord on November 3, will be held at Tenth Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 17, 11:00AM.

Coming to Philadelphia

I currently live in TN and work as Early Childhood Director at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. I recently received an internship at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and will be moving to the area late December or Early January. The internship lasts through May. I am looking to put some feelers out for a home church, but also to make some meaningful connections with other young adults and students. I have not yet secured housing, but am interested in connecting with someone who might want to share the cost of rent.Read more »


Tales of Galmi

Maybe you haven't heard of Galmi. It's a medical outpost in an impoverished corner of West Africa where God is actively at work. What's he doing? Well, you have to come to find Saturday night to find out.

That's the night of Tenth's Global Outreach banquet. Come in international garb if you can and enjoy the warm fellowship of the Tenth family. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm and for those who pre-register, there's free childcare during the program for kids 4 and under. Please register here.

Prayer for Maureen Williams' Family

Maureen Williams' father passed away on November 6.  Please pray for Maureen and her family.

Crown or Rottenness

Proverbs 12:4

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

An excellent wife is her husband's glory (1 Corinthians 11:7). She is the fulfillment of the original intention of being a "helper fit for him" (Genesis 2:18). She is her husband's joy, and he delights in praising her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all" (Proverbs 31:29). And likewise an excellent husband is the joy of his wife. He makes her secure in his protection and in his love, for, like Christ for the church, he gives himself up for her to present her to Christ in splendor. Read more »

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Established in Christ

Proverbs 12:3

No one is established by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous will never be moved.

No one is established by wickedness because the soil of such a heart is too poor to sustain strong roots. The soil is rocky and prevents roots from burrowing deep; it is barren of nutrients that feed the roots; it is infested with weeds and thorns that choke whatever may be lasting. Thus, though the wicked may appear to be established; though they may appear to grow quickly, they will wither or be plucked. God sees them and he will pluck them easily from the harvest. Read more »

Sunday Services 11/11/2012

Join us this Sunday for our Global Outreach Conference services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Christopher Wright preaching, “Surprising Message for Exiles” (Jeremiah 29:1–14). Hymns: Lift High the Cross; Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns; For All the Saints.
Parish 3 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (6:30):  Dr. Christopher Wright preaching, “Strengthening Message for Martyrs” (Revelation 6:1–7:17). Hymns: Who Are These like Stars Appearing; How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine!; Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Good Man

Proverbs 12:2

A good man obtains favor from the Lord,
but a man of evil devices he condemns.

This proverb seems to make the case that we do earn favor from the Lord, that he will accept us into heaven according to our goodness. Those who are good obtain favor; those who are bad lose out. Read more »

Monday, November 05, 2012

Freud's Last Session

That is the title of a play at the Arden Theater, featuring a conversation between Freud and C. S. Lewis. What do you think? Who counsels whom?

Joseph Campitelli

Here is information for viewing and services for Joseph Campitelli, the father of Tina Landrum, who died this past Saturday at age 81.

Viewing Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Egizi Funeral Home, Washington Township NJ. Mass will be 10 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Family Church. Obituary and condolences may be viewed at

Cold worship

Jessie Yang just wrote noting that our shivering through yesterday's service is a good reminder to pray for our sister church in the Middle East which a year and a half after completion is still without heat. Please pray that they are provided the necessary gas hook-up to allow them to turn on the heat.

Up close and personal

Want to hear more from a global partner? This week a number of our partners are visiting small groups to give reports and answer questions. This is a great way to hear what's on their hearts and to get to know them. Don't tell anyone I said this, but it's also a great way to try out a small group and get a sense of it without raising anyone's expectations about your commitment.

There were a couple of last minute changes made after the bulletin insert was printed, so if you are thinking of visiting a group, please doublecheck the list on the website to be sure you have up-to-date information.

Stupid Thinking

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.

That's a blunt translation! It gets, however, to the essential difference between the wise and the foolish; indeed, it expresses the reason why the wise are wise and the foolish are foolish. The lover of knowledge loves discipline because discipline leads him to knowledge. He wants to be corrected when his thinking is going astray because more dear to him than his ego is obtaining truth.
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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Prayer Request

Please be in prayer for Tina Landrum and her family. Her father died this past Friday.