Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sunday Marathon

The Philly marathon is tomorrow, Sunday. To see how it affects you, check this site. You can also go to and get up-to-the-minute traffic info via Philadelphia police. Their web folks are embedding a direct link to street closings and parking restrictions. There will also be a link to the rolling list of traffic restrictions. There will likely be a banner at the top of the homepage marked "Traffic Alert".

Friday, November 16, 2012

Esperanza Health Center

Esperanza Health Center is seeking donations of a used wheelchair, crutches, and canes in good condition. Contact Ted Voboril for information by email or 215.807.8614.

Welcome Caroline Ann!

God blessed Marisa and Jason Williams with a new baby girl, Caroline Ann, at 4:32 p.m., October 24, 2012!

Food Drive Reminder

“A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

As we reflect on this season of thanksgiving, may we remember those who are less fortunate. This Sunday is the collection date for the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission food drive. A mission that is dedicated to reaching out to the homeless and poor in Philadelphia. The mission provides not only for the physical needs of food, and shelter but also for the greater need of hearing the message of salvation through Christ.
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Westminster Seminary Looking for IT Director

To see the full job description and qualifications, take a look at Westminster's website.

Christmas luncheon for health students, providers

All health students and providers are warmly invited to a Christmas luncheon on Sunday, December 2, 12:45-2:00 pm in Fellowship Hall West. We will celebrate Christmas with a refreshing time of carols and testimonies.

Update on the Global Missions Health Conference

A group of 22 medical and allied health students and professionals from Tenth and other churches in Philadelphia gathered in Louisville, KY, November 8-10,  for the Global Missions Health Conference. This weekend brought together students, providers, and missionaries from around the country and around the world. We enjoyed rich fellowship, worship, learning, and many conversations. Please pray for God's Spirit to continue to work in the lives of those who attended.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Office Assistant for Whosoever Gospel Mission

The Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christ-centered ministry to homeless men. They are looking for a person who loves God and loves people, and who is actively involved in an evangelical church to work part-time (10 hours a week) in an office position.
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Small Group Training

Small Group Training – Winter/Spring 2013
Instructor: Rev. Will Spokes, Minister of Outreach

This winter and spring I will be leading a four-part training for members of Tenth Church who want to learn how to study the bible and/or lead a small group bible study. The format of the training will be a combination of teaching and discussion. Some segments require a bit more teaching while others will allow for more group interaction. There are four parts to the training:
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Graduates in Ghana!

Here they are beaming: the twenty graduates of African Enterprise's Prostitute Rehabilitation program which we supported with our Easter Sacrificial Offering. Take special note of their dresses; they dyed the cloth themselves during their batik class. Beautiful, these women are a new creation in Christ! Pray for their success as they start their businesses. Pray for their welcome as they return to their home villages and seek to join churches.

Pressures on Turkish believers

In his sermon on November 4, Dr. Sookhdeo elucidated the subtle shift in international discussions from "religious liberty"--which recognizes the right of people to change religion--to "freedom of worship" which merely allows people the right to worship but not convert. A story published yesterday by Compass Direct illustrates how this is already effecting our brothers and sisters in Turkey. The article details the Turkish government's refusal to allow two recent converts, both members of the All Saints Moda Church in Istanbul, to officially change their religious identities. This is a reminder  both to pray for our brothers and sisters, and to petition officials to call for the recognition not just of freedom of worship, but of relgious liberty. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

50 Candles

No, this is not the title of a new movie, but it is the number of candles that Tim Moyer will be blowing out on his birthday cake today!

Share Thanksgiving Internationally

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holidays, as it is a great opportunity for family and friends to share together in a meal and in thanks. Too often we forget to thank God for one of his greatest gifts to us - our community. As is our tradition on Thanksgiving, Tenth members and Tenth International Fellowship friends join together to give thanks over a meal.  If you would like to share in a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 22nd as either a host or as an international who would like to be hosted, please contact me (Ruth) at Meetings and pick-ups will occur at 12:30 PM at Tenth, directly after the special service.

Sunday Services 11/18/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The End of the Matter” (2 Samuel 18:1–19:8). Hymns: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise; The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow; Great God, What Do I See and Hear!
Parish 4 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Into the Unknown” (Acts 21:1–40). Hymns: Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!; The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want; Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Prayer for our Nation

The church office has received numerous requests for a transcript of Dr. Goligher’s pastoral prayer on Sunday, November 11. He delivered the prayer extemporaneously but, in response to requests, we have called up the recording and transcribed it. We are making it available here as a courtesy. You may watch the service archive here, the prayer begins at 19:30 into the service.
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Maxine Young's Mother

Dorothy Loucks, mother of Tenth deaconess Maxine Young, and grandmother of Margaret Young, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10. Her funeral will be on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby.  Family visitation: 9-10 am; service 10 am. Internment at Arlington Cemetery to follow.

Leonard Mollenkof

Dr. Leonard Mollenkof, former member and officer of Tenth Church, died November 6 at Willow Valley Retirement Community near Lancaster, PA.