Friday, November 23, 2012

Good and Worthless Pursuits

Proverbs 12:11

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

This proverb distinguishes between the persons who seem to have the good luck of keeping work and having enough provisions and those who keep running into the bad fortune of not finding the right job or getting the fortunate break. I once commented to a relative about another relative's "bad luck" in the workplace. He responded that sometimes we make our own luck.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Regard for Life

Proverbs 12:10

Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

The righteous has regard for his beast because he is just, compassionate, and wise. It is a matter of justice to protect and preserve life. God is Creator of the animals, and we must have just cause to harm his creatures, especially those whom he has given to serve us. Righteousness includes compassion, as exemplified by the mercy our Righteous God has shown us. And then, it is wise to care for the beast who serves his master, thereby extending and promoting his usefulness.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Day to Share with Your Neighbor

Walnut St. Supper Club located at 1227 Walnut Street in Philadelphia is dedicating Thanksgiving dinner to the less fortunate. They invite everyone less fortunate or without a family to share in a complimentary, traditional, Thanksgiving Meal. They are also looking for volunteers to serve their guests from 1-6 pm. Please call: 215.923.8208 and ask for Ralph.

Goulding Memorial Service

A memorial service for Erna Goulding will be held December 15, 11:00am, at Tenth Church.

Better to be Lowly

Proverbs 12:9

Better to be lowly and have a servant
than to play the great man and lack bread.

It is better to have shown the wisdom and done the labor to provide for oneself and one's family, than to give the appearance of prosperity and yet in truth have nothing that is secure. Thus, it is better to not be able to join the fashionable crowd that spends freely because you are wisely keeping to your budget, than to run up debt in an effort to appear well-to-do.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday Services 11/25/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Bringing Back the King” (2 Samuel 19:9–43). Hymns: Rejoice, the Lord Is King; Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; Ye Gates, Lift Up Your Heads.
Parish 5 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (6:30):  Rev. Will Spokes preaching, “The Success of Gospel Ministry” (Matthew 11:25–30). Hymns: I Sing the Almighty Power of God; Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed; Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting.

Good Sense

Proverbs 12:8

A man is commended according to his good sense,
but one of twisted mind is despised.

This proverb presents a virtue that is often overlooked and underestimated, but may be the most important in success. It is the difference maker for ability to manage people and to achieve any goal that involves people. It is good sense; also known as commonsense.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Service – 11:00 am

Join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving and give praise and thanks to God. Dr. Liam Goligher will preach “Why Being Unthankful Can Send You to Hell” (Romans 1:18–25). Gary Seydell will sing, and the congregation will sing the hymns: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; We Plow the Fields; Now Thank We All Our God.

Erna Goulding

Long-time Tenth member Erna Goulding died this morning and has entered into the presence of her Lord. When we receive word of a service, we will post it.

Book Review

By Jill Potts Jones – Freelance Writer

In many ways, Bryce Bartruff’s book,  God, Your Money and You, isn’t much different than other books offering financial advice. What makes his book unique is his biblical approach and discussion questions and assignments that will help you apply what you learn and give you a headstart on coming to terms with your finances by the time you finish the book.
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McDowell Sabbatical

You may recall that I took a sabbatical earlier this year from February-April. Next in line is Bruce McDowell, who will take his from December 3-March 3.
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Used Piano for Sale

Delores James has a used piano for sale. She can be reached at 215-694-9605.


Tenth Runners Shine at DC5K

Thank you to all who made the Delaware County Christian School 5K and 1 mile fun run a success.   Click here for race day photos. The winner of the race was Aidan Hickey, age 17 at 18:40.  The female winner was Grace Chang of Tenth Church, age 16, at 20:57. Other winners in their age categories included Sharon Skeel and Carl Staico.  Annette Kempf finished second in her age group. Dave Collins was third in his age group.   Additional Tenth Church participants and volunteers: the Berzinsky family, Pat and Holly Canavan, Rose Favino, Chad Fenley and two sons Milo and Ollie, the Kempf family, the Schmucker family, Ken Simbiri, and Kimberly and Rachel Wynne. Read more »

Church Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

There is an urgent need for a qualified electrician and/or a HVAC specialist to do an assessment at Redentor PCA in South River, NJ, as soon as possible.  The church sustained considerable flooding in the basement of the church from Hurricane Sandy. The furnace and electrical systems were under water. The basement has been cleaned and is dry but the heating and electrical systems are not operative. We need an assessment to determine the work needed so they can get necessary work to resume worship services. If you can assist, please contact David Ingersoll

Movers Recommendation

Dear Marion,

I wondered if I could put a plug in for our movers, Bayshore Movers (associated with Allied Van Lines) out of Newark Delaware.
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Harold Mesibov Obituary

Here is an interesting obituary for Harold Mesibov that includes how he and Ginnie met. You must get Ginnie to tell you how he discovered her pianist gift.


Proverbs 12:7

The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
but the house of the righteous will stand.

Good guys finish. The wicked may think that such persons finish last, but what matters is that - first, second, or last - the good guys are left standing in the end. Read more »

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Carlos Erroll Perkins Tribute

We had a beautiful memorial service for Carlos Perkins this past Saturday. One thing very clear was that Carlos had/produced a loving family. Here is a tribute put together by his daughter KP.