Friday, January 11, 2013

Calling all Writers

Cræftiga, a newly forming critique group for fiction writers and poets of faith invites writers who are in pursuit of excellence to join them at their monthly meetings. The inaugural meeting will be January 15 at 6:30 PM at the Llanerch Hills Chapel in Upper Darby, PA. They will continue to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9 PM. Contact Priscilla: 267-577-8020.

Mathematics Position Opening

George School, a co-ed, 9-12, Quaker boarding/day school located in Newtown, PA, seeks a teacher of mathematics for September, 2013. Candidates should have at least a Bachelor degree in mathematics, as well as an understanding of high school algebra, geometry, precalculus, and calculus curricula. Experience teaching high school mathematics and familiarity with Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate curricula are preferred. Willingness to fulfill common boarding school duties; coach a sport; the ability to work with a diverse student population; and commitment to the Quaker values of peace, equality, service, community, and consensus decision making are also important. Interested applicants should contact Scott Spence, Associate Head of School, Box 4680, George School, Newtown PA 18940 or by email.

Ode to Joy on the Square


Sunday Services 1/13/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Where Mercy Reigns” (2 Samuel 21:1–14). Hymns: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Loved with Everlasting Love; Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness.
Parish 4 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Sung-ok Kwak will offer music on the piano to the glory of God.
(6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Bottom Line Christianity” (Acts 26:1–32). Hymns: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven; Jesus, and Shall It Ever Be; Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!

University City Housing Needed

One to two male students are looking for rooms to rent near the University City area. Contact John with availability.

Small Group Training

I see in email exchanges that a larger room is needed to accommodate the numbers attending the first of Will Spokes' small group training sessions. Forty had signed up by last week. More are still welcome. This link takes you to the original posting with full information.

Stratford Classical Christian Academy Open House

Stratford Classical Christian Academy in Stratford, NJ is having several open houses for prospective students and parents in January and February. Come see what makes SCCA stand out as a educational institution of excellence in academics and Christian training! For more information about SCCA and the schedule of open houses, see their website.

What Did you Expect?

On February 8 and 9, Church of the Saviour in Wayne will be hosting "What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage," a live conference with Dr. Paul Tripp. For more information and to register for the conference see the event details on Church of the Saviour's website. You can also see a video preview for the conference on Dr. Tripp's website.

Of Cravings

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

The sluggard lacks the basics of physical provision because he does not work, whereas the diligent applies himself. But there is a deeper craving that is not satisfied as well – the craving of the soul for a purposeful life. Whatever the sluggard may claim or disclaim, because he is human made in the image of God he has a craving for more than keeping his belly full. He craves meaning, fulfillment. He craves, whether he admits it or not, to be connected with his Creator.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tenth Church Preschool

There's a preschool in the works! I wanted to post a really enticing picture but, alas, the file upload function isn't working. You'll just have to browse over to our newly lauched website to see the snazzy logo and read about what's planned.

If you don't have time, here's the nutshell version: Our plans call for a morning program two days a week for two- year-olds, three days for three-year-olds, and, if there's sufficient interest, five days a week for four-year-olds. Want to know more? Join us for an information session on January 31 at 7 pm.

Guarding Your Mouth

Proverbs 13:3

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Every time we speak we provide opportunity for trouble. We might insult someone; we might offend; we might lie; we might speak folly; we might gossip; we might ignorantly pass on wrong information; we might speak out of turn or what is inappropriate for the moment. It is perhaps easier to sin through speech than through any other means.
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Sowing Your Desire

Proverbs 13:2

From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good,
but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

We reap what we sow, and we sow what we desire. If I desire peace with my neighbors, I will sow seeds to bless them and thus obtain peace. If I desire to gain advantage over them, or if I desire only my interests, I will sow seeds that produce conflict and aggravate troubles. If I desire to be productive, I will sow seeds that grow into fruitful plants. If I desire only to consume the produce of others, I will leave barren fields.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Spruce Hill/CCA Open House

Do you know any children who would benefit from a college-preparatory Christian education? Would you like to learn more about our mission to train students' mind, disciple their hearts and bring light to the city--one child at a time? Join us for an Open House.

Spruce Hill Elementary and Middle School Campus: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

City Center Academy High School Campus: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm

For more information or to RSVP, please visit We look forward to seeing you there.

Car Needed

John and Mary Capaldo are in need of purchasing a reliable car for John asap.  His car engine died on Friday and due to the nature of his work (physical therapy homecare) they cannot go any length of time without a second car. They are trying to avoid a second car loan so if you know of anyone selling a reliable small car, please contact them asap by email or phone (856.627.3707).

Wise Listening

Proverbs 13:1

A wise son hears his father's instruction,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

The attention here is on the order of authority. Whereas, our society exalts the maverick who rejects authoritative instruction, Scripture upholds an authority structure by which we are to live. A wise son listens to his father and his mother because of their position over him. A wise employee listens to his supervisor. A wise student listens to his teacher. And when rebuke is given by a superior, the wise person uses it to learn and improve himself.
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Monday, January 07, 2013

The Path of Righteousness

Proverbs 12:28

In the path of righteousness is life,
and in its pathway there is no death.

The best commentary on this proverb is Jesus' statement: "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die" (John 11:25-26). Or consider another statement: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Jesus is the path of righteousness upon which and through which we walk into everlasting life.
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