Friday, January 18, 2013

Thwarted assassination in Turkey

World Watch Monitor published a report today that Turkish police had broken up a plot to kill a pastor. The police arrested fourteen suspects, two of whom had attended the church for a year. This is a strong reminder to keep our Turkish brothers and sisters in prayer. The full story can be found here.

Welcome, Addison Davis!

Sam and Emilie Park are pleased to announce the birth of Addison Davis Park this morning at 11:34 am. He is 7lbs 15oz and 21" long. They are both very healthy and happy.

Plumstead Christian School Open House

Plumstead Christian School in Chalfont will host an open house for their pre-school and kindergarten on January 23 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. More information is available on their website.

Tim Tebow to speak at Plumstead Christian School’s 2012-2013 Founders Forum

Tim Tebow, philanthropist and NFL quarterback, will be the keynote speaker at Plumstead Christian School’s annual Founders Forum on Tuesday, April 15, 2013. Tim will appear at two back to back events during the evening: a catered dinner that begins at 5:30 PM where he will engage in a twenty five minute moderated question and answer session, and the main Founders Forum beginning at 7:40 PM where he will participate in a forty minute moderated question and answer session. Both events will be held at Calvary Church in Souderton, Pennsylvania, and tickets for both events are available. The dinner and the main forum will complement each other – each providing unique experiences for those who would like to attend both. Tim will also participate in a photo opportunity for sponsors of the event. Please direct all serious inquiries about remaining available corporate or individual sponsorships to Patrick Fitzpatrick, or call at 215-766-8073.

Register Now for the Westminster Conference on Science and Faith

The fourth annual Westminster Conference on Science and Faith is coming up on April 5 & 6 at Covenant Fellowship Church. Exploring the theme of How Did it All Begin?, speakers will address questions surrounding the origins of the universe, life, and complex living things.

If ten or more people sign-up together from Tenth, the rate to attend drops from $70 to $50. If you would be interested in registering with the Tenth group, please contact Bob Lang by February 24. (Note that high school, college, and seminary students can attend for $25 if they register before March 1).
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Joyful Light

Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous rejoices,
but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Note the contrast between the light of the righteous and of the wicked. It is not merely that the light of the righteous will continue to shine and the wicked's will end, but that the righteous' light "burns merrily." Righteousness is not merely about living right but about living well. The wicked don't understand this. They pursue wickedness and immorality, thinking that those things bring happiness. They scorn the righteous whom they presume must be unhappy and uptight. They consider themselves happy - see, they party and laugh; they have "fun." And yet it is a desperate fun that they must manufacture each day.
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Where's your residency?

All allied healthcare students and professionals are warmly invited to attend Medical Campus Outreach's next luncheon on Sunday, February 3, 12:45-2:00 pm, in Fellowship Hall West. A panel of young professionals will speak on the implications of heavenly residency on how they interact with their neighbors (locational residency) and coworkers (vocational residency).

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sunday Services 1/20/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Of Giants and Men” (2 Samuel 21:15–22). Hymns: When Morning Gilds the Skies; For All the Saints; Who Would True Valor See.
Parish 5 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Rebecca Stuhr, Baroque flute and Ellie Cornfeld Melton, harpsichord will offer prelude music.
(6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Shipwreck” (Acts 27:1–44). Hymns: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing; The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want; O Bless the Lord, My Soul.

Farewell, Carters!

Ben and Katherine Carter are moving to Pittsburgh next weekend. Katherine has accepted a position at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. May the Lord's blessings go with them, and may we never see them wearing black and gold!

True Peace

Proverbs 13:8

The ransom of a man's life is his wealth,
but a poor man hears no threat.

The wealthy person is more likely to be kidnapped for ransom. His wealth becomes both his danger and his ransom from danger. The wealth he accumulates for pleasure must also be used for protection. But the poor man hears no threat since he has nothing worth taking and no wealth for a ransom.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Moral Blindness

Going blind is now a reason for Belgium doctors to euthanize (kill) their patients. See the article. The scary part are the comments following. Everyone is in support.

Rich or Poor

Proverbs 13:7

One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

One can take this proverb negatively or positively. We look down on the person who pretends to be what he is not. We consider him foolish who pretends to have wealth he does not possess by spending himself in debt or going to great length to look like he has wealth. And we find the wealthy person a bore who pretends to be poor by complaining about costs and how little he has.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Righteous Guard

Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
but sin overthrows the wicked.

Righteousness is not only a standard to meet, but armor to wear and protect us from the enemy who would destroy our souls. A garment of sin not only doesn't protect us from the evils of life, but strengthens the power of evil to harm us.
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Monday, January 14, 2013

New Communicant Members

What a wonderful line-up! These are the covenant children of the church who were received into communicant membership during the 11:00 service on January 6.

Studying Marriage

Next Sunday, (1/20), The Foundations of Marriage class will start a new study on Tim Keller's book, The Meaning of Marriage. In light of all the problems with marriage going on in the world, in Philadelphia, and even in our church, we encourage newlyweds and those married up to 10 years to join us at 1740 Addison Sunday morning at 9am.

Un Coeur Pour Lyon

Here is a flashmob that Gabi Ziegler (wife of Ken) participated in with others from 250 Evangelical churches in Lyon last Spring. They had a week of outreach to Lyon including a weekend of teaching at a local auditorium.

Urban Ministry Conference 2013

Tenth's annual Urban Ministry Conference is Saturday, March 2. Workshops by urban ministry partners will explore how the Church represents the hands and feet of Jesus to a suffering world. They will challenge us, also, to “unwrap the grave cloths” of those left for dead, to care for the broken and weak, the vulnerable and unwanted. Click here for more information and to register.

Hating Falsehood

Proverbs 13:5

The righteous hates falsehood,
but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.

The righteous person hates falsehood, whether it be to hear it or to disseminate it. It is distasteful to him. The wicked person is intrigued by falsehood. He appreciates a good lie; he likes to see how he can use falsehood to his advantage. Inevitably he will bring upon himself – and those connected with him – shame and disgrace.
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Charles and Chad Wagner, father and son, are traveling across the United States serving the poor and writing their stories. Yesterday they were at Tenth's Community Dinner. See their photos and read more here.