Thursday, March 28, 2013

Loving God and Neighbor

Proverbs 14:31

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

God takes personally how we treat our neighbor. Here are other verses making the same point.

"So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconiled to your brother, and then come and ofer your gift" (Matthew 5:23-24).
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Short-Term Trips Training Seminar

Are you called to serve on a short-term trip? Plan to attend the next short-term trips seminar on Sunday, April 7, in the 315 building following the 11 a.m. service. Lunch is provided. Attending short-term trips training is a requirement for participating in Tenth trips.

Marriage Rituals

The Philadelphia Interfaith Community will present a program about marriage rituals in the Abrahamic faiths on Wednesday, April 3, at 7:00 P.M. in St. Georges United Methodist Church located at 235 No. Fourth St., Philadelphia (New Street, between Vine & Race Sts). Call Lou at 267.872.0568 should you need more information. All are welcome.

9th Police District

Tenth is located in the 9th Police District. Last night, an officer visited with the diaconate and gave this website address which provides information about our district.

Bridge Walk for Peace

Join members of the faith and service community to commemorate the Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4th date with a sunrise walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge followed by coffee and a discussion around reducing gun violence in our communities.
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Juliet Glenn Service

The funeral for Juliet Glenn, who passed away yesterday, March 26, will be held this coming Friday, March 29, at 9:00am, at Robert L. Mannal Funeral Home. A viewing will be from 8:00am-9:00am. The burial will take place at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, where her husband William is laid.

Opening for Female Housemate

Christian female looking for a female roommate. I live in north Philly. Rent is $330 plus utilities, which are between $150-$200 a month. The house is a three bedroom house with nice hardwood floors, a washer and dryer. The Master bedroom is available now or can arrange for a later date. If interested feel free to contact by phone or e-mail. 215-206-3683

A Tranquil Heart

Proverbs 14:30

A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,
but envy makes the bones rot.

This is a good proverb to post on your mirror or refrigerator, wherever you are going to see it daily. The apostle Paul who faced more troubles and deprivations than most people found the blessing of a tranquil heart. Read what he says in Philippians 4:11-13:
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Sunday at Tenth

Easter Sunrise Service in Rittenhouse Square, 7:30–8:00 AM
John Canavan: “A New Dawn” (John 11:17–27); Westminster Brass

Easter Pancake Breakfast 7:45–8:45 AM

Easter Morning Worship, 9:00 & 11:00 AM; Dr. Liam Goligher: “Surprised by Joy” (John 20:19–31)
Tenth Church Choir & Westminster Brass

Easter Evening Worship, 6:15 PM; Rev. Will Spokes: “Why Did Jesus Come?” (Luke 19:1–10)
Tenth Church Choir & Soloists, Tenth Chamber Players

Good Friday Service and Choral Concert

Join us on Good Friday for the following:

Noon service: Dr. Liam Goligher preaching “Words of Life” (John 19:28–37).

Good Friday Choral Concert, 7:30 PM, Music of Gabriel Fauré
Tenth Church Choir; Anne Williams, cello; Sarah Shafer, soprano; David Tahere, baritone; Niles Watson, flute; Tenth Chamber Players; Paul S. Jones, conductor


IVC is an international relations organization and the "door" to the greater Philadelphia community for guests of the U.S. Government as well as individuals and corporations seeking professional connections to the people and institutions of our region.

Check out their site to see if it may be an organization and activity for you to be involved in. The group has twice now set up opportunities for international visitors to visit our church and meet with our staff.

Juliet Glenn

We have received word that our sister Juliet Glenn died this afternoon, following a brief bout with cancer. I will post service information as soon as we know.

Slow to Anger

Proverbs 14:29

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

It requires wisdom to control anger. One must be wise enough, first of all, to know what circumstance calls for anger. Jesus knew when to act in anger and when not. Thus, he spoke in anger at the proper times against hypocrisy and injustice; and yet, when the greatest injustice was committed against him, he exercised control.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Temporary Housing Needed

I received the email below. Contact Antony at this email address if you can help.

We are a Christian married couple looking for housing as we transition from apartment to apartment. We move out on Friday, March 29 and the move-in date for the new is on Monday, April 15. We are needing housing from Monday, April 1 - Monday, April 15 and prefer to sublet or rent out a room from a Christian family. Recently married and on one income, we don't have much money but would be able to pay a small amount. I work at Curtis Institute of Music and would like it to be within commuting distance. Do you know anyone with a spare room or someone who would allow us to sublet their place for two weeks?

A King's Glory

Proverbs 14:28

In a multitude of people is the glory of a king,
but without people a prince is ruined.

A king cannot reign without a people. Indeed, without a people to rule over he is not a king. By its very definition, kingship is about relationship. A person may have great qualities, but if there is no one over whom and for whom to exercise those qualities, then he has no status. If a king is only as great a king in relation to the people he governs, then, however great he may like to regard himself, he is dependent upon those who are beneath him for his status. Thus the greatest of leaders is dependent upon the humblest of followers.
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

An International Weekend at the Beach

Spring is slowly making its' way toward us, and April is looking snazzy this year! We'd like to invite you to the Annual Tenth International Fellowship Spring Retreat, this year held at Ocean City Baptist Church in Ocean City, NJ. We will be making this trip on the weekend of April 19-21. Dr. Bruce McDowell will be teaching, his theme being “The Unique Christ in a Pluralistic World," discussing Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity.
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