Friday, April 26, 2013

Ghana Graduates

Tomorrow these twenty-one ladies graduate in Ghana from African Enterprise's vocational rehabilitation program which we support through our Easter Sacrificial Offering. Pray for them as they return to their villages to start small businesses and embark on new lives as followers of Christ.,

New school in town

Our friends at liberti are opening a new Christian school in the center of Philadelphia: Philadelphia Classical School. The school will utilize Grace & Peace's new facility at 17th and Washington. Eager to share their vision, they have invited us all to their Launch Celebration May 4 at 7 pm.

The Gospel: What it is and Why it matters

Join Dr. Liam Goligher and others at the 2013 Banner of Truth U.S. Ministers' Conference in Elizabethtown, PA, May 28-30. Peruse a copy of the Conference Brochure and register by April 30 for a special early bird rate. Email Banner of Truth for more information or visit their website.

Donate to the Phil-Mont Christian Academy Thrift Store

The Phil-Mont Christian Academy Thrift Store One Day Sale is just 2 weeks away on May 11! You can drop off donations at the school located at 12 Hillcrest Road, Flourtown, PA 19038, on Thursday, 5/9 from 3-9pm and Friday, 5/10 from 7am-7pm. Acceptable donations are: gently used clothing, knickknacks, original artwork, small electronics, small appliances, jewelry, books, DVDs, toys, CDs, sporting goods, and hand tools. Questions?

RE-8: Art for the City

Saturday, May 18, 4pm-7pm, the intersection of 8th and Butler Streets, Hunting Park, Philadelphia

In 2007, Rev. Andy Kim (WTS MDiv) planted 8th St. Community Church at the intersection of 8th and Butler Streets in Hunting Park, Philadelphia--the same intersection where, back in the 80s, the so-called "Blue Tape Warriors" sold with impunity massive quantities of illegal drugs. Andy recently managed to purchase an abandoned building on the opposite corner, hoping to rehabilitate it and use as a community center. But even with a great deal of generous help, the community center remains far from useable.

We'd like to invite you to "RE-8," a site-specific project curated by Tenth members Sabina Tichindeleanu and Emilie Keim. RE-8 will consist of original works on paper exploring a theme of re-habilitation, re-storation, re-newal--of 8th St Community Center.
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Room for Rent in West Philly

A group of women from liberti fairmount are looking for a roommate to join them in West Philly at 47th and Hazel. Very large bedroom with hardwood floors in large row home. Internet, washer/dryer and access to common areas including kitchen. $530 + utilities. Please contact Rena if interested.

Teach Elementary School in Chester

World Impact/The Frederick Douglass Christian School is seeking three elementary school teachers for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. If you believe the Lord is calling you to make an impact in the City of Chester, PA at an urban, Christian elementary school, please contact Principal Patricia Vallot at or (610) 499-9030.

Hound and Hunter

Tracy Smith sent this poem in all the way from North Carolina. The author Russell Hoban is best known for his children books about Frances. He was born in Lansdale.

Hound and Hunter
Well, I had a dog, and his name was Clock, 
And the sound he made was Tick Tick Tock Haroooo!
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Dealing with Affliction

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are evil,
but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

It seems here that the proverb is not contrasting those who are afflicted and those who have good things happening to them; rather, it is between those who live feeling afflicted and those who live counting their blessings.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sale Alert

The church bookstore is marking off many books by 40%. Be sure to check out the inventory this Sunday following each of the services.

Tenth at the Opera

Curtis Opera Theater's Rinaldo is this weekend at the Prince Music Theater. Sarah Shafer is singing the role of Almirena on Thursday (tonight) and Saturday at 7:30 pm. George Goad also features prominently in the orchestra.

Third Millennium Ministries

Are you familiar with Third Millennium Ministries? It is a resource site that provides seminary level courses online for free. The primary aim is to provide free resources to church leaders in nations and territories where it is difficult to obtain theological education, but the resources are available to anyone.

The site address is The opening page includes other resources of articles and sermons. Why, wait a minute. Who has a sermon listed at the top? The standard must be high indeed.

Crossing the Bar

By Alfred Lord Tenneyson (1809-1892):

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
    And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
    When I put out to sea.
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Seeking Knowledge

Proverbs 15:14

The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

The point here is that the wise earnestly desire knowledge. Reading is not something they do merely when there is nothing good on TV. They do not catch up on the latest news in order to be conversational. They do not learn trivia to be competitive in games or make themselves sound interesting. They love knowledge because it gives them further understanding about things that matter.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

You are invited to Meet and Greet Tenth Church Preschool's new director, Pam Nothacker, tomorrow night from 7-8 pm in Reception Hall. In addition to meeting Pam, prospective families will have the opportunity to visit the future preschool room and learn about the program. Families who have already enrolled will have a special opportunity to get to know one another. For more information visit or contact Terri Taylor.

Sunday Services 4/28/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “In the Last Days” (2 Timothy 2:14–26). Hymns: Come, Thou Almighty King; Thou Art the Way; The Church’s One Foundation.
Parish 6 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Schola Cantorum Choirs.
(6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Tempted: Adam, Jesus, and Me—The Proper Man” (Luke 4:1–13). Hymns: The God of Abraham Praise; Who Would True Valor See; A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.

Looking to carpool

Tenth attendee living in Center City (near church  looking to carpool with anyone who lives in the city and works in the King of Prussia area. I am starting a position there on 4/29 and would be most grateful if I could get a ride to and from work, rather than having to deal with public transit. I will obviously share travelling expenses. My hours will be 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Please contact Adele Jurgens at 215-435-1800 or if you commute to KOP daily or know someone who does. Thank you.

Stormcock in Elder

Before there was Joy Davidman, there was another woman in the life of C. S. Lewis. As Lewis told a friend, if he were not a confirmed bachelor, Ruth Pitter would be the woman he would like to marry. Putting romance aside, Pitter credited Lewis's BBC radio broadcasts for lifting her out of depression and eventually to become a Christian. Lewis admired Pitter as a great poet and sought her advice for his own poetry. Barbara Bartow sent in the following poem by Pitter.
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Cheerful Heart

Proverbs 15:13

A glad heart makes a cheerful face,
but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

This proverb can be taken as both descriptive and prescriptive. It describes the effect of the heart on the outer being and welfare of its owner. A glad heart cheers up the face and the spirit. It promotes well being. Sorrow, on the other hand, crushes the spirit, makes the face downcast, and adversely affects a person's health. We can read the same information in scientific studies.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Welcome, Atticus William Steven!

Jared and Amber Carter are pleased to announce the birth of Atticus William Steven, born Sunday, April 21 at 11:45PM, 8 lbs, 2 oz, 21 inches.

Male Camp Counselors Needed

Now hiring / summer ministry opportunity!  Male camp counselors (age 19 or older) are needed for this summer's Handi*Camp, an overnight Christ-centered ministry for children with various disabilities.  Most staff are needed for all 6 weeks of camp (which run from late May to early July), but there are possible opportunities for shorter terms of service.  This is a paid position, as well as included room/board, with the opportunity to increase salary by raising support.  Applications due asap -- for more information, email Brian Robinson or call 717.859.4777.

A Rare Gift

I have the perfect gift for Paul Jones' next birthday (whenever that is), but I need a few people to go in with me to buy it. Check it out here.

The Frog

This sublime poem was sent to me by Tenth elder Hugh Taylor.

The Frog

What a wonderful bird the frog are.
When he stand, he sit almost:
When he hop, he fly almost.
He ain’t got no sense hardly;
He ain’t got no tail hardly, either.
When he sit, he sit on what he ain’t got almost.


Receiving Reproof

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer does not like to be reproved;
he will not go to the wise.

The cynic, or scoffer, thinks he is wise because he is able to find fault in others, especially those in authority. And the greatest scoffers are those who have never held position of authority or responsibility. They despise reproof, they think, because of the faults they find in authority figures such as parents and teachers. The reality is that they hate reproof because of their unwillingness to face their own faults.
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Monday, April 22, 2013

To My Dear and Loving Husband

Sharon Stoudt sent in this poem by Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), the first woman to be recognized as an accomplished New World poet.

To My Dear and Loving Husband
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The Open Heart

Proverbs 15:11

Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord;
how much more the hearts of the children of man!

For the writer, Sheol and Abaddon represent the places of the dead, that which is beyond human sight and knowledge. They are the uttermost places, far from human existence. If Sheol and Abaddon, then, are open before the Lord as though meadows under broad daylight, how much more then are our hearts open before the Lord.
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