Friday, May 03, 2013

This Sunday on Broad Street

In our parking survey the other week, we forgot to ask how many of you rely on access to or across Broad St. during your Sunday morning commute. It's a timely question, especially considering that this coming Sunday morning Broad Street will be flooded with runners and spectators and will be a hostile place to have a car, not to mention claustrophoic for a pedestrian. We offer the following suggestions:
  1. Embrace variety. If Broad Street is your normal route, pick this week to try a more scenic driving route.
  2. Be sneaky and subvert the system; take the subway.
  3. Become familiar with the PATCO walking tunnels that run underneath Locust St.
  4. Scour the race website to find answers to all life's perplexing questions (or at least those pertaining to this Sunday's commute).

Wise Children

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.

This proverb presents a contrast between the wise and the foolish. The wise are the pride and joy of their parents; the foolish are their shame. But I want fathers to consider what they should be looking for in their children. Read more »

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Craft Show-May 3 and 4

Tenth member, Hershal Wiggins, is inviting the congregation to a craft show in Haverford this weekend. His jewelry will be on sale.


Proverbs 15:19

The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns,
but the path of the upright is a level highway.

For a lazy person there always seems some kind of obstacle to prevent him from making progress. He is an "unlucky" person. For some reason he can't get ahead. For each job he takes, he somehow gets an unreasonable boss or works with people hard to get along with. If he is a student, his teachers are too demanding and unfair. He would exercise but his schedule keeps him from it. Someday he is going to consider religion but there is too much going on right now to give it proper time.
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

An invitation to pray for the world

Tenth's global partner, Michael Oh, the new director of Lausanne, challenges us to spend May praying for the world. Let's do it! He's providing a daily prayer guide which you can download or have sent weekly to your email address.

Sunday Services 5/5/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Rev. Will Spokes preaching, “To Be Forgiven” (Psalm 32:1–11). Hymns: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name; And Can It Be That I Should Gain; Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder.
Parish 1 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Works of Luke Carlson
(6:30):  Dr. Lane Tipton preaching, “The Finished-Yet-Ongoing Work of Christ” (Hebrews 8:1–6). Hymns: Join All the Glorious Names; I Know That My Redeemer Lives; Arise, My Soul, Arise.

Northeast Community Church

The SAT program of Northeast Community Church wants to host a career fair on May 4th, 2013, 9:30am to 11:00am, for the students. This is the program we have used to reach high school students in our area. The students are interested in fields like these:
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Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Note the opposite effect each man has. The hot-tempered man stirs up strife. Have you ever been in a Bible study where the discussion has been interesting and then, by the way one person interjects his opinions, an argument ensues? A hot-tempered man stirs up strife when there has been no tension present. On the other hand, the one slow to anger is able to quiet contention. Not only does he not promote strife; he is able to quell it. Read more »

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pets and Housewares Need New Homes Immediately

My wonderful, longer-term houseguest needs another immediate, intermediate home for Henry, her friendly, well-housebroken 4 year-old dog, as she stays with me through the middle of June, because my building will not even accept visits from non-service dogs. Please contact Henry's Jesus-loving "Mom" at 215.678.4113 (24/7).
Henry's current Foster Dad, John (410.499.8445, of 21st and Fitzwater (Philly's "Graduate Hospital" area)) is moving Today 4/30 or at latest Tomorrow 5/1, and has two medium-sized girl indoor cats who are fast friends, that he'd love to not have separated, as they go to a spring/summer home (yours?).   They are both fixed, box-trained, and up-to-date with their shots.Read more »

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Love (III)

I selected today's poem by George Herbert to complement the devotion posted below.

Love (III)

Love bade me welcome, yet my soul drew back,
        Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-ey'd Love, observing me grow slack
        From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
        If I lack'd anything.
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A Good Meal

Proverbs 15:17

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is
than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

The message of the proverb is that love is supreme over wealth. Better to only afford a skimpy diet than to dine luxuriously if love comes with the former and hatred with the latter.
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Gabrielle the Actress

Click this link then wait for the picture of three beautiful girls. On the right in the black and yellow skirt if Gabrielle Capaldo who performed in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
Tom Muldoon sent in this sonnet by John Donne.

Holy Sonnet 7

At the round earth's imagined corners, blow
Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise
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True Wealth

Proverbs 15:16

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.

In truth, the one who fears the Lord is the one who is wealthy, and the one without such fear is impoverished. To truly fear the Lord is to believe in Christ; to believe in Christ is to be born of God, adopted as his child, made an heir of the glories of God's kingdom. It is to possess an inheritance that "is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven" (1 Peter 1:4) for the possessor. It is to be reconciled with your Maker; it is to be relieved of the burden of guilt; it is to be set free from the bondage of sin; it is to experience the full love of God. Will I trade having a nice car and a large bank deposit for such riches? Does not the very question sound absurd?
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Free Sofa

I am giving away a lovely dark red velvet sofa. It is 72 inches, has three cushions, is in excellent shape, with cherry colored round wood feet. It is only 4 years old and in need of a good home. If any of you know of someone who wants it, they can take it. I need to get rid of it as soon as possible as I forgot the intended time of arrival of my new sofa, which is just now ready to be delivered. Email Maxine Young if interested.