Saturday, June 08, 2013

TIF Strawberry Picking

You are invited to join Tenth International Fellowship for an afternoon of strawberry picking and picnicking! 

This is a perfect time to enjoy the beauty of the summer in each others' company. We will meet for strawberry picking on June 15 at 1:30 PM at Duffield's Farm Market @ 280 Chapel Heights Rd, Sewell NJ 08080. Afterwards, we will meet for a picnic, for which you can RSVP to bring something to. This event will end at around 5:30 PM.
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Friday, June 07, 2013

Sewer and Pipe Work

The Water Department is doing extensive sewer and pipe work this summer that will greatly impact traffic and likely cause much congestion. Sewer pipe replacements will take place on the 2100 & 2200 blocks of Kater Street, and 22nd & 27th Streets between Bainbridge & South Streets. For more information go to this link.

Welcoming People Needed

…this church opens wide her doors and offers her welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you recognize that quote? It concludes our welcoming statement that begins, “To all who are spiritually weary.” We need people to man the Welcome Center in the Narthex and offer that welcome on Sundays to those who come to worship. We especially need help for the 11:00 service.
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Sin Atoned

Proverbs 16:6

By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.

Yes, you can have a second chance. You can put the past behind you. You can turn from being identified with sin to being a child of God. You can have the ending of Scrooge. All it takes is a change of the heart. And God joyfully provides such a change; his Son makes atonement for all your sins; his Spirit gives you a new heart.
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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Norway's Best Seller

Read about the runaway best seller in Norway - the Bible.

Summer Bible School

For the full line-up of summer's Bible school classes and their locations, click this link. There is an unusual variety this quarter.

Sunday Services 6/9/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The Subversive Word” (2 Timothy 4:1–5). Hymns: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven; Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast; Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah.
Parish 6 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Ruth Naomi Floyd, contralto.
(6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The House of Bread” (Ruth 1:6–14). Hymns: Holy God, We Praise Your Name; The King of Love My Shepherd Is; God Moves in a Mysterious Way.

Joseph: The Hidden Hand of God

One of the new offerings for summer Bible school is a study of Joseph, using Liam's book, Joseph: The Hidden Hand of God. Amazon is offering a discount on its Kindle version for $3.99.

A Good List

View the award winning film by Stephen Skeel(berg), "A Good List." Stephen and Harrison Tracey won first prize in the 2013 Greenfield Youth Film Festival for their film.

Be Assured

Proverbs 16:5

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord;
be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Who is arrogant in heart? He is the one who is assured of himself. He is assured that his success is the result of his cleverness, his natural ability, his taking charge of his own life. He may even be assured that he has outwitted God and is able to act with impunity.
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

A Purpose

Proverbs 16:4

The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble.

This proverb is for us to turn to when the wicked commit violence. Such events cause us to ask, "Where was God?" "Why did this happen?" "Is God in control?" "Will the wicked get away with this?" This proverb says that the wicked get away with nothing. It says that even their actions are under the control of God and serve the purpose or purposes for which he, not the wicked, intend.
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Looking for Female Roommate

I'm looking for a female housemate--spacious bedroom (>221 sq. ft.) in a two-bedroom, West Philly apartment available September 1st ($800 + utilities/month). Private entrance, hardwood floors, central air, full bath, full kitchen w/ granite countertops and dishwasher. Laundry facilities are in the building. The apt is near the intersection of 44th St & Osage Ave. Please email Emily at, if interested. (I'm a Christian, a non-smoker, and a quiet introvert.)

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House for Rent Near Tenth Church

My wife, daughter, and I will be moving to Florida in July, and will be renting out our house at 17th and Webster. Webster Street is located between and Christian and Catherine streets in the Graduate Hospital area. It is a 10 minute bike ride to University City to the east, or the Italian market to the west, and a 10-15 minute walk to Tenth Pres. and Rittenhouse square.
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Reading Literature as Christians

Pat Canavan thinks I have the sleeper class for summer Bible school. That's "sleeper," not "sleepy." Here is the description for Reading Literature as Christians:

“Tenth teachers and writers take us through a variety of genres, books, and authors, helping us to appreciate the creativity God has granted to both Christians and nonChristians in presenting truth, insight, and beauty.”

I invited a number of Tenth teachers and writers to teach on whatever they wanted to in the field of literature. Here is the schedule that evolved (I mean "created").
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Five Points Coffee

Five Points Coffee and Community Services in Upper Darby is now open! The project reaches out to immigrants at the former Arab World Ministries location on Long Lane.
Global Outreach Commission gave some support for this project. You can get updates and see photos of the coffeehouse on their Facebook page.


Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.

Literally, the term for "commit" is "roll." We are to roll to the Lord what we do. The idea is similar to the expression "put in the hands of the Lord." We are to commit to the Lord what we do, placing in his hands the outcome of our actions, trusting him to preserve us, cause good to come forth, and he be glorified. It is to leave to God the results, trusting in his sovereign will.
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Monday, June 03, 2013

Behind Bars, Finally

The church staff can now feel safe.

Morris Animal Refuge Survey

The Morris Animal Refuge is making big changes and would like to hear from you. Share your opinions and help this historic local shelter re-imagine itself! Please click on this link to take a five minute survey:

River Tours

The Schuylkill River Park Alliance is offering 20% discounts on one hour tours on new 1920's style commuter boats being put in service on the Schuylkill (for more information, click here. When you register, give the code SRPA13. To read more about the revival of the Schuylkill River, visit

Free Rain Barrels

Rain barrels conserve water and help to control water run-off. Want a free rain barrel? Click here for more information on attending a mandatory workshop. Hurry, workshops fill up quickly!

The Spirit Weighed

Proverbs 16:2

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the spirit.

All our ways, even our sinful ways, seem right at the time. Our anger seems justifiable; our fudging of the truth seems reasonable; our pride feels more like concern for God's honor; our idolatry seems harmless.
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