Saturday, June 29, 2013

Supplies Needed for Colombia Team

The Colombia short-term team is in need of supplies for their trip August 8-19.  You can find a complete list in the bulletin and boxes for drop off in Reception Hall or see Bruce McDowell.
The team is also requesting old laptops and cell phones.  The team has been blessed with an individual who can install education software for the children at Hogar la Providencia, which is an answer to prayer!  The team needs the laptops as soon as possible so that the programming can be accomplished.  Please also continue to pray for them as they raise financial support.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Biking in the Neighborhood

The CCRA reports that among the ten largest cities, Philadelphia ranks as number one for bike commuters/per capita, twice as many as in LA, more than three times as New York. In Center City the incidence of bike usage is in the range of Portland. The area of Lombard to Bainbridge, Broad Street to 25th has been assigned a permanent bike officer.

Sweet Talker

Proverbs 16:21

The wise of heart is called discerning,
and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Here is our “sweet talker.” A wise person will be recognized for his wisdom, and, because he is wise, he will know how to speak in a persuasive manner. Our sweet talker is a wise guy! Do you want to be the person who, when you speak, people listen? There are two routes you can go.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

TCF Missions Trip to Fenwick Island, DE

Please pray for TCF's trip to Fenwick Island, DE! The team working in Fenwick consists mostly of Maranatha Alumni who are currently in college. The trip is from July 13-20. We will primarily be doing a VBS-style program on the beach for an average of 75 children a day, if not more. However, we will also be separately meeting with middle school students in the area and encouraging our local church partner. 

Pray for the effectiveness of our witness. Pray for the clarity of the gospel. Pray for the strength and safety of the team. Finally, pray for the opening of hearts and minds in all the children, parents, and people we run into. Thank you!  

Discovering Good

Proverbs 16:20

Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good,
and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.

This proverb presents a recurring theme in Proverbs – a mark of a wise and godly person is being a good learner. Just in the last chapter and a half, there are six proverbs that refer to this theme:
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Spoiled Spoils

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor
than to divide the spoil with the proud.

The second line gives the context for this subject of pride and humility – to divide the spoil with the proud. It is better to be oppressed than to be an oppressor; it is better to be without, than to take away from others. The proud, or arrogant, in Proverbs is equated with the wicked, who in their arrogance oppress others and commit crimes. This proverb says that such gain is not worth the price. For the price is not a mere matter of being hindered in getting along in life; it is receiving the judgment of God.
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Female Housemate Wanted

Looking for a female housemate—spacious basement bedroom with private bathroom in a University City row home available July 15 ($650 + utilities/month). The house is renovated throughout with hardwood floors, central air, washer/dryer, full kitchen, and roof deck; 45th & Sansom. Please email Jean if interested. (Three young women from Tenth will be living there.)

Sunday Services 6/30/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Finishing Well” (2 Timothy 4:9–22). Hymns: All Creatures of Our God and King; Come To The Waters; It Is Well with My Soul.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Christina Corbett, soprano
(6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The Proper Man” (Ruth 2:1–16). Hymns: All Praise To Christ; Loved with Everlasting Love; Before the Throne of God Above

Childcare Needed

Lauren Abt, the Medical Campus Outreach Administrator, and her husband Dave, are seeking childcare for their two year old boy. Help is needed on Tuesday mornings and one other morning a week while Lauren works in the MCO office in the Alliance building. Email lauren.christa(AT)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


That is the discount that many volumes in the church bookstore are being marked, as it prepares to close down in mid-July. The only way you can get them is to go down to the location in the Catacombs following each worship service.

Russian Romance

Tenth member Gideon Whitehead's first album, Russian Romance, has made its debut. A classical guitarist, Gideon plays a wide variety of Russian music from the past three centuries, which will be engaging for all. The cost of the album is $15 per copy. If you would like to order a CD, please send him an email. Check out his website at

On Sabbatical

David Apple has begun his three-month sabbatical which will run through September 22. The purpose of sabbaticals for pastoral staff (which they qualify for every seven years), is to renew and promote their spiritual and professional areas. Here is David's plan for his sabbatical.
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Insidious Pride

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction
and a haughty spirit before a fall.

This is a proverb that has proven itself time and time again, yet seems to be the hardest to learn. Its principle is behind most of the upsets in sports events, in which the clearly better team loses. One reason attributed to the "miracle" win of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team is that it was soundly trounced by the Russian team in a pre-Olympic game. The Russian coach said that he could not get his team afterwards to take the Americans seriously.
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Job Fairs

Here is a website that lists job fairs coming to the area.

Highway Driving

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright turns aside from evil;
whoever guards his way preserves his life.

The upright, when it comes to temptation, heeds the warning of his conscience, "don't go there." He does not listen to the various rationalizations that would take him into temptation and danger - curiosity, to become stronger, to protect others, to see what others struggle with, and so on. "Just don't go there," he says to himself.
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