Friday, September 27, 2013

An International Dumpling-Making Party

Tenth International Fellowship invites all international students, scholars, professionals, and friends to join us tomorrow, September 28, for an evening of dumpling-making, eating, music, and fellowship. You may view the full event details here.

We normally meet in University City every Saturday night for dinner, fellowship, music, and study. You are welcome to join us any Saturday night; we would love to meet you.
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Part-Time Bus Drivers Needed

Delaware County Christian School is looking for bus drivers to help transport students to athletic events and class trips. DCCS is Pre-K through 12, located on 2 campuses. This is a part-time position with flexible hours and the ability to choose trips, with an hourly rate of $14.
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Need Angel's Grace for Woman's Liver Transplant to Occur

HOSTS for HOSPITALS (HfH) is a non-profit agency providing free lodging and caring support in private homes for patient-families coming to Greater Philadelphia for specialized medical care. (

As we have not yet been able to find lodging for the family of a woman requiring of a liver transplant, we are searching for an angel to step forward to help this family in their time of desperate need.

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Hosts for Hospitals

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and HOSTS for HOSPITALS are partnering to invite CHOP employee families, extended family and friends, and the general members of the Greater Philadelphia community to become hosts!
We invite you to learn more about how easy it is to help patient-families in this way by attending our NEW HOSTS TRAINING SESSION with dinner, right at CHOP.
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Rental House Needed

Tenth members Hershal and Sandra Wiggins are in need of a house to rent. Their present landlord will not let them put in a ramp, and it has become much too dangerous to move Sandra in and out of the house due to physical needs. They are looking for either need a house that has one or no steps, or a house that will allow them to have a removable ramp installed at NO cost to the owner. They are also in need of a used car. If you can help or know of where to recommend them, email Hershal.

Closer Than a Brother

Proverbs 18:24

A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

It is not the number but the depth of relationships that matter. It is good to have many companions. We are meant to be social creatures, and we should seek and enjoy the acquaintance of many people. And yet, what will sustain us through the trials of life and enrich our happiness is deep, meaningful friendship.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Good Place to Sit

My dog always knows where to sit - wherever I want to sit.

Sunday Services 9/29/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The Gospel According to Isaiah: Latter Day Glories” (Isaiah 2:1–5). Hymns: Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord; Behold, the Mountain of the Lord; Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Parish 4 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Hymn Service: Hymns of the Lamb of God
(6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “That You May Believe… Lamb of God” (John 1:29–34). Hymns: Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!; Speak, O Lord; None Other Lamb, None Other Name

TCF Prayer Request

Pray for the last big welcome event this Sunday, our Fall Picnic. Pray that those who have visited over the last month will return to Tenth or faithfully attend another gospel believing and preaching church during their time in Philadelphia. Pray in praise for a successful fall retreat last weekend! Thank God for the great weather we had as well as good conversations and the teaching of his word throughout the weekend.

Tenth International Fellowship

TIF (Tenth International Fellowship) meets for worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 in Fellowship Hall. Anyone is welcome to join in worship. They also hold weekly Bible studies and conversational English classes. Contact Ruth or Enrique for more information.

Employment Seekers' Prayer Group

Most Sundays, a prayer group meets right after the 9:00 service in the 1West, the room off of the Delancey lobby. Along with prayer, they have also provided support in job searching. For more info contact either Dave Swank or Earline Schmid.

Graduate Student Lunch

Graduate students are invited to a lunch on Sunday in Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity to meet one another, hear from other academics at Tenth on "Beginning, Holding On, and Making It out of Graduate School," and talk about how to support one another in the academic world. For more info, contact Terri Taylor.

College Picnic

TCF (Tenth College Fellowship) is having a fall picnic in Fairmount Park for college students after the morning services. Contact the director John Canavan for more information.

Moms' Meet and Greet

New and veteran moms are invited to a Moms' Meet and Greet on Sunday, 9:00-10:30AM, at 1716 Spruce Street, 2 Rear. This is a great way to connect and foster relationships. Please enter through the Spruce Street door. Contact Terri for more information.


Proverbs 18:23

The poor use entreaties,
but the rich answer roughly.

Our status often determines our behavior. If we are poor, we will rely on entreaties to coax help from others. If we are in a position of power or wealthy enough to procure the help we need from many, we are likely to speak roughly or be more demanding.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Conversations on Christianity and Culture

Over the past several years, Biblical Seminary has held several outstanding conferences to help Christians engage with culture. This fall's rendition is titled "Breaking Financial Bondage in Your Community" and promises to help Christians think through how job creation, financial management, and job training can be tools of compassion to serve a community. They are offering the conference in two venues: October 4 at their Hatfield campus and October 5 in Philadelphia. Full details and registration are available here.

Saturday Medical Outreach Opportunity

Saturday Outreach Opportunity from Medical Campus Outreach, a ministry of Tenth: Medical Campus Outreach is hosting a door-to-door evangelistic Medical Outreach and performing health screens at a church carnival in the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia on September 28. Healthcare students and medical professionals are welcome to participate. Please contact Holly at for more information. You can also click on this link for the day's schedule and to sign up.

A Good Thing

Proverbs 18:22

He who finds a wife finds a good thing
and obtains favor from the Lord.

God instituted marriage as a blessing to man. It was "not good" for man to be alone, and so God created and brought the woman to the man. And he realized it was good, for "she is flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone." Marriage is not a trap; it is not a mere social convention to procreate and keep order. Marriage is good. Blessed is the man who finds a good wife, and the woman who finds a good husband.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Francena E. Braithwaite

From Uda Bartholomew:

Please pray for our family and friends, that my mom's death might bring forth much life as friends and family arrive at Bethel Gospel Assembly, 20 East 120th Street in Harlem, Manhattan, NYC 10035, on Monday, September 30, with burial on Tuesday, October 1.
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Breakfast With the Nations

From Tenth member Jessie Yang:
This Sunday there will be an Outreach prayer calendar in the bulletin to help the family of God at Tenth join in prayer for other members of God's family throughout the world.   For many years, I would see the prayer calendar and leave it behind at church.  I had tried praying through the guide, but would misplace it or just forget to pray.  So I gave up trying to do this, although I would kind of feel guilty when I left the calendar at church or threw it out when I got home.  Maybe you can relate?  Maybe it seems like just "one more thing?"

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The Power of the Tongue

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Bad and good result from the power of speech; those who love speech will reap the consequences of how they use it. This proverb carries the weight of a warning to those who love to talk and those who skillfully use speech for bad ends. Sooner (usually) or later (for those who are skilled), one will eat the fruit of one's wicked ends.
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Seeking a Restoration

The first Civil War recruits marched into Cheltenham's Camp William Penn on June 26, 1863, knowing they might die for their country. But as they prepared to enter the siege that pitted North against South, the U.S. Colored Troops who arrived at the camp that day faced another possible fate that their white counterparts did not. If they survived, would they be enslaved or free? That is how Joyce Werkman, president of the Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott, describes the agonizing dilemma underlying the service of the African American men who volunteered for the Union cause.

This past Saturday the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the U. S. Colored Troops and Camp William Penn was commemorated. Here is the article about it, which includes the comments of Tenth member Joyce Werkman and her efforts to restore a museum.

Apple is Back!

David Apple is back! He has completed his three-month sabbatical and is now back in the church. This is what he found when he opened his office door.

Fruit of the Mouth

Proverbs 18:20

From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied;
he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

This proverb is based on the assumption that the fruit is good. When our speech produces good fruit by blessing others and conveying wisdom and knowledge, then we receive blessing, as when satisfied by a good, healthy meal. Conversely, when our speech stirs up trouble and offense, we will experience our own stomach aches.
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