Friday, October 11, 2013

Missionopoly 2013

Register for Missionopoly on Saturday, November 2 at 5 PM, as part of our annual Global Outreach Conference!
Join the fun game of one-on-one interaction with our global partners as teams traverse the giant monopoly board. Try ethnic foods, get your passport photo taken, learn about least-reached people groups, and experience the cultural implications of tea! Teams of five or six will visit partner spaces and earn stickers. The teams collecting the most stickers will be entered to win prizes.
See how God is building His kingdom throughout the world!

Liberia Christmas Shipment

New Hope Liberia is collecting items for Tenth-supported orphans in Liberia for Christmas. Items needed are laptops, composition notebooks, pens, flip flops, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soccer balls, coloring books, crayons, summer clothes, socks, athletic shoes, black dress shoes for school, first aid items, aspirin, and cough syrup. All items must be dropped off in 3 West by 12:30 p.m., Sunday, November 3. For more information, please contact Bruce.

What is Fitting

Proverbs 19:10

It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury,
much less for a slave to rule over princes.

It is not fitting for a fool who has done nothing to earn or deserve wealth to live in wealth. Like a pig with pearls, he will treat his wealth with disdain, not merely indulging in worthless pursuits, but turning what is beautiful and noble into base objects. There is something to appreciating what is of value and beauty. Unlike the tragic figure who appreciates such things, but cannot restrain his vices, the fool neither appreciates what is good nor recognizes his vices.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Liar's Destiny

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who breathes out lies will perish.

This is the same proverb as 19:5, except that it spells out what is alluded to in the previous one which states that the liar will "not escape." He will perish. However much he may try to lie his way out of such a destiny, his lies only serve to secure that destiny. Punishment will come; judgment will take place and the verdict will be death.
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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Sunday Services 10/13/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “The Gospel According to Isaiah: Falling” (Isaiah 2:22–4:6). Hymns: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling; To God Be the Glory; The Mighty God, the Lord.
Parish 6 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Hymn Service: Maranatha Favorites
(6:30): Dr. John Leonard preaching, “For the Sake of Christ, Be Normal” (2 Corinthians 5:13). Hymns: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise; Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah; All to Jesus, I Surrender; Jesus Paid It All.


The annual Center City Residents Association's House Tour is Sunday, 10/20, 1 -5 pm. This year’s tour features Rittenhouse Square’s McIlhenny Mansion, the former center of Philadelphia’s social activity, drawing guests from artists and royalty to Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. The Mansion, vacant for nearly 30 years, is scheduled for a two-year redesign and renovation. In addition to the Mansion see 12 other different homes (and several gardens) in the historic yet vitally vibrant Rittenhouse Square/Fitler Square neighborhood. The ticket price includes a 15% Tour day discount on food for dinner at six participating neighborhood restaurants. Tickets ($25 before October 18, $30 day of Tour) may be purchased online at, by calling 215.546.6719, or on Tour Day at either 22nd & Spruce (Trinity Church) or 18th & Spruce (Beth Zion, Beth Israel Synagogue).

Get Real

John Leonard, who is preaching this Sunday evening, has a new book out on evangelism: Get Real: Sharing Your Everyday Faith Every Day. With our growing emphasis on evangelism, this appears to be a valuable resource in our training. Check it out at New Growth Press.
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Tenth Business Network

The Tenth Business Network (TBN) will meet October 13, 9:00 AM, in 1716 Spruce, 2 Rear. Business persons and entrepreneurs will connect with others at Tenth to network, share business experiences, seek advice, pray together, and learn. Each quarterly meeting starts with a 15-minute presentation of ideas and insights; this first one is: “How to Innovate and Create Your Future with Design-Thinking.” You’ll learn how some of the most successful companies on the planet employ principles from the field of design to shape their strategies, create innovative products and services, and build businesses that last. You will also learn the seven keys to faithfully serving our Lord and Savior as we conduct business. Continental breakfast will be served. For more information contact Frank Pulcini.

Got Sense?

Proverbs 19:8

Whoever gets sense loves his own soul;
he who keeps understanding will discover good.

Do you love yourself? Do you want what is good for you? Then pursue wisdom! Seek commonsense. Value understanding and discernment. Get knowledge. For it is through attaining good sense - the skill to discern what is right and true and good - that you will discover and enjoy the good in life.
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The "Poor" Man

Proverbs 19:7

All a poor man's brothers hate him;
how much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words,
but does not have them.

If a wealthy generous man has many friends, a poor man with nothing to give has none. They not only do not hang around him; they stay far from him. Of course, such "friends" are neither true friends of the generous man nor the poor man.
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Monday, October 07, 2013

Stressed Out?

Feeling overwhelmed? The Nurses' Vocational group is hosting a seminar Saturday, October 19, from 9 to 11 am on stress and anxiety management. Two counselors from 2200 Arch Counseling Center will be speaking and moderating the discussion. The event is free but space is limited and registration required. To register, click here.

Congratulations, Folley!

Folley Kesselle is a good example of the mission that we are doing in Liberia with the children’s education. CAM, another ministry that has shared in the support of these orphans, drops their support of kids when they become 18 and only gives partial support before that age. New Hope Liberia pays for high school tuition (grades 7-12), uniforms and shoes for all the children, some school supplies, most of the teachers’ support, testing fees, graduation costs, and medical expenses for the older kids. Since most of the kids are two to four years behind in their education, NHL supports them so they can finish high school. Then the NHL scholarship committee helps them continue their education post-high school.
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Dressed to Kilt

Register for the Global Outreach Conference's international banquet, Dressed to Kilt, on Saturday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM! Enjoy a festive evening featuring special Highland music and dancers and Liam’s debut as a talk show host as he interviews Norman MacKay, church planter in Glasgow, Scotland, former missionary in Eastern Europe, and author of Global Warning: Third Millenium Threats to Jesus’ Great Commission Mandate.

Romans in 24 Hours

Join Liam Goligher, Sinclair Ferguson, and Mark Johnston as they present “Romans in 24 Hours: The Gospel, Pure and Simple.” October 25–26, 2013 at Proclamation Presbyterian Church. More information may be found here.

Seeking Favor

Proverbs 19:6

Many seek the favor of a generous man,
and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

"Generous man" could be translated "nobleman" or "prince." Whatever the case, the point is that the person in a position to bestow gifts - be it of money, of position, of power - will have many "friends" who in truth are lovers of what he can give. The person may understand this and all the more loves his position because he can get "friends" to show him attention. The end result, however, is his own downfall from the ego that swells up in him, and the desertion of such friends when the downfall comes.
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