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May 9, 2008

Come Sunday as we celebrate the Day of Pentecost – the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church.  Wear your RED!

The sacrament of communion will be served at the 11:00 a.m. service only. 

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A special gift will be available to the first 100 Moms on Sunday.  This is our little way of saying “Thanks!”

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A special meeting of the congregation has been called for this Sunday at 10:40 a.m. for the sole purpose of electing one elder to fill an unexpired term in the class of 2008.  Our Nominating Committee has submitted the name of Tom Sooy to fill this vacancy.

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Sunday is your last chance to sign up for our "Good ol' Home Cooked Dinner" Saturday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m.  The menu will be Nancy Sooy's delicious meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, and stewed tomatoes.  Cost is $5/adult, $3/child ages 6-12, and children under 6 years are free.  Tom Sooy will provide the entertainment following dinner. See Kris Jenoriki, Ginny Wolcott or Tina Brown.

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Prayer Requests ~

Charlie Follansbee

Bill Juhrs, son of Bill & Ida – receiving chemo for cancer of the liver

Jean Webster – moved to Betty Bacharach

Our moms

An outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Victims of severe storms across the nation and around the world

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What Is Your Other Plan?

Erasmus, the famous Renaissance scholar, once told a classis story which was designed to emphasize how important it is that we take up the torch of Christ’s ministry with great commitment.   In the story, Jesus returns to heaven after His time on earth.  The angels gather around Him to learn what all happened during His days on earth.  Jesus tells them of the miracles, His teachings, His death on the cross, and His resurrection.

When He finishes his story, Michael the Archangel asks Jesus, “But what happens now?”  Jesus answers, “I have left behind eleven faithful disciples and a handful of men and women who have faithfully followed me.  They will declare My message and express My love.  These faithful people will build My church.”  “But,” responds Michael, “What if these people fail?  What then is Your other plan?”  And Jesus answers, “I have no other plan!”

Jesus is counting on you and you and you and me.  But the good news is, we are not alone.  The Holy Spirit is here to melt us, mold us, fill us, and use us.

James W. Moore, What Do You Do With Such A Gift?

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Pentecost/Mother’s Day

                        2 Cents A Meal Offering        

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:40 Special Meeting of the Congregation

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Communion Worship    

Monday

              1:15 Bible Study

              7:00 Mission/Evangelism Committee   

Tuesday

              7:00 Session             

Wednesday    

              7:00 Sarah Circle             

Thursday        

            10:00 Martha Circle

  7:00 Chancel Choir

Friday

              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”

Saturday          Armed Forces Day     

              5:30 "Good ol' Home Cooked Dinner"


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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - I Corinthians 13:7
 
The Presbyterian Church at Absecon
208 New Jersey Avenue
Absecon, New Jersey 08201

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