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June 6 , 2008

This Sunday we will be recognizing our Sunday School teachers, aides and staff at our 9:30 service.  Come and say ・Thanks!・ 

Pastor will be preaching from Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26.

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Our annual Strawberry Festival is tonight from 6-8 p.m.!  Come on out for an evening of fresh berries, fellowship and fun.  Several musicians from Albert Hall in Waretown will be performing.

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There will be a barbeque for our Sunday School families behind the manse at 12:15 Sunday.  The pool is open, and we hope to have lots of field games and races!  Hamburgers, hotdogs and sodas will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

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The Absecon Community Vacation Bible School will take place Aug. 4-8 for children age 4 through grade 8.  Registration forms are available from Priscilla and should be mailed to Liz Sabath (address on form).  A collection box for your donations of individually wrapped dry snacks and juice bags/boxes will be in the vestibule.  Also, teacher volunteers are needed.  If you are willing to help please call Liz Sabath at 809-0068.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Erin Nassif ・ in Mainland with kidney infection

Charlie Follansbee


Sunday School Teachers, Aides and Staff

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・Fertilizer Sure Helps!・ - ODB RADIO:  |  Download
Read 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

A Sunday school teacher pointed to a large plant in the room and asked her young pupils, "Who made those beautiful flowers grow?" A boy quickly answered, "God did!" The teacher was pleased by the response, but before she had a chance to comment, another boy shouted, "But fertilizer sure helps!"

That youngster touched on a profound reality・the mingling of the human with the divine in God's plan for growth. For example, even though the Lord created this world with its growing things, He put man in the garden to tend and cultivate it.

We find a parallel to this truth in the spiritual realm. The apostle Paul said, "I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase" (1 Corinthians 3:6). His main intent in writing these words was to emphasize that God was the one responsible for "the increase." Even so, the Lord had worked through the faithful endeavors of men. Notice what the record states: Paul "planted," and Apollos "watered."

We recognize that God alone is the one who makes things grow・both in nature and in the church. But we also know that He chooses to work through people, and what we do "sure helps!" God is faithful in doing His part. Are we faithful in doing ours?    

Richard De Haan ~ from Our Daily Bread, May 25, 2001

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This Week in Our Church . . .


Sunday            2 Cents a Meal Offering

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship

            12:15 Barbecue/Field Day at the Manse 


             12:00 Bible Study Lunch at Phoenix Diner


              7:00 Session Meeting               


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Dixie Picnic               


              9:00 PB & J

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean・s          


            11:45 Prime-Timers Maurice River Tour

Saturday          Flag Day

            10:30 Canoe Trip


Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - I Corinthians 13:7