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July 25, 2008

Please join with us in worship this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.

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Unfortunately, the open house at The Pinnacle Club scheduled for this Sunday has been canceled.  Refreshments will be served on the front lawn as usual.

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A picnic for all Sunday School families and friends will be held at the manse on Sunday at noon.  Come for friendship, fellowship and food.  No cost, but please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share.

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Vacation Bible School begins one week from Monday!  This year’s theme is God’s Big Backyard.  Donations of individually wrapped snacks (pretzels, Rice Krispie treats, chips...), juice bags or boxes, paper towels, baby wipes and craft glue can be left in the box in the vestibule.  We’re looking forward to a great week!

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Enjoy a catered dinner (roast pork or meat loaf) and evening of old-tyme family gospel music featuring the Blackwood Gospel Quartet.
At:       Emmaus UMC of Smithville, NJ - 706 E Moss Mill Rd, Smithville, NJ 08205-4215
Date:   Thursday, August 14, 2008
Time:   Dinner:       Seatings at 5:00, 5:40 & 6:20
            "Anytime Take-Out" Also Available
            Concert: 7:00 PM in Sanctuary
Cost:    Dinner:       $12 Adult  $6 Youth (12 & Under) includes Concert Seat Reservation
            Concert:  Free Will Offering
            Dinner Purchase Required to Reserve Concert Seat

More Information? 

(1) Flyer on vestibule bulletin board

(2) About the Blackwood Gospel Quartet, visit www.blackwoodgospel.com

(3) To Purchase Tickets call 609-748-1917 or 609-722-2463 OR email emmaus.umc@comcast.net

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Please remember in prayer ~

Pat Hudak – having a procedure done on Monday

Victims of Hurricane Dolly

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Dewdrops - ODB RADIO:  |  Download
Read Hosea 14:1-9

It was a summer morning, and the first rays of sun were falling across my garden. The prior evening the leaves on the tender corn were drooping from intense heat and lack of rain. But in the morning the spikes were straight and fresh, and each leaf was adorned with sparkling drops of dew. During the night, the cooling air caused moisture to condense into dewdrops, refreshing the wilted vegetation.

This, according to the prophet Hosea, is a picture of what the Lord would do for His people. God said, "I will be like the dew to Israel" (Hosea 14:5).

When our spirits droop, when we are burdened by a load of cares, or when we are carrying the guilt of sin, the Lord offers His mercy and grace to be like refreshing dew to our souls.

Just as the dew appears in the quiet of the night to moisten the plants, so too the refreshing dew of God's forgiveness, comfort, and strength comes in the quiet times of prayer and meditation on His Word.

Why are the lives of so many Christians faded, wilted, and powerless? In most cases, it is because they neglect spending time alone each day with God in prayer and in the study of

His Word.

Do you need the refreshment of God's dewdrops?   

M.R. De Haan, from Our Daily Bread, April 11, 2001

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday           

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

            12:00 Sunday School Picnic at Manse

              7:00 Visioning Team 

Monday          

              9:00 Good News Deadline

              7:00 Sesquicentennial Committee Meeting

Tuesday          

            12:00 Evergreens Picnic at Manse                                

Wednesday

              8:00 Trip to Navy Lakehurst                         

Thursday               

Friday               

Saturday

            Senior Youth Canoe Trip

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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - I Corinthians 13:7
 
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Absecon, New Jersey 08201

www.absecon.presbychurch.org

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