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September 26, 2008

Come, worship the Lord this Sunday.  Grade 9-12 Sunday School class will be opening the 9:30 service.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 21:23-32.

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The kitchen will be open October 5.  Breakfast Club will gather at 8:45 a.m. prior to 9:30 worship and Sunday School.  Still only $2.00!

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It’s not too late to join a group or study!  Check your October Good News (mailed yesterday) for a full update on what’s happening.

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The annual CROP Walk takes place Sunday, Oct. 19, leaving Heritage Park and circling around Absecon back to the park.  Walkers and sponsors are needed!  See Tina Brown for information and sponsor envelopes.

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Pastor Cobb would like to thank everyone for their many cards and emails this month on the occasion of his father’s death (September 6) and his own birthday (September 23).  Your support has meant a great deal. 

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Sign up now for the Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner Saturday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m.  Jinny Wolcott will be in the foyer between services to take names and payment.  Adults are $5, 6-12 year olds are $3 and under 6 are free.  Come and join us for a fun evening!!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman – eye surgery Oct. 2

Louise Speitel – additional eye surgery done Sept. 25

Carmela Thomas – leg surgery healing

Dottie McCaffrey – recovering from knee replacement

Lester Hutchinson – cancer

Jean Webster

Sammy Hornikel

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Our Prayer & God's Power - ODB RADIO:  |  Download
Read: James 5:13-20

When we pray for others, we become partners with God in His work of salvation, healing, comfort, and justice. God can accomplish those things without us, but in His plan He gives us the privilege of being involved with Him through prayer.

When we intercede for a grandson in trouble, a mother having surgery, a neighbor who needs Christ, or a pastor who needs strength, we are asking God to provide for that person what we can't provide. We are acting as go-betweens, asking God to direct His power in a specific direction.

In his classic book titled Prayer, Olan Hallesby described how it works: "This power is so rich and so mobile that all we have to do when we pray is point to the person or thing to which we desire to have [God's] power applied, and He, the Lord of this power, will direct the necessary power to the desired place."

This assumes, of course, that we are praying "according to [God's] will" (1 John 5:14). Prayer is not a magic wand for satisfying our own wishes, but it's an opportunity to work with the Lord in accomplishing His purposes.

James told us that "the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" (James 5:16). So let's humbly and earnestly pray for one another.

David C. Egner from Our Daily Bread, July 26, 2000

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & KFC

              4:00 New Members Class

              7:00 “Christianity and Other Faiths”     


              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


              7:00 Finance Committee      


              7:00 Trustees Meeting

              7:00 Sarah Circle


              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              1:30 Ruth Circle



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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