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October 3, 2008

Join us Sunday as we celebrate World Communion with believers around the world.  Pastor will be speaking from Philippians 3:4b-16.

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The CROP Walk is coming up on October 19.  Tina Brown and the pastor have sponsor envelopes.  If you can’t walk, please sponsor our walkers.  A table will be set up in the vestibule to sponsor our walkers.  The pastor is also walking.

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This weekend marks the “grand opening” of our church kitchen.  Breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m. 

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Our first big event using our new kitchen is the Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner Saturday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m.  Elaine Risley will be in the foyer between services Sunday to take names and payment.  Adults are $5, 6-12 year olds are $3 and under 6 are free.  Reservations will be taken until Oct. 12.  Come and join us for a fun evening!! 

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There will be a meeting in Cobb Lounge on Wed., October 8th, at 7 p.m. for all those who have participated in our mission trips in the past and others who might wish to consider participating.  Please join us as we consider what our options are in the upcoming year and also to give us your thoughts as to what you wish to do.  If you have any questions, please see or contact Alice Smith (625-3689).

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After our last memorial pavers were put in place more orders have come in!  If you would like to donate a paver please use the form found in the narthex or call the church office.  Cost per paver is $50.00.  Text is limited to 3 lines of 13 characters each.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman – recovering from eye surgery

Jack MacNaughton – triple bypass surgery

Betsy Cunius – fighting an infection

Tammy Suarez – hospitalized

John Harvey

Lester & Flora Hutchinson

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In Earthen Vessels – Read Matthew 26:26-30

A small chapel was being dedicated, and my wife and I wanted to give a special gift. I went to a potter and asked her to create a beautiful chalice and other vessels for Holy Communion.

Some years later when I visited the chapel again, I saw that many of the original pieces had been replaced. I concluded that over the years the original clay vessels had been chipped, cracked, and broken.

Paul reminds us it is not the vessels that are the treasure but what is in them. In Holy Communion, the treasure is Christ's presence in the gifts of bread and wine. Christians around the world have different expressions of this sacrament, but as all receive in faith the gifts of bread and cup, we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. His body was broken and his blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.

As people come to the Lord's table around the world, the communion vessels may be elaborate or primitive. Which they are doesn't matter. God's treasure in them that we receive is what matters.

Harold Gniewotta (Alberta, Canada) from Upper Room, October 5, 2003

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            World Communion     

              8:45 Breakfast

              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 Stewardship Committee


              1:00 Cemetery Committee

              7:00 Mission Team Volunteers


              9:00 PB & J

            10:00 Martha Circle

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

            KFC Paintball Competition

            Senior Youth to the Haunted Junkyard


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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