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October 10, 2008

Our Sunday School grades 1-6 will have a special Call to Worship for us at the 9:30 service.  You don’t want to miss this! 

Pastor will be speaking this week from Philippians 4:1-14

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Don’t forget our CROP Walkers.  They are looking for sponsors and you can help!

Also, this Sunday is our 2 Cents a Meal offering.  Lunch containers will be at each entrance to the sanctuary.  Help us fight hunger.

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Sunday is the last day to make your reservations for the Pork & Sauerkraut dinner on October 18!  Adults are $5, 6-12 year olds are $3 and under 6 are free.

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The Families and Friends group has a great event planned for Sunday, Oct. 19, at 3:00.  Everyone will be carving or painting pumpkins and making scarecrows.  Refreshments will be provided.  See Priscilla for details.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Jack MacNaughton – recovering from triple bypass surgery

Tammy Suarez

Louise Speitel

Lester & Flora Hutchinson

Doris Whitaker - hospitalized

Bill Brixius – eye surgery Oct. 17

Sammy Hornikel

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In Living Color - Read Romans 6:3-14

I jogged around the neighborhood today and enjoyed the beautiful colors and scents of autumn. The red, orange, and peach colors of the fall leaves look like fireworks reaching toward heaven. As I cooled down after my run, I thought about the fact that the leaves only look like this when they're dying. That's a strange concept. Soon they will drop and wither on the ground. While the snow rests gently over them during winter, they will decompose and fertilize the soil to nourish new plants in the spring.

This is part of the cycle of life that God created. A similar transition faces every Christian who walks with God and wants his or her life to be used for God's glory and purpose. As we die to ourselves and live for Christ, our lives begin to take on the beauty of Christ, just as the leaves take on the exquisite colors of autumn. The process is not without tears and pain, but how wonderful the joy come spring when everything is born anew with fresh hope, promise, and deeper growth!

Robert Truesdale from Upper Room, Nov. 9, 2002

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                       

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & KFC

              1:00 Christmas Play Rehearsal

  7:00 “Christianity and Other Faiths”             

Monday           Columbus Day

              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

Tuesday

              6:30 Christmas Play Rehearsal

              7:00 Session

Wednesday    

            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Allen’s Clam Bar

                       

Thursday        

              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”

Saturday

            Lions & Lambs to Children’s Hands On Museum    

              5:30 Pork & Sauerkraut 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

www.absecon.presbychurch.org

 

 

 

 

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