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October 31, 2008

Sunday we gather at our Lord’s Table.  Please join us!

Pastor will be speaking from Hebrews 12:1-2

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The November Good News was mailed yesterday and is chock full of so much information it needed to be edited down to fit!  A complete version is available online (in color even) at our website.  Check it out at absecon.presbychurch.org, and click the links for Good News and Calendar.

And many thanks to Louise Speitel and Ken Marshall for keeping our site up to date! 

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The Fellowship Committee will be selling fresh cranberries at $2.00 per bag this Sunday.  Next week they’ll be having a bake sale will various breads, etc.  yummy!

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Happy Halloween!  Go carve a pumpkin

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Remember Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend.  Turn your clocks back one hour before going to sleep Saturday night!

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This Sunday at 7:00 the pastor and Gerry Reedell will begin another six week course called “From Christ to Constantine: The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church”.  This covers the first three centuries of church history.  There is a video, a presentation, and discussion.  There will be a $5.00 fee at the door to cover the cost.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Evelyn Cashner – home after receiving pacemaker

Roger Wolcott – outpatient physical therapy at Betty Bacharach

Jack MacNaughton – in Betty Bacharach

Doris Whitaker – in Absecon Manor

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Hurry Sickness – Read Philippians 3:7-16

Hurry up!" "You're too slow!" "We're late!" How often do impatient words like these crop up in our speech, revealing our fast pace of life? If we're not careful, we become people living in the fast lane, demanding quick arrivals and instant results. Stress experts call this problem "hurry sickness."

In Philippians 3, the apostle Paul's testimony of lifelong growth reminds us that Christian maturity can be encouraged but not hurried. In his book Overcomers Through The Cross, Paul Billheimer says that just as God takes time to make an oak tree, He takes time to make a saint. Christian growth is a process.


Billheimer writes, "An unripe apple is not fit to eat, but we should not therefore condemn it. It is not yet ready for eating because God is not done making it. It is a phase of its career and good in its place."

Are you feeling impatient over your spiritual growth? Remember, God is not finished with you--nor does He expect to be until He calls you home. Only make sure that your goal is to know Christ and to become more like Him. Then slowly but surely, under blue skies and stormy, He will bring you to maturity. It's His sure cure for "hurry sickness."  

Joanie Yoder, from Our Daily Bread, August 4, 1995

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Communion

              8:45 Breakfast

                       Ushers Meeting

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & KFC

              1:00 Christmas Play Rehearsal

              7:00 “From Christ to Constantine”   


              1:15 Bible Study

              7:00 Fellowship Committee

                       Visioning Team

Tuesday           Election Day

              6:30 Christmas Play Rehearsal       


              7:00 Sarah Circle


              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:00 Senior Youth

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              1:30 Ruth Circle at Betsy Cunius’


        8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship Communion Breakfast


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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