Absecon Presbyterian Church
The Presby Post
November 7, 2008
Our Stewardship emphasis continues this Sunday. Come hear what some of our members have to say about why they support our church.
Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 25:31-46.
The 2 Cents a Meal offering will be received Sunday. Please use the containers at the doors to the sanctuary for your donations.
Next Tuesday is Veterans Day, a day we pay tribute to all those who so proudly wore the uniform of the United States of America. We are indeed grateful to you for your service and offer our deepest thanks.
The Absecon VFW and American Legion will be having a special Veterans Day presentation for the students of the Absecon schools on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Marsh School. Refreshments will be served at 7:45. Following the program the Absecon Veterans Alliance will hold their annual services at Veterans Park at 11 a.m. on Rte 9 and Delaware Ave. All are invited to attend.
At 12:00 Noon the Absecon United Methodist Church Senior Center has invited local veterans for lunch in the Great Hall. If you plan to attend please call the Senior Center at 645-0013.
Our Fellowship Committee will be having a bake sale before and after services this Sunday and Nov. 16. A variety of baked goods featuring Jersey Fresh cranberries will be available. Check it out!
The Anniversary Committee will also be selling the new church ornament over the next few weeks. Cost is $15.00.
We are missing one Usher badge and one Greeter badge. If you have served in either position in the last few weeks please check your pockets!
Please remember in prayer
Ilsa Smith – in Mainland
Sammy Hornikel – major surgery at CHOP Nov. 14
Our veterans and those currently serving our country
Just a Pastry? – Read Luke 11:9-13
I was standing in line at the market when I noticed a little boy waiting at the bakery counter. He was a street kid, poorly dressed and dirty, with hair sticking up in every direction. The expression on his face was cold; his eyes had seen too much. He slowly opened his palm, where he kept one coin, and asked the salesperson what he could buy. I looked over the merchandise and sadly noted that there was nothing the poor fellow could afford. I wondered how the clerk would respond.
The woman behind the counter asked the boy which pastry he would like, wrapped it up, took his coin, and gave him change. The pastry cost two coins, but her compassion was free.
When I think back on that incident, I remember the compassion God offers us every day. Like the boy in the market, we come to God with little to offer. We are soiled by our sins and hungry. Yet God never fails to love us and freely offer compassion.
Olga Sutskova (Kohtla-Jarve, Estonia), from The Upper Room, May 1, 2003
This Week in Our Church . . .
Sunday 2 Cents a Meal
9:30 Sunday School & Worship
11:00 Worship & KFC
1:00 Christmas Play Rehearsal
7:00 “Christ to Constantine” course
1:15 Bible Study
Tuesday Veteran’s Day
6:30 Christmas Play Rehearsal
7:00 Session (Elders please check your email and office mailboxes)
11:30 Lunch Bunch to Romanelli’s Garden Café
7:00 Anniversary Committee
9:00 PB & J
10:00 Martha Circle at Ida Juhrs’
12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s
4:30 Lions & Lambs
6:00 Senior Youth
6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal
7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Lions & Lambs Roller Skating
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