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November 21, 2008

Sunday is Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the church year.  This day completes our Christian journey through the life of Jesus Christ on earth and in heaven which began with the preparation for the birth of Jesus in Advent.  Please join us as we worship the King of Kings. 

Our Angel Dancers will be performing to Mariah Carey’s Fly like a Bird.  Pastor will be speaking from 1 Timothy 6:6-10.

Services will also include a presentation by our Stewardship Chairman, Mr. Jerry Hoenes, about our needs for next year and the “Step Up” challenge.

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Remember to bring your Harvest Home donations for the Community Food Bank!  Items needed are canned goods, boxed foods, flour, sugar, cereals, etc.  Our young people will be collecting your food donations at the beginning of the service and bringing it up to the altar.  Donations will be accepted through Wednesday at the Community Thanksgiving Service.

The roasted turkeys for Sister Jean’s Thanksgiving dinner are also to be brought in no later than Monday morning.

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The Community Thanksgiving Service will be this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  Rev. Ed Davis of Absecon Methodist Church will be speaking and our choir will sing.  Refreshments will be served in Madden Hall.  If you are able to donate pies, topping or ice cream please sign up on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

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The office will be closed Thursday and Friday next week.  Announcements for the bulletin must be in the office by noon on Tuesday. 

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Please remember in prayer ~

Marge McGuigan – healing after a fall

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Do Your Best! - ODB RADIO:  |  Download
Read: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

When Leonardo da Vinci was still a pupil, his elderly, well-known teacher asked him to finish a painting he had begun. Young da Vinci stood in such awe of his master's skill that at first he respectfully declined. But his teacher would accept no excuse. He simply said, "Do your best."

Trembling, da Vinci took his brush and began. With each stroke, his hand grew more steady as the genius within him awoke. Soon he was so caught up in his work that he forgot his timidity. When the painting was finished, the frail and weak master was carried into the studio to see it. Embracing his student, he exclaimed, "My son, I paint no more!"

Every Christian has unique God-given abilities. Some believers, however, feel inferior because they don't have as much talent as others. But we mustn't think that way. God doesn't hold us accountable for what we don't have. He wants us to discover and develop the skills we do have.

Of course, we can't all be a Leonardo da Vinci. But we don't have to be. The apostle Paul said, "It is required in stewards that one be found faithful" (1 Corinthians 4:2). That means doing our best and leaving the results with God. Who knows, we may just surprise ourselves!

Richard De Haan from Our Daily Bread, July 7, 2002

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Christ the King Sunday

Harvest Home/Pledge Sunday

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & KFC

              1:00 Christmas Play Rehearsal

              7:00 “Christ to Constantine”       


              1:15 Bible Study

            Finance Committee Meeting has been CANCELLED    


            12:00 Sunday bulletin deadline

              6:30 Christmas Play Rehearsal              


              5:45 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:00 Community Thanksgiving Service                     

Thursday         Happy Thanksgiving!

Office Closed 


            Office Closed


              9:00 Travel Adventure Group to “A Dickens of a Christmas”





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