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March 6, 2009

The Covenant Players, a full-time interdenominational Christian drama ministry, will be leading us in worship this Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00. 

Come worship the Lord!

(Offering plates will be at the entrances to the sanctuary for your love gifts in support of the world-wide ministry of Covenant Players.)

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This weekend we move to Daylight Savings Time!  Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night. 

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Our One Great Hour of Sharing emphasis will begin this week with a Minute for Mission by Carol Kleiner.  Envelopes will be in the pew racks and the April Good News.  The Sunday School kids should all have their Fish Banks.  Donations will be received Easter Sunday.

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We are overjoyed to report that our Winter Fundraiser for new sanctuary air conditioning received an additional $1,215 this past week.  This pushes us up over the top of our $25,000 goal.  We thank everyone who gave to this much needed cause.  Even in these uncertain times you came through!

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The King’s Choraliers dinner/concert is sold out.  If you must cancel please call Joanie Hoenes up until noon Saturday, March 14.

The King’s Choraliers will also be singing during the 11:00 a.m. service on March 15.

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The series of Lenten Lunches begins next Wednesday.  Services begin at noon followed by a light lunch in the host church fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

March 11 – St Mark and All Saint’s Episcopal

March 18 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic

March 25 – Absecon Presbyterian Church

April 1 – Reformation Lutheran

Offerings from these services benefit the Community Food Bank of NJ, Egg Harbor Twp.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Doris Whitaker – hospitalized

KFC, Jim Wooding, Pastor Cobb – safety on retreat

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I Am No Longer My Own

In his covenant prayer, which he offered every year at midnight on New Year’s Eve, John Wesley prayed,
 
“I am no longer my own but Thine, put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt, put me to doing, put me to suffering, let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee; let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.”
 
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we’d do well to pray with Wesley and be reminded that we’re not free to follow the dictates of our own sinful nature; we’re free to surrender our wills to the will of God and to submit ourselves to the authority of Jesus Christ.
 
Philip W. McLarty, The Cost of Discipleship

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                        Covenant Players

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

                      Personnel Committee

            11:00 Worship

Monday

              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

              7:00 Property Committee

Tuesday

              7:00 Session  

Wednesday     

            12:00 Lenten Lunch at St. Mark & All Saints

              7:00 Sarah Circle

Thursday        

              9:00 PB & J Sandwiches

            10:00 Martha Circle at Ida Juhrs’

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

Saturday         

              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

              9:30 Worship Committee

              5:00 Ham & Cabbage Dinner

              7:00 King’s Choraliers Concert

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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