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March 13, 2009

Our 1-6th graders will be opening the 9:30 worship service this Sunday with two selections. 

The King’s Choraliers will be joining us for 11:00 worship this Sunday.  They will be providing special music throughout the service.  If you are unable to attend their concert tomorrow night (or enjoy it so much you’d like to hear more) plan on attending! 

Pastor will be speaking on John 2:13-22.

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Letters for our anniversary celebration May 16-17 were mailed this week.  Tickets for the Saturday concert can be purchased only from Joanie Hoenes.  The date tickets go on sale will be announced soon.

The RSVP form included in the letter is for Sunday’s dinner reservations at Renault’s.  These are to be returned to the church office with payment.

Please keep in mind these are two separate events and payment can not be combined.  If you have any questions please contact Carol Thomas or Elaine Risley, co-chairs of our Sesquicentennial Committee.

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Lenten Lunch schedule:

March 18 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic

March 25 – Absecon Presbyterian Church

April 1 – Reformation Lutheran

Anyone who is able to help make sandwiches or desserts for March 25 is asked to sign up in the vestibule.

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The office will be open sporadically from Wednesday, March 18, through the following Tuesday.  The South Jersey division of the Channell Family will be visiting the AZ division.

All bulletin information for Sunday, March 22, must be in the office by this coming Monday.  The Good News deadline will be Wednesday, March 25, when office hours will resume.

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Please remember in prayer ~

            Doris Whitaker

            Betty Dorris (Pastor’s sister) – beginning chemo treatment next week

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Fasting and Feasting

Fast from judging others – Feast on Christ dwelling in them.

Fast from emphasis on differences – Feast on the unity of all life.

Fast from seeing only darkness – Feast on the reality of all light.

Fast from thoughts of illness – Feast on the healing power of God.

Fast from words that hurt – Feast on phrases that heal.

Fast from discontent – Feast on gratitude.

Fast from anger – Feast on patience.

Fast from pessimism – Feast on optimism and trust.

Fast from worry – Feast on God’s promises.

Fast from complaining – Feast on appreciation.

Fast from negatives – Feast on affirmatives.

Fast from unrelenting activity – Feast on prayer and BEING.

Fast from bitterness – Feast on forgiveness.

Fast from self-concern – Feast on compassion for others.

Fast from discouragement – Feast on hope.

Fast from lethargy – Feast on enthusiasm.

Fast from idle gossip – Feast on purposeful silence.

Fast from secular cynicism – Feast on Christian faithfulness.

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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

              7:00 History of Christianity

Monday

              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

              7:00 Sesquicentennial Committee 

Tuesday

              7:00 Trustees Meeting                   

Wednesday    

            12:00 Lenten Lunch at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

              7:00 Christian Readers Book Club                  

Thursday        

              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday  Welcome Spring!

              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”

Saturday         

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The Presbyterian Church at Absecon
208 New Jersey Avenue
Absecon, New Jersey 08201