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April 3, 2009

Hosanna!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

Come celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem this Sunday as we gather together at the Lord’s Table.  Pastor will be speaking from Mark 11:1-11.

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Following the 11:00 service Sunday please join us for our April Agape Lunch which will include a Passover Seder celebration.  Cost is $5/adults $2/children 12 & under.

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As we near the end of our Lenten journey moving into Holy Week there are several special opportunities for worship.  Plan on joining us.

Maundy Thursday April 9, 7:00 p.m. Communion at our church; Pastor Ed Davis speaks

Good Friday Service April 10, Noon at St. Mark and All Saints; three speakers including Pastor Cobb

Easter Sunrise Service April 12, 7:00 a.m. at Heritage Park gazebo; Rev. Mantelle Bradley will speak

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The April Good News was mailed this past Tuesday.  If you’ve not yet received it and would like to read it now visit our website and follow the link.

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Easter Sunday we will again be decorating the cross out front with flowers.  Please bring some fresh cut flowers with you when you come to church and add them to the cross on your way in to service.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Al Smith

Bob Hudak, Sr.

Storm and flood victims

Our own spiritual walk this Holy Week

            Victims and residents of Binghamton, NY in today’s hostage situation

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Palm/Passion Sunday

In the newer church calendars, today is called Palm/Passion Sunday. I must admit I have a hard time remembering that. For me, last Sunday will always be Passion Sunday and this Sunday is Palm Sunday. However, the liturgical experts in the church are trying to remind us that the two Sundays belong together because you cannot divorce the two; the significance of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem is that it was all a misunderstanding of His life and mission which eventually led to His death upon the cross. Jesus committed the unpardonable sin of not being the kind of Messiah everybody was expecting. The word "Passion" may give us pause. We're used to the kind of "passion" that Hollywood puts out. But the first meaning of the word given in Webster's Unabridged is "originally, suffering or agony, as of a martyr," and the second meaning: "the agony and sufferings of Jesus..." How about that? "When he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, saying, "Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace...." (Luke 19:41-42a)

Donald B. Strobe

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                        Palm Sunday Communion     

              9:00 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & KFC

            12:15 Agape Lunch/Seder Celebration         


              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


              7:00 Fellowship Committee 


Thursday         Maundy Thursday

              9:00 PB & J Sandwiches

            10:00 Martha Circle at Ida Juhrs’

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              7:00 Maundy Thursday Communion Service

Friday              Good Friday  

Office Closes at Noon

            12:00 Good Friday Service at St. Mark’s


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