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April 17, 2009

Come share in the joy of the baptism of Ayden and Rachael Platt this Sunday during the 9:30 worship service! 

Pastor will be speaking at 9:30 and 11:00 from 1 John 1:1-2:1.

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Confirmation and New Member classes begin this Sunday.  See the pastor if you are interested in membership.

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A banner now hangs over the front door of our sanctuary announcing our 150th anniversary celebration.  Be sure to get your tickets for the May 16 dessert reception and concert by Wesner & Davies (Radio City Music Hall organists) from Joan Hoenes ($10/adults $5/children). 

RSVP forms for the Sunday, May 17, dinner at Renault’s Winery will be available in the vestibule or weekdays in the church office.  If you have not made your reservation please do so soon.  Deadline is May 3.  See Carol Thomas or Elaine Risley for information.

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Scott Sabo will be taking part in the March of Dimes March for Babies on April 26 in Ocean City, NJ.  If you would like to sponsor Scott for this 5 mile event visit www.marchforbabies.org/scottsabo.  God bless you, Scott!

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Stockton College's Delta Delta Delta sorority is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday (4/19) from 11 am to 3 pm.  Menu consists of pancakes, waffles, danish, juice and coffee.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children at the door.  Location - Gabriel Memorial Fields Log Cabin on Zurich Street in Pomona.  All proceeds benefit St. Jude's Hospital.  See Dianna Lease or Julie Bonneville for more information.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Carol Thomas, Tammy Suarez, Jack Little – each recovering from surgery

Warren Smith – hospitalized after reaction following bronchostomy (test results were good)

Lester & Flora Hutchinson

Ida Juhrs

Sister Jean Webster

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Lessons of the Coke Bottle – Read Romans 5:15-21

Pastor Louie was preaching on the pervasiveness of sin. “It’s everywhere!” he stated emphatically. He told about waiting for a traffic light when he saw the man in the car in front of him finish his Coke, open the door, set the glass bottle on the street, and drive away.

“That was wrong!” Louie said. “It was a selfish sin! He could have caused someone to have a flat tire or even an accident.” We don’t typically think of littering as sin, but it is clear evidence of our inherent selfishness.

Later, as Louie was greeting people by the door, a Bible professor at a local Christian university said quietly as he walked by, “Sin puts the bottle on the street, but grace picks it up.”

Now, many years later, Louie has not forgotten the lesson of that scriptural principle. It comes right out of Romans 5, one of the most uplifting texts in the Bible describing the grace of God. Adam’s transgression brought sin into the world (v.12), and its consequences spread to all people. But God responded with grace, offering forgiveness through His Son to all who choose to believe. The human race sinned, and God answered with abounding grace (v.20).

God does much more than just “pick up the bottle,” He cleanses the heart of the transgressor!

David C. Egner from Our Daily Bread December 9, 2009

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Baptism Sunday

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & KFC

              4:00 Confirmation Class

              7:00 New Members Class    


              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

              7:00 Financial Administration


            1-9 Absecon School Board elections in Madden Hall


              1:00 Cemetery Committee


            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



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