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May 8, 2009

Join us Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00 as Pastor continues his series on the history of our church – The Era of Full Time Pastors, Matthew 9:35-38

In celebration of Mother’s Day the first 100 moms attending worship will receive a very sweet gift of appreciation!

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Special offerings for Blanket Sunday and 2 Cents a Meal will be taken this Sunday.  Envelopes for blankets ($10 each) are available in the pew racks and the May Good News. 

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Our 150th anniversary celebration is almost here!  If you don’t have tickets for the Saturday night dessert reception and concert be sure to have Joanie add you to her “wait list”.  Also, if you find you must cancel for that evening let her know as soon as possible.

The deadline for reservations for Sunday’s dinner and program at Renault’s Gourmet Restaurant is next Monday.  All reservations must be paid in advance as Renault’s needs a headcount.  A phone call or “Sure, I’ll be there” does not confirm your reservation.  Be sure to see Carol Thomas or Elaine Risley ASAP!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Jean Delesantro – scheduled to receive pacemaker this morning (no update yet)

Laura May St John – in Seashore Gardens

Former ministers and others traveling to be with us next weekend

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If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not love, I am a housekeeper--not a homemaker.  If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but have not love, my children learn cleanliness - not godliness.  Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh. Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.  Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk. Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.  Love is present through the trials. Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive. Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.  Love is the key that opens salvation's message to a child's heart.  Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in God's perfection of my child.

As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is love.

Author Unknown

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Blanket Sunday & 2 Cents a Meal

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship


              1:15 Bible Study


              7:00 Session (Elders – check your email!)


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

              7:00 Christian Readers


              9:00 PB & J

            10:00 Martha Circle at Ida Juhrs’

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


Saturday          Anniversary Weekend

            Meet & Greet Gourmet Dessert Reception

              6:00-6:30 First Seating

              6:45-7:15 Second Seating

              7:30 Wesner & Davies Organ/Piano Concert


            No Breakfast or Refreshments

             10:00 Sunday School & Worship

            Renault’s Gourmet Restaurant

             12:45 Hors d’oeuvres

               1:00 Luncheon and Program

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