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May 15, 2009

Our 150th Anniversary Weekend is here!  The schedule for events is as follows:

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

We know for certain that Rev. Vigeveno and Rev. Hodgson have arrived in the area.  Rev. Dosch is expected to arrive soon.  They and Rev. Cobb will be speaking during the worship service on Sunday. 

Praise the Lord for 150 years of ministry!  Come help us celebrate!

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Blanket Sunday donations will be received through Sunday, May 24.  Please use the envelopes provided in the Good News and pew racks.

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Family & Friends will have their spring event, a Manna Hunt, on the end lot this Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  After the “hunt” we will have a campfire, singing and snacks.  Come and bring the kids!

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Our annual Strawberry Festival will take place on Friday, June 5.  John Channell and friends will again be providing entertainment.  If you can help pick or provide shortcakes, ice cream, topping, etc. please sign up in the vestibule or see Kris Jenoriki. 

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Please remember in prayer ~

Evelyn Cashner

Jean Delesantro – scheduled to move to Absecon Manor this afternoon

Flora Hutchinson – congestive heart failure

Pastor Cobb – to be installed as Moderator-Elect of Presbytery

Praise for 150 years of ministry in Absecon

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Remember, Anticipate, Live - Read 1 Corinthians 3:6-11

At the fifth anniversary celebration of the opening of our retirement home, we recalled the groundbreaking, dedication ceremonies, and more especially, the blending into one community of the many beliefs, interests, and talents of new residents. Our celebration closed with a vesper service conducted by our chaplain. He reminded us, "Our faith journeys have grown because of our firm foundation - Jesus Christ - and the building thereon by all of us." In closing, he made us the gift of these words: "Remember the past; anticipate the future; live in the present."

We needed to hear these words. Some of us entered into the celebration with heavy hearts. Our life partners of many years, who had been a vital part of that blending, have entered life eternal. It was appropriate and necessary for us to remember the past - those who had planted and watered - to look forward in anticipation and hope to the future, but above all to live in the present "as partakers of [God's] grace" (Philippians 1:7, kjv). This is a plan for abundant living at any age!

Gerda M. Dahl (Illinois, U.S.A.) from Upper Room, October 11, 2000

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This Week in Our Church . . .


            10:00 Sunday School & Worship

           Renault’s Gourmet Restaurant

            12:45 Hors d’oeuvres

              1:30 Luncheon and Program


              1:15 Bible Study    


              7:00 Trustees                    

Wednesday     Good News Deadline!

              1:00 Cemetery Committee                    


              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              7:00 Family & Friends Manna Hunt

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