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May 22, 2009

Come worship with us this Ascension Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00.  We will be recognizing our youth during the 9:30 service.  Pastor will be speaking from Luke 24:44-53.

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Representatives from Camp Haluwasa will be with us this Sunday.  They will be talking with our Sunday School students about summer camp and will be available to meet with parents. 

Camperships are available to our students to assist with the cost of a week of Christian summer camp. 

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 “Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation's gratitude, the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.” General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11

Step away from the barbeque and take time this holiday weekend to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country.

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The City of Absecon along with American Legion Post 28 and VFW Post 9462 invite all to Absecon’s annual Memorial Day parade on Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m.  There will be various color guards, JROTC units, Sea Cadets, youth and civic groups and of course the city’s fire and ambulance squads.  There will be a memorial service at Veterans Park after the parade followed by refreshments at both the Legion and VFW posts.

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Please remember in prayer ~

JoAnne Morgan – Mainland Hospital

Evelyn Cashner – Linwood Convalescent Center

Jean Delesantro – Absecon Manor; scheduled to come home Tuesday

Carol Kleiner – recovering from eye surgery

Linda Wallen – cancer moved to hip; had hip replacement Friday

Joel Kelly – preaching in Hodges, SC next Sunday

Thanksgiving for a great 150th anniversary weekend

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A National Moment of Remembrance On Memorial Day

That poem about where “poppies blow”
And, “the crosses, row on row”
Still rings true, these ninety years
After written, still brings tears.

We still have Dead, “amid the guns”
And lose our young and our loved ones
Those who lived, “short days ago”
Who, “felt dawn, saw sunset glow”.

In Flanders Fields, “the poppy red”
Still grow near where the blood was bled
They, “Take up our quarrel with the foe”
And still die for Freedoms that we know.

They pass, “The torch” to, “hold it high”
And not, “break the faith with us who die”
For they, “shall not sleep, though poppies grow”
Beneath all those, “crosses, row on row”
In Flanders Fields.

Del “Abe” Jones, White Bluff, TN, April 25, 2005

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Ascension Sunday & Youth Recognition

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship

              4:00 Confirmation Class

Monday           Memorial Day (observed)

Office Closed

No Bible Study

Tuesday

              7:00 Stewardship Committee

Wednesday    

            12:00 Evergreens Spring Luncheon at Crab Trap

Thursday        

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

Saturday         

            10:00 Seasoned Singers Rehearsal in Sanctuary

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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - I Corinthians 13:7
 
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208 New Jersey Avenue
Absecon, New Jersey 08201