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June 19, 2009

Plan on joining us this Sunday as we celebrate our Father’s love and the love of our fathers.   Pastor will be speaking from Mark 4:35-41.

The Confirmation Class of 2009 will be received during the 9:30 worship service.  Come and welcome into membership Valerie Seel, Chris Hughes, Zach Perry and Jeremy Wong.  Congratulations to you all!  (There will be Ferd cake.)

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The deadline for the July/August issue of the Good News is tomorrow (Saturday, June 20). 

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This Sunday will be the last day of our regular worship schedule.  Beginning June 28 there will be one service at 10:00 a.m.  (“Say it with me, class…”) 

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There will be an Independence Weekend picnic at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at the manse.  Please sign up in the vestibule.

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The church office will be open sporadically July 1-8 while Gay Channell is visiting family in Tucson.  Please note that all bulletin information for June 28 and July 5 must be in the office by Wednesday, June 24.  The office is scheduled to reopen Thursday, July 9.

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Have you registered the kids for our community VBS?  Classes will be closed as they fill up.  Please use the form in the Sunday bulletin, the June Good News, or print it out from our website.

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Also available on our website are audio sermons from past weeks including all of those centering on our 150th anniversary.  Check them out here and listen at your leisure.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Jean Delesantro – moved to Betty Bacharach Thursday

Our Confirmation Class

Donald Gras

Evelyn Cashner

Jan Cobb’s sister, Carol, and family

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A Perfect Father

My father once admitted to me, “When you were growing up, I was gone a lot.”

I don’t remember that. Besides working his full-time job, he was gone some evenings to direct choir practice at church, and he occasionally traveled for a week or two with a men’s quartet. But for all the significant (and many small) moments of my life—he was there.

For instance, when I was 8, I had a tiny part in an afternoon play at school. All the mothers came, but only one dad—mine. In many little ways, he has always let my sisters and me know that we are important to him and that he loves us. And seeing him tenderly caring for my mom in the last few years of her life taught me exactly what unselfish love looks like. Dad isn’t perfect, but he’s always been a dad who gives me a good glimpse of my heavenly Father. And ideally, that’s what a Christian dad should do.

At times earthly fathers disappoint or hurt their children. But our Father in heaven is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy” (Ps. 103:8). When a dad who loves the Lord corrects, comforts, instructs, and provides for the needs of his children, he models for them our perfect Father in heaven.

Cindy Hess Kasper from Our Daily Bread, June 15, 2008

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Father’s Day & Confirmation Sunday

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship



              7:00 Christian Education Committee


            12:00 Evergreens with a “tour” of Africa by Betty Lloyd & Mary Bew




10:00 Seasoned Singers Rehearsal in Sanctuary

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