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June 26, 2009

This Sunday we move to our summer worship schedule.  Service begins at 10:00 a.m.  Come early for a hymn sing at 9:45.  Let us come and worship together!  Pastor will be speaking from Mark 5:21-43.

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There will be a special meeting of the congregation and corporation this Sunday immediately following the worship service.  This meeting has been called for the sole purpose of electing one deacon to fill an unexpired term and to consider the purchase of property at 23 School Street, Absecon. 

The Nominating Committee has nominated Jo-ann Weller to fill the deacon position.

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Jan Cobb’s sister, Carol, passed away early this morning after battling cancer for over a year.  Pastor will be leaving for Massachusetts Sunday afternoon and will be doing the funeral on Monday.  Pastor and Mrs. Cobb appreciate your prayers at this time.  (All pastoral needs are to be directed to Rev. Gerry Reedell.)

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The church office will be closed July 1-8 while Gay is in Tucson wishing her son a happy birthday in person for a change.  (Don’t tell him – it’s a surprise present!)

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The Mission/Evangelism Committee meeting scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed until Sunday, July 5, at 9:15 a.m.

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The July/August issue of the Good News was mailed Thursday.  It’s already up on our website along with the calendars if you would like to read it before it hits your mailbox.   

Also available on our website are links to Word.docs for the Altar Flower order form and Voucher/Reimbursement form.  Hopefully this will prove to be a bit more convenient for those who need to fill in either of these. 

Louise and Ken do a great job keeping us up to speed!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Jean Delesantro – taken to the emergency room yesterday with liver problems

Donald Gras

Cobb Family – mourning the loss of Jan’s sister, Carol

Carole Porter – recovering from ovarian cancer surgery

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Even in the Rain - Read 2 Peter 1:19-21

In Missouri, warm summer evenings offer a special treat. As darkness falls, lawns are covered by the soft, twinkling lights of fireflies. Children love to catch the fireflies and put them into jars to create their own special lanterns.

While I walked home at dusk one hot summer evening with my five-year-old grandson, Zach, a gentle rain began to fall. He questioned, "Grandpa, can fireflies shine in the rain?" I started to say that fireflies don't come out in the rain when suddenly all around us little lights started twinkling. To my amazement, the fireflies were out in large number, rising up from the lawn. Fireflies can shine in the rain!

In a similar way, God's light is stronger than problems that rain upon us. If we follow the light of Christ as God reveals it in the Bible, we can find hope even as we walk in the rain. Like many others, I have endured problems such as divorce, illness, unemployment, and family conflict. In these disappointments, we need not stumble into self-pity, anger, or pessimism. God will bless us with light as we follow Christ; we can shine even in the rain.

Cliff Rawley (Missouri, U.S.A.) from Upper Room, June 3, 2008

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday           

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

11:15 Special Meeting of Congregation/Corporation

          (refreshments to follow)

Monday          

Tuesday          

Wednesday     Office Closed through July 8              

Thursday    

Friday

Saturday          Independence Day

 

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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
 
www.abseconpresby.org