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July 17, 2009

Join us this Sunday as we welcome our own Tom Sooy to the pulpit.  Rev. Gerry Reedell will be assisting during the service, and special music will be provided by Jim Commander.  Tom will be preaching from Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

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Beginning this Sunday a prayer group will be gathering each Sunday throughout the summer in the Hodgson Chapel at 9:30 a.m.  This group will be praying specifically for our church.  All are invited to attend.

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The Steering Committee of the Absecon Community VBS is still in need of one 1st grade teacher.  If you are willing to help, please call Liz Sabath at 804-0068.

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Our annual dinner/cruise will be Wednesday, Aug. 5.  Dinner at the Back Bay Ale House is at 5:30 followed by a cruise of the back bays from 7:15-8:30.  The cost is $35 per person.  All church members and friends age 13 and up are welcome.  Checks payable to Absecon Presbyterian Church (with Fellowship Committee in the memo line) can be put in the offering plates (clearly marked) or given to Gayle Ackerman.  Sign up on the bulletin board in the vestibule.   

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Please Remember in Prayer                        

Barbara Gras - cancer                                     

Roger Wolcott            - outpatient therapy at Betty Bacharach                                       

Norm Johnson - heart catheterization, possible surgery                                        

Marguerite Downer – doing much better, possible release from hospital next week                 

Jean Delesantro                                       

Evelyn Cashner – hospitalized this week                                    

Jan Baker – in Absecon Manor                                                                                                 

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One man challenged another to an all-day wood chopping contest. The challenger worked very hard, stopping only for a brief lunch break. The other man had a leisurely lunch and took several breaks during the day. At the end of the day, the challenger was surprised and annoyed to find that the other fellow had chopped substantially more wood than he had. "I don't get it," he said. "Every time I checked, you were taking a rest, yet you chopped more wood than I did."

"But you didn't notice," said the winning woodsman, "that I was sharpening my ax when I sat down to rest."


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This Week in Our Church . . .


       9:30 Prayer

       9:45 Hymn sing

     10:00 Worship

     11:15 Refreshments


       1:00 Cemetery Committee


     12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

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