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July 24, 2009

Join us this Sunday as we welcome Pastor & Mrs. Cobb home from vacation. 

Jo-ann Weller will be ordained and installed as deacon during the worship service.  Special music will be provided by Ms Sharon Neff.  Rev. Cobb will be preaching from Ephesians 3:14-21

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Due to the diminishing number of hymnals in our sanctuary the Worship Committee asks that anyone who has borrowed one please return it to the church.  If you would like to donate a new hymnal ($15.00) in memory/honor of someone please contact the church office.

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A small prayer group has begun meeting at 9:30 in the chapel each Sunday morning to pray for our church.  All are invited to attend.

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The summer fund raiser has been doing well.  Have we heard from you? 

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Plans are progressing for our Christmas Festival & Craft Show on Nov. 21.  See Janice Piccirilli (652-2850) if you can help.

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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                                     

Marguerite Downer         

Jean Delesantro                                       

Family of Evelyn Cashner                                   

Jan Baker                                                                               

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I’d Like to Be Possible – Read John 6:1-21

A minister was making a home visit to one of the younger families in his parish. A five-year-old boy answered the front door and told the minister his mother would be there shortly. To make some conversation, the minister asked the little guy what he would like to be when he grows up. The boy immediately answered, "I'd like to be possible." "What do you mean by that?" the puzzled minister asked. "Well, you see," the boy replied, "just about every day my mom tells me I'm impossible!"

What seems to be impossible in your life these days, my friend? Some task you are facing in your personal life? Or maybe as you look out on our weary world and society today, you are prompted to ask, "Who is going to accomplish all the things that seem so impossible in our world today?"

In such times Jesus Christ is asking you and me to join with him in being partners in the impossible. To his friend and follower, Philip, Jesus says, "Where can we buy enough food to feed all these people?" An impossible task, indeed!

But as we look at this question of Jesus in the Bible this morning, let's try and take hold of the encouraging truth that emerges, and it is this: Christ never asks us to do the impossible unless he himself provides the power and resources to get the job done. So today let us confidently answer his call, for he is our divine partner in doing the impossible.
Richard W. Patt, Partners in the Impossible, CSS Publishing Company

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This Week in Our Church . . .


       9:30 Prayer

       9:45 Hymn sing

     10:00 Worship

     11:15 Refreshments


       6:30 Visioning Team


     12:00 Evergreens Picnic at the Manse

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