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July 31, 2009

There is a place at The Table for you.  Come share the bread and the cup and experience God’s love.

Pastor Cobb will be speaking from John 15:9-17.

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The community Vacation Bible School begins next Monday at the Absecon Methodist Church.  Donations of individual juices and snacks can be left in the church office through Monday.  Please pray for this endeavor.

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The new columbarium will be delivered to our cemetery next Tuesday.  The 10% “pre-construction sale” will continue until the dedication.  Call the office if you are interested.

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Our summer fund raiser to lower the loan principle to purchase the Leek house is drawing to a close.  Pastor will review the progress of the fund on Sunday.  All donations must be in by August 14.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Family of Joan Birkbeck

Family of Evelyn Cashner

Family of Florence Musarra

Jean Delesantro – in Royal Suites (748-9292, ext. 2481)

Tom Speitel – cancer

Barbara Gras – cancer

Jan Baker – in Linwood Convalescent Center

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Just Breathe - Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

While I was interning with the marine mammal trainers at the Minnesota Zoo several years ago, one of my responsibilities was to monitor the dolphins' breathing rates. Unlike fish, bottle-nosed dolphins are mammals and must breathe air. They surface every few minutes to exhale stale air and inhale fresh air. While watching and listening to the rhythm of their familiar forceful inhales and exhales one morning, I suddenly remembered the feeling of swimming laps and my own forceful, rhythmic breathing. For a moment I felt one with the dolphins -- both of us swim, play, and breathe air. The air we share is the source of our very lives.

As Christians we must also breathe spiritually. Each time we pray, we breathe in the Holy Spirit of God and receive the spiritual oxygen we need to live a godly life. Without oxygen, our bodies die; without prayer, we lose our spiritual vitality and our faith suffers. Cultivating prayer and intimacy with God can be as simple as taking a breath. This is what it means to pray without ceasing -- to live in constant communion with God and awareness of God's presence and power so that prayer is as natural and simple as taking a breath of air.

Lesli B. C. Anderson from Upper Room, May 26, 2006

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This Week in Our Church . . .


Sunday            Communion

              9:30 Prayer

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments


              9-12 Community VBS at Absecon Methodist Church


              9-12 Community VBS

              7:00 Finance Committee 


              9-12 Community VBS

              5:30 Back Bay Dinner/Cruise           


              9-12 Community VBS

              7:00 VBS Family Night at Absecon Methodist Church


              9-12 Community VBS


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