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August 14, 2009

To God be the glory, great things He has done!  Come and give thanks!

Maggie McManus will be sharing her experiences in Baltimore while working with InnerVarsity Christian Fellowship earlier this summer.  Pastor will be speaking from Ephesians 5:15-20.

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The Cobb’s will be hosting a special picnic and celebration behind the manse at noon to celebrate Janna Beth’s master’s degree in social work and her job at Cape Counseling.  Just come on out – gifts are not necessary.

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Remember, Deadlines are Important!

“Good Morning” (Sunday bulletin announcements) – Noon Thursday

“The Presby Post” (This thing you’re reading now) – 9:00 a.m. Friday

“Good News” (Monthly newsletter) – 20th of the month   (That’s coming up next week!)

Articles and information should be in writing and emailed or left (photo ready preferred) in the office.  Please keep in mind it may be necessary to edit due to space or other limitations.

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Please Remember in Prayer

Elaine Wilkenloh – in Mainland Hospital with back problems

Barbara Gras – recovering from surgery to repair broken femur

Norm Johnson – triple bypass & valve replacement scheduled

Cathy Follansbee – valve replacement scheduled

Peggy Merrill – recovering from surgery in Shore Memorial

Jean Delesantro – continued healing at home

Jan Baker

Grieving Families

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Don’t Let It Grow – Read Hebrews 12:14-25

In June 1966, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a celebrated boxer, along with an acquaintance were convicted of murder in a highly publicized and racially charged trial.  The boxer maintained his innocence and became his own jailhouse lawyer.  After serving 19 years, Carter was released when the verdict was overturned.  As a free man, he reflected: “Wouldn’t anyone under those circumstances have a right to be bitter? ... I’ve learned that bitterness only consumes the vessel that contains it.  And for me to permit bitterness to control or infect my life in any way whatsoever would be to allow those who imprisoned me to take even more than … they’ve already taken.”

I believe that bitterness is what the writer of Hebrews had in mind when he penned his warnings.  In today’s text, some of the Christians may have been considering returning to Judaism because of persecution and injustice.  Like a small root that grows into a great tree, bitterness could spring up in their hearts and overshadow their deepest Christian relationships (12:15).

When we hold on to disappointment, a poisonous rout of bitterness begins to grow.  Let’s allow the Spirit to fill us so He can heal the hurt that causes bitterness.

Marvin Williams from Daily Word, July 10, 2008

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              9:30 Prayer

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

            11:30 Picnic at the Manse  



              7:00 Fellowship Committee 


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Gilchrist’s Offshore Café    

Thursday         Good News Deadline



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