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August 21, 2009

He Came Down that we may have love;

He Came Down that we may have peace;

He Came Down that we may have joy;

He Came Down that we may have life;

Hallelujah forevermore.

Come, praise the Lord!

Rev. Dave Bailey of Ranch Hope will be our guest speaker this Sunday and always brings an inspiring message.  Special music will be provided by Sharon Neff.

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Everyone is invited to the final picnic of the year at the manse following the 10:00 worship on Sunday, Sept. 6, Labor Day weekend.  Please sign up in the vestibule!

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The September Good News will be mailed out next week.  It is chock full of programs, studies, and worship opportunities for all ages beginning right after Labor Day.  Be sure to watch for it!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Dee Heil – double knee replacement Wed., Aug. 26

Lester Hutchinson

Barbara Gras – in the hospital

Elaine Wilkenloh

Grieving Families

Marguerite Downer – cellulitis

Gerry Reedell – bladder infection

Peg Merrill – Betty Bacharach

Jan Baker – home

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Standing on the Promise – Read 2 Chronicles 20:1-26

When King Jehoshaphat was informed that massive armies were poised to swallow up Israel and capture the land God had given them, he did not panic. He did not call all his friends and lament the situation, and he did not set out to solve the problem himself. Second Chronicles 20:3 says simply that he was afraid and "set himself to seek the LORD." Despite his power and position as king, Jehoshaphat immediately sought God's help and commanded his people to do the same. When God's surprising answer to the dilemma was, "Stand still, and see the victory of the LORD on your behalf" (2 Chronicles 20:17), Jehoshaphat obeyed.

How hard it is at times to release a crisis completely into God's hands. My tendency is to do something. But Jehoshaphat, in faith, placed singers and musicians ahead of his army and marched toward the battlefield praising God. There he and his army stood still as God commanded. What faith it must have taken for the Israelites to boldly sing praises as hordes of soldiers swarmed toward them! But God was faithful, and suddenly the invaders turned and annihilated each other. Israel was saved because Jehoshaphat's heart was completely yielded to the One he trusted most.

Valerie Fleming Bryant (Tennessee) from Upper Room, Aug. 20, 1998

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday           

              9:30 Prayer

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

Thursday

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

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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