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September 18, 2009

We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord!  Come and offer up your prayers of thanksgiving!

Pastor will be speaking this Sunday from Mark 9:30-37.

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Our church yard sale and barbeque will be Saturday, September 26, in conjunction with the annual Absecon Downtown Fair.  If you would like to rent a table ($10) to sell your “stuff” be sure to contact Priscilla!

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Tickets for the pork and sauerkraut dinner on Saturday, October 17th, will go on sale this Sunday in Madden Hall and will be sold through Oct. 11th.  The dinner will start at 5 p.m. and will run until 6:15 p.m. when we will adjourn to the sanctuary for a concert/entertainment by Tom Sooy and Tom Piccirilli.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. 

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Plans are in the works for our next Gulfport, MS mission trip.  If you are interested in being a part of this please call the church office or reply to this email.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Sonny Kleiner – in Mainland with congestive heart failure

Roger Wolcott – recovering at home from surgery

Bill Keener – recovering at home

Grace Gras – may need pacemaker

Peg Merrill

Norm Johnson

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Stop Following Your Shadow


There is a fable about a man who lived in the desert. He would wake up every morning and follow his shadow. So as the sun moved across the sky from east to west the man essentially walked in a large oval. At sundown he ended up where he had started. This continued for years. The man walked in circles day after day, following his shadow. One night the man heard the voice of God in a dream while he slept. The voice told him to stop following his shadow. Instead, "Follow the sun," the voice challenged, "And you will experience life as you have never dreamed it could be."


The man thought for many days about his vision of God while he continued to walk around in circles in the desert. But one day he mustered up enough courage to break away from his shadow. Little by little, step-by-step, the man began to follow the sun. And he discovered a kingdom that was, heretofore, way beyond his wildest dreams and imagination. Ultimately, he became friends with the Son.


"For whoever wants to save his own life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for me and the gospel will save it."


Robert L Salzgeber, Assayings: Theological Faith Testings, CSS Publishing Company.

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Good News Deadline

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & Lions & Lambs

              7:00 Christianity’s Family Tree

Monday

              6:00 KFC & Senior Youth

              7:00 Mission/Evangelism Committee

Tuesday           Autumn Begins

              7:00 Trustees

Wednesday    

            12:00 Evergreens

              7:00 Christian Readers Book Club

Thursday        

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

Saturday

            8-2 Church Yard Sale

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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
 
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