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October 2, 2009

Join us Sunday as we celebrate World Communion with believers around the world.  Pastor will be speaking from Mark 10:13-16.

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Following the 11:00 worship service will be our monthly Agape Luncheon.  A meal of Italian sausage and pasta casserole, salad and cake will be served.  Cost is $5/$3. 

Our 150th Anniversary Committee will be honoring church members of 40 years or more after the lunch.  Also, there will be a dedication of the Leek House.  Both School Street houses will be open at that time.

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The CROP Hunger Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) is coming up on October 18.  Our Senior Youth will be presenting a drama during worship this Sunday which highlights this event. 

Sponsor envelopes are available from the pastor and the church office.    If you can’t walk, please sponsor our walkers. 

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Throughout this cold and flu season please remember it is not necessary to shake hands during the passing of the peace.  You can greet people just as well with a smile while saying “The peace of God be with you”.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Clarence Hook and family – death of grandson, Peter Shafer

Family of Carole Porter who passed away this week

Roger Wolcott

Grace Gras

Cathy Follansbee

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In Earthen Vessels – Read Matthew 26:26-30

A small chapel was being dedicated, and my wife and I wanted to give a special gift. I went to a potter and asked her to create a beautiful chalice and other vessels for Holy Communion.

Some years later when I visited the chapel again, I saw that many of the original pieces had been replaced. I concluded that over the years the original clay vessels had been chipped, cracked, and broken.

Paul reminds us it is not the vessels that are the treasure but what is in them. In Holy Communion, the treasure is Christ's presence in the gifts of bread and wine. Christians around the world have different expressions of this sacrament, but as all receive in faith the gifts of bread and cup, we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. His body was broken and his blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.

As people come to the Lord's table around the world, the communion vessels may be elaborate or primitive. Which they are doesn't matter. God's treasure in them that we receive is what matters.

Harold Gniewotta (Alberta, Canada) from Upper Room, October 5, 2003

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This Week in Our Church . . .


Sunday            World Communion

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & Lions & Lambs

            12:15 Agape Luncheon

              7:00 Christianity’s Family Tree


              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 KFC & Senior Youth

              6:30 Visioning Team at Bob & Lucy Jerue’s

              7:00 Property Committee


              7:00 Session


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Allen’s Clam Bar

              1:00 Cemetery Committee

              7:00 Sarah Circle


              9:00 PB & J (see John Harvey)

            10:00 Martha Circle at Ida Juhr’s

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


            Trip to Cobb’s Cabin through Monday


              1:30 Prime-Timers


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