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October 9, 2009

Rev. Gerry Reedell will be preaching from Mark 10:17-31 this Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00.  Come join us as we worship our Lord!

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Pastor Cobb and several other adults are taking our youth on a hiking/retreat this afternoon to the Pocono’s.  He will return Monday. 

Pastor Gerry will lead the Sunday night “Christianity’s Family Tree” course.  There will be no Monday Bible study.

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Please support the CROP Walk Sunday, October 18.  Walkers and Sponsors are still needed!

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Our Cents-Ability offering will be collected this Sunday.  Please use the lunch containers at the doors to the sanctuary for your donations.

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Sunday is also your last chance to buy your Pork & Sauerkraut dinner tickets!  They will be available for sale in Madden Hall. 

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Please remember in prayer ~

            Cathy Follansbee

Sister Jean Webster

Grace Gras

Roger Wolcott

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The “What Then?” Test

From the 16th century comes a story of a probing conversation between an ambitious young man and a devout Christian named St. Philip Neri. The youth said to him excitedly, “My parents finally agreed to my studying law!” Philip asked simply, “What then?”

He replied, “Then I shall become a lawyer! “And then?” pursued Philip.“ Then I shall earn lots of money, buy a country house, get a carriage and horses, marry a beautiful woman, and lead a delightful life!” he responded.

Again Philip asked, “And then? “Then . . .”The young man began reflecting for the first time on death and eternity. He realized that he had not acknowledged God in his plans and was building his life on temporal values.

The point of this story is not that riches are wrong. But if they become our central goal, we are ignoring eternity and trusting money, not God. Jesus said it’s impossible to love both money and God (Matthew 6:24), and He warned, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, . . . but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven”(vv.19-20).

Young and old alike must make important life-plans. But let’s keep eternity in mind by always subjecting them to the “what then?” test.

Joanie Yoder from Our Daily Bread, July 6, 2004

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Rev. Gerry Reedell preaching

                        Cents-Ability Offering

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship

              7:00 Christianity’s Family Tree

Monday           Columbus Day

            No Bible Study

              6:00 KFC & Senior Youth


              7:00 Stewardship Committee




              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”


              9-12 Fall Work Day

              5:00 Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner/Concert

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