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October 16, 2009

Come sing praises to the Lord with a cheerful voice. Serve Him with joy. Come before Him and rejoice!

Pastor will be speaking this Sunday from Mark 10:35-45.

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The CROP Walk will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  Be sure to sponsor our walkers!

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Tomorrow is our fall work day.  We may not be able to do much outside but there are some indoor jobs to be done.

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The November Good News deadline is next Tuesday, October 20!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Grace Gras – in dialysis

Roger Wolcott – recovering from surgery

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Falling Leaves - Read Romans 5:12-21

On an early autumn day, I looked up from my morning prayer to see myriad colorful leaves falling lazily to earth. As I gloried in and marveled at God's wonderful handiwork, I realized that the falling leaves could symbolize God's grace.

This grace comes to us freely, in God's own time and independent of our merit. The leaves fall because of the properties God has mysteriously given the trees and the earth. Grace comes to us because of the mysterious purposes of God. The twists and turns and shapes and colors of the falling leaves are like the infinite variations of God's grace. Grace manifests itself in us and through us in surprising ways.

The far distance shimmered with ever-changing colors and depth. My mind knew what my eyes could not distinguish, that individual leaves were falling there, just as they were nearby. In a similar way, a heart familiar with God's grace knows that it is everywhere. Infinite, endless, and timeless, grace falls on all of us to change our lives.

John R. Shewell from Upper Room, September 21, 2003

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                       

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship

              1:30 CROP Walk

              4:00 New Members Class

              7:00 Christianity’s Family Tree

Monday

              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 KFC & Senior Youth

Tuesday           Good News Deadline

Wednesday    

Thursday        

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

Saturday

            10:00 Deacons Meeting

              7:00 Halloween Party

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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
 
www.abseconpresby.org