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October 30, 2009

Come celebrate at our Lord’s Table this Sunday, All Saints’ Day.  Pastor will be speaking from Mark 12:28-34

Dorothy Ryon will be filling in at the organ for Tom Sooy who is on vacation.  Special music will be provided by Bill and Linda Green.  Bill and Linda were here several times in the 90’s.  Their vocal and acoustic guitar talents were always well received.  They currently have music ministries in Hammonton, Port Republic and Nesco and appear on stage at Albert Music Hall in Waretown.  Copies of their 4 cd’s will be available for sale in the vestibule.

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Tonight is the Applefest from 6-8 p.m.  Come on out for an evening of great desserts, fun and fellowship.  John Channell and other musicians from the Pickin’ Shed Jam at Albert Music Hall will bring their music once again.  Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids. 

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Our November Agape Luncheon will follow the second service this Sunday.  Lunch will be Shepherd’s Pie, green beans and dessert.  Cost is $5 adults/$2 kids.  There will be a presentation on fitness for all ages by a representative of Tilton Fitness. 

After the program will be a prayer of dedication for the new columbarium in the cemetery.

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Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend!  Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Roger Wolcott

Peggy Mills (sister of Barbara Mellon) – brain tumor

Warren Smith – hospitalized last Monday

Keith Sterling

Rich & Cathy Guenther – mourning loss of Rich’s sister

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Grandma’s Faith – Read Hebrews 11:1-10

As the funeral progressed, the pastor began to speak eloquently of the person known simply as "Grandma." We were already aware of her absence as the hymns were sung without her familiar, off-key notes. The pastor began to elaborate on how much Grandma loved and prayed for everyone in her small town. He said, "If she knew you, odds are you were prayed for."

But what struck me most was his comment regarding her family: "If it were possible, she would have accepted Christ for you." Grandma knew what was important, even though she couldn't force people into a personal relationship with Christ. Like the great heroes of the faith in Hebrews 11, Grandma simply did what she knew best by praying for and showing love to everyone she met. She loved God, and she wasn't afraid to share God's love with others.

Often we forget that the biblical heroes of faith were just ordinary people like you and me. Although our faith may be small, God hears our prayers and sees our loving actions. Then God's divine touch increases the power of all that we do in faith.

Aaron Swavely from Upper Room, November 1, 2005

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Communion and All Saints Day         

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & Lions & Lambs

            12:15 Agape Luncheon

              1:00 Christmas Musical Rehearsal

              4:00 New Members Class

              7:00 Christianity’s Family Tree

Monday

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

              6:30 Visioning Team at Jerue’s

Tuesday           Election Day!

              7:00 Session

Wednesday    

            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Vincenzo’s

              7:00 Sarah Circle

Thursday        

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

              1:00 Ruth Circle at Betsy Cunius’

Saturday

              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

 

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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