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December 31, 2009

This Sunday we will celebrate the New Year by gathering at our Lord’s Table.  Pastor will be speaking from Ephesians 1:3-14. 

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Our Christmas Eve offering for the Community Food Bank totaled $1,323.  Thank you so much for your generosity!  Many will benefit from your donations.

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Our Agape Lunch will begin following the second service this Sunday.  Baked ham and sweet potatoes are on the menu.  The Visioning Team will be leading table discussions on why we came to this church and what keeps us here. 

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Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. ~ Douglas Pagels, A Wonderful Resolution For The New Year!


May each blank page in your diary be filled with an abundance of God’s blessings.  Happy New Year!


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The deadline for end of year reports is Monday, January 4.  All committee chairs, group leaders and treasurers are expected to submit reports.

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The January Good News was mailed this morning.  Our website will be updated soon with this information.

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The 6-DVD set of our 150th anniversary will continue to be available into the new year.  Please see Louise.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman

Frank Loeb

Al Smith

Roger Wolcott

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Dr. Howard Kelly was a distinguished physician who, in 1895, founded the Johns Hopkins Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kelly was a Christian and he had a unique and effective way of "witnessing." He was never seen in public without a beautiful pink rose in his lapel. This practice gave him many opportunities to witness about his relationship with the Jesus. Someone meeting him on the street might remark, "That's a lovely rose, Dr. Kelly." "Yes, it is," he would reply.  "Actually, it's a 'Christian rose!'" "Why do you call it that?" he would be asked. The well-known physician would then turn back his lapel and display a tiny water bottle which held the stem of the flower and kept it fresh and sweet. "It's a 'Christian rose," he would explain, "because it has a hidden source of life and beauty. When our Savior pardons our sins, He also unites us with Himself and thereby nourishes and strengthens us. He becomes the secret reservoir of our joy, and any fragrance of testimony we exhibit to the world comes from Him."

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Communion  

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & Lions & Lambs

            12:15 Agape Lunch

Monday           Annual Report Deadline

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


Wednesday     Epiphany

            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Dubliner

              1:00 Cemetery Committee

              7:00 Sarah Circle in Cobb Lounge       


              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              1:00 Ruth Circle at Betsy Cunius’


              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