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March 5, 2010

Sunday we gather at our Lord’s Table as we continue on our Lenten Journey to the cross.  Pastor will be speaking from Luke 13:1-9.

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New members will be received during 9:30 worship.  Be sure to welcome them.

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A link to a video on the One Great Hour of Sharing offering has been posted on the front page of our website.  Check it out!

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The March Agape Lunch will begin immediately after Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. service.  The menu will include Chicken and Pasta Carbonara Casserole, salad and dessert.  The featured guest will be John Trojian, Ph.D. speaking on his theory of “Rebirth” – what happens to us after a life altering event.

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The 5-week Lenten study “Walk as Jesus Walked” will being this Sunday night at 7:00 in the lounge.  Cost is $5 – no need to pre-register.

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A2J will be teaming up with the Senior High Youth for a galactic bowling night at the Strike Zone on Saturday, March 13.  We meet at the church at 8:00.  Cost is $12 per person ($9 for two games, $3 for shoes).  Everyone is invited to join us and have fun while forming relationships with our young adults.

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·         Cemetery Committee will meet Tuesday, March 9, at 1:00 p.m. 

·         Fellowship Committee will meet Tuesday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m.

·         Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, has been moved to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 26.


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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman

Bill Davenport

Edna Brown

Bret Castle

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Fastest Scenic Route

As I drove through a tourist area in the mountains, a billboard caught my eye. "Fastest Scenic Route," it proclaimed.

The phrase made me chuckle, but I was also dismayed by it. We are in such a rush that we even want a quick way to see the most beauty. And that's when we're on vacation, supposedly relaxing and having a good time.

Many of us try to be everything and do it all so that we can have it all. We set achievement goals in every area of our lives and push ourselves and those we love to achieve them. We are preoccupied with accumulating material goods and status. The result is often exhaustion, discouragement, and guilt. Many of our relationships lack depth because we do not invest enough time in them.

God's plan for us is simple: "Be still, and know that I am God." In our hectic, demanding lives, making God a priority isn't easy; but it is crucial if we are to know God.

When was the last time you were still before God? Building up a relationship with God takes time: time to memorize, study, and meditate on God's word, time to pray, and time to listen for God's voice.

Tori Tremaine Walker (Kentucky, U.S.A.) from The Upper Room, February 23, 2008

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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, A2J

            12:15 Agape Lunch

              7:00 “Walk as Jesus Walked” Study


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


              1:00 Cemetery Committee

              7:00 Fellowship Committee 


            12:00 Lenten Lunch at Reformation Lutheran


              9:00 PB & J (see John Harvey)

            10:00 Martha Circle at Carol Thomas’

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



Daylight Savings Time begins March 14.

Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night!


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