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March 12, 2010

Join us Sunday as our journey to the cross continues.  Our Handbell Choir will be performing at both services.  Rev. Cobb will be speaking from Luke 15:11-32.

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Daylight Savings Time begins in the wee hours of Sunday morning.  Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night!

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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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Order forms for Easter flowers and Mission Bouquet donations are available on Sunday or by visiting our website and following the link.  Forms with payment must be in the church office by Sunday, March 28.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman

Jean Webster

Frank Havens & Family – loss of brother, Dennis

Bret Castle – will be moved to nursing facility

Edna Brown – in Galloway Healthcare Center

Bill Davenport – continued healing

Desiree Williamson – upcoming knee surgery

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Come As You Are

There's a story about an artist who wanted to paint a picture of the prodigal son (described by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32).  He saw an unkempt beggar on the street and asked him to come to his studio and pose.

The man showed up the next day, but he was neatly shaven and clean.  When the artist saw him, he exclaimed, "Oh no, I can't use you as you are now!"

God asks us to come to Him just as we are, admitting that we are sinners who deserve nothing but judgment.  This is humbling, but it is the only way we can receive the forgiveness Christ paid for on the cross and be accepted and used by God.

The scribes and Pharisees were scrupulous lawkeepers. They thought God was pleased with them because they were all "cleaned up." So when they saw Jesus eating with people who had bad reputations, they complained. But Jesus said, "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance" (Lk. 5:32). This was a rebuke to their self-righteous attitude. They needed to admit their sin. Then Jesus could receive them too.

If you need to be saved or to be restored to fellowship, repent and come to Jesus just as you are! He will forgive your sin and make you righteous.

Dennis J. De Haan from Our Daily Bread, March 28, 1996

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This Week In Our Church…


              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              1:00 Play Rehearsal

              2:00 Dance Rehearsal

              7:00 “Walk as Jesus Walked” Study


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


              7:00 Visioning 

Wednesday     Happy St. Patrick’s Day

            12:00 Lenten Lunch at St. Mark and All Saints

              7:00 Christian Readers Book Club


              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”

Saturday          First Day of Spring  (Yay!)

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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