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April 16, 2010

Welcome home, Ireland Travelers!  Pastor Cobb and Tom Sooy will be leading our worship services once again this Sunday.  Pastor will be speaking from John 21:1-19.

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Congratulations to Jack Cobb and Kendal McBrearty who will be joined in marriage tomorrow, April 17.  May God richly bless you both!

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Tickets are very limited for the Chicken Pot Pie Dinner and Bryan Popin concert Saturday, April 24.  Please be sure to call Joanie if you must cancel (641-1839).  (Note---Nancy is preparing extra "POT PIES" to sell.  If you want some, best to tell her beforehand!)

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Don’t forget to sign-up in Madden Hall for your portrait sitting for our new picture directory.  Sign-ups will continue through May 9, but “prime” slots are going fast.  Any questions on sign-ups can be directed to Kris Jenoriki.

Friday, May 21 – 2:00-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 22 – 9:30 a.m.-5:20 p.m.

Tuesday, June 8 – 2:00-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 9 – 2:00-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 24 – 2:00-9:30 p.m. 

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Remember, Deadlines are Important!

“Good Morning” (Sunday bulletin announcements) – Noon Thursday

“The Presby Post” (This thing you’re reading now) – 9:00 a.m. Friday

“Good News” (Monthly newsletter) – 20th of the month (That’s next Tuesday!)

Articles are to be in writing and submitted to the office (via email preferred) by that day.  Please keep in mind it may be necessary to edit due to space limitations.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman

Frank Loeb

Tammy Suarez – heart attack; bypass surgery scheduled

Bret Castle – scheduled to go home Saturday

Edna Brown – moved to Seacrest Village

Tom Brown – broken clavicle

Louise Speitel – loss of sister

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Catching or Getting Caught?

As a boy I was never good at catching things, except a cold now and then.  I tried to catch a pony to ride and failed. The butterfly trip was a disaster. I tried catching frogs but didn't try too hard because I didn't know what I would do with them once I caught them. Fish weren't my favorite for eating, so catching them was no treat, because I knew it implied that I would eat them with delight rather than gagging on them, which I always did. I never was good at catching things. A major church denomination has as its theme, "Catch the Spirit." As usual, the church got it backward. We are not to set our sights at catching or getting, but allowing ourselves to be caught. We are invited to be caught by a spirit that helps us make a giving instead of a living. The greatest spiritual arrogance is seen in the language of "catching." People are in search of God and will write endless numbers of books telling one how to find God.  The truth of the gospel is that we cannot find God, but there are places we can go and things we can do where God can find us! The joy in Christian living is not in the catching but in the vulnerability of being caught by the one who made us in the first place. Catch the spirit? No! You can't.  Be caught by the spirit? Of course! Life begins there.

Richard A. Wing, Deep Joy for a Shallow World, CSS Publishing Company

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J


              1:30 Bible Study

Tuesday           Good News Deadline

              1:00 Cemetery Committee

              1-9 Absecon School Board Elections in Madden Hall


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Allen’s Clam Bar

Thursday         Earth Day

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              5:00 & 6:00 Dinner Seatings

              7:00 Bryan Popin Concert

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