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May 28, 2010

Come and worship with us this Memorial Weekend.  Pastor will be speaking from Hebrews 12:1-15

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“Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon a nation's gratitude, the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.” General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11 May 5, 1868

Step away from the barbeque and take time this holiday weekend to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country.

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The City of Absecon along with American Legion Post 28 and VFW Post 9462 invite all to Absecon’s annual Memorial Day parade on Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m.  There will be various marching units, youth and civic groups and of course the city’s fire and ambulance squads.  A memorial service will take place at Veterans Park after the parade.

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The church office will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.  There will be no afternoon Bible study.

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Our annual Strawberry Festival is Friday, June 4.  Strawberry pickers are needed on Thursday to help pick.  The van will leave Absecon at 9:00 a.m., and we can use all the help we can get!  Please sign up in the vestibule.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Elaine Risley’s sister, May

Tom Brown

Eddie Haldeman

Tammy Suarez

Roger Wolcott

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In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship


Monday           Memorial Day

            Office Closed, No Bible Study

              9:30 Absecon Parade


              7:00 Session


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Cousin Mario’s

              7:00 Sarah Circle


              9:00 Pick Strawberries

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s   

              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              6:00 Strawberry Festival


              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

              9:30 Mission/Evangelism Committee

            10:30 Field Day behind the Manse

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