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June 4, 2010

Join us at our Lord’s Table Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00. 

During the 9:30 service we will be recognizing our youth, teachers and other adults for their outstanding participation in Sunday School this past year.  Come offer your congratulations and thanks for a job well done!

Pastor will be speaking from 1 Kings 17:8-24.

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Strawberry Festival Tonight – 6-8 p.m.  Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids (pay at the door).  Entertainment will be provided by some of the musicians from the Pickin’ Shed and the main stage at Albert Music Hall in Waretown, NJ along with a few other friends.

Come on out for a great time!

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Our June Agape Lunch will follow the 11:00 service Sunday.  The menu will be baked ham, corn casserole, and coleslaw.  We will be honoring dads and also have the closing program for A2J youth.  Come for a great time of fellowship!

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There will be a Field Trip to Leesburg, NJ Sunday afternoon to check out the jobs to be done during our mission trip July 18-24.  The van will leave Absecon about 1:00 after the Agape Lunch.

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Vacation Bible School will be held July 26-30 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  Registration forms are available in the June Good News, the church office and on our website.  Register early as classes will close as they fill up!

There will be a donation box in the vestibule for individual snack packs and juice boxes needed for the week. 

Teachers, aides, and runners are needed as well.  Contact the church office if you can help!

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The church office will be closed next Friday, June 11.  All bulletin information must be submitted by Wednesday. ~ Thank you

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Please remember in prayer ~

Tom Brown – recuperating from procedure Wednesday

Cathy Guenther – bronchitis bordering on pneumonia

Tammy Suarez – home from Deborah; still waiting for surgery

Eddie Haldeman – moved to Statesman Healthcare in Levittown, PA

Family of Bret Castle - grieving

Leon Richtmyre – moved to Seacrest Village in Little Egg Harbor

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WOW!
by Rob Gilbert

Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter.
 
The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.
 
All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some screaming and crying.
 
But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out, "Wow!
 
I didn't realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something.
 
Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem. I felt like responding with "Oh no, what should we do?"
 
But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, "Wow, that's interesting! How can I help you?"
 
One thing's for sure - life's always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That's a given.
 
What's not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.
 
No matter what the situation, a fascinated "Wow!" will always beat a frustrated "Oh, no."
 
So the next time you experience one of life's unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a "Wow!" experience. The "Wow!" response always works.

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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

            12:15 Agape Lunch & A2J Closing

              1:00 Field Trip to Leesburg, NJ

              6:30 Family & Friends          

Monday

              1:00 Bible Study (Note time!)

Tuesday          

  6 a.m.-8 p.m. Primary Elections in Madden Hall

              2-9:30 Olan Mills Photography

              7:00 Christian Education

Wednesday     

              2-9:30 Olan Mills Photography

Thursday

              9:00 PB & J

            10:00 Martha Circle at Carol Thomas’

              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday  Office Closed

Saturday

            10:00 Canoe Trip

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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
 
www.abseconpresby.org