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June 18, 2010

This Sunday is the last of our regular schedule.  Join us this Father’s Day at 9:30 or 11:00 as we celebrate all that our Heavenly Father has done for us!  The first 50 dads in worship will receive a special gift of appreciation.

Pastor will be speaking from Luke 8:26-39.

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Our summer worship schedule begins Sunday, June 27!  There will be one service at 10:00 a.m. each week through Labor Day weekend. 

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Graduates (or their family members) who were not in church on Graduate Sunday may pick up their gifts in the church office during office hours.

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Vacation Bible School will be held July 26-30 from 6-8:30 p.m.  A donation box is in the vestibule for individual snack packs and juice boxes needed for the week.  Teachers, aides, and runners are needed as well.  Contact Liz Sabath at 804-0068 if you can help!

Registration forms are available in your Sunday bulletin or on our church website.

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Notice:  Usher Badges are disappearing!  If you have served as an usher in the past few months please check your jackets and pockets at home.  We have lost 3 badges in the last four weeks.  Two others went missing about 6 months ago.  These are expensive to replace.  If found please return them to the box in the narthex, the church office or Carol Thomas.  Thanks.

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Pastor will be serving as a delegate to General Assembly in Minneapolis July 3-10.  There will be a special going away picnic for him Sunday, June 27, behind the manse at noon.  Please sign up on the bulletin insert and indicate if you would like to bring anything.  If it rains we will meet in Madden Hall.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Frank Loeb

Jean Webster - hospitalized

May Pallastrone – in Royal Suites

Eddie Haldeman

Edna Brown

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Our Father

As a child of about five, I looked up in awe of the bright stars flickering against winter's dark sky. My warm breath made momentary shallow clouds above me as I shivered in January's chill. Mom and my two older sisters were just steps ahead of my dad and me as we walked to a covered-dish supper at church. My dad held my hand snug in one hand while balancing a dish of steaming scalloped potatoes in the other.

Darkness always frightened me except when my dad was near; I felt safe and peaceful when he was nearby. He had a strong trust in God's faithfulness and love, and he lived confidently in that assurance. Dad helped me grow in the shelter of God's love and set my feet on a path that led me to find my own way to my heavenly Father.

When Jesus invites us to call God Father, wonderful images of my dad remind me of the tender love God has for us. God welcomes us to take his hand and walk in the shelter of divine presence. Even the greatest example of human love can't compare to the depth of love God has for each of us. The Creator of the magnificent stars that decorate the night sky graciously gives each of us the privilege of calling him Father!

Dori Magee (New York, USA) from The Upper Room, August 8, 2009

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Father’s Day  

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship            

            Good News Deadline

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday    

            12:00 Evergreens

Thursday        

            2-9:30 Olan Mills Photography

Friday

Saturday

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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