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July 2, 2010

Join us for a grand Independence Day celebration this Sunday! 

Tom Sooy will be speaking from 2 Corinthians 5:17-20.

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Pastor Cobb leaves today for General Assembly in Minneapolis.  Please keep him and all the delegates in prayer as they make decisions for the entire denomination.

For pastoral assistance please contact Rev. Gerry Reedell. 

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The church office will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day.  Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Please remember: The office will be operating on reduced hours during the summer but will be open most mornings.  Please call before stopping by. 

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Here are some fireworks that everyone can play with!   (Wow, it’s tough keeping that crowd happy!)

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There will be several trips over the summer.  Please check your calendars and sign up in the vestibule if you are interested.

Leaming’s Run Daytrip – July 12

Cobb’s Cabin Trip – July 15-17 (max. 10 people)

Victorian Cape May Daytrip – July 26

Cobb’s Cabin Trip – August 4-7 (max. 10 people) 

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Our Leesburg, NJ mission trip will be July 19-23.  See Alice Smith or Loretta Metz for more information.

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Vacation Bible School begins at 6:00 p.m. July 26.  Registration forms are available from the church office or from our website.

Donations of individual snacks and juice packs are still needed for the week.  Please leave these items in the box in the vestibule.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Jim Morris (Patti’s husband) – heart catheterization

Pastor – General Assembly in Minneapolis

Eddie Haldeman – in rehab

Edna Brown

Edith Budd

Current address for Eddie Haldeman:

            C/o Statesman Health & Rehabilitation

            2629 Trenton Road

            Levittown, PA 19056

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Celebrating the Declaration

Americans celebrate July 4, 1776 as Independence Day. We shouldn't. We should call it our DECLARATION of Independence Day, for merely signing, quite literally, our John Hancock’s on the declaration did not establish our independence. King George did not read the Declaration and then say to Thomas Jefferson, "Nice piece of writing Tom, y'all enjoy your USA, send me a postcard from Colonial Williamsburg." No, it took seven years of struggle before the Constitution could be written.

Have we forgotten the struggle involved in this noble experiment of democracy? Do we cherish this land or do we shy from a word like "patriotism" because it's been co-opted by the fanatic fringe? To be "patriotic" is not to be blind to our nation's sins. Like every nation, we have our weak points.

King Duncan, Collected Sermons, www.Sermons.com

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Independence Day     

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

Monday           Office Closed




            PB & J (see John Harvey)

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s


            A2J – White Water Rafting Trip


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