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July 9, 2010

We welcome Rev. Cobb home from Minneapolis this weekend.  He will be sharing news from General Assembly during worship.  Please join us!

Pastor will be speaking from Luke 10:25-37.

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Our Cents-Ability offering will be received Sunday.  Please use the lunch containers at the entrances to the sanctuary.

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Our A2J youth group is scheduled to leave today for Cobb’s Cabin. They will be white water rafting tomorrow.  They will be back Sunday evening.

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Our Leesburg mission trip will be held Monday, July 19-Friday, July 23.  It’s not too late to sign up.  See Alice Smith or Loretta Metz. 

Leesburg Mission Team

Russ & Linda Adkisson                                  Rev. David Cobb

Bob & Robbie Hudak                                     John & Chris Harvey

Norm Johnson                                                 Jan Jorgensen

Carol Kleiner                                                   Drew Malfi

Jim & Barbara Maurer                         Loretta Metz

Bill & Lori Miller                                            Marge McGuigan

Jim & Mike McManus                                    Alice Smith

Doug Sterling                                                  Carol Thomas

Richard & Doris Wood                                   Jeremy Wong

While some of our Leesburg Mission team will be staying in Leesburg, others will be commuting daily. Please pray for our volunteers as they work and travel to assist this church in Leesburg and some of the residents of that area. We are so pleased this year to have some of our teens be a part of this local mission.

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The Absecon Community Vacation Bible School will take place July 26-30 from 6:00 -8:30 p.m.  Registration forms are available from the church office, Priscilla or our website.  Register soon as classes close when filled!  For more information contact 804-0068.

There is a box in the vestibule for your donations of individual snacks and juice boxes to help our kids make it through the week.

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Deacons are in need of jars of peanut butter and JAM to make PB & J sandwiches for Sister Jean’s guests.  Your donations of PB or JAM should be marked for the deacons and left in the kitchen.  (Our sandwich makers prefer jam as it is easier to spread.)

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We are in need of additional volunteers who are able to provide rides for members to appointments, etc.  Please call the office if you are willing to help in this area. 

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman

Edna Brown

Edith Budd

Ted Felsberg

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A Lawn to Mow

"Hey, can you come over here?" yelled Ruby, leaning against her doorway. I walked across the yard, reaching her quickly. She asked if I knew someone who could mow her lawn. I explained that I was visiting my daughter and didn't know anyone in town. I added that I would let her know if I heard of anyone who cuts grass. She took a deep breath from her oxygen canister and thanked me.

Of course, I was capable of mowing her lawn, so I felt guilty. I made excuses to justify not helping Ruby: I take care of my 81-year-old mother; I help my children and grandchildren; I work at my church; Ruby is not my responsibility. But even to me, my excuses sounded lame. Jesus said, "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Matt. 19:19, NRSV). Ruby needed to see God's love in my love for her.

Pushing the mower to Ruby's small patch of lawn, I cranked the machine to life. Cutting the yard helped Ruby, and my action pleased God.

I realized then that our days are filled with chances to help our neighbors. Practicing kindness, offering genuine smiles, and easing a burden of someone in need says we are trying to live the life of love that God wants us to live.

Irene Pruett-Wilson from The Upper Room, October 21, 2009

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Cents-Ability Offering

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments


            10:00 Leaming’s Run Trip



            Noon Evergreens Picnic at Manse       


              9:00 Cobb’s Cabin Trip through Saturday

            Noon Serve at Sister Jean’s  



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