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August 20, 2010

“Oh God, You are my God and I will ever praise You.  Oh God, You are my God and I will ever praise You.  I will seek You in the morning, and I will learn to walk in Your ways, and step by step You'll lead me and I will follow You all of my days.” ~ “Step by Step” by Beaker

Rev. Dave Bailey, founder of Ranch Hope, will be our guest speaker this Sunday.  Visit their website to learn of the mission of Ranch Hope.

Justin Hughes will be performing our prelude and The Holland Family will provide special music.

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Our annual dinner/cruise has been tentatively set for Wed., Sept. 8.  Dinner is at Doc’s Place in Somers Point at 4:00 followed by a cruise on the Duke of Fluke party boat.  Cost is $35.00 per person.  Sign up in the vestibule (family and friends welcome).  More information will be coming from Gayle Ackerman.

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The pastor will have one last picnic on Sunday, Sept. 5.  Come celebrate the end of summer and start of our fall program.  The water slide will be up!  Please sign up in the vestibule.

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Please Remember in Prayer ~            

Flora Hutchinson

Frank Loeb

Family of Edith Haviland

Carol Anderson          

Tom Brown

Al Smith                                                       

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Word Power – Read James 3:1-12

How often do we speak quickly, without giving thought to the impact of our words? When I spoke sharply to a second-grader who had "forgotten" her homework for the third day that week, she glared back at me. But when I passed on a compliment to the class from another teacher for their performance in music class, every face glowed. In the school cafeteria, I helped a youngster find his lunch money and with soothing words changed his tears to a smile. When my son came to visit, my husband and I praised him for being a good father to his children and were rewarded by seeing his eyes light up.

Do we really understand how powerful our words are? Truly, "a word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver" (Proverbs 25:11, NIV). No wonder James did not mince words when he admonished his readers about the tongue's potential for good and for evil.

Let us resolve daily to use words of praise and encouragement, forgiveness and love.

Doris L. Mueller (Missouri, U.S.A.) from The Upper Room, December 13, 2003

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday     Rev. Dave Bailey

     9:45 Hymn sing

   10:00 Worship

   11:15 Refreshments


   7:00 Fellowship Committee


   7:00 Stewardship Committee

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