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August 27, 2010

“Jesus, Jesus, Jesus: there’s just something about that name!  Master, Savior, Jesus, like the fragrance after the rain; Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, let all heaven and earth proclaim: Kings and kingdoms will all pass away, but there’s something about that name!” ~ “There’s Something About That Name” by Gloria and William Gaither

Come help us welcome Rev. Richard Ollinger, President/CEO of Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia, to our pulpit this Sunday.  Sharon Neff will also be joining us to provide special music during worship.  Rev. Ollinger will be speaking from Colossians 3:12-17.

Next Sunday, September 5, we welcome Pastor and Mrs. Cobb home from vacation.  This will be our last Sunday on our summer schedule.  The sacrament of communion will be observed.  Pastor will be speaking from Philemon.

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The church office will be closed August 30 – September 6 for vacation and Labor Day.  Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 7.

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The September Good News was mailed out yesterday.  Check our website if you’d like a sneak peek thanks to Ken Marshall.  And thanks to Nick Hughes for the great cover art!

There is also a link to the College Care Box form.  Our women’s circles are currently collecting the names of our college students for their October mailing.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Frank Loeb

Flora Hutchinson

Al Smith

Eddie Haldeman

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The True Marks of Success – Read Luke 14:1, 7-14

A hundred years ago, Ralph Waldo Emerson noted three qualities he deemed marks of true "success": the ability to discern and appreciate beauty, the ability to see the best in others, and a commitment to leaving the world a better place. Notice that Emerson does not say that success comes in having the best seat at the table, acquiring more material possessions, or in belonging to the best clubs. Emerson contends that success comes with appreciating God's world, developing loving relationships with God's people, and with working to improve God's world. Jesus would agree heartily. 

In fact, our scripture lesson for today ends with a wonderful suggestion of how to work to make the world a better place. Invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind to dinner. They are all members of your family. Just think how much richer your table talk will be if you don't just associate with your business associates and closest relatives. Remember around the table such wonderful things happen. Invite everyone to the table. They are all members of the extended family.

R. Robert Cueni, Sermons on the Gospel Readings, Series I, Cycle C, CSS Publishing Company

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The Next Two Weeks in Our Church . . .

Sunday, August 29     Rev. Richard Ollinger

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

                      Sunday School Teachers/Aides Meeting

Monday-Friday     Office Closed


              7:00 Christian Education             


              7:00 Sarah Circle



              1:00 Ruth Circle


Sunday, September 5 

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

            Noon Labor Day Picnic at the Manse

Monday           Labor Day

            Office Closed  


              7:00 Session         


            11:30 Lunch Bunch leaves for Olive Garden

              4:00 Dinner/Cruise


              9:00 PB & J

            10:00 Martha Circle

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

              6:00 Prime-Timers

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