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September 24, 2010

“You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth before you; there’ll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field will clap, will clap their hands.” ~ from “The Trees of the Field” by Steffi Geiser Rubin and Stuart Dauermann; para. Isaiah 55:12 (Hymn #710)

Come worship the Lord with joy!

Pastor Cobb will be speaking from 1 Timothy 6:6-19.

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A2J will be having their second meeting of the new school year Sunday from 11:00 to 1:00 (lunch included).  Anyone in 6th to 8th grade (or a sibling of someone in that age range) is encouraged to attend.  We ask each family to donate $30 for food, with an additional $10 for any siblings.  If this is a hardship, please come speak to one of us.  -- Janna Beth Cobb & Jim McManus

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The second session of “With All Your Heart” led by Pastors Cobb and Reedell will meet Sunday at 7:00.  This is one of the most powerful episodes and is sure to leave you moved.  Come and join us.

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CROP Walk sponsor forms are still available from our A2J and Senior High youth leaders and the church office.  The Walk will take place Sunday, October 17, at 1:00 p.m.  Walkers are needed!  (So far only ONE person from our church has made the commitment.)

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The first rehearsal of our bell choir will take place Thursday, October 7, at 6:30.  Ringers, please note the change.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Mrs. Bhatti – in Betty Bacharach

Marion Olsen, Jan Cobb’s mother – suffered a massive stroke this morning

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Cooler Heads – Read Proverbs 17:22-28

A Christian I know was angry with someone at his workplace over a perceived injustice. A colleague listened to his grievance and sensed that his temper still ran high. He gave him this wise advice to consider before confronting those involved: “Cooler heads prevail.”

As we interact with others, disagreements are inevitable. The discerning believer understands his own heart and takes steps to deal with conflict diplomatically.

Proverbs 17:27 tells us: “He who has knowledge spares his words.” This means keeping in check a multitude of opinions that could ignite further anger in others. Someone who displays wisdom will think before speaking, and then will share only insights likely to be helpful.

The Proverbs also give us wise counsel on the emotional side of controlling our frustrations. “A man of understanding is of a calm spirit.” A mature person exhibits understanding by keeping cool in conflict. Problem-solving is enhanced by an even-tempered approach.

The next time you become angry, stop and prayerfully reflect for a moment. Ask God for a calm spirit and the right words to say.

Remember, cooler heads prevail.

By Dennis Fisher from Our Daily Bread, November 18, 2008

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              4:00 New Members Class

              7:00 Pastors’ Study


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

              7:00 Property Committee


              7:00 Trustees      



              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              9:30 Prayer Shawl/Quilt Ministry

              5:00 Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner



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