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October 15, 2010

“O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love. Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul. O let him have the things that hold you, and his Spirit like a dove will descend upon your life and make you whole. Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs. Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.” ~ “Spirit Song” by John Wimber (Hymn #352)

Come to worship Sunday and be filled.  Pastor will be speaking from 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5.

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Registration for the CROP Walk begins at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in Heritage Park.  Be sure to sponsor our CROP Walkers!

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Congratulations to Cathy and Rich Guenther who will be celebrating their public wedding (finally) Saturday.  May God bless you both!

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A2J will be taking a leadership role in our CROP walk this coming Sunday.  Please bring back your CROP walk envelopes/sponsor money, if you took them home with you.  We will have our meeting as usual and walk to the starting point, so A2J will get out between 3:00 and 4:00 this Sunday.  You have permission to wear comfortable shoes to church this week!

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Our Fall Work Day will be Saturday morning from 9-noon.  If you are available to help please come on out.  Bring gloves, rakes, etc.  “Many hands make light work.” ~ John Heywood

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The Martha Circle was postponed until 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, at the home of Carol Thomas. 

Women of all three circles will be meeting at the church either Tuesday or Wednesday next week to assemble and mail the College Care Boxes.  (There are 26 this year – the most ever!)  See Pastor Gerry for the exact date and time.

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Our Handbell Choir is in need of one more bell ringer.  If you would like to be a part of this music ministry please contact Jan Cobb.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 6:30 and begin October 21.

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Publication Deadlines

“Good Morning” (Sunday announcements) – Noon Thursday

“The Presby Post” (Friday email) – 9:00 a.m. Friday

“Good News” (Monthly newsletter) – 9:00 a.m. the 20th of each month (that’s next Wednesday!)

Articles and information may be emailed or left in the office.  Please keep in mind it may be necessary to edit due to space or other limitations.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Pat Castle

Marge Conover

Praise for rescue of Chilean miners

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A Church That Cares 

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. - 1 John 3:18 

If generosity became a way of life for the church you attend, what might it look like? Widows, single parents, and children of divorce would benefit from love that is expressed in practical and relational ways. Programs would focus on bringing the healing message of Christ to broken hearts. Every parishioner would feel valued for his or her gifts and encouraged to use those gifts. New ministries would develop as members saw opportunities for expressing love to those in need.

A few years ago the church where I serve began to explore ways we could love our city more effectively. We now provide weekend snacks to elementary schoolchildren who live in an impoverished neighborhood. In the fall we provide backpacks and school supplies to the same students. Other church members minister to local prisoners and their families.

At a growing church I visited in Arkansas, members created a career-link workshop to train and assist the unemployed and underemployed. Classes focused on résumé preparation, job-interview skills, career-path planning, budgeting, job-search strategies, and overcoming employment barriers. Then the church got creative about other ways to give—grilling hot dogs at an apartment complex, delivering lunches to kids, helping elderly neighbors with home maintenance.

When a church chooses to be generous in loving others, the opportunities are unlimited.

Dr. Gary Chapman

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            CROP Walk 

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              1:00 CROP Walk Registration

              7:00 Pastors’ Bible Study

Monday

            10:00 Martha Circle

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

              7:00 Finance Committee    

Tuesday                      

Wednesday     Good News Deadline

            12:00 Evergreens            

Thursday

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s   

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Friday

Saturday

              9:30 Mission/Evangelism Committee

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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
 
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