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October 22, 2010

“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way, still you’re there right beside me. And nothing will I fear as long as you are near. Please be near me to the end. I will not forget your love for me, and yet my heart forever is wandering. Jesus, be my guide and hold me to your side; and I will love you to the end. Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” ~ “Thy Word” by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith (Hymn #664)

Join us this Sunday as we welcome the Holland family to our worship service.  They will be providing special music and accompaniment for the hymns.

Pastor will be speaking from 2 Timothy 4:6-18.

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The first Weeknight Bible Study this month had a strong turnout and was a success.  If you missed out on the learning and fellowship that started in the first session, it isn't too late to join us for the second bi-weekly session, scheduled for Wednesday October 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 in Cobb Lounge.  We ordered more copies of the workbook, and we have arranged for on-site childcare for those who would otherwise need babysitters in order to participate in an hour of Bible Study.  There are no prerequisites and no homework, just sign up on the board so we know how many are coming - we look forward to seeing you there!

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Our church photo directories have arrived!  If you had your picture taken you are entitled to a free directory.  Additional copies are available for $5.00 each.  Directories will be distributed between services in Madden Hall for the next several weeks.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman – may come to Galloway Healthcare Center

Pat Castle – procedure next Friday

Marge Conover – moved to Absecon Manor

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It’s An Adventure! ~ Read Acts 16:1-15

My wife and I love to travel roads we’ve never been on before. Last fall we drove down a county road in northern Wisconsin. The autumn colors were near their peak, and every turn brought us a thrilling new sight. Maples of red and orange, green pines, and yellow softwoods painted the ever-changing landscape. Not knowing what to expect next made the journey memorable.

One of the many exciting aspects of walking with Christ is that we don’t know what’s going to happen next. At times we may be uncomfortable with the twists and turns, but God reserves the right to lead us wherever He wants.

Paul and his missionary companions were making their way through Asia Minor when God changed their plans (Acts 16:6-7). Instead of going to Bithynia, they went to Troas. That night Paul saw a vision of a man pleading, “Come over to Macedonia and help us” (v.9). Paul’s plans were changed when God revealed His.

As we prayerfully consider what God wants us to do, we can be confident that He will lead us day by day through His Word and by His Spirit within us (Psalm 139:10). Because He is good (25:8), we can trust Him with our lives in this great adventure called the Christian life.

By David C. Egner from Our Daily Bread, September 1, 2000

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              7:00 Pastors’ Study     


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth       


              7:00 Stewardship Committee                 


              7:00 Bible Study              


              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              6:00 Applefest


              7:00 Halloween Party

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