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November 5, 2010

“One bread, one body, one Lord of all, one cup of blessing which we bless. And we, though many throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord.” ~ “One Bread, One Body” by John B. Foley (Hymn #689)

Join us this Sunday as we gather at our Lord’s Table.  Pastor will be speaking from 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.

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Our Stewardship Committee will be sharing a PowerPoint presentation of our events and activities from the past year this Sunday as the introduction to our 2011 Stewardship Campaign.

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Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend!  Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep Saturday night.

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Lisa Whitaker will be our guest speaker following the Agape Lunch this Sunday.  (She’s bringing her mother, Doris, of course.)  Come for a great meal (turkey & stuffing casserole) and an update on what Lisa has been doing this past year! 

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Pastors Cobb & Reedell will begin a new 5 week course called “In the Dust of the Rabbi” this Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  This promises to be a great introduction to the season of Advent.  Cost is $5.00.

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Attention all CROP Walkers: CROP Walk money is due in the office by Monday!  It won’t do anyone any good sitting in the envelope on your kitchen counter.

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The Deacons Harvest Home collection will be received each Sunday through November 21.  Donations of boxed and canned goods, blankets, and winter jackets/coats of all sizes may be left on the table in the vestibule.

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Sister Jean is in need of donations of roasted turkeys for the Thanksgiving meal.  If you’re heading to Aunt Mable’s for dinner and don’t know what to do with that free turkey from the grocery store please call the office.

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Dinner tickets for our Dec. 18 Christmas roast beef dinner are available now ($10 or $5).  The Holland Family concerts follows at 7:00.  See Joanie ASAP in Madden Hall or call 641-1839.  (See the Nov. Good News for details.)

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Please remember in prayer ~

John Harvey – death of his father

Eddie – in Galloway Healthcare Center

Essie Newell

Eleanor Elbertson

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Seasons of Life – Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-12

A beautiful maple tree grows in our front yard. During the spring and summer, it provides much-needed shade. In the autumn, its beauty springs forth in bright colors. However, as the leaves change into beautiful colors, they also fall to the ground. On fall mornings I rake the leaves, but by afternoon the yard is covered in leaves again. Then during the winter, the tree endures the harsh weather. In spring, new growth emerges and the cycle starts all over.

Our lives follow cycles like the tree. God's Spirit helps us grow and mature. God uses the trials of life to make us wiser and complete. In our "autumns," God picks up the pieces of our shattered lives and makes something beautiful. In our "winters," God gives us the strength to endure even the harshest circumstances of life. And, in our "springs," God breathes new life into us.

God is with us during all the cycles of our life - to provide a refuge from life's trials and to equip us to do our best. And time after time when we stumble, God is there to gather us up, redirect our lives, and provide us with strength to meet life's challenges.

James L. Chappell from The Upper Room, November 3, 2008

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Communion  

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship, Lions & Lambs, and A2J

            12:15 Agape Lunch

              7:00 Pastors’ Study


              6:00 Senior Youth 



              6:30 Weeknight Bible Study                       


              9:00 PB & J

            Noon Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              9:30 Worship 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