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November 12, 2010

“I love you, Lord, and I left my voice to worship you, O my soul, rejoice! Take joy, my King, in what you hear: may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.” by Laurie Klein (Hymn #85)

Join us this Sunday as we continue to consider how we can give back to God with our time, our talent, and our treasure. 

Pastor will be speaking from Acts 3:1-16

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Our Cents-Ability offering will be received this Sunday.  Please use the lunch containers located at the entrances to the sanctuary for your donations.

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Remember, Deadlines are Important!

“Good Morning” (Sunday bulletin 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 Saturday)

Articles and information are to 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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The Harvest Home collection will continue through Sunday, November 21.  Please leave your donations for the Community Food Bank on the table in the vestibule.

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If you are able to help make sandwiches for Sister Jean (9:00 a.m. any 2nd Thursday) please sign up on the bulletin board in the vestibule or see John Harvey.  (The volunteer list is currently TOTALLY BLANK for the coming months.  Please consider helping with this mission project of our church.)

Sister Jean is also in need of donations of roasted turkeys for the Thanksgiving meal.  If you’ll be having dinner out and you don’t know what to do with that free turkey from the grocery store please call the office.

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The Fellowship Committee is selling fresh cranberries and ready to bake apple pies for your Thanksgiving table.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman

Essie Newell

Jean Webster

Victims of Natural Disasters

Those who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces

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The Widow’s Millions – Read Luke 21:1-4

Someone has calculated that if the widow’s 2 mites had been deposited in a bank at 4-percent interest compounded semiannually, by today it would have grown to the sum of $4.8 billion trillion. What potential there is in such a small investment when it’s left to grow for a long time!

In a more significant sense, that widow’s 2-mite investment continues to reproduce itself to this very day. Only eternity will reveal how many of God’s people have been challenged by that woman’s sacrifice, and have dared to follow her example.

With some, it may have been a commitment to greater stewardship of their money. With others, it may have been the giving of themselves and their talents in service to Christ and His kingdom. How can we begin to estimate the eternal value of all the good that such self-giving service has produced down through the centuries? Like the widow, the poorest and least-talented Christians can invest in eternity when what they give represents sacrifice, devotion, and love for Christ.

Let’s not underestimate the potential our small contributions can make to the cause of Christ. Only in eternity will this world’s true millionaires be revealed. Will we be among them?

Dennis J. De Haan ~ from Our Daily Bread, September 12, 1995

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Gratitude Sunday       

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              7:00 Pastors’ Study  

Monday

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

Tuesday

              1:30 Martha Circle at Carol Thomas’

              7:00 Christian Education Committee

              7:00 Fellowship Committee    

Wednesday    

            12:00 Evergreens

              7:00 Christian Readers Book Club

Thursday

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal        

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”

Saturday

            Good News Deadline

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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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