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November 26, 2010

This evening we gather for Thanksgiving worship with our Christian brothers and sisters from Absecon and Galloway.   Service will be held at the Church of St. Mark and All Saints, Pitney Road, at 7:00 p.m.  Come and give thanks to the Lord!

Sunday is the first day of Advent.  Join us as we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child.  Pastor will be speaking from Romans 13:8-14.

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This Sunday is the last of our Stewardship presentations.  Jim Maurer will have slides from our Leesburg mission week.  If you have not yet turned in your commitment card please do so this week. 

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There will be a special meeting of the congregation at 10:45 Sunday to elect new officers.  All members are encouraged to attend. 

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The church office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Please remember in prayer ~

            Gloria Steelman - hospitalized

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I Shall Not Rush

Here is a version of the 23rd Psalm that ought to be mandatory reading each day of Advent, and a unison reading each Advent Sunday.

The lord is my pace setter . . . I shall not rush

He makes me stop for quiet intervals

He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity

He leads me in the way of efficiency through calmness of mind and his guidance is peace

Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day, I will not fret, for his presence is here

His timelessness, his all importance will keep me in balance

He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity by anointing my mind with his oils of tranquility

My cup of joyous energy overflows

Truly harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours for I shall walk in the Pace of my Lord and dwell in his house for ever.

A version of Psalm 23 from Japan, as reprinted in Mother Teresa, Life in the Spirit: Reflections, Meditations, Prayers, ed. Kathryn Spink (San Francisco, Harper & Row, 1983), 76-77.

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            First Sunday of Advent           

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Special Meeting of the Congregation & Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J   


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth



            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Crab Trap

              7:00 Sarah Circle           


              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal        

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              1:00 Ruth Circle at Betsy Cunius’


              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

            10:00 Deacons Meeting

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