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January 14, 2011

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face; and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.” ~ Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” by Helen H. Lemmel (Hymn 472)


We welcome Pastor Cobb back to the pulpit this Sunday.  Pastor will be speaking from John 1:29-42

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Pastors Cobb and Reedell will begin a new study at 7:00 p.m. January 23 in Cobb Lounge entitled “The Life and Ministry of the Messiah”.  Cost is $5.00.  There is no need to preregister. 

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Our Fellowship Committee is having their first Soup Sale of the year this Sunday in Madden Hall.  Stop at their table before or after the 9:30 service to make your purchases!  (The next sale will be Sunday, February 13.)

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Our annual meeting is January 30.  We will have one service at 10:00 a.m. followed by our meeting at 11:15.  No cooked breakfast will be served, but our Fellowship Committee will provide coffee and danish at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch will follow the meeting.

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The church office will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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The deadline for the February Good News is this Thursday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Family, friends, and all whose lives were touched by Jean Webster

Those suffering following the tragedy in Tucson

Our nation

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True Greatness – Read Mark 10:35-45

Some people feel like a small pebble lost in the immensity of the Grand Canyon. But no matter how insignificant we judge ourselves to be, we can be greatly used by God.

In a sermon early in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. quoted Jesus’ words from Mark 10 about servanthood. Then he said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. . . . You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”

When Jesus’ disciples quarreled about who would get the places of honor in heaven, He told them: “Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43-45).

I wonder about us. Is that our understanding of greatness? Are we gladly serving, doing tasks that may be unnoticed? Is the purpose of our serving to please our Lord, rather than to gain the applause of people? If we are willing to be a servant, we can achieve true greatness.

by Vernon C. Grounds ~ from Our Daily Bread, February 1, 2003

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              4:00 New Members Class

Monday           Martin Luther King, Jr Day

            Office Closed

              1:30 Bible Study

              7:00 Finance Committee     



              7:00 Christian Readers Book Club                


              9:00 Good News Deadline

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s Kitchen

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal        

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”


              6:00 “Winter Wonderland” Steak Dinner

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, NJ 08201