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January 21, 2011

““Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you, I want to see you. To see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory; pour out your power and love as we sing, ‘Holy, holy, holy’. Holy, holy, holy, I want to see you.” ~ by Paul Baloche (Hymn 656)

This Sunday Special Music at 9:30 will be provided by Rob and Zachary Perry, Ed Little and Grades 1-6.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 4:12-23.

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The 2010 Annual Report is available in the pew racks.  Please take and read before Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 30. 

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Pastors Cobb and Reedell will begin a new 8-week course this Sunday entitled “The Life and Ministry of the Messiah”.  Meet in the lounge at 7:00 p.m.  Cost is $5.00.

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The Liturgical Dance group will begin rehearsing Sunday at 1:00 for their performance the end of March.  Dancers wishing to be a part of this group are encouraged to contact Jen Thomas.

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The Weeknight Bible Study has re-rescheduled the final meeting of their first session for Wednesday, January 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Cobb Lounge.  They will also be discussing session two.  All are welcome.  Childcare is provided.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman – doing better

Pat Castle – moving back home today

Patti Morris – torn ligament from a fall last summer; may need surgery

Rhonda Morgan

Those suffering from the cold

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The Most Depressing Day – Read Exodus 6:1-9

Scientists in the UK have calculated that the most depressing day of the year comes in the third week of January. Winter days are dark and cold, holiday excitement has worn off just as Christmas debts are coming due, and New Year’s resolutions have all been broken. The celebrations, gift-giving, and good intentions that once made us feel happy now press us down and leave us feeling hopeless.

Long ago in Egypt, the Hebrew people had high hopes that Moses would rescue them from slavery. But their hopes were dashed when Moses’ good intentions led to worse conditions for them. Instead of gaining freedom, the people were pressed even harder by slave drivers who demanded that they produce the same amount of bricks with fewer resources.

Moses cried out to the Lord, “Since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done evil to this people; neither have You delivered Your people at all” (Ex. 5:23). As Moses and the Hebrew people were about to learn, God’s rescue plans sometimes don’t kick in until all hope seems to be gone.

If the circumstances of your life seem to be going from bad to worse, sending you into depression and despair, remember that God always hears and answers our cries—but it’s in His time, not ours.

By Julie Ackerman - from Our Daily Bread, January 25, 2008

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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

              7:00 “The Life and Ministry of the Messiah”


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


              7:00 Trustees                


            12:00 Evergreens               


              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal           

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



Gay S. Channell
Administrative Assistant
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