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February 4, 2011

“I believe in Jesus, I believe He is the Son of God. I believe He died and rose again. I believe He paid for us all. And I believe that He’s here now, standing in our midst. Here with the power to heal now, and the grace to forgive.” ~ “I Believe in Jesus” by Marc Nelson (Hymn #675)

Join us as we gather at our Lord’s Table this Sunday.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 5:13-20.

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Our Liturgical Dancers will be sponsoring a Bake Sale this Sunday in Madden Hall. 

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The Weeknight Bible Study Group will again try to finish the final week of "How Do You Walk the Walk You Talk" at 6:30 on Wednesday, February 9th, barring yet another midweek winter storm.  In the event of more winter weather, please call the Sabos (804.9431) to confirm.

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The February Good News was mailed out this past Wednesday.  If you’d like to read it before it hits your mailbox visit our website and follow the links for Good News and Calendar.

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Please Remember in Prayer

Eddie Haldeman – released from hospital

Rhonda Morgan

Betty Minter – hospitalized with congestive heart failure

Pat Castle – pneumonia

Friend of Dawn Houseworth who lost a son in auto accident

Situation in Egypt

Those stranded by weather

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A New Friend – Read John 15:9-17

While flying from Europe back to the US, I found myself sitting next to a little girl who never stopped talking from the moment she sat down.  She told me the history of her family and all about her puppy, who was in the hold of the plane.  She pointed excitedly to everything around us, “Look at this!  Look at that!”  I couldn’t help but think that 8 hours of this could make for a very long flight!

We chatted for a while until she suddenly got quiet.  She pulled her blanket up around her, so I thought maybe she was going to doze off.  I quickly took advantage of the break and reached for the nearest magazine.  But before I could open it, I felt a little elbow in my side.  I looked down at her, and she threw out her little hand and said, “Hey, Joe, wanna be friends?”

My heart melted, “Sure,” I said, “let’s be friends.”

In the midst of the turmoil of life, when we think all we want is to be left alone, Jesus extends His nail-scarred hand and invites us to be His friends.  He says, “I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15).  We have a choice to keep to ourselves, or to open our heart to a friendship of unlimited love and guidance.

Joe Stowell ~ from Daily Word, September 17, 2007

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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

            12:00 Lion & Lambs & A2J Bowling

              2:00 Liturgical Dance

              7:00 Pastors’ Study


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth



              6:30 Weeknight Bible Study          


              9:00 PB & J

            10:00 Martha Circle at Carol Thomas’

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s Kitchen

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal        

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              9:30 Mission/Evangelism Committee

            10:30 Worship Committee

              6:00 Prime-Timers

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