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February 18, 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.” ~ “Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche (Hymn 656)

Join us Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 5:38-48.

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Additional nursery volunteers (ages 18 & up) are needed to sit with infants/toddlers during our 9:30 service.  If you are willing to help please contact Jennifer Platt.

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Tickets for the April 2 Congregational Event Roast Pork Dinner will be on sale beginning Sunday, Feb. 27.  See Joanie! 

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The office will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Pat Castle – now being cared for at home

Eddie Haldeman – doing better

Melvin Washington – in Mainland Hospital

Essie Newell – in Seashore Gardens for PT

Family of Dean Probst - bereavement

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Headline Devotional – Paul wrote, "I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone." -1 Timothy 2:1 (NRSV)

Each morning, my husband usually leaves the Bible and The Upper Room on the breakfast table, but occasionally he leaves only the newspaper. Seeing the front-page headlines used to depress me, but I've learned to use them as a guide to prayer.

When I see the president's face, I'm reminded to pray for my nation's leaders; a train derailment moves me to pray for the dead and injured and for their families to know peace and comfort. A natural disaster prompts prayers for the victims and aid workers and perhaps prompts me to respond by giving a donation to a relief agency. Murder and other acts of horror are harder. I'm led to pray not only for the victim's healing but the perpetrator's spiritual healing. Through reports in the newspaper, I am reminded always to give thanks for my own circumstances. I'm reminded, too, to confess my own transgressions.

God, though all-powerful, invites us to help others through intercessory prayer, bringing healing and hope to those in need.

Bonnie Thomson Ogle from The Upper Room, January 26, 2007

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              1:00 Easter Play Rehearsal

              2:00 Liturgical Dance Rehearsal

              7:00 Pastors’ Study  

Monday           Presidents’ Day

            Office Closed

              1:30 Bible Study


              6:30 Contemporary Worship Ad-Hoc Committee

              7:00 Trustees


            12:00 Evergreens 


              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal        

              7:45 Chancel Choir



              6-8 Lasagna 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, New Jersey 08201