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March 18, 2011

“I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship you, O my soul, rejoice! Take joy, my King, in what you hear: may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.” ~ “I Love You, Lord” by Laurie Klein (Hymn 85)

Pastor Cobb has been suffering this week from a severe allergic reaction.  He has been following “doctor’s orders” and taking time away from the office in order to greet you from the pulpit on Sunday.  He will be speaking from John 3:1-17.

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There will be an exploratory trip to the John Wesley Methodist Church in Port Norris next Sunday leaving at 1:00 p.m.  We expect to have a Mission Trip there this summer from July 18-22.  Mark your calendars!

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Pastors Cobb & Reedell will begin a Lenten study called “24 Hours that Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton.  We will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday nights until Easter. 

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On Saturday, April 16th from 9am to 12 noon, there will be a Mission Day work session to help clean our church to get ready for Spring/Summer and the Easter season.  Whatever job you feel you would be able to do would be greatly appreciated..."Many hands make light work..."  The sign-up sheet for this event is in the foyer.  Some suggestions are listed for indoor and outdoor work, but you may sign up for whatever you would like to do.  Families are encouraged, but children must be supervised by their parents.  Please bring whatever you need to complete your task.  Donuts, danish, juice and coffee will be provided throughout the morning.

So come be a steward for our church and share your time and talent to make our Lord's house shine!!  If you have any questions, please contact Kris Jenoriki at 748-1214.

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Update on April 2 Dinner & Concert! – 4 seats just opened due to cancellations.  No waitlist – yet.  Please try to give (or sell) your ticket(s) to someone before calling (641-1839).  If you have not picked up your ticket(s) see Joanie ASAP.  Anyone wishing to help call Tina for details (992-5968).

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Remember, Deadlines are Important!

“Good News” (Monthly newsletter) – 9:00 a.m. the 20th of each month (that’s this Sunday!)

 “Good Morning” (Weekly newsletter for worship services) – Noon Thursday

“The Presby Post” (Friday email) – 9:00 a.m. Friday

Articles and information may be emailed or left in the office.  Please keep in mind it may be necessary to edit due to space or other limitations.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Al & Ilsa Smith

Pastor Cobb

Betsy Cunius – continued healing

Pat Castle – moved back home

Relief efforts in Japan

Continued unrest in N. Africa and Middle East

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Healthcare for the Heart – Read Proverbs 4:20-27

If you’re over 40 years old, your heart has already beat more than 1.5 billion times. I know that when my heart stops, it will be too late to change my ways. So I’ve been trying to control my weight, get exercise, and watch not only what I eat but also what’s eating me.

This last point relates to another vital organ called “the heart”—our spiritual heart. It too has throbbed millions of times with thoughts, affections, and choices. In the heart we determine how we will speak, behave, and respond to life’s circumstances (Proverbs 4:23). Will we trust the Lord and choose to be gracious, patient, and loving? Or will we yield to pride, greed, and bitterness?

Today’s Scripture reading emphasizes the importance of caring for our heart. Are we keeping spiritually fit?

Weight: Do we need to lose the weight of unnecessary burdens and cares?

Pulse: Are we maintaining a steady rhythm of gratitude and praise?

Blood pressure: Is our trust greater than our anxiety?

Diet: Are we enjoying the life-giving nutrients of the Word of God?

Have you checked your heart lately?

Mart De Hann from Our Daily Bread March 15, 2004

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Good News Deadline 

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              1:00 Easter Play Rehearsal

              2:00 Liturgical Dance

              6:30 Pastors Study

Monday

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth    

Tuesday             

Wednesday    

            12:00 Lenten Lunch at St. Mark & All Saints

              6:30 Weeknight Bible Study                

Thursday

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal        

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

Saturday

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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

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