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March 25, 2011

“Lord, I lift your name on high, Lord, I love to sing your praises. I’m so glad you’re in my life, I’m so glad you came to save us. You came from heaven to earth to show the way, from the earth to the cross, my debt to pay; from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky; Lord, I lift your name on high.” ~ “Lord, I lift Your Name on High” by Rick Founds (Hymn 88)

Family Worship will take place this Sunday at 9:30.  Some of our Sunday School youth will be singing with our Praise Band.  Others will lead in various parts of the service.  Liturgical Dancers will perform at 9:30 and 11:00.  Pastor will be speaking from John 4:5-42.

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The schedule for the remaining Lenten Lunches is as follows:

March 30 – Absecon Presbyterian Church

April 6 – Reformation Lutheran Church

April 13 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

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The van will leave at 1:00 p.m. Sunday to travel to Port Norris (about 65 minutes drive) where we hope to do mission work this summer.  We will return by supper, or you can stay for the oyster and ham supper at the local fire house. ($18.00)  Anyone interested in taking part in this mission effort is welcome.

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Joanie says our Saturday, April 2, Dinner/Concert is full BUT we always have “last minute” cancellations.  Please call up to noon that day if you cannot attend (641-1839). 

Vestibule seating for the concert will be available should the sanctuary remain filled.

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There will be a Mission Day work session at the church on Saturday, April 16th, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  A sign-up sheet is in the foyer with some suggested indoor and outdoor work jobs, 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.  Call Kris Jenoriki if you have any questions.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Pat Castle – in the hospital

Tammy Suarez – recuperating from mini-stroke

Melvin Washington – recuperating from surgery

Ilsa Smith & Family

Betty Dorris (Dave’s sister)

Jill Williamson – hospitalized Thursday

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The Power of Silence – Read Psalm 33:13-22

Sitting here in the warmth of my home while resting and reading, I can hear wind and rain lashing against the trees outside. I feel relaxed after my rest, and my eyes peer around the room at the picture on the wall and the familiar objects. Everything is still, this moment too precious to lose. My body becomes absolutely still as well. I can see my Bible next to me and several texts about peace and stillness come to my mind.

It may be stressful and noisy outside with all the constant pressures of this life, but in here I feel that I can actually touch the silence. I was feeling tired and low, and I needed a little space, a pause. Now I feel strength coming into me, and even more a deep happiness, different from the highs and lows of human happiness. A blessedness enfolds me as I rest in God's everlasting arms.

Philippa Marshall from The Upper Room February 24, 2001

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This Week in Our Church . . .

                                                                       

Sunday                       

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Family Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              1:00 Mission Team trip to Port Norris

              6:30 Pastors’ Study

Monday

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth       

Tuesday                     

Wednesday    

            12:00 Lenten Lunch at Abs. Presbyterian                     

Thursday

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal        

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

              1:00 Ruth Circle in Cobb Lounge

Saturday

              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

              9:30 Prayer Shawl Ministry

              5:00 Dinner

              7:00 Concert

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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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