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April 8, 2011

“Thou art worthy, thou art worthy, thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, glory and honor, glory and honor and power; for thou hast created, hast all things created, thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are created: for thou art worthy, O Lord!” ~ “Thou Art Worthy” by Pauline Michael Mills; para. Revelation 4:11, 5:9 (Hymn 126)

This Sunday our young people will be presenting their dramatic presentation entitled “Memories of the Resurrection”.  A luncheon will follow in Madden Hall along with our annual Easter egg hunt.  All are invited to attend.

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Our second Minute for Mission for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be this Sunday during worship.  Please consider your gifts to this worthy cause.

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Our monthly Cents-Ability offering, which benefits Sister Jean’s Kitchen and Church World Service, will be received this Sunday.  Please use the lunch containers at the entrances to the sanctuary for your donations.

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The schedule for the remaining Lent and Holy Week services is as follows:

April 13 Noon - Fourth Lenten Lunch at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

April 17 Palm Sunday - regular worship schedule

April 21 7:00 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Communion at our church

April 22 8:30 a.m. - Good Friday Worship/Breakfast

               Noon - Good Friday Community Worship at St. Mark & All Saints

April 24 7:00 a.m. - Easter Sunrise at Heritage Park, Absecon

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Orders for Easter flowers are due (with payment) in the church office by Sunday, April 17.  Please use the forms found in the April Good News and in your pew racks.

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The City of Absecon will begin work on the sidewalk/curb project this coming week.  Traffic will be one way heading eastbound from Rt. 9 to Station Avenue from 7a - 4p weekdays until completion.  (School Street will remain open.)  Parking will be permitted on New Jersey Avenue on the same side as the contractors are working - in front and behind the job.  They will do their best to keep our parking lot open as much as possible. 

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Please remember in prayer:

Jill Williamson

Pat Castle

Don Mills – in Mainland

Masa Shinsato, Sandy’s father – hospitalized

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Daylight Lasts Longer – Read John 11:1-45

There is a couple in Arkansas who have given their six-year-old son strict instructions to come home from playing every afternoon no later than 5 p.m. He is allowed to play with his friends, but his parents are quite serious about his curfew. If he is not home by 5 p.m., they begin to worry and call around the neighborhood to find out where he is. The boy knows this, though, and is careful to arrive every day on time.

One March Monday, however, the day after Daylight Saving Time went into effect, the boy was late coming home. When he finally arrived, a few minutes before 6 p.m., his mother scolded him for being late. "You know you are to be home by five," she said, "and here it is nearly six."

Puzzled, the little boy pointed out the window. "But the light," he protested, "the light; it's the light that tells me when to come home."

Realizing what had happened, his mother smiled and gently explained that the day before the time had been changed, that everyone had reset their clocks and, now, the daylight lasted longer. The boy's eyes narrowed. "Does God know about this?" he asked suspiciously.

In a childlike way, this little boy shared John's theological vision. Martha, Jesus wants you to know that with God daylight last longer than death.

Adapted from Thomas G. Long, "When Jesus Arrives Late," Whispering the Lyrics, CSS Publishing Company

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Cents-Ability Offering

              9:00 Continental Breakfast

            10:00 Worship – Easter Drama

            11:00 Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt

            12:00 Confirmation Class


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


              6:30 Christian Education         


            12:00 Lenten Lunch at St. Elizabeth’s

              6:30 Weeknight Bible Study      


              6:45 Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal 

              7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”



              9-12 Mission Work Day (Spring Cleaning)

            10:00 Deacons Make Easter Gifts


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