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April 15, 2011

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. O Lord, we praise your name. O Lord, we magnify your name: Prince of Peace, Mighty God, O Lord God Almighty.” ~ “How Majestic Is Your Name” by Michael W. Smith (Hymn #42)

Our Journey to the Cross is almost complete. Come this Sunday as we celebrate Christ’s triumphal entry into the city. Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 21:1-11.

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Worship opportunities for the remainder of Holy Week are as follows:

April 21 Maundy Thursday Communion at Absecon Presbyterian - 7:00 p.m.

April 22 Good Friday Breakfast at Absecon Presbyterian - 8:30 a.m.

Good Friday Ecumenical Worship at St. Mark and All Saints - Noon

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

Worship & Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.

Worship - 11:00 a.m.

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Yesterday Jill Williamson went home to be with the Lord. We all share in the family’s grief and pray for Harry. Services will be in our church next Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Calling hours begin at 10:00, and the deacons will serve a lunch following the interment in our cemetery.

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Come on out for our Mission Work Day at the church tomorrow from 9-12 (rain or shine). There are plenty of jobs that need doing inside and out to get us ready for the spring and summer months. Many hands make light work! (There will be donuts.)

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Easter flower orders and Mission Bouquet donations must be in the office by 9:00 a.m. Monday. Please use the forms in your bulletin and Good News.

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Help is needed to prepare peanut butter and jam sandwiches for Sister Jean’s Kitchen. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the vestibule or see John Harvey!

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Remember, Deadlines are Important!

“Good Morning” (Sunday bulletin announcements) – Noon Tuesday (early due to holiday)

“The Presby Post” (Friday email) – Noon Thursday

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

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 ~

Frank Loeb

Flora Hutchinson

Don Mills

Pat Castle

Family of Jill Williamson

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Donkey Mentality

A minister referred to Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and asked: “What if the donkey on which Jesus was riding had thought all the cheering was for him? What if that small animal had believed that the hosannas and the branches were in his honor?”

The minister then pointed to himself and said: “I’m a donkey. The longer I’m here the more you’ll come to realize that. I am only a Christ-bearer and not the object of praise.”

In recording Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, Matthew referred to the prophecy of Zechariah: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey’”.

On Palm Sunday, the donkey was merely a Christ-bearer, bringing the Son of God into the city where He would give His life for the sins of the world.

If we could develop a healthy “donkey mentality,” what an asset that would be as we travel the road of life. Instead of wondering what people think of us, our concern would be, “Can they see Christ Jesus, the King?” Rather than seeking credit for service rendered, we would be content to lift up the Lord.

David C. McCasland from Our Daily Bread, June 19, 2006

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday Passion/Palm Sunday

8:45 Breakfast

9:30 Sunday School & Worship

10:45 Refreshments

11:00 Worship & Confirmation Class

 

Monday

1:30 Bible Study

6:00 Senior Youth

 

Tuesday

6:30 Contemporary Worship Committee

 

Wednesday

9:00 Good News Deadline

11:00 Funeral of Jill Williamson

 

Thursday

12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

7:00 Maundy Thursday Communion

 

Friday Office Closes at Noon

8:30 Good Friday Worship and Breakfast

12:00 Good Friday Worship at St. Mark & All Saints

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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