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May 27, 2011

Join us Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00 for worship.  The praise band will be leading part of our worship service with a selection of patriotic music.  Pastor will be speaking from John 14:15-21.

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Representatives from Camp Haluwasa will be with us this Sunday to talk with our kids about the camp.  They will also be available to speak with parents needing more information.

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The Christian Readers Book Club will meet next Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. (postponed from May18).  They will discuss The Good Earth by Pearl Buck.

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The June Good News was mailed Thursday.  Watch for the update on our website

And while you’re there, follow the link to the Sermons page for a collection of audio files for past sermons, children’s sermons, etc. from worship services.  

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The Strawberry Festival will be Friday, June 3, from 6-8 p.m.  Cost is $4/adults and $2/kids.  (Pay at the door.)  Entertainment will be provided by the Albert Hall pickers.

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The church office will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.  Please take a few moments to remember those who gave their lives for our country.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Carol Thomas

Roger Wolcott

Dick Waters

Don Mills

Those in bereavement

Storm victims across the country

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Heros Unaware

By Mark A. Wright, HMC(SS)
22 June, 2000

I first saw him on a park bench
I've seen him every day
Sitting in a shady grove
Where my children come to play
Sometimes he feeds the birds and squirrels
Or whittles little toys
Sometimes he just sits and smiles
At the laughing girls and boys
And I never paid him any mind
'Till one day just this year
I noticed that he wore a frown
And on his cheek ... a tear.

Well I asked him why he seemed so down
He looked up, began to say
I lost half my friends 60 years ago today
He told me of the terror
As he fought to reach dry land
By the time the beachhead was secure
Half his friends lay in the sand

That was just in one long day
He fought on for 4 years more
And the 60 years from then to now
Have not dimmed His sights of war

He said they have reunions
Just to keep in touch and share
And for each comrade who has gone on
They leave an empty chair

Well, His park bench has been empty now
About 6 months or so
And if I'd never took the time
Then I never would've known
That sitting on that simple bench
With bread crumbs and little toys
Was a man who gave his all
To guarantee my daily joys

So give thanks to all the men and women
Who're still here or have gone before
And made the highest sacrifice
In both Peace time and in War
Because they bought our freedom
Paid their own blood, sweat, and tears
Then endured the heartache of those empty chairs
For all these years

So please do not ignore them
Or speed by without a care
'Cause you never know
When you might pass by
A hero, unaware

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This Week in Our Church


              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & Confirmation Class

Monday           Memorial Day



              7:00 Christian Readers Book Club

Thursday         Ascension Day

              7:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              6-8 Strawberry Festival


              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

              9:30 Prayer Shawl Ministry

            10:30 Field Day

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