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June 3, 2011

Join us this Sunday as we gather at our Lord’s Table.  Pastor will be speaking from John 17:1-11.

Sunday is also Youth Recognition.  Be sure to congratulate them on their great accomplishments during this past year!

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There will be a picnic at the manse following the 11:00 service.  All are welcome. 

Lions and Lambs will be there for their final session of the year. The pool will be open.  The Confirmation Class will move inside after lunch to meet with the pastor.

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Don’t forget the Strawberry Festival tonight (Friday) from 6-8 p.m.!  Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids. 

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Tomorrow looks like the perfect day for Field Day!  Meet behind the manse at 10:30 for races, contests, and plenty of fun.  (Yes, there will be prize ribbons.)  After a cookout lunch we’ll play some carnival games.  The pool and water slide will be open as well.  Sounds like a great day!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Norma Suarez – Hospitalized in Atlantic City

Dick Waters – now at home

Harry Williamson

            Tornado victims

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With All My Art – Read Exodus 35:30-35

Why plant flowers? You can’t eat them,” said my father-in-law after witnessing my spring ritual of filling pots with fragrant and colorful treasures from the garden store. Jay’s dad is an engineer—a practical sort of person. He can make anything work, but making it beautiful is not a priority. He values function over form, usefulness over aesthetics.

God created us with different gifts. Engineers who work for the glory of God design machines that make life easier. The Lord also created artists, who make life more pleasant by creating beautiful things for the glory of God and the enjoyment of others.

When we think of art in worship, we usually think of music. But other art forms have long had a role in glorifying God. The calling of Bezalel demonstrates God’s regard for fine art (Ex. 35:30-35). God commissioned him to beautify the first official place of worship: the tabernacle. God’s purpose for the arts, says Gene Edward Veith, is “to glorify God and to manifest beauty.”

When artistic talent is enlivened by the Spirit of God, it becomes an act of worship that then can become a witness to point people to Christ. God has greatly enriched our lives with beauty. And we in turn express our gratitude by displaying His glory in our art.

Julie Ackerman Link from Our Daily Bread, June 13, 2007

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Communion/Youth Recognition

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship & Confirmation Class

                       Lions and Lambs

            12:00 Picnic at the Manse

              7:00 New Members Class


              1:30 Bible Study

Tuesday           Primary Elections in Madden Hall

  7:00 Session


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Gilchrist’s

              6:30 Weeknight Bible Study           


              9:00 PB & J Sandwiches

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s



            10:00 Canoe Trip

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