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June 17, 2011

Join us this Sunday as we honor our Dads and Grads!  Fathers who attend worship will receive a token of our appreciation.  Graduates will be recognized during the 9:30 service and will receive a gift as well.

Pastor will be speaking from 2 Corinthians 13:5-13.

We will debut a new order of worship at 9:30 for a blended worship experience.  Some things will change; some will stay the same.  This order will be used two more times during the summer.

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This is the last Sunday of our regular schedule.  Starting next Sunday, June 26, there will be one service at 10:00 a.m.  Children in grades K-7 will leave for 40 Minute Club during the service.  Refreshments will be served outside (weather permitting).  Sunday School, choir, Sunday Breakfast, and most groups do not meet in the summer.  We will resume our regular schedule on September 11, the Sunday after Labor Day.

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The July/August Good News deadline is 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.  Starting the next week summer hours for the church office will be reduced.  The office will be open most mornings with some afternoon hours.  Please call before dropping in!

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Due to schedule conflicts, the Weeknight Bible study for June 22 is being cancelled.  The next session will be on Wednesday, July 13th at 630pm.  See you there!

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Come and enjoy a night out in Ocean City at the OC Tabernacle on July 10.  Service begins at 7:00 p.m. featuring the King’s Brass in concert.  The van will leave Absecon at 6:00 p.m. if you would like a ride.  Sign up in the vestibule.  A van driver is also need for this event.  See Tina Brown if you would like to help out.  Thank you!

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Please Remember in Prayer ~

Norma Suarez

Harry Williamson

Carol Thomas

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It Takes a Special Man

Father's Day is fast approaching. My very wise grandmother used to say, "Anyone can have a child, but it takes a special man to be a father." I wholeheartedly agree. Being a father is much more than performing a biological function. It is about loving and caring, guiding and sharing.

A father is the head of his family. He does this, not out of insecurity, selfishness or pride, but out of the desire to be an obedient servant to God. (Ephesians 5:22)

A father offers wise council so that he may lead his children to a path of righteousness. He is slow to anger, yet demands respect. "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; ..." Ephesians 6:1-3 (See also Genesis 18:19)

A father is strong, reliable and confident. But, a father is also tender, loving and understanding. "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: ..." Matt. 7:12 (See also Psalms 103:13)

A father is a good provider. As long as he is capable, he is willing to labor hard to provide shelter for his family, and food on the table ... "if any would not work neither should he eat". (II Thessalonians 3:10)

A father recognizes the importance of making time for those he loves. Little league baseball and dance recitals seem to be his favorite past time. "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6)

A father is not judged by how much he earns or how many material goods he provides. What does matter to his children is how well he is being a father.
 
Melanie Schurr

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                       

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship

              7:00 New Members’ Class

Monday

            Good News Deadline

Wednesday

              7:00 Property Committee

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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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