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July 1, 2011

Sunday we welcome The Seasoned Singers of Smithville under the direction of Robert Switzer and accompanied by Dot Ryon.  They will present a patriotic concert as the main part of our service. 

Our speaker next Sunday will be Rev. Gerry Reedell with Special Music by Carolyn Holland. 

Pastor Cobb will be back in the pulpit on July 17.

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The Inscription on the Statue of Liberty, written by Emma Lazarus

Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me;

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

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There are several sign up sheets on the bulletin board in the vestibule.  Check them out and sign up if interested!

PB & J Sandwich Makers needed the 2nd Thursday of each month

Ocean City Tabernacle featuring the King’s Brass in concert, Sunday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Mission Team to Port Norris Methodist Church July 18-22

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The FUNdraising Committee needs your recipes for our upcoming church
cookbook.  Please submit all entries in writing to Dawn Duran,
leobeauty74@verizon.net, or Nancy Conover, NConover@shoreagency.com.  Also there is contest for the kids to design the best cover for our new cookbook.  Be creative kids!

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The PB & J ministry is running low on supplies.  Donations of peanut butter or jam can be left in the kitchen marked for Sister Jean’s PB & J. 

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The Mission/Evangelism Committee is selling church t-shirts $10 for adults and $6.00 for children.  Sizes are Adult Small thru 2XL.  See John Harvey to purchase.

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We are in the process of painting and refurbishing Cobb Lounge and would like to showcase the many talents of our congregation.  If you would like to contribute a piece of art work, needlepoint, or any item that is handmade by you that we can exhibit on the walls of Cobb Lounge please contact Doris Wood at 646-1611. 

Many thanks to Kirk Conover for painting the lounge this week!

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Please Remember in Prayer ~

Flora Hutchinson

Norma Suarez

Harry Williamson

Betsy Cunius

Louise Speitel

Pastor & Mrs. Cobb

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An Inner Struggle of Allegiance

On a holiday weekend like this one, we are reminded of the inner struggle of allegiance. We want to celebrate this land that we love, and rightly so, and yet we want to be careful that our allegiance to country never supersedes nor is ever equivalent to our allegiance to God. We sing “God Bless America,” and yet we know that our faith will not allow us to ask God’s favoritism toward us over other nations. We know there are no national boundary lines with God.

We struggle to love our country when our government acts in ways we feel are contrary to God’s ways of justice and peace. But we love our country by calling it to God’s ways of justice and peace. We must not let our fear and struggle render us silent and still. Our first allegiance is to the God whose truth still marches on.

W. Gregory Pope, The Inner Struggle

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

Monday           Independence Day

            Office Closed

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