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July 15, 2011

We welcome Pastor Cobb back to the pulpit this Sunday.  Special Music will be provided by two of the music leaders from our Sunday night congregation.

Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

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The dedication of our new AED machine given in loving memory of Jill Williamson will take place in the vestibule following the morning announcements. 

The deacons will be offering a class on the use of the AED.  See Kris or Naida.

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There will be a special meeting of session on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the fall schedule.

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The family of Warren Smith extends a warm thank you to all for your cards, calls, memorial gifts and presence at his service.  Your support and prayers have meant so much in helping us to accept our loss and Heaven’s gain.  Just as our lives must continue, so will our love and memories!

In Christian Love,

Alice Smith

Scott, Brenda, Michael and families

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Monday morning the van will leave at 8:00 a.m. to travel to Port Norris for a week long daily mission trip.  We will return by 5:30 daily.  We will spackle, clean, build a shed, and help out.  Join us!  Bring tools.  If there are days we run out of things to do, we will return to work on the Stopfer Building.

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Sign up now for the annual dinner/cruise on Wednesday, August 24.  Dinner will be at Scales in Gardner’s Basin, and the cruise will leave from the dock outside the restaurant.  Forms are available in the vestibule and can be returned to the office or to Gayle Ackerman.

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We regret to inform you that the Community Bible School planned for August will not meet.  We did not have sufficient volunteers or registrations.

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The Weeknight Bible Study is taking a break for the summer but will return again in September with meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Betty Ann MacNaughton – Jefferson Hospital

Port Norris, NJ Mission Team

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Stop Following Your Shadow

There is a fable about a man who lived in the desert. He would wake up every morning and follow his shadow. So as the sun moved across the sky from east to west the man essentially walked in a large oval. At sundown he ended up where he had started. This continued for years. The man walked in circles day after day, following his shadow. One night the man heard the voice of God in a dream while he slept. The voice told him to stop following his shadow. Instead, "Follow the sun," the voice challenged, "And you will experience life as you have never dreamed it could be."

The man thought for many days about his vision of God while he continued to walk around in circles in the desert. But one day he mustered up enough courage to break away from his shadow. Little by little, step-by-step, the man began to follow the sun. And he discovered a kingdom that was, heretofore, way beyond his wildest dreams and imagination. Ultimately, he became friends with the Son.

"For whoever wants to save his own life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for me and the gospel will save it."

Robert L Salzgeber, Assayings: Theological Faith Testings, CSS Publishing Company.

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

            11:30 Picnic at the Manse

Monday           Mission Week at Port Norris Church


              7:00 Special Meeting of Session



            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s


            Senior Youth Pool Party


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