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July 27, 2011

Join us this Sunday for a time of spiritual renewal and refreshment.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 14:13-21.  

Jonathan and Bob from God is Faithful Church will provide special music during the service.

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Our mission team will resume their work in Port Norris Monday-Wednesday of next week (weather permitting).  See Russ Adkisson for details or if you are able to help.  Meet at the church at 8:00 a.m.

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The office will be closed Thursday-Tuesday.  (Bet you wondered why the Presby Post hit your inbox on Wednesday didn’t ‘cha.)  The pastor will be in from time to time following his cabin trip so leave a message. 

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The music schedule for worship in August is as follows:

August 7 – The Holland Family

August 14 – The Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

August 21 – Sharon Neff

August 28 – Roberta Beckler

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Reservations for the dinner cruise on August 24 must be in by August 17.

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Lunch Bunch will be heading to the Mays Landing Diner on Wednesday, August 3.  Meet at the church at 11:30 or at the diner at noon.

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Please Remember in Prayer ~

Bill & Marguerite Downer

Paul Hamer

Jim Maurer

Betsy Cunius

Betty Ann MacNaughton

Norma Suarez

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Forgotten Gifts – Read 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

One of my relatives has a storage closet filled with gifts. Some are gifts that were given to her, and some are gifts she intended to give to others. All have ended up on the back shelf of the closet, unused and forgotten. If used, they could serve their intended purpose; sitting abandoned on the shelf, they are useless.

How many of us have unused gifts that were given to us by God? The Bible tells us that the Spirit gives each of us gifts to use for God's glory. However, we often put them on a back shelf and forget about them. Perhaps God has given the gift of teaching, but we are too afraid of failure to lead a Bible study. Maybe we have received the gift of serving, but charity work requires too much time.

In the parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14-30), Jesus tells us to use what we have been given. Are we willing to take a look in the closet, dust off the gifts, and begin using them for their intended purpose: God's glory?

Beverly W. Dillard (Georgia, U.S.A.) from The Upper Room, January 11, 2005

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

            11:30 Manse Picnic

Monday – Wednesday

  8:00 Mission Team to Port Norris    

Wednesday     Office Reopens

            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Mays Landing Diner

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