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August 19, 2011

The Covenant Players, a full-time interdenominational Christian drama ministry, will be leading us in worship this Sunday. 

Come worship the Lord!

(Offering plates will be at the entrances to the sanctuary for your love gifts in support of the world-wide ministry of Covenant Players.)

Our speaker next Sunday will be Rev. Ellie Cowherd who led us in our Transformational process.  Special music will be by Vic Werner.

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Those of you with reservations for our dinner/cruise and would like a ride should meet at the church by 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday.  The van will leave promptly at 4:45.

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Tom & Anita Brown will open their garden railroad again this Sunday from 1-5 p.m. due to the rain last weekend.

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Our church-wide yard sale will be held Saturday, September 17, from 8-2.  See Priscilla to rent a table or space for $10 each.

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Please Remember in Prayer

Louise Speitel

Tammy Suarez – in Mainland

Betty Ann MacNaughton – in Mainland

Paul Hamer

Harry Williamson

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Unused Muscles

My wife recently visited a physiotherapist to seek relief for her neck and shoulder pain. When the problem did not go away after several visits, she asked why. She was told that her pain was because of some “lazy neck muscles.”

Apparently, the neck muscles that were supposed to hold her head upright were not doing their job. As a result, her shoulder muscles had to take over the function of holding up her head. This caused unnaturally stiffened shoulder muscles. The solution? Exercises were prescribed to train her neck muscles to do what they were designed to do.

In a way, her problem depicts what happens in the body of Christ. God has given each believer gifts that are to be exercised for the common good of the church (1 Cor. 12:7). But when some don’t pull their weight, others far less gifted in those areas must pitch in. Although the body of Christ continues to function, it is not functioning at its best. There are some overworked Christians around!

God wants us to use our spiritual gifts to benefit others in the church. When we work together, we keep the body strong. What has God gifted you to do so that you can help relieve the strain the church is suffering?

by C. P. Hia,  from Our Daily Bread, October 7, 2008

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This Week in Our Church . . .


Sunday Covenant Players      

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments


            5:30 Dinner/cruise (van leaves Absecon at 4:45)           

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