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September 2, 2011

Join us as we gather at our Lord’s Table this final summer Sunday.

Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 18:15-20.

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The deadline for entries for our new cookbook and for the kids Design the Cover Contest has been moved up to September 15th to allow for enough publishing time. 

Submit your recipes online directly to www.typensave.com to submit their recipes. The login to use is absecon_presby and the password is a65fg.

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There will be a picnic behind the manse Sunday, weather permitting.  Come and enjoy good Labor Day food and conversation.  Hear about the Cobb’s vacation. 

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Our prayers are with the family of Betty Ann MacNaughton who went home to be with the Lord this past Tuesday night.  Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 with calling hour at 10:00. 

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September 11 is Rally Day and the first Sunday back on regular schedule!  Remember, everything will begin thirty minutes earlier than in the past with breakfast at 8:15, early worship at 9:00, refreshments at 10, and second service at 10:30. 

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Our mission team will return to Port Norris Friday and Saturday, September 9-10.  Remaining tasks include painting window frames, cleaning windows, and putting storm sashes back in.  We thank Bill Miller for investing eight days on his own over the summer to glaze and prime all the windows in the church and church hall.  If you are able to help, please sign up in the vestibule.  The church has been waiting all summer for us to finish.

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The church yard sale is Saturday, September 17.  Items are already starting to come in.  Sign up to help.  If you would like to rent your own table see Priscilla.

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The church office will be closed Monday, Labor Day, and September 12-16 for vacation.  All bulletin information for Sept. 11 and 18 must be in by Wednesday, September 7.

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Church t-shirts are still available - Adults/$10, Children/$5.  See John Harvey in Madden Hall on Sunday mornings.  If he doesn’t have your size available let him know!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Family of Betty Ann MacNaughton

Betsy Cunius – shoulder surgery

Harry Williamson – getting weaker

June Waters – in Bacharach following hip surgery

Louise Speitel

Mario Suarez

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Waiting on God

“He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31 NRSV)

This whole idea of waiting goes against what we naturally and culturally do. When our natural inclination is to step on the gas, God is often telling us to hit the brakes. Waiting is often difficult because we equate it with inactivity. But waiting, which can also be translated as hoping, means to wait with expectation, to look for. The implication is that we are waiting and watching with expectation towards what God is going to do. During these periods of waiting, God is often refueling and refining us for what He has in store. Everything around you needs to be refueled after much use. Your car has to stop for gas, your body needs to sleep, and your cell phone needs to be recharged. So, why can’t this be the case with our spiritual life as well? What may seem like inactivity from our perspective is often purposeful preparation from God’s perspective. Be encouraged that those who wait end up even stronger after the Lord renews them.

From shortdailydevotions.com

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Communion

              9:45 Hymn sing

            10:00 Worship

            11:15 Refreshments

            11:30 Manse Picnic

Monday           Labor Day

            Office Closed


              7:00 Session


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Pirate’s Den

              7:00 Sarah Circle in Cobb Lounge


              9:00 PB & J

            10:00 Martha Circle at Carol Thomas’

            11:30 Cemetery Committee

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

Friday              Mission Team to Port Norris

Saturday          Mission Team to Port Norris

              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship

              9:30 Prayer Shawl Ministry

            10:30 Worship Committee

Sunday            Rally Day!

              8:15 Breakfast

              9:00 Sunday School & Worship

            10:00 Refreshments

            10:30 Worship

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