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September 30, 2011

Join us at our Lord’s Table as Christians around the world come together on this World Communion Sunday! 

Our Chancel Choir will be making its first appearance this season under the direction of Jan Cobb and accompanied by Anna Mae Werner.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 21:33-46.

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Our second Minute for Mission for “Christmas in September” is scheduled for this Sunday to benefit the children of the school in Lukaya we have helped sponsor with Real Partners Uganda. Checks should be made payable to our church (designated “Christmas Uganda” in the memo) and can be left in the collection plate.  Deadline is October 23.

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The “Inns of New England” bus trip leaves Monday at 8:00a and will not return until late Saturday afternoon, Oct. 8. Both Pastors Cobb and Reedell will be on the bus, so there will be no Monday Bible Study or activities that they lead. Council will meet the second Tuesday of the month (October 11). Office hours may be reduced so please call ahead.

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There will be a fall “Mission Day at Our Church” on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9-Noon. A sign up sheet will be in the vestibule with jobs such as yard work, cleaning windows, kitchen chores, etc. Many hands are needed to make our church shine! See Jan Jorgensen, Kris Jenoriki, or any member of the Property Committee.

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Addicted2Jesus (A2J)

This week, the A2J youth have a Lock In Saturday, Oct. 1.  Registration and drop off is at 5:45 p.m. in Madden Hall.  Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided.  Cost is $5 per child.  Youth may be picked up between 7:30 and 8:00 am in Madden Hall.  Youth are expected to attend church and Sunday school per their commitment.  Please bring sleeping bag, pillow, modest sleepwear, and toiletries.  Lights out scheduled for 11 p.m. with a movie.  Please bring a PG or lower rated movie.  No guests unless prior arrangements have been made with Mrs. Gillis.

A2J youth will be selling caramel apples made during the Lock In for $1 between services.  Proceeds are to benefit the program Real Partners Uganda “Christmas in September” that Pastor Gerry spoke of last week.  The youth’s goal is to raise $18 to feed two children’s families.

There will be no A2J meeting this Sunday; however, you and your family can join Lions and Lambs for a hayride, corn maze and pumpkin picking at Butterhof’s Farm.  Depart from the church parking lot at 11 am and the cost is $7.  Pack a picnic lunch.

All Youth in 5th through 8th grade are invited to join us weekly at 10:30 am in the 7th/8th grade classroom for check in.  Guests are encouraged and welcomed to attend the program.  If a parent did not attend the parent meeting, they need to speak to Linda Gillis about registration for the A2J Program.  I can be reached on my cell 862-926-8964.

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All church groups and organizations are reminded to take digital photos of activities to share with the congregation. These will be displayed before services on Sundays using the new projection system. Please email your photos to Scott Sabo at scottandjosabo@hotmail.com.

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The Nov. 5 Congregational Event tickets are now available, but Joanie & Jerry were just called out of town. Please call 641-1839 to leave your dinner time request and number of seats needed.

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Attention Elders and All Committee Chairs – annual reviews for the pastor and employees are to be returned to the Personnel Committee as soon as possible.

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CROP Walk – Sunday, October 23, 1:30 Heritage Park

What are CROP Hunger Walks?

Neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together, we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger fighting initiatives.

Why walk?

We walk because we want to end hunger – one step at a time!

Where does the money go?

The money goes to fight hunger and poverty locally and globally, with 25% of what a CROP Walk raises going to local food banks/pantries and other hunger fighting initiatives.

For sponsor forms or questions, please see Greg Hamaty or check the church office.  (Our church can help change the world!)

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The October Good News was dropped at the post office this morning. (Thanks to Carol Kleiner.)  For a sneak peak keep checking our website for a link to all the info! (Thanks to Ken Marshall.)

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Please Remember in Prayer

Russ Adkisson, Jr

Betsy Cunius

Margaret Conover

June Waters

Eddie Haldeman

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(Read Romans 10:10-13)

A friend of mine has some very strong opinions. She is a pastor who knows exactly what she believes in and isn’t afraid to let others know where she stands. But she does this in an incredibly graceful manner.

We all know people who can be demeaning, even belittling with the way that they choose to disagree. But my friend's gift is that she is able to respect where other people's views come from.

No matter where they stand on certain sides of an issue, right or left, black or white, Jew or Greek, slave or free, God’s word is for all. My friend lives in a way that does justice to the truth that God’s word is for all and that God’s love is for all too.

Jacob Bolton from d365.org

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            World Communion

              8:15 Breakfast

              9:00 Sunday School & Worship

            10:00 Refreshments

            10:30 Worship & Lions and Lambs

              4:00 New Members Class

              6:30 Pastors’ Study – “Why?”


              8:00 Bus Trip Leaves for New England

              6:00 Senior Youth

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