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December 16, 2011

Sunday we light the Joy candle on our wreath.

Pastor will be speaking from Luke 1:39-56.

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Sunday Brunch will be served following the first service. The men have prepared a real treat, plus we will have special music and a special visitor. This is our church Christmas party, so please stay for a good time.  Cost is only $5.00.

Brunch Menu

December 18, 2011

Smoked Turkey Breast

with Mushroom Gravy

Virginia Country Ham

Buttermilk Biscuits

Red Onion Confit

Grits with Shrimp

Cranberry Chutney

Plum Chutney

Quiche Lorraine

Waffles/Butter/Maple Syrup

Marinated Asparagus

Olive Assortment

Ferd’s Cake

Fresh Fruit with Chocolate Dip

Juices, Coffee, Tea

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Many thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts and cards on the loss of Jack and Kendal Cobb’s baby. And special thanks to the deacons for their help with refreshments. Memorials can be made to the church using the envelopes in the pew racks.

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Next Thursday we will meet at the church at 5:30 to go Christmas caroling. Come for a great evening of sharing Christmas joy.

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The schedule for Christmas Eve is Family Worship at 5:00 and Traditional Worship at 7:00. The kids will present their pageant at 5:00 and the choir will sing a cantata at 7:00. Join us as we celebrate and welcome our Savior’s birth.

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Please be sure to check your mailbox on Sunday. Many are stuffed with cards, offering envelopes, a new church directory, etc.

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There will be only one service at 10:00 Christmas Day and the following Sunday, New Year’s Day. There will be no breakfast either Sunday.

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Please be sure to check your mailbox on Sunday. Many are stuffed with cards, offering envelopes, a new church directory, etc.

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The church office will be open as usual Thursday and Friday next week.  December 27-30 hours could be semi-usual, but please call before stopping in.  Thanks for your patience.

We will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. – That’s definite!

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This week A2J will be on our amended schedule due to the brunch and will meet at 11 am in the 7th/8th grade classroom.  We will assemble a Christmas Food Basket for a family in need with each youth’s donation.

Following the assembly of the basket, we’ll have our Christmas Party until noon.  Each youth needs to bring a wrapped present for the grab bag that cost at least $5 and no more than $10 that is gender generic as well as a favorite holiday dessert to share with the group.

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Offering envelope boxes for 2012 are in your mailboxes. If you don’t have envelopes and want them, see Bob Wilkenloh. Financial statements for 2011 giving will be in your boxes by the second Sunday of January. Gifts to the church made after Christmas Day will probably be counted as a 2012 contribution (Dec. 25 is the last Sunday of the year).

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Please remember in prayer ~

Betty Jerue – stress fracture in foot

Jack & Kendal Cobb

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This Week in Our Church . . .


            No Breakfast!

              8:15 Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

              9:00 Sunday School & Worship

            10:00 Brunch

            11:00 Worship & A2J

            12:15 Special Meeting of Session

              6:30 Pastors’ Study


            12:00 Bible Study Lunch

              6:00 Senior Youth

              6:30 Handbell Rehearsal

              7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              9:00 Good News Deadline!


              6:30 Christmas Pageant Rehearsal


              5:30 Caroling


Saturday          Christmas Eve

            10:00 Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

              5:00 Family Worship

              7:00 Traditional 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