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December 23, 2011


Opportunities for Christmas Worship

Saturday          Christmas Eve

5:00 Family Worship – Sunday School pageant directed by Janna Beth Cobb, Dawn Lewis, Dawn Houseworth

7:00 Traditional Worship – Chancel Choir presents “Bethlehem Joy” directed by Jan Cobb, accompanied by Dorothy Ryon

Sunday                        Christmas Day

10:00 Sunday School & Worship – Pastor will be speaking from Philippians 2:1-8

And don’t forget there will be just one service at 10:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day as well.

No breakfast or refreshments will be served Christmas or New Year’s Day.

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The rosebud on the organ signifies the birth of Timothy Mohr, son of Frank & Laura Kay and grandson of Dave and Jan Cobb, on December 19. Timmy weighed in at 8 lb 12 oz and was 21” long.

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Our Christmas Eve offering is designated for the Salvation Army.  Please give so the joy of Christmas will be spread to those that have the least!

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Christmas poinsettias have been given in memory of and in honor of many dear saints we love.  If you purchased any you may take them home after the 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service or following the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday.

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The church office will be closed December 26 and January 2.  We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

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Officers and organization leaders: If you have not yet submitted your end of year reports please do so by January 5. 

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A2J will not meet this week or next week in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  See you in 2012!

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The Blessed Night of Two Hearts


Worried and Frazzled

Frustrated, confused and hurting

Two lonely figures made their way into town

A journey they could ill-afford to make

A poor carpenter and his young wife.

Life was not easy


Rumours wounded their reputations

Talk of fanaticism

Broken dreams

Dashed hopes of a groom longing

For a sweet innocent bride


Desperate surrender to their God

Relinquishment and determination

Bowing to the will of God.


A cold desert night

Beyond their strength

Their only place of respite

A hovel

The pain unbearable

Wracking her slight body

No mother near

No comforting hand

Only a nervous, terrified husband.


Lost together

Found in their divine purpose

Bound by hope

Unified by the wonder of the cry of a newborn babe

Human both


God accomplished His purposes

Through two hearts

Surrendered to his will

The immortal became mortal

That blessed night


Katherine Walden ©2005

Merry Christmas

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