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January 27, 2012


Join us this Sunday for Family Worship at 10:00 a.m.  Our children will be leading the service. Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 16:13-18.

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Our annual meeting will begin ten minutes after worship. We will go over reports, elect a new Nominating Committee, and have old and new business. Copies of the report are in your mailbox. A pizza lunch will be served ten minutes after the annual meeting. There is no charge.

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The sacrament of communion will be served February 5 at both services. Church officers will also be ordained and installed.

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Attention choir and bell choir: Starting next week rehearsals will be on Thursday nights (same time), not Monday.

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This weekend is the last that the mailbox system will be in place. Please clean them out.

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The Fellowship Committee will be holding their first soup sale of the season Sunday in Madden Hall. Stop by their table, and pick up your favorite(s)!

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The total in our winter fundraiser is now $2,475.00. Have we heard form you? We have a long way to go!

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Tickets are now on sale for the bus trip to Longwood Gardens on March 3. Cost is $45/adults-$35/children 12 & under. Seats are limited! See Dawn Duran, Scott Sabo, or Tina Brown.

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Zumba will take place on Feb. 25 from 3-4 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, children 12 & under Free.

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The Valentine’s Dinner sponsored by the men’s fellowship is on Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each. See any member of the men’s fellowship. Yellow tickets are chicken; ivory is steak.

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Due to the Congregational Meeting and one service scheduled at 10 am, A2J will not meet this week.

A2J hosted Family Game Night last Saturday evening as a fundraiser.  Thank you to those who provided the pot luck dinner; it was delicious and enjoyed by all.  Pastor Cobb’s team won bragging rights in Bible Pictionary.  Congratulations to Dawn Duran and Kassie Little who guessed the closest number of candies in the conversation heart and chocolate candy jars.  A big Thank You to all those who participated in the evening, especially Karen Little for her work in the kitchen; Bob Gillis for leading Bible Pictionary; and Janna Beth Cobb as well as Jason Imlay for their support with leading games.  A2J raised $101 for their trip to a Johnsonburg retreat scheduled in May.

A2J will host a Family Movie Night this Friday, January 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Madden Hall as a fundraiser.  The Veggie Tales movie The Christmas Star about the Epiphany will be shown and popcorn as well as movie candy will served.  Wear your pajamas and bring a sleeping bag or blanket to sit.  Suggested donation for a family is $5.00.  Hope to see you there.

A2J along with Lions and Lambs are co-sponsoring Pennies for Pins at Strike Zone a fundraising event supporting the AC Rescue Mission on Sunday, February 12th at 11:30 am.  Tickets and lane sign up begin this Sunday, January 29th.  Pre-purchased tickets are required for $10 and include bowling, shoe rental as well as lunch of pizza and soda.  All are invited and encouraged to attend.

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The Mission/Evangelism Committee is selling church t-shirts Sunday in Madden Hall - $10 for adults and $6.00 for children. 

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The Mission Committee welcomes Jennifer and her three sons to the Bakely House. She took residency Jan. 26. Also, thanks to Elaine Risley for donating curtains.

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All seniors are cordially invited to attend the 29th annual Senior Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Absecon Ladies League 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Absecon Methodist Church. RSVP to Lisa at 645-9012 by Feb. 20.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Melissa & Jim Wooding

Bill Downer

Ann Leopold

Betty Jerue

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This Week in Our Church . . .


              9:15 Continental Breakfast

            10:00 Family Worship

            11:00 Refreshments

            11:15 Annual Meeting followed by lunch

              1:00 New Members Class


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


              6:30 Worship Committee


            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Shore Diner

              7:00 Sarah Circle in Cobb Lounge


              6:30 Handbell Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              1:00 Ruth Circle


              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

              9:30 Prayer Shawl Ministry

            10:00 Deacons Meeting

            11:00 Mission/Evangelism Committee

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