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February 10, 2012

Join us this Sunday as we celebrate God’s love for us! 153 years ago our church was founded in a building across the street from the Absecon Methodist Church called the “Odd Fellows Hall”. Happy Birthday to us! 

Our bell choir will perform, and Pastor will be speaking from Mark 1:40-45.

Receiving the sacrament of baptism at the 10:30 service is Anna Lee who formally joined our church this past Tuesday at the session meeting. Anna was raised in a Buddhist environment but has come to know Jesus as her personal savior. Today her spiritual journey is given fruition as she is baptized. Let us welcome her to this community of faith. Jesus is alive and still saving souls!

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Our Cents-Ability offering will be received Sunday. Please use the lunch containers at the doors to the sanctuary for your donations.

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Sunday night at 6:30p Pastors Cobb & Reedell will begin a Lenten course in the lounge entitled “Final Words”. This course will focus on the seven last words from the cross and will begin with a video followed by scripture and discussion. Cost is only $5.00. Come and join us for a blessed Lenten experience. Ash Wednesday is just 10 days away.

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The Unity Dinner is on February 29. Cost is $6.00 (note the price change). Please fill in the form in your bulletin and return to Joan Nale, our representative, with your payment. The Lutherans are providing the main course of ziti and meatballs. The music program is by Suite Inspiration, the singing group of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

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Our FUNdraising Committee is sponsoring two events in the next few weeks. Zumba will take place on Feb. 25 from 3-4 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, children 12 & under Free.

And 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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Next Sunday is a Brunch Sunday. Don’t forget that the second service doesn’t begin until 11:00. Plan on being here for great food and fellowship with both the early and later congregations.

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The total in our Winter Fundraiser is now $6,510. There are just two more Sundays of this campaign. Have we heard from you?

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Lunch Bunch will be meeting at 11:30 on February 29 to travel to AJ’s on the Lake in Smithville. There will be no Lunch Bunch in March – see you at the Lenten Lunches.

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This Sunday there is no meeting as A2J and Lions and Lambs are co-sponsoring Pennies for Pins at Strike Zone a fundraising event supporting the AC Rescue Mission on Sunday.  Don’t forget your donation!  Donations for first night bags can include toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, deodorant or socks.

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New members will be welcomed Sunday, Feb. 19, at the 11:00 service. (That’s brunch so the second service will not begin until 11:00.)

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The time of our church services will go back to 9:30 and 11:00 on March 4. Sunday brunch schedule will be 9:30 and 11:15.

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The Cobb Lounge Renovation Committee is pleased to announce the addition of two new paintings now on display.

“Sea Scape” by Dottie Hanlon, in memory of my friend, Myrtle Leek

“St. Francis” by Dottie Hanlon, in memory of my friend, Dorothy H. Flanigan

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John Harvey reports that JAM is needed for the PB & J sandwiches for Sister Jean’s. Also, if you can help make sandwiches please sign up on the bulletin board in the vestibule. If you have any questions call John at 513-8528.

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The Mission Committee’s T-shirt Sale continues! Adults (sizes S-XXL) are $10.00. Children (sizes S, M, L) are $7.00. See John Harvey (513-8528).

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All Seniors are invited to attend the 29th annual Senior Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, February 26, at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall at Absecon Methodist Church. This annual dinner is hosted by the Absecon Ladies League.  Please RSVP to Lisa at 645-9012 by February 20.

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Please Remember in Prayer ~

Tammy Suarez

Bill Downer

Anne Leopold

Betsy Cunius

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Baptism and Cents-Ability Offering

              8:15 Breakfast

              9:00 Sunday School & Worship

            10:00 Refreshments

            10:30 Worship (Baptism)

                       “Pennies for Pins” Lions and Lambs & A2J

              6:30 Pastors’ Study


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

Tuesday           Valentine’s Day

              7:00 Trustees


              6:30 FUNdraising Committee


            Noon Serve at Sister Jean’s Kitchen

              6:30 Handbell Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



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