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March 2, 2012

This Sunday we go back to worship services at 9:30 and 11:00!


Join us at our Lord’s Table this Sunday. Pastor will be speaking from Mark 8:31-38.

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Sunday is the second Sunday of Lent, and we begin our One Great Hour of Sharing minutes for mission. This is our Easter offering and can be given any time during Lent using the special envelopes in the pew rack or the March Good News that was mailed this week. We thank Christopher Gillis for doing this week’s Minute for Mission.

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This Sunday A2J meets at 11 am with Lions and Lambs. Youth need to be in the room behind Madden Hall promptly as we will assemble the first night kits. We will be assembling approximately 85 kits for delivery to the AC Rescue Mission. This activity concludes our mission project Pennies for Pins co-sponsored with Lions and Lambs. We will conclude around 12:30 after lunch.

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A limited number of Lenten tokens are available in the narthex. If you did not get one last week see one of the ushers.

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We thank Joan Nale and everyone who assisted with the Unity Dinner Wednesday night. It went well. The Lenten Lunches begin this Wednesday at noon with worship at the Absecon Methodist Church. These short worship services with soup and sandwich lunches are a long standing part of our Lenten observance. Join us if you haven’t in the past. You’ll find them meaningful and enjoyable.

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On March 28 our church will be hosting the final Lenten Lunch. Fellowship Committee has posted a sign up sheet in the vestibule for help providing soup and sandwiches, serving, and cleaning up. Please consider your time and talent.

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The Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship will meet this Saturday at 8:30. Breakfast will be pancakes. Come help plan for our Good Friday service and breakfast.

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The total for our winter fundraiser as of last Sunday is $11,270. Gifts may still be dedicated for this purpose.

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We are happy to report that the middle house on School Street has been rented. A couple will be moving in on March 12. Welcome.

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Come to the Ceili!! (Saturday, March 24) - This should be a fun event for everyone with dinner and live, traditional Irish music (referred to as Trad) and Irish dancers.  We will have ham accompanied with potatoes, carrots and sautéed cabbage.  Dinner is at 5:30, with the program immediately following.  Please bring your appetite, dancing shoes and wear something green.  $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children.  Come on out, the craic will be mighty. (In case you're wondering, craic, pronounced crack, is a Gaelic word which means having a good time or a laugh.  A ceili is a traditional Irish gathering for fun, fellowship and laughs.)

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Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday, March 11. Set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday.

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There will be one service on March 25 at 10:00 a.m. (three weeks from now). The Easter play will be presented at the worship service. Lunch and Easter egg hunt will follow.

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Brunch Menu

March 18

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Louisiana Style

Southern Cornbread

Savory, Not Sweet

Crispy Bacon

Savannah Style Red Rice

with Ham

Smoked Beef Brisket

Texas Style

3-Cheese Mac & Cheese

Toast Cups with Shrimp Salad 

Asparagus with Cucumber Sauce 

French Toast Sticks

with Maple Syrup

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Please Remember in Prayer

Russ Adkisson

Betsy Cunius

Bob Hunter

Bill Downer

Tammy Suarez

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                        Communion              

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:30 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship, Lions and Lambs & A2J

              6:30 Pastors’ Study


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth


              7:00 Session 


            Noon Lenten Lunch at Absecon Methodist

              6:30 Sarah Circle       


              9:00 PB & J

10:00 Martha Circle at Carol Thomas’

Noon Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal



              8:30 Doug Jablonski Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

            10:00 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