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ah first presbyterian churchATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- Members and friends of the First Presbyterian Church are invited to hear Pastor Paul F. Rack mark the Third Sunday of Advent this weekend.

Rack's sermon is entitled "The One Who Comes" and is based on the Biblical message offered in Matthew 11:2-11. The pastor's sermon will be presented during the 11 a.m. worship service at the 126-year-old church at Third & E Highland Aves.

The David Nunez-directed adult choir will perform during the service.

"John the Baptist sends messengers to Jesus to verify that he is indeed the Messiah," according to Rack. "Jesus responds by simply showing them what he is doing in healing people and lifting them up.

"Jesus then affirms that John is the one whose ministry prepares the world for his arrival. It is the job of the church to witness to the justice, peace and healing that Christ brings into the world."

In addition to Sunday's worship service, all area residents are invited to attend the church's annual Christmas Eve service at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24.

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