Sunday, August 30, 2015

OUR WEEK - SEPTEMBER 6TH THRU SEPTEMBER 12TH

REMINDERS —
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND —
OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON.
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ADAIR U.M.W. MEETS AT 1:30 P.M.   
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AD COUNCIL AT CASEY U.M.C.
• Casey Council at 7 P.M.
• Adair Council at 7:45 P.M.
• Combined Councils after.
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH —
Happy Anniversary —
Keith and Karla Caltrider!
Happy Anniversary —
Joe and Glenda Moore!
Happy Anniversary —
Tony and Sheryl Richter!
Happy Anniversary —
Dave and Debie Stolk!
15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
COLOR:  GREEN
Jesus goes to Lebanon for a vacation
and there encounters a local woman
whose begging ultimately convinces
him to free her daughter from a demon.
Returning to Galilee, and re-entering the
region of the Decapolis.
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SCRIPTURE READINGS —
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PROVERBS 22:1-9, 22-23
THE MESSAGE (MSG)

About wealth, justice, generosity and
the poor.


CURE COMES THROUGH DISCIPLINE
1 A sterling reputation is better than
striking it rich;
    a gracious spirit is better than money
in the bank.

2
The rich and the poor shake hands as
equals—
    God made them both!

3 A prudent person sees trouble coming
and ducks;
    a simpleton walks in blindly and is
clobbered.

4 The payoff for meekness and Fear-of-
God
    is plenty and honor and a satisfying
life.

5 The perverse travel a dangerous road,
potholed and mud-slick;
    if you know what’s good for you, stay
clear of it.

6 Point your kids in the right direction—
    when they’re old they won’t be lost.

7 The poor are always ruled over by the
rich,
    so don’t borrow and put yourself
under their power.

8 Whoever sows sin reaps weeds,
    and bullying anger sputters into
nothing.

9 Generous hands are blessed hands
    because they give bread to the poor.
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PSALM 125
THE MESSAGE (MSG) 
God's protection for the righteous.

A PILGRIM SONG
125 1-5
Those who trust in God
    are like Zion Mountain:
Nothing can move it, a rock-solid
mountain
    you can always depend on.
Mountains encircle Jerusalem,
    and God encircles his people—
    always has and always will.
The fist of the wicked
    will never violate
What is due the righteous,
    provoking wrongful violence.
Be good to your good people, God,
    to those whose hearts are right!
God will round up the backsliders,
    corral them with the incorrigibles.
Peace over Israel!
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JAMES 2:1-17
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
God has enabled the poor to be rich in
faith, but the rich have often exercised
their power to oppress people and keep
them poor. Disciples of Jesus must take
direct action—not just have good
intentions-- to relieve the needs of the
poor. "Faith without works is dead."

THE ROYAL RULE OF LOVE

1-4 My dear friends, don’t let public
opinion influence how you live out our
glorious, Christ-originated faith. If a man
enters your church wearing an
expensive suit, and a street person
wearing rags comes in right after him,
and you say to the man in the suit, “Sit
here, sir; this is the best seat in the
house!” and either ignore the street
person or say, “Better sit here in the
back row,” haven’t you segregated
God’s children and proved that you are
judges who can’t be trusted?
5-7 Listen, dear friends. Isn’t it clear by
now that God operates quite differently?
He chose the world’s down-and-out as
the kingdom’s first citizens, with full
rights and privileges. This kingdom is
promised to anyone who loves God. And
here you are abusing these same
citizens! Isn’t it the high and mighty who
exploit you, who use the courts to rob
you blind? Aren’t they the ones who
scorn the new name—“Christian”—used
in your baptisms?
8-11 You do well when you complete the
Royal Rule of the Scriptures: “Love
others as you love yourself.” But if you
play up to these so-called important
people, you go against the Rule and
stand convicted by it. You can’t pick and
choose in these things, specializing in
keeping one or two things in God’s law
and ignoring others. The same God who
said, “Don’t commit adultery,” also said,
“Don’t murder.” If you don’t commit
adultery but go ahead and murder, do
you think your non-adultery will cancel
out your murder? No, you’re a murderer,
period.
12-13 Talk and act like a person
expecting to be judged by the Rule that
sets us free. For if you refuse to act
kindly, you can hardly expect to be
treated kindly. Kind mercy wins over
harsh judgment every time.

FAITH IN ACTION
14-17
Dear friends, do you think you’ll
get anywhere in this if you learn all the
right words but never do anything?
Does merely talking about faith indicate
that a person really has it? For instance,
you come upon an old friend dressed in
rags and half-starved and say, “Good
morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be
filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off
without providing so much as a coat or
a cup of soup—where does that get
you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk with-
out God-acts is outrageous nonsense?
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MARK 7:24-37
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Jesus goes to Lebanon for a vacation
and there encounters a local woman
whose begging ultimately convinces
him to free her daughter from a demon.
Returning to Galilee, and re-entering the
region of the Decapolis (where he had
cast out a legion of demons), Jesus
heals a man who could not hear or
speak. The more he ordered others not
to speak of this, the more they spread it
abroad.

24-26 From there Jesus set out for the
vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house
there where he didn’t think he would be
found, but he couldn’t escape notice. He
was barely inside when a woman who
had a disturbed daughter heard where
he was. She came and knelt at his feet,
begging for help. The woman was
Greek, Syro-Phoenician by birth.
She asked him to cure her daughter.
27 He said, “Stand in line and take your
turn. The children get fed first. If there’s
any left over, the dogs get it.”
28 She said, “Of course, Master. But
don’t dogs under the table get scraps
dropped by the children?”
29-30 Jesus was impressed. “You’re
right! On your way! Your daughter is no
longer disturbed. The demonic affliction
is gone.” She went home and found her
daughter relaxed on the bed, the
torment gone for good.
31-35 Then he left the region of Tyre,
went through Sidon back to Galilee Lake
and over to the district of the Ten Towns.
Some people brought a man who could
neither hear nor speak and asked Jesus
to lay a healing hand on him. He took
the man off by himself, put his fingers in
the man’s ears and some spit on the
man’s tongue. Then Jesus looked up in
prayer, groaned mightily, and
commanded, “Ephphatha!—Open up!”
And it happened. The man’s hearing is
clear and his speech plain just like that.
36-37 Jesus urged them to keep it quiet,
but they talked it up all the more, beside
themselves with excitement. “He’s done
it all and done it well. He gives hearing
to the deaf, speech to the speechless.”
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• 1620 - Pilgrims left on the Mayflower
from Plymouth, England to settle in the
New World.
• 1837 - The Oberlin College of Ohio
went co-educational.
• 1876 - The Southern Pacific rail line
from Los Angeles to San Francisco was
completed.
• 1899 - Carnation processed its first
evaporated milk.
• 1901 - U.S. President William McKinley
was shot and mortally wounded. He died
eight days later.  He was shot by Leon
Czolgosz, an American anarchist, who
was executed the following October.
• 1909 - Robert Peary, American explorer,
had sent word that he had reached the
North Pole. Actually, he reached his goal
five months earlier.
• 1941 - Jews in all German-occupied
areas were ordered to wear the Star of
David with the word "Jew" inscribed.
• 1943 - The youngest player to appear
in an American League baseball game
was pitcher Carl Scheib of the
Philadelphia Athletics. Scheib was 16
years old.
• 1975 - Tennis player Martina
Navratilova requested political asylum
while in New York for the U.S. Open
Tennis Tournament.
• 1990 - Iraq warned that anyone trying
to flee the country without permission
would be put in prison for life.
• 1991 - The name St. Petersburg was
restored to Russia's second largest city.
The city was founded in 1703 by Peter
the Great. The name has been changed
to Petrograd (1914) and to Leningrad in
(1924).
• 1993 - Renault of France and Volvo of
Sweden announced they were merging.
Volvo canceled the deal the following
December.
• 2000 - The U.N. Millennium Summit
began in New York. It was the largest 
gathering of world leaders in history
with more than 150 countries present.
• 2001 - Ebay Inc. was found not liable
for copyright infringement because
bootleg copies of a Charles Manson
documentary had been sold on the site.
• 2002 - In New York, the U.S. Congress
convened at Federal Hall to express the
nation's mourning for the losses on
September 11, 2001 and unity in the war
 against terrorism.           
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH —
Happy Birthday Ron Keating!
Happy Anniversary —
Bob and Margaret Sullins!
OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
    BIBLE AND BREW BIBLE STUDY —
    IN CASEY U.M.C. AT 10:30 A.M.
    IN ADAIR U.M.C. AT 7 P.M.
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• 1812 - Napoleon of France defeated the
Russian army of Alexander I at the battle
of Borodino.
• 1813 - The nickname "Uncle Sam" was
first used as a symbolic reference to the
United States. The reference appeared in
New York's Troy Post.
• 1888 - Edith Eleanor McLean was the
first baby ever to be placed in an
incubator.
• 1915 - Johnny Gruelle received a patent
for the Raggedy Ann doll.
(U.S. Patent D47789)
• 1940 - London received its first rain of
bombs from Nazi Germany during World
War II.
• 1942 - During World War II, the Russian
army counter attacked German troops
outside the city of Stalingrad.
• 1977 - The Panama Canal treaties were
signed by U.S. President Carter and
General Omar Torrijos Herrera. The
treaties called for the U.S. to give control
of the canal's waterway to Panama in the
year 2000.
• 1986 - Desmond Tutu is the first black
to be installed to lead the Anglican
Church in southern Africa.
• 1989 - Legislation was approved by the
U.S. Senate that prohibited all
discrimination against the handicapped
in employment, public accommodations,
transportation and in communications.
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH —
Happy Birthday London Vais!
Happy Birthday Joann Morris!
OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON.
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• 1565 - A Spanish expedition
established a first permanent European
settlement in North America at the
present-day city of St. Augustine,
Florida.
• 1664 - Today the Dutch surrendered
New Amsterdam to the British, who then
renamed it New York.
• 1945 - Bess Myerson of New York was
crowned Miss America. She is the very
first Jewish contestant to win the title.
• 1973 - Hank Aaron hit his 709th home
run.
• 1975 - In Boston, MA, public schools
began their court-ordered citywide
busing program amid scattered
incidents of violence.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH —
OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON.
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AC FOOD PANTRY AT CASEY U.M.C.
OPEN 6 TO 8 P.M.
 

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• 1776 - Second Continental Congress
officially used the term "United States",
to replace the previous term of
"United Colonies."
• 1836 - Abraham Lincoln received his
license to practice law.
• 1850 - California became the 31st state
to join the union.
• 1898 - In Omaha, Nebraska, Tommy
Fleming of Eau Claire, Wisconsin won
the very first logrolling championship.
• 1942 - Japan dropped incendiaries in
an attempt to set fire to the forests in
Oregon and Washington. The forests did
not ignite.
• 1957 - The first civil rights bill to pass
Congress since the Reconstruction was
signed into law by U.S. President Dwight
Eisenhower.
• 1994 - The U.S. agreed to accept about
20,000 Cuban immigrants a year. This
was in return for Cuba's promise to halt
the flight of massive hoards of refugees.
• 1998 - Four tourists who had paid
$32,500 each were taken in a submarine
down to view the wreckage of the Titanic.
The ship is 2 miles below the Atlantic off
the coast of Newfoundland.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH —
OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON.
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• 1608 - John Smith is elected president
of the Jamestown, Virginia council.
• 1794 - The first non-denominational
college in America was charted. Blount
College later became the University of
Tennessee.
• 1899 - A second earthquake in seven
days hit Yakutat Bay, Alaska.
It measured 8.6.
• 1913 - The Lincoln Highway opened. It
was the first paved coast-to-coast high-
way in the United States.
• 1919 - New York City welcomed home
25,000 soldiers along with General John
J. Pershing who had served in the First
Division during World War I.
• 1940 - In England, Buckingham Palace
was hit by German bomb.
• 1942 - President Franklin Roosevelt
mandated gasoline rationing as part of
the U.S. wartime effort.
• 1943 - German forces began the
occupation of Rome during World War II.
• 1953 - Swanson began selling its first
"TV dinners."
• 1963 - Twenty black students entered
public schools in Alabama at the end of
a standoff between federal authorities
and Alabama governor George Wallace.
• 1989 - Hungary gave permission to
thousands of East German refugees to
immigrate to West Germany.
• 2002 - Switzerland became the 190th
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH —
Happy Birthday Bud Peterson!
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• 1609 - Explorer Henry Hudson sailed
into New York harbor and discovered
Manhattan Island and the Hudson River.
• 1776 - A Peace Conference was held
between British General Howe and three
representatives of the Continental
Congress (Benjamin Franklin, John
Adams and Edward Rutledge). The
conference failed and the American war
for independence continued for seven
more years.
• 1789 - Alexander Hamilton was
appointed by U.S. President George
Washington to be the first secretary of
the treasury.
• 1842 - 1,400 Mexican troops captured
San Antonio, Texas. The Mexicans then
retreated with many prisoners.
• 1897 - A ten-week strike of coal workers
in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio
came to an end. The workers won eight-
hour workdays, semi-monthly pay, and
company stores were abolished.
• 1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was
dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D.
Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first
hydroelectric generator. The dam is now
called Hoover Dam.
• 1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt
gave orders to attack any German or
Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive
waters. The U.S. had not officially
entered World War II at this time.
• 1974 - "Little House On The Prairie"
made its television debut.
• 1991 - Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev announced that thousands
of Soviet troops would be withdrawn
from Cuba.
• 2001 - In the U.S., four airliners were
hijacked and were intentionally crashed.
Two airliners hit the World Trade Center,
which collapsed shortly after, in New
York City. One airliner hit the Pentagon
in Arlington, VA. Another airliner crashed
into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000
people were killed. 
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH —

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• 1609 - English explorer Henry Hudson
sailed down what is now known as the
Hudson River.
• 1814 - During the War of 1812, the
Battle of North Point was fought in the
state of Maryland.
• 1873 - The first practical typewriter was
sold to customers.
• 1918 - During World War I, At the Battle
of St. Mihiel, U.S. Army soldiers operate
tanks for the first time. These tanks were
French-built.
• 1938 - In a speech, Adolf Hitler
demanded self-determination for the
German Bohemians in Czechoslovakia.
• 1940 - The Lascaux paintings were
discovered in France. The cave paintings
were 17,000 years old and were some of
the best examples of art from the
Paleolithic period.
• 1944 - U.S. Army troops entered
Germany, near Trier, for the first time
during World War II.
• 1953 - Nikita Krushchev was elected as
first secretary of the Communist Party
of the Soviet Union.
• 1974 - Violence occurred on opening
day of classes in schools of Boston, MA,
due to opposition for court-ordered
school "busing."
• 1977 - South African anti-apartheid
activist Stephen Biko died at the age of
30. The student leader died while in
police custody which triggered an
international incident.
• 1992 - Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became
the first African-American woman in
space. She was the payload specialist
aboard the space shuttle Endeavor.         
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Thank you for your attention to our
our church details this week.  You know
we could not do it without you.

God Bless and Keep You,
Donna