FLOODING IS QUITE COMMON IN MANY
AREAS THIS YEAR. Conditions that cause
flooding include very heavy or steady
rainfall occurring for several hours or even
Flash floods may occur suddenly due to
rapidly rising water along a stream or any
• What should you do?
∑ If your home is located in a valley or
low lying area, and if you live close to a
pond or a creek, keep close watch. Just
because it has never overflowed before,
does not mean it will not.
∑ Listen to area radio and television
stations or a NOAA Weather Radio for
possible flood warnings and reports of
flooding in progress in your area, or other
critical information from the
National Weather Service (NWS).
∑ Have a plan to move your family to
high ground as soon as the situation
warrants. Don't take chances.
∑ Keep a box with bottled water, easy
to carry foods, flashlights, first aid kit, a
supply of medicines, extra batteries,
blankets, sturdy shoes, rain gear, toilet
paper, copies of personal documents that
cannot be replaced. +American Red Cross
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27TH —
• SERVICES AT NEW HOMESTEAD
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28TH —
GUTHRIE COUNTY FAIR BEGINS TODAY.
FREE ADMITTANCE TO THE FAIR GATES
12:00 noon Livestock Office opens.
4-H and FFA horse, rabbit and poultry
exhibits may check in, and beef and swine
weighed-in between 12 noon and 6 p.m.
Dairy cattle and goats may check in. and
market goat and sheep' exhibits
weighed-in between 3 and 5 p.m.
All livestock must be checked in by 5 p.m.
due to livestock shows starting at 6 p.m.
Livestock Judging Contest will be 6 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 4-H and FFA dog show followed
by Open Class @ large show ring
6:00 p.m. American Carnival.
6:00 p.m. Agriland FS; Guthrie County
Farm Bureau exhibitors and families meal
7:00 p.m. Clover Kids "Show of Show" at
7:00 p.m. Bill Riley Talent Show sponsored
by Guthrie Center Communications and
Kristy Vance Studio entertainment at the
Guthrie Center High Auditorium.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH —
• This is Labor Day Weekend •
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31ST –
12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Happy Birthday Margaret Heater!
Happy Anniversary —
Dave and Diana Young!
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
God calls Moses from a burning bush and
commissions him to collaborate in
delivering the Israelites from Egyptian
oppression. What began as a curiosity in
the desert turned into an occasion for
God to commission Moses to lead the way
to freedom for his people, who are now
slaves in Egypt. On thinking about it,
Moses questions his worthiness for the
task, and God answers each excuse. God
intends to save God’s people and to work
with Moses to bring about God’s salvation.
1-2 Moses was shepherding the flock of
Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of
Midian. He led the flock to the west end of
the wilderness and came to the mountain
of God, Horeb. The angel of God appeared
to him in flames of fire blazing out of the
middle of a bush. He looked. The bush
was blazing away but it didn't burn up.
3 Moses said, "What's going on here? I
can't believe this! Amazing! Why doesn't
the bush burn up?"
4 God saw that he had stopped to look.
God called to him from out of the bush,
He said, "Yes? I'm right here!"
5 God said, "Don't come any closer.
Remove your sandals from your feet.
You're standing on holy ground."
6 Then he said, "I am the God of your
father: The God of Abraham, the God of
Isaac, the God of Jacob."
Moses hid his face, afraid to look at God.
7-8 God said, "I've taken a good, long look
at the affliction of my people in Egypt. I've
heard their cries for deliverance from their
slave masters; I know all about their pain.
And now I have come down to help them,
pry them loose from the grip of Egypt, get
them out of that country and bring them to
a good land with wide-open spaces, a land
lush with milk and honey, the land of the
Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the
Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
9-10 "The Israelite cry for help has come
to me, and I've seen for myself how
cruelly they're being treated by the
Egyptians. It's time for you to go back: I'm
sending you to Pharaoh to bring my
people, the People of Israel, out of Egypt."
11 Moses answered God, "But why me?
What makes you think that I could ever go
to Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel
out of Egypt?"
12 "I'll be with you," God said. "And this
will be the proof that I am the one who
sent you: When you have brought my
people out of Egypt, you will worship God
right here at this very mountain."
13 Then Moses said to God, "Suppose I go
to the People of Israel and I tell them, 'The
God of your fathers sent me to you'; and
they ask me, 'What is his name?' What do
I tell them?"
14 God said to Moses, "I-AM-WHO-I-AM.
Tell the People of Israel, 'I-AM sent me to
15 God continued with Moses: "This is
what you're to say to the Israelites: 'God,
the God of your fathers, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob sent me to you.' This has always
been my name, and this is how I always
will be known.
PSALM 105:1-6, 23-26, 45
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
• PSALM 105:1-6
Hallelujah! Thank God! Pray to him by
Tell everyone you meet what he has
Sing him songs, belt out hymns,
translate his wonders into music!
Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs,
you who seek God. Live a happy life!
Keep your eyes open for God, watch for
be alert for signs of his presence.
Remember the world of wonders he has
his miracles, and the verdicts he's
O seed of Abraham, his servant,
O child of Jacob, his chosen.
• PSALM 105:23-26
23-42 Then Israel entered Egypt,
Jacob immigrated to the Land of Ham.
God gave his people lots of babies;
soon their numbers alarmed their foes.
He turned the Egyptians against his
they abused and cheated God's
Then he sent his servant Moses,
and Aaron, whom he also chose.
They worked marvels in that spiritual
miracles in the Land of Ham.
He spoke, "Darkness!" and it turned dark-
they couldn't see what they were doing.
He turned all their water to blood
so that all their fish died;
He made frogs swarm through the land,
even into the king's bedroom;
He gave the word and flies swarmed,
gnats filled the air.
He substituted hail for rain,
he stabbed their land with lightning;
He wasted their vines and fig trees,
smashed their groves of trees to
With a word he brought in locusts,
millions of locusts, armies of locusts;
They consumed every blade of grass in
and picked the ground clean of produce;
He struck down every firstborn in the land,
the first fruits of their virile powers.
and not one among his tribes even
Egypt was glad to have them go—
they were scared to death of them.
God spread a cloud to keep them cool
through the day
and a fire to light their way through the
They prayed and he brought quail,
filled them with the bread of heaven;
He opened the rock and water poured out;
it flowed like a river through that desert -
All because he remembered his Covenant,
his promise to Abraham, his servant.
• PSALM 105:45
43-45 Remember this! He led his people
out singing for joy;
their hearts out!
helped them seize the wealth of the
So they could do everything he told them-
could follow his instructions to the letter.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
This week's focus is on being one body in
Christ—loving one another, respecting
and forgiving one another, loving and
reaching out in care to enemies, and
blessing even those who persecute us.
Even as Christ overcame the power of sin
and death, so his body, the church, is
called to overcome evil with good. Merely
being together is not enough. Christian
love, whether as friendship or divine love,
is about living out the way of Jesus as we
participate in God’s reign with each other
in the church and in the life of the world
9-10 Love from the center of who you are;
don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil;
hold on for dear life to good. Be good
friends who love deeply; practice playing
11-13 Don't burn out; keep yourselves
fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the
Master, cheerfully expectant. Don't quit in
hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy
Christians; be inventive in hospitality.
14-16 Bless your enemies; no cursing
under your breath. Laugh with your happy
friends when they're happy; share tears
when they're down. Get along with each
other; don't be stuck-up. Make friends with
nobodies; don't be the great somebody.
17-19 Don't hit back; discover beauty in
everyone. If you've got it in you, get along
with everybody. Don't insist on getting
even; that's not for you to do. "I'll do the
judging," says God. "I'll take care of it."
20-21 Our Scriptures tell us that if you see
your enemy hungry, go buy that person
lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink.
Your generosity will surprise him with
goodness. Don't let evil get the best of
you; get the best of evil by doing good.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Jesus tells the disciples that he must go
to Jerusalem, where he will be killed.
Peter rebukes him, and Jesus tells Peter
that he is a stumbling block to him by
thinking as humans think. Any who will
be disciples of Jesus must lay claims to
themselves aside, pick up the cross, and
follow him. Discipleship to Jesus is
neither a game nor ritual pastime. It is an
entire way of life.
YOU'RE NOT IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT
21-22 Then Jesus made it clear to his
disciples that it was now necessary for
him to go to Jerusalem, submit to an
ordeal of suffering at the hands of the
religious leaders, be killed, and then on
the third day be raised up alive. Peter took
him in hand, protesting, "Impossible,
Master! That can never be!"
23 But Jesus didn't swerve. "Peter, get out
of my way. Satan, get lost. You have no
idea how God works."
24-26 Then Jesus went to work on his
disciples. "Anyone who intends to come
with me has to let me lead. You're not in
the driver's seat; I am. Don't run from
suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I'll
show you how. Self-help is no help at all.
Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding
yourself, your true self. What kind of deal
is it to get everything you want but lose
yourself? What could you ever trade your
27-28 "Don't be in such a hurry to go into
business for yourself. Before you know it
the Son of Man will arrive with all the
splendor of his Father, accompanied by an
army of angels. You'll get everything you
have coming to you, a personal gift. This
isn't pie in the sky by and by. Some of you
standing here are going to see it take
place, see the Son of Man in kingdom
This is Labor Day weekend in the USA.
It is a good day to recognize the beauty
and honor of work and workers in your
community - in your congregation.
• 1852 - The first pre-stamped envelopes
were created with legislation of the U.S.
• 1964 - California officially became the
most populated state in America.
• 1980 - Poland's Solidarity labor
movement was born with an agreement
signed in Gdansk ending a 17-day strike.
• 1990 - East and West Germany signed a
treaty that meant the harmonizing political
and legal systems.
• 1994 - A cease-fire was declared by the
Irish Republican Army after 25 years of
bloodshed in Northern Ireland.
• 1994 - Russia officially ended its military
presence in the former East Germany and
the Baltics after a half-century.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST —
OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
• Last day of the Guthrie County Fair. This
is Children's Day.
action of labor, the product and wonderful
outcome of labor. Celebrate the fantastic,
incredible, unbelievable, superb lives we
are allowed to live because of our labor.
— — — — — — — — — — — — —
• 1878 - Emma M. Nutt became the first
female telephone operator in the U.S.
• 1939 - World War II began as Germany
• 1942 - A federal judge in Sacramento,
California, upheld the wartime detention of
• 1985 - The Titanic was found by Dr.
Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a
joint U.S. and French expedition. The
wreck site is located 963 miles northeast
of New York and 453 miles southeast of
the Newfoundland coast. The luxury liner
had been missing for 73 years.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND —
• 1666 - The Great Fire of London broke
out. The fire burned for three days
destroying 10,000 buildings including St.
Paul's Cathedral.Only 6 people were killed.
• 1775 - Hannah, the very first American
war vessel was commissioned by General
• 1789 - The U.S. Treasury Department was
• 1864 - During the U.S. Civil War Union
forces led by Gen. William T. Sherman
occupied Atlanta following the retreat of
• 1901 - Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice
President, said "Speak softly and carry a
big stick" in a speech at the Minnesota
• 1945 - Japan surrendered to the U.S.
aboard the USS Missouri, ending World
War II. The war ended six years plus one
day after it began.
• 1961 - The U.S.S.R. resumed nuclear
weapons testing. Test ban treaty
negotiations had failed with the U.S. and
Britain when the three nations could not
agree upon the nature of inspections.
• 1963 - The integration of Tuskegee High
School was prevented when Alabama Gov.
George Wallace had the building
surrounded by state troopers.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD —
Happy Birthday Betty Elgin!
Happy Birthday Brian Rumple!
• 1783 - The Revolutionary War between
the U.S. and Great Britain ended with the
Treaty of Paris.
• 1838 - Frederick Douglass boarded a train
in Maryland on his way to freedom after
being a slave.
• 1939 - British Prime Minister Neville
Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast,
announced that Britain and France had
declared war on Germany. Germany had
invaded Poland on September 1st.
• 1943 - Italy was invaded by the Allied
forces during World War II.
• 1954 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on
radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes
over a period of 21 years.
• 1967 - In Sweden, motorists stopped
driving on the left side of the road and
began driving on the right side.
•Thursday, September 4- Art Nite at Hope Ministries Women and
Children's Center. Leave Casey at 5 P.M.
• 1609 - English navigator Henry Hudson
began exploring the island of Manhattan.
• 1781 - Los Angeles, California, was
founded by Spanish settlers. It's original
name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora
La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula,"
which translates to —
"The Town of the Queen of Angels."
• 1833 - Barney Flaherty answered an ad in
"The New York Sun" and became the first
paperboy at the age of 10.
• 1886 - Geronimo, and the Apache Indians
he led, surrendered in Skeleton Canyon in
Arizona to Gen. Nelson Miles.
• 1899 - An 8.3 earthquake hit Yakutat Bar,
• 1917 - The American expeditionary force
in France suffered its first fatalities in
World War I.
• 1993 - Pope John Paul II started his first
visit to the former Soviet Union.
• 1999 - The United Nations announced
that the residents of East Timor had over-
whelmingly voted for independence from
Indonesia in a referendum held on August
30. In Dili, pro-Indonesian militias attacked
independence supporters, burned
buildings, blew up bridges and destroyed
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH —
Happy Birthday Earl Joint!
Happy Anniversary —
Dean and Mary Ann Heckman!
• 1698 - Russia's Peter the Great imposed
a tax on beards.
• 1774 - The first session of the U.S.
Continental Congress convened in
Philadelphia. The delegates drafted a
declaration of rights and grievances, and
organized the Continental Association.
• 1836 - Sam Houston was elected the
first president of the Republic of Texas.
• 1881 - The American Red Cross provided
relief for disaster for the first time. The
disaster was the Great Fire of 1881 in
Michigan. The fire, which burned over a
million acres in less than a day, was the
consequence of drought, winds, and heat.
That year Clara Barton, at the age of 60,
founded the American Red Cross. The
organization's first official disaster relief
operation was in response to the Michigan
fire. The Red Cross provided money,
clothes and household items to over
• 1882 - The first U.S. Labor Day parade
was held in New York City.
• 1914 - Babe Ruth hit his first home run
as a professional player in the
• 1960 - Cassius Clay of Louisville,
Kentucky, won the gold medal in light
heavyweight boxing in the Olympic Games
in Rome, Italy. Clay changed his name
later to Muhammad Ali.
SATURDAY, 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!
• 1620 - The Pilgrims left on the Mayflower
from Plymouth, England to settle in the
• 1899 - Carnation processed its first can
of evaporated milk.
• 1901 - U.S. President William McKinley
was shot and mortally wounded by Leon
Czolgosz. (McKinley died eight days later),
Leon Czolgosz was executed in October.
• 1909 - Robert Peary, American explorer,
sent word that he had reached the North
Pole. He actually reached his goal five
• 1975 - Martina Navratilova requested
political asylum while in New York for the
U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.
• 1990 - Iraq warned that anyone trying to
leave 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 (1924).
FUTURE FOCUS —
• Next Sunday, September 7, marks the
beginning of the ecumenical celebration of
Season of Creation.
of Creation;” our relationship with the
surrounding world. This focus was begun
two decades ago in Australia, and has now
expanded across the globe.
If we choose to give it our attention, it is
generally organized like this:
• FIRST SUNDAY IS FOREST SUNDAY •
• SECOND IS LAND SUNDAY •
• THIRD IS WILDERNESS SUNDAY •
• FOURTH IS RIVER SUNDAY •
• Thank you for your attention to our
church life this week. There is a different
atmosphere now that summer is coming
to an end. The children are back in school
and soon we will be focusing on autumn .
God Bless and Keep You,