Sunday, July 5, 2015

OUR WEEK - JULY 12TH THRU JULY 18TH

R E M I N D E R S —
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 8TH —
OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TIL NOON
 • AC FOOD PANTRY AT CASEY U.M.C.
FROM 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.    

• PASTOR MELODEE ON VACATION
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THURSDAY, JULY 9TH —
OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TIL NOON
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FRIDAY, JULY 10TH —
• CASEY FUN DAYS THIS WEEKEND
• 6:30 PM — Bag-O Tournament at
 the Fire Station
• Family Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy
at 7 P.M. in Casey Public Library

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SATURDAY, JULY 11TH —   

• CASEY FUN DAYS
• Kiddie Parade at 9 A.M.
• Frog Jump and Hula Hoop Contest
at 9:30 A.M.
• Big Parade on Main Street at 10:30 A.M.

• AT SHELTER HOUSE IN EAST PARK
FROM 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M. —
CASEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WILL SERVE LUNCH –   

HOME MADE ICE CREAM SERVED BY
THE SERVICE CLUB –
VOLLEY BALL TOURNAMENTS
PEDAL PULL – OLYMPIC GAMES –
STICK PONY RODEO
WATER FIGHTS
AND FOOD STANDS AT PARK SLAB
FROM 11 TO 1 P.M.

• AT VISITOR CENTER – 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
PHOTO CONTEST,
CAKE WALK,
SCAVENGER HUNT,
BINGO,
BOOK WALK
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SUNDAY, JULY 12TH —
Happy Birthday Ryan Simmelink!
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
COLOR:  GREEN
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SCRIPTURE READINGS —
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2 SAMUEL 6:1-19
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Some 30,000 chosen men of Israel
accompany David to bring the ark of the
covenant to Jerusalem on a two-stage
journey: Baale-judah to Obed-Edom, and
then Obed-Edom to Jerusalem. The
journey takes several months, with a
three-month hiatus in the middle. This
was because one of the cartmen (Uzzah)
was killed by touching the ark. On the
final leg, David leads the procession
while dancing and wearing only a "linen
ephod." This was not quite enough to
be "properly attired."

   
 1-2 David mustered the pick of the
troops of Israel—thirty divisions of them.
Together with his soldiers, David headed
for Baalah to recover the Chest of God,
which was called by the Name God-of-
the-Angel-Armies, who was enthroned
over the pair of angels on the Chest.
3-7 They placed the Chest of God on a
brand-new oxcart and removed it from
Abinadab’s house on the hill. Uzzah and
Ahio, Abinadab’s sons, were driving the
new cart loaded with the Chest of God,
Ahio in the lead and Uzzah alongside the
Chest.
David and the whole company of
Israel were in the parade, singing at the
top of their lungs and playing mandolins,
harps, tambourines, castanets, and
cymbals. When they came to the
threshing floor of Nacon, the oxen
stumbled, so Uzzah reached out and
grabbed the Chest of God. God blazed
in anger against Uzzah and struck him
hard because he had profaned the Chest.
Uzzah died on the spot, right alongside
the Chest.
8-11 Then David got angry because of
God’s deadly outburst against Uzzah.
That place is still called Perez Uzzah (The
-Explosion-Against-Uzzah). David became
fearful of God that day and said, “This
Chest is too hot to handle. How can I
ever get it back to the City of David?” He
refused to take the Chest of God a step
farther. Instead, David removed it off the
road and to the house of Obed-Edom
the Gittite. The Chest of God stayed at
the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for
three months. And God prospered Obed-
Edom and his entire household.
12-16 It was reported to King David that
God had prospered Obed-Edom and his
entire household because of the Chest of
God.  So David thought, “I’ll get that
blessing for myself,” and went and
brought up the Chest of God from the
house of Obed-Edom to the City of David,
celebrating extravagantly all the way, with
frequent sacrifices of choice bulls. David,
ceremonially dressed in priest’s linen,
danced with great abandon before God.
The whole country was with him as he
accompanied the Chest of God with
shouts and trumpet blasts. But as the
Chest of God came into the City of
David, Michal, Saul’s daughter,
happened to be looking out a window.   
When she saw King David leaping
and dancing before God, her heart
filled with scorn.
17-19 They brought the Chest of God and
set it in the middle of the tent pavilion
that David had pitched for it. Then and
there David worshiped, offering burnt
offerings and peace offerings. When
David had completed the sacrifices of
burnt and peace offerings, he blessed
the people in the name of God-of-the-
Angel-Armies and handed out to each
person in the crowd, men and women
alike, a loaf of bread, a date cake, and a
raisin cake. Then everyone went home.
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PSALM 24 (UMH 755)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
An appropriate response to the story of
the entry of the ark into Jerusalem.

A PSALM OF DAVID
1-2
God claims Earth and everything
in it,  
God claims World and all who live on it.
He built it on Ocean foundations,   
    laid it out on River girders.
3-4 Who can climb Mount God?
    Who can scale the holy north-face?
Only the clean-handed,
    only the pure-hearted;
Men who won’t cheat,
    women who won’t seduce.

5-6 God is at their side;
    with God’s help they make it.
This, Jacob, is what happens
    to God-seekers, God-questers.

7 Wake up, you sleepyhead city!
Wake up, you sleepyhead people!
    King-Glory is ready to enter.

8 Who is this King-Glory?
    God, armed
    and battle-ready.

9 Wake up, you sleepyhead city!
Wake up, you sleepyhead people!
    King-Glory is ready to enter.

10 Who is this King-Glory?
    God-of-the-Angel-Armies:
    he is King-Glory.
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EPHESIANS 1:3-14
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
The letter opens with praise to God for
the recipients’ salvation as part of God's
eternal plan through Jesus Christ.   

THE GOD OF GLORY
3-6
How blessed is God! And what a
blessing he is! He’s the Father of our
Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the
high places of blessing in him. Long
before he laid down earth’s foundations,
he had us in mind, had settled on us as
the focus of his love, to be made whole
and holy by his love. Long, long ago he
decided to adopt us into his family
through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he
took in planning this!) He wanted us to
enter into the celebration of his lavish
gift-giving by the hand of his beloved
Son.
7-10 Because of the sacrifice of the
Messiah, his blood poured out on the
altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—
free of penalties and punishments
chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not
just barely free, either. Abundantly free!
He thought of everything, provided for
everything we could possibly need,
letting us in on the plans he took such
delight in making. He set it all out before
us in Christ, a long-range plan in which
everything would be brought together
and summed up in him, everything in
deepest heaven, everything on planet
earth.
11-12 It’s in Christ that we find out who
we are and what we are living for. Long
before we first heard of Christ and got
our hopes up, he had his eye on us,
had designs on us for glorious living,
part of the overall purpose he is working
out in everything and everyone.
13-14 It’s in Christ that you, once you
 heard the truth and believed it (this
Message of your salvation), found
yourselves home free—signed, sealed,
and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This
signet from God is the first installment
on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll
get everything God has planned for us,
a praising and glorious life.
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MARK 6:14-29
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Mark tells two stories in one — a
“present-time” story and a “flashback.”
The “present-time” story recounts
Herod hearing about Jesus and
deciding he must be John the Baptist
raised from the dead. The "flashback"
is the story of the Herod's order to
have John the Baptist beheaded.
THE DEATH OF JOHN
14
King Herod heard of all this, for by
this time the name of Jesus was on
everyone’s lips. He said, “This has to be
John the Baptizer come back from the
dead—that’s why he’s able to work
miracles!”
15 Others said, “No, it’s Elijah.”
Others said, “He’s a prophet, just like
one of the old-time prophets.”
16 But Herod wouldn’t budge: “It’s John,
sure enough. I cut off his head, and now
he’s back, alive.”
17-20 Herod was the one who had
ordered the arrest of John, put him in
chains, and sent him to prison at the
nagging of Herodias, his brother Philip’s
wife. For John had provoked Herod by
naming his relationship with Herodias
“adultery.” Herodias, smoldering with
hate, wanted to kill him, but didn’t dare
because Herod was in awe of John.
Convinced that he was a holy man, he
gave him special treatment. Whenever
he listened to him he was miserable with
guilt—and yet he couldn’t stay away.
Something in John kept pulling him
back.
21-22 But a portentous day arrived when
Herod threw a birthday party, inviting all
the brass and bluebloods in Galilee.
Herodias’s daughter entered the banquet
hall and danced for the guests. She
dazzled Herod and the guests.
22-23 The king said to the girl, “Ask me
anything. I’ll give you anything you
want.” Carried away, he kept on, “I
swear, I’ll split my kingdom with you if
you say so!”
24 She went back to her mother and
said, “What should I ask for?”

“Ask for the head of John the Baptizer.”

25 Excited, she ran back to the king and
said, “I want the head of John the
Baptizer served up on a platter. And I
want it now!”
26-29 That sobered the king up fast. But
unwilling to lose face with his guests, he
caved in and let her have her wish. The
king sent the executioner off to the
prison with orders to bring back John’s
head.   
He went, cut off John’s head, brought it
back on a platter, and presented it to the
girl, who gave it to her mother. When
John’s disciples heard about this, they
came and got the body and gave it a
decent burial.
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• 1690 - Protestant forces led by William
of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic
army of James II.
• 1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized
the Medal of Honor.
• 1864 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
witnessed the battle where Union forces
repelled Jubal Early's army on the
outskirts of Washington, DC.
• 1933 - A minimum wage of 40 cents an
hour was established in the U.S.
• 1990 - Russian republic president Boris
N. Yeltsin announced his resignation
from the the Soviet Communist Party.    
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MONDAY, JULY 13TH —
OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
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• 1099 - The Crusaders launched their
final assault on Muslims in Jerusalem.
• 1585 - A group of 108 English colonists,
led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached
Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
• 1754 - At the beginning of the French
and Indian War, George Washington
surrendered Fort Necessity in south-
western Pennsylvania to the French.
• 1832 - Henry Schoolcraft discovered
the source of the Mississippi River in
Minnesota.
• 1835 - John Ruggles received patent
#1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a
traction wheel used in locomotive steam
engines. All 9,957 previous patents were
not numbered.
• 1863 - Opponents of the Civil War draft
began three days of rioting in New York
City, which resulted in more than 1,000
casualties.    
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TUESDAY, JULY 14TH —
Happy Birthday Rhonda Wall!
OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TIL NOON.
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• 1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed an
airplane on the lawn of the White House
to accept an award from U.S. President
William Howard Taft.
•1933 - All German political parties
except the Nazi Party were outlawed.
• 1951 - The George Washington Carver
National Monument in Joplin, Missouri,
became the first national park to honor
an African American.  
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH —
Happy Anniversary —
Larry and Donna Sheeder!

OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TIL NOON.

• ESTHER CIRCLE AT 7 P.M.
HOSTESS: DARLA MARTIN   

• CASEY CIRCLE AT 7 P.M.
   IN CASEY UMC    

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• 1099 - Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders.
• 1813 - Napoleon Bonaparte's
representatives met with the Allies in
Prague to discuss peace terms.
• 1870 - Georgia became the last of the
Confederate states to be readmitted to
the Union.
• 1922 - The duck-billed platypus arrived
in America, direct from Australia. It was
exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York
City.
• 1958 - Five thousand U.S. Marines
landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to protect the
pro-Western government. The troops
withdrew October 25, 1958.
• 2006 - The social networking service
Twitter was launched.   
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THURSDAY, JULY 16TH—
OFFICE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TIL NOON.
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• 1779 - American troops under General
 Anthony Wayne captured Stony Point,
New York.
• 1790 - The District of Columbia, or
Washington, DC, was established as the
permanent seat of the United States
Government.
• 1926 - The first underwater color photo-
graphs were in "National Geographic"
magazine. The pictures had been taken
near the Florida Keys.
• 1935 - Oklahoma City became the first
city in the U.S. to install parking meters.
• 1940 - Adolf Hitler ordered preparations
to begin on the invasion of England,
known as Operation Sea Lion.
• 1942 - French police officers rounded
 up 13,000 Jews and held them in the
Winter Velodrome. The round-up was
part of an agreement between Pierre
Laval and the Nazis. Germany had
agreed to not deport French Jews if
France arrested foreign Jews.
• 1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape
Kennedy, Florida, and began the first
manned mission to land on the moon.
• 1981 - After 23 years with the name
Datsun, executives of Nissan changed
the name of their cars to Nissan.
• 2005 - Rowling's book "Harry Potter and
the Half-Blood Prince" was released. It
was the sixth in the Harry Potter series.
The book sold 6.9 million copies on its
first day of release.
• 2009 - In Chicago, Sears Tower was
renamed Willis Tower.  
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FRIDAY, JULY 17TH —
Happy Birthday Bob Sullins!

    
JESSE JAMES CHUCK WAGON DAYS
JULY 17 AND 18 IN ADAIR
Friday Morning Sidewalk Sales and
Junior Class Bake Sale at 8 A.M.
Presbyterian Church Ice Cream Social
begins at 5 P.M.
Beer Garden and Barbecue at the
Fire Station at 6 P.M.
Water Fights on 4th Street at 6 P.M.
6 P.M. Good Shepherd Church will serve
free popcorn and snow cones on Main
Street.
6 P.M. Kids parade on Main Street.
6:15 - Baby Crawl Contest.
Little Miss Jesse James Contest and
Little Mr. Gunslinger Contest.
7:30 – Bag Toss Tournament on Main
Street.
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• 1453 - France defeated England at
Castillon, France, which ended the 100
Years' War.
• 1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the
United States.
• 1862 - National cemeteries were
authorized by the U.S. government.
• 1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet
leader Josef Stalin and British Prime
Minister Winston S. Churchill began
meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied
summit of World War II. During the
meeting Stalin made the comment that
"Hitler had escaped."
• 1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth
Corp. closed its last 400 stores.  
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SATURDAY, JULY 18TH —
JESSE JAMES CHUCK WAGON DAYS.
• Pancake Breakfast 6:30 to 9:30 A.M.
• 7 A.M. – Fun Run at Adair City Park.
• 8 A,M. – Sidewalk Sales – Food Stands.
• 10:30 A.M. – Chuck Wagon Days Parade
– bring your lawn chairs for comfort.
• 10:30 A.M. – Beer Garden and Barbecue
begins.
• 11 A.M. – United Methodist Church will
begin serving lunch on the church lawn.
• During the afternoon there will be
Volley Ball, Water Fights, Bingo, and a
Car Show.
• 7:30 P.M. the Street Dance will begin.
• 1944 - U.S. troops captured Saint-Lo,
France, ending the battle of the
hedgerows.
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• 0064 - The Great Fire of Rome began.
• 1872 - The Ballot Act was passed in
Great Britain, providing for secret
election ballots.
• 1932 - The U.S. and Canada signed a
treaty to develop the St. Lawrence
Seaway.
• 2001 - A train derailed, involving 60
cars, in a Baltimore train tunnel. The fire
that resulted lasted for six days and
virtually closed down downtown
Baltimore for several days.  
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— VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL —
• CASEY JULY 19 - 23 FROM 6-8:30 P.M.
• ADAIR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - 
AUGUST 3RD THRU 6TH.

Thank you for your attention to our 
church life details this week. We are 
very fortunate to have you.

God Bless and Keep You,
Donna