Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Wednesday, February 27th—ABC Parish Finance Committee is scheduled to meet in Casey U.M.C.
at 6:30.
ABC AD Council Meeting is canceled.
Lenten Service this evening hosted by Casey
U.M.C. is scheduled for 7:00 P.M. with fellowship
time to follow.

Sunday, March 2nd—4th Sunday in Lent with the designated color of purple.
Scripture Readings for this week are:
1 Samuel 16: 1-13,
Psalm 23 (UMH 754)
Ephesians 5: 8-14
Gospel Reading is John 9: 1-41
This is Communion Sunday.
Today we have a special
"One Great Hour of Sharing" offering. U.M.C.O.R. (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is an important tool we United Methodists have to make hope and love real to persons who are in greatest need. Earthquakes, floods, fires, droughts and famines - when people are hurting and in despair, through UMCOR they receive relief. When our church takes part in
"One Great Hour of Sharing", we have the opportunity to participate in the delivery of hope and healing, here and all around the world, with UMCOR's work.

Monday, March 3rd—This is Pastor Lynn's day off. Casey U.M.C. Disciple Study will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 4th—Adair U.M.C. Disciple Study will meet from 1:00 to 3:00.
Staff Parish Relations Committee Meeting will be held this evening at 7:00 P.M. in Casey U.M.C.

Wednesday, March 5th—Adair United Methodist Women will meet at 1:30 P.M.
Lenten Services are scheduled tonight for St. John's Lutheran Church in Casey at 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, March 6th—Casey United Methodist Women will meet at 2:00 P.M.

Friday, March 7th—World Day of Prayer. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. Throughout the entire day, we collectively pray all over the world, beginning with the first sunrise and ending at the last sunset. Our prayers follow the sun’s path around the globe. WDP’s motto is “Informed prayer leads to prayerful action.”

This year's theme, "God's Wisdom Provides Understanding," calls us to be aware of the concerns of young women and youth impacted by globalization, migration, unemployment and underemployment, violence against women and the impact of HIV and AIDS on their lives and livelihood.

Feb 24th meeting:

Starting date—of April 6th, 2-4p.m. We decided to stick with this date even though there could be conflicts with soccer starting.
Location—Casey Community Building with back up of Visitor Center in Casey (Old Catholic Church). Some discussion about moving to the park in summer, etc. Also there are some concerns raised about it being held only in Casey.

First day:
• Registration
• Activity after registration
• Introduce the Devo Zone
• Play a game
• Come up with a name for our group
• Movie – "Pay it Forward"
• Discussion and start thinking of ideas for service projects.
Bring a friend each time – get a ticket for each friend you bring and tickets go toward a prize or award.

Core volunteers the first day: Pastor Lynn, Alice Pankonen, Susan and Tim Schafer, Sheryl Richter, Brandy Leonard – dependent on soccer schedule.

Next meeting will be on Sunday, March 9th from 2:30 - 4p.m. at the Casey United Methodist Church. We will go over list of items that are currently in our possession, that we can take advantage of, and we will make a list for other items we need to get started. LAST MEETING BEFORE THE FIRST GATHERING OF OUR GROUP!

Remember Women of Faith Conference March 28th and 29th — in Omaha.

Thank you to everyone for your hard work.
God bless and keep you.
Pastor Lynn

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