Wednesday, March 19—Esther Circle will meet with Hostess, Donna Sheeder, at 7:00 P.M. today.
Martha Circle has been canceled.
Thursday, March 20—Deborah/Mary Circle will meet at Casey U.M.C. at 2:00 P.M. with Hostess, Wyona Williams.
Holy Thursday Service for ABC Parish will be held at Casey U.M.C. at 7:00 P.M.
This is for both churches. There will be communion, special music, and the choir.
On this day Jesus was betrayed and arrested. This painting done in 1606, by Caravaggio shows us how it may have appeared.Pilate parades Jesus before the people.
Friday, March 21—
Good Friday Worship for ABC Parish will be held at Adair U.M.C. beginning at 7:00 P.M. This is for both churches. We are remembering the crucifixion of Christ. We will have special music, scriptures, prayers and hymns.
6 A.M. - Jesus Stands Trial Before Pilate. Jesus is then sent to Herod.
(Matthew 27:11-14; Mark 15:2-5; Luke 23:1-5; John 18:28-37)
7 A.M. - Jesus is returned to Pilate and sentenced to death.
(Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:23-24; John 19:16)
8 A.M. - Jesus is Led Away to Calvary.
(Matthew 27:32-34; Mark 15:21-24; Luke 23:26-31; John 19:16-17)
9 A.M. - "The Third Hour" Jesus is Crucified on the Cross.
(Mark 15: 25 - It was the third hour when they crucified him. (NIV).
March 23rd - Easter Sunday— Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter is termed a movable Christian holy day because it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. Easter falls at some point between late March and late April each year, following the cycle of the moon. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see in the rest of
our lives, and only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it earlier (95 years old or above). The next time Easter will be this early will be the year 2228 (220
years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913.
Our colors today are white or gold.
Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 A.M. in the Adair U.M.C. church. The scriptures and music will be different at Sunrise Service from the regular service so I am trying not to repeat myself.
Regular services will be held in Adair U.M.C. at 9:00 A.M., and in Casey U.M.C. at 10:30 A.M.
Scripture readings for this morning are:
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (UMH 839)
John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10
Monday, March 24—This is Pastor Lynn's scheduled day off. The Casey U.M.C. Disciple Study is canceled today.
Tuesday, March 25— The Adair U.M.C. Disciple Study is canceled today.
Tuesday through Thursday (25, 26, 27th) is the "School of Ministry" which will be held at the Des Moines Marriott.
Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 29th—Women of Faith Conference will be held at the Quest Center in Omaha. Yes, I said the Quest Center. This is indeed a momentous occasion!
Thank you all for helping to make our KIDS TO CAMP BRUNCH a great success
last Sunday. The food was delicious.Thank you for all the hard work you have generously given to your church this week. To borrow that saying from M.I.T., "we are the people we have been waiting for."
God Bless and Keep You,