Tuesday, May 13, 2008

OUR WEEK — MAY 18 - 24

REMINDERS— Wednesday, May 14th— Prayer Breakfast at 7AM at Happy Chef
Thursday, May 15th— All Circle Retreat - Hosted by Deborah/Mary & Martha Circles at Casey U.M.C. Everyone is invited.
Sunday, May 18th— This is the first Sunday after Pentecost/in Kingdomtide: Trinity Sunday. On this day, the church rejoices in the mystery that God is triune (three-in-one) -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our designated color is white. Adair-Casey High School Graduation is at 2:00.

There will be a special Peace with Justice Offering today. Peace with Justice Sunday gifts are used to empower compassionate people to advocate for human rights, buy fair-trade products, care for the environment, demonstrate for important causes, eradicate poverty, feed the hungry, mediate conflict, provide health care, seek affordable housing and model nonviolence.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Our scripture readings for this Sunday are:
Psalm 8 (UMH 743)
PSALM 8 (New International Version)
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Matthew 28:16-20

Today we celebrate South West District Spring Conference at Atlantic U.M.C. starting at 2:00 P.M.
Monday, May 19th— This is Pastor Lynn's scheduled day off.
• • •Today is the last day of school for Adair-Casey.
Casey U.M.C. Disciple Study will meet from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Tuesday, May 20th— Adair U.M.C. Disciple Study will meet from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Pastor Lynn will have Office Hours on Tuesdays in the Adair U.M.C. She will have her door open from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 A.M. and then after lunch the door will be open from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday, May 21st— Martha Circle will meet at Casey U.M.C. at 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, May 22nd— We will hold Vesper Services at the Heritage House in Atlantic beginning at 3:45 P.M.
Saturday, May 24th— Aldersgate Day
Shannon Lundy— "I graduate from Simpson College on the 17th of May. I will have my Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Elementary Education. My endorsement areas are Early Childhood, Special Education, Reading and Social Studies. I have accepted a position as a Pre-K teacher at Walnut School District for the upcoming school year."

Blair Carney— Blair graduates from ISU on Saturday, May 10, 2008 with an Agriculture degree. His future plans on to come back to Adair and farm.

Brady Carney— Brady graduated from ISU in May, 2007. He graduated from the Des Moines Police Academy in December, 2007. Brady currently works for the Des Moines Police Department.
Adair Vacation Bible School will be held mornings from July 7th to July 11th
Preschoolers will go to Adair United Methodist Church and Grade Schoolers will go to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Registration forms may be obtained from Faye Pharmacy in Adair or at ABC Parish Office in Casey.
Casey Vacation Bible School will be held evenings from July 14th to July 18th.
Watch this space for the beginning of Prayer Shawl Ministries.
Thank you for your contributions to the cause this week.
They are greatly appreciated.
God bless and keep you.
Pastor Lynn

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