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 - United Methodists around the world join in celebration of Aldersgate Day. This event observes the 268th anniversary of John Wesley’s “heart-warming” experience at a church on Aldersgate Street in London, England.
Sunday, May 25th — 2nd Sunday after Pentecost/in Kingdomtide. Our chosen color today is green. Green is the color of plant life, abundant in spring. It is used to represent the triumph of life over death. Green is the liturgical color for the Sundays after Pentecost.
Our Scripture Readings for this Sunday are:
Psalm 62:1-5 (UMH 787)
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Matthew 6:24-34We are focusing on a Memorial Day observance today. We remember all men and women who have sacrificed their time, their energies, and in many cases their lives, in the name of freedom. When a loved one is lost in combat, the family has made a very profound sacrifice as well. A sacrifice they will remember every time they look at his empty chair.
Mankind has fought wars for most of his existence. We always go in with swords flashing and adrenaline running high. We always come out exhausted, disillusioned, saddened, and broken - even when we win.
We always say "Never again", but it seems each new generation must relearn the very same scenario - over and over. Human rights may be centered on the freedom of religion, social freedoms, class freedom or just plain freedom from tyranny. Freedom is a rare and precious commodity that must always be respected and protected. Perhaps one day that will be universally understood and then we will find war an archaic concept.
Monday, May 26— Memorial Day Observance. This is Pastor Lynn's scheduled day off. Quilting Group meets at Casey U.M.C. this afternoon.
Casey U.M.C. Disciple Study will not meet because of Memorial Day Observance.
Tuesday, May 27th— 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. Her door will be 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.
Pastor Lynn will start a Prayer Shawl Ministry in Adair from 3 - 4:00 P.M.
starting today in the fellowship hall of the Adair U.M.C. Come in if you enjoy knitting or crocheting, or if you would like to learn these skills.
Thursday, May 29th—Quilting Group meets at Casey U.M.C. this afternoon.
Cancer Walk— Check in with Sheryl Richter about the Adair cancer walk again this week. There were no forms at either church this week so if folks want to donate they will need to contact Sheryl at home or at work.
We have some great pictures of the quilt presentation and Senior Tea held at Casey U.M.C. Congratulations to all of this year's graduates - high school and college. We are very proud of you.Thank you for your help this week and thank you for helping to find the interloper who was abroad this week.
God Bless and Keep You,