Tuesday, June 24, 2008


REMINDERS—Prayer Shawl Ministry - Tuesdays in Adair U.M.C. - At 3:00 P.M. - In the Fellowship Hall. Please come join us. While we work on projects, we will weave our prayers into them.we will weave our prayers into them.Wednesday, June 25 AD Council Meeting at Casey U.M.C. at 7:00 PM. Discussion of Vacation Bible School, Casey Fun Days and other business.

Vacation Bible School Is In July —
Adair U.M.C. will team with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for VBS mornings starting July 7th to July 10th.

Casey's VBS will be from July 14th to July 18th. Classes will be held each evening.

This is the website to:
1. Register to attend Vacation Bible School
2. Register as a Volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School
3. Find answers to questions about Vacation Bible School
Sunday, June 29th — This is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Our color is green. Our scripture readings for today are:
Psalm 13
1 How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face
from me?

2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

4 my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

6 I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me. NIV
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42
40 "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
41 Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward.
42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward." NIV
Monday, June 30th— This is Pastor Lynn's scheduled day off.
Quilting Group will meet at Casey U.M.C. this afternoon.
Casey U.M.C. Disciple Study will meet from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Tuesday, July 1st — Adair U.M.C. Disciple Study meets 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
11:00 – Noon – Adair Church Office Hour
Noon – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 PM – Office Hours & Visits
3:00 P.M. – Needle Work Ministry
Staff Parish Meeting at 7:30 in Casey U.M.C.


From Palo, June 21

Literally hundreds of United Methodists from the Cedar Rapids metro area are in the city or at Palo today “mucking out” houses and churches. All the churches have teams and many communities nearby have sent teams as well. Supplies continue to roll in and be used almost immediately.

One interesting ministry has been the distribution of boxes to persons who can save things from the upstairs of their homes. United Methodists have delivered over 1000 boxes to persons and in many cases helped pack them up and carry them out of the homes to waiting trucks or cars.

A group worked under the leadership of Rev. John Howerton at the Palo UMC “mucking” out the basement. Every item in the basement was a complete loss, including the walls and appliances. The sanctuary is only slightly damaged by the humidity and should be able to be restored to its pre-flood beauty.

From Pictured Rocks, June 21

You all have been in the prayers of my staff and me. This past week several of my summer staff members were able to assist in the clean up efforts in the Cedar Rapids area and it touched them very deeply to see the hope and strong faith being expressed by the clergy and residents with whom they worked. You and your actions are inspiring to these young adults, keep up the great work.

To read more blog entries about the mountain of work and the wonderful people involved in this clean-up effort, go to: www.iowastorms2008.blogspot.com

To make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund of Iowa, go to:
www.iaumc.org or contact your local church office.

The worst disaster always brings out the best in mankind.
Thank you for your hard work this week.
God bless and keep you.
Pastor Lynn

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