Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Wednesday, August 27th - Budget Meeting at Casey U.M.C.
Thursday, August 28th - Sunday School Planning Meeting at Casey U.M.C. at 6 P.M.

Saturday, August 30th - 5K Run at Guthrie Center Hospital - 7 A.M. Registration
September 7th - Casey U.M.C. Sunday Service will start at 9 A.M. with Fellowship starting at 8:30 A.M.
Adair U.M.C. Sunday Service will start at 10:30 A.M. with Fellowship beginning at 10:00 A.M.

Wednesday nights from 4:00 PM till 5:30 PM. at Casey UMC.
7& 8th grade are the primary age for Confirmation class.

August 31, 2008 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Our Color Is Green)
Registrations will be available for Sunday school and confirmations today.
Our Scripture readings for today are
Exodus 3:1-15.

God calls Moses from a burning bush and
commissions him to collaborate in delivering the Israelites from Egyptian oppression. Moses questions his worthiness for the task, and God answers each excuse.Exodus 3:1-15 (Amplified Bible) (AMP)

1 NOW MOSES kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the back or west side of the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God.

2 The Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, yet was not consumed.

3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.

4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush and said, Moses, Moses! And he said, Here am I.

5 God said, Do not come near; put your shoes off your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy ground.

6 Also He said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

7 And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters and oppressors; for I know their sorrows and sufferings and trials.

8 And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand and power of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a land good and large, a land flowing with milk and honey, a land of plenty - to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

9 Now behold, the cry of the Israelites has come to Me, and I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.

11 And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?

12 God said, I will surely be with you; and this shall be the sign to you that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain [Sinai].

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them?

14 And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you!

15 God said also to Moses, This shall you say to the Israelites: The Lord, the God of your fathers, of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has sent me to you! This is My name forever, and by this name I am to be remembered to all generations.
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c - New International Version (NIV)
Seek his strength; that is, his grace; the strength of his Spirit to work in us that which is good, which we cannot do but by strength derived from him.
Afflictions are among our mercies. They prove our faith and love, they humble our pride, they wean us from the world, and quicken our prayers. Bread is the staff which supports life; when that staff is broken, the body fails and sinks to the earth. The word of God is the staff of spiritual life, the food and support of the soul.

Psalm 105:1-6
1 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;

make known among the nations what he has done.

2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.

3 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

4 Look to the LORD and his strength;
seek his face always.

5 Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

6 O descendants of Abraham his servant,

O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.Psalm 105:23-26
23 Then Israel entered Egypt;
Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.

24 The LORD made his people very fruitful;
he made them too numerous for their foes,

25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people,
to conspire against his servants.

26 He sent Moses his servant,
and Aaron, whom he had chosen.

Psalm 105:45
45 That they might keep his precepts
and observe his laws.
Praise the LORD.

Romans 12:9-21 New International Version (NIV)
Paul exhorts the Christian communities at Rome to live out together what it means to be one body in Christ -- loving one another, respecting and forgiving one another, loving and reaching out in care to enemies, and blessing even those who persecute them. Even as Christ overcame the power of sin and death in his incarnation, life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection, so his body, the church is called to overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:9-21
The Importance of Love
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.
20 On the contrary:
"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Matthew 16:21-28 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Predicts His Death. After the confession, the cost: Jesus tells the disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, where he will be killed. Peter rebukes him, and Jesus tells Peter that he is a stumbling block to him by thinking as humans think. Any who will be disciples of Jesus must lay claims to themselves aside, pick up a crucifix, and follow him.

21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!"

23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.

26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.

28 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SEPTEMBER 1ST IS LABOR DAY —Labor Day is truly a global holiday, but Labor Day in Canada and the United States can be attributed directly to the efforts of the Knights of Labor.

The Knights of Labor was labor union founded in secrecy in December 1869, by a group of Philadelphia tailors led by Uriah S. Stephens. Originally called 'The Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor', it was designed to protect all who worked for a living. They organized a parade on September 5, 1882 in New York City which became an annual parade.

The September 1st date has remained unchanged, even though the government was encouraged to adopt May 1 as Labor Day, the date celebrated by the majority of the world.
DON"T FORGET - Earl Joint's 80th birthday celebration September 7th - at the Casey Community Building - from 2 PM to 4 PM
READ 5 PRACTICES OF A FRUITFUL CONGREGATION before our ABC and Ad Council meetings the last week in September.

STARTS: 8:00 A.M.
- NOVEMBER 1, 2008
Have a restful weekend.
God bless and keep you,
Pastor Lynn

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