WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH —
Worship Service will be held at The New Homestead
in Guthrie Center @ 10 A.M.
Martha Circle will meet at 7 P.M. this evening.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH —
Deborah/Mary Circle will meet at 2 P.M. in Casey UMC
Vespers at Heritage House today.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH —
11 A.M. TILL NOON
AT CASEY UMC
MOTHER -DAUGHTER SALAD SUPPER THIS EVENING BEGINNING AT 6:15 IN CASEY UMC
- $2.00 PER PERSON
A SALUTE TO WOMEN
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009 —
Third Sunday after Pentecost
WHAT DAY IS THIS?
ALL FATHERS EVERYWHERE - WE SALUTE YOU!
OUR SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR TODAY ARE —
1 SAMUEL 17:(1a , 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
The shepherd, David, uses the implements of his
trade and the power of the Lord to defeat the giant
1 SAMUEL 17:1; 1 SAMUEL 17:4-11;
1 SAMUEL 17:19-23; 1 SAMUEL 17:32-49
(New International Version) (NIV)
1 SAMUEL 17:1
DAVID AND GOLIATH
1 Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and
assembled at Socoh in Judah. They pitched camp at
Ephes Dammim, between Socoh and Azekah.
1 SAMUEL 17:4-11 (NIV)
4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath,
came out of the Philistine camp.
He was over nine feet tall.
5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a
coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five
6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze
javelin was slung on his back.
7 His spear shaft was like a weaver's rod, and its iron
point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer
went ahead of him.
8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel,
"Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of
Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me.
9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your
subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will be
our subjects and serve us."
10 Then the Philistine said, "This day I defy the ranks
of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other."
11 On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the
Israelites were dismayed and terrified.
1 SAMUEL 17:19-23 (NIV)
19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the
Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines."
20 Early in the morning David left the flock with a
shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed.
He reached the camp as the army was going out to
its battle positions, shouting the war cry.
21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines
facing each other.
22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies,
ran to the battle lines and greeted his brothers.
23 As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine
champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and
shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it.
1 SAMUEL 17:32-49 (NIV)
32 David said to Saul, "Let no one lose heart because
of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him."
33 Saul replied, "You are not able to go out against this
Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy, and he has
been a fighting man from his youth."
34 But David said to Saul, "Your servant has been
keeping his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came
and carried off a sheep from the flock,
35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from
its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair,
struck it and killed it.
36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear;
this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them,
because he has defied the armies of the living God.
37 The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the
lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the
hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and
the LORD be with you."
38 Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put
a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his
39 David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried
walking around, because he was not used to them.
"I cannot go in these," he said to Saul, "because I am
not used to them." So he took them off.
40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth
stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his
shepherd's bag and, with his sling in his hand,
approached the Philistine.
41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in
front of him, kept coming closer to David.
42 He looked David over and saw that he was only a
boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him.
43 He said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come at me
with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
44 "Come here," he said, "and I'll give your flesh to the
birds of the air and the beasts of the field!"
45 David said to the Philistine, "You come against me
with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against
you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the
armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and
I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will
give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds
of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole
world will know that there is a God in Israel.
47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by
sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is
the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands."
48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David
ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.
49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he
slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The
stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on
the ground.PSALM 9:9-20 (UMH 744) This psalm celebrates
God's defense of those who are afflicted by
catching the offenders in their own traps.
PSALM 9:9-20 (New International Version)
9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a
stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name will trust in you,
for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who
11 Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion;
proclaim among the nations what he has done.
12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he
does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.
13 O LORD, see how my enemies persecute me!
Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may declare your praises in the gates of
the Daughter of Zion and there rejoice in your
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have
dug; their feet are caught in the net they have
16 The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked
are ensnared by the work of their hands.
Higgaion. Selah! (Stop and listen)
17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations
that forget God.
18 But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor
the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
19 Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph; let the
nations be judged in your presence.
20 Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the nations
know they are but men. Selah! (Stop and listen)
2 CORINTHIANS 6:1-13
(Contemporary English Version) CEV
Tension abounds. Paul argues that his suffering for
the sake of the gospel provides all the credentials
he needs for the Corinthians to listen to him.The
morrow is none of ours: we know not what will be
on the morrow, nor where we shall be. We now
enjoy a day of grace; then do not to neglect it.
2 CORINTHIANS 6:1-13
1 We work together with God, and we beg you to
make good use of God's kindness to you.
2 In the Scriptures God says,
"When the time came, I listened to you,
and when you needed help, I came to save you."
That time has come.
This is the day for you to be saved.
3 We don't want anyone to find fault with our work,
and so we try hard not to cause problems.
4 But in everything and in every way we show that
we truly are God's servants. We have always been
patient, though we have had a lot of trouble,
suffering, and hard times.
5 We have been beaten, put in jail, and hurt in riots.
We have worked hard and have gone without sleep
6 But we have kept ourselves pure and have been
understanding, patient, and kind. The Holy Spirit
has been with us, and our love has been real.
7 We have spoken the truth, and God's power has
worked in us. In all our struggles we have said and
done only what is right.
8 Whether we were honored or dishonored or
praised or cursed, we always told the truth about
ourselves. But some people said we did not.
9 We are unknown to others, but well known to you.
We seem to be dying, and yet we are still alive. We
have been punished, but never killed,
10 and we are always happy, even in times of
suffering. Although we are poor, we have made
many people rich. And though we own nothing,
everything is ours.
11 Friends in Corinth, we are telling the truth when
we say that there is room in our hearts for you.
12 We are not holding back on our love for you,
but you are holding back on your love for us.
13 I speak to you as I would speak to my own
children. Please make room in your hearts for us.
MARK 4:35-41 (New Living Translation) VLT
Jesus tells a storm "Silence! Be still!" and rebukes
the disciples for their fear — not just of the storm,
but of what Jesus did to end it!
Christ slept during the storm, to try the faith of his
disciples, and to stir them to pray. Their faith
appeared weak, and their prayers strong. When our
wicked hearts are like the troubled sea which
cannot rest, when our passions are unruly, let us
think we hear the law of Christ, saying, Be silent.
When without are fightings, and within are fears,
and the spirits are in a tumult, He says, "Peace,
be still," there is a great calm at once.
Why are ye so fearful?
CHRIST STILLS THE TEMPEST
35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s
cross to the other side of the lake.”
36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out,
leaving crowds behind (although other boats followed).
37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were
breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.
38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his
head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting,
“Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said
to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind
stopped, and there was a great calm.
40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you
still have no faith?”
41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this
man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves
SUNDAY EVENING @ 7:30
VBS ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING - CASEY UMC
PLEASE COME AND HELP MAKE PLANS FOR OUR
THE DAYS ARE STILL:
ADAIR UMC — JULY 6TH THRU 9TH —
FROM 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M. WITH GOOD
SHEPHERD CHURCH. AND
CASEY UMC EVENING VBS
FROM JULY 20TH THRU JULY 23RD.
MONDAY, JUNE 22ND
THIS IS PASTOR LYNN'S AND NAOMI'S SCHEDULED
DAY OFF.TEAM MEETING FROM 9:00 TILL NOON
FELLOWSHIP AT 8:30 A.M.
GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN WILL BE HELD IN THE
EVENING - 6:30 TO 8:30
TUESDAY, JUNE 23RD —
NO MATTHEW BIBLE STUDY IN ADAIR
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH —
Worship service at The New Homestead in Guthrie
Center @ 10 A.M.
Carol Weston is organizing the Casey Fun Days
Dinner program for July 11th. Thank you Carol, for
volunteering your time and energy to this task.
Vickie and Sherry Carney will be in charge of
organizing the Chuck Wagon Days dinner in Adair.
Thank you for taking on the time and energy needed
for this large project.
Amy and Mike Noland are the new parents of a baby
boy named Ryan Shane. He weighed in at 7 lb. 12 oz.
and everyone is doing well. Ryan joins a sister, Sydney.
Happy Fathers Day, Mike! (No sleep for you.)
Thank you all for your magnanimous contributions of
Mind and Muscle this week. You do indeed keep the
wheels on the wagon.
God Bless and Keep You,