THIS MONTH THE LUNDY FAMILY SHARPENS
OUR IMAGE IN THE ADAIR U.M.C.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SPECIAL TOUCH,
THURSDAY, JULY 16TH —
Deborah/Mary Circle - 2 P.M. in Casey UMC.
The final day for Casey Lutheran Evening
Vacation Bible School.
FRIDAY, JULY 17TH —
Jesse James Chuck Wagon Days begin today
in Adair. There will be sidewalk sales and many
games to take part in.
SATURDAY, JULY 18TH —
Jesse James Chuck Wagon Days continue with
a morning parade, several food vendors, and
many community games. Adair U.M.C. will serve
lunch in the City Park this year. Check out Adair's
church vendors for for some very fine food.
GET YOUR ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES
food boxes - 11 A.M. until noon - CASEY U.M.C.
SUNDAY, JULY 19TH —
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost -
2 SAMUEL 7:1-14a
David tells Nathan his intentions to build a
permanent house for the God of Israel, and
Nathan initially approves. That night, God tells
Nathan that David is not to build a house for God,
but that God will build a house (dynasty) for David.
Only two generations after David, the promise of
an eternal throne (verse 13) appeared broken as
the kingdom is divided, with ten of the twelve
tribes going to Jereboam, son of Nebat, not a
descendent of David. In about 300 years, the
Northern Kingdom was destroyed by Assyria.
Within 150 more years, many in the Southern
Kingdom were exiled. 2 SAMUEL 7:1-14
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION (NIRV)
GOD MAKES A PROMISE TO DAVID
1 The king settled down in his palace. The Lord had
given him peace and rest from all of his enemies who
were around him.2 Then the king spoke to the prophet Nathan. He said,
"Here I am, living in a palace that has beautiful cedar
walls. But the ark of God remains in a tent."
3 Nathan replied to the king, "Go ahead and do what
you want to. The Lord is with you."
4 That night the word of the Lord came to Nathan.
The Lord said,
5 "Go and speak to my servant David. Tell him,
'The Lord says, "Are you the one to build me a house
to live in?
6 I have not lived in a house from the day I brought
the people of Israel up out of Egypt until now. I have
been moving from place to place. I have been living
in a tent.
7 I have moved from place to place with all of the
people of Israel. I commanded their rulers to be
shepherds over them. I never asked any of those
rulers, 'Why haven't you built me a house that has
beautiful cedar walls?' " '
8 "So tell my servant David, 'The Lord who rules
over all says, "I took you away from the grasslands.
That's where you were taking care of your father's
sheep and goats. I made you ruler over my people
9 I have been with you everywhere you have gone.
I cut off all of your enemies when you were attacking
' "Now I will make you famous. Your name will be just
as respected as the names of the most important
people on earth.
10 I will provide a place where my people Israel can
live. I will plant them in the land. Then they will have
a home of their own. They will not be bothered
anymore. Evil people will no longer crush them,
as they did at first.
11 That is what your enemies have done ever since
I appointed leaders over my people Israel. But I will
give you peace and rest from all of them. " '
"I tell you that I myself will set up a royal house for you.
12 Some day your life will come to an end. You will join
the members of your family who have already died.
Then I will make one of your own sons the next king
after you. And I will make his kingdom secure.
13 He is the one who will build a house where I will
put my Name. " '
"I will set up the throne of his kingdom.
It will last forever.
14 I will be his father. And he will be my son. When he
does what is wrong, I will use other men to beat him
with rods and whips.
PSALM 89:20-37 (UMH 807)
NEW INTERNATIONAL READERS VERSION
A poetic, musical version of God's covenant
to establish David's throne.
20 I have found my servant David.
I have poured my sacred oil on his head.21 My powerful hand will keep him going.
My mighty arm will give him strength.
22 No enemies will require him to bring gifts to them.
No evil person will beat him down.
23 I will crush the king's enemies.
I will completely destroy them.
24 I will love him and be faithful to him.
Because of me his power will increase.
25 I will give him a great kingdom.
It will reach from the Mediterranean Sea to the
Euphrates River.26 He will call out to me, 'You are my Father.
You are my God. You are my Rock and Savior.'
27 I will also make him my oldest son.
Among all the kings of the earth, he will be the
most important one.
28 I will continue to love him forever.
I will never break my covenant with him.
29 I will make his family line continue forever.
His kingdom will last as long as the heavens.
30 "What if his sons turn away from my laws
and do not follow them?
31 What if they disobey my orders
and fail to keep my commands?
32 Then I will punish them for their sins.
I will strike them with the rod.
I will whip them for their evil acts.
33 But I will not stop loving David.
I will always be faithful to him.
34 I will not break my covenant.
I will not go back on my word.
35 Once and for all, I have made a promise
with an oath. It is based on my holiness.
And I will not lie to David.
36 His family line will continue forever.
His kingdom will last as long as the sun.
37 It will last forever like the moon,
that faithful witness in the sky."
Selah (Silence, think about it!)
NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION
Describing God's ministry of reconciliation to
bring divided humanity (Jews and Gentiles) into
one new humanity in Jesus Christ.
GOD'S NEW FAMILY
11 You who are not Jews by birth, here is what I
want you to remember. You are called
"uncircumcised" by those who call themselves
"circumcised." But they have only been
circumcised in their bodies by human hands.
12 Before you believed in Christ, you were
separated from him. You were not considered to
be citizens of Israel. You were not included in
what the covenants promised. You were without
hope and without God in the world.
13 At one time you were far away from God.
But now you belong to Christ Jesus. He spilled his
blood for you. That has brought you near to God.
14 Christ himself is our peace. He has made Jews
and non-Jews into one group of people. He has
destroyed the hatred that was a wall between us.
15 Through his body on the cross, Christ put an
end to the law with all its commands and rules. He
wanted to create one new group of people out of
the two. He wanted to make peace between them.
16 He planned to bring both of them as one body
back to God because of the cross. Christ put their
hatred to death on that cross.
17 He came and preached peace to you who were
far away. He also preached peace to those who were
18 Through Christ we both come to the Father by
the power of one Holy Spirit.
19 So you are no longer strangers and outsiders.
You are citizens together with God's people. You are
members of God's family.
20 You are a building that is built on the apostles
and prophets. They are the foundation. Christ Jesus
himself is the most important stone in the building.
21 The whole building is held together by him. It rises
to become a holy temple because it belongs to the Lord.
22 And because you belong to him, you too are being
built together. You are being made into a house where
God lives through his Spirit.
MARK 6:30-34, 53-56
NEW LIVING TRANSLATION (NLT)
The story of the disciples' return from their mission
(last week) and continuation in ministry with Jesus
is "interrupted" by the feeding of the 5000.
JESUS FEEDS THE FIVE THOUSAND
30 The apostles returned to Jesus from the ministry
tour and told him all they had done and taught.
31 Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a
quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because
there were so many people coming and going that
Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.
32 So they left by boat for a quiet place, where they
could be alone.
33 But many people recognized them and saw them
leaving, and people from many towns ran ahead
along the shore and got there ahead of them.
34 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from
the boat, and he had compassion on them because
they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he
began teaching them many things.
35 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples
came to him. "This is a remote place," they said,
"and it's already very late.
36 Send the people away so they can go to the
surrounding countryside and villages and buy
themselves something to eat."
37 He answered, "You give them something to eat."
They said to him, "That would take eight months of
a man's wages! Are we to go and spend that much
on bread and give it to them to eat?"
38"How many loaves do you have?" he asked. "Go and see." When they found out, they said, "Five—and two fish." MARK 6:53-56
53 After they had crossed the lake, they landed at
Gennesaret. They brought the boat to shore
54 and climbed out. The people recognized Jesus
55 and they ran throughout the whole area, carrying
sick people on mats to wherever they heard he was.
56 Wherever he went—in villages, cities, or the
countryside—they brought the sick out to the market
places. They begged him to let the sick touch at
least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him
——————————————————— "Summertime, and the livin' is easy…"
• EVENING VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
BEGINS TODAY - FROM 6 TO 9 PM.
BIBLE SCHOOL IN CASEY U.M.C.
SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY - 6 PM TO 9 PM.
We are in need of BROWN PAPER BAGS
NEWSPAPERS, AND OLD SHOES for
If you have questions, contact Jeff Larson.
THURSDAY, JULY 23RD —
ADAIR COUNTY FAIR BEGINS.——————————————————————
LETTER FROM FRED —
Lynn, I am now ready to begin new service project
here at St. Gregory's Retreat Center. I think I told
you about this at an earlier date. That is the Ghana,
Africa Bandage Project. I am inviting our guests to
make bandages from clean used bed sheets.
This is good from many perspectives: it helps our
brothers and sisters in a third world country, is a
community service both to the people of Adair and
to the guests at St. Gregory's, and it also is a way to
recycle items that might otherwise be thrown away.
We need the help of your parishioners, if we may.
RECYCLE YOUR USED BED SHEETS:
St. Gregory Retreat Center, Adair is collecting clean
used bed sheets to be recycled into bandages. The
guests at St. Gregory's will cut the sheets into 3"
strips and roll them into a roll. They will be combined
with other like bandages in Georgia and sent to a
medical center in Ghana, West Africa. If you would
like to donate any clean used bed sheets you may
leave them at a location in your church.
Thank you for your help.
ADAIR VBS WAS GREAT!
In combination with Good Shepherd Lutheran about
14 preschoolers and 27 elementary kids participated
in this summers program. The final program was
held at the Adair UMC on Thursday, July 9th with most
of the kids and all of the staff present to summarize
and share what had been learned during the week.
The church was full including 3 rows of over flow
chairs and everyone that attended the program had
a great time . The ladies of the church served
refreshments following in the fellowship hall.
THANK YOU to everyone that helped make the week
of VBS A BIG SUCCESS!
THE CASEY VBS PROGRAM will be held on
THURSDAY, JULY 23RD at about 8:15 PM.
Crocodile Dock is our theme and you will have a fun time!
We welcome everyone to the final program.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE
CASEY FUN DAYS A GREAT SUCCESS!
There was lots of very good feed back from our community.
THANK YOU!!! TO CAROL WESTON for organizing the
event for us.
IT'S AMAZING ISN'T IT, HOW THE WHEELS KEEP
God Bless and Keep You,