TUESDAY, MAY 25TH —
BIBLE STUDY WILL MEET IN ADAIR U.M.C @ 9 A.M.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH —
Ad Council Meeting - Adair U.M.C. CANCELED
THURSDAY, MAY 27TH —
T.T.T. #2 MEETS AT 9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
SATURDAY, MAY 29TH —
Funeral Service for Lavonne Mowry
will begin at 10 A.M. in Casey U.M.C.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
SUNDAY, MAY 3OTH —
TRADITIONAL MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is a day on
the civil calendar for remembering and honoring those
who have given their lives in battle. The day is also
known as DECLARATION DAY for the custom of
placing flags at the graves of the patriotic dead.
We have all known soldiers returning from fields of
battle across the earth. . . . brothers, sisters, spouses
uncles, fathers, dear friends. They don't say, "What
terrible carnage I have witnessed! I don't know how
anyone made it out alive! The explosion killed half of
the squad!" They don't say "Those troops were all my
very good friends. We always depended absolutely
and completely on each other."
I wonder what they think, when I complain because
I can't find the right blue dress to wear to the reception?
They don't say.PEACE AND JUSTICE SUNDAY
Peace with Justice Sunday offering money - -
inspires us to learn and to teach others to be
kind to each other and to treat the earth and
its people, WITH GREAT RESPECT.THIS IS TRINITY SUNDAY
Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost.
All Western liturgical churches celebrate –
Methodist, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran.
A liturgy is the customary public worship done by a
specific religious group.
THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF "LITURGY" IS
"SERVICE." OUR COLOR IS WHITE
SCRIPTURE READINGS ARE: PROVERBS 8:1-4, 22-31
Wisdom was active from before creation.
Wisdom speaks, and understanding raises her voice
to remind all of her presence with God in and
through all creation.
1 Do you hear Lady Wisdom calling? Can you hear
Madame Insight raising her voice?2 She's taken her stand at First and Main, at the
3 Right in the city square where the traffic is thickest,
4 "You! - I'm talking to all of you, everyone out here on
22 "God sovereignly made me - the first, the basic -
before he did anything else.
23 I was brought into being a long time ago, well before
Earth got its start.24 I arrived on the scene before Ocean, yes, even
before Springs and Rivers and Lakes.
25 Before Mountains were sculpted and Hills took
shape, I was already there, newborn;
26 Long before God stretched out Earth's Horizons,
and tended to the minute details of Soil and Weather,
27 And set Sky firmly in place, I was there. When he
mapped and gave borders to wild Oceans,
28 built the vast vault of Heaven, and installed the
fountains that fed Oceans,
29 When he drew a boundary for Seas, posted a sign
that said, no trespassing, And then staked out Earth's
30 I was right there with him, making sure everything fit.
Day after day I was there, with my joyful applause,
always enjoying his company,
31 Delighted with the world of things and creatures,
happily celebrating the human family.PSALM 8 (UMH 743)
1 God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name.
2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;
toddlers shout the songs That drown out enemy
talk, and silence atheist babble.
3 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted
in their settings. 4 Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do
you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?
5 Yet we've so narrowly missed being gods, bright
with Eden's dawn light.
6 You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
7 Made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals
out in the wild,
8 Birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the
9 God, brilliant Lord, your name echoes around the
1 By entering through faith into what God has always
wanted to do for us - set us right with him, make us fit
for him - we have it all together with God because of
our Master Jesus.
2 And that's not all: We throw open our doors to God
and discover at the same moment that he has already
thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing
where we always hoped we might stand - out in the wide
open spaces of God's grace and glory, standing tall and
shouting our praise.
3 There's more to come: We continue to shout our praise
even when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we
know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us,
4 and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel
of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.
5 In alert expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling
shortchanged. Quite the contrary - we can't round up
enough containers to hold everything God generously
pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!
Wisdom drives us into places of suffering with hope.
The character of our life in our Triune God: We are
reconciled to God through Jesus, and we boast in the
sufferings of this age because they lead us to hope in
God's love poured out upon us by the Holy Spirit.
God who is One, yet known to us as [Father, Son, and
Spirit] , as [Way, Truth, and Life], as [Mother, Child, and
Breath], as [Reconciler, Companion, and Hope-Giver],
and so much more.
A Greek word is used - "perichoresis" (perry-cor-ee-sis).
The word literally means "dancing around" or "dancing in
a circle." Christian theologians have used it to describe
the dance of the Eternal-Three-in-One, the Triune God.
Jesus speaks of the work of the Holy Spirit, declaring to
the disciples all the truth that is his from the Father.
12 "I still have many things to tell you, but you can't
handle them now.
13 But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth,
he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the
truth there is. He won't draw attention to himself, but
will make sense out of what is about to happen and,
indeed, out of all that I have done and said.
14 He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver
it to you.
15 Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why
I've said, 'He takes from me and delivers to you.'
MONDAY, MAY 31ST —
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVED
Office is closed today.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
TUESDAY, JUNE 1ST —
BIBLE STUDY - ADAIR U.M.C. - CANCELED
BECAUSE OF CONFLICT IN SCHEDULING.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2ND —
ADAIR U.M.W. - 8:30 A.M. AT HAPPY CHEF
SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH —
IOWA ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT HY-VEE HALL.
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FUTURE FOCUS —
SUNDAY, GIDEONS WILL BE HAVING BOTH
SERVICES WHILE PASTOR IS AT CONFERENCE.
JUNE 8TH - There will be no Bible Study.
Our Bible School dates are tentatively:
ADAIR UMC with Good Shepherd Lutheran
July 12 - 15th or 16th in the morning.
CASEY UMC is July 11 - 15, 2010 with a program
on the evening of the July 15th. There will be a
summary in church on Sunday but not
the whole program.
OUR THEME IS : ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
Holy Communion will be June 13 for both churches.
AUGUST 13TH AND 14TH –
WOMEN OF FAITH EVENT WILL BE IN OMAHA
AT THE QUEST CENTER THAT WEEKEND.
THERE IS CONSIDERABLE INFORMATION
AVAILABLE ONLINE. ONE CAN EVEN REGISTER
ONLINE AS WELL.
PROMISE KEEPERS ARE HOLDING AN EVENT IN
THIS IS OPEN TO ALL MEN
- Conference Date: August 13-14, 2010
- Conference Location:
- Program hours: FRIDAY: Doors open - 5:00 PM;
- Program -6:00 PM to 10:00 PM;
- SATURDAY: Doors open - 7:00am;
- Program -8:30am-5:00pm
- September 13, 2010 - 6:40 PM
- Baseball Tickets are available
- Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres
- September 14, 2010 - 6:40 PM
- Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres
3800 E. Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113
* You will receive two Rockies tickets for either
September 13 or September 14 for each registration.
E.g. If a father and son register, then they would receive
two tickets each for a total of four tickets.
Have you noticed? Our schedule is filling up.
Ah summertime! If I have left you bewildered on any
subject discussed herein, call the office for clarification,
or perhaps it may be clarified online. Much of this
information is available at specific websites on your
friendly, knowledgeable computer.
>>Bottom line: God Bless and Keep You,