ATTENTION CITIZENS OF ADAIR —THERE IS SOME CRUMBLING OF THE CITY'S
INFRASTRUCTURE - AND THE WATER SYSTEM
WAS LEAKING. WE ARE ADVISED TO DRINK
BOTTLED WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE -
PROBABLY UNTIL THE WEEKEND.
THIS IS COMMON IN MANY TOWNS THAT
INSTALLED PHYSICAL FACILITIES IN THE
EARLY 1900'S - PERHAPS 100 YEARS AGO.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER.
BE PATIENT - I'M SURE THEY ARE REPAIRING
AND REPLACING AS FAST AS THEY CAN.
MEANWHILE, WE WILL NOT HAVE FELLOWSHIP
BEFORE CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY.
SERVICES WILL BE AT THE REGULAR TIME, BUT
WE CANNOT COUNT ON POTABLE WATER.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16TH —
MARTHA CIRCLE - CASEY U.M.C. @ 7 P.M.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH —
DEBORAH/MARY CIRCLE -
STUART QUILTING EVENT
MEET AT CASEY U.M.C.
WE WILL THEN LEAVE FOR STUART≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH —
ANGEL FOOD DISTRIBUTION - 11 A.M. TO NOON
Young-Jacobsen Wedding - Casey U.M.C. @ 4 P.M.
SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH —
TODAY IS FATHER'S DAY———————————————————
WHAT MAKES A DAD
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so . . . . . He called it . . . Dad
WALK A LITTLE SLOWER
Walk a little slower, Daddy,
Said a little child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps
And I don't want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.
Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right,
And know just what to do;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I want to follow you.———————————————————
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SCRIPTURE READINGS ARE:
1 KINGS 19:1-15 (The Message)
God sent rain to the parched land and Elijah had
450 Baal prophets killed. This intensely angered
Jezebel. Now Elijah was fleeing for his life - - not
only to avoid being killed by Jezebel and Ahab's
henchmen, but because it seemed everything he
had worked for was about to be wiped out. Elijah
is alone and being hunted down - but God is in
pursuit to bring him back to the mission. God
provided food for him to continue a new path;
for 40 days through the desert; a journey to
"the mountain of God."
1 Ahab reported to Jezebel everything that Elijah
had done, including the massacre of the prophets.
2 Jezebel immediately sent a messenger to Elijah
with her threat: "The gods will get you for this and
I'll get even with you! By this time tomorrow you'll be
as dead as any one of those prophets."3 When Elijah saw how things were, he ran for dear
life to Beersheba, far in the south of Judah. He left
his young servant there
4 and then went on into the desert another day's
journey. He came to a lone broom bush and collapsed
in its shade, wanting in the worst way to be done with
it all - to just die:
"Enough of this, God! Take my life - I'm ready to join
my ancestors in the grave!"
5 Exhausted, he fell asleep under the lone broom bush.
Suddenly an angel shook him awake and said, "Get up
6 He looked around and, to his surprise, right by his
head were a loaf of bread baked on some coals and a
jug of water. He ate the meal and went back to sleep.
7 The angel of God came back, shook him awake again,
and said, "Get up and eat some more - you have a long
journey ahead of you."8 He got up, ate and drank his fill, and set out. Nourished
by that meal, he walked forty days and nights, all the way
to the mountain of God, to Horeb.
9 When he got there, he crawled into a cave and went
to sleep. Then the word of God came to him: "So Elijah,
what are you doing here?"
10 "I've been working my heart out for the
God-of-the-Angel-Armies," said Elijah. "The people of
Israel have abandoned your covenant, destroyed the
places of worship, and murdered your prophets. I'm
the only one left, and now they're trying to kill me."
11 Then he was told, "Go, stand on the mountain at
attention before God. God will pass by." A hurricane
wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the
rocks before God, but God wasn't to be found in the
wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn't
in the earthquake;
12 and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn't in
the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper.13 When Elijah heard the quiet voice, he muffled his
face with his great cloak, went to the mouth of the cave,
and stood there. A quiet voice asked, "So Elijah, now
tell me, what are you doing here?"
14 Elijah said it again, "I've been working my heart out
for God, the God-of-the-Angel-Armies, because the
people of Israel have abandoned your covenant,
destroyed your places of worship, and murdered your
prophets. I'm the only one left, and now they're trying
to kill me."
15 God said, "Go back the way you came, through
the desert to Damascus. When you get there anoint
Hazael; make him king over Aram."
PSALM 42 (UMH 777) (The Message)
"Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are
you disquieted with me?" The psalmist struggles
with hope and trust, much as Elijah does.
1 A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to
drink God, deep draughts of God.2 I'm thirsty for God-alive. I wonder, "Will I ever
make it - arrive and drink in God's presence?"
3 I'm on a diet of tears - tears for breakfast, tears for
supper. All day long people knock at my door,
Pestering, "Where is this God of yours?"
4 These are the things I go over and over, emptying
out the pockets of my life. I was always at the head
of the worshiping crowd, right out in front, Leading
them all, eager to arrive and worship, Shouting
praises, singing thanksgiving - celebrating, all of us,
5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why
are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God -
soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my
face. He's my God.
6 When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse
everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to
Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar.
7 Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of whitewater
rapids. Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers
crash and crush me.8 Then God promises to love me all day, sing songs
all through the night! My life is God's prayer.
9 Sometimes I ask God, my rock-solid God, "Why
did you let me down? Why am I walking around in
tears, harassed by enemies?"
10 They're out for the kill, these tormentors with their
obscenities, Taunting day after day,
"Where is this God of yours?"
11 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul?
Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God -
soon I'll be praising again.
He puts a smile on my face. He's my God.
GALATIONS 3:23-29 (The Message)
Under the law, we were under a disciplinarian.
Baptized into Christ, we can all live by faith.
23 Until the time when we were mature enough to
respond freely in faith to the living God, we were
carefully surrounded and protected by Mosaic law.
24 The law was like those Greek tutors, with which
you are familiar, who escort children to school and
protect them from danger or distraction, making
sure the children will get to the place they set out for.
25 But now you have arrived at your destination:
26 By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship
27 Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you
up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in
an adult faith wardrobe - Christ's life, the fulfillment
of God's original promise.
28 In Christ's family there can be no division into
Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female.
Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a
common relationship with Jesus Christ.
29 Also, since you are Christ's family, then you are
Abraham's famous "descendant," heirs according to
the covenant promises.
LUKE 8:26-39 (The Message)
Jesus and the Gerasene man possessed by
demons. Jesus casts out "Legion," and the man
is delivered, clothed and in his right mind.
The locals are terrified.
26 They sailed on to the country of the Gerasenes,
directly opposite Galilee.
27 As he stepped out onto land, a madman from
town met him; he was a victim of demons. He hadn't
worn clothes for a long time, nor lived at home; he
lived in the cemetery.
28 When he saw Jesus he screamed, fell before him,
and bellowed, "What business do you have messing
with me? You're Jesus, Son of the High God, but don't
give me a hard time!"
29 (The man said this because Jesus had started to
order the unclean spirit out of him.) Time after time the
demon threw the man into convulsions. He had been
placed under constant guard and tied with chains and
shackles, but crazed and driven wild by the demon,
he would shatter the bonds.
30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?"
31 And they begged Jesus desperately not to order
them to the bottomless pit.
32 A large herd of pigs was browsing and rooting on
a nearby hill. The demons begged Jesus to order
them into the pigs. He gave the order.
33 It was even worse for the pigs than for the man.
Crazed, they stampeded over a cliff into the lake
34 Those tending the pigs, scared to death, bolted
and told their story in town and country.
35 People went out to see what had happened.
They came to Jesus and found the man from whom
the demons had been sent, sitting there at Jesus' feet,
wearing decent clothes and making sense. It was a
holy moment, and for a short time they were more
reverent than curious.
36 Then those who had seen it happen told how the
demoniac had been saved.
37 Later, a great many people from the Gerasene
countryside got together and asked Jesus to leave -
too much change, too fast, and they were scared.
So Jesus got back in the boat and set off.38 The man whom he had delivered from the demons
asked to go with him, but he sent him back, saying,
39 "Go home and tell everything God did in you."
So he went back and preached all over town
everything Jesus had done in him.
MONDAY, JUNE 21ST —
UMW TEAM MEETING IN MENLO
COFFEE AT 8:30 AM
9 AM - 11 AM MEETING @
MENLO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.
ALL UNITED METHODIST WOMEN MEMBERS
ARE INVITED TO GO!!
FIRST DAY OF SUMMER≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND —
BIBLE STUDY IN ADAIR U.M.C. - 9 A.M. TO 11 A.M.
Staff Parish Relations Council (SPRC) Meeting
— Adair - 6:30 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD —
PASTOR LYNN IS TAKING A VACATION DAY
THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH —
T.T.T. #2 - 9:30 TO 10:30 A.M.
T.T.T. #1 - 12:30 TO 1:30 P.M.
FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH —
PASTOR LYNN IS TAKING A VACATION DAY
SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH —
CASEY U.M.W. GET-TOGETHER - 9 A.M. TO 11 A.M.
FUTURE FOCUS —
BENEFIT for Max Mackrill — June 27th
• AT COMMUNITY CENTRE
• SERVING BEEF AND PORK BURGERS
• SALAD AND DESSERT
from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL —
ADAIR IN THE MORNINGS - JULY 12 - 16
CASEY IN THE EVENINGS - JULY 11 - 15
Just a word about Father's Day. Parenthood is perhaps
the most important institution on the planet.
We trivialize it, play it down, treat it lightly and even
scoff at it. Don't you buy in to that. I cannot think of a
more important roll. It's the job that all other jobs are
built on. Nobody does it perfectly - I wouldn't even
know how to define perfection. The bible says that love
is the foundation, so that is an excellent place to start.
Remember, your children are watching you. They may
well imitate everything you do. Scary, huh?
God Bless and Keep You,