WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH —
PRAYER BREAKFAST @ HAPPY CHEF - 7 A.M.MARTHA CIRCLE @ CASEY U.M.C. - 7 P.M.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH —
VETERANS DAY —— FREEDOM ROCK: T.T.T. #2 @ 9:30 A.M.
DEBORAH/MARY CIRCLE - CASEY U.M.C. @ 2 P.M.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH —
CASEY UMC FALL DINNER AND BAZAARCOMBINED WORSHIP AT 9:30 A.M.
DINNER FROM 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
AUCTION TO FOLLOW DINNER TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
SCRIPTURE READINGS TODAY:
17 "Pay close attention now: I'm creating new
heavens and a new earth. All the earlier troubles,
chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten.
18 Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I'm creating:
I'll create Jerusalem as sheer joy, create my people as
19 I'll take joy in Jerusalem, take delight in my people:
No more sounds of weeping in the city,
no cries of anguish;
20 No more babies dying in the cradle, or old people
who don't enjoy a full lifetime; One-hundredth
birthdays will be considered normal - anything less
will seem like a cheat.
21 They'll build houses and move in. They'll plant
fields and eat what they grow.
22 No more building a house that some outsider
takes over, No more planting fields that some enemy
confiscates, For my people will be as long-lived as
trees, my chosen ones will have satisfaction
in their work.
23 They won't work and have nothing come of it,
they won't have children snatched out from under
them. For they themselves are plantings blessed by
God, with their children and grandchildren likewise
24 Before they call out, I'll answer. Before they've
finished speaking, I'll have heard.25 Wolf and lamb will graze the same meadow, lion
and ox eat straw from the same trough, but snakes
- they'll get a diet of dirt! Neither animal nor human
will hurt or kill anywhere on my
Holy Mountain," says God.
ISAIAH 12 or PSALM 118 (UMH 839)
1 And you will say in that day, "I thank you, God. You
were angry but your anger wasn't forever. You
withdrew your anger and moved in and comforted me.
2 "Yes, indeed - God is my salvation. I trust, I won't be
afraid. God - yes God! - is my strength and song, best
of all, my salvation!"
3 Joyfully you'll pull up buckets of water from the wells
4 And as you do it, you'll say, "Give thanks to God. Call
out his name. Ask him anything! Shout to the nations,
tell them what he's done, spread the news of his great
5 "Sing praise-songs to God. He's done it all! Let the
whole earth know what he's done!
6 Raise the roof! Sing your hearts out, O Zion! The
Greatest lives among you: The Holy of Israel."
OR PSALM 118 (UMH 839)
1 Thank God because he's good, because his love
2 Tell the world, Israel, "His love never quits."
3 And you, clan of Aaron, tell the world, "His love
4 And you who fear God, join in, "His love never quits."
5 Pushed to the wall, I called to God; from the wide
open spaces, he answered.
6 God's now at my side and I'm not afraid; who would
dare lay a hand on me?
7 God's my strong champion; I flick off my enemies
8 Far better to take refuge in God than trust in people;
9 Far better to take refuge in God than trust celebrities.
10 Hemmed in by barbarians, in God's name I rubbed
their faces in the dirt;
11 Hemmed in and with no way out, in God's name I
rubbed their faces in the dirt;
12 Like swarming bees, like wild prairie fire, they
hemmed me in; in God's name
I rubbed their faces in the dirt.
13 I was right on the cliff-edge, ready to fall, when God
grabbed and held me.14 God's my strength, he's also my song, and now
he's my salvation.
15 Hear the shouts, hear the triumph songs in the
camp of the saved? "The hand of God has
turned the tide!
16 The hand of God is raised in victory! The hand of
God has turned the tide!"
17 I didn't die. I lived! And now I'm telling the world
what God did.
18 God tested me, he pushed me hard, but he didn't
hand me over to Death.
19 Swing wide the city gates - the righteous gates!I'll walk right through and thank God!
20 This Temple Gate belongs to God, so the victors
can enter and praise.
21 Thank you for responding to me; you've truly
become my salvation!
22 The stone the masons discarded as flawed is
now the capstone!
23 This is God's work. We rub our eyes - we can
hardly believe it!
24 This is the very day God acted - let's celebrate
and be festive!
25 Salvation now, God. Salvation now! Oh yes, God -
a free and full life!
26 Blessed are you who enter in God's name - from
God's house we bless you!
27 God is God, he has bathed us in light. Festoon the
shrine with garlands,
hang colored banners above the altar!
28 You're my God, and I thank you. O my God,
I lift high your praise.
29 Thank God - he's so good. His love never quits!
2 THESSALONIANS 3:6-13
6 Our orders - backed up by the Master, Jesus - are
to refuse to have anything to do with those among you
who are lazy and refuse to work the way we taught you.
Don't permit them to freeload on the rest.
7 We showed you how to pull your weight when we
were with you, so get on with it.
8 We didn't sit around on our hands expecting others
to take care of us. In fact, we worked our fingers to
the bone, up half the night moonlighting so you
wouldn't be burdened with taking care of us.
9 And it wasn't because we didn't have a right to your
support; we did. We simply wanted to provide an
example of diligence, hoping it would prove contagious.
10 Don't you remember the rule we had when we lived
with you? "If you don't work, you don't eat."
11 And now we're getting reports that a bunch of lazy
good-for-nothings are taking advantage of you.
12 This must not be tolerated. We command them to
get to work immediately -
no excuses, no arguments - and earn their own keep.
13 Friends, don't slack off in doing your duty.
5 One day people were standing around talking about
the Temple, remarking how beautiful it was, the
splendor of its stonework and memorial gifts.
6 "All this you're admiring so much - the time is
coming when every stone in that building will end up
in a heap of rubble."
7 They asked him, "Teacher, when is this going to
happen? What clue will we get that it's about to
8 He said, "Watch out for the doomsday deceivers.
Many leaders are going to show up with forged
identities claiming, 'I'm the One,' or, 'The end is near.'
Don't fall for any of that.
9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, keep your
head and don't panic. This is routine history and no
sign of the end."
10 He went on, "Nation will fight nation and ruler fight
ruler, over and over.
11 Huge earthquakes will occur in various places.
There will be famines. You'll think at times that the
very sky is falling.
12 "But before any of this happens, they'll arrest you,
hunt you down, and drag you to court and jail. It will go
from bad to worse, dog-eat-dog, everyone at your
throat because you carry my name.
13 You'll end up on the witness stand, called to testify.
14 Make up your mind right now not to worry about it.
15 I'll give you the words and wisdom that will reduce
all your accusers to stammers and stutters.
16 "You'll even be turned in by parents, brothers,
relatives, and friends. Some of you will be killed.
17 There's no telling who will hate you because of me.
18 Even so, every detail of your body and soul - even
the hairs of your head! - are in my care; nothing of you
will be lost.
19 Staying with it - that's what is required. Stay with it
to the end. You won't be sorry; you'll be saved.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH —
This is Naomi's day off.
Pastor Lynn will take a couple days vacation to
The office will be closed today.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH —
NO MORNING BIBLE STUDY TODAY.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH —
DORCAS/RUTH CIRCLE - 1:30 P.M.ESTHER CIRCLE @ 7 P.M. - HOSTESS, DONNA SHEEDER≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH —
SERVICE AT HERITAGE HOUSE AT 4:15 P.M.
FUTURE FOCUS —
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD —
WVC COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT @ 7 P.M.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH, STUART.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
Thanks to everyone who contributed to Adair U.M.C.
Fall Dinner last week. It was a resounding success
and we owe our debt of gratitude to nobody but you.
Now we put on our harnesses for the combined
service in Casey this week. See you there.
God Bless and Keep You,