WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH —
AD COUNCIL MEETING @ 7 P.M. - ADAIR UMC
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH —
––– THANKSGIVING DAY –––• • • Office Closed Today • • •
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
• • • Office Closed Today • • •
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH —
@ CASEY VISITOR CENTER — 3 - 7 P.M.≈≈ CHRISTMAS DECOR
≈≈ BAKE SALE ≈≈ CANDY SALE ≈≈ MUSIC BY ZACK WHETSTONE COME AND ABSORB THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH —
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
COLOR: PURPLE OR BLUE FOR THE SEASON
We will light the first Advent Candle today.This is United Methodist Student Sunday.
Support for United Methodist Student Day is crucial
if we are to honor the church's commitment to
educating a new generation of Christian leaders.
More than 9,000 students applied for United
Methodist scholarships in 2009, according to the
Office of Loans and Scholarships.
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR TODAY:
Out of the house of the Lord shall come wisdom
and instruction, and all nations will convert their
weapons of war into implements to sustain life.
What is the purpose of Zion? It will be a beacon.
It will be a center for pilgrimage, not just for
religion, but for the kings and rulers of the earth.
It will be a place people will seek out for political
or economic wisdom as nations shift economic
base and center of pride from military prowess
to feeding their people well, beating swords into
plowshares, studying war no more.1 The Message Isaiah got regarding Judah and
2 There's a day coming when the mountain of God's
House Will be The Mountain - solid, towering over all
mountains. All nations will river toward it, people from
all over set out for it.
3 They'll say, "Come, let's climb God's Mountain, go to
the House of the God of Jacob. He'll show us the way
he works so we can live the way we're made." Zion's
the source of the revelation. God's Message comes
4 He'll settle things fairly between nations. He'll make
things right between many peoples. They'll turn their
swords into shovels, their spears into hoes. No more
will nation fight nation; they won't play war anymore.
5 Come, family of Jacob, let's live in the light of God.
PSALM 122 (UMH 845)
A psalm rejoicing in Jerusalem, a foretaste of the
Jerusalem Isaiah prophesies.
1 When they said, "Let's go to the house of God," my
heart leaped for joy.
2 And now we're here, O Jerusalem, inside
3 Jerusalem, well-built city, built as a place for worship!
4 The city to which the tribes ascend, all God's tribes
go up to worship, To give thanks to the name of God -
this is what it means to be Israel.
5 Thrones for righteous judgment are set there, famous
David - thrones.
6 Pray for Jerusalem's peace! Prosperity to all you
7 Friendly insiders, get along! Hostile outsiders, keep
8 For the sake of my family and friends, I say it again:
live in peace!9 For the sake of the house of our God, God, I'll do my
very best for you.
In Romans, we are called to cast aside the "works
of darkness" and instead to "put on the armor of
light." Salvation draws ever nearer, so live in the
fullness of Christ, freed from the power of sinful
11 But make sure that you don't get so absorbed and
exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day
obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off,
oblivious to God.
12 The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be
up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the
finishing touches on the salvation work he began when
we first believed.
13 We can't afford to waste a minute, must not squander
these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence,
in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and
grabbing everything in sight.
14 Get out of bed and get dressed! Don't loiter and linger,
waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in
Christ, and be up and about!
The coming of the Son of Man will be a surprise,
so stay on the lookout!
36 "But the exact day and hour? No one knows that,
not even heaven's angels, not even the Son. Only the
37 "The Arrival of the Son of Man will take place in
times like Noah's.
38 Before the great flood everyone was carrying on
as usual, having a good time right up to the day Noah
boarded the ark.
39 They knew nothing - until the flood hit and swept
40 Two men will be working in the field - one will be
taken, one left behind;
41 two women will be grinding at the mill - one will be
taken, one left behind.
42 So stay awake, alert. You have no idea what day
your Master will show up.
43 But you do know this: You know that if the home
owner had known what time of night the burglar would
arrive, he would have been there with his dogs to
prevent the break-in. 44 Be vigilant just like that. You have no idea when the
Son of Man is going to show up.
NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH
There are hundreds of talented, able people we
could celebrate. Here are a few names you may
• Adam Beach (Saulteaux Ojibwa) - Actor
Well-known actor from the Dog Creek Indian
Reservation in Manitoba, Canada.
• Benjamin Bratt (Peruvian Qechua) - Actor
Known for his role on the Law and Order TV show.
• Johnny Cash (Cherokee) - Musician
Won 11 Grammys.
• Rita Coolidge (Cherokee) - Singer
Vocalist, earned a Grammy.
• Charles Curtis (Kaw) - U. S. Vice President
Herbert Hoover’s running mate in 1928 and was
Vice President from 1829 to 1933.
• Crystal Gayle (Cherokee) - Singer
Well known for a soft, smooth voice and her
famous sister Loretta Lynn.
• Elvis Presley (Cherokee) - Singer/ Entertainer
His great-great-great-grandmother, Morning White
Dove, was full-blooded Cherokee.
AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH —
This is Pastor Lynn's and Naomi's day off.
The office is closed today.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH —
MORNING BIBLE STUDY -
AT ADAIR U.M.C., 9 - 11 A.M.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST —ADAIR UNITED METHODIST WOMEN POTLUCK
AT NOON IN ADAIR U.M.C. $3 GIFT EXCHANGEADAIR FESTIVAL OF TREES FROM 3 TO 9 P.M.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND —
T.T.T. AT 9:30 A.M.
ABC AD COUNCIL-FINANCE MEETING AT 6:30 P.M.
IN ADAIR U.M.C.
FOCUS ON THE FUTURE —
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5TH —
Holy Communion at both churches.
Casey U.M.W. Christmas Brunch immediately
follows Worship Service. Everyone welcome
and please bring a Brunch Dish you would
like us all to try.
Beverages and Seasonal Celebration provided.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH —
"MARY DID YOU KNOW" CONCERT IN ADAIR
U.M.C. - BEGINS AT 7 P.M.
Thank you for your contributions to our events this
week. I know I don't say it enough, but you are very
much appreciated and necessary in our church life.
God Bless and Keep You,