Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Our AC Bombers Football Team is in playoffs
for going
to State at the UNI Dome in Cedar
Falls. If they win two more games, they are
on the way. Good luck Bombers!
AT 7 P.M.


October 30th, we shine a light on two gentlemen:
• • • Christian Saint: Kahkewaquonaby
(Native American missionary in Canada) and
• • • United Methodist Saint: Jacob Albright,
(founder of the Evangelical Association).
Kahkewaquonaby, (Peter Jones) was an Ojibwa
Methodist minister, translator, chief and author
from Burlington Heights, Upper Canada.
His Ojibwa name was Kahkewaquonaby, which
means "[Sacred] Waving Feathers".
In Mohawk, he was called Desagondensta,
meaning "he stands people on their feet". In his
youth his band of Mississaugas had been on the
verge of total destruction. As a preacher and a
chief, as a role model and as liaison to many
governments, his leadership helped his people
survive contact and immigration by Europeans.

• Jones was raised
in the traditional culture and
religion of the Mississauga Ojibwas
by his mother,
until he was 14 years old.
After that, he went to live with his father Augustus
Jones, a Welsh-born United Empire Loyalist.
There he learned the customs and language of
the white Christian settlers of Upper Canada
and was taught how to farm.
Jones converted to Methodism at age 21 after
attending a camp-meeting with his half sister.
• Methodist leaders in Upper Canada recognized
his potential as a bridge between the white and
Indian communities and recruited him as a
preacher. As a bilingual and bicultural preacher,
he enabled the Methodists to make significant
inroads with the MISSISSAUGA and IROQUOIS of
Upper Canada, both by translating hymns and
biblical texts into Ojibwe and Mohawk, and by
preaching to the Indians who did not understand

He preached to the Indians of Upper Canada,
Canadian Methodists, United States Methodists,
and went to Great Britain, giving sermons and
speeches. Jones drew audiences of thousands,
filling the buildings he spoke in, but came to
resent this role, believing the audiences came to
see Kahkewaquonaby, as the curiously exotic
Indian, and not Peter Jones, the good Christian
he had worked so hard to become. He lived and
worked as a preacher and community leader,
leading the conversion of Mississauga Indians to
a European lifestyle of agriculture and Christianity,
which enabled them to compete with the white
settlers that colonized Upper Canada.
• He was elected a chief of the Mississauga of the
Credit Mission in 1829 and acted as a spokesman
for the band when petitioning the colonial
government and its departments. During his
British tours, he had audiences with King William
IV and Queen Victoria, directly petitioning them on
the issue of title deeds for the Mississauga Indians
of Upper Canada.
• During his first tour of England, he met Eliza Field,
to whom he proposed. She accepted, and Jones
returned to Upper Canada in the spring of 1832.
Miss Field came to North America in 1833, arriving
in New York City, where the pair married on
September 8, 1833.
Peter and Eliza had five sons:
• Charles Augustus Jones (1839–1882)
• John Frederick Jones (1841–1876)
• Peter Edmund Jones (1843–1909)
He attended medical school at the University of
Toronto and Queen's College, obtaining a
Medical Doctorate in 1866. He is the first known
Status Indian to obtain such a degree in Canada.
• George Dunlop Jones (1847–1885)
• Arthur Field Jones (1849–1850)

• In 1847, Jones led the
Mississauga band to
relocate to New Credit on land donated by the Six
Nations. They were able to furnish the Mississauga
with title deeds to their own land.
• Jones' health had been declining for several years
before the move to New Credit, and he was unable
to accompany the Mississauga to the new settlement.
Retiring to a nearby estate outside of Brantford,
Canada West, he died in the summer of 1856 at the
age of 54.

Reference: Jones, Peter (1860) “Life and Journals of

• United Methodist Saint: Jacob Albright
Jacob Albright (Jakob Albrecht) was an American
Christian leader, founder of Albright's People
(Die Albrechtsleute) which was officially named the
Evangelical Association in 1816. This church
underwent mergers and schisms and today is a part
of the United Methodist Church.
• He was born May 1, 1759 to John Albright
(Johannes Albrecht) and his wife, in the region of
Fox Mountain (Fuchsberg) in Douglass Township
(now Montgomery County) northwest of Pottstown,
Pennsylvania and was baptized into the Lutheran
Church. His parents were German immigrants from
the Palatine Region of Germany. Jacob Albright
was educated in a German school where he learned
reading, writing and arithmetic. In addition to
speaking the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, he spoke
German and taught himself enough English so he
could deliver a sermon in that language.
• During the American Revolution, Jacob Albright
served in the Philadelphia Militia as a drummer boy
and later as a guard for the Hessian prisoners at
Reading, Pennsylvania.
• In 1785, he married Catherine Cope and they had
six children. Only three survived to adulthood. The
young family moved to Lancaster County, where the
young Jacob took up farming and was in business to
manufacture tiles and bricks.
• He converted to Methodism, when three of his
children died causing him to withdraw into a religious
crisis. He was called to take the message of
Methodism to the German-speaking people.
Contemporary records reveal that he was a powerful
and moving speaker, converting many to Methodism.
He was licensed by the Methodist Church but was not
permitted to preach in the German language, so
he set out on his own. He began preaching in
Pennsylvania and by 1800 had many converts.
In poor health from exhaustion and tuberculosis,
Jacob Albright fell ill in Lebanon County. He could
go no farther and there he died, May 17, 1808, at
the age of 49.
• The Evangelical Church united in 1946 with the
United Brethren in Christ to form the Evangelical
United Brethren. That body then united with the
Methodist Church in 1968 to form the United
Methodist Church. The main source for Albright's
life is a short biography written in 1811
by George Miller.

JOSHUA 3:7-17
(The Message)
Joshua receives instructions and instructs the
people of Israel about how to cross the Jordan
River. The priests who carried the Ark of the
Covenant are to take the lead. As soon as they
stepped into the river, the water stopped flowing
upstream, allowing the people to cross on dry
ground. The key symbol in this story is the Ark
of the Covenant held by priests leading the way
and then standing with it in the dried river bed.

Joshua's story about the journey to the promised
land: the crossing of the Jordan River. The image
of "crossing the Jordan" takes many meanings
a variety of cultures over time. For some, it has
meant something like taking the decisive step into
a new way of life. For others, it has referred to
death or crossing from this life into the next.
African slaves in North America it was
rivers into free states or countries after
many miles on an Underground Railroad.
7 God said to Joshua, "This very day I will begin to
make you great in the eyes of all Israel. They'll see
for themselves that I'm with you in the same way that
I was with Moses.
8 You will command the priests who are carrying the
Chest of the Covenant: 'When you come to the edge
of the Jordan's waters, stand there on the river bank.'"
9 Then Joshua addressed the People of Israel:
"Attention! Listen to what God, your God, has to say.
10 This is how you'll know that God is alive among you
- he will completely dispossess before you the
Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites,
Amorites, and Jebusites.
11 Look at what's before you: the Chest of the
Covenant. Think of it - the Master of the entire earth is
crossing the Jordan as you watch.
12 Now take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one
man from each tribe.
13 When the soles of the feet of the priests carrying
the Chest of God, Master of all the earth, touch the
Jordan's water, the flow of water will be stopped - the
water coming from upstream will pile up in a heap."
14 And that's what happened. The people left their
tents to cross the Jordan, led by the priests carrying
the Chest of the Covenant.
15 When the priests got to the Jordan and their feet
touched the water at the edge (the Jordan overflows
its banks throughout the harvest),
16 the flow of water stopped. It piled up in a heap - a
long way off - at Adam, which is near Zarethan. The
river went dry all the way down to the Arabah Sea
(the Salt Sea). And the people crossed, facing Jericho.

17 And there they stood; those priests carrying the
Chest of the Covenant stood firmly planted on dry
ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel
crossed on dry ground. Finally the whole nation was
across the Jordan, and not one wet foot.

PSALM 107:1-7, 33-37 (UMH 830)
(The Message)
PSALM 107:1-7
1 Thank God - he's so good! His love never runs out.
2 All of you set free by God, tell the world! Tell how
he freed you from oppression,
3 Then rounded you up from all over the place, from
the four winds, from the seven seas.
4 Some of you wandered for years in the desert,
looking but not finding a good place to live,
5 Half-starved and parched with thirst, staggering
and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion.
6 Then, in your desperate condition, you called out
to God. He got you out in the nick of time;
7 He put your feet on a wonderful road that took
you straight to a good place to live.
PSALM 107:33-37
33 God turned rivers into wasteland, springs of
water into sun baked mud;
34 Luscious orchards became alkali flats because
of the evil of the people who lived there.
35 Then he changed wasteland into fresh pools
of water, arid earth into springs of water,
36 Brought in the hungry and settled them there;
they moved in - what a great place to live!
37 They sowed the fields, they planted vineyards,
they reaped a bountiful harvest.
(The Message)
Paul fondly recalls the way the Thessalonians
received him and the gospel he preached. He
and his ministry colleagues worked diligently
to add no burden to the people. The people
gladly heard and received the gospel.

Paul and his companions remind the Christians
in Thessalonica that they had planted well.

The missionaries were hardworking day laborers
while there (verse 9), not expecting to be paid
for sharing the gospel. They demonstrated purity
in all their dealings with the people (verse 10).
Their approach was not like a master to slaves
or a commander to soldiers, but like a
compassionate father to children -- encouraging,
coaching them toward life with God. And the
result of these ways of being among the people
was that the people received their testimony as
being not from Paul and his companions, but
from God.

• Garrison Keillor ends every daily installment of
"The Writer's Almanac" with these words:
"Be well. Do good work. And keep in touch."
It is sound and encouraging advice for writers,
who must do much of their work alone.

9 You remember us in those days, friends, working
our fingers to the bone, up half the night, moon-
lighting so you wouldn't have the burden of supporting
us while we proclaimed God's Message to you.
10 You saw with your own eyes how discreet and
courteous we were among you, with keen sensitivity
to you as fellow believers. And God knows we weren't
11 You experienced it all firsthand. With each of you
we were like a father with his child,
12 holding your hand, whispering encouragement,
showing you step-by-step how to live well before
God, who called us into his own kingdom, into this
delightful life.
13 And now we look back on all this and thank God,
an artesian well of thanks! When you got the
Message of God we preached, you didn't pass it off
as just one more human opinion, but you took it to
heart as God's true word to you, which it is, God
himself at work in you believers!

MATTHEW 23:1-12
(The Message)
Continuing his public teaching in the temple,
Jesus warned the crowd and his disciples about
the duplicity of the powerful Pharisees. He
admonished those present to act differently.
They were to honor only God, follow one rabbi
(Jesus), and refer to one another as siblings,
servants or students as a sign of humility and
mutual respect.
The people to whom Jesus
speaks in the temple in Matthew were either
already his disciples or people who were
interested enough in his message to risk being
seen listening to it in that very public space.
Such people as these either were or would
become leaders in the movements of mission
that would follow in his name. Jesus addressed
these people as if they were already one
community, living in community together, having
had enough instruction in his way that they could
take on the mission.

1 Now Jesus turned to address his disciples, along
with the crowd that had gathered with them.
2 "The religion scholars and Pharisees are
competent teachers in God's Law.
3 You won't go wrong in following their teachings
on Moses. But be careful about following them.
They talk a good line, but they don't live it. They
don't take it into their hearts and live it out in their
behavior. It's all spit-and-polish veneer.
4 "Instead of giving you God's Law as food and drink
by which you can banquet on God, they package it
in bundles of rules, loading you down like pack
animals. They seem to take pleasure in watching
you stagger under these loads, and wouldn't think
of lifting a finger to help.
5 Their lives are perpetual fashion shows,
embroidered prayer shawls one day and flowery
prayers the next.
6 They love to sit at the head table at church
dinners, basking in the most prominent positions,
7 preening in the radiance of public flattery, receiving
honorary degrees, and getting called 'Doctor' and
8 "Don't let people do that to you, put you on a
pedestal like that. You all have a single Teacher, and
you are all classmates.
9 Don't set people up as experts over your life,
letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority
for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else
should carry the title of 'Father'; you have only one
Father, and he's in heaven.
10 And don't let people maneuver you into taking
charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for
you and them - Christ.
11 "Do you want to stand out? Then step down.
Be a servant.
12 If you puff yourself up, you'll get the wind knocked
out of you. But if you're content to simply be yourself,
your life will count for plenty.
This is Pastor Bob's and Naomi's day off.
The office is closed today.
2011 Charge Conference in Fontanelle
United Methodist Church — 7 P.M.
We turn our focus on the hunger problems of children
and families locally and around the world.
Combined Worship Service today - at 9:30 A.M.
Dinner from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
No Holy Communion today.

See you there!
Combined Worship Service at 9:30 A.M. today.
Bazaar opens at 10 A.M.
Dinner from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Auction at 1:00 P.M.
Mark it on the calendar! •
Keep Sally Hubbard in your prayers this week.

God Bless and Keep You,
Pastor Bob

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