WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH —
Adair AD Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M.
Rev. Ed Kail leads discussions on consultations.
THURSDAY, MAY 26TH —
T.T.T. Bible Study at Casey U.M.C. is canceled.
FRIDAY, MAY 27TH —
Office will be closed today.
SUNDAY MAY 29TH —
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
COLOR: WHITE OR GOLD
The signs of a Christian community, alive in the
Spirit: abiding in the teaching and fellowship of
the apostles, sharing all they have, and being
diligent about prayers and the breaking of bread.22 So Paul took his stand in the open space at the
Areopagus and laid it out for them. "It is plain to see that you Athenians take your religion
23 When I arrived here the other day, I was fascinated
with all the shrines I came across.
And then I found one inscribed, to the god nobody
knows. I'm here to introduce you to this God so you
can worship intelligently, know who you're dealing with.
24 "The God who made the world and everything in it,
this Master of sky and land, doesn't live in custom-made
25 or need the human race to run errands for him, as
if he couldn't take care of himself. He makes the
creatures; the creatures don't make him.
26 Starting from scratch, he made the entire human
race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of
time and space for living
27 so we could seek after God, and not just grope
around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn't
play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near.
28 We live and move in him, can't get away from him!
One of your poets said it well: 'We're the God-created.'
29 Well, if we are the God-created, it doesn't make a
lot of sense to think we could hire a sculptor to chisel
a god out of stone for us, does it?
30 "God overlooks it as long as you don't know any
better - but that time is past. The unknown is now
nown, and he's calling for a radical life-change.
31 He has set a day when the entire human race will
be judged and everything set right. And he has already
appointed the judge, confirming him before everyone by
raising him from the dead."
PSALM 66:8-20 (UMH 790)
Despite persecution and difficulty, the
people of God continue to offer themselves with
8 Bless our God, O peoples! Give him a
9 Didn't he set us on the road to life? Didn't he
keep us out of the ditch?
10 He trained us first, passed us like silver through
11 Brought us into hardscrabble country, pushed
us to our very limit,
12 Road-tested us inside and out, took us to hell
Finally he brought us to this well-watered place.
13 I'm bringing my prizes and presents to your
house. I'm doing what I said I'd do,
14 What I solemnly swore I'd do that day when I
was in so much trouble:
15 The choicest cuts of meat for the sacrificial meal;
Even the fragrance of roasted lamb is like a meal!
Or make it an ox garnished with goat meat!
16 All believers, come here and listen, let me tell
you what God did for me.
17 I called out to him with my mouth, my tongue
shaped the sounds of music.
18 If I had been cozy with evil, the Lord would never
19 But he most surely did listen, he came on the
double when he heard my prayer.
20 Blessed be God: he didn't turn a deaf ear, he
stayed with me, loyal in his love.————————————————————————
1 PETER 3:13-22
Christ suffered and died for all people in all
times and everywhere.
13 If with heart and soul you're doing good, do
you think you can be stopped?
14 Even if you suffer for it, you're still better off.
Don't give the opposition a second thought.
15 Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at
attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master.
Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks
why you're living the way you are, and always with
the utmost courtesy.
16 Keep a clear conscience before God so that
when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick.
They'll end up realizing that they're the ones who
need a bath.
17 It's better to suffer for doing good, if that's what
God wants, than to be punished for doing bad.
18 That's what Christ did definitively: suffered
because of others' sins, the Righteous One for the
unrighteous ones. He went through it all - was put
to death and then made alive - to bring us to God.
19 He went and proclaimed God's salvation to
earlier generations who ended up in the prison of
20 because they wouldn't listen. You know, even
though God waited patiently all the days that Noah
built his ship, only a few were saved then, eight to
be exact - saved from the water by the water.
21 The waters of baptism do that for you, not by
washing away dirt from your skin but by presenting
you through Jesus' resurrection before God with a
22 Jesus has the last word on everything and
everyone, from angels to armies. He's standing
right alongside God, and what he says goes.
Jesus says he will give the Advocate, the Holy
Spirit, to be with and in his disciples forever,
wherever they go.
15 "If you love me, show it by doing what I've told you.
16 I will talk to the Father, and he'll provide you
another Friend so that you will always have someone
17 This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless
world can't take him in because it doesn't have eyes
to see him, doesn't know what to look for. But you
know him already because he has been staying with
you, and will even be in you!
18 "I will not leave you orphaned. I'm coming back.
19 In just a little while the world will no longer see me,
but you're going to see me because I am alive and
you're about to come alive.
20 At that moment you will know absolutely that I'm
in my Father, and you're in me, and I'm in you.
21 "The person who knows my commandments and
keeps them, that's who loves me. And the person
who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will
love him and make myself plain to him."
Bud and Lola Peterson are celebrating their
50th Wedding Anniversary today.
WHERE: Adair Community Centre
WHEN: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.They celebrate 50 years today!!!
Ain't it funny how time slips away!!!
Happy Anniversary Lola and Bud!
This is Memorial Day Weekend with traditional
Memorial Day falling on Monday, May 30th.
This is a time to remember all those who came
Remember those who had a long full life, and
those who's lives were cut tragically short.
They are a part of us.
Whether it was DNA, a personal association,
or soldiers who gave their lives so we can
continue to enjoy our magnificent freedoms,
THEY MAKE US WHO WE ARE.
AND we will do the same for those
who come after us.
What a responsibility!
What an opportunity!≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
MONDAY, MAY 30TH —
TRADITIONAL MEMORIAL DAY.
THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY.
• Monday Evening Bible Study is canceled.
TUESDAY, MAY 31ST —
• Tuesday Morning Bible Study is canceled.
WEDNESDAY, FIRST DAY OF JUNE —
Adair U.M.W. will meet at Happy Chef @ 8:30 A.M.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2ND —
Naomi will be out of the office today.
The office will be closed.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD —WHITE ELEPHANT SALE AT ADAIR CITY HALL
FROM 4:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.AND • • • • •TODAY BEGINS WHITE POLE ROAD SALES
THE TOWNS PARTICIPATING IN THIS SALE ARE:
ADAIR • CASEY • MENLO • STUART • DEXTER
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH —
BAKE SALE AND WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
BEGIN IN ADAIR CITY HALL AT 7:30 A.M.
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ANNUAL CONFERENCE BEGINS IN DES MOINES
The 2011 Annual Conference
will be held at Hy-Vee Hall in
Des Moines Iowa • June 4-7
MOTHER DAUGHTER BANQUET -
JUNE 11TH IN CASEY U.M.C.
Casey UMC Vacation Bible School will be
starting Sunday night, July 10th through
Thursday night, July 14th from 6 to 9PM.
We need a supply of PAPER TOWEL TUBES.
We still need a person to be "Craft Leader".
Please let Carol Weston know if you would
like to be a VBS helper. Young Adult and Adults
are needed to help with small groups that will
move from station to station when we learn
about our lesson each night.
BRING A FRIEND! Registration forms will
soon be available. Everyone attending needs
to register and have permission to participate.
CHILDREN FROM 3 YEARS OLD TO
6TH GRADE ARE WELCOME.
Have a wonderful, and safe
Memorial Day Weekend.
Remember the beings that came before us,
and take the challenge to help people in any
way you have an opportunity.
The people who experienced the Joplin,
Missouri tornado come to mind this week.— and the people who are displaced by the
Mississippi River flooding.
God Bless and Keep You,