WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH —
Dorcus/Ruth Circle meeting in Adair U.M.C.
at 1:30 P.M.Esther Circle will meet at Adair U.M.C. at 7 p.m.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011 •
CHRIST THE KING SUNDAYCOLOR: WHITE
We will have Holy Communion
EZEKIEL 34:11-16, 20-24
To the people scattered in exile in Babylon
(Now Iraq), the prophet Ezekiel declares the
word of the Lord: "I will seek out my sheep…
I will rescue them… I will bring them into their
own land." To the Babylonian rulers, God
announces that it is God, and not the ruler, who
will judge the covenant people, and that God,
and not the ruler, will establish a shepherd over
them, a descendant of David.
11 "'God, the Master, says: From now on, I myself
am the shepherd. I'm going looking for them.
12 As shepherds go after their flocks when they
get scattered, I'm going after my sheep. I'll rescue
them from all the places they've been scattered to
in the storms.13 I'll bring them back from foreign peoples, gather
them from foreign countries, and bring them back
to their home country. I'll feed them on the
mountains of Israel, along the streams, among their
14 I'll lead them into lush pasture so they can roam
the mountain pastures of Israel, graze at leisure,
feed in the rich pastures on the mountains of Israel.
15 And I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep.
I myself will make sure they get plenty of rest.
16 I'll go after the lost, I'll collect the strays, I will
doctor the injured, I'll build up the weak ones and
oversee the strong ones so they're not exploited.
20 "'Therefore, God, the Master, says: I myself am
stepping in and making things right between the
plump sheep and the skinny sheep.
21 Because you forced your way with shoulder
and rump and butted at all the weaker animals with
your horns till you scattered them all over the hills,
22 I'll come in and save my dear flock, no longer let
them be pushed around. I'll step in and set things
right between one sheep and another.
23 "'I'll appoint one shepherd over them all: my
servant David. He'll feed them. He'll be their shepherd.
24 And I, God, will be their God. My servant David
will be their prince. I, God, have spoken.————————————————————————
PSALM 100 (UMH 821)
"Old 100th" is also available as a hymn, UMH 75.
1 On your feet now - applaud God!
2 Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his
3 Know this: God is God, and God, God.
He made us; we didn't make him. We're his people,
his well-tended sheep.
4 Enter with the password: "Thank you!" Make
yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him.
5 For God is sheer beauty, all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.
Paul reminds the Christians in Ephesus of the
glorious inheritance of all believers. The same
immeasurable power that raised Christ from
death and placed him above every imaginable
power is at work on our behalf.15 That's why, when I heard of the solid trust you
have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of
love to all the Christians,16 I couldn't stop thanking God for you - every time
I prayed, I'd think of you and give thanks.
17 But I do more than thank. I ask - ask the God of
our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory - to make
you intelligent and discerning in knowing him
18 your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see
exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the
immensity of this glorious way of life he has for
Christians,19 oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who
trust him - endless energy, boundless strength!
20 All this energy issues from Christ: God raised
him from death and set him on a throne in deep
21 in charge of running the universe, everything
from galaxies to governments, no name and no
power exempt from his rule. And not just for the
time being, but forever.
22 He is in charge of it all, has the final word on
everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the
23 The church, you see, is not peripheral to the
world; the world is peripheral to the church. The
church is Christ's body, in which he speaks and
acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.
The final public teaching of Jesus. At the "Great
Assize," the final Judgment, the King to Come,
seated upon a throne and surrounded by the
angels, will judge all based on how they have
treated "the least of these."
31 "When he finally arrives, blazing in beauty and
all his angels with him, the Son of Man will take his
place on his glorious throne.
32 Then all the nations will be arranged before him
and he will sort the people out, much as a shepherd
sorts out sheep and goats,
33 putting sheep to his right and goats to his left.
34 "Then the King will say to those on his right,
'Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take
what's coming to you in this kingdom. It's been
ready for you since the world's foundation.
35 And here's why: I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was
homeless and you gave me a room,
36 I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was
sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and
you came to me.'37 "Then those 'sheep' are going to say, 'Master,
what are you talking about? When did we ever
see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you
a drink?38 And when did we ever see you sick or in prison
and come to you?'
39 40 Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn
truth: Whenever you did one of these things to
someone overlooked or ignored, that was me -
you did it to me.'
41 "Then he will turn to the 'goats,' the ones on
his left, and say, 'Get out, worthless goats! You're
good for nothing but the fires of hell.42 And why? Because - I was hungry and you gave
me no meal, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
43 I was homeless and you gave me no bed, I was
shivering and you gave me no clothes, Sick and in
prison, and you never visited.'
44 "Then those 'goats' are going to say, 'Master,
what are you talking about? When did we ever see
you hungry or thirsty or homeless or shivering or
sick or in prison and didn't help?'
45 "He will answer them, 'I'm telling the solemn
truth: Whenever you failed to do one of these things
to someone who was being overlooked or ignored,
that was me - you failed to do it to me.'
46 "Then those 'goats' will be herded to their eternal
doom, but the 'sheep' to their eternal reward."
Adair U.M.C. will have a tree trimming party after
morning service. A Soup, Sandwich and Dessert
Luncheon will follow the decorating festivities.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST —
This is Pastor Bob's and Naomi's day off.
The office is closed today.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH —
Thanksgiving Day - Office ClosedI hope you all get to spend time with those you
That's even more important than pumpkin pie!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH — Office Closed -
FUTURE FOCUS —
NOVEMBER 30TH — ABC AD COUNCIL MEETING
IN CASEY U.M.C. AT 7 P.M.
DECEMBER 1ST — WORLD AIDS DAY————————————————————————
DECEMBER 3RD AND 4TH —
Adair Festival of the Trees for Christmas
Adair U.M.C. is decorating and Angel Tree - If you
have any angel decorations, come, add them to the
December 4th —
Casey U.M.C. is having their annual Christmas
Brunch after morning service. Everyone is
December 10th and 17th —
Casey Christmas Mall will be open.
God Bless and Keep You,