WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH —
NO AD COUNCIL MEETINGS THIS EVENING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST —
THIS IS HALLOWEEN!
SOME MAY BE DRESSED AS GOBLINS,
WITCHES, SUPER HEROES, OR BOLSHOI
BALLERINAS. THE IMPORTANT THING IS
KEEP THEM SAFE.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST —
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH.
• YOUTH LOCK-IN •
• SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND —
• INGATHERING AT GREENFIELD U.M.C.
8 TO 10:30 A.M. - - CHECK IN
ROLLS AND COFFEE
8:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M. BAZAAR AND
QUILT SILENT AUCTION
9:05 TO 10:30 A.M. -MISSION PROJECT
10:45 A.M. - - - - -WORSHIP SERVICE
12 P.M. - - - - - LUNCH-FELLOWSHIP HALL
1 P.M. - - - - -QUILT AND WOOD CRAFT
• SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD —
TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER
• DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS TODAY! •
SET YOUR CLOCK BACK THIS MORNING
AND GET AN EXTRA HOUR OF SLEEP.
• COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE
IN CASEY U.M.C. WILL BEGIN AT 9:30 A.M.
• • HOLY COMMUNION TODAY • •
• TODAY IS THE CASEY U.M.C.
FALL DINNER AT - 11 A.M.
IN CASEY COMMUNITY BUILDING
FOLLOWED BY THE ANNUAL BAZAAR
Auctioneer: Doug Wedemeyer
• Beef and Noodles
• Ham Balls
• Mashed Potatoes, Gravy
• THIS IS ALL SAINTS SUNDAY •
SUGGESTED GLOBAL CHRISTIAN SAINT
for today is the anonymous woman who
penned a saintly prayer at the women's
concentration camp in Ravensbrück,
during World War II.
• PETITION FOR FORGIVENESS •
“O Lord, remember not only the men and
women of good will, but also those of ill
will. But do not remember all the suffering
they have inflicted on us, remember the
fruits we have bought, because of this
suffering - our comradeship, our loyalty,
our humility, our courage, our generosity,
the greatness of heart that has grown out
of all of this, and when they come to
judgement, let all the fruits we have borne
be their forgiveness.”
• This prayer of an unknown woman, was
found written on a piece of wrapping paper
in the Ravensbruck women's concentration
camp. From 1939 to 1945, over 130,000
female prisoners passed through
Ravensbrück's camp system; more than
40,000 were Polish and about 26,000 were
Jewish. It is written that between 15,000 and
32,000 of the total number survived. Many
died of starvation and many were executed.
Few records have been found. One of the
survivors was Christian author and speaker
Corrie ten Boom. The camp is documented
in her book entitled “The Hiding Place”.
• The United Methodist heritage saints
identified for this Sunday include Methodist
pastors James J. Trott and Dickenson C.
McLeod, among many others, lay leaders
and clergy. Under the administration of
U.S. President Andrew Jackson, who
campaigned for the removal of all South-
eastern Indians as part of his platform, the
Indian Removal Bill became a reality in
1830. Rev. Trott an Rev. McLeod spoke
strongly against relocation of Native
Americans from their lands in northern
Georgia and they later did go with the
Indians when they were forced off their
land and onto the Trail of Tears.
The Methodists converted more
Cherokees than all the other denominations
combined. Within four years the Methodists
were accepting the Cherokees as licensed
preachers. By 1830 the Methodists had
claimed more than 1,000 new members.
— From the New Georgia Encyclopedia————————————————————
There are two distinct choices for readings
for today; either the "regular" Sunday
readings for The 24th Sunday after
Pentecost or the readings for All Saints Day,
transferred to today. Either set may be used
to support a celebration of All Saints Day.
• Regular readings follow the continuous
streams we use for Ordinary Time.
• The All Saints readings do intentionally
relate to each other, and focus on the
gospel readings of Blessings and Woes.
Readings for the 24TH Sunday after
HABAKKUK 1:1-4; 2:1-4
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
JUSTICE IS A JOKE
1-4 The problem as God gave Habakkuk to
see it: God, how long do I have to cry out for
help before you listen?
before you come to the rescue?
Why do you force me to look at evil,
stare trouble in the face day after day?
Anarchy and violence break out,
quarrels and fights all over the place.
Law and order fall to pieces.
Justice is a joke.
The wicked have the righteous hamstrung
and stand justice on its head.
1 What's God going to say to my questions?
I'm braced for the worst. I'll climb to the
lookout tower and scan the horizon.
I'll wait to see what God says,
how he'll answer my complaint.
Full of Self, but Soul-Empty
2-3 And then God answered: "Write this.
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness
pointing to what's coming.
It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!
And it doesn't lie.
If it seems slow in coming, wait.
It's on its way. It will come right on time.
4 "Look at that man, bloated by self-
importance — full of himself but soul
But the person in right standing before
God through loyal and steady believing
is fully alive, really alive.
PSALM 119:137-144 (UMH 840)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
137-144 You are right and you do right, God;
your decisions are right on target.
You rightly instruct us in how to live
ever faithful to you.
My rivals nearly did me in,
they persistently ignored your
Your promise has been tested through and
and I, your servant, love it dearly.
I'm too young to be important,
but I don't forget what you tell me.
Your righteousness is eternally right,
your revelation is the only truth.
Even though troubles came down on me
your commands always gave me delight.
The way you tell me to live is always right;
help me understand it so I can live to the
2 THESSALONIANS 1:1-4, 11-12
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
1-2 I, Paul, together with Silas and Timothy,
greet the church of the Thessalonian Christians
in the name of God our Father and our Master,
Jesus Christ. Our God gives you everything you
need, makes you everything you're to be.
JUSTICE IS ON THE WAY
3-4 You need to know, friends, that thanking
God over and over for you is not only a pleasure;
it's a must. We have to do it. Your faith is
growing phenomenally; your love for each
other is developing wonderfully. Why, it's only
right that we give thanks. We're so proud of you;
you're so steady and determined in your faith
despite all the hard times that have come down
on you. We tell everyone we meet in churches
all about you.
5-10 All this trouble is a clear sign that God has
decided to make you fit for the kingdom. You're
suffering now, but justice is on the way. When
the Master Jesus appears out of heaven in a
blaze of fire with his strong angels, he'll even
up the score by settling accounts with those
who gave you such a bad time. His coming will
be the break we've been waiting for. Those who
refuse to know God and refuse to obey the
Message will pay for what they've done. Eternal
exile from the presence of the Master and his
splendid power is their sentence. But on that
very same day when he comes, he will be
exalted by his followers and celebrated by all
who believe—and all because you believed
what we told you.
11-12 Because we know that this
extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for
you all the time — pray that our God will make
you fit for what he's called you to be, pray that
he'll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with
his own energy so that it all amounts to
something. If your life honors the name of Jesus,
he will honor you. Grace is behind and through
all of this, our God giving himself freely, the
Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
1-4 Then Jesus entered and walked through
Jericho. There was a man there, his name
Zacchaeus, the head tax man and quite rich.
He wanted desperately to see Jesus, but the
crowd was in his way—he was a short man
and couldn't see over the crowd. So he ran
on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree
so he could see Jesus when he came by.
5-7 When Jesus got to the tree, he looked
up and said, "Zacchaeus, hurry down. Today
is my day to be a guest in your home."
Zacchaeus scrambled out of the tree, hardly
believing his good luck, delighted to take
Jesus home with him. Everyone who saw the
incident was indignant and grumped, "What
business does he have getting cozy with this
8 Zacchaeus just stood there, a little stunned.
He stammered apologetically, "Master, I give
away half my income to the poor—and if I'm
caught cheating, I pay four times the
9-10 Jesus said, "Today is salvation day in
this home! Here he is: Zacchaeus, son of
Abraham! For the Son of Man came to find and
restore the lost."
• 1507 - Leonardo DaVinci, commissioned
by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint
her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa.
• 1631 - The Reverend John Eliot arrived in
the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the
first Protestant minister to dedicate himself
to the conversion of Native Americans to
• 1796 - John Adams was elected the 2nd
• 1911 - Chevrolet Motor Car Company
was founded by Louis Chevrolet and W. C.
• 1941 - U.S. Ambassador to Japan John
Grew warned that the Japanese may be
planning a sudden attack on the U.S.
• 1992 - Carol Moseley-Braun became the
first African-American woman U.S. senator.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH —
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY
• 1842 - Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd
in Springfield, Illinois.
• 1989 - A million East Germans filled the
streets of East Berlin in a pro-democracy
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH —
Happy Anniversary Tom and Darla Cline!
• 1872 - In the United States, Susan B.
Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to
vote in the presidential election. She never
paid the fine.
• 1940 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt
won an unprecedented third term in office.
• 1946 - John F. Kennedy was elected to the
U.S. House of Representatives at age 29.
• 1974 - Ella T. Grasso was elected governor
of Connecticut. She was the first woman in
the U.S. to win a governorship without
succeeding her husband.
• 1994 - Former U.S. President Reagan
divulged that he had Alzheimer's disease.
• 1999 - A 12-day conference on global
warming, attended by delegates from 170
nations, ended in Bonn, Germany.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH —
ADAIR U.M.W. MEETS AT 1:30 P.M.
Happy Birthday Monica Weston!
Happy Birthday Austin Hall!
Happy Birthday Susie Morgan!
• 1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected to be
the sixteenth president of the United States.
• 1861 - Jefferson Davis was elected to be
the president of the Confederacy in the
• 1923 - Jacob Schick was granted a patent
for the electric shaver.
• 1952 - The first hydrogen bomb was
exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
• 1962 - The U.N. General Assembly
adopted a resolution that condemned South
Africa's racist apartheid policies. The
resolution also called for all member states
to terminate military and economic relations
with South Africa.
• 1965 - The Freedom Flights program began
which would allow 250,000 Cubans to come
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH —
SPRC MEETS IN ADAIR U.M.C. AT 7:00 P.M.—————————————————————
• 1811 - The Shawnee Indians of chief
Tecumseh were defeated by William Henry
Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
• 1893 - The state of Colorado granted its
women the right to vote.
• 1917 - Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took
place. The provisional government of
Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by
forces that were led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
• 1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt
became the first person to win a fourth term
• 1967 - Carl Stokes was elected the first
black mayor Cleveland, OH, becoming the
first black mayor of a major city.
• 1989 - L. Douglas Wilder won the
governor's race in Virginia, becoming the
first elected African-American state
governor in U.S. history.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
Happy Birthday Blake Gerhards!
• 1656 - Edmond Halley was born. Halley, an
astronomer-mathmatician, was the first to
calculate the orbit of a comet that was
named after him. The comet appears every
• 1793 - The Louvre Museum, in Paris,
opened to the public for the first time.
• 1805 - The "Corps of Discovery" reached
the Pacific Ocean. The expedition lead by
William Clark and Meriwether Lewis began
on May 14, 1804, with a goal of exploring
the Louisiana Purchase territory.
• 1887 -The gun fighter Doc Holliday died
at the age of 35. He was a dentist and died
from tuberculosis in a sanitarium in
Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
• 1889 - Montana became the 41st U.S. state.
• 1923 - Adolf Hitler failed at his first attempt
to seize power in Germany.
• 1933 - The Civil Works Administration was
created by executive order by U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The organization was
designed to create jobs for more than 4
million unemployed people in the U.S.
• 1954 - The American League approved the
transfer of the Philadelphia Athletics
baseball team to Kansas City, Missouri.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH —
• 1872 - A fire destroyed about 800 buildings
in Boston, Massachusetts .
• 1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt
left for Panama to see progress on the new
canal. It was the first foreign trip by a U.S.
• 1923 - In Munich, an uprising was crushed
by German troops that were loyal to the
democratic government. The event began
the evening before when Adolf Hitler took
control of a beer hall full of Bavarian
government leaders at gunpoint.
• 1938 - Nazi troops and sympathizers
destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish
businesses, burned 267 synagogues,
killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over
25,000 Jewish men in an event known as
Kristal nacht or "Night of Broken Glass."
FUTURE FOCUS —
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH —
ADAIR U.M.C. FALL DINNER, BAZAAR,
• COMBINED WORSHIP IN THE
SANCTUARY AT 9:30 A.M.
ADAIR COMMUNITY CENTRE
BEGINNING AT 11 A.M.
— — — — — — — — — —
CHARGE CONFERENCE THIS EVENING
• 5:30 P.M. MEET WITH PASTOR MELODEE
IN LOS ALTOS RESTAURANT, IN
THEN ON TO CHARGE CONFERENCE AT
7 P.M. IN GREENFIELD U.M.C.
Thank you for assisting and preparing for
the November Ingathering.
Thank you for supporting and contributing
to the assembly of our Fall Dinners and
the ensuing auctions.
God Bless and Keep You,