— REMINDERS —
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH —
Dorcas-Ruth Circle meets at 1:30 P.M.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST —
Deborah-Mary Circle meets in Casey U.M.C.
at 2 P.M.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD —
A-C FOOD PANTRY AT CASEY U.M.C.FROM 9 TO 11 A.M.
week. Rev. Melissa Drake will cover her
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH —
CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY
SERVICES BY REV. MELISSA DRAKE
THIS IS THE LAST SUNDAY OF NATIVE
AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Today is United Methodist Student Day
(We have an offering).
the week from Sunday to Sunday during
It has been so observed since 1941 when
President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued
the first national proclamation.
According to Wikipedia, the Bible persists in
being the best-selling book of all time.
It is estimated to have sold between five
and six billion copies world wide.
The emphasis in the local church is always
to encourage reading and studying the
Bible and learning the bible's history and
content. One of Wesley's hymns asks God
to give us eyes to read and ears to hear
the "mystic words," so that we may grasp
and obey them . . . . . so that we will be
blessed and reign triumphantly with God.
That hymn is "Come, Divine Interpreter",
number 594 in our hymnal.
Other favorite songs about the bible are
"Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word", page 596,
"Wonderful Words of Life", page 600, and
"Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet",
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
God rejects the bad shepherds (kings) of
Israel/Judah who scatter the flock. God
promises to raise up good kings and a
branch in the line of David to rule in
AN AUTHENTIC DAVID BRANCH
1-4 "Doom to the shepherd-leaders who
butcher and scatter my sheep!" God's
Decree. "So here is what I, God, Israel's
God, say to the shepherd-leaders who
misled my people: 'You've scattered my
sheep. You've driven them off. You have
not kept your eye on them. Well, let me
tell you, I'm keeping my eye on you,
keeping track of your criminal behavior.
I'll take over and gather what's left of my
sheep, gather them in from all the lands
where I've driven them. I'll bring them
back where they belong, and they'll
recover and flourish. I'll set shepherd-
leaders over them who will take good
care of them. They won't live in fear or
panic anymore. All the lost sheep will
be rounded up!' God's Decree."
5-6 "Time's coming"—God's Decree—
"when I'll establish a truly righteous
He'll make sure of justice and keep
In his time Judah will be secure again
and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name they'll give him:
LUKE 1:68-79 (UMH 208)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
THE SONG OF ZECHARIAH
67-79 Then Zechariah was filled with the
Holy Spirit and prophesied,
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he came and set his people free.
He set the power of salvation in the
center of our lives,
and in the very house of David his
Just as he promised long ago
through the preaching of his holy
Deliverance from our enemies
and every hateful hand;
Mercy to our fathers,
as he remembers to do what he said
What he swore to our father Abraham—
a clean rescue from the enemy camp,
So we can worship him without a care in
made holy before him as long as we
will go ahead of the Master to prepare
Present the offer of salvation to his
the forgiveness of their sins.
Through the heartfelt mercies of our God,
God's Sunrise will break in upon us,
Shining on those in the darkness,
those sitting in the shadow of death,
Then showing us the way, one foot at a
time, down the path of peace.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
A HYMN OF PRAISE TO CHRIST THE
KING OF ALL.
9-12 Be assured that from the first day we
heard of you, we haven't stopped praying
for you, asking God to give you wise
minds and spirits attuned to his will, and
so acquire a thorough understanding of
the ways in which God works. We pray
that you'll live well for the Master, making
him proud of you as you work hard in his
orchard. As you learn more and more how
God works, you will learn how to do your
work. We pray that you'll have the strength
to stick it out over the long haul—not the
grim strength of gritting your teeth but the
glory-strength God gives. It's strength that
endures the unendurable and spills over
into joy, thanking the Father who makes
us strong enough to take part in every-
thing bright and beautiful that he has for
13-14 God rescued us from dead-end
alleys and dark dungeons. He's set us up
in the kingdom of the Son he loves so
much, the Son who got us out of the pit we
were in, got rid of the sins we were
doomed to keep repeating.
15-18 We look at this Son and see the God
who cannot be seen. We look at this Son
and see God's original purpose in every-
thing created. For everything, absolutely
everything, above and below, visible and
invisible, rank after rank after rank of
angels—everything got started in him and
finds its purpose in him. He was there be-
fore any of it came into existence and
holds it all together right up to this
moment. And when it comes to the church,
he organizes and holds it together, like a
head does a body.
18-20 He was supreme in the beginning
and—leading the resurrection parade—he
is supreme in the end. From beginning to
end he's there, towering far above every-
thing, everyone. So spacious is he, so
roomy, that everything of God finds its
proper place in him without crowding. Not
only that, but all the broken and dislocated
pieces of the universe—people and things,
animals and atoms—get properly fixed and
fit together in vibrant harmonies, all be-
cause of his death, his blood that poured
down from the cross.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
We come to the execution of Jesus. At the
core of conversations around the cross,
as Luke records it, is a discussion about
what it means to be "King of the Jews."
The crowds jeer at him to save himself.
33 When they got to the place called Skull
Hill, they crucified him, along with the
criminals, one on his right, the other on his
34-35 Jesus prayed, "Father, forgive them;
they don't know what they're doing."
and the ringleaders made faces, taunting,
"He saved others. Let's see him save
himself! The Messiah of God—ha!
36-37 The soldiers also came up and
poked fun at him, making a game of it.
They toasted him with sour wine: "So
you're King of the Jews! Save yourself!"
38 Printed over him was a sign: this is the
king of the jews.
39 One of the criminals hanging alongside
cursed him: "Some Messiah you are! Save
yourself! Save us!"
40-41 But the other one made him shut up:
"Have you no fear of God? You're getting
the same as him. We deserve this, but not
him—he did nothing to deserve this."
42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me
when you enter your kingdom."
43 He said, "Don't worry, I will. Today you
will join me in paradise."
• 1874 - Joseph F. Glidden was granted a
patent for a barbed wire fencing material.
• 1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto
in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three
years the population dropped from 500,000
to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and
deportations to concentration camps.
• 1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby
shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on
• 1989 - Czechoslovakia's hard-line party
leadership resigned after more than a
week of protests against its policies.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH —
THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TODAY,
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY - THEN
CLOSED ON THURSDAY, THANKSGIVING
DAY.Happy Birthday Ben Morris!
• 1758 - During the French and Indian War,
the British captured Fort Duquesne built
at what is now known as Pittsburgh.
• 1783 - During the Revolutionary War, the
British evacuated New York. New York
was their last military post in the U.S.
• 1850 - Texas relinquished one-third of
its territory in exchange for $10 million
from the U.S. to pay its public debts and
settle border disputes.
• 1867 - Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.
• 1957 - U.S. President Dwight David
Eisenhower suffered a stroke.
• 1990 - Poland held its first ever popular
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH —
Happy Birthday Pat Newton!
• 1789 - U.S. President Washington set
aside this day to observe the adoption of
the Constitution of the United States.
• 1832 - Public streetcar service began in
New York City.
•1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of
Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled
• 1941 - U.S. President Franklin D.
Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the
fourth Thursday in November as
• 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt
ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to
begin December 1.
• 1979 - International Olympic Committee
voted to re-admit China after a 21-year
• 1992 - The British government announced
that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to
start paying taxes on her personal income.
She also took her children off the public
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH —
Happy Birthday Sig Wood!
• 1779 - The College of Pennsylvania
became the University of Pennsylvania. It
was the first legally recognized university
• 1963 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
delivered his first address to a joint
session of Congress. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH —
THIS IS THANKSGIVING DAY
have been impacted by typhoons and
tornadoes recently. Recovering from
such devastation is almost unimaginable.
• 1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand
Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after
passing through the South American strait.
The strait was named after him. He was the
first European to sail the Pacific from the
• 1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne
Hathaway were married.
• 1942 - 491 people died in a fire that
destroyed the Coconut Grove in Boston.
• 1943 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt,
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in
Tehran discuss strategy concerning World
• 1978 - The Iranian government banned
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH —
Happy Birthday Ally Peterson!
• 1929 - The first airplane flight over the
South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt.
Comdr. Richard E. Byrd.
• 1975 - Bill Gates adopted the name
Microsoft for the company he and Paul
Allen had formed to write the BASIC
computer language for the Altair.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH —
Happy Birthday Adam Beattie!
• 1700 - 8,000 Swedish troops led by King
Charles XII defeated an army of at least
50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva.
King Charles XII died on this day.
• 1782 - The United States and England
signed preliminary peace articles in Paris,
ending the Revolutionary War.
• 1803 - Spain completed the process of
ceding Louisiana to France.
• 1835 - Samuel L. Clemens was born. He
wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry
Finn" under the name Mark Twain.
• 1875 - A.J. Ehrichson patented the
• 1954 - In Sylacauga, Alabama, Elizabeth
Hodges was injured when a meteorite
crashed through the roof of her house.
The rock weighed 8½-pounds
• 2001 - For the first time in its history,
McDonald's teamed up with Toys R Us to
provide plush figures from its Animal Alley
for McDonald's happy Meals.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST —
Youth Group Meeting at 11:30 A.M. in
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH —
Adair U.M.W. meets at noon.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH —Christmas Mall at Casey U.M.C.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH —
A-C School Music Department Church
Thank you profusely for the time and
energy you kindly give to our church each
God Bless and Keep You,