WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH —
DORCAS-RUTH CIRCLE MEETS AT 1:3O P.M.
AT ADAIR U.M.C.
MARTHA CIRCLE WILL MEET AT 5 P.M.
IN CASEY U.M.C.
ESTHER CIRCLE WILL MEET AT 7 P.M.
IN ADAIR U.M.C.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH —
DEBORAH-MARY CIRCLE MEETS AT 2 P.M.
IN CASEY U.M.C.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH —
Pastor Melodee will be in Sioux City for class
today and Saturday.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2013
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
LAITY SUNDAY TODAY
This is the third Sunday in “A Season of
• This week’s Christian saint is John Ri, a
Korean layman martyred in 1839. The story
of the entrance of Christianity into Korea is
a long and painful one. There were many
martyrs, and it was more than a century before
there were as many as 9000 living converts to
the faith, while within a similar time some
estimates indicate as many as 10,000 may have
been killed for their faith.
• This week’s United Methodist Heritage saint
is Sarah Dickey, a United Brethren laywoman
(ordained in 1896, eight years before her
death), active in promoting and developing
educational institutions for African Americans
in Massachusetts (first) and Mississippi
(primarily) after the U.S. Civil War.
Sarah Dickey’s life was spent making sure
that many people who had been blocked from
knowledge and participation in the life of the
United States for all their lives, and against
whom continuing discrimination, segregation
and unjust laws sought to keep it that way,
could not only know the Lord, but spread the
knowledge of the Lord and many other things
throughout American culture, in the South
and elsewhere. Even in the face of a shot fired
at her by the Ku Klux Klan in Clinton,
Mississippi, she was not deterred in her
mission. She is reported to have said, “I have
come here to do God’s work, and only death
itself will deter me.” The Klan never again
(New England Quarterly Journal, June 1967)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
The promise of a new covenant — "I will put
my law within them and I will write it on their
hearts; and I will be their God."
“’The days are surely coming,’ says the Lord.”
The specific days he has in mind are the days
after the exile would end, which he believed
to be some seventy years hence. In reality, it
would be only 39.
27-28 "Be ready. The time's coming"— God's
Decree —"when I will plant people and animals
inIsrael and Judah, just as a farmer plants seed.
And in the same way that earlier I relentlessly
pulled up and tore down, took apart and
demolished, so now I am sticking with them as
they start over, building and planting.
29 "When that time comes you won't hear the
old proverb anymore,
Parents ate the green apples, their children got
30 "No, each person will pay for his own sin.
You eat green apples, you're the one who gets
31-32 "That's right. The time is coming when I
will make a brand-new covenant with Israel and
Judah. It won't be a repeat of the covenant I
made with their ancestors when I took their hand
to lead them out of the land of Egypt. They broke
that covenant even though I did my part as their
Master." God's Decree.
33-34 "This is the brand-new covenant that I will
make with Israel when the time comes. I will put
my law within them—write it on their hearts!—
and be their God. And they will be my people.
They will no longer go around setting up schools
to teach each other about God. They'll know me
firsthand, the dull and the bright, the smart and
the slow. I'll wipe the slate clean for each of them.
I'll forget they ever sinned!" God's Decree.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
97-104 Oh, how I love all you've revealed;
I reverently ponder it all the day long.
Your commands give me an edge on my
they never become obsolete.
I've even become smarter than my teachers
since I've pondered and absorbed your
I've become wiser than the wise old sages
simply by doing what you tell me.
I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts
so I can spend all my time keeping your Word.
I never make detours from the route you laid out;
you gave me such good directions.
Your words are so choice, so tasty;
I prefer them to the best home cooking.
With your instruction, I understand life;
that's why I hate false propaganda.
2 TIMOTHY 3:14-4:5
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Coaching Timothy —"Continue in what you
have learned ... all scripture is inspired by
God and is useful for teaching, for reproof,
for correction, and for training in
righteousness. Proclaim the message ... do
the work of an evangelist."
This week’s reading offers perhaps the
strongest “hang tough encouragement”
anywhere in the New Testament. Remember
the foundations you have from your
upbringing, from me, from Scripture itself.
Use the Scripture to make folks ready to do
all the good they need to do.
14-17 But don't let it faze you. Stick with what you
learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your
teachers—why, you took in the sacred Scriptures
with your mother's milk! There's nothing like the
written Word of God for showing you the way to
salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part
of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way
or another—showing us truth, exposing our
rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to
live God's way. Through the Word we are put
together and shaped up for the tasks God has for
2 TIMOTHY 4
1-2 I can't impress this on you too strongly. God
is looking over your shoulder. Christ himself is
the Judge, with the final say on everyone, living
and dead. He is about to break into the open with
his rule, so proclaim the Message with intensity;
keep on your watch. Challenge, warn, and urge
your people. Don't ever quit. Just keep it simple.
3-5 You're going to find that there will be times
when people will have no stomach for solid
teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—
catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They'll
turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But
you—keep your eye on what you're doing; accept
the hard times along with the good; keep the
Message alive; do a thorough job as God's
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
The persistent widow and the unjust judge:
"Will not God grant justice?" "When the Son
of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"
THE STORY OF A PERSISTENT WIDOW
1-3 Jesus told them a story showing that it was
necessary for them to pray consistently and
never quit. He said, "There was once a judge in
some city who never gave God a thought and
cared nothing for people. A widow in that city
kept after him: 'My rights are being violated.
4-5 "He never gave her the time of day. But after
this went on and on he said to himself, 'I care
nothing what God thinks, even less what people
think. But because this widow won't quit
badgering me, I'd better do something and see
that she gets justice—otherwise I'm going to end
up beaten black-and-blue by her pounding.'"
6-8 Then the Master said, "Do you hear what that
judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? So what makes
you think God won't step in and work justice for
his chosen people, who continue to cry out for
help? Won't he stick up for them? I assure you,
he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much
of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of
Man find on the earth when he returns?"
YOUTH GROUP MEETING IN CASEY UMC
4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
• 1740 - Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria,
Hungary and Bohemia with the death of her
father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI.
• 1774 - The new Continental Congress, the
governing body of America’s colonies, passed
an order proclaiming that all citizens of the
colonies "discourage all horse racing and all
kinds of gaming, cock fighting, and any other
expensive diversions and entertainment."
• 1803 - The U.S. Senate approved the Louisiana
• 1818 - The U.S. and Great Britain established
the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be
the 49th parallel.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21ST —
The office is closed today ——————————————————————
• 1944 - During World War II, the German city of
Aachen was captured by U.S. troops.
• 1945 - Women in France were allowed to vote
for the first time.
• 1967 - Thousands of demonstrators marched in
Washington, DC, opposing the Vietnam War.
• 1986 - The U.S. ordered 55 Soviet diplomats to
leave. The action was in reaction to the Soviet
Union expelling five American diplomats.
• 1994 - North Korea and the U.S. signed an
agreement requiring North Korea to halt its
nuclear program and agree to inspections.
• 2003 - North Korea rejected U.S. President
George W. Bush's offer of a written pledge not to
attack in exchange for the communist nation
agreeing to end its nuclear weapons program.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND —
SCHOOL DISMISSES AT 2:20 TODAY.
END OF FIRST QUARTER.——————————————————————
• 1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially
chartered. It later became known as Princeton
• 1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the
first constitutionally elected president of the
Republic of Texas.
• 1907 - The Panic of 1907 began when frightened
depositors began withdrawing money from many
New York banks.
• 1995 - The 50th anniversary of the United
Nations was marked by a record number of world
• 1998 - The United Nations announced that over
2 million children had been killed as innocent
victims of war since 1987.
• 2010 - The Internation Space Station set the
record (3641 days) for the longest continuous
human occupation of space. It had been
continously inhabited since November 2, 2000.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD —
• 1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union forces
led by Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated the
Confederate forces that were led by Gen. Stirling
Price in the state of Missouri.
• 1915 - The first U.S. championship horseshoe
tournament was held in Kellerton, Iowa.
• 1915 - Approximately 25,000 women demanded
the right to vote with a march in New York City.
• 1929 - In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial
Average plunged starting the stock-market crash
that began the Great Depression.
• 1946 - The United Nations General Assembly
sconvened in New York for the first time.
• 1958 - Russian writer Boris Pasternak was
awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He was
forced to refuse the honor due to strong negative
Soviet reaction. Pasternak won the award for
writing "Dr. Zhivago".
• 1989 - Hungary became an independent
republic, after 33 years of Soviet rule.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH —
• 1648 - The Holy Roman Empire was effectively
destroyed by the Peace of Westphalia that
brought an end to the Thirty Years War.
• 1788 - Poet Sarah Joseph Hale was born. She
wrote the poem "Mary Had A Little Lamb."
• 1795 - The country of Poland was divided up
between Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
• 1929 - In U.S., investors dumped more than 13
million shares on the stock market. This day is
known as "Black Thursday."
• 1940 - In the U.S., the 40-hour workweek went
into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of
• 1945 - The United Nations (UN) was formally
established less than one month after the end of
World War II.
•1948 - The term "cold war" was used for the first
time. It was used in a speech by Bernard Baruch,
financier and political adviser.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH —
• 1415 - In Northern France, England won the
Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years'
War. Almost 6000 Frenchmen were killed while
fewer than 400 were lost by the English.
• 1917 - The Bolsheviks (Communists) under
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin seized power in Russia.
• 1955 - The microwave oven, for home use, was
introduced by The Tappan Company.
• 2001 - It was announced that scientists had
unearthed the remains of an ancient crocodile
which lived 110 million years ago. The animal,
found in Gadoufaoua, Niger, grew as long as 40
feet and weighed as much as eight metric tons.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH —
FOOD PANTRY OPEN IN CASEY
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FROM 9 A.M. TO 11 A.M.
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JESSIE LEEPER FAMILY BENEFIT AT
ADAIR-CASEY SCHOOLS – BEGINNING 8 A.M.
"Color Run" will start at 8:00 A.M.
Also a Breakfast -- free will offering --
ALL BEGINNING AT 8 A.M.
Items for the bake sale may be brought in Friday,
the day before, and left at the school or brought
in Saturday morning. Items will be priced by
workers during the sale.
Jessie was a young man killed as the result of
a head on collision on Inter-state 80 when a
young woman was driving east on the west
bound lane. It never should have happened -
but it did. We are very grateful for your
attendance and your contributions made to
• 1825 - The Erie Canal opened in upstate New
York. The 363-mile canal connected Lake Erie
and the Hudson River at a cost of $7,602,000.
• 1854 - Charles William Post was born. He was
the inventor of "Grape Nuts," "Postum" and
• 1949 - U.S. President Harry Truman raised the
minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour.
NOVEMBER 1ST —
• YOUTH LOCK-IN AT INGATHERING •
IN GREENFIELD UMC AT 7 p.m.
NOVEMBER 2ND —
• INGATHERING AT GREENFIELD UMC
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD —
• CASEY U.M.C. FALL DINNER AT 11 A.M.
IN CASEY COMMUNITY BUILDING
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH —
• ADAIR U.M.C. FALL DINNER AT 11 A.M.
IN ADAIR COMMUNITY BUILDING
CHARGE CONFERENCE WILL BE
HELD IN GREENFIELD UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH BEGINNING AT 7 P.M. TODAY.
Thank you for your hard work - both physical
and mental - this week.
We are so fortunate to have you.
God Bless and Keep You,