Monday, April 14, 2014

OUR WEEK-APRIL 20TH TO APRIL 26TH

R E M I N D E R S —
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH —

• DORCAS-RUTH CIRCLE WILL MEET IN 
ADAIR U.M.C. AT 1:30 P.M.
 • MARTHA CIRCLE WILL MEET IN CASEY 
U.M.C. AT 7 P.M.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH —
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE AT ADAIR 
U.M.C. AT 7 P.M.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH —
Happy Anniversary
Lyle and Mary Ann Palmer!
Happy Anniversary Craig and Joyce Lundy! 

 
• GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES AT  GOOD 
SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH - 7 P.M.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 20TH —
Happy Birthday Darlene Betts!
Happy Birthday Travis Dillinger!
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THIS IS EASTER SUNDAY
COLOR - WHITE OR GOLD

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SCRIPTURE READINGS —
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ACTS 10:34-43
THE MESSAGE (MSG)

Peter proclaims to Cornelius and all of his
household: We are witnesses that Jesus
Christ is raised and ascended, Lord of all,
and appointed by God as judge of the
living and the dead.  

34-36 Peter fairly exploded with his good
news: "It's God's own truth, nothing could
be plainer: God plays no favorites! It
makes no difference who you are or where
you're from—if you want God and are
ready to do as he says, the door is open.
The Message he sent to the children of
Israel—that through Jesus Christ every-
thing is being put together again—well,
he's doing it everywhere, among everyone.

37-38 "You know the story of what
happened in Judea. It began in Galilee
after John preached a total life-change.
Then Jesus arrived from Nazareth,
anointed by God with the Holy Spirit,
ready for action. He went through the
country helping people and healing every-
one who was beaten down by the Devil. He
was able to do all this because God was
with him.

39-43 "And we saw it, saw it all, everything
he did in the land of the Jews and in
Jerusalem where they killed him, hung him
from a cross. But in three days God had
him up, alive, and out where he could be
seen. Not everyone saw him—he wasn't
put on public display. Witnesses had been
carefully handpicked by God beforehand—
us!  We were the ones, there to eat and
drink with him after he came back from the
dead.  
He commissioned us to announce this in
public, to bear solemn witness that he is
in fact the One whom God destined as
Judge of the living and dead. But we're
not alone in this. Our witness that he is the
means to forgiveness of sins is backed up
by the witness of all the prophets."
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PSALM 118:1-24
THE MESSAGE (MSG)


Thank God because he's good, because
     his love never quits.
  Tell the world, Israel,
     "His love never quits."
  And you, clan of Aaron, tell the world,
     "His love never quits."
  And you who fear God, join in,
     "His love never quits."

5-16 Pushed to the wall, I called to God;
     from the wide open spaces, he
     answered.
  God's now at my side and I'm not afraid;
     who would dare lay a hand on me?
  God's my strong champion;
     I flick off my enemies like flies.
  Far better to take refuge in God
     than trust in people;
  Far better to take refuge in God
     than trust in celebrities.
  Hemmed in by barbarians,
     in God's name I rubbed their faces in
     the dirt;
  Hemmed in and with no way out,
     in God's name I rubbed their faces in
     the dirt;
  Like swarming bees, like wild prairie fire,
     they hemmed me in;
     in God's name I rubbed their faces in
     the dirt.
  I was right on the cliff-edge, ready to fall,
     when God grabbed and held me.
  God's my strength, he's also my song,
     and now he's my salvation.
  Hear the shouts, hear the triumph songs
     in the camp of the saved?
        "The hand of God has turned the tide!
        The hand of God is raised in victory!
        The hand of God has turned the tide!"

17-20 I didn't die. I lived!
     And now I'm telling the world what God
     did.
  God tested me, he pushed me hard,
     but he didn't hand me over to Death.
  Swing wide the city gates—the righteous
     gates!
     I'll walk right through and thank God!
  This Temple Gate belongs to God,
     so the victors can enter and praise.

21-25 Thank you for responding to me;
     you've truly become my salvation!
  The stone the masons discarded as
     flawed
     is now the capstone!
  This is God's work.
     We rub our eyes—we can hardly believe
     it!
  This is the very day God acted—
     let's celebrate and be festive!
  Salvation now, God. Salvation now!
     Oh yes, God—a free and full life!
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COLOSSIANS 3:1-4
THE MESSAGE (MSG)

"You have been raised with Christ… and
your life is hidden with Christ in God."

HE IS YOUR LIFE
1-2
So if you're serious about living this
new resurrection life with Christ, act like it.
Pursue the things over which Christ
presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the
ground, absorbed with the things right in
front of you. Look up, and be alert to what
is going on around Christ—that's where
the action is. See things from his
perspective.

3-4 Your old life is dead. Your new life,
which is your real life—even though
invisible to spectators—is with Christ in
God. He is your life. When Christ (your
real life, remember) shows up again on
this earth, you'll show up, too—the real
you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be
content with obscurity, like Christ.
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JOHN 20:1-18  —  OR  —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)

Peter and the beloved disciple verify Mary
Magdalene's story that the tomb of Jesus
is empty. Mary Magdalene, weeping by the
tomb, hears angels tell her Jesus is raised
from the dead, but does not believe it.
Jesus calls her by name and sends her to
announce his coming ascension to the
other disciples.

RESURRECTION!
1-2
Early in the morning on the first day of
the week, while it was still dark, Mary
Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that
the stone was moved away from the
entrance. She ran at once to Simon Peter
and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved,
breathlessly panting, "They took the Master
from the tomb. We don't know where
they've put him."

3-10 Peter and the other disciple left
immediately for the tomb. They ran, neck
and neck. The other disciple got to the
tomb first, outrunning Peter. Stooping to
look in, he saw the pieces of linen cloth
lying there, but he didn't go in.
Simon Peter arrived after him, entered the
tomb observed the linen cloths lying there,
and the kerchief used to cover his head not
lying with the linen cloths but separate,
neatly folded by itself. Then the other
disciple, the one who had gotten there first,
went into the tomb, took one look at the
evidence, and believed. No one yet knew
from the Scripture that he had to rise from
the dead. The disciples then went back
home.
11-13 But Mary stood outside the tomb
weeping. As she wept, she knelt to look
into the tomb and saw two angels sitting
there, dressed in white, one at the head,
the other at the foot of where Jesus' body
had been laid. They said to her, "Woman,
why do you weep?"  
13-14 "They took my Master," she said,
"and I don't know where they put him."
After she said this, she turned away and
saw Jesus standing there. But she didn't
recognize him.
       15 Jesus spoke to her, "Woman, why do
you weep? Who are you looking for?"

   She, thinking that he was the gardener,
said, "Mister, if you took him, tell me where
you put him so I can care for him."

16 Jesus said, "Mary."

   Turning to face him, she said in Hebrew,
"Rabboni!" meaning "Teacher!"

17
Jesus said, "Don't cling to me, for I
have not yet ascended to the Father. Go to
my brothers and tell them, 'I ascend to my
Father and your Father, my God and your
God.'"

18 Mary Magdalene went, telling the news
to the disciples: "I saw the Master!" And
she told them everything he said to her.
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MATTHEW 28:1-10  (ALTERNATIVE)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)

An earthquake accompanies the arrival of
an angel who rolls away a stone covering
the tomb and tells Mary Magdalene and
another Mary that Jesus is raised from the
dead and is going to Galilee to meet his
disciples there. On their way to tell the
disciples, Jesus greets them and instructs
them to tell the disciples to meet him in
Galilee.
RISEN FROM THE DEAD
1-4
After the Sabbath, as the first light of
the new week dawned, Mary Magdalene
and the other Mary came to keep vigil at
the tomb. Suddenly the earth reeled and
rocked under their feet as God's angel
came down from heaven, came right up to
where they were standing. He rolled back
the stone and then sat on it. Shafts of
lightning blazed from him. His garments
shimmered snow-white. The guards at the
tomb were scared to death. They were so
frightened, they couldn't move.
5-6 The angel spoke to the women: "There
is nothing to fear here. I know you're
looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to
the cross. He is not here. He was raised,
just as he said. Come and look at the place
where he was placed.
7 "Now, get on your way quickly and tell
his disciples, 'He is risen from the dead.
He is going on ahead of you to Galilee. You
will see him there.' That's the message."
8-10 The women, deep in wonder and full
of joy, lost no time in leaving the tomb.
They ran to tell the disciples. Then Jesus
met them, stopping them in their tracks.
"Good morning!" he said. They fell to their
knees, embraced his feet, and worshiped
him. Jesus said, "You're holding on to me
for dear life! Don't be frightened like that.
Go tell my brothers that they are to go to
Galilee, and that I'll meet them there."
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• 1534 - Jacques Cartier, a French explorer,
set sail from St. Malo to explore the North
American coastline.
• 1775 - American troops began the siege
of British-held Boston.
• 1832 - Hot Springs National Park was
established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
It was the first national park in the U.S.
• 1836 - The U.S. territory of Wisconsin was
created by the U.S. Congress.
• 1861 - Robert E. Lee resigned from U.S.
Army.  Lee then served as a senior military
adviser to President Jefferson Davis and
Supreme Commander of the southern
armies.
• 1945 - During World War II, Allied forces
took control of Nuremberg and Stuttgart.   
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MONDAY, APRIL 21ST —
Happy Birthday Jonathan Thayer!
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
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• 753 BC - Today is the accepted date of the
foundation of Rome.
• 1649 - The Maryland Toleration Act was
passed, allowing everyone freedom of
worship.
• 1789 - John Adams was sworn in as the
first U.S. Vice President.
• 1836 - General Sam Houston defeated
Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.
This battle decided independence of Texas.
• 1856 - The Mississippi River was crossed
by a railroad train the first time. (between
Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois).
• 1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's
funeral train left Washington D.C.
• 1972 - Apollo 16 astronauts John Young
and Charles Duke explored the surface of
the moon.     
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TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND —
— TODAY IS EARTH DAY —  

Get involved with Earth Day!
Every year on April 22, over a billion 

people in 190 countries take action for
Earth Day.  San Francisco to San Juan, 

Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, 
people plant trees, bushes, plants, flowers.
People sweep streets, pick up trash, clean 
up communities.
At this point in time, the world’s population 

migrates to cities, and the reality of climate 
change is becoming clear.  Now we need to 
focus on creating livable communities in 
our changing environment.   What is more 
powerful than the collective action of a 
billion people?
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• 1792 - U.S. President George Washington
proclaimed American neutrality in the war
in Europe.
• 1864 - The U.S. Congress passed
legislation that allowed the inscription
"In God We Trust" to be included on
one-cent and two-cent coins.
• 1889 - At noon sharp, the Oklahoma land
rush officially started as thousands of
Americans raced for new, unclaimed land.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD —
Happy Birthday Twila Garside!
Happy Anniversary
Jack and Ginger Spangler!
A-C MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
AT 11:30 A.M.

• CONFIRMATION PRACTICE IN ADAIR

U.M.C. WILL BEGIN AT 6 P.M. this evening.
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• 1635 - The Boston Public Latin School
was established. It was the first public
school building in the United States.
• 1789 - U.S. President George Washington
moved into Franklin House, New York. It
was the first executive mansion.
• 1968 - The Methodist Church and the
Evangelical United Brethren Church
merged to form the
United Methodist Church.
• 1982 - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported that consumer prices declined the
previous month (March). It was the first
decline in 17 years.
• 2005 - The very first video was uploaded
to YouTube.com.  
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THURSDAY, APRIL 24TH —
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• 1800 - The Library of Congress was first
established with a $5,000 allocation.
• 1897 - William Price became the first
White House news reporter.
• 1898 - Spain declared war on the United
States, rejecting America's ultimatum for
Spain to withdraw from Cuba.
• 1997 - The U.S. Senate ratified the
Chemical Weapons Convention. The
global treaty banned the development,
production, storage and use of chemical
weapons.  
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FRIDAY. APRIL 25TH —
Happy Birthday Cindy Lundy!
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• 1684 - A patent was granted for a thimble.
• 1901 - New York became the first state to
require license plates for cars.
The fee was $1.
• 1928 - A seeing eye dog was used for the
first time.
• 1945 - Delegates from about 50 countries
met in San Francisco to organize the
United Nations.
• 1953 - U.S. Senator Wayne Morse ended
the longest speech in U.S. Senate history.
The speech on the Offshore Oil Bill lasted
22 hours and 26 minutes.
• 1959 - St. Lawrence Seaway opened to
shipping. The water way connects the
Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
• 1971 - The country of Bangladesh was
established.
• 1990 - The U.S. Hubble Space Telescope
was placed into Earth's orbit. It was
released by the space shuttle Discovery.
• 1992 - Islamic forces in Afghanistan took
control of most of the capital of Kabul
following the collapse of the Communist
government. 
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SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH —
Happy Birthday Crystal Hall!

• FOOD PANTRY AT CASEY U.M.C. WILL
BE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TO 11 A.M.   


• BRIAN MILFORD'S GOING AWAY PARTY
AT GRISWOLD U.M.C. TODAY FROM 1 P.M.
TO 4 P.M.
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• 1514 - Copernicus made his first
observations of Saturn.
• 1964 - The African nations of Tanganyika
and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.
• 1986 - The world’s worst nuclear disaster
to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev.
Thirty-one people died in the incident and
thousands were exposed to radioactive
material. 
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FUTURE FOCUS —

SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH —
• Confirmation of this years class today
We will have Holy Communion.


Thank you for the important rolls each of 
you played in our church life this week.  
You definitely keep us moving forward.

God Bless and Keep You,
Donna




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