R E M I N D E R S —
SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH —
9 A.M. TO 11 A.M.
WILL RETURN FROM KENTUCKY TODAY.
PRAY FOR OUR GROUP IN THIS WEEK'S
SUNDAY, JUNE 29TH –
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
• COMBINED WORSHIP IN ADAIR U.M.C.
AT 10:30 A.M.
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
This reading is of the attempted sacrifice
It is a very sensitive subject. Most of us
are too far removed from ancient cultures
to even accept this possibility. In the U.S.
culture, we call people who would decide
to sacrifice a child, criminally insane and
lock them away for life.
The complimentary text is:
5-9 Prophet Jeremiah stood up to prophet
Hananiah in front of the priests and all the
people who were in God's Temple that day.
that it were true—that God would validate
your preaching by bringing the Temple
furnishings and all the exiles back from
Babylon. But listen to me, listen closely.
Listen to what I tell both you and all the
people here today: The old prophets, the
ones before our time, preached judgment
against many countries and kingdoms,
warning of war and disaster and plague.
So any prophet who preaches that every-
thing is just fine and there's nothing to
worry about stands out like a sore thumb.
We'll wait and see. If it happens, it
happens — and then we'll know that God
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
A psalm of lament.
A PSALM OF DAVID
1-2 Long enough, God— you've ignored
me long enough.
I've looked at the back of your head
long enough. Long enough
I've carried this ton of trouble,
lived with a stomach full of pain.
Long enough my arrogant enemies
have looked down their noses at me.
3-4 Take a good look at me, God, my God;
I want to look life in the eye,
So no enemy can get the best of me
or laugh when I fall on my face.
5-6 I've thrown myself headlong into your
I'm celebrating your rescue.
I'm singing at the top of my lungs,
I'm so full of answered prayers.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
When we are baptized, buried and raised
with Christ by water and the Holy Spirit,
we are given a new life and a new master.
12-14 That means you must not give sin a
vote in the way you conduct your lives.
Don't give it the time of day. Don't even
run little errands that are connected with
that old way of life. Throw yourselves
wholeheartedly and full-time—remember,
you've been raised from the dead!—into
God's way of doing things. Sin can't tell
you how to live. After all, you're not living
under that old tyranny any longer. You're
living in the freedom of God.
WHAT IS TRUE FREEDOM?
15-18 So, since we're out from under the
old tyranny, does that mean we can live
any old way we want? Since we're free in
the freedom of God, can we do anything
that comes to mind? Hardly. You know
well enough from your own experience
that there are some acts of so-called
freedom that destroy freedom. Offer your
selves to sin, for instance, and it's your
last free act. But offer yourselves to the
ways of God and the freedom never quits.
All your lives you've let sin tell you what
to do. But thank God you've started
listening to a new master, one whose
commands set you free to live openly in
19 I'm using this freedom language
because it's easy to picture. You can
readily recall, can't you, how at one time
the more you did just what you felt like
doing - not caring about others, not caring
about God - the worse your life became
and the less freedom you had? And how
much different is it now as you live in
God's freedom, your lives healed and
expansive in holiness?
20-21 As long as you did what you felt like
doing, ignoring God, you didn't have to
bother with right thinking or right living, or
right anything for that matter. But do you
call that a free life? What did you get out
of it? Nothing you're proud of now. Where
did it get you? A dead end.
22-23 But now that you've found you don't
have to listen to sin tell you what to do,
and have discovered the delight of
listening to God telling you, what a
surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life
right now, with more and more of life on
the way! Work hard for sin your whole life
and your pension is death. But God's gift
is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus,
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Rules for Mission: Expect, look for, and
bless those who offer welcome.
40-42 "We are intimately linked in this
harvest work. Anyone who accepts what
you do, accepts me, the One who sent you.
my Father, who sent me. Accepting a
messenger of God is as good as being
God's messenger. Accepting someone's
help is as good as giving someone help.
This is a large work I've called you into,
but don't be overwhelmed by it. It's best
to start small. Give a cool cup of water to
someone who is thirsty, for instance.
you a true apprentice. You won't lose out on
Happy Birthday Judi Rumple!
Happy Birthday Wavah Stetzel!
• 1652 - Massachusetts declared itself an
• 1767 - The British Parliament approved
the Townshend Revenue Acts. These acts
imposed import duties on glass, lead,
paint, paper and tea shipped to America.
• 1776 - The Virginia constitution was
adopted and Patrick Henry was made
• 1888 - Professor Frederick Treves, in
England, performed the first
• 1917 - The Ukraine proclaimed
independence from Russia.
• 1926 - Fascists in Rome added an hour
to the work day in an economic efficiency
• 1953 - In the United States, The Federal
Highway Act authorized the construction
of 42,500 miles of new freeway from coast
• 1955 - The Soviet Union sent tanks to
Poznan, Poland, to put down
MONDAY, JUNE 30TH —
Happy Birthday Connie Noland!
Happy Birthday LaVonne Heckert!
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
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• 1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first
• 1894 - Korea declared independence from
China and asked for Japanese aid.
• 1908 - A meteor explosion in Siberia
knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius
and struck people unconscious some 40
• 1936 - Margaret Mitchell’s book, "Gone
with the Wind," was published.
• 1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman
ordered U.S. troops into Korea and
authorized a draft.
• 1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law
authorizing the admission of Alaska as the
49th state in the Union.
• 1971 - The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11
returned to Earth. The three cosmonauts
were found dead inside.
• 1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution was ratified when Ohio
became the 38th state to approve it. The
amendment lowered the minimum voting
age to 18.
TUESDAY, JULY 1ST —
Happy Birthday Stacy Harris!
Happy Birthday Vickie Moore!
Happy Birthday Leland Vorrath!
• 1862 - The U.S. Congress established the
Bureau of Internal Revenue.
• 1867 - Canada became an independent
• 1898 - During the Spanish-American War,
Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough
Riders" waged a victorious assault on San
Juan Hill in Cuba.
• 1905 - The USDA Forest Service was
created in the Department of Agriculture.
The agency was given the mission to
sustain healthy, productive forests and
grasslands for present and future
• 1916 - A massive Allied offensive known
as the Battle of Somme began in France.
The battle was the first to use tanks.
• 1961 - British troops landed in Kuwait to
help fight Iraqi threats.
• 1963 - The U.S. postmaster introduced the
five-digit ZIP code.
• 1966 - The Medicare federal insurance
program went into effect.
• 1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed
legislation that provided for 2 acres of land
near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2ND —
Happy Birthday Bill Elgin!
Happy Birthday Ward Umbaugh!
Happy Birthday Josh Harris!
• 1776 - Richard Henry Lee’s resolution
that the American colonies "are, and of
right ought to be, free and independent
was adopted by the Continental Congress.
• 1858 - Czar Alexander II freed the serfs
working on imperial lands.
• 1881 - Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounded
U.S. President James A. Garfield in
• 1937 - American aviation pioneer Amelia
Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific
during an attempt to fly around the world.
• 1964 - U.S. President Johnson signed the
"Civil Rights Act of 1964" into law. The act
made it illegal in the U.S. to discriminate
against others because of their race.
THURSDAY, JULY 3RD —
Happy Birthday Amber Anderson!
• 1608 - The city of Quebec was founded
by Samuel de Champlain.
• 1844 - Ambassador Caleb Cushing
successfully negotiated a commercial
treaty with China that opened five Chinese
ports to U.S. merchants and protected the
rights of American citizens in China.
• 1863 - The U.S. Civil War Battle of
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ended after
three days as a victory for the North when
Confederate troops retreated.
• 1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state to
join the United States of America.
• 1922 - "Fruit Garden and Home"
magazine was introduced. It was later
renamed "Better Homes and Gardens."
• 1945 - The first civilian passenger car
built since February 1942 was driven off
the assembly line at the Ford Motor
Company plant in Detroit, MI. Production
was diverted during World War II.
• 1954 - Food rationing ended in England
nearly nine years after end of World War II.
FRIDAY, JULY 4TH —
freedoms and for the folks who pushed so
very hard and made formidable sacrifices
so that we might enjoy freedom. Read a
little about the Civil War sometime.
• 1776 - The amended Declaration of
Independence, prepared by Thomas
Jefferson, was approved and signed by
John Hancock, the President of the
Continental Congress in America.
• 1802 - The U.S. Military Academy
officially opened at West Point, New York.
• 1803 - The Louisiana Purchase was
announced in newspapers. The property
purchased by the U.S. from France, was
for $15 million (or 3 cents an acre).
• 1845 - American writer, Henry David
Thoreau began his two-year experiment in
simple living at Walden Pond, near
• 1848 -The cornerstone for the Washington
Monument was laid In Washington, DC.
• 1863 - The Confederate town of
Vicksburg, Mississippi, surrendered to
General Ulysses S. Grant.
• 1892 - The first double-decked street car
service was introduced in San Diego, CA.
• 1934 - At Mount Rushmore, George
Washington's face was dedicated
• 1960 - The 50-star U.S. flag made its
debut in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
• 1976 - The United States celebrated its
• 2009 - The Statue of Liberty's crown
reopened to visitors. It had been closed to
the public since 2001.
SATURDAY, JULY 5TH —
Happy Birthday Debbie Stolk!
Happy Birthday Lisa Rochholz!
Happy Birthday Josh Harris!
• 1811 - Venezuela became the first South
American country to declare
independence from Spain.
• 1832 - The German government began
curtailing freedom of the press after
German Democrats advocated a revolt
against Austrian rule.
• 1863 - U.S. Federal troops occupied
Vicksburg, Mississippi, and distributed
much needed supplies to the citizens.
• 2000 - 10 Bengal tigers, including 7 rare
white tigers, died at the Nandankanan Zoo
in India. The tigers died of sleeping
FUTURE FOCUS —
ESTHER CIRCLE WILL BE JULY 16TH
• NO DEBORAH - MARY CIRCLE
• NO MARTHA CIRCLE
• NO DORCAS - RUTH CIRCLE IN JULY
• VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WILL BE
JULY 20TH TO 24TH
Thank you again for your time and talent
this week. You know, your drive is pretty
magnificent. I salute you.
God Bless and Keep You,