WEDNESDAY, JULY 30TH
• ABC PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY
THRU AUGUST 4TH
AT CASEY U.M.C. - 6 P.M.
THURSDAY, JULY 31ST —LAST DAY OF BIBLE SCHOOL AT
• ADAIR U.M.C. AND GOOD SHEPHERD
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3RD –
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
COMBINED WORSHIP IN CASEY U.M.C.
AT 10:30 A.M.
“LIBERTY BELLES” PROVIDE
• • WORSHIP WITH MUSIC • •
Happy Birthday Calin Peterson!
Happy Birthday Veryl Davis!
Happy Anniversary —
Mike and Aimee Noland!
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Jacob’s family and future are on the line.
This is Jacob’s first encounter with Esau
since Jacob (“Grabber’) had taken both
birthright and blessing from his brother.
Since his encounter with God at Beth-el,
we have no record that Jacob had heard
anything else from God in the 14 years he
had worked on his uncle’s sheep farm.
Jacob wrestles with a "man" at the
Jabbok and is renamed Israel because he
has "striven with God and with humans,
and has prevailed."
22-23 But during the night he got up and
took his two wives, his two maidservants,
and his eleven children and crossed the
ford of the Jabbok. He got them safely
across the brook along with all his
24-25 But Jacob stayed behind by himself,
and a man wrestled with him until
daybreak. When the man saw that he
couldn't get the best of Jacob as they
wrestled, he deliberately threw Jacob's
hip out of joint.
Jacob said, "I'm not letting you go 'til
you bless me."
27 The man said, "What's your name?"
He answered, "Jacob."
28 The man said, "But no longer. Your
name is no longer Jacob. From now on it's
Israel (God-Wrestler); you've wrestled with
God and you've come through."
29 Jacob asked, "And what's your name?"
The man said, "Why do you want to
know my name?" And then, right then and
there, he blessed him.
30 Jacob named the place Peniel (God's
Face) because, he said, "I saw God face-
to-face and lived to tell the story!"
31-32 The sun came up as he left Peniel,
limping because of his hip. (This is why
Israelites to this day don't eat the hip
muscle; because Jacob's hip was thrown
out of joint.)
PSALM 17:1-15 (UMH 749)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
A PSALM OF DAVID
1-2 Listen while I build my case, God, the
most honest prayer you'll ever hear.
Show the world I'm innocent—
in your heart you know I am.
3 Go ahead, examine me from inside out,
surprise me in the middle of the night
—You'll find I'm just what I say I am.
My words don't run loose.
4-5 I'm not trying to get my way
in the world's way.
I'm trying to get your way,
your Word's way.
I'm staying on your trail;
I'm putting one foot
In front of the other.
I'm not giving up.
6-7 I call to you, God, because I'm sure of
So—answer! bend your ear! listen
Paint grace-graffiti on the fences;
take in your frightened children who
Are running from the neighborhood
straight to you.
8-9 Keep your eye on me;
hide me under your cool wing feathers
From the wicked who are out to get me,
from mortal enemies closing in.
their mouths blast hot air.
They are after me, nipping my heels,
determined to bring me down,
Lions ready to rip me apart,
young lions poised to pounce.
Up, God: beard them! break them!
By your sword, free me from their
Barehanded, God, break these mortals,
these flat-earth people who can't think
I'd like to see their bellies
swollen with famine food,
The weeds they've sown
harvested and baked into famine bread,
With second helpings for their children
and crusts for their babies to chew on.
15 And me? I plan on looking
you full in the face. When I get up,
I'll see your full stature
and live heaven on earth.
A David Song, Which He Sang to God
Saved from All His Enemies and from
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, declares
his great concern and anguish for his own
GOD IS CALLING HIS PEOPLE
1-5 At the same time, you need to know
that I carry with me at all times a huge
sorrow. It's an enormous pain deep within
me, and I'm never free of it. I'm not
exaggerating—Christ and the Holy Spirit
are my witnesses. It's the Israelites...If
there were any way I could be cursed by
the Messiah so they could be blessed by
him, I'd do it in a minute. They're my
family. I grew up with them. They had
everything going for them—family, glory,
covenants, revelation, worship, promises,
to say nothing of being the race that
produced the Messiah, the Christ, who is
God over everything, always. Oh, yes!
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Upon hearing of the death of John the
Baptist, Jesus and the disciples withdraw
to a quiet place, but the crowd follows,
and more than 5000 people are fed.
SUPPER FOR FIVE THOUSAND
13-14 When Jesus got the news, he
slipped away by boat to an out-of-the-way
place by himself. But unsuccessfully—
someone saw him and the word got
around. Soon a lot of people from the
nearby villages walked around the lake to
where he was. When he saw them coming,
he was overcome with pity and healed
15 Toward evening the disciples
approached him. "We're out in the country
and it's getting late. Dismiss the people so
they can go to the villages and get some
16 But Jesus said, "There is no need to
dismiss them. You give them supper."
17 "All we have are five loaves of bread
and two fish," they said.
18-21 Jesus said, "Bring them here." Then
he had the people sit on the grass. He took
the five loaves and two fish, lifted his face
to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and
gave the bread to the disciples.
congregation. They all ate their fill. They
gathered twelve baskets of leftovers.
About five thousand were fed.
• 1492 - Christopher Columbus left Palos,
Spain with three ships. The voyage would
lead him to what is now known as the
Americas. He reached the Bahamas on
• 1923 - Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as
the 30th president of the U.S. after the
sudden death of President Harding.
• 1936 - Jesse Owens won the first of his
four Olympic gold medals.
• 1956 - Bedloe's Island had its name
changed to Liberty Island.
• 1992 - The U.S. Senate voted to restrict
and eventually end the testing of nuclear
• 2009 - Bolivia became the first South
American country to declare the right of
indigenous people to govern themselves.
MONDAY, AUGUST 4TH —
• ABC PARISH OFFICE IN CASEY
IS CLOSED 12 DAYS THROUGH TODAY,
— SEE YOU TOMORROW!————————————————————
• 1735 - Freedom of the press was
established with an acquittal of John Peter
Zenger. The writer of the New York Weekly
Journal had been charged with seditious
libel by the royal governor of New York.
The jury said "the truth is not libelous."
• 1922 - The death of Alexander Graham
Bell, two days earlier, was recognized by
AT&T and the Bell Systems by shutting
down all switchboards and switching
stations. The shutdown affected
13 million phones.
• 1944 - Nazi police raided a house in
Amsterdam and arrested eight people.
Anne Frank, a teenager at the time, was
one of the people arrested. Her diary
would be published after her death.
• 1954 - The uranium rush began in
• 1972 - Arthur Bremer was found guilty of
shooting George Wallace, the governor of
Alabama. Bremer was sentenced to 63
years in prison.
• 1987 - The Fairness Doctrine is rescinded
by the Federal Communications
Commission. The doctrine had required
radio and TV stations to present
controversial issues in a balanced fashion.
• 1991 - The Oceanos, a Greek luxury liner,
sank off of South Africa's southeast coast.
All 402 passengers and 179 crew members
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH —
Happy Birthday Thelma Moorhead!
Happy Birthday Kyle Lundy!
• 1833 - The village of Chicago was
incorporated. The population was
• 1861 - The U.S. federal government levied
its first income tax. The tax was 3% of all
incomes over $800.
• 1864 - During the U.S. Civil War, Union
forces led by Adm. David G. Farragut were
led into Mobile Bay, Alabama.
• 1884 - On Bedloe's Island in New York
Harbor, the cornerstone for the Statue of
Liberty was laid.
• 1944 - Polish insurgents liberated a
German labor camp in Warsaw. 348 Jewish
prisoners were freed.
• 2011 - Juno was launched from Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station on a mission
to Jupiter. It was the first solar-powered
spacecraft to go to Jupiter.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6TH —
Happy Birthday Sheryl Richter!
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State Park at 9 A.M.
• 1787 - At the Constitutional Convention
in Philadelphia debate began on the first
draft of the U.S. Constitution.
• 1806 - The Holy Roman Empire went out
of existence. Emperor Francis II abdicated.
• 1825 - Bolivia declared independence
• 1945 - The American B-29 bomber, known
as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic
bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb
named "Little Boy" was dropped over the
center of Hiroshima, Japan.
• 1960 - Nationalization of U.S. and foreign
owned property in Cuba began.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH —
• 1782 - George Washington created the
Order of the Purple Heart.
• 1942 - U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal,
marking the start of the first major allied
offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
• 1947 - The balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki,
which had carried a six-man crew 4,300
miles across the Pacific Ocean, crashed
into a reef in a Polynesian archipelago.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH —
Happy Birthday Dean Heckman!
Happy Birthday Robert Larson!
• 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for
St. Helena, in the South Atlantic. The
rest of his life was spent there in exile.
• 1899 - The refrigerator was patented by
• 1911 - The number of representatives in
the U.S. House of Representatives was
established at 435. There was one
member of Congress for every 211,877
• 1945 - The United Nations Charter was
signed by U.S. President Truman.
• 1966 - Dr. Michael DeBakey became the
first surgeon to install an artificial heart
pump in a patient.
• 2000 - The submarine H.L. Hunley was
raised from ocean floor after 136 years.
The sub had been lost during an attack on
the U.S.S. Housatonic in 1864. The Hunley
was the first submarine in history to sink
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH —
Happy Birthday Dorothy Oaks!
Happy Birthday Don Slayton!
• 1678 - American Indians sold the Bronx
to Jonas Bronck for 400 beads.
• 1790 - The Columbia returned to Boston
Harbor after a three-year voyage. It was
the first ship to carry the American flag
around the world.
• 1831 - The first steam locomotive began
its first trip between Schenectady and
• 1859 - The escalator was patented by
• 1936 - Jesse Owens won his fourth gold
medal at the Berlin Olympics. He was the
first American to win four medals in one
• 1975 - The New Orleans Superdome as
officially opened when the Saints played
the Houston Oilers in exhibition football.
Later the Superdome was an extremely
valuable asset during Hurricane Katrina.
Many people found shelter there for days.
FUTURE FOCUS —
AUGUST 10TH — Communion today.
AUGUST 11TH — Pastor Melodee has
one week vacation beginning today.
Thank you all for your many contributions
during this busy time of food preparations,
parades, and Bible School.
You made a VERY BIG DIFFERENCE!
God Bless and Keep You,