SATURDAY, JULY 12TH —
• • CASEY FUN DAY • •
• LUNCH SERVED IN
CASEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
• DIRECTLY AFTER THE PARADE •
• Serving Beef Burgers and Hot Dogs •
• Coffee • Lemonade • Iced Tea •
Adults: $6 — Kids: $4
THE DOOR IS OPEN — COME ON IN!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
SUNDAY, JULY 13TH –
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST————————————————————
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
Beginning the story of Isaac's children.
What neither Jacob nor Esau understand
is the birthright is not the most important
operative promise. But Rebekah knows
that as she struggles with the competing
contending twins in her womb.
Jacob’s wit overwhelms Esau’s brawn.
Esau thus “despised his birthright”
(verse 34), placing his immediate physical
needs above the values of his family and
culture. At the same time, it might also be
said Jacob despised the nature of the
birthright by thinking and acting as if it
could be bought or sold, with or without
his father’s knowledge or permission.
JACOB AND ESAU
19-20 This is the family tree of Isaac, son
of Abraham: Abraham had Isaac. Isaac
was forty years old when he married
Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean
of Paddan Aram. She was the sister of
Laban the Aramean.
21-23 Isaac prayed hard to God for his
wife because she was barren. God
answered his prayer and Rebekah became
pregnant. But the children tumbled and
kicked inside her so much that she said,
"If this is the way it's going to be, why go
on living?" She went to God to find out
what was going on. God told her,
Two nations are in your womb,
two peoples butting heads while still in
One people will overpower the other,
and the older will serve the younger.
24-26 When her time to give birth came,
sure enough, there were twins in her
womb. The first came out reddish, as if
snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they
named him Esau (Hairy). His brother
followed, his fist clutched tight to Esau's
heel; they named him Jacob (Heel). Isaac
was sixty years old when they were born.
27-28 The boys grew up. Esau became an
expert hunter, an outdoors man. Jacob was
a quiet man preferring life indoors among
the tents. Isaac loved Esau because he
loved his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29-30 One day Jacob was cooking a stew.
Esau came in from the field, starved. Esau
said to Jacob, "Give me some of that red
stew - I'm starved!" That's how he came
to be called Edom (Red).
31 Jacob said, "Make me a trade: my stew
for your rights as the firstborn."
32 Esau said, "I'm starving! What good is
a birthright if I'm dead?"
33-34 Jacob said, "First, swear to me."
And he did it. On oath Esau traded away
his rights as the firstborn. Jacob gave him
bread and the stew of lentils. He ate and
drank, got up and left. That's how Esau
shrugged off his rights as the firstborn.
PSALM 119:105-112 or
PSALM 25 (UMH 756)
they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
I've committed myself and I'll never turn
from living by your righteous order.
Everything's falling apart on me, God;
put me together again with your Word.
Festoon me with your finest sayings, God;
teach me your holy rules.
My life is as close as my own hands,
but I don't forget what you have revealed.
The wicked do their best to throw me off
but I don't swerve an inch from your course.
I inherited your book on living; it's mine
what a gift! And how happy it makes me!
I concentrate on doing exactly what you
I always have and always will.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
The Spirit of life in Jesus Christ sets us
free from the law of sin and death. There
is no condemnation for those who are in
THE SOLUTION IS LIFE ON GOD'S TERMS
1-2 With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah,
that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those
who enter into Christ's being-here-for-us
no longer have to live under a continuous,
low-lying black cloud. A new power is in
operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like
a strong wind, has magnificently cleared
the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime
of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and
3-4 God went for the jugular when he sent
his own Son. He didn't deal with the
problem as something remote and
unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he
personally took on the human condition,
entered the disordered mess of struggling
humanity in order to set it right once and
for all. The law code, weakened as it
always was by fractured human nature,
could never have done that.
The law always ended up being used as a
Band-Aid on sin instead of a deep healing
of it. And now what the law code asked for
but we couldn't deliver is accomplished as
we, instead of redoubling our own efforts,
simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in
5-8 Those who think they can do it on their
own end up obsessed with measuring their
own moral muscle but never get around to
exercising it in real life. Those who trust
God's action in them find that God's Spirit
is in them—living and breathing God!
Obsession with self in these matters is a
dead end; attention to God leads us out
into the open, into a spacious, free life.
Focusing on the self is the opposite of
focusing on God. Anyone completely
absorbed in self ignores God, ends up
thinking more about self than God. That
person ignores who God is and what he
is doing. And God isn't pleased at being
9-11 But if God himself has taken up
residence in your life, you can hardly be
thinking more of yourself than of him.
Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed
this invisible but clearly present God, the
Spirit of Christ, won't know what we're
talking about. But for you who welcome
him, in whom he dwells—even though you
still experience all the limitations of sin—
you yourself experience life on God's
terms. It stands to reason, doesn't it, that
if the alive-and-present God who raised
Jesus from the dead moves into your life,
he'll do the same thing in you that he did
in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself?
When God lives and breathes in you (and
he does, as surely as he did in Jesus),
you are delivered from that dead life. With
his Spirit living in you, your body will be
as alive as Christ's!
MATTHEW 13:1-9, 18-23
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Jesus tells a parable of a sower to the
crowd and interprets the parable to the
A HARVEST STORY
1-3 At about that same time Jesus left the
house and sat on the beach. In no time at
all a crowd gathered along the shoreline,
forcing him to get into a boat. Using the
boat as a pulpit, he addressed his
congregation, telling stories.
3-8 "What do you make of this? A farmer
planted seed. As he scattered the seed,
some of it fell on the road, and birds ate it.
Some fell in the gravel; it sprouted quickly
but didn't put down roots, so when the sun
came up it withered just as quickly. Some
fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was
strangled by the weeds. Some fell on good
earth, and produced a harvest beyond his
9"Are you listening to this? Really
• 1099 - The Crusaders launched their final
assault on Muslims in Jerusalem.
• 1585 - A group of 108 English colonists,
led by Sir Richard Grenville, reached
Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
• 1754 - At the beginning of the French and
Indian War, George Washington
surrendered the small, circular Fort
Necessity in southwestern Pennsylvania
to the French.
• 1832 - Henry Schoolcraft discovered the
source of the Mississippi River in
• 1835 - John Ruggles received patent #1
from the U.S. Patent Office for a traction
wheel used in locomotive steam engines.
All 9,957 previous patents aren't numbered.
• 1863 - Opponents of the Civil War draft
began three days of rioting in New York
City, which resulted in more than 1,000
• 1931 - A major German bank, Danabank,
failed. This led to the closing of all banks
in Germany until August 5.
• 1972 - Carroll Rosenbloom (owner of the
Baltimore Colts) and Robert Irsay (owner
of the Los Angeles Rams) traded teams.
• 1984 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis was
injured in a car accident and was left
comatose. He came out of the coma in
June of 2003.
MONDAY, JULY 14TH —
Happy Birthday Rhonda Wall!
— — — — — — — — — — — — —
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
“Made to Crave” Bible Study at
Casey UMC- At Noon
• 1430 - Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the
Burgundians in May, was handed over to
Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.
• 1789 - French Revolution began when
Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and
released the seven prisoners held inside.
• 1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed a plane
on the lawn of the White House to accept
an award from U.S. President William Taft.
• 1933 - All German political parties except
the Nazi Party were outlawed.
• 1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child
Care" was first published.
• 1951 - The George Washington Carver
National Monument in Joplin, MO, became
the first national park to honor an African
• 1965 - The American space probe Mariner
4 flew by Mars, and sent back photos of
• 2001 - Beijing was awarded the 2008
Olympics. It was the first time that China
had been awarded the games.
• 2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached
1.5 billion applications downloaded.
TUESDAY, JULY 15TH —
Larry and Donna Sheeder!
• 1099 - Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders.
• 1806 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his
western expedition from Fort Belle
Fountaine, near St. Louis, Missouri.
• 1870 - Georgia became the last of the
Confederate states to be readmitted to the
• 1987 - Taiwan ended thirty-seven years
of martial law.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH —
ESTHER CIRCLE - MEETS AT 7 P.M. IN
ADAIR U.M.C. - Hostess: Grace Mackrill
• 1774 - Russia and the Ottoman Empire
signed the treaty ending their six-year war.
• 1779 - American troops under General
Anthony Wayne captured Stony Point, NY.
• 1790 - The District of Columbia, or
Washington, DC, was established as the
permanent seat of the United States
• 1791 - Louis XVI was suspended from
office until he agreed to ratify the French
• 1875 - The new French constitution was
• 1935 - Oklahoma City became the first
city in the U.S. to install parking meters.
• 1940 - Adolf Hitler ordered preparations
to begin on the invasion of England,
known as Operation Sea Lion.
• 1942 - French police officers rounded up
13,000 Jews and held them in the Winter
Velodrome. The round-up was part of an
agreement between Pierre Laval and the
Nazis. Germany had agreed not to deport
French Jews if they arrested foreign Jews.
• 1945 - The United States detonated the
first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo,
• 1950 - The largest crowd in sporting
history was 199,854. They watched
Uruguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup
soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
•1957 - Marine Major John Glenn set a
transcontinental speed record when he
flew a jet from California to New York in 3
hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds.
• 1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape
Kennedy, Florida, and began the first
manned mission to land on the moon.
• 1981 - After 23 years with the name
Datsun, executives of Nissan changed the
name of their cars to Nissan.
• 2005 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince" was released.
It was the sixth in the Harry Potter series.
The book sold 6.9 million copies on its
first day of release.
THURSDAY, JULY 17TH —
Happy Birthday Bob Sullins!
• 1212 - The Spanish crusades defeated
• 1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the United
• 1862 - Creation of National cemeteries
were authorized by the U.S. government.
• 1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine
was established in Boston, MA. It was the
first dental school in the United States.
• 1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet
leader Josef Stalin and British Prime
Minister Winston S. Churchill met at
Potsdam in a final Allied summit of World
War II. During the meeting Stalin made the
comment that "Hitler had escaped."
• 1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth
Corporation closed its last 400 stores.
FRIDAY, JULY 18TH —
• 0064 - The Great Fire of Rome started.
• 1932 - The U.S. and Canada signed a
treaty to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway.
• 1944 - U.S. troops captured Saint-Lo,
France, ending the battle of the
• 2001 - A train derailed, involving 60 cars,
in a Baltimore train tunnel. The fire that
resulted lasted for six days and virtually
closed down downtown Baltimore.
SATURDAY, JULY 19TH —
Happy Birthday Denae Elgin!
Happy Birthday Aimee Noland!
Happy Birthday Neil Lundy!
Happy Birthday Dale Tracy!
• CHUCK WAGON DAY •
RIGHT AFTER THE PARADE
• 1799 - The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with
hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was
found in Egypt.
• 1942 - German U-boats were withdrawn
from positions off the United States
Atlantic coast due to effective American
• 1943 - During World War II, more than 150
B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers made attacks
on Rome for the first time.
• 1985 - Christa McAuliffe a New Hampshire
school teacher, was chosen to be the first
teacher to ride aboard the space shuttle.
She died with six others when the shuttle
Challenger exploded the following year.
FUTURE FOCUS —
CASEY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JULY 20TH TO JULY 24TH.
ABC OFFICE CLOSED THE WEEK OF
JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible
story. His dad read:'The man named Lot
was warned to take his wife and flee out
of the city but his wife looked back and
was turned into a pillar of salt.'
Very much concerned, James asked:
'What happened to the flea?'
— Thank you, Clara!
Thank you all for pulling the cart.
We would never get anywhere without
God Bless and Keep You,