NOVEMBER IS - - -
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Why are indigenous people called indians?
Since Christopher Columbus began his
journey to America with the intent of
finding an alternate route to Asia, it is said
he assumed that the people he came in
contact with upon reaching India, were
Indians. Even after he knew this was not
India, the name remained in use.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH —
ADAIR U.M.W. MEETS AT 1:30 P.M.
SPRC MEETING - ADAIR U.M.C. - 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH —
THIS IS WORLD COMMUNITY DAY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH —
22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Organ and Tissue Donor Sunday
COLOR: BLUE OR PURPLE
CASEY UMC’s FALL DINNER —
JOINT WORSHIP - CASEY UMC - 9:30 A.M.
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
At the end of the conquest of Israel,
Joshua exhorted the people to renew their
covenant with God. The people of Israel
responded by reaffirming their intent to
remain faithful to God and by recalling
their history with God.
1-2 Joshua called together all the tribes of
Israel at Shechem. He called in the elders,
chiefs, judges, and officers. They
presented themselves before God. Then
Joshua addressed all the people:
2-6 “This is what God, the God of Israel,
says: A long time ago your ancestors,
Terah and his sons Abraham and Nahor,
lived to the east of the River Euphrates.
They worshiped other gods. I took your
ancestor Abraham from the far side of The
River. I led him all over the land of Canaan
and multiplied his descendants. I gave him
Isaac. Then I gave Isaac Jacob and Esau. I
let Esau have the mountains of Seir as
home, but Jacob and his sons ended up in
Egypt. I sent Moses and Aaron. I hit Egypt
hard with plagues and then led you out of
there. I brought your ancestors out of
Egypt. You came to the sea, the Egyptians
in hot pursuit with chariots and cavalry, to
the very edge of the Red Sea!
7-10 “Then they cried out for help to God.
He put a cloud between you and the
Egyptians and then let the sea loose on
them. It drowned them.
“You watched the whole thing with your
own eyes, what I did to Egypt. And then
you lived in the wilderness for a long time.
I brought you to the country of the
Amorites, who lived east of the Jordan,
and they fought you. But I fought for you
and you took their land. I destroyed them
for you. Then Balak son of Zippor made
his appearance. He was the king of Moab.
He got ready to fight Israel by sending for
Balaam son of Beor to come and curse
you. But I wouldn’t listen to Balaam—he
ended up blessing you over and over! I
saved you from him.
11 “You then crossed the Jordan and
came to Jericho. The Jericho leaders
ganged up on you as well as the Amorites,
Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites,
Girgashites, Hivites, and Jebusites, but I
turned them over to you.
12 “I sent the Hornet ahead of you. It
drove out the two Amorite kings—did your
work for you. You didn’t have to do a thing,
not so much as raise a finger.
13 “I handed you a land for which you did
not work, towns you did not build. And
here you are now living in them and eating
from vineyards and olive groves you did
14 “So now: Fear God. Worship him in
total commitment. Get rid of the gods
your ancestors worshiped on the far side
of The River (the Euphrates) and in Egypt.
You, worship God.
15 “If you decide that it’s a bad thing to
worship God, then choose a god you’d
rather serve—and do it today. Choose one
of the gods your ancestors worshiped
from the country beyond The River, or one
of the gods of the Amorites, on whose
land you’re now living.
16 The people answered, “We’d never
forsake God! Never! We’d never leave
God to worship other gods.
17-18 “God is our God! He brought up our
ancestors from Egypt and from slave
conditions. He did all those great signs
while we watched. He has kept his eye on
us all along the roads we’ve traveled and
among the nations we’ve passed through.
Just for us he drove out all the nations,
Amorites and all, who lived in the land.
“Count us in: We too are going to worship
God. He’s our God.”
19-20 Then Joshua told the people: “You
can’t do it; you’re not able to worship God.
He is a holy God. He is a jealous God. He
won’t put up with your fooling around and
sinning. When you leave God and take up
the worship of foreign gods, he’ll turn
right around and come down on you hard.
He’ll put an end to you—and after all the
good he has done for you!”
21 But the people told Joshua: “No! No!
We worship God!”
“You are witnesses against yourselves
that you have chosen God for yourselves
—to worship him.”
And they said, “We are witnesses.”
23 Joshua said, “Now get rid of all the
foreign gods you have with you. Say an
unqualified Yes to God, the God of Israel.”
24 The people answered Joshua, “We will
worship God. What he says, we’ll do.”
25-26 Joshua completed a Covenant for
the people that day there at Shechem. He
made it official, spelling it out in detail.
Joshua wrote out all the directions and
regulations into the Book of The
Revelation of God. Then he took a large
stone and set it up under the oak that was
in the holy place of God.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
An Asaph Psalm
1-4 Listen, dear friends, to God’s truth,
bend your ears to what I tell you.
I’m chewing on the morsel of a proverb;
I’ll let you in on the sweet old truths,
Stories we heard from our fathers,
counsel we learned at our mother’s
We’re not keeping this to ourselves,
we’re passing it along to the next
God’s fame and fortune,
the marvelous things he has done.
5-8 He planted a witness in Jacob,
set his Word firmly in Israel,
Then commanded our parents
to teach it to their children
So the next generation would know,
and all the generations to come—
Know the truth and tell the stories
so their children can trust in God,
Never forget the works of God
but keep his commands to the letter.
Heaven forbid they should be like their
bullheaded and bad,
A fickle and faithless bunch
who never stayed true to God
I THESSALONIANS 4:13-18
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
"Strength for Today, Bright Hope for
Tomorrow". The lectionary selection is
the second part of the "meat" of this letter,
addressing the church's need for clearer
teaching about eschatology (the part of
theology concerned with death, judgment,
and a final destiny of the soul.)
The first part deals with sexuality.
THE MASTER’S COMING
13-14 And regarding the question, friends,
that has come up about what happens to
those already dead and buried, we don’t
want you in the dark any longer. First off,
you must not carry on over them like
people who have nothing to look forward
to, as if the grave were the last word.
Since Jesus died and broke loose from
the grave, God will most certainly bring
back to life those who died in Jesus.
15-18 And then this: We can tell you with
complete confidence—we have the
Master’s word on it—that when the Master
comes again to get us, those of us who
are still alive will not get a jump on the
dead and leave them behind. In actual
fact, they’ll be ahead of us. The Master
himself will give the command. Archangel
thunder! God’s trumpet blast! He’ll come
down from heaven and the dead in Christ
will rise—they’ll go first. Then the rest of
us who are still alive at the time will be
caught up with them into the clouds to
meet the Master. Oh, we’ll be walking on
air! And then there will be one huge family
reunion with the Master. So reassure one
another with these words.
THE MESSAGE MSG)
Near the conclusion of his public teaching
in the temple, Jesus warns his hearers to
be ready like bridesmaids who brought
sufficient oil for their lamps.
THE STORY OF THE VIRGINS
1-5 “God’s kingdom is like ten young
virgins who took oil lamps and went out
to greet the bridegroom. Five were silly
and five were smart. The silly virgins took
lamps, but no extra oil. The smart virgins
took jars of oil to feed their lamps. The
bridegroom didn’t show up when they
expected him, and they all fell asleep.
6 “In the middle of the night someone
yelled out, ‘He’s here! The bride-groom’s
here! Go out and greet him!’
7-8 “The ten virgins got up and got their
lamps ready. The silly virgins said to the
smart ones, ‘Our lamps are going out;
lend us some of your oil.’
9 “They answered, ‘There might not be
enough to go around; go buy your own.’
10 “They did, but while they were out
buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. When
everyone who was there to greet him had
gone into the wedding feast, the door was
11 “Much later, the other virgins, the silly
ones, showed up and knocked on the
door, saying,‘Master, we’re here. Let us in.’
12 “He answered, ‘Do I know you? I don’t
think I know you.’
13 “So stay alert. You have no idea when
he might arrive.
• 1872 - A fire destroyed 800 buildings in
• 1906 - U.S. President Theodore
Roosevelt left for Panama to see the
progress on the new canal. It was the first
foreign trip by a U.S. president.
• 1918 - Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II
announced he would abdicate. He then
fled to the Netherlands.
• 1923 - In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch
was crushed by German troops that were
loyal to the democratic government. The
event began the evening before when
Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall of
Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.
• 1938 - Nazi troops and sympathizers
destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish
businesses, burned 267 synagogues,
killed 91 Jews, and rounded up 25,000 +
Jewish men in an event that was known as
Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."
• 1963 - In Japan, about 450 miners were
killed in a coal-dust explosion.
• 1976 - The U.N. General Assembly
approved ten resolutions condemning the
apartheid government in South Africa.
• 1984 - "Three Servicemen,"a bronze
statue titled by Frederick Hart, was
unveiled at the site of the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
• 1989 - Communist East Germany opened
its borders, allowing its citizens to travel
freely to West Germany and the numbers
• 1998 - A federal judge in New York
approved the richest antitrust settlement
in U.S. history. A leading brokerage firm
was ordered to pay $1.03 billion to
investors who had sued over price-rigging
of Nasdaq stocks.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH —
Happy Birthday Eric Wedemeyer!
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY
• 1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized
under authority of Continental Congress.
The Marines went out of existence after
the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The
Marine Corps was formally re-established
on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as
the birth date of the United States Marine
• 1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and
explorer, found David Livingstone.
Livingstone was a missing Scottish
missionary in central Africa.
• 1919 - The American Legion held its first
national convention, in Minneapolis, MN.
• 1969 - "Sesame Street" made its debut
• 1970 - The Great Wall of China opened to
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH —
Happy Birthday Julie Schow!
• THIS IS VETERANS DAY • On this day in
1918, the Allied army and Germany signed
• 1620 - The Mayflower Compact was
signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower
when they landed in what is now Province
town Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact
called for "just and equal laws."
• 1889 - Washington State became the
42nd state of the United States.
• 1918 - World War I came to an end when
Allies and Germany signed an armistice.
This day became recognized as Veteran's
Day in the United States.
• 1918 - Poland was reestablished as a
country shortly after the surrender of
• 1921 - The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in
Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
• 1938 - Kate Smith first sang "God Bless
America" by Irving Berlin on network radio.
• 1942 - During World War II, Germany
completed its occupation of France.
• 1965 - The government of Rhodesia first
declared its independence from England.
The country is later known as Zimbabwe.
• 1975 - Civil war broke out in Angola when
it gained independence from Portugal.
• 1984 - The Reverend Martin Luther King
Sr. died in Atlanta at age 84.
• 1992 - The Church of England voted to
begin ordaining women as priests.
• 2002 - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates
pledged $100 million to fight AIDS in India.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH —
MARTHA CIRCLE MEETS IN CASEY U.M.C.
• AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM •
(Pre-confirmation) IN CASEY UMC MEETS
IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL -
4 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M.
Kindergarten to 7th Grade.
• A-C FOOD PANTRY IN CASEY U.M.C.
• 1954 - Ellis Island Immigration Station in
New York Harbor, closed after processing
more than 20 million immigrants since it
opened in 1892.
• 1984 - Space shuttle astronauts Dale
Gardner and Joe Allen snared the Palapa
B-2 satellite in history's first space salvage. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH —
• HCI Pastor Leadership at District Office
10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
• 1805 - Johann George Lehner, a Viennese
butcher, invented a recipe and called it the
• 1927 - The Holland Tunnel opened to the
public, providing access between New
York City and New Jersey beneath the
• 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt
signed a measure lowering the minimum
draft age from 21 to 18.
• 2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush
signed an executive order that would allow
for military tribunals to try any foreigners
captured with connections to the terrorist
attacks on the United States on September
11, 2001. It was the first time since World
War II that a president had taken such
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH —
Happy Birthday Dawn Christensen!
• 1832 - The first streetcar was in operation
in New York City, NY. The vehicle was
horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.
• 1940 - During World War II, German war
planes destroyed most of the English town
of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe
• 1968 - Yale University announced it was
going to be co-educational.
• 1969 - Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon
from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH —
Happy Birthday Pat Chesnut!
• 1777 - The Continental Congress
approved the Articles of Confederation,
precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
• 1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the
mountaintop that became known as Pikes
• 1939 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt
laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson
Memorial in Washington, DC.
FUTURE FOCUS —————
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23:
Christ the King Sunday;
Bible Sunday in National Bible Week
(November 23-30) (USA)
Thank you for your kind contributions to
our busy church life this week. Your hard
work is very much appreciated. We could
never jump the hurdles without you.
God Bless and Keep You,