WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH —
Ad Council Meeting - Casey U.M.C.
at 7 P.M.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST —
Happy Birthday Crystal Farnsworth!
Happy Birthday Kassie Nelson!
• MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH •
• Women’s History Month in this country
grew out of a week long celebration of
women’s contributions to culture, history
and society organized by the school district
of Sonoma, California, in 1978.
Presentations were given at many schools,
hundreds of students participated in the
“Real Woman” essay contest and a parade
was held in downtown Santa Rosa.
The United States observes it annually
throughout the month of March since 1987.
The White House issued a 50-year progress
report on the status of women in the United
States. It found that younger women are
now more likely than their male counterparts
to hold a college degree and that the number
of men and women in the labor force are
now very nearly equal.
• International Women’s Day, a global
celebration of the economic, political and
social achievements of women, took place
for the first time on March 8, 1911.
• 1851 - Sojourner Truth delivered her
famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech at a
women's rights convention in Akron, Ohio.
The former slave spent 40 years of her life
preaching a message of equality for all
• 1869 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan
B. Anthony organized the National Woman
Suffrage Association to fight for women's
rights, especially the right to vote. More
than a century later, Anthony was honored
when the U.S. Mint struck a coin with her
• 1920 - After 72 years of struggle, women
win the right to vote with the passing of
the 19th Amendment to the United States
Constitution. Shortly afterwards, the
League of Women Voters was formed to
push for more reforms.
• POOJA TAPARIA OF INDIA —
The World Health Organization reports that
India has the highest number of sexually
abused children worldwide. That’s why in
2007 Pooja founded Arpan, an organization
to prevent child sexual abuse and heal
those who have been affected by abuse and
exploitation. So far, she and her colleagues
have directly helped 50,000 children and
• EDNA ADAN ISMAIL
Edna started a hospital in her home country
of Somaliland, which has the highest rate
of maternal and infant mortality in the world.
Diane Lane has called Edna her personal
hero, but Edna isn’t resting on her laurels.
Her next goal is to dispatch 1,000 life
saving midwives throughout the country.
SUNDAY, MARCH 2ND —
• TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY
COLOR: GOLD OR WHITE
• HOLY COMMUNION TODAY
Today is not about razzle-dazzle or special
effects for worship. Today is about telling
this story well. Let the words themselves
provide the images and sounds and awe
in the imagination of the people.
• We Start the Sermon Series based on
Adam Hamilton’s study,
THE WAY: WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
The mystery and awe of God's holy
presence: God calls Moses up on the
mountain, and Moses enters the cloud of
the mountain and wait there for me; I'll
give you tablets of stone, the teachings
and commandments that I've written to
instruct them." So Moses got up,
accompanied by Joshua his aide. And
Moses climbed up the mountain of God.
14 He told the elders of Israel, "Wait for us
here until we return to you. You have Aaron
and Hur with you; if there are any problems,
go to them."
15-17 Then Moses climbed the mountain.
The Cloud covered the mountain. The Glory
of God settled over Mount Sinai. The Cloud
covered it for six days. On the seventh day
he called out of the Cloud to Moses. In the
view of the Israelites below, the Glory of
God looked like a raging fire at the top of
and climbed the mountain. Moses was on
the mountain forty days and forty nights.
PSALM 99 (UMH 819)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
1-3 God rules. On your toes, everybody!
He rules from his angel throne - take
God looms majestic in Zion,
He towers in splendor over all the big
Great and terrible your beauty: let
everyone praise you!
Holy. Yes, holy.
4-5 Strong King, lover of justice,
You laid things out fair and square;
You set down the foundations in Jacob,
Foundation stones of just and right ways.
Honor God, our God; worship his rule!
Holy. Yes, holy.
6-9 Moses and Aaron were his priests,
Samuel among those who prayed to him.
They prayed to God and he answered
He spoke from the pillar of cloud.
And they did what he said; they kept the
law he gave them.
And then God, our God, answered them
(But you were never soft on their sins).
Lift high God, our God; worship at his
Holy. Yes, holy is God our God.
2 PETER 1:16–21
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Peter says, "We had been eyewitnesses
of his majesty ... we were with him on theholy mountain ... So now the prophetic
message is more fully confirmed."
The voice from heaven clearly instructs
Peter, James, and John not to set up
shrines to commemorate this event.
Instead, their call, and ours, is to keep
listening to the teaching of Jesus.
16-18 We weren't, you know, just wishing
on a star when we laid the facts out before
you regarding the powerful return of our
Master, Jesus Christ. We were there for the
preview! We saw it with our own eyes:
Jesus resplendent with light from God the
Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke:
"This is my Son, marked by my love, focus
of all my delight." We were there on the holy
mountain with him. We heard the voice out
of heaven with our very own ears.
19-21 We couldn't be more sure of what we
saw and heard—God's glory, God's voice.
The prophetic Word was confirmed to us.
You'll do well to keep focusing on it. It's the
one light you have in a dark time as you
wait for daybreak and the rising of the
Morning Star in your hearts. The main thing
to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of
Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And
why? Because it's not something concocted
in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when
the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to
speak God's Word.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
We read Matthew's account of the
1-3 Six days later, three of them saw that
glory. Jesus took Peter and the brothers,
James and John, and led them up a high
mountain. His appearance changed from
the inside out, right before their eyes. Sun-
light poured from his face. His clothes were
filled with light. Then they realized that
Moses and Elijah were also there in deep
conversation with him.
4 Peter broke in, "Master, this is a great
moment! What would you think if I built
three memorials here on the mountain—
one for you, one for Moses, one for Elijah?"
5 While he was going on like this, babbling,
a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and
sounding from deep in the cloud a voice:
"This is my Son, marked by my love, focus
of my delight. Listen to him."
6-8 When the disciples heard it, they fell
flat on their faces, scared to death. But
Jesus came over and touched them. "Don't
be afraid." When they opened their eyes
and looked around all they saw was Jesus,
9 Coming down the mountain, Jesus swore
them to secrecy. "Don't breathe a word of
what you've seen. After the Son of Man is
raised from the dead, you are free to talk."
• 1807 - The U.S. Congress passed an act
to "prohibit the importation of slaves into
any port or place within the jurisdiction of
the United States... from any foreign
kingdom, place, or country."
• 1836 - Texas declared its independence
• 1861 - The United States Congress created
the Territory of Nevada.
• 1877 - Rutherford B. Hayes was declared
the winner of the U.S. 1876 presidential
election by the United States Congress.
Samuel J. Tilden, however, had won the
popular vote on November 7, 1876.
• 1899 - Mount Rainier National Park in
Washington was established by the U.S.
• 1903 - The Martha Washington Hotel
opened for business in New York City. It
had 416 rooms and was the first hotel
exclusively for women.
• 1906 - A tornado in Mississippi killed 33
and caused $5 million in damage.
• 1917 - The Russian Revolution began with
Czar Nicholas II abdicating.
• 1974 - Postage stamps jumped from 8 to
10 cents for first-class mail.
• 1985 - The U.S. government approved a
screening test for AIDS.
• 1986 - Corazon Aquino was sworn in as
president of the Philippines. Her first public
declaration was to restore the civil rights of
the citizens of her country.
MONDAY, MARCH 3RD —
Happy Birthday Matt Hall!
Happy Birthday Tate Richter!
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
• 1812 - United States Congress passed the
first foreign aid bill.
• 1845 - Florida became the 27th state.
• 1845 - The U.S. Congress passed
legislation overriding a President’s veto.
It was the first time the Congress had
• 1849 - The U.S. Congress created the
territory of Minnesota.
• 1851 - The U.S. Congress authorized the
3-cent piece, the smallest U.S. silver coin.
• 1875 - The U.S. Congress authorized the
20-cent piece. It was only used for 3 years.
• 1910 - In New York, Robert Forest founded
the National Housing Association to fight
deteriorating urban living conditions.
• 1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner,"
written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted
as the American national anthem.
• 1939 - In Bombay, Ghandi began a fast to
protest the state's autocratic rule.
• 1952 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld
New York's Feinberg Law that banned
Communist teachers in the United States.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4TH —
Happy Birthday Ilah Varley!
Happy Birthday Joy Downing!
• 1681 - England's King Charles II granted
a charter to William Penn for an area that
later became the state of Pennsylvania.
• 1766 - The British Parliament repealed
the Stamp Act, which had caused bitter
and violent opposition in the U.S. colonies.
• 1789 - The first Congress of the United
States met in New York and declared that
the U.S. Constitution was in effect.
• 1791 - Vermont was admitted as the 14th
U.S. state. It was the first addition to the
original 13 American colonies.
• 1794 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution was passed by Congress.
The Amendment limited the jurisdiction of
the federal courts to automatically hear
cases brought against a state.
• 1826 - The first railroad in the United
States was chartered. It was the Granite
Railway in Massachusetts.
• 1837 - The state of Illinois granted a city
charter to Chicago.
• 1861 - The Confederate States of America
adopted the "Stars and Bars" flag.
• 1908 - The New York board of education
banned whipping students in school.
• 1914 - Doctor Fillatre first successfully
separated Siamese twins.
• 1917 - Jeanette Rankin of Montana took
her seat as the first woman elected to the
House of Representatives.
• 1933 - Labor Secretary Frances Perkins
became the first woman to serve in a
Presidential administrative cabinet.
• 1950 - Walt Disney’s "Cinderella" was
released across the United States.
• 1954 - In Boston, Peter Bent Brigham
Hospital reported the first successful
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5TH —
Happy Birthday Lucy Hall!
• ADAIR UMW MEETING AT 1:30 P.M.
• ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE THIS
EVENING ___________ IN THE
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
AT 7 P.M.
• 1623 - The first alcohol temperance law in
the colonies was enacted in Virginia.
• 1842 - A Mexican force of over 500 men
under Rafael Vasquez invaded Texas for the
first time since the revolution. They briefly
occupied San Antonio, but were driven
back to the Rio Grande.
• 1845 - The U.S. Congress appropriated
$30,000 to ship camels to the western U.S.
• 1918 - The Soviets moved the capital of
Russia from Petrograd to Moscow.
• 1922 - Annie Oakley (Phoebe Ann Moses)
broke all existing records for women's trap
shooting. She hit 98 out of 100 targets.
• 1923 - Old-age pension laws were enacted
in the states of Montana and Nevada.
• 1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt
ordered a four-day bank holiday in order to
stop large amounts of money from being
withdrawn from banks.
• 1943 - Germany called youth of fifteen and
sixteen years old for military service due to
huge war losses.
• 1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that
cities had the right to display the Nativity
scene as part of their Christmas display.
• 1998 - It was announced that Air Force
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead crew of
Columbia on a mission to launch a large
X-ray telescope. She was the first woman
to command a space shuttle mission.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6TH —
Happy Birthday Amanda Young!
• 1521 - Ferdinand Magellan discovered
• 1820 - The Missouri Compromise was
enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed
by U.S. President James Monroe. The act
admitted Missouri into the Union as a
• 1836 - A thirteen-day siege of the Alamo
by Santa Anna and his army ended. The
Mexican army of three thousand men
defeated 189 Texas volunteers.
• 1857 - The U.S. Supreme Court's Dred
Scott decision ruled that blacks could not
sue in federal court to be citizens.
• 1960 - Switzerland granted women the
right to vote in elections.
• 1990 - The Russian Parliament passed a
law that sanctioned the ownership of
FRIDAY, MARCH 7TH —
• THIS IS “WORLD DAY OF PRAYER”
• 0322 BC - Aristotle, Greek philosopher,
• 1774 - The British closed the port of
• 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell received a
patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465) for his
• 1901 - It was announced that blacks were
still found enslaved in South Carolina.
• 1908 - Cincinnati's mayor, Mark Breith
announced before the city council that,
"Women are not physically able to operate
• 1911 - In the wake of the Mexican
Revolution, the U.S. sent 20,000 troops to
the border of Mexico.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH —
Happy Birthday Shyann Young!
• 1907 - The British House of Commons
turned down a women's suffrage bill.
• 1909 - Pope Pius X lifted the church ban
on interfaith marriages in Hungary.
• 1910 - The King of Spain authorized
women to attend universities.
• 1911 - In Europe, International Women's
Day was celebrated for the first time.
• 1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received a
commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.
She later became the first African-American
nurse to serve duty in World War II.
• 1953 - A census bureau report indicated
that 239,000 farmers had quit farming in
the last 2 years.
FUTURE FOCUS —
SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH:
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS
MARCH 16TH - CHICKEN DINNER
AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN ADAIR
Thank you kids for sharing your
experiences at Youth Strike For Christ.
Thanks to all of you for your many
contributions of labor and love this week.
Can you hear it?
The motor is humming!
God Bless and Keep You,