Monday, May 19, 2014


R E M I N D E R S —  

 ESTHER CIRCLE WILL MEET AT 7 P.M.              
This is the last day of school this Spring 

for Adair-Casey Community Schools.
School will dismiss at 2:20 today.      
Watch for busy little feet darting about.
Have a wonderful summer kids!

Happy Birthday Sophie Young!
FROM 9 TO 11 A.M.   



ACTS 17:22-31  
Paul visits Athens and takes the time to
learn and understand its cultural
assumptions and icons. When he speaks
publicly in the Areopagus, center of
philosophy and courts, he rhetorically
repurposes these cultural assumptions
and icons, showing how they point to
God's kingdom already at work and Jesus
Christ as King and risen Lord.

• Acropolis, home of multiple temples to
Athena, Artemis, Zeus, Aclepios and other
Greek gods, from Areopagus (“Mars Hill”), 

site of the court of appeal for major civil 
and criminal cases in Athens, as well as 
the speech/sermon by Paul recorded in  
Acts 17.      
22-23 So Paul took his stand in the open
space at the Areopagus and laid it out for
them. "It is plain to see that you Athenians
take your religion seriously. When I arrived
here the other day, I was fascinated with
all the shrines I came across. And then I
found one inscribed, to the god nobody
knows. I'm here to introduce you to this
God so you can worship intelligently,
know who you're dealing with.

24-29 "The God who made the world and
everything in it, this Master of sky and
land, doesn't live in custom-made shrines
or need the human race to run errands for
him, as if he couldn't take care of himself.
He makes the creatures; the creatures
don't make him. Starting from scratch, he
made the entire human race and made the
earth hospitable, with plenty of time and
space for living so we could seek after
God, and not just grope around in the dark
but actually find him. He doesn't play hide-
and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's
near. We live and move in him, can't get
away from him! One of your poets said it
well: 'We're the God-created.' Well, if we
are the God-created, it doesn't make a lot
of sense to think we could hire a sculptor
to chisel a god out of stone for us, does

30-31 "God overlooks it as long as you
don't know any better—but that time is
past. The unknown is now known, and
he's calling for a radical life-change. He
has set a day when the entire human race
will be judged and everything set right.
And he has already appointed the judge,
confirming him before everyone by
raising him from the dead."
PSALM 66:8-20  (UMH 790)
Despite persecution and difficulty, the
people go offer themselves with
thankful sacrifice, wherever they are.
Bless our God, O peoples!
      Give him a thunderous welcome!
   Didn't he set us on the road to life?
      Didn't he keep us out of the ditch?
   He trained us first,
      passed us like silver through refining
   Brought us into hardscrabble country,
      pushed us to our very limit,
   Road-tested us inside and out,
      took us to hell and back;
   Finally he brought us
      to this well-watered place.

13-15 I'm bringing my prizes and presents
      to your house.
      I'm doing what I said I'd do,
   What I solemnly swore I'd do
      that day when I was in so much
   The choicest cuts of meat
      for the sacrificial meal;
   Even the fragrance
      of roasted lamb is like a meal!
   Or make it an ox
      garnished with goat meat!

All believers, come here and listen,
      let me tell you what God did for me.
   I called out to him with my mouth,
      my tongue shaped the sounds of
   If I had been cozy with evil,
      the Lord would never have listened.
   But he most surely did listen,
      he came on the double when he heard
      my prayer.
   Blessed be God: he didn't turn a deaf
      he stayed with me, loyal in his love.
1 PETER 3:13–22
Christ suffered and died for all people in
all times and everywhere. So wherever we
are, we are to be ready to give an account
for the hope that is us.

13-18 If with heart and soul you're doing
good, do you think you can be stopped?
Even if you suffer for it, you're still better
off. Don't give the opposition a second
thought. Through thick and thin, keep
your hearts at attention, in adoration
before Christ, your Master. Be ready to
speak up and tell anyone who asks why
you're living the way you are, and always
with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear
conscience before God so that when
people throw mud at you, none of it will
stick. They'll end up realizing that they're
the ones who need a bath. It's better to
suffer for doing good, if that's what God
wants, than to be punished for doing bad.
That's what Christ did definitively:
suffered because of others' sins, the
Righteous One for the unrighteous ones.
He went through it all—was put to death
and then made alive—to bring us to God.

19-22 He went and proclaimed God's
salvation to earlier generations who ended
up in the prison of judgment because they
wouldn't listen. You know, even though
God waited patiently all the days that
Noah built his ship, only a few were saved
then, eight to be exact—saved from the
water by the water. The waters of baptism
do that for you, not by washing away dirt
from your skin but by presenting you
through Jesus' resurrection before God
with a clear conscience. Jesus has the last
word on everything and everyone, from
angels to armies. He's standing right
alongside God, and what he says goes.
JOHN 14:15–21
Jesus says he will give the Advocate, the
Holy Spirit, to be with and in his disciples
forever, wherever they go, always.
The Spirit of Truth
"If you love me, show it by doing
what I've told you. I will talk to the Father,
and he'll provide you another Friend so
that you will always have someone with
you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The
godless world can't take him in because it
doesn't have eyes to see him, doesn't
know what to look for. But you know him
already because he has been staying with
you, and will even be in you!

18-20 "I will not leave you orphaned. I'm
coming back. In just a little while the world
will no longer see me, but you're going to
see me because I am alive and you're
about to come alive. At that moment you
will know absolutely that I'm in my Father,
and you're in me, and I'm in you.

21 "The person who knows my command-
ments and keeps them, that's who loves
me. And the person who loves me will be
loved by my Father, and I will love him
and make myself plain to him."
• May is Asian Pacific American Heritage
Month.  This includes a wide spectrum of
individuals which may be from China, 

Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia, the 
Philippines, Guam, Samoa and U.S. Trust 
Territories in the Pacific Ocean.
On the Indian Subcontinent, they include
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,
Nepal, and Bhutan.

Some of these folks you may recognize:
Don Ho, Singer —        
Ann Curry, Newscaster —


Connie Chung, Newscaster —
• 585 BC - The first known prediction of a
solar eclipse was made in Greece.
• 1787 - The Constitutional convention
opened in Philadelphia with George
Washington presiding.
• 1961 - America was asked by U.S.
President Kennedy to work toward putting
a man on the moon before the end of the
• 1968 - The Gateway Arch in St. Louis,
Missouri, was dedicated.
• 1977 - An opinion piece by Vietnam
veteran Jan Scruggs appeared in "The
Washington Post." The article called for a
national memorial to "remind an ungrateful
nation of what it has done to its sons" that
served in the Vietnam War.
• 1985 - Bangladesh was hit by a hurricane
and tidal wave that killed more than 11,000
• 1997 - Poland adopted a constitution that
removed all traces of communism.    

By the 20th century, Memorial Day has been
extended to honor all Americans who have 

died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of 
remembering all who died while serving in 
the Armed Forces. There are American 
cemeteries all over the world. This is 
because we are the "Go-to" guys  when 
anyone gets tired of being bullied.

Memorial Day has become an occasion for
remembering all of our friends and relatives 

who have passed by visiting their graves 
and perhaps leaving flowers.
• 1864 - The Territory of Montana was
• 1865 - Arrangements were made in New
Orleans for the surrender of Confederate
forces west of the Mississippi.
• 1896 - The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II,
was crowned.
 1969 - The Apollo 10 astronauts returned
to Earth after a successful eight-day dress
rehearsal for a first manned moon landing.
• 1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that
Ellis Island was mainly in New Jersey, not
New York. 
Happy Anniversary —
Greg and Lisa Rochholz!
• 1668 - Three colonists were expelled from
Massachusetts for being Baptists.
• 1668 - Three colonists were expelled from
Massachusetts for being Baptists.
• 1896 - 255 people were killed in St. Louis,
Missouri, when a tornado struck.
• 1907 - Bubonic Plague broke out in San
• 1937 - In California, the Golden Gate
Bridge was opened to pedestrian traffic.
The bridge connected San Francisco and
Marin County. 
• 1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt
proclaimed an "unlimited national
emergency" amid rising world tensions.
• 1941 - The German battleship Bismarck
was sunk by British naval and air forces.
2,300 people were killed.
• 1942 - German General Erwin Rommel
began a major offensive in Libya with his
Afrika Korps.
• 1969 - Construction of Walt Disney World
began in Florida.
• 1994 - Nobel Prize-winning author
Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to
Russia. He had been in exile for two
Happy Birthday Greg Rochholz

 Ad Council Meetings at Adair U.M.C  
    •  ADAIR Ad Council - 7 P.M.
    •  CASEY Ad Council - 7:30 P.M.
    •  COMBINED Ad Councils - 8 P.M.
• 1774 - The First Continental Congress
convened in Virginia.
• 1863 - The first black regiment left Boston
to fight in the U.S. Civil War.
• 1928 - Chrysler Corporation merged with
Dodge Brothers, Inc.
• 1995 - An earthquake in the Russian town
of Neftegorsk killed at least 2000 people. It
had a magnitude of 7.5.
• 1999 - In Milan, Italy, Leonardo de Vinci's
"The Last Supper" was put back on 

display after more than 20 years of
restoration work.  
Happy Birthday Bill Umbaugh!
Happy Anniversary —
Jerry and Donna Kopaska!
This is Ascension day.
Forty days after the resurrection of Jesus,
he ascended into heaven.
The act of ascension (Jesus rising to the
 sky) is less important than what it
signifies — his enthronement, his being
exalted to the right hand of the Father, and
his authority in heaven and on earth.
• 1453 - Constantinople fell to Ottoman
Sultan Mehmed II, ending the Byzantine
• 1721 - South Carolina was formally
incorporated as a royal colony.
• 1790 - Rhode Island became the last of
the original thirteen colonies to ratify the
U.S. Constitution.
• 1848 - WIsconsin became the 30th state
to join the United States.
• 1951 - C.F. Blair became the first man to
fly over the North Pole in a single engine
• 1973 - Tom Bradley was elected the first
black mayor of Los Angeles.
• 1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed
the first docking with the International
Space Station. 
Happy Birthday Kathleen Moorhead!
Happy Birthday Dustin Farnsworth!
• 1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the
stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.
• 1539 - Hernando de Soto, the Spanish
explorer, landed in Florida with 600
soldiers to search for gold.
• 1854 - The U.S. territories of Nebraska
and Kansas were established.
• 1868 - Memorial Day was observed widely
for the first time in the United States.
• 1883 - Twelve people were trampled to
death in New York City in a stampede when
a rumor started that the Brooklyn Bridge
was in danger of collapsing.
• 1922 - The Lincoln Memorial was
dedicated in Washington, DC.
• 1958 - Unidentified soldiers killed in
World War II and the Korean conflicts were
buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
• 1998 - A powerful earthquake hit northern
Afghanistan killing up to 5,000 people.  
Happy Birthday Lola Peterson!
Happy Birthday Jerika Avey!
Happy Anniversary —
Bud and Lola Peterson!
• 1859 - In London, England, Big Ben
began operation.
• 1884 - Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented
"flaked cereal."
• 1889 - In Johnstown, PA, more than 2,200
people died when the South Fork Dam
• 1900 - U.S. troops arrived in Peking to help
put down the Boxer Rebellion.  We were a
part of the eight nation group of France,
Austria-Hungary, Germany, Italy, Japan,
Russia, the United Kingdom, and the
United States.  The uprising took place
against a back-ground of severe drought,
and disruption caused by the growth of
violence against foreign and Christian
• 1913 - The 17th Amendment went into
effect. It provided for popular election of
U.S. senators.
• 1955 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered
that all states must end racial segregation
"with all deliberate speed."
• 1961 - South Africa became an
independent republic.
• 1962 - Adolf Eichmann was hanged in
Israel. Eichmann, a Gestapo official was
executed for his actions during the Nazi
• 1970 - An undersea earthquake occurred
in Peru.   Combined with a resulting
landslide, it was the worst catastrophic
natural disaster ever recorded in the
history of Peru. Due to large amounts of
snow and ice included in the landslide,
it is estimated 100,000 people were killed.

AT 10 A.M.     
We are celebrating our first year managing 
the A-C Food Pantry and our first year of
connection with the Red Bird Mission.

We're very grateful for your contributions 
of time, money and muscle.
Thank you for your hard work!

God Bless and Keep You,