R E M I N D E R S —
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4TH —
ADAIR U.M.W. BREAKFAST
AT HAPPY CHEF - 8:30 A.M.
FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH —
• Pastor Melodee will be at Iowa U.M.C.
• THIS WAS D-DAY ON THE BEACHES OF
NORMANDY, FRANCE IN 1944.
39 Allied divisions would be committed to
the Battle of Normandy:
1 Polish, and
OVER ONE MILLION TROOPS IN ALL.
from England to Omaha Beach and
immediately dealt with land mines, air
strikes and mortar fire and machine gun
fire from the high cliff bunkers.
In retrospect, if we could have sent the
destroyers in first to clean out those
bunkers high on the cliff, the story would
have been much different. Life is like
that - learning from our mistakes.
soldiers from that day, and then skip
ahead to the part where we win, its
practically unbelievable. Freedom
indeed is not free.
the nightmares perpetrated there.
SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH –
DAY OF PENTECOST
This is a day to “get out the red” and use
“Pentecost” is from a Greek word meaning
“fiftieth,” because it was (and still is)
celebrated beginning 50 days after the
Sabbath following Passover, 50 days after
the original Passover caused Pharoah to
let the Hebrew people leave Egypt. Jewish
pilgrims from the whole of the diaspora
would flood into Jerusalem for this
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
On the Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit
arrives with power upon 120 disciples of
Jesus gathered in an upper room. They
began preaching publicly, and thousands
of pilgrims from nations far and near hear
the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ
in their own languages. Peter’s message
here was critical for them and for us to
understand. What pilgrims witnessed that
day in Jerusalem was not simply an
amazing miracle. It was, as Peter says,
nothing less than the inauguration of an
entirely new era.
A SOUND LIKE A STRONG WIND
1-4 When the Feast of Pentecost came,
they were all together in one place. With-
out warning there was a sound like a
strong wind, gale force—no one could
tell where it came from. It filled the whole
building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy
Spirit spread through their ranks, and
they started speaking in a number of
different languages as the Spirit
5-11 There were many Jews staying in
Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from
all over the world. When they heard the
sound, they came on the run. Then when
they heard, one after another, their own
mother tongues being spoken, they were
thunderstruck. They couldn't for the life
of them figure out what was going on, and
kept saying, "Aren't these all Galileans?
How come we're hearing them talk in our
various mother tongues?
Parthians, Medes, and Elamites;
Visitors from Mesopotamia, Judea, and
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the parts of Libya
belonging to Cyrene;
Immigrants from Rome, both Jews and
Even Cretans and Arabs!
"They're speaking our languages,
describing God's mighty works!"
12 Their heads were spinning; they
couldn't make head or tail of any of it.
They talked back and forth, confused:
"What's going on here?"
13 Others joked, "They're drunk on cheap
PETER SPEAKS UP
14-21 That's when Peter stood up and,
backed by the other eleven, spoke out
with bold urgency: "Fellow Jews, all of
you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen
carefully and get this story straight.
These people aren't drunk as some of
you suspect. They haven't had time to
get drunk—it's only nine o'clock in the
morning. This is what the prophet Joel
announced would happen:
"In the Last Days," God says,
"I will pour out my Spirit
on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
also your daughters;
Your young men will see visions,
your old men dream dreams.
When the time comes,
I'll pour out my Spirit
On those who serve me, men and
and they'll prophesy.
I'll set wonders in the sky above
and signs on the earth below,
Blood and fire and billowing smoke,
the sun turning black and the moon
Before the Day of the Lord arrives,
the Day tremendous and marvelous;
And whoever calls out for help
to me, God, will be saved."
PSALM 104:24-35 (UMH 826)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
24-30 What a wildly wonderful world, God!
You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,
made earth overflow with your wonderful
Oh, look—the deep, wide sea,
brimming with fish past counting,
sardines and sharks and salmon.
Ships plow those waters,
and Leviathan, your pet dragon, romps
All the creatures look expectantly to you
to give them their meals on time.
You come, and they gather around;
you open your hand and they eat from
If you turned your back,
they'd die in a minute—
Take back your Spirit and they die,
revert to original mud;
Send out your Spirit and they spring to
the whole countryside in bloom and
31-32 The glory of God—let it last forever!
Let God enjoy his creation!
He takes one look at earth and triggers
points a finger at the mountains, and
33-35 Oh, let me sing to God all my life
sing hymns to my God as long as I live!
Oh, let my song please him;
I'm so pleased to be singing to God.
But clear the ground of sinners—
no more godless men and women!
O my soul, bless God!
1 CORINTHIANS 12:3-13
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
The Holy Spirit gives many gifts for many
ministries in the one body of Jesus Christ.
Paul’s list of gifts here is expansive, but by
no means exhaustive. Every disciple of
Jesus Christ who is walking in the power
of the Spirit has been given many gifts,
to bless people wherever we may go as
representatives and embodiment of Jesus
1-3 What I want to talk about now is the
various ways God's Spirit gets worked into
our lives. This is complex and often mis-
understood, but I want you to be informed
and knowledgeable. Remember how you
were when you didn't know God, led from
one phony god to another, never knowing
what you were doing, just doing it because
everybody else did it? It's different in this
life. God wants us to use our intelligence,
to seek to understand as well as we can.
For instance, by using your heads, you
know perfectly well that the Spirit of God
would never prompt anyone to say "Jesus
be damned!" Nor would anyone be inclined
to say "Jesus is Master!" without insight
of the Holy Spirit.
4-11 God's various gifts are handed out
everywhere; but they all originate in God's
Spirit. God's various ministries are carried
out everywhere; but they all originate in
God's Spirit. God's various expressions of
power are in action everywhere; but God
himself is behind it all. Each person is
given something to do that shows who
God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone
benefits. All kinds of things are handed out
by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people!
The variety is wonderful:
Healing the Sick
Distinguishing Between Spirits
Interpretation Of Tongues.
All these gifts have a common origin, but
are handed out one by one by the one
Spirit of God. He decides who gets what,
12-13 You can easily enough see how this
kind of thing works by looking no further
than your own body. Your body has many
parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter
how many parts you can name, you're still
one body. It's exactly the same with Christ.
By means of his one Spirit, we all said
good-bye to our partial and piecemeal
lives. We each used to independently call
our own shots, but then we entered into a
large and integrated life in which he has
the final say in everything. (This is what
we proclaimed in word and action when
we were baptized.) Each of us is now a
part of his resurrection body, refreshed
and sustained at one fountain—his Spirit
—where we all come to drink. The old
labels we once used to identify ourselves
—labels like Jew or Greek, slave or free
—are no longer useful. We need some-
thing larger, more comprehensive.
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Jesus preaches at the Feast of Sukkoth-
Booths (five days after Yom Kippur):
"Come to me, and rivers of living water
will flow from you!" Following Jesus
means becoming a channel of the Spirit
for the whole world.
37-39 On the final and climactic day of the
Feast, Jesus took his stand. He cried out,
"If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and
drink. Rivers of living water will brim and
spill out of the depths of anyone who
believes in me this way, just as the
Scripture says." (He said this in regard to
the Spirit, whom those who believed in
him were about to receive. The Spirit had
not yet been given because Jesus had not
yet been glorified.)
• Happy Anniversary Art and Louise Arter!
• 0452 - Italy was invaded by Attila the Hun.
• 1861 - Tennessee voted to secede from
the Union and joined the Confederacy.
• 1915 - U.S. Secretary of State William
Jennings Bryan resigned in disagreement
over U.S. handling of the sinking of the
• 1953 - The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed
segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.
• 1969 - U.S. President Richard Nixon met
with President Thieu of South Vietnam to
tell him 25,000 U.S. troops would pull out
• 1991 - A victory parade was held in
Washington, DC, to honor veterans of the
Persian Gulf War.
MONDAY, JUNE 9TH —
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
Casey U.M.C. - Starting at 12 Noon
• 1534 - Jacques Cartier became the first to
sail into a river he named Saint Lawrence.
• 1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis
during World War II.
• 1945 - Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki
declared that Japan would fight to the last
rather than accept unconditional surrender.
• 2000 - Canada and the United States
signed a border security agreement. The
agreement called for the establishment of
a border-enforcement team.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10TH —
Happy Birthday Beverlee Magill!
Harold and Phyllis Scholl
• 1776 - The Continental Congress
appointed a committee to write a
Declaration of Independence.
• 1801 - The North African State of Tripoli
declared war on the U.S. The dispute was
over merchant vessels being able to travel
safely through the Mediterranean.
• 1854 - The U.S. Naval Academy in
Annapolis, MD, held its first graduation.
• 1909 - The SOS distress signal was used
for the first time. The Cunard ocean liner
SS Slavonia used the signal when it
wrecked off the Azores.
• 1916 - Mecca, under control of the Turks,
fell to the Arabs in the Great Arab Revolt.
• 1935 - Alcoholic Anonymous was
founded by William G. Wilson and Dr.
• 1943 - The Allies began bombing
Germany around the clock.
• 1946 - Italy established a republic to
replace its monarchy.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11TH —
Happy Birthday Myrna Whetstone!
OPEN FROM 5:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M.
• 1770 - Captain James Cook discovered
the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia when
he ran aground.
• 1910 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born.
He was the French underwater explorer
that invented the Aqua-Lung diving
• 1947 - The U.S. government announced
an end to sugar rationing.
• 1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was
arrested in Florida for trying to integrate
• 1991 - Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines
erupted. The eruption of ash and gas could
be seen for more than 60 miles.
THURSDAY, JUNE 12TH —
• 1665 - England installed a municipal
government in New York. It was then the
former Dutch settlement, New Amsterdam.
• 1838 - The Iowa Territory was organized.
• 1918 - The first airplane bombing raid by
American units occurred on World War I's
Western Front in France.
• 1935 - Senator Huey Long of Louisiana
made the longest speech on Senate record.
The speech took 15 1/2 hours and was
filled with 150,000 words.
• 1987 - U.S. President Reagan publicly
challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear
down the Berlin Wall.
• 1991 - Russians went to the election polls
and elected Boris N. Yeltsin as the
president of their republic.
• 1992 - In a letter to the U.S. Senate,
Russian Boris Yeltsin stated that in the
early 1950's the Soviet Union had shot
down nine U.S. planes and held 12
• 2003 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis spoke for
the first time in nearly 19 years. Wallis had
been in a coma since July 13, 1984, after
being injured in a car accident.
• 2009 - In the U.S., The switch from analog
TV trasmission to digital was completed.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH —
Happy Anniversary Bob and Dorothy Oaks
D-DAY MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE DAY
Louisignot Memorial Service at Iowa
Veterans Cemetery 2:00 p.m.
• 1777 - The Marquis de Lafayette arrived
in the American colonies to help with their
rebellion against the British.
• 1825 - Walter Hunt patented the safety
pin. He then then sold the rights for $400.
• 1866 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution was passed by the U.S.
Congress. It was designed to grant
citizenship to and protect all civil liberties
of recently freed slaves. It did this by
prohibiting states from denying or
abridging the privileges or immunities of
citizens of the United States, depriving any
person of life, liberty, or property without
due process of law.
• 1920 - The U.S. Post Office Department
ruled that children may not be sent by
• 1940 - Paris was evacuated just before
the German advance on the city.
• 1943 - German spies landed on Long
Island, New York. They were soon
• 1944 - Germany launched 10 of its new
V1 rockets against England from a position
near the Channel coast. Of the 10 rockets
only 5 landed in Britain and only one
managed to kill (6 people in London).
• 1979 - Sioux Indians were awarded $105
million in compensation for U.S. seizure in
1877 of their Black Hills in South Dakota.
• 1983 - The unmanned U.S. space probe
Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to
leave our solar system. It was launched in
SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH —
Happy Birthday Bob Oaks!
Happy Birthday Harold Scholl!
Happy Birthday Tom Vorrath!
• RED BIRD MISSION WORK CAMP
MEETING - CASEY U.M.C. AT 4 P.M.
• 1775 - The Continental Army was founded
by the Second Continental Congress for
purposes of common defense. This event
is considered to be the birth of the United
States Army. June 15, George Washington
was appointed commander-in-chief.
• 1777 - The Continental Congress in
Philadelphia adopted "Stars and Stripes"
as the national flag of the United States.
The Flag Resolution stated "Resolved: that
the flag of the United States be made of
thirteen stripes, alternate red and white;
that the union be thirteen stars, white in a
blue field, representing a new
• 1789 - Captain William Bligh of the HMS
Bounty arrived in Timor in a small boat.
• 1834 - Cyrus Hall McCormick received a
patent for his reaping machine.
• 1846 - A group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma
proclaimed the Republic of California.
• 1900 - Hawaii became a U.S. territory.
• 1940 - The Nazis opened a concentration
camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied
• 1940 - Nazi troops entered Paris. As Paris
became occupied their first rule was a
curfew imposed at 8 P.M.
• 1944 - The first U.S. raid against Japan
was sixty U.S. B-29 bombers attacking an
iron and steel works on Honshu Island.
• 1989 - Former U.S. President Reagan
received an honorary knighthood from
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
FUTURE FOCUS —
SUNDAY, JUNE 15TH - FATHER'S DAY
HOLY COMMUNION TODAY
RED BIRD MISSION WORK CAMP TEAM
WILL SERVE IN BEVERLY, KENTUCKY.
THE TEAM RETURN HOME THE
JUNE 21ST: FIRST DAY OF SUMMER.
Thank you for your precious contributions
of time and talent this week. It made all the
God Bless and Keep You,