Monday, February 9, 2015

OUR WEEK-FEBRUARY 15 TO FEBRUARY 21ST

R E M I N D E R S —
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH —
GOD SQUAD WILL MEET IN CASEY,
4 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M. 

A-C FOOD PANTRY WILL BE OPEN IN
CASEY U.M.C. FROM 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.  

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH —
THIS IS LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY!

          
       
       
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
Happy Birthday Melody Bole!

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Today is the last Sunday after Epiphany.
This is  —— Transfiguration Sunday.
"Six days later, Jesus took with him
Peter and James and John, and led
them up a high mountain apart, by
themselves. And he was transfigured
before them, and his clothes became
dazzling white, such as no one on earth
could bleach them" (Mark 9:2-3, NRSV).    

COLOR: WHITE OR GOLD
FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH  
African-American History has been an
important part of American history and
vice versa. In order to understand who
we truly are as Americans, how we can
avoid the mistakes of the past and
discover the true power and potential of
what we can ultimately become as a
nation, it is important that we study that
history, affirm and celebrate strengths
and gifts, and utilize its most important
lessons to make our nation, community
and the world at large a place of hope,
freedom, dignity, justice, prosperity and
peace for present generations and for 

the many thousand generations to 
come.

Important in understanding the history 
of any people is to truly know not only 
what they have done for survival, and 
achievement but how they have even
achieved that existence. How we have
accomplished those great things is as
important as what was accomplished.  


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SCRIPTURE READINGS —
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2 KINGS 2:1-12
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
A story of discipleship and transition of
leadership. Elisha dutifully stays with
and follows his master, Elijah, knowing
that Elijah is about to die. He seeks one
final blessing from his master — a
double portion of his spirit. A chariot of
fire receives Elijah into the sky.


1-2 Just before God took Elijah to
heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha
were on a walk out of Gilgal. Elijah said
to Elisha, “Stay here. God has sent me
on an errand to Bethel.”

Elisha said, “Not on your life! I’m not
letting you out of my sight!” So they
both went to Bethel.

3 The guild of prophets at Bethel met
Elisha and said, “Did you know that
God is going to take your master away
from you today?”

“Yes,” he said, “I know it. But keep it
quiet.”

4 Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here.
God has sent me on an errand to
Jericho.”

Elisha said, “Not on your life! I’m not
letting you out of my sight!” So they
both went to Jericho.

5 The guild of prophets at Jericho came
to Elisha and said, “Did you know that
God is going to take your master away
from you today?”

“Yes,” he said, “I know it. But keep it
quiet.”

6 Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here.
God has sent me on an errand to the
Jordan.”

Elisha said, “Not on your life! I’m not
letting you out of my sight!” And so the
two of them went their way together.

7 Meanwhile, fifty men from the guild of
prophets gathered some distance away
while the two of them stood at the
Jordan.

8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up, and
hit the water with it. The river divided
and the two men walked through on dry
land.

9 When they reached the other side,
Elijah said to Elisha, “What can I do for
you before I’m taken from you? Ask
anything.”

Elisha said, “Your life repeated in my
life. I want to be a holy man just like
you.”

10 “That’s a hard one!” said Elijah.
“But if you’re watching when I’m taken
from you, you’ll get what you’ve asked
for. But only if you’re watching.” 
11-14 And so it happened. They were
walking along and talking. Suddenly a
chariot and horses of fire came between
them and Elijah went up in a whirlwind
to heaven. Elisha saw it all and shouted,
“My father, my father! You—the chariot
and cavalry of Israel!” When he could
no longer see anything, he grabbed his
robe and ripped it to pieces. Then he
picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen
from him, returned to the shore of the
Jordan, and stood there. He took Elijah’s
cloak—all that was left of Elijah!—and hit
the river with it, saying, “Now where is
the God of Elijah? Where is he?”

When he struck the water, the river
divided and Elisha walked through.
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PSALM 50:1-6 (UMH 783)
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
God calls the covenant people to
assemble for judgment and redemption.

1-3 The God of gods—it’s God!—speaks
 out, shouts, “Earth!”
    welcomes the sun in the east,
    farewells the disappearing sun in the
west.
From the dazzle of Zion,
    God blazes into view.
Our God makes his entrance,
    he’s not shy in his coming.
Starbursts of fireworks precede him.

4-5 He summons heaven and earth as a
jury,
    he’s taking his people to court:
“Round up my saints who swore
    on the Bible their loyalty to me.”

6 The whole cosmos attests to the
fairness of this court,
    that here God is judge.
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2 CORINTHIANS 4:3-6
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Paul reminds the Christians at Corinth
that his message was never about its
eloquent delivery, but always about
"Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as
your slaves for Jesus' sake." Just as the
"god of this world" blinds those who do
not receive the gospel, the true God of
all opens the eyes of those who do.

3-4 If our Message is obscure to anyone,
it’s not because we’re holding back in
any way. No, it’s because these other
people are looking or going the wrong
way and refuse to give it serious
attention. All they have eyes for is the
fashionable god of darkness. They think
he can give them what they want, and
that they won’t have to bother believing
a Truth they can’t see. They’re stone
blind to the dayspring brightness of the
Message that shines with Christ, who
gives us the best picture of God we’ll
ever get.
5-6 Remember, our Message is not
about ourselves; we’re proclaiming
Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is
messengers, errand runners from Jesus
for you. It started when God said, “Light
up the darkness!” and our lives filled up
with light as we saw and understood
God in the face of Christ, all bright and
beautiful.
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MARK 9:2-10
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Six days after explaining he would be
executed in Jerusalem, Jesus leads
three of his disciples up a mountain
where "he was transfigured before
them." These disciples saw Jesus
speaking with Moses and Elijah and did
not know how to respond. A voice from
the cloud instructed them to listen to
Jesus.

IN A LIGHT-RADIANT CLOUD
2-4
Six days later, three of them did see
it. Jesus took Peter, James, and John
and led them up a high mountain. His
appearance changed from the inside
out, right before their eyes. His clothes
shimmered, glistening white, whiter
than any bleach could make them.Elijah,
along with Moses, came into view, in
deep conversation with Jesus.
5-6 Peter interrupted, “Rabbi, this is a
great moment! Let’s build three
memorials—one for you, one for Moses,
one for Elijah.” He blurted this out with-
out thinking, stunned as they all were
by what they were seeing.
7 Just then a light-radiant cloud
enveloped them, and from deep in the
cloud, a voice: “This is my Son, marked
by my love. Listen to him.”
8 The next minute the disciples were
looking around, rubbing their eyes,
seeing nothing but Jesus, only Jesus.
9-10 Coming down the mountain, Jesus
swore them to secrecy. “Don’t tell a soul
what you saw. After the Son of Man rises
from the dead, you’re free to talk.” They
puzzled over that, wondering what on
earth “rising from the dead” meant.
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• 1758 - Mustard was advertised for the
first time in America.
• 1764 - The city of St. Louis was
established.
• 1879 - U.S. President Rutherford B.
Hayes signed a bill that allowed female
attorneys to argue cases before the U.S.
Supreme Court.
• 1898 - American ship, the USS Maine
sank when it exploded in Havana Harbor
for unknown reasons. More than 260
crew members were killed.
• 1903 - Morris and Rose Michtom, who
were Russian immigrants, brought the
first teddy bear in America.
• 1933 - U.S. President-elect Franklin
Roosevelt escaped an assination effort
in Miami. Chicago Mayor Anton J.
Cermak was killed in the attack.
• 1962 - CBS-TV bought the exclusive
rights to college football games from the
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) for a figure of $10,200,000.
• 1985 - The Center for Disease Control
reported that more than half of all nine-
year-olds in the U.S. showed no sign of
tooth decay.
• 1991 - The leaders of Czechoslovakia,
Hungary and Poland signed a Visegard
agreement, in which they pledged to
cooperate in transforming their
countries to free-market economies.
• 1995 - The FBI arrested Kevin Mitnick
and charged him with cracking security
in some of the nation's most protected
computers. He served five years in jail.       
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH —
OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
  

• THIS IS PRESIDENTS' DAY
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• 1741 - Benjamin Franklin published
America’s second magazine called "The
General Magazine and Historical
Chronicle".
• 1857 - The National Deaf Mute College
was incorporated in Washington, DC. It
was the first school in the world for
advanced education of the deaf. The
school was later renamed Gallaudet
College.
• 1862 - During the U.S. Civil War, about
14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered
to General Ulysses S. Grant at Fort
Donelson, Tennessee.
• 1883 - The magazine "Ladies Home
Journal" began publication.
• 1923 - Howard Carter opened the burial
chamber of the Egyptian Pharaoh
Tutankhamen. (King Tut) The next day he
entered the chamber with several invited
guests.
• 1959 - Fidel Castro seized power in
Cuba after the overthrow of President
Fulgencio Batista.
• 1968 - In the United States, the first 911
emergency telephone system was
begun in Haleyville, Alabama.  
• 2005 - The Kyoto global warming pact
went into effect in 140 nations.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH —
Happy Birthday Joyce Rochholz!
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• 1801 - U.S. House of Representatives
broke an electoral tie between Thomas
Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was
elected president and Burr became vice
president.
• 1865 - Columbia, SC, burned. The
Confederates were evacuating and the
Union Forces were moving in.
• 1878 - In San Francisco, CA, the first
large city telephone exchange opened.
It had only 18 phones.
• 1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled
that congressional districts within each
state had to be approximately equal in
population. (Westberry v. Sanders)  
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH —
LENT BEGINS TODAY    

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE IN ADAIR
U.M.C. AT 7 P.M.

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• 1564 - The artist Michelanglelo died in
Rome.
• 1841 - The first continuous filibuster in
the U.S. Senate began. It lasted until
March 11th.
• 1861 - In Montgomery, AL, Jefferson
Davis was inaugurated as the President
of the Confederate States.
• 1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn" was published.
• 1930 - Planet Pluto was discovered by
Clyde Tombaugh. The discovery was
made as a result of photographs taken
in January 1930.
• 1987 - The executives of the Girl Scout
movement decided to change the color
of the scout uniform from the traditional
Girl Scout green to the newer Girl Scout
blue.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH —
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• 1846 - Formal transfer of government
between Texas and the United States
took place. Texas had officially become
a state on December 29, 1845.
• 1942 - U.S. President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt signed an executive order
giving the military the authority to
relocate and hold Japanese-Americans.
• 1945 - During World War II, about
30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima.
It is a small volcanic island in the
western Pacific Ocean, 760 miles south
of Tokyo. During World War II, it was a
heavily fortified site of a Japanese
airbase, and its attack and capture in
1945 was one of the hardest U.S.
campaigns. It was returned to Japan in
1968.
• 1963 - The Soviet Union informed U.S.
President Kennedy it would withdraw
"several thousand" troops from Cuba.
• 2008 - Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban
presidency. His brother Raul was later
named as his successor. 
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH —
Happy Birthday Bob Ranney!
Happy Birthday Duane Nelson!
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• 1792 - President George Washington
signed the U.S. Postal Service Act which
created the U.S. Post Office
• 1809 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled
that the power of the federal government
was greater than that of any individual
state.
• 1839 - The U.S. Congress prohibited
dueling in the District of Columbia
• 1873 - The University of California got
its first Medical School.
• 1931 - The U.S. Congress allowed
California to build the Oakland Bay
Bridge.
•1944  - U.S. bombers began raiding
German aircraft manufacturing centers
during World War II.
• 1952 - Emmett L. Ashford became the
first black umpire in organized baseball.
He was authorized to be a substitute in
the Southwestern International League.
• 1962 - John Glenn made space history
when he orbited the world three times
in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first
American to orbit the Earth. He was on
the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
• 2003 - In West Warwick, Rhode Island,
99 people were killed as fire destroyed
a nightclub called The Station.       
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST —
HCI AT CASEY U.M.C.–10 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
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• 1848 - The Communist Manifesto was
published by Karl Marx and Friedrich
Engels.
• 1866 - Lucy B. Hobbs became the first
woman to graduate from dental school.
The school was the Ohio College of
Dental Surgery in Cincinnati.
• 1878 - The first telephone directory
issued in the United States was
distributed to residents of New Haven,
Connecticut. It was a single page of fifty
names.
• 1947 - Edwin Land demonstrated the
Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical
Society of America in New York City. It
was the first camera to take, develop
and print a picture on photo paper all in
about 60 seconds.
• 2000 - David Letterman returned to his
Late Night show about five weeks after
having an emergency quintuple heart
bypass surgery.

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Thank you for lending your time, talent, 
and treasure to our church life this last
week.  It could not thrive without you. 

God Bless and Keep You, 
Donna 
  

1 comment:

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