WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH —
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY!
DORCAS-RUTH CIRCLE AT 1:30 P.M.
Hostess: Pat Hough
Hostess: Diane Young
Hostess: Grace Mackrill
THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH —
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH —
THE OFFICE IS OPEN TODAY FROM5 PM TO 7 PM.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH —
HCI AT CASEY U.M.C.,
MEETING FROM 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH —
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Happy Birthday Tanner Peterson!
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Third Sunday of Easter
And he said to them, "Thus it is written,
that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise
from the dead on the third day, and that
repentance and forgiveness of sins is to
be proclaimed in his name to all nations,
beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things"
(Luke 24:48, NRSV).
SCRIPTURE READINGS —
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
After a lame beggar is cured by power
of the Risen Lord through Peter and
John, Peter invites the wondering
crowd to repent and follow Jesus.
5000 of them do!
TURN TO FACE GOD
12-16 When Peter saw he had a full
congregation, he addressed the people:
“Oh, Israelites, why does this take you
by such complete surprise, and why
stare at us as if our power or piety
made him walk? The God of Abraham
and Isaac and Jacob, the God of our
ancestors, has glorified his Son Jesus.
The very One that Pilate called innocent,
you repudiated. You repudiated the Holy
One, the Just One, and asked for a
murderer in his place. You no sooner
killed the Author of Life than God raised
him from the dead—and we are the
witnesses. Faith in Jesus’ name put this
man, whose condition you know so well,
on his feet—yes, faith and nothing but
faith put this man healed and whole
right before your eyes.
17-18 “And now, friends, I know you had
no idea what you were doing when you
killed Jesus, and neither did your
leaders. But God, who through the
preaching of all the prophets had said
all along that his Messiah would be
killed, knew exactly what you were
doing and used it to fulfill his plans.
19-23 “Now it’s time to change your
ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe
away your sins, pour out showers of
blessing to refresh you, and send you
the Messiah he prepared for you,
namely, Jesus. For the time being he
must remain out of sight in heaven until
everything is restored to order again
just the way God, through the preaching
of his holy prophets of old, said it
would be. Moses, for instance, said,
‘Your God will raise up for you a
prophet just like me from your family.
Listen to every word he speaks to you.
Every last living soul who refuses to
listen to that prophet will be wiped out
from the people.’
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
Thanks to God for vindication and
rebuke to those who criticize and
A PSALM OF DAVID
When I call, give me answers. God,
take my side!
Once, in a tight place, you gave me
Now I’m in trouble again: grace me!
2 You rabble—how long do I put up with
How long will you lust after lies?
How long will you live crazed by
3 Look at this: look
Who got picked by God!
He listens the split second I call to him.
4-5 Complain if you must, but don’t lash
Keep your mouth shut, and let your
heart do the talking.
Build your case before God and wait for
6-7 Why is everyone hungry for more?
“More, more,” they say.
I have God’s more-than-enough,
More joy in one ordinary day
7-8 Than they get in all their shopping
At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep,
For you, God, have put my life back
1 JOHN 3:1-7
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
1 We are God's children now as we abide
in Jesus. Abiding in Jesus enables us to
live more and more without sin.
Repentance is no one-time act, but a
lifelong commitment to abide in Jesus.
That is why we continue to purify our-
selves that we may be like him when he
3 What marvelous love the Father has
extended to us! Just look at it—we’re
called children of God! That’s who we
really are. But that’s also why the world
doesn’t recognize us or take us
seriously, because it has no idea who
he is or what he’s up to.
2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we
are: children of God. And that’s only the
beginning. Who knows how we’ll end
up! What we know is that when Christ is
openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in
seeing him, become like him. All of us
who look forward to his Coming stay
ready, with the glistening purity of
Jesus’ life as a model for our own.
4-6 All who indulge in a sinful life are
dangerously lawless, for sin is a major
disruption of God’s order. Surely you
know that Christ showed up in order to
get rid of sin. There is no sin in him, and
sin is not part of his program. No one
who lives deeply in Christ makes a
practice of sin. None of those who do
practice sin have taken a good look at
Christ. They’ve got him all backward.
7-8 So, my dear children, don’t let any-
one divert you from the truth. It’s the
person who acts right who is right, just
as we see it lived out in our righteous
Messiah. Those who make a practice of
sin are straight from the Devil, the
pioneer in the practice of sin. The Son
of God entered the scene to abolish the
THE MESSAGE (MSG)
After his appearance to two dispirited
disciples heading toward Emmaus,
Jesus tells the rest of those gathered
at another meal to proclaim repentance
and forgiveness of sins in his name.
36-41 While they were saying all this,
Jesus appeared to them and said,
“Peace be with you.” They thought they
were seeing a ghost and were scared
half to death. He continued with them,
“Don’t be upset, and don’t let all these
doubting questions take over. Look at
my hands; look at my feet—it’s really
me. Touch me. Look me over from head
to toe. A ghost doesn’t have muscle and
bone like this.” As he said this, he
showed them his hands and feet. They
still couldn’t believe what they were
seeing. It was too much; it seemed too
good to be true.
here?” They gave him a piece of leftover
fish they had cooked. He took it and ate
it right before their eyes.
YOU'RE THE WITNESSES
44 Then he said, “Everything I told you
while I was with you comes to this: All
the things written about me in the Law
of Moses, in the Prophets, and in the
Psalms have to be fulfilled.”
45-49 He went on to open their under-
standing of the Word of God, showing
them how to read their Bibles this way.
He said, “You can see now how it is
written that the Messiah suffers, rises
from the dead on the third day, and then
a total life-change through the forgive-
ness of sins is proclaimed in his name
to all nations—starting from here, from
Jerusalem! You’re the first to hear and
see it. You’re the witnesses. What
comes next is very important: I am
sending what my Father promised to
you, so stay here in the city until he
arrives, until you’re equipped with
power from on high.”
• 1539 - Emperor Charles V reached a
truce with German Protestants at
• 1689 - Residents of Boston ousted
their governor, Edmond Andros.
• 1713 - Holy Roman Emperor Charles
VI issued the Pragmatic Sanction, that
gave women the right of succession to
the Hapsburg empire.
• 1764 - The English Parliament banned
the American colonies from printing
any paper money.
• 1775 - The American Revolution began
as fighting broke out at Lexington,
• 1782 - The Netherlands recognized the
new country of United States.
• 1802 - The Spanish reopened the New
Orleans port to American merchants.
• 1852 - The California Historical Society
was first founded.
• 1861 - U.S. President Lincoln ordered a
blockade of all Confederate ports.
• 1939 - Connecticut approved the Bill of
Rights for the U.S. Constitution after
• 1943 - The Warsaw Ghetto uprising
against Nazi rule began. The Jews were
able to fight off the Nazis for 28 days.
• 1951 - General Douglas MacArthur
gave his "Old Soldiers" speech before
U.S. Congress. In the address General
MacArthur said that "Old soldiers never
die, they just fade away."
• 1977 - Alex Haley received a Pulitzer
Prize for his book "Roots."
• 1982 - The U.S. announced a ban on
U.S. tourist and business traval to Cuba.
• 1989 - A gun turret exploded aboard
the USS Iowa. 47 sailors were killed.
• 1993 - The Branch-Davidian compound
in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It
was the end of a 51-day standoff
between the cult and U.S. federal agents.
86 people were killed including 17
children. Nine of the Branch
Davidians escaped the fire.
• 1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal
Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was
destroyed by a bomb. It was the worst
bombing on U.S. territory. 168 people
were killed including 19 children, and
500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh was
found guilty of it June 2, 1997.
MONDAY, APRIL 20TH —
Happy Birthday Darlene Betts
Happy Birthday Travis Dillinger!
Pastor Melodee at District Community
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY.
• 1775 - American troops began a siege
of British-held Boston, Massachusetts.
• 1792 - France declared war on Austria,
Prussia, and Sardinia. It was the start of
the French Revolution.
• 1832 - Hot Springs National Park in
Arkansas was established by an act of
the U.S. Congress. It is the first national
park in the United States.
• 1836 - The U.S. territory of Wisconsin
was created by the U.S. Congress.
• 1902 - Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie
isolated the radioactive element radium.
• 1916 - Chicago's Wrigley Field held its
first Cubs game with the first National
League game at the ballpark. The Cubs
beat Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
• 1945 - During World War II, Allied
forces took control of the German cities
of Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21st —
Happy Birthday Jonathan Thayer!———————————————————
• 753 BC - Today is the traditional date
of the founding of Rome.
• 1649 - The Maryland Toleration Act was
passed, allowing all freedom of worship.
• 1789 - John Adams was sworn in as the
first U.S. Vice President.
• 1836 - General Sam Houston defeated
Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.
This battle decided the independence of
• 1856 - The Mississippi River is crossed
by a rail train for the first time between
Davenport, Iowa, & Rock Island, Illinois.
• 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's
funeral train left Washington D.C.
•1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva Stalina
defected in New York City. She was the
daughter of Joseph Stalin.
• 2009 - UNESCO launched The World
Digital Library. The World Digital Library
(WDL) is an international digital library
operated by UNESCO and the United
States Library of Congress.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22ND —
GOD SQUAD MEETS AT CASEY U.M.C.
AFTER SCHOOL — 4 TO 5:30 P.M.
care of Mother Earth — for ourselves
and for our children, and for children of
the next thousand years.
• 1500 - Portuguese Captain Pedro
Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil.
• 1529 - Spain and Portugal divided the
eastern hemisphere in the Treaty of
• 1792 - President George Washington
proclaimed American neutrality in the
war in Europe.
• 1861 - Robert E. Lee was named
commander of Virginia forces.
• 1864 - U.S. Congress passed legislation
that allowed the inscription of "In God
We Trust" on one-cent and two-cent
• 1889 - At exactly 12 noon, the Oklahoma
land rush officially began as thousands
of Americans raced for new, unclaimed
• 1970 - The first "Earth Day" is observed
by millions of Americans.
• 1993 - The United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum was dedicated in
• 2000 - Elian Gonzalez was reunited with
his father in Cuba. He had to be taken
from his Miami relatives by U.S. agents
in a predawn raid.
• 2010 - The Boeing X-37 began its first
orbital mission. It successfully returned
to Earth on December 3, 2010.
THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD —
Happy Birthday Twila Garside!
Pastor Melodee is at Pastor Leadership
Development / HCI MEETING in Atlantic.
• 1635 - The Boston Public Latin School
was established. It was the first public
school building in the United States.
• 1789 - President George Washington
moved into Franklin House, New York
City. It was the first executive mansion.
• 1861 - Arkansas troops seized Fort
• 1872 - Charlotte E. Ray became the
first African-American woman lawyer.
• 1908 - President Theodore Roosevelt
signed an act creating the U.S. Army
• 1924 - The U.S. Senate passed the
Soldiers Bonus Bill. This granted a
benefit to veterans of American military
service in World War I.
• 1950 - Chaing evacuated Hainan,
leaving mainland China to Mao and the
• 1968 - The Methodist Church and the
Evangelical United Brethren Church
merged to form the United Methodist
• 1982 - The U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported that consumer prices
declined the previous month (March). It
was the first decline in 17 years.
• 1985 - The Coca-Cola Company
announced that it was changing its 99-
year-old secret formula. New Coke was
not successful, which resulted in the
resumption of the original version.
• 2005 - The first video was uploaded to
YouTube.com. Now billions of videos
are downloaded each year.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH —
• 1519 - Envoys of Montezuma II did
attend the first Easter mass in Central
• 1800 - The Library of Congress was
established with a $5,000 allocation.
• 1877 - In the U.S., federal troops were
ordered out of New Orleans. It was the
end to the North's post-Civil War rule in
• 1898 - Spain declared war on the U.S.,
rejecting America's ultimatum for Spain
to withdraw from Cuba.
• 1961 - U.S. President Kennedy
accepted "sole responsibility" following
Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.
• 1990 - The space shuttle Discovery
blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL. It
was carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble
SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH —
Happy Birthday Cindy Lundy!
A/C FOOD PANTRY AT CASEY U.M.C.
OPEN 9 TO 11 A.M.
• 1590 - The Sultan of Morocco launched
a successful attack to capture Timbuktu
• 1684 - A patent was granted for the
• 1846 - Mexican-American War began as
a result of disputes over claims to Texas
boundaries. Outcome of the war fixed
Texas' southern boundary at the Rio
• 1859 - Work began on the Suez Canal
• 1862 - Union Admiral Farragut occupied
New Orleans, Louisiana.
• 1901 - New York became the first state
to require license plates for cars.
The fee was $1.
• 1925 - General Paul von Hindenburg
took office as president of Germany.
• 1928 - A seeing eye dog was used for
the first time.
• 1945 - Delegates from 50 countries met
in San Francisco to organize the United
• 1953 - U.S. Senator Wayne Morse
ended the longest speech in U.S. Senate
history. The speech on the Offshore Oil
Bill lasted 22 hours and 26 minutes.
• 1959 - St. Lawrence Seaway opened to
shipping. The water way connects the
Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
• 1971 - The country of Bangladesh was
established. Before it's independence, it
was known as East Pakistan.
• 1990 - U.S. Hubble Space Telescope
was released by the space shuttle
Discovery, and was placed into Earth's
Thank you for your personal, positive,
participation this week. You really made
all the difference.
God Bless and Keep You,