Doctor Terry McGuire, Pastor JULY 2013 Volume 7
The Circuit Rider
Anthony United Methodist church
225 N. Bluff Ave, P.O. Box 542 Church School 9:45 a.m. Worship Celebration 10:50 a.m. Phone Numbers: Church: 620-842-5486 Parsonage: 620-842-3241 Website: anthonyumc.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More than News “Freedom isn’t Free” Every year we celebrate an event that took place on July 4, 1776. 234 years ago our forefathers adopted a document declaring us free from foreign rule of England. The actual war had already begun. The Boston Tea Party was held on December the 16, 1773. Patrick Hennery’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech was made in March of 1775. Paul Revere's Ride was made on April 18 and on April 19 the Minutemen and redcoats clash at Lexington and Concord where the "The shot heard 'round the world" was fired. The beginning of the Revolutionary war is now traced back to the French Indian Wars beginning in 1754. While we may celebrate July 4 as the beginning of our freedom, people were dying a long time before the Declaration of Independence. The King of England did not take too kindly to the independent way of thinking found in the Colonies. Most assuredly they did not appreciate the loss of revenue from all of free thinking colonist. Declaring our freedom cost England money that it did not want to lose. Their reaction was predictable. The resulting war was long and drawn out. Eventually the people living in the Colonies began the great experiment is having a people governed by laws and principles rather than a king. We are still working on that experiment. 234 years is not very long when we consider the other nations that have tried similar experiments. Rome and England have had various degrees of success freedom. No government has had such a bold statement and declaration as did our Declaration of Independence in 1776. Even so we have had many challenges to our freedom from enemies both outside our borders and inside our own country. Freedom always has a price and too often that price is paid with blood. There is a greater freedom that has already been bought with the blood of one man. This freedom is greater than all the freedoms we have in the United States. This freedom is bought and paid for by one man. This freedom is to come into the presence of God almighty without fear of Judgment or reprisals. This freedom was bought by one man. This man lived a perfect life among us and his life was taken by men who loved darkness rather than God’s light. Jesus came to do what no one on earth could do. He offered a perfect sacrifice of his life for all of the sins for all of humanity for all of eternity. The similarity between our countries Declaration and Jesus’ death on the cross is found in faith. Once we stop believing in the power of the freedom they give us we have lost all hope. Let us continue to believe in the faith God has given us both in Jesus and in our country.
Your Pastor, Terry McGuire
Thanks To Our Worship Team
JULY 2013 BIRTHDAYS 07-01 Cade Anderson Doris Croft Katy Thomas Treva Michel 07-02 Audrey Befort Logan Hamill Vic Miller 07-05 Gerald Wolff 07-11 Libby Burnet Erin Albright Trevor Tatro 07-13 Mason Walker 07-15 Amy Latta Russell Starks 07-16 Andrew Clark Emily Holdt 07-18 Frances West 0-7-19 John Francis Bret Walker 07-21 Jerry Hall 07-23 Zakiah Reeves 07-25 Tom Clark 07-27 Pam Fredrick Emma Reeves 07-28 Tonya Hekel Jerry Cox 07-29 Robert Hekel 07-30 Brandon Clark Trina Reeves 07-31 Linda McGuire Jenny Moore
Happy Anniversary!!! 07-3 Tom & Cynthia Clark 07-14 Victor & Diane Miller
Ministers: Everyone Pastor: Reverend Terry McGuire Lay Leaders: Mike Cather Head Ushers: Gerald Wolff Choir Director: Curt Clark Pianist: Martha Hadsall Acolytes for 2013 07-07 Ty Latta & Jacob Clark 07-14 Ty Hadsall & Jack Walker 07-21 Kendall & Miles Grippin 07-28 Innslee Albright & Neve Jensen Childrenâ€™s Sermons 2013 07-07 Tess Anderson 07-14 Kathy Francis 07-21 Amy Walker 07-28 Sunny Reed Liturgists for 2013 07-07 Bryant Anderson 07-14 Mike Cather 07-21 Curt Clark 07-28 Karen Hare Ushers for 2013 07-07 Diane Leland & Vi Olmstead Max & Kathleen Shaffer 07-14 Jerry & Lee Cox Mike & Sunny Reed 07-21 Morgan & Stephanie Grippin Dean & Pat Bertholf 07-28 Robert Hekel & Curt Clark Barbara Sleeper & Clara Newton Communion Servers 2013 John & Marti Templeton & Mike & Karen Cather Communion Steward Karen Hare Song Leaders for 2013 07-07 Bret Walker 07-14 Karen Cather 07-21 Suzanne Clark 07-28 Lori Jensen A Great Big Thank You to those Volunteering to be a leader in worship this month.
AUMC will be working the Thrift Shop on the 4th Thurs. & Fri. of each month from 9-1. We need volunteers to help Irmal on the first Sat. of each month. Tuesdays we need volunteers to come help mark the Brick a brack (odds & ends). The clothes are marked while the volunteers are there on Thurs. & Fridays. If you have time and would like to share your time with the Thrift Shop you are welcome.
For those of you who are interested in joining and helping with the church services at Country Living, they will take place on these dates. Mark them on your calendar so you can be there and join in the service with all of the others. They will be on Sept. 1 and begin at 3:00 P.M.. These are subject to change and will be posted in the bulletin so you may remember to come out and join in the service. Everyone is welcome! Now as the schedule for Home Comfort & ACCC we have a service scheduled for July 17th & September 4th. Home Comfort starts at 3:00 p.m. and ACCC starts at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is Welcome!
Military men and women in Iraq and other parts of our world, Our President and others in leadership positions Our church and our town People who are confined to their home Robert Hekel Max Shaffer Gary Henderson Treva Michel Lois McGuire Sara McGuire Laura Smith LaVera Bertholf Reiferd Acord Evah Beard Dylan Dragoo Ruth Warren Ferris Williams
Kingdom Rock Our theme for Vacation Bible School this year. Sing & Play Rock With Epic Bible Adventures, Imagination Station & Tournament Games along with Chadder’s Royal Theatre & Missions Along with Snacks in the King’s Kitchen. Only good times to be had July 8th-12th starting at 6:00 PM till 8:30 PM
Preschool through 5th grade this fall.
CALLING ALL SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS.......
We are looking for volunteers to drive the church van on Sunday to bring folks to Sunday morning services. If you would be interested in this outreach, let Mike Cather know.
If you would like to volunteer a couple of hours a day for the week of July 8 - 12, our church is running the Summer Food Program to feed the children of our community. WE NEED SERVERS. The servers need to be at the church by 11:30 am and normally are finished by 1:30 pm. You even get to eat after the kids are fed. Let Erin Albright know if you feel the calling to help out on this mission. 620-842-5599 work or 620-842-3746 home. How many children and adults are eating lunch with us. 06-03 — 88 06-17 –108 06-04—110 06-18— 93 06-05— 98 06-19 —97 06-06—123 06-20—88 06-07—-100 06-21—87 06-10— 86 06-24—84 06-11— 86 The total so far this month 1,498 06-12— 68 These totals are remarkable! Everyone 06-13— 85 has worked so hard to feed these won06-14 - 82 derful children. They know the food is great and they even come here early to eat. Good Job!
Miles & Kendall are off to church camp. Pastor Terry got in on the fun of getting ready to go. How exciting for all of the kids. I pray & hope they all have fun and have a great experience.
2nd Week of kids Who went to Church camp. Audrey Befort, Innslee Albright, Abigail Reeves, Austin Clark, Alec & Tyce Pfaff, Jacob Clark, and Pastor Terry
Remember our Service Men & Women who were and are fighting for our freedom.
How to Diaper a baby! Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again. Father’s Day Quote by: Jimmy Piersal. Since we have a few babies now I thought this was cute. July – Grill It Safe
As summer is upon us, so are cookouts. Although a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family, unwelcome guests may decide to crash the party. Unwelcome guests like foodborne bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) suggests four basic food safety steps—clean, separate, cook and chill—to help reduce foodborne illness. Clean Wash preparation surface areas with hot soapy water, especially after contact with raw foods. Wash your hands with soap under warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food. Separate Raw meat, and juice from raw meat, can contain harmful bacteria. To prevent cross-contamination, keep all raw meats and poultry separate from vegetables and cooked foods. Use different cutting boards and knives to prepare meats and vegetables. Cook Despite what many people believe, color is not a reliable indicator of doneness. Meat and poultry cooked on a grill often brown quickly and may appear done on the outside, but still may not have reached a safe minimum internal temperature to kill any harmful bacteria. The food thermometer provides an accurate reading of internal temperature. Place the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat to take a temperature reading. Safe minimum internal temperatures include: Hot dogs—165 °F or until steaming hot Poultry—165 °F Ground beef and other ground meat—160 °F Whole cuts of pork, lamb, veal and beef—145 °F (followed by a three-minute rest time) Fish—145 °F Remember to place cooked meats on a clean platter, not on the dish that held the raw product. The juices left on the plate from raw meat can spread bacteria to safely cooked food. Chill Bacteria grow most rapidly between 40 °F and 140 °F. Never let perishable food sit out for more than two hours. If the temperature is higher than 90 °F, food should not sit out more than one hour. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers promptly and discard any food that has been sitting out too long.