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Bulletin – 1-15-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church. (Joel Osteen)

(pneumonia / blood clot )
Marty Bishop
P.O. Box 105
Patoka, IN 47666

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Don Colvin (father of Amber May / had cataract surgery / glaucoma is causing issues)
Fred Thacker (critical health concerns / in hospital in Evansville)
Sue Hollen (health concerns)
Marty Bishop (pneumonia / blood clot in lung) – Gibson General
Ruth Knust (health concerns)
Gary Kinnaman (brother-in-law of Nora Miller / at home and doing well)
Tom Bryant (recovering from surgery this past week / prayers needed for circulation & healing / upcoming hip replacement) – Deaconess downtown
Dave Newcome (friend of Barb Skelton / stroke)
Toni Whitehouse (granddaughter of Barbara Whitehouse / awaiting kidney transplant)
Tina Taylor (health concerns)
Karen Gress (recurrence of cancer / continuing treatments)
Harold Cox (brother of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 liver, bile duct & stomach cancer
/ chemo / possible remission with treatment)
Steve Sullivan (brother of Faith Livermore / cancer)
Harlan Scott (friend of Ed & Ellyn Horrall / cancer)
Dick Johnson (health concerns)
Heather Ota (teacher at PCIS / uterine cancer / undergoing chemo)
Denise Kilps (4th battle with cancer/chemo / recovering from surgery)
Scott Payne (step-grandfather of Austin Meyer / aggressive stage 4 cancer / chemo)
Casey Lamb (teacher at PCIS / recovering from double mastectomy / radiation)
Jeff Stenfenagel (co-worker of Greg Ault / stage 4 cancer)
Jewell Pressley (friend of Dorthy Douglas / undergoing maintenance chemo)
Bernie Burger(father of Bonnie Pinney / health concerns)
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / undergoing cancer treatment)
Faith Livermore (health concerns)
Larry & Heather Luttrell (health concerns)
Military: Mark Ambrose, Jr. (Grandbig of Kevin Meyer / on alert status with U.S. Coast Guard / currently completing degree at Ball State); Brad Hale (nephew of Dick & Babs Johnson/re-deployed); Derek Wilson(nephew of Pat Chamberlain & Jo Ellen Bingham/Navy/Naples, Italy); Christopher Cook & family (New Mexico); Unspoken Concerns; Trinity Cluster Churches

ATTENDANCE – Worship Attendance Last Sunday-82 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-22

ACOLYTES—Jamison Meyer & Brandon Luttrell
GREETERS—Jack & Eleanor McDowell
USHERS—Ellie Anthis, Cydney Miller, Christian Schafer, Ethan Little
WORSHIP LEADER—Barbara Skelton

WEDNESDAY Nurture, 6:00pm
1/22/17 UMYF, 10:30-11:30am, FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
1/24/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
1/28/17 Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am
1/31/17 Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am

NURTURE COMMITTEE MEETS THIS WEDNESDAY, January 18th at 6:00pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Nurture oversees events & planning throughout the calendar year, and is also responsible for coordinating, planning, carrying out, and evaluating the congregation’s ministry in the areas of member care, worship, and educational experiences, including the church school, small groups, regular and special worship services, stewardship formation, and member visitation. Whether you are a member of the committee or not, you are welcome to attend and share ideas. ALL are welcome. Committee members are Pat Anthis, Mary Case, Patty Craig, Melissa Gaines, Laura Heidenreich, Sue Hollen, Marilyn Hudson, Bonnie Pinney, Jamie Schafer (chpsn.) and Barbara Skelton.

GIVING/FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AVAILABLE: If anyone using the numbered/envelope tithing method of giving at PUMC would like an end-of-year giving statement, please let Laura Heidenreich or Rick Hudson know.

NU-VISION: Please take a moment and read this letter. I will be traveling to Rwanda again in February and we need your help for a kitchen remodel/addition. We now will have 1,000 students and the kitchen wasn’t big enough for the 700 plus we had. You will be feeding the school kids and you will be employing the locals. I will also be preaching and participating in school religion classes. May God Bless you! Jeff (Updates will occur on facebook “Nu-Vision USA pages as well as some e-mail)
Let me tell you what we are about:
Nu-Vision High School / Middle School
1. It is a Christian boarding school.
2. In just 9 short years it has grown to over 1,000 students.
3. Academically it is a premier Rwandan school.
4. At least 80 students have gone on to the university level world wide.
5. Students give back to the community. The school allows locals to tap into water and electricity, free.
1. Over 200 other students are sponsored at other schools in Rwanda @ $300 / year
2. Worship outreach is done to other schools in the country
3. Distribution of Bibles and Bible tracts to children in Rwanda
4. Active in Aids education with children and families in Rwanda
I will be traveling to Rwanda for the 10th time in February for 2 weeks. Your contribution will go towards material and labor for the kitchen while I am there. None of your funds finance my trip.
When you contribute these things happen:
1. For every $ you contribute a matching $ will be given by a wonderful contributor up to $5,000! You cannot invest in anything with a better return!
2. Or in addition to above. – You can sponsor a child in Rwandan school for $25 per month or $300 per year.
Why should you contribute?
Nu-Vision Ministry is a Christian ministry. The school begins each day with devotions and yes it is open to children of all faiths. Education is the key to all people in the world and you can help. I check up on how your funds are being used. Make a difference in this chaotic world!
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING: Patoka UMC will once again observe Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday on February 5th – which is our regular Pantry Sunday. We hope to gather in even more food and items than we did last year, for the Patoka Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, which we share in stocking for outreach to our community. More than 25 years ago the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat”. Since that day, more than $110million has been raised for local charities across the country. Be part of this movement that’s sharing God’s love with those in need… please give generously on February 5th and help us exceed last year’s totals – 482 ‘food items’ and 136 ‘other’.

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE SPORTS BANQUET: Patoka UMC will serve a banquet for the PCHS Boys Basketball team on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm. Help will be needed beginning at 5:45. If you can serve that evening, please contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079.

FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER: This year’s Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper is scheduled for February 28th from 4:30-6:00pm in the Family Life Center. A free-will offering will be taken as a fundraiser for our youth. YOUTH – put this on your calendar now – we need you here to work!!! The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. Save yourself the trouble of cooking that evening and come and support our youth!

ASH WEDNESDAY will be observed with a special service at Patoka UMC on March 1st at 7:00pm. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a time of reflection on our individual relationship with God and a re-dedication to purpose our lives in following Him completely. Ashes rubbed on the forehead of those who attend are a reminder of our mortality and an expression of our repentance. All are invited to share this very special evening. We hope you will invite someone to join us as well.

NEW ADDRESS for Dick & Babs Johnson
628 Cresthaven Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46217

PEW PADS: Please remember to sign the pew pads each Sunday morning with the names of each member of your family in attendance… and make sure your neighbor has signed also. We are glad to send bulletins/newsletters but strive to be good stewards by not sending mail unnecessarily. If you do not sign we assume you are not in attendance. It is also vital that you sign for accurate record keeping. The pew pads can also be used to list prayer requests that are spoken or unspoken during Worship. It only takes a minute to sign your name and pass the book to your neighbor.

2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES: An individual offering envelope system is available at PUMC for your convenience. This allows you to designate on the envelope where you prefer your tithes & offerings go each week – such as General Fund, Missions, etc. Use of these envelopes is confidential. They may also be used for tax purposes. For 2017 envelopes, contact Marilyn Hudson at 812-779-5235.

AUCTION ITEMS / AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES!! After Christmas sales are the perfect time to pick up a few items for the church’s spring auction – which is closer than you think! Questions? Contact Jamie Schafer.

I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn’t have anyone sleeping on the streets.
(Michael W. Smith)

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