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Bulletin – 1-22-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – What would happen in the national consensus if these nine words came to mind when you said the word “Christian”: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? (Philip Yancey, I Was Just Wondering)

(90th birthday – January 25th)
Jack Padgett
Gibson General Hospital, 5th floor
1808 Sherman Drive
Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Betty Smith.
Don Colvin (father of Amber May / had cataract surgery / glaucoma causing issues)
Jermene Penrod (aneurysm at the aorta / 3.8 in size / consultation with drs. at Deaconess this past week)
Lisa (friend of Jim Key / disoriented & passing out)
Fred Thacker (critical health concerns / in hospital in Evansville)
Marty Bishop (recovering from pneumonia / blood clot in lung / on oxygen next few weeks & on blood thinner for clot) – at home
Ruth Knust (health concerns)
Tom Bryant (recovering from surgery / prayers needed for circulation & healing / upcoming hip replacement) – Healthsouth
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-93 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-28

ACOLYTES—Lance Stuckey & Asher Braden
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Laura Heidenreich
GREETERS—Ron & Kathy Hudson
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Ron Hudson, Jim Bishop, David Hudson, Mike Berry

TODAY FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am
1/31/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
2/1/17 FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING is February 5th at Patoka UMC. We hope to gather in even more food & 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. Please give generously on February 5th and help us exceed last year’s totals – 482 ‘food items’ and 136 ‘other’.

NU-VISION: Please take a moment and read this letter. I will be traveling to Rwanda again in February (6th-22nd) 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 worldwide. 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/yr.
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. 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!

MOUNTAIN MISSION TRUCK will be at Patoka UMC the week of February 13th. If you have items to donate, please have them to the attached FLC garage no later than Sunday, February 12th, in boxes, labeled “for Mt. Mission”. Remember to place boxes on the pallets in the garage to avoid water damage from areas of the floor where water sometimes pools. For those who may be new to this outreach venture of Patoka UMC – The United Methodist Mountain Mission has been serving the people of eastern Kentucky since 1943. They have 8 opportunity stores that are located throughout the state and trucks that travel to churches in Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and throughout Kentucky to pick up donated items. With the help of supporters like you they are able to provide gently used clothing & good, working, household items at a reasonable price. Items that they cannot use are encyclopedias, textbooks, hymnals, Sunday school literature, appliances that do not work, electronics that do not work, organs, pianos, out of date televisions and out of date computer monitors. Thank you to all who continue to support Patoka UMC’s efforts to bless & serve others through Mountain Mission.

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.

 What: an annual American music tour featuring Christian rock, Christian rap, and contemporary Christian music bands, stunt and/or comedy performances, and a guest speaker.
 Where: Evansville, IN at The Ford Center
 When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
 Starts: 7:00PM
 Doors Open: 6:00PM
 Cost: Only $10 at the door! No tickets required!
 Artists include: Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Sadie Robertson, Thousand Foot Kruch, Andy Mineo, Colton Dixon, Newsong, Tony Nolan, OBB, Sarah Reeves, Steven Malcolm
 For More Information: Call 812-422-1515 or go to

AUCTION: Patoka UMC’s annual dinner & auction is Saturday, April 8th, with dinner at 4:30pm and live auction at 5:30pm. $7/adults; $4/kids 10 & under. Dinner – homemade soups, sandwiches, chips, dessert & drink. Auction – handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, jelly, relish, candy, quilted items, gift certificates, gift baskets, sports items and more!! If you have homemade or quilted items, furniture, antiques, any items listed above, or newly purchased items that you might donate please leave them in the old nursery room in the church basement beginning in March. Watch the bulletins and newsletter for more details and sign-up sheets in the future. In the meantime, mark your calendars and start inviting friends & neighbors. Questions? Contact Jamie Schafer. And just a reminder… now is a great time to catch the after-Christmas clearance sales for items to donate to the auction!

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.

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.

All men, all ages are invited to breakfast & fellowship on the last Saturday of the month – January 28th at 7:00am in the Family Life Center. Invite a friend!!

Someone has said…that the only bible which millions of people read today is the daily example of Christians — your example and mine. — James E. Murray

To know whom you worship, let me see you in your shop, let me hear you in your trade, let me know how you rent your houses, how you get your money, how you kept it and how you spent it. — Theodore Parker

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