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Bulletin – 1-29-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – “The world needs to see Christians burning, not with self-righteous fury at the sliding morals in our country, but with passion for God.” ― Kevin DeYoung

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (remembering our college students…)
Taylor Anthis, 714 N. 7th Street 714-06, Terre Haute, IN 47807

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Billie Jean Kerns(sister of Mary Ann Stone)… and to Brad Stith at the passing of his grandfather.
Nora Miller (recovering from shoulder surgery)
Rita Barton (possible fracture in back / awaiting scan results)
Spencer Gaines (health concerns)
Don Colvin (father of Amber May / had cataract surgery / glaucoma causing issues)
Jermene Penrod (aneurysm at the aorta / 3.8 in size / consulting with drs.)
Lisa (friend of Jim Key / disoriented & passing out)
Fred Thacker (out of hospital / heart still enlarged / still needs prayer)
Marty Bishop (recovering from pneumonia / blood clot in lung) – at home
Ruth Knust (health concerns)
Tom Bryant (recovering from stent procedure / continued prayers needed for circulation & healing / upcoming hip replacement) – River Oaks
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 cancer / chemo)
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-80 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-21

ACOLYTES—Colton Duke & Ryder Duke
GREETERS—Chris Heidenreich family
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Alison Marvel, Ashlyn Anthis, Ava Little, Brittany Koberstein

TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, all day
2/6/17 (thru 2/22/17) Pastor in Africa
2/15/17 Ad. Council, 6:30pm
2/21/15 Missions, 6:00pm

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING is next Sunday, 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 UPDATES: I will travel to Rwanda again (10th time) 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. 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.
Ministries: 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
Your contribution will go towards material and labor for the kitchen while I am there. None of your funds finance my trip or expenses.
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. I check up on how your funds are being used.
Update: First, let me thank so many for contributing to this year’s kitchen project all ready. At this time there is a little over $20,000 that has been collected for the project. We had a goal of $25,000 and it is still possible. Every donation – no matter how big or small matters! There is always time even after I leave. Nu-Vision is a 501c3 tax deductible donation. I keep an eye on how the funds are spent. Again, thank you for your consideration!
While I am in Rwanda you will not want to miss our guest speakers that will deliver the message.
February 12 – District Superintendent Steve Beutler
February 19 – John Davidson – Deacon from Harvest Community Fellowship in Washington, IN
Please be sure to welcome them as they visit and share the Word. Pastor Jeff

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, with 8 stores 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 provide gently used clothing & good, working, household items at a reasonable price. Items that they cannot use are encyclopedias, textbooks, hymnals, S.S. 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 BANQUETS: Patoka UMC will serve banquets for the PCHS Girls Basketball team on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00pm and the PCHS Boys Basketball team on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm. Help will be needed 45 minutes prior to and during each banquet. If you can serve either 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

 Saturday. March 18, 2017
 Registration 8 am CT Classes 8:30 – 2:30 pm CT
 Location: Blue Grass UMC, 14200 Petersburg Road, Evansville
 Courses Offered: 1) Basic Course; 2) Leading in Prayer (this counts toward Certified Lay Speaker path); and 3) God’s Mission…Our Journey
 Lunch will be provided for class participants
 Course information available in the Lay Servant Ministries Catalog available at
 Flyer/Brochure available in the PUMC office
 For more information about Lay Servant Mininistries, please contact the SW District Lay Servant Director, Amy Hartig at
 Or contact Mike Phares at 812-386-1559
 To register online visit:
 Registration Deadline is March 8th

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 bulletin 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.

HELP KEEP US CURRENT… we strive to keep all information in newsletters, bulletins, directory books, on file, and in the computer up to date, but we need your help. If your personal information – phone #, email address, etc. – changes please let us know in the church office while you’re updating other sources. If someone needs to be added or removed from our birthday & anniversary list, directory listings, or even the prayer list, your input is needed. We may or may not ‘hear through the grapevine’ that something changes, so we ask that you help us serve you best by taking just a minute to keep us current. We appreciate any and all assistance and updates.

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.
It has been found difficult; and left untried.” (G.K. Chesterton)

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