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 – (former Patoka resident / to let her know she’s thought of and prayed for)
Tanya Nauyoks, 3615 16th Street, Room 300-B, Zion, IL 60099
PRAYER LIST – Pray One for Another – James 5:16 / [Additions & Updates in BOLD]
All those affected by the hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires
Father of Heather Luttrell (heart cath this past week)
Gina Beckner (biopsy / awaiting test results)
Hazel Allen (grandmother of Heather Luttrell / doing well)
Joe Davis (nephew of Don & Patti Davis / had seizure resulting in car accident / in hospital with many broken bones)
Tyler Bottoms (former daycare child of Lisa Meyer / truck accident / ICU on ventilator) – St. Vincent
Grandfather of Jennifer MacKay (was to undergo triple bypass surgery this past week)
Grace Luttrell’s sister, Joyce
Grace Luttrell’s niece, Maria
Marcella Welsh (niece of Puff & Buddy Rogers / pregnancy concerns)
Patty Pflug (mass on kidney)
Bonnie Potts (health concerns)
Mary Lou Broadwater (sister-in-law of Mildred Heidenreich / recovering from a fall / moved to a rehab facility for further recuperation)
Mike Ellis (recovering from stroke / home therapy / small improvements)
Jakatelyn Morrow (friend of Shelby Luttrell / brain cancer / undergoing chemo)
Robert & Irene Williams (friends of David Hudson / Bob has heart problems / Irene has liver cancer) – North Carolina
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ / mass around heart / chemo/radiation)
Co-Worker of Ellyn Horrall (breast cancer / needs prayers)
Matt Harper (undergoing cancer treatments)
Toni Whitehouse (granddaughter of Barbara Whitehouse / awaiting kidney transplant)
Karen Gress (undergoing cancer treatments)
Harold Cox (brother of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 cancer / chemo)
Harlan Scott (friend of Ed & Ellyn Horrall / cancer)
Jeff Stenfenagel (co-worker of Greg Ault / undergoing chemo)
Jewell Pressley (friend of Dorthy Douglas / maintenance chemo)
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / cancer treatments)
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); Christopher Cook & family (New Mexico) / Unspoken Concerns / Trinity Cluster
ATTENDANCE – Worship Attendance Last Sunday-92 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-22
UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Addison Schafer & Camden Miller
BELL STEWARD—James Little
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Jamie Schafer
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Jeanne Bishop
USHERS—Ellie Anthis, Lance Stuckey, Christian Schafer, Ethan Little
WORSHIP LEADER—Jim Bishop
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TUESDAY PCHS Cross Country Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
SATURDAY S.M.I.L.E. Mile Walk (see announcements)
10/8/17 COMMUNION SUNDAY [note date change]
10/10/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
10/17/17 PCHS Boys Tennis Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
10/18/17 PCHS Girls Soccer Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
Ad. Council, 6:30pm
THANK YOU to those who sent cards to us as “loved ones of the week”. Your heartfelt kindness is deeply appreciated. Love in Christ, Bob & Irene Williams
HURRICANE RELIFE COLLECTION: We are currently collecting for the Hurricane Harvey / UMCOR offering. (Remember 100% of the UMCOR offering goes to disaster relief.) We have an UMCOR/Hurricane Harvey donation box on the entrance table to receive donations at any time over the next few weeks.
APPLE BUTTER is now available in both regular & Splenda varieties.
Quarts – $8.00; Pints – $6.00; ½ Pints – $4.00
UMYH BOYS HOME GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY THIS AFTERNOON: The United Methodist Youth Home is delighted to invite you to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for our new Boys Home today at 2:00pm. There will be a short ceremony followed by refreshments and an opportunity to tour our campus! We would love to see you there! Parking space is limited, so please carpool if possible. (UMYH is located at 2521 N. Burkhardt Rd. in Evansville)
WALK TO FIGHT SUICIDE IS TODAY: Gibson County Out of the Darkness Community Walk will be held today at the Princeton Community High School track. For more information, go to afsp.org/GibsonCounty.
HELP NEEDED TO SERVE BANQUET:
Tuesday, October 3rd, PCHS Cross Country, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
Tuesday, October 17th, PCHS Boys Tennis, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
Wednesday, October 18th, Girls Soccer, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
Thursday, November 9th, PCHS Football, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
To help, contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079
S.M.I.L.E. MILE THIS SATURDAY: The 2017 Smile on Down Syndrome Smile Mile walk is set for this Saturday, October 7th, 9:00am-12:00pm at the Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center. S.M.I.L.E. raises awareness and serves hundreds of families who have a loved one with Down Syndrome. If you’d like to support our own Eddie Craig with a donation to the Eddie’s Buddies team, talk with Patty Craig or Laura Heidenreich prior to walk day.
HOLY COMMUNION will be observed at Patoka UMC next Sunday, October 8th – please note the date change.
CHARGE CONFERENCE: Patoka UMC’s Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, October 15th at 2:00pm at Patoka UMC. Rev. Doug Heiman from Bluegrass UMC will officiate. Rev. Heiman will have to immediately move to another charge conference following Patoka’s so there will be no reception or social time afterwards. All are welcome to attend Charge Conference.
MOUNTAIN MISSION TRUCK will be at Patoka UMC October 24th. If you have items to donate, please have them to the Family Life Center attached garage no later than Sunday, October 22nd. Remember to CLEARLY mark donations as “for Mountain Mission”, since other items are stored in the garage as well. Thank you for your continued support of this outreach ministry.
FALL COOKOUT: Buddy & Puff Rogers are hosting their annual United Methodist Youth Home cookout/party on Saturday, October 28th afternoon/evening, and you’re also invited! Come out and enjoy great food, Scott Mason playing music, games, hayrides and more! For more information or directions contact Buddy or Puff at 812-635-9001.
TRUNK-OR-TREAT: Let’s gather in the church parking lot and dress up ourselves (if you want) and open our decorated trunks (decorated if you want) and give to the kids in the community! Tentatively scheduled for October 30th or 31st (still to be determined), from 6:00-7:00pm. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table for those who plan to participate. Watch the bulletin for more details.
COAT-A-COMMUNITY: Our church hosts its first Coat-A-Community Saturday November 11th from 9:00-11:00am in the Family Life Center. We will gladly accept donations of new or gently used coats for this event. Coats in all sizes, from infant to adult, are needed. Please have all coats to the church by Sunday November 5th so that washing & repairs can be done before the 11th. Please give coats to Kathy or Ron Hudson, or Alyssa Koberstein. If you have left them in the attached garage, please mark them “coat give away” and let Ron, Kathy or Alyssa know. Questions? Contact Kathy at 812-779-2058 or cell phone at 812-664-0063. Thank you for supporting this event!!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX MINISTRY will be here before you know it – deadline is Sunday, November 12th. On the foyer table are brochures that tell you how to pack a shoebox, along with the tag that goes on the outside designating boy or girl, and a reminder of your $9 cost to aid in shipping. Please remember to leave your shoebox Unwrapped, as our youth will be handling that for you! Please consider being a part of this amazing outreach opportunity.
BIG CHURCH NIGHT OUT FALL TOUR featuring Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca, Derek Minor, Brock Gill, Adam Agee, Jamison Strain, and Jeremy Willet will be held Thursday, December 7th at 7:00pm at the Owensboro Convention Center. All seats reserved! Tickets on sale NOW (starting at $18)! 2 free tickets with groups of 10 or more – limited availability. For tickets and more information go to BigChurchNightOut.com or PremierProductions.com.
OCTOBER IS PASTOR/STAFF/VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH: Why not take a moment to write a text, email, or personal note to let those who serve the church know that their efforts are greatly appreciated. Tell them how the church has greatly benefited from their service. Remind them that God Himself sees and rewards those who diligently work for Him with little or no regard for earthly recognition. At times it may seem that much of the work is “behind the scenes”, and no one really cares, but He sees and He knows the motivation of the heart… to honor and serve and glorify Him. Our lives of service can have a tremendous impact on the wondering world around us: Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it. – Stephen Colbert
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable. – Kevin Max