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Bulletin – 10-15-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Faith comes through God’s Word and through praise. Faith grows as you praise the Lord. – Wesley L. Duewel

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (health concerns) – Darla Meyer Smith, 303 Olive Drive, Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST
Pray One for Another – James 5:16 / [Additions & Updates in BOLD]
Greg Nixon (cancer)
Jake Nueffer (esophageal/throat cancer / treatments done / on feeding tube)
Darla Meyer Smith (health concerns) – Deaconess Gateway
Jodie Memmer (friend of Cindy Kissel / health concerns)
Those affected by the hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires
Those affected by the shootings in Las Vegas
Helen Padgett (friend of Barb Skelton / lung cancer)
Unspoken Request
David Lloyd (father of Stephanie Berry / health concerns) – at home
Mary Case (recovering from back surgery) – at home
Unspoken Request
Megan Miller (granddaughter of Red & Nora Miller / health concerns)
Father of Heather Luttrell (recent heart cath)
Gina Beckner (biopsy / awaiting test results)
Tyler Bottoms (former daycare child of Lisa Meyer / recovering from truck accident / doing well) – at home
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-96 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-22

UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Aadin Lovett & Kimberly Chamberlain
BELL STEWARD—Patty Craig
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Shea Duke
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Muppets
GREETERS—Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer
ORGANIST—Nedra West
USHERS—Alison Marvel, Ashlyn Anthis, Ava Little, Brittany Koberstein
WORSHIP LEADER—Ron Hudson

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TODAY CHARGE CONFERENCE, 2:00pm
TUESDAY PCHS Boys Tennis Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
WEDNESDAY PCHS Girls Soccer Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15, Ad. Council, 6:30pm
THURSDAY PCHS Girls Volleyball Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
10/22/17 DEADLINE FOR MT. MISSION COLLECTION
10/24/17 PCHS Girls Golf Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
10/25/17 PCHS Boys Soccer Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
10/28/17 Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am, Cookout at Rogers’ Home
10/30/17 Trunk-or-Treat at PUMC, 6:00-7:00pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS
DEAR PATOKA UMC: I want to thank you for praying for me during my illness. Your prayers were heard and I am now well. God is good and listens to our prayers. Again, thank you. Sandra Bilskie

HURRICANE RELIFE COLLECTION: We are currently collecting for the Hurricane Harvey / UMCOR offering (100% goes to disaster relief.) in the donation box on the entrance table. Thank you for your compassion & generosity.

APPLE BUTTER is moving quickly, but still available in both regular & Splenda varieties. Quarts – $8.00; Pints – $6.00; ½ Pints – $4.00

CHARGE CONFERENCE TODAY: Patoka UMC’s Charge Conference will be held today at 2:00pm here 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 this afternoon’s Charge Conference.

AD. COUNCIL MEETS this Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Ad. Council focuses on and addresses the business aspects of church life and the day-to-day operations and needs of the church as a ministry. Ad. Council is open to any and all who would like to be a part of or have a voice in the plans and business of Patoka UMC.

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE BANQUETS:
 Tuesday, October 17th, PCHS Boys Tennis, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
 Wednesday, October 18th, PCHS Girls Soccer, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
 Thursday, October 19th, PCHS Girls Volleyball, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
 Tuesday, October 24th, PCHS Girls Golf, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
 Wednesday, October 25th, PCHS Boys 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

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 next 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 (if you want) and give to the kids in the community! Trunk-or-Treat is now set for Monday, October 30th from 6:00-7:00pm. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table for those who plan to participate.

OCU TO HOST ANNUAL GOSPEL CONCERT: Oakland City University will be hosting their annual Gospel Concert on Friday, November 3rd. This year’s concert will feature The Hoppers and The Collingsworth Family. The concert will be held in Johnson Center with doors opening at 6:00pm and the concert starting at 7:00pm. Tickets will be $16 at the door. Advance tickets will be available October 1st – 30th, and may be purchased at The Vineyard in Evansville, Oakland City Hometown IGA, by phone at (812)749-1243, or online at OAK.edu. Advance ticket prices are $15 each for groups up to 10 people and $14 each for groups of 11 or more.

DON’T FORGET to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday night, November 4th, when retiring. Daylight Savings Time begins on November 5th.

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 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.
DINNER & BAZAAR: PUMC’s annual dinner & bazaar is Saturday, November 18th from 3:00-7:00pm(CST). Menu includes turkey or ham, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans or corn, slaw, cranberry salad, homemade desserts, bread, apple butter, coffee or tea. $9 for adults. $4 for children 10 & under. Carry-outs available. Bazaar Room with goodies! Here’s how you can help:
 Sign up EARLY when lists become available
 See Debbie Bryant for Bazaar Room ideas
 Come and help at “work days” – November 14th and 17th
 Display yard signs
 Invite neighbors, friends & family
 Pray for a successful event that serves guests well & provides an opportunity to reach someone looking for a church home
 Monetary donations are always welcome and should be given to Jamie Schafer
 Questions – talk to Jamie

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 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.

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. – Harry Ironside

Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? And shall I, can I, silent be? – Charles Spurgeon

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