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Bulletin 10-2-16

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Forgiving love is a possibility only for those who know they are not good, who feel themselves in need of divine mercy. (Reinhold Niebuhr)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK
Frank Eads
122 Dogwood Drive
Warren, Indiana 46792-9260

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Jeannine Miller (heart issues) – Deaconess downtown
Jerry Oursler (neighbor of Spencer & Melissa Gains / health concerns)
Steve Sullivan (brother of Faith Livermore / prostate cancer / has spread to lymph nodes & bones / cannot do chemo or radiation because of dialysis)
Harold Cox (brother of Dorthy Douglas / MRI has revealed a mass on his liver)
Kim Nottingham (niece of Rita Barton / health issues)
Bob Bruce (recovering from stroke) – at home
Harlan Scott (friend of Ed & Ellyn Horrall / recently diagnosed with cancer)
Isabelle Marks (friend of Shelby Luttrell / dirt bike accident / broken leg/arm/wrist
Marcella Welsh (niece of Buddy & Puff Rogers / 3 months pregnant / in hospital in danger of losing baby)
Krystal Cable (daughter of Kelly Griffin / genetic testing & neurologist / headache for 2 months)
Jeff Cable (hernia surgery / liver issue)
Cale Thomas (great-nephew of Mary Jane & Mike Kermode / kidney cancer / upcoming surgery)
Dick Johnson (health concerns)
Heather Ota (3rd grade teacher at PCIS / uterine cancer / undergoing chemo)
Denise Kilps (4th battle with cancer/chemo / recovering from surgery)
Sue Parker (recovering from rotator cuff surgery / undergoing therapy)
Scott Payne (step-grandfather of Austin Meyer / aggressive stage 4 cancer / chemo)
Les Schmitt (father of Chris MacKay / needs prayer for healing)
Casey Lamb (computer teacher at PCIS / upcoming double mastectomy)
Jeff Stenfenagel (co-worker of Greg Ault / stage 4 cancer)
Jewell Pressley (friend of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 cancer)
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 (continuing health concerns for both)
Ed Knust (health concerns) & Ruth Knust (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);
Those Who Can’t Be With Us Today; Unspoken Concerns; Trinity Cluster Churches

ATTENDANCE Worship Attendance Last Sunday-135 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-60
UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Cydney Miller & Addison Schafer
BELL STEWARD—Patty Craig
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Jamie Schafer
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Debbie Bryant
GREETERS—Faith Livermore
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Alison Marvel, Ashlyn Anthis, Ava Little, Brittany Koberstein
WORSHIP LEADER—Mark Berry

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
THURSDAY PCHS Cross Country Banquet, 6:30pm – help needed at 5:45
0/9/16 Nominating Committee mtg., following church
10/11/16 Bible Study, 7:00pm
10/12/16 PCHS Boys Tennis Banquet, 6:00pm – help needed at 5:15
10/13/16 PCHS Girls Volleyball Banquet, 6:00pm – help needed at 5:15
10/16/16 Mountain Mission Deadline
10/18/16 GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm, Missions, 6:00pm Bible Study, 7:00pm
10/19/16 Ad. Council, 6:30pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS
APPLE BUTTER AVAILABLE:
 Quarts are $8 and pints $6 (very few ½ pints available at $4)
 Regular (made with apples, sugar, red hots, cinnamon)
 Regular/ brown (no red hots)
 Splenda (made with apples, Splenda, red hots, cinnamon)
 Splenda/brown (no red hots)

OCTOBER IS PASTOR / STAFF / VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH at Patoka UMC – a perfect time to lift a prayer of thanks to the Lord for our pastor(and spouse) and staff and all those who choose to be the hands & feet of Christ through the many events and ministries of the church. It’s a great opportunity to send a note of thanks to let them know that what they do really does make a difference. A kind word or pat on the back is the fresh drink of water that is so often needed and so often overlooked. During Appreciation Month, remember those who exemplify Galatians 5:13… “by love serve one another”.

MT. TABOR GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH HOMECOMING IS TODAY… and they invite everyone to join them for a great afternoon of fellowship, music, food and more! Mt. Tabor is located 2 miles north of Wheeling, off Mark Ford Road. The church will provide meat & drink for the noon lunch. Everyone else is asked to carry in a side dish, salad or dessert. Music begins at 1:30, featuring “4 His Praise Trio”. All are welcome!

CARD SHOWER / OPEN HOUSE: Sharon Richeson will turn 90 years old on October 3rd and the family would like to honor her with a card shower on her special day! Cards can be sent to Sharon at 613 Old Patoka Road, Patoka, IN 47666.
The celebration will continue on October 22nd with a private family dinner, followed by an open house for all friends & church family from 2:00-4:00pm in the Patoka United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Stop by from 2:00-4:00 to wish Sharon a happy birthday and help the family celebrate and honor this special lady. No gifts, please.

70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Jimmie & Mary Lou Watkins of Wheeling will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on October 3rd, and their family hopes you’ll help them celebrate this momentous occasion by remembering Jimmie & Mary Lou with cards, phone calls [812-386-6980] and visits. Cards can be sent to 6093 East 390 North, Francisco, IN 47649.

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE: Sports Banquets and other events are beginning, and help will be needed at least 45 minutes prior to each event. Contact Laura Heidenreich (812-385-5079) to volunteer:
 Oct. 6 – PCHS Cross Country – 6:30pm
 Oct. 12 – PCHS Boys Tennis – 6:00pm
 Oct. 13 – PCHS Girls Volleyball – 6:00pm
 Oct. 20 – PCHS Girls Soccer – 6:00pm
 Oct. 22 – Private Event – 12:00 noon
 Oct. 26 – PCHS Boys Soccer – 6:00pm
 Nov. 10 – PCHS Football – 6:00pm

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held next Sunday, October 9th immediately following church. Committee members are: Donna Cook, Sue Hollen, Kathy Hudson, Melissa Gaines, Ellyn Horrall, Maria Stone, Shane Hayes, Cindy Kissel, Amanda Sands, Jeff Pinney(chairperson). Please either turn the committee form in at the entrance or speak to one of these committee members prior to the meeting on the 9th. Bulletin inserts should be filled out and left in the basket on the foyer table. Please let us know your intentions:
1. What committee you would like to serve on…..or
2. What committee you no longer wish to serve on…..or
3. If Serving on a committee in 2017 is not possible at this time

MOUNTAIN MISSION TRUCK will be at Patoka UMC the week of October 17th. Any & all donations should be in the FLC attached garage no later than Sunday, October 16th, clearly marked “for Mountain Mission”.

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH HOME DAY AT BARNES & NOBLE is set for Saturday, October 18th. A portion of every book bought in store that day will go to UMYH! All you have to do is mention United Methodist Youth Home at checkout! UMYH will have a table there with music to remind everyone. UMYH will also benefit from any online sales during the same week (October 9th-15th) that mentions them.

COOKOUT / MUSIC / HAYRIDE / AND MORE!!! Saturday, October 29th beginning at 2:00pm, Buddy & Puff Rogers will be hosting a cookout at their home for the kids at the Evansville Youth Home – hayride, Texas chili, burgers, deserts, Scott Mason singing, pumpkin decorating and more, and you’re invited as well!! Come enjoy the afternoon! It is a great time for adults as well as youth.

CHARGE CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED: Patoka UMC’s Charge Conference has been rescheduled to Monday, November 7th, 5:30pm(CST) at Vincennes Community UMC. The Conference Office realized that the 8th (previous date) is also Election Day and wanted to avoid any conflict this might cause some churches. Representatives from Patoka UMC, in addition to the pastor, are needed at Charge Conference. If you can attend, please let Pastor Jeff know as soon as possible.
WEB SITE: Visit www.patokaumc.org regularly for information. Also note that it is compatible with your phone! Calendar will be kept up to date, information on happenings, Sunday’s children’s program will be on the site, this and a lot more! If you would like to help maintain the web site, please let Pastor Jeff know.

BRA BANK APPEAL: We continue collecting gently used bras (leave in designated container by front doors) for a special project designed to aid African women in the prevention of sexual assaults [less likely to be attacked if wearing undergarments] and human trafficking. For more info go to freethegirls.org, or thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com and click on ‘Mozambique Or Bust’.

LOVE PACKAGES: We continue to collect Bibles, Sunday School lessons, Upper Rooms, Our Daily Bread, Hymnals… basically any Christian literature, to be distributed to third world countries where so many are hungry for the word of God that they take our excess, out of date items and cherish them. Instead of throwing out these things, place them in the designated container near the front entrance and we will get them to people who need them.

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