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Bulletin – 10-8-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? – Corrie Ten Boom

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (father of Stephanie Berry / health concerns) David Lloyd, 1002 N. Embree, Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST – Pray One for Another – James 5:16 / [Additions & Updates in BOLD]
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Dawn Jorgenson… and to the family & friends of the Tahara City, Japan exchange visitor, Masayuki Yamashita.
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 / truck accident / ICU on ventilator) – St. Vincent
Grandfather of Jennifer MacKay (recovering from triple bypass surgery)
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-77 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-25

UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Jamison Meyer & Brandon Luttrell
BELL STEWARD—Nora Miller
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Amanda Sands
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Pastor Jeff
GREETERS—John Anthis family
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Ron Hudson, Jim Bishop, David Hudson, Mike Berry
WORSHIP LEADER—Grace Luttrell

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, 11:00am
10/15/17 CHARGE CONFERENCE, 2:00pm
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
10/19/17 PCHS Girls Volleyball Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
10/22/17 DEADLINE FOR MT. MISSION COLLECTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS
THANK YOU to everyone who donated to this year’s Buddy Walk and Eddie’s Buddies. Your contributions were very much appreciated. Patty Craig

DEAR PATOKA UMC FAMILY: Thank you for choosing Margaret “loved one of the week” and for the cards, prayers and good wishes. We both appreciate it. God bless Patoka UMC. In His love, Margaret & Debbie Dodson

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 available in both regular & Splenda varieties.
Quarts – $8.00; Pints – $6.00; ½ Pints – $4.00

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

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.

AD. COUNCIL MEETS 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.
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 for more details.

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.

The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer. – F.B. Meyer

We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results. We don’t want to wait for God to resolve matters in His good time because His idea of ‘good time’ is seldom in sync with ours.” – Oswald Chambers

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