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Bulletin – 11-12-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – When our lives are filled with peace, faith and joy, people will want to know what we have. – David Jeremiah

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (friend of Sue Hollen / health concerns)
Ann Griffith, 130 E. First Street, Oakland City, IN 47660

***Congratulations to Emma Ault on her induction into National Honor Society!
***Congratulations to Jasmine MacKay on her induction into National Honor Society!

PRAYER LIST – Pray One for Another – James 5:16 / [Additions & Updates in BOLD]
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Robert “Bob” Stone (brother of Paul “Shorty” Stone).
Karen Muncy (mother of Sam Muncy / recurrence of cancer (lymphoma) /
prognosis good / prayers for tolerance of chemo treatments)
Tony Hughen(father-in-law of Michelle Hughen / health concerns / in hospital in Oklahoma)
Sharon Smith (mother of Jennifer Mackay / aneurism on her aortic arch on her heart / awaiting course of action from drs.)
Ann Griffith (friend of Sue Hollen / recovering from fall down flight of stairs / also seeing a cardiologist for heart issues and possible surgery)
Chea Burton (awaiting test results / consultation with specialist Nov. 15)
Sheila Pflug (friend of Melissa Gaines / health concerns)
Ted Thompson (recovering from 2nd open heart surgery)
Linus Lindy (brother of Sue Stuckey / recovering from open heart surgery)
Buddy Rogers (recovering from hip replacement surgery) – at home
Jesse Jo Odom (granddaughter of Jean Holder / recovering from open heart surgery to replace heart valve / doing well)
Darvin Hulfachor (cancer)
Travis Lashbrook (nephew of Jeanne Bishop) – at home
Greg Nixon (cancer)
Jake Nueffer (esophageal/throat cancer / treatments done / on feeding tube)
David Lloyd (father of Stephanie Berry / health concerns) – at home
Megan Miller (granddaughter of Red & Nora Miller / health concerns)
Marcella Welsh (niece of Puff & Buddy Rogers / pregnancy concerns)
Patty Pflug (mass on kidney)
Mike Ellis (recovering from stroke / home therapy / small improvements)
Bonnie Potts (health concerns)
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ / mass around heart / chemo/radiation)
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-82 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-22


ACOLYTES—Jamison Meyer & Brandon Luttrell
GREETERS—Barbara Skelton
USHERS—Frank Conner, John Anthis, Mike Phares, Don Davis

TODAY Set Up Tables for Bazaar, following Sunday School/help needed
FLC Reserved for Bazaar Prep, all week (work days below)
TUESDAY Break Bread & Kitchen Prep, 1:00-3:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY Ad. Council, 6:30pm
FRIDAY Decorate & Prep For Bazaar, 8:30am
SATURDAY Dinner & Bazaar, 3:00-7:00pm
11/23/17 Office Closed, Community Outreach Meal, 12:00-2:00pm
11/24/17 Office Closed
11/25/17 FLC Reserved, 8:30am
11/26/17 Directory Book Deadline, Hanging of the Greens & Carry-in, 3:00pm

DINNER & BAZAAR: PUMC’s annual dinner & bazaar is this Saturday, November 18th from 3:00-7:00pm(CST). Menu includes turkey & ham, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, corn, slaw, cranberry salad, homemade desserts, bread, apple butter, coffee or tea. $10 donation for adults. $5 donation for kids 6-10 & free for kids 5 & under. Carry-outs available. Bazaar Room with goodies! Here’s how to help…..
 Sign up lists are on the foyer table
 See Debbie Bryant for Bazaar Room ideas
 Come and help at “work days” – November 14th and 17th
 Display yard signs(ask Pastor or Jamie) and/or flyers(foyer table)
 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 welcome / please give to Jamie Schafer
 Talk to Buddy Rogers or Pastor to help with parking
 Questions – talk to Jamie

NO MEN’S BREAKFAST IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER – but please plan to join us again in the new year, invite guests, and enjoy a time of food & fellowship as we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord!

THANKSGIVING DINNER OUTREACH: Grace & Albert Luttrell, family, & volunteers will offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal as a community outreach on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd from 12-2pm at the Patoka UMC Family Life Center. They will cook, serve and deliver food for anyone needing a hot meal. If you (or someone you know) can’t prepare a meal, are alone this year, or can’t get out of your home, they would like to help you enjoy a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner. To come and enjoy the meal or to have one delivered please call 812-664-0981 by November 19th. Volunteers are needed and welcomed. If you’d like to lend a hand, or donate to help offset the cost of this outreach, please call 812-664-0981 for more information. If you plan to attend the dinner or need to sign up for delivery, you can also pick up a flyer on the foyer table, provide the contact information requested, and turn the flyer in to Grace or Albert no later than next Sunday, November 19th.

DIRECTORY BOOK DEADLINE: We need ALL changes to the current church directory book no later than Sunday, November 26th to ensure that your family’s information is correct in the 2018 book. If you have shared changes throughout the year and would like to double-check to be sure they’re entered into the system – not a problem – better safe than sorry! I will be glad to verify changes if you will drop me an email or call the church office. Thank you! Melissa

HANGING OF THE GREENS & CARRY-IN: The season of Advent is just a few weeks away, which means preparing ourselves as well as the church for the holidays. On Sunday, November 26th we will gather to decorate the church and Family Life Center during our annual Hanging of the Greens, beginning at 3:00pm. MUCH help is needed. Bring a pot of soup and/or sandwiches and join us in the FLC for a bite to eat afterwards. The more the merrier!

POINSETTIAS: If you would like to remember or honor a loved one or friend with a poinsettia during the Christmas season, order forms are now on the foyer table. DEADLINE TO TURN IN FORMS IS DECEMBER 3rd. Please print your information on the order form and turn it in, along with payment, to Marilyn Hudson.

CAROLING & PIZZA!! Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3rd as we’ll share the season in song with the residents & staff at Gibson General 5th floor, The Waters and River Oaks. Meet at GGH at 4:00pm in the front lobby. Then we’ll be at The Waters around 4:45 and River Oaks about 5:30. Following, we’ll meet at Pizza Hut (approximately 6:15) for food & fellowship. If you’ve never joined us for caroling before, please don’t miss out on a great evening! It will bless you more than you can imagine! Sign-up (foyer table) if you plan to go.

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 is 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 & more info go to or
MEMBERSHIP CLASS: Pastor Jeff will be leading a membership class soon for anyone wishing to learn more about the history of United Methodism and Patoka UMC, and who desires to become a member of our church. Dates/Times to be determined. There will be 2-3 sessions. If you are interested in becoming a member or would just like more information please contact Pastor Jeff.

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 – $8.00; Pints – $6.00; ½ Pints – $4.00
Remaining at last count:
117 quarts regular, 153 pints regular, 31 ½ pints regular
2 quarts brown regular, 7 pints brown regular, 4 ½ pints brown regular
80 quarts Splenda, 127 pints Splenda, 8 ½ pints Splenda
2 quarts brown Splenda, 15 pints brown Splenda

Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. We need to be light-hearted in what we do to avoid taking ourselves too seriously. It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride. – Richard J. Foster

Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its springs deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. He had joy, singing its music within, even under the shadow of the cross. – S.D. Gordon

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