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Bulletin – 11-19-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. –Charles Spurgeon

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (92nd birthday – November 22nd) – Frank Eads, 801 Huntington Ave., Warren, Indiana 46792

PRAYER LIST – Pray One for Another – James 5:16 / [Additions & Updates in BOLD]
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of David Lloyd(father of Stephanie Berry)
Judy Lawson (former co-worker of Sue Stuckey / complications from open heart surgery)
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 / 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 / consult. with cardiologist showed no heart surgery needed, PTL!)
Chea Burton (awaiting test results)
Ted Thompson (recovering from 2nd open heart surgery)
Linus Lindy (brother of Sue Stuckey / recovering from open heart surgery)
Darvin Hulfachor (cancer)
Greg Nixon (cancer)
Jake Nueffer (esophageal/throat cancer / treatments done / on feeding tube)
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 (gr’daughter 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-104 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-26

ACOLYTES—Aadin Lovett & Kimberly Chamberlain
GREETERS—Albert & Grace Luttrell
USHERS—Ben Heidenreich, Emma Ault, Olivia Marvel, Andrew May
WORSHIP LEADER—Barbara Skelton

TODAY Deadline To Sign Up For Free Community Outreach
Thanksgiving Meal (Flyer On Foyer Table)
THURSDAY Office Closed
Community Outreach Meal, 12:00-2:00pm
FRIDAY Office Closed
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, 8:30am
11/26/17 Directory Book Deadline
Hanging of the Greens & Carry-in, 3:00pm
12/3/17 Communion Sunday / Pantry Sunday
Deadline for Poinsettia Orders (Order Forms On Foyer Table)
Church & FLC Reserved, 2:00pm
Caroling & Pizza, 4:00pm (Meet In GGH Lobby)

TO PATOKA UMC CHURCH FAMILY: Again, thanks so much for being “the loved ones of the week”. Shorty and I received so many cards and calls. We praise Jesus Christ for my healing – 11/6/17 had a body scan of the stomach and no cancer showed up – thanks for all the prayers. They have been heard! Love, Mary Ann & Shorty Stone

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!

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.

THANKSGIVING DINNER OUTREACH – DEADLINE TODAY: 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 TODAY. 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 BEFORE LEAVING TODAY.

DIRECTORY BOOK DEADLINE: We need ALL changes to the current church directory book no later than next 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. Next 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 Laura Heidenreich or Rick 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

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

HELP KEEP US CURRENT… we strive to keep all information in newsletters, bulletins, directory books, on file, and in the computer up to date, but we need your help. If your personal information – phone #, email address, etc. – changes please let us know in the church office while you’re updating other pertinent sources. If someone needs to be added or removed from our birthday & anniversary list, directory listings, or even the prayer list, your input is needed. We may or may not ‘hear through the grapevine’ that something changes, so we ask that you help us serve you best by taking just a minute to keep us current. We appreciate any and all assistance and updates.

In happy moments, PRAISE GOD. In difficult moments, SEEK GOD. In quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. In painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD. –Rick Warren

A thankful heart is one of the primary identifying characteristics of a believer. It stands in stark contrast to pride, selfishness, and worry. And it helps fortify the believer’s trust in the Lord and reliance of His provision, even in the toughest times. No matter how choppy the seas become, a believer’s heart is buoyed by constant praise and gratefulness to the Lord. –John MacArthur

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