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Bulletin 11-6-16

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. (Billy Graham)

Each week, in addition to those on our prayer list, we remember someone, specifically,
by sending cards and notes to let them know they are being lifted up in a special way.
If you so choose, please join us as we remember…

(serious health concerns)
Amy Adams, c/o Patty Craig, 272 South 180 East, Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Ellen Evans (friend of Larry & Heather Luttrell & family / bleeding internally / undergoing tests / upon release from hospital she & her husband are moving to Florida – prayers for travel mercies & adjusting to the move)
Amy Adams (sister of Patty Craig & Mary Case / intensive care / heart attack / fluid on lungs / cellulitis) – Deaconess
Toni Whitehouse (granddaughter of Barbara Whitehouse) – I.U. Hospital
Angela Bignall (friend of Shelby Luttrell / bike accident / broken arm & leg)
Gary Taylor (mass found / undergoing further testing)
Karen Gress (recurrence of cancer / continuing treatments)
Darwin Nelson (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / undergoing chemo)
Retta Gaines (mother-in-law of Melissa Gaines / undergoing post-surgery therapy)
Ed Prior (critical tests)
Pastor Patricia Greffey (continuing health concerns)
Steve Sullivan (brother of Faith Livermore / cancer)
Harold Cox (brother of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 liver, bile duct & stomach cancer / will undergo chemo / possible remission with treatment)
Bob Bruce (health concerns)
Harlan Scott (friend of Ed & Ellyn Horrall / cancer)
Cale Thomas (great-nephew of Mary Jane & Mike Kermode / recovering from kidney cancer surgery)
Dick Johnson (continuing health concerns)
Heather Ota (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 (teacher at PCIS / recovering from double mastectomy / radiation)
Jeff Stenfenagel (co-worker of Greg Ault / stage 4 cancer)
Jewell Pressley (friend of Dorthy Douglas / undergoing maintenance chemo)
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 (continuing multiple 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); Unspoken Concerns; Trinity Cluster Churches

ATTENDANCEWorship Attendance Last Sunday-96 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-54

ACOLYTES—Connor Miller & Camden Miller
GREETERS—Darla Smith & Lisa Meyer
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Ben Heidenreich, Emma Ault, Olivia Marvel, Andrew May

TODAY FLC Reserved, 12:00-6:00pm
Set Up For Football Banquet, 7:00pm
MONDAY FLC Reserved for Election
TUESDAY FLC Reserved for Election
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved for Election
THURSDAY PCHS Football Banquet, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
FRIDAY FLC Reserved, all day
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, all day
11/13/16 Shoebox Collection Deadline
UMYF, 10:30-11:30am
THANK YOU ALL for the prayers, thoughts, cards and words of kindness in the loss of David’s brother, Gerald. We have felt God’s presence with us through this time and appreciate Pastor Jeff coming to the hospital. David & Dorthy Douglas

DEAR PATOKA UMC: I would like to thank everyone for all the cards I received as “loved one”. I appreciated the thoughts so much. Steve Sullivan

WE THANK GOD FOR YOU! God is so good and has blessed us with each up step and each down step in this two month’s journey, as well as in every previous day of our lives! We especially praise Him for the prayers you’ve sent up to our phenomenal Lord who calls us, shapes us, and sends us. And we thank you for your calls, and cards. We will spend the next two weeks at David’s house, close to Indy, so Dick can come to the hospital Monday through Friday for strengthening therapy. This will be our address for those two weeks: We love you! Dick & Babs Johnson
Dick Johnson
c/o David Johnson
1175 PR North Deer Run East Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176

WE WANT TO THANK OUR CHURCH FAMILY for the prayers, cards and comforting words regarding the loss of my mother. It is a blessing to be a part of such a caring and loving church. Mike & Debby Phares

BIBLE-IN-A-YEAR: Copies of the monthly “Bible-In-A-Year” readings have been placed near the entry. Feel free to pick one up!!

APPLE BUTTER UPDATE: We are excited about moving as much of this year’s apple butter as we have, but there’s still an ample supply to sell. What you see on the FLC table is just a portion of what we have. The holidays are a great time to pick some up for gifts, or cooking special recipes, or just to enjoy with your friends & relatives. Here’s what we have left [quarts-$8; pints-$6; ½ pints-$4]:
Regular – 240 pints / 22 ½ half pints
Regular Brown – 9 pints
Splenda – 71 quarts / 72 pints
Splenda Brown – 12 quarts / 28 pints / 8 ½ pints

FLC / VOTING SITE: Patoka UMC’s Family Life Center will be used as a voting site on Tuesday, November 8th. Equipment will be delivered November 7th and will remain in the building until November 9th. During the time equipment is in the building, entry into the FLC, by law, is restricted to voters & election personnel only.

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE PCHS Football this Thursday, November 10th at 6:00pm. Help needed at 5:15. Contact Laura Heidenreich (812-385-5079) to volunteer. PLEASE NOTE – we need help this evening at 7:00pm to set up for this banquet, due to the FLC being used as an election site Nov. 7th-9th and restricted admittance into the building during those days. Final set up must be done tonight.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX MINISTRY deadline is next Sunday, November 13th! Just… 1)Take a plain plastic box, a regular shoebox, or one of the boxes provided 2)Fill with suggested items listed in the forms that are on the foyer table – read & follow the instructions CAREFULLY 3)Leave shoebox unwrapped – the youth will inspect & wrap them, and add to them if necessary 4)Include $7 for shipping – cash or check – make checks payable to Samaritans Purse, with a note on the memo line that the donation is for Operation Christmas Child 5)Bring your shoebox to the church no later than next Sunday.

FLC CLEANING DAYS are scheduled November 14th (inside / kitchen / gym / restrooms / Wesley room) & November 17th (garage & whatever is still needed). There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table for anyone that can help. For more information contact Patty Craig at 812-385-8228. Please note: November 14th is TENTATIVE at this time. Watch for more details, or check with Patty Craig.

MISSIONS COMMITTEE WILL MEET Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Committee members are: Debbie Bryant, Rita Barton, Jim Bishop, Mary Case, Shea Duke, Dick Johnson, Cindy Kissel, Nora Miller, Mike Phares, and Sue Stuckey. Newly elected 2017 committee members are welcome to come get their feet wet too!  Missions meetings are open to all interested persons.

BAZAAR: PUMC’s annual dinner & bazaar is Saturday, November 19th 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 & tea. $9 for adults. $4 for children 10 & under. Carry-outs available. And don’t forget to visit the Bazaar Room. Here’s how you can help:
 sign up EARLY – lists are available on the foyer table
 See Debbie Bryant for Bazaar Room ideas
 Come and help at “work days” –November 15th – Break Bread & Prep, 1:00-3:00pm & November 18th – Decorate & Prep 8:30am
 Display yard signs and flyers (see Melissa for flyers)
 Invite neighbors & friends
 And pray for a successful event that serves our guests and provides an opportunity to reach out to someone who might be looking for a church home
 Monetary donations for last-minute supplies are always welcome and should be given to Jamie
 Questions? Talk to Jamie

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Due to the holidays there will be no Men’s Breakfast in November or December. We do invite you to join us again after the first of the year. All men, all ages are welcome on the last Saturday of each month. We encourage you to invite friends as well. There’s always plenty of room, great food, and good fellowship. So plan to join us in January!

THANKSGIVING DINNER OUTREACH: Grace & Albert Luttrell, their family, and volunteers will offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal as a community outreach on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, from noon-2:00pm at the Patoka United Methodist Church Family Life Center. They will cook, serve, and deliver food for anyone who needs 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. If you (or someone you know) would like to come enjoy dinner, or require a meal delivered, please call 812-664-0981 by November 20th. Volunteers are still 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 November 20th.

DIRECTORY BOOK DEADLINE: We need ALL changes to the current church directory book turned in no later than Sunday, November 27th to ensure that your family’s information is correct in the 2017 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: 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 27th 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!

CAROLING & PIZZA is set for Sunday, December 4th! We’ll meet in the lobby of Gibson General Hospital at 4:00pm and proceed to 5th floor for caroling… then on to The Waters at 4:45 and River Oaks at 5:30. Following, we’ll meet at Pizza Hut (approx. 6:15) for food & fellowship. If you’ve never joined us for caroling before, please plan to this year. It will bless you more than you can imagine!

HILLSIDE UMC COMMUNITY SENIOR MINISTRIES EVENT: Day trip to Evansville to attend the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Peppermint Pops” at the Victory Theatre. Sunday, December 4th. Tickets are $31/person. Lunch ($) is your responsibility. Depart Church at 11:00am. Lunch at Stoll’s 11:45am (on way to Evansville). Peppermint Pops at 2:00pm. Carpool from the church or take the church bus. Reservations must be made and paid by November 11th. Make check ($31) payable to H.U.M.C. For detailed information & reservations, contact Nancy Griffith – 812-385-5012 or Patty Perkins – 812-385-0931.

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