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Bulletin 12-31-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory. – Warren Wiersbe

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (Class of ’78 classmate of Melissa Gaines / cancer) Mark DeBord, 213 East Warnock St.
Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST – Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Jeff Stenfenagal(co-worker of Greg Ault).
Pat Chamberlain (recovering from surgery)
Mark DeBord (Class of ’78 classmate of Melissa Gaines / cancer)
Heather Luttrell’s family
Rev. Randy Anderson (Southwest District Associate D.S. / recovering from mild heart attack and a stent procedure / doing well / now at home)
Gary Kinnaman (brother-in-law of Nora Miller / health concerns)
Karen Muncy (mother of Sam Muncy / recurrence of cancer (lymphoma) /
prognosis good / prayers for tolerance of chemo treatments)
Ted Thompson (continuing health concerns)
Darvin Hulfachor (cancer)
Greg Nixon (cancer)
Megan Miller (granddaughter of Red & Nora Miller / health concerns)
Patty Pflug (mass on kidney)
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)
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-125 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-17

UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Colton Duke & Ryder Duke
BELL STEWARD—Jim Bishop
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—(need volunteer)
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Mike Phares
GREETERS—Chris Heidenreich family
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Jim Anthis, Chris Heidenreich, Mark Berry, Greg Ault
WORSHIP LEADER—Debbie Bryant

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TODAY Carry-in Farewell Luncheon for Pastor & Bonnie, 11:30am
MONDAY HAPPY NEW YEAR! Office Closed
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
1/7/18 Pantry Sunday
1/10/18 UN-decorate Church, 5:00pm
1/17/18 Ad. Council, 6:30pm
1/19/18 FLC Reserved, all day
1/20/18 FLC Reserved, all day
1/27/18 Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am
FLC Reserved, 8:30am

ANNOUNCEMENTS
THANK YOU to my church family for the Christmas bonus, as well as the many cards and remembrances Spencer and I received over the holidays. I continue to be blessed by so many of you with your kind words and prayers of support throughout the year, and I wish all of you a very healthy and happy 2018! Melissa

FAREWELL LUNCHEON TODAY: Please join us for a carry-in farewell luncheon for Pastor Jeff and Bonnie, following Sunday School today / 11:30am in the Family Life Center. This will be our final opportunity to fellowship and wish them well before they begin their new journey at Otwell.

POINSETTIAS: If you have yet to take your poinsettia home, please do so this morning. Any flowers left today will be shared with a shut-in/nursing home/GGH, or disposed of this week.

2018 DIRECTORY BOOKS ARE HERE!! Take a minute to stop at the foyer table and pick up a 2018 Directory Book for your family. We have a limited supply, so please take one per family until we make sure everyone has one. If there are extras – in a few weeks – feel free to take one for your office or car.

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES: An individual offering envelope system is available at PUMC for your convenience. This allows you to designate on the envelope where you prefer your tithes & offerings to go each week – such as General Fund, Missions, etc. Use of these envelopes is confidential. They may also be used for tax purposes. For 2018 envelopes, contact Laura Heidenreich or Rick Hudson.

PANTRY SUNDAY: Next Sunday, January 7th is Pantry Sunday… each Communion Sunday [1st Sunday of the month] we ask that you bring canned goods and non-perishable items [especially canned meats and/or box dinners] to be placed in the container near the front doors for the Patoka Food Pantry. We are fed by Jesus Christ on Communion Sunday, therefore we need to feed others. Items always needed (that cannot be purchased with food stamps) – soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste.

UN-DECORATING OF THE CHURCH will take place on Wednesday, January 10th at 5:00pm. Any and all help would be appreciated.

God specializes in giving people a fresh start. – Rick Warren

Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God’s most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear. – Charles Stanley

CLEANING HOUSE FOR 2018

Last Week I threw out Worrying, it was getting old and in the
way.

It kept me from being me; I couldn’t do things God’s way.

I threw out a book on MY PAST
(Didn’t have time to read it anyway.)

Replaced it with NEW GOALS, started reading it today.

I threw out hate and bad memories,
(Remember how I treasured them so?)

Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too, threw out the one from long ago.

Brought in some new books too, called I CAN, I WILL, AND I
MUST.

Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
WOW, you should’ve seen the dust.

I ran across an OLD FRIEND, I hadn’t talked to in a while.

His name is GOD the Father, and I really like His style.

He helped me to do some cleaning and added some things Himself.

Like PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE,
Yes I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing and placed it at the front door.

I FOUND IT- it’s called PEACE. Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I’ve got my house looking nice.

Looks good around the place.

For things like Worry and Trouble there just isn’t any space.

It’s good to do a little house cleaning,
Get rid of the things on the shelf.

It sure makes things brighter; maybe you should TRY IT
YOURSELF.

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