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Bulletin – 2-5-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – “If we displease God, does it matter whom we please? If we please Him does it matter whom we displease?” (Leonard Ravenhill)

(birthday – February 10th) – Betty Bateman, 825 W. Broadway, Apt. B, Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Pastor Jeff (traveling to Africa for Nu-Vision work mission)
Fred Anthis (hospital stay this past week) – Deaconess Gateway
Nora Miller (recovering from shoulder surgery)
Rita Barton (recovering from surgical procedure for fracture in thoracic spine)
Spencer Gaines (health concerns)
Don Colvin (father of Amber May / had cataract surgery / glaucoma causing issues)
Jermene Penrod (aneurysm at the aorta / 3.8 in size / consulting with drs.)
Lisa (friend of Jim Key / disoriented & passing out)
Fred Thacker (out of hospital / heart still enlarged / still needs prayer)
Marty Bishop (recovering from pneumonia / blood clot in lung) – at home
Tom Bryant (recovering from stent procedure / continued prayers needed for circulation & healing / upcoming hip replacement) – River Oaks
Dave Newcome (friend of Barb Skelton / stroke)
Toni Whitehouse (granddaughter of Barbara Whitehouse / awaiting kidney transplant)
Tina Taylor (health concerns)
Karen Gress (recurrence of cancer / continuing treatments)
Harold Cox (brother of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 cancer / chemo)
Steve Sullivan (brother of Faith Livermore / cancer)
Harlan Scott (friend of Ed & Ellyn Horrall / cancer)
Denise Kilps (4th battle with cancer/chemo / recovering from surgery)
Scott Payne (step-grandfather of Austin Meyer / aggressive stage 4 cancer / chemo)
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 (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

ATTENDANCE – Worship Attendance Last Sunday-89 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-24

ACOLYTES—Addison Schafer & Camden Miller
GREETERS—Jeff & Donna Cook
USHERS—Jim Anthis, Chris Heidenreich, Albert Luttrell, Mark Berry

MONDAY (thru 2/22/17) Pastor in Africa
2/15/17 Ad. Council, 6:30pm
2/21/17 Missions mtg. CANCELLED
2/22/17 PCHS Girls Basketball Banquet, 6:00pm
2/23/17 PCHS Boys Basketball Banquet, 6:30pm

NU-VISION UPDATES: First, let me thank so many for contributing to this year’s kitchen project all ready. At this time there is a little over $20,000 that has been collected for the project. We had a goal of $25,000 and it is still possible. Every donation – no matter how big or small matters! There is always time even after I leave. Nu-Vision is a 501c3 tax deductible donation. I keep an eye on how the funds are spent. Again, thank you for your consideration!
While I am in Rwanda you will not want to miss our guest speakers that will deliver the message. February 12 – District Superintendent Steve Beutler. February 19 – John Davidson – Deacon from Harvest Community Fellowship in Washington, IN
Please be sure to welcome them as they visit and share the Word. Pastor Jeff

MOUNTAIN MISSION TRUCK will be at Patoka UMC the week of February 13th. If you have items to donate, please have them to the attached FLC garage no later than next Sunday, February 12th, in boxes, labeled “for Mt. Mission”. Remember to place boxes on the pallets in the garage to avoid water damage from areas of the floor where water sometimes pools. United Methodist Mountain Mission serves the people of eastern Kentucky with 8 stores located throughout the state, supported by supporters like you who donate gently used clothing & good, working, household items at a reasonable price. Items that they cannot use are encyclopedias, textbooks, hymnals, S.S. literature, appliances that do not work, electronics that do not work, organs, pianos, out of date televisions and out of date computer monitors. Thank you to all who continue to support Patoka UMC’s efforts for Mountain Mission.

MISSIONS MEETING CANCELLED: The Missions Committee meeting scheduled for February 21st has been cancelled. If you have business or questions for the committee, contact Kathy Hudson or Pastor Jeff.

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE SPORTS BANQUETS: Patoka UMC will serve banquets for the PCHS Girls Basketball team on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00pm and the PCHS Boys Basketball team on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm. Help will be needed 45 minutes prior to and during each banquet. If you can serve either evening, please contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079.

 Sunday, February 26, 2017
 6:00pm-7:30pm EST / 5:00pm-6:30pm CST
 Community United Methodist Church, 1548 S Hart St. Road, Vincennes, IN
 For more information – 812-882-2220
 Musicians from around the Vincennes area coming together to celebrate music, friendship & worship
 Featuring choral works by Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, Heather Sorenson, David Clydesdale and more
 Michael Ervin, Director of Music at Community UMC
 Dan Miller, Director of Music at First UMC Vincennes
 Lisa Miller, Professor of Voice, Vincennes University
 Jonathan Clark, Pianist & Vocalist
 And more musicians from the Greater Vincennes Area
 Evening concludes with a reception and time of fellowship
FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER is scheduled for February 28th from 4:30-6:00pm in the Family Life Center. A free-will offering will be taken as a fundraiser for our youth. YOUTH – put this on your calendar now – we need you here to work!!! The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. Save yourself the trouble of cooking that evening and come and support our youth!

ASH WEDNESDAY will be observed with a special service at Patoka UMC on March 1st at 7:00pm. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a time of reflection on our individual relationship with God and a re-dedication to purpose our lives in following Him completely. Ashes rubbed on the forehead of those who attend are a reminder of our mortality and an expression of our repentance. All are invited to share this very special evening. We hope you will invite someone to join us as well.

 What: an annual American music tour featuring Christian rock, Christian rap, and contemporary Christian music bands, stunt and/or comedy performances, and a guest speaker.
 Where: Evansville, IN at The Ford Center
 When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
 Starts: 7:00PM / Doors Open: 6:00PM
 Cost: Only $10 at the door! No tickets required!
 Artists include: Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Sadie Robertson, Thousand Foot Kruch, Andy Mineo, Colton Dixon, Newsong, Tony Nolan, OBB, Sarah Reeves, Steven Malcolm
 For More Information: Call 812-422-1515 or go to

o Saturday. March 18, 2017
o Registration 8 am CT Classes 8:30 – 2:30 pm CT
o Location: Blue Grass UMC, 14200 Petersburg Road, Evansville
o Courses Offered: 1) Basic Course; 2) Leading in Prayer (this counts toward Certified Lay Speaker path); and 3) God’s Mission…Our Journey
o Lunch will be provided for class participants
o Course information available in the Lay Servant Ministries Catalog available at
o Flyer/Brochure available in the PUMC office
o For more information about Lay Servant Mininistries, please contact the SW District Lay Servant Director, Amy Hartig at
o Or contact Mike Phares at 812-386-1559
o To register online visit: / Reg. Deadline-March 8th

AUCTION: Patoka UMC’s annual dinner & auction is Saturday, April 8th, with dinner at 4:30pm and live auction at 5:30pm. $7/adults; $4/kids 10 & under. Dinner – homemade soups, sandwiches, chips, dessert & drink. Auction – handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, jelly, relish, candy, quilted items, gift certificates, gift baskets, sports items and more!! If you have homemade or quilted items, furniture, antiques, any items listed above, or newly purchased items that you might donate please leave them in the old nursery room in the church basement beginning in March. Watch the bulletin and newsletter for more details and sign-up sheets in the future. In the meantime, mark your calendars and start inviting friends & neighbors. Questions? Contact Jamie Schafer.
EGG HUNT DONATIONS will be needed for the children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, April 9th following Sunday School. Donations of very small, individually wrapped candies, stickers & toys, as well as LARGE Easter eggs are needed by Thursday, April 6th and should be left in the designated COLLECTION BOX IN THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER WESLEY ROOM in March. Volunteers will be needed Friday, April 7th at 9:00am (Wesley Room) to fill eggs.

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 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 this life you sometimes have to choose between pleasing God and pleasing man. – In the long run, it’s better to please God – he’s more apt to remember. (Harry Kemelman)

Some people say, “Once you learn to be happy, you won’t tolerate being around people who make you feel anything less.” My Christ says, “Your job is to get off your self-righteous butt and start reaching out to the difficult people because my ministry wasn’t about a bunch of nice people getting together once a week to sing hymns and get a feel good message, that you may or may not apply, depending on the depth of your anger for someone. It is about caring for and helping the broken hearted, the difficult, the hurt, the misunderstood, the repulsive, the wicked and the liars. It is about turning the other cheek when someone hurts you. It is about loving one another and making amends. It is allowing people as many chances as they need because God gives them endless chances. When you do this then you will know me and you will know true happiness and peace. Until then, you will never know who I really am. You will always be just a fan or a Sunday only warrior. You will continue to represent who you are to the world, but not me. I am the God that rescues.” (Shannon L. Alder)

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