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Bulletin – 3-26-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Everything God does is love — even when we do not understand Him.
(Basilea Schlink)

(turns 100 years old on March 27th) – Gwen Beasley, P.O. Box 242, Francisco, IN 47649

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Jamey Lindy(father of Hannah Lindy).
Nancy McCormick (pulmonary fibrosis / had a fall, breaking back)
Betty Bateman (had a fall / underwent surgery for severely broken femur / will be recovering at grandson’s home)
Brooke(mother) & Savannah(baby) Teremini (Brook is pregnant / ultrasound showed 4 birth defects / open heart surgery scheduled immediately after birth / will have multiple surgeries)
Co-Worker of Ellyn Horrall (diagnosed with breast cancer / needs prayers)
Fred Wise (prostate cancer)
Haley (daughter of Gina Beckner / blood clots)
Matt Harper (recurrence of cancer / undergoing treatments)
Heather Ota (cancer concerns)
Rita Barton (results of neurosurgeon consultation – no more surgery or treatment needed / will just take back a while longer to heal / prayers answered!)
Don Colvin (father of Amber May / eye issues)
Marty Bishop (continuing issues with pneumonia / blood clot in lung) – at home
Dave Newcome (friend of Barb Skelton / stroke / improving slowly but steadily)
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)
Scott Payne (step-grandfather of Austin Meyer / aggressive stage 4 cancer /
spreading rapidly / in brain / still advancing / more found)
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 / continuing 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); Christopher Cook & family (New Mexico); Unspoken Concerns; Trinity Cluster Churches

ATTENDANCE – Worship Attendance Last Sunday-95 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-25

ACOLYTES—Colton Duke & Ryder Duke
GREETERS—Faith Livermore
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Ellie Anthis, Lance Stuckey, Christian Schafer, Ethan Little

MONDAY Choir, 6:00pm
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, 11:30am-4:00pm
Set Up Tables & Chairs For Auction, following Sunday School
(thru 4/7/17) FLC Reserved for Auction Prep
4/4/17 Choir, 6:00pm – Bible Study, 7:00pm
4/5/17 FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
4/7/17 Fill Eggs/FLC Wesley Room, 9:00am
4/8/17 DINNER, 4:30PM & AUCTION, 5:30pm
4/9/17 Easter Egg Hunt, following Sunday School

CHOIR: If you would like to be a part of the choir that will sing on Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, and 1 other Sunday(to be determined), following is the practice schedule: Monday, March 27th at 6:00pm; Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00pm; Monday, April 10th at 6:00pm. Questions? Contact Kathy Hudson.

APRIL 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!!

MEETING CHANGES: The Missions and Nurture Committees will no longer meet every other month, but will have ‘as needed” called meetings and communication among committee members when needs or events arise. If you have business or questions for Missions please contact Kathy Hudson. If you have questions or business for Nurture please contact Jamie Schafer. You may also speak with Pastor Jeff.

JUST A REMINDER: The refrigerator (soft drinks) is a great convenience for many. The proceeds go to our youth. Lately we have stocked the frig a lot but have not had funds equal to the soda that has been sold. Please be sure to pay as you buy or we may need to discontinue this service that so many like.

SOULFEST 2017 – Oakland City University’s Annual Contemporary Music Festival – will be held this Saturday, April 1st at 6:00pm in Johnson Center on the campus of OCU [138 N. Lucretia Street]. Artists include Adelaide music, Cochren & Company, The Great Command, Stars Go Dim, and OCU’s Earthlight. Doors open at 5:00pm. Concessions will be available. All proceeds go to support the OCU Missions Team. Admission is FREE!!! For more information call 1-800-737-5125 or go to

PANTRY SUNDAY: Next Sunday, April 2nd 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] with you to place in the collection 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. A great number of families have been served recently through the Patoka Food Pantry and the shelves need restocking. [Items which always come in handy – and cannot be purchased with food stamps – soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste]

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.
 Mark your calendars and start inviting friends & neighbors.
 Set-up (tables & chairs) Sunday, April 2nd following church – MUCH HELP IS NEEDED
 Final set-up is Friday, April 7th – HELP NEEDED
 Questions? Contact Jamie Schafer

EGG HUNT DONATIONS ARE STILL GREATLYL NEEDED for the children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, April 9th following Sunday School. Very small, individually wrapped candies, stickers & toys, and LARGE Easter eggs are needed by Thursday, April 6th in the COLLECTION BOX IN THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER WESLEY ROOM. Volunteers are needed Friday, April 7th at 9:00am (Wesley Room) to fill eggs.

CONCERT: The God Is On The Move Spring Tour, featuring 7eventh Time Down and Audio Adrenaline, will be playing at Santa Claus UMC on Sunday, April 9th at 5:00pm(CST). Tickets are on sale now at for $20 general admission and $30 VIP. Doors open at 4:00pm.

 GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE at GGH 5th Floor Activities Area is April 14th at 2:00pm. Come join us as we share the afternoon with residents and staff.
 COMBINED MAUNDY THURSDAY / GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE at PUMC – 7:00pm Friday, April 14th – something a little different, uplifting, challenging and inspiring as we reflect through word and song. Invite someone to join you.
 EASTER SONRISE SERVICE will begin at 6:30am on April 16th, followed by BREAKFAST in the Family Life Center, prepared by the men. Regular worship is at 9:15am.
 LENTEN COIN BOXES are in the basket near the foyer table for you to take home and fill as you feel led during the Lenten Season. This year’s Lenten Offering will go to the Building Fund to be used for renovations and projects on the Frazier house. Please prayerfully consider your Lenten gift as it goes toward your future parsonage. Coin boxes will be collected on Easter Sunday, April 16th.

NEW MEMBER CLASS: If anyone wishes to join the Patoka United Methodist Church as a member, please contact me (Pastor Jeff) and we will schedule classes. Please realize that I do not “recruit” for this, you must request.

CONFIRMATION CLASS: We have at least one youth that desires to go through Confirmation Classes to join the church. In the United Methodist Church, young adults from approximately 6th grade onward take “membership” classes and confirm their baptism and declare their acceptance of Jesus as their Lord and Savior and join the church. If you desire to join the class, please let me know (Pastor Jeff) and we will schedule the classes for everyone’s convenience. Please realize that I do not “recruit” for this, you must request.

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. [Augustine]

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