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Bulletin – 4-2-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT -“Nine-tenths of the difficulties are overcome when our hearts are ready to do the Lord’s will, whatever it may be. When one is truly in this state, it is usually but a little way to the knowledge of what His will is.” (George Mueller)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (remembering our college students)
Ryan Luttrell, 150 S. Clarizz Blvd., Apt. 115, Bloomington, IN 47401

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Melanie White (wife of Alan White / health concerns) – Good Samaritan Hosp.
Russell Butts (health concerns)
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)
Scott Payne (step-grandfather of Austin Meyer / aggressive stage 4 cancer / spreading rapidly / in brain / still advancing / more found)
Harlan Scott (friend of Ed & Ellyn Horrall / cancer)
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-80 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-21
ACOLYTES—Asher Braden & Jamison Meyer
GREETERS—David Marvel family
USHERS—Alison Marvel, Ashlyn Anthis, Ava Little, Brittany Koberstein

TODAY Set Up Tables & Chairs For Auction, following Sunday School
(thru 4/7/17) FLC Reserved for Auction Prep
TUESDAY Choir, 6:00pm – Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
FRIDAY Fill Eggs/FLC Wesley Room, 9:00am – Final Set Up For Auction
4/9/17 Easter Egg Hunt, following Sunday School
4/10/17 Choir, 6:00pm

MY CHURCH FAMILY: You are so special. I’m so glad to have a family to share my faith with. Straight from my heart, thanks for all the prayers, cards, phone calls and visits. Even though you didn’t have to do it you did it anyway. Who’s more special than you my family in Christ? Thanks, Nora Miller

EASTER FLOWERS: If you would like to order a lily or tulip to be displayed in honor or memory of someone on Easter Sunday, please pick up an order form on the foyer table before leaving this morning, fill it out, and turn it in/with payment to Marilyn Hudson. This must be done before leaving today, as flowers will be ordered tomorrow. Cost is $10 per flower. Make checks payable to Patoka UMC.

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 remaining practice schedule: Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00pm; Monday, April 10th at 6:00pm. Questions? Contact Kathy Hudson.

AUCTION: Patoka UMC’s annual dinner & auction is THIS 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.
 Invite friends & neighbors!!!
 Monetary donations can be left in the box on the foyer table.
 Set-up (tables & chairs) this morning following Sunday School – MUCH HELP IS NEEDED
 Final set-up is this 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, NEXT SUNDAY, April 9th following Sunday School. Very small, individually wrapped candies, stickers & toys, and LARGE Easter eggs are needed by THIS THURSDAY, April 6th in the COLLECTION BOX IN THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER WESLEY ROOM. Volunteers are needed this 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 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.

IN CONCERT!! Southern Gospel artists – The Perry’s – with numerous #1 songs, 19 Singing News Fan Awards, Multiple GMA Dove Award nominations, GMA ‘song of the year’ Dove Award for “Celebrate Me Home”, and multiple appearances on the Gaither Homecoming videos; as well locally/regionally known The Conquerors Quartet, and Oakland City University’s own Earthlight! Saturday, April 15th, 6:00pm at Good Shepherd Assembly of God, 4330 N. Burkhardt Road in Evansville. A love offering will be received.

BANQUET CANCELLED: The PCHS Thespian Society banquet that was scheduled for April 20th has been cancelled. Please disregard the newsletter request for help that evening.

GOLF SCRAMBLE: The Evansville Rescue Mission invites you to join them for their 14th Annual Golf Scramble that benefits their summer camp program held at Camp Reveal, for tri-state children, Monday, May 8th. For more information go to or call 812-421-3800.

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.

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.

”God gives His Own Self totally to us that we may offer ourselves completely to Him.” – Watchman Nee

“It is not for me to rise up and go in rebellion against His wishes. If He be a father, let me note His commands, and let me reverentially obey. If He has said “Do this,” let me do it, not because I dread Him, but because I love Him. And if He forbids me to do anything, let me avoid it.” – Charles Spurgeon

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