SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Be careful with words because they reflect your heart. It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell. (James 3:5-6)
LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK (remembering our college students)
Kyle Stuckey, 210 Goodare Hall, 1401 Park St., Vincennes, IN 47591
PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Scott Payne((step-grandfather of Austin Meyer).
Jensen Anthis (recovering from surgery) – at home
Pat Chamberlain (knee replacement April 25th)
Ruth Knust (breathing issues / underwent heart cath this past week)
Mary Ann Stone (health concerns)
Hana Muncy (herniated disc / surgery April 25th)
Belle Howell (aunt of Heather Luttrell / heart aneurysm / upcoming surgery)
Red Miller (had a fall / back issues)
Haley (daughter of Gina Beckner / heart surgery)
Erica Pinney (daughter of Pastor Jeff / health issues / upcoming surgery)
Betty Woodlief’s son-in-law (stroke)
Great-niece of Kathy Hudson (severely broken leg)
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ family / mass around heart / chemo/radiation)
Dianna DeBord (breathing problems)
Nancy McCormick (pulmonary fibrosis / had a fall / broken back)
Betty Bateman – Gibson General (room 535)
Brooke(mother) & Savannah(unborn baby) Teremini (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 / undergoing treatment)
Matt Harper (undergoing cancer treatments)
Heather Ota (cancer concerns)
Marty Bishop (continuing health issues) – at home
Dave Newcome (friend of Barb Skelton / improving from stroke / cancer removed from face)
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)
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 Good Friday / Sonrise / Last Sunday-205, Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-28
UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Aadin Lovett & Kimberly Chamberlain
BELL STEWARD—Mike Phares
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Laura Heidenreich
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Debby Phares
GREETERS—John Anthis family
USHERS—Jim Anthis, Chris Heidenreich, Albert Luttrell, Mark Berry
WORSHIP LEADER—Ron Hudson
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TUESDAY – No Bible Study Tonight
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am / FLC Reserved, 8:30am
5/2/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
5/3/17 FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
5/4/17 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – Prayer Vigil at PUMC
5/6/17 COMMUNION SUNDAY, PANTRY SUNDAY, FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
NO BIBLE STUDY: There will be no Bible Study this Tuesday. Please join us as we resume on May 2nd. There’s plenty of room and always lively discussion… why not give it a try if you haven’t been before… and invite a friend!
HILLSIDE UMC SENIOR MINISTRY EVENT: Hillside United Methodist Church’s new senior ministry hosts its first event Thursday, April 27th at the church with lunch, at 11:00am, catered by Bauerhaus. Cost is $8.00 per person. Guest speaker is Randy Moore, news anchor for WFIE TV and a United Methodist minister. Reservations for the event can be made by phoning Patty Perkins (812-385-0931) or Nancy Griffith (812-385-5012). Final date for reservations is April 23rd. All are invited.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS!! As citizens and residents of the United States and as believers in Christ Jesus, we not only have a spiritual responsibility, according to 1 Tim. 2:1-2 to pray, but a civic duty as well to stand in the gap for our nation. Our theme this year is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…” As the 2017 National Day of Prayer approaches, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be rallying millions of Christian’s to once again heed this call! Scripture tells us again and again that our fervent prayer is effective. At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. Thank you in advance for making this a personal priority and for standing with us at Patoka UMC as we join others across the United States in praying for our nation, its leaders, our government leaders – local, state & national, our schools, churches, homes and families. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table for anyone who will commit to pray for 15 minutes [or longer] on Thursday, May 4th. As of last Sunday there were only 5 people signed up to pray, with 14 time slots left to fill. You can pray from home, work, in the car, at school, or come to the sanctuary between 8:00am-1:00pm. The place is not as important as the commitment. The only requirement is that if you sign up, you pray.
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 www.evansvillerescuemission.org or call 812-421-3800.
HONORING PARENTS: United Methodist Youth Home is offering you the opportunity to honor your parents while also assisting them with building a much needed Boys Home. As they prepare to lay the foundation they hope you will consider giving a gift toward the Boys Home in honor or memory of the people who provided the building blocks for your life. Any amount is appreciated. Mother’s Day is May 14th. Father’s Day is June 18th. Donations are being accepted now. When the Boys Home is finished there will be a plaque in place celebrating the names of all Mother’s Day and Father’s Day honor & memorial gift dedications. The names will also be listed in the next UMYH Newsletter, and a special letter mailed to the honorees. For more information or a donation form, see Melissa in the church office.
GRADUATION SUNDAY AT PATOKA UMC will be held on May 21st, honoring our seniors during worship and at a reception to follow in the Family Life Center. There will be no Sunday School that morning. Come celebrate with us!
We would love to celebrate all those in our church and in your families graduating from preschool, kindergarten, 5th grade, 8th grade, high school and college. If you would like your graduates to be included in the May Newsletter, please turn in the following information to Melissa in the church office no later than TODAY [leave on desk by computer]– names, family connection, school/grade from which they will graduate, and any degrees or special honors.
MOTE IN CONCERT: Nashville Gospel recording artist Gordon Mote is featured in concert at Owensville United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 21st at 6:00pm. The Dove Award nominee has played with artists such as Lee Greenwood, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, Alison Krauss, The Gaither Vocal Band, and has been a part of the long-running Gaither Homecoming Tour, earning 2 Academy of Country Music Awards for top piano/keyboard player, as well as top honors and recognition as a solo performer and instrumentalist. A free will offering will be taken at the service. The public is invited.
THY WORD NETWORK GOLF SCRAMBLE: Register now for the 12th Annual Golf Outing scheduled for Thursday May 25th at Oak Meadow Golf Club! Get a team together or they’ll pair you up with other players. Registration begins at 7:15am and the event will finish up with a luncheon. Call 800-264-5550 for details or visit thyword.org. All proceeds will go toward the 1330 AM restoration project.
OPPORTUNITY TO HELP: Abby Heidenreich will be travelling to Haiti on a mission trip from May 28th thru June 3rd. Their team will be taking the following and if anyone would like to donate, it would be appreciated: new dresses-size small or children’s sizes, but the shoulders need to be covered and knee length; new dress shirts – men’s small; ties; paper & pens; Tylenol; ibuprofen; toothbrushes. Deadline for bringing donations is May 20th-21st.
SAVE THE DATE – THE HOPPERS IN CONCERT: Southern Gospel Recording Artists The Hoppers will be in concert at North Friendship General Baptist Church (Pastor Spencer & Melissa Gaines’ church), on Thursday evening, June 1st. Concert starts at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. A free will offering will received. The women’s ministry will be serving refreshments following the concert. North Friendship is located at 2244 IN-68 in Lynnville, Indiana. For more information or directions call 812-922-3645 or talk with Melissa.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BENEFIT RIDE: The Rolling Disciples motorcycle ministry of First General Baptist Church in Princeton will host their 4th annual Benefit Ride on Saturday, June 3rd with proceeds benefitting Special Olympics. A BBQ pork dinner will be held at the church following the ride, along with door prizes, silent auction, Chinese auction, free bike show with people’s choice award, and grand prize of a $250.00 gift card from J & P Cycle. Sign up at 9:00am at Princeton Courthouse Gazebo. Coffee & donuts will be served. $15.00 per rider / $10.00 per passenger. Last bike out – 10:00am. Last bike in – 1:00pm. For more information call 812-677-2755 or 812-385-5410.
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.
Oh Deer … A Baby Boy Is Almost Here!
Baby Shower honoring Kyle & Brooke Schafer, Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2-4pm
Patoka United Methodist Church – Family Life Center, Registered at: Amazon and Babies R Us
Anyone wishing to help with the shower should contact Maria Stone at 812-779-6435