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Bulletin – 4-9-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – God was executed by people painfully like us, in a society very similar to our own…by a corrupt church, a timid politician, and a fickle proletariat led by professional agitators.
(Dorothy L. Sayers)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (remembering our college students)
Allison May
602 Mae Smith Hall – Mail Code 6734
330 Neely Dr.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

Congratulations to Jeremy & Brynn Blankenberger, and big brother Noah, on the birth of Penelope Claire, born 3/31/17, 8lbs. 1oz., 19¾ inches long!
PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ family / mass around heart / starting chemo and radiation)
Dianna DeBord (breathing problems)
Melanie White (wife of Alan White / health concerns) – Good Samaritan Hosp.
Nancy McCormick (pulmonary fibrosis / had a fall, breaking back)
Betty Bateman (recovering from a fall and surgery for broken femur)
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 / undergoing treatment)
Matt Harper (recurrence of cancer / undergoing treatments)
Heather Ota (cancer concerns)
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-111 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-24

ACOLYTES—Addison Schafer & Camden Miller
GREETERS—Jeff May family
USHERS—Mike Kermode, James Little, David Marvel, Jeff Cook

TODAY Easter Egg Hunt, following Sunday School
MONDAY Choir, 6:00pm
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
FRIDAY Combined Maundy Thursday/Good Friday Services:
2:00pm – Gibson General 5th floor
7:00pm – Patoka UMC
SATURDAY FLC Reserved for Sonrise Prep
4/16/17 Sonrise Service, 6:30am & Breakfast to follow / 9:15am worship
4/18/17 GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm
Bible Study, 7:00pm
4/19/17 Ad. Council, 6:30pm

TO MY CHURCH FAMILY: Thank you so much for making me “loved one of the week”. All of the cards, thoughts and prayer definitely made my week! Love to everyone, Abby Heidenreich

 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 on April 16th.
 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! this 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.

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.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: 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. 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 or call 812-421-3800.

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 Sunday, April 23rd – names, family connection, school/grade from which they will graduate, and any degrees or special honors.

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 All proceeds will go toward the 1330 AM restoration project.

SAVE THE DATE: Southern Gospel Recording Artists The Hoppers will be in concert at North Friendship General Baptist Church (Pastor Spencer & Melissa Gaines’ church), on Thursday, June 1st. Details forthcoming.

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.

But everyone who lined the streets had a different reason for waving those palms. Some were political activists; they’d heard Jesus had supernatural power, and they wanted him to use it to free Israel from Roman rule. Others had loved ones who were sick or dying. They waved branches, hoping for physical healing. Some were onlookers merely looking for something to do, while others were genuine followers who wished Jesus would establish himself as an earthly king. Jesus was the only one in the parade who knew why he was going to Jerusalem – to die. He had a mission, while everyone else had an agenda. – Bill Hybels

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