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Bulletin – 6-18-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – As your faith is strengthened you will find there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. – Emmanuel Teney

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (brother-in-law of Melissa Gaines / prostate cancer / awaiting treatment options)
Jack Bell, 141 J I West Rd., Island KY 42350-9715

Congratulations to Mike & Debby Phares on the birth of their grandson, Caleb Michael Phares, born June 9th, 7lbs. 7oz., 21½ inches long!

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy and prayers are extended to the family & friends of Bernie Burger(father of Bonnie Pinney).
Robert Luttrell, Jr. (brother of Albert Luttrell / kidney failure)
District Superintendent Stephen Beutler (recovering from a cardiac procedure)
Caleb Michael Phares (grandson of Mike & Debby Phares / NICU)
Mike Ellis (massive stroke / in hospital in Louisville)
Becky Woodburn (cousin of Sue Hollen / recovering from heart procedure) – at home
Jakatelyn Morrow (friend of Shelby Luttrell / brain cancer / undergoing chemo)
Robert Williams (friend of David Hudson / heart problems) – North Carolina
Jack Bell (brother-in-law of Melissa Gaines / stage 3 prostate cancer)
Megan Miller (granddaughter of Red & Nora Miller / Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma / seeing an endocrinologist and undergoing radiation iodine)
Mary Ann Stone (health concerns)
Belle Howell (aunt of Heather Luttrell / heart aneurysm / upcoming surgery)
Erica Pinney (daughter of Pastor Jeff / recovering from surgery)
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ family / mass around heart / chemo/radiation)
Brooke(mother) & Savannah(unborn baby) Teremini
Co-Worker of Ellyn Horrall (diagnosed with breast cancer / needs prayers)
Matt Harper (undergoing cancer treatments)
Heather Ota (cancer concerns)
Toni Whitehouse (granddaughter of Barbara Whitehouse / awaiting kidney transplant)
Karen Gress (undergoing cancer 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)
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / undergoing cancer treatment)
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-69 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-23

ACOLYTES—Addison Schafer & Camden Miller
BELL STEWARD—Chris Heidenreich
GREETERS—Ellyn Horrall
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Mike Kermode, James Little, David Marvel, Jeff Cook

NO GGH Devotional Service today
Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY Ad. Council, 6:30pm
FRIDAY ???Holiday World Trip – leave at 8:30am???
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am in FLC, FLC Reserved, 8:30am
6/26/17 (thru 6/30/17) 5-Day Good News Club
6/27/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
(thru 7/7/17) FLC Reserved for Alumni Banquet Prep
7/4/17 Office Closed in Observance of Independence Day
7/5/17 FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
7/8/17 FLC Reserved for Patoka Alumni Banquet / PUMC serving
meal at 6:00pm (help needed)
7/9/17 (thru 7/15/17) Gibson County Fair
7/15/17 FLC Reserved, all day
7/29/17 FREE FARMER’S MARKET (vegetable give-away)
7/30/17 (thru 8/4/17) FLC Reserved for Free Yard Sale Prep
8/5/17 FREE YARD SALE, 7:30-10:00am

PATOKA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FAMILY: Thank you to my church family for your many years of prayers. The graduation reception was very special. The decorations were Princeton Tigers all the way. The cake and punch were delicious. The Bible and gift card from the church will be used often. Please continue to pray for me as I enter the working world. Love & Joy, Brittany Koberstein

DEAR FRIENDS: Thank you for your generous gift of cell phones to support victims of domestic and sexual violence in our community. Your kindness means so much to those we serve. Your belief in Albion and our mission makes it possible to provide critical services, at no cost to those in need. Your gift is impacting the lives of mothers, children, and all those we serve. Your support empowers victims to become survivors. We cannot fully express how truly grateful we are for your generosity! Realizing that there are many deserving charities you could support, we are honored that you chose Albion. Thank you for your support and for being a part of our “Community of Advocates”! Rachel Herr, Community Engagement Director, Albion Fellows Bacon Center

CAMP DISCOVERY VBS: If you’re looking for something fun to do this week, come join us for VBS at North Friendship General Baptist Church!! Since there is no VBS in the immediate Patoka area that we are aware of, Spencer and I would like to invite your children and grandchildren to come and participate with us at North Friendship. Yes, it’s a bit of a drive (about 30 minutes), but we’re sure it will be well worth it. Camp Discovery is for ages 4 thru those entering 6th grade, and will be held June 19th-22nd from 6:00-8:30pm. The children will enjoy snacks, Bible stories, music, games and more! North Friendship General Baptist Church is located at 2244 W. State Road 68 in Lynnville, Indiana. Questions? Contact the church at 812-922-3645 or Kathy Yager at 812-922-5141. I’ll be glad to answer any questions also and/or give directions. Melissa Gaines

AD. COUNCIL MEETS this Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Ad. Council focuses on and addresses the business aspects of church life and day-to-day operations and needs of the church as a ministry. Ad. Council meetings are open to any & all who would like to have a voice in the plans and business of Patoka UMC. Committee Members: Mildred Heidenreich, Melissa Gaines, Amber May, Laura Heidenreich, Rick Hudson, Jim Bishop, Debbie Bryant, Ron Hudson, David Hudson, Sue Ellen Parker, Patty Craig, Mark Berry, Stephanie Berry, Jeanne Bishop, Kathy Hudson, Jamie Schafer, Chris Heidenreich, Mike Berry, Mike Phares.

HOLIDAY WORLD TRIP: The annual outing to Holiday World/Splashin’ Safari is set for Friday, June 23rd. Ticket cost is $32/person, with a minimum of 15 people, so if you plan to attend be sure to get your name on the sign-up sheet on the foyer table no later than this Tuesday, June 20th . PUMC youth entering 6thgrade in the fall or just having graduated high school may go for free, as the youth fund will pay for your admission and the admission of 1 friend you may take along. All others, including adults and other children will have to pay the regular price. We will leave PUMC at 8:30 that morning.

WHEELS FOR THE WORLD: June 24th is THE day! Events will be held around the Tri-State to collect mobility aids for the Joni and Friends Ministry, Wheels for the World, to distribute to those around the world! First Baptist Church [800 W. Faith Blvd.] in Princeton is a drop off location from 10:00am-2:00pm. If you have a collapsible manual wheelchair or walker and can’t come to the designated site location, call Thy Word Network at 800-264-5550 to schedule a pick up. Event sites will feature some disability awareness activities and information about Joni and Friends. Any monetary donations given to Joni and Friends on that day will help with restoration expenses. Items accepted: manual wheelchairs, wheelchair footrests, wheelchair parts, aluminum crutches, canes and walkers, crutch tips & sleeves for crutches, cushions, lap blankets & lap trays, and wheelchair bags. Items NOT accepted: motorized wheelchairs and scooters, commodes, shower or pool chairs, hoyer lifts, hospital beds, medical serving tables or IV poles, adult standers or adult gait trainers. To find out more about Joni and Friends and Wheels for the World, go to

5-DAY GOOD NEWS CLUB IS COMING!!! Patoka UMC will host the 5-Day Good News Club once again this summer – June 26th-30th from 12:30-2:00pm each day. 5-day club is for children ages 4-12 and will offer Bible lessons, activities, snacks, music and lots of fun! We look forward to seeing you… and bring your friends too!!

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE MEAL: Patoka UMC will serve the meal for the Patoka Alumni Banquet on Saturday, July 8th at 6:00pm in the Family Life Center. Help will be needed prior to, during the meal, and for clean-up. If you can help, please contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: On Saturday, July 15th Patchwork Central will celebrate 2 milestones: Alan Winslow’s 95th birthday AND Patchwork Central’s 40th anniversary. They will host an ice cream social at Patchwork from 1:00-4:00pm. All are invited! Visit with old friends, tell stories from back in the day, and bring your instrument or your singing voice so you can join in on the song circle. As an anniversary gift or birthday gift you might consider making a special donation to Patchwork Central of $40, $95, or $135 (40 + 95) for all the years they’re celebrating. Or just bring yourself. Time together is the biggest gift! For more information call 812-424-2735. Or go to Patchwork creates community and encourages spiritual and social growth by offering hospitality, by providing opportunities for learning, by fostering creativity and involvement in the arts, and by working toward a more peaceful and just world. The Patchwork Community meets for worship every Sunday at 5:15pm at the Meetinghouse, 100 Washington Avenue in Evansville, followed by a covered dish supper. All are welcome!

NO MOUNTAIN MISSION PICK UP IN JUNE / FREE YARD SALE: Instead of our June Mountain Mission pick up we will collect for the free back-to-school yard sale that Patoka UMC will host on Saturday, August 5th, 7:30-10:00am Any & all donations are appreciated and can be stored in the attached garage at the Family Life Center. We do ask that any clothing (or any items for that matter) be in GOOD, CLEAN condition. Please consider whether or not YOU would use an item or wear something before you donate it. Donations should be placed on the wood pallets to prevent water damage. Clearly mark items “for yard sale” since the garage is used for other storage and we don’t want to overlook anything when sorting begins. Who can donate? EVERYONE! Who can take advantage of the items being offered? EVERYONE! There is no charge. Just come that morning and take what you like or need. In the meantime, if you would like to assist with preparation for the sale or need more information, contact Kathy Hudson at 812-779-2058.

Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It’s simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step. – Joni Erickson Tada

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