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Bulletin – 6-19-16

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. (Clarence Budington Kelland)

( recovering from heart surgery ) – Barry Bane, 4594 N. State Road 65, Patoka, IN 47666

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Josh Bailey (friend & former coworker of Erick Meyer @ Five Star Mine).
Sheila Pflug (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / health concerns)
Charlie Albright
Debbie Dodson (health concerns)
Francie Bishop (health concerns)
Jr. Goldman (serious health concerns / at Mayo Clinic)
David Holmes (friend of Sue Hollen / health issues)
Barry Bane (recovering from heart surgery)
Tony Davis (health concerns)
Sherry Sullivan (friend of Barbara Whitehouse / health concerns)
Susan Franklin (daughter of Sharon Richeson / recovering from fall & broken wrists)
Casey Lamb (computer teacher at PCIS / breast cancer / chemo followed by surgery)
Rosemary Clark (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / further tests)
John Anthis (recovering from prostate cancer surgery / follow-up radiation)
Virginia Horath (recovering from shoulder surgery)
Larry Luttrell (hemochromatosis / undergoing treatment)
Rita Barton (severe back & neck pain / undergoing treatment)
John Wagner (son-in-law of Virginia Horath / stage 3 cancer of the neck & throat)
Patricia Cardin (step-mother of Chris MacKay / stage 4 cancer / cancer in liver worse / drs. prognosis is 2-4 months)
Jeff Stenfenagel (co-worker of Greg Ault / stage 4 cancer)
Jewell Pressley (friend of Dorthy Douglas / stage 4 cancer)
Bernie Burger(father of Bonnie Pinney / health concerns)
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / undergoing cancer treatment)
Faith Livermore (health concerns)
Jeannette Dickerson (sister of Patti Davis / rehab facility in Terre Haute)
Heather Luttrell (continuing health concerns)
Ed Knust (health concerns) & Ruth Knust (health concerns)
Unspoken Requests Concerning Employment/Jobs
Military: Matt Welsh (nephew of Puff & Buddy Rogers / deployed to Asia Pacific); 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); Derek Wilson(nephew of Pat Chamberlain & Jo Ellen Bingham/Navy/Naples, Italy); Christopher Cook & family (Turkey); Those Who Can’t Be With Us Today; Unspoken Concerns; Trinity Cluster Churches

Worship Attendance Last Sunday-98 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-57

ACOLYTES—Devon Davis & Aadin Lovett
GREETERS—Albert & Grace Luttrell
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Mike Kermode, James Little, David Marvel, Jeff Cook

TUESDAY GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm, Missions, 6:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
FRIDAY FLC Reserved, all day
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am
6/26/16 UMYF, 10:30-11:30am
6/27/16 5 Day Club, 12:30-2:00pm
6/28/16 5 Day Club, 12:30-2:00pm
6/29/16 5 Day Club, 12:30-2:00pm
6/30/16 5 Day Club, 12:30-2:00pm
7/1/16 5 Day Club, 12:30-2:00pm
FLC Reserved, 3:00pm
7/2/16 FLC Reserved, all day

NEW  NEW BIBLE STUDY STARTS THIS WEEK!!! Let’s study the Gospel of Luke! The Tuesday night study group has chosen to study Luke. We will walk through and explore the scripture each week. Lessons will be handed out next week but Tuesday we will begin with Luke chapters 1 & 2. Give Tuesday night at 7:00 a try! Get into His Word.

REVIVAL!! Pastor Spencer Gaines will be sharing the Word and maybe a little music at a 3-day revival at Petersburg Gospel Center today at 5:00pm(CST), and again on Monday & Tuesday at 6:00pm(CST). Come and be uplifted, challenged and inspired to draw closer to God and then live out the directive to be His hands & feet, and to GO and make disciples! Petersburg Gospel Center is at 420 E Illinois St. in Petersburg, IN. For more information contact Melissa in the PUMC office.

MISSIONS MEETS this Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Committee members include Rita Barton, Jim Bishop, Debbie Bryant(chairperson), Mary Case, Shea Duke, Dick Johnson, Cindy Kissel, Nora Miller, Mike Phares and Sue Stuckey. However, everyone is welcome to attend and share ideas on how this committee might best serve the needs of those in our community and beyond.

IT’S BBQ TIME! Gibson County Suicide Awareness and Prevention group will hold a BBQ dinner & silent & live auction fundraiser this Friday, June 24th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Patoka UMC Family Life Center, to benefit suicide prevention programs in our community. The group provides t-shirts and suicide prevention programs for middle school and high school students in Gibson County, with the support of Youth First, a non-profit organization that provides intervention, referral and counseling services to community youth. All proceeds will be used to provide much needed programs dealing with suicide and mental health in our community. For more information please contact Angie Branham at 812-270-0274 or Michelle Hughen at 812-677-1509.

5-DAY CLUB IS COMING!!! Patoka UMC will host the 5-Day Good News Club June 27th-July 1st 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!! For more information about 5-Day Club contact Babs Johnson at 812-386-7790. We look forward to seeing you this summer… and bring your friends too!

NO MOUNTAIN MISSION PICK UP IN JUNE: Instead, we will be collecting for the free back-to-school yard sale which is scheduled for August 6th. Any & all donations would be appreciated for the free yard sale. You can bring items now thru Friday of that week. Please place donations on wood pallets to prevent water damage. See full details in the Newsletter. If you would like to assist with preparation for the sale, contact Kathy Hudson – 812-779-2058.

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE PATOKA ALUMNI BANQUET: Patoka UMC will serve the meal for the Patoka Alumni Banquet on Saturday, July 9th at 6:00pm. If you can help, contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079.

GIBSON COUNTY FAIR is July 10th-16th which means it’s time to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of the midway and to support our folks who participate in Home Ec and 4-H events, as well as other activities throughout the week!!

INSTALLATION OF THE NEW SOUTHWEST DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT – Steve Beutler – has been set for Sunday, July 17th at 4:00pm(CST) at Vincennes Community UMC, 1548 South Hart Street in Vincennes. All are invited.

OPPORTUNITY FOR HISTORY BUFFS! David Hudson, current PUMC Historian, has asked for assistance in updating the church’s history. David has a great deal of information to organize and coordinate and would appreciate help with the task. If you might have some free time and are interested in assisting as Church Historian, contact David at 812-779-5235.

DEADLINE FOR BULLETIN is Wednesday (12:00 noon). Deadline for the next monthly Newsletter is the 3rd Monday (12:00 noon) of the current month.

WEB SITE: Visit regularly for information. Also note that it is compatible with your phone! Calendar will be kept up to date, information on happenings, Sunday’s children’s program will be on the site, this and a lot more! If you would like to help maintain the web site, please let Pastor Jeff know.

PEW PADS: Please remember to sign the pew pads each Sunday morning with the names of each member of your family in attendance… and make sure your neighbor has signed also. We are glad to send bulletins/newsletters but strive to be good stewards by not sending mail unnecessarily. If you do not sign we assume you are not in attendance. It is also vital that you sign for accurate record keeping. The pew pads can also be used to list prayer requests that are spoken or unspoken during Worship. It only takes a minute to sign your name and pass the book to your neighbor.

PATOKA UMC ENDOWMENT FUND: In the financial section of our bulletin, you see the “PUMC Endowment Fund” with a balance of $76,259.00. These funds have been given by members & friends of this church. This fund is a great way to benefit the church, not only now but forever. The principle of this fund generates, at present, 4% interest annually to be used as we see fit. It is backed by the Lilly Foundation, conservatively invested, and managed by the Gibson County Community Foundation. It is a safe investment. If we had $100,000 in the fund, we would receive at least $4,000 annually for as long as the fund exists which should be a VERY, VERY long time. This fund would be an excellent choice for estate planning or giving now. If you have immediate questions, please contact me, Pastor Jeff.

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