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Bulletin – 6-25-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church. – Joel Osteen

(scheduled for surgery June 30th / needs encouragement & prayers)
Jack West, 2866 W. State Road 64, Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Dianna DeBord – St. Vincent’s
Fred Anthis (health concerns)
Maria Stone (back pain issues)
Elizabeth Key (friend of Nancy Nelson / 89 yrs. old / 2 heart attacks in the last 2 Weeks / very weak)
Jack West (scheduled for surgery June 30th / needs encouragement & prayers)
Robert Luttrell, Jr. (brother of Albert Luttrell / kidney failure)
District Superintendent Stephen Beutler (continuing health concerns)
Caleb Michael Phares (grandson of Mike & Debby Phares / issues resolved / he is at home now and doing well / thank you for the thoughts & prayers)
Mike Ellis (massive stroke / in hospital in Louisville)
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 / awaiting treatment options)
Megan Miller (granddaughter of Red & Nora Miller / undergoing radiation iodine)
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)
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-117 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-26

ACOLYTES—Jamison Meyer & Brandon Luttrell
GREETERS—Ron & Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Jim Anthis, Chris Heidenreich, Albert Luttrell, Mark Berry

MONDAY Good News Club, 12:30-2:00pm, Trustees Meeting, 6:30pm
TUESDAY Good News Club, 12:30-2:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY Good News Club, 12:30-2:00pm
THURSDAY Good News Club, 12:30-2:00pm
FRIDAY Good News Club, 12:30-2:00pm
(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

DEAR PATOKA UMC: Thank you for allowing us to have our family meal there. We truly appreciate it. The Georgia Marvell Family

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!!

TRUSTEES MEETING THIS WEEK: Patoka Trustees will meet tomorrow, June 26th at 6:30pm to discuss plans and estimates on the Frazier house. If you have other business to be brought before the Trustees, please notify Mike Berry. Committee members are Greg Ault, Mary Case, David Marvel, Ron Hudson, Chris Heidenreich, John Dunning, Mike Berry (chpsn.), Patty Craig, Steve Duke and Jeff May, however, any and all are welcome to attend.

5-DAY GOOD NEWS CLUB STARTS TOMORROW!! Patoka UMC will host the 5-Day Good News Club 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!!

HOLY COMMUNION will be observed at Patoka UMC next Sunday, July 2nd.

PANTRY SUNDAY – NEXT SUNDAY: July 2nd is Pantry Sunday… each Communion Sunday [1st Sunday of the month] we ask that you bring canned goods and non-perishable items [especially canned meats and/or box dinners] with you to place in the collection container near the front doors for the Patoka Food Pantry. We are fed by Jesus Christ on Communion Sunday, therefore we need to feed others. [Items which always come in handy – and cannot be purchased with food stamps – soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste]

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.

GIBSON COUNTY FAIR is July 9th-15th 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. See you at the fair!!

FREE FARMERS MARKET – TENTATIVELY PLANNED FOR JULY 29TH !!! This is for any & all excess produce from our farmers and gardeners, to distribute to the community. We ask that you have produce to the church by 7:00am; however, we will receive produce on thru the day. If anyone needs help “picking” on Friday, contact Pastor Jeff Pinney or Kathy Hudson. We do not propose that you “can” less or “eat” less of your garden harvest, but often, gardeners have excess which is often a chore to get to those that need it. And our prayer is that the Lord provides a bumper crop! We ask that you also spread the word to your neighbors and friends who plant gardens, since we hope to get as much produce as possible. We will “ration” what we give to each family unit to only what they might eat in a week, or say 1 dozen ears of sweet corn, 6 tomatoes, etc. Our intention is to really get the word out on this, as far reaching as possible, so the more produce the more people we can touch! The farmers market is for PUMC church folks too!!

SUMMER 2 SCHOOL BACKPACK BASH: City of Princeton Parks Board is sponsoring their 1st annual Summer 2 School Backpack Bash on Saturday, July 29th from 5:00-7:00pm at Princeton Aquatic Center & Lafayette Park. It will feature a FREE pool party from 5:00-7:00pm, backpack & school supply pick-up from local donors from 7:00-8:00pm (or while supplies last), games & fun in the park from 8:00-8:45pm, and finish with a school themed movie-in-the-park. The event is completely FREE to all, including sponsors. Patoka UMC will be supplying post-it notes for 3rd graders and index cards for 5th graders that take advantage of the Summer 2 School Backpack Bash at Lafayette Park on July 29th. PUMC will buy a suggested number of each and then allow the congregation the opportunity to donate toward covering the cost of the purchase. We are not asking for individuals to buy these items. They will be purchased by the church. You can then deposit donations in the designated container (on foyer table soon) to defray the cost.

FUNDRAISER FOR PATOKA POLICE DEPT. AND PATOKA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.: Purchase a “Patoka” t-shirt, show your pride in our community, and at the same time support local police and fire departments! Shirts are available in sizes youth small to adult 3X. Cost is $17 per shirt and payment must accompany orders. Order deadline is July 31st. Information contact is Pat Chamberlain at TradeMart or at 812-215-9153 OR Stephanie Berry at Patoka Town Hall or 812-779-3401. All proceeds benefit the Patoka Police and Volunteer Fire Departments.

FREE YARD SALE – YES – FREE!! We are currently collecting items 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. Please place donations 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.

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: First United Methodist Church in Fort Branch Indiana [100 East Vine St.] invites all ladies to join them for a DAYCATION at their women’s conference – “Joy Comes In The Morning” on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm. Cost is $20 and includes luncheon and t-shirt. Guest speaker is Jill Savage. Jill is an author and speaker who is passionate about relationships. She is the founder of Hearts at Home. Jill speaks to thousands of men and women each year about their priorities, their passions, and their purpose. Find out more about Jill at If interested in attending the conference please RSVP Kristi Pflug at 812-664-1108 or the church office at 812-753-4424 by August 20th.

I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn’t have anyone sleeping on the streets. – Michael W. Smith

I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers. –
C. S. Lewis

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