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Bulletin – 6-26-16

1. Do not ride in an automobile. 20 percent of all fatal accidents happen in automobiles.
2. Do not stay at home. 17 percent of all accidents happen at home.
3. Do not cross the street. 15 percent of all accidents happen to pedestrians.
4. Do not travel by air, rail, or water. 16 percent of all accidents result from such travel.
5. Spend lots of time in church. Less than one percent of all accidents happen in church.

( serious health issues ) – Gary Schwartzlose, Jr.
St. Mary’s Hospital Rehab (room 1904)
3700 Washington Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47750

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Gary Schwartzlose, Jr. (serious health issues / undergoing rehab)
Jim Sherman (friend of Jeanne Bishop / recovering from a fall / head wound)
Jonathan (11 yrs. old / bike accident / concussion / double vision / brain issue)
Rev. Patricia Greffey (cellulitis & other health issues)
W.J. Greffey (serious hand wound / no feeling in hand)
Charlie Albright
Francie Bishop (health concerns)
Jr. Goldman (serious health concerns / at Mayo Clinic)
David Holmes (friend of Sue Hollen / David is dealing with serious health and
emotional issues / the family requests & appreciates your prayers)
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 / biopsy showed NO cancer in lymph nodes/lymphatic channels / cancer is gone / radiation if it recurs in 6 months or if PSA is still high)
Larry Luttrell (hemochromatosis / undergoing treatment)
Rita Barton (severe back & neck pain / undergoing treatment)
Patricia Cardin (step-mother of Chris MacKay / stage 4 cancer / prognosis 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

ATTENDANCE – Worship Attendance Last Sunday-114 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-61
ACOLYTES—Colton Duke & Ryder Duke
GREETERS—Ellyn Horrall
USHERS—Jim Anthis, Chris Heidenreich, Albert Luttrell, Mark Berry

MONDAY thru Friday 5 Day Club, 12:30-2:00pm
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
FRIDAY FLC Reserved, 3:00pm
7/2/16 FLC Reserved, all day
7/4/16 Office Closed
7/5/16 Bible Study, 7:00pm
7/6/16 FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm

DEAR CHURCH FAMILY: Thank you so much for the prayers, cards and phone calls sent to my daughter, Susan Franklin, who has broken both arms at the wrist. She is unable to write or do much of anything at this time. She faces several weeks in splints, then therapy and rehab. Hopefully she will be ready for school the first of August. Thank you for remembering her. Sharon Richeson

NEW ADDRESS for:Hayden Anthis
1500 Atlantic Street
Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951
And congratulations also to Hayden on a new teaching job!!

5-DAY CLUB IS HERE!! Patoka UMC will host the 5-Day Good News Club this week, 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… and bring your friends too!

PANTRY SUNDAY – NEXT SUNDAY: July 3rd 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 and place them in the collection box near the front doors for the Patoka Food Pantry. We served a number of people thru the pantry in June – 5 families as of the middle of the month, and now we need to restock in order to help others. Needs are Brownies, cake mix and icing, cereal, hamburger and tuna helper, rice-a-roni, any kind of potatoes. Canned foods: beef stew, chicken & dumplings, chicken broth, great northern beans, sausage gravy, spaghetti & meatballs, spaghettios, spaghetti pasta sauce; meat: chicken, tuna, Vienna sausage. drinks: juice, kool-aid, lemonade, tomato juice; egg noodles, cooking oil, pasta salad, pasta sides, ketchup, mustard; toiletries: shampoo & conditioner, shaving cream. 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 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.

FREE YARD SALE: Patoka UMC is hosting its annual free back-to-school yard sale on Saturday, August 6th from 7:30-11:00am. Any & all donations would be appreciated. Feel free to bring any and all GOOD / WORKING items and household goods, GENTLY USED clothing & accessories, toys, books, furniture etc. to the FLC garage now thru Friday July 31st. The earlier in the week (sale week) you have items to the FLC, the easier it will be on those setting up and managing the event. Please place all donations on the wood pallets in the attached garage to prevent water damage. Clearly mark on boxes/bags “for yard sale” since the garage is also 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 for anything. Just come that morning – August 6th – 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 – 812-779-2058.

RIDE TO THE CROSS – sponsored by the Rolling Disciples motorcycle ministry of First General Baptist Church in Princeton – is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th, and you are invited!! Some of you may have seen or read about the “Cross at the Crossroads” in Effingham, Illinois, soaring nearly 200 feet into the Midwestern sky, a landmark for over 19 million travelers who each year pass thru Effingham on Interstates 57 & 70. The Cross was completed in July 2001 and dedicated on September 16, 2001, just a few days after the terrorist attacks. New additions include the Ten Commandments display surrounding the base of The Cross and a Visitor Center, featuring a chapel, a reception area, restrooms, refreshment center and media room where visitors can view a video of the construction and dedication of The Cross. All are welcome – whether by bike or by car – to join the Rolling Disciples as they leave FGBC at 9:00am that day. After time spent at the cross they’ll be stopping at one of the area’s best restaurants – Niemerg’s Family Diner. The food is down home cooking and very reasonably priced. If you plan to dine with the group you are asked to notify the church by August 7th so that reservations can be finalized with the restaurant. For more info about the Cross at the Crossroads go to For more info on the August 13th ride, contact Pastor Spencer Gaines at 812-385-5410.

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.

WHEN BORROWING ITEMS from the church or Family Life Center, we ask that you let the pastor or Melissa know so that we don’t over extend our lending… we have folks that borrow tables for yard sales (old brown tables in the attached garage) or borrow tables & chairs for family events, even walkers and wheel chairs when needed, and we try to keep a record of who will need what, and when, so that everyone benefits from what we have available. We wouldn’t want to promise tables or equipment to someone and then find that they aren’t there because someone else borrowed them on the spur of the moment and forgot to let us know. Thanks for helping us keep things running smoothly!

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