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Bulletin – 6-4-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – “Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen.” – Oswald Chambers

(former pastor at Patoka UMC / continuing health issues)
Rev. Patricia Greffey
Rocky Mountain Manor, Apt. 204
140 N. Cheyenne
Powell, Wyoming 82435

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Diane Purnell(wife of former D.S. George Purnell)… and to the family & friends of Jeff Ford.
Mike Ellis (massive stroke / in hospital in Louisville)
Becky Woodburn (cousin of Sue Hollen / heart attack / Indy for surgery)
Jakatelyn Morrow (friend of Shelby Luttrell / brain cancer / undergoing chemo)
Rev. Patricia Greffey (continuing health issues)
Erick Meyer (surgery on c5 – c6 vertebrae)
Robert Williams (friend of David Hudson / heart problems) – North Carolina
Jack Bell (brother-in-law of Melissa Gaines / recovering from prostate cancer surgery / awaiting further test results)
Megan Miller (granddaughter of Red & Nora Miller / Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma / seeing an endocrinologist and undergoing radiation iodine)
Pat Chamberlain (recovering from knee replacement surgery)
Mary Ann Stone (health concerns)
Belle Howell (aunt of Heather Luttrell / heart aneurysm / upcoming surgery)
Erica Pinney (daughter of Pastor Jeff / health issues / upcoming surgery)
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ family / mass around heart / chemo/radiation)
Brooke(mother) & Savannah(unborn baby) Teremini (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)
Matt Harper (undergoing cancer treatments)
Heather Ota (cancer concerns)
Toni Whitehouse (granddaughter of Barbara Whitehouse / awaiting kidney transplant)
Karen Gress (recurrence of cancer / continuing 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)
Bernie Burger(father of Bonnie Pinney / continuing health concerns)
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-87 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-23

ACOLYTES—Colten Duke & Ryder Duke
GREETERS—Albert & Grace Luttrell
USHERS—Ron Hudson, Jim Bishop, David Hudson, Mike Berry

TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
THURSDAY (thru 6/10/17) Annual Conference
FRIDAY FLC Reserved, all day
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, all day
6/13/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
6/20/17 GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm
Bible Study, 7:00pm

PATOKA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FAMILY: Thanks for being chosen “loved one of the week”, received so many cards and know all the prayers have worked – Praise God! Doing much better and so glad to be at home. Awaiting what our next steps might be, but we know we are in God’s care and His plan always works the way it should. Love to all, Mary Ann & Shorty Stone

INDIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: “Together We. Are. More.” is the theme of the 2017 Indiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church which will be in session Thursday, June 8th to Saturday, June 10th at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Pastor Jeff & Bonnie, as well as Jim Bishop(Lay Leader to Annual Conference) will attend. Everyone is welcome to attend most all of the scheduled events at the 3-day gathering. For more information regarding Annual Conference contact Pastor Jeff or Jim Bishop, or go to and click on events.

MISSION HERE YOUTH SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Newburgh UMC is hosting a local intergenerational service opportunity this summer called ‘Mission Here’, June 14th-18th. This is the third year they have worked together with churches in our area to serve and demonstrate God’s love in a practical way and they wanted to extend an invitation to our families and congregation. This ‘Mission Here’ opportunity may suit families with younger teenagers as a first Mission Trip experience since it’s not a full week, or families who would benefit from a more affordable option, the total cost is $135 all-inclusive. More information (including photos and videos from last year’s event) can be found on their website Please contact Emma Loane at or 812-852-2946 ext. 120 if you have further questions.

HONORING FATHERS: United Methodist Youth Home offers you the opportunity to honor your father while also assisting them with building a much needed Boys Home. They hope you will consider giving a gift toward the Boys Home in honor or memory of the people who provided the building blocks for your life. Any amount is appreciated. Father’s Day is June 18th. Donations are being accepted now. The new Boys Home will feature a plaque celebrating the names of all honor & memorial gift dedications. The names will also be listed in the next UMYH Newsletter, and a special letter mailed to the honorees. For more information or a donation form, see Melissa in the church office.

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 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.

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!!

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. Please place donations on the wood pallets please 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.

July 8 – Patoka Alumni Banquet????? / PUMC serving meal ?????
July 29 – Free Farmers Market Vegetable Give-Away
August 9 – First Day of School
September 11/12 – (tentative) Apple Butter
September 15/16 – (tentative) Heritage Days/Apple Butter Booth

“To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.” – George Mueller

“Integrity is built by defeating the temptation to be dishonest; humility grows when we refuse to be prideful; and endurance develops every time you reject the temptation to give up.”- Rick Warren

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