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Bulletin – 7-16-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world. – Ellen G. White

(aunt of Heather Luttrell / recovering from heart aneurysm surgery)
Belle Howell, 120 W. Short St., Apt. # 168, Owensville, IN, 47665

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Leighton Sioux (nephew of Heather Luttrell / born June 27th / heart problems)
Elizabeth Key (friend of Nancy Nelson / 89 / continuing health concerns)
Jack West (recovering from surgery)
Robert Luttrell, Jr. (brother of Albert Luttrell / kidney failure)
Mike Ellis (stroke / in rehab in Evansville [St. Vincent’s] / improving slowly)
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 treatment)
Belle Howell (aunt of Heather Luttrell / recovering from surgery for heart aneurysm – Thank You For All The Prayers)
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-82 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-22

ACOLYTES—Asher Braden & Jamison Meyer
GREETERS—Chris Heidenreich family
USHERS—Ben Heidenreich, Emma Ault, Olivia Marvel, Andrew May

TUESDAY GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY Ad. Council, 6:30pm
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, all day
7/29/17 FREE FARMER’S MARKET (vegetable give-away)
Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am
FLC Reserved, 8:30am
BACKPACK BASH (see announcements)
7/30/17 (thru 8/4/17) FLC Reserved for Free Yard Sale Prep
8/5/17 FREE YARD SALE, 7:30-10:00am

CONGRATULATIONS to all our folks who participated in and won honors and recognition in this year’s Gibson County fair!!

PANTRY NEEDS: canned: sweet peas, sweet whole kernel corn, beef stew, chicken & dumplings, chunky soups, ravioli, beefy mac; canned meats: chicken, luncheon meat, Spam, Treet, tuna, Vienna sausage; Other Items: sugar, cooking oil, ketchup, beef and chicken Ramen noodles, pancakes & syrup, snacks, peanut butter, jelly; Drinks: Kool-Aid, lemonade, juices; Other: toilet paper, paper towels, dish washing soap, Kleenex, laundry soap, wipes.

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. Our prayer is that the Lord provides a bumper crop! And please 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 the 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 (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 is supplying post-it notes for 3rd graders and index cards for 5th graders that take advantage of the Summer 2 School Backpack Bash. PUMC will buy a suggested number of each and then allow the congregation the opportunity to donate $$$ toward the purchase. We are not asking you buy these items. They will be purchased by the church. If you would like to support this event, you can leave donations in the designated container (on foyer table) to help defray the cost.
MEN’S BREAKFAST: All men, all ages are invited to breakfast & fellowship on July 29th at 7:00am in the Family Life Center. Invite a friend!!

SUMMER BLAST: Fairlawn UMC [2001 S. Parker Drive in Evansville] presents SUMMER BLAST Saturday, July 29th from 10:00am-2:00pm. FREE fun for all!! Hamburgers, hot dogs, door prizes, carnival games, clowns, pony rides, cake walks and bounce houses. Need more information? Call 812-477-5065.

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 now collecting items for the free back-to-school yard sale 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. If you would like to assist with preparation for the sale or need more information, contact Kathy Hudson at 812-779-2058.

FOR HIS CHILDREN-RYAN STEVENSON, COCHREN & CO. AND THE CHANGE IN CONCERT FOR THE ISAIAH 1:17 PROJECT: Sunday, August 20th, 5:30-7:30pm at Princeton Community High School. An awesome night of praise and worship all to benefit The Isaiah 1:17 Project – which seeks to equip children entering foster care with new clothing, essential items, and comfort items in blessing bags, serves children and families in our community, and raises awareness for the need for good foster families! Tickets are $15/general admission, $20/lower level seating, and $25/VIP tickets(limited). For info call (812) 664-6754. Or find tickets at

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.

This is a Christian country. Why, so is hell. In as much as “Strait is the way and narrow is the gate, and few-few-are they that enter in thereat” has had the natural effect of making hell the only really prominent Christian community in any of the worlds; but we don’t brag of this and certainly it is not proper to brag and boast that America is a Christian country when we all know that certainly five-sixths of our population could not enter in at the narrow gate. – Mark Twain in Eruption

In baptism, new Christians become part of a body of fellow believers who are called to spiritually encourage one another and hold one another responsible for consistent Christian living. – Tony Campolo

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