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Bulletin – 7-17-16

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Forgiving love is a possibility only for those who know they are not good, who feel themselves in need of divine mercy. (Reinhold Niebuhr)
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. (Thomas Fuller)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (recovering from stroke) – John Berry, P.O. Box 175, Patoka, IN 47666

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
John Berry (recovering from mini stroke / doing well) – at home
Rosemary Clark (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / small mass on brain / upcoming consultation with neurologist / daily seizures)
Marilyn Steelman (health concerns)
Gary & Jane Richardson (health concerns)
Leigha Reinbrecht (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / pregnancy concerns)
Denise Kilpsprayer (4th battle with cancer / ill from chemo of late / recently fell, broke hip & underwent surgery for the hip)
Claire Stone (nose surgery, July 14th)
Sue Parker (rotator cuff surgery, July 21st)
Alison Marvel (ankle surgery / repairs to prior surgery, July 26th)
Olivia Marvel (fractured ankle)
Scott Payne (step-grandfather of Austin Meyer / stage 4 cancer / very aggressive / 3-4 mo. without chemo or up to a year with chemo / now undergoing chemo but not helping as they had hoped)
Les Schmitt (father of Chris MacKay / needs prayer for healing)
Pam Brown (recovering from leg surgery)
Gary Schwartzlose, Jr. (serious health issues / undergoing rehab)
Jim Sherman (friend of Jeanne Bishop / recovering from a fall / head wound)
Francie Bishop (diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis / other 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)
Susan Franklin (daughter of Sharon Richeson / recovering from fall & broken wrists)
Casey Lamb (computer teacher at PCIS / breast cancer / chemo followed by surgery)
John Anthis (recovering from prostate cancer surgery / radiation if it recurs in 6 months or if PSA still high)
Larry Luttrell (hemochromatosis / undergoing treatment)
Rita Barton (severe back & neck pain / undergoing treatment)
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: 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-95 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-53

ACOLYTES—Andrew May & Ben Heidenreich
GREETERS—Mildred Heidenreich
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Blake Anthis, Emma Ault, Olivia Marvel, Ava Little

TODAY FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
Installation of new Southwest District Superintendent, 4:00pm(CST)
at Vincennes Community UMC
TUESDAY GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY Nurture, 6:00pm / Ad. Council, 6:30pm
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, all day
7/24/16 UMYF, 10:30am-11:30am
7/26/16 Bible Study, 7:00pm
7/30/16 Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am
7/31/16 FLC Reserved (thru Aug. 5th) for Free Yard Sale Prep

50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – TODAY: The children and grandchildren ask that you join with them for a 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration in honor of Jim and June White, today, 2:00-4:00pm in the Patoka Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Jim & June were married on July 16, 1966. If unable to attend, cards can be sent to P.O. Box 194, Patoka, IN 47666.

INSTALLATION OF THE NEW SOUTHWEST DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT – THIS AFTERNOON: Steve Beutler will be installed as the Southwest District Superintendent at a special service this afternoon at 4:00pm(CST) at Vincennes Community UMC, 1548 South Hart Street in Vincennes. All are invited.

NURTURE COMMITTEE MEETS THIS WEDNESDAY, July 20th at 6:00pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Nurture oversees events & planning throughout the calendar year. Whether you are a member of the committee or not, you are welcome to attend and share ideas. ALL are welcome. Committee members: Pat Anthis, Debbie Bryant, Mary Case, Patty Craig, Melissa Gaines, Laura Heidenreich, Sue Hollen, Marilyn Hudson, Dick Johnson, Jamie Schafer(chpsn.).

AD. COUNCIL MEETS THIS WEDNESDAY, July 20th at 6:30pm in the FLC Wesley Room. Ad. Council focuses on and addresses the business aspects of church life and the day-to-day operations and needs of the church as a ministry and is open to any and all who would like to be a part of or have a voice in the plans and business of Patoka UMC. Committee Members: Mildred Heidenreich(chpsn.), Melissa Gaines, Amber May, Marilyn Hudson, Laura Heidenreich, Rick Hudson, Jim Bishop, Debbie Bryant, Ron Hudson, David Hudson, Patty Craig, Mark Berry, Stephanie Berry, Jeanne Bishop, Alison Marvel, Jamie Schafer, Mike Phares, Mike Berry.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: All men, all ages are invited to breakfast & fellowship on the last Saturday of the month at 7:00am in the Family Life Center. Invite a friend!!

IT’S 5-DAY CLUB TIME AGAIN!!! 5-Day Club, for children ages 4-12, will be held August 1st-5th at 2 locations in Princeton:
 10:00-11:30am at the shelter house/club house at Princeton Creek Apartments, 500 S. 2nd Street
 12:30-2:00pm at 428 S. Main Street
5-Day club offers children a time of Bible lessons, activities, snacks, music and lots of fun!! For more information contact Babs Johnson at 812-677-2371.

FREE YARD SALE IS ONLY 3 WEEKS AWAY!!! 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.

SCHOOL BEGINS Tuesday, August 9th. Please pray for our students, teachers, faculty & staff for a safe & productive school year!

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 information about the Cross at the Crossroads go to For more info on the August 13th ride, contact Pastor Spencer Gaines at 812-385-5410.

BOXED: Brownies, Chocolate Icing, Oatmeal, Pancake Mix (and Syrup), Spaghetti
CANNED: Beef Broth, Chicken & Dumplings, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Fruit, Fruit Cups, Meats (Chicken, Spam, Treet, Tuna), Sausage Gravy
DRINKS: Fruit Juice, Kool-aid Mix (or equivalent), Lemonade Mix, Tomato Juice
STAPLES: Ketchup, Mayo/Miracle Whip, Mustard, Ranch Dressing, etc.
TOILETRIES: Dishwashing Soap, Laundry Detergent, and Men and Women’s Deodorant

WEB SITE: Visit regularly for information. And it is compatible with your phone! 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.

BRA BANK APPEAL: We continue collecting gently used bras (leave in designated container by front doors) for a special project designed to aid African women in the prevention of sexual assaults [less likely to be attacked if wearing undergarments] and human trafficking. For more info go to, or and click on ‘Mozambique Or Bust’.

LOVE PACKAGES: We continue to collect Bibles, Sunday School lessons, Upper Rooms, Our Daily Bread, Hymnals… basically any Christian literature, to be distributed to third world countries where so many are hungry for the word of God that they take our excess, out of date items and cherish them. Instead of throwing out these things, place them in the designated container near the front entrance and we will get them to people who need them.

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.

The really unforgivable sin is the denial of sin, because, by its nature, there is now nothing to be forgiven. (Fulton J. Sheen)

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