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Bulletin – 7-2-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – I don’t understand why going to church made you a hypocrite, because nobody goes to church because their perfect. If you’ve got it all together, you don’t need to go. You can go jogging with all the other perfect people on Sunday morning. Every time you go to church, you’re confessing again to yourself, to your family, to the people you pass on the way there, to the people who will greet you there, that you don’t have it all together. And that you need their support. You need their direction. You need some accountability, you need some help. – Rich Mullins

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

Congratulations to Jessica Hellums on the birth of a daughter, Karsyn Lilyann Mae, born 6/26/17, 7 lbs. 13 oz., 19½ inches long!

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Dianna DeBord… the family & friends of Alan House…and the family & friends of Virginia Wilzbacher(grandmother of Hana Muncy).
Joyce Berry (recovering from back surgery)
Elizabeth Key (friend of Nancy Nelson / 89 / 2 heart attacks in 2 weeks / very weak)
Jack West (was to undergo surgery June 30th)
Robert Luttrell, Jr. (brother of Albert Luttrell / kidney failure)
District Superintendent Stephen Beutler (continuing health concerns)
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)
Belle Howell (aunt of Heather Luttrell / heart aneurysm / upcoming 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-84 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-25

ACOLYTES—Aadin Lovett & Kimberly Chamberlain
GREETERS—Mildred Heidenreich
USHERS—Eric Westlund, Shane Hayes, Ethan Muncy, Andy Schafer

TODAY FLC Reserved for Alumni Banquet Prep
MONDAY FLC Reserved for Alumni Banquet Prep
TUESDAY FLC Reserved for Alumni Banquet Prep
Office Closed in Observance of Independence Day
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved for Alumni Banquet Prep
FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
THURSDAY FLC Reserved for Alumni Banquet Prep
FRIDAY FLC Reserved for Alumni Banquet Prep
SATURDAY 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

PANTRY NEEDS: Items greatly needed at this time are – 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.

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.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Epworth UMC [4455 Epworth Road in Evansville] will host an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 8th from 6:00-8:00pm, featuring kids activities, open gym and games, as well as music provided by southern gospel group One Life. This is a free event open to the public. All are welcome!

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. If you would like to support this event, you can deposit donations in the designated container (on foyer table) to defray the cost.

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!!

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.

If you don’t see the greatness of God then all the things that money can buy become very exciting. If you can’t see the sun you will be impressed with a street light. If you’ve never felt thunder and lightning you’ll be impressed with fireworks. And if you turn your back on the greatness and majesty of God you’ll fall in love with a world of shadows and short-lived pleasures. – John Piper

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