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Bulletin – 7-23-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – “Spiritual warfare is very real. There is a furious, fierce, and ferocious battle raging in the realm of the spirit between the forces of God and the forces of evil. Warfare happens every day, all the time. Whether you believe it or not, you are in a battlefield. You are in warfare.” ― Pedro Okoro

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (to let her know her church family is thinking of her)
Jean Holder, 705 Roosevelt Drive, Ft. Branch, IN 47648

PRAYER LIST –
Pray One for Another – James 5:16 / [Additions & Updates in BOLD]
John “Willard” Wilson (health issues) – Health South
Pat Chamberlain
Spencer Gaines (cataract surgery)
Leighton Sioux (nephew of Heather Luttrell / born June 27th / heart problems)
Elizabeth Key (friend of Nancy Nelson / 89 / 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 / massive tumor)
Robert Williams (friend of David Hudson / heart problems) – North Carolina
Megan Miller (granddaughter of Red & Nora Miller / radiation iodine treatment)
Belle Howell (aunt of Heather Luttrell/recovering from surgery for heart aneurysm)
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ / 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 / maintenance chemo)
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / cancer treatments)
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

ATTENDANCE – Worship Attendance Last Sunday-96 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-17

UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Addison Schafer & Camden Miller
BELL STEWARD—Jim Bishop
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Laura Heidenreich
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Jeanne Bishop
GREETERS—Jeff & Donna Cook
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Sam Muncy, Andy Schafer, Rick Hudson, Greg Ault
WORSHIP LEADER—Mark Berry

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
SATURDAY 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

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 – PLANNED FOR THIS SATURDAY – 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 – THIS WEEKEND: 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 THIS SATURDAY!! All men, all ages are invited to breakfast & fellowship July 29th 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 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 www.itickets.com.

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 wwwjillsavage.org. 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.

“Whatever your station or position in life, there is always room for improvement, enhancement, and perfection. I say this with a great sense of humility. Regardless of what you are enjoying at the moment, the Lord says that he has something better for you! No matter what you have achieved, attained, or accomplished in this world, there are more challenges and blessings ahead. God says that you have stayed long enough on this mountain. It is time to press forward to take more territories and receive more trophies.” ― Pedro Okoro, Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ

“We do well to be reminded that the devil hates a praying leader and a praying church. When we begin to pray, we pick a fight with the devil at a whole new level. Yet, our calling is to be praying menaces to the enemy.” ― Daniel Henderson, Old Paths, New Power: Awakening Your Church Through Prayer and the Ministry of the Word

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