SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
A holy Christian life is made up of a number of small things: little words, not eloquent sermons; little deeds, not miracles of battle, or one great, heroic deed of martyrdom; the little constant sunbeam, not the lightning. The avoidance of little evils, little inconsistencies, little weaknesses, little follies and indiscretions, and little indulgences of the flesh made up the beauty of a holy life. (Andrew Bonar)
LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (serious health issues) – Nell Seaney, 201 S. Prince St., Apt. 206, Princeton, IN 47670
PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Jeannette McCarty Dickerson(sister of Patti Davis)… and to the family & friends of Susanne Hollen(sister-in-law of Sue Hollen).
Nell Seaney (serious health issue)
Angie Poteet (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / thyroid cancer)
Terre Strough (niece of Sue Hollen / back issues / undergoing injection treatments)
Christine Baize (recovering from stroke/heart attack & stent implant procedures)
John Berry (recovering from mini stroke / doing well) – at home
Rosemary Clark (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / small mass on brain)
Marilyn Steelman (health concerns)
Gary & Jane Richardson (health concerns)
Leigha Reinbrecht (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / pregnancy concerns)
Denise Kilpsprayer (4th battle with cancer/chemo/recovering from broken hip surgery)
Sue Parker (underwent 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 / aggressive stage 4 cancer / chemo)
Les Schmitt (father of Chris MacKay / needs prayer for healing)
Gary Schwartzlose, Jr. (serious health issues / undergoing rehab)
Francie Bishop (diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis / other health concerns)
Jr. Goldman (serious health concerns / at Mayo Clinic)
David Holmes (friend of Sue Hollen / serious health & emotional issues)
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 (radiation if signs of prostate cancer recur in 6 months or 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)
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-86 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-50
UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Jamison Meyer & Brandon Luttrell
BELL STEWARD—Patty Craig
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Laura Heidenreich & Abby Heidenreich
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Bonnie Pinney
GREETERS—Jack & Eleanor McDowell
USHERS—Sam Muncy, Andy Schafer, Rick Hudson, Greg Ault
WORSHIP LEADER—Barbara Skelton
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TODAY UMYF, 10:30am-11:30am
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, Free Farmers Market, 8:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am
7/31/16 FLC Reserved (thru Aug. 5th) for Free Yard Sale Prep
MEN’S BREAKFAST SATURDAY: All men, all ages are invited to breakfast & fellowship on the last Saturday of the month – July 30th at 7:00am in the Family Life Center. Invite a friend!!
FREE FARMERS MARKET THIS SATURDAY!!! PUMC will host a free farmers market this Saturday, July 30th beginning at 8:00am. 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 to start time. 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!! The same guidelines [rations] will be in place for church family as for the community. “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:34-35 Questions??? contact Pastor Jeff or Kathy.
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.
OPPORTUNITY FOR HISTORY BUFFS… David Hudson, current PUMC Historian, has asked for assistance in updating the church’s history. David has a great deal of information to organize and coordinate and would appreciate help with the task. If you might have some free time and are interested in assisting as Church Historian, or even just on this project, contact David at 812-779-5235.
FREE YARD SALE IS ONLY 2 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I7y1Mc1CTghttps://effinghamcvb.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/the-cross-at-the-crossroads. For more info on the August 13th ride, contact Pastor Spencer Gaines at 812-385-5410.
PATOKA FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:
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.
MISCELLANEOUS: Grape Jelly
TOILETRIES: Dishwashing Soap, Laundry Detergent, and Men and Women’s Deodorant