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Bulletin – 7-9-17

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)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (undergoing cancer treatments) Matt Harper, 1980 E. State Road 64, Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Leighton Sioux (nephew of Heather Luttrell / born June 27th / heart problems)
Joyce Berry (recovering from back surgery)
Elizabeth Key (friend of Nancy Nelson / 89 / 2 heart attacks in 2 weeks / very weak)
Jack West (recovering from surgery)
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-68 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-23

ACOLYTES—Colton Duke & Ryder Duke
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Frank Conner, John Anthis, Mike Phares, Don Davis
WORSHIP LEADER—Barbara Skelton

TODAY (thru 7/15/17) Gibson County Fair
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, all day
7/18/17 GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
7/19/17 Ad. Council, 6:30pm
7/22/17 FLC Reserved, all day
7/25/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
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

DEAR PATOKA UMC FRIENDS: Thanks for all your loving thoughts and prayers. Also for allowing me to be “loved one of the week”. All was so appreciated! Sincerely, Becky Woodburn

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.

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 this week!!

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!!

SUMMER BLAST: Fairlawn United Methodist Church [2001 S. Parker Drive in Evansville] presents SUMMER BLAST on 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. For more information phone 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 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.

FOR HIS CHILDREN-RYAN STEVENSON IN CONCERT FOR THE ISAIAH 1:17 PROJECT: Hosted by The Isaiah 1:17 Project – Ryan Stevenson, Cochren & Co , and The Change! 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! The Isaiah 1:17 Project seeks to equip children entering foster care with new clothing, essential items, and comfort items in blessing bags, and looks forward to serving children and families in our community, as well as raising awareness for the need for good foster families! Get your tickets now! VIP Tickets are limited! Tickets prices are $15 for general admission, $20 for lower level seating, and $25 for VIP tickets. For more 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.

Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
(Christina Georgina Rossetti)

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