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Bulletin – 8-13-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you’re not saved yourself, be sure of that! ― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (friend of Sue Hollen / health issues)
Sandra Bilskie, 16519 Scenic Peaks Court, Houston, Texas 77059

PRAYER LIST
Students, Teachers, Faculty And Staff
Sandra Bilskie (friend of Sue Hollen / health concerns)
Frank Eads (in rehab facility following a fall)
John “Willard” Wilson (health issues) – Health South
Spencer Gaines (cataract surgery / 2nd eye / August 10th)
Leighton Sioux (nephew of Heather Luttrell / born June 27th / heart problems)
Elizabeth Key (friend of Nancy Nelson / turned 90 in July / stronger each day but still needs prayer)
Mike Ellis (recovering from stroke / at home / therapy 3 times a week)
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)
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ / mass around heart / chemo/radiation)
Brooke(mother) & Savannah(unborn baby) Teremini
Co-Worker of Ellyn Horrall (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 / undergoing chemo)
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-97 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-23

UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Colton Duke & Ryder Duke
BELL STEWARD—Patty Craig
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Amanda Sands
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Bonnie Pinney
GREETERS—Don & Patti Davis
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Alison Marvel, Ashlyn Anthis, Ava Little, Brittany Koberstein
WORSHIP LEADER—Mike Phares

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY Ad. Council, 6:30pm
8/22/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
8/26/17 Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am
FLC Reserved, 8:30am
8/27/17 FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
8/29/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS
UMYH CASH FOR CLASS: Each year United Methodist Youth Home has the honor & responsibility to help send their kids back to school with the uniforms & supplies they need. Education is one of the keys to breaking the cycles that bring kids to UMYH. With your help, they can be equipped to have a successful school year. If you would like to help, you can do so by supporting UMYH’s Cash for Class program with monetary gifts of varying levels, from $50.00-$354.00. For more information or a donation form, see Melissa in the church office.

PRAYER SPONSORS: If you have been (or have never been) and would like to be a prayer sponsor for one of our youth thru the school year, please notify Darla Meyer Smith or Lisa Meyer. All it requires is doing just what it sounds like… pray regularly for the youth whose name you will be given, and if you choose to, remember them with cards and notes and small gifts on special occasions or “just because” to encourage and uplift them. We will not assume that because you were a prayer sponsor this past school year that you automatically wish to be one this school year. So, please let Darla or Lisa know right away.

COLLEGE ADDRESSES: We would like to stay in touch with our college students, so we’re asking for new and updated addresses as soon as they are available. If you’d like to include phone #’s, emails, birthdays, etc. that would be fantastic! When all addresses are turned in we will post a permanent list on the bulletin board. Please turn in college addresses to Melissa in the church office.

PATOKA PRESBYTERIAN ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER will be held this Saturday, August 19th from 4:00-7:00pm at the Patoka Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Also available that evening – pies, cakes, cobblers, cookies & brownies. For complete details call June White at 812-779-3334/812-779-6991 or Jo Ellen Bingham at 812-779-5311/812-664-7262.

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 & t-shirt. Guest speaker is Jill Savage – an author & speaker passionate about relationships, and 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 Sunday, August 20th.

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.

APPLE BUTTER WEEK is expected to be September 11th & 12th. We have great coordinators in place but EVERYONE’S help is needed, from washing jars to peeling & cooking and stirring & filling jars! There’s a job for anyone willing to help. We’ll start at 6:30am each day, but we can use people all throughout the day & evening. We will need a firm commitment from those volunteering, so plan ahead and add your name to the sign-up sheet when it becomes available. Also…..
 Stock up on jars, lids & rings
 Stock up on sugar (we’ll need at least 55 bags of the 4-lb bags / we CANNOT use “fine granulated”)
 Stock up on Splenda (we’ll need at least 25 LARGE bags)
 We’ll need 2 cans of PAM cooking spray
 Monetary donations are ALWAYS appreciated
 Donate fabric for jar toppers
 Take home fabric & cut out toppers (check with Melissa for fabric & topper pattern)
 Plan to work at our church booth at Heritage Days September 15th & 16th
 Pray for production days and for our volunteers

LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES FALL ACADEMY is set for Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00am-2:30pm at Blue Grass UMC’s main campus, 14200 Petersburg Road in Evansville, and is for all lay servants and/or any laity who wish additional training to better serve Christ and the church. You do not have to be a Certified Lay Servant to take the classes. Classes offered that day are Polity and Lay Pastoral Care Giving. Registration deadline is August 25th. The $10 registration fee also covers the cost of lunch. For more information and/or a registration flyer, see Melissa in the church office.

GOLF SCRAMBLE: Bread of Life Ministries Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at Boonville Country Club, 5244 IN-61, with lunch at 11:30am and shotgun start at 1:00pm. Golf registration forms and payment are due by September 10th. Forms are available in the church office – see Melissa. $70/person or $260/teams of 4 – includes lunch, green fees, cart and goodie bag. Bread of Life provides food and clothing to those in need. This includes individuals, families, agencies with food pantries & clothing needs, and also provides necessities to those in need from natural disasters such as tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, etc. The golf benefit helps Bread of Life to continue to serve approximately 150 pantries (besides their own) throughout the area, and around 350 families each month.
RIVERCITY FAITHFEST 2017: Saturday, September 23rd, 2:00-9:00pm / Downtown: 320 Cherry Street in Evansville. FREE Christian music festival that shares JESUS with the entire tristate! You DON’T WANT TO MISS it! Artists & bands include: We Are Messengers, Hannah Kerr, Danen Kane, Building Nations, Anno Domini, Yung Kriss, Don Ready, Deante Ramone & The Rise, Skylight View. FOR THE KIDS: Indian Creek Kids Zone with inflatables and fun for kids! Faithfest is excited to announce its partnership in ministry with Operation Christmas Child and the Evansville Rescue Mission! The festival is completely FREE! For more information go to http://rivercityfaithfest.com/vip.

BIG CHURCH NIGHT OUT FALL TOUR featuring Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca, Derek Minor, Brock Gill, Adam Agee, Jamison Strain, and Jeremy Willet will be held Thursday, December 7th at 7:00pm at the Owensboro Convention Center. All seats reserved! Tickets on sale NOW(starting at $18)! 2 free tickets with groups of 10 or more – limited availability. For tickets and more information go to BigChurchNightOut.com or PremierProductions.com.

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have a love for the lost? This is a term we use as part of our Christian jargon. Many believers search their hearts in condemnation, looking for the arrival of some feeling of benevolence that will propel them into bold evangelism. It will never happen. It is impossible to love “the lost”. You can’t feel deeply for an abstraction or a concept. You would find it impossible to love deeply an unfamiliar individual portrayed in a photograph, let alone a nation or a race or something as vague as “all lost people.

Don’t wait for a feeling or love in order to share Christ with a stranger. You already love your heavenly Father, and you know that this stranger is created by Him, but separated from Him, so take those first steps in evangelism because you love God. It is not primarily out of compassion for humanity that we share our faith or pray for the lost; it is first of all, love for God.” ― John Piper

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