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Bulletin – 8-21-16

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’ C. S. Lewis

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (recovering from a broken hip)
Martha Brokaw, Gibson General Hospital, 5th floor, 1808 Sherman Drive. Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Robert Turner(brother of friend of Sue Hollen / father of Patoka residents Chris Turner and Bradley Turner).
Ruth Bedwell (hospice care)
Martha Brokaw (recovering from broken hip) – GGH, 5th floor
Nancy Nelson (recovering from eye surgery)
Chuck Brittingham (recovering from heart attack / improving) – at home
Angie Poteet (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / thyroid cancer)
Gary & Jane Richardson (health concerns)
Denise Kilps (4th battle with cancer/chemo/recovering from broken hip surgery)
Sue Parker (recovering from rotator cuff surgery / undergoing therapy)
Scott Payne (step-grandfather of Austin Meyer / aggressive stage 4 cancer / chemo)
Les Schmitt (father of Chris MacKay / needs prayer for healing)
Casey Lamb (computer teacher at PCIS / breast cancer)
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)
Larry & Heather Luttrell (continuing health concerns)
Ed Knust (health concerns) & Ruth Knust (health concerns)
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-93 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-51

UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Kimberly Chamberlain & Addison Schafer
BELL STEWARD—Blake Anthis
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Steve & Shea Duke
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Muppets
GREETERS—Greg Ault family
ORGANIST—Nedra West
USHERS—Jim Anthis, Chris Heidenreich, Albert Luttrell, Mark Berry
WORSHIP LEADER—David Marvel

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am on
8/30/16 Bible Study, 7:00pm
9/4/16 COMMUNION SUNDAY / PANTRY SUNDAY
9/5/16 Office Closed in Observance of Labor Day
9/12/16 (tentative) Apple Butter Production
9/13/16 (tentative) Apple Butter Production

ANNOUNCEMENTS
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:
 Boxed – Potatoes (scalloped, au gratin, etc.)
 Canned – Spam, Luncheon Meat, Sausage & Gravy, Chicken & Dumplings, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail, Potatoes(sliced or whole), Soup of Any Kind, Spaghetti & Meat Balls
 Drinks – Kool-aid and Apple Juice
 Staples – Sugar and Paper Towels
 Miscellaneous – Grape Jelly
 Toiletries – Men’s & Women’s Deodorant and Shampoo
PLEASE NOTE: Patoka Presbyterian Church wishes to express their gratitude to all who continue to give to the food pantry. 15 individuals/families have been assisted this month.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: All men, all ages, come join us for breakfast & fellowship this Sat., August 27th at 7:00am in the Family Life Center. Bring a friend!

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH HOME FUNDRAISER: You can support the efforts of United Methodist Youth Home on Monday, August 29th with “Hacienda Gives Back Night”. Just take a photo of the token (available in the church office) with your phone and show it to your waiter at the Hacienda on South Green River Road in Evansville. A portion of all tickets that show a token that day will go to United Methodist Youth Home.

APPLE BUTTER WEEK is expected to be September 12th-14th. We have great coordinators for the event but there’s a job for anyone who can help. We’ll start at 6:30am each day, and we need a firm commitment from our volunteers. Watch for sign-up sheets and add your name. In the meantime…..
 Stock up on jars, lids & rings
 Stock up on sugar (we’ll need at least 52 bags of the 4-lb. bags / we CANNOT use “fine granulated”)
 Stock up on Splenda (we’ll need at least 24 LARGE bags)
 We’ll need 2 cans of PAM cooking spray
 Monetary donations are ALWAYS a great help for extra, unexpected, last-minute purchases
 Donate fabric for jar toppers
 Take home fabric & cut out toppers (check with Melissa if you want to take some now and get a head start)
 Plan to work at our church booth at Heritage Days September 16th & 17th
 Pray for production days and for our volunteers
 Questions? Contact Jeff & Donna Cook

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE the PHS Class of 56 Reunion Banquet on Friday, September 16th at 6:00pm. Help will be needed at 5:15. Contact Laura Heidenreich – 812-385-5079 – to volunteer.

PRODUCE GIVE-AWAY: Over the next few weeks we will have a table out for your fresh produce to share with the church family on Sunday mornings. Bring your extra and when you see the table after church, take the extra.

PRAYER SPONSORS – if you have been (or have never been) and would like to be a prayer sponsor for our youth throughout the school year, please notify Darla Meyer Smith or Lisa Meyer right away. 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, notes & small gifts on special occasions or ‘just because’ to encourage and uplift them. We will not assume that because you were a prayer sponsor last year you automatically wish to be one this year, so please let Darla or Lisa know.
STUDENTS… pick up a sheet on the foyer table to be filled out and returned to Darla or Lisa as soon as possible.
COLLEGE ADDRESSES NEEDED – To stay better in touch with our college students, we’re asking for new and updated addresses for those students. 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.

DEADLINE FOR BULLETIN is Wednesday (12:00 noon). Deadline for the next monthly Newsletter is the 3rd Monday (12:00 noon) of the current month.

BIBLE-IN-A-YEAR: Copies of the monthly “Bible-In-A-Year” readings have been placed in the rack on the foyer table. Feel free to pick one up!!

BRA BANK APPEAL: We continue collecting gently used bras (leave in designated container by front doors) for a special project designed to aid African women in the prevention of sexual assaults [less likely to be attacked if wearing undergarments] and human trafficking. For more info go to freethegirls.org, or thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com and click on ‘Mozambique Or Bust’.

LOVE PACKAGES: We continue to collect Bibles, Sunday School lessons, Upper Rooms, Our Daily Bread, Hymnals… basically any Christian literature, to be distributed to third world countries where so many are hungry for the word of God that they take our excess, out of date items and cherish them. Instead of throwing out these things, place them in the designated container near the front entrance and we will get them to people who need them.

PATOKA UMC ENDOWMENT FUND: In the financial section of our bulletin, you see the “PUMC Endowment Fund” with a balance of $85,289.21. These funds are given by members & friends of PUMC. This fund is a great way to benefit the church, not only now but forever. The principle of this fund generates, at present, 4% interest annually to be used as we see fit. It is backed by the Lilly Foundation, conservatively invested, and managed by the Gibson County Community Foundation. Each of the 92 counties in Indiana has this set up. It is a safe investment. If we had $100,000 in the fund, we would receive at least $4,000 annually for as long as the fund exists which should be a VERY, VERY long time. This fund would be an excellent choice for estate planning or giving now. If you have immediate questions, please contact me, Pastor Jeff.

REMINDERS:
• Pecans – Class #7 has pecans available – pieces and halves, as well as a wide variety of knives and kitchen items. Pecans can be purchased in the Family Life Center, thru any member of the class, or by contacting Marilyn Hudson at 779-5235.
• Meetings – All meetings, except Staff-Parish, are open to everyone in the congregation. [Feel free to contact any member of the Staff-Parish Committee at any time however, with concerns relevant to that committee.] All other meetings are open meetings. We invite you to come and participate in the business and ministries of the church. Committees and chairpersons are listed in the back of the Directory Book.
• Church Cookbooks – A Taste of Heaven – Patoka UMC Church Family & Friends Cookbooks – are available for purchase in the Family Life Center and on the front entrance table. Books are $10 each.
• Pew Pads – Please remember to sign the pew pads each Sunday morning with the names of each member of your family in attendance… and make sure your neighbor has signed also. We are glad to send bulletins/newsletters but strive to be good stewards by not sending mail unnecessarily. If you do not sign we assume you are not in attendance. It is also vital that you sign for accurate record keeping. The pew pads can also be used to list prayer requests that are spoken or unspoken during Worship. It only takes a minute to sign your name and pass the book to your neighbor.
• Web Site – Visit www.patokaumc.org regularly for information. Also note that it is compatible with your phone! Calendar will be kept up to date, information on happenings, this and a lot more! If you would like to help maintain the web site, please let Pastor Jeff know.

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