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Bulletin – 8-28-16

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (Both are PCIS Teachers Battling Cancer)
Casey Lamb Heather Ota
6155 South 650 East 611 East Brumfield Avenue
Fort Branch, IN 47648 Princeton, IN 47670

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Ruth Bedwell.
Cale Thomas (great-nephew of Mary Jane & Mike Kermode / kidney cancer / surgery 3-5 weeks)
Dick Johnson (pneumonia)
Darla Meyer Smith (seizure this past week)
Heather Ota (3rd grade teacher at PCIS / uterine cancer / undergoing chemo)
Francie Bishop (blood clot in leg)
Jim Bishop & Walk to Emmaus team & participants (Sept. 8-11)
Martha Brokaw (recovering from broken hip) – GGH, 5th floor
Nancy Nelson (recovering from eye surgery)
Angie Poteet (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / thyroid cancer / recovering from surgery)
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 / finished chemo & tumor has shrunk / upcoming double mastectomy)
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 for both / Larry’s liver
biopsy came back clear – PTL! / awaiting results of further biopsies)
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-107 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-57

ACOLYTES—Devon Davis & Aadin Lovett
GREETERS—Don & Patti Davis
USHERS—Eric Westlund, Shane Hayes, Ethan Muncy, Andy Schafer

TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
9/5/16 Office Closed in Observance of Labor Day
9/6/16 Bible Study, 7:00pm
9/7/16 FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
9/10/16 FLC Reserved for Apple Butter Prep
9/11/16 FLC Reserved for Apple Butter Prep
9/12/16 Apple Butter Production begins at 6:30am
9/13/16 Apple Butter Production begins at 6:30am
9/16/16 FLC Reserved, all day – PUMC Serving Class of 56 banquet
Heritage Days Apple Butter Booth
9/17/16 Heritage Days Apple Butter Booth

FRIENDS AT PATOKA UMC: Thank you all for the prayers and for thinking of me! I feel good and am walking 1-2 miles a day. Looking forward to getting back in a tractor. Bless you all! Chuck Brittingham & family

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Trevor & Kayla Cotterman, 203 Jackson Street, Edwards, MS 39066

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. Thank you to those who have already turned in new addresses!!

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!!

HOLY COMMUNION will be observed at Patoka UMC next Sunday, September 4th.

PANTRY SUNDAY: Next Sunday, September 4th is Pantry Sunday… each Communion Sunday [1st Sunday of the month] we ask that you bring canned goods and non-perishable items [especially canned meats and/or box dinners] with you and place them in the collection container near the front doors for the Patoka Food Pantry. CURRENT 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 served in August)
We are fed by Jesus Christ on Communion Sunday, therefore we need to feed others. Items which always come in handy [and cannot be purchased with food stamps]: soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste.

OPEN HOUSE: For anyone wishing to tour Rita Barton’s home here in Patoka, she will have an open house on Sunday, September 4th following church, until about 1:00pm. The home is currently for sale and a number of people have expressed an interest in seeing it. Rita welcomes any & all who might be interested.

ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER!!! Patoka Presbyterian Church hosts its Famous Homemade Ice Cream Fundraiser (as sold at Gibson County Fair) on Saturday, September 10th from 3:00-7:00pm (or until sold out) at Patoka Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 207 W. Grave Street in Patoka. Ice cream by the scoop or by the gallon. Also available at extra charge – pies, cakes, cobblers, lemonade & iced tea. Carry outs available. Allergies: limited quantities w/o eggs. Diabetes: limited quantities made with Splenda. For more information contact June White at 812-779-3334.

APPLE BUTTER WEEK is 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 (especially PINT jars)
 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.

LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES FALL ACADEMY will take place Saturday, September 24th at Blue Grass UMC’s main campus – 14200 Petersburg Rd. in Evansville – beginning with registration at 8:00am. Courses include 1)Finding & Following Themes in John’s Gospel for Greater Understanding 2)Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts 3)How to Lead Effective Worship. This event is for anyone wishing to go deeper in their commitment and service to the Church and its ministries. There is required reading for each course. Registration Deadline is September 16th. Registration Fee – $10 – covers the cost of lunch. To register online visit or pick up a flyer/form in the Patoka UMC office.

BIBLE STUDY: There’s always room for anyone who has a desire to ‘grow in the knowledge & grace of the Lord’… so join us Tuesdays at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted in the bulletin) in the Family Life Center Wesley Room. The discussions are lively, the fellowship is sweet, and the Lord always blesses!!

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, or 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.

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.

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