SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – “Those who aren’t following Jesus aren’t his followers. It’s that simple. Followers follow, and those who don’t follow aren’t followers. To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where love shapes everything. To follow Jesus means to take up his dream and work for it.” ― Scot McKnight, One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow
LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK
(health issues) -John “Willard” Wilson, Health South, 4100 Covert Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Lt. Aaron Allan(husband of cousin of Debby Phares).
Rick Hudson (recovering from appendectomy)
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 / 89 / continuing health concerns)
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 (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 / 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-84 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-21
UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Aadin Lovett & Kimberly Chamberlain
BELL STEWARD—Nora Miller
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Jamie Schafer
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Mike Phares
USHERS—Ron Hudson, Jim Bishop, David Hudson, Mike Berry
WORSHIP LEADER—Grace Luttrell
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TODAY FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY First Day Of School (Prayer Sponsors Still Needed!!!)
FRIDAY FLC Reserved, all day
SATURDAY FLC Reserved, all day
8/15/17 Bible Study, 7:00pm
8/16/17 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
THANKS to all that remembered me as “loved one of the week”. I miss you all but keep in touch by receiving all the current news and sermons by email, which I fully read. Continue to remember me in your prayers. Thanks again. Jean Holder
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.
SCHOOL BEGINS THIS WEEK – Wednesday, August 9th. Please pray for our students, teachers, faculty and staff for a safe and productive year.
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 also 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 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 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
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.
“We should be more concerned with reaching the lost than pampering the saved.” ― David McGee
“The “show business,” which is so incorporated into our view of Christian work today, has caused us to drift far from Our Lord’s conception of discipleship. It is instilled in us to think that we have to do exceptional things for God; we have not. We have to be exceptional in ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, surrounded by sordid sinners. That is not learned in five minutes.”
― Oswald Chambers