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Bulletin – 9-11-16

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely. … He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.” (Dieter F. Uchtdorf)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK
(Ed – recovering from a fall / Ruth – continuing health concerns)
Ed & Ruth Knust, 1109 Hillcrest Drive, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Sue Hollen (in hospital this past week / low hemoglobin / underwent transfusion)
Pastor Patricia Greffey (now at home / congestive heart failure) – Wyoming
Charlotte Morris (breathing issues / chest pains)
Rev. Bill Gaines (father-in-law of Melissa Gaines / recovering from carotid artery surgery) – at home
Cale Thomas (great-nephew of Mary Jane & Mike Kermode / kidney cancer / upcoming surgery)
Dick Johnson (fungus in lungs / meds seem to be helping)
Heather Ota (3rd grade teacher at PCIS / uterine cancer / undergoing chemo)
Jim Bishop & Walk to Emmaus team & participants (Sept. 8-11)
Denise Kilps (4th battle with cancer/chemo / recovering from 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 tests all showed no signs of cancer – PTL! / other issues still to address / consultation Sept. 14th)
Ed Knust (health concerns / in hospital this past week / recovering from a fall) &
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-89 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-50

UP FRONT NEXT SUNDAY
ACOLYTES—Connor Miller & Camden Miller
BELL STEWARD—Jim Bishop
CHILDREN’S CHURCH—Amanda Sands
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE—Debby Phares
GREETERS—Sharon Richeson
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Ben Heidenreich, Emma Ault, Andrew May, Olivia Marvel
WORSHIP LEADER—Debbie Bryant

THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS
TODAY UMYF, 10:30-11:30am, FLC Reserved for Apple Butter Prep
MONDAY Apple Butter Production begins at 6:30am
TUESDAY Apple Butter Production begins at 6:30am
NO Bible Study this evening
FRIDAY FLC Reserved, all day – PUMC Serving Class of ‘56 banquet
Heritage Days Apple Butter Booth
SATURDAY Heritage Days Apple Butter Booth
9/18/16 FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
9/20/16 GGH Devotional Service, 2:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
9/21/16 Nurture, 6:00pm, Ad. Council, 6:30pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS
BICENTENNIAL TORCH IN PATOKA TODAY!! Camille Caldemeyer has been chosen as a representative for Gibson County to carry the Indiana Bicentennial Torch through Patoka today, and would love to have your support as she represents our county. If you wish to cheer her on she is scheduled to go through Patoka between 4:00-4:20pm. Designated area is the post office side of the street. There will be a caravan of State Police on motorcycles, squad car, then Camille riding in Herbie the Love Bug (on passenger side), more police escorts, and Bicentennial representatives. Camille is honored and excited and wishes to share it with as many of you as possible!!

IT’S PPLE BUTTER WEEK!! (September 12th-13th)
PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO EARLY SALES – YOU MAY BEGIN PURCHASING APPLE BUTTER WEDNESDAY MORNING (Sept. 14th)
While we have not used a sign-up sheet this year, this gives you an idea of the labor required. Remember any portion of the day really helps
 Apples Cutters – Monday & Tuesday – 6:30 to Done (Noon?) (The faster we can get the apples cut, the faster we can begin processing and the faster the late people can go home!)
 Apple Smashers – 3 needed each Shift
Monday – 8:00am-1:00pm / 1:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday – 8:00am-1:00pm / 1:00pm-6:00pm
 Mixers – 2 to 3 each Shift
Monday – 8:00am-Noon / Noon-4:00pm / 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday – 8:00am-Noon / Noon-4:00pm / 4:00pm-7:00pm
 Fillers – Lids & Rings – 1-2 each Shift
Monday – 9:00am-1:00pm / 1:00pm-5:00pm / 5:00pm-Done
Tuesday – 9:00am-1:00pm / 1:00pm-5:00pm / 5:00pm-Done
 Can – Label Toppers – 3 each Shift
Monday – 5:00pm-Finish (9:00pm or before)
Tuesday – 5:00pm-Finish (9:00pm or before)
 Floaters doing anything needed / whenever possible
A quick look at the FLC showed that as of Thursday we had not received any donations for the items below. If you are donating items, we need to have these or need to know before you leave today, so we can know what we need to purchase.
 jars, lids & rings (especially PINT jars)
 sugar (at least 52 bags of the 4-lb. bags / we CANNOT use “fine granulated”)
 Splenda (at least 24 LARGE bags)
 2 cans of PAM cooking spray
 Monetary donations are ALWAYS a great help for extra, unexpected, last-minute purchases
 fabric for jar toppers (we’re good on fabric now – thank you!)
 Take home fabric & cut out toppers
 Buttons needed for toppers – nickel size or larger, please – get buttons to Sue Hollen or Melissa Gaines
 Plan to work at our church booth at Heritage Days September 16th & 17th – sign-up sheet on foyer table
 Pray for production days and for our volunteers
 Questions? Contact Jeff & Donna Cook

PATOKA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION: A meeting will be held this Wednesday, September 14th, 6:30pm at the Town Hall, for anyone interested. The Steering Committee should consist of 8-12 people that represent a cross section of the community. The group will not only help direct the plan in terms of the larger concepts but will also get into the fine details of the plan that most people at a public meeting do not care to review. The members will also serve as liaison with other community members or for their dept./organizations. Suggested Steering Committee members: 1) Town Council President 2) Town Council Member(s) 3) Town Clerk Treasurer/Other Town Rep. 4) Local Business Owner 5) Gibson Co. / Greater Gibson Co. Rep. 6) Gibson Co. Tourism Rep. 7) Major Community Player(s) – such as North Gibson School Corp. Rep., local bank, major employer, etc. 8) Local foundation(s) or service group(s), Patoka UMC, Patoka Presbyterian Church, a beautification group, local civic group, etc. 9) Community Festival / Programming Rep. (such as Christmas in the Park Committee reps) 10) Engaged Residents.

HELP NEEDED TO SERVE the PHS Class of ‘56 Reunion Banquet this 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 this Friday, September 16th. Registration Fee – $10 – covers the cost of lunch. To register online visit http://www.inumc.org/eventssw or pick up a flyer/form in the Patoka UMC office.

LAITY DAY WITH THE BISHOP – A Call To Hope is set for Saturday, October 15th at Castleton UMC, 7101 Shadeland Ave. in Indianapolis, and everyone is invited to attend! Come hear the call of hope, be reminded that hope restores us and moves us. Come hear the hope stories of others who are partners with us in the work of Christ and the church. Share together in workshops that will inspire, teach and challenge your personal call to hope. To register: www.inumc.org/laityday16.

CHARGE CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED: Patoka UMC’s Charge Conference has been rescheduled to Monday, November 7th, 5:30pm(CST) at Vincennes Community UMC. The September Newsletter has the original date, however, the Conference Office realized that the 8th is also Election Day and wanted to avoid any conflict this might cause some churches. Representatives from Patoka UMC, in addition to the pastor, are needed at Charge Conference. If you can attend, please let Pastor Jeff know as soon as possible. NOTE: There will be no Bible Study that evening.

COLLEGE ADDRESSES STILL 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!! As soon as all addresses are turned in we will post them in the bulletin and on the bulletin board.

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