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Bulletin – 9-24-17

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT – Without Pentecost the Christ-event – the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus – remains imprisoned in history as something to remember, think about and reflect on. The Spirit of Jesus comes to dwell within us, so that we can become living Christs here and now. – Henri Nouwen

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK -(sister of Jim Bishop / to let her know she’s thought of and prayed for)
Ellen Roach, Parkview Care Center, 2819 N. St. Joseph Ave., Evansville, IN 47712

PRAYER LIST – Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of John Vinson(friend of Jack & Eleanor McDowell)
All those affected by the hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires
Hazel Allen (grandmother of Heather Luttrell / ankle issue / early signs of Alzheimer’s)
Frank Eads (health concerns)
Grace Luttrell’s sister, Joyce
Grace Luttrell’s niece, Maria
Marcella Welsh (niece of Puff & Buddy Rogers / pregnancy concerns)
Jane Waterman (mother-in-law of Amy Waterman / recovering from a fall & cracked vertebrae / in a brace for 10 weeks / now at home)
Patty Pflug (mass on kidney)
Bonnie Potts (health concerns)
Mary Lou Broadwater (sister-in-law of Mildred Heidenreich / recovering from a fall / moved to a rehab facility for further recuperation)
Elizabeth Key (friend of Nancy Nelson)
Mike Ellis (recovering from stroke / at home / therapy 3 times a week)
Jakatelyn Morrow (friend of Shelby Luttrell / brain cancer / undergoing chemo)
Robert & Irene Williams (friends of David Hudson / Bob has heart problems /
Irene has liver cancer) – North Carolina
Romaine McCabe (friend of Puff Rogers’ / mass around heart / chemo/radiation)
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)
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

ACOLYTES—Asher Braden & Jamison Meyer
GREETERS—Jeff May family
USHERS—Sam Muncy, Andy Schafer, Rick Hudson, Greg Ault

TODAY FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am
10/3/17 PCHS Cross Country Banquet, 6:00pm/help needed at 5:15
10/4/17 FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
10/7/17 S.M.I.L.E. Mile Walk (see announcements)
10/8/17 COMMUNION SUNDAY [note date change]

HURRICANE RELIFE COLLECTION: We are currently collecting for the Hurricane Harvey / UMCOR offering. (Remember 100% of the UMCOR offering goes to disaster relief.) We have an UMCOR/Hurricane Harvey donation box on the entrance table to receive donations at any time over the next few weeks.

APPLE BUTTER is now available in both regular & Splenda varieties.
Quarts – $8.00; Pints – $6.00; ½ Pints – $4.00

PRAYER & OUTREACH NIGHT / CONCERT: This Thursday, September 28th, join The Change Ministries for a Prayer & Outreach Night at Bicentennial Park. Gather together at 6:30 to pray for the city of Princeton, Gibson Co., our State, our Country, and the world, as well as the concert they’ll be hosting at the Park Saturday, September 30th at 6:00pm, featuring Building Nations with Don Ready, The Change Worship, and Ryan Linton. Free Admission. Bring a seat.

UMYH BOYS HOME GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY: The United Methodist Youth Home is delighted to invite you to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for our new Boys Home on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00pm. There will be a short ceremony followed by refreshments and an opportunity to tour our campus! We would love to see you there! Parking space is limited, so please carpool if possible. (UMYH is located at 2521 N. Burkhardt Rd. in Evansville)
PANTRY SUNDAY: October 1st 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 to place in the collection container near the front doors for the Patoka Food Pantry. 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]

WALK TO FIGHT SUICIDE: Gibson County Out of the Darkness Community Walk will be held next Sunday, October 1st at the Princeton Community High School track. For more information or to register, go to

 Tuesday, October 3rd, PCHS Cross Country, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
 Tuesday, October 17th, PCHS Boys Tennis, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
 Thursday, November 9th, PCHS Football, 6:00pm / help needed at 5:15
To help, contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079

S.M.I.L.E. MILE: The 2017 Smile on Down Syndrome Smile Mile walk is set for Saturday, October 7th, 9:00am-12:00pm at the Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center. S.M.I.L.E. raises awareness and serves hundreds of families who have a loved one with Down Syndrome. If you’d like to support our own Eddie Craig with a donation to the Eddie’s Buddies team, talk with Patty Craig or Laura Heidenreich prior to walk day.

HOLY COMMUNION will be observed at Patoka UMC on Sunday, October 8th – please note the date change.

CHARGE CONFERENCE: Patoka UMC’s Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, October 15th at 2:00pm at Patoka UMC. Rev. Doug Heiman from Bluegrass UMC will officiate. Rev. Heiman will have to immediately move to another charge conference following Patoka’s so there will be no reception or social time afterwards. All are welcome to attend Charge Conference.

FALL COOKOUT: Buddy & Puff Rogers are hosting their annual United Methodist Youth Home cookout/party on Saturday, October 28th afternoon/evening, and you’re also invited! Come out and enjoy great food, Scott Mason playing music, games, hayrides and more! For more information or directions contact Buddy or Puff at 812-635-9001.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT: Let’s gather in the church parking lot and dress up ourselves (if you want) and open our decorated trunks (decorated if you want) and give to the kids in the community! Tentatively scheduled for October 30th or 31st (still to be determined), from 6:00-7:00pm. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table for those who plan to participate. Watch the bulletin for more details.
COAT-A-COMMUNITY: Our church hosts its first Coat-A-Community Saturday November 11th from 9:00-11:00am in the Family Life Center. We will gladly accept donations of new or gently used coats for this event. Coats in all sizes, from infant to adult, are needed. Please have all coats to the church by Sunday November 5th so that washing & repairs can be done before the 11th. Please give coats to Kathy or Ron Hudson, or Alyssa Koberstein. If you have left them in the attached garage, please mark them “coat give away” and let Ron, Kathy or Alyssa know. Questions? Contact Kathy at 812-779-2058 or cell phone at 812-664-0063. Thank you for supporting this event!!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX MINISTRY will be here before you know it – deadline is Sunday, November 12th. On the foyer table are brochures that tell you how to pack a shoebox, along with the tag that goes on the outside designating boy or girl, and a reminder of your $9 cost to aid in shipping. Please remember to leave your shoebox Unwrapped, as our youth will be handling that for you! Please consider being a part of this amazing outreach opportunity.

The holy mystery of the day of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost, is to be understood in the following manner: the spirit of man must be completed and perfected by the Holy Spirit, that is, it must be sanctified, illuminated, and divinized by the Holy Spirit. This holy mystery is realized continually in the Church of Christ and because of this the Church is really a continuous Pentecost…. From Holy Pentecost, the day of the Holy Spirit, every God-like soul in the Church of Christ is an incombustible bush which continuously burns and is inflamed with God and has a fiery tongue within it. – Justin Popovic

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