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Bulletin – 9-4-16

Love is…not a result; it is a cause…. People talk about love as though it were something you could give, like an armful of flowers…. Love is a force in you that enables you to give other things…. It is a power, like money, or steam or electricity. It is valueless unless you can give something else by means of it. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – (in hospital /battling 3 infections)
Pastor Patricia Greffey
Rocky Mountain Manor, Apt. 204
140 N. Cheyenne
Powell, Wyoming 82435

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Dwight Cousert.
Pastor Patricia Greffey (in hospital / battling 3 infections) – Wyoming
Charlotte Morris (breathing issues / chest pains) – Good Samaritan Hospital
River Harbin (viral infection) – Riley Hospital
Rev. Bill Gaines (father-in-law of Melissa Gaines / consultation this past week with surgeon / upcoming carotid artery surgery)
Cale Thomas (great-nephew of Mary Jane & Mike Kermode / kidney cancer / upcoming surgery)
Dick Johnson (fungus in lungs / meds seem to be helping) – I.U. Med Center
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)
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 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-112 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-60

ACOLYTES—Colton Duke & Ryder Duke
GREETERS—Maria Stone
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Frank Conner, John Anthis, Mike Phares, Don Davis

MONDAY Office Closed in Observance of Labor Day
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
SATURDAY FLC Reserved for Apple Butter Prep
9/11/16 UMYF, 10:30-11:30am, 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

DEAR PATOKA UMC: Please use (the enclosed monetary gift) in memory of Charlene Frazier. I was at Pat Taylor’s Nursery School with her for years. She was a very good lady and loved her church too. Sandra L. Cunningham

DEAR SPIRIT BOOSTER: Thank you for your donation to the PCHS Cheerleaders. Please look for your name on the cheerleaders’ Spirit Booster page in the program booklet provided at home games during the 2016-17 school year. We very sincerely thank you for your support. 2016-17 PCHS Tiger Cheerleaders & Coach Julie Koberstein

OPEN HOUSE TODAY: For anyone wishing to tour Rita Barton’s home here in Patoka, she will have an open house today 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.

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!!

ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER THIS SATURDAY!!! Patoka Presbyterian Church hosts its Famous Homemade Ice Cream (as sold at Gibson County Fair) Fundraiser this 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 ($2.00) or by the gallon ($14.00). Also available at extra charge – pie ($2.50), cake ($2.00), cobbler ($2.50), brownie ($1.50), drink ($1.50). 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.

BICENTENNIAL TORCH IN PATOKA NEXT SUNDAY!! Camille Caldemeyer has been chosen as a representative for Gibson County to carry the Indiana Bicentennial Torch through Patoka next Sunday, September 11th. Camille would love to have the support of a friends & family cheering section as she represents our county. If you would like to cheer her on she is scheduled to go through Patoka somewhere between 4:00-4:20pm that day. The 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 the passenger side). More police escorts will follow, as well as Bicentennial representatives. Camille is honored and excited at this great opportunity and wishes to share it with as many of you as possible!! So plan to show your support that day!

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
 Buttons are needed for toppers – nickel size or larger only, please – get buttons to Sue Hollen or Melissa Gaines
 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.

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:

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 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!!

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.

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!!

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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