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Bulletin – April 24, 2-16

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Loved One Of The Week
(sister-in-law of Maxine Julian & sister of Betty Bateman / health concerns)
Patsy Stetzer, 1259 S.E. 65th Circle, Ocala, Florida 34472

Congratulations to Eric & Demi Westlund on the birth of their son, Brooks Eric, born April 19th! 8 lbs., 7 oz., 21 inches long.

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
[Last Week’s Additions & Updates Are in BOLD]

Rita Thompson (stage 3 throat cancer & jaw bone)
Bud Kolb (uncle of Pat Chamberlain / adjusting to assisted living at River Oaks)
Becky Boren Handlon (hospice care)
Lyla (friend of Shelby Luttrell / car accident / broken leg / massive head injury)
Larry Luttrell (health concerns)
Rosemary Clark (friend of Spencer & Melissa Gaines / mini stroke)
Pam Brown (granddaughter of Maxine Julian / health concerns)
Rita Barton (severe back & neck pain / consulting with physical therapist)
Todd Georges (heart & kidney issues)
Patsy Stetzer (sister-in-law of Maxine Julian & sister of Betty Bateman / throat cancer / growth on voice box / undergoing radiation)
Sheryl Morrison (daughter of Mary Ann Stone / ongoing health issues)
Laura Chupp (friend of Amber May / major heart issues / 10% chance of survival)
Bill Kittinger (friend of Abby Heidenreich)
Niece of Grace Luttrell (in Brentwood Meadows for depression & PTSD)
John Wagner (son-in-law of Virginia Horath / stage 3 cancer of the neck & throat)
Florence Rodgers (mother of Debby Phares)
Patricia Cardin (step-mother of Chris MacKay / stage 4 cancer / undergoing chemo)
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)
Tom Bryant (health concerns) – at home
Vic Welch (uncle of Darla Meyer Smith & Lisa Meyer / undergoing cancer treatment)
Faith Livermore (health concerns)
Carol (friend of Bonnie / acute leukemia / undergoing treatment)
Jeannette Dickerson (sister of Patti Davis / rehab facility in Terre Haute)
Lana Kennedy (friend of Buddy & Puff Rogers / cancer)
Heather Luttrell (continuing health concerns)
Cody Byrns (further surgeries & rehab for injuries & burns from auto accident)
Ed Knust & Ruth Knust (health concerns)
Unspoken Requests Concerning Employment/Jobs
Military: Matt Welsh (nephew of Puff & Buddy Rogers / deployed to Asia Pacific); 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

Worship Attendance Last Sunday-89 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-53

ACOLYTES—Andrew May & Ben Heidenreich
GREETERS—Patty Craig
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Jim Anthis, Chris Heidenreich, Albert Luttrell, Mark Berry

TODAY UMYF, 10:30-11:30am, FLC Reserved, 12:00-6:00pm
TUESDAY Bible Study, 7:00pm
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am / FLC Reserved, 8:30am
5/2/16 FLC Reserved for Election
5/3/16 FLC Reserved for Election
Bible Study, 7:00pm (location to be announced)
5/4/16 FLC Reserved for Election
Church Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm

THANK YOU to all the women of the church who helped throw my bridal shower Saturday. Thank you to all who donated to the shower and everyone who thought of Jeff & I. The shower was wonderful and the gifts are a blessing. Thanks, Jeff Koberstein & Alyssa Hudson

MEN’S BREAKFAST SATURDAY: All men, all ages are invited to breakfast & fellowship this Saturday, April 30th at 7:00am in the Family Life Center. There’s always plenty of good food and plenty of room, so invite someone and join us!

ELECTION SITE: Patoka UMC will be a host site for the May 3rd primary election. Use of the building will be limited to voters and election staff from May 2nd-May 4th – while voting equipment is in the building.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – SIGN UP TODAY! National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, [May 5, 2016] inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. Our hope is that you choose to support Patoka UMC’s efforts as we once again join others across the United States in praying for our nation, its leaders, the upcoming election, our government leaders – local, state & national, our schools, churches, homes & families on May 5th. There is a sign-up sheet on the foyer table for anyone who will commit to pray for 15 minutes [or longer] that day. You can pray from your home, work, in the car, at school, or come to the sanctuary between 8:00am-1:00pm. The place is not as important as the commitment. The only requirement is that if you sign up, you pray. For more information on national day of prayer go to

GOLF SCRAMBLE: Evansville Rescue Mission’s 13th Annual Golf Scramble – to benefit ERM’s Summer Camp program for Tri-State children – is Monday, May 9th at Rolling Hills Country Club. Start Time: 12:00pm with a complimentary lunch between 10:30am and 11:45am. Cost: $500/team of four; $125/individual. How to Register: Call 812-962-6701 or e-mail to Sponsorships are available beginning at $100.

HELP NEEDED – YOUTH COALITION MEAL: PUMC will serve both youth & staff on Friday, May 13th at PCHS, in connection with Gibson County Youth Coalition. We will need volunteers that day to help serve, at approximately 4:00pm at the high school. We will also need donations of homemade cookies, brownies or rice crispie treats. Cookies, brownies and rice crispie treats are needed at the Family Life Center no later than noon that day. Watch for sign-up sheets. If you have any questions contact Laura Heidenreich at 812-385-5079.

GRADUATION SUNDAY AT PATOKA UMC will be held on May 15th, honoring our seniors during worship and at a reception to follow in the Family Life Center. There will be no Sunday School that morning. Come celebrate with us!! We would love to celebrate not only our seniors but all those in your family graduating from preschool, kindergarten, 5th grade, 8th grade, high school, and college. If you would like your graduates to be included in the May Newsletter, please email the following information to Melissa by tomorrow – names, family connection, school/grade from which they will graduate, any degrees/special honors. PARENTS: Pastor Jeff needs 10 photos of our graduating seniors no later than May 8th.

YOU’RE INVITED!! Hana Wilzbacher & Ethan Muncy would like to invite you to their wedding ceremony at the Azalea Path on May 28, 2016. The ceremony starts at 3:00pm. Reception to follow at the K of C Hall in Princeton. RSVP’s MUST be turned in no later than May 5th. To RSVP call 812-664-6286 or email to (see wedding invitation on bulletin board)

BENEFIT RIDE: Rolling Disciples motorcycle ministry of First General Baptist Church in Princeton will host their 3rd annual Benefit Ride on Saturday, June 4th with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Gibson County. Pork Chop Dinner – Door Prizes – Silent Auction – Chinese Auction – Free Bike Show with People’s Choice Award – Grand Prize of $250 gift card from JP Cycle. Music by Jason Clutter and Michael Tetrick (at the church). Sign up 9:00am at Princeton Courthouse Square Gazebo. Coffee & donuts served. $20/rider. $10/passenger. Last bike out – 10:00am. Last bike in – 1:30pm. ALL RIDERS WELCOME. For more information call 812-385-5410 or 812-677-2755.

SANTA CLAUS GOLF SCRAMBLE is Thursday, June 9th at Christmas Lake Village Golf Course, with a 1:00pm shotgun start. A donation of $60 covers 18 holes, cart, prizes, range balls, and food at the golf course afterwards. Sponsors ($100/hole and up) are also sought. Send registration (available in PUMC office) or sponsorship by June 2nd to Joe Kamman, 910 S. Jolly Lane, Santa Claus, IN 47579 with a check made payable to “Historic Santa Claus Campground Inc.” If you have questions, contact Joe Kamman at 812-544-3879 or email to

HOLIDAY WORLD TRIP: The annual outing to Holiday World/Splashin’ Safari is set for Friday, June 17th. Ticket cost is $31/person, with a minimum of 15 people, so if you plan to attend be sure to get your name on the sign-up sheet on the foyer table no later than Sunday, June 12th. PUMC youth entering 6th grade in the fall or just having graduated high school may go for free, as the youth fund will pay for your admission and the admission of 1 friend you may take along. All others, including adults and other children will have to pay the regular price. This year, ALL youth and friends will require a chaperone. Questions? Speak with Pastor Jeff. We will leave PUMC at 8:30am on June 17th.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: Santa Claus UMC’s 4th annual Student ministries summer camp – Aftershock – is set for June 16th-19th at Santa Claus Campground. Experience worship with The Neverclaim and All Things New. Hear guest speakers Mya Hull and Pastor Frank Audia. Enjoy fun & games like bubble soccer, water zorbz and more! To register, or for more information, go to, or pick up a brochure in the PUMC office. Early bird registration is underway!!

ELEMENTARY CAMP: Santa Claus UMC is sponsoring Knight Camp – for grades 3-6 – July 10th-15th at Santa Claus Campground. Spiritual focus will be on the Beatitudes. Also included are crafts, swimming, archery, canoeing and music/praise & worship. In order to get into the spirit of this year’s theme campers will have fun with knights and tournaments, medieval time dinners, and even a “knighting” ceremony. The camp will be led by Sally Schaaf and Debbie Kasten, and is geared for both boys and girls who are going into grades 3-6. To register, or for more information, go to or pick up a brochure in the PUMC office.

Though we do not have our Lord with us in bodily presence, we have our neighbor, who, for the ends of love and loving service, is as good as our Lord himself. (Teresa of Avila)

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