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Bulletin – May 1, 2016

When was the last time you asked someone to join you in church?
It is our call to bring others to know Jesus more, to center on Christ once a week, it is the responsibility of ALL as disciples of Jesus –“Therefore go and make disciples”.

Jesus declares an inversion of the world’s order, whereby the first shall be last and the last first, the meek shall inherit the earth, the hungry and thirsty shall be satisfied, and the poor in spirit shall possess the Kingdom of Heaven. This Kingdom is the hope and pain of Christianity; it is attained against the grain, through the denial of instinctive and social wisdom and through faith in the unseen. (John Updike)

(daughter of Mary Ann Stone / ongoing health issues)
Sheryl Morrison, 1462 E. Southfork Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85048

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
[Last Week’s Additions & Updates Are in BOLD]
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to the family & friends of Frankie Eads… the family & friends of Todd Georges… and the family & friends of Laura Chupp(friend of Amber May).
The Aregood Family (fire)
Virginia Horath (recovering from shoulder surgery)
Merle Smith (stepfather of Jennifer MacKay / possible stroke)
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)
Pam Brown (granddaughter of Maxine Julian / health concerns)
Rita Barton (severe back & neck pain / consulting with physical therapist)
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)
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-115 / Sunday School Attendance Last Sunday-56

ACOLYTES—Jamison Meyer & Brandon Luttrell
GREETERS—John Anthis family
USHERS—Eric Westlund, Shane Hayes, Ethan Muncy, Eli Muncy

MONDAY FLC Reserved for Election
TUESDAY FLC Reserved for Election – Bible Study, 7:00pm -Church basement
WEDNESDAY FLC Reserved for Election – Church Reserved, 1:00-4:00pm
THURSDAY FLC Reserved, 8:00am-1:00pm
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – prayer vigil (sanctuary open) 8:00am-1:00pm
FRIDAY-SATURDAY FLC Reserved, all day
UMYF, 10:30-11:30am

May 2- Judges 15:1-16:31, John 2:1-25, Psalm 103:1-22, Proverbs 14:17-19
May 3- Judges 17:1-18:31, John 3:1-21, Psalm 104:1-23, Proverbs 14:20-21
May 4- Judges 19:1-20:48, John 3:22-4:3, Psalm 104:24-35, Proverbs 14:22-23
May 5- Judges 21:1-Ruth 1:22, John 4:4-42, Psalm 105:1-15, Proverbs 14:25
May 6- Ruth 2:1-4:22, John 4:43-54, Psalm 105:16-36, Proverbs 14:26-27
May 7- 1 Samuel 1:1-2:21, John 5:1-23, Psalm 105:37-45, Proverbs 14:28-29
May 8- 1 Samuel 2:22-4:22, John 5:24-47, Psalm 106:1-12, Proverbs 14:30-31

FRIENDS AT PATOKA UMC: Thank you for your contribution toward my retirement gift. It was a great day. Thanks too for your ongoing ministry for our Lord Jesus Christ. George Purnell

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 is this Thursday – May 5th. We hope 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. At this time, all prayer slots have been filled by at least 1 person, however, if you wish to participate, please feel free to choose a time between 8:00am-1:00pm and pray also, from your home, work, in the car, at school, or come to the sanctuary. The place is not as important as the commitment. For more information go to

MAKE YOUR MOTHER’S DAY GIFT COUNT… Each year the United Methodist Youth Home offers a different way to make Mother’s Day special, not only for the ladies in your life, but for its residents as well. The UMYH Mother’s Day campaign is a time to give in honor or memory of an important woman in your life. The recipient will be notified of your gift and mentioned in an upcoming UMYH newsletter. Your gift will assist the Youth Home in a number of ways by impacting the at-risk youth in their care, giving them a chance at a fulfilling, happy & successful future. For a gift form, see Melissa in the church office. Mother’s Day is May 8th.

GOLF SCRAMBLE: Evansville Rescue Mission’s 13th Annual Golf Scramble is Monday, May 9th at Rolling Hills Country Club. To register or for more info call 812-962-6701 or e-mail to

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 6-8 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 [24 dozen total / 2 dozen per person]. Cookies, brownies and rice crispie treats are needed at the Family Life Center no later than noon that day. Sign-up sheets are on the foyer table. 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!! PARENTS: Pastor Jeff needs 10 photos of our graduating seniors no later than next Sunday, 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 this Thursday, May 5th. To RSVP call 812-664-6286 or email to

THY WORD NETWORK GOLF SCRAMBLE is Thursday, June 9th at Oak Meadow Golf Club in Evansville, Indiana. For more details go to

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

INDIANA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: “Be. Hope. Embraced / Lived / Realized” is the theme of this year’s Annual Conference to be held June 9th-11th at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Pastor Jeff & Bonnie, as well as Jim Bishop(PUMC Lay Leader to Annual Conference) will attend. Everyone is welcome to attend most all of the scheduled events at the 3-day gathering. For more information regarding Annual Conference contact Pastor Jeff or Jim Bishop, or go to and click on events.

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.

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.

5-DAY CLUB IS COMING!!! Patoka UMC will host the 5-Day Good News Club June 27th-July 1st from 12:30-2:00pm each day. 5-Day Club is for children ages 4-12 and will offer Bible lessons, activities, snacks, music and lots of fun!! For more information about 5-Day Club contact Babs Johnson at 812-386-7790. We look forward to seeing you this summer… and bring your friends too!

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.

ASSISTANCE FOR CANCER PATIENTS: We recently received information from Ellen [Bishop] Roach (sister of Jim Bishop) regarding monetary assistance for cancer patients in Gibson County, through Psi Beta Psi sorority, which Ellen belongs to. The sorority raises funds and then distributes a $100 check to any cancer patient living in Gibson County (as long as funds are available in the sorority’s bank account) to help with transportation or whatever the cancer patient might need. For consideration as a recipient the sorority must have the name, address, phone #, and type of cancer for the patient. If you know of someone who might benefit from this assistance contact Pastor Jeff, Melissa (in the church office), or send requests directly to Ellen Roach at 231 N. Jackson, Oakland City, IN 47660.

SAVE YOUR CAMPBELLS SOUP LABELS / BOX TOPS FOR ECUCATION: Red Bird Mission and Clinic (long time recipients of PUMC Missions funds) have been providing ministries in the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission strives to meet these needs through Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement. How can you help this ministry? Save your Campbell’s Soup Labels, Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, Tyson A+ Labels. Bring them to the church and give them to us to recycle. There is a wooden box on the lower shelf of the entryway table to deposit labels, or leave them on Melissa’s desk.

HELP UNITED METHODIST YOUTH HOME build a Boy’s Group Home by helping them achieve their goal of $400,000. They are currently at $216,400, over halfway there! If you would like to help UMYH reach their goal there are a number of donation levels suggested, or any amount is welcome – every dollar counts! For more information see Melissa in the church office or contact Josey Roth at UMYH at 812-479-7535.

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