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March 20, 2016 Bulletin

God was executed by people painfully like us, in a society very similar to our own…
by a corrupt church, a timid politician, and a fickle proletariat led by professional agitators. (Dorothy L. Sayers)

LOVED ONE OF THE WEEK – [89th birthday – March 21st]
Frankie Eads, 122 Dogwood Drive, Warren, Indiana 46792

Congratulations to Brad & Elizabeth Stith (and big brother Will) on the birth of Margaret “Maggie” Grace, born 3/16/16, 9 lbs., 10 oz., 21 inches long!

PRAYER LIST… Pray One for Another – James 5:16
[Last Week’s Additions & Updates Are in BOLD]
Our sympathy & prayers are extended to Ginger Ewin and Randy Ewin (friends of Ellyn Horrall) at the loss of their son.
Patsy Stetzer (sister-in-law of Maxine Julian / throat surgery this past week)
Pastor Patricia Greffey (hospital stay this past week)
Hayley Dill (friend of Shelby Luttrell / further jaw surgery)
Retta Gaines (mother-in-law of Melissa Gaines / health concerns)
Bob May (father of Jeff May / recovering from surgery – at home
Don Colvin (father of Amber May / cataract surgery)
Justin Dyehouse (38 yrs. old / son of co-worker of Debbie Bryant / recovering from triple bypass surgery / very thankful for all the prayers) – at home
William “Chick” Bugher (fell out of grain truck / broken hip)
Unspoken Requests (concerning jobs)
Joyce McKnight (sister of Grace Luttrell / dealing with depression & suicidal thoughts)
John Wagner (son-in-law of Virginia Horath / stage 3 cancer of the neck & throat)
Florence Rodgers (mother of Debby Phares)
Kaylin Winkler (recovering from surgeries to remove blood clot in arm) – at home
Bob Cloin – River Oaks
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 / radiation & chemo)
Heather Luttrell (continuing health concerns)
Cody Byrns (further surgeries & rehab for injuries & burns from auto accident)
Ed Knust & Ruth Knust (Ed-recovering from cataract surgery / Ruth-receiving pain treatment) – at home
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

ACOLYTES—Travor Beckner & Asher Braden
BELL STEWARD—Chris Heidenreich
GREETERS—Sharon Richeson
ORGANIST—Kathy Hudson
USHERS—Blake Anthis, Emma Ault, Olivia Marvel, Shelby Luttrell

TODAY Easter Egg Hunt, following Sunday School
FLC Reserved, 12:00pm
TUESDAY Choir 6:00pm, Bible Study, 7:00pm
FRIDAY Maundy Thursday/Good Friday Services –2:00pm at GGH & 7:00pm at PUMC
SATURDAY Men’s Breakfast, 7:00am, FLC Reserved, 8:30am
3/27/16 Sonrise Service, 6:30am & Breakfast, UMYF, 10:30-11:30am

DEAR PATOKA UMC: Thank you to everyone who hosted and attended my bridal shower. I was just blown away by it all, and am so blessed to have you all as my new church family. Hana Wilzbacher

EASTER FLOWERS – DEADLINE TODAY: You can order lilies or tulips “in honor of” or “in memory of” friends, family and loved ones, to share with the church on Easter Sunday and to take home afterwards. Order forms are on the foyer table and must be turned in – with payment – to Marilyn Hudson before leaving this morning. Checks should be made payable to Patoka United Methodist Church.

BABY SHOWER… JOIN US as we celebrate the anticipated arrival of baby Westlund with a shower for Demi this afternoon at 1:30pm in the Family Life Center!!

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE AT GIBSON GENERAL HOSPITAL 5th floor activities area is scheduled for this Friday, March 25th at 2:00pm. Come join us as we share the afternoon with residents & staff. We hope you choose to be with us this year.

COMBINED MAUNDY THURSDAY & GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE AT PUMC THIS WEEK: Join us at 7:00pm this Friday, March 25th for something a little different, uplifting, challenging and inspiring as we reflect through word & song on Christ’s final moments of ministry on this earth. Invite someone.

EASTER SONRISE SERVICE – BREAKFAST – WORSHIP: We begin Easter, Sunday, March 27th with Sonrise Service at 6:30am, followed by breakfast & fellowship in the Family Life Center. Then you and your family and guests are invited to gather in the sanctuary at 9:15 to praise, rejoice, sing & celebrate our Risen Savior!

LENTEN OFFERING COIN BOXES will be collected next Sunday. You can still pick one up in the basket near the entryway. This year’s Lenten Offering will go toward landscaping & lawn care for our church campus.

UMYH TEA PARTY: United Methodist Youth Home invites you to their annual Tea Party Saturday, April 9th from 1:00-3:00pm at Evansville Country Club. There will be tea sandwiches, veggies, fruit, dessert, and of course, tea! Also a presentation on UMYH, music, and a silent auction with all proceeds going to their Residential Day Treatment & Truancy-intervention programs. Cost is $30/person or group rate(6 seats)/$150. Registration forms are available in the church office. For more info contact Josey Roth at 812-479-7535 or

AUCTION: Patoka UMC’s annual dinner & auction is set for Saturday, April 9th, with dinner at 4:30pm and live auction at 5:30pm. $7/adults; $4/kids 10 & under. Dinner includes homemade soups, sandwiches, chips dessert & drink. The auction will offer handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, jelly, relish, candy, quilted items, gift certificates, gift baskets, Vera Bradley items, sports items, and more!! If you have homemade or quilted items, furniture, antiques, any items listed above, or newly purchased items that you might donate please leave them in the old nursery room in the church basement. Please leave gift certificates in Jamie Schafer’s tray in the church office. There is currently a box on the foyer table for donations to go toward the cost of the soup, sandwiches and chips. The auction committee will purchase these items. Volunteers are already in place to prepare the food, however, there are sign-up sheets for desserts and for workers that evening, on the foyer table. In the meantime, mark your calendars and start inviting friends & neighbors!!. Questions? Contact Jamie Schafer, Bonnie Pinney, Laura Heidenreich or Patty Craig.

CONCERT: Christian recording artist Gordon Mote will be at Owensville United Methodist Church Sunday, April 10th at 6:00pm. Mote is a Christian country singer, pianist & worship leader, has released 8 albums including “Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory”, and has worked with a number of well established artists, toured with Gaither Homecoming, and received the Academy of Country Music award for Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year. Cost: Free Will Offering.

BRIDAL SHOWER… AND YOU’RE INVITED!! All the ladies of the church are invited to a bridal shower in honor of Alyssa Hudson – the future Mrs. Jeff Koberstein – on Saturday, April 16th at 2:00pm in the Patoka UMC Family Life Center. Alyssa & Jeff are registered at Wal-Mart and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Anyone wishing to help with the shower should contact Kayla Cotterman at or Maria Stone.

RETIREMENT PARTY FOR GEORGE & DIANE PURNELL… Please save the date of Sunday, April 17th and plan to attend a Celebration of Ministry / Retirement Party for our DS, Rev. Dr. George Purnell and his wife, Diane at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 5130 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville. Pastors and friends may begin to gather between 2:00-3:00pm to enjoy refreshments and take the opportunity to congratulate George and Diane on their years of ministry and service. At 3:00pm there will be a celebration program in the sanctuary where several special guests will be given the opportunity to recognize the wonderful ministry that the Purnells have offered to the churches and district to which they were assigned. Opportunity for more refreshments and personal greeting will then continue until 5:00pm.

PRISCILLA SHIRER SIMULCAST: First General Baptist Church in Princeton will host a Priscilla Shirer simulcast on Saturday, April 23rd from 8:30am-4:15pm at the church – 2101 E. Broadway (on the hill, just past F & M). Come for a day of worship and teaching. Priscilla’s ministry to women across the country and around the world is focused on the expository teaching of the Word of God. Her desire is to see women come to a full understanding of who they are in Christ by hearing the uncompromising truth of Scripture. There will also be music and worship, uplifting fellowship & prayer, door prizes and more that day! Pre-register before March 20th for $20.00 plus lunch. Registration after March 20th or the day of the event is $25.00 plus lunch. To pre-register/register send an email to Include names, addresses and phone numbers for all ladies you are bringing with you.

WEBSITE: Visit regularly for information. Also note that it is compatible with your phone! Calendar will be kept up to date, information on happenings, today’s children’s program will be on the site, this and a lot more! Special thanks to Jeff May for spearheading this effort. If you would like to help maintain the web site, please let Pastor Jeff know.

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