NEWS & NOTES
Thank you for filling our hearts with so much joy, for travelling the past 21 years of this 65 year old Sentimental Journey with us, sharing your songs, cards and phone calls. Our hearts have been deeply touched. You are special to us. We love each of you with the love of Jesus. Ray & Marsha Jones
Welcome Back Wednesdays
Our Park Avenue Wednesday Suppers (PAWS) are back in the Ark at 5:15 followed at 6:30 PM by several community options. Check out all the options for DMCs on the app or on the website at pacoc.net/groups.
Volunteers Needed for PAWS
Our Wednesday night meals, PAWS, are such a great outreach and time of fellowship for our church and community. As we resume these weekly meals, we need volunteers to help make them happen! If you would be able to assist, whether for one Wednesday a month or many, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Shelly Calvert, Kennie McClure, or the church office at 903-465-1288 to volunteer.
Mary Martha Class
During the month of September, the Mary Martha class that meets on Wednesday mornings, are collecting paper towels, dishwashing liquid, and laundry detergent for Grayson County Shelter.
There is a Park Avenue golf tournament on September the 25 starting at 8:45 AM at Stone Creek in Sherman. The cost is $44 per player. Please contact Todd or Blake if you would like to participate or sign up on the app.
All of our singles, college age and above, are invited to a Singles Fiesta on September 25, from 5-7 PM in the ARK. Food and entertainment will be provided! Sign up on the app.
Downtown Pancake Breakfast
Mark your calendar for the Fall Festival Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 2. The breakfast will be served at Waples Methodist Church this year. Tickets are $8 per person and are available in the church office.
Needs of Childrens’ Homes
We are collecting items for some of the childrens’ homes that we support. Below is a list of items requested. If you can help please bring your items and place them on the tables in the atrium.
High Plains Children’s Home
Toiletries & Small Luggage
Medina Children’s Home
Twin Sheets, Twin Comforters, Car Seats, Pots & Pans, Towels, Waterproof Mattress Covers (Twin & Full Size), Diapers (size 5 & 6), Pull Ups (any size)
- Sunday September 12: Connect from 5:30-7:30PM in the Gym!
- Wednesday September 22: Saw You at the Pole Rally! More details to come this week!
- October 9-10: Fall Retreat! Register online!
- October 17: Front Porch Parenting with David and Lisa Fraze! More details coming soon!
Jesse Sims, Roy Galyon, Shawn Landrum, Terry Waggoner, Mike Hardy, Mike Morgan, Kim Pendergrass, Peggy Clark, Brenda Chapman
Neal Odom, Larry Long, Garland Nevil, Jim & Jane Scroggins, Corky Armstrong, Dewey Martin, Bob Corley, Sandra Aynes, Lisa Cobble, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Sandra Thomas, Gene Stogner, James Hawk, Nancy Richards, Kaile Williams (Norris)
Ray & Marsha Jones, Chris Keene, JD Huffman
Alissa Cope, Breanna Menifee, Abigail Brooks
Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia)
Friends of Park Avenue
Jason Morgan (son of Mike & Patti Morgan), Rebekah Taylor (great niece of the Russell’s), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of orphanage in Mexico), Kathy Hill (friend of Chris & Candsis Slaughter), Mike Lauffer (friend of Sue Lain Harrington), Woody Crump and John Lyons (brothers of Janet Gott & Peggy Porter), Wanda Evans, Patsy Russel (aunts of Candsis Slaughter), Lois Thomas (mother of Candsis Slaughter), Reba & Jack Sims (sister and brother-in-law of Betty Clark), Henry Williford (relative of Mike & Marsha Foltermann), Maxine Fulenchek (mother of Joe Fulenchek), Bill & Kelli Cable (neighbors of Connie Thompson)
Good morning and welcome to our special time of worship.
Today we will be looking at Psalm 18, David’s words of praise to God for delivering him from his enemies. David knew the highs and lows of life, and in Psalm 18 he’s on one of the highs and puts into beautiful words the powerful God who delivered him. That same God is ready to save you as well. Continue to trust in His provisions and when He delivers remember to praise Him with all your being.
I want to thank all of our marvelous volunteers who make so much of what we do here at PACOC happen. Yesterday was another example as the Ladies gathered to celebrate Joy at their Ladies Day. So many people helped out to make it a great day of celebration, joy and fellowship. It’s a beautiful thing to see God’s people working together.
Members, please take some time today to look around and greet our guests. Also, take a look through The Messenger to see how you can serve and grow.
Glad to have everyone here this morning!
NEXT SUNDAY IS BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY
- Invite those who have been away from church.
- Invite those who have never been to church.
- Join us in the community celebration at Forest Park from 4:30-6:00 with bounce houses, music, and food trucks and then stay for our community worship at Munson Stadium from 6:00-7:00. Jay Thomas, a Dove Award nominated singer and songwriter, will lead our worship and Denison’s new football coach and athletic director Brent Whitson will share with us his passion for the local church.
- We need a few volunteers from each church to clean up. If you can help, let Todd know.
TAKE THE GOSPEL CHALLENGE
This morning we continue a new Sunday AM adult Bible class called the Gospel Challenge. We will spend the next year diving into the gospels. Using Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John we will take a chronological look at the life and ministry of Jesus.
Even if you are not able to attend class we encourage you to consider reading along as part of your daily time in the Word. Weekly readings will be posted on the church app and website for you to keep pace.
Spend the next 12 months with Jesus!
Adult Bible Class - 9AM Atrium
Worship - 10:00 AMChildren Dismissed to Bible Classes at - 10:45-11:30AM
2 & 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area
Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life CenterYouth Group Activities - 5:30-7:30PM Discipleship Making Communities (DMC’s)
Meet at various times and locations. Contact Lantz Howard for more information, or sign up at pacoc.net/groups