Fred Cruce passed away last Wednesday, July 13. Our sympathy is with his wife, Jeanette, his son, Chad and their entire family at this time. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 19 at 11 AM at the Hills Church in N. Richland Hills, TX.    

The Chosen

Join us during the summer on Wednesday nights for Season 2 episodes of "The Chosen." We will meet in the Atrium at 6:30 PM. All ages are welcome, and desserts will be served.  

No Children’s Classes—This Wednesday Night

There will be no children’s or youth classes this coming Wednesday due to CTW. Children and youth are welcome to join us in the Atrium at 6:30 PM for The Chosen.  

Youth Ministry

  • Sunday, July 17: No Sunday night youth group this week. We will be getting ready for CTW day camp!
  • Wednesday, July 20: No youth group tonight due to CTW. Please join us in the atrium to watch The Chosen at 6:30 PM.

Christian Theatre Workshop

CTW day camp begins tomorrow! Registration is still open. Day camp is July 18-22 from 9AM—3PM. The cost is $50. Register at Make plans to join us for one of the performances on Saturday, July 23 at 12 noon and 7 PM and Sunday, July 24 at 4 PM.

Children's Clothing Drive

Park Avenue is gathering donations of children's clothing for families in need at Turning Point in Durant. This is a wonderful opportunity to clear out your closets in time for the new school year. Drop boxes will be located in the Atrium and ARK. Please spread the word and bring clean items in good condition by Friday, July 29.



Prayer List—Mike & Barbara Hardy, Debbie Black, Roy Galyon, Kim Pendergrass, Peggy Clark, Kathy & Ernie Sturch, Enola Newland, Sarah Carroll  

Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Shawn Landrum, Larry Long, Corky & Linda  Armstrong, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Kaile Williams (Norris), Roy Galyon,  Neal Odom, Karen Brode, Bob Gower, Jim Scroggins, Patrick Mullins, Ken Bell, Sylvia Batts  

Homebound—Ray & Marsha Jones, JD Huffman, Dewey & Joyce Martin  

Expectant Mothers—Ashley Briscoe, Brittni Calvert  

Missions—Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe”  Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia), Cristian & Ana Corrales (Bucaramanga, Colombia)  

Friends of Park Avenue—Craig Dennis (former member), Rebekah Taylor (great niece of the Russell’s), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of orphanage in Mexico), Melba Ballou (former member), Greg Oliver (father of Karee Earnhart), Bill & Wanda Young (friends of Corky & Linda Armstrong)

Please notify the church office at for updates to the prayer list.  



Good morning and welcome to our worship. To all our guests, we are glad to have you with us. Members and guests, please complete a digital communication card that can be accessed on the church app or by scanning the QR code below.

We have been blessed this summer with two youth ministry interns, Trevor Schwiethale and Hannah Alexander. Tyler has worked them hard as our youth has had a great summer serving, camping, and growing together in the Lord. As a parent of four kids who grew up here at PACOC let me remind you of how blessed we are to have a great youth ministry here, and let me thank you all who financially support the church so we can offer this to our children and parents.

Today we will see Trevor in a different role as this morning I'm honored to preach alongside him. We will be looking at the book of Daniel and how he and his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah  - also known as Shadrach,  Meshach and Abednego - maintained a fireproof faith in spite of living in a pagan culture. The four, along with other Jews who were exiled from Judea to Babylon in the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, faced extreme pressure to conform to the ideology and religion of the Babylonians. Under extreme conditions they maintained their faith in the true and only God and left an indelible mark on their world. Our challenge to you today is to aspire to the same kind of faith they exhibited.  

Our mission team to Casa de la Esperanza in Mexico reports a great week serving the children of Casa. This morning we will show a brief video of some of the highlights of the trip. With this trip and the recent visit of Hammer and Dela from Togo, let’s renew our prayers for all the kingdom work being done around the world. A few PACOC members will be travelling to Monterrey, Mexico next month to encourage the work there.

Christian Theater Workshop kicks off tomorrow morning. We have over 130 kids registered and   raring to jump into the story of Moses culminating with our production of Promised Land next weekend.  Mark your calendars for performances on Saturday, July 23 at noon and 4 pm and Sunday, July 24 at 4 pm. Come out and support our kids as they share with us this amazing story of deliverance.

Have you heard? The Family Life Center, aka The Ark, is paid off! Thanks to your faithful giving we were able to retire that debt in 12 years—several years ahead of the scheduled mortgage. We are planning a church-wide celebration for Sunday,  October 2, so mark  your calendars to join us as we give all the praise and glory to God.    


Sunday Schedule

Adult Bible Class - 9AM Atrium

Worship - 10:00 AM

Children Dismissed to Bible Classes at - 10:45-11:30AM

Babies -Nursery Area

2 & 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area

Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life Center

Youth 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  

Park Avenue Church of Christ

3000 S. Park Avenue,

Denison, TX 75020