Our sympathy is with Kelly Howerton after the passing of her father, Richard Fedell, on July 21. Services are pending at this time.  


Congratulations to Shannon Haynes who was baptized into Christ last Sunday. We rejoice with Shannon and her family. 

Thank You

Thank you so much for the cards, calls, and prayers during the past few months. Thank you also for the pretty pillow. Roy is doing better, but has a way to go. We appreciate your kindness so much.  Roy & Mary Galyon  

Christian Theater Workshop

CTW concludes with the last performance today, Sunday, July 24 at 4 PM. If you have not already seen the play, make plans to join us this afternoon.  

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.  

The Chosen

Join us this Wednesday for the last episode of Season 2 of "The Chosen." We will meet in the Atrium at 6:30 PM. All ages are welcome, and desserts will be served.  

Youth Ministry

  • Sunday July 24: Intern going away party will be at The Trotter’s House 12 Mourning Dove, Denison TX at 7:30ish.
  • Sunday July 31: Park Avenue youth will meet at the McAlister’s House (675 Yellowjacket Rd Denison) from 5:30-7:30 for dinner, swimming, and devotional. Bring a swimsuit. 
  • Month of August: Park Avenue youth will follow the church schedule for Wednesday Nights!   



Prayer List—Mike & Barbara Hardy, Debbie Black, Kim Pendergrass, Peggy Clark, 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, Karen Brode, Bob Gower, Jim Scroggins, Patrick Mullins, Ernie & Kathy Sturch  

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.

This morning I will be wrapping up my series “Cries of Desperation” with a cry from an unlikely and unnamed man—the thief on the cross.   Jesus was crucified with a thief on his right and a thief on his left, but only one recognized who Jesus really was and in a moment of clarity he made a bold request of Jesus. He asked Jesus to remember him when Jesus came into his kingdom. And Jesus made the promise that paradise was awaiting him. That’s all we know of this repentant criminal, but the exchange really tells us more about Jesus than it does the thief. Jesus remembers people not because of their accomplishments, their popularity, or their social standing. Jesus remembers those whose hearts are turned to him.

Christian Theater Workshop 2022 drew a record number of children with 134 participants. If you haven't seen a performance, make sure to be here this afternoon at 4 pm. A huge thanks to Kathy Pryor, Janaga Trotter, and Kenna Brandt for directing CTW again this year, and thanks to the dozens of volunteers who have helped with the day camp, costumes, sound and lighting, staging, and the million other things that have to be done to pull off an event like CTW. Once again, this has been an amazing demonstration of teamwork!

The Turning Point in Durant celebrated their third anniversary last Sunday. So many people are being reached with the gospel through this church that meets on Sunday evening. Several members of PACOC are working with this ministry as well as many other believers in southern Oklahoma.

The Barnabas Center continues to provide food to many in our community and has recently been the recipient of a grant from The North Texas Food Bank. We will have more information and details about that in the near future.

Calvin and Linda Henry are in Colombia meeting with several mission teams associated with Great Cities Missions whose focus is to minister to the Latin world. Among those they will be visiting are the Jimenez and Corrales families who we at PACOC financially support.

Today is the last Sunday our youth interns, Hannah Alexander and Trevor Schwiethale,  will be with us. Thanks to the two of them for all they have meant to our youth this summer. Blessings to them as they resume their college career at Oklahoma Christian University and Harding University. Let’s worship the Lord together!    

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 9