We rejoice with the Jim & Rhonda McClure family that Houston was baptized at Camp Deer Run last Wednesday.  

Security Measures

For the safety of our children, the Family Life Center (ARK) will be locked on Sundays from the time the children enter for Bible class until the time class ends. This is approximately 10:45 to 11:30. Numbers are on the door to text or call, should a parent need to get their child earlier than the designated time to unlock.  

Youth Ministry

  • 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!   

Wednesdays in August

  • August 3 - Praise Night
  • August 10 - Banana Splits Fellowship
  • August 17 - Back to School Prayer
  • August 24 - Ministers Cook Off
  • August 31 - Praise Night

Volunteers Needed

We have a need for Bible class teachers and assistants—male and female—for this Fall! Children in classes, especially Wednesday nights, need volunteers to mentor them. Please contact Rachel McClure at 903-624-6156 to volunteer.


Our senior adult ministry will be gathering for a Pot Luck Dinner on Thursday, August 18, at 5:30 PM in the Atrium.  Make plans to join us for food, fellowship and a presentation by our own Thana Furr on old church buildings and their cultural significance. More details on bringing a dish will be sent out by email soon. 

Christian Theater Workshop 2023

Save the date for CTW 2023! Day camp is July 17-21 with performances July 22 & 23.  A video of this year’s performance and a highlight reel are now posted on our YouTube channel.  

Park Avenue Wednesday Suppers

Our PAWS meals will start back on September 7. We are currently in need volunteers. If you can help please contact Shelly Calvert, 972-989-7025.  

Right Now Media

Our church has access to an extensive faith-based video library called Right Now Media that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer or at home on your TV.  If you do not already have an account, contact the church office to learn how to sign-up for your free account.  



Prayer List—Marsha Jones, Mike & Barbara Hardy, Debbie Black, Kim Pendergrass, Sarah Carol, Peggy Clark, Charla Hinson, Vicki Ard  

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 begin addressing some of your Parishioner's Picks—suggestions from you on what to preach on. Thanks to those who have submitted a request. Today I will be talking about the third commandment.

The Old Testament Law consists of 613 commandments but the centerpiece of the Law is the Ten Commandments and one of those is proper respect for God’s name. Sounds like it’s a big deal, so let’s remind ourselves of that today. Our sermon time will be a little different today as we will devote significant time on focusing on the holiness of God through scripture and song.

We have finished up watching The Chosen, Season 2 on Wednesday nights. For those of you who haven't watched The Chosen, I recommend it. It does take dramatic license in presenting the life of Jesus, but nothing that contradicts or distorts the core of His life and teaching. The Chosen is a program you should have on your watch list, especially among all the other options! And it’s absolutely free to watch if you have a smart phone or a smart TV. Download the Angel App and begin enjoying the show. You can also watch it free with Amazon Prime or Peacock. It is also available to purchase on DVD.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 9 as we will have a congregational celebration in recognition of paying off the Ark. What an amazing ministry tool that building has been, demonstrated just a couple of weeks ago as we hosted over 130 children for CTW. That construction project was a bold move by the leadership but we have been blessed as we were faithful to the call.

Next Sunday Lanny Tucker from Eastern European Mission (EEM) will be here to update us on their work. EEM is one of the ministries we help financially support through our Grace Offering. Check out EEM at

Sunday is always a great day to worship together, but let’s remember our whole lives are worship to God. Always be in prayer. Always look to love others. Honor God with your whole life!    


 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