NEWS & NOTES
Our sympathy is with Mark Ewig after the passing of his mother on Saturday, October 29. Services were held in Pennsylvania yesterday.
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone who has picked up a shoebox. TODAY is the last day to return your filled shoebox.
Chili Cook Off
Make plans to join us on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6 PM in the Family Life Center for a chili cook off. Bring your favorite chili, soup, or dessert to share. Please let us know what you plan to bring. There will be no classes or DMC’s that evening.
Men’s Conference, December 2-3
Register now for the Rise Up Men’s Conference. Online registration is at riseuptexoma.com
- Sunday, November 6th: Spring Break Ski Trip Meeting at 5pm in the Youth Suite. Connect from 5:30-7:30pm in the Gym! Dinner is Provided.
Fortify Family Retreat
Families with kids of all ages: come have a fun weekend with our Park Avenue family! Enjoy family worship time, bonfire, s’mores, devotionals, family walk and talk, and parent rap sessions at a beautiful camp on Lake Texoma. The retreat will be next weekend, November 12 and 13. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. We will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, stay overnight, and conclude on Sunday afternoon. Register now at pacoc.net/fortify.
Men, make plans to join us this coming Saturday, November 12 from 7:30-9:00 for breakfast and community challenge. Kyle McAlister will be our speaker.
The Barnabas food pantry has had a substantial increase in clients requesting food. They need volunteers to unload food products, stock shelves and help clients with shopping. If you can volunteer your time one or two days per week please contact Jimmy Elmore at (903) 815-4480 or sign up on the app.
We will be hosting Family Promise in our Family Life Center November 13-19. As a host congregation PACOC provides lodging, three meals a day, and caring hospitality 3-4 times a year for families experiencing housing insecurity.
Ladies Gift Exchange
Ladies, join us for a gift exchange on Monday December 5 at 6 PM in the atrium. Bring a $10 gift, a finger food to share and a friend!
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
This week we are having Chicken Spaghetti, Green Beans, Salad, & Desserts. The meal will be prepared by Jim Russell and his team. Sign up on your communication card Sunday morning to let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly!
Good morning and welcome to our worship service. A special welcome to our guests. If you have any questions about Park Avenue or Christianity in general, feel free to track down one of our ministers or elders or contact us any time.
This morning we will be in Luke 10 as we take a look at the mission Jesus sent the 72 disciples on. Although the instructions he gives them are unique for their particular circumstances, the implication seems to be that all of us are called to be on mission. Every disciple (student) becomes an apostle (one sent on a mission). Last week we noted that the first and most important aspect of mission is to be people of prayer. I encourage you to pray for your individual response to Jesus’ charge in your life to be on mission. What gifts, opportunities, and circumstances has he entrusted to you that you can use to participate in spreading the news of the Kingdom of God?
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Trunk ‘N Treat. We estimate that we had over 1000 people roaming our parking lot collecting candy, bouncing in houses, eating hotdogs, and enjoying a beautiful fall evening. PACOC provided at least 107 volunteers to staff the event not counting the dozens of you who provided candy. Another example of all of us working together to serve our community letting them know we care.
A special word of thanks to all our volunteers that worked with our Lady Jacket Breakfasts throughout the fall. They get here early morning to provide breakfast for all the Lady Jacket athletes (about 120 in all). This is cooperative effort with the DISD athletic department that provides mentoring opportunities for the girls along with an encouraging and inspirational word from a guest speaker. Just another way PACOC is making a positive impact in our community. We will continue these in the spring. Contact us if you want to help.
Community Thanksgiving Service, November 20
Plan to join in our Community Thanksgiving Service two weeks from tonight. Basil and our worship team will be leading a portion of the worship as churches across Denison gather to give thanks.
Prayer List—Debbie Black, Steve Black, Betty Clark
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Shawn Landrum, Larry Long, Corky & Linda Armstrong, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Kaile Williams (Norris), Jim Scroggins, Roy Galyon, Ernie & Kathy Sturch, Patrick Mullins, Vicki Ard, Joyce Henshaw
Homebound—JD Huffman, Dewey & Joyce Martin
Expectant Mothers—Brittni Calvert, Alissa Cope, Lauren Claborn
Missions—Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia), Cristian & Ana Corrales (Bucaramanga, Colombia)
Friends of Park Avenue—Rebekah Taylor (great niece of the Russell’s), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of orphanage in Mexico), Greg Oliver (father of Karee Earnhart), Misty Duncan Raines (friend of Joyce Merworth), Jimmy Shelton (friend of Tracy Woodall)
Please notify the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org for updates to the prayer list.
Adult Bible Class - 9AM Atrium
Worship - 10:00 AMChildren Dismissed to Bible Classes at - 10:45-11:30AM
Babies -Nursery Area
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