NEWS & NOTES
Congratulations to Preslee Howard who was baptized into Christ last Tuesday evening. We rejoice with Preslee and the Howard family.
Please welcome to Park Avenue new members, Greg & Terri Laird.
Chili Cook Off
Make plans to join us this 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. PAWS will take a break until after Thanksgiving.
Men’s Conference, December 2-3
Register now for the Rise Up Men’s Conference. Online registration is at riseuptexoma.com
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.
- Sunday Nov. 13th: Connect in the gym from 5:30-7:30pm. Dinner will be provided.
- Sunday Nov. 27th: Park Avenue Youth will be going to Arms of Hope Boles Campus for evening worship.
- Sunday December 11th: Park Avenue Youth Christmas Party.
- January 13th-15th: Winterfest! Registration will be online soon!
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!
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
Wednesday, November 16 - Chili Cook-Off 6 PM, No Classes/Groups
Sunday, November 20 - Community Thanksgiving Service, 6 PM
Wednesday, November 23 - No Classes/Groups, No PAWS
Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25 - Church Office Closed
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 I will wrap up my series of lessons “Maintenance to Mission.” We’ve been looking at the mission Jesus sent the 72 disciples on in Luke 10 and finding principles from that mission that may apply to our mission. Here are some:
1—There are people who need the news of God’s kingdom then and now. There is a harvest.
2—Workers are needed as much now as they were in the first century.
3—The mission starts with prayer.
4—The mission is dangerous. It’s like lambs among wolves.
5—There will be some people who will welcome the message. Stay with them meeting their needs and sharing with them the news of God’s kingdom.
6—There will be some who will reject the message. Wipe the dust from your feet and move on. Don’t let that discouragement lead you to doubt that God is king.
7—Remember that in the end if someone accepts the message they are accepting God. In the same way, those that reject the message are rejecting God, not you. It’s always about God, not me or you.
With those instructions and warnings the 72 go on mission. Today we will look at their reaction as they return and Jesus’ response to that reaction.
Joining me this morning will be one of our mission Deacons, Calvin Henry. He will give a report on his recent trips to our mission points in Colombia and Monterrey. Calvin and Linda have been missionaries for many years and continue to work with a mission organization called “Great Cities.” Kevin Dale and Jannie Bellows were also with Calvin in Monterrey encouraging and being encouraged by the church there. They brought back good news about how the kingdom is advancing in those places.
Community Thanksgiving Service, November 20
Plan to join in our Community Thanksgiving Service next Sunday evening at 6:30 PM at Trinity Lighthouse Church. 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 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 pacoc.net/groups
Park Avenue Church of Christ
3000 S. Park Avenue,
Denison, TX 75020