NEWS & NOTES
Our sympathy is with Amie Cruce after the passing of her father, Sam Griffin. Services were held yesterday at Waldo Funeral Home.
Thank you for the many prayers, cards, texts and phone calls after my recent heart surgery. All of you have been so attentive. I am really looking forward to a complete recovery. In Him, Ralph Stone
Let’s Get Acquainted
Today immediately after worship we will have a luncheon for new members and guests. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know our ministers, elders and their wives.
- January 22nd: Connect will meet from 5:30-7:30pm in the Gym! Dinner is provided.
- Sweetheart Banquet February 12th: Students and Parents we need your help! There will be a signup sent out this week for volunteers!
- February 12th: Super Bowl Party! More Details to come!
Grief Share is a recovery and support group for those grieving the loss of a family member or friend. This is a 13 week program
that will take place on Saturdays beginning on Saturday, February 11
from 10-12 noon
in Room D. The program will be lead by Anthony Bryant.
The cost is $20 to cover the workbook and video curriculum. Register on the app or at pacoc.net/grief Sweetheart Banquet
Mark your calendars for the sweetheart banquet scheduled Sunday, Feb. 12
. Anyone over 60 is invited to stay after church that Sunday for a meal served by our youth group. Celebration of Marriage
On Sunday February 12
we will have a special service where we will recognize couples who are celebrating special anniversaries this year. If your wedding year ends in ‘3’ or ‘8’ we would like to honor you for your commitment during this service. If you choose to participate, please submit two photographs to us (one from the time of your wedding and one recent) no later than February 6. You can drop those off at the office or email us at email@example.com
. 2022 Giving Statements
Giving Statements for 2022 have now been mailed out. Statements reflect individual payments of $250 or more and also includes payments of any amount made through the Tithely Giving system. You can access your giving at any time through your individual personal Tithely Giving account. If you have any questions please contact the church office. Ladies Retreat
Mark your calendars for our annual ladies retreat that will be held at the Prothro Center from April 21-23
. Registration will begin on February 19. Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having a Nepali Style Meal,
The meal will be prepared by Cina Catteau
and her team. After our meal we meet in our Discipleship Communities. Talk to Lantz about what communities are available. Classes for our children are also available for kids of all ages.
Good morning and welcome to our worship service. What a blessing to be able to gather together in the name of Christ with our brothers and sisters. A special welcome to our guests. Guests and new members are invited to out Let’s Get Acquainted luncheon immediately after services in the Family Life Center. Hope you can make it.
As you’ve heard over the past several weeks, 2023 brings us to the three year cycle of elder selection. As we have done in the past, we are asking PACOC members to submit names to the current eldership of men you consider qualified to serve this church as elders. This morning and next Sunday I will be talking more about the significance of this important role in the church. The nomination period will begin today. You can submit your nominations via the app or website. Or, if you prefer, we have hard copies of the form at the welcome centers that you can complete and place in the offering boxes. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any one of our elders. See the schedule below.
Our 2023 budget has been set and is available online. If you would like a paper copy please contact the church office. Thank you to everyone for your generous support that enables the church to do the many good things being done in the name of the Lord. We are also blessed with so many volunteers using their gifts to serve in the various ministries of the church. If you are looking for a place to serve feel free to let one of the ministers know. May God continue to empower us through his Spirit to be the body of Christ we have been called to be. There is much work to be done!
Last week we had an incredible testimony from Paul Waggoner and Kirk Pendergrass. If you missed it go to our website or YouTube channel to watch or listen to it. What a beautiful example of two brothers in Christ bearing each other’s burdens and building a faithful friendship that has blessed both of them in so many ways.
If you are not already following us on our social platforms I urge you to do so. So much content is shared through the church app, our Facebook pages, and YouTube channel. If you have any questions contact the church office.
I’m hoping all of you are in the word daily and devoting yourself to prayer. It’s always a good time to start a reading plan. Check out the YouVersion Bible app for reading plans.
Glad you’re here!
2023 Elder Selection Schedule
January 22- February 5
January 22 & 29
Sermons on Eldership
Nominees Presented to Congregation
Installation & Reaffirmation
Prayer List—Steve Black, Ralph Stone
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Shawn Landrum, Larry Long, Corky & Linda Armstrong, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Kaile Williams (Norris), Jim Scroggins, Roy Galyon, Patrick Mullins, Vicki Ard, Joyce Henshaw
Homebound—JD Huffman, Dewey & Joyce Martin
Expectant Mothers—Alissa Cope, Lauren Claborn, Whitney Allison, Melanie Truxal
Missions—Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia), Cristian & Ana Corrales (Bucaramanga, Colombia), Gonzalez Family (Bogata, Colombia), Paraiso, Monterrey
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), Ray & Marsha Jones (former members), Robert Lawrence (co-worker of David Pryor)
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