NEWS & NOTES
Thank you for the prayers, kind thoughts, cards, emails, and texts following the loss of my mother, Carolyn McNeil. The love of my church family has meant so much during this difficult time. Donna Hander
Our sympathy is with Justin Monroe after the passing of his mom on February 23.
Gary Milton is placing membership with us. Please make him feel welcome.
Congratulations to Tom Coble and Eddy Clark who were baptized into Christ on February 22. We rejoice with Tom, Eddy and their families.
Our ladies will gather together for their annual retreat on April 21-23rd this year! We are so excited to share this time of fellowship and spiritual growth. Becky Brooks will be our speaker, on the theme of "Glory Just Around the Corner.” Registration is now open!
- February 26th: There will be no Connect, but our youth group will be going to Boles Children’s Home to serve. We will leave Park Avenue at 3pm and return by 8:30pm.
- March 8th: PAWS for a Cause for youth ministry scholarships. More details to come!
- Summer Camps: Registration forms for camps and mission trip is online at pacoc.net/youth
We are in need of an assistant teacher for 4-6th grade on Wednesday nights during April and May. Contact Rachel McClure for more information.
Ark Encounter Experience
Harold Porter is coordinating a trip to the Ark Encounter from April 24-28th. If you are interested in going on the trip or if you want to find out more information, you are invited to attend a short meeting on Sunday, March 5th immediately after church services in Room D.
Thanks to all those who submitted nominations for Elders. Please continue to be in prayer over the elder selection process. Nominees will be presented to the congregation next Sunday, March 5.
Grace Offering is our annual contribution to support the outreach ministries of Park Avenue Church. Grace Offering will be on Easter Sunday, April 9th! Daisy’s Little Red Wagon offering will be one week before on April 2nd.
New Disciple Making Community: Eternal Identity
How to overcome fighting futility and flourish in life. Join a new DMC in the atrium on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm as Barry Chapman and Lantz Howard lead a deep dive study on the book of Ephesians.
2023 Graduating Seniors
Our 2023 high school seniors this year are: BrentieLu Smith, Hattie Gardner, Mollie Rangel, Kylee McAlister, Maddison Hall, Abigail Encalade, Preslee Powell, Ty Kirkbride, Sadie Banks, Anabelle Levacy, Aarron Schafer, Riley Hines, Logan Ross, Mallory Whiten, Emily Shackelford, Chandler Turner, Zane Bellows. Please let Tyler know ASAP if we have missed anyone.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having Sloppy Joes, Corn Chips, Salad & Dessert. The meal will be prepared by Shelly Calvert 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.
This morning in the sermon time I will continue our thoughts from our Covenant Sunday scripture—Proverbs 3:5-6:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
This weekend we have 41 couples attending our Marriage Get-Away Retreat. As we miss them this morning we lift them up in prayer as they invest in their marriages.
If you’re not coming on Wednesday evenings let me extend an invitation to you to join us for our PAWS meal at 5:15 and our classes at 6:30. We have had good numbers at both this year. We provide this meeting time as an opportunity to enjoy deeper fellowship and smaller spiritual communities for you to grow and deepen your faith. Our children's and youth classes are also great opportunities for faith-building for all our kids. Consider making it a part of your spiritual growth plan. We also have an adult Bible class that meets at 9:00 am on Sundays. I’ve been leading the group through 1 Corinthians the last several weeks and have been blessed and challenged by Paul’s words to the church there.
On Sunday, March 19 we will host a reception honoring the three men (Billy Martindale, David Howerton, and Kevin Dale) who have recently concluded their service as Elders. During the coffee-donut fellowship from 9:00-9:45 am all of us will be given a chance to say “Thank you” to them for their dedicated service to Park Avenue. Breakfast items will be served and we welcome cards of appreciation to these men. We will dismiss class for that morning. Hope you can be there.
Keep in mind our Grace Offering on Easter Sunday, April 9. Easter is also a great time to invite someone to church.
Glad to have everyone here today to worship the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Prayer List—Don Jones, Garland Nevil
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Shawn Landrum, Larry Long, Corky & Linda Armstrong, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Jim Scroggins, Roy Galyon, Patrick Mullins, Vicki Ard, Joyce Henshaw, Steve Black, Ralph Stone, Daisy Miller
Homebound—JD Huffman, Dewey & Joyce Martin
Expectant Mothers—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