Church Office
The church office will be closed on Monday, September 4th for the labor day holiday.
Youth Ministry
  • Sunday, September 3rd: Connect from 5-7:30pm in the Gym. Dinner will be provided! 
  • Sunday, September 17th: Parenting Workshop. Register online! 
  • October 14th-15th: Fall Retreat. Register online! 

Barnabas Thanksgiving Food Drive
This year our food drive will help provide Thanksgiving meals for the  Barnabas Center. This Sunday we will have tabs in the atrium for different food items to provide for those in need.  Grab a tab or two from the atrium and return your food items to the shelves by no later than September 24. 

Man Alive
Man Alive is back this coming Saturday, September 9 at the later time of 8 a.m.  We will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by a message from our speaker.
Lady Jacket Breakfasts
Our Lady Jacket Breakfasts will be kicking off this Friday, September 8. If you’re looking for a great way to serve our DISD students, here it is! Contact Tyler or Todd if you want to help out.
Ladies Day
Howe Church of Christ is hosting a ladies day on Saturday, September 23 at 9 a.m. Becky Blackmon is the speaker and the title is “A Pearl Seeker”. Lunch will be provided. You can call 903-532-6441 or email by no later than September 13 to register.
Fall Back into Community
This Wednesday, September 6, our PAWS meal will be back along with a selection of communities to get involved in.  We have communities listed on the app and on the website and we also have some paper copies at the information centers. Contact Todd if you have any questions. 
Go to for meeting locations, times, and to sign up.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having French Onion Chicken Casserole, Green Beans, Rolls, Salad Bar, & Dessert.  Children’s menu is Chicken Nuggets & Fruit. There is also a vegan and vegetarian option available. The meal will be prepared by Shelly Calvert and her team.

Prayer List
—Linda Martindale, Gary Strobel, Patrick Mullins, Daisy Miller, Dave & Che Che Smith, June Washburn, Joyce Henshaw, Jannie Bellows
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Shawn Landrum, Corky Armstrong, Neal & Judy Odom, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Jim Scroggins, Roy Galyon, Steve Black, Keith House, Tommy Todd, Kay Skelton
Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, J.D. Huffman
Missions—Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe”  Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia), Cristian & Ana Corrales (Bucaramanga, Colombia), Jhon & Deisy Gonzalez (Bogata, Colombia), Adrian & Gabriela Galvan (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), Sarah Thompson (daughter of Judy Black), Joe Setzer (friend of Joyce Milton)
Please notify the church office at for updates.

Good morning and welcome to our time of worship. It’s always a blessing to be together as a church family. Welcome to our guests. We are glad you are here and welcome any questions you have about Park Avenue and our mission. Track me down or email me and I’d be glad to talk with you.

This morning in our preaching time I will continue addressing our Parishioner’s Picks and this week is a doozy. We will talk about spiritual gifts and especially the gift of prophesy. There has been much division within Christianity concerning the miraculous gifts and today we will look at what and why we teach and      practice what we do. We’ll also take a closer look at the gift of prophesy and explore whether this gift is still active today.

In any case, today I want us to be aware that we are all gifted to serve as members of the body of Christ. One thing that makes PACOC an effective and vibrant church is the very fact that we are using those gifts to serve the Lord. As you read through the Messenger, no doubt you can find ways to serve. Help the hungry by buying some groceries for the Barnabas Center. Help out with the directory by hosting photography times. Bless our Lady Jackets by helping with our breakfasts. All of us working together shine the light of God’s goodness to our community.

Surely the Spirit of the Lord is in this place.

Online Photo Directory Snapshots
This Fall we are updating our member photos for our online Church Directory. This will be different from years past as we will be doing everything ourselves. We will have volunteers taking your pictures and there will be no sales. We hope to speed up the  process as well as each family will come in for a snapshot and be on their way in a matter of minutes. We want everyone to participate and to encourage you we will be giving every family a free 5x7 photo.
We do need you to sign up for a time. You can find the link on the website or app or call the church office and Joan can set you up an appointment. We will be taking pictures starting September 17th through October 15th. We have times on Sundays and Wednesdays before and after church and we will have some times during the week. If you are able to sign up during the week, that would be really helpful. That will allow those individuals and families who have more rigid schedules to signup on the church days.
Sunday Schedule
Adult Bible Class
9AM Room D
10:00 AM
Children Dismissed to Bible Classes at
0 - 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area
Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life Center
Youth Group Activities
Discipleship Making Communities (DMC’s)
Meet at various times and locations.