New Members
Ron & Susan Thomas and their son Jack are placing membership. Please make them feel welcome. 
Barnabas Thanksgiving Food Drive
Just a reminder that TODAY, Sunday, September 24 ends our Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Barnabas Center. We have had a good response but are still needing some items to meet our goal of providing a Thanksgiving meal for 150 Grayson County families. Here’s the list of items we still need:
Canned Chicken, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Corn meal (package), Instant Mashed potatoes (package or box), Saltine Crackers, Cranberry Sauce, Canned Pie Filling, Cake Mixes, Canned Frosting, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Graham Cracker Crust, Pie Crust Mix (package)
If you prefer, you can make an online donation. Thanks so much for being a blessing to our community as we extend the love of Christ to those around us.
Women’s Pickleball
We meet in the ARK on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. This is open to women of all ages.
Youth Ministry
  • Sunday September 24th: Connect in the gym from 5-7:30pm! Dinner is provided! 
  • Sunday, October 1st: Connect Area Wide with Western Heights and Parkview Church of Christ! From 5-7:30pm in the Gym! 
  • October 14th-15th: Fall Retreat! Keep Signing up online! 
New Online Picture Directory
There is still time to sign up for a snapshot for the online picture directory. A few more spots have been added.  You can sign up on the app, website or contact Joan at the church office.  Pictures are being taken through October 15 in Room A at the north west side of the main building. To encourage everyone to sign up we will be giving each family a free 5x7 family photo.
Trunk ‘n Treat
Join us on Sunday, October 29 from 5-7pm for our annual Trunk 'n Treat! There will be candy, hotdogs, Kona Ice, bounce houses, games and more. We still need volunteers to use their vehicle and hand out candy and to give a warm welcome to our guests.  You can register your trunk on the app or at or you can also contact  Rachel McClure.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad & Dessert. There will also be a vegetarian option. The meal will be prepared by Cina Strickland and her team.
Prayer List
—Linda Martindale, Patrick Mullins, Daisy Miller, Dave & Che Che Smith, June Washburn, Joyce Henshaw, Jannie Bellows, Neal Odom
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Shawn Landrum, Corky Armstrong, Judy Odom, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Jim Scroggins, Roy Galyon, Steve Black, Keith House, Tommy Todd, Kay Skelton
Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin
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.

Today I will wrap up the series of sermons we call Parishioners Picks. I apologize I have not been able to get to all your submissions but I will keep them on file and get to them when I do another round of these    sermons. Some of your submissions have given me ideas for sermon series I will plan for the future. I appreciate all your input and have been blessed by studying and presenting these sermons.

Today’s sermon comes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 5-7. Particularly, we will look at Matthew 7:21- 23. It’s a passage I find challenging and I hope both you and I can accept Jesus’ words to be authentic followers of Him.

Next month I will be on sabbatical, so I will be gone in October. Basil and Tyler will be bringing the messages as well as Lanny Tucker from Eastern European Mission for one Sunday.

Henriann and I are going on a special mission to adopt a 14 year-old boy from Thailand. We have been planning this for over 2 years and finally the time has come to bring our son home. We are excited about this new opportunity and covet your prayers.
The Tabernacle Experience Coming to Western Heights in Sherman
The Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman will be hosting The Tabernacle Experience. The Tabernacle Experience is not a museum. Nor is it a theatre production. The Tabernacle Experience is an audio guided journey through a life-size replica of the Tabernacle. One step inside the Courtyard will translate you into Old Testament times. Your Audio Driven Journey will take you through a day in the life of an Old Testament Priest as you engage in the duties and rituals of The Tabernacle at each of the 8 interactive stations. The experience will run from October 6-15. For more information and to sign up from a time go to

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.