NEWS & NOTESOperation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone who picked up a shoebox last week. We still have some shoeboxes available. Please return your filled boxes by no later than next Sunday, November 19. Online Picture Directory
If you recently got your picture taken for the online directory, we have a free 5x7 photo for you in the baskets on the glass table in the atrium. Please pick that up this morning! Let’s Get Acquainted Luncheon Today
If you are a new member or have been visiting with us, join us immediately after services this morning for a luncheon in our Family Life Center. This is a great opportunity to meet our Elders and Ministers and their families. Leadership Retreat
Please keep the ministers and elders in your prayers as we seek God's vision for PACOC at our annual Leadership Retreat November 16-18
. Youth Ministry
Community Thanksgiving Service
- Sunday Nov. 12th: We are heading to Boles Children's Home to lead worship and spend time with their people. Leaving at 3:30pm and returning by 8:45pm.
- January 12th-14th: Winterfest 2024!
Join us next Sunday, November 19th at 6:30 p.m
. for our annual thanksgiving service at Trinity Lighthouse church. This is a great time of worship and fellowship as several of our Denison churches unite to give thanks. Our worship team will be among those who will be leading us in worship. Rise Up Men’s Conference
The Rise Up Men’s Conference
is on Friday, December 1st!
This year will be a one-night only event with guest speaker Chris Seidman
, author and lead minister of the Branch Church in Farmer’s Branch. Register online today! Chili/Soup Supper
Our PAWS meal will take a break until after the Thanksgiving break. This Wednesday, November 15
we will have our Chili/Soup Supper at 6 p.m.
We are asking you to bring chili, soup
to share. Please note that there will be no classes that evening.
Sign up online so we know what you are bringing. Veterans Day
Thank you to all who have served and are serving our country. We appreciate your sacrifice and dedication and today we honor you! Prayer RequestsPrayer List—Peggy Porter, Linda Martindale, Dave & Che Che Smith, Jannie Bellows Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Corky Armstrong, Neal & Judy Odom, Sandra Aynes, Waymon Hinson, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Jim Scroggins, Roy Galyon, Steve Black, Keith House, Tommy Todd, Kay Skelton, Peggy Parkey, Patrick Mullins, Tina Harvey Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, Joyce Henshaw Expectant Mothers—Alissa Cope, Breanna Menifee 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), Penny White (daughter of Bob & Bonnie White), Charlotte Harris (great niece of Steve & Donna Hodge), Pam Gardner (visitor), Karla Kennedy (neighbor of Dorothy Bankston) Please notify the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org for updates. TODD’S TAKE
Good morning and welcome to our worship service. What a blessing to gather together to worship and fellowship. If you are a guest with us this morning we welcome you and invite you to join in with us as we honor our creator and savior. If you are looking for a church home, please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.
This morning we will jump into Paul's letters beginning with Romans. Romans is often considered Paul's greatest contribution to Christian thought. It is filled with verses many of you are familiar with and have been inspired by. Among the top verses from Romans are: Romans 3:23 —
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.Romans 5:6 —
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.Romans 6:1–2
— What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means!Romans 6:23
— For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:1
— Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.Romans 8:18
— I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.Romans 8:26 —
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.Romans 8:31 —
If God is for us, who can be against us?Romans 8:37 —
We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.Romans 12:1 —
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.Romans 12:21 —
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
These verses are a veritable “greatest hits of Paul.”
It’s impossible to hit on all the powerful themes found in Romans in one sermon, so today I will focus on one that shone through to me in this reading.
So glad you have chosen to be with us today. May God speak to us today through song, communion, prayer, and the word.