NEWS & NOTES
Our sympathy is with the family of Janet Holland who passed away on January 9th. Janet is the wife of Buddy Holland, a former Elder at PACOC. A memorial service will be held at Creekside Church, 5401 E. Main Street, Midlothian, TX on Saturday, January 20th at 3:00 PM.
A memorial service for Ray Jones will be Saturday, January 20 at 10 am at the church building.
Sunday 9 AM Bible Class
Bible class is back in Room D on Sunday mornings at 9 AM. Todd is leading the class entitled “10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.” We are looking at some beliefs that are assumed by many but may not be true at all! Join us as we look at these widely accepted myths that can distort and confuse our beliefs about God and Scripture.
Attention Women of All Ages!
Women of all ages and stages of life are doing a 15 week book study entitled Everyday Genesis by Nika Maples (our women’s retreat speaker) on Wednesday evenings between 6:30-7:30 PM. We are meeting in our regular classrooms with our own age group but studying the same material. Feel free to step into one of the other women’s classes if you prefer! There is also a Zoom option on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM for those who are unable to make Wednesday nights. Contact the church office if you need the Zoom link. It is not too late to jump in to one of the meetings and invite God to re-create us!
Register online now for the Marriage Getaway on February 23-25th at the Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center in Sulphur, OK. Speakers are Drs. Randy & Kerianne Roper. The costs is $200 per couple.
Bible Class Teachers & Assistants Needed for Wednesday Nights This Spring!
Teachers and assistants are needed for all children's classes for March, April, and May. Materials and mentor guidance is provided to support and encourage those who are willing to share the Good News with children! They are close to the heart of Jesus! To volunteer, contact Rachel McClure by email at email@example.com
Covenant Sunday has been a tradition at PACOC for the last several years. It is a special Sunday set aside to renew our commitment to the Lord. This year’s theme is Peace. We hope that you will make plans to join us for this special time of worship and recommitment to the Lord next Sunday, January 21st.
This is a Recovery and Support group for those grieving the loss of a family member or friend. A new 13 week program will begin on Saturday, February 3rd from 10-12 noon in Room D. The cost is $20 to cover the cost of the workbook and video curriculum. Register on the app or online. Contact Stewart Bolerjack if you have questions.
- Sunday, January 14th: There will be no Connect this week.
- Spring & Summer Calendars: are in the Youth Suite.
- Sunday, February 11th: Sweetheart Banquet! Park Avenue Youth Parents be looking for more information from Tyler.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Veggie Burgers, Salad & Dessert.
The meal will be prepared by Amyee McAlister
and her team. Please note that we begin serving at 5:15 and stop serving promptly at 6:15.
2024 UPCOMING DATES
Celebration of Marriage
Prayer Requests:Prayer List—Briggs Calvert, Floyd Clark, Joe Chapman, Brian Karguth, Daisy Miller, Linda Martindale, Pamela Hendrickson, Jane Butler, Houston McClure, Neal & Judy Odom Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Roy Galyon, Steve Black, Keith House, Che Che Smith, Waymon Hinson, Sue Lain Harrington Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, Joyce Henshaw, Sandra Aynes, Corky Armstrong Expectant Mothers—Breanna Menifee Missions
—Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia), Cristian & Ana Corrales (Bucaramanga, Colombia), Jhon & Deisy Gonzalez (Bogota, Colombia), Adrian & Gabriela Galvan (Paraiso, Monterrey) Friends of Park Avenue—Taylor Burden (daughter of Greg and Terri Laird), 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), Marsha Jones (former member), Sarah Thompson (daughter of Judy Black), Charlotte Harris (great niece of Steve & Donna Hodge), Rhonda Griffith (friend of Jimmy & Karen Elmore) Please notify the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org for updates. TODD’S TAKE
Good morning and welcome to our worship service. 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.
This morning I’ll finish up our journey through the epistles of Paul as we look at his final two letters, Titus and Philemon. Both of these are short letters but have a great message and challenge to us as people saved and shaped by the grace of God.
Titus, along with 1 & 2 Timothy, is one of the pastoral epistles as Titus is serving as the evangelist on the Mediterranean island of Crete. Paul urges him to set things in order there by appointing elders as well as encouraging him and the believers to live lives that stand out among the questionable ethics of the citizens of Crete. Certainly a challenge relevant to us today.
Philemon, the shortest of Paul’s letters, is a personal plea of Paul to receive back the slave Onesimus who has run away and found refuge with Paul in Rome. Paul calls on Philemon to take him back no longer as a slave but as a brother in Christ. This is a radical request in view of Roman culture and serves as an example of how faith leads to radical transformation in the hearts of those living under the umbrella of God’s mercy and grace.
Next Sunday is our annual Covenant Sunday. Our theme comes from John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
We will distribute covenant stones and ask everyone to recommit themselves to the kingdom values that define us as disciples of Christ. Hope everyone can be here for this special service.
Adult Bible Class
9AM Room D
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.