Please welcome the following new members to Park Avenue. Mark & Sarah Thompson (Sarah is the daughter of Judy Black) and their two sons, Jackson and Connor, Also, Mark & Jan Tooley are placing membership.
Thank you again for the prayers, which mean so much. I so appreciate the lovely Christmas cards with your kind words, and you being so thoughtful. God’s blessings. With love, Daisy Miller
Sunday 9 AM Bible Class
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 in Room D Sunday mornings as we look at these widely accepted myths that can distort and confuse our beliefs about God and Scripture.
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 cost is $200 per couple.
Celebration of Marriage
On Sunday, February 18th during our time of worship we will honor those couples who have been married in years ending in a “4” or a “9”. If you were married in one of those years and would like to participate please submit a wedding photo and a more recent photo to the office by no later than February 9th.
Anyone over 60 is invited to stay after church on February 11th for a meal served by our Youth Group. Sign up on the church app so we know how many to prepare for.
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.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having Teriyaki Chicken, Veggies, Rice, Salad Bar & Dessert. The meal will be prepared by Cina Strickland and her team. Please note that we begin serving at 5:15 and stop serving promptly at 6:15.
Prayer List—Tyler Cope, Elizabeth Phillips, Vicki Ard, Floyd Clark, Brian Karguth, Linda Martindale, Pamela Hendrickson, Jane Butler, Houston McClure, Neal & Judy Odom, Ronda Bigham
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Roy Galyon, Steve Black, Keith House, Che Che Smith, Waymon Hinson, Sue Lain Harrington, Daisy Miller
Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, Joyce Henshaw, Sandra Aynes
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 Burton (daughter of Greg and Terri Laird), Rebekah Taylor, Nicholas Taylor (great niece & nephew 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), Margie Landers (sister of Joyce Henshaw)
Please notify the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org for updates.
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 will continue our pursuit of peace as we read and think through chapters 14-16 of John—often referred to as the Upper Room Discourse. Jesus has revealed his impending death and knows this news is upsetting to the apostles, so he takes them aside to reassure them that in spite of this they can have peace. At the conclusion of this discourse he says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.” What we want to discover is what are “these things” that he has told them. Today we will start at the beginning of this speech and look at the opening verses of John 14 and uncover the first of “these things.”
Let me put in a good word for our upcoming Marriage Getaway. If you’re on the fence on deciding to go maybe these things will help make your decision. First off, the location is beautiful. The Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center is a beautiful facility in an even more beautiful setting. Second, our presenters are top notch. Drs. Randy and Kerrianne Roper have been in ministry for years and exemplify a godly marriage and family. Randy was actually the youth minister here at Park Avenue when I came on the scene way back when. We only overlapped a short time but have kept up with each other through the years. Randy left PACOC to be the youth minister for the Edmond (OK) Church of Christ and is now the preaching minister there. Randy’s claim to fame (outside of ministry) is that he won a contest to attend the 2009 NBA draft as a guest of the Oklahoma City Thunder. You may want to ask him about how he won. Kerrianne is a professor at Oklahoma Christian University. Kerrianne is related to our own Stan Thomas and Ron Thomas. The Ropers have one son and a daughter-in-law. They have experienced much joy and sorrow in their marriage journey, and feel called to offer help and share hope with other couples. You will be blessed by them.
John 14:27 (NIV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.