NEWS & NOTES
Congratulations to Terri & Greg Laird who are the proud grandparents of Wells Douglass Burton born on February 7th. Joan Penn-White is also the proud grandmother of Torrian James Penn-White born on February 3rd.
The yellow roses at the welcome centers are presented by Mark & Evelyn Ewig in memory of their daughter, Katherine.
Celebration of Marriage
Next Sunday, February 18th, during our worship time we will have a slideshow presentation of those couples celebrating a special anniversary (multiple of 5) this year. Join us for this special time as we honor those couples.
Women of all ages will gather together for their annual retreat on April 26-28th at the Prothro Center on the shores of Lake Texoma. We are excited to share this time of fellowship and spiritual growth. Nika Maples will be our speaker this year. The theme will be “Transformed.” Registration will kick off next Sunday, February 18th. Members of the retreat committee will be available next Sunday in the atrium before and after worship to answer any questions you may have. The cost is $125 for overnight retreaters and $75 for day-only retreaters.
Marriage Retreat—February 23-25
The retreat is full but we are taking names for a waiting list. Talk to Basil if you are interested.
Anyone 60 and over is invited to stay after church today for a meal served by our Youth Group. Head on over to the Ark right after worship.
It is not too late to sign up for Grief Share, a Recovery and Support group for those grieving the loss of a family member or friend. They meet on Saturdays 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 Italian Casserole, Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Jello Salad, Salad Bar & Dessert. The meal will be prepared by Shelly Calvert and her team. Please note that we begin serving at 5:15 and stop serving promptly at 6:15.
Prayer List—Linda Martindale, Waymon Hinson, Elizabeth Phillips, Vicki Ard, Floyd Clark, Brian Karguth, Pamela Hendrickson, Jane Butler, Houston McClure, Neal & Judy Odom
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Sue Lain Harrington, Tyler Cope, Roy Galyon, Steve Black, Keith House, Che Che Smith, 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—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), Frances Dickson (friend of Joyce Milton)
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 focus in on Jesus’ statement in John 14:13-14— “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” Peace is found when we have confidence in prayer—when we know God can use every situation in our lives to bring glory to Him.
We are so glad you are here as we worship God together! Make every effort to remove any distracting thoughts or feelings and focus on our Creator and Savior.
Two Week Prayer and Fasting—March 17-31
Daisy’s Little Red Wagon—March 24
Grace Offering / Easter—March 31
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name,
and I will do it.
Jesus, John 14:13-14
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.