Congratulations to Darrian & Breanna Menifee on the birth of their baby boy, Owen, born Thursday, March 7th at 3.29p.m, weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 21 inches long.  Proud grandparents are Blake & Devry Smith, great grandmother, Elizabeth Phillips, and big sisters, Blakelee and Adalae.
Thank You
We can never express adequately our thankfulness to you for the many acts of kindness shown to us recently.  We have been lifted up by prayers, cards, and many, many other blessings you have given us.  You are a wonderful family to share life with anytime, but when we are in the valley, you are awesome.  May God bless each one of you and may we be with you all again soon.  Love from TJ & Margaret Atnip
Women’s Retreat
Women of all ages will gather together for their annual retreat on April 26-28th at the Prothro Center on 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 is now open.  The cost is $125 for overnight retreaters and $75 for day-only retreaters.
Prayer & Fasting
March 17-31 will be a two week period of prayer and fasting. This is a time where we lift up all the outreach efforts supported by our Grace Offering and seek God’s guidance for giving.  You should have received a guide to help you with the fast as you walked in this morning. They will be available next Sunday, March 17 as well or you can pick one up at the church office. There is also a digital version available at
Little Red Wagon
Kids, Daisy’s Little Red Wagon will be here on Sunday, March 24. So get your coin cans out and start filling them up!   All the proceeds will go to our annual Grace Offering that funds our outreach ministries locally and worldwide. 
CRASE Training
The Denison police department will be conducting the CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event) training here at the church building from 8:30-12 noon on Saturday, April 6.  All church members who wish to attend the training are welcome.  If you plan to attend, please text Jim Russell at 903-815-8956. 
Celebrate Recovery
Joshua’s Crossing Celebrate Recovery has begun a new series of Step Studies on Monday evenings  from 6:00—7:30 at 7201 FM-691 Denison, TX  75020. Classes will be open to new members through March. Childcare is available.  Celebrate Recovery is based on the principles taught in the beatitudes and is a truly life changing experience. See Paul Waggoner, Kirk Pendergrass or contact Chelsey (903) 821-2294 for more information.
Youth Ministry

  • Sunday, March 10th: We will not have regular Connect but instead have youth group at the Cope’s house from 12-2pm. We will have lunch, time of worship, Bible study, and games.
  • Tuesday, March 12th: Park Ave Youth Service Day! We will meet at Park Ave at 9:30am and we will finish at 1pm. Bring lunch money.
  • Thursday, March 14th: Park Ave Youth Fun Day! See Tyler for more details and to sign up!

Park Avenue Wednesday Supper 
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Spaghetti, Gluten free Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar, and Dessert. Kids Option: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches. The meal will be prepared by Kathy Hitchcock and her team.  Serving starts at 5:15 PM and stops promptly at 6:15 PM.  
Prayer List—Linda Martindale, Doug Beam, Che Che Smith, Joyce Henshaw, Mark Ewig, Waymon Hinson, Patrick Mullins,  Neal & Judy Odom
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Sue Lain Harrington, Elizabeth  Phillips, Vicki Ard, Floyd Clark, Pamela Hendrickson, Houston McClure
Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, Daisy Miller, Sandra Aynes
Expectant Mothers—Sydney Singley
MissionsHammer & 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), Charlotte Harris (great niece of Steve & Donna Hodge), Frances Dickson (friend of Joyce Milton), Connie Tollison (cousin of Sandee Thomas)
Please notify the church office at 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 we will be back in John 15 looking at the words of Jesus as he gives the apostles comfort and hope on this emotional night before his crucifixion. One of Jesus’ goal in this talk is to give the apostles peace even in this turbulent time. As we read through this section of scripture there might very well be some insights for us as well as we seek the joy and confidence of peace.

Coming next month I will be offering a new member/guest class called PACOC 101. So, if you’re a new member or a guest (or if you just want to learn some more about PACOC) you are invited to attend. We will meet from 9:00—9:45 am in Room C in the west end of the main building. We will look at where we have been, who we are, and what we do.  The class will meet 3 Sundays—April 7, 14 & 21. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the church and to get to know others who are new to PACOC.

Glad you are here today!
The Big Event
The City of Denison is hosting the first annual Big Event on Saturday, March 23. This is a community outreach event assisting Denison residents with outdoor projects such as painting fences, yard clean up, gardening, and small repairs. The city is calling for teams of volunteers to help with these projects and Park Avenue is putting one together. Volunteers will meet at Forest Park to check-in between 7:30am and 8am. A small breakfast will be provided. The group will head to their project around 8:30am and finish no later than 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided in Forest Park. Sign up on the app or call the office to participate.  TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP. Let’s be a blessing to our community!

Two Week Prayer and Fasting—March 17-31
Daisy’s Little Red Wagon—March 24
Grace Offering / Easter—March 31


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.