Our sympathy is with Kristy Beam and her family after the passing of Doug Beam on April 15. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 18.
Congratulations to Tyler McAlister who was baptized by his father, Leslie McAlister, last Wednesday evening. Congratulations also to Megan Hart who was baptized into Christ last Sunday, April 14.  We rejoice with Megan and Tyler and their families. 
Thank You
My health conditions have greatly improved and I would like to thank everyone for all the prayers.  I attribute this miraculous improvement to prayers offered on my behalf. My outlook is so much brighter and I am so thankful for my church family.  Keith House
Wedding Shower
Join us for a come and go wedding shower honoring David & Sara Furr (son and daughter-in-law of Thana Furr) on Sunday, May 5 at the home of Shelly Calvert, 2401 Meadows Lane, Sherman, TX 75092 from 2-4 p.m. David and Sara are registered at
Casa Mission Trip, June 28-July 6
Registration is open online.  The cost is $250 per person. Contact Basil if you have any questions.
Mother’s Day
Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 12. Coffee will be provided by Revolution coffee for our mothers in the atrium at 9 a.m.
Ladies Retreat, April 26-28
The ladies retreat is next weekend!  Those who have registered should have received an email with detailed information. You can also find those details on the Ladies Ministry Facebook page or contact the church office.  
Ladies, join us in the ARK on Monday and Friday mornings from 9-12 to play, learn, watch, or just come and enjoy some fellowship. We laugh and have a good time. No equipment is needed to begin with. Contact Shelly Calvert or Kelly Howerton if you have questions.  
HEAT Grand Opening
The Homeless Empowerment Action Team is having a Grand Opening at their location on 1030 W. Crawford Street in Denison on Friday, April 26 from 5-7 p.m. HEAT hosts Center Cross Soup Kitchen by providing food, showers, and laundry for the homeless.  Park Avenue contributes to HEAT via our Grace Offering. 
Youth Ministry

  • Sunday, April 21st: Connect Service Day! Students be on the lookout for time changes. Dinner will be provided.
  • Sunday, April 28th: Connect Celebration! Cost is $30 sign up online Today!


Senior Sunday
Make plans to join us for worship on Senior Sunday, May 5th as we honor our graduating Seniors during our worship Service! This year we will be having a smaller dinner for graduating seniors and their families rather than an all church banquet.  We will still have tables set up in the atrium on Sunday, May 5, with pictures and memorabilia and you are welcome to drop off cards at their tables.  Below is our updated list of Seniors. If we have missed anyone please contact Tyler or the church office. Our seniors are—Zane Allen, Darrah Borah, Erin Handle, Josh Owens, Ava Sims,  Emily Thompson, Kamryn Geesling, Ella Winslett, Matt Rangel, Carter Hayes, Hannah Pettigrew.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper 
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having Hot & Cold Sandwiches, Salad Bar & Dessert.  The meal will be prepared by Shelly Calvert and her team.  Serving starts at 5:15 PM and stops promptly at 6:15 PM.  
Prayer Requests
Prayer List—Linda Martindale, Che Che Smith, Waymon Hinson, Patrick Mullins,  Neal & Judy Odom, Lisa Cobble
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Sue Lain Harrington, Elizabeth Phillips, Vicki Ard, Floyd Clark, Houston McClure, Keith House, Mark Ewig
Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, Daisy Miller, Sandra Aynes
Expectant Mothers—Sydney Singley, Megan Douglas
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), Wayne Coble (brother-in-law of Laurie Coble)
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.
You’re probably heard the saying, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” That seems  to be true in my experience and I don’t recall having met anyone who was able to please all of the people all of the time.  Not even Jesus. Although he was the sinless Son of God there were some people who nevertheless were displeased with him. Today we will look at a story in Mark 2 that gets to the root of why some people didn’t like Jesus.
Today is our Neighbor Fun Day! If you are a guest with us this morning we invite you to stay around after church and join us for lunch, games, and fellowship.
Focus Groups
As has been announced, we have partnered with the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry (a ministry associated with ACU) to help us prepare for the next decade as we expect population growth in Texoma and ministry staff retirements/transitions. One aspect of this initiative is to get feedback from the congregation. The first way you can help is to sign up for Focus Groups led by the elders that will solicit your thoughts, ideas, and vision for the Park Avenue Church as we Press On into the future. These informal, conversational groups will be 45 – 60 minutes and offered on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday nights beginning April 24 through May 8. The goal is to limit each of these groups to 12 people, so we need you to sign up. Go to to sign up or follow the link in the church app or website. You can also call the church office at 903-465-1288 to sign up for a slot.

Philippians 3:13–14 (ESV)
But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
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