NEWS & NOTES
Our sympathy is with the family of Mary Pope who passed away on Tuesday, March 2. Services are currently pending.
Our condolences are also with Shelly Calvert and her family after the passing of her mother, Jonell Moffett on Thursday, March 4. Services are pending at this time.
Thank you Church family for your calls, prayers, thoughts, and flowers upon the loss of mom, Barbara Corbett. Thank you also to all the sweet ladies who fixed the wonderful meal for us after the service - in a pandemic and a natural disaster! It was a wonderful example of dedication to the Lord! We love every one of y’all. The Barbara Corbett Family
This year, Collide Retreat will be a one day, outdoor activity on Saturday, April 24, for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in Coppell. RSVP to Rachel McClure.
Save the Dates
Mike Morgan, Ken Washburn, Garland Nevil, Carol McClure, Debbie Hawk
Jim & Jane Scroggins, Kimberly Pendergrass, Corky Armstrong, Dewey Martin, Bob Corley, Sandra Aynes, Terry Waggoner, Peggy Clark, Lisa Cobble, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Sandra Thomas, Larry Long, Judy Shelton, Gene Stogner, James Hawk, Daisy Miller, Kaile Williams (Norris)
Ray & Marsha Jones, Chris Keene, JD Huffman
Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia)
Friends of Park Avenue
Rebekah Taylor (great niece of the Russells), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of orphanage in Mexico), Kathy Hill (friend of Chris & Candsis Slaughter)
Good morning church.
In our sermon time today I will continue the series Confronting Christianity addressing some charges made against our faith. Today we will discuss the charge that religion causes violence. Some argue that without religion history would be without many of the devastating conflicts of the past. In regard to Christianity, critics would point out the ravages of the Crusades and the Inquisitions, two significant blemishes on the reputation of the church where thousands were tortured or killed in the name of Christ. There’s no denying these events, so how do we respond?
In my sermon I will reference several additional resources you can access to further prepare yourself for the storm of criticism, cynicism, and doubt sweeping across our world and our country. See below for those. Additionally, let me encourage you to continue to use Right Now Media as a valuable resource.
Today we will also be blessed by Keith House’s testimony.
Remember our Grace Offering Sunday, April 4. Our contribution that week will go towards our outreach ministries here at PACOC. You will be receiving a letter and brochure in the mail soon or you can go to pacoc.net/go for a list of ministries supported by the Grace Offering. We are also spotlighting some of our outreach ministries on our Facebook page, so make sure to check it out. Daisy’s Little Red Wagon will be here the Sunday before, March 28.
Some Resources on Faith & Culture