NEWS & NOTES
Pick up a communion packet & ziplock bag from the tall tables in the auditorium or from the information centers in the main hallways before worship service begins.
Thank you so much for the cards, and calls during Roy’s illness. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. In Christian love, Roy & Mary Galyon
Thank you for your kindness and support during this painful time. It meant so much to us. You helped us through a difficult time. Your kind words warmed our hearts and we are grateful for all the love that was shown to us. The Hiett & Briscoe Families
Words can never express the gratitude and appreciation we have for you during Mike's time of illness. All the cards, texts, phone calls, foods, supplies, and other ways that covered us in love reflected your love for our Lord and Savior to whom we give all the Glory for Mike's healing. Thank you so much, church. We love you. The Hardys, Mike, Barbara & Steve
Family Mission Trip to CASA de la Esperanza
There will be a luncheon and information meeting today immediately after worship in the Family Life Center. If you plan on going on the trip please bring a copy of your passport (one page with picture and passport #) or passport card. Any questions please see Basil McClure.
North Texas Mobile Food Pantry
The mobile pantry will be here Monday, April 12 from 10-12 in the church parking lot. Register to volunteer at ntfb.volunteerhub.com. Volunteers please arrive at 9.
Bridge Meeting (6th graders entering youth group)
A Bridge Meeting for 6th graders entering the Youth Group AND their parents is scheduled for next Sunday, April 18 at 11:30 in the Youth Suite. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Rachel McClure.
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.
Parent Commitment Sunday, April 25
This is an event for parents who have new additions to their family from 2020 to present. If you have not received any communication from us but would like your family to participate please contact Rachel McClure.
Mens’ Breakfast—April 24
Men, join us for a mens’ breakfast on Saturday April 24 at 8 AM in the Family Life Center. Please sign up under comments on the communication card this morning if you plan on attending so we know how many to prepare for.
Children’s Home of Lubbock
The children’s home of Lubbock are collecting size 4 disposable diapers. The collection deadline is Tuesday, May 25. Please bring items by the Church Office.
Save the Dates
Park Avenue Youth
Mike Hardy, Mike Morgan, Peggy Clark, Roy Galyon, Garland Nevil, Carol McClure. Kristi Porter-Francis, Madison Francis, Sarah Brown, Bob Tollison
Larry Long, Jim & Jane Scroggins, Kimberly Pendergrass, Corky Armstrong, Dewey Martin, Ken Washburn, Bob Corley, Sandra Aynes, Terry Waggoner, Lisa Cobble, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Sandra Thomas, Gene Stogner, James Hawk, Debbie Hawk, Nancy Richards, 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
Jason Morgan (son of Mike & Patti Morgan), 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), Ronnie Bruce (brother of Linda Bell)
Good morning and welcome to our worship. This morning I will be starting a series of lessons from 1 John. John was part of what is known as the “inner circle” of apostles and was no doubt one of Jesus’ closest friends. The “Beloved Apostle” contributed five of our New Testament books – the fourth Gospel, three letters, and the final book of the Bible, Revelation. One commentator put it well when he said the Gospel of John was written to convert sinners. The epistles of John were written to confirm the saints. And the book of Revelation was written to coronate the Savior. I encourage you to read through the first letter as we look at these Insights from the Inner Circle.
What a wonderful Sunday we had last week! It was so encouraging to have a full house. The singing was great and the fellowship was sweet. Over the last month our in-person numbers have been on the rise as local cases have been falling and vaccination rates are increasing. In view of that, the leadership is removing all mask requirements although we still encourage a reasonable degree of caution and a continuing respect for individual’s response to the pandemic. In all things, let us love one another. We will continue to deliver our worship service online and are still conducting some of our Disciple Making Communities virtually. We are having more groups meeting in-person at the building on Wednesday evening and we are in continued discussions about getting back to more Wednesday evening activities. We are planning on having Church on the Lake on Wednesday, June 2 at Waterloo Lake Pavilion.
Thanks to everyone who gave so generously to our Grace Offering. The Lord will use those gifts to bless others and help us answer the call to GO to all the world. We currently stand at approximately $130,000 and continue to receive contributions. If you are looking for a way to serve, let us know as many of these ministries need servants.