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.
Our sympathy is with the family of Phyllis (Dennis) Alexander (former member) who passed away on April 22.
Thank you all for your cards, phone calls, and prayers for Linda during and after her surgery. We ask for your continued prayers as Linda recovers. Ken & Linda Bell
Jerry & Jeanie Gregory and Dr. Grant & Mrs. Donna Davis would like to announce the engagement of Shiloh Cooksey & Will Davis of Tyler, TX. The wedding will take place on June 28 in Luella, TX.
CASA Mission Trip Needs
We are in need of the following items for the upcoming mission trip—Toothpaste, Laundry Detergent, Shampoo. We will have tubs available next week to place your items in.
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.
We will have a church wide banquet after services to honor our high school seniors on Sunday, May 16 in the Ark. If you would like to attend the banquet please scan the QR code and click “Senior Sunday Banquet” to let us know the number of people who will be attending from your family so we know how many to prepare for.
Ladies, join us in the atrium on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 PM for fellowship, information on upcoming events, and opportunities to serve. Bring a finger food to share.
Parents we want your students to come to camp and mission trip with us this summer. Please do not let funds be a reason they can’t come. If you need a scholarship please talk to Tyler.
Mike Hardy, Mike Morgan, Peggy Clark, Linda Bell, Roy Galyon, Garland Nevil, Carol McClure, Bob Tollison, Joyce Henshaw
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 continue the sermon series, Insights from the Inner Circle, looking at the apostle John’s first letter and, in particular, look at his words in 1:8-2:2.
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
In addition, today is Parent Commitment Sunday. This is an opportunity for parents to formally and to publicly commit themselves to raising their children in the Lord; to teach them about God; to teach them about Jesus; and to encourage them to one day make their own decision to become disciples of Jesus. We talk a lot about disciple-making and certainly parenting plays an important role in making disciples as Jesus’ command to make disciples in all the world certainly includes making disciples in our very homes.
Glad to have you all with us.