Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Our Sympathy...

We received word this morning that Dean Kilmer passed away unexpectedly. Dean is a former minister of Lamar Avenue. Please keep this family in your prayers. We will post service information as it becomes known.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Weekly Update - 8/19

Thank you Randy for bringing the lesson on "Here I Am, Send Me", with the text taken from Isaiah 6:1-8.

He also challenged us to continue to SACK THE PULPIT!!!  There's still room to add more sacks of groceries!!!  We have one more week!!!

We also heard from Coach Mike Long asking us to PRAY FOR OUR STUDENTS!

OUR SYMPATHY is extended to: 
  • Cari, Selena, Sofia and Sue Johnson and their extended families on the passing of Lance this past Monday, after his long battle with ALS.  His services were held on Saturday.
  • The Pruett family as the mourn the passing of Hayden. He won his fight with cancer.

RESPONSE: Alyssa Nutt asked for prayers for personal issues she is dealing with.

  • Johnny Nabors - Had a heart cath on Friday - NO STENTS!!
  • Donna McGee - Cancer
  • Vickie Humprey - Cancer
  • Webber Woodall - Was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease this past week.
  • Barbara Dean is at Heritage House for rehab.
  • Herschel McClain - Health 
  • Marie Faulkner - Health
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Daisy Redding - Recovering from knee surgery at home.
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Jackie Helm - Lung cancer
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Tyler McClour, grandson of Joy Barnett, is in California (deployed with his Army platoon) fighting the wildfires.
  • Jackie Smithson, Joyce Basinger's sister-in-law, has had pneumonia for 2 months.  She's back in the hospital, in Waco, in critical condition. 
  • Ann Levy, cousin of Terry Maxwell, has lung cancer.
  • Cooper Gibson (local 7 year old) is now in rehab in Dallas. (Great nephew of Judy Gibson.)
  • Diane Maroschia is a friend of Judy Gibson's.  She has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. 
  • Helen Short (friend of Anita Roden) is experiencing health issues.
  • Paul Denney - Local architect - Health
  • Please keep our troops and first responders in your prayers for safety. 
  • Also keep our teachers and students in your prayers.
SHUT-INS:   Leston and Lareece Maggard, Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Sarah Smith, Roy Jones, Kristi Anthony

THANK YOU to all who helped serve around 425 teachers this week!!!


RAINBOW ROOM: Lice kits, little girls underwear and jeans ALL sizes (school age).

PANTRY NEEDS: Thank you for your response to fill our pantry!!!

SIMPLE SUPPER:  S.S. is taking a summer break.


Aug 20:  Monday Movie Night
Aug 22: Wed PM Speaker - Paul Castleman

Aug 29: End of Summer Celebration
Aug 29: Wed PM Speaker - Andy Garner
Sept 2:  Promotion Sunday
Sept 3:  Office Closed due to Labor Day holiday
Sept 4:  Men's Breakfast
Sept 12: Ladies Bible Class begins
Sept 16: Life Groups resume
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT! 

Our Sympathy....

Hayden Pruett, the 14 year old with cancer that we've been praying for, passed away last night. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

Also, one of my co-workers husband was tragically killed yesterday afternoon. Jace Short was an employee at Hargis Electric.
Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

Friday, August 17, 2018

REMINDER - Monday Night!!!


Johnny Nabors is out and everything is good with his heart, they didn’t have to do a stent or anything. Loretta hasn't talked to the doctor yet, but the nurses said everything was good....they said they would make sure the Dr came to talk to me before we left in two hours.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lance Johnson Services...

Lance Michael Johnson 48, of Paris, died at 10:00 PM, Monday, August 13, 2018 at his home.  A memorial service is set for 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.  The family will receive friends following the service in the foyer of the church.  Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Lance was born January 21, 1970 in Tyler, Texas to Horace and Nina Sue Nelson Johnson.  He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler and attended Tyler Junior College receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler.  He married Cari DoƱel Smith on July 18, 1992 in Tyler.  Mr. Johnson coached soccer, volleyball, and tennis at North Lamar High School and was an All American Soccer Player.  Lance was a member of Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Cari Smith Johnson; his two daughters, Selena Skye Johnson and Sophia Grace Johnson; his mother, Sue Johnson; two brothers, Eric Johnson and wife, Nicole and Ted Johnson and wife, Beth; mother-in-law, Peggy Smith; sister-in-law, Robyn Figgins and husband, Russell; brothers-in-law, Brad Smith and Rebecca Sheley and Jay Smith and wife, Penny; and numerous extended family.  He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Johnson; one brother, Jay Johnson; and his father-in-law, Jerry Smith.