Thursday, December 31, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/31 - 8:32pm

Ellie Bivens is out of surgery, from having her gall-bladder removed.  The doctor decided to keep her overnight as she was experiencing lots of pain and nausea.

Lois Haefle (Gary Calloway's Mom) fell early this morning and has injured her shoulder/arm.  They've done xrays, but no results as of yet. 

Payden Daniels is doing GREAT after having his tonsils out yesterday.  He's back to his "old" self!

Tim Keele's brother, Kevin Keele, is back at home from Baylor now.  He has a bipap machine, a new diet and new rules to live by.  They decided against the pacemaker, because of his young age (32).  Please pray for him as he will be making MAJOR life changes.

Charlotte Grooms sent this message today:  "Edwina Barnett and employee at Justiss, sister, Jackie Miles, died unexpectedly on Sun. Services will be at 11:00 Sat at Solid Rock Baptist Church."

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

Prayer Request Update - 12/31 - 12:42pm

Ellie Bivens was just taken back to surgery.  More details later.

Kase Robert Davidson was born at 4:50 a.m on December 30th. He weighs 7.5 pounds and is 20 inches long. Both he and Tara are healthy and doing great!  Click on his name to see his pictures.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/30 - 10pm

Ellie Bivens will have surgery tomorrow (Thursday) morning to have her gallbladder removed.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/29 - 12:05pm

Margaret Lough sent this message today:  "Gene Stallings just called to say that Charlie Parkman has received the results of his tests, at Baylor, and he has leukemia."

Monday, December 28, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/28 - 5pm

Payden Daniels will have his tonsils removed on Wednesday morning at PRMC.

Anna Claire Poore has pneumonia.

Emma McCarter has been sick for about a week with a cough and an ear infection.  The Dr. has put her on steriods to try to rush the healing process.

Marine Cpl. Tyler Graham has been in the Persian Gulf and was granted leave this past week.  Yesterday his mother, Rhonda Gail Miller McCleary, was taken to an ER in the metroplex and passed away.  She was only 43 years old.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  We've had Tyler on the prayer list for a while.  His family is friends of Dinah Border.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/27 - 9:12pm

Charlie Parkman is very ill.  He can have no visitors, but would love your prayers.

Tim Keele's brother, Kevin Keele, was injured this past week in an auto accident.  He's now in Baylor/Dallas.

Linda Easton (friend of Charlotte Grooms) lost her grandmother this week.

Charlotte also asked that we continue to remember little Amber Morin in our prayers also.  She's the 4th grader from Justiss that is in Children's Medical/Dallas with a tumor.

Derald Bulls asked that we keep Karl Louis' family in our prayers.  Karl's father died on Christmas Eve and services will be on Tuesday.

A friend of Haley Bulls, Matt Chandler, has brain cancer and is undergoing chemo and radiation.

Jamie Hyatt will have her eye surgery coming up in the next few days.

Please keep all travelers on your prayer lists this week.  The weather changes at any moment...as we found out this week...and we want everyone back, safe and sound.

LACOC will be hosting the PJC Lady Dragons basketball team, starting tomorrow (Monday) as they have come back to Paris to get ready for a tournament.  LACOC will be providing meals for the girls on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday nights.  (Wednesday night they'll have friend chicken with us.)  Derald Bulls is heading up this outreach and can use the help. Please contact Derald for what you can bring and which night.


PANTRY NEEDS: Everything

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree will be Fried Chicken. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

KEEP THE DATE:
Jan 1: Church office will be closed
Jan 3: LIFE Groups
Jan 7: Men's "42" Night
Jan 13: Ladies Bible Class Resumes
Jan 15-17: Winterfest

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/23 - 2:41pm

Tim Keele's brother, Kevin Keele, was involved in an accident last night.  He flipped his truck 4 times.  Tim is with him now and they are waiting on test results.  He is in the hospital in McAlister, OK.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/22 - 12:04pm

Dinah Border sent this message today:  "Ed & Cheryl Bullard's newest grandson Rylan (Haley's baby) needs prayers. His brain is not telling him to breathe when he is asleep. He was put on meds and will go back next week to see if it's working. If it's not working they will change treatments."

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/20 - 7:23pm

What a wonderful message Patrick brought us this morning..."A Savior Has Been Born".   I had not watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in a long time, but Patrick reminded us that even a child's cartoon can bring the message of the Savior's birth.  If you'll click here you can see the clip.  The good news is NOT something you can keep to yourself...and why would we?

Dennis & Kristy Nutt and their children came forward this morning.  They've moved back to Paris and want to work with LACOC again.

It was so wonderful to see Jean & Bill King at church this morning!  And to hear Bill remind us that "Our God is an awesome God!"

Brenda McBride, sister of Joy Lowry, went forward this morning asking for prayers to "seek the heart of God".

Please keep the Garrett's in your prayers as they travel to Georgia to bring Landon home for the holidays!

Donna McGee was taken to the ER this morning.  No other details are known at this time.

Please remember the families that have lost loved ones this week.  The Townsend family lost their little baby girl, Brooklyn.  The Carmicle/Denison Family in the sudden loss of Seth.

Tanya Welch asked for prayers for Sherry's Mom, Hazel Cross.  Miss Hazel is 91 and is "just wearing out".

Keely Kennedy's nephew, Logan is 10 months old and in Children's Medical/Dallas, being treated for scoliosis.

Shelle Fowler asked for prayers for the Mom of their friend Jeff Cummings, that she has a successful recovery from surgery.

Carole Anderson asked for continued prayers for her cousins, Pat & Curbe Goolsby.  They are having health and family issues.

Amber Morin, 4th grader at Justiss Elementary, is in in Children's Medical/Dallas with a tumor on her carotid artery and an infection that has spread over her body from an ear infection.

The PJC Lady Dragons basketball team will be involved in a tournament, during their Christmas break. Once again LACOC will be providing meals for the girls. Derald Bulls and Coach Sean LeBeauf will be getting back to us with details as the time draws near.

You are invited to a pot luck lunch at the Woodall Ranch on Friday, Dec. 25th at 12noon. Bring a dish and your favorite game, or just bring yourself! Spend Christmas afternoon visiting.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Crackers & Pasta (spaghetti)

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree will be Pizza. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 23-25:  Church office will be closed
Dec 27:  NO CHILDREN'S WORSHIP, JAM OR JR. JAM
Jan 1:  Church office will be closed
Jan 7: Men's "42" Night
Jan 13: Ladies Bible Class Resumes
Jan 15-17: Winterfest

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/19 - 7:05pm

Charlotte Grooms sent this message today:  "A fourth grader from Justiss Elementary, Amber Morin, is in Children's Medical/Dallas at this time fighting for her life.  She has poisoning all over her body from an ear infection.  After getting her to Dallas, they found that she has a tumor on her carotid artery.  They did surgery on her on Thursday, but the tests from yesterday said that she wasn't doing well."

Friday, December 18, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/18 - 4:14pm

Kathy Daniels' Mom, Barbara Adams, had a series of tests on her heart yesterday.  Dr. Hashmi told her she had a "beautiful heart"!  God is so good!

Debra Usry asked that we keep her daughter, Jill, in our prayers for safety and protection.

Payden Daniels will have his tonsils out on Wednesday, December 30th.  Also, his Mom, Kimberly, has been having problems with kidney stones again.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/15 - 11:29am

Bill Gordon is at PRMC South, Room 506, with severe internal bleeding. His wife is Maureen, Herschel and Lee McClain's daughter.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/14 - 9:47pm

Thank you for reminding us Patrick, that the story of Jesus should never grow old in our hearts.  And I totally agree that the people of Christ should show joy in their hearts and on their faces!  Jesus gives us HOPE - we should rejoice and be glad in it!

Charlie Parkman has an illness that causes him to get sick very easily.  Please limit your contact with him...our first instinct is to go up and hug him - but we can't....please try to remember this!

After 4 months in the hospital and in rehab, Jerry Pearce will be coming home this Friday, Dec. 18th!

There are 11 more names for food baskets that need to be taken care of.  Please contact Gina Barnett to let her know that you'll be able to help with this wonderful ministry.

The PJC Lady Dragons basketball team will be involved in a tournament, during their Christmas break. Once again LACOC will be providing meals for the girls. Derald Bulls and Coach Sean LeBeauf will be getting back to us with details as the time draws near.

You are invited to a pot luck lunch at the Woodall Ranch on Friday, Dec. 25th at 12noon.  Bring a dish and your favorite game, or just bring yourself!  Spend Christmas afternoon visiting.


PANTRY NEEDS: Boxes of Mac & Cheese

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree will be Turkey & Dressing. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 20:  Family LIFE Groups
Jan 7:  Men's "42" Night
Jan 13:  Ladies Bible Class Resumes
Jan 15-17:  Winterfest

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

CORRECTION OF 12/9

If you are considering the organizing food for sick folks position...please contact Margaret at the church office.  Please and thank you!

Prayer Request Update - 12/10 - 10:51am

Lance Johnson has ALS (Lou Gherig's disease).  Please keep Lance, Cari, Selena & Sophia in your prayers.  He's having more complications.

Jay & Gay Spencer's new grand-son has been named.  His name is Quinn Spencer Phillips!

Jean King is now at HOME!  After 11 weeks in ICU and Rehab!

The Secret Sisters Revealing is this Sunday - Room 6 - 3-5pm!  Please bring the final gift for your S.S.
We will also be drawing for new Sisters - so, if you've never been a part, please come and join us...it's so much fun and so uplifting!  If you have any questions, please see Kathy Daniels.

The church is in desperate need of someone to organize folks to take food to those that are sick, just come home from the hospital, etc.  Please contact Monica Jones if you would be interested in heading this up..

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/8 - 7:11pm

Jay and Gay Spencer are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new grandson today!  Kory & Jayme Philllips had their newest addition today!  He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and 21 inches long.  Everyone is healthy and doing great!  Baby doesn't have a name yet....I'll get back to you with more details as they become available!  Click here to see their pictures and blog.

Mike Girod (uncle of Patrick, Jay & Melissa) has been diagnosed with emphysema and congestive heart failure.  He's been in the hospital, but is at home now.

Mindy Bulls' uncle, John Maple, has been diagnosed with leukemia.  He's a professor at Oklahoma Christian College.

Gary Border is out of the hospital and recovering at home.

Emmett Williams (John's 2 yr old nephew) started chemotherapy today and is scheduled to have surgery to remove the tumor, soon.

Gina Barnett called this afternoon and said there are about 20 families that need food baskets.  Can you help out? 

I received this message from Lindsay McCarter today:  "As most of you know, I am a teacher at Justiss Elem. We have a program this time of year called "Christmas for Kids" in which people in the community can adopt one of our students for Christmas. We have 14 kids that have not been adopted. If you personally would like to help, or if you are a part of a business or organization that would be willing, please contact Marla George (Justiss school counselor) at mgeorge@parisisd.net. Thank you and God bless!"

The PJC Lady Dragons basketball team will be involved in a tournament, during their Christmas break. Once again LACOC will be providing meals for the girls. Derald Bulls and Coach Sean LeBeauf will be getting back to us with details as the time draws near.

SECRET SISTERS:  Don't forget this Sunday is the revealing!  Bring your last gift for your S.S.  We will fill out our sheets and draw for the next 6 months.  If you've never been a part of S.S. - this is the time to join!  It's such a blessing and such FUN!

PANTRY NEEDS:  Hot & Cold Cereals


KEEP THE DATE:

Dec 12: Teen's Progressive Dinner
Dec 13: Secret Sister Tea (Bring your final gift and draw new names.)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/4 - 10:24pm

Dinah Border sent this message tonight regarding her husband:  "Gary had an echogram that inducates some blockage. A heart cath is scheduled for tomorrow. Despite ALL the medical problems & NUMEROUS surgeries, I believe the Lord has covered Gary with His presence. How else could he have survived all these years. Prayer was and still is a MAJOR factor. Dear family and friends, near... & far, I thank God for you. May He bless each of you."

Payden Daniels was released from the hospital today.  Still no results!  Thanks to everyone for your prayers, but please continue to pray for him.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Prayer Request Update - Dec. 3 - 11:16pm

Payden Daniels is scheduled to be released from Children's Medical/Dallas tomorrow.  Please continue to pray specifically that there will be an "episode" that will give them answers as to why he is having seizures.

Derald Bulls sent this message today:  "Coach Sean LeBeauf, lost his sister, Nicole, to cancer Sunday morning. He's been in Louisiana part of the week and was back in town to coach last night and will depart again today or tomorrow for her funeral which will be Saturday I believe in Luling, LA.    Nicole was 41 and a middle school principal. It has been really hard on Sean."  Click here to read the information I found on the web. 



Jenifer Cooper sent this message today:  "Destiny Maxfield is the 18 year old senior here at North Lamar that I had asked for prayers for a few weeks ago. She is in remission from pancreatic cancer she had at age 14. At that time her spleen and over 60% of her pancreas were removed They gave her 1 to 3 years to live and said the cancer would come back. She's on year 4, but her immune system is very weak and she is not doing well at all. The cancer is not back yet that they know of, but she is still very sick. She has missed a lot of school. Please pray for her health and that she will be able to graduate with her class this June."

Evie Taber (co-worker at FFCB) will be having surgery on Dec.14th to remove a cyst on her ovary.  She's very worried about this and would like our prayers.

Ozie Battle will have surgery at Baylor/Dallas on Monday to have a defibulator inserted.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/2 - 9:08pm

  • Ed Bullard is doing great, following his bypass surgery last week!  He went home today!
  • Jean King is continuing her rehab at PRMC/North.  They will do a CT scan and if it's ok - she may get to go home next Tuesday!
  • Jerry Pearce was able to go home one day during the holidays.  He hopes to be at home permanently by January 1st!
  • Charlie Parkman went home from the hospital today.  He has a treatable condition, but it is not curable.
  • Payden Daniels is in Children's Medical/Dallas.  He did have a couple of "episodes" today while he was hooked up to the machines. 
  • Carole Anderson's echocardiogram tests came back good today!
  • Mark Barnett is suffering with the shingles.
  • Merlan & Louise Payne are making their way to Paris!  They will be here for a year this time!  We pray for their safety during their drive here.
  • D.J. Bulls will graduate Dec. 12 from UT/Arlington with his Master's Degree in Choral Conducting and Music Theory.
I received this update from Brent & Jill Nichols (missionary team in Brazil) today:  "Hope you had a great thanksgiving and are getting ready for a happy holiday season. Things here are moving quickly as we hope to sign a contract in the coming week on a home for our worship services. Please continue to remember us in your prayers as there are still several obstacles to work around. God is faithful and is continually looking out for us. Have a blessed week and thank you for your support and encouragement."    Click here for this month's team newsletter.

Prayer Request Update - 12/2 - 9:33am

Ladies - Don't Forget:  The Ornament Exchange will be tomorrow night (Thursday) at 6pm at the church in Room 6.  Bring a wrapped ornament and finger foods!  Let's get ready to rumble!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 12/1 - 9:23pm

Please keep little Payden Daniels in your prayers over the next couple of days.  He will be admitted to Children's Medical Center/Dallas for 48 hours observation. 
You're going to think that this is a "strange" prayer request - but please pray that one of the episodes happens while they are there, in the hospital, and he's hooked up to the machine. 
He only gets a 30 minute playtime in the morning and a 30 minute playtime in the evening - the rest of the time they are in a confined room.  You know this will be hard on a 3 yr old, and his Mommy.  So, please also pray for Kimberly as she is nervous about this and yet she wants them to find out what's causing these new seizures.

(This picture will give you an idea of what this little guy goes through while he's there - this was taken back in the Spring, on his last visit. There are numerous electrodes attached to his head, then they wrap it with gauze, they are then attached to a machine that he has to carry that the electrodes are hooked up to....then it's attached to the wall, sort of like he's a leash.)

Prayer Request Update - 12/1 - 12:43pm

Charlie Parkman is in PRMC/South - Room 315.  He was admitted yesterday afternoon, after a bone scan showed his blood count was really low.  His Parkinson's medication may be interferring with his blood cell production.  They are giving him a blood transfusion today.  They will be discussing with the doctors, his options going forward, as this is life threatening.  Charlie asks for our prayers. 
Just a note:  If you have any idea that you may be ill - please don't go visit Mr. Charlie.  Thanks!

Kimberly Daniels is waiting for Children's Medical Center/Dallas to get back in touch with her so they can get Payden admitted for observation.  He had another seizure last night and the neurologist increased his meds for his night dose.  Please keep, not only Payden but, Kimberly in your prayers.

Jan Jenkot (former member, who's daughter Jamie just passed away last month), had a heart attack sometime over the holiday week.  She was hospitalized Sunday in Durant and sent to OKC yesterday.  They put in 2 stints - 99% blockage in one & 90% in the other.  (They did the procedure where they went through her wrist, not her groin.)  She is doing great and will come home today.  Please keep this family on your hearts as Jan recovers.

Phil Fletcher (friend of the Bulls) is continuing to be in Medical City/Dallas.  He had an allergic reaction to a heart rhythm medication that has injured his lungs severely.  (They have trouble holding oxygen.)  He is in a drug induced coma to try to hellp his lungs repair themselves.  This may take as long as 7-8 weeks if successful.  His wife Carolyn asks that we please keep him in our prayers.

There's so much sickness going around right now - please take care of yourself!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/29 - 9:38pm

Please keep little Payden Daniels in your prayers.  He has started having a different type of seizures.  Kimberly has been talking with the neurologist today.

Prayer Request Update - 11/29 - 7:23pm

"Stories That Transform Our Lives" is a series that Patrick started today.  Today's lesson covered Matthew 2:1-12.  He talked today about how "the search for Jesus never ends" and "the greatest gift we can give God is ourselves".  Thanks, as always, Patrick!

Thank you Richard Logan for the wonderful song service!  Lots of good ol' songs sounded great with so many people there today!

PRAISE:  Brittany Twitty went forward today, asking to be "re-identified" with LACOC.  Brittney has been away at school and is now back home!

Please remember the following in prayers:
  • Ed Bullard is still improving and will probably be moved to a regular room tomorrow afternoon.  The power of prayern is AWESOME!
  • Jerry Pearce continues to be in rehab at PRMC/South.
  • Jean King is in PRMC/North in rehab.
  • Vera Wilson is at home recovering from her heart surgery.
  • Kenny Rosson has cancer in the bone under his nose. (He's a friend of the Kerby's.) Please note...Kenny does not want any face-to-face visits at this time.
  • Sam Warren (Tammy Huffman's step-dad) got GREAT results this week on his test results.
  • Mike & Linda Erwin are proud grandparents of Miss Aubrey Elizabeth Erwin.  (Her parents are Kent & Joni.)  They are so blessed by a safe arrival and healthy baby.
  • Leanne Goodwin (friend of Keely Kennedy's) is going through a difficult divorce and would like prayers for comfort and peace for her and her girls.
  • Jim Vinson (Paul's Dad) is in rehab, recovering from knee replacement.
  • Vickie Vinson asked for prayers for 2 of her friends, Bobbie Hiner and Lil Guest.  They are both in local hospitals.
  • Matt & Lisa Denman's new twin baby nieces (Raegan & Rylee) were born 2 weeks ago.  One little girl came home, the other is still in the NICU with problems.  Some tests have come back abnormal for both girls.  Greg & Shelia would like prayers for their babies.
  • James LeFan (Derald Bulls' uncle) was just released from rehab of hip surgery.  Mike LeFan (DB's cousin) is having trouble with diverticulitis.
  • John Williams' 2 year old nephew, Emmett, begins a heavier dosage of chemo December 8th.  Three weeks later he will go in for surgery to remove the tumor.
  • Please keep Gerry Kelly and his children in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their wife/mom in Alabama yesterday.
  • My cousin, Leonard Trapp, passed away on Friday morning after a VERY long battle with cancer.  (He lived in the Dallas area.)
The PJC Lady Dragons basketball team will be involved in a tournament, during their Christmas break.  Once again LACOC will be providing meals for the girls.  Derald Bulls and Coach Sean LeBeauf will be getting back to us with details as the time draws near.

MAKING IT THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS: Patrick and Mike Bishop will have a grief support group/class on Wednesday evenings in December. (2nd-9th-16th) This group will meet in the Elder's Conference Room. Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you are interested in attending this class.
This time together will include praying and discussing ways to cope with grief, especially during the holidays.
If you, or someone you know, is grieving a loss, you are encouraged to attend this special time.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree will be Baked Potatoes. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!


CLOTHES CLOSET: In desperate need of children's winter clothing.

PANTRY NEEDS: Peanut Butter & Jelly

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 2: Ladies Bible Class Luncheon @ Charolette Bollman's home.
Dec 3: Men's "42" Night
Dec 3: Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 6: Family LIFE Groups
Dec 12: Teen's Progressive Dinner
Dec 13: Secret Sister Tea (Bring your final gift and draw new names.)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Prayer Reqeust Update - 11/28 - 7:20pm

PRAISE:  Ed Bullard came through his heart surgery fine.  He was already off the vent yesterday afternoon and was sitting up in a chair.

I received this message from Sandy Keith today:  "My precious Mother passed from this life on Wed., Nov. 25. We are leaving in the morning to make the trip to Florida where she will be buried. Her service will be on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Jones Funeral Home, Keystone Heights, Florida. There will be a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am with graveside services following at the Keystone Cemetery there in Keystone Heights. We will return home next week-end.  My love to all our family at Lamar Avenue."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/25 - 10:13pm

PRAISE: Our sister, Jean King, is back in Paris! She was transferred yesterday (Tuesday) to PRMC/North.  Click here to read about her transfer.


PRAISE: Pvt. Landon Garrett should be arriving at DFW airport at 11:30pm tonight! (Hope they have enough Dr. Pepper on that flight!)



Ed Bullard's surgery is put off until Friday morning.  The Dr. had an emergency surgery, which put Ed on hold. 

Our sympathy goes to Sandy Keith and her family (former members of LACOC) in the loss of her Mom.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/24 - 10:40pm

Ed Bullard will have a quadruple by-pass in the morning.  He is "scheduled" to go to surgery at 6:15am.

Lindsay McCarter will have day surgery tomorrow.

The Joe & Suzanne Steece family was featured in the Christian Chronicle a couple of years ago.  They had quads & Mom blogs often to let everyone know how the kids are developing.  (They had 3 boys, Ben, Andrew & Ethan and 1 girl, Savannah.)  Little Sav has had to have kidney surgery before, but, today she had surgery to "uncross" her eyes.  Click on this link to read about this little family.

A couple of weeks ago our Sharing & Caring Class was asked to send cards to a 5 year old little boy, Noah Biorkman, who had cancer and wasn't expected to live to see Christmas.  All he wanted was to receive Christmas cards!  His parents have reported that Noah lost his battle Monday (11/23) peacefully.   Please click here to see his sweet little face and the story.

Prayer Request Update - 11/24 - 11:13am

Ed Bullard did have a heart attack.  He is in PRMC/North - ICU Room 9.  They are doing a corroded artery sonogram, a gallbladder test and will be doing a heart cath.  Please keep Ed and the family in your prayers....also the doctors and nurses working on him.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/23 - 10:27pm

Just received word that Ed Bullard is being admitted to PRMC/North - possible heart attack.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/22 - 9:09pm

Thank you Patrick for sharing "The Bread of Life" with us today, and making us realize that we are to be thankful for what we have.  Thanksgiving is only 4 days away now, and as Americans, we have so much to be thankful for.  Take a moment and just remember all your blessings....no matter how big or small!

Speaking of thankfullness.....THANK YOU to all of those who helped in ANY way with the Thanksgiving dinner last Wednesday night!  Over 250 people were served! 

MAKING IT THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS:  Patrick and Mike Bishop will have a grief support group/class on Wednesday evenings in December.  (2nd-9th-16th)  This group will meet in the Elder's Conference Room.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you are interested in attending this class.
This will include praying together and discussing ways to cope with grief, especially during the holidays.
If you, or someone you know, is grieving a loss, you are encouraged to attend this special time.

PRAISE:  Michael Clifford was baptized on Saturday.  He's the son of Eric and Melanie.

PRAISE:  Vera Wilson was able to be back with us again today after heart surgery and is still recovering.  She went forward this morning and asked that we continue to pray for her and she is so thankful that "God heard the prayers of the church".

PRAISE:  Pearl Holmes came forward this morning asking to be identified with LACOC.  (Granny Pearl is a sweetheart of a lady.)  She asked that we "pray that I may be of more service".

PRAISE:  Terry & Carol Jones, from Meridian, Mississippi, also asked to be identified with LACOC.

Our sympathy goes to Sandra Carrell and her family, upon the loss of her brother, Chuck Yarbrough of Waco this week.

Please keep the following people in prayer:
  • All those who will be traveling!
  • Ozella Lilly broke her arm.
  • Carole Anderson had tests on her heart this week.  She won't have any results until December 2.
  • Ellie Bivens was in Beaver's Bend with her family, on Saturday, and was rushed to the Idabel hospital last night with high fever and incredible pain.  She's been released from the hospital with no "real" diagnosis.  (Could be food poisoning ... could be a virus.)
  • Shane Welch is VERTICAL and feeling lots better.
  • Mary Ann Newman is haveing health problems.
  • Lindsay McCarter will have day surgery on Wednesday.
  • Dinah Border's daughter, Shamane, will have day surgery this week.
  • The Zant family is still mourning the loss of June.
  • Kenny Rosson has cancer in the bone under his nose.  (He's a friend of the Kerby's.)  Please note...Kenny does not want any face-to-face visits at this time.
  • David Nelson (Charlotte Grooms' brother) had lung surgery 2 years ago and is now waiting find out the results of his latest lung test and blood work.  Also, Charlotte's mother-in-law, Mona is having health problems.
  • Linda Erwin asked that we remember Kent & Joni on Wednesday as they welcome their new baby girl Aubrey.  Pray for a successful birth and healthy baby girl!
  • Paul Vinson's dad, James, will have his 3rd knee replacement on Tuesday.
  • Leah Dennison is still recovering from an automobile accident and had another surgery on Saturday.
  • Ray Faires (Doug's Dad) is thankful for prayers!  He is out of ICU and is now going into rehab.  He has a lung disease.
  • John Williams' 2 year old nephew, Emmett, is back from the hospital in Cincinnati and is starting to increase his chemo.  "The tough part is near now."
  • Joseph Gilmore (a friend of Pearl Holmes) has 3 children and is not with the mother of his kids.  He's having drug & alcohol issues.
  • Derald Bulls' friend, Adam Wright, is facing eye surgery.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS: If you know a familiy that is need of a food basket, please fill out one of the forms in the foyer, or talk with Gina Barnett. They need the family information by the end of this month.


CLOTHES CLOSET: In desperate need of children's winter clothing.

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Meat

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 24: (Tuesday) Midweek Service (No meal this week)
Nov 26: Thanksgiving Day  (Office Closed)
Nov 27:  Office Closed
Nov 29: 5th Sunday and Potluck (No evening service)
Dec 2: Ladies Bible Class Luncheon @ Charolette Bollman's home.
Dec 3: Men's "42" Night
Dec 3: Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 6: Family LIFE Groups
Dec 12: Teen's Progressive Dinner
Dec 13: Secret Sister Tea (Bring your final gift and draw new names.)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/20 - 2:30pm

Robyn Figgins' dad, Jerry Smith, had surgery this morning to remove infection from prostate.  Everything was clear - NO CANCER!  Pray for his healing.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/19 - 1:24pm

Debbie Smith was in PRMC/S for 10 days.  She's at her sister's house right now.  She had to have emergency surgery on her stomach.

Carole Anderson is having an echo-cardiogram today.  When she went in for her regular check-up, Dr. Hashmi heard a murmur. 

PRAISE:  Gina Barnett's skin cancers came back with clean margins!  WooHOOO!

Lindsay McCarter will have day surgery next Wednesday.

Joan Fields (Kevin Shackleford's Mom) had cancer in the past, went in for a check-up and the Dr. found 2 knots in her abdomen.  The blood tests shows cancer.  She'll have more tests performed next Wednesday.

A friend of mine (from Cooper), Nancy Blount, lost her husband, Billy Earl, this week to cancer.  He'd fought a long hard battle.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/18 - 4:10pm

Matt & Lisa Denman's sister-in-law, Sheila Denman, had her twins last Thursday.  (She was 35 weeks along and had been confined to bed for the last couple of months.)
Raegan weighed in at 5 pounds and 15 ounces and has already gone home from the hospital.
Rylee weighed in at 4 pounds 13 ounces.  She had to have surgery to remove about 10-12 inches of her intestines.  She is in the NICU in a hospital about an hour away from where they live (Crawford,TX).
Please keep this family on your heart and in your prayers.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/17 - 8:54am

Shane Welch has been sick for over a week, running a very high fever, he has finally been diagnosed with pneumonia.  In fact they said that his right lung was "corroded".  The meds he's on should start making him feel like he's back to the land of the living.

Royce Fouse (former member of LACOC) has had pneumonia for the last three weeks.  He was admitted to the Hopkins Co. Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs where they did surgery to place a drain tube in his lungs.  He's out of ICU now and in a regular room and will continue to be there for the next week.

DON'T FORGET:  Thanksgiving Dinner is tomorrow night (Wednesday).  There is still a need for desserts!...desserts!...desserts!!!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

FAMILY RETREAT THIS WEEKEND! 11/16 - 3:47pm

I received this from Jered today - he wanted to make sure that everyone knew where to go and what to expect:  "As you know the Family Retreat is this weekend November 20-22 at Beavers Bend State Park Group Site 2. If you have never been before there are maps at the welcome center. Also, the only cost is for your family's meals unless your are bringing an RV. Bringing an RV is around $15 per night. We will add all the meal cost up at the retreat and then let you know there what you owe. Each family writes a check to the church for their meal amount. Loretta Nabors will collect the money at the retreat from families on Saturday. We don't have a leader this year but we have several families helping divide up the responsibilities. We have three meal leaders. Kyle Jones is doing Saturday breakfast. The Beckmons and Hanleys are doing Saturday dinner and the Fowlers are doing Sunday breakfast. Everyone going helps prepare one of these meals. You should know what you signed up to help with when you signed up to come. You can check with your meal leader at the retreat for assignments. Also, please bring games, drinks, and snacks to share. If you have questions please call the church office or talk with someone else going."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/15 - 8pm

Today was the end of the study of Ecclesiastes..."Finally...in Conclusion".   I had never been involved in a study of Ecclesiastes...thank you Patrick for making it so interesting!  (The explanation of the parts of the body was amazing.) 
  • William Offutt is having heart problems.
  • Dinah Border's grandson, Coby, will have knee surgery this Tuesday.
  • Ray Faires (Doug's dad) is in critical condition in ICU at a Fayetteville, Arkansas hospital.
  • Jenifer Cooper asked that we continue to remember Cody Davidson.  He was involved in an automobile accident a few months back and has had multiple surgeries and is still in a lot of pain. 
  • Mark Barnett's co-worker, David Hinkle, lost his wife on Friday to cancer.
  • Bill & Nelda Loyd (Leslie Keele's grandparents) have on-going medical issues.  Her grand-dad will have surgery on Friday.
  • Lesa Bulls asked that we continue to remember Wayne Neal as he is dealing with brain cancer.
  • The Bulls' friend, Phil Fletcher, has been moved to Medical City/Dallas.  He is recovering from heart surgery and pneumonia.
  • Shane Welch has had the flu for a week.  Tanya asked that we pray for healing and strength for Shane and that the rest of the family will NOT get sick.
  • Tanya also wanted us to pray for her niece, Tabitha, who is pregnant and was involved in a car accident last week.
  • Pvt. Landon Garrett starts Airborne Forces training school tomorrow morning at Ft. Benning, GA.  This will be a 2 week and 4 day school. 
THANKSGIVING MEAL:  This Wednesday night is our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  Turkey & Dressing!  Please make sure that, if you didn't sign up this morning, you call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot for Wednesday night.  Don't forget though...members still pay $2 - our guests will be free.  We do still need desserts for this meal!

CHRISTMAS BASKETS:  If you know a familiy that is need of a food basket, please fill out one of the forms in the foyer, or talk with Gina Barnett.  They need the family information by the end of this month.

FAMILY RETREAT IS THIS WEEKEND!  Nov. 20-22 - Beavers Bend State Park

CLOTHES CLOSET:  In desperate need of children's winter clothing.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Shampoo & Deodrant

KEEP THE DATE:


Nov 18: SPECIAL Simple Supper - Thanksgiving meal
Nov 20-22: Family Retreat (Sign ups at the Welcome Center)
Nov 24: (Tuesday) Midweek Service (No meal this week)
Nov 26: Thanksgiving Day
Nov 29: 5th Sunday and Potluck (No evening service)
Dec 2:  Ladies Bible Class Luncheon
Dec 3: Men's "42" Night
Dec 6: Family LIFE Groups
Dec 3: Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 12: Teen's Progressive Dinner
Dec 13: Secret Sister Tea

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/14 - 6:47pm

Butch and Sue Munday sent this message:  "Our niece, Kathy Stobaugh's husband (Charles) has been arrested for suspicion in her murder. It has been about 5 years since Kathy went missing. Even though her body has never been found, we ask for prayers that justice will be served. This will be a tough ordeal for their two children to go through, so pray for strength for Cheree and Tommy."

Debra Usry has been having coughs, chills, body aches and now fever.


Phyllis Giguere is still having problems with her shoulder, which did turn out to be bursitis and will probably have to get it drained....no appts. before Nov. 30th.

Iva Hargroves has had her surgery (for a tumor at the base of her brain) and is recovering well. She will probably be dismissed on Sunday of this week. Thanks to everyone for praying for her.

Randy Nation had back surgery, the end of September, and has had to have a second surgery to clean the wound, due to infection.  (Randy is diabetic.)  He is a nurse in the area and is also a radio sports announcer.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/12 - 7:10pm

Our sister Vera Wilson was released from the hospital today.  Please keep Vera on your hearts...she needs a lots of faith, love and prayers at this time.

I received this happy news from Lesa Bulls today:   "Miss Sonya Elizabeth Russell decided that Wednesday evening was a better time to enter the world than 7:30 Thursday morning. She was born at 7:55p.m. and weighed 6lb 5oz. Mom, baby and dad are well and happy."  (We've had the Mary & Tonya Russell on our prayer requests for a couple of months...PRAISE to God answering lots of prayers.)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/11 - 9:07pm


Thank you to ALL our Veteran's today!

Buddy Beard's funeral service will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11am in Hugo at the Clayton Baptist Church.  Buddy was Kathy Daniel's uncle.

Gina Barnett had 2 skin cancers removed yesterday - no results as of yet.

Vera Wilson has now been moved to a regular room on the 4th floor of PRMC/North.

Allen Jumper had a successful double by-pass surgery yesterday.  He is at home now.

Landon Garrett starts Air Borne training school tomorrow.  Congratulations to Landon!

Mark & Tonya Russell (he's the drama teacher at NLHS) will have their baby girl in the morning.

Jerry Wilson, owner of Real Deal BBQ who had a stroke over a month ago, was released from the hospital today!

The Benevolence Committee served 39 families today.   The food pantry is once again bare!  When you go to the store, please, would you pick up extra items to help re-stock it?

DON'T FORGET:  Next Wednesday night - our 2nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner!  Last year over 300 were served!  Desserts are needed...there's a sign-up at the Welcome Center.  Be sure, if you know someone who won't have a Thanksgiving meal or family to have one with, please invite them to join us!  It's still $2 for LACOC members, but the guests are free! 

The Family Retreat is coming up QUICK!  Nov. 20-22.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center to help with a meal and so they will have a head count!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/10 - 7:47pm

Kathy Daniels' uncle, Buddy Beard, passsed away today.  Services are pending.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/9 - 6:30pm

John Welch, Jr. service arrangements:

Visitation: 6-8 pm, Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home
Service: 11:00 am, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, graveside at Evergreen Cemetery

Prayer Request Update - 11/9 - 1:30pm

These are requests from yesterday:
  • Wayne Neal:  Brain Cancer - prognosis is not good.  Is in PRMC/South. Has already started radiation.  (Derald Bulls' friend.)
  • Phil Fletcher:  Recovering from by-pass, developed pneumonia, slowed recovery process.  (Derald Bulls' friend.)
  • Col. Dale Potter:  St. Chaplain at Ft. Hood - dealing with issues of death/injury on base.  (Derald Bulls' cousin.)
  • Donna & Nolan Whaley:  Prayers for healing in their marriage. (Friend of Vinson's.)
  • Debbie L. would like prayers for easing her pain, healing for her legs and to see that she gets the proper care that she needs.  (Keely Kennedy's friend.)
  • Chelsea Wells is battling infections, diabetes, cellulitis.  She is at Yale University and is a first year student.  Very stressful situation for her.  (Friend of Gina Barnett's)
  • Curry Scott has brain cancer.  The chemo is causing his blood sugar to rise and fall dramatically.  (Friend of Barnett's)
  • Mark Barnett asks for a prayer of thanksgiving that his tests came back good.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/8 - 9:25pm

John Welch Jr. (46 yrs old) lost his battle with cancer tonight.  There will be a service for him in Birmingham and then they will travel to Paris for services and burial here.  Fry-Gibbs will have charge of services.  No other details are known at this time.  Please pray for the family at this time, not only as they grieve the loss of Johnny, but as they make the long trip back to Paris.

Prayer Request Update - 11/8 - 8pm

Thank you Patrick for our lesson this morning on "Living Life to the Fullest"!  What a great way to start the week!

Paul McClain, Jerry Raper & Jacob Jones made a beautiful new podium out of 2 old church pews.  How awesome is it that we have such talented men in our church?  Make sure you look at it closely...there is such incredible workmanship that has been put into this podium.

Joy Barnett went forward this morning asking "for prayers to maintain and keep our family together".  God Bless You Joy!

Our Sympathy To These Families:
  • Please keep the Jack Family in your prayers as they mourn the passing of Gerald.  His services are tomorrow (Monday) morning at 11am at the church building.
  • The Zant Family lost their Mother/Grandmother today.  June Zant, passed away this morning.  She was Zach's grandmother.
  • Ed Bullard's 23 yr old nephew, Chas Bullard, was killed in a motorcycle accident this past week.
Prayer Requests From This Morning:  (I picked up the prayer requests from Patrick's class and can NOT find it...I probably put it back in the file...please forgive me and my "sometimers".)
  • Those who were killed or injured at Ft. Hood on Thursday.
  • Curtis & Kristi Garrett, as they are returning from Landon's graduation from Boot Camp at Ft. Benning, GA.  (If you are on facebook...there are 2 videos & pictures that Landon has posted.)
  • Anna Zant's Mom, Chris Mashburn, fell last night.  She's ok, but sore.
  • John Welch Jr. is in the last moments of his life.
  • Vera Wilson is still in PRMC/North/ICU - Room 3.
  • Lacy Carr (works @ Capital One) had been having some abdominal pain this week.  They finally took her into emergency surgery - found a cyst the size of a football.
  • Chuck Yarbrough (Sandra Carrell's brother) will have heart valve surgery in Austin this week.
DON'T FORGET:  The Thanksgiving Meal, Wednesday, Nov 18.  They served over 300 last year!  If you know a family who is in need, or who may not have an opportunity for a traditional meal on Thanksgiving Day, you may invite them to eat with us on that Wed. night, at no charge to them.  ($2 cost still applies to LACOC members.)  Please submit their names ASAP to the church office, so they will know how many to prepare for.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center to bring desserts for this meal.
 
SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree will be Frito Chili Pie. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!


PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Meat

 
Keep The Date

 
Nov 15:  Family LIFE Groups
Nov 18:  SPECIAL Simple Supper - Thanksgiving meal
Nov 20-22: Family Retreat  (Sign ups at the Welcome Center)
Nov 24:  (Tuesday) Midweek Service
Nov 29: 5th Sunday and Potluck
Dec 3:  Men's "42" Night
Dec 3: Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 13: Secret Sister Tea

Friday, November 6, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/6 - 4:11pm

The arrangements for Gerald Jack are as follows:
  • Visitation at Starrett Funeral Home from 6:30 to 7:30pm on Sunday night
  • Funeral at Lamar Ave. Church of Christ at 11:00am on Monday
  • Family meal at the church building at 1:00pm (Naomi Bassett's group handling the meal

 

Prayer Request Update - 11/6 - 8:55am

Gerald Jack's services are pending at Starrett Funeral Home.

Jamie Sue Jenkot-Williams visitation will be Friday 6-8 at Miller & Miller Funeral Home in Hugo.  Her graveside services will be Saturday 11:30 Mt Olive Cemetary in Hugo.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/5 - 10:51pm

Our sweet brother, Gerald Jack, passed away tonight.  Please keep Miss Peggy and their family in your prayers during this time.  No other details are known at this time.

Prayer Request Update - 11/5 - 4:43pm

As of right now, there are 12 dead and 31 injured at Fort Hood, Texas.  This is so devastating and there will be so many families involved in this tragedy.  Please keep all the soldiers and families in your prayers.
I received these messages from the church office this afternoon:
  • They have turned off the defibulator on Gerald Jack. Peggy said earlier that "everything is shutting down".
  • Allen Jumper is home; did not have bypass surgery. Arteries were not blocked. He has an appointment for surgery (kidney related) Tuesday in Dallas.
  • Have not heard from Vera Wilson this morning but she is still in ICU. She had a punctured lung and blood clot in the aeorta (don't know exact location).

Sue Munday sent this update:  "Gary Martin (motorcyclist for Fry-Gibbs) has been transferred to the PRMC/North Campus for re-hab and is doing well."

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/4 - 9:55pm

Gerald Jack was taken to PRMC/North and admitted to the ICU - Room 3.  (No other details at this time.)

Vera Wilson had pacemaker surgery last week at PRMC/North, today she was taken up to the ICU - Room 4.  She has a blood clot.  (No other details at this time.)

Lois McElyea (friend of Annetta Cooke's Mom) was admitted to PRMC/S - Room 701 today.

Wayne Neal (friend of the Bulls') has had lung cancer and treatments.  He now has a brain tumor.

Phil Fletcher (friend of the Bulls') had double by-pass and now has double pneumonia.

Cameron Mitchell Roberts, infant son of Troy and Claudia Roberts (Amber Offutt's sister) will be buried in Clarksville at Lane's Chapel Cemetary on Friday at 1pm.  Fry-Gibbs is in charge of services.

Services are still pending for Jamie Sue Jenkot-Williams (former member at LACOC).

PRAISE:  Mark & Tonya Russell (friends of the Daniels' family), who we had on our prayer list a couple of weeks ago, are expecting a baby and were experiencing some complications are excited to say that their baby will be born next week!

Please add Wednesday, November 18 as a date to remember! This will be the night of the 2nd Annual LACOC Thanksgiving Feast!  Last years feast was an incredible success!  This will be a regular Simple Supper night - but if you know of anyone who will not be having a Thanksgiving and would like to join us, please call the church office to reserve their spot!  Last year there were SOOOO many people that came - it was a GREAT night!  (I can't wait...especially after hearing Dinah talking about ALREADY making and freezing dressing!)


Prayer Request Update - 11/4 - 1:09pm

PRAISE:  Sue Munday said that Iva Hargroves saw the Dr. in Dallas on Monday and has a very good prognosis. (The Dr. is 95% sure that it is NOT malignant.)  She will have surgery to remove the tumor next week. She appreciates and feels the prayers that are being offered on her behalf.

PRAISE:  Sue also said that Gary Martin (the motorcylist for Fry-Gibbs) did have his hip repaired is doing great!

Leslie Keele asked that we pray for her grandmother, Nelda Loyd, who is in a hospital in Abilene.  She has congestive heart failure.  She is Type 1 diabetic, which does complicate things more.  Leslie asked that we pray for Miss Nelda and for the doctors treating her.
Also, her granddad, Bill Loyd, is in lots of back pain.  He's been taken off pain meds, to save his kidneys, and they will be implanting a pain relief port in a few days.  PRAISE that they did find an alternative to the oral meds.

There are no firm funeral service plans yet for Jamie Sue Jenkot-Williams at this time.  I received a message from Gail Usry stating that the service will probably be on Saturday in Hugo.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/3 - 6:20pm

Debra Usry sent this message this afternoon regarding former members of LACOC:  "Gail Usry just called me about 10 min. ago. She said that her niece, Jaime Sue Jenkot Williams, the 23 yr old daughter of Hank and Jan Jenkot, died. She was at work and passed out, stopped breathing. They called ambulance and they did CPR on her there, on the way to the hospital and at the ER, but they could not get her back.  Gail and Tiffany are on their way up there and Ronny is on his way home."
Please keep this family in your prayers!

Prayer Request Update - 11/3 - 12:04pm

Petra Cooke sent this message today regarding her son Marcel, who was injured in the ARMY:  "Marcel had another surgery on his ankle last Wednesday.  The surgery did NOT work.  According to his doctor he as 2 options left.  Either fuse all the bones together permanently so he would never be able to move his ankle again. (Which would include walking with a cane and hip damage down the road.)  Or, option 2 would be to amputate the foot above the ankle.  He will have to make a decision soon...so please pray for guidance and acceptance on this journey."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/2 - 8:30pm

Derald Bulls received this message tonight from John Welch regarding his son John Jr. who has cancer:  "John is at home and in the hands of God and a good hospice team. He will not be returning to the hospital. All treatments have ceased. The objective is to keep him comfortable and at peace. He may live a few more days, maybe more and maybe less. Nobody knows. Thanks to you and the good people at Lamar Avenue for your prayers and support."

Prayer Request Update - 11/2 - 7:39pm

Sue Munday sent this message today:  "Please add Iva Hargroves to the prayer list. She and her husband, Bobby will be traveling to Dallas today (Monday) for tests. She has been diagnosed with a tumor at the base of her brain. She is the owner of Traditions Florist and her husband Bobby is an employee of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home."

Click on the link below to read the latest update from Brent & Jill Nichols:
http://www.niteroimission.com/nichols/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/the-bridge-11-09.pdf

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 11/1 - 8:24pm

What a beautiful day!  First day of Fall!  First day of Daylight Savings Time!
Patrick gave us a beautiful message about "Straight Forward & To The Point" and about wisdom and understanding.  His mom, Linda Cannon, was here visiting from Texarkana!
Richard Logan led lots of our old favorite songs and got everyone to sing about letting their "little light shine"!  After services were over, I was walking outside with the PJC Lady Dragons basketball team...those girls started singing "This Little Light of Mine" and were harmonizing so beautifully!  That was so inspiring!  Paris is so blessed to have these girls representing us!  And, how wonderful is it that, their coach, Sean LeBeauf, is a Christian man, making such an impact on a big group of kids like that?

PRAISE:
  As mentioned above, the PJC Lady Dragons team visited with us today.  At the invitation, 6 of the girls went forward to support 2 of the girls with prayer requests.  Ashley Washington's Mom, Velma, has cancer.  Brittney Gaines friend, Tyra, is having health problems also. 
PRAYERS:  Stacey & Chase Wood, went forward this morning asking for prayers for their family, specifically for Mallory.  Mallory is bio-polar and has been admitted to Timberlawn Hospital in Dallas for help with her disorder and medications.
CONGRATULATIONS:  Johnny & Pat Houser are celebrating their 60th anniversary with a reception next Saturday afternoon at LACOC from 2-4pm.  They will also be renewing their wedding vows.
WELCOME:  To Linda Hostetler who wishes to work with LACOC.  Linda is the aunt of James Hanley.
  • Allen Jumper will have his heart by-pass surgery in the morning at Presbyterian/Dallas.
  • Sherry Welch will be having surgery in the morning (Monday 11/2) on her shoulder.
  • Dorothy Pearce told me this morning that Jerry Pearce has lost the vision in his left eye.  Last week he had some other complications due to his stroke.  The eye has an artery that has blocked.
  • Tammy Huffman asked for prayers for Sam Warren (her step-dad).  He will be having throat surgery on Nov. 18th.  (Tonsils removed and another mass.)
  • Troy & Claudia Roberts were expecting their first baby on November 15th.  She lost the baby yesterday.  (Claudia is Amber Offutt's sister.)  Claudia is in PRMC/North.
  • Jamilyn (Garrett) Campbell is 5 weeks pregnant.  This is a high-risk pregnancy since she has Type 1 diabetes.  Her husband called Curtis last night and said that she was having some complications and the doctors have put her on bed-rest.
  • An employee of Campbell Soup, Jim Cox, was found dead at his desk this morning..
  • Lillian Taylor is still having health problems.
  • Jean King is continuing her re-hab in the Select Hospital in Dallas.
  • Curtis & Kristi Garrett will be traveling this week to Ft. Benning, Georgia to see their son, Landon, graduate from boot camp.  Please keep kthem in prayer as they travel.
  • Anna Zant would like prayers for family issues.
  • Phyllis Giguere asked that we pray for her parents, the Lovell's, and her brother David, for healing.
  • Debra Usry asked for prayers for Charlie & Barbie and kids, as they prepare to move to Sulphur Springs.  She asked for prayers also for Linda & Doug Lay on the death of their granddaughter, Ashley Bryan.  Ashley also leaves behind a 2 yr old son.
  • Johnny Houser asked for prayers for Kathy McFarland, who is a co-owner of Catering For You.  She suffered a stroke.
  • John Welch Jr. is in his final days.  He continues to be in a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Mindy Bulls asked for prayers for Sarah Maple.  She will be going back to the Mayo Clinic for experimental treatment on her brain tumor.
  • Chuck Brazile asked for continued success of his daughter, Savannah, in her studies and blessings on her children.
  • John & Cynthia Williams asked for prayers of their 2 yr old nephew, Emmett Williams, as he will be heading back to Kansas City for tests and to have bone marrow harvested and starting his third round of chemo.
  • Janet Christ asked that we pray for their son Aaron as he is traveling back to Harding University today.
  • Lindsay McCarter asked that we pray for Ricky, Missy & Meghan Gillean.  Their daughter/sister, Lauren, passed away this past week.
  • Dianna Welch is continuing to have health problems and medication issues.  She will be seeing a new doctor tomorrow.
SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree will be Beef Stew. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!


PANTRY NEEDS: Dry Cereals & 1 pound pkgs. of dry pinto beans


Keep The Date
Nov 5: Men’s “42” Night
Nov 8: Bridal shower for Joel McGee & Dori Tye.
Nov 20-22: Family Retreat
Nov 24: Midweek Service
Nov 29: 5th Sunday and Potluck
Dec 3:  Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 13: Secret Sister Tea

Friday, October 30, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/30 - 10:50am

Wayne Kerby's grandmother, Alieen Carroll, passed away last night. Services will be at Fry-Gibbs chapel on Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm.  (Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.)  Miss Aileen raised Wayne from the time he was 3 until he was grown.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/29 - 6:15pm

Allen Jumper will have bypass surgery on November 3rd @ Presbyterian Hospsital/Dallas.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/28 - 10:05pm

Mike Erwin will have a heart cath in the morning at PRMC.

Lucas (Usry) Simpson was taken to PRMC/ER this afternoon after an accident while practicing football.  He has 2 bulging discs and has been told to steer clear of sports for the next week.

Grace Frances is in Legends Rehab.  She was in the hospital for quite a few days.

Keith & Kenneth Lancaster asked that we keep their family in prayer.  Their 19 yr old cousin, Alexis Rae Lancaster, was found dead this past Saturday.  They were told the cause of death at this time is suspicious circumstances.

Dianna Welch is having health problems and asked that we pray for her and Mark during this time.

Mary Jones asked that we keep her friend Martha Garrett in our prayers.  Martha attends the Walnut Church of Christ in Texarkana.  Martha has numerous health problems.

Karen Johnson's Mom, Lil Pitchford, is in stage 3 cancer.  Karen asked for prayers for not only her Mom, but her Dad (Arnold) who is taking such good care of her. 

The Benevolence Committee helped 32 familes today.  The food pantry is in need of EVERYTHING.

DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK
ONE (1) HOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHT!


Prayer Request Update - 10/28 - 3:43pm

Lucas (Usry) Simpson has been injured in football practice and has been taken to PRMC by ambulance.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/27 - 6pm

Jamie Hyatt sent this message (edited) today, regarding her trip to OKC, to an eye specialist:  "I thought it might be easier to update everyone at one time about my visit to the eye clinic in OKC yesterday. I had several tests done, including a sonogram on my eye.  I have many things going on:
1. A very thick cataract on my right eye that they said they only see in 85 yr olds! My right eye is the one I have little vision in due to a damaged retina from birth, but if I do not remove the cataract soon, I will not have any vision left.
2. Nystagmus, which is a condition of the eye where my eyes "wonder" and it is hard for me to focus on things in front of me due to the movement of my eyes.
3. My vision to the side is much better than my vision straight ahead and that is why I turn my head to see things along with the fact that holding my head to the side helps slow the muscle movement in my eyes from the nystagmus.
After the cataract is removed (it may take 2 surgeries to get it all) they will start the surgeries to tie down the muscles in the back of my eyes to help hold my eyes in focus.
The right eye will never have normal vision, unless science has a wonderful breakthrough in the treatment, or replacement of the Retina, but at least maybe they are going to be able to help me see better than I am today!
Please keep me in your prayers as I travel back and forth to Oklahoma City and go through the surgeries.
Thanks everyone, you are all so special to me!"

Prayer Request Update - 10/27 - 12:38pm

Gary Martin, the motorcyle escort for Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home, fell this morning and it's thought that he has broken his hip. 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Prayer Request Updat - 10/25 - 10:42pm

What an AWESOME Sunday this has been!  It was so good to hear Steve Diggs and his No Debt No Sweat series. If you didn't get a chance to hear Steve, please join us on Monday night at 6:30pm-9pm.  He's a great speaker and has so much good info to pass on to us all!  There is child-care available.

WELCOME to Mary Halley.  Mary's just moved to Paris from Clarksville.

PRAISE:  Louise Peace & Naomi Bassett BOTH turn 90 this week!   God bless these 2 Christian women and the lives they have spent in service for the church.

CONGRATULATIONS:  Allen & Nicki Beeler are excited to announce the birth of their FIRST granddarling.  Mr. Wade Hudson Ferrell was born on Thursday (10/22) and weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces.  Clinton & Jenna Beth Farrell are the proud parents.

Yvonne Gentry just sent this message:  "Kathy Belt - 4-wheeler accident in Okla. Careflighted to St. Michael's in Texarkana with internal injuries. Lives here in Paris and is a to neighbor of Mary Jones."

Vera Wilson will have a pacemaker inserted in the morning (10/26).  She's in PRMC/North - Room 459.

Lillian Taylor will have a GI test on Tuesday and a colonscopy on Wednesday. 

Derald Bulls sent this message tonight:  "Just got word tonight one of my classmates, Marsha Marlowe, PHS Class of 1973, had a brain hemorrhage on Friday night and had surgery at Plano Presbyterian hospital. She is in ICU in stable condition but is being sedated to monitor the swelling…don’t know more but would welcome prayers."

Judy Trammell's aunt Wanda Brockway passed away on Friday.  Her services will be at Fry-Gibbs at 11am.

Anna Bolton's nephew, Bill Smith, passed away this weekend.

Carole Anderson asked that we keep Curbe & Pat Goolsby (the Anderson's cousins) in our prayers.  Specifically for family issues.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree will be Chicken Spaghetti. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

PANTRY NEEDS: Hot Cereals & Cornbread Mix


Keep The Date
Oct 26: No Debt/No Sweat Seminar - last session.  6:30p-9p
Nov 1: Daylight Savings Time Ends (Clocks go back an hour)
Nov 5: Men’s “42” Night
Nov 8: Bridal shower for Joel McGee & Dori Tye.
Nov 20-22: Family Retreat
Nov 24: Midweek Service
Nov 29: 5th Sunday and Potluck

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/24 - 8:56pm

Derald Bulls' sent this update on John Welch Jr. today:  "John is about the same. Chemo was scheduled to start last Wednesday, but after four hours at the chemo center, treatment was delayed until perhaps next week. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance for tests to see why his oxygen level was so low. The tests did not reveal any new developments and that was good news . (No bad news is good news!)  He now has a tank of oxygen at home. He's now at home getting ready to watch Alabama football."

Friday, October 23, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/23 - 10:11pm

Tyler Bowden asked that we keep Philip Caler, from the Panhandle town of Booker, Texas.  He's a 16-year-old boy who was in Indianapolis for a national FFA convention and was critically injured in a three-story fall from a mall escalator.  He was sitting on a railing when he lost his balance and fell 41 feet.  He is still in critical condition at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Hospital/Indianapolis.

Prayer Request Update - 10/23 - 9:07am

PRAISE:  Dinah Border's grandson, Coby Whitaker, is already at home.  He is in a neckbrace and pain meds.  She said to thank everyone for their prayers!  WooHOOO! 

I received this update from Dinah today:  "I don't know where the game was or how it happened...I DO KNOW WHAT IS IMPORTANT, God is good and I believe protected him from worse injury.  I did read on Facebook that the boy he collided with was taken to Children's Med. Center few plays after their collision. No details on him."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/22 - 9:18pm

John Welch Jr. was unable to have his chemo treatment today due to his oxygen absorption rate being too low. He was admitted to the hospital immediately and will have his treatment as soon as they get his oxygen level back up to an acceptable level. Please continue to pray for his journey. This new brother needs our encouragement.

Prayer Request Update - 10/22 - 8:15pm

Dinah Border just texted me with this info:  "My grandson, Coby Whitaker, is being CareFlighted to Ft. Worth.  Football accident.  Neck pain & legs tingling. Numb?  Could be nothing.  They are 30 minutes from hospital."  Coby is her daughter Shamane's son and is 16.  I'll update as I get further information.

Prayer Request Update - 10/22 - 7:22pm

Jerry Pearce had a little set-back today.  He was in physical therapy and had problems with vision in his left eye.  (Vision has not come back yet and he says that he's seeing flashing light.)  They've already performed a CT scan with no results yet.  He has been approved for 30 more days in rehab, which is a good thing because they feel that he's really improving!  He was in GREAT spirits.

Prayer Request Update - 10/22 - 12:29pm

Kenneth McDonald passed away early this morning.  (We've had Kenneth on the prayer list for over a month.)  Bright-Holland Funeral Home is in charge of services.

Prayer Request Update - 10/22 - 8:44am

  • Dana Hoog had her hip surgery, she's doing well.  Will probably get to go home on Friday.
  • Kimberly Daniels is having some health issues.
  • Nancy Partin asked for prayers for her daughter, Carol Roman, who will be having surgery this morning in California.
  • Jessica Daniels' great-grandfather, Billy Keys, started his treatment for cancer yesterday.
  • A friend of Gina Barnett's, Michelle Nesbitt, is having exploratory surgery today.
  • The Denman's sister-in-law, Shelia Denman (pregnant with twins) has been released from the hospital.  She is at home and can do nothing!
  • A friend of the Daniels', Judy Potter, has breast cancer and will be having surgery.
  • Robbie Padgett lost a very close friend this week. 
DON'T FORGET THE
NO DEBT-NO SWEAT SEMINAR
THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/20 - 942pm

PRAISE: Robyn Figgins' cousin, Linda Piper, came out of her coma and is responding to commands. The doctors' say that it had nothing to do with what they were doing...it was ALL God...a miracle from God! WoooHOOOO!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 1019 - 7:41pm

Dana Hoog will have hip surgery tomorrow.

Jenifer Cooper sent this update on Destiny Maxfield, the senior from NL: "So far the news is good, so keep praying. She spent a few days at Children's and had several tests, including a 4 hour long MRI. They have not detected anymore cancer, but they still have not found the cause of her bleeding. She has a few more tests to undergo. She returned to school today.
(She had pancreatic cancer when she was 14 and had over 60% of her pancreas removed then.)"

Prayer Request Update - 10/19 - 2pm

Janet Christ asked that we keep their friends, the Greenwood family, from Alabama, in our prayers. They were close friends and their kids spent many weekends spending the night with each other. The husband, John, took his life last Friday night while the family was at a football game. He had CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease), which made his muscles waste away. He was having a hard time with this disease, problems walking, etc. The Christ's had just spent a week with them this past July and had spent many vacations together.

Jerry Wilson, owner of Real Deal BBQ here in Paris, had a stroke last week. He's in PRMC/South, but will be transferred to the North campus, later this week, for re-hab.

Lisa Denman asked that we pray for their sister-in-law, Shelia Denman. She's expecting twins, around the end of Thanksgiving, but the doctors have put her in the hospital in Waco, for the duration.

DON'T FORGET: Blood Drive - Wednesday!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/18 - 8:18pm

Patrick had a wonderful lesson for his this morning, again from book of Ecclesiastes. He made sure we remember that "God has us in the palm of HIS hands".
And thank you Richard for the beautiful song service. (I love the way you lead "Holy Holy Holy". )

PRAISE: Peggy Wright went forward this morning thanking everyone for all they've done for her during her health problems and that she can "do more for others".
PRAISE: Peggy Dotson (Dorothy Pearce's sister) asked to be identified with us.
  • Please remember Laura Janes and the whole Endsley family as they mourn the loss and celebrate the homecoming of our sweet sister, Yvonne Endsley.
  • Debbie Smith and family as they also mourn the loss of our sweet brother Ken.
  • Jansen & Amber Gain, and their family, in the loss of their sweet baby girl, Karlee. Tammy Benedick added this message: "Karlee was a student in the baby class at Kiddie Kollege. She was going to turn 2 next week. Visitation is Monday at Fry-Gibbs 7-8pm. Her funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30am at Pathway Church of God. Kiddie Kollege will be cancelled on Tuesday for her services. Please also add the Kiddie Kollege teachers and students to the prayer list. This is very hard on everyone."
  • Gary & Dinah Border's friend, Goldie Boaz Walraven, passed away this weekend.
  • Gerald Jack continues to be in Baylor/Dallas.
  • Alan Boyd is at home recovering from his surgery this week. Sherrie said that he's sore, weak and "tired of being sick". She asked for specific prayers for Alan to to good health.
  • Sherrie also asked for prayers for her Mom, Lillian Taylor. She's having health problems.
  • Bill & Jean King are back in Texas! Jean is at the Select Specialty Hospital in Carrollton. Bill is staying with one of their daughters.
  • CONGRATULATIONS to the Peace family as they celebrate the birth of their newest grandson, Colton William Peace.
  • Pat Houser will be having surgery soon.
  • Kim Hanley's Dad, David Power, will have his hip replacement surgery this Tuesday (10/20).
  • Laquita Lawrence's Mom, Dorothy Day, had a stent put in, at Hopkins Co. Memorial Hospital ... then was taken to Baylor/Plano and had a pacemaker and defibulator put in and was sent home. 45 minutes after arriving home, the defib went off 8 times! She was taken again to HCMH, where she'll stay for 2-3 more days and then will go to the Carriage House Rehab in Sulphur Springs for 20 days. (Miss Dorothy lives in Cooper and is a faithful member of the church.)
  • Curtis & Kristi Garrett asked for prayers for Landon and his safety as he is on his final field training. And also, please pray for the 2nd degree burns that he sustained last week on his neck.
  • Dee & Jaidelle Lyons have both had some health issues this week.
  • Anna Zant asked for prayers for her daughter and grandchildren (Kenda, McKayla & Montana Figueroa.)
  • Sherry Welch's brother, Gary Cross, has flu/pneumonia.
  • Yvonne Gentry asked for prayers for A.J. Stamps from Amarillo. He is 13 yrs old and has the Swine Flu. (A.J. is a relative to the Self's and Norma Gillie.)
  • There are LOTS that have sniffles or the flu. Please take good care of yourself!

DON'T FORGET: The Blood Drive is this Wednesday! 3-8:30p in the Outreach Bldg. Make sure, if you come early, that you have eaten a good meal!

NO DEBT-NO SWEAT: This seminar will be Sunday 10/25 and Monday 10/26.
Childcare will be provided.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree will be Salisbury Steak. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Fruit

Keep The Date

Oct 21: Blood Drive – 3:30p – 8pm in the Outreach Bldg.
Oct 24: KFC Fall Festival at the Woodall Ranch - 5-7:30p
Oct 25-26: No Debt/No Sweat Seminar
Nov 1: Daylight Savings Time Ends (Clocks go back an hour)
Nov 5: Men’s “42” Night
Nov 8: Bridal shower for Joel McGee & Dori Tye.
Nov 20-22: Family Retreat
Nov 24: Midweek Service
Nov 29: 5th Sunday and Potluck

Friday, October 16, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/16 - 11:22pm

Gerald Jack was taken back to Baylor Hospital/Dallas today.

Prayer Request Update - 10/16 - 3:45pm

Jansen and Amber (Day) Gains found their little 2 year old daughter, Carly, dead this morning. Amber has also been battling pneumonia and her sister Heather (Day) Avance has been at UT Southwestern for the past week. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.

Lesa Bulls sent this message today: "Coach Alden George has diabetes and congestive heart failure. Please add him to our prayer list. He is 70 yrs. and has been a long time friend and coach of North Lamar." He is PRMC/South - Room 714.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/15 - 9:24pm

PRAISE: Alan Boyd came through his surgery just fine! The doctors removed adhesions from the previous surgery. He might possibly get to come home tomorrow! WoooHOOO!

Prayer Request Update - 10/15 - 9:05pm

Jenifer Cooper sent this message today: "Destiny Maxfield, a senior student at NLHS, who works here in my office, has been in remission from pancreatic cancer, is in Children's Medical Center. Doctors are running tests to see if her cancer has returned. Please pray for her health that the cancer has not returned. She's a sweet, sweet girl."

Derald Bulls' sent this message about his uncle: "James LeFan’s long awaited hip surgery, ….he cared for his wife, my aunt, 24/7 for over 2 years and literally was to the point he couldn’t walk without assistance…he’s in Scott and White in Temple and probably will be on the rehab unit for a time before he can go home! They evened the hips, and that may alleviate some of his knee pain. All is well for now, thanks for the prayers -- and please keep 'em coming."

Correction of the Charlie Usry Prayer Request: He is not looking for another job...there are no problems with his job here in Paris. He is helping out at the Discount W&T in Sulphur Springs. Please pray as he travels back and forth.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/14 - 8:31pm

Ken Smith's funeral services will be Friday morning at 11 at the Fry-Gibbs chapel. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service.

Dianna Welch went to ER this morning with trouble breathing. She is now at home resting.

Alan Boyd is still at East Texas Medical Center/Tyler with abdominal problems (possible hernia). They will be doing a scope tomorrow.

Jean King now has pneumonia and a staph infection.

Lexie Chancellor-Barnett is having some health issues.

Pvt. Landon Garrett (in basic training at Ft. Benning, GA) will leave Friday morning for a 7 day final field training. He has 2nd degree burns on his neck from an accident during a simulated live fire drill.

Debra Usry asked that we pray for her son, Charlie Usry, as he is making decisions regarding his job situation.

Sharon Thielman asked that we pray for her friend, Vannessa Bills. She was injured in a car accident on August 1st and is in a nursing center in Dallas. (Her boyfriend was killed in this same accident.) She will have a skin graft on November 1st. They are hoping she will be able to walk in a year.

There are so many with health issues at this time....please stay well!
Love you - MEAN IT!

Prayer Request Update - 10/14 - 3:30pm

Robyn Figgins sent this message this afternoon: "Please put my cousins Johnny and Linda Piper and their family on the prayer list. Linda is in a coma and the doctors say she will never regain consciousness. They do not know if this was caused by a stroke or her lupus. As soon as they are sure about the cause of the damage the family, per Linda's request, are going to turn off the life support. "

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/13 - 7:49pm

Alan Boyd was taken by ambulance to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler tonight. Sherrie had taken him to the ER here in Paris on Sunday and again today, with no relief. PRMC then sent him on to Tyler. Please pray for their safety on the trip to Tyler and many prayers for doctors and nurses as they tend to Alan.

Prayer Request Update - 10/13 - 12:32pm

The funeral service for Ken Smith will be at 11:00 am, Friday, October 16 at the Fry & Gibbs chapel, with a family visitation one hour prior to the service time.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/12 - 9:51pm

Yvonne Gentry sent this message tonight: "Please pray for Kathy Bucko. She is the daughter of Sue Graves whom we prayed for last year to overcome a punctured aorta during a heart cath procedure. Sue is doing wonderfully well and is convinced God spared her life due to so many prayers lifted up in her behalf. Now, Kathy is having mini-strokes. Doctors are trying to diagnose the problem. Sue would appreciate Kathy's name being lifted up to God for His help."

Prayer Request Update - 10/12 - 7:26pm

Our brother, Ken Smith, passed away this morning. Services are pending at Fry-Gibbs.

Brody Kace Dyess was born this afternoon at 1:48pm, weighing in a whopping 8 lbs. 12 oz. and is 21 inches long. Proud parents are Jason & Sheridie Dyess...even prouder big brother is Gibson.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Prayer Request Update - 10/11 - 9:51pm

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself" (Matt. 6:34)
Thanks Patrick for reminding us about the mysteries of the bible. But, as humans, it's so hard to NOT worry...but we aren't privvy to the future...God will take care of it, we just have to trust him.
During Patrick's lesson tonight, he told a story about Colt McCoy (quarterback of the Texas Longhorns football team). The Christian Chronicle did a story on Colt this month - you can read it by clicking here. Colt is the type of young man that our kids can look up to.

PRAISE: Kenneth Lancaster was baptized tonight! Let's encourage Kenneth as he begins his new birth in Christ!

WELCOME: Vickie Schuping and her family have moved to Paris from Lubbock and want to be a part of LACOC! Welcome Shuping family!

Please keep the Endsley/Janes family in your prayers as they grieve the loss of sweet Yvonne. Her services will be tomorrow (Monday) afternoon at 2pm at Fry Gibbs Funeral Home chapel.

  • Jason and Sheridie Dyess will welcome their new baby boy tomorrow (Monday). Please pray that all goes well and Brody will be healthy!
  • Belinda, Ken & Shelia Icenhower's daughter, is battling cancer.
  • June Preston - at home with hospice.
  • John Welch Jr. as he is battling cancer.
  • Leah Dennison is in Baylor/Dallas recovering from a car wreck and the surgery afterwards. She has a damaged liver, pancreas and colon.
  • Susan Hicks, from Bonham (friend of Charlotte Grooms) has cancer of the bone and has broken ribs.
  • Erma Fowler (Heath's Mom) is having health issues and will be undergoing tests.
  • Louie King (Janet Christ's uncle) has colon cancer.
  • Joseph Bomar (Renee Peace's Dad) will be having surgery on both shoulders for the 2nd time.
  • Kimberly Daniels ask that we keep little Payden in our prayers, that he continues to have improved health.

NO DEBT-NO SWEAT: This seminar will be Sunday 10/25 and Monday 10/26. Please sign up at the Welcome Center. There is no cost, but they do need a count of those that will attend so there will be plenty of books available.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree will be Beans & Cornbread. If you didn't get the chance to sign up Sunday morning, please call the church office by Tuesday noon to reserve your spot!

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Meats


Keep The Date
Oct 18: Bridal Shower for Nathan & Amber Ryser 1:30-3:30 @ the bldg.
Oct 18: Family Life Groups
Oct 21: Blood Drive – 3:30p – 8pm in the Outreach Bldg.
Oct 25-26: No Debt/No Sweat Seminar
Nov 1: Daylight Savings Time Ends (Clocks go back an hour)
Nov 5: Men’s “42” Night
Nov 20-22: Family Retreat
Nov 24: Midweek Service
Nov 29: 5th Sunday and Potluck