Friday, December 31, 2010

Don't Forget!

Tonight between 6-7pm meet up at the church for some LACOC NYE fun!  Playing games, probably a volleyball game or two, lots of talking and laughing and ringing in the New Year together!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/30 - 6:37pm

Linda Tackett sent this message today:  "Jerry's niece, Tia (Tackett) Lindsey,  passed away early this morning after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was indeed a truly strong person and loved her Lord."  No other details are known at this time.
 
Lucy Offutt sent this update from Jeremy's friend, Denise Brock about her husband:  "John came thru surgery like a champ. Doing good, still has tubes, wires and cords though. I can't tell you how much all the prayers have helped me cope. Yesterday when I had a moment to myself and log onto FB, the messages and prayers brought tears to my eyes. I am truly blessed. Thank you everyone!"
 
 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/29 - 8pm

Lucy Offutt sent this message this afternoon:  "Jeremy just called with a request. Jeremy and April's good friend, John Brock of Austin is in emergency surgery now (8 hrs at least) to try to repair a torn aorta. He was in a car accident a few weeks ago and seemed fine until he passed out while talking to his wife Denise on Monday. They found a tear in his heart and his chest was full of blood. This was repaired and he was thought to be doing well until an MRI today revealed the torn aorta. His wife told Jeremy she doesn't think he will make it and is completely distraught. They have two young children and have asked for prayers."

Prayer Request - 12/29 - 12:20pm

Kim Hanley texted Dinah and stated that "Matt Hanley is out of surgery. Surgrey was more extensive than they thought but he is doing well."  No other details are known at this time.

Prayer Request - 12/29 - 12:15pm

Visitation for Grace Francis will be Thursday night from 6:30p-7:30p at Starrett Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Friday morning at 10am at LACOC with burial at Meadowbrook Gardens.

My Mommy, Louise McMillan, was taken to the hospital in Commerce this morning.  Her blood sugar levels dropped really low and she showed signs of seizure/stroke....she's in the ER now, no other details are known at this time.

I sent a prayer request yesterday for Robin Meeks, who was dying of cancer.  Robin passed away late yesterday afternoon.  Please keep her family (especially the 2 teenagers) in your prayers.

DON'T FORGET:  The New Years' Eve celebration at church, starting at 6pm.  Bring your games, finger foods and be ready to have a GREAT time!

If you look to the right of this post, you'll see that we have surpassed 50,000 visitors to the Prayer Request Blog!  How amazing is that???

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/28 - 7:02pm

Carter Townes aunt posted on Facebook that  "Carter in Dallas for treatment today.  Todays labs were not so good. He will be receiving a blood transfusion. His H/H and platelets are pretty low. Also his ANC is very low...around 100. So visits now are completely over! Please continue to pray for his health. We know this is just the normal side effects of chemo, but it is still very scary. Lift him and our family up in prayers please."

Prayer Request - 12/28 - 12:36pm

Our sweet sister, Grace Francis, passed away yesterday (12/27).  Services are pending at Starrett Funeral Home.
Please keep Brad and the family in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 12/28 - 10:49am

Robyn Figgins asked that we pray for Robin Meeks.  She lives in Greenville and is dying of cancer.  She has 2 children, 18 years old and 14 years old.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/27 - 6:59pm

Kim Hanley sent this message today regarding their son:  "Please add Matt to the prayer list. He will be having surgery in Denton on Wednesday for his Crohns Disease. No driving for 4 weeks and no work for 6 weeks but hopefully this will get his pain under better control or maybe even eliminated totally."

Prayer Request - 12/17 - 1:05pm

Rickey McFadden called today with this message: Finnis Kelley, who attends the Powderly Church of Christ, asked that we pray for his little cousin, Hunter Kelley, who is 2 years old.  Hunter has cancer in his eyes and is now blind.  He will be taken to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Tennessee this week.  They have to remove his eyes to save his life.  Please keep this little one, and his family, in your prayers.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Weekly Prayer Requests - 12/26 - 9:00pm

Patrick, your message "Will You Allow Jesus To Reign In Your Heart" was a wonderful lesson to get us ready for a week of deciding our New Years' Resolutions!  We have to remember; "God with us...God for us...God in us".
We had so many family/visitors this morning...and the singing was beautiful!  (Thank you Richard!)  We were blessed to have Johnny and Pat Houser with us today too!

Brian McClain went forward this morning and stated that he "has to get right with God".
  • Annetta Thomas' grandson, Gavin, is in the PRMC/ER at this time with breathing problems.
  • Mack Ray continues to be in Baylor/Dallas. 
  • Please keep the Cowan family in your prayers as Mark had the 2nd surgery this week. He will be having the 3rd surgery soon. He is going to be off of work for months and this will be very hard on the family.
  • Annetta Thomas asked that we keep 2 friends in our prayers.  Virginia Clark has an open wound that will not heal.  James Clark has kidney problems that are preventing him from having heart surgery.
  • Dee Lyons is continuing to have health issues.
  • Peggy Robinson will be going to Dallas, on January 6th, for a second opinion on a tumor that has been found in her stomach.
  • Jason McGee will have all 4 wisdom teeth removed on December 29th.
  • Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, is continuing to recuperate from her stroke.
  • Roy Welch continues to be in the hospital after his hip surgery last week.
  • Please continue to remember those in the hospital: Grace Francis, Dot Campbell, Christine Mashburn, Mack Ray and Mark Cowan.
JANUARY 2011: Starting in January we will be starting the process of reaffirming our Elders and selecting new ones.

Lamar Avenue will be providing meal for the PJC Women's Basketball Team between Christmas and New Year's. The dates are Tuesday 12/27 - Wed 12/28 - Thursday 12/29. If you would be willing to help with the meals for approximately 12-14 ladies and 2 coaches.  If you would like more details or have questions, see Derald Bulls or Rita Pringle.

 
NEW YEAR'S EVE: Come ring in the new year with your brothers and sisters in Christ, Friday, December 31st. We'll be meeting at the building for food and fun. Bring snacks and games to share. The festivities will begin around 6p-7p and last until midnight. Come and have a great time!

 
PANTRY NEEDS: Everything!
 
SIMPLE SUPPER: This week’s entree will be Spaghetti. If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, you still have the chance to come and eat with us by calling the church office by noon on Tuesday. Still only $2 per plate.

 
KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 29: All Wednesday night classes will meet as usual
Dec 31: New Year's Eve Fellowship
Jan 9: Family Life Groups
Jan 9: Faithful Readers
Jan 14-16: WinterFest
Jan 23: Family Life Groups

Prayer Request - 12/26 - 8:58pm

Please keep Annetta Thomas' grandson, Gavin, in your prayers.  He's in the PRMC/ER right now with breathing problems.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/24 - 8:47am

We've had Mike Shields on our prayer list for a couple of years.  He has cancer, was doing very good, but it's come back and his now in his liver.  He was taken to a Dallas hospital yesterday for a procedure and hopefully will be back home today.  Mike is the preacher at First Assembly of God (the church across the street from LACOC).  Please pray for him and his family.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Special Request - 12/23 - 10:36pm

Kimberly Daniels and I need help....There is a family, here in Paris, that is in GREAT need of their own Christmas miracle. Their Christmas gifts have been stolen. They just got home TODAY from a Dallas hospital with a little preemie baby boy, they also have a 10 year old son too. Their Christmas gifts were at her Mom's house, which was broken into! ALL of their Christmas! Dad works for KC and his check was only $50 this week, because of being at the hospital with the new baby & Mommy.
If you can help in any way, here's some ideas:
Baby Boy needs Preemie diapers/clothes
10 year old boy needs; Boy toys, shirt - Med/Youth, Shoes size 2, pants size 8/8 slim.
Thank you in advance for your help!

Prayer Request - 12/23 - 2:15pm

Ken & Shelia Icenhower's nephew, Cody Icenhower, has the same type of leukemia that MiKyla Pickering had (A.L.L.) and is having a really tough time right now. The message below was written by Cody last night. I just talked with Cody's aunt Tina, that works with me and she said that it looks like he will be spending Christmas in the hospital. Please say a prayer for Cody and his family....and be ever so blessed that you and your family are well!!!


"Hey everybody it's Cody. I'm still spiking a temp everyday but the Dr's say it should stop when my counts go up. I finally had an ANC of 40. If my ANC keeps going up and I don't have a fever for 24 hours I should get to go home soon. I'm hoping to be home by Christmas but if we're not me, Mom and Dad have a plan. That plan is on Christmas Eve Derek will come spend the night with us in the hospital and on Christmas morning we'll open presents with me, my mom, my dad and Derek and my Nana and Papa will be here also to celebrate Christmas morning. Either way I will have a good Christmas because I'll be with my family and that's all that matters. Thank you everybody that looks at my page and writes on my guestbook and thank you for all the prayers."

This is Cody's caring bridge site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/codyicenhower/journal

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/22 - 8:59am

Brittany Twitty asked that we pray for the family of Jasmine Corprew (19 years old), who passed away this morning in Dallas.  She leaves behind a baby girl and 2 sisters.  Please pray for the Embry Family as well, they helped take care of her.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/20 - 3:29pm

Yvonne Gentry's sister, Geneva Golden, passed away.  Her services are pending at Bright-Holland. 

Weekly Update - 12/20 - 1:47pm

Thank you Jered for stepping in for Patrick yesterday and doing a beautiful job!  Thank you Kyle for the wonderful song services.
  • PRAISE:  We're so happy to have Janie Russell back with us, after such a long stay in the hospital and rehab!  Janie we missed your sweet face and your precious smile!
  • Mack Ray continues to be in Baylor/Dallas.  (We miss your "Amen's"!!!)
  • Lillian Taylor was in the hospital this past week with blood pressure problems. 
  • Please keep the Cowan family in your prayers as Mark had the 2nd surgery this week.  He will be having the 3rd surgery soon.  He is going to be off of work for months and this will be very hard on the family.
  • Dee Lyons is at Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville.  Please pray for strength and courage to face a difficult past.  Please remember her daughter Jadielle also.
  • Peggy Robinson will be going to Dallas, on January 6th, for a second opinion on a tumor that has been found in her stomach.
  • Jason McGee will have all 4 wisdom teeth removed on December 29th.
  • Lesa Bulls asked that we remember Alice Kirby and her family in our prayers.  Their home burned on Friday afternoon. 
  • Chris & Linda Easton's son, Kyle, is having severe back problems.  Please pray for a proper diagnosis and healing.
  • Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, is some better and is in a rehab facility in Sulphur Springs. Just continue to remember her.  She had more mini-strokes on Saturday. 
  • Mike Kennedy's Mom will have a colonoscopy this week in Mesquite.
  • The Webb's grandson & Reggie McDowra's son, Nick McDowra, had his eyes injured last week by a burn.  His eyes are showing improvement and he will be here in Paris for Christmas!
  • Michelle Gillie's Mom, Helen Caminade, had a stress test this past week that the results were not normal. 
  • Bailey Gillie's friend, Shelly McCoin is having major health problems.
  • Roy Welch continues to be in the hospital after his hip surgery last week.
  • Annetta Thomas is suffering with a sinus infection.
  • Continue to remember the husband and daughters of Sharhonda Hickson.  She passed away on Tuesday night of a heart attack. 
  • Please continue to remember those in the hospital:  Grace Francis, Dot Campbell, and Christine Mashburn, Mack Ray & Mark Cowan.
  • For all those who are traveling this holiday season....please be careful and have a wonderful Christmas!!

JANUARY 2011: Starting in January we will be starting the process of reaffirming our Elders and selecting new ones.

HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS:  There are 100 baskets that will be delivered this Wednesday night.  If you have any questions, please give Gina a call at 580-320-5495. She is still in need of those that can help deliver the baskets on Wednesday night - December 22!

Lamar Avenue will be providing meal for the PJC Women's Basketball Team between Christmas and New Year's. The dates are Tuesday 12/27 - Wed 12/28 - Thursday 12/29. If you would be willing to help with the meals for approximately 12-14 ladies and 2 coaches, please sign up at the Welcome Center in the next couple of weeks.We will be asking for meats, vegetables, breads & desserts. This is a great way to involve your family during the holidays! If you would like more details or have questions, see Derald Bulls or Rita Pringle.
NEW YEAR'S EVE:  Come ring in the new year with your brothers and sisters in Christ, Friday, December 31st.  We'll be meeting at the building for food and fun.  Bring snacks and games to share.  The festivities will begin around 6p-7p and last until midnight.  Come and have a great time!

PANTRY NEEDS: Boxes of Mac & Cheese

SIMPLE SUPPER: This week’s entree will be Enchilada Soup. If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, you still have the chance to come and eat with us by calling the church office by noon on Tuesday. Still only $2 per plate.

KEEP THE DATE:

Dec 22-24: Church office will be closed.
Dec 25: Louie and Marolyn Woodall are opening their home for Christmas lunch again this year.
Dec 31:  New Year's Eve Fellowship
Jan 9:  Family Life Groups
Jan 9: Faithful Readers
Jan 14-16: WinterFest
Jan 23: Family Life Groups

Friday, December 17, 2010

PRAISE - 12/17 - 4:53pm

Debra Usry said she's been back in her room, after the heart cath, since 3pm.  Everything showed up clear!  WoooHOOO!  She will be released at 6:30pm.  God is GOOD!

Christmas Basket Grocery List

Here's the list of items for the Food Drive:
1 - Laundry Basket for all items
1 - Box instant mashed potatoes
1 - Box of stuffing
1 - Package of gravy mix
1 - Can Cranberry Sauce
1 - Can of Yams
1 - Bag of sugar
1 - Package of brown & serve rolls
1 - Large package of cookies
2 - Cans of corn
2 - Cans of green beans
3 - Boxes of mac & cheese
4 - Packages of Kool-Aid
1 - 4-Roll of Toilet Paper
1 - Laundry Detergent

Prayer Request - 12/17 - 2:24pm

Michelle Anderson was involved in a car accident this morning.  One of her students rear-ended her!  (This is on her new car that she's only had about a month.)  The seat belt caught and snapped her neck...which is not a good thing for someone with scioliosis!  Please pray for her that all is well and that her car gets fixed quick!

Just got a text from Debra Usry, they are running behind on the heart cath and she hasn't even gone in yet!  I'll update later!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prayer Requests - 12/16 - 10:56pm

Amy Owens sent this message tonight, after talking with Rebecca Cowan about her husband who had a tractor accident last week:  "We are needing prayers for Mark. He is scheduled for the second of three surgeries Friday at 2:00 (tomorrow). We are pleading for LACOC Prayer Warriors to pray for Mark to have a full recovery and the doctors that are caring for him."

Misty Ray said that Mack went to a private room about 11 this morning.  Baylor - Room 1310 - Roberts' Bldg.


If you signed up to sponsor a food basket, for the Food Drive, please bring it Sunday morning/evening. 

Prayer Requests - 12/16 - 10:25am

Debra Usry's heart cath will be tomorrow at Baylor Heart Hospital at 1pm.  Please pray that everything will be fine and she gets to come home immediately!

Mack Ray is in ICU at Baylor/Roberts Bldg. and is doing better and will hopefully be home next week.

Mark Welch's dad, Roy Welch, will have surgery today on his hip.

Sandra Carroll was in a car accident this past week.  She's still very sore and bruised....but otherwise ok.

Joanne Wood asked that we remember Ty & Stacey Prestridge and her family in the loss of her 32 year of cousin.  And also, the Carl Reed family.  Their 48 yr old son passed away.

Rebecca Cowan's husband, Mark, was in a car accident last week.  He will not be able to work for the next several months.

Rachel Spencer's mom, Vicki Guess, will have a procedure done on Friday to put stints in her renal arteries.

Lisa Denman's cousin, Julie Matthews, is taking chem for ovarian cancer.  And her aunt, Charlotte Adams, had surgery on her hip after a fall and is still having vertigo.

Nick McDowra, who had the burns to his face and eyes last week, is doing better.  His vision is not completely back yet.  He is the son of Reggie McDowra and grandson of Melvin & Becky Webb.

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This Christmas...
Let's give a little Jesus, a thoughtful word or deed - an act of generosity for someone who's in need.
Let's give a little Jesus, to everyone we meet - the sales clerk or the server, the person on the street.
Let's give a little Jesus, that's what really counts - not what's spent or bought, for whom, in what amounts.
Let's give a little Jesus, to everyone, large or small - For Jesus, Messiah, is the Greatest Gift of All!

Acts 20:35  In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, "it is more blessed to give than to receive."

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/15 - 1:30pm

Mark Welch's dad, Roy Welch, is in PRMC/South and will be having hip surgery today. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Prayer Requests - 12/14 - 11:17pm

Mack Ray had 5 by-passes today.  He's in Baylor/ICU and doing well.

Glen Barnett will undergo eye surgery in the morning.

A sweet friend of mine, Lacey Hines, has undergone a series of tests today over the last couple of days.  They've told her it looks like MS.  Please pray for this young mother.  (Evan is 5 and Aileena is 4 months old.)

There was an awful wreck on Hwy 82 East tonight involving an 18 wheeler and 2-3 vehicles.  Please pray for everyone involved.

Prayer Request - 12/14 - 3:10pm

Glen Barnett will have eye surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Weekly Update - 12/13 - 4:40pm

Thank you Patrick for the very moving message yesterday morning about Mary and her news of carrying the baby Jesus.  It was from Luke 1:26-38.  Mary was so troubled, she needed the reassurance that God can do anything, and that God doesn't want us to worry.  I thought Patrick was talking JUST to me when he was preaching this morning....come to find out, there are LOTS who thought he was talking JUST to them!  There are so many that are troubled, grieving, sick, etc.  We need to be ever so thankful that God DOES take care of us.
Those little ones were so precious, yesterday morning, up there with Keith singing "Away In A Manger"!  Our kids have so much energy and love in their heart!

PRAISE:  It was wonderful to see Landon Garrett at church yesterday morning!  Glad he is getting to be with us for the holidays!
  • Continue to remember Gary & Dinah Border as they grieve the loss of Miss Johnnie last week.
  • Mack Ray had his heart by-pass surgery today.
  • Debra Usry will have a heart cath this Friday (12/17) in Dallas.  Pray that this will go well as it is the next step towards her having her surgery this next year.
  • Please continue to pray for me (Molly) that I will not be so anxious about the upcoming surgery on my eye.
  • Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, is some better.  Just continue to remember her.
  • Annetta Thomas' son, Sgt. Billy Thomas, is over in Iraq.  Please pray for safety for him, his group, his wife and kids (Gavin & Jacob).
  • Kristie Nutt's friend, Lorna Vorrhies, needs our prayers.  She is disabled and is trying to get disability.
  • Please continue to remember those in the hospital:  Ed Bullard, Grace Francis, Dot Campbell, Hazel Cross and Christine Mashburn.

JANUARY 2011: Starting in January we will be starting the process of reaffirming our Elders and selecting new ones.


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: The topic "Making it Through The Holidays" has been discussed on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in the Elders Conference Room. This Wednesday night will be the last week.  Invite anyone that you think might benefit from this group. Dr. Mike Bishop & Patrick Cannon will facilitate.

HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS: Gina Chilcoat, has once again, agreed to head up the Holiday Food Basket drive during December. There are forms on a table in the foyer. Think of someone you know that could benefit from a Christmas Basket and fill out the form for them. Once the form is complete, put in the box next to the forms. BUT...this Wednesday will be the last day to get those in!!! If you have any questions, please give Gina a call at 580-320-5495.  She is still in need of those that can help deliver the baskets on Wednesday night - December 22!

Lamar Avenue will be providing meal for the PJC Women's Basketball Team between Christmas and New Year's.  The dates are Tuesday 12/27 - Wed 12/28 - Thursday 12/29.  If you would be willing to help with the meals for approximately 12-14 ladies and 2 coaches, please sign up at the Welcome Center in the next couple of weeks.We will be asking for meats, vegetables, breads & desserts.  This is a great way to involve your family during the holidays!  If you would like more details or have questions, see Derald Bulls or Rita Pringle.

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Meat

SIMPLE SUPPER: This week’s entree will be Baked Ham.  If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, you still have the chance to come and eat with us by calling the church office by noon on Tuesday. Still only $2 per plate.

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 19:  Family LIFE Groups
Dec 22-24:  Church office will be closed.
Dec 25:  Louie & Marolyn Woodall are opening their home for Christmas lunch again this year.
Jan 9: Faithful Readers
Jan 14-16: WinterFest

Friday, December 10, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/10 - 12:13pm

Mack Ray will have by-pass surgery on Monday in Dallas.  Please keep him, Nelda and the family in your prayers.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prayer Requests - 12/9 - 8:54pm

Kimberly Daniels is in PRMC/S with kidney stones and possibly gout.  They will be doing more tests on her tomorrow.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Reggie McDowra's son & Melvin & Becky Webb's grandson, Nick McDowra, is in the Army, stationed at Ft. Hood. At 2:30 pm today, Nick was burned on his face an eyes with hot hydrolic oil.  The Doctors said he might loose his eyesight. Please pray that God will heal him, and return him to excellent health and eyesight.

Please keep me in your prayers also!  I was told today that I will have surgery on my ONE good eye in January.  This has been a fear of mine all of my life and I am terrified.  So...I need my prayer warriors to specifically pray that they can fix my good eye and that I come out of this with my vision...and maybe even better vision.

Prayer Requests - 12/9 - 12:11

Jill Faires' biopsy came back benign!  Thank you LORD!

Annetta Allen-Thomas has applied for a teaching job at Clarksville Elementary.  Please pray for her and this job.

Prayer Requests - 12/9 - 9:30am

Dinah Border's mother-in-law, Johnnie Borders', family visitation will be Friday (12/10) from 6-8pm at Bright Holland Funeral Home.  The funeral will be Saturday (12/11) at 2pm. 

Linda Erwin's co-worker, Judy Mason, goes today for a compression mammogram in Dallas.  This test will confirm or deny what the doctor that read her first report saw.

Angie Ross posted this message about her Mom, Dorothy Snodgrass, who has cancer and is back in the ICU at Baylor: "We found out mom had pneumonia which doesn't sound too bad but when you don't have any immune system and what few white cells you do have are infected with leukemia it is a pretty big deal and it is a miracle she is able to talk to me today."

My friend, Regina Glossup Meadows', surgery is set for next Tues the 14th. She says: "Please pray the cancer has not spread and the surgery gets it all! Thank you to my prayer warriors !!!"

Leslie Keele's aunt, Kay Shaw, is nearing the end of her life.  They are keeping her comfortable.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Congratulations Coach!

 On Tuesday night, Gene Stallings was officially inducted as a member of the 2010 College Football Hall of Fame in New York.  He was a former coach of Texas A&M and University of Alabama football teams.  Coach Stallings won more than 70 percent of his games in seven seasons as Alabama's head football coach, and he led the Crimson Tide to the 1992 National Championship.
Congratulations Coach...from your LACOC family!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Prayer Requests - 12/7 - 918am

Dinah Border's mother-in-law, Johnnie Border, passed away this morning. Services pending with Bright-Holland.

Annetta Thomas' son, Sgt. Billy Thomas, has been deployed to Iraq.  Please pray not only for him, for his wife and 2 little children.

Phyllis Giguere's parents, are both experiencing bad health.

Tammy Huffman asks for prayers.  She has applied for the job as Lamar County Tax Assessor and will be interviewing soon.

Tammy also asked for prayers for her son, Kacy Cole.  He's had an interview and hopefully will have a job soon.

Landon Garrett has been released by the physicians to return to his platoon!  WoooHOOOO!  Praise God!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/6 - 7:11pm

Leslie Keele sent this message tonight:  "Will you put my great aunt on the prayer list?  Her name is Kay Shaw. Hospice has been called in. She is suffering."

Prayer Request - 12/6 - 12:27pm

Doug Faires sent this message today:  "Please add Jill to the prayer list.  She had a follow-up mammogram this morning and the doctor wants to take a biopsy on Wednesday.  He talked mostly about calcification, but wants to be sure of everything/anything."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Prayer Request - 12/5 - 5:36pm

Sherry Welch's Mother, Hazel Cross, fell on Saturday morning and has a fracture in her vertebra and will be taken to Tyler tomorrow and surgery on Tuesday or Wednesday.  They are managing her pain at this time.  When she first got to the hospital they gave her too much pain med and her lungs shut down. They got the crash cart in and pumped her back to life.  Sherry said:  "Mother's fierce independence has enabled her to live this long and now she may have lost that very independence that she has prized so highly."

Friday, December 3, 2010

Prayer Requests - 12/3 - 3:28pm

Florice Jumper had gallbladder surgery today. She is in PRMC-South, #427, but may get to go home this evening. She's feeling really good.

Margaret Lough sent this message today:  "I went to see Dot Campbell.  She is able to get in and out of bed and walk with the aid of her walker. She's still in quite a bit of pain getting up and down. She'll be in the hospital for quite a while yet but is receiving excellent care."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prayer Requests - 12/2 - 10:16pm

Kimberly Daniels' friend, Stefany Ellis, was transferred to a hospital in Dallas today after her blood pressure became seriously high.  She was 33 weeks pregnant.  The Dr. decided that they needed to go ahead and take the baby.  Cayden Blane Ellis was born tonight and weighs a whopping 2 pounds 14 ounces.  But, he is a real fighter!  He's not even on oxygen.
James Ray Rodgers wife, Christy, had surgery today in Dallas for colon cancer.  Hopefully she will be home on Sunday.
Carter Townes, 3 year old who has leukemia, is in REMISSION!  (His aunt posted this message on facebook tonight!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Prayer Requests - 12/1 - 10:11pm

  • PRAISE:  Dianna Welch got a good report on her foot today and continue the prayers for her continued recovery.
  • PRAISE:  Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, is recovering from her stroke...but also continue the prayers!
  • Tammy Benedick is still not feeling well.  She will be going to Dallas for more testing.
  • Debra Usry will have a heart cath in Dallas on December 17th.  She also asked that we remember her granddaughter Carly as she is having some health issues and it's affecting her school work.
  • Tom & Joanne Wood asked for prayers for their son, Matt Wood, for his safety and strength.  He's in the Army and will be going to Afghanistan. 
  • Dee Lyons asks for God's guidance and the will to move in accordance with that guidance.  She also asked for prayers for Jadielle as she is feeling overwhelmed by school and college preparations.
  • Valerie McClain's friend, Becky Huggins' Mom passed away last Thursday and her father is in ICU.  She is a co-worker of Valerie's at Parker Elementary.
  • Kimberly Daniels' friend, Stephanie, has been admitted to PRMC/North.  She is pregnant and her blood pressure is alarmingly high.
  • Lesa Bulls' friend, Rachel Easlon, has gestational diabetes.  She is due in a month, and they are afraid that she will have to go on insulin shots.
  • Jillian Usry's former roommate, Courtney Kline, died this week in Alabama.  Please keep her family in prayer.
  • We've had Judy Mason on our prayer list in this past year for breast cancer.  She's had more tests run and they've found something else.  She goes next week to Dallas to see her Dr.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Funeral Arrangements

Family visitation for Orvil Ballard, is from 6-7pm tonight at Bright-Holland Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10:00am at the funeral home also.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/29 - 9:51am

Former member of LACOC, W. A. "Dub" Mathews, of Tyler, passed away last night. Services are pending.

Prayer Request - 11/29 - 9:18am

Larry Ballard's brother, Orvil Ballard, passed away last night. Service information pending at this time.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weekly Update - 11/28 - 7:52pm

What a wonderful picture of words that Patrick painted for us this morning.  "The Road To Emmaus" was a beautiful story of hope and faith. (Luke 24:18-24) 
Thank you Richard Logan for leading the beautiful song service!  (And thank you for singing my favorite..."Sing and Be Happy)
  • Charles Wampler's Mom passed away this past week and was buried on Friday in Tom Ball. 
  • Please remember Ed Bullard and his family as they are dealing with the death of his brother-in-law, Ralph Auldridge.  Also, Ed will be dismissed from the hospital on Monday morning, after MANY weeks in the hospital!
  • Grace Francis continues to be in PRMC/S - Room 721 with pneumonia.
  • Wayne Tolbert was finally release from the hospital on Friday after months in the hospital.
  • Larry Ballard's brother, Orval Ballard, is in ICU on life support.
  • Renee Crews sent this message this afternoon:  "Mike and his family need prayers lifted up for his Aunt Elizabeth Melton. She has been sick for over a month now and the doctors said that she has an unknown organism in her lung and she would be in the hospital for another three weeks and then in rehab. Liz has never been sick before and she and the family are really scared... PLEASE PLEASE keep them in prayer. She is in St. Michaels hospital in Texarkana."
  • Lesa Bulls asked that we keep Bobby and Monica Richardson and her family in our prayers.  They lost their home to a fire on Friday night.  Monica is a teacher at North Lamar.
  • A friend of mine, from Cooper, Regina Glossup Meadows, has just been diagnosed with stomach cancer.  (She is Donna Wilkerson's sister.)
  • Michelle Anderson's friend, Cheryl Townsdin (assistant choir director at North Lamar), lost her Dad last night.  Cheryl has also been very sick herself.
  • Anna Zant asked for prayers for her Mom, Chris Mashburn, that she will heal and get stronger.
  • Tammy Huffman is applying for the position as Lamar County Tax Assessor-Collector!!!  Good luck to you!
KFC Christmas Party will be this Saturday night in the OutReach Bldg. at 7:30pm.  Please bring a gift for "Toys For Tots" and a sack of groceries for the pantry.

JANUARY 2011:
Starting in January we will be starting the process of reaffirming our Elders and selecting new ones.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: The topic "Making it Through The Holidays" will be discussed on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in the Elders Conference Room. (The dates are Dec 1-8-15.) Invite anyone that you think might benefit from this group. Dr. Mike Bishop & Patrick Cannon will facilitate.

H.A.L.O. and Ladies Ornament Exchange: December 9th at 6pm. Bring your favorite finger food and a wrapped $5-7 Christmas ornament to play/fight over! We are combining these 2 ladies events this year, due to the busyness of the holiday season. Our H.A.L.O. project for this month is a food pantry item.

SECRET SISTERS: We will have the revealing on December 12 at 3pm in Room 6, we'll reveal our identities to each other! Please bring your final gift for your current Secret Sister.

HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS: Gina Chilcoat, has once again, agreed to head up the Holiday Food Basket drive during December. There are forms on a table in the foyer. Think of someone you know that could benefit from a Christmas Basket and fill out the form for them. Once the form is complete, put in the box next to the forms. If you have any questions, please give Gina a call at 580-320-5495.  There will also be an announcement this next week regarding ways you can help fund this project.

PANTRY NEEDS:
EVERYTHING!

SIMPLE SUPPER: This week’s entree will be Breakfast. If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, you still have the chance to come and eat with us by calling the church office by noon on Tuesday. Still only $2 per plate.

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 4: KFC (K-5th) Christmas Party at 7:30pm in the OutReach Bldg.
Dec 7: Rudolph Party (preschool) at 6:30pm (details later)
Dec 9: H.A.L.O. and Ladies Ornament Exchange at 6pm
Dec 12: Secret Sister Revealing
Jan 9: Faithful Readers
Jan 14-16: WinterFest

Friday, November 26, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/26 - 4:25pm

Ed Bullard's brother-in-law, Ralph Auldridge, passed away this morning.  No other details are known at this time.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/25 - 4:56pm

Wayne Tolbert was released from the PRMC yesterday and is recovering at home.  Please continue to  remember him in prayer.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Prayer Requests - 11/23 - 10:45pm

Kristi Garrett sent this message tonight:  "Landon asked for prayers by name for the following guys in Anchorage... Landon, James, Levi, Steve, and Warren... they are all waiting to see what the stuff in Korea will bring... also there is a soldier stationed in Korea named Chiesa... he went through basic with Landon. He asked for them to be put on the prayer list/blog... He asked that we pray for them by name... oh and I know you will add out loud."   (Kristi...you know me SO well and Landon, you know the LACOC prayer warriors are ON IT!!)

Matthew 21:22:  "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Please keep the Arturo Guzman family in your prayers also.  They live down the street from me and lost their home in a fire tonight.  I know that ANYTIME there is a fire, it's bad, but when it's around the holidays it just seems to make it worse.  BUT...thank you Lord, everyone is safe!

There is an AWFUL virus running around at this time.  Lots of our members are ill and at home!  (ME included!)  Please take good care of yourselves!

Be safe and have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

Prayer Request - 11/23 - 1:14pm

Danny Weeks sent this message:  "My cousin, Jimmy Jones, is being transported from PRMC/South by helicopter to Medical City/Dallas. He has been in and out of the hospital for the past two weeks. They diagnosed him with a lung infection and having two blood clots on the lung. He has also not been able to breathe normally. They drained several pints of fluid from the lungs, but did not seem to help. They have also said he has congestive heart condition. His oxygen level cannot be maintained. They are going to put him in a drug induced coma to see if that might help his condition. They will try to remove the blood clots. The doctors have told his son, Todd, that Jimmy has a 10% of overcoming this. Please pray for comfort for Jimmy and also comfort for Todd and his wife Monty and their son, River."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/22 - 7:34pm

Linda Tackett sent this message this evening:  "Jerry's niece, Tia Lindsey, has had Hospice nurses with her for about 3 days now. She is getting weaker every day. Please pray for her comfort and peace and also for her family as they watch her getting ready to go HOME."

Prayer Requests - 11/22 - 4:53pm

Trinia Dean asked that we keep her brother, Randy Reaves, in prayer.  His kidneys are shutting down and that don't know why yet.

County Judge Chuck Superville had knee replacement surgery today in Dallas.

Prayer Request - 11/22 - 1:18pm

Derald Bulls sent this message this morning:  "Paul Gene & Anita Roden's grandson, Ross Floyd, is in the hospital again (Baylor this time) with blood clot problems, leg extremely swollen, very short of breath, looking like there are a couple of new clots in his lung, which is puzzling due to blood thinners and IVC filter. LOTS of puzzlement with us humans. God is NOT puzzled and He loves us and we trust Him. We appreciate you that have prayed already so much."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly Update - 11/21 - 10:35pm

Patrick gave us a wonderful message about being thankful, this morning.  He told us that it's always good to stop and say "THANK YOU LORD", in our out loud voices!  He reminded us that "we are quick to pray, but, slow to praise".  But, we should always be praising the Lord.

As a reminder...due to the holiday this week we'll meet on TUESDAY night at 6:30.  No classes.  Everyone in the auditorium.

We extend our sympathy to Mitchell Hicks in the loss of his Mom, Hazelle Hicks, whose funeral was yesterday.

Doris Casey's funeral will be this Wednesday at Fry Gibbs Funeral Home.

Our sympathy also goes to the Aultman family in the death of their son Christopher.  (A 14 year old North Lamar student.)  He, his brother and a friend were in a car accident yesterday.  His services are pending at Starrett Funeral Home.

Gail Kennedy's sister, Teresa Faris,
 passed away suddenly this week in Dumas.
  • Kristi Nutt will have an MRI this Tuesday.  She's having really bad headaches.
  • Tammy Benedick was back at church this morning.  We're so glad that you are feeling better!
  • Ed Bullard is still in PRMC/South.
  • Grace Francis is still in PRMC/S with pneumonia.
  • Charles Wampler's Mom is in the late stages of cancer.
  • Haley Bulls has a stomach virus.
  • Curt Poore asked that we keep Ryan Wilson and his family in our prayers as they are dealing with the struggles of life's challenges.
  • Please keep Angela Heath (Tammy Huffman's friend) in your prayers for continued healing and that her chemo treatments go well.
  • Wayne Tolbert has been moved to PRMC/North for rehab.
JANUARY 2011:  Starting in January we will be starting the process of reaffirming our Elders and selecting new ones.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: The topic "Making it Through The Holidays" will be discussed on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in the Elders Conference Room.  (The dates are Dec 1-8-15.)  Invite anyone that you think might benefit from this group. Dr. Mike Bishop & Patrick Cannon will facilitate.

H.A.L.O. & Ladies Ornament Exchange:  December 9th at 6pm.  Bring your favorite finger food and a wrapped $5-7 Christmas ornament to play/fight over!  We are combining these 2 ladies events this year, due to the busyness of the holiday season.  Our H.A.L.O. project for this month is a food pantry item.

Secret Sister Revealing:  On December 12 at 3pm in Room 6, we'll reveal our identities to each other!  Please bring your final gift for your current Secret Sister.

HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS: Gina Chilcoat, has once again, agreed to head up the Holiday Food Basket drive during December.  Starting this next Sunday (11/28) there will be forms on a table in the foyer.  Think of someone you know that could benefit from a Christmas Basket and fill out the form for them.  Once the form is complete, put in the box next to the forms.  If you have any questions, please give Gina a call at 580-320-5495.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Peanut Butter & Jelly

KEEP THE DATE: 
Nov 23: Mid-week service will be on Tuesday night, due to holidays.
Dec 4:   KFC (K-5th) Christmas Party at 7:30pm (details later)
Dec 7:   Rudolph Party (preschool) at 6:30pm (details later)
Dec 9:   H.A.L.O. & Ladies Ornament Exchange at 6pm
Dec 12: Secret Sister Revealing
Jan 9:  Faithful Readers
Jan 14-16: WinterFest

Friday, November 19, 2010

Funeral Services Planned

Hazelle Hicks' visitation will be tonight (Friday) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Oak Ridge Church of Christ in Bug Tussle (South of Honey Grove - between H.G. & Ladonia).  Her funeral will be tomorrow at 10am at the Oak Ridge Church of Christ.   Delta Funeral Home/Ladonia is in charge of services.

Doris Casey's visitation will be this next Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 1:00-2:00 @ Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 2pm.  Burial at Forest Chapel Cemetary.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Prayer Requests - 11/18 - 1:42pm

Lamar Avenue has lost 2 sweet sisters in Christ today.  Doris Casey & Hazelle Hicks.  No other details are known at this time.  Please keep their families in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 11/18 - 10/45am

James Fox (my co-worker, Karen McDowell's Dad) has received the diagnosis of cancer for the third time in his 80 years.  Please keep the family in your prayers as they deal with the decisions that they are about to have to make.

Prayer Requests - 11/18 - 10:02am

Dianna Welch received a good report from the Dr. yesterday on her foot.  The swelling has gone down!

Debra Usry's heart test came back "abnormal".  Goes back Friday to the Dr. in Dallas to see what steps will be taken at this time.

Ronnie Cross had his heart cath yesterday evening and is doing well.

David Harris (my co-worker's Dad) is having open heart surgery today.  He had blockages of 92-98-99.  Please keep this family in your prayers.

Matt Hanley will be having surgery on December 29th.  They will be removing a section of his intestine that has "died", as a result of his Crone's Disease.  Please keep he and his wife Allison in your prayers.

Dalton Young is continuing to recover from the gunshot wound to his head.  He is still in rehab, and is doing good.  He will have surgery within the week to have the section of his skull reattached.

Thank you to Dinah and the Week 3 Cooking Crew who prepared such a wonderful Thanksgiving meal last night! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/17 - 3:40pm

Avery Anthony (Chris & Holly's daughter) has been sick for a couple of days, with a virus, and now has a temperature of 104.3.  They are taking her to be checked out at the ER.

Prayer Request - 11/17 - 12:13pm

Tammy Huffman had a doctor's appointment yesterday and they found a polyp that they did a biopsy on.  Awaiting results now.  No other details are known.

Prayer Requests - 11/17 - 10:15am

  • Tammy Benedick is home from the hospital!  She is feeling some better - but no news on the tests as of yet.
  • Ronnie Cross (Tyler Bowden's grand-dad) will have a heart cath in the morning at PRMC/N.
  • David Hart will have surgery on Dec. 2nd to reconnect his colon after cancer surgery.

DON'T FORGET:  Tonight is the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner!  Guests are free.  Members still pay $2 and if you can donate a little extra to defray the cost of the dinner, it would be greatly appreciated.

LADIES:  Mark your calendars....Thursday December 9th!  More details to come!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DON'T FORGET!!!

H.A.L.O. is TONIGHT at 6pm!
Bring finger foods and a pantry item.
Our community project this month is our Latch Key program.
Bring wrapped snacks, a game or a movie...anything you think kids might enjoy!

Prayer Request - 11/16 - 12:30pm

Michael & Eric McLaughlin's Mom, Julie Waggener's graveside funeral service will be at Evergreen Cemetary, Thursday afternoon at 2pm.  Visitation will be Wednesday night from 6-8pm at Bright Holland Funeral Home.  Please keep these young men in your prayers.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/15 - 2:13pm

Tammy Benedick is still in PRMC/South.  They will be doing a scope procedure at 3pm to see if they can figure out why she is staying so sick. She has barely eaten anything in 2 weeks because she just can't keep anything down. Please pray that they find some answers and that she starts to feel better soon.

Prayer Request - 11/15 - 12:31pm

James Hanley has a co-worker who asked to be put on our prayer list.  Jerry Yeager, from Honey Grove, has cancer and is undergoing treatment, he's been told that it may have already spread.

Prayer Requests - 11/15 - 9:21am

Brittany Twitty called this morning with these 2 prayer requests:
  • Julie McLaughlin-Waggener died yesterday as a result of a car accident last Friday.  She was in Oklahoma, it was raining, and the car she was a passenger in hydroplaned, then flipped and landed in a river.  She was on life support until yesterday when a brain scan was performed and found that there was no activity.  Julie has 2 sons, Michael & Eric.
  • Brittanie Johnson (22 years old) was coming back to town from Dallas with her boyfriend and was killed in a car accident.  She leaves behind 3 little children. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekly Update - 11/14 - 8:32pm

Thank you Patrick for the wonderful message today on "Why People Follow Jesus".   And thank you Kyle for the beautiful songs!  I love to hear the old ones, as well as the newer ones!.
Don't forget this Wednesday night is our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner!  Invite your co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family to this wonderful dinner.  Guests' meals are free, LACOC members pay the regular $2.  Dinah still needs help with clean-up.  Please make sure that if you didn't sign up this morning, that you call the church office by noon on Tuesday.  Please bring desserts by 2:00pm.

  • Tammy Benedick is still in PRMC/South.  She continues to have a hard time.  Please keep, not only Tammy in your prayers, but Jered and the little ones also.
  • Ed Bullard is also still in PRMC/South, and is losing blood.
  • Grace Francis is still in PRMC/S with pneumonia.
  • Please keep Angela Heath (Tammy Huffman's friend) in your prayers for continued healing and that her chemo treatments go well.
  • Debra Usry's friend, Dana Nichols, who has been battling cancer for almost 2 years now,  When he was diagnosed he had it in his bladder, lungs and prostrate. He's undergone countless doses of chemo and despite all that it has spread to a leg. He has been having a really bad week, he's developed a fever and the leg has started swelling. They live in Winnsboro, and right now he doesn't have the desire to go back to the specialists in Dallas for more chemo. It is their belief that this fever and swelling is God working on the leg and they are asking for all the prayers they can get for his relief and possibly miracle of recovery.
  •  Tammy Huffman also asked that we keep the Ashford family on our hearts.  Dennis was killed on Friday morning in a motorcycle accident.
  •  Wayne Tolbert has been moved to PRMC/North for rehab.
  •  Curt Poore asked for prayers for his friend, Hal Hampton, as he is recovering from a heart attack and other health issues.
  •  Dianna Welch is still having problems with her foot healing.  Please pray for healing of the infection and that the medication will work.
  •  Keely Kennedy asked for prayers for her little nephew, Logan Trapp.  He has bronchitis and she asks for healing.
JANUARY 2011:  Jay Spencer announced this morning that starting in January we will be starting the process of reaffirming our Elders and selecting new ones. 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: The topic "Making it Through The Holidays" will be starting this Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the Elders Conference Room. Nov. 17, Dec 1-8-15. Invite anyone that you think might benefit from this group. Dr. Mike Bishop & Patrick Cannon will facilitate.

H.A.L.O.: We'll meet this Tuesday, November 16th, at 6pm. This month's community project is the LACOC Latch Key Program. (Ideas for this would be snacks, games, movies, etc.) Also, bring finger foods and your favorite games to play.

HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS: Gina Barnett, has once again, agreed to head up the Holiday Food Basket drive during December. She will be getting back with us with more details.  

 
PANTRY NEEDS: 1 lb. packages of Rice or Beans

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 16: H.A.L.O. meets at 6pm
Nov 17: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner (Bring desserts by 2pm that day!)
Nov 18: Area Wide Thanksgiving Service - 6:30pm - First Christian Church
Nov 19-21: Family Retreat - sign-ups will begin soon.
Nov 21: LifeGroups meet
Nov 23: Mid-week service will be on Tuesday night, due to holidays.
Jan 14-16: WinterFest

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/13 - 9:21pm

Tammy Benedick was been re-admitted to the hospital tonight with dehydration and nausea.  (She just had gall-bladder surgery on Wednesday night.)   They are running tests at this time to determine the cause.

Prayer Request - 11/13 - 7:54pm

Please add little Preston McClour to your prayers.  (He's the baby son of Jerry & April McClour.)  He has a herniated bellybutton.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/12 - 8:56pm

Wayne Tolbert has been transferred to PRMC North for Rehab. He is in room 306. Please continue to pray for his recovery.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Prayer Request Update - 11/9 - 10:45am

Wayne Tolbert continues to be in PRMC-S 318


Tammy Benedick is in PRMC-S (No room number known at this time.)  She will have gall bladder surgery this afternoon.

Grace Francis is in PRMC-S 534.  She has pneumonia and is receiving antibiotics.

Ed Bullard continues to be in PRMC-S 305.  He is BETTER. A disease control doctor was called in to insure that proper antibiotics, etc. are being administered. They sewed him up yesterday and he will be experiencing pain for a few days.  They are giving him insulin and, in general, our brother is better. (And Cheryl is too.)

Derald Bulls asked that we add Ginger Ballard (daughter of Dr. Gary & Gwen Ballard) to the prayer list.  She is having brain surgery next Tuesday at Baylor/Dallas.  Ginger works at PJC.

Prayer Request Update - 11/10 - 9:17am

Jack Moore, Kari Ann Cannon's grandfather, passed away last night around 9:30pm.  Please keep the family in prayer as they mourn the loss of their loved one and as they travel for the services.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/9 - 8:16pm

Please keep Kari Ann Cannon's grandfather, Jack Moore, in your prayers.  He is very near the end of his life.  Pray for peace for the family and the Lord's will be done.

Please don't forget that tomorrow night (Wednesday) is the Blood Drive.  If you signed up to give... or if you just decide at the last minute to give... make sure you've eaten!

Prayer Request - 11/9 - 1:26pm

A co-worker of mine, Kandace Davidson asked that I post this prayer request:  "My mom, Rhonda Burchinal, is principal in Winfield, Texas. She has two students, who's mother has been sick for a over a month. She was pregnant and ended up miscarrying the baby last week. The had to go through with the "delivery" process, which was very tough for her. She has absolutely no family and the kids have been staying with a teacher from my Mom's school. They have no one. The mother of the two children signed power of attorney over to my Mom and she's been in Dallas with her for about two weeks. She was diagnosed with lymphoma yesterday and Mom called and said they were only giving her a few more days to live. I know my God is The Healer and The Great Physician. Pray for the mother, that a divine miracle come her way. Pray for the two children. Pray for my Mama. Thank you all!" 

Thanksgiving Meal

3rd ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SUPPER
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th 
LAMAR AVE. CHURCH OF CHRIST
SERVING 5:00-6:30


Members are asked to make at least a $2.00 per person donation. Guests are not asked to make donation. No "Take Outs" please. Teachers or members who know families who may not have a holiday meal at home, may invite those families. We need names, number in family, and valid phone numbers.
 
Dinah does request prayers for God's blessings with preparation, serving and clean up. "This is our largest Wednesday meal of the year AND requires a lot of help beyond my faithful Team Three.  Anyone gracious enough to help please let me know at dinahborder@yahoo.com or leave message on facebook or church office. I'm working on a schedule for so we may give our great God glory."

Monday, November 8, 2010

Family Retreat Update - 11/8 - 5:04pm

Robyn Figgins sent this message this afternoon:  "The Family Retreat sign up sheet and what to bring list is now on the bulletin board next to the ladies table."

Weekly Update - 11/8 - 3:04pm

  • Alan Boyd is at home recovering from his last surgery to help with the pain that he endures each day.
  • Janie Russell is now living at her daughter Melanie's home in the metroplex.  She hopes to be HOME to Paris by the end of December.
  • Continue to remember Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, as she continues to recover from a stroke at home.  She is able to stay up all day and is gaining strength daily.
  • Marianne Whitehouse would like for us to remember her brother, David Bean, in prayer.  Please also keep Marianne in your prayers also as she is the caretaker for him.
  • Ed Bullard for continued healing.
  • Hugh Anthony is having health issues.
  • Dianna Welch is continue to experience pain from her foot that won't heal.  She had a major set-back last week.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:  The topic "Making it Through The Holidays" will be Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Elders Conference Room.  Nov. 17, Dec 1-8-15.  Invite anyone that you think might benefit from this group.  Dr. Mike Bishop & Patrick Cannon will facilitate.

H.A.L.O.: We'll meet Tuesday, November 16th, at 6pm. This month's community project is the LACOC Latch Key Program. (Ideas for this would be snacks, games, movies, etc.) Also, bring finger foods and your favorite games to play.

HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS:  Gina Barnett, has once again, agreed to head up the Holiday Food Basket drive during December.  She will be getting back with us with more details.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This week’s entree will be Burritos. If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, you still have the chance to come and eat with us by calling the church office by noon on Tuesday. Still only $2 per plate.
BENEVOLENCE CLOTHES CLOSET: Is FULL at this time. Thank you all for your donations!
PANTRY NEEDS: Hot Cereals
KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 10: Blood Drive
Nov 14: Singles Group going to TaMolly's for lunch (See Annetta Thomas or call church office for info)
Nov 14: Faithful Readers meet at 4pm
Nov 16: H.A.L.O. meets at 6pm
Nov 17: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner (Bring desserts by 2pm that day!)
Nov 19-21: Family Retreat - sign-ups will begin soon.
Nov 21:  LifeGroups meet
Nov 23: Mid-week service will be on Tuesday night, due to holidays.
Jan 14-16:  WinterFest

Friday, November 5, 2010

Prayer Requests - 11/5 - 10:54pm

Don't Forget:  Set your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!
AND....This Sunday is LIFE GROUP Sunday!

Debra Usry sent these 2 prayer requests:  "As part of my pre-surgery screening, I am having a Thallium Stress Test in Dallas this coming Monday morning. They told me I would be there at least 3 to 5 hours, with a break for lunch. They said I can drive myself home afterwards, but would like someone to go with me that can drive my car, just in case I don't feel like driving. I should be okay. Just pray that the cardiologist clears me for my surgery in three months."

Also:  "Phyllis Giguere will have a MRI done of her back and see the Scoliosis Dr. at the Scoliosis Center in Baylor Hosp. Plano. on Tuesday. Please pray that she has done what they asked of her and will then schedule her surgery to fix her back. Her upper spine has a 60% scoliosis curve, then she has a section of her spine that has "flapped over", then she has a bulging disc below that and lower back spinal stenosis worsening toward the tail bone. After surgery, she will have rods from the bend of her neck all the way down to above the tail bone and will be taller after surgery than she is now. She can not wait!"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/4 2:53 p.m.

Corey Gray has been released from the hospital.  Carol Kay would like to thank everyone so much for their prayers!

Prayer Request - 11/4 2:27 p.m.

Dianna Welch has a staff infection in her foot that developed after surgery.  She has been on oral antibiotics for that.  The doctor took her stitches out yesterday and last night she was in her wheelchair and ran into something and split the incision open.  There is no way to stitch it back up because it needs to heal from the inside out.  Dr. Kyle Jones came to her rescue last night and cleaned it and bandaged it back up.  Thank you so much, Kyle!  She is in big time need of all of her church families' prayers.  She is frustrated because she is back at square one.  The doctor is doing a culture on the infection to see if it is the resistant or non-resistant kind.  Please pray specifically that the staff infection isn't the kind that requires hospitalization!  Thanks so much for your prayers!

Prayer Request - 11/4 - 8:42am

Webber's dad passed away on Tuesday night.  Thank you all so much for your prayers, love and concern for us during this time.  There's no way to express how much those prayers have been felt.  The visitation for W.L.Woodall will be Friday night from 6-8pm at Coker Matthews Funeral Home in Greenville.  His funeral service will be at 10:30am on Saturday morning in the chapel of the funeral home.

Corey Gray has blood clots in both lobes of both lungs and in both legs.  They have started Coumadin by mouth and Lovonox shots in his belly.  He has tested positive for a blood disease, which causes the blood to clot easily, which means he will have to take the blood thinners for the rest of his life.  The Dr. just came in to talk with them and said that she will be releasing him from the hospital.  One more Dr. has to approve his release before that can happen.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/2 - 12:19pm

Carter Townes is the 3 year old who has been diagnosed with leukemia.  A benefit account for him has been opened at First Federal Community Bank.

He has just been taken to have the lumbar puncture and to get his first dose of chemo and will also get his port. His fever is better; please continue to pray for him and his family.
You can keep in touch with his progress by visiting his Caring Bridge site @ www.caringbridge.org/visit/cartertownes.  I will put a link to the right of our blog so you can just click and read.

Prayer Requests - 11/2 - 10:38am

They have taken everything off of Webber's Dad this morning.  They are only giving him morphine now.  Thank you all for your prayers for our family during this time.  Please continue to pray that the transition will be easy and peaceful.

I just received a text from Carol Kay Gray. She said they started Corey on the blood clot meds last night. He is better today, but had to have some pain meds real quick this morning. They are giving him morphine and 800 mg of Advil for the pain and it seems to be helping. They are still waiting on results from the Doppler of the legs and what they have to do next. He has had a pulmonary embolism (it's like a heart attack of the lungs) and x-rays showed a dark spot on his lungs where he was deprived of oxygen at some point in time.

There has been an account set up here at First Federal Community Bank "Corey Gray Benefit Account".

Monday, November 1, 2010

Prayer Request - 11/1 - 8:05pm

Margaret Lough sent this message:  "Please add the husband, of one of my closest friends Bev, to our prayer list. He is Lee Goodson, just diagnosed with Stage III Adenocarcinoma lung cancer. He will have a PET scan this week to see if the cancer is anywhere else in his body.  Lee's oldest sister, Shirley, is near death right now with liver cancer."

Prayer Request Update - 11/1 - 2:58pm

I sent out a message over the weekend, regarding little Carter Townes (3 years old).  He lives in Clarksville. His parents are Charlie and Timberlee Townes. He was diagnosed with A.L.L. (leukemia) over the weekend. He is at Children's Medical Center/Dallas. 
There is a blood drive for Carter Townes on Tuesday from 12 to 4 at Lamar County Electric. Please go give if you are anywhere near there!

Corey Gray has a bleed out where the surgery was done on his skull last month. He has had a "lung heart attack" and there is a dark spot on his lungs where he's been deprived of oxygen at some point in time recently. There are MULTIPLE clots in both lungs...top and bottom.  She said that he hasn't been eating or drinking for the last few days and is VERY weak. They are giving him morphine for the pain. 

Weekly Update - 11/1 - 1:38pm

DON'T FORGET.....Set your clock BACK one hour this coming Saturday night.
  • Ed Bullard is not doing well at all.  He's had a CT scan and they have scheduled him for surgery this afternoon to open him back up and clean out infection.  He's been in a lot of pain.
  • Please continue to keep Webber Woodall's Dad, W.L. "Red" Woodall, in your prayers. 
  • Remember Hazel Cross, Sherry Welch's Mom, as she continues to recover from a stroke.
  • Visitation for Glynn Lowe will be tonight from 6-8pm at the League Street Church of Chist in Sulphur Springs.  His funeral service will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10am also at the League Street Church of Christ in Sulphur Springs.
  • Debra Usry's friend, Richard Buck, has been missing since last Friday when he went hunting.
  • Tanya Welch's friend, Dino Russos' Mom passed away.
  • Bethany Holland will have surgery for her gallbladder.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the annual Trunk or Treat last night!  There were over 900 children who attended and had a GREAT time!  The weather was perfect and no broken bones!  Thank you ESPECIALLY to Tanya Welch for all the hard work in preparation for last night.

H.A.L.O.: We'll meet Tuesday, November 16th, at 6pm. This month's community project is the LACOC Latch Key Program. (Ideas for this would be snacks, games, movies, etc.) Also, bring finger foods and your favorite games to play.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This week’s entree will be Fried Chicken. If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, you still have the chance to come and eat with us by calling the church office by noon on Tuesday. Still only $2 per plate.

BENEVOLENCE CLOTHES CLOSET: Is FULL at this time. Thank you all for your donations!

PANTRY NEEDS: Cornbread Mix

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 7: Family LIFE Groups
Nov 10: Blood Drive
Nov 14: Singles Group going to TaMolly's for lunch (See Annetta Thomas or call church office for info)
Nov 14: Faithful Readers meet at 4pm
Nov 16: H.A.L.O. meets at 6pm
Nov 17: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner  (Bring desserts!)
Nov 19-21: Family Retreat - sign-ups will begin soon.

Prayer Request - 11/1 - 11:33am

Debby McNeal sent this message today:  "I want to thank everyone for their prayers for my father, Elmer "Butch" McNeal. Prayers were answered but not as we hoped. Dad passed away last night during a procedure to relieve a pneumothorax."  Please keep Kay, James & Debby in your prayers during this time.  Services have not been planned as of yet.

Prayer Requests - 11/1 - 10:12am

Continue to remember Webber Woodall's Dad, W.L. "Red" Woodall.  He is still in grave condition in Red River Regional/Bonham.  The doctor says his unstable condition prevents them from putting in a feeding tube at this time.


Corey Gray was taken to Presbyterian Hospital/Dallas again on Friday.  He's not feeling well at all.  They did an MRI and spinal tap and sent him home.  He got worse during the night last night and has been admitted to the hospital with blood clots in his lungs.


Vickie Humphrey sent this message:  "I wanted to ask you to please add Barney Sawyer to our prayer list.  He had a tumor (skin cancer) removed from his lip.  It had grown down into  a nerve and they were not able to get it all.  He will have a scan at the Cancer Center on Friday to make sure that there is no other cancer anywhere else before he begins radiation treatments the following week.  He will have 7 treatments, assuming that the scan on Friday shows no other cancer."

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Prayer Requests - 10/30 - 11:46pm

Don't forget tomorrow is FIFTH SUNDAY FORMAT!  Potluck lunch after morning worship services.

TRUNK OR TREAT is also tomorrow night!  Starts at 7pm.   

Robert Henson sent this message tonight:  "Wayne Tolbert is scheduled to be dismissed from the hospital on Monday.  Please pray for his continued progress."

Roxanne Raper asked that we add Carson Townes to our prayer list.  "He is the 3 year old son of Charlie & Timberlee Townes from the Clarksville area.  He was taken to Children's Hospital last night with what looks like A.L.L. leukemia."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Glynn Lowe's Funeral Service

Glynn Lowe's funeral service will be 10:00am Tuesday morning at the League Street Church of Christ in Sulphur Springs with John & Patrick Cannon officiating.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Prayer Request - 10/28 - 8:05pm

Please keep Webber Woodall in your prayers as he is making very difficult decisions regarding his Dad.  And specifically pray that he makes the right decision.

Ed Bullard has been moved to PRMC/S-Room 316.

I received this wonderful message from a family member of Dalton Young:  He is awake.  He was asked to move his left thumb and he did.  His Dad told him that he loved him and he said "I love you Daddy.".

Prayer Request - 10/28 - 12:17pm

One of our former elders, Glynn Lowe, passed away in Tyler this morning. The currently live in Sulphur Springs. He is survived by his wife, Frances, and children Mark and Sharon. He was preceded by a son, Paul.   No other details are known at this time.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Prayer Requests - 10/27 - 9:22pm

DON'T FORGET.....5th Sunday Format with Potluck Lunch and Trunk or Treat at 7pm!
  • Ed Bullard is not doing well.  He now has pneumonia and had to have 2 pints of blood.  He is in PRMC/South-Room 310.
  • Payden Daniels was released from the hospital this afternoon.  No tests results yet.  Kimberly says "prayers needed and greatly appreciated".
  • Michelle Anderson has lower back spinal sclerosis, middle back is scoliosis.  They measured her today and has lost 2 inches in height.  (She says she doesn't feel shorter!)  Endocrinologist said she is healthy and he wants to take her off of lots of the meds she's been taking. 
  • Bethany Skinner-Holland's gallbladder is not functioning correctly.  Looks like surgery will be needed.
  • Dee Lyons is in need of our prayers for peace and for the pain that she experiences daily.
  • Lesa Bulls' aunt, Ann Arie (in Kentucky) will be having back surgery.
  • Please continue to keep Dalton Young in your prayers.  He continues to be at Children's Medical/Dallas in ICU and is still on the vent.  He is taking 8 of 13 breaths on his own...which is great progress!  Also keep the faculty and students of Parker Elementary in your prayers as they are dealing with the tragedy that has happened this week.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Prayer Request - 10/26 - 8:09pm

Payden Daniels was admitted to PRMC/North this afternoon.  He had some abnormal lab results, but, Kimberly says that he's acting more like himself tonight.  She's not sure if they will perform more tests in the morning.  He is receiving IV fluids.
 
Wayne Tolbert has been released from the ICU at Medical City & is in a regular room!  He is in room 606 East.  If things go well he should be home in three or four days.
 
 

Prayer Request - 10/26 - 12:24pm

Little Payden Daniels had another seizure last night, last 4 minutes.  Woke up this morning with a headache, but seemed to be ok enough to go to school.  The nurse called Kimberly around 9am and said that he was lethargic and his speech was slurred.  She has him at the PRMC/North/ER right now.  He is in a very deep sleep, but will stir around and knows who they are.  They are observing him and have an IV hooked up. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Prayer Requests - 10/25 - 10:45pm

Webber's Dad, W.L. "Red" Woodall, is still needing your prayers!  He is still is so very sick. Two different nurses tried to find veins this afternoon couldn't find one.  Had to put IV into groin area. He has 5 bags of meds going into him now. His white blood count is too high and still no kidney function.  Specifically pray for NO pain, an uneventful transition and peace.

There's been a terrible tragedy in Lamar County tonight.  A little boy, Dalton Young, has been CareFlighted to Dallas with gunshot wounds and 2 women haven died from gunshot wounds.  Please keep these families in your prayers.

A friend has asked that we keep the Swain family in prayer. 

Weekly Update - 10/25 - 10:32am

MILLION DOLLAR SUNDAY:  This next Sunday - October 31st - we will have a special contribution for the Eastern European Missions for the purchase of bibles.  There are many churches throughout the U.S. that are participating in this and they hope to raise a million dollars.

5th Sunday Format THIS Sunday after worship services!  Bring a covered dish and a little extra in case we have guests.  Sunday evening will be our TRUNK OR TREAT!

Our sympathy goes to Butch Munday and his family in the death of his Dad, E.V. Munday.  Mr. Munday was 101 years old.  Visitation is tonight at Scott's Funeral Home in Gatesville from 6-8pm.  Services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10am at the funeral home.
  • Webber Woodall's Dad, W.L. Woodall, is in serious condition in the ICU at Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham.  He's in serious condition, his kidneys are shutting down, his white blood count is too high, fever too high and blood pressure WAY low. He has Parkinson's Disease and this is making it worse.  Please pray specifically that they can keep him pain free and that God's will be done.
  • Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, is improving and asks for prayers for continued improvement.
  • Ed Bullard is recovering from his surgery this past week and is still in PRMC/S.
  • Angela Heath has been moved to ICU with a staph infection.  (She's the young Mom with cancer.)  She's been in the hospital for 6 weeks.  The family has no insurance.
  • Bryce Mills (daughter of Keith & Kacey Mills) will be having surgery on November 1st to insert a tube in her ear.  She's having lots of trouble with her hearing and they're hoping this will alleviate the problem.
  • Cynthia Williams asked for prayers for her husband John, for continued patience, faith, strength and a return to his coaching duties soon.
  • Malik Stevenson, is recovering from knee surgery.  (She's one of the PJC Lady Dragons.)  She is from Lexington, Kentucky and needless to say, she’s a long way from home. She hopes to be back in 6-8 weeks if rehab goes well.

  • Shi'rrell Williams, another PJC Lady Dragon, from Detroit, Michigan, had an MRI on her left knee, and will likely require surgery.
  • Lisa Denman asked for continued prayers for her cousin, Julie Matthews of Crandell, that she will have healing and strength.  She's had ovarian cancer and is taking chemo treatments now.
CONGRATULATIONS to the North Lamar High School Band!  They placed 1st at the Area marching contest on Saturday.  They will be performing for the State contest on Tuesday, November 2nd.  Several youth group members are in the NLHS band.

Thank you to Annetta Thomas for the beautiful transformation that you are making to the library. We know there's lots of hard work that is going on in there!

H.A.L.O.:   We'll meet Tuesday, November 16th, at 6pm. This month's community project is the LACOC Latch Key Program.  (Ideas for this would be snacks, games, movies, etc.) Also, bring finger foods and your favorite games to play.

TRUNK OR TREAT:  Wednesday night, after classes, there will be a short meeting of everyone involved with T or T, Room 6.  T or T Is THIS Sunday night @ 7pm!  This is SO much fun for the kids and adults too! 

SIMPLE SUPPER: This week’s entree will be a special Cavatini. If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, you still have the chance to come and eat with us by calling the church office by noon on Tuesday. Still only $2 per plate.

BENEVOLENCE CLOTHES CLOSET: Is FULL at this time. Thank you all for your donations!

PANTRY NEEDS: Spaghetti Pasta and/or Cereal

KEEP THE DATE:
Oct 31: 5th Sunday Format
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 7:  Family LIFE Groups
Nov 14:  Singles Group going to Ta'Molly's for lunch (See Annetta Thomas for info)
Nov 10: Blood Drive
Nov 19-21: Family Retreat - sign-ups will begin soon.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Prayer Request - 10/23 - 10pm

Angela Heath, the young Mom of 2, (who has Burkitt's Lymphoma, a rapid growth type of cancer), has Merca, which is a staph infection in her blood as well as a urinary tract infection.  The family says she needs your prayers MORE than ever!  They can't give her chemo treatments till they get this under control or gone.  Please keep the prayers going!! God can still bring her out of this.

Friday, October 22, 2010

ATTENTION: Singles

Be listening this Sunday for a special announcement that Patrick will be making regarding a new Singles Group.

Prayer Requests - 10/22 - 9:39am

Ed Bullard's gallbladder surgery went well yesterday afternoon, however, the colon surgery didn't quite go as planned.  He will require further surgery in a few months. 

There will be a graveside service for Frances Hope Brazile at Evergreen Cemetary at 11:00.  She is survived by one son, Robert "Bob" Brazile of Denton, three grandsons, one brother, several nieces and nephews, including Charles "Chuck" Brazile and John Brazile of Paris.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Prayer Requests - 10/21 - 9:07am

Wayne Tolbert pathology report showed NO cancer cells! Hopefully he will get out of ICU in a couple days. Thank you for the prayers & please continue praying for him.

Ed Bullard is having surgery this morning to have his gallbladder removed and a large section of his colon removed. 

Johnny Bassett was taken back to the nursing home yesterday afternoon after being in the ER yesterday.

Lesa Bulls' Mom, Mazie Brockinton, is awaiting more test results.

Mike Erwin is have a sonogram on his kidneys this morning.

Dr. Bob Yeakley passed away recently.  There will be a memorial service next week.  Please keep his wife Terrie in your prayers.

Annetta Thomas' son, Sgt. William Thomas, is in the Army and is asking for a specific prayer.  When he was younger he was in a Boy's Home.  It was a small school with only 2 people in administration.  Billy needs the transcript from this school to get his next promotion, in the Army, and is having problems getting this one piece of paper.  Please pray specifically that this will happen so he can advance in his career!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Prayer Requests - 10/20 - 3:39pm

Derald Bulls sent this message today regarding some of our PJC basketball players:  "I just visited with Coach Sean LeBeauf. He shared with me one of his players, Malik Stevenson, is having surgery tomorrow, on her right knee, at PRMC/South. She is from Lexington, Kentucky and needless to say, she’s a long way from home.  He said her mother is coming in tonight to be with her for a few days.  She hopes to be back in 6-8 weeks if rehab goes well. 
He also said another student-athlete, Shi'rrell Williams from Detroit, Michigan, is going in to have an MRI, Friday on her left knee, and will likely require surgery. 
Coach Sean appreciates the thoughts and prayers for his young ladies…many come from varied backgrounds and any and all positive influences are appreciated!"

Prayer Request - 10/20 - 12:50pm

Ed Bullard is waking up from the colonoscopy and doing ok. However, the colon is infected and has holes in it. He is scheduled for surgery @ 7:30 in the morning. The doctor plans to remove his colon and gall bladder.  Ed and Cheryl both to be handling this ok but need prayers.

Prayer Request - 10/20 - 9:55am

Jean O'Neal's granddaughter, Elsa Wahl, has had a brain tumor.  Tests were done this week and it's been determined that it's growing.

Elmer "Butch" McNeal is still in Medical City/Dallas-ICU.  They continue to have him in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator.  He will have an open lung biopsy today.

Prayer Request - 10/20 - 9:30am

Johnny Bassett was taken to PRMC/ER a short while ago with vomiting.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Prayer Request - 10/19 - 9:41pm

Mindy Bulls' friend, Tim Tabangcora, passed away earlier tonight. There are no other details at this time.

Becky Webb sent this message today:  "Little Bentley McDowra got to go home today. Everything checked out OK. Thanks to everyone who prayed for him."

Kristie Nutt's co-worker asked for prayers for her Mom, Naomi Simmons.  She is waiting for the outcome of tests. 

Cynthia Williams asked for some specific prayers for her husband, John.  That he stay positive, faithful, and strong.  And, she stated:  "We can't thank everybody enough for the prayers and support!!!!"

Prayer Request - 10/19 - 3:17pm

Susan Figgins, Russell & Robyn's sister in law, asked if we would add her Dad, Roland Wyatt, to the prayer list and sent this message:  "He isn't doing well at all really. He had a brain hemorrhage, stroke and double pneumonia a week ago. Don't know how much longer I will have him and I'm having a hard time coping with it. Mom (Billie) is too, she won't leave his side. Its very sad seeing him in the condition that he is in. He is still in hospital and it looks like he will be moved back to VA as a hospice patient, but no idea when that will happen."

Prayer Request - 10/19 - 12:57pm

Dichele Parson was in an auto accident on Saturday.  She is in surgery today to repair a broken jaw.  Dichelle is Dwayne & Glenda's daughter and the Tribbey's granddaughter. 
 
 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Prayer Requests - 10/18 - 8:18pm

Ed Bullard has been in PRMC/South, since right after church yesterday morning.  He will be having  a colonoscopy on Wednesday and gallbladder surgery on Thursday.

Michelle Anderson posted this on facebook earlier, regarding the medical tests she's had this past week:  "Spinal sclerosis from T4 down, scoliosis above T4. Learning exercises to help with pain & slow advancement. MRI of brain tomorrow (yes, to see if I have one) looking for possible tumor on pituitary gland. Appoitment with Dr. Dickey next Tuesday, then endocrinologist next Wednesday, Dr. Zimmerman appointment for hormone treatments cancelled since it can cause auto immune disorders. Since I already have rheumatoid, probably not a good idea."

LADIES...Don't forget...H.A.L.O. meets tomorrow night at 6pm.  Our project this month is our LACOC Benevolent Food Pantry.  Bring finger foods and games to play.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Weekly Update - 10/17 - 8:50pm

WOW...What a wonderful Sunday this was!!!  Patrick, the lesson on "A Light In The Darkness" was a great way to get our week started!  We have to remember that we are a light to the world...no matter where we are!  Are YOU living a "life from above lifestyle"?
Thank you Richard for the wonderfully upbeat song service!  (And, by the way, don't give up your day job to be a stand-up comedian!)

  • Kathy Ballard asked for prayers for the patience to wait on test results.
  • Louie and Marolyn Woodall will be traveling, these next 2 weeks, to Greece.  Please pray for safe travel and their safety while in a foreign country.
  • Laura Cannon will also be traveling this week.  Prayers for safety!!
  • Mike Kennedy had angioplasty this week, on his legs, and is doing great.  He will be having hernia surgery soon.  Mike and Gail's great-grandson, Logan, had another full body cast put on this week.  He seems to be doing better!
  • Wayne Tolbert is continuing to recuperate from lung surgery, and he is doing well.
  • Lisa Denman's cousin, Julie Matthews, had surgery to remove ovarian cancer and is now taking chemo.  Please pray for Julie's strength and that she will be healed.
  • Nick and Kim McDowra's son, Bentley, is still in an Austin children's hospital, and seems to be some better.
  • Edwin Pickle's mom, Sally Ann Pickle is doing better!  Not as bad as first thought!  Thank you Lord!
  • Debra Usry would like prayers for her sister, Julie Kay Smith.   For finding a job, finding a place of her own and that she come to know the Lord.
  • Lloyd Usry's sister, Donna Moseley, is recovering from recent knee replacement surgery.
  • Lyn Ray Graham is once again fighting cancer.  Please keep him and his family in prayer.
  • Please pray that Angela Heath, a young Mom with cancer, will be comforted with her pain and get to come home soon from the hospital in Tyler.  (She's been there 4 weeks.)
  • Tammy Huffman's aunt, Wanda Russell, passed away this past week.  Please keep her uncle, Nolan, on your hearts.
H.A.L.O.:  Ladies this Tuesday, October 19th, at 6pm. This month's community project is the LACOC pantry. Bring items for stocking our benevolent pantry for the upcoming months. Also, bring finger foods and your favorite games to share.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Tanya has a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center for those wanting to host a car or help in other ways. This is SO much fun for the kids and adults too!

SIMPLE SUPPER: This week’s entree will be a special Baked Potatoes and Fixings. If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, you still have the chance to come and eat with us by calling the church office by noon on Tuesday. Still only $2 per plate.

BENEVOLENCE CLOTHES CLOSET: Is FULL at this time.  Thank you all for your donations! 

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Fruit

KEEP THE DATE:
Oct 19: H.A.L.O. @6pm (Project: Pantry items)
Oct 31: 5th Sunday Format
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 10: Blood Drive
Nov 19-21: Family Retreat - sign-ups will begin soon.