Monday, December 26, 2011

SIMPLE SUPPER UPDATE

There WILL be a Simple Supper available this Wednesday night before classes.  The entree' will be SOUP.  Please call the church office by noon on Tuesday to RSVP!

Prayer Request - 12/26 - 8:40pm

Yvonne Gentry talked with Marie Faulkner and said that Jimmy had four bypasses and one valve replacement and is doing very well.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Prayer Request - Dec. 23 - 9:32am

Jimmy & Marie Faulkner were on their way to Houston, to spend the holidays with family, and Jimmy started feeling bad.  He was taken to Cypress-Fairbanks Hospital where they started checking him out.  1 artery was 100% blocked on the right side and 4 arteries were blocked on the left side.  While they were checking his heart, they found a large hernia that had pushed his stomach into his ribcage.  THEN they found FOUR bleeding ulcers.  They won't be able to do surgery until the bleeding stops.  Tentatively it's scheduled for Monday. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/20 - 4:03pm

Michelle Anderson sent this message regarding a former area band director, Frank Garza"His daughter Lisette had to call an ambulance.  I don't have much information yet."
UPDATED 1pm - 12/21:  Mr. Garza was admitted to the hospital last night and is on strong antibiotics for pneumonia.  Dr. says he should be out of the hospital in a few days.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekly Update - 12/19 - 2:58pm

Please keep the following in your prayers:
  • Johnny Nabors was dismissed from the hospital today! 
  • Kristy Baggett's great-grandmother passed away in Amarillo.  Please pray for their family in this time of loss and also for their safety as they travel.
  • Continue to remember Sherry Welch and her family, in the loss of her Mom, Hazel Cross.
  • Mike and Kathy Grigsby; He was taken to the hospital on Saturday, but returned home.  Kathy was to have another pacemaker inserted, but has bronchitis.
  • Lewis and Carole Anderson's cousin, Patricia Goolsby, had gallbladder surgery last Friday.  Also, their granddaughter, Grace, will be traveling with the Sulphur Springs High School band on a trip to Florida.  Pray for their safety.
  • Renee Crews' friend, Myca Whitten and her family, in the loss of a family member.
CONGRATULATIONS:  Curtis Garrett on his new job with the Paris Police Department.  He will now be the public information officer.  His job will entail: interaction with the media, crime prevention outreach, coordination with the Lamar County CrimeStoppers organization, and registration and compliance checks of sex offenders. He is also the homeland security officer for the department, with emphasis in emergency management.


Please sign up to fill a Christmas Basket.  We have 40 baskets left to be filled!!  The sign-up list for "Christmas Basket Volunteers" is on the table by the Welcome Center.  Baskets will be delivered on Wednesday, December 21.  If you would like to donate money for a basket, or if you have any questions, please contact Allison Hanley:  arb.hanley@gmail.com or call her at 903-227-7624.

PRAISE:  290 pairs of socks were donated for the Warm Feet Warm Hearts!  Those will be delivered this week!

HOLIDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE:  Sunday, December 25th, worship will be at 10am.  No Bible classes or evening service.  The church office will be closed December 22-26th.

Please join Louie and Marolyn Woodall for a noon meal at their home on Christmas Day.  You may bring a covered dish or a game...or just bring yourself for an afternoon of eating and fellowship.

50th WEDDING CELEBRATION:  The children of Edward and Cheryl Bullard request the honor of your presence in celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 31st, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ OutReach Center.  (No gifts, just the honor of your presence please.)

BRIDAL SHOWER:  You are cordially invited to a shower in honor of Brittany Twitty and Wendell Johnson, January 8th from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the building.  Selections are at:  Gene the Jeweler, WalMart, and Target.

Men's Sports League:  If you are interested in participating in either church league basketball or softball, please add your name, email address and phone number on the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center, indicating which sports you are interested in playing.  You may also email Shannon Boyd at stboydpt@gmail.com.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Smoked Ham. Please donate at $2 per person. If you did not sign up on Sunday morning and you want to eat with us, please call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Macaroni and Cheese

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 22-26th:  Church office closed
Dec 25: Christmas Day (10am worship only)
Dec 25:  Christmas Day Lunch at Louie and Marolyn Woodall's
Dec 29:  Rescheduled party for the teens
Dec 31:  Ed and Cheryl Bullard's 50th Wedding Anniversary
Jan 8:  Wedding Shower for Brittany Twitty and Wendell Johnson
Jan 8:  Faithful Readers
Jan 8:  Family LIFE Groups
Jan 17: H.A.L.O.
Jan 20-22: WinterFest

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/17 - 9:08pm

Wendy May (husband works at Fry-Gibbs) posted this earlier tonight:  "The Dr just called with path report. He will have to go in deeper on Monday to remove more tissue due to the fact that it is cancer. All should be good after that. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers."

Friday, December 16, 2011

Service Information - 12/16 - 4:02pm

Hazel Cross (Sherry Welch's Mom) Memorial Service will be Sunday afternoon at 2pm at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro.  Family will receive friends before and after the service.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/15 - 2:49pm

Loretta Nabors sent a message stating that Johnny has a staph infection.

Our Sympathy - 12/15 - 12:53pm

Sherry Welch just sent this message:  "My little mama (Hazel Cross) is gone. She just peacefully stopped breathing. Marka and I were with her.  Her breathing changed this morning, became shallow and quick and she was unresponsive. The preacher came and prayed, and as he was going out the front door, she took a little gasp and was gone. I'm sure she's busy greeting so many--everybody that came by had someone for her to "look up" when she got home."  Please keep Sherry, Shane, Shannon and their family in your prayers.

Update on Johnny - 12/15 - 10:27am

Loretta Nabors just sent this update on Johnny:  "Running a little fever this morning (it spiked to 103 last night) leg still red and swollen.  Dr. lanced it yesterday, had a cavity in it so they cleaned that out and sent  some to culture.  Johnny said it hurts.  He is getting 2 different IV antibiotics so hopefully that will get hold of the infection and get rid of it."

Mid-Week Update - 12/15 - 9:43am

There have been almost 100 requests for Christmas food baskets!  We need more volunteers to sign up to buy food to fill baskets.  Also, money is needed to purchase hams to go in these baskets.

There were 40 families that were helped on Wednesday with the benevolence pantry.  The pantry is in need of EVERYTHING!
  • April McClour's Mom, Peggy Pulaski's Dr. found a mass in her breast and will having more tests performed.
  • Brittany Twitty asked for prayers for her uncle Roosevelt Twitty as he is having health issues; her niece, Mahogany Crittendon.  (She's had 5 biopsies and they are awaiting the results of those tests.  She's only 6 and these problems are from her stomach.)  Also, prayers for Brittany as she is traveling to Lubbock, that she has a safe trip.
  • Phyllis Giguere's Mom, Stella Lovell, fell this week and has numerous injuries.
  • Johnny Nabors continues to be in PRMC/South - Room 311.
  • Wendy May (husband works at Fry-Gibbs) had surgery yesterday on her head and they left the incision open.  Pathologist doesn't think it's cancer, but final test results come today.  She will have another surgery on Monday, for a plastic surgeon to close up the incision.
  • My son's grandmother, Barbara Sprinkle, has been admitted to a hospital in Garland with breathing problems.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/14 - 9:56am

Johnny Nabors has been admitted to PRMC/S - Room 311, with cellulitis in his leg.  He was off work Monday and Tuesday and wasn't getting any better.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/13 - 12:11pm

Matt Denman's Mom, Alice, has been released from the hospital and is at home.  She still has pneumonia and is very weak.  She says she is better and glad to be home.

Prayer Request - 12/13 - 9am

Derald Bulls' friend, Bobbye Roberts passed away last night. Please remember her sons, Doug and David and her husband, T.V.  No other details are known at this time.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Proud to announce.....

Glenn & Joy Barnett are proud to announce the birth of their new grandson, Lucas James Speer.  He was born this evening at 5:37pm, weighing in at 7 lbs. & 3 oz. and was 20 inches long.  George & Valerie Speers are the proud parents!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekly Update - 12/11 - 9pm

What do you want for Christmas?  What do you NEED?   
Only for our God to tell us, "Your sins are FORGIVEN!" 
Thank you Lord for that gift everyday of our lives.
  • Glenn and Joy Barnett asked asked that we keep his daughter, Valerie Speer, in your prayers.  She's being induced in the morning (Monday 12/12).  Please pray for a safe birth and healthy baby boy.
  • Joy also asked for prayers for her co-worker, Shirley McClain.  She's been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Please pray for comfort during chemo and the surgery following treatment.
  • Jimmy Thielman's Mom, Marchita Thielman, will have a heart cath on January 16.
  • Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, as she reaches the end of this life and looks forward to heaven.
  • Freddie and Shirley Risinger's grandson was killed in a car accident.  (Friends of Linda Vickers.)
  • Marissa Binko - personal issues.
  • Ramona Hickerson - health issues. (1st grade teacher at Justiss)
  • Sarah Cook had brain surgery Friday.  She is a cousin of Cindy Detherage (Tammy Benedick's mom).
  • Raney Newby (13 year old) in Parkland Burn Unit. Burned over 90% of his body the day before Thanksgiving.
  • Lorene Butler (Jerry McFadden's Mom) - health
  • Former member, Ruth Ann Davis - health
  • Jeff Shipman - death of his wife.

Please keep Landon Garrett and Travis Cooke in your prayers, for their safety, as they have both been deployed Afghanistan, in the last 2 weeks.

CAN YOU HELP?  There's a need for a 2 year old teacher on Wednesday night AND there's a need for volunteers with the Children's Worship on Sunday mornings.  (This will be for Jan-Mar.) 

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree is Southwestern Taco Pot Pie.  Please donate at $2 per person.  If you did not sign up on Sunday morning and you want to eat with us, please call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Crackers

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 13 - Rudolf Party at the Kerby's
Dec 16 - KFC Christmas Party
Dec 18 - Family LIFE Groups
Dec 19:   Teen Christmas Party
Dec 25:   Christmas Day (10am worship only)
Dec 25:   Louie and Marolyn Woodall have invited you to their home, for the noon meal, on Christmas Day.  Bring a covered dish and a game and enjoy an afternoon of eating and fellowship.
Jan 17:    H.A.L.O.
Jan 20-22:  WinterFest

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Prayer Requests - 12/10 - 10:25am

Loretta Nabors sent this request:  "Please put Larry Baker (my sister-in-law Marcie's, brother) on our prayer list.  He is 46 years old and he is mentally challenged.  He had surgery at PRMC/South, on Friday, to remove a tumor the size of a baseball in his rectum.  It is cancer.  The Dr. had to take out his rectum to be able to get it out. He is not doing well today, they are keeping him sedated.
My sister-in-law is the only girl and their parents have died with cancer. 
Marcie also has another brother, Charlie, that is in the hospital in Tennessee with blood clots in his lungs.  They are giving him meds to dissolve.  He is doing better today."

Prayer Request - 12/10 - 12:09am

Petra Cooke asks that we keep Travis in our prayers.  He deployed out on Friday for Afghanistan.  "He left today and is on his way...To surround the Taliban and convince them to surrender.  We just have to pray him home again.  Just like the previous 4 times."

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Prayer Requests - 12/8 - 2pm

  • Jennifer Hutchings has been readmitted to Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas with a blood infection.
  • Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, has been placed on hospice care.  Hazel is very weak and sleeping lots. 
  • Lesa Bulls asked that we continue to remember their friends Jim Davis, he's still having issues with healing on his foot; and Bobbye Roberts, who is recovering from a stroke.


Prayer Request - 12/8 - 10:47am

Matt Denman's Mom, Alice, continues to be in PRMC/S.  She's having a really tough time just breathing today and she's developed some sort of strep infection.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/7 - 12:08pm

Richard Logan's brother, Alan Logan, passed away yesterday.  His service will be at the Idabel Church of Christ at 2pm on Saturday.  Family is requesting donations to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Service in lieu of flowers.
 


Prayer Request - 12/7 - 10:07am

Matt Denman's Mom, Alice Denman, has been admitted to PRMC/South.  She has COPD, emphysema and now has pneumonia.  Please keep Alice in your prayers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/6 - 9:23pm

My friend, Donna Archer, posted this message tonight:  "Well, tomorrow is the big day! I go back to Baylor and do my pre-transplant testing. Please pray that I pass all my tests and that my body is ready for the stem cell transplant. It will take several days to get all the results back, so I will have to try and be patient. I know that God has a plan and I am trying to follow after Him and His plan. I am truly blessed to have found this so early in my life and to have the opportunity to have a transplant."

Prayer Requests - 12/6 - 1:46pm

  • Keely Kennedy asked for prayers for Ashleigh for a new direction regarding her schooling.
  • Tanya Welch for Hazel Cross (Sherry Welch's Mom) for her health.
  • Tanya also asked that we remember the college students and their upcoming final tests they are having these next 2 weeks.
  • Dinah Border for Rayne Newby (13 year old) in Parkland Burn Unit.  Burned over 90% of his body the day before Thanksgiving.

Things To Remember - 12/6

CHRISTMAS BASKET INFORMATION:  If you know of a family in need of a Christmas basket, please fill out a form from the Welcome Center.  Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, December 14.  You may place them in the Christmas box in the foyer or return them to Matt or Allison Hanley. 
Each nomination form has a form number.  If you would like to specifically fill the basket(s) that you nominated, please sign up on the volunteer sheet and specify your form number.
Baskets will be delivered on Wednesday, December 21.

If you would like to donate money for a basket or if you have any other questions, please contact Allison Hanley at arb.hanley@gmail.com or 903-227-7624.

WARM FEET, WARM HEARTS:  Help others by donating NEW men, women and children's socks!  Place them in the box at the Welcome Center.  Socks will be delivered to Models of the Maker and Christians in Action the week of December 19th.  Please take this opportunity to bless others!\

Our Benevolent Food Pantry is our of EVERYTHING!
A teacher is needed to the Wednesday night two year old class.  If you are willing, please see James Hanley or Heath Fowler.

Christmas Food Baskets

Christmas Basket Information:  If you know of a family in need of a Christmas basket, please fill out a form from the Welcome Center.  Deadline for nominations is Wednesday (12/14).  You may place them in the Christmas box in the foyer or return them to Matt or Allison Hanley.
If you would like to fill a basket, please sign-up on the "Christmas Basket Volunteers" form at the Welcome Center.
Each nomination form has a form number.  If you would like to specifically fill the basket(s) that you nominated, please sign up on the volunteer sheet and specify your form number.
Baskets will be delivered on Wednesday (12/21). 
If you would like to donate money for a basket or if you have any questions, please contact Allison Hanley: arb.hanley@gmail.com or call her at 903-227-7624.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Prayer Requests - 12/5 - 2:39pm

Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, is some better today.  (Her Mom has pneumonia and Sherry is in Winnsboro with her.)  She woke up this morning and was ready to get dressed and eat breakfast.  She's been on the couch most of the day, sleeping, but continues the hard coughing. 

Lesa Bulls sent this message:  "Dr. Jim Semple has been in the hospital since last Wednesday night. His white blood cell count is still too low although they've been giving him blood. The radiation has scorched his throat and vocal cords...vocal chords paralyzed now and he is unable to swallow due to the swelling and pain. A feeding tube was inserted Friday; however, blood began to fill it, some dark and old and some fresh. They are hoping that it is only from the ulceration of the cancerous tumor which could indicate a little shrinkage. Today he begins radiation again and begins prepping for vocal chord surgery on Thursday. They are going to attempt to let him go home tomorrow and just travel back for the treatments, chemo, and surgery prep as he really wants to be home. The 6 kids are trying to take turns staying with him day and night to help him up and down, administer nourishment through the feeding tube, and get him to the radiation and chemo treatments and IVs at Baylor. He mostly refuses pain meds and he wants to remain clear headed and is hoping to be able to return to the pulpit on December 19 and December 25 to fulfill commitments. He lives to preach and minister and nothing will ever change that."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

ATTENTION LADIES!!

The Ornament Exchange will be at the church building, in Room 6 at 6:30pm tomorrow (Monday) night.  (Sherry's mom has pneumonia and is not doing well. Sherry is going to probably be in Winnsboro for the next few days.)  Bring an ornament and a finger food and come prepared to have a lot of fun!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/3 - 1pm

This morning, Landon Garrett and the team he leads, were deployed to Afghanistan.  Kristi posted this message a few minutes ago:  "Stayed up til 3 am to talk to Landon as long as we could, before his phone was shut off... I know that so many of you have prayed for his recovery and look how awesome that turned out, so I am asking... no begging for all of your prayers again... He is headed to Afghanistan... please pray for him and the team that he is leading into war.  I am already forever grateful for every prayer on his behalf and I am saying thank you right now for your current and continued prayers... This is not a training mission... this is for real and he is still my little boy. I love you guys and thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers."

Friday, December 2, 2011

Prayer Request - 12/2 - 9:42am

Lesa Bulls sent this message regarding her co-worker:  "Jana Kays's mom passed away last night. Her name is Trula Woodruff."

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WARM FEET. WARM HEARTS.

Help others by donating men's, women's, and children's socks!
Donations will provide warm feet to those in need.
Bring many or just a few.  Place in the box in the foyer.
Socks will be deliver to "Models of the Maker"
and "Christians In Action" the week of
December 19th.
Please take this opportunity to bless others!

Prayer Request - 11/30 - 9:41pm

Caron Hundley sent this prayer request:  "Please add Carlos Vera to your prayer list.  He is a young man, 19 years old, who was diagnosed with leukemia last week.  He and his family need our prayers now, and in the long days ahead.  Carlos works at TaMolly's and his dad works with me in surgery."

Prayer Requests - 11/30 - 9:23pm

Daniel Hays was injured in an automobile accident this week, but he is ok!!!

Lesa Bulls' co-worker, Jana Kays' Mom, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Her prognosis is not good.

LIFE GROUPS are this Sunday.  Be sure to check with your group leader for information!

ATTENTION ATTENTION!!!

The entire church building will be closed on Friday,
December 2nd, for electrical repairs.
This also means there will be NO LATCH KEY!

Prayer Request - 11/30 - 1:49pm

Derald Bulls sent this request:  "Glenna Preston, is a co-worker of mine here at PJC, her oldest grandson (step-grandson), Army Private First Class Sergio Gonzales, was injured by an IED a year ago in Kandahar and has been in rehab since then. They haven't been able to get his foot to heal, so they plan to amputate it and his lower leg in January ... after the holidays.  He has been receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center for prosthetics and rehabilitation. Sergio (called Bubba by his family) was recently featured in Time Magazine receiving therapy (Photo #4). It is truly a great place for soldiers and wanted to share with you guys!"   Click on this link to see photos.

Prayer Request - 11/30 - 8:31am

Please keep Lance and Cari Johnson and their girls in your prayers.  An ALS representative is coming to meet with Lance.  Pray that things go well and that and that this is a well received meeting.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/29 - 2:45pm

Linda Erwin sent this request:  "Please add a sweet lady who is a neighbor of mine to our prayer list. Her name is Kris. She is having a very difficult time in her life and feels very alone. She is flying to Oregon tomorrow, where her family lives, to try to find a place to live and a way to start over."

Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekly Update - 11/28 - 9:28am

Phyllis Giguere is BACK with us, after a 3 month stay in hospitals and rehab centers in Plano! 
Sherry Welch's Mom, Hazel Cross, is having TIA's and getting weaker.  She still has her sweet spirit and good attitude.

Greg Wilson's Mom, Margaret Williams, is in PRMC/South after having surgery for cancer.
SIMPLE SUPPER:  Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches.

PANTRY NEEDS: EVERYTHING!

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 5: Ladies Ornament Exchange @ Sherry Welch's
Dec 11: Faithful Readers
Dec 19: Teen Christmas Party
Jan 17: H.A.L.O.
Jan 20-22: High School WinterFest

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/26 - 10:23am

April McClour's dad, Chuck Fuller, has been told by his doctors that his liver is swelling and there are problems with his spleen.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/21 - 2:42pm

Kay Allen called that Phillip and Kristi Kirkpatrick's baby girl arrived early this morning.  Audrey Rose weighed 3 lbs 10 oz. She was born at St. Paul, Dallas. Kristi was resting well when Kay called.   Congratulations to the GREAT GREAT grandparents!

Weekly Update - 11/21 - 12:41pm

PRAISE:  Everyone arrived home safely from the Family Retreat!

PRAISE:  Sherry Welch's brother, Gary Cross, received good test results.

Our sympathy is extended to Lisa Bulls and her family, on the passing of her cousin, Betty Brockington, on Friday afternoon.  Betty had brain cancer and was at peace.  Visitation will be Friday night (11/25) from 6p-8p at Byrum Funeral Home 425 North Dallas Avenue Lancaster, TX.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday morning (11/26) at the funeral home.


We will have a Thanksgiving Devo on Tuesday night at 6:30.  No classes will meet.

Due to the holidays, there will be NO Simple Supper this week.

The church office will be closed Wednesday - Friday of this week.  (Nov 23-25)

PANTRY NEEDS: EVERYTHING!

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 22: Thanksgiving Devo - No classes
Nov 23-25:  Church office closed
Dec 5: Ladies Ornament Exchange @ Sherry Welch's
Dec 11:  Faithful Readers
Dec 19:  Teen Christmas Party
Jan 17:  H.A.L.O.
Jan 20-22:  High School WinterFest

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/18 - 9:16am

Kim Hanley's uncle, Thomas Jones of Gordonville, passed away this morning.   No other details are known at this time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Prayer Requests - 11/17 - 9:16pm

Tyi Leonard (teenager from Roxton injured in car accident) had surgery today on his back and they also did the surgery on his hand.  He is doing well.  Please keep him in your prayers!

Paul Dearinger (preacher at Christian Fellowship) has been in a Dallas hospital this week going through many tests and biopsies.  His cancer has come back and has spread.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 11/17 - 2:48pm

Derald Bulls sent this message today:  "Mrs. Bobbye Roberts had a stroke and has been in the ICU at PRMC since Sunday. Her son, David, sent an e-mail just a few minutes ago that said her infection had broken and she woke up, which she had been very docile. They sat her in a chair. She is somewhat alert but not talking yet but responding."  (Derald also added some back info...Mrs. Roberts is the former controller at McCuistion Regional and the lady whom I credit with hiring me at the hospital in June 1979 as the Credit Manager….and then I transitioned to the Community Relations Director in Dec. 1981..wow that was a long time ago! Some people know her husband, TV, who was a rural mail carrier for many years.)

Schedule Changes

We will have a Thanksgiving devotional on TUESDAY night (11/22) in the auditorium. There will be NO CLASSES and no Simple Supper served.
The church office will be closed Wednesday through Friday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/15 - 10pm

Jamie Hyatt's Mom, Wanda Howard, passed away this afternoon.  Bright Holland Funeral Home has charge of services.  No other details are known at this time.

DON'T FORGET!!!

It's not too late to sign-up for our Annual Thanksgiving meal tomorrow night!  Be sure to invite your friends to come and eat with us!  Call the church office with your reservations!  (We will need family name and phone number of our guests.)  They are asking that our members donate $3 for the meal. 

Prayer Request - 11/15 - 12:05pm

Kristi Bullard-Moody sent this message:  Haley came through surgery fine.  No sign of cancer.  She's still in recovery.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Community Thanksgiving Service

ANNUAL COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING
WORSHIP SERVICE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th
6:30pm

SOLID ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH
1110 W. Henderson St. - Paris

Weekly Update - 11/14 - 10:44am

  • Jean O'Neal's, daughter-in-law, Jane O'Neal, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday (11/9).
  • Mike Kennedy's mother, Gwyneth Kennedy, passed away on Tuesday (11/8).
  • Destiny Johnson, 43, of Paris passed on Tuesday.  Her services were on Saturday.
  • Vicki Williamson (former member) Dad, L.D. Fisher, passed away on Sunday morning.  No other details are known at this time.
  • Alvin Buchanan is recovering from gallbladder surgery last Friday.
  • Anita Roden is recovering at home from neck and spine surgery in Tyler.
  • Phyllis Giguere has been moved to Health South/Plano for her final rehab.  She should be home in about 2 weeks....taller & lighter! 
  • Ed Bullard's sister, Hazel Auldridge, is in PRMC/S with blood clots.
  • Janet Christ's friends, Mark & Jeanne Caldwell's son is having health issues.  He had an MRI test that did not come back with the news they wanted. 
  • Anna Zant's Mom, Christine Mashburn, has been moved into Brentwood Terrace here in Paris.
  • Lisa Cross, Sherry Welch's niece, is experiencing kidney problems.
  • Anna Zant's friend, Zelma Henry, has contracted an infection after taking chemo.
  • Carl Ray Hatcher, Dinah Border's friend, fell and broke his hip.  Had surgery and it was a success.
The 31st Annual Family Retreat is THIS WEEKEND!!  Bring snacks, drinks, games and bedding for each family member.  Come for a great time of spiritual renewal and physical relaxation with your church family.  Please sign-up at the Welcome Center so we can plan for food.  The church rents the campsite and the families share the cost of meals.  The theme this year is:  "Created to Be".

 
The Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be served on Wednesday, November 16th. If you know someone that will not be having a Thanksgiving meal at their home, please invite them to come eat with us! There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for those who would like to come. There's also a sign-up sheet for those who are willing to make desserts for this meal.

 
SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Turkey & Dressing. Please donate at least $3 per person. If you weren't able to sign-up on Sunday morning, and want to join us, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

 
PANTRY NEEDS: Beans, Rice, Cereal, Vegetables

 
H.A.L.O.:  This Tuesday night - 6pm!  Bring snacks and a craft project that you are working on.  We'll share ideas and work on our projects.

 
KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 15: H.A.L.O.
Nov 16: Thanksgiving Meal at LACOC
Nov 18-20: Family Retreat
Nov 20:  Life Groups
Nov 22:  Mid-Week Class Change due to holiday
Dec 5: Ladies Ornament Exchange @ Sherry Welch's

 
Love you - MEAN IT!

Prayer Request - 11/14 - 8:41am

Jamie Hyatt's Mom, Wanda Howard, has fallen at the nursing home and hit her head.  She has no bleeding on the brain but she did fracture her right hip and her white blood count is way too high.  She will be having hip surgery at 4pm today.  Wanda was supposed to start chemo treatments today, for lung cancer, but it will have to be put on hold.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/13 - 6:40pm

My friend, Stefany Ellis, just called with a prayer request regarding 4 teenagers who were involved in a one car accident, early this morning, north of Roxton.
Kelsie Simpson, Katrina Gaton, Tyi Leonard and Kalyl McGuire were involved in a one car accident early this morning, north of Roxton.
Kelsie Simpsonthe driver, was CareFlighted to Parkland, but was released earlier today with a neck brace and a leg brace.
Kalyl McGuire was taken to PRMC and released earlier today.  Stitches on his face and road rash all over.
Katrina Gaton, not sure of her injuries.
Stefany's cousin, Tyi Leonard, was CareFlighted to Parkland and is paralyzed from the waist down.  Spinal surgery will be done on Tuesday.  A rod and pins will be placed right about the tailbone, where it's broken. Please pray that the surgery will be successful and the paralysis will be temporary. He will also have plastic surgery on one of his fingers, to repair it.
These 4 need our prayers, as will their families, doctors and nurses. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Help Needed - 11/12 - 8:09pm

Mike Grigsby sent this message:  "I need someone to drive a church van, to the family retreat, leaving at 5:00pm on Friday for kids and those who don't want to drive.  They can call me at 918-623-6688."


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Friday, November 11, 2011

Family Retreat

Prayer Requests - 11/11 - 4:13pm

Smithy & Kay Allen's granddaughter, Kristi Kirkpatrick, has been taken to a hospital in Dallas.  She is only 30 weeks into her pregnancy and her water broke today.  She has not gone into labor yet,   They may be able to delay labor for only 2-3 days. 

Phyllis Giguere has been moved back to Health South/Plano for her rehab.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/10 - 2:10pm

John McGee sent this message:  "Donna's sister, Jennifer Hutchings, is back in the hospital in Dallas and is having difficulty from her recent surgery.  She is very weak, from not being able to eat anything and needs prayers at this time."

Prayer Requests - 11/10 - 9:07am

Jean O'Neal received word after church, last night, that her daughter-in-law, Jane, had passed away.  This is such a shock for the family, please keep them in your prayers for comfort.

Mike Kennedy and his family sent this message:  "Mom, Gwyneth Kennedy, passed away quietly Tuesday night around 8:30pm.  Our family is so thankful for the prayers for her.  She is now on the higher plain with Jesus and rejoined with our family members who have gone on before her.  The celebration of her life will be this coming Monday at New Hope Funeral Home in Sunnyvale, where her ashes will be interred with Dad's. Thanks for the care and concern from our LifeGroup and the congregation."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Prayer Requests - 11/9 - 10:50pm

Alvin Buchanan will have gallbladder surgery at 1pm on Friday at PRMC.

Anita Roden had neck and spine surgery today in Tyler.  She will be coming home tomorrow.

Allison Hanley fainted while giving blood tonight.  She's all better now!  Pretty scary for a few minutes there!

Kristi Bullard Moody sent this message tonight:  "Dad's (Ed Bullard) sister, Hazel Auldridge, is in the hospital.  She had a Sporadic blood clot that broke into 3 & is now in her lungs. His brother-in-law Johnie Douglas had a skin cancer removed from his nose. My grandbaby Kamrie will have a barium swallow in the morning & my daughter Haley a test in the afternoon with surgery Tuesday."
 
Debra Usry's sister, Julie Kay Smith, is still in PRMC/South/Room 620.  She is continuing to have numerous health issues.
 
Dinah Border's friend, Tyler Graham, came home from Afghanistan for a visit.  He was sent to North Carolina afterwards and is still there.  Hopefully he won't have to go back!
Also, Cade Mahan (the 12 year old burn survivor) is doing well.  He still has to wear the compression garmets.  His grandfather, Lloyd Mahan, has numerous blockages in his heart.  No surgery is planned at this time.

Prayer Request - 11/9 - 1:29pm

Jean O'Neal just received a phone call from her son, Ben.  He took his wife, Jane, to the ER last night.  She has been diagnosed with a "flesh eating disease" and probably won't survive.  Ben and Jane were just here 2 weeks ago visiting with Jean.  Please keep their family in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 11/9 - 10:01am

Our sister, Destiny Johnson, 43, of Paris passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Fry Gibbs Funeral Home.  No other details are known at this time.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/8 - 3:33pm

Lindsay McCarter just sent this message:  "Please add the Gaither family to your prayers.  (Their daughter is Dusti.  She had cancer and we've prayed for her for a long time.)  Their house was  damaged in the tornado that hit close to Honey Grove today.  Please pray that insurance will cover the damage, since they are still struggling to pay bills from Dusti's illness." 
Update:  The swingset and playhouse that the Make A Wish Foundation built for little Dusti is completely destroyed.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/7 - 7:13pm

Clint & Rachel Spencer's daughter, Roselyn, broke her arm last night.  She had surgery and they inserted pins.  She did great!  They are kept her overnight and she came home this morning.  She has a sling right now, but will get a cast on Friday.

Prayer Request - 11/7 - 6:25pm

April McClour sent this message:  "My dad, Chuck Fuller, is going to get tests done.  They think he has colon cancer."



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Prayer Request - 11/7 - 8:51pm

Lesa Bulls sent this message for her friends:  "Please put out a request for Charlie Rhodes. He and Patsy are on the way for a consult w/pulmonologist this morning. They are still trying to determine the spot on his lung. He may have to have the upper portion removed. The dr. still doesn't think it's cancer, but it is resistant to anti-viral and anti-fungal meds. They will know more this afternoon. This puts the stem cell treatment on hold for a while."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekly Update - 11/6 - 8:22pm

Our sympathy is extended to Leston Maggard and family in the death of his brother Stanley. Funeral services are 2pm on Monday afternoon in Atoka, Oklahoma.
 
Please continue to remember the Abilene Christian University family as they mourn the loss of their fellow student, Anabel Reid. She died Friday of injuries from the one-vehicle bus accident that sent 16 people from ACU to area hospitals. Seven remain hospitalized, three in critical condition. They are in hospitals in Dallas, Abilene and San Angelo.
 
Thank you to Richard Baggett for bringing the video about Eastern European Missions. They are celebrating their 50th Anniversary on November 19th in Dallas.

  •  Lee McClain is at home recovering from surgery.
  • Alan Boyd is also at home recovering his surgery on Friday.
  • Sue Munday has been released from rehab and is at home.
  • Alvin Buchanan will have gallbladder surgery on Friday 11/11.
  • Brad Shelton was at church this morning. Great to see him after his heart surgery.
  • Qwyneth Kennedy (Mike Kennedy's Mom) is in Hospice at this time and only has weeks to live. The cancer has now spread to her liver.
  • Jennifer Hutchings (Donna McGee's sister) has had complications from a recent surgery.
  • Charles Siebert (Patrick Cannon's friend) has been diagnosed with cancer. He lives in the Abilene area.
  • Sue Shipman (Dinah Border's friend) has breast cancer.
  • Hazel Cross (Sherry Welch's Mom) is in lots of pain.
  • Curbe Goolsby (cousin of Lewis Anderson) is in bad health and getting worse. He can't walk very well now.
  • Elizabeth Melton (friend of Renee Crews) is in physical therapy.
  • Vannessa Bills (Sharon Thielman's friend) is continuing to recover from an automobile accident 2 years ago. She wants to be able to walk again.
  • Michelle Jenkins (co-worker of Lesa Bulls) is having issues with loss of her Mom, 2 weeks ago.
  • Tanya Welch asked for prayers for our college students. That they will have direction and peace in making decisions about their future. Please encourage them, each chance you can.
  • Jerry Savage (friend of Larry & Janet Christ) has Non-Hodgkins cancer. He is a preacher in South Dakota. His daughter attends Harding and will be getting married in December.
  • Please continue to remember the employees at Sara Lee, for their job situations and as they all find other jobs.

The Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be served on Wednesday, November 16th. If you know someone that will not be having a Thanksgiving meal at their home, please invite them to come eat with us! There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for those who would like to come. There's also a sign-up sheet for those who are willing to make desserts for this meal.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Taco Soup. Please donate at least $2 per person. If you weren't able to sign-up on Sunday morning, and want to join us, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Meat
These are the items routinely stocked in the pantry, and can always be used: Any type of canned meat (tuna, chicken, Spam, Ham, Vienna sausage), canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti and sauce peanut butter/jelly, macaroni/cheese, hot/cold cereal, cornbread mix, 1 lb pkgs of beans/rice and crackers.

 
KEEP THE DATE:

Nov 9: Blood Drive

Nov 13: Faithful Readers

Nov 15: H.A.L.O.

Nov 16: Thanksgiving Meal at LACOC

Nov 18-20: Family Retreat

Dec 5: Ladies Ornament Exchange @ Sherry Welch's

 
Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Urgent Prayer Request - 11/4 - 9:41pm

An Abilene Christian Univeristy bus, with 16 occupants aboard, were heading to Medina Children's Home (for a weekend of mission work) this afternoon when they had a one vehicle crash.  1 student, Anabel Reid, a sophmore at ACU, has died.  Seven of the passengers are being treated; six are in stable condition, one is in critical condition and is being moved to ICU.  (This info is from the ACU website.)

Prayer Requests - 11/4 - 12:36pm

Alvin Buchanan will have gallbladder surgery next Friday (11/11) at 1pm at PRMC/South.

Phyllis Giguere is doing well.  She's at Baylor/Plano/Room 321.  The phone number in her room is 469-814-5321.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

PRAISE Reports - 11/3 - 8:07pm

Matt Hanley has been released from the hospital and is at HOME!

Phyllis Giguere is out of surgery and in a room, doing great!!!  Baylor/Plano-3rd Floor.

Prayer Request - 11/3 - 1:30pm

Tim & Lisa Masters, found their 21 year old son, Alex, dead this morning.  The Masters moved from Paris to Mena, Arkansas last year to take care of ailing parents.  (Tim was an former employee of the Red River Valley Fair Association.  Lisa worked for Alltel/Verizon.)

Prayer Requests - 11/3 - 11am

  • Lee McClain is in PRMC/S - Room 421 recovering from surgery.
  • Matt Hanley is in PRMC/S - Room 504.
  • Sue Munday is in PRMC/North - Room 308
  • Elizabeth Shew is in PRMC/N - Room 310
  • Michelle Anderson had a blood blister behind her ear drum to burst on Tuesday.  Had a procedure yesterday with ENT Dr. and hopefully she will be feeling better.
  • Alan Boyd will have his pain stimulator surgery tomorrow (Friday, November 4th).
  • Barbara Hill  is having health issues.
  • Destiny Johnson was baptized on Monday by John Janes.  She is 43 years old and is in the last stages of her life.
  • Jean Myles (Briittany Twitty's grandmother) is having health issues.
  • We are so happy to have our Haley Bulls back in Paris.  She started a new job with Paris Nursing and Rehab on Tuesday!  Welcome back Haley!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/2 - 3:08pm

Mike Kennedy sent this message:  "This prayer request is for my mom, Qwyneth Kennedy.  She has been recuperating from colon cancer surgery in Mesquite and about to commence radiation and chemo therapy when she started feeling bad and was found to have contracted pneumonia. She kept getting weaker and my sister put her in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas two days ago. During their evaluation, it was discovered that her cancer had reappeared in her liver. Her surgeon/oncologist feels that due to her weakened state, any radiation or chemo therapies are out of the question at this time. He recommended placing her in a Hospice situation as soon as she is strong enough and barring a miracle of some sort, she only has "weeks" to live."  (Mike's Mom is a long time member of the Highland Oaks Church in Dallas.)

Prayer Requests - 11/2 - 9:43am

Tammy Braudaway, former member, passed away on Friday Oct 28 in Medical City Hospital in Dallas.

The family will receive friends today from 4-6 pm (Wed/Nov 2) at Wood Funeral Home in Deport.  There will be no funeral service.


Dr. Katie Wicks (she and her husband Colton are the new owners/opthamologist at Paris Optical) is expecting her second baby in December.  Katie started having chest pains last week and was taken to the ER, then transferred to Baylor/Dallas where it was determined she has bilateral pneumonia.  She's now in ICU on a vent.  Please pray for sweet Katie!  (Just a few years ago, Katie's older brother Adam Wheat, was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident.)

Lesa Bulls sent these 2 prayer requests: 
Angie Sulsar's Dad, Kenneth Claypool, passed away this morning. No other details are known at this time. 
Randy Jones, the band director at North Lamar High School, has taken his wife to Wichita Falls to be with her sister.  The sister has pancreatic cancer.  She and her husband were on their way to the hospital on Monday morning, for her to start new treatments.  They stopped to eat breakfast and she started slurring her speech. Her husband immediately rushed her to the hospital, and it was determined that she was having a stroke. Prayers are needed for the entire family.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Prayer Request - 11/1 - 9:15am

Matt Hanley is in PRMC/South, Room 504 with a blockage. He became ill last night and went in at 1:00am this morning.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Prayer Requests - 10/31 - 1:49pm

Nada Mehmeti (one of the owners of Capizzi's) has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer.  Please keep her and her husband Benny in your prayers.

DON'T FORGET.....

If you signed up to host a "trunk" tonight...be sure to be at the church building between 5:30-6:00pm to pick up your treats, then drive to the church baseball lot, circle up and be ready for the crowd to begin at 7pm!  Our congregation children can go through the line at 6:30pm!  Hope to see you there!

Prayer Requests - 10/31 - 10:14am

Mike Crews was in PRMC-ER yesterday with stones in BOTH kidneys.

Oneida Stimpson requested prayers for her vision. She's been having poor night vision and now is experiencing double vision. She'll see a doctor on November 29th.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Update on Emma McCarter - 10/30 - 9:45pm

I received this message from Lindsay McCarter"Emma did fracture her ankle a little bit.  They are putting it in a splint until we can follow-up with an orthopedic Dr. this week."

Prayer Request - 10/30 - 9:39pm

Dianna Welch is in PRMC-ER with kidney stones.
(Yep, she AND Emma are in the ER at the same time.)

URGENT Prayer Request - 10/30 - 8:55pm

Please pray for Emma McCarter.  Michael & Lindsay have taken her to PRMC-ER.  She and Kaitlyn were jumping on the trampoline and she either twisted or sprang her ankle.  It's very swollen and she can't put any weight on it.

Weekly Update - 10/30 - 6:12pm

TRUNK OR TREAT is tomorrow night (Monday).  Please pick up your treats at the church building by 5:30-6:00pm, then drive out to the church baseball field, circle up and be ready for the public at 7pm.  Children from our congregation usually go through about 6:30pm. 
This is a GREAT outreach and everyone always has so much fun!  We'll see you there!


Dinah Border is in need of large, plastic buckets with lids. Plastic ice cream buckets work well to freeze dressing for our Thanksgiving meal. (Please leave in the OutReach bldg.)

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is "Mama's Meatloaf". Please donate at least $2 per person. If you weren't able to sign-up on Sunday morning, and want to join us, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Cereal, Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce.
These are the items routinely stocked in the pantry, and can always be used: Any type of canned meat (tuna, chicken, Spam, Ham, vienna sausage), canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti and sauce peanut butter/jelly, macaroni/cheese, hot/cold cereal, cornbread mix, 1 lb pkgs of beans/rice and crackers.
KEEP THE DATE:
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 6: Daylight Savings Time (Fall back ONE hour)
Nov 9: Blood Drive
Nov 13: Faithful Readers
Nov 15: H.A.L.O.
Nov 18-20: Family Retreat
Dec 5: Ladies Ornament Exchange @ Sherry Welch's

Love you - MEAN IT!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Grandbaby!!! 10/17 - 3:20pm

Keith & Charolette Bollman are proud to announce the birth of their new granddaughter!
Berkley Ann Brown, weighed in at 8 lbs 7 oz. and was 20 3/4 inches.  Mom and baby are well.
Patrick & Annie Brown are her parents of a new baby girl.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Prayer Requests - 10/26 - 8:17pm

Lee McClain has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Alan Boyd is recuperating at home following his foot surgery in Tyler.  He will have pain stimulator surgery on November 4th.
Elizabeth Shew had a light stroke and is in PRMC/South - Room 513.  She has requested limited visits.

Phyllis Giguere will be transferred to Baylor hospital on Friday, November 4th, and will have surgery that same afternoon at 3pm.

Leslie Keele asked for prayers for her co-worker, Michelle Widner.  Michelle's son, Jay, was killed in Afghanistan 2 years ago and Hwy. 271 North has been renamed "Sgt. Jay M. Hoskins Highway".  The signs went up today and the official opening will be November 10th.  (It extends from the red light, just north of the overpass to the Texas/Oklahoma state line.)  It's been an emotional day for Michelle and just needs our prayers.

Also, Leslie asked for prayers for their family friend, Jeremiah Robertson and his children as they are dealing with some difficult family matters.

Prayer Request - 10/26 - 10:30am

Sue Munday has been moved to PRMC-North for rehab, following her knee surgery.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Prayer Requests - 10/25 - 8:32pm

A friend of mine from Clarksville, Charles Smith, had a heart attack over the weekend and will have triple by-pass surgery on Thursday at PRMC/North.  Please keep Charles and his wife Brenda in your prayers.

Webber's cousin, Adam King, is back in PRMC/S/ICU and on dialysis. 

My friend, Carolyn Lockett's daughter-in-law, Kenya Edwards, has been diagnosed with colon cancer, which has spread to her lungs and she is in Stage 4.  Her first surgery is November 4th in Dallas. She has 2 children, 9 and 11 years old.

Prayer Request - 10/15 - 3:14pm

Lesa Bulls' sent this message about her co-worker's Dad:  "Kenneth Claypool in last stages of Alzheimer's, father of Angie Sulsar @ school. He is in a nursing home in Bonham. Asking for God's mercy and peace."

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekly Update - 10/24 - 4:17pm

Our sympathy is extended to Chris & Linda Easton in the passing of his Mom, Coy Easton.  Her services were today.

PRAISE:  David Nelson (Charlotte Grooms' brother) his tumors are shrinking!


Dinah Border is in need of large, plastic buckets with lids.  Plastic ice cream buckets work well to freeze dressing for our Thanksgiving meal.  (Please leave in the OutReach bldg.)

5th SUNDAY FORMAT: Sunday, Oct 30 we will have classes at 9am, worship at 10am followed by a pot luck lunch in the OutReach Bldg. We will enjoy a devotional and singing after lunch and not have an evening service at the building. John Cannon will be the guest speaker.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Cavatini.  Please donate at least $2 per person. If you weren't able to sign-up on Sunday morning, and want to join us, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

PANTRY NEEDS: Peanut Butter and Jelly
These are the items routinely stocked in the pantry, and can always be used: Any type of canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti and sauce peanut butter/jelly, macaroni/cheese, hot/cold cereal, cornbread mix, 1 lb pkgs of beans/rice and crackers.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Monday - October 31st!!
Once again we will be hosting the children of our community with a safe and fun filled alternative to Halloween. If you would like to don a costume, decorate your car and join in the fun, please sign-up at the Welcome Center. Participants will arrive at the building to pick up their treats by 5:30-6:00pm, then proceed to the church ball field to circle up their cars and get ready for the public at 7pm. This activity is a lot of fun for everyone involved.

KEEP THE DATE:
Oct 30: 5th Sunday Format (guest speaker John Cannon)
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 6: Daylight Savings Time (Fall back ONE hour)
Nov 9: Blood Drive
Nov 13: Faithful Readers
Nov 15: H.A.L.O.
Nov 18-20: Family Retreat
Dec 5: Ladies Ornament Exchange @ Sherry Welch's

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Prayer Requests - 10/21 - 4:25pm

PRAISE:  A young man from Roxton, Brad Hattanville, has been waiting for a kidney transplant for a long time.  He will receive it this evening!

Dinah Border's friends' 16 year old granddaughter, Devon Bryant, is seriously ill and will be going to Scottish Rite Hospital on Monday.  She has severe R.A. and seizures.  Please keep Devon, her Mom and Grandmother in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 10/21 - 1:54pm

Coy Easton, mother of Chris Easton, passed away at Brentwood Terrace Nursing Home this morning. 
Visitation will be at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home on Sunday night 6pm-8pm.  Graveside services will be Monday afternoon at Evergreen Cemetery at 2pm.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Prayer Requests - 10/20 - 2:18pm

Johnny Nabors is still in PRMC/S.  Still has not seen second Dr.

Phyllis Giguere is now in Health South Rehab - 2800 West 15th - Plano 75075.  The phone number in her room is 972-612-9258.  Phyllis is having more intense rehab at this facility.  Since her surgery, she's gone from 4 ft. 6 in. to 4 ft. 10 1/2 inches!  WoooHOOOO!

Anna Zant's daughter, Kenda Felker, is in a hospital in Dallas for tests and steroids.  Anna's Mom, Chris Mashburn, is in PRMC/North.

She's Here!!!

Clint & Rachel Spencer are proud to announce the birth of Baby Girl Spencer.  She arrived at 6:27am this morning, weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz and 21 inches long.  Both mommy and baby are doing great.  (They are still making us wait on the name though!)  PRAISE GOD for a sweet new healthy miracle!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Prayer Requests - 10/19 - 8:35pm

Johnny Nabors is still in PRMC/S, may get to go home tomorrow.  Loretta said that his finger is better, swelling is down, white count is getting better, but, Johnny said it's still hurting.  The Dr. thinks he has a bad case of cellulitis.  They are going to have a second Dr. have a look at it.

Brad Shelton (former member) was released from the hospital today to come home!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Prayer Request - 10/18 - 4:44pm

Sue Munday came through her surgery just fine.  She's at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She expects to be in the hospital for 2-3 days.

Prayer Request - 10/18 - 1:49pm

Johnny Nabors is in PRMC-South, Room 511. He has been having pain and swelling of the middle finger on his left hand. Dr. Trammel decided to put him into the hospital today to start an IV. He has had quite a bit of pain and is nauseated. They do not have a diagnosis yet.

Monday, October 17, 2011

PRAISE - 10/17 - 7:45pm

PRAISE!!!!  Please join me in welcoming our newest brother in Christ...Wendell Johnson!  He was just baptized tonight!  (Wendell is the fiancee' of Brittany Twitty.)  WoooHOOOO!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly Update - 10/16 - 8:06pm

WOW!  Jared Baggett you did an awesome job this morning!  I would be willing to guess, that if you asked everyone there today, they would have thought you brought that lesson JUST for them!  We all have storms in our lives, but with God on our side, we can weather those storms!

Please keep the following in your prayers this week:
  • Kristy Rodgers as she grieves the loss of her Mom, Wanda Baker.
  • Mike Grigsby as he recuperates from his health scare this week.
  • Ora Henderson has been released from the hospital and is at home.
  • Roxanne Raper as she recovers from surgery she had last Monday.
  • Sue Munday will have knee surgery this Tuesday.
  • Alan Boyd's next surgery is Tuesday, Oct. 25th, on his foot.  He will have a CAT scan this week to determine when they will be able to schedule the surgery for the replacement of the pain leads.
  • Phyllis Giguere is still in rehab in Plano.  
  • Jerry McClour as he faces some personal issues this week.
  • Lorene Butler, Jerry McFadden's Mom, is in the hospital.
  • Lillian Welch, Mark Welch and Diane McFadden's Mom, is having severe weakness.
  • Brad Shelton is still in the Heart Hospital/Plano, recovering from bypass surgery last Thursday.
  • Virginia Cammack, Jill Faires' grandmother, as she recovers from a stroke.
  • Terry Rogers is the preacher at the Family Worship Center.  He is having major health problems.
  • David Nelson, Charlotte Grooms' brother, has lung cancer and is going to the Dr. this Tuesday hoping for good news.
  • Dinah Border asked for prayers for Bryant Rowland, as he is having health issues.
  • WELCOME to our newest member, Onita Simpson, from Detroit. 
  • We're sorry to have to say goodbye to Kevin Spears, as he moves to Bartlesville, OK.  Kevin, we have loved having you here and will miss your smile!
5th SUNDAY FORMAT:  Sunday, Oct 30 we will have classes at 9am, worship at 10am followed by a pot luck lunch in the OutReach Bldg.  We will enjoy a devotional and singing after lunch and not have an evening service at the building.  John Cannon will be the guest speaker.

SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Roast with Vegetables. Please donate at least $2 per person. If you weren't able to sign-up on Sunday morning, and want to join us, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.
PANTRY NEEDS: Pasta and Sauce
These are the items routinely stocked in the pantry, and can always be used: Any type of canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti and sauce peanut butter/jelly, macaroni/cheese, hot/cold cereal, cornbread mix, 1 lb pkgs of beans/rice and crackers.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Monday - October 31st!!
Once again we will be hosting the children of our community with a safe and fun filled alternative to Halloween. If you would like to don a costume, decorate your car and join in the fun, please sign-up at the Welcome Center. Participants will arrive at the building to pick up their treats by 5:30-6:00pm, then proceed to the church ball field to circle up their cars and get ready for the public at 7pm. This activity is a lot of fun for everyone involved.

KEEP THE DATE:
Oct 30: 5th Sunday Format
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 6: Daylight Savings Time (Fall back ONE hour)
Nov 9: Blood Drive
Nov 13: Faithful Readers
Nov 15: H.A.L.O.
Nov 18-20: Family Retreat
Dec 5: Ladies Ornament Exchange @ Sherry Welch's

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Prayer Request - 10/14 - 3:53pm

Sherrie Boyd sent this message:  "An employee of mine, here at Campbell Soup, requested we put his Pastor on our prayer list. Terry Rogers is the Pastor at the Family Worship Center.  He has had some colon problems.  After 3 months they put everything back together and now something has burst.  His blood pressure dropped.  They nearly lost him yesterday.  He has been taken to a Tyler hospital."

Prayer Request - 10/14 - 1:05pm

Kristy Rodgers Mom, Wanda Baker, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, at Paris Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Starrett Funeral Home has scheduled funeral services for 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 15, 2011 in the auditorium of Sterling High School, Sterling, Oklahoma, with Rev. Michael Dye officiating. Interment will follow in the Sterling Cemetery.   The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6:30 Friday at the Fletcher Funeral Home, Fletcher, Oklahoma.

Prayer Requests - 10/14 - 9:37pm

Mike Grigsby has been released from PRMC/South.  He had a bad fall yesterday afternoon and was taken to ER.  They did EKG, CAT Scan and X-rays and he also had another seizure. 

Ora Henderson is in PRMC/North - Room 467.

Brad Shelton (former member) is in ICU at the Heart Hospital of Plano.  He had by-pass surgery yesterday afternoon.  He came out of surgery at 6pm and is doing well.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prayer Request - 10/13 - 9:09pm

Jill Faires sent this message:  "Please add my grandmother, Virginia Cammack, to the prayer list.  She just turned 100 last month and had a stroke this weekend.  She is getting around great, but has lost her short-term memory.  Please keep her, my precious momma--as she helps care for her, and all her caregivers at PeachTree in Farmington, Arkansas in your prayers!"

Dinah's Retirement - 10/13 - 10:10am

Dinah Border (Mama D) is retiring today from our church office.  She started as a volunteer 14 years ago and then became regular staff 9 years ago.
What a asset she has been!  We are going to miss your sweet smile and your always helpful attitude!  Thank you for your tireless days and never ending servant heart!
Take good care of yourself and Mr. Border and enjoy your mornings out in Cottonwood!
\We Love You!

Prayer Requests - 10/13 - 8:35am

Phyllis Giguere is doing better.  She now has the wound vac off!  They will be moving her to Health South Rehab/Plano for more aggressive rehab.

Continue to keep Jerry and April McClour on your hearts.  They are dealing with some personal issues and need your prayers.

Brad Shelton (former member) is in the Plano Heart Hospital and will have by-pass surgery this afternoon (Thursday).

Thank you to Loretta Nabors!  She donated cards to the Wednesday Night For The Master in memory of her Mom, Dorothy Hyman.  During her last days Miss Dorothy loved getting cards...and she saved every one of them!! 

DON'T FORGET:  Life Groups are this Sunday!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PRAISE REPORT - 10/12 - 1:10pm

Lesa Bulls' sent this PRAISE REPORT from her co-worker, Sherry Barnes, whose husband, Gary, we have been praying for the last few months:  "Please allow me to share some terrific news that my husband, Gary, and I received this week. We traveled to Baylor on Monday for his 7th chemo treatment for lymphoma plus a PET scan to assess how effective the treatments have been so far. The scan was CLEAR, no cancer and no infection!!!!! With 3 more treatments left and this good report, we are seeing brighter days ahead. We remain humbled and immensely grateful for the thoughts and prayers that have been offered up for Gary and I both.  'Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.'~~Romans 8:37"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Prayer Request - 10/11 - 3:35pm

Our co-worker Holly Scott, her husband Marty and their daughter, Kimber are on their way to Children's Medical/Dallas.  Dr.Cuttrell did tests on Kimber today and she was positive for Type 1 Diabetes. We do not know much, but she will plan on being there a couple of days to get her medication set up. Please keep them in your prayers for a safe trip and the strength they need to take care of Kimber!

Prayer Request - 10/11 - 3pm

Patsy Elliott broke her shoulder a week ago at school.  She has to keep it immobile for 2-3 weeks. 

Weekly Update - 10/11 - 9:39pm

Please keep the following in your prayers:
  • Brad Shelton (former member) suffered a heart attack last week. 
  • Ed Bullard is recovering at home after his hospital stay last week.
  • Roxanne Raper has been released from the hospital following her foot surgery yesterday in Dallas. 
  • Barbara Campbell is at home recovering from her hospital stay in Dallas last week.
  • Phyllis Giguere continues to be at Life Care Hospital/Plano. She is continuing to recover from back surgery.
  • Keely Kennedy for Ashleigh Kennedy.  Ashleigh has been making bad choices.
  • For Chris Easton's Mom, Coy Easton and her family.  For comfort and peace.
  • Lisa Bulls for her cousin Betty Brockington.  She has brain cancer and has begun hospice.
  • Curt Poore for Ronald Prince with pancreatic cancer.  He only has 6-8 months to live.
  • Lindsay McCarter for her Mom, Dianna Welch.  PRAISE for the good test results!  Continued prayers for recovery and healing without infection.
  • Lindsay McCarter for Donna Archer.  PRAISE for treatments going well!  She's now waiting on stem cell transplant.
  • Mike & Renee Crews for his aunt, Elizabeth Melton. Still on a ventilator but improving a little each day.  Still needs prayers that she will continue doing well.
  • Richard Logan for his daughter, Sarah Shaffer, that she has a safe pregnancy.  Also, his brother Alan Logan, that he makes better choices.
  • Sharon Thielman for her friend Vanessa Bills, who was in an accident 2 years ago and is still having legal issues with that.  She also needs prayers that she can walk again. 
  • Christi Rodger's Mom, Wanda Baker, had a massive brain bleed on Saturday night.
  • Webber Woodall's cousin, Adam King, is in PRMC/ICU.  Possible septic shock.  This is from complications from a 4-wheeler accident 10 years ago.
SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Poppy Seed Chicken. Please donate at least $2 per person. If you weren't able to sign-up on Sunday morning, and want to join us, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Peanut Butter & Jelly
These are the items routinely stocked in the pantry, and can always be used: Any type of canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti and sauce peanut butter/jelly, macaroni/cheese, hot/cold cereal, cornbread mix, 1 lb pkgs of beans/rice and crackers.

TRUNK OR TREAT: Monday - October 31st!!

Once again we will be hosting the children of our community with a safe and fun filled alternative to Halloween. If you would like to don a costume, decorate your car and join in the fun, please sign-up at the Welcome Center. Participants will arrive at the building to pick up their treats by 5:30-6:00pm, then proceed to the church ball field to circle up their cars and get ready for the public at 7pm. This activity is a lot of fun for everyone involved.

KEEP THE DATE:
Oct 16: Family LIFE Groups
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 9: Blood Drive
Nov 15: H.A.L.O.
Nov 18-20: Family Retreat
Dec 5:  Ladies Ornament Exchange @ Sherry Welch's

Love you - MEAN IT!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Prayer Request - 10/10 - 9:20pm

Bobby Barnes of Roxton passed away Monday afternoon at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Delta Funeral Home, Cooper.  (His wife Jana is a retired teacher from Roxton.)

Prayer Request - 10/10 - 3:03pm

Roxanne Raper came through her foot surgery this morning GREAT!  They did fix the arch and she does have lots of pins and screws.  She's in a cast to her knee for now, then will go to boot.  It's going to take at least 6 months for her to heal.  She should come home tomorrow.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Prayer Requests - 10/9 - 5pm

Ed Bullard is in PRMC/South - Room 606.

Valerie McClain sent this message:  "Prayers for Kurt and Robbie Ramsey.  Kurt has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.  Robbie is a co-worker of mine at Parker Elementary."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Prayer Request - 10/7 - 8:49am

Barbara Campbell was dismissed from Baylor/Plano on Thursday afternoon and is home resting now.  It was NOT her heart and she is so relieved at that!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Prayer Request - 10/5 - 4:07pm

Misty Ray had a heart ablation in Dallas today. It went well and she should come home tomorrow.

Prayer Request - 10/5 - 2:38pm

Marie Figgins is in Wadley Hospital in Texarkana.  She had a femoral hernia removed this morning.  She will be home tomorrow.

Prayer Request - 10/5 - 1:17pm

Stacie Wood is taking her Mom, Barbara Campbell, to the Baylor/Plano ER at this time.  Barbara is having the same symptoms that she did this summer.  Please pray for their safety as they travel, as well as for the doctors and nurses working with Barbara.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Prayer Request - 10/4 - 10:33pm

Lesa Bulls sent this message tonight:  "Please pray for my cousin, Betty Brockington.  Drs. put in a shunt and are giving her large doses of steroids to reduce swelling.  They are going to discontinue chemo."

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekly Update - 10/2 - 8:50pm

  • Jerry and April McClour went forward this morning asking for prayers for their faith and for some personal issues they are going through.
  • Misty Ray will have a heart procedure on Wednesday at Baylor/Dallas.
  • Alan Boyd is getting his cast off this Wednesday and then he will be having 2 more surgeries this month.  The main lead for his pain has come loose and they will need to go back in to replace it and at the end of the month they will perform another foot surgery.
  • Dianna Welch is at home recovering from surgery.
  • Roxanne Raper will be having surgery on her foot on October 10th
  • Coy Easton (Chris Easton's Mom) is in Brentwood Terrace with hospice.
  • Phyllis Giguereis at Life Care Hospital/Plano. She is continuing to recover from back surgery.
  • Linda Hostetler is having health issues.
  • Carolyn Drake (co-worker at FFCB) is having difficulties with her fibromyalgia.
  • Kari Ann Cannon's Mom, Karan Bridgwater, is in Germany working on the "Let's Start Talking"  ministry program.
  • Continue to pray for RAIN!!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Youth Group member, Selena Johnson!  (Daughter of Lance and Cari Johnson.)  She was the 1st place winner at the Paris Idol competition last night.   WoooHOOOO!
SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Baked Potatoes with Toppings. Please donate at least $2 per person. If you weren't able to sign-up on Sunday morning, and want to join us, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

 PANTRY NEEDS: Breakfast Cereals and/or Crackers
These are the items routinely stocked in the pantry, and can always be used: Any type of canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti and sauce peanut butter/jelly, macaroni/cheese, hot/cold cereal, cornbread mix, 1 lb pkgs of beans/rice and crackers.

 TRUNK OR TREAT:  Monday - October 31st!!
Once again we will be hosting the children of our community with a safe and fun filled alternative to Halloween.  If you would like to don a costume, decorate your car and join in the fun, please sign-up at the Welcome Center.  Participants will arrive at the building to pick up their treats by 5:30-6:00pm, then proceed to the church ball field to circle up their cars and get ready for the public at 7pm.  This activity is a lot of fun for everyone involved.

KEEP THE DATE:
Oct 2: Family LIFE Groups
Oct 8: Lacy Nabors/Jesse Anderson
Oct 9: Faithful Readers
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 9: Blood Drive
Nov 15: H.A.L.O.
Nov 18-20: Family Retreat

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

PRAISE REPORT! - 10/1 - 4:15pm

Dianna Welch has been released from the hospital and on her way home!  Please continue to pray for her healing and no infection!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Prayer Request - 9/30 - 5:22pm

Lovice Preston's best friend, since first grade, Brenda Fleming, passed away today.  She found out recently that she had pancreatic cancer and it quickly spread to her liver.  Please keep her 2 boys, Craig & Chad, and the rest of her family in your prayers.  Services are pending with Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.

Prayer Request - 9/30 - 4:03pm

Dinah Border spoke with Phyllis Giguere this afternoon: "She sounded perkier than the last time I called, says she is feeling better but has a long way to go. She was getting wound care but we talked anyway. No one has told her how much longer she will be in the hospital. They are taking her to therapy/rehab once a day and when she is stronger she will go two times daily. Even though she sounded better, I believe she could use encouragement...calls, cards, visits.  Her phone number is 214-473-3229."

Prayer Request - 9/30 - 2:40pm

Lesa Bulls sent this message this afternoon:  "Coy Easton (Chris' Mom)  has taken a turn for the worse and is back in the hospital. They are going to put her on hospice and take her back to Brentwood. She has developed another blood clot in her arm in addition to all her other health problems. Please pray for peace and comfort for this family."

REMINDER - 9/30 - 2:23pm

FAMILY LIFE GROUPS
THIS SUNDAY

PRAISE REPORT - 9/30 - 12:18pm

Lindsay McCarter sent this message about her Mom, Dianna Welch:  "NO CANCER!  We are elated to say the least! Thanks so much for the many prayers!!  Praise the Lord for He is so GOOD!"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Prayer Requests - 9/29 - 6:39pm

Lindsay McCarter sent this update on her Mom, Dianna Welch"Mom is still doing great! She was up walking when I left yesterday and continues to be up and giving it her all so far today. We should have pathology report regarding the mass by tomorrow (Lord willing). Please continue to pray specifically for no infection and good path report! We serve an AMAZING God! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the prayers!"

Linda Hostetler (Perry Hanley's sister) has several medical problems, is having tests done. and wants to be on our prayer list.
 
Please put Carolyn Drake on our prayer list. Her fibromyalgia is acting up and she is no longer taking medication because none of them are working and needs prayers to make it through this without meds.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Update on Dianna Welch - 9/28 - 8:06pm

Lindsay McCarter sent this update on her Mom, Dianna Welch"Mom is doing great!  Got her catheter and n/g tube out.  She got a shower and ate some jello.  God is so faithful!  Keep praying specifically for no infection!"

Prayer Requests - 9/28 - 10am

Received this message from Lindsay McCarter, regarding her Mom, Dianna Welch "She is still pretty out of it.  She's in quite a lot of pain, but can't really get awake enough to complain much.  The night was pretty uneventful.  We praise God for that!"

Roxanne Raper will have having surgery on her foot on October 10th.  She'll be in a cast for 6 weeks and a boot for 6 weeks.  The surgery will be in the Dallas area.

Wendell Johnson, Brittany Twitty's fiancee, is at the Dr. office this morning with some health issues.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Update on Dianna Welch - 9/27 - 2 :30pm

Lindsay McCarter sent this update on her Mom, Dianna Welch"The second Dr. came out and said the hernia repair was done and she is in recovery, doing well!  She will be going to room 410 (Baylor/Hoblitzele Hospital).  We expect her to be in the hospital through the weekend at least.  Keep praying for healing without infection and final pathology reports in a few days.  We can't say thank you enough for all of you praying us through this journey."

Update on Dianna Welch - 9/27 - 10:30am

Lindsay McCarter just sent this update on her Mom, Dianna Welch:
"Our God is an awesome God!  The Gyno-Oncologist came in and said that the 2 masses were connected and were attached to her tailbone. Further testing is being done to rule out lymphoma, BUT, it could be nothing more than a fatty mass.  That is certainly what we are believing it is!  The general surgeon is still in there working on removing her large hernia and the nurse called and said things are going well.  Keep praying!!"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Prayer Request - 9/26 - 3:11pm

Brittany Twitty asked that we pray for her friend, Kayla Williams.  She is in Presbyterian/Plano and will be induced for labor in the morning.

Prayer Request - 9/26 - 8:52am

Bettie Pace (Mother of Susan George) passed away Saturday night.

Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Tuesday evening and services will be at 3 on Wednesday at Clarksville Funeral Home.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekly Update - 9/25 - 7:19pm

It was wonderful was it to see John Mark, Tara and their kids today!! Thank you John Mark for the wonderful lesson this morning and reminding us of things we need to be thankful for EVERYDAY! I loved seeing the faces of my Peruvian brothers and sisters in Christ and putting a name and their story together. We appreciate your hard work in the missionary field! He will also be speaking on Wednesday night in the auditorium. (There is still a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center for those that want to spend some time with the family.)
Today was Tanya Welch's last Sunday as our Children's Coordinator. Thank you Tanya for all the hard work and dedication that you have put into the children of LACOC!

  • Dianna Welch will be admitted to Baylor/Dallas tomorrow. Her surgery is scheduled for 7:15am on Tuesday morning.
  • Patsy Able (former member) is in PRMC/S - Room 713.
  • Mike Crews' aunt, Liz Melton (former member), is in a Texarkana hospital on life support.
  • Coy Easton (Chris Easton's Mom) is in Brentwood Terrace and is paralyzed on her right side. They did sit her up in a chair this weekend.
  • Linda Easton asked that we pray for her co-worker, Kim Click. She is having neck surgery in Dallas this week.
  • Debra Usry will be having eye tests in Sherman, this Thursday, to rule out age related macular degeneration.
  • Phyllis Giguere has been transferred to Life Care Hospital/Plano. She is continuing to recover and show improvement from her back surgery and from the infection in her abdomen at the incision site.
  • Peggy Hervey (former member) had double knee replacement, last week, and is doing well.
  • On a personal note...I (Molly) saw the retinologist this week. He said that I am ahead of schedule and my retina looks great! He is going to remove the oil, that is holding the retina in place, and that will speed up the healing!
  • Continue to pray for RAIN!!
SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches. Please donate at least $2 per person. If you weren't able to sign-up on Sunday morning, and want to join us, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Meat

These are the items routinely stocked in the pantry, and can always be used: Any type of canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, spaghetti and sauce peanut butter/jelly, macaroni/cheese, hot/cold cereal, cornbread mix, 1 lb pkgs of beans/rice and crackers.

KEEP THE DATE:
Oct 1-2: Youth Group to Camp Deer Run for Fall Retreat
Oct 2: Family LIFE Groups
Oct 8: Lacy Nabors/Jesse Anderson
Oct 9: Faithful Readers
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 9: Blood Drive
Nov 15: H.A.L.O.
Nov 18-20: Family Retreat

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Prayer Request - 9/23 - 10:19pm

Mark Welch sent this message tonight:  "Dianna's surgery is set for 7:15am Tuesday, September 27th at Baylor Medical Center Downtown Dallas. Please, keep praying that all goes well and the doctors can relieve her body of whatever it is they have found."

Prayer Requests - 9/23 - 10:32am

J.C. Pomroy, the "Coke Man", has been diagnosed with cancer.  He'd been having problems with his hip, thinking it was just arthritis, found that it was a huge mass.  They've also found a mass very close to his heart.  (J.C. drove a Coca-Cola truck for years.)

Kristi Bullard Moody sent this prayer request:  "Gunnor Archer, born 9/20/11, with lung problems (possible hole in one of his lungs).  He was CareFlighted on Wednesday to Medical City Children's Hospital/Dallas.  His parents are Toby and Mindy (Ausmus) Archer
Today, they've found that the hole has sealed itself off in his lung, but he's developed double pneumonia and his right lung is showing signs of a slight collapse.
His Mom, Mindy, has had some complications and had to come home and may not be able to go back to the hospital for a while."
  Please keep this little family in your prayers.If you will click here you can read his Caring Bridge website.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Prayer Requests - 9/22 - 10:55am

Alan Boyd is having surgery today on his left arm.  They will be severing all the tendons, etc. to make his arm move like it should be. His arm will be in a sling for a while.

Debra Usry stated that Donna Moseley was taken to the Hugo hospital yesterday afternoon with chest pains.  And then later yesterday evening, she was transferred to Oklahoma City Heart Hospital for surgery.

Mike Crews' aunt, Elizabeth Melton, a former member of LACOC, is in St. Michael's Hosp in Texarkana. The family has been called in. She has double pneumonia and has bleeding in her lungs that they can't stop. 

Brittany Twitty's friend, Nancy Childress, is in PRMC/S Room 302.  She is having health issues.

Jack Strickland (friend of Debra Usry's) was injured in a motorcycle accident a couple of weeks ago and is in PRMC/South.  He will be having surgery soon.

Peggy Hervey, former LACOC member, is recovering well from her double knee replacement.

CONGRATULATIONS to Brittany Twitty on her engagement to Wendell Johnson.  They will be getting married on February 11th at LACOC!

CONGRATULATIONS to Chelsie (Shackleford) and Chance Woodard on the birth of their new baby boy, Legend Lynn Woodard.  He was born Monday morning, Sept 19.  Proud grandparents are Kevin & Brenda Shackleford.

CONGRATULATIONS to John Mark and Tara Davidson...they are expecting a baby!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Prayer Request - 9/21 - 1pm

Bad news/Good News Update on Dianna Welch:  The bad news is that there are 2 masses.  They NOT related to female "parts".  They don't know where they are, but they know that they need to come out ASAP (within 1-2 weeks).  The Dr. does think it's probably cancer, but won't know until surgery.
The GOOD news is the PET scan show that the masses have not grown and that the cancer doesn't show to be anywhere else!!!  PRAISE THE LORD!
Surgery is being scheduled.  There is concern that, since it is a major surgery, there are risks with her diabetes and infection, etc.  But the Dr. also said that it's her only option!
Please keep praying for her upcoming surgery....specific prayers for NO cancer and NO infection!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Prayer Request - 9/20 - 10:54am

Dianna Welch will be in Dallas tomorrow morning at 9am for PET scan results.  Please keep her and Mark in your prayers as they travel and as they talk with the doctors!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Davidson's Are Coming To Visit!

There is a sign-up sheet with blanks on the Welcome Center for you to visit with the John Mark & Tara Davidson, while they are here from Peru!

Sunday, Sept. 25th
Lunch
Tuesday, Sept. 27th
Dinner

John Mark is also available to meet for breakfast and/or lunch on these days:
Monday, Sept. 26th
Wednesday, Sept. 28th
Thursday, Sept. 29th
Friday, Sept. 30th