Saturday, April 30, 2011

Prayer Request - 4/30 - 7:41pm

Dinah Border asks for prayer for her neighbor, Cade Mahan, who is 12 years old.  He has 1st and 3rd degree burns on 30% of his upper body.  They sent a helicopter out, but it's too windy, so they are transporting him by ambulance to Parkland Burn Center.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Prayer Requests - 4/28 - 5:32pm

Kimberly Daniels posted this message today, regarding Payden's doctor visit at Children's Medical:  "We just left the doctor's office. They did blood work (Payden didn't shed a tear. He was SUCH a big boy!) and they adjusted his medicine. They are referring us to Scottish Rite so they can look into any neuro-muscular issues he may have. Thanks for all the prayers & well wishes!!"
Our sweet sister, Eva Warren, passed away today at Pine Tree Assisted Living.  She was the Mother of Fran Dobbs and Claudia Dawdy.  Funeral services will be 10:00am Saturday, April 30, at the Church of Christ of Honey Grove, Texas.  Burial will follow at Goree Cemetery in Goree, Texas. The family will receive friends from 9am to 10am at the church prior to services.

On a personal note:  I go back to Dallas tomorrow, for more eye testing, and meet with another specialist.  Thank you all for your continued prayers!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Prayer Requests - 4/27 - 10:52pm

LADIES....don't forget about W.I.N.G.S. "tea" Thursday night at 6:30pm, in the OutReach Bldg.

Kimberly Daniels will be taking Payden to Children's Medical/Dallas in the morning.  Hoping to get some long awaited answers!

Mike Erwin was released from the hospital this afternoon.

Heath Figueroa was also released from the hospital.

Shane Boswell, who was injured in a fall, has been released from the hospital and is staying with his Mom and Dad here in Paris for a few months.

Lesa Bulls' cousin, Betty Brockington, has finished her treatments for cancer and now has the shingles.

Jerome Pipkins, employee at Justiss Elementary, has Hodgkin's Disease and has started chemo treatments.

Paula Welch, also an employee at Justiss Elementary, is having a mass removed from her liver and is having her gallbladder removed.

Margaret Lough was thrilled to announce that her Dad has been released from rehab and is at home!

Please keep all those that have been involved in all the tornados this week.  As of this writing, 72 lives have been lost!

Prayer Requests - 4/27 - 2:43pm

Mike Erwin is better, but contiues to be in PRMC/North.

Alan Boyd had his foot surgery today and is doing well.  His foot is FLAT!  They were on their way home!

Charlotte Grooms' brothers are both ill.  David Nelson has lung cancer and looking to start radiation treatment.  Larry Nelson has blocked carotid arteries.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Prayers Requests - 4/26 - 10:08pm

Mike Erwin was admitted to PRMC this afternoon.  Linda sent this message tonight:  "Mike has had an irregular heartbeat all day, saw Dr. Hashmi & he said to come to hospital to start blood thinners to prevent stroke & monitor him.  Praying that his heart decides to convert to normal rhythm soon. Thanks for prayers."

Please keep the Maness/Cooper families in your prayers.  Sammie Jo Maness passed away this afternoon.  Coach Maness was a teacher/coach at Roxton I.S.D., had the most positive attitude and ALWAYS had a smile on her face!  She touched many young lives for many years.
No arrangements are known at this time.

Heath Figueroa (my co-worker's husband) has been in PRMC since Sunday with pneumonia.  He will hopefully be dismissed tomorrow. 

Tammy Huffman's Mom posted this message tonight:  "Our preacher at Central church of Christ, Everett Hodges just passed away. Please pray for his family. He has left this earthly body and flown into heaven. God be with Central as we transition."  
Debra Usry sent this message tonight regarding their daughter:  "Friday morning, Jill will have a liver biopsy done. Then maybe they can start her on her treatments."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekly Update - 4/25 - 11:50am

Dorothy Pearce will have the "re-do" of her cornea transplant tomorrow in Dallas.  She hopes to be home on Wednesday or Thursday.  She'll have restrictions for 2 weeks.  Please keep her (and Jerry) in prayer for good results and recovery.

My co-worker's husband, Jeff Taber, had surgery on Friday, to remove a tumor from his ear and to move nerves from his leg into his face, which was a 14 hour surgery!  He's been released from the hospital in Dallas and his wife, Evie, stated that both surgeries went well and the tumor has been sent to pathologist for tests.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree will be Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches.  If you didn't get the chance to sign up on Sunday morning, call the church office by noon on Tuesday to make your reservations.  Remember....ONLY $2!

Pantry Needs:  Spaghetti and Jelly

W.I.N.G.S.:  Ladies "Tea" this Thursday, April 28th, from 6:30p-8:30p in the OutReach Bldg.  This is to familiarize ladies with the opportunities available to be in God's service at LACOC and reach out to others.  Please sign-up at the Welcome Center.


Bridal Shower for Chelsie Shackelford this Sunday, May 1st, at 1:30-3:30pm.

Hispanic Gospel Meeting will be May 6-7-8.  Guest speaker will be Esau Villa

Red River Golf Classic will be at the Paris Golf & Country Club on May 9th.  This is to benefit Christian Homes & Family Services.

H.A.L.O.:  Tuesday - May 17th at 6pm.  Ladies, bring a favorite finger food, games and something for the benevolence pantry.  Invite a friend and come have a good time!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Prayer Request - 4/24 - 5:30pm

My co-worker's husband, Heath Figueroa, is being admitted to PRMC with pneumonia.  They are transferring him to the South campus.

Continue to remember the Kevin Wood family as they travel to North Carolina for funeral services for his dad.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Prayer Request Update - 4/20 - 9:06pm

Our sympathy is extended to the Kevin Woods' family.  Kevin's Dad passed away last night.
No other details are known at this time.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Prayer Request Updates - 4/19 - 2:55pm

Lesa Bulls sent these prayer requests today:
  • Dr. Charles Sibert (professor from ACU):  Cancer has returned.
  • Local musician, Larry "T-Bone" Gordon, passed away suddenly last night.  No other details are known at this time.
  • Shane Boswell:  He is still in ICU at Methodist Hospital/Dallas, after his fall over the weekend.  He had bleeding in the brain and damage to his orbital and jaw bones.  The bleeding has stopped, which is good news.  He is scheduled to have surgery at noon today to repair the orbital bones. and possibly other repairs while he's "under". 
  • Tyler Reaves:  Eye injury and possible surgery.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Prayer Request - 4/18 - 7:30pm

Please keep 18 month old Tyler Reaves in your prayers.  He was injured Saturday night in a freak accident at home.  He was taken to Children's Medical/Dallas and placed in ICU.  He was moved to a regular room today and should make a complete recovery.  (Jared & Tiana are Tyler's parents.)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weekly Update - 4/17 - 11:13pm

"Even The Stones Cry Out" was Patrick's message for us today, preparing for Easter Sunday.

Step out of your comfort zone this week....invite someone to come to church with you this next week. 70% of those you ask WILL COME!

Please keep the following in your prayers:

Alan Boyd will have surgery on his foot, next Wednesday (4/27). Sherrie sent this message: "The orthopedic doctor is going to work with his tendons to pull his foot flat and straight, so he will not be walking on the side of his foot. It will be day surgery, if he doesn't have any complications." Isn't this amazing? God is working through doctors and nurses and bringing many blessings!
Shane Boswell (son of Mike and Debbie) fell yesterday, on his head, and is in a Dallas hospital.
Tammy Huffman has some family issues that she would like you to keep on your hearts.
• Continue to remember the Greer/Blount family as they are grieving the loss of Chase last week.
Mierlan Payne has been having some back/hip problems.
Kevin Wood's Dad, William, is having heart problems, and Stacie's Mom, Barbara Campbell, is in the hospital with pneumonia.
Jerome Pipkins (Lindsay McCarter's co-worker @ Justiss Elementary) was diagnosed with Hodgkin's last week.
Paula Welch (Kristy Anthony's Mom) is having tests done soon on a cyst found on her liver and needs gallbladder surgery.
• Chris Brown's friends, Kyle and Glenda Thompson, lost their home to fire last Sunday morning. Kyle is the postmaster at Bogata.
• Wayne Kerby asked that we remember Russ Manweflon. He's moved to Paris, seeking work, searching God's word for directions.
• Wayne also listed Todd Morrison and his family, as they lost a portion of their home to the storm this week.
• It was so good to see the whole Offutt family at worship today...although a sad occasion for them. Amber's step-mom, Suzanne Connerly, passed away this past week.  Her services are tomorrow in Cooper.
• Carole Anderson's friend, Steve Cope, is having internal bleeding.
Cynthia Williams received an answered prayer with a job in Princeton!!

Congratulations to Brad and Gwen Ann Shelton on the birth of their granddaughter, Callie Ann Hayes. She was born this past Wednesday and weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Very proud parents are Sam & Julie Hayes.

Congratulations to Destiny Smith, PJC Lady Dragon basketball player! She made All Regional AND All Conference recently!

PRAISE! Scott Cox (had a stroke a few weeks back) will be released from the hospital on Tuesday!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! To those of you who have prayed for me and given me SO much encouragement during the last few months! This has been an incredible, life-changing blessing! Thank you for the comments today, on my new "look"! (Although I do worry about YOUR sight now! haha!) The last surgery was to take a cataract off my "good" eye and it is healing really well! I go back on the 29th for more testing on the "bad" eye and discuss the next step. There is STILL hope and faith that I will receive MORE sight! MANY thanks to Kathy Daniels for keeping you updated over the last 2 weeks! God is SO good!

LTC participants, parents and coaches will be in Dallas this Friday and Saturday for competition. If you can help offset the cost of 2 meals, by bringing food items for them to take with them, it would be GREATLY appreciated! Please bring the items to Tanya's office or put them in the refrigerator and mark the sack "LTC". Please and thank you! Keep these folks in your prayers as they travel to and from Dallas and while they are there.

H.A.L.O. (Helping Another Loving Others) will meet this Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. in the OutReach Bldg. Bring a favorite finger food, games, and something for the benevolence pantry. Bring a friend and get ready to have some laughs and a good time!

Our summer interns will be here soon! (Can't believe it's that time already!) Andy Garner, from Greenville and Miss Alex Freeman from Mt. Pleasant will both be graduating from Harding in May. There is a need for housing for Alex. If you, or someone you know, can help with this please let Derald or Patrick know.

W.I.N.G.S.: There will be "Tea" on Thursday night, April 28th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, in the OutReach Bldg. The purpose of this night is to familiarize our ladies with the opportunities available to be in God's service at LACOC and reach out to others. Sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Fajitas! If you were not able to sign up today, you may call the church office, by NOON on Tuesday, to sign up to eat with us. Still only $2.

PANTRY NEEDS: 1 pound bags of dry beans and/or rice.

Apr 19: H.A.L.O.
Apr 20: Youth Group - Bible Character Theme
Apr 22: LACOC Office CLOSED for Good Friday
Apr 22-24: LTC/Arlington
Apr 24: LTC Celebration
Apr 28: W.I.N.G.S. Ladies Tea
May 1: Bridal Shower for Chelsie Shackleford @ 1:30
May 6-7-8: Hispanic Gospel Meeting
May 9: Red River Golf Classic (benefiting Christian Homes & Family Services)
May 22: Faithful Readers
May 25: Blood Drive
June 19-26: Mission Trip to Brazil
June 20-23: Camp Deer Run - Day Camp
Sept 7: Blood Drive
Nov 9: Blood Drive

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Services For Chase Greer

Jennifer Blount posted this on facebook last night:
Our prayers have been answered and our beautiful son will return home tomorrow (Thursday). Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Funeral Services will be Saturday 2:00 p.m. at Bright Holland

Monday, April 11, 2011

Update 4/11/2011 4:42pm

Mike Grigsby had a mini-stroke over the weekend and was air lifted to a hospital in Oklahoma City.  He returned home Sunday evening.  He is continuing to do PT.  Lucy asked when I spoke with her, to please keep Mike and Kathy in your prayers as Kathy will be going to the back doctor tomorrow.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Prayer Requests - 4/9 - 12:47pm

Doug Owens' mom, Cindy, is out of ICU and should be in regular room for about seven days. This was not her first bout with blood clots in her lungs.

Amy Owens said they were going for Reed's first well visit and they are doing fine.

Debra Usry requests prayers for the Bonnie Pomroy family. She passed away on Thursday. She is Ashton's great-grandmother. Debra also wanted to request prayers for her sister, Julie Kay Smith. She is in the hospital and had two procedures today. Her blood count is low and not sure why.

Kim Hanley sent this message this morning: "Dustin & Jennifer Blount's son Chase died Thursday morning.  They are like family to me and I'm asking for prayers to help them deal with this unexpected tragedy.  Many people may remember them attending Lamar Avenue several years ago when Chase was in Jr. High.  He was living in Needles, California at the time of his death.  He leaves behind a wife and 2 small children."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Prayer Requests - 4/6 - 4:32pm

  • Keep Terry Holman, a friend of Nancy Partin, in your prayers.
  • The McFadden family requests that memorial contributions for Wayne McFadden may be made to: Boles Home, 7065 Love Street, Quinlan, TX 75474 or In Search of the Lord's Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083.
  • Molly Woodall's surgery went well. The doctors think they might be able to improve vision in her 'bad' eye. She has an appointment tomorrow and then should be able to come home.
  • Doug Owens mom, Cindy, is in Plano ICU w/blood clots in her lung.

Services For Wayne McFadden

Services for  Wayne McFadden will be at 10:00 am Thursday April 7, 2011 at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Starrett Funeral Home.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our Sympathy - 4/5 - 10:15am

Our sweet brother, Wayne McFadden, just passed away.  Please keep Ruth and the kids in your thoughts and prayers. 
No other details are known at this time.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekly Update - 4/4 - 6:50PM

Please keep the following in your prayers:
  • As of this writing, Wayne McFadden, is in grave condition.  Please keep his family on your hearts.
  • Lindsay Welch is continuing her recovery from surgery at home.
  • Remember our newest little ones that have been born the last couple of weeks....and their parents also.  Joseph Edward Singleton and Reed Douglas Owens.
  • Lesa Bulls', Betty Brockington, as she is making great progress with her cancer treatments.
  • John Williams, as he is job searching.
  • Janet Christ's student, Clayton Massey, is being tested for cancer.
  • Continue to remember my brother-in-law, Roy Gregory, as he recuperates from quad bypass.  And my sister, Mary Gregory, as she will be undergoing more tests with Dr. Hashmi.
  • Our sympathy goes to Connie Ausmus and her family.  Her cousin, Lee McDonald, passed away last week.
W.I.N.G.S.:  There will be "Tea" on Thursday night, April 28th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, in the OutReach Bldg.  The purpose of this night is to familiarize our ladies with the opportunities available to be in God's service at LACOC and reach out to others.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is Fried Chicken! If you were not able to sign up today, you may call the church office, by NOON on Tuesday, to sign up to eat with us. Still only $2.

PANTRY NEEDS: Cornbread Mix & Green Beans

Tornado Season is here!  On April 16 at 7pm, there will be a class offered at LACOC by the Texas Civil Defense 4th Division.  This class will teach you how to get ready for a tornado; what to do, what to have ready, what kind of precautions you need to take, where is the best place to take shelter in your home, etc.  (They will also have translation from English to Spanish.)  Please feel free to invite others to come with you!

Apr 10: Youth Devo
Apr 10: Faithful Readers
Apr 10: Wedding Shower for Cliff Kerby and Maggie Samuel - 1:30-3pm
Apr 16: Tornado Preparedness Class @7pm here at church.
Apr 17: Blue Baby shower for Maeta Lee - 1:30-3pm
Apr 17: Newcomer's Luncheon
Apr 18: Open Youth Room
Apr 19: H.A.L.O.
Apr 22-24: LTC/Arlington
Apr 24: LTC Celebration
Apr 28: W.I.N.G.S. Ladies Tea
May 13-14-15: Hispanic Gospel Meeting
May 25: Blood Drive
June 19-26: Mission Trip to Brazil
June 20-23: Camp Deer Run - Day Camp
Sept 7: Blood Drive
Nov 9: Blood Drive

Prayer Request - 4/4 - 8:13am

Rickey McFadden sent this message this morning regarding his Dad, Wayne McFadden:  "Time appears to be near.  Pray for his peace and comfort.  Breathing very hard."

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Prayer Requests - 4/3 - 8:45pm

  • Lance and Carrie Johnson...just lots of prayers.
  • Freddie Biggers had a stroke last night.  He's in PRMC/North/ICU.  They are trying to dissolve the blood clot now.  Freddie has worked at Discount Wheel & Tire for many years.
  • Mark Arnold, attends the College Church of Christ, was admitted to PRMC/North this morning.  They aren't sure what's going on with him yet.
  • Thank you for all the prayers for my sister, Mary Gregory.  The heart cath this morning showed no blockages!  Her husband, Roy, is doing much better also.
  • I will have my "good eye" surgery this Wednesday, April 6.  I will be out of commission for a few days, so if you have any prayer requests, please e-mail/call Kathy Daniels at: and 903-784-0557.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Prayer Requests - 4/2 - 10:45pm

Don't forget Life Groups are tomorrow!  Check with your group leader for time and place.

I talked with Rickey McFadden yesterday, he said that Wayne was "some" better.  There will be a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center tomorrow for men to continue to sit with him.  The family appreciates your willingness to help!

Please keep my sister, Mary Gregory, in your prayers.  She will have a heart cath at PRMC/North in the morning.  (Her husband, Roy, just had quad bypass last Friday.)