Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Our Sympathy...

Our brother Bobby Tingle passed away today.  Please keep Martha and the family in your prayers.
Service information is not known at this time.

Prayer Request - 12/31

Barbara Campbell has pneumonia.  Please keep her in your prayers as she is having a really rough time.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Update on Kristi Anthony - 12/30 - Pray LOUD and by name!

Posted by Jay this afternoon:  Recently our son Austin posted this quote by his favorite Christian rapper:
"You can pray but Faith is dead if you don't get up and work your legs" -Lecrae
It made me think about Kristi's situation (even though that was not why he posted it). Kristi is still able to pray to God and she does all of the time. This I know because I ask her. I pray with her too (out loud). However, she lacks faith in her own abilities and harbors a tremendous amount of fear mostly because she cannot remember how to walk and because of her condition she cannot visualize the process. 
This quote gave me an idea...why don't we all pray for God to give Kristi faith in the strength that He has supplied for her to walk? She has the physical ability to be able to walk but she doesn't have the confidence or the ability to visualize the process.
If we ALL pray with unity for God to give Kristi faith in the strength and ability that He has supplied to her then I firmly believe that it will be done! God is greater than her memory deficits, YES He most assuredly is! God is in Control! - Jay"

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Weekly Update - 12/29

Thank you Patrick for the New Year message today!  Let's get ready for a GREAT 2014!
 
Thank you also to Matt Duren and Spencer Jones for the wonderful song service!  Good to have our college "kids" back home for a while!

Happy Birthday to Ruth McFadden!  Her family had a big birthday party for her yesterday in the OutReach Bldg.

Prayer Requests:
  • It was good to see Terrance Maxwell and Webber Woodall back at worship this morning.  Both have had open heart surgery this month.  God is GOOD!  All the time!
  • Donna McGee had a heart cath yesterday morning and NO blockages were found!!!
  • Austin Anthony's surgery went well this week.  Continue to remember him as he deals with this issue.
  • Remember Kristi Anthony as she continues her therapy.
  • Charolette Bollman asked that we pray for Carla Rhodes as she is in Baylor Hospital with heart problems.
  • Kathy Ballard's friend, Jim Lipscomb, is having health issues.
  • Kathy Marshall asked that we continue to remember her niece and family, Cindy & Chad Nye, as they are suffering the loss of the son.
  • Derald Bulls friend, Marilee Miller, as she is grieving the loss of her husband, John.
  • Tanya Welch's Dad, Ben Wallace, had surgery to remove part of his finger removed.  They had to take more than expected.  Also has an aortic aneurysm they are also watching.
  • Shane Welch's sister, Shannon Kingsbury, will be having the 2nd surgery on her hand and will be starting therapy.  Prayers also for Mom, Sherry Welch, as she travels to be with Shannon and her family.
  • Benette Russell's Mom, Dorothy Holland, continues to be in Dubois/South Campus. 
  • Mike Bishop's friend, Gary Jones, has a broken leg.
  • The Bishop's son-in-law, Sean Healy, as he continues his search for employment.
  • Our sympathy is extended to Charlotte Grooms' and her family as they mourn the loss of her brother, David Nelson.  His funeral service was this afternoon in Denison.
 DON'T FORGET....there will be NO Wednesday night classes, due to the New Years' holiday.
 
KEEP THE DATE:
Jan 1:  No classes
Jan 5:  Baby BOY shower for Mandy Gerrald
Jan 12:  Cookbook shower for Tiffany Clay.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Prayer Request - 12/28

Trinia Dean asked that we pray for her niece, Angel Reaves.  Please pray for her health.

Prayer Request - 12/28

Jessica Harris sent this message:  "First, praise to the Lord for my Granny's (Elizabeth Elrod) outcome.  That was all HIM and the people that prayed for her.  My father is undergoing a cardiac surgical procedure where they are cutting the main line to his heart and putting in a false one.  It's a highly dangerous procedure.  His name is Charles Parker."

PRAISE REPORT - 12/28

Donna McGee's heart cath was completed at 8:45am, Dr. Hashmi said her heart looks good.  She will get to go home this afternoon.  PRAISE THE LORD!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Prayer Request 12/27

Donna McGee will have a heart Cath at 8am in the morning.  Please keep her and the Dr and nurses tending to her in your prayers also.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Our Sympathy...

Charlotte Grooms' brother, David Nelson, passed away tonight after an aneurysm earlier this evening.  No other details are known at this time.

Celebrate...

Come celebrate Ruth McFadden's 90th birthday with friends and family on Saturday the 28th.  From 1:00-2:00 in room 6 at the church building.  No gifts please. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Our Sympathy....

Our sweet sister, Martha Lenoir, has passed away.  There will be a viewing from 10a-11a on Saturday morning (12/28) at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be at 11:30am, also on Saturday, at Providence Cemetery next to Providence Baptist Church on FM 195.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thank you....

Thank you Jared Baggett for the very moving "Reflections of Joseph".  I've never heard the story, of birth of Jesus, from Joseph's point of view. 
Curtis Garrett... thank you for the beautiful song selections.  "Silent Night" stirs my heart, every time I hear it.
Troy Ashby...your thoughts of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection were so very thought provoking.  My son will be 33 this next year....that put it into perspective for me.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Update on Webber...12/16 12:45pm

Webber Woodall is doing better and is being moved to room 452.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Our Sympathy...

Our sympathy goes out to Joyce Basinger on the sudden loss of her brother Pat.  The arrangements are as follows: visitation will be Tuesday the 17th from 6-8pm at Oakcrest 4520 Bosque Blvd. Waco, Tx. The funeral service will be Wednesday the 18th at Lake Shore Drive Church of Christ 2800 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, Tax. at 10:00am.  Please keep this family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Prayer Request

Our brother, Terry Maxwell, had a heart attack yesterday.   They did 4 by passes on him this morning.   He is in PRMC/ICU.

Update on Webber Woodall - 12/15 -2:30

Webber will be staying in ICU another night. He's still not stable enough to move to a regular room yet.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Playground Cleanup...12/14...8:35am

Wayne Kerby is trying to get a group of people together at the church at noon today to clear away the limbs & brush from the playground.  If anyone has a chainsaw and/or can come drag limbs/brush to the road, any & all help would be appreciated.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Update on Webber Woodall...12/13/13 12:15pm

Just got this in from Molly...Webbo is sitting up and the vent is out!  Molly just talked to both doctors and they can't believe how good his color is.  They did have to give him some blood during the night.  But now he wants to eat!  Ain't God Good?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Update on Webber Woodall- 12/12/13 4:45pm

Webber Woodall is out of surgery and back in ICU. He is stable but they are monitoring him closely due to some bleeding. Keep those prayers going!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Update on Webber ... 2:02pm

Just got word that Webber will have open heart surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30 am. Please pray for Webber, Molly and the surgeons.

Update on Molly.... 12/11/13 11:21am

Molly is being released so she is going down to ICU to be with Webber.

Update on Webber & Molly Woodall.... 12/11/13 11:00am

Webber is out of the heart cath and Dr. Hashmi said that all arteries are blocked.  They are taking him to ICU where he will wait to have open heart surgery.  The surgeon will be in to talk to Molly and to let her know the plan.  

Molly's blood levels are still not right yet so please pray for that as well.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Update.... 12/10/13 11:15am

Webber & Molly Woodall were taken to the ER last night with carbon monoxide poisoning. They have been admitted to the hospital and are scheduled for further testing. Webber will have a heart cath performed tomorrow. (I haven't heard what time the heart cath is scheduled.) Please continue to keep Molly & Webber in your prayers.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Do you need help with trees/limbs?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will have over 200 men in Paris on Saturday for those who need their help getting trees/limbs cut down.  I talked with Shelle Bivens (Peggy Robinson's daughter-in-law) this afternoon, she stated that you can call her at home 903-784-5113 or Peggy's son, Judd's cell phone number 903-715-2783

Weekly Update - 12/9

Thank you Patrick for the message yesterday morning!  Very uplifting!  Also I loved the way you added the special song "Send The Light".   You made a very stressful situation become light!  (I'm sure glad we have a preacher with a sense of humor!)
There are things going on during church ALWAYS, but yesterday morning little Ethan McClain made me cry.  He kept staring at Joanne Wood...she leaned up and he started kissing her...and kissing her.  She finally just took him and held him.  That sweet little baby just knew Miss Joanne needed some extra loving! 

THANKS:
  • We are so thankful for the Red Cross and their volunteers for setting up the Shelter at LACOC.  There are lots of folks that have been helped over the last few days.
  • Thank you to all of the LACOC members who volunteered their time to help these folks also.  (Many of them who didn't have electricity at their homes, but came to help.)
  • Thank you to those who went out on Sunday afternoon AND today, with their chainsaws and elbow grease, to help clear homes of limbs.
  • If you see one of the electric company workers or the tree service folks....stop and tell them thank you and that you appreciate them.  Remember, they are away from their homes and families to help US!  Offer them coffee, hot chocolate, water, a snack....anything.
  • Thank you to those who have opened their homes, provided a shower, a propane heater or groceries!  Thank you to those who have called to check on each other!We are a very blessed bunch of folks!
HELP:
  • Kyle Jones needs volunteers to help prepare and serve food that are here for the Red Cross.
  • There is a need for medical personnel to help at the Shelter also, during this time.  If you can contact Robyn Figgins to make sure she has your phone number, in case there is a need.  You can contact her at 903-905-1650 or at work 903-737-5457.
RESPONSES:
  • Ethan Hall asked for prayers for his friend's dad, Tim Chapman.  Timmy was killed in a one vehicle accident on Saturday.  Services are pending with Bright Holland Funeral Home.
  • Kathy Marshall asked that we remember her niece and husband, Cindy Nye, as they continue to mourn the loss of their son Mason.
PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Joe Hayes and Trish Rader's daughter, Emmie, was laid to rest today in New Boston.  Please remember Joe, Trish, Daniel, Brooke and Gavin as they grieve the loss of that sweet little girl.
  • Jean O'Neal had surgery on her elbow today and is doing well.  She will be in the hospital tonight and then will go to rehab.
  • God had his arms around Lindsay, Aubrie and Emma McCarter on Thursday afternoon.  They were hit head-on.  The girls are ok....Lindsay is a sore.
  • Kristi Anthony - as she continues to have walking, memory, depression and confusion issues.
  • Austin Anthony - Heart issues.
  • Larry Box - Cancer (works at T&K Machine Shop)
  • Dr. Wally Kraft - Health  (Local veterinarian.)
  • Gerald Housley -  Two months ago he suffered 2 strokes and a blood clot.  He was moved to a long term care facility this week.  (Friend of mine from Frisco.)
HOLIDAY PARTY:  This annual event will be held on Sunday, December 15th at Aiken Elementary.  You don't want to miss this fun event.  There will be a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center next week.  They will need a head count to prepare for food.
 
CHRISTMAS BASKETS:  If you know individuals that will be needing food for Christmas, please look on the Welcome Center for a form to fill out their information. Please turn it back in on Sunday, Dec. 15th.  The food baskets will be delivered on Dec. 23rd.  Michael and Lindsay McCarter will be heading up this ministry again this year.
 
LADIES ORNAMENT EXCHANGE:  CANCELLED
 
SIMPLE SUPPER:    This weeks' entrée is TACO SOUP.  Please donate at least $2 per person.
PANTRY NEEDS:  Peanut Butter and Jelly.
 
KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 11:  Ladies Bible Class Christmas Lunch at Carol James' home
Dec 15:  Holiday Party at Aiken Elementary
Dec 25:  No Wednesday night service.
Jan 1:    No Wednesday night service.
Jan 5:  Baby Shower for Mandy Gerrald
Jan 12:  Cookbook Shower for Tiffany Clay
 
Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ornament Exchange.....

The Christmas Ornament Exchange scheduled for Tuesday night has been cancelled!

I'm still cold... are you?

There will be fun, fellowship and food at LACOC tonight!   Please come, whether you have electricity or not!

ATTENTION!!

There will be NO classes on Sunday morning (12/8)....worship at 10am.  Please come as you are..if you can!
There will be no evening service or activities.
Don't risk it if it is still icy!  Be careful.
Love you - MEAN IT!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Do you have power?

Wayne Kirby called and said the church building is open and warm for those that need a place to stay. Please be careful there are limbs and trees down everywhere.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Prayer Request - 12/5

Jessica Harris asked that we pray for her grandmother, Elizabeth Elrod.  She is struggling with chemo and needs lots of prayers.

Our Sympathy...

Carson Payne grandson of Paul and Oleta Payne (College Church members) passed away.  Funeral services are planned for Saturday morning.  No other details are known at this time.

Emmie Hayes Funeral Services

Friends and Family night for Emmie Hayes will be Sunday from 2p-4p at:
Comforter Funeral Home
301 N. Center Street
New Boston, TX  75570
Phone:  903-628-0227

Funeral service will be Monday at 10am at:
1st Baptist Church
506 S. McCoy Blvd.
New Boston, Tx 75570
903-628-2531

Emmie's school is setting up an account with Red River Credit Union in New Boston to help pay for funeral expenses.

Update on Kimrie Dean - 12/5

Update on Chastity Dean about her daughter Kimrie:  "This morning we were told Kimrie's ovary was twisted and we would be Careflighted to Children's for surgery to have it removed because there is not a gyn/pedi Dr here.  Dr Meisch just came in and feels that some type of cyst formed and hemorrhaged and doesn't feel we need surgery right now. Thank God. We are now waiting on Dr Cutrell to see if she will be admitted to Paris or sent to Children's for observation because of the size of her right ovary. Thank You All so Very much for prayers phone calls text and private messages.we have had a very long emotional night."

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Prayer Request - 12/4

One of my sweet little grandfriends, Kimrie Dean, is at the ER right now with severe stomach pain.  The ER is packed...her Mom said she's curled up in a ball and crying, she's hurting so bad.  Please pray that they can get to her really fast! 

Prayer Request - 12/4

Bennette Russell's Mom, Dorothy Holland, was admitted to PRMC/North this afternoon.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Update on the Anthony family - 12/4

Posted by Jay earlier this evening:  "I just spoke with Tyler and Cody's pediatric EP cardiologist's office. They are looking into both boy's EKG's for the "J-point repolarization abnormality". Preliminaries look like the same observation may be present in all three boys. This could very well be nothing and I BEG YOU TO PRAY THAT IT TRULY IS NOTHING.
Again, this same indicator is present in about 10% of all young males but the reason for increased concern here is due to it being present on Kristi's, which is not typical of her demographic. This could be just really good "due diligence" by all three EP's! The doctors at John Hopkins and (I believe) Mayo are looking at this too.
PLEASE ask the Father for our boy's good health. We are truly concerned but WE BELIEVE HE IS IN CONTROL! - Jay"

Our Sympathy...

Daniel posted this message around 7pm tonight:  "Doctors have confirmed that Emmie has lost all blood flow to the brain, with an MRI scan. She is gone. Thank you for all your prayers, I know God heard them, He just needed her in heaven with Him. Please continue to pray for my family, this loss will leave a big hole that we will need filled with the love of God."
Please keep Joe, Trish, Daniel and Brooke all in your prayers.
No details are known at this time
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Update on Emmie Hayes - 12/4

Joe Hayes called the church office this morning and said that Emmie is still on the ventilator.  They will do an MRI this afternoon at 3pm.

Update on Mike Grigsby - 12/4

Mike Grigsby was put back in the hospital last night.  He is in PRMC/360.  They want to do another heart cath and see what is going on.  And Kathy sent this message:  Please pray... he is getting so tired of being sick, it's been a struggle for the last 3 years.   I can't even count the times he has been in the hospital.

Prayer Request - 12/4

Dr. Geoffry Grubb, a faithful visitor our Wednesday night classes, is in PRMC/Room 462.  His blood pressure was elevated yesterday.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Update on Emmie Hayes - 12/3

Daniel Hayes posted this update on Emmie this afternoon:  "Doctors came in to do another test to prove my sister is brain dead since she hasn't been moving. They took off the vent and she started taking breaths on her own. Since then she's been moving her head shoulders and arms. I can't express how thankful me and my family are for all your prayers, keep them coming God is healing her and he hears your prayers."

Our Sympathy....

Mark Whitehouse's mother, Ruby Whitehouse, age 99, of Clarksville, passed away, Tuesday, December 03, 2013, at Clarksville Nursing Center.  Clarksville Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Click on this link to view her obituary.
Marianne posted on facebook today:  "Incredible mixture of joy and sadness. Joy for my mother-in-law, Buddy, as she enters heaven. Sadness as I say goodbye to one of the dearest friends that I have had on this earth. I long for the day when I will see her again."

CHANGE OF SHOWER DATE.....


Monday, December 2, 2013

Prayer Requests - 12/2

  • Joy Lowry asked for prayers for her family.
  • Joe Don Mashburn - health (chemo)
  • Lillian Welch - health (Mark Welch and Diane McFadden's Mom)
  • Chaz Wilson - Military, back in the USA!  (Vera Wilson's son.)
  • Sarah Smith...Praise! She is doing much better and hopes to be released from physical therapy next week.
 

Update on Emmie Hayes - 12/2

Joe Hayes called Carol Anderson and said that as of noon, there is no change in Emmie.

Prayer Request - 12/2

Jean O'Neal fell off a ladder yesterday in her garage, as she was getting a Christmas tree out of her attic.  She broke her elbow and it is in a cast now.  The doctor will do surgery next week.  It's too swollen to do anything just yet.  She is at home now and home health nurses are taking care of her.

Our Sympathy.....

Anna Zant's aunt, Linda Glenn, from Daingerfield, passed away this morning.  She was Mrs. Mashburn's last sibling.  Anna is having series of MRI's done in Sherman.  Please pray for Anna, her family, and Connie who is driving her.

Update on Doris McGill - 12/2

Karen Cato sent this update on her Mom, Doris McGill:  "Mom has been moved to Stillhouse for skilled nursing and rehab.  She is in room 69 and loves to have visitors.  (We so appreciate everyone in the life group with Russell and Robyn for stopping by and singing to her on Sunday.)  She is still in pain from her fall and continues to have some confusion, but is slowly progressing.  She is ready to have her hair done...this is a good sign!  Please continue to pray for her!"

Our Sympathy....

Local minister, Paul Dearinger, passed away this morning.  Cremation arrangements are pending with Wood Funeral Homes, Deport.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weekly Update - 12/1

Thank you Patrick for the message today from Isaiah 7.  And thank you to Stephen Gerrald for the beautiful song service!  (Honestly....I think "Breath of Heaven" is one of THE most beautiful songs ever written.)

OUR SYMPATHY:
  • To the Wood family as they mourn the loss of our brother Tom.  His celebration of life memorial will be Tuesday afternoon at LACOC at 1:00pm.  His sweet smile and big hugs will be missed.
  • Sherry Welch's uncle, U.C. (Bud) Shannon's funeral service will be Tuesday at 1:30 at Calvary Methodist Church.
WELCOME BACK to Bill and Ann Sanders!!  We have missed you!

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Ora Henderson goes back to the doctor this Wednesday, for tests on her neck.
  • Joe Hayes and Trish Rader's daughter, Emmie, is in critical condition in a Little Rock hospital with spinal meningitis.
  • Kristi Anthony - as she continues to have walking, memory, depression and confusion issues.
  • Austin Anthony - Heart issues.
  • Barbara Campbell's sister, Jean Wear, is waiting for test results and hope they all come back ok.
  • Lori Campbell's step-mother had a stent put in Saturday night. One of her arteries was 100% blocked. She will be in the hospital for about 3 more days.
  • Susan George's brother-in-law, Bill George (not the dentist), is having health issues. 
  • Tanya Welch's dad, Ben Wallace, had an accident while using a wood splitter.  They are waiting to see if his finger can be saved.
  • Kathy Marshall's sister, Judy Issette..."she is my rock and hero and I can not pray enough to ease the pain in her life."
  • Larry Box - Cancer (works at T&K Machine Shop)
  • Derald Bulls' friend, Paul Derringer (local minister), is in his final days.  Prayers for comfort for Paul and his family.
  • Dr. Wally Kraft - Health  (Local veterinarian.)
  • Gerald Housley -  Over a month ago he suffered 2 strokes and a blood clot.  He was moved to a long term care facility this week.  (Friend of mine from Frisco.)
HOLIDAY PARTY:  This annual event will be held on Sunday, December 15th at Aiken Elementary.  You don't want to miss this fun event.  There will be a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center next week.  They will need a head count to prepare for food.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS:  If you know individuals that will be needing food for Christmas, please look on the Welcome Center for a form to fill out their information. Please turn it back in on Sunday, Dec. 15th.  The food baskets will be delivered on Dec. 23rd.  Michael and Lindsay McCarter will be heading up this ministry again this year.

LADIES ORNAMENT EXCHANGE:  Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30-8:30 at the home of Angela Carter.  Bring a wrapped ornament ($5-$7) to exchange and your favorite finger food to share.  See the ladies bulletin board for more information.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Everything!

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 8:  KFC Christmas Party (K-5th)
Dec 10:   KFC Rudolph Party (Birth-PreK and siblings)
Dec 10:  Ladies Ornament Exchange at Angie Carter's house.
Dec 15:  Holiday Party at Aiken Elementary
Dec 25:  No Wednesday night service.
Jan 1:    No Wednesday night service.
Jan 12:  Cookbook Shower for Tiffany Clay

Love you - MEAN IT!

Update on Kristi and Austin Anthony - 12/1

We found out some information on Wednesday but due to the Thanksgiving holiday I didn't want to relay this information until afterwards but WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR PRAYERS for our family.

On Wednesday Austin had an appointment with Kristi's EP Cardiologist and they think that a potential genetic defect may have been found that has been found on Kristi's EKG and now Austin's as well. Next they... will look at Matt's, Tyler's, and Cody's to see if it is present there also. Potentially Sandy and Mike too will be evaluated.

The EP described this genetic condition as "new science" that has just been discovered within the last year and is still relatively unknown. The condition is a "repolarization" issue of the heart rhythm and is called "J-Point abnormality". I understand very little about it so far and can't even begin to explain it. They are under the impression that the fix is to implant an AICD (pacer-defibrillator). Hopefully we will be able to find out more very quickly.

The evaluation process could be rather lengthy since this is so new. I will pray that we find out about Cody and Tyler quickly since they too are at risk. Matt already has an AICD therefore he is protected but Sandy and Mike and possibly Mike's two children are at risk . Since Kristi lost her job due to her condition and we will only have COBRA until the end of next November it is critical that everyone gets treatment (if needed) before then! I'm praying that the defect will not show up on anyone else!

Please pray for this very concerning situation for our boys and Kristi's mom, brother, nephew, and niece. WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS FOR OUR FAMILY and THANK YOU for faithfully continuing to bring us before the Father. - Jay

Update on Emmie Hayes - 12/1

Daniel Hayes posted this earlier about his sister, Emmie:  "The doctors told us that they were going to administer three tests to confirm that my sister is brain dead. The neurologist began the first test to and Emmie began to breath and lifted her hand from her side to her face. They cancelled the other two tests. The doctors are trying to prepare us for the worst, but I know God is present and is responsible for these victories. Pray for healing, that her brain stops swelling and she continues to show improvement."

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Our Sympathy...

Sherry Welch's uncle, U.C. (Bud) Shannon, passed away Friday night.  Visitation will be Monday, 5:30-7pm at Fry-Gibbs.  His funeral service will be Tuesday at 1:30 at Calvary Methodist Church.

Update on Emmie Hayes - 11/30

Brooke Hayes just posted:  "10 minutes before the Dr. came in to do the test on Emmie to see if she was brain dead, she took a few breaths on her own!  God is hearing the prayers!  We're still not close to being out of the woods but we know she's not done fighting!  Praise Jesus!  Keep those prayers coming!"

Prayer Request - 11/30

Susan George asked that we add her brother-in-law, Bill George (not the dentist), to our prayer lists.

Update on Emmie Hayes - 11/30

Update on Emmie Hayes, from her sister-in-law Brooke:  "Her brain has swollen so much that her brain stem is damaged.  She can't breathe on her own and her pupils aren't constricting.  We aren't giving up hope though.  It's all in God's hands at this point.  Please continue to pray for our sweet girl!  And please pray for comfort for our family."
Prayers for Joe, Trish, Daniel and the doctors and nurses that are tending to her.

Friday, November 29, 2013

URGENT Prayer Request - 11/29

Emmie Hayes, Joe's 11 year old daughter, was CareFlighted to Little Rock this morning with spinal meningitis.  She is now in a drug induced coma and on a vent.  Please pray for her and the family that she will come through this horrific illness.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Services for Tom Wood


A Memorial Service will be held for Tom Woods on Tuesday, December 3rd at 1pm at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Prayer Request - 11/26

Pete Taylor asked that we pray for his friends Troy and Deloris Garner.  Troy is getting over pneumonia and Deloris has an upcoming surgery. 

Update on Dot Campbell - 11/26

Dot Campbell is home from the hospital.  She has an appointment on December 6th with a neurosurgeon to decide futher treatment on her back.

Our Sympathy.....

Our brother, Tom Wood, passed away this morning at 10:15 a.m., with his loving family around him.  Please keep them in your prayers for peace and comfort. 
No details are known at this time.

Update on Tom Wood - 11/26

Please keep Tom and the entire family in your prayers.  He is in very serious condition.

Monday, November 25, 2013

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!!!!

Tom Wood has been admitted to a hospital in Tulsa in serious condition. 
No other details are known at this time.

Weekly Update - 11/25

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Doris McGill is recovering from shoulder surgery at PRMC/Room 424.
  • Dot Campbell is having therapy on her back.  She is in PRMC/Room 414.
  • Lucy Staley - Health
  • Lee McClain - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - as she continues to have walking, memory, depression and confusion issues.
  • Austin Anthony - Heart issues
  • Mary Lloyd - Cancer
  • Sue Salter - Health
  • Benette Russell's parents, Dorothy and Ben Holland, are having health issues.  Please remember Benette also as she is caring for them.
  • Larry Ballard asked for prayers for Dwayne Ballard and his health.
  • Jerry Jarrell (librarian at Stone Middle School) recovering from 5 by-pass heart surgery.
  • Bryce Williams asked for prayers for his friend Daniel, that he will build a relationship with God.
  • Larry Box - Cancer (works at T&K Machine Shop)
  • Paul Derringer - Cancer - local minister.
  • Dr. Wally Kraft - Health  (Local veterinarian.)
  • Gerald Housley - Has suffered 2 strokes and a blood clot.  Will be going to a long term health facility this week.  (Friend of mine from Frisco.)
CHRISTMAS BASKETS:  If you know individuals that will be needing food for Christmas, please look on the Welcome Center for a form to fill out their information. Please turn it back in on Sunday, Dec. 15th.  The food baskets will be delivered on Dec. 23rd.  Michael and Lindsay McCarter will be heading up this ministry again this year.

LADIES ORNAMENT EXCHANGE:  Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30-8:30 at the home of Angela Carter.  Bring a wrapped ornament ($5-$7) to exchange and your favorite finger food to share.  See the ladies bulletin board for more information.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  There is NO Simple Supper this week.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Toiletries

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 26:  Mid-week service on Tuesday night - all classes in auditorium.
Nov 27-29:  OFFICE CLOSED
Dec 8:  Cookbook shower for Tiffany Clay
Dec 8:  KFC Christmas Party (K-5th)
Dec 10:   KFC Rudolph Party (Birth-PreK and siblings)
Dec 10:  Ladies Ornament Exchange at Angie Carter's house.
Dec 25:  No Wednesday night service.
Jan 1:  No Wednesday night service.

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Prayer Request - 11/22

Larry Box (works at T&K Machinery) was diagnosed last week with cancer.  He started chemo on Monday.  His wife Tracy's Dad started chemo last week.  Please keep their family in your prayers.

You are invited...


Thursday, November 21, 2013

New Information...

The facebook page that is listed as LACOC Paris Texas will be deleted in the very near future.  Please go to the NEW Lamar Avenue Church of Christ facebook page and join! 
Also, our church website will be undergoing a make-over and the facebook page will be linked there also.
New and exciting things coming!!!!

It's time....


College Connection Needs.....

There are 2 college students that need someone to send them a Care package.  Please call Jared Baggett ASAP if you can help with this.  903-268-1037

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Update on Mike Grigsby - 11/19

Mike's heart tests came back clear.  They think his pain is from a hernia or muscle.  Should be going home this afternoon.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Prayer Request - 11/18

Mike Grigsby was admitted to PRMC/Room 447 due to chest pains and shortness of breath.  He is waiting on a heart cath to be scheduled.

Update on Austin Anthony - 11/18

Tests are DONE!  Dr. could not initiate a disarythmia so that is good news.  He will implant a recorder/monitor within a few weeks to watch for events.  There are some things to watch for on EKG and meds to take and he must carefully watch hydration and nutrition.

Update on Doris McGill - 11/18

Karen Cato sent this message this morning:  Mom is having a hard time.  She had surgery on her arm and they put a rod into it hoping to get it strong enough to help her maneuver around.  They cannot fix her hip (her partial replacement rammed through her socket and crushed the bones all around it.)  The Dr. is hoping that the bone and scar tissue will form a pseudo socket to support the replacement.  We will know if it has started working in about a month.  She will not ever be able to put weight on that leg again and will be in a wheelchair (we have not told her this).  She did help the PTs yesterday by putting weight on her good leg.  She will need to go to skilled nursing when she leaves the hospital for extra care and rehab. 
She is in a ton of pain and very, very confused.
Jane and I have to work, so Sandra Carroll (bless her) is getting a list of sitters together to stay with her during the day.  Jane had to go home.  It was very hard for her to leave and it is very hard for me to leave her after she has had a bad night.  I know whoever is there will take good care of her ... it's just hard.
Doug is keeping us fed and he and Darrell are filling in as needed....plus some.
Please keep praying for her...specifically that she has less pain and confusion.

Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

 
Just a reminder about the Community Thanksgiving Service THIS COMING UP THURSDAY – NOV. 21st at 6:45pm ….Hosted by Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. 
STRIVING FOR MORE UNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY……is the theme of this year’s service.  No better way to show that – than to gather together with UNITY amidst our DIVERSITY…. denominational diversity...racial diversity...socio-economic diversity…..WORSHIPING OUR ONE GOD. 
Hope to see you & yours on Thursday night.

Update on Austin Anthony - 11/18

Austin Anthony's EP study (heart) started at 7:30am this morning.  Testing should be 2-3 hours.  Keep praying.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekly Update - 11/17


BAPTISM:  Grace Williams was baptized this morning.  She has been a part of the Youth Group for about a year.  Grace...we welcome you into the family!

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Richard Peace is at home recuperating after having surgery on Friday.
  • Doris McGill fell on Thursday, injuring her pelvis and arm.  She had surgery, on Friday, at PRMC and is now in room 424.
  • Dot Campbell is having therapy on her back.  She is in PRMC/Room 414.
  • John Gentry will have his defibrillator replaced this week.
  • Mary Jones had surgery this past week.  She was back at church this morning.
  • Kristi Anthony - as she continues to have walking, memory, depression and confusion issues.
  • Austin Anthony - will have tests on his heart Monday morning.
  • Mary Lloyd - cancer
  • Larry Ballard asked for prayers for Dwayne Ballard and his health.
  • Lesa Bulls asked for prayers for Jerry Jarrell (librarian at Stone Middle School) will have heart surgery tomorrow.
  • Prayers for Pete Taylor as he will be traveling for his job the next 2 weeks.
  • Prayers of thanksgiving for Tanya Welch's sister, Tammi.  Her tests came back negative and she is doing better.
  • Bill and Linda Kelly - for their health and financial situations.
  • Cheryl and Sean Healy, as they are dealing with the grief of his Dad passing away and the loss of Sean's job.  (The Bishop's daughter and son-in-law.)
  • Marjorie Erickson (Kathy Marshall's Mom) is dealing with deep depression.
  • Paul Derringer - Cancer - local minister.
  • Dr. Wally Kraft - Health  (Local veterinarian.)
  • Gerald Housley - Has suffered 2 strokes and a blood clot.  Will be going to a long term health facility this week.  (Friend of mine from Frisco.)
CHRISTMAS BASKETS:  If you know individuals that will be needing food for Christmas, please look on the Welcome Center for a form to fill out their information. Please turn it back in on Sunday, Dec. 15th.  The food baskets will be delivered on Dec. 23rd.  Michael and Lindsay McCarter will be heading up this ministry again this year. 

Ladies Ornament Exchange:  Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30-8:30 at the home of Angela Carter.  Bring a wrapped ornament ($5-$7) to exchange and your favorite finger food to share.  See the ladies bulletin board for more information.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entree is Thanksgiving Dinner.  Please donate at least $2 per person.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Peanut Butter, Jelly and Rice

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 26:  Mid-week service on Tuesday night - all classes in auditorium.
Dec 10:  Ladies Ornament Exchange at Angie Carter's house.
Dec 25:  No Wednesday night service.
Jan 1:  No Wednesday night service.

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Update on Doris McGill - 11/16

Doris has been moved to PRMC/Room 424.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Update on Doris McGill - 11/15

Karen Cato sent this update on her Mom, Doris McGill:  Mom just got back from surgery around 6pm.  They said she did good.  Please pray that she is not in too much pain and that her recovery from her arm surgery be successful.

Prayer Request - 11/15

Linda Hostettler has been diagnosed with arthritis in both feet.  She has not been able to walk for a couple of days.  The Dr. has started her on some medication and she is seeing a little improvement.

Prayer Requests - 11/15

Dot Campbell has been admitted to PRMC/Room 414 and will be having therapy on her lower back.

Doris McGill's arm surgery is at 1pm.

Prayer Requests - 11/15

  • Doris McGill fell yesterday and will be having surgery on her arm today.  She is in PRMC/Room 409.  (She has a fractured hip and upper arm.)
  • Sue Salter had her MRI and will have additional testing on Nov. 26th.
  • There is a lady that is in need of full sized sheets, pillows and towels.  If you can donate any of these, please drop off at the church office.
  • Please remember those that are heading out for the Family Retreat.  Traveling and safety prayers!

  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Prayer Request - 11/13

Derald Bulls asked that we remember his friends, Dr. John and Kelsey Goodman to our prayers.  Both are dealing with cancer.  (Ages 81 and 83.)

Can you help?

Kim Hanley spoke with a young woman this morning that is in need of a coat for winter.  She has been through a lot this year and is struggling to make ends meet.  I am sure any cold weather clothing would be appreciated!  If  you have any clothing you can donate, please let Kim know and she will make sure this young lady receives it.  She wears a size 20-22.  Thanks for your help.

Update on Mike Smith - 11/13

From Marianne Whitehouse:   "An update for our friends and family: Emily's husband Mike came home from the hospital on Monday afternoon - a welcome Veterans Day celebration! He will begin the rehab process at Tripler Army Medical Center concussion/TBI clinic today. Emily and Sarah say that he is feeling and acting more like himself every day. Please pray for his memory, for God to bless him with passionate and gifted professionals on the rehab team, and for him to have patience with what he and Emily have been told will be a long process. Thank you all for your love and support!"

PRAISE!

The Brazil team landed in Dallas, SAFELY, at 4:22pm.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Update on the Anthony's - 11/12

Jay posted at 3pm:  Hugh's surgery is done and went well. BIG NEWS: the doctors removed his feeding tube which has been in one year ago today! Thank you all and Thank God!

Jay posted at noon:  More praises! The first test results came back from Austins MRI and his heart structure is normal! Now waiting on Dads surgery. Thank you for the continued prayers and THANK our Lord.

Prayer Request - 11/12

Geri Detroy asked that we pray for her best friend, Donna Aiello, who is a widow with 2 children and lives in New Jersey.  She is having mini-strokes.

Updates from Brazil Team

11:25am from Carole Anderson:  "Taxied out, in line to take off, jets started, strange "sawing noise" from wing. Hydraulic problem, returned to mechanic area of airport.  Not unloading right now, but may.  Pray for safety!"

12:47pm from Carole Anderson:  We have had surgery on hydraulic system, they had us unload, waiting to board another plane, possibly at 2pm.  Keep praying all goes well."

PRAISE!!!

The Brazil Mission Team is safely back on US ground. "Landed at Charlotte, North Carolina at 6 a.m. Paris time. Great trip but ready to see good ole East Texas black dirt. 4 hour layover then on to DFW."

Monday, November 11, 2013

You are invited.....

Tiffany Diane Parker
and
Jason Lynn Clay
Along with their families
Request the honor of your presence
as they join in
Holy Matrimony
At Lamar Avenue Church of Christ
3535 Lamar Avenue
Paris, Texas
On Saturday, November 16th at 4pm
 
~~Reception to follow ceremony~~

Prayer Requests - 11/11


  • Hugh Anthony will have surgery tomorrow, in Plano, to clear out his arteries in his legs. Any type of surgery is scary for an 86 year old.
  • Next Monday (18th) Austin Anthony will be having some intensive tests on his heart. Please keep him and all the family in your prayers. 
  • Sue Salter will be getting the results today on her MRI. 
  • Penny Jones is the healthcare nurse for Ed Bullard.  She will be having major surgery at Medical City tomorrow.
  • Mike Smith, son-in-law of Mark and Marianne Whitehouse is improving after his accident last week. 
  • Glenda Parson asked that we add Branden Felker to the Military Deployed list.  Branden was deployed to Afghanistan last Thursday.  He is scheduled to be there for 3 months. (He is in the Air Force and stationed in Ft Worth.)  Their home is in Weatherford so Dichele and Brylen will spend time between Weatherford and Paris during his deployment.  (As grandparents, Dwayne and I are hoping for more Paris time than Weatherford.) 
  • Nelda Skinner asked that we remember Roger & Claudia Dawdy. Roger is very ill in the hospital in Longview. They are former members at LACOC and Claudia is the sister of Fran Dobbs (also former member). 
  • Gilbert and Lynda Smith (former members at LACOC) asked that we pray for their daughter Kathi.  She had her yearly breast exam a couple of weeks ago.  They called her back for another mammogram and sonogram.  Then called her back for a biopsy.  We met with the doctor last Friday, the biopsy came back positive for cancer.  He assured us it is in the early stages, but she has 3 tumors in her breast.  He did not find that it has spread to her lymph nodes, so that's a blessing.  They will set her up with an oncologist and surgeon this coming week.  Please keep all of us in your prayers - that her surgery goes well and that Gilbert and I hold up thru this - nothing is much worse than having something go wrong with one of your kids.
         
         

         

        Sunday, November 10, 2013


        Weekly Update - 11/10


        Thank you Keith Bollman for the VERY moving message this morning!  I felt a fire being lit!

        Thank you Stephan Gerrald for the beautiful song service!  ("I'm Gonna View That Holy City" may be my new favorite song!)

        RESPONSE:  Sherrie Boyd feels that her "heart has grown cold...the passion isn't there"...she knows that HE can rekindle her heart.

        BRAZIL MISSION TRIP:  Continue to remember Patrick, Kari Ann, Clint, Rachel, Lewis and Carole as they are in Brazil and prayers as they return home this week.

        2023 VISION:  Please keep the group of 18 members who have been chosen to head up the process:  Michelle Anderson, Jared Baggett, Keith Bollman, Derald Bulls, Patrick Cannon, Rebecca Cowan, Linda Erwin, Doug Faires, Robyn Figgins, Clint Gage, Andy Garner, Maggie Kerby, Laquita Lawrence, Connelle Peace, Marcelino Rodriquez, Maureen Spencer, Ruth Ann Stallings and Elton Weeks.

        PRAYER REQUESTS:
        • Mary Jones had surgery this week.  Prayers for her recovery.
        • Kristi Anthony - as she continues to have walking, memory, depression and confusion issues.
        • Austin Anthony - health
        • Sarah Smith was back at church this morning.  Great to see  her feeling better!
        • Ora Henderson was at church this morning!  So good to have her back!
        • Mike Smith (the Whitehouse's son-in-law) has a concussion from an accident on Friday.  He is in Queen's Hospital in Hawaii.
        • Mary Lloyd - cancer
        • Trina Dean asked for prayers for her friend, Danny Reaves, who suffered a stroke.
        • Our sympathy is extended to former members, Robert and Cindy Ward, in the passing of his Mom, Emma.  Her services will be on Monday.
        • Paul Derringer - Cancer - local minister.
        • Dr. Wally Kraft - Infection in his knee and will have knee replacement once it heals.  (Local veterinarian.)
        • Gerald Housley - Has suffered 2 strokes and a blood clot.  He is on a vent and hasn't woke up yet.  He will have a trachea procedure on Monday. (Friend of mine from Frisco.)
        FAMILY RETREAT is this next weekend.  Information on the Welcome Center. 
        SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entree is Chicken Strips.  Please donate at least $2 per person.

        PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Fruit and Crackers

        KEEP THE DATE:
        Nov 13:  All classes meet in the auditorium
        Nov 15-17:  Family Retreat
        Dec 25:  No Wednesday night service.
        Jan 1:  No Wednesday night service.

        Love you - MEAN IT!

        Friday, November 8, 2013

        Prayer Request - 11/8

        Mike Smith (Mark and Marianne Whitehouse's son-in-law) had an accident on his bike yesterday and doctors believe he had a stroke.  He is in the military and stationed in Hawaii with Emily and David.

        Thursday, November 7, 2013

        PRAISE!

        Our LACOC group has made it to Brazil safely!
        Keep Patrick, Kari Ann, Lewis, Carole, Clint and Rachel in your prayers!

        COLLEGE CONNECTION

        There a few college kids left who need a care package sent to them during finals week.  Please sign the sheet if you take a name off the board by Room 6.

        REMINDER

        Next Wednesday night, Nov. 13th, all classes will meet in the auditorium for youth led worship.

        Prayer Requests - 11/7

        Jessica Harris asked that we continue to remember her grandmother Elizabeth Elrod.  She's having serious health issues.

        Prayer Request - 11/7

        Joy Barnett sent this message:  :We found out this afternoon that our youngest grandson,Ely will have to have open heart surgery. The Doctor is still hoping to wait until around March or April. The hole in his heart has not improved as we had hoped. So prayers for Ely, his Mom and Dad and the rest of the family. Ely is 4 months old and a joy to be with. Dear Lord please give us All the strength.wisdom and faith that will get us through this trying time. Ely is in the best hands there is, we just need a extra boost of comfort. In the name of our Lord Jesus Amen"

        Wednesday, November 6, 2013

        Prayer Request - 11/6

        Hugh Anthony will have an angiogram on his legs next Tuesday at Baylor/Plano.  Please keep him in your prayers.

        Tuesday, November 5, 2013

        Update on Austin Anthony - 11/5

        Posted by Austin at 5pm:  "God gave me 15 years of playing sports, ever since I was the biggest 4 year old to ever play soccer haa. I've had great experiences living the "Friday Night Lights" quarterback dream and playing basketball for 13 years. Today the doctor said I can't play basketball anymore. I know God didn't close this door, the devil did, but He will be sure to open another one. I've had my time with sports and now it's time to focus my time on God. Writing has become a hobby of mine lately so I'm going to start writing mom's story and see where that leads. Thanks for the prayers everyone."

        Update on Austin Anthony - 11/5

        Posted by Jay at noon:  "MRI results in a few days. EP wants more aggresive testing done quickly. No basketball for up to a year but thats the least of our concerns now. Nothing new other than this yet."

        Prayer Request - 11/5

        Mary Jones had surgery this morning.  She is in recovery and is doing well.  Will go home this afternoon.

        Monday, November 4, 2013

        PRAISE!

        Pat Houser was released from rehab on Saturday and is now at home!

        Update on Anthony's - 11/4

        Prayer Request from Jay, posted this morning:  "Father please watch over Tyler with protection and wisdom as he has to take on so much responsibility at only 16 years old while I am gone. I pray that you will give Kristi peace and understanding of this situation. Please give Cody your comfort as he is concerned about his Mom and Austin. Give Austin a healthy heart. Grant strength and good health to Sandy. So many requests for our AWESOME God but You alone are capable. You alone are worthy of honor and praise. In Jesus' name - Jay"

        Sunday, November 3, 2013

        Weekly Update - 11/3

        Thank you Patrick for the beautiful lesson this morning from Revelation 4 and 5.  What an amazing image of Heaven it brings to our minds.  He also had us close our eyes and listen to the song "Glory and Honor" by Acapella.  (Click here to listen to the song.)

        BRAZIL MISSION TEAM:  Patrick & Kari Ann Cannon, Lewis & Carole Anderson and Clint & Rachel Spencer will leave on Tuesday to travel to Niteroi, Brazil to work with our missionary family, Brent & Jill Nichols, for one week.  (The Nichols are expecting a new baby!)

        PRAYER REQUESTS:
        • Austin Anthony will have further testing on Tuesday in Little Rock.
        • Lucy Staley has been in the hospital this week.  She is at home now.
        • Sarah Smith is feeling better.
        • Mike Grigsby - Heart issues.
        • Ora Henderson is still not well.
        • Mary Lloyd - has been diagnosed with cancer and is making decisions about treatment.
        • Jerry Raper - Health
        • Janes family - Prayers for strength.
        • Ralph Crews - Was injured in an automobile accident Saturday afternoon.  He is doing well and is home.
        • Alta Weeks (Elton Weeks' Mom) had a stroke yesterday.
        • Paul Derringer - Cancer - local minister.
        • Dr. Wally Kraft - Has had an infection in his knee for about 6 weeks, will have knee replacement once it heals.  (Local veterinarian.)
        • Gerald Housley - Has had 2 strokes and was being taken to a rehab hospital, had another health setback.  (Friend of mine from Frisco.)
        • Continue to remember Gary & Becky Nash in the loss of their son and Pat Elsom in the loss of her son.
        COLLEGE CONNECTION:  To encourage our college students during their semester exams, we will be sending them care packages.  There is a list of names and addresses of our college students, on the bulletin board, outside of Room 6.  Please sign up on the sheet available, if you would like to help with this ministry.  See Jared Baggett if you have any questions.

        BLOOD DRIVE:  This Wednesday (11/6) from 4-8pm in the OutReach Bldg. 

        SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entree is Potato Soup.  Please donate at least $2 per person.

        PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Fruit and Crackers

        KEEP THE DATE:
        Nov 6:  Blood Drive
        Nov 15-17:  Family Retreat
        Dec 25:  No Wednesday night service.
        Jan 1:  No Wednesday night service.

        Love you - MEAN IT!

        Friday, November 1, 2013

        Tuesday, October 29, 2013

        URGENT PRAYER REQUEST - 10/29

        Posted by Jay last night:  "Just got a call from Austin, at emergency room in Conway, AR. He passed out and team mates rushed him to ER. I'm on my way out the door. Everyone is worried since Kristi's episode a year ago. KRISTI also is upset because she cannot go. PRAY PLEASE - the Anthony's

        Posted by Jay this morning:  "Here with Austin at hospital in Conway. He had chest pains, passed out and hit his head. Tests came back good, but so did Matt and Kristi's. Drs are not concerned and say he's a healthy 19 yr old athlete. Cannot get them to call EP cardiologist. They dont understand potential gravity of situation. PRAY for help n wisdom here please...Jay"

        Posted by Jay this afternoon:  "A doctor talked with Austin's EP!!! They will discharge him with a 30 day heart monitor. NO BASKETBALL....He enforced the point! Bad news again, but NOT the worst news he's ever had to face. The doctor reminded him that a sport is not worth his life. Prayers Please - Jay"

        Posted by Jay tonight:  "One of the most difficult things I've ever had to do...Much like the day I had to leave Kristi at Pate Rehab. Tonight I had to leave Austin in Conway after a long night and day of uncertainly at the hospital. 
        We still don't have any answers and it may be weeks to come before we have any at all. All we know for certain is that Austin had chest pains and passed out last night. We are nervous and concerned. The test results don't really help yet. We know it was not dehydration. There are two EP's looking at his case. It very well may never reappear and WE KNOW GOD IS IN CONTROL.

        Austin has so many prayers going up by you all and so many have made contact with us today. Thank you. Please ask God for Austin's good health. He is dealing well with having to take a break from basketball but he still has concerns due to Kristi's condition as well as worrying about her and having to fulfill his school duties. Thank you all - Jay"
         

        PRAISE REPORT! - 10/29

        Sarah Smith received a good report from her Dr. and she is feeling better!

        Monday, October 28, 2013

        Weekly Update - 10/28

        • Our sympathy is extended to Sharon Thielman and her family in the passing of her Mom, Margie Queen.
        • Nolan Spencer - had tubes placed in his ears last week.  He's doing well.  (Clint and Maureen's son.)
        • Kanyon Phillips - seizures (Korey and Jaymie Phillips son.  Spencer's grandson.)
        • Mike Grigsby is continuing to have heart issues.
        • Ora Henderson is still having health issues.
        • The Janes' family asked for prayers for their marriage/protection from the devil. (John, Laura, Stephanie and Greg.)
        • Robert Henson's brother, Mack Henson, is in Denton Regional in critical condition from an auto accident.
        • Dr. Wally Kraft has had knee infection and replacement.
        • Dr. Jim Brunette as he continues to recover from having a pacemaker and other related health issues.
        • Paul Derringer (former local minister) is in the final stages of cancer at home and hospice is with him. 
        • Eddie Ruthart is recovering from heart by-pass this past week.
        • Ray Jack - Lyme disease
        • Derald Bulls asked for prayers for the family of Judy Stewart, who passed away yesterday) after a long illness. (Steve/Phillip Coker's aunt.)
        • Lesa Bulls' cousin, Jerry Brockinton's son, was killed in a motorcycle accident last week.
        • Bryce Williams asked for prayers for his friend Mrs. Robinson.
        • Marolyn Woodall asked for prayers for Paul and Carolyn Helton.  He has been in the hospital after a brain trauma accident.  He's at home recovering now.  They need a church connection. 
        • Geri DeTroy asked for prayers for her and her family to keep them strong.
        • Jayson Harvey (friend of Troy and Bettie Ashby) is waiting for a bone marrow transplant.
        • Continue to remember Jerry Wilson as he is still in the hospital in Dallas, recovering from a heart transplant (2 weeks ago).
        • Continued prayers for our VISION process.
        SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is CHILI DOGS!  Each person is asked to donate at least $2 per person.

        PANTRY NEEDS:   Canned fruit and crackers.

        KEEP THE DATE:
        Oct 28:  Ladies Fellowship Dinner
        Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
        Nov 15-17:  Family Retreat

        Love you - MEAN IT!

        It's almost time....

         
        Thank you to those who have volunteered to decorate a trunk for our annual 'Trunk or Treat' event!
        We will get started around 7 PM and we encourage our volunteers to get to the church as close to 6 PM as possible. Candy will be provided to you when you arrive.
        If it is dry you will drive over to the back lot and you will be directed where to go.
        There is a good chance that we will have to move the festivities indoors (The gym area).  It may be storming and/or too muddy to do so outside.  If that is the case, we will set up tables and everyone will decorate a table instead of their trunk.  The logistics are being worked out, but all you will have to do is show up and get ready to pass out some sugary snacks!

        She's here!!!!

        Miss Maggie Grace Daniels arrived today at 1:20pm. 
        She weighed in at 7 pounds and 7 ounces and is 20.5 inches long.
        Josh and Jessica Daniels are the proud parents and Lexi is the VERY proud big sister!
        Grandparents are Joe and Kathy Daniels!
        (As a reminder....it is flu season and no children are allowed...except siblings.)
         
         

        Friday, October 25, 2013

        Prayer Request - 10/23

        Antionette Sofia has cancer and Richard Elliott recently had surgery and is not doing well!

        Thursday, October 24, 2013

        Prayer Request - 10/23

        My friend, Cindy Housley, had a pacemaker put in yesterday.  Her sweet husband Gerald was right by her side....and had a stroke.  He was in the right place at the right time...he's now in ICU.
        Please pray for these 2 precious friends of ours. 

        Update on Kristi Anthony - 10/23

        Update from Jay yesterday:  "Horrible day...Kristi's PT is getting cut tremendously due to medical terminology. One of her doctors insisted that the additional PT is necessary to maintain her strength until her cognitive abilities catch up. It looks like her aquatic therapy may be cut out as well for the same reasons. PLEASE PRAY FOR INTERVENTION!"

        This was today's update:  "There was some VERY incorrect information reported about Kristi's progress and abilities which is making it extremely difficult for Kristi to have her much needed and very necessary therapy approved by insurance. We knew that something was wrong but could not get any answers until a doctor explained the situation to us. The insurance company now has completely false information. We are currently trying to get doctors to send notes to help build the case. KRISTI NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS NOW! PLEASE PRAY WITH TENACITY that Kristi's therapy will not be cut down (or possibly even out) and that it will be reapproved without any lapse! She needs this to get well. Please we are asking for your URGENT prayers to the Father - the Anthony's"

        Wednesday, October 23, 2013

        Prayer Request - 10/23

        Linda Easton's co-worker, Mona Drake, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

        Our Sympathy....

        Linda Erwin's brother, Joe Douglas Lewallen, passed away yesterday.  No other details are known at this time.

        Prayer Requests - 10/23

        Sarah Smith says that she is doing better, but is still hurting.  Hopes to have an appointment with Dr. Williams on Monday.

        Mike Grigsby has been admitted to PRMC/#530 for cardiac issues and testing.  He will be there for a couple of days.

        Lindsay McCarter's friend, Wendy McNeal, was taken by ambulance to a Tyler hospital on Monday.  After many tests, it was found that her spinal tap was abnormal and that she has viral meningitis.  It is NOT contagious.  They are having an infectious disease control doctor come in and evaluate her.  She will be at the hospital at least 3 more days.
        Continue to pray for her and her little family as well as the doctors and nurses tending to her.

        Stefanie Whitley Melton is a 31 year old Mom of 4 small children.  She found out this morning that she has breast cancer.  Her Mom passed away when she was 13 of cancer.  Please pray for her and her family.

        Monday, October 21, 2013

        URGENT Prayer Request - 10/21

        Lindsay Welch's friend, Wendy McNeal, is on her way to a Tyler hospital (by ambulance).  She is having brain swelling, trouble walking, hands drawing and severe pain in her head.  Wendy has 2 boys and a baby girl that is only 6-8 months old.  Please pray for sweet Wendy and the doctors and nurses who will be tending to her.

        Our Sympathy.....

        One of our Kiddie Kollege Mom's, Glenda Berger, passed away today.  No other details are known at this time.  Bright Holland Funeral Home is in charge of her services.

        Weekly Update - 10/21

        PRAYER REQUESTS:
      • Lindsay Welch asked for prayers for her parents, Mark and Dianna Welch.  Dianna is still having serious health issues and Mark is her caregiver.  Prayers for this whole family.
      • Mary Lloyd - will be having tests run this week.  A spot has been found on her lung.
      • Nolan Spencer - had tubes inserted in his ears this morning.
      • Sarah Smith - Health
      • Tom Wood -  Cancer
      • Jerry Raper - Health
      • Kristi Anthony - Health
      • Lance Johnson - ALS
      • Elizabeth Shew - Health
      • Ora Henderson - Health
      • Patsy Elliott - Health
      • Mike Marsters - Heath
      • Pat Houser - Health
      • Vera Wilson - her son Clay has been deployed to Afghanistan.
      • Jimmy Wilson - Recovering from heart transplant
      • Jennifer Lassetter - Recovering from surgery to remove 20 pound tumor. (Molly's friend)
      • Dr. Wally Kraft - Health
      • Dustin Smith - Recovering from surgery - received good report from Dr. (Bulls' friend)
      • Lillian Welch - Health (Mark Welch and Diane McFadden's Mom)
      • Cindy and Chad Nye - as they mourn the loss of their 13 year old son, Mason, 2 weeks ago.
      • Missionaries

      • SIMPLE SUPPER THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!  Chicken Enchilada Soup.  Please donate $2 per person.

        Pantry Needs:  1 pound bags of beans/rice and Corn Muffin Mix

        Truck or Treat:  Our annual event will be Thursday, Oct 31st. Hundreds of children and parents attend this fun event each year.  If you've never been a part...come on out!  Starts at 7pm and ends we run out of candy!

        KEEP THE DATE:
        Oct 28:  Ladies Fellowship Dinner at Daisy Redding's house
        Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
        Nov 15-17:  Family Retreat

        Love you - MEAN IT!

        Friday, October 18, 2013


        Special Requests.....

        Rachel Spencer sent these 2 requests:
        • 6 of our members will be traveling to Niteroi, Brazil, November 6-12 to visit our missionaries, Brent and Jill Nichols. While we are there, we are going to be helping with a women's conference. Jill asked if we could bring small things to put in a gift basket for each woman attending. So we are collecting travel-sized shampoos, conditioners, lotions, or other small items that could go in a little gift basket for the ladies. If you have anything like this, please give it to Carole Anderson or me (Rachel).
        • Also, Brent and Jill are having another baby boy in January! We want to take them a gift from the church, and we found out that they actually need a new car seat, so we are going to purchase that here and take it with us, along with a couple of personalized gifts for the baby. If you can chip in on the car seat, or if you have any another (small) gift to send for the baby, you can give it to me. Or you can drop it by the church office with Laura or Kim. 

        Wednesday, October 16, 2013

        Prayer Request - 10/16

        Margaret Lough asked for prayers for 2 of her friends, from Mineola:  Betty Parker has been diagnosed with Parkinson's and Buddy West, also from Mineola was just diagnosed with lung cancer.

        Can you help?

        A local couple, Eric and Melissa Taylor came home to find their house burning (in Reno) this afternoon. They have three boys that attend Blossom Elementary.  Their boys are ages 5, 7 and 10. You can drop off clothes, or make monetary donations at Weezy's Restaurant in Blossom.

        Prayer Requests - 10/16

        Sarah Smith is waiting for test results on the CT scan of her back.  She is still unable to leave her house at this time.  Sarah's niece, Lana Short, passed away today after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Sarah wants everyone to know how much she appreciates all the prayers.

        Pat Houser remains at Stillhouse Rehab in room 62.

        Tuesday, October 15, 2013

        Prayer Request - 10/15

        Anna Zant's brother, Joe Don Mashburn, is in PRMC/ICU.  He had gall bladder surgery on Sunday and now has an infection.

        Sunday, October 13, 2013

        The Perfect Church
         If you should find the perfect church
        Without one fault or smear,
        For goodness sake! Don't join that church;
        You'd spoil the atmosphere.

        If you should find the perfect church
        Where all anxieties cease
        Then pass it by, lest joining it
        You'd mar the masterpiece.

        If you should find the perfect church
        Then don't you ever dare,
        To tread upon such holy ground;
        You'd be a misfit there.

        But since no perfect church exists
        Made of imperfect men,
        Then let's cease looking for that church
        And love the church we're in.
        Of course, it's not a perfect church,
        That's simple to discern
        But you and I and all of us
        Could cause the tide to turn.

        What fools we are to flee our post
        In that unfruitful search
        To find at last where problems loom
        God proudly builds His church.

        So let's keep working in our church
        Until the resurrection.
        And then we each will join that church
        Without an imperfection.

        Weekly Update - 10/13

        Please remember our ministers, elders and others involved in the VISION for LACOC as they continue making plans for our growing church.
         
        RESPONSE:  Lexi Cowan
         
        PRAYER REQUESTS:
        • Sarah Smith - Health
        • Tom Wood -  Cancer
        • Jerry Raper - Health
        • Kristi Anthony - Health
        • Lance Johnson - ALS
        • Elizabeth Shew - Health
        • Ora Henderson - Health
        • Patsy Elliott - Health
        • Mike Marsters - Heath
        • Pat Houser - Health
        • Jennifer Lassetter - She had a tumor removed on Thursday and has experienced complications.  Hopes to go home tomorrow.  (Molly's friend)
        • Dr. Wally Kraft - Health
        • Lillian Welch - Health (Mark Welch and Diane McFadden's Mom)
        • Cindy and Chad Nye - as they mourn the loss of their 13 year old son, Mason, 2 weeks ago.
        • Missionaries
        THERE WILL BE NO SIMPLE SUPPER THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!  There will be new tile being laid in the OutReach Bldg and will not be complete.

        Pantry Needs:  Peanut Butter and Crackers

        Truck or Treat:  Our annual event will be Thursday, Oct 31st. Hundreds of children and parents attend this fun event each year.  If you've never been a part...come on out!  Starts at 7pm and ends we run out of candy!

        KEEP THE DATE:
        Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
        Nov 15-17:  Family Retreat

        Love you - MEAN IT!

        Our Sympathy.....

        • The family of Paris EMS Medic, Joe Howard, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident this morning.  He was the brother of former member, Jamie (Hyatt) Moody and cousin of Charla Bishop.
        • The family of Jesse Slagle, who passed away last night in his sleep of an apparent heart attack.  He is a cousin to our Dinah Border.
        • The family of former Paris Police Sargent, Joe Julian, who died this past Thursday. 
        • The family of former PJC and Paris Community Theater director, Ray Karrer, who passed away Saturday night, after a battle with cancer.
        • The families of the 4 young men who were murdered this past Wednesday night.  Romello Dewain Steward, 18,  Devante Larry Atkins, 21, Brijonne Rashad Woods, 24 and Billy Charles Carey, 32. 

        Thursday, October 10, 2013

        Prayer Request - 10/10

        Please keep Janet Christ's Mom, Deloris King in your prayers.  She is at UMC/Tuscon, Arizona with a blood clot between her pace-maker and her heart.  They also found a mass in her stomach but cannot do a biopsy yet.  (The Christ's are former members at LACOC.)

        Prayer Request - 10/10

        Our sister, Sarah Smith, has been to minor emergency 3 times this week with pain.  She is scheduled for an MRI.
        Sarah's sister, Georgia Dillingham and her daughter, Lana Short, need prayers.  Lana has cancer and is having trouble with the chemo treatments.

        Our Sympathy.....

        Brittany Twitty-Johnson asked for prayers for the family of Romello Steward.  He was one of 4 young men shot and killed last night, here in Paris.  Brittany's family helped raised Romello and this is very tough on them also.

        UPDATE:  NBC/DFW has identified the other victims as:  18-year-old Romello Dewain Steward, 21-year-old Devante Larry Atkins, and 24-year-old Brijonne Rashad Woods, all from Paris. Additionally, 32-year-old Billy Charles Carey, of Garland, was identified as a victim.

        Wednesday, October 9, 2013

        Prayer Requests - 10/9

        Jimmy Wilson is less than 24  hours out from his heart transplant and is now sitting up having soup!  Thank you Lord!

        Jennifer Lassetter will have surgery to remove the tumor from her ovaries in the morning at 8am.  

        Update on Jimmy Wilson - 10/9

        Jimmy Wilson's heart transplant ended around 1am.  He is ALREADY off the vent, is responding to verbal commands and talking!  Ain't God Good?

        Update on Tom Wood - 10/9

        Praise God for good news!  Tom Wood's CT scan showed small changes.  Oncologist considers tumors stable.  Thank you for your continued prayers.

        Update on Kristi Anthony - 10/9

        Posted by Austin last night:  "It's almost been a year. A year since November 16,2012. A whole year!? I literally can't believe that. Though as I lay here tonight I have finally been blessed with the answer I've been searching for 11 months. "Why?" Why did this happen? The devil said hey ill tear that family apart, I'll take their mom. That'll turn them away from God! Well call me crazy but I think God said go ahead, but you won't succeed, you can't overcome Me. He didn't either. Maybe he thought he did. Maybe he thought that when Kristi Anthony was laying in a hospital bed for two weeks with hardly a sign of life that he had won. Maybe the devil thought that when she woke up it was even better because she would never be herself again. Maybe when she got up out of that wheelchair for the first time and gave her sons a hug, he thought that's as far as she'll ever go! Maybe he saw the pain in a family's eyes when the progress was slow. Maybe he thought by keeping her 100 miles away he could beat their Faith in God. Maybe he made them struggle, maybe he made them hurt, but unfortunately for them they have but one God. A God who created the universe, a God who is mocked every day, a God who is taunted by the devil and sin every day. But a God who laughs at the foolish and the non believers selfish ways. A God who said you can tempt them, you can test them, but they are mine. Take her earthly body and strength away but one day, one beautiful and magnificent day, they will all walk the shores of Paradise with me while you burn in eternity. -Austin"

        Tuesday, October 8, 2013

        Prayer Request - 10/8

        Derald Bulls sent this message tonight:  "Please add my friend and former McCuistion co-worker Jimmy Wilson to our prayer list.  Jimmy is in surgery at Medical City right now, receiving a heart transplant!  This has been, I'm guessing, close to 10 years in the making.  His sweet wife, Tammy, has been such a trooper.  He always had a smile on his face and I know God will pull him through it!  Surgery began around 3:30 this afternoon.  Pray hard all will go well!"
        On a personal note....Jimmy is one of the kindest people you'd ever want to meet and Derald is right, he always has a smile on his face.  Please keep the doctors and nurses in your prayers as they make this wonderful Christian man well!

        Monday, October 7, 2013

        Can you help?

        The young family that I posted about today (Mom will have surgery on Thursday) is in immediate need of a couch, fridge and stove.  If you or someone you know would like to help, give me a call at 903-669-4382.  Thank you!

        Prayer Request - 10/7

        My friend Jennifer Lassetter is in need of prayers!  She is a young wife/Mom of 2 little boys. (She's the manager of GNC.)
        The doctors have found cysts which are covering her right ovary and it's the size of a volleyball!  They are performing surgery on her this Thursday.
        Please pray for Jenny. She's a sweetheart!

        Prayer Request - 10/6

        Herschel and Lee McClain's son-in-law, Bill Gordon, is in the VA/Dallas hospital.  He has been diagnosed with leukemia.

        Weekly Update - 10/7

        Thank you to everyone who participated in the VISION SUNDAY!
        We appreciate Jon Mullican and Richard Baggett for leading the sessions.
        There is lots of hard work going into this VISION!

        Jessica Cowan went forward on Sunday morning and asked for prayers.  She will be moving to the College Station area for her job.

        Mary Jones asked for prayers for a 7 month old baby in Texarkana.  The baby has suffered a head injury and is being taken off of life support.  The parents are friends of Mary's grandson and his wife and small child who also live in Texarkana.  Please pray for all of them!

        Simple Supper:  This weeks' entrée is Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches.  Please donate at least $2/per person.

        Pantry Needs:  Jars of jelly and canned fruit

        KEEP THE DATE:
        Oct 13:  Faithful Readers meet
        Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat (sign up at Welcome Center)
        Nov 15-17:  Family Retreat

        Baptisms

        ~~Sam Cannon (son of Patrick and Kari Ann) was baptized on Saturday evening.

        ~~Jacob Duran (son of Todd and Angie) was baptized on Sunday morning.