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.
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."


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.


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! 

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
SIMPLE SUPPER:    This weeks' entrĂ©e is TACO SOUP.  Please donate at least $2 per person.
PANTRY NEEDS:  Peanut Butter and Jelly.
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!


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

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

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."


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.)

  • 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!

  • 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!

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."