Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

She's here!


Congratulations to Kelsey and Bethany Holland, and big brother Brantley, on the birth of Miss Kynlee Jo Holland.
She was born right after noon today weighing in at 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Gene and Nelda Skinner and great grandmother Ruth McFadden!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Services for Mrs. Rodgers

James Ray Rodgers Mom's visitation will be tonight from 6-7pm at Starrett Funeral Home.
Her services will be Tuesday, Dec. 30th, at 11:00 am, also at Starrett.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Our Sympathy...

Mildred Rodgers, James Ray Rodgers mother, passed away this afternoon. Services are pending with Starrett Funeral Home. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Prayers Prayers Prayers....

My heart is heavy this morning...my sweet Mommy, Louise McMillan, passed away yesterday afternoon.  She was 93.  Her visitation is Friday night in Cooper at the Delta Funeral from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon at 2 pm at the funeral home.

Also Daisy Redding's step-dad,  Norwood DeJohn,  also passed away yesterday afternoon in Missouri. Services are pending.

Robyn Figgins and Cari Johnson's nephew, Ryan Smith''s visitation is from 12-2 p at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and the funeral will be at 2pm.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Prayer Request 12/23

Derald Bulls sent this message.....James Rodgers' mother, Mildred Rodgers, is on hospice and has been for some time. She is in her final hours and James asked for prayers for his Mom, and all his family….they are really struggling with this being Christmas. But I assured him, God’s will be done. She struggled to breathe yesterday but rallied somewhat but hasn’t had any water or food in 48 hours.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Please Pray!!

 Robyn Figgins sent this message....Please pray for peace for my brother, Brad Smith. His son Ryan Smith past away today. He was only 26 years old. Also, pray for Ryan's mom and his two sisters.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Prayer Request - 12/19

Kimberly Daniels asked that we pray for good results on her thyroid tests.

Prayer Request - 12/19

Derald Bulls just sent this message:  "Please pray for Robert Ward, a former deacon and member at LACOC.  He is having surgery at Southwest Medical Center today Dallas to have his thyroid removed.  Robert, Cindy and family live in Gainesville now, for longtime members at LACOC.  As I hear updates, I will be happy to share.  Surgery was to have begun at 2pm."

New Year's Eve ... Mark your calendar

Tanya Welch sent this invite....Wednesday, New Year's Eve, 7pm, we will  have a devotional and praise time to reflect on 2014 and be thankful for God's continued blessings.   Everyone is encouraged to stay after for fellowship and fun.  
Please bring a favorite party food to share, drinks, any game you might want to play and a party attitude !!  It's going to be fun!!  
Small kids can either have their own game going or run some energy off in the gym playing tag.  Teens are welcome to join the games or get a game of knockout going in the gym.  
WaHoo, Dominoes, Board games.....you name it, we will have it here along with good food of course!!!
Get the invite out there. Text your friends.  There will be FUN for all ages!!!  Just show up!
For those that can make it til MIDNIGHT, we will bring in the New Year with a song and prayer time.
See you all there!





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Update on Baby Avery

A couple of weeks ago I posted a prayer request from Tanya Welch about a friends grandbaby, Avery.  Tanya also wanted prayers for the Mommy and Daddy.  This is the update I received from her today:
"It has been a roller coaster ride for her and the Mama and Daddy.  So sad, yet so much to be thankful for.  This young couple may be having a faith eye opener as God gets their attention through this whole ordeal.
Last Sunday the doctor spoke with the parents, Trent and DaNeal, about putting the baby on a DNR and told them to expect the worse.  Avery was not doing well at all. 
Monday was a new day!  Avery started responding to touch and was not seizing when they lowered her meds.  The nurses and doctors were quite amazed at the turn around from the previous 24 hours.
Today they are hoping that she is stable enough to transfer her to have an MRI done so that they can see if there has been any brain damage.
God is proving His existence in this young couples life and I pray that they are seeing the miracles He is doing right before them.
He may be opening the eyes of the medical staff as well.  The grandmother, Teresa, is very faithful and has not ceased praying and expecting God's answers to be good!  She is full of hope and nobody has yet squashed that!  How awesome is that?"

Thank you

Thank you for the calls, visits and cards.  A very special thanks for the prayers! We can all use a prayer!
God Bless,
Lynn and Joy Lowrey

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

You are invited....


Christmas Basket Update - 12/16

We still need SEVERAL more Christmas baskets! If you can fill one and bring it to the church, please do so before church tomorrow night. Or if you cannot get it there by then, just let Rachel Spencer know (before Wednesday night) that you are planning to get it and when you will bring it.
If you don't have time to shop but want to help, you can give us money and we will shop for you after church Wednesday night. You can give the money to Rachel Spencer, Nicki Beeler, or the church office.
Rachel's number is 903-272-6586.

Christmas Basket Shopping List
1 box Instant Mashed Potatoes
1 box stuffing
1 Package of gravy mix
1 can cranberry sauce
1 can yams
1 bag of sugar
1 pkg. brown n’ serve rolls (*don’t bring until 12/21 so they don’t get moldy)
1 large pkg. of cookies
2 cans of corn
2 cans of green beans
3 boxes mac n’ cheese
4 pkgs. Kool-aid
4 roll pkg. toilet paper
1 laundry detergent

Monday, December 15, 2014

Joy Barnett had her surgery this morning.   The doctor found the hole causing the leakage, in her knee and plugged it. She and Glen are headed home now.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Weekly Update - 12/14

Thank you Patrick for the message this morning "He's Coming", with the text taken from Isaiah 35 and Luke 2:8-20.
Jesus comes and turns:
~dark into light
~foolishness into wisdom
~bad news into good news

RESPONSE:  Robyn Figgins feels that she has a strong calling from God and surrendering her life to the things HE wants her to be about.

PRAYERS:

  • Harley Staley fell at home this morning and passed out.  He was taken to PRMC/ER.  No other details are known at this time.
    Sharon Kinison is in PRMC/Room 402.
  • Pat Houser is in PRMC/Room 512.
  • Chris Brown will have arm surgery this week.
  • Gail Kennedy is doing well after her heart cath this week and was with us this morning.
  • Evelyn Perry has not been feeling well this week, but she was also at worship today.
  • Adrian Casey says that she is feeling good.  Will start treatments at the cancer center soon.
  • Lesa Bulls' aunt, Sandra Fritchie, is having issues with back pain.
  • Also remember these in your prayers:  Jerry and Diane McFadden, Sherry Welch, Joy Barnett, Herchell McClain, Roy Jones, Anna Zant, Laurie Beckmon, John White, Mark Jones, Kristi Anthony, Lance Johnson, Wendy May, Judy Bryan Diana DeNoon, Avery Wallace, Trish Hayes Radar, Donna Sneed, Mac Basden, Christian Diaz, Sarah Wood, Sharon Exum, Barbara Goodall, Kyran Hollje, Sondra Kelly, Talon Kelly, Corey Townsend, Carol McMillan, Alden George, Brooke Smith, Wanda Sorenson, Bobby Gragg, Carol Ward, Dr. Chris Manchurick and our missionaries.
  • Please remember our military troops, whether here in the states or abroad.
PJC LADY DRAGONS:  We will be feeding the Lady Dragons on Dec.31st and Jan 2nd.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS:  If you are filling a basket, please have it at the church bldg by MONDAY, December 15th.

BLOOD DRIVE:  This Wednesday night will be our final Blood Drive for this year.  Carter Blood Care will be in the OutReach Bldg from 4pm to 8pm.

CHRISTMAS INVITATION:  "Please join us at noon on Christmas day at our house for lunch.  Bring your favorite food, your favorite game, or just yourself for an afternoon of food and fellowship. ~Louie and Marolyn Woodall"

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entree is TACO SOUP.  If you weren't able to sign-up this morning and want to join us, please call the church office by noon on Tuesday.  

PANTRY NEEDS:  Spaghetti Noodles and Sauce

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 17:  Blood Drive
Dec 24-26: Office Closed
Jan 4:  Baby shower for Keli Unruh
Feb 1: VISION revealed

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Update on Evelyn Perry - 12/12

Connelle Peace took Evelyn to the doctor yesterday.  Her dizziness may have been blood pressure meds, so that was changed.  Evelyn was also weak and anemic, they are giving her blood this morning.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Prayer Request - 12/10


Alexis Cowan sent this prayer request:  I have several friends that don't know Jesus and I would like prayers that God would just get a hold of their hearts!  I believe in the power of prayer and I just feel like the more prayers that can be said for them, the better.  One of my best friends, Jackson, another friend I grew up with, Kyla, and a friend I made recently, Beau.
I also need prayers for wisdom, I think it's what I need."

Christmas Baskets

CHRISTMAS BASKET INFORMATION:
The deadline to nominate a family is Sunday, 12/14.
The deadline to bring your basket to the church is Monday, 12/15. But don't bring the rolls until 12/21 so they won't get moldy. We still need a few more people to purchase groceries for the baskets. At last count, we were 10 volunteers short.
On Wednesday night after church, 12/17, we could use a few volunteers to help us shop for whatever groceries we lack.
If you nominated a family and are planning to deliver the baskets yourself, you don't need to bring anything to the building, but you can pick up your ham on Sunday, 12/21 and deliver the basket whenever you like.
There will be a handful of baskets that we need volunteers to deliver. If you are interested in doing this as a family or as a life group, let us know and we will give you the name and address of a family to deliver to. You can pick up the basket on 12/21 along with the ham.
Most of the baskets will be picked up at the church building through the benevolence ministry on 12/22.
If you have any questions or want to volunteer either to shop or deliver baskets, contact Nicki Beeler or Rachel Spencer.
Nicki:
nbeeler@cooperhh.com
903-243-5672

Rachel:
rachelrspencer@gmail.com
903-272-6586


Christmas Basket Shopping List
1 box Instant Mashed Potatoes
1 box stuffing
1 Package of gravy mix
1 can cranberry sauce
1 can yams
1 bag of sugar
1 pkg. brown n’ serve rolls (*don’t bring until 12/21 so they don’t get moldy)
1 large pkg. of cookies
2 cans of corn
2 cans of green beans
3 boxes mac n’ cheese
4 pkgs. Kool-aid
4 roll pkg. toilet paper
1 laundry detergent

Prayer Request - 12/10

I received this message from my friend, Dustin May, regarding his wife Wendy:  "I need everyone to please pray right now - Wendy just called and is in terrible pain in her stomach.  Her stomach is distended and they have done an x-ray and there is some pocket of something in her abdomen (blood, infection, gas, fluid...not sure).  She said that they may have to take her back down to surgery this morning to see what it is.  In Jesus name I want that pocket gone and the pain to go with it.  She has suffered enough and doesn't need to go through this."

Prayer Requests - 12/10

Sharon Kinnison is in PRMC/Room 402.  Surgery went well and she is feeling good.


Pat Houser has been in PRMC since Dec 1st.  Her daughter stated that prayers will be appreciated as well as contact with Mr. Johnny for support.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Can you help?


Prayer Request - 12/9

Jerry and Dianne McFadden are both dealing with health issues.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Food Baskets




There is a need for more families to sponsor a Christmas Food Basket. 
If you go purchase the items it's around $25-30. 
The church is providing the meat for the family receiving the basket. 
If you don't want to purchase the items, you can give the money to Nikki Beeler or Rachel Spencer and their committee will go purchase the items for you.

Here is a list of food items to be purchased for the Christmas Food Baskets:
  • 1 box instant potatoes
  • 1 box stuffing
  • 1 pkg. gravy mix
  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • 1 can of yams
  • 1 bag sugar
  • 1 pkg rolls
  • 1 large pkg cookies
  • 2 cans corn
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 3 boxes mac & cheese
  • 4 pkgs Kool-Aid
  • 4 roll pkg toilet paper
  • 1 laundry detergent

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Weekly Update - 12/7

Patrick's message this morning "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel", with the text taken from Isaiah 64 and Mark 13:24-32.  These truths we have to hold onto..HE lives, HE has come and HE is down here with us.
Thank you Alan for the beautiful song service.  I love hearing the Christmas songs!

  • Sharon Kinnison will have knee replacement surgery this week.
  • Gail Kennedy will have a cardiac cath procedure on Thursday.
  • Sherry Welch hopes to be released from rehab on Tuesday.  She is recovering well from her stroke.
  • Laurie Beckmon was with us this morning!  What a wonderful sight that was!  She wants to thank everyone for their prayers, calls, texts, cards and food while she has been in the hospital and recovering at home.
  • Bobby Gragg (Shelle Fowler's Dad) is undergoing cancer treatments.
  • Wendy May (Molly's friend) continues to be in the hospital recovering from stomach surgery this past week.
  • Mac Basden (Bulls' friend) is recovering from heart surgery.
  • Tanya Welch asked for prayers for a baby girl, named Avery, that was born today by emergency C-section.  She had 2 knots in the umbilical cord.  She is in a NICU now.
  • Also, Tanya's Mom, Dianna, has asthma and is having lots of problems right now.
  • Misty Ray's friend, Gidget, has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.  She lives in West Texas and has 2 young sons.
  • Former member, Trish Hays Rader, is recovering from triple by-pass this past week.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE MASTER:  Our class is meeting in the library on Wednesday nights.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree is TAMALES!  If you didn't sign up this morning, please call the church office and have your name added to the list.  $2 per person.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Soup w/meat, Crackers, Canned Meat, Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles, Cornbread Mix, 1 pound bags of Beans, 1 pound bags of Rice.

LADIES ORNAMENT EXCHANGE:  Don't forget that Monday TOMORROW NIGHT, December 8th at 6:30pm, will be our annual Ornament Exchange.  (I use the term "exchange" VERY loosely!)  You'll have to come and experience this fun night!  Bring a finger food to share and a $5-$7 ornament...and a JOYFUL spirit! We're also going to have a photo booth, for some big fun!

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY:  Come join in the fun, food, fellowship and frivolity that will take place next Sunday evening, December 14th at 5pm, for our annual Church Christmas Party.  A meal will be catered by LaBella Rosa for $5/per plate.  Please sign-up at the Welcome Center.

FAITHFUL READERS:  Christmas Party will be at Carol James' house on December 14th at 2:30pm.  Bring a finger food and a book to exchange.

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 8:   Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 10: Ladies Bible Class Luncheon
Dec 13: JH/HS Youth Christmas Party at Six Flags
Dec 14: Faithful Readers Christmas Party
Dec 14: Church Christmas Party
Dec 17: Blood Drive
Dec 24-26:  Office Closed
Jan 11:  LTC Meeting for participants and parents
Jan 16-18:  WinterFest

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Prayer Request - 12/5

Roger Bryan's Mom, Judy Bryan, is having surgery in Tyler today.  (She was in PRMC 2 months ago.) She is having cervical fusion on her neck, due to a combination of her fall and degenerative disc and pulling and tugging for 13 years with taking care of Paul (Roger's Dad).  They are asking for prayers, that surgery goes well and that she can get back to "normal".

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Well....There's this!


Kim was testing the photo booth for Monday, at the Ladies Ornament Exchange!  This is going to be so much fun!

Just A Reminder.....


Don't forget....Monday night!  If you've never been, please come!  

Update on Sherry Welch - 12/4

Sherry has been moved to a transitional apartment type unit at the Rehabilitation Hospital in Tyler.  She is doing well with her therapy, but could sure use some notes of encouragement.
1900 Waunell Drive - Tyler, TX 75701

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Prayer Request - 12/2

This is from my friend Dustin May, concerning his wife Wendy:  Wendy had lab band surgery a couple of years ago.  The lap band has caused a hernia that corroded her stomach and had killed most of her stomach. The surgeon had to make about a 6 inch incision and he had to remove the majority of her stomach and the lap band.  He had to put in a feeding tube (temporary) and several drain tubes. He is concerned about it leaking because he didn't have alot of stomach left to work with. So everyone please pray that she has a complete and total healing with no complications in Jesus name! Thanks to everyone for your prayers. I know that Jesus is in control.

Monday, December 1, 2014

BLOOD DRIVE


Prayer Request - 12/1

Derald Bulls sent this message:  Please add Mac Basden to our prayer list. Mac is having open heart surgery today. His wife, Debbie, is a teacher at NLHS.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Weekly Update - 11/30

Patrick's lesson this morning was taken from Mark 10:46-52 and the story of "Blind Bart".
Wouldn't we love it if a person we were speaking to just STOPPED and listened to us?  That's what Jesus does...He listens!


PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Anna Zant will have exploratory surgery tomorrow morning at PRMC.
  • It was great to see Lyn Lowery in his "spot" this morning!  Glad to see that he's recovering well.
  • Sherry Welch continues to be in Tyler as she recovers and is in rehab from a stroke.
  • Laurie Beckmon continues to heal from her surgery, at home.  Praise for the progress!
  • Bobby Gragg (Shelle Fowler's Dad) is undergoing cancer treatments.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE MASTER:  Our class will now be meeting in the library on Wednesday nights.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree is PANCAKES!  If you didn't sign up this morning, please call the church office and have your name added to the list.  $2 per person.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Crackers, Rice, Beans and Canned Meat


LADIES ORNAMENT EXCHANGE:  Don't forget that Monday, December 8th at 6:30pm, will be our annual Ornament Exchange.  I use the term "exchange" VERY loosely!  You'll have to come and experience this fun night!  Bring a finger food to share and a $5-7 ornament...and a JOYFUL spirit! We're going to have a photo booth, for some big fun!

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY:  Come join in the fun, food, fellowship and frivolity that will take place on Sunday evening, December 14th at 5pm, for our annual Church Christmas Party.  A meal will be catered by LaBella Rosa for $5/per plate.  Please sign-up at the Welcome Center.

FAITHFUL READERS:  Christmas Party will be at Carol James' house on December 14th at 2:30pm.  Bring a finger food and a book to exchange.

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 8:  Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 14:  Faithful Readers Christmas Party
Dec 14:  Church Christmas Party

Love you - MEAN IT!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

5th Sunday


Update on Sherry Welch - 11/25

Tanya Welch sent this message about Sherry Welch:  I talked to her tonight and she is still in the hospital in Tyler.  She did have a mini stroke sometime on Sunday. They have run many tests including on her heart and everything is clear. She says she passes all their "touch your nose" kind of tests from several different hospital doctors with flying colors.  However, she still has some numbness on her right side. She was able to walk today a short distance with a walker. She is now waiting on a room to come available at a rehab place there in Tyler.  She will be getting some therapy for the next several days and we will see how things go. Tonight when I talked to her, she was in good spirits.  Things are looking good but could still use lots of prayers on her behalf. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

PRAISE REPORT!!!

Debra Gage posted this tonight:  Family & Friends GREAT NEWS!! We got the official report late this afternoon. All the lymph nodes they removed are clear, tissue around tumor is clear, the tumor was cancer, but it had not spread!! Thanks sooo much for all the well wishes and prayers. I know God was listening! How do people make it through trying time without God?

Weekly Update - November 24th

YES... That's exactly what he said!  He wants you to give up EVERYTHING and follow Him!  Patrick's message, on Sunday morning, was about the rich young ruler who asked "What must I do to inherit eternal life?"  I would loved to have seen the look on his face, when Jesus gave him the answer!  The text was from Mark 10:17-31.

WELCOME:  Clovis and Judy Vaughan!!  They have previously been worshiping at the Powderly CoC and have moved closer to town and will be joining us!

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Continue to remember Melvin Webb and their family in the passing of Becky.
  • Joy Barnett had her "do-over" knee surgery today and it was a success!  Her grandson Eli Speer had hernia surgery today and it was ALSO a success!
  • Debra Gage should be receiving her breast cancer surgery test results this week.
  • Lori Campbell had knee surgery a couple of weeks ago and she was back at church with us today!
  • Adrian Casey is at home recovering from cancer surgery this week.
  • Sherry Welch is undergoing some testing in Tyler.
  • Kristi Anthony - prayers for her mental and physical health.  Prayers specifically for her memory. 
  • Hugh Anthony - Health
  • Cliff and Maggie Kerby announced this week that they are having TWINS!!!!  A boy and a girl!  Please pray for a healthy pregnancy and healthy babies!
  • Maggie Kerby's sister, Emily Hartsell, is expecting a baby and is in the midst of a move and a new job!
  • Sharon Exum (friend of the Campbell's) had hernia surgery, a few months ago,  She experienced serious complications and was in ICU here for a couple of months.  She's now in Baylor/ICU in Dallas.  
  • Vera Wilson's sister, Barbara Goodall, lives in Tennessee and is about to under-go treatments for cancer.  She had breast cancer surgery this past week and it was discovered that it had already gone into her lymph nodes.  
  • My niece, Carol McMillan, has lung cancer and it has been discovered that she has another type of cancer in her adrenal glands.  
  • Kevin Wood's Mom, Sarah, is in an assisted living home now.  She fell and broke her hip, this past week.  She had surgery and is doing well now.
  • Jenifer Cooper asked that we prayer for a 16 year old student, Kyran Hollje, at North Lamar High School, as she has a terminal illness.
  • Shelle Fowler's Dad, Bobby Gragg, has cancer.
  • Laura Cannon's aunt Sondra Kelly, has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Also, pray for Talon Kelly, who lost his father last year, his grandmother is very ill and Talon tried to commit suicide.
  • Derald Bulls asked that we pray for Jeff Higgins.  His adopted grandmother, Wanda Sorensen, passed away.  Also, Derald's friend, David Perkins, passed away last Thursday.
  • Dustin Smith (the Bulls' son-in-law) had a Echo Nuclear Stress test today and received a GOOD report!
  • Nick Murillo asked that we pray for the children of Clarksville, that they will have a spirit of peace, obedience, patience and kindness.  (I think we ALL need to pray for this too!)
  • Pray for all those traveling this week....and their return trip also!
  • Pray for our troops!  This time of year is so hard on them AND their families.


THANKSGIVING PRAISE AND WORSHIP:  All classes will meet in the auditorium on Tuesday night at 6:30.  

SIMPLE SUPPER:  No meal this week.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Fruit and Soup with Meat
LADIES ORNAMENT EXCHANGE:  Don't forget that Monday, December 8th at 6:30pm, will be our annual Ornament Exchange.  I use the term "exchange" VERY loosely!  You'll have to come and experience this fun night!  Bring a finger food to share and a $5-7 ornament...and a JOYFUL spirit!  We're going to have a photo booth, for some big fun!

CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY:  Come join in the fun, food, fellowship and frivolity that will take place on Sunday evening, December 14th at 5pm, for our annual Church Christmas Party.  A meal will be catered by LaBella Rosa for $5/per plate.  Please sign-up at the Welcome Center.

FAITHFUL READERS:  Christmas Party will be at Carol James' house on December 14th at 2:30pm.  Bring a finger food and a book to exchange.

COLLEGE CONNECTION:  There are still some names on the board, at the Welcome Center, to send a care package to.  Packages need to be sent the first week of December in order to get to the students during finals week.

5TH SUNDAY POTLUCK:  This Sunday - November 30th!  Please bring a dish to share and a little extra for our guests!

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 25:  Thanksgiving Praise and Worship
Nov 26-28:  OFFICE CLOSED
Nov 30:  5th Sunday Potluck
Dec 8:    Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 14:  Faithful Readers Christmas Party
Dec 14:  Church Christmas Party

LOVE YOU - MEAN IT!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Update on Adrian Casey

Adrian is at home and doing well!  She will return to Ft. Worth in ten days to get results of tests.

Prayer Requests - 11/21

Joy Barnett will have knee surgery again on Monday at 10:30 at Baylor Hospital/Plano.  Her grandson Ely Speer will be having a hernia repair also on Monday at 10:45 at Children's Medical/Dallas.  Please keep them both in your prayers.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prayer Request Updates - 11/20

Carol Anderson sent this message:  Debra Gage is out of surgery and all went well.  The place was small and they removed it all.  They did check out a couple other small nodes while they were in there but they were fine.  She will be in recovery a while and family can see her in one hour.  She will go home later today.  Will follow-up with treatments.
Hercell McClain's blood has gone down this morning and he is being released.

Be sure to write it on the calendar!


Prayer Request - 11/20

Debra Usry asked for prayers for her granddaughter, Carle Short.  She is in the early stages of pregnancy and is experiencing some complications.  A trip to the ER showed that everything is OK right now.  She has a follow-up Dr. visit on Monday.

Prayer Requests - 11/20

Adrian Casey's surgery was successfull!!!  
Debra Gage will have surgery TODAY (11/20) at PRMC for breast cancer.
Roy Jones is having surgery TODAY also in Dallas.
Herchell McClain had a heart cath on Wednesday, at PRMC.  He stayed overnight and should go home today.

Memorial Service for Becky Webb will be Sunday (11/23) at LACOC at 1:30.  Visitation will be after the service.

A celebration for Elmer L'Roy will be this Saturday (11/22) at Westwood CoC, from 3-5pm.  Celebrating his 95th birthday and his 75th year of preaching.


Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you will fill a basket or if you know of a family in need of a Christmas Basket.  (Deadline is 12/14)

LACOC Church Christmas Party will be at Aikin Elementary on Sunday 12/14.  Sign up is at the Welcome Center.  Meal will be provided by LaBella Rosa and the cost is $5 per person.

On Tuesday, Nov 25, our community will come together to help feed the homeless in our area.  A Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11am until 1pm downtown by the Christians In Action building.  Melissa Wickersham is coordinating this event and you can contact her at 903-366-2207 for ways that you can volunteer.   (Please text her.)  They need servers, people to clean-up and people to just visit with the folks.

It still amazes me to think of all the destruction that happened during the ice storm last year.  But, what is even more amazing is the CLEAN UP that happened afterwards!  Thank you to all those who volunteered to get the church grounds and the land across the street free from all the downed trees and limbs.  A HUGE thank you to JB Tree Service also, here in Paris, who have used their talents to get rid of big trees and limbs.  If you ever are in need of a tree service, they are GREAT!  You can call Ricky or Tricia White at 903-517-0010.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Prayer Request - 11/18


Kimberly Daniels asked that we pray for her friend, Corey Townsend (son of Jill Hart). Corey has been diagnosed with a tumor on his brain.  They are taking him to Dallas tomorrow.

Prayer Request - 11/18

Jessica Harris asked that we pray for her friend Brooke Smith and her unborn baby Aubree.  Brooke is only 32 weeks along and a sonogram today revealed that Aubree has a enlarged ventricle in her brain.  They are taking Brooke to Medical City this afternoon.

Services for Becky Webb

A memorial service is being planned for Becky Webb this Sunday (11/23) at 1:30 p.m. at LACOC.
There will be a time of visitation after the service.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Simple Supper


Please let the office know asap if you need 
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Our Sympathy...

Our precious sister Becky Webb passed away tonight.
Miss Becky showed what a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend should look like.
Generations of children have been taught by Miss Becky, and every one of those children loved her...as did we all.
She is going to be missed.
Please keep her family in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 11/16

Our sweet Peggy Wright moved into Colonial Lodge this past week.  She's in Room 40 and her phone number is the same.

Weekly Update - 11/16


Patrick's message this morning was from Luke 17:11-19.  "Nothing less than heartfelt praise and thanks is fitting, when we consider what Jesus has done for us."

RESPONSE:  The Buchanan family asked that we keep their daughter, Anita Ferguson, in our prayers.  She has been diagnosed with leukemia.

SYMPATHY:  Derald Bulls' friend, Joel Hughes, passed away on Friday.  His service will be held on Monday (11/17) morning at 11am at the Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will be one hour prior.

PRAYERS:
  • Becky Webb is coming back home from Baylor/Plano, with hospice.
  • Lyn Lowery continues to be in PRMC/Room 462, recovering from heart surgery.
  • Joy Barnett's knee surgery was a success.  She's recovering at home.
  • Lori Campbell is at home recovering from surgery on her knee.
  • Laurie Beckmon continues to be at home, recovering from surgery.
  • Judy Moore was back in worship with us today.
  • Debra Gage will have breast cancer surgery this Thursday (11/20) at PRMC.
  • Adrian Casey will have cancer surgery on Wednesday at Harris Hospital/Ft. Worth.
  • Anna Zant will have surgery on December 1st.
  • Lucas Simpson will have eye surgery on December 1st at Parkland.
  • Alden (Tiny) George (friend of the Bulls') will be having a heart procedure this week.
  • Please continue to remember my nephew and his wife, Clint & Carol McMillan.  The results from her latest biopsy was not good news.  A second type of cancer was found on her adrenal gland and chemo was started immediately.
  • Wanda Sorensen, Jeff Higgins adopted grandmother,was admitted to DuBois on Saturday.  directly to ICU. She now has pneumonia and other complications. 
  • Loretta Nabors' friend, Julie Stansbury broke both hips at the Mud Run a few weeks back & they didn't know it.  She was going through therapy, etc trying to help the pain. She finally was sent to a orthopedic Dr.  Her left hip was completely broken & the right hip had a stress fracture.
  • Steve Turner, son-in-law of Paul Brown (owns the Corn Dog Stand) has a malignant tumor on his spinal cord.  They are meeting with a neuro-surgeon next week for treatment and surgical options.
  • Continue to remember our missionaries, for their safety and success of their mission work. ~Hector Olguin - Piedras Negras, Mexico
    ~Brent and Jill Nichols - Niteroi, Brazil
    ~Javier Ortiz, LaChona, Mexico
    ~Dr. Greg and Laurie Vanderpool - Haiti

SIMPLE SUPPER:  Thanksgiving Dinner, this Wednesday night!  If you were unable to sign-up this morning, you may call the church office to have your name added to the list.  This is a tradition that was started many years ago and is looked forward to each year! There is a sign-up list on the Welcome Center for desserts.  Please donate $3 per person.
PANTRY NEEDS:  Mac-n-Cheese and Crackers

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 19:  Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 25:  Thanksgiving Praise and Worship

Nov 30:  5th Sunday Potluck
Dec 8:    Ladies Ornament Exchange
Dec 14:  Church Christmas Party

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Update on Joy Barnett 11/13

Joy's surgery was a success and she's already home and on the road to recovery!


Prayer Request - 11 / 13

Derald Bulls sent this message:  "Please add Alden "Tiny" George, long time North Lamar Teacher and Coach to the prayer list. He is having a heart procedure next week."


JUST A REMINDER....



Thanksgiving Dinner, next Wednesday night!  Be sure to sign up on Sunday morning or call the church office to have your name added to the list.  This is a tradition that was started many years ago and is looked forward to each year!
There is a sign-up list on the Welcome Center for desserts.  

Prayer Requests - 11/13

  • Lyn Lowery remains in PRMC/Room 462, recovering from heart valve replacement.
  • Becky Webb is in Baylor/Plano/CCU Room 624.
  • Joy Barnett will have knee surgery this morning at Baylor/Plano.
  • Adrian Casey will have cancer surgery in Ft. Worth next Tuesday (11/18).
  • Lucas Simpson will have eye surgery at Parkland on Monday, Dec.1.
  • Derald Bulls asked that we pray for his friend, Joel Hughes.  Mr. Hughes is 96 and had a fall, which caused internal bleeding in his brain.  He is in Medical City/Plano in the ICU.  He is tentatively scheduled to come home later this week and placed on hospice.  (Mr. Hughes late wife, Mary Jo, was employed by Fry Gibbs Funeral Home for many years.)
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Prayer Request - 11/12

Daisy Redding has been sick for the last week with bronchitis.

Prayer Requests - 11/12

Loretta Nabors sent this message:  Julie Stansbury broke both hips at the Mud Run a few weeks back & they didn't know it she was going through therapy etc trying to help the pain. She finally was sent to a orthopedic Dr.  Her left hip was completely broken & the right hip had a stress fracture.


Roxanne Raper sent this message:  Steve Turner, son-in-law of Paul Brown (owns the Corn Dog Stand) has a malignant tumor on his spinal cord.  They are meeting with a neuro-surgeon next week for treatment and surgical options.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Update on Lyn Lowery - 11/11

Lyn Lowery is doing well and will be moving to a regular room today!

Veterans Day


Prayer Request - 11/11

Please continue to remember my nephew and his wife, Clint & Carol McMillan.  The results from her latest biopsy was not good news.  A second type of cancer was found on her adrenal gland and chemo was started immediately, this morning.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Update on Lyn Lowery - 11/10

Carol Anderson sent this message:  "Lyn Lowery is already out of surgery and is in room 8 of PRMC/ICU.  He is doing great, Joy said his color was good."

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Weekly Update - 11/9


Patrick's message this morning was...Who's Your Master? (with the text from Matt 6:19-24).
  • Becky Webb is in Baylor/Plano Heart Hospital. Melvin is staying at The Home Place (Room 1) until Becky is well enough to take care of him.
  • Lyn Lowrey will have heart valve replacement surgery in the morning at PRMC.
  • Joy Barnett will have knee surgery this week in Plano.
  • Debra Gage will be having surgery for breast cancer on Nov. 20th, here at PRMC.  It is very small, but she found it early.  She will have to have radiation afterwards.  
  • Lori Campbell had surgery on her knee yesterday for a torn meniscus and had a stress fracture. She is home and doing well.
  • Laurie Beckmon was released from the hospital on Friday and is at home recovering.
  • Shelle Fowler sent this update about her Dad, Bobby Gragg.  The PET scan has shown that the tumor, in his cheek, has metastasized and he now has spots on his spine and back too.  He will start a week of intense radiation Monday, have a week off, then another week of intense radiation and have a week off and then a chemo pump.
  • Stella Nance (Vickie Neisler's sister) having back problems.
  • Carol McMillan (Molly Woodall's niece) has lung cancer.  After a PET scan, a tumor was found on her adrenal gland and a biopsy was performed.  Results will be in this week.
  • Dinah Border's friendLisa Anders, has been battling colon cancer for 8 years.   She is single, no children and her Mom, Carol Curry, takes care of her.  She's had many surgeries, in and out of Baylor often.  It's just the 2 of them.  They keep pretty high spirits, but ask for prayers and need encouragement.
  • Wanda Sorensen, Jeff Higgins adopted grandmother, has been admitted to PRMC just now directly to ICU. Her defibrillator has gone off some 15 times in last 4 hours... He asked we please pray for her...she is 78. 
  • Daisy Redding's step-dadNorwood DeJohn, is suffering from complications of Alzheimer's.  Please keep Daisy and her sister in your prayers as they make very difficult decisions.  They are in Mt. View, Missouri.
  • Jean O'Neal's 34 year old granddaughter, Elsa Wahl, has cancer and the doctors have been treating it.  The treatments are shrinking the tumor a little, but it's also shrinking her pituitary gland.  If it shrinks too much, that could be fatal for Elsa.  Please keep her in your prayers!
  • Continue to remember our missionaries, for their safety and success of their mission work.  
    • Hector Olguin - Piedras Negras, Mexico
    • Brent and Jill Nichols - Niteroi, Brazil
    • Javier Ortiz, LaChona, Mexico
    • Dr. Greg and Laurie Vanderpool - Haiti

FAMILY RETREAT:  It's THIS weekend!!!! Have you signed up?  You still have time!  Get ready for some family time, fun games, fellowship and of course FOOD!  Make plans NOW to join us the weekend of November 14th-16th.  Come for the whole weekend, just for the day, or one night... whatever fits your busy schedule!  It's a fun time for all ages!

CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS:  This mission work is in need of a coordinator.  Can you do this?

SAFETY REMINDER:  There were several break-ins of cars, at 3 different churches, last Sunday.  LACOC had one car burglarized.  Please keep your valuables with you OR hidden.  Be SAFE!

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree is SOFT TACOS.  If you would like to join us and didn't sign up this morning, you can call the church office and have them add you to the list.   Please donate at least $2 per person.

PANTRY NEEDS:  1 pound dry pinto beans and jelly

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 9:  LTC sign-ups BEGIN!!!!
Nov 25: Thanksgiving Praise and Worship
Nov 30:  5th Sunday Potluck

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Reminder about the baby shower....


Prayer Request - 11/7

Vickie Neisler asked that we pray for her sister, Stella Nance.  She has a herniated bulging disk and must make a decision on steroids or surgery!

Update on Webber Woodall - 11/7

    There's been so much going on in the last few weeks, I have forgotten to post an update!
    After wearing the heart monitor for 24 hours, there were episodes, but nothing monumental. And for that we are SO thankful!
    Webber had to go have blood work drawn, last week, for a regular appointment with Dr. Cannon. His appointment was yesterday.
    His thyroid levels were "jacked up"...which may have caused the other problems. And he started meds yesterday for that!
    I'm thankful for Dr. Hashmi and Dr. Cannon!
    Can I get a big ol' PRAISE THE LORD, AMEN, PASS THE BISCUITS, HALLELOUYER....etc!

    Can you help?


    Update on Laurie Beckmon - 11/7

    Laurie Beckmon is being released from the hospital and going home!
    Thank you LORD!

    Prayer Request - 11/7

    Carol McMillan, Molly Woodall's niece, has been battling lung cancer since January.  She had a PET scan last week.  The results showed a tumor on her adrenal gland.  A biopsy was performed on Thursday and they'll know results next week.

    Prayer Request - 11/7

    Dinah Border's friend, Lisa Anders, has been battling cancer for 8 years.   She is single, no children and her Mom, Carol Curry, takes care of her.  She's had many surgeries, in and out of Baylor often.  It's just the 2 of them.  They keep pretty high spirits, but ask for prayers and need encouragement.

    Update on Becky Webb - 11/7

    Becky Webb's granddaughter told me that Becky has congestive heart failure and will be transferred from the hospital in Mt. Pleasant to Baylor Heart Hospital today.

    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Prayer Request - 11 / 6

    Wanda Sorensen, Jeff Higgins adopted grandmother, has been admitted to PRMC just now directly to ICU. Her defibrillator has gone off some 15 times in last 4 hours... He asked we please pray for her...she is 78. 

    Prayer Request - 11/6

    Becky Webb is in the hospital in Mt. Pleasant.  She's in the ICU with pneumonia.  Also Melvin had to go to The Home Place until Becky can get better and home to take care of him.

    Lori Campbell had surgery on her knee yesterday for a torn meniscus and had a stress fracture.  She is home and doing well.

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Prayer Request - 11/5

    Shelle Fowler sent this update about her Dad, Bobby Gragg.  The PET scan has shown that the tumor, in his cheek, has metastasized and he now has spots on his spine and back too.  He will start a week of intense radiation Monday, have a week off, then another week of intense radiation and have a week off and then a chemo pump.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Prayer Request - 11/4

    Daisy Redding's step-dad, Norwood DeJohn, is suffering from complications of Alzheimers. 
    Please keep Daisy's half sister in your prayers as she makes very difficult decisions.  They are in Mt. View, Missouri. 

    Prayer Request - 11/4

    Shelle Fowler's Dad, Bobby Gragg, begins his 7 weeks of chemo treatment and radiation next Monday (11/10) for an inoperable tumor on his cheek. 

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Our Sympathy ...

    Karen Cato sent this message today:  A great man and our great friend, Robert Brunson went home to be with the Lord yesterday.  He will be so missed by his wife, Joyce, children, grandchildren, friends, and camping buddies.  Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.  

    Prayer Request - 11/3

    Jean O'Neal's 34 year old granddaughter, Elsa Wahl, has cancer and the doctors have been treating it.  The treatments are shrinking the tumor a little, but it's also shrinking her pituitary gland.  If it shrinks too much, that could be fatal for Elsa.  Please keep her in your prayers!

    Update on Webber Woodall - 11/3

    Webber had an appointment with Dr. Hashmi today.  He is putting him on a heart monitor for 24 hours, changing a med and is looking at the heart cath again.  He will go back in to see Dr. H on Thursday morning.
    And....the problem with the hospitalist is being taken care of, by Dr. Hashmi! 

    Prayer Request - 11/3

    My friend, Donna Archer, has multiple myeloma and posted this today:  "I have had a relapse and am starting a new chemo regime today. Nothing that God and I can't handle, but prayers always help. Will fill in the details for you later. Thank you!"

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Weekly Update - 11/2

    Patrick's message this morning was titled "And then Jesus came", with the text coming from Mark 5 and Mark 6:45-51.



    RESPONSES:  Peggy Wright is grateful and thankful for Patrick's message and how it touched her.



    PRAYERS:

    • Laurie Beckmon continues to be in PRMC, recovering from surgery.
    • Charolette Bollman's Dad, J.T. McNabb, is having health issues.
    • Adrian Casey - health issues.
    • Webber Woodall goes back to see the Dr. Monday morning. 
    SUNDAY MORNING TEACHERS:  There are copies of the Prayer Request Sheets in each attendance folder.  Please use these when writing down requests in your classes and return them to your folder.  Thank you so much for your help on this!



    BIRTHDAYS: 
     Naomi Bassett and Louise Peace both celebrated their 95th birthdays this week. They are the oldest members of our church.  What wonderful examples these 2 are, for us all!


    ANNIVERSARY
    :  Lewis and Carole Anderson's family honored them today with a renewal ceremony and celebration.  Their attendants from 50 years ago were with them again today also.
    Their son, Heath, performed a beautiful ceremony.


    TRUNK OR TREAT:
      SUCCESS!  SUCCESS! SUCCESS!  Even with the cold air that swept in on us, there was a HUGE crowd of children and their parents come through the line!


    IT'S A BOY:
     A blue baby shower is planned for Amber Beyleryan on Sunday, Nov. 9th from 1:30-3:30.  Selections at Target and Paris Baby.


    FAMILY RETREAT:
     Have you signed up for this exciting weekend?  You still have time!  Get ready for some family time, fun games, fellowship and of course FOOD!  Make plans NOW to join us the weekend of November 14th-16th.  Come for the whole weekend, just for the day, or one night... whatever fits your busy schedule!  It's a fun time for all ages!


    SIMPLE SUPPER:
      This weeks' entree is Tater Tot Casserole.  If you would like to join us and didn't sign up this morning, you can call the church office and have them add you to the list.   Please donate at least $2 per person.


    PANTRY NEEDS
    :  Soup with meat; Jelly; Mac-n-cheese


    KEEP THE DATE:

    Nov 9:  Faithful Readers Book Club
    Nov 9:  Baby shower for Amber Beyleryan
    Nov 9:  LTC sign-ups start
    Nov 25: Thanksgiving Praise and Worship
    Nov 30:  5th Sunday Potluck


    Love you - MEAN IT!

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Update on Laurie Beckmon

    Laurie Beckmon will be having surgery at 6pm tonight at PRMC.  Once again, please no visitors unless you call Greg or Morgan first.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Our Sympathy ...

    Please keep the family of Jimmy Wilson in your prayers.  After suffering a stroke on Sunday evening, he passed away tonight.
    Jimmy had a heart transplant last year.
    He had worked at McCuistian Hospital for many years and was also known as "The Bread Man".
    Funeral arrangements are pending.

    Update on Webber Woodall 10/28

    Webber was in the ER today with chest pains and elevated blood pressure.  He is at home now resting well.

    Prayer Requests - 10-28

    Laurie Beckmon is in PRMC.  Please do not visit without calling Greg at 903-249-3244 or Morgan at (817) 863-8481.


    Prayer Request 10/28

    Please remember Bertie Wright, a friend of Ann Huffman, is having her 3rd heart surgery.

    Also remember Doug and Karen Cato's friends, Robert and Joyce Brunson. Robert's cancer has returned with a vengeance. He will be in the hospital at least a month.

    Webber Woodall has been taken back to the ER with chest pains and very high blood pressure.

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    Prayer Request - 10/27

    We had Jimmy Wilson on our prayer list last year, as he received a heart transplant.  Jimmy suffered a stroke last night and was taken by CareFlight to Medical City/Plano.  He is breathing on his own, but there is substantial swelling on the right side of his brain.
    Please keep Jimmy and his family in your prayers.

    Update on Judy Moore - 10/27

    Judy Moore's heart cath has been cancelled for this week due to issues with her blood count.

    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Weekly Update - 10/26

    Thank you Doug Faires for bringing our message today from the old hymn..."I Know Whom I Have Believed".  That old song teaches us about our faith and answers questions that anyone may have.
    Patrick was the guest speaker at the MLK Church of Christ this morning, for their annual homecoming celebration.

    PRAYER REQUESTS:

    • Bobby Salter - has been released from the hospital to continue his recovery at home.
    • Judy Moore will be admitted to PRMC tomorrow and will have a heart cath on Wednesday.
    • It was great to see Joe Daniels at church this morning, after a long recovery from knee surgery!
    • Adrian Casey - cancer issues.
    • Kanyon Phillips (Jay & Gay Spencer's grandson) - physical therapy
    • Gene Stallings - Health
    • Charlotte Cannon - Broken foot
    • Jean O'Neal asked for prayers for her sister, who has dementia.  She also asked for prayers for Marcus Thompson for his health.
    • Curtis Garrett asked for prayers for daughter-in-law, Courtney Garrett, who has viral meningitis.
    • Donna Mosely - upcoming medical tests.
    • Doug Melton's friend, Michael Huggins, had stents placed in his heart last night.  
    • Halie Chambless - Health
    • Michael Vaughan, friend of Derald Bulls, 5 by-pass surgery on Wednesday.
    • Ella Chambers is in an ICU in Illinois.  Her grandson is attending PJC, his name is Trey Hoard.
    • Jillian (Usry) Ingram could use a not of encouragement while she is serving a sentence in Dayton, TX.  Please see info board for address.
    • Continue to pray for our missionaries all over the world.  Especially Hector Olguin and Javier Ortiz in Mexico, Brent and Jill Nichols in Brazil and David and Laurie VanderPool in Haiti.
    TRUNK OR TREAT:  This Friday night at 6pm there will be HUNDREDS of children and their parents who will line up, out in our parking lot, to receive candy and a smile.  We're still in need of a couple of trunks for candy and we're also in need of more volunteers. Can YOU help us?  There is a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center, or you can call the church office and have your name added. Candy is provided and you will have a GREAT time! 

    FAMILY RETREAT:  Sign up now for the weekend of November 14th-16th at Beaver's Bend.  See the Welcome Center for a flyer.

    COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES:  There are a list of names on the bulletin board of our college kids to send a care package to.  There is also a list of items that might help you with packing the box.  Check with Jared Baggett if you have any questions.

    SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree is Square Pizza.  Please donate at least $2 per person.  If you didn't get the chance to sign up this morning, and would like to join us, you may call the church office and have your name added to the list.

    PANTRY NEEDS:  Cereal

    KEEP THE DATE:
    Oct 26-29:  Blossom CoC Gospel Meeting
    Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
    Nov 1:  Winnsboro CoC Ladies Day
    Nov 1-2:  60th Reunion at College CoC
    Nov 2:  Lewis & Carol Anderson's 60th Anniversary Celebration
    Nov 9:  Faithful Readers
    Nov 9:  Baby Shower for Amber Beyleryan
    Nov 14-16:  Family Retreat

    Love you - MEAN IT!

    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Prayer Request - 10 / 25

    Doug Melton posted  that his friend Michael Huggins is in the ER.  He had a heart attack and is having stents put in. He'll be in ICU overnight and home on m Monday.

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Prayer Request - 10/23

    I received this prayer request today..."Please pray for Halie Chambless and her health."  She is 18 years old.

    Mid-Week Update - 10/23

    Derald Bulls' friend, Mike Vaughan from Sulphur Springs, had 5 by-passes yesterday afternoon at Baylor/Plano.  Mike is the operations manager of all TaMolly's Restaurants and is originally from Clarksville.  He has a deep faith and is looking forward to getting this behind him and getting back to work.


    Services for Wayne Brumley will be on Friday (10/24) at Richardson East Church of Christ.  Visitation at 10 with the service to follow at 11.  Address is: 1504 E. Campbell Road - Richardson, TX.  Church office:  972-231-8231.


    Ella Chambers is in an ICU in Illinois.  Her grandson is attending PJC, his name is Trey Hoard.


    There will be a Senior Fall Festival on Friday (10/24) from 3-6 at Celebrate It on Pine Mill Road.  The caregiver for Ken Love plans to take him to this event and wanted us to know so that maybe friends could come and visit with him during this time.


    We still need more volunteers to work our annual Trunk or Treat.  Several more host trunks are needed also.  All candy is provided, just decorate your trunk!  Sign up at the Welcome Center.



    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    In Memory of Jean Gibson

    Laura Jean Bell Gibson, 88, of Paris, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, with Patrick Cannon officiating. Jean will lie in repose at the church from 10:30 a.m. until service time, as the family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Can you help?

    If anyone can help Karen McMillan pack and load boxes tonight, please meet Wayne Kerby at the church building at 6:00pm.

    Services for Jean Gibson

    Visitation and funeral service for Jean Gibson will be on Wednesday here at the church. Visitation is from 10:30-12:00 and the service will begin at 1:30. Starrett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Weekly Update - 10/19

    Thank you Patrick for bringing the lesson from Acts 3 this morning!  I can't imagine the man, never being able to walk, given the gift to walk again.

    What a beautiful song service, that Stephen Gerald led us in!  I loved hearing that "new" old song...it was powerful!  (I noticed that it was written in 1951.)

    RESPONSES:

    • Ora Henderson asked for prayers for her 15 year old granddaughter, Desiree, who has been having strokes.
    • Kathy Marshall asked for prayers for her sister, Judy.  She had double knee replacement and continues to be in terrible pain.
    • Molly Woodall thanked the church for all their prayers for Webber this past week, for his health.
    SYMPATHY:
    • Our sister, Jean Gibson, passed away early this morning. No service details are known at this time.
    • Wayne Brumley passed away yesterday. He was married to Sandy Carroll.  Ed and Melba Carroll's son-in-law.
    PRAYER REQUESTS:
    • Please pray for those who have been affected by the Ebola virus.  Pray also for those who are ministering to them, for their safety as well.
    • Macy Bryan was injured during a cheerleading stunt on Friday and suffered a concussion.
    • Sandra Leath has been very ill over the last couple of years.  It was wonderful to see her back at church this morning.
    • Congratulations to Louie and Marolyn Woodall ... they became great-grandparents this week.  Twin girls were delivered in New York, each weighing 4 pounds.
    • Pam Cattabiani will have surgery this week.
    • Bobby Salter - recovering from leg surgery.
    • Pete Taylor - is recovering from surgery this week.
    • Webber Woodall - diagnosed with pleurisy.
    • Donna Mosley - health
    • Jeremy Offutt, son of William and Lucy, is recovering from a heart scare he had this week.
    • Gene Stallings asked for prayers for the health of his friend, Larry Click.
    • Peggy Wright has been experiencing some health issues.
    • Lance Johnson - his fight with ALS.
    • Kristie Anthony - her continuing mental/physical healing.
    • Kevin Wood's Mom, Sarah Wood - health
    • Jeanie Lamb - Health
    • Remember all the teens and young adults that they will make good life choices and decisions.
    • Please pray for our troops.  Not only are they fighting the enemy, keeping peace and keeping us safe...now they are helping with the Ebola crisis.  
    • Continue prayers for our missionaries all over the world.
    SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entree is Chicken Enchilada Soup.  Please donate at least $2 per person.

    PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Vegetables

    KEEP THE DATE:
    Oct 26-29: Blossom COC Gospel Meeting
    Oct 26:  MLK COC Homecoming Celebration
    Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
    Nov 1-2:  College COC 60th Reunion
    Nov 1:  Winnsboro COC Ladies Day
    Nov 2:  Lewis and Carol Anderson's 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Nov 14-16:  Family Retreat

    Love you - MEAN IT!

    Our Sympathy....

    Our precious sister, Jean Gibson passed away early this morning.
    No other details are known at this time.

    WooooHOOOOO!!

    The prayer blog received its' 400,000 visitor this week!
    I've written 2,607 updates since starting this on-line blog in 2009.
    (This doesn't even include the e-mails that I started sending everyone years before that!)
    I get to announce good news, share in the recovery of the sick and grieve with those who have lost their loved ones.
    Thank you to those who stop by to read the blog and those who are always encouraging me.
    Love you - MEAN IT!

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Our Sympathy. . .

    Wayne Brumley died last night. He was married to Sandy Carroll. She is Ed and Melba Carroll's daughter

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Update on Jeremy Offutt - 10/16

    William Offutt called this morning with an update on his son, Jeremy.  He has been released from the hospital after going 24 hours without any more problems.