Thursday, May 29, 2014

Update on Claude Jones 5/29

Mary Jones just posted that Claude's procedure went well.  He is in recovery. Should go home in about an hour. God is good. Thank you to everyone for your prayers


All children's classes will be promoting THIS Sunday.  Teachers will be available to help direct your child if they are changing classes.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Prayer Request - 5/27

Derald Bulls asked that we pray for his friend, Imy Walters.  She is experiencing health issues.  (Imy is the husband of Bobby Walters.)

Update on Lilla Buchanan - 5/27

Lilla's having some complications with her kidneys.  She is still in Presbyterian/Dallas.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Our Sympathy

Joseph (Jody) Henry passed away last night.  Jody was the brother of Billa Ballad and uncle to Jenny and Joey.  His services are pending at Fry Gibbs Funeral Home. 
(Some of you may remember Jody as a hairdresser here in town.)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Weekly Update - 5/26

  • Claud Jones will have a procedure on Thursday at Medical City.  They will be performing a cardioversion, which means they will be shocking his heart back into rhythm.
  • Kristi Anthony remains in rehab at Zale Lipshy.  Specific prayers for her ability to walk.
  • Lilla Buchanan had surgery this past week at Presbyterian.  She will be in the hospital for 5-8 days. She is doing well at this time.
  • Bill Sanders Mom, Gladys, has broken her back and is in the hospital in Abilene.  She is doing better at this time.
  • Derald Bulls asked for prayers for Katie Ewell.  She, along with 4 other girls from Prairiland High School, have been diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis.   Katie is in Children's Medical/Dallas.
DRIVER NEEDED:  There is still a need for a bus driver for 1 Sunday morning a month.  If you can help, please contact James Hanley.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is Hot Ham & Cheese Rolls.  Please donate at least $2 per person.
This is the last meal until August.  Simple Suppers will be taking a break during the summer months (June-Aug).  We will begin again in September.  Please be prayerfully considering whether you can help with this good work and join one of our awesome teams!

PANTRY NEEDS: Soup and canned fruit

June 1:  Promotion Sunday
June 8:  Book Club
June 22:  Wedding shower for Ellie Bivens-Stringer

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Update on Kristi Anthony - 5/25

Posted tonight by Jay:  "New day, new "opportunities". We now have the opportunity to overcome another challenge. Kristi is trying harder than ever to walk and she was getting closer BUT today she began experiencing some horrible, uncontrollable tremors. Her Physical Therapist said that he has never seen anything like this before. Her physician will be consulted on Tuesday. It could be meds or something else BUT KRISTI NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS! One step forward and two back or two steps forward and one back...depends on the day. God is STILL in Control - Jay"

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Prayer Request - 5/21

Ed Bullard was admitted to PRMC, late Sunday night, with kidney stones and a bacterial infection.  He is in Room 505.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Update on Coral Smith - 5/19

Lesa Bulls sent this message from Sarah Smith:  "Coral met with Dr. Temple this morning.  She is having surgery on Thursday."

Update on Austin Stutsman - 5/19

Lesa Bulls sent this message:  I have talked with Glenda Parsons.  Austin's surgery went good.  He was still in recovery, late yesterday afternoon.  They got all the bone fragments and his brain and eye are good.  I know they appreciate all your prayers.  Please keep them coming for a complete and quick healing.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Memorial Celebration

Derald Bulls wanted everyone to know about this memorial celebration that will include Charles (Chuck) Brazile.  His girls want everyone who would like to, come join them in honoring their Dad.

Weekly Update - 5/18

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2014 Seniors!!!  What an exciting time for you all!  We wish you love and success in all that you do!  God Bless You ALL!
  • Alaka Walters
  • Bailey Cannon
  • Holland Russell
  • Kenny Mason
  • Jared Matthews
  • Jessica Cowan
  • Joe Logan
  • Lexie Chancellor
  • Molly Denman
  • Sierra Fulbright
  • Skylar Dillen
  • Daisy Redding's Mom, Leona DeJohn, passed away on Monday.
  • Herchell and Lee McClain's son-in-law, Bill Gordon, passed away on Thursday.
  • Charla Bishop's friend, Debra Musgrove's father passed away suddenly this morning.

  • Art & Penny Stutsman's son, Austin, and Chris & Sarah Smith's daughter, Coral, were both injured in an ATV accident yesterday.  Coral is at home with a broken arm.  Austin was taken to a Dallas hospital with serious facial fractures.  He had surgery this morning.  Prayers for both of them and their healing.  (Both are grandkids of the Tribbey's.)
  • Lilla Buchanan will be having surgery this week at Baylor/Dallas.  She will be in the hospital for 5-8 days.
  • Kristi Anthony's temporary address is below.  She continues to need our prayers and you KNOW she'll love cards from you!
    UTSW Zale Lipshy
    Kristi Anthony - Room 604
    5151 Harry Hines Blvd. - Dallas, TX 75390
  • Butch Mills is now at home and doing great!
  • Linda Easton's friend, Mona Drake, has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Mike Bishop's friend, Ernie Encalade, is having a biopsy.  Prayers that cancer is not back.
  • Larry Ballard asked prayers for Willard Ballard and his health.
  • Former resident, Jay Kimbrough, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Friday.
KIDDIE KOLLEGE:  Art Show and Graduation will be Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 in the OutReach Building.

DRIVER NEEDED:  There is still a need for a bus driver for 1 Sunday morning a month.  If you can help, please contact James Hanley.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is Fried Chicken.  Please donate at least $2 per person.
Simple Suppers will be taking a break during the summer months (June-Aug).  We will begin again in September.  Please be prayerfully considering whether you can help with this good work and join one of our awesome teams!

PANTRY NEEDS: Spaghetti Noodles

May 22:  Kiddie Kollege Graduation
June   1:  Promotion Sunday
June 22:  Wedding shower for Ellie Bivens-Stringer

Love you - MEAN IT!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Our Sympathy....

Bill Gordon passed away this morning. No other details are known at this time.
Please pray for Maureen and their family.

Prayer Requests - 5/15

  • Butch Mills is at HOME!  Praise the Lord!
  • Derald Bulls sent this message:  "Continue to pray for Marla George, a counselor at North Lamar ISD as she continues her cancer treatments. She just keeps running a fever and the meds take a lot out of her. She has her next treatment Friday. Also pray for her mother, Marilee Miller, and Marla’s children as they struggle to keep balance in their lives. At present she has three more doses scheduled."
  • Derald also sent this message:  "Marilee Miller, also asked if we would add her dear friend, Toni Patton, Scott City, KS, to our prayer list. According to Marilee, She has a strange disease in which her enzymes are destroying her muscles.  She is confined to bed most of the time now. Mrs. Patton and Marilee went through public schools together some  60 years ago."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Update on Kristi Anthony - 5/14

Austin posted last night:  Mom's first day of therapy, at Zale Lipshy. went well. She didn't walk like she should, but it was a productive first day

Thank you.....

To Our Church Family:
Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so, we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts,
we thank you so much whatever the part.

The family of Alta Weeks
Elton & Dannie Weeks
Connie, Bryan, Kelsie & Carson Hargis

Monday, May 12, 2014

Our Sympathy...

Daisy Redding's mother passed away at 5am this morning (5/12).  Her name is Leona DeJohn.  Burial will be in Mt. View, MO on Thursday (5/15).  Today was also Mrs. DeJohn's 91st birthday.

Update on Joe Daniels - 5/12

Kimberly Daniels sent this message about her dad, Joe Daniels:  "Dad is finished with his scope.  He is at home resting now.  Dr. said everything looked good, he just has a "sluggish" stomach.  He will stay on meds and 7-8 small meals during the day.  Thank you for the prayers!"

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Weekly Update - 5/11

Thank you Patrick for the message this morning about "Being a Godly Mom in an Ungodly World" with the text being taken from Exodus 1:15-2:10
And, thank you Kyle, the song service was WONDERFUL!  What a wonderful idea to get favorite songs from the Mothers.  The singing was beautiful!

Our Sympathy:  Elton Weeks' Mom, Alta Weeks, funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 1pm at the New Boston Church of Christ.
  • Joe Daniels will have a scope procedure on Monday morning (10:30) at PRMC.
  • Kristi Anthony will be back in Zale Lipshy Rehab starting tomorrow.  Please keep not only her, but her family as this big adjustment begins.
  • Nancy Jones was back with us this morning.  It's great to see her feeling better.
  • Paula Vaughan (works in Derald Bulls' office) will be having a surgical procedure next week.
  • Debbie Bracken (Robin Fain's sister-in-law) has metastatic breast cancer.
  • Jill Faires asked that we keep the students and teachers of Kiddie Kollege, that they finish strong and for their last 2 weeks to go well and be a blessing.
  • Sherry Welch's aunt, Caron, fell and broke her hip.  Had surgery on Saturday.  Prayers for her recovery.
  • The Bishop's daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl & Sean Healy, are experiencing stressful times.  Sean is unemployed and needs to find a job.
  • Kelci Welch will be traveling to Honduras for a mission trip.  Tanya asks that we pray for safe travels and a great experience.
  • Anna Zant's parents, the Mashburn's, are experiencing bad health.
  • Louie Woodall asked that we keep the African girls who have been kidnapped.
GIRLS BIBLE STUDY:  If you are an upcoming 6th-7th-8th grader, there will be a study this Wednesday night from 6pm-6:30pm.

BLOOD DRIVE:  This Wednesday night!

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is Soft Tacos.  Please donate at least $2 per person.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Pasta Sauce

May 14:  Blood Drive
May 14:  Girls Bible Study begins at 6:00
May 18:  Senior Sunday
June 1:  Promotion Sunday

Friday, May 9, 2014

The 2014 Graduating Seniors

Update on Bill Gordon - 5/9

Lesa Bulls let me know that Maureen Gordon had called and updated NL about her husband, Bill.
"She said that they will start Chemo today and will also give him another round on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, they will do a bone marrow extraction to see how it is working.  She said that his heart, kidneys, and liver were not in the best of shape."

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Prayer Requests - 5/8

Dannie G Weeks posted this morning.... Elton's mother, Alta, passed away last night around 11 pm. She was very peaceful. No details yet for burial, but will let you know when we know. Thanks for all the prayers and please continue to pray for us.

Carole Anderson asked that we pray for her friend, Debra Gibson Alvarez.  She has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma (started in her sinus).  It is malignant and has advanced to her skull.  She did have surgery on April 30th.
She grew up at the Skillman Church of Christ and is now a member at New York Avenue in Arlington.

Debra Usry asked that we pray for her friend, Jim Bob Holley.  He attends the Johnson Street church in Greenville.  He's been diagnosed with multiple myelomoa.

Continue to remember Jessica Harris' grandmother, Elizabeth Elrod.  She's been diagnosed, once again, with lymphoma..  Chemo treatment starts next week.

THANK YOU:  Dorothy Wilcoxen wants to thank all those who helped with food, donations, clothes, furniture, etc.  She feels very blessed by this church.

SENIOR BASKETS were out last night, for you to place the Senior gifts in.  Senior Sunday is May 18th.

SPRING FLING for KFC is this Saturday night at Louie and Marolyn Woodall's house.  4:30-7:30pm.  Guys bring drinks.  Girls bring dessert.

Local High School Needs Help

North Lamar Project Graduation is looking for volunteers to help with food on June 7th. 
Whatever you decide to help with...they need 100 servings.  (A group could go in together on an item.)
Project Graduation is an event for the graduating seniors to have a safe place to go the night of graduation.  There are many things for the kids to do that night....but, the important part of this, they keep them inside the building until morning and OFF THE ROAD!
They are in need of:
  • Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Chips
  • Sandwiches
  • Bottled water
  • Soft drinks
You can contact Glynese McNabb at North Lamar High School for further information.

Our Sympathy - 5/8

Becky Webb's older sister, Pauline Roberts, passed away.
Becky said that was a wonderful Christian, Mother, Artist, Grammy, and just a wonderful role model. She will be truly missed.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Prayer Request - 5/7

Bill Gordon, son-in-law of Herschel & Lee McClain, is gravely ill in the VA/Dallas hospital.  He has leukemia.  Please keep this family on your hearts.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Update on Charles Richards - 5/6

Charles Richards had a heart cath this morning.  He hasn't talked to the doctor yet, but Barbara says they put a balloon in left artery of his heart. He is in PRMC/Room 460.  He's comfortable and just had lunch.

Update on Kristi Anthony - 5/6

Update on Kristi, posted by Jay:

We asked for God to open only the doors that He wanted opened. So that we wouldn't force them open and interfere with His plans. Last Sunday night a really good friend and awesome neuro-rehab therapist called me and gave me some of the best advice to date. Among this wise advice was the charge to allow God to lead us in these decisions and allow Him to block anything that He did not want us to ...pursue. That has been our prayer all this week.

We were probably facing two difficult choices, stay home and continue to get really good speech therapy, physical conditioning, neuro-feedback and be surrounded by a lot of great people who care for Kristi BUT still not receive the physical and occupational therapy that Kristi truly needs. The other alternative was really even much more difficult; move away from home again into an inpatient neuro-rehab specialty facility.

We really needed for God to confirm either choice because there was concern and selfishness associated with either choice. God used two very specific events to confirm a choice (or really no choice at all) for us today. The most difficult alternative easily became the obvious choice. God showed His loving concern for us by making the difficult choice to move back to Zale Lipshy so easy today. Now I don't think that it will be so easy when it actually happens but we are certain that this is the right decision. This inpatient stay will be short (hopefully), only a few weeks but they expect to build Kristi's confidence in walking and send her back home with renewed enthusiasm!

The PM&R doctor also confirmed what our wonderful therapist friend told us...Kristi is going to get well. No one knows the time frame, which will most likely be LONG, but confident hope fuels the journey! Please pray for us all. We need prayers for:

1. Insurance to approve the admission
2. Our strength to get through this time
3. The doctors and therapists at Zale Lipshy
4. Our wonderful professionals n Paris to be able to take Kristi back when she returns home - Rachell, Tracy, and Brandy

This may happen within the month and really, the sooner the better. God is in Control - the Anthony's

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Weekly Update - 5/2

Patrick's message this morning was "Mary's Offering....And Mine".  The text was taken from John 12:1-11
Thank you Kyle for the selection of beautiful songs...the singing was BEAUTIFUL!
Our Sympathy:  Susan George asked for prayers for the family of Christian Jake Chandler.  He was killed in action in Afghanistan this week.  His mom, Rhonda Beasley, was from Clarksville and lives in Whitewright now.
Congratulations:  Brian & Jeanette Singleton are proud to announce the arrival of Wyatt Austin, who was born on Thursday.

Congratulations to Butch Munday who will be retiring from PJC this week.  Wednesday, May 7th, from 2:30-4:30.

Prayer Requests:
  • Joe Daniels, Butch Mills, Shelia Icenhower and Doris McGill were all at worship this morning.  All have been very ill and hospitalized recently.  Welcome back to ALL of you!
  • John and Robbie White haven't been with us lately. John's health is failing.
  • Nancy Jones is continuing to recover from her neck surgery.
  • Kristi Anthony - her on-going physical/mental recovery.
  • Lance Johnson - his fight with ALS.
  • Dee Lyons - Health
  • John Simpkins (Claud and Mary Jones' son-in-law) will have brain surgery tomorrow (5/5).
  • Stephanie Fulbright asked that we add Spring Rhodes-Smith family & the Gaffney family to your prayers.  Her brother has had numerous surgeries and other ailments in the last few months.  This family has been through a lot recently and she needs all the strength the Lord can give her.
  • Alta Weeks (Elton Weeks' Mom) - Is on hospice, as of this week.
  • Ben Holland (Benette Russell's Dad) - Recovering from heart surgery.
  • Patrick Durham (Anna Zant's nephew) was in a car accident last week. His back was broken in 3 places.
  • Ely Speer (Glen & Joy Barnett's grandson) is continuing to recover from his open heart surgery.
  • Dinah Border's granddaughter, Jazzmayne Cook Radtke, is grieving the loss of her grandmother, Zula Cook (from Telephone, TX) who died in her sleep on Saturday.  Keep Jazzmayne, her husband Shane and son Jaxon in your prayers.
  • Lou Fain (Allan's Mom) fell and has a hip fracture.
  • Debbie Bracken (Robin Fain's sister-in-law) has metastatic breast cancer.

Church Cookbooks:  More recipes are needed.  Please contact Kim Hanley by email at to add your recipes. 
Also, you can now reserve your copies of the new cookbook, which will be going to press soon, by signing up on the list at the Welcome Center.

Help Needed:  There is still a need for a bus driver for one Sunday morning a month.  Please contact James Hanley if you can help with this ministry.  CDL is required.

Senior Sunday:  We will be honoring our 2014 graduates and their families with breakfast before class on May 18th.  If you would be willing to make a donation, please contact Carole Anderson.  See Welcome Center for more details.

Blood Drive:  Wednesday May 14th we will have a blood drive in the Outreach Bldg.  Watch for sign-up sheets to be in the foyer soon.

Simple Supper:  This weeks entree is Papa Murphy's Pizza and banana pudding for dessert!
Please donate at least $2/person.

Pantry Needs:  1 pound bags of beans and rice

Keep The Date:
May 10:  KFC Spring Fling
May 14:  Blood Drive
May 18:  Senior Sunday

Love you - MEAN IT!

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Brian and Jeanette Singleton
(and big brother Joseph)
are proud to announce the arrival of: 
Wyatt Austin Singleton
8 lbs 6 oz and 21 in long

Prayer Requests - 5/1

  • Jessica Harris has been diagnosed with SVT (singular ventricular tachycardia).  They are trying her on meds first before they perform surgery.
    And, some good news for Jessica...her children's book "Ella the Elephant Visits Granny and Pa" goes to print TODAY!
  • Also, Jessica's grandmother, Elizabeth Elrod, had lymphoma previously and it has returned.
  • Several of our members have been to see Mary Lloyd recently.  They said that she's in good spirits!  If you want to go see her, please call her first to see if she's up to company.
  • Alton Weeks' Mom, Alta, is now on hospice.  she will be 94 years old on May 9th.
  • Dinah Border talked with Anna Bolton and said that Roy has had a sleep study test and will have surgery to have 3 stents placed.
More recipes are needed for the cookbook!  The deadline has been extended to THIS Sunday.
There are currently not enough recipes to publish a book! 
It's so easy!  Submit your copies of recipes to the church office, email them to or submit them online. (Contact Kim Hanley for online info.)
There is NO limit on the number of recipes you can enter.

Thanks to all that have already contributed!


Our Sympathy....

Please keep the family of Troy Gray Jr. in your prayers.  He has been missing for 3 weeks. 
His body was found last night. 
The Gray family has been going through tremendous heartache, over these last 21 days, of searching for their son.