Friday, September 26, 2014

Update on John White - 9/26

John White has been diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy.  He continues at Stillhouse for rehab and is trying hard to walk again.  Progress is very slow and Robbie requests our continued prayers for them.

Prayer Request - 9/26

Richard & Connelle Peace's daughter-in-law, Lisa Peace, had a mastectomy yesterday morning at M.D. Anderson in Houston.  (Her cancer is Stage 2 and non-aggressive.)  Some lymph nodes were also removed and are being biopsied.  She will require chemo and radiation.  She has already gone home from the hospital.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Prayer Request - 9/25

Dinah Border asked that we pray for her friend, Billy Porter (Brady Porter's Dad).  He has cancer and is nearing the end of his life.

UPDATEBilly Porter passed away at 12:35pm today.  No other details are known at this time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Funeral Services for Mazie Brockinton

Information on Lesa Bulls' Mom's arrangements:
Mazie Brockinton was born Dec. 2, 1932 in Frisco, TX to Syrell and Berniece (Cox) Derrick. She passed from this life on Sept. 20, 2014. Survived by husband Willard Brockinton; daughters Lesa Bulls & husband Derald, Tammy Brockinton; sisters Jo Free, Ann Arie & husband Freddie; sister-in-law Sandra Fritchie; grandchildren D. J. Bulls, Jr & wife Meghan, Haley Smith & husband Dustin; great grandchildren Mackenzie Jo Bulls, Laramy Dale Smith.
Visitation Friday night 6-8 @ Byrum ...Funeral home.
Funeral Saturday, 2:00 @ Pleasant Run Church of Christ.

Byrum Funeral Home Inc.
425 N. Dallas Avenue
Lancaster, TX 75146
Telephone: (972) 227-2121

Pleasant Run Church of Christ
831 W Pleasant Run Rd Lancaster, TX 75146
(972) 227-2598

Prayer Request Update - 9/23

Judy Moore AND Dorothy Pearce have been dismissed from the hospital and are now recovering at home! 
Dorothy does request that there be no visitors at this time.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ladies....You are invited

Prayer Request - 9/22

Sue Munday sent this message:  "Please add my friend and co-worker, Lurena Woerner to our church prayer list. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be going to Dallas for surgery/treatment."

Weekly Update - 9/22

  • Yvette Snow, Yvonne and John Gentry's daughter, passed away on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia.  She suffered a fatal heart attack.  Please keep her husband and son, Kevin and Austin Snow and her sister Jae Dickinson in your prayers.
  • Mazie Brockinton, Lesa Bulls' Mom, passed away on Saturday.  Please keep Lesa and the entire family in your prayers.  Arrangements are pending.

  • Linda Hostettler is recovering at home after hip surgery last week.
  • Dorothy Pearce continues to be in PRMC after heart surgery last week.
  • Judy Moore continues to be in PRMC.
  • William and Lucy Offutt - health issues.
  • Shelia Icenhower - health
  • Glen Barnett - health.
  • Dinah Border's friend, Lisa Anders, daughter of Carole Cuny, has been dealing with a long battle with cancer.
  • Yvonne Allen, friend of Don Lawrence, battling cancer.
LIFE GROUPS are about to start again. 
SIMPLE SUPPER:  Hamburgers.  Please donate at least $2 per person.
There is still a need for help on Wednesday nights!  You would only have to volunteer ONE night a month.  There is a need for cooking, serving and/or clean-up!


Sept 27:  MLK Ladies Day
Sept 28:  Wedding Shower for Carle Usry-Short
Oct 4-5:  JH/HS Camp Deer Run Retreat
Oct 18:  Johnson Street in Greenville Ladies Day
Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat (more details to come)
Nov 2:   Lewis and Carole Anderson's 50th Anniversary Celebration at 1:30pm
Nov 1-2: 60th Anniversary at College Church of Christ

Love you - MEAN IT

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Our Sympathy....

Lesa Bulls' Mother, Mazie Brockinton, passed away this evening after a struggle to recover from bypass surgery and her breathing. Please pray for this sweet family as they have this time together. Services will be announced later.

Update on the Offutt's - 9/20

Lucy Offutt sent this message tonight:  "Please put both William and me on the prayer list. He had another near-death experience on Wednesday while I was at the hospital with my students. He has not recovered yet. The stress of caring for him and trying to keep working has sent me into my third shingles outbreak and we are both in need of prayers. Thank you all for your prayers. His issues are much more complicated than I can go into here, but suffice it to say that the circumstances are grave. We love you all and thank you all....miss you all too. In Christ, Lucy"

Prayer Request - 9 / 20

My friend Chastity Dean's doctor told her she's had a miscarriage and that there are further complications. She goes Monday to Dr. Williams to schedule a DC and a biopsy also.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Update on Linda Hostettler - 9/19

Linda Hostettler has been dismissed from the hospital and is at home now.

Prayer Request - 9/19

Don Lawrence asked that we pray for his customer, Yvonne Allen, who lives in Pittsburg.  She has had cancer for the last 4 years.  She continues working, even though she is very ill.
Please keep this lady on your heart!

Prayer Request - 9/19

Glen Barnett is experiencing health problems.  Please keep him on your prayers.

Our Sympathy - 9/19

Yvonne Gentry sent this message this morning:  "My daughter, Yvette Snow, passed away unexpectedly last evening from a heart attack at the age of 52. She lived in Atlanta, Georgia. Please pray for her husband, son, and the rest of the family. God will help us, I know, but still this is the hardest thing I've ever had to endure."

Urgent Prayer Request - 9/19

Yvonne Gentry daughter, Yvette, is in Atlanta, Georgia and she has suffered a heart attack.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Audrey Faires and Caleb Gillean
were married last night!
Congratulations to you both and may you
have MANY happy years together!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prayer Request UPDATES - 9/17

  • Dorothy Pearce is doing great!  She's walking and moving out of ICU as soon as her room is ready.
  • Judy Moore is awake and very responsive.  Fluid is still building up, so Joe is considering a second opinion and Dallas if needed.
  • Debra Usry was admitted to PRMC for a procedure, but no surgery.
  • Linda Hostettler is in PRMC/Room 410.  She will be having surgery at 4:30.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Prayer Request - 9/16

Linda Hostettler fell and fractured her hip today. She is in PRMC #410. Will have surgery some time tomorrow.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Prayer Request 9/15

Debbie Wilson sent this message:  "Please put my friend, Patti Easterwood, on the prayer request list. I have known her for many years. She had breast cancer approximately 10 yrs ago. It has returned with a vengeance. She has been receiving treatments for several months and had a double mastectomy this past Thursday. She is back home but has recovery time ahead of her, as well as, more chemo therapy. She would appreciate any and all prayers on her behalf."

Prayer Request - 9/15

Shelia Icenhower is requesting prayers for her health.  Ulcerative colitis is the culprit. Abdominal cramps and high fever very weak. God's will be done.

Update on Dorothy Pearce - 9/15

Carole Anderson sent this message:  "Dorothy Pearce's surgery went very well.  Dr. Matter was able to repair both valves, which was best.  She will be in ICU shortly and then the breathing tube will come out after that.  Possibly move to a regular room on Tuesday and then home in a few days!"

Update on Daisy Redding - 9/15

Daisy Redding had good news today!  There are no blood clots, but her blood pressure is still high.  Right side of her heart is not as pliable as it should be!  Thank you Lord for good news!

Prayer Request - 9/15

Wayne Kerby asked for prayers for Mark Callaway, he's having back problems.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Weekly Update - 9/14

Patrick's message this morning was from the first chapter of Joshua...Do we have a vision for ourselves and do we have a vision for LACOC?  Thank you for reminding us that we need to be strong and courageous and turn it over to God!

  • Judy Moore - continues to be in PRMC.  No visitors please.
  • Dorothy Pearce - will have 2 valves repaired Monday, at PRMC.
  • John White - health
  • Joe Daniels - recovering from knee surgery.
  • John Figgins - cancer
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - physical and mental therapy.
  • Jean O'Neal - prayers as she travels to the West Coast.
  • Peggy Robinson's daughter-in-law, Shelly Bivens, had brain surgery this past Thursday.  She is doing well and may come home Monday.
  • Kathy Marshall's niece suffered cardiac arrest and is in the hospital.
  • Laura McKinney (friend of Lewis Anderson) serious health issues.
  • Mazie Brockinton (Lesa Bulls' Mom) Charlton Methodist Hospital/ICU.
  • Lillian Welch (Mark Welch and Diane McFadden's Mom) - Health.
  • Helen Smallwood (Sandra's mother-in-law) recovering from broken hip and is at Stillhouse Rehab.
  • Daisy Redding's step-dad, Norwood DeJon, had a massive stroke.
  • James Spruell (Nora White's friend) had a heart cath.
  • David Wilkerson asked for prayers as he starts a new job.

The children and grandchildren of Lewis and Carole Anderson invite you to attend a special 50th Anniversary Celebration in their honor, on Sunday, November 2nd.  The event will include a vow renewal ceremony at 1:30 p.m. followed by a cake and punch reception.  Please plan to join us to honor this amazing couple.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrĂ©e is CHICKEN STRIPS.  Please donate at least $2 per person.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Shampoo and Toilet Tissue

Sept 19:  Women of Faith Conference
Sept 21:  Dr. Monte Cox Seminar
Sept 27: MLK Ladies Day
Sept 28: Wedding Shower for Carle Usry-Short
Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
Nov 1-2: 60th Reunion Anniversary at College Street
Nov 2:  50th Anniversary celebration for Lewis & Carole Anderson

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Update on Shelly Bivens - 9/12

Peggy Robinson texted with this information:  "I have seen Shelly this morning, she is still in ICU.  She looks good.  Had a pretty rough night, but the doctor said everything looked good on her MRI this morning and should move to a room today.  She still needs prayers for complete recovery, but things are good and God is good.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Update on Judy Moore 9/11

Judy had a very bad night and they put her back in ICU.  Joe is in route to the hospital now.  Judy was to have a heart cath today but don't know now what they will do. (Still no visitors at this time.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Update on Judy Moore - 9/10

Judy will be having a heart cath tomorrow.  No visitors please.

Prayer Request - 9/10

Dorothy Pearce will have surgery Monday at 7:30am at PRMC to repair 2 heart valves.
Prayers are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

You're Invited

As part of our 60th Anniversary Celebration,
College Church of Christ
Invites you to hear
“His Harmony”,
an acappella group,
at 6:30 p.m. on 
Saturday, November 1, 2014
At our building,
1030-24th S.E. in Paris, TX
In order to visit with former members & guests,
our building will be open at 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Prayer Request 9/8

Lewis Anderson asked that we please pray for Laura McKinney.  She is the granddaughter of Tom and Velma Hodges.  Laura is experiencing some serious health issues.

Update on Joe Daniels - 9/8

Joe Daniels was released from PRMC on Saturday and has started rehab with Xzact Therapy.

Prayer Request - 9/8

John White has been admitted to PRMC - Room 346.

Prayer Request - 9/8

Derald Bulls called to say that Lesa's Mom, Mazie Brockinton, is not doing well.  She is in ICU at Charlton Methodist hospital.  Fluid continues to fill up around her heart and they are planning to intubate her this afternoon.  She has already made plans for what her plan of care will be.
Please pray for the family as they endure these next few days.

You're Invited

Prayer Request - 9/8

Dorothy Pearce is having a heart cath this morning at PRMC.

Prayer Request - 9/8

Please pray for Ed and Cheryl Bullard's great-grandson Ryland.  He is having surgery to have a penny removed, that is lodged in his sternum area.

UPDATE:  Ryland is out of surgery and in recovery.  They hope he will go home late this afternoon!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Weekly Update - 9/7

3 John 1:4:  "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."
It was wonderful to see all the grandparents honored this morning.  Herschel & Lee McClain had the most, with 15!  What a blessing!


  • Judy Moore had surgery on Friday to remove fluid from around her heart.  No visitors at this time.
  • Roxanne Raper had heart ablation on Friday. She's at home now.  No calls or visits please.
  • Joe Daniels has been in rehab, for the past week.  He's on the 4th floor at PRMC at this time.
  • Pete Taylor a heart cath last week and 1 stent. He's doing well.
  • John Figgins' cancer has returned.  He started treatment this week.
  • Bill King will have eye surgery this week.
  • Peggy Robinson's daughter-in-law, Shelly Bivens, will be having surgery this Thursday in Dallas.  There is a cyst ON a tumor in her brain.  It is serious BUT fixable.  Please keep Shelly and her husband Judd in your prayers.
  • Lesa Bulls' Mom, Maizie Brockinton, has had a setback and has been transferred back to Charlton Methodist Hospital.  Also her Dad, Willard, is being treated for an infection.
  • Charolette Bollman's Mom, Yvonne McNabb, will have eye surgery on Wednesday.
  • Mike Marsters' friend, Debra Dunn, has colon cancer.
  • Sherry Marsters' friend, Sherry Harrison, is in Baylor with an infection.
  • Derald Bulls' friend, Terri Yeakley, has stage 4 brain cancer.
  • Lesa Denman's cousin, Julie Matthews, has cancer and has been told she only has a few months to live. 
  • Continue to remember missionaries all over the world.  Especially Brent and Jill Nichols, in Brazil and the David and Laurie Vanderpool, who are in Haiti.
  • Please remember our elders and deacons in your prayers. 

LADIES BIBLE CLASS will resume this Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m.  The guest speaker will be Sandy Keith.  A salad luncheon will follow.  Invite your friends.  Childcare is provided.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Crackers and Spaghetti Sauce

Sept 10: Ladies Bible Class resumes
Sept 14: Faithful Readers
Sept 19: Women of Faith Conference
Sept 21: Dr. Monte Cox Seminar
Sept 27: MLK Ladies Day
Sept 28: Wedding Shower for Carle Usry-Short - 1:30-2:30 in Room 6

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Update on Roxanne Raper - 9/5

I received a call from Roxanne's aunt at 5pm.  She is out of surgery and doing well.  Most likely will come home on Saturday!

Prayer Request - 9/5

I talked with Joe Moore today and he said that Judy had surgery this morning to take fluid from around her heart.  She will be in PRMC for 3 days and then go home. 
They request NO VISITORS!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Update on Maizie Brockinton - 9/4

Lesa Bulls' Mom, Maizie Brockinton, continues to be at Stillhouse Rehab.  She hasn't been feeling well these last few days.  Lesa took her to a doctor's appointment in Dallas yesterday. Hopefully she'll be back to being able to walk down the halls again.

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Prayer Request - 9/4

Peggy Robinson's daughter-in-law, Shelly Bivens, will have surgery next Thursday in Dallas.  There is a cyst ON a tumor in her brain.  It is serious BUT fixable.  Please keep Shelly and her husband Judd in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 9/4

Roxanne Raper will have cardiac ablation on Friday morning at the Plano Heart Hospital.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thank you...

Thank you for sending cards, calling, visiting, sitting with in the hospital, driving to church or doctor's appointments, taking communion to, loving, and praying for our sweet mother.  She so appreciated your doing so and, we appreciate you filling in the gaps when we could not be there.  We could not have done it without you. 
We would also like to thank our church family for your words of encouragement, cards, prayers, hugs, texts, phone calls, visits, food and supplies brought to our house, beautiful flowers and plants, and for the wonderful meal before mom's service. We are so grateful for your love and support. 
The Doris McGill family


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Our Sympathy...

Melvin and Becky Webb's daughter Susan Weiberg and her husband Tom were at the beach for Labor Day.  Tom walked into the ocean to fish. A large wave caught him and he drowned.  He and Susan had only been married since March.
Please keep Susan and the family in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 9/2

Jean O'Neal asked that we pray for her son, Ben, his daughter Elsa, and granddaughter Vitoria.  They are in Italy for the next month on a mission trip.  This is Ben's 29th year to go. 

Update on Pete Taylor

Misty Gage has posted that her Dad got one stent and will have another in about three weeks...all is good!