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 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 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.


  • 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

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

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.


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.

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


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.