Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tornado Relief Help

Saturn Road Church of Christ, in Garland, has set up a work station at the 5300 block of Bobtown Rd and West Lake Rd in Garland, for those who can volunteer to help with the clean-up efforts.
If anyone can help, meet there at 9am each morning and they will give you your assignment. Lunch will be served daily for volunteers. 

Prayer Requests 12/30


  • Loretta Nabors' brother, Dale Hyman, is having serious health issues.
  • John Figgins is taking twice a week cancer treatments.

Our Sympathy...

Margaret Lough’s dad, Milburn H (Mack) McMillan, passed away on Tuesday in Georgetown, TX .  Arrangements are pending. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Prayer Request - 12/28

Please keep Vicki Frankland (Clay Hanley's mother-in-law) in your prayers.  She is having some health concerns.

Don't Forget....

Mid-week service will be Wednesday night.
No Simple Supper.

God is....


Visitation for Roden's grandson

Marcus and Sharon Roden's grandson, Raelee Gene Parris' visitation will be Wednesday (December 30th) from 11am until 12 noon,  at Starrett Funeral Home.

Raelee Gene Parris, age 3 of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015.
Raelee Gene was born May 22, 2012 to Corey & Heather “Erin” Parris in Nashville, TN. He was a lover of all superheroes, Batman and Spiderman being among his favorites. Along with his parents, he is survived by siblings, Calli Jo Davis & Harley Gene Parris; maternal grandparents, Marcus & Sharon Roden; paternal grandparents, Danny & Sharon Parris; aunts, Robin Roden Daughtery (Jeff), LaRhonda Niccum (Eric), Erin Beth McCarty (Matt); great aunts, Mary Suzanne Roden, Barbara Gillies, Anita Roden.

Prayer Request - 12/28

Linda Easton asked that we add her co-worker/friend, Mona Drake, back on the prayer list.
Mona had brain surgery back in March, to have a tumor removed.  The tumor is now back.  She is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday, Dec 29th, at Baylor.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

These fruits....


Our Sympathy....

Carl Melton's son-in-law, Randall Clark passed away Sunday night.
Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 24, 2015, at the Avery Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Roddy Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Annona Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Clarksville Funeral Home.

Update on Anthony's - 12/23

Update on Austin and Tyler:
Austin's surgery went perfectly. In and out in an hour and he is healing just fine.  (He had the recorder removed that he's had in for a couple of years.)
Tyler's tests showed something concerning and now he will have another biopsy done on 12/29. Obviously, we are concerned...that's not true, we are worried. It's not CC (Christianity Correct to say worry) but my God is bigger than correctness and He knows that we are worried.
PLEASE continue to pray that Tyler is healthy and this is nothing. Thank you - Jay

Update on Lloyd Usry - 12/23

Lloyd Usry's knee surgery was a success and he is back home recovering.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Prayer Request - 12/22

Maggie Daniels, 3 year old daughter of Josh and Jessica, has been admitted to PRMC.  She's been sick for a few days and not getting any better.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Weekly Update - 12/20

Thank you Patrick for the message this morning...To Us a Child is Born with the text taken from Isaiah 9:2-7
In Isaiah’s day it was extremely dark.
Matt.  1:23
On the edge of this darkness God reveals that He was going to do something new.
Isaiah   9:2-7
- Those in darkness will see a great light
- Joy will replace despair
- The enemies’ power will be broken
Jesus will be known as the Mighty God. 
MIGHTY means…
- A hero; A proven warrior, unafraid to battle and never defeated.
- One of high ranking power who is expected to lead the battle. HE IS NOT AFRAID OF A FIGHT!

When you and I face impossible situations we need to recognize that we have laid claim to a Savior who is both the creator of all things but also one who is the provider of overcoming power.

OUR SYMPATHY:

  • Marcus and Sharon Roden's 3 year old grandson, Raylee Gene Parris, died in his sleep early Friday morning at home in Nashville, TN.  His parents are Corey and Heather Parris'.  No service details are known at this time.
  • Marianne Whitehouse's Mother, Cynthia Witmer, passed away last week and her services were held Thursday in Clarksville.
  • Debra Gage's brother-in-law, Clarence Mullens, passed away last week.
  • Allen Beeler's cousin, Aubrey Keith Beeler, passed away this weekend.  His services will be Monday morning at 11am at the chapel of Delta Funeral Home in Cooper.
  • Continue to remember Doris Wooldridge and Ruth McFadden's  families as they continue to grieve their loss.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Lloyd Usry - Will have knee surgery this Tuesday in Tyler.
  • Rickey McFadden -  will have shoulder surgery on Thursday, Dec. 31st.
  • Christine Henson - At home recovering from surgery
  • Robert Wilson - Health
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Tim Keele - Recovering at home from shoulder surgery.
  • Harley and Lucy Staley - Health.  They are home bound and would LOVE visitors.
  • Roy Jones - Health
  • Louise Peace - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Mental and physical health.
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Jordan Welch Wilhelm - Complications after birth of baby.
  • Ron Lewallen - continued healing from broken ribs. (Linda Erwin's brother)
  • Tornado victims in N.E. Texas and S.E. Oklahoma
  • Gary Hindman - In PRMC. (Friend of Wayne Kerby)
  • Jamy Raper - Is at home  (Jerry and Roxanne Raper's daughter-in-law.)
  • Becky Lamberson - Cancer has returned.  (Co-worker at First Federal.)
  • Bobbie Easterwood (friend of Sarah Smith) - Health.
  • Linda Warren (niece of Jean Anthony) has recently been diagnosed with cancer. 
  • Please remember all those traveling this week.
GOOD NEWS: The elders announced this morning that property has been brought for the LACOC Hispanic congregatiion.  It's one block north of Lamar on 20th in the building that formerly was the home of the Church of the Nazarene.  The move will take place in the next few months.
They also told us that the property across the street has been sold.

YOU ARE INVITED:  Louie and Marolyn Woodall invites you to their home on Christmas Day for lunch. Bring your favorite food, for favorite game, or just yourself for an afternoon of food and fellowship.  You can also invite a friend!

SERMON SERIES FOR DECEMBER:  The sign of the baby Jesus in a manger is a reminder that points us to the day that Jesus will come back to earth again; this time not as a baby, but as the rightful King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the meantime, we wait… Waiting on God
*Dec. 27th A Tale of Two Kings (Matthew 2)

BLUE BABY SHOWER:  There will be a baby shower for Rebecca Murillo on January 10th at 1:30pm at LACOC.  Selections are at WalMart, Target, Itsy Bitsy Spider and Green Boutique.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  NO SIMPLE SUPPER THIS WEEK

RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS
:  Preemie and baby clothes


PANTRY NEEDS:
  Crackers, shampoo and toothpaste


KEEP THE DATE:

Dec 22: Congregational Devo (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm - No Simple Supper
Dec 23-25: Church office CLOSED (No bulletin that week)
Dec 30: Congregational Devo (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm - No Simple Supper
Jan 5: Men's Breakfast @ 7am
Jan 10:  "Blue" baby shower for Rebecca Murillo
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Our Sympathy...

Corey and Heather (Roden) Parris' 3 year old son, Raelee, passed away early Friday morning at their home in Nashville, TN.  He is the grandson of Marcus and Sharon Roden.  Please keep them in prayer as they mourn the loss of this sweet baby and as they travel this week.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Prayer Request - 12/16

Lloyd Usry will have his right knee decompression surgery next Tuesday at 3pm in Tyler.

Update on Webber Woodall - 12/16

Webber's stress/echo tests results were not good.  One of his by-pass grafts has collapsed.  The Dr. was more concerned about the headache that he's had for 2 1/2 weeks. Sent us over to Greenville yesterday to meet with neurologist to see if something had changed.   He then performed another EEG, sent him for a lab workup and another MRI.  Won't know results until Monday, when we go back.  Also, on Monday, they're going to do an MRI of his neck/spine.

Peace ...


Monday, December 14, 2015

Weekly Update - 12/14

Thank you Patrick for the message, Sunday morning, "O Little Town of Bethlehem" with the text taken from Micah 5:2
- the “stone cut out from the mountain without human hands” was a prophecy about the virgin birth of Jesus
- the “kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered, that will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever” is the kingdom of God which was ushered in by Jesus Himself.

In the later part of the 8th century B.C., a prophet of God by the name of Micah gave this prediction:

Micah 5:2  “As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, even though you remain least among the clans of Judah, nevertheless, the One who rules in Israel for Me will emerge from you. His existence has been from antiquity, even from eternity.”

So, the One who will rule Israel will emerge from Bethlehem in the future but His existence has been from eternity past! 
“Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king…” Matt.2:1

Only God could pick out a little village 700 years in advance and have his Son born there.  From Bethlehem (house of Bread) came the Bread of Life—the Savior of the world.  John 8:56-59 and
Exodus 3:13-14.
So, what did Jesus, the house of bread, say about Himself?
John 6:35  “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.’”

John 6:41b, 48 “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” “I am the bread of life.”

A spiritually starving heart will always look for satisfaction somewhere. 
Jesus is the Bread of life who existed from eternity past and who came to earth to provide spiritual food that would empower eternal life.

Jesus, the Bread of Life, born in the town known as the House of Bread, came to earth to give us eternal life by giving up the life of the Eternal One. 
Where do you stand in relationship with the Bread of Life, Jesus the Messiah?

OUR SYMPATHY:
  • Ruth McFadden passed away last Wednesday evening - funeral services were Saturday.
  • Doris Wooldridge passed away last Thursday morning - funeral services Monday.
  • Mary Ann Maxwell (Terrance's cousin).
  • Doris Powell (Laurie Beckmon's grandmother)
 
PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Lloyd Usry - Back issues
  • Christine Henson - At home recovering from surgery
  • Robert Wilson - Health
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Tim Keele - Finally got approval for his surgery!
  • Harley and Lucy Staley - Health.
  • Roy Jones - Health
  • Louise Peace - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Mental and physical health.
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Jordan Welch Wilhelm - Complications after birth of baby.
  • Ron Lewallen - continued healing from broken ribs. (Linda Erwin's brother)
  • Tornado victims in N.E. Texas and S.E. Oklahoma
  • Gary Hindman - In PRMC. (Friend of Wayne Kerby)
  • Jamy Raper - Is at home  (Jerry & Roxanne Raper's daughter-in-law.)
  • Becky Lamberson - Cancer has returned.  (Co-worker at First Federal.)
CONGRATULATIONS:  Carter Lee Gage is OFFICIALLY and LEGALLY Clint, Misty and Grayson's!!!!  All paperwork was filed last week!  (Clint said that was just a legality, because he was their's the minute they laid eyes on him!)

YOU ARE INVITED:  Louie and Marolyn Woodall invites you to their home on Christmas Day for lunch. Bring your favorite food, for favorite game, or just yourself for an afternoon of food and fellowship.  You can also invite a friend!

SERMON SERIES FOR DECEMBER:  The sign of the baby Jesus in a manger is a reminder that points us to the day that Jesus will come back to earth again; this time not as a baby, but as the rightful King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the meantime, we wait…

Waiting on God
*Dec. 20th To Us a Child is Born (Isaiah 9)
*Dec. 27th A Tale of Two Kings (Matthew 2)

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entree is Lasagna.  $3 per person.
RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS:  Preemie and baby clothes

PANTRY NEEDS:  Crackers, grape jelly and cornbread

KEEP THE DATE:

Dec 20:  Faithful Readers meet at Carol James' house at 3pm for Christmas party
Dec 22: Congregational Devo (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm - No Simple Supper
Dec 23-25: Church office CLOSED (No bulletin that week)
Dec 30: Congregational Devo (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm - No Simple Supper
Jan 5: Men's Breakfast
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Don't forget...


Our Sympathy...

Our condolences to the Laurie Beckmon and her family. Laurie's grandmother, Doris Powell, passed away on December 10th.  Her funeral services will be held at Lacy Funeral Home at 11 am Saturday December 12 with a visitation one hour prior from 10-11 am. She will be laid to rest at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, TX.

McFadden Services

Ruth McFadden's funeral service will be Saturday December 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, with her sons Lyndell McFadden, Rickey McFadden and Eddie McFadden officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens Memorial Park, with Dr. Jimmye Newman officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Wooldridge Services

Doris Wooldridge's funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday December 14, 2015 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with Patrick Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, where she will rest beside her beloved husband Jack.

Christmas Joy


Our Sympathy....

Doris Wooldridge passed away on Thursday (12/10).  Please remember her family during this sad time.  No details are known at this time.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Mid-Week Updates - 12/10


  • Continue to remember Jordan (Welch) Wilhelm as she is recovering from having her baby girl last week.  She is still not feeling well.  Tanya is there with her.
  • Linda Erwin's brother, Ron Lewallen, had an accident with a horse.  He has 4-5 fractured ribs and a laceration on his kidney.  He's in a hospital in California.
  • Frank Ray, a former co-worker of Carole Anderson's, passed away yesterday.  His services will be Friday morning at 11am at the First United Methodist Church.
  • Doris Powell, Laurie Beckmon's grandmother, is gravely ill.  She lives in Stephenville.


Our Sympathy...

Our precious sister Ruth McFadden passed away last night.  Please keep their family in your prayers.  No details are known at this time.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Prayer Request - 12/9

Jamy Raper, Jerry & Roxanne's daughter-in-law, is now home recovering from a 3 week stay in Baylor/Dallas.  She still has a headache and they will be re-evaluating treatment.

Come....


Update on Ruth McFadden - 12/9

Our sweet sister Ruth McFadden is nearing the end of her life.  Please pray for peace and comfort for Ruth as well as the rest of the family.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

HE did this for me!


Prayer Requests - 12/8


  • Louise Peace for her health.
  • Tim Keele got the approval yesterday for his shoulder surgery.
  • Nathan and Jordan (Welch) Wilhelm for blessings of health and adjustments as new parents to Miss Hazel, who was born last week.
  • Dwayne Ballard (Larry Ballard's brother) for his ability to walk without sometimes falling.
  • Marcia Putnam (Derald Bulls friend) as she recovers from one surgery and the anticipation of another surgery.
  • Carol McMillan for peace while dealing with stage 4 lung cancer. (Karen McMillan's sister-in-law and Molly's niece.)
  • Ginger Winton (friend of Anna Zant's) had open heart surgery and is now home recovering.
  • W.C. "Dub" Nelson (Charlotte Groom's brother) colon cancer.
  • Linda Peace (Richard's sister-in-law) seriously ill in induced coma and on a vent in Texhoma Medical Center.
  • Ginger Rader (Shelia Icenhower's sister) in Baylor/Dallas with serious stomach troubles.


Monday, December 7, 2015

This is so true!


Weekly Update - 12/6

Thank you Patrick for the message this morning....A Rescue Mission, with the text taken from Daniel 2.
At the beginning of this Advent season we are remembering when God left the glory and the splendor of heaven, and He plunged into this dark world on a rescue mission. 
Genesis 3:15  “And I will put enmity (contempt, hostility) between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.”
“He is coming, the Messiah is coming.”
Read Daniel 2:19-23; 26-28; 34; 36-37; 44-45.
Jesus, the Rock that was cut from the mountain without human hands, is growing into an everlasting Kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. What was once hidden, even to the prophets, has now been revealed in Jesus the Messiah.
So...
~~The vision goes past the fact that the stone would cut without human hands, and goes on to say that it will consume the Earth. 
 ~~Many times we think of Christmas and only think of the Manger; Jesus is no longer in the Manger. ct a chapter in Daniel~~Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to remember the birth of Christ, but let’s not forget what His birth means to us...
1. God loves us and sent His Son Jesus.
2. Jesus became the perfect sacrifice for sin.
3. Jesus gave His life upon the cross so we could have forgiveness of sin.                                 4. Jesus rose from the grave that we might have Eternal life with Him.
5. The truth has been revealed to us—The King is coming back!!!


PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Lloyd Usry - Back issues
  • Christine Henson - Is still in PRMC.
  • Ruth McFadden - Is in PRMC.  They drained fluid off her lungs on Saturday, it immediately started filling back up again.  Rickey asked for peace and comfort. 
  • Robert Wilson - Health
  • Lucy Offutt - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Recovering from cancer surgery.
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Harley and Lucy Staley - Health.
  • Doris Wooldridge - Declining health
  • Roy Jones - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Mental and physical health.
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Gary Hindman - In PRMC. (Friend of Wayne Kerby)
  • Jamy Raper - Has been in a Dallas hospital for the past 3 weeks. (Jerry & Roxanne Raper's daughter-in-law.)
  • Becky Lamberson - Cancer has returned.  (Co-worker at First Federal.)


Sermon Series for December: 
The sign of the baby Jesus in a manger is a reminder that points us to the day that Jesus will come back to earth again; this time not as a baby, but as the rightful King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the meantime, we wait…
Waiting on God Dec. 6th A Rescue Mission (Daniel 2)

  • Dec. 13th O Little Town of Bethlehem (Micah 5)
  • Dec. 20th To Us a Child is Born (Isaiah 9)
  • Dec. 27th A Tale of Two Kings (Matthew 2)

CHRISTMAS BASKETS is still in need of names. Please check the Welcome Center for information.  Nomination forms are due Wednesday, December 9th.  Please bring filled baskets by Sunday morning, December 13th.  Monetary donations are welcome also.  If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Spencer or Keith Bollman.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING to our shut-ins.  We will meet at the building at 5:45pm on Monday, December 7th for finger foods and then gather to go out and sing.  If you have any questions, please see Glenn Lee or Jared Baggett.

HOLIDAY PARTY/TALENT SHOW:  This will be held at Aikin Elementary, on Sunday December 13th at 5:00pm.  Menu will be a Pasta Bar and Dessert for $5 per person.  See Keith Bollman if you have a talent you want to perform.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entree is Chicken and Rice Casserole.  $3 per person.

RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS:  Preemie and baby clothes


PANTRY NEEDS:  Crackers, grape jelly and paper towels

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 7:  Christmas Caroling
Dec 8:  Pre-school Rudolph Party
Dec 13: LACOC Christmas party at Aikin Elementary
Dec 16: Christmas basket delivery
Dec 22: Congregational Devo (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm - No Simple Supper
Dec 23-25: Church office (No bulletin that week)
Dec 30: Congregational Devo (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm - No Simple Supper
Jan 5: Men's Breakfast
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

It's a GIRL!!!



Congratulations to Nathan and Jordan (Welch) Wilhelm on the birth of their baby girl, Hazel Jaye Wilhelm.  She was born today (12/3) at 5:21 a.m. and weighed 9 pounds!
Proud grandparents are Shane and Tanya Welch!!  Proud great-grandparents are David and Sherry Welch.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Prayer Requests - 12/2

Christine Henson was doing really good, after her hip surgery, but she fell this morning.  She's now just really sore.  She's still in PRMC/Room 364.  May not get to go home until next Tuesday.

Ruth McFadden is in PRMC/Room 446 with fluid issues.

The name...


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Prayer Request 12/1

Ruth McFadden has been admitted to PRMC with fluid build-up because of congestive heart failure. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Weekly Update 11/29

Thank you Patrick for the message this morning about the Lord's Supper.

A big thank you also to Keith and Mark for the beautiful songs!

The 5th Sunday lunch was a delicious success!  Thank you to the servers for taking good care of all of us!  Thank you to the singers...the singing was phenomenal! And thanks to Keith for the devotional!

PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Lloyd Usry will be seeing a back surgeon in Tyler this week.
  • Congratulations to Barbara Richards.  She became a grandmother for the first time this week...to TWINS!
  • Jimmy Faulkner will NOT have to have heart surgery! PRAISE THE LORD!
  • Christine Henson is in rehab at PRMC/3rd floor.
  • Robert Wilson continues to be in Stillhouse.
  • Doris Wooldridge is also in Stillhouse.
  • Harley and Lucy Staley continue to have health issues. 
  • Mike and Kathy Grigsby as they deal with health issues and try to take care of the Staley's too.
  • Rickey McFadden has torn his a/c ligament in his left shoulder. (Can't wait to hear the story on this one... It includes a goat!)
  • Gary (Hamburger) Hindman is in PRMC.
  • Jerry and Roxanne Raper's daughter-inlaw,Jamie Raper, is in a Dallas hospital.  She's been there for 2 weeks and at from her little boys.
  • Kristi Nutt and Marcus Cartwright's dad, Nation Cartwright, had a light stroke and has a brain bleed.  He's in a hospital in Denton in the ICU.  Please keep their family in your prayers.
Men's Prayer Breakfast is this Tuesday morning at 7am.

Christmas Baskets is still in need of names. Please check fee Welcome Center for information.

Christmas Caroling to our shut-ins.  We will meet at the building at 5:45pm on Monday, December 7th for finger foods and then gather to go out and sing.  If you have any questions, please see Glenn Lee or Jared Baggett.

HOLIDAY PARTY/TALENT SHOW:  This will be held at Aikin Elementary, on Sunday December 13th at 5:00pm. (Deadline December 16th) Menu will be a Pasta Bar at $5 per person.  Sign up at the Welcome Center.  See Keith Bollman if you have a talent you want to perform.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS:  Fill out a nomination form at the Welcome Center (deadline by Dec. 6th).  Volunteer sign up and shopping list available also at the Welcome Center.  They will deliver on Wednesday, December 16th.  If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Spencer or Keith Bollman.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entree is Chipolte Bowls.  $3 per person.

RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS:  Preemie and baby clothes


PANTRY NEEDS:  1 pound bags of beans or rice.

KEEP THE DATE:
Dec 1:  Men's Breakfast
Dec 5:  JH/HS Christmas Party
Dec 7:  Christmas Caroling
Dec 8:  Pre-school Rudolph Party
Dec 13: Christmas party at Aikin Elementary
Dec 16: Christmas basket delivery
Dec 22: Praise and worship (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!



Saturday, November 28, 2015

Prayer Request 11/28

Kristi Nutt and Marcus Cartwright's dad, Marion Cartwright, had a light stroke and has a brain bleed.  He's in a hospital in Denton in the ICU.  Please keep their family in your prayers.

Just a reminder....


Don't forget tomorrow is our 5th Sunday.
After worship we'll go to the Outreach Building for lunch, catered by Hole in the Wall.  Only $6 per person!  We'll then have a devo and be dismissed for the remainder of the day.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Prayer Request 11/25

Greg Campbell has asked for us to put one of his coworker's dad on our prayer list. His name is Jerry Ward. He will be having surgery tomorrow, on Thanksgiving. He has a pinched artery on his brain causing him to have strokes. 

Thanksgiving blessing


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The angels are rejoicing....

Kinnadiee Thatcher was baptized tonight!  She's the grand daughter of Cullum and Judy Hillis.
Congratulations Kinnadiee!  You have lots of brothers and sisters now.  We are here for you!

Update on Christine Henson 11/24

Christine had hip surgery today. She's now out of surgery and resting.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Don't Forget ...

Thanksgiving Praise and Worship will be TUESDAY night at 6:30pm.
No Simple Supper this week.

Prayer Request 11/23

Christine Henson fell tonight and they're thinking she may have broken her hip.  She's in PRMC / ER waiting to be admitted.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Weekly Update - 11/22

Thank you Jay Spencer for bringing the message this morning regarding our Vision.

PRAYERS
  • Doris Wooldridge - is still not doing well.
  • Jimmy Faulkner - Health
  • Harley and Lucy Staley -continued health issues.
  • Lucy Offutt - Health
  • Alexis Cowan - Recovering from thyroid cancer surgery.
  • Robert Wilson - Health
  • Mike and Kathy Grigsby - Health
  • Arvie Stevens - (works at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home) received a new heart 2 weeks ago...having complications.
  • Becky Lamberson (co-worker at First Federal) her cancer has returned and is now in her liver, started treatments this week.
  • J.C. Armstrong - Suffered a stroke.
  • W.C. "Dub" Nelson - Colon Cancer. (Charlotte Groom's brother)
  • Larry Young - Eye surgery. (Cledith Ray's brother.)
  • Clarence Mullens - Heart problems. (Debra Gage's brother)
  • Please remember all of those traveling this week.
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Law enforcement and first responders - their safety.
  • Troops - their safety
BLOOD DRIVE:  This past Wednesday night, there were 20 units of blood donated!!!  That makes a total of exactly 1,000 units since we began the blood drives at LACOC in 2004!

PRAISE AND WORSHIP:  Congregational Thanksgiving Devo in the auditorium on Tuesday, Nov 24th at 6:30pmEveryone will be in the auditorium. 

5th SUNDAY:  We will be having a meal catered by Hole In The Wall here at the bldg. for our 5th Sunday Potluck NEXT Sunday, November 29th.  Cost is $6 per plate.  Please join us for a time of fellowship and food!  Make sure you sign up at the Welcome Center so we can have a headcount.

MEN'S BREAKFAST: The men’s breakfast will be Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00AM

CHRISTMAS CAROLING:  Please join us for a time of caroling to our shut-ins.  We will meet at the building at 5:45pm on Monday, December 7th for finger foods and then gather to go out and sing.  If you have any questions, please see Glenn Lee or Jared Baggett.


HOLIDAY PARTY/TALENT SHOW:  This will be held at Aikin Elementary, on Sunday December 13th at 5:00pm. (Deadline December 16th) Menu will be a Pasta Bar at $5 per person.  Sign up at the Welcome Center.  See Keith Bollman if you have a talent you want to perform.

CHRISTMAS BASKETS:  Fill out a nomination form at the Welcome Center (deadline by Dec. 6th).  Volunteer sign up and shopping list available also at the Welcome Center.  They will deliver on Wednesday, December 16th.  If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Spencer or Keith Bollman.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  Will NOT be serving this week.

RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS:  Preemie and baby clothes


PANTRY NEEDS:  1 pound bags of beans or rice.

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 24: Praise and Worship (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm
Nov 25-27:  CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Nov 29: 5th Sunday - Catered meal - $6 per person. Sign up at Welcome Center
Nov 29: Catch up on contributions you may have missed throughout the year.
Dec 1:  Men's Breakfast
Dec 5:  JH/HS Christmas Party
Dec 7:  Christmas Caroling
Dec 8:  Pre-school Rudolph Party
Dec 13: Christmas party at Aikin Elementary
Dec 16: Christmas basket delivery
Dec 22: Praise and worship (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Did you offer....

If you offered 2 TV'S for Wayne Kerby, to give the family in need, will you please contact him again.  They can use them for kids to watch DVD's.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Prayer Request 11/20

Trina Dean asked that we pray for her niece Angel Reaves . She is having  health issues.

Give Thanks...


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BLOOD DRIVE TODAY

Carter BloodCare will be a LACOC today, starting at 4pm.
Make sure you have your drivers license and have eaten a good meal.
GIVE BLOOD - SAVE A LIFE!

It's not ours...


Monday, November 16, 2015

Thank you Lord


Update on Lucy Offutt - 11/16

Lucy Offutt  was dismissed from the hospital yesterday afternoon.  Will be following up with her doctor.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Weekly Update - 11/15

    Thank you Patrick for our lesson this morning titled "Jesus’ Prayer for Unity", with the text from John 17.
    This is a triumphant prayer.
    John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
    When Jesus comes to chapter 17 in prayer, he is coming in confidence, He is coming into prayer acknowledging that He is an over comer.  He is also expressing His confidence in the Father. 
    Jesus comes to a place where he asks 5 things of the Father for us, and I want to give them to you today.
    1. He prays that you and I as the church will sense the glory of God.  
    Jesus is asking the Father that those in the church will sense, and feel, and experience, and know His glory.
    2. Jesus prayed that we would not only sense the presence of God, but that we would follow the Word of God.  When the disciples received the word of God it gave them a
    *meaning for life.
    *motivation for life.
    *mission for life.

    3. Jesus prayed that we would become united in the love of God.
    4. Jesus prayed that the church would begin to move toward the mission of the Father.
    5. Jesus prayed that we would experience the joy of God.
PRAYERS
  • Lucy Offutt is in PRMC/Room 408.
  • Evelyn Perry - Health
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Doris Wooldridge - Pancreatic cancer. She's now at Stillhouse.
  • Alexis Cowan - Recovering from thyroid cancer surgery.
  • Jimmy Faulkner will be having heart bypass surgery soon. 
  • Tim Keele needs surgery on his injured shoulder. We need to pray that the Workmen's Compensation folks will approve it.
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Robert Wilson - Recovering from a stroke. He is also at Stillhouse.
  • Becky Lamberson (co-worker at First Federal) her cancer has returned and is now in her liver.
  • Ginger Rater - Shelia Icenhower's sister, is in Baylor/Dallas.
  • Mark Cowen's dad had surgery and developed blood clots, but he is better now.
  • Ross Floyd, friend of Derald Bulls, has serious health issues and has been CareFlighted to Dallas yesterday.  He had been home for 9 days, after being in UT Southwestern for 17 days.
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Law enforcement and first responders - their safety.
  • Troops - their safety
BLOOD DRIVE:  This Wednesday night (11/18) is the last blood drive of this year.  Sign up in the foyer if you are able to donate.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP:  We will be having a Praise and Worship time in the auditorium on Tuesday, Nov 24th at 6:30pm.  Everyone will be in the auditorium.  No Simple Supper that week.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING:  Please join us for a time of caroling to our shut-ins.  We will meet at the building at 5:45pm on Monday, December 7th for finger foods and then gather to go out and sing.  If you have any questions, please see Glenn Lee or Jared Baggett.

MEN'S BREAKSFAST:  Our next men’s breakfast will be on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00AM Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you plan to attend.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is Chicken Strips.  Please donate $3 per person.  If you didn't get the chance to sign-up this morning, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS:  New toddler clothes and lice treatment kits


PANTRY NEEDS:  Soup with meat and grape jelly

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 18: Blood Drive
Nov 24: Praise and Worship (Everyone in auditorium)
Nov 25-27:  CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Nov 29: 5th Sunday - Catered meal - $6 per person. Sign up at Welcome Center
Dec 1:  Men's Breakfast
Dec 5:  JH/HS Christmas Party
Dec 7:  Christmas Caroling
Dec 8:  Pre-school Rudolph Party
Dec 13: Christmas party at Aiken Elementary
Dec 16: Christmas basket delivery
Dec 22: Praise and worship (Everyone in auditorium)
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Update on Doris Wooldridge 11/12

Doris has been moved back to Paris and is in Stillhouse Rehab/Room 51.  She will be moving to the rehab side later this week.  Continued prayers are appreciated very much!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Can you help?

Wayne Kerby is collecting items for a family who lost every thing in a fire.  They are in need of bedroom furniture, dining room furniture and kitchen items.
If you have any questions, please call Wayne at 903- 249-3789.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Prayer Requests 11/10

Derald Bulls sent these prayer requests:

  • Marcia Putnam is in PRMC/Room 459 following surgery.
  • Laura Hunt is in PRMC with a severe kidney infection.  She's to be in Dallas for a doctors appointment, on Friday, if she's better.  She has many health concerns. 
  • Steve Glover (owner of Management Awards) will have a shunt put in later this week. When it heals, he will go on dialysis

Update on Robert Wilson 11/10

Robert has been moved to Stillhouse Rehab, in room 64.

Prayer Request and an Update on Tim Keele - 11/10

Leslie Keele's mom, D'Linda Evans, has been in severe back pain over the past few weeks. Despite injections and meds, she is no better.  She will have back surgery on the 23rd of this month.

Tim Keele's doctor has resent his Workmen's Comp claim for appeal. He is still hurting.

It never changes!


Monday, November 9, 2015

Is HE your friend?


Thank you!

Look at this beautiful group of our LACOC folks that volunteered at the Downtown Food Pantry last Saturday!!
Jessica, Lexi & Maggie Daniels, Sheridie & Brody Dyess, Glenn, Maeta & Brenden Lee, Stephen, Mandy & Jesse Gerrald, David, Amber & Eli Beyleran, Nathan & Amber Ryser, Whitney, Aiden & Peyten Shackleford.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Weekly Update - 11/8

LACOC, MLK & Iglesias de Christo all met at Paris Junior High for a combined morning of beautiful praise and worship! And it was AMAZING!  Thank you to all who made this day possible!

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Alexis Cowan - Had surgery for thyroid cancer this week.
  • Robert Wilson is in PRMC after suffering a stroke this week.
  • Doris Wooldridge - Cancer
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Evelyn Perry - Health.
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Arvie Stevens - Had a heart transplant this week. (Employee at Fry Gibbs)
  • Frieda Johnson (Ora Henderson's step-daughter) is at PRMC, near the end of her life.
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Law enforcement and first responders - their safety.
  • Troops - their safety.
TITUS 2 WOMEN:  If you consider yourself an "older woman" and would like to serve the younger women, come explore with us some ways this can happen, here in our church.  Ruth Ann Stallings will lead this meeting on Wednesday night, November 11th, at 5pm in Room 6.

LUNCHEON:  Group #6 will be serving lunch in the outreach bldg. immediately following worship for any guests and their families on November 15.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is Bodacious BBQ.  Please donate $3 per person.  If you didn't get the chance to sign-up this morning, call the church office by noon on Tuesday.

RAINBOW ROOM (AT CASA) ITEMS:  Cases of bottled water and juice pouches

PANTRY NEEDS:  Soup with meat; crackers; toothbrushes

KEEP THE DATE:
Nov 11: Titus 2 Women's Meeting
Nov 13-15:  Family Retreat
Nov 15: Luncheon for any guests and their families
Nov 18: Blood Drive
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!