Friday, July 31, 2015

I can't wait!

Update on the 3 Amigos!

1.  Derald Bulls had wrist surgery today.  A screw was inserted.  He's resting at home now.

2.  Joe Daniels had a heart cath today.  No blockages!

3.  Webber Woodall had an appointment with the cardiologist in Dallas today.   He's had numerous episodes since the recorder was implanted 2 weeks ago, but none were "bad" enough to create an alert.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


My Mom used to tell me..."The things you worry about, are the things that you don't need to worry about."

Tonight - 7/29

John Cannon will be speaking to us tonight during our worship time together and then we'll have an Ice Cream Social afterward. Please bring your favorite HOMEMADE ice cream if you have a freezer. If not then grab a tub and join us!

Praise Report on Joel McGee - 7/29

Joel McGee is out of back surgery and doing good!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Prayer Request - 7/28

Webber Woodall asked for prayers for a co-worker, Robert Donaldson.  He is having major issues with his spine.

Monday, July 27, 2015


How Great Thou Art

There is a need......

As part of their job, Child Protective Services often is required to take children into custody who cannot be placed right away; forcing CPS and the child victims to stay long extended hours at the CPS office until a placement can be found. During this extended wait, the only space available for them to use in the CPS office is the current visitation room that has 1 small sofa and is crowded and uncomfortable. Without bathing facilities at the CPS office the child victims who are in need of bathing are only able to be wiped down. The CPS office is far from being a child-friendly facility and is not equipped to make an extended wait comfortable. Unfortunately, these child victims who have already suffered trauma from the abuse that has occurred are currently having to wait to enter the foster care system in an environment that adds to their stress and trauma.
In an on-going effort to help provide services to child abuse victims, the CAC is outfitting two new rooms at our facility to be used as an extended waiting space for child victims who have to enter into the foster care system. These two rooms will be a comfortable, quiet, child-friendly space for the CPS workers and the child victims during this very stressful and difficult transition time. The CAC has a fully functioning kitchen, bathroom with tub/shower and will soon have a washer/dryer- all of which would be able to make this difficult time a bit more comfortable.
If you would like to assist in helping us furnish and outfit these two rooms, please refer to our wish list that is set up at for items that we need (first name: CAC last name: Paris). We would also greatly appreciate any donations of gently-used toys (without small parts or other choking hazards).

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Weekly Update - 7/26

Thank you Patrick for the message "How To Win Hands Down", with the text taken from Ephesians 6:10-20 and Revelation 12:13-17.
He explained that to win "hands down" means we are in HIS power and in the strength of HIS might.  We are victorious as Christians.
1.  We are reminded, that in God's kingdom, this world is not our home.
2.  God's people - HIS church - WINS!
The question is not who's going to win the battle but, on whose side will you be standing?

SAYING GOODBYE:  Today we said "see you later" to 2 families.  David, Rene and Zander Peace are moving to Tennessee.  Brian, Jeanette, Joseph and Wyatt Singleton are moving to the DFW area.
We're going to miss you all!

BAPTIZED:  Kimberlynn Lee was baptized this morning.  She is the daughter of Michael and Kristi Lee and the granddaughter of Butch and Betsy Mills.  After church, her baby sister asked me if I was happy for her sister!  How sweet is that?

RESPONSE:  Austin Mosley went forward asking for prayers for help with combating the worldly exposures that are haunting him.


  • Joe Daniels will have a heart cath on Friday at PRMC.
  • Webber Woodall has an appointment with the cardiologist on Friday in Dallas.
  • Sue Johnson is having hip replacement surgery this week.  Once she is healed, she will have the other replaced.
  • Foy Allison will be having vein surgery on his leg soon.
  • Shelia Icenhower is out of the hospital and recovering at home now.
  • Adrianne Casey - Cancer
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - mental and physical health.
  • John and Donna McGee's oldest son, Joel, will have back surgery this week.
  • Sherry Marsters asked for prayers for her Dad as he has heart testing this week.
  • Nora White asked for prayers for her husband, Jimmy White, as he is having knee problems
  • Jay Spencer asked for prayers for his Mom and brother as they are traveling from Alabama, back to Texas.
  • Peggy Jack stated that her daughter Jeanne Kraft is confined to her home for the next 2 weeks, while she recovers from elbow surgery.
  • Roxanne Raper asked that we remember Lezlie Wright as she enters rehab for the abscess on her spine.  (Lezlie is Randy's daughter-in-law.)
  • Former member Royce Fouse, was released from the hospital in Dallas and is home recovering.
  • My niece, Carol McMillan, remains in the hospital at Cancer Treatment Center in Chicago.  She is in renal failure.  Her kidney numbers keep going up and that's not good.  She has lots of fluid on her lungs, which they are draining now. There are some issues with her diaphram, which they are checking closely. There was an infection in her feet, but it's better.  The blood cultures show that the infection didn't make it into her bloodstream.
  • Jessica Harris-Brunson's husband, Chris Brunson, was beat up and robbed at gunpoint in Colorado this weekend.  Please pray for his recovery and for the recovery of the items stolen. 
  • Peggy Jack asked for prayers for her friend, Helen Short.  She is now in DuBois.
  • Joy Barnett's friend, Roy Walliser, who we were praying for earlier this week, passed away.
  • Continue to remember the Burress family as their daughter, Ali, has been missing for one month now.
  • Please remember our military and police officers as they do their jobs daily.  
  • Our missionaries all over the world are in continuous need of prayers.
YOUTH GROUP:  There are 45 members of the youth group and their sponsors that left this afternoon to go to the DFW area for a week at Dallas Life Mission.  Please keep the kids and adults in your prayers as they work with these individuals.

MAGI PROJECT:  Thank you to all that picked up a box last Sunday to fill for a child in need.  The support for this project was incredible!  If you would still like to help, we are in need of donations to help provide postage which costs $7 per box to ship.  REMEMBER...all boxes are due back to the church building no later than Aug 9th.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Corn and Green Beans

July 29:  John Cannon will be speaking this Wednesday night.  
July 29:  Ice cream social after service.  Please bring your favorite HOMEMADE ice cream if you have a freezer.  If not, grab a tub and join us!!!
Aug 5:   Randy Johnson will be speaking.
Aug 16:  Promotion Sunday
Aug 26:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!

Prayer Request 7/26

Jessica Harris - Brunson's husband, Chris, was beat up and robbed at gunpoint in Colorado  yesterday.  Please pray for his recovery and for the recovery of the items stolen. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Urgent Prayer Request 7/23

My niece, Carol McMillan, had been traveling back and forth to the Cancer Treatment Center in Chicago for months.  She left Paris yesterday for what was to be a 2 day trip. My nephew said she has been admitted to the hospital there with renal failure.
Please pray for her kidneys to resume normal function and for her to be well enough to come home. 


Thank YOU!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Magi Boxes Are IN!!!!!!!

M.A.G.I. Boxes are in & will be available at the church.

PRAISE Report on Royce Fouse - 7/22

Linda Erwin just sent this message: "Good news, Royce will not need surgery. Just diet change since perforation had sealed over. Follow up with doctor."

You need to SAY SO!

Be Thankful

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Prayer Request 7/21

Joy Barnett asked for prayers for her friends husband.  Roy Walliser is in ICU and is not doing well.

Update on Royce Fouse 7/21

Please continue the prayers for our former member Royce Fouse.  He's being transported to Baylor/Roberts Bldg. for surgery of a perforated colon.

HE is with you!

Pray. Repeat.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Prayer Request 7/20

Kevin Russel just sent this message:  Former member Royce Fouse is in PRMC work I.V. antibiotics.  He has a perforated colon and infection.

Contentment - 7/20

Services for Christine Mashburn - 7/20

Christine Sanders Mashburn 88, of the Howland Community, died at 5:02 PM, Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the Heritage House of Paris. Funeral services are set for 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. 

Update on The Magi Project - 7/20

Linda Erwin found out that we should WAIT for the M.A.G.I. boxes instead of using the plastic boxes as I had told several yesterday. The lady said that the shipments are better in the heavier cardboard boxes. Linda also asked we pray that our boxes are sent to the Vanderpools in Haiti for distribution.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Weekly Update - 7/19

Patrick's message this morning was "The Discipline of Silence", with the text taken from James 3:2-12.
We need silence AND solitude in our life.
If we can control our tongue, there is nothing in our life that we will not be able to control.
We need to remember that one of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control.
He stated that we need to simplicity of words, for a time, and to silence our ears.
Our challenge for this week is to stand before God in silence during our daily walk.

  • Anna Zant's Mom, Christine Mashburn passed away this afternoon.  No details at this time.
  • Lucy Offutt's sister, Hallie Rollins passed away recently.

  • Shelia Icenhower - health
  • Webber Woodall - was in Walnut Hill Medical this week.  The electrophysiology test proved to be a success.  They inserted a recorder into his chest also.  This will record the "episodes" that he's been having.
  • Mike Kennedy - had an artery in his neck cleared this week.;  He's home and doing well.
  • Elton Weeks - had a pacemaker inserted last week.  He's sore and bruised, but doing well.
  • Mindy Younger - health
  • Lilla Buchanan - health
  • Kimberly Daniels - kidney stones
  • Donna Moseley - will have an iron infusion this week.
  • Kristi Anthony - prayers for physical and mental health.
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Adrian Casey - cancer
  • Roxanne Raper asked for prayers for her nephew Wade Wright's wife, Lezlie.  She has a abscess on her spine.
  • Peggy Jack's daughter, Jeanne Kraft, is on vacation and has shattered her elbow.  They've already performed surgery on her.
  • Ora Henderson asked for prayers for her relatives.  Freda's arteries in her leg had been blocked, they've opened them up.  Also Carl Johnson is losing his eyesight.
PANTRY NEEDS:  Toothpaste and toothbrushes and soup with meat.

MAGI PROJECT:  We have the opportunity to help with The Magi Project.  There are boxes that we can take and fill with items on a list that are all made available in the foyer.  This is to help the children overseas.  Boxes are due back on August 9th.  If you have any questions talk with Linda Erwin.

July 22:  Inter-Generational Worship
July 26-31:  Youth Mission Trip to Dallas Life
July 29:  John Cannon speaking/Ice Cream Fellowship
Aug 16:  Promotion Sunday

Love you - MEAN IT!

Our Sympathy...

Anna Zant's Mom, Christine Mashburn, passed away this afternoon.  No details are known at this time.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Prayer Request 7/18

Please pray for my friends' nieces (Sheena Cue) son.  Little 3 year old Kaden went under water, in a kiddie pool, at a family cookout in Rowlett. CPR was performed and he's now in a hospital in Dallas.

Try a little kindness. . .

Good People. . .

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Update on Shower

Cheryl Bishop - Healy is registered at Buy Buy Baby, Babies Are Us and Target.

Don't worry...


Monday, July 13, 2015

Update on Mike Kennedy - 7/13

Mike Kennedy went in to surgery at 4 pm today.   Neck artery was cleared and he has excellent blood flow to his brain.  He's in PRMC - Room 8. If no complications, he'll go home tomorrow.

Weekly Update - 7/12

Patrick's message "Lord I Want To Be Your Servant" was a reminder of God calling us to serve.
He challenged us to begin each day by praying "Lord Jesus, I would so appreciate it if You would bring me someone today whom I can serve".

RESPONSES:  Anita Roden went forward asking for prayers.

CONGRATULATIONS: Brandon and Carle Short are the proud parents of a baby girl, Kassandrae Rae Bella Rose, born on Saturday morning (7/11).  Lloyd and Debra Usry are the excited great-grandparents.


  • Please continue to remember Debbie Jones and her family as they mourn the loss of Mark last week.  Mark's services were last Thursday.
  • Chris Easton's dad, Jesse Easton, passed away on Friday.  His services are today.
  • Elton Weeks had heart cath and pacemaker installed on Thursday. He's already feeling better!
  • Mindy Younger continues to be in PRMC.
  • Lilla Buchanan also continues to be in PRMC.
  • Webber Woodall will have a heart procedure this Thursday in Dallas.  (Was postponed thanks to insurance!)
  • Lynn Lowery - health
  • Dorothy Pearce - health
  • Kristi Anthony - prayers for mental and physical health
  • Adrian Casey - Cancer
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Anna Zant's Mom, Christine Mashburn, is in PRMC.
  • Derald Bulls' friend, E.C. Hancock, is in rehab following a stroke. (He was a former educator at PJC.)
  • Continue to pray for Joe and Linda Burress.  Their daughter Ali has been missing since July 5th.
July 15:  Summer Series - Speaker will be Jerry Savage from League Street CoC/Sulphur Springs.
July 15:  Youth Group to Camp Deer Run
July 19:  Visitor and New Member Lunch
July 26-31:  Dallas Life Mission Trip

Saturday, July 11, 2015

She's here!

Brandon and Carly Short are the proud parent of Kassandrae Rae Bella Rose.  She was born at 1:32 a.m. this morning.  Very excited great grandparents are Lloyd and Debra Usry.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Prayer Request - 7/8

Derald Bulls asked that we add E.C. and Jimmie Hancock to our prayer list.  He is in rehab at PRMC following a stroke.  Both of them were former instructors at PJC.

Be Grateful

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

HE will!

Prayer Request - 7/7

Zach Zant sent this message this afternoon: "One of my professors at A&M is recovering from leukemia, more details can be found on the FB page "Praying for Brock Faulkner". I would appreciate if you could share this for me."
If you are on facebook, you can follow his journey....

Prayer Request - 7/7

Kathy Marshall asked that we pray for her daughter, Mindy, she has been admitted to PRMC.

Services for Mark Jones

Mark Galloway Jones, 71, of Paris passed away Monday July 6, 2015 at his home. Funeral services are set for 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:00 PM Wednesday evening at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Our Sympathy. . .

Mark Jones lost his battle with cancer tonight. Please keep Debbie, Nicole and Chad in your prayers.
No details ate known at this time.

Thank You!

Prayer Request Updates - 7/6

Lynn Lowrey has been dismissed from the hospital.  His pacemaker is in and functioning correctly. He goes for a check-up next week.

Dorothy Pearce had a stent put in one artery in the front of the heart, there was blockage.  She will stay overnight and, if no problems, go home in the morning.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Weekly Update - 7/5

Thank you Patrick for the lesson today "Hanging On By More Than A Thread".  He reminded us that just about the time we think we can go no further, our faith in God kicks in and we KNOW that God is always faithful!  God will do whatever it takes to get our attention.
Our text came from Ezekiel 2:1-5, Mark 6:7-11 and II Corinthians 12:7-10.

WELCOME:  Carl Casey lives at The Home Place.  He's a brother of our late brother, Charles Casey.

GOODBYE:  Today was the last Sunday that Mike and Charla Bishop will be with us.  They are moving to Arlington.  We will miss you!!
  • Dorothy Pearce will have a heart cath on Monday at 12:30.
  • Lynn Lowry will have a new pacemaker implanted on Monday.
  • Elton Weeks will have a heart cath on Thursday.
  • Webber Woodall will be having day surgery this week in Dallas.
  • Donna Mosley is being treated for congestive heart failure.
  • Kristi Anthony - prayers for mental and physical health
  • Adrian Casey - Cancer
  • Mark Jones - Cancer
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Anna Zant's Mom, Christine Mashburn, was admitted to PRMC on Friday.
  • Jesse Easton, Chris's Dad, is in poor health.
  • Peggy Jack's son, Ray Gene Jack, has been hired to coach at Paris High School.  (His Mom is thrilled to have him here!)
  • Johnny Lamberson (works at Toyota) had a successful open heart surgery on Tuesday.
  • Cathy King Rogers, Daisy Redding's friend, had an aneurysm and surgery a couple of weeks ago.  They are slowly waking her up.
  • Continue to pray for Ali Burress.  She has been missing since last Monday.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY:  If you know someone in need of a meal, please have them come to LACOC on Wednesday at noon.  The Men's Wed. Night Class will be feeding them.

MEN'S BREAKFAST:  Don't forget to join the group of men that meet together at 7am this Tuesday morning.  Please call the church office on Monday, by noon, to let them know you'll be attending.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Fruit
July 7:  Men's Breakfast - 7am
July 8:  Feeding the hungry
July 12:  Faithful Readers
July 18:  Area Wide Youth Devotional
July 26-31: Dallas Life Mission Trip

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Prayer Request - 7/4

Elton Weeks will have a heart cath this Thursday, July 9th, at 11:30.  Dannie asked that we pray for good results and the direction they need to go next.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Please and thank you!

Update on Webber Woodall - 73

Webber's appointment with the cardiologist in Dallas yesterday went very well.  Dr. Le had already discussed Webber's tests and records and had a plan of action!  We were so impressed with him.  He's going to have day surgery next week for them to implant a "loop recorder" and an IV.   
Please continue to pray for him during this time.  

Prayer Request - 7/3

Anna Zant's mom, Mrs. Mashburn, was taken to PRMC-N yesterday with a very bad UTI. She is non responsive. Please pray for her, Mr. Mashburn, Anna, and all the family.