Sunday, September 13, 2015

Weekly Update - 9/13

Patrick's message this morning was "Walking on Water", with the text taken from Matthew 14:22-36.
"Storms come when we are living in the will of God."
1.  He prays for us.  vs. 22-24
He also said that we need to not just tell people that we are praying for them... we need to offer to pray for them RIGHT THEN!
2.  He comes to us.  vs. 25-26
When you hold to the hand of Jesus you're SAFE!

3.  He calls to us.  vs 27-30
Psalm 23:4...Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
4.  He calms us.  vs. 31-36

Pray that God will show us what the times are that we can be there for everyone - not just in emergencies!


  • Jim Parker, former long time member, passed away last Sunday.  His services were Friday here in Paris.
  • Gene Frierson, uncle of Jimmy Thielman, passed away yesterday.  His services will be Tuesday, 10am, at The United Pentecostal Church.
  • Mel Parker, employee of The Paris News, passed away yesterday.  His service will be Wednesday, 2pm, at Bright Holland Funeral Home.
  • Harley Staley fell and has 3 cracked vertebrae.
  • Cheryl Bullard will have hip replacement surgery at PRMC on Tuesday the 15th at 7:00 a.m.
  • Joy Barnett will have knee replacement surgery at Baylor/Plano on Tuesday the 15th at noon.
  • Peggy Jack is having issues with her hip.
  • Jean O'Neal is experiencing back problems and will be going to Tyler to see a specialist there. 
  • Ann Huff has been diagnosed with macular degeneration. 
  • Charles Usry has a heart valve that is giving him problems. Because of his age, surgery is not an option. 
  • Mary Crumpler (neighbor of Terry and Carol James) Health
  • Rollie Mae Brunson (friend of Dinah Border) - Health
  • Carol McMillan (Molly's niece) - Cancer.  She is now at home with hospice.
YOUTH GROUP INFO:  "What's next for the Youth Group?"  Jared Baggett said that he'd been asked that question, since Andy has moved.  They are not going to rush to make a decision.
Jared will be taking on a lot of the duties, but he needs our help! 

  • A Medical Evangelism Team will be going to LaChona, Mexico on Oct 1.  You can participate by providing vitamins, aspirin, Tylenol, reading glasses and used eye glasses.  There is a box in the foyer to place your gifts in.  There is an urgency for these items.  They will be picked up on Sept 19th.
  • LACOC would like to support the Children's Advocacy Center by donating needed items for their Rainbow Room, which they use to assist children and families in abusive and crisis situations.  Watch for the needed items to be posted in the bulletin each week.  You can drop off your donation in a bin near the pantry cart located by the women's restroom.
  • For those interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent or helping with respite care; or for those wanting to know how LACOC, through the Vision cast for us by the Elders, is planning to help orphans and foster children from Lamar County, plan to attend an informational meeting here at LACOC at 6pm on September 28th.  Pass this on to other members of the community as well.
SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrĂ©e is Fried Chicken.  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 boys clothes and baby wipes

PANTRY NEEDS:  Toothbrushes and Deodorant

Sept 9:  Ladies' Bible Class Kick-Off
Sept 25-27:  Jr. High and High School Retreat at Camp Deer Run
Sept 27-30:  Harding Bible Lectureships
Sept 28:  Informational Meeting for those 
Oct 9:  Buchanan Wedding
Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
Nov 13-15:  Family Retreat

Love you - MEAN IT!

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