Monday, December 12, 2016

Weekly Update - 12/12

Thank you Jared Baggett for stepping in the pulpit for Patrick Sunday morning. 

If you weren't at the Annual Christmas Party last night, you missed a good time!  We have some VERY talented folks in our church...and many upcoming musicians and comedians!!!

There are some worship time changes for the holidays
Sun. - Dec 25th:  10am worship (No classes or evening service)
Wed - Dec 28th:  Devo in auditorium (No classes)
Sun - Jan 1st:       10am worship (No classes or evening services)

  • Our brother Melvin Webb, passed away on Saturday night. He'd had pneumonia and been in the hospital. His friends and family visitation will be Friday night, Dec. 16 at 6pm-7pm.Funeral services will be Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17 at 2pm.
  • Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Elmer L’Rroy, who passed away Dec. 3rd. He was a faithful servant of God and was once a minister here at Lamar Avenue Church. Please keep his family in your prayers.
BAPTISM:  Cynthia Norris was baptized on Sunday morning.  Cynthia has been coming to the Grief Class on Wednesday nights.
CONGRATULATIONS—to Doug & Karen Cato on the birth of another granddaughter, Meira Grace Cato. She weighed 7 lbs and was 19.5 inches long. Mom and baby are doing wonderfully!
  • Jay Cannon - Was CareFlighted to Dallas on Saturday night.  As of last night he was still in ICU, but was stable.
  • Naomi Bassett was back at church with us yesterday.
  • Joel Casey was also back with us!
  • Butch Mills is still in PRMC/3rd Floor Rehab after surgery last week.
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Kristie Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Laura Slagle - is having seizures. (John McGee's sister)
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Sierra Faulkner - 2 year old with inoperable brain tumor. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Marka Bennett - Health issues (Sherry Welch's sister)
  • Linda Easton asked that we pray for her friend, Larry Briscoe.  He was taken to Dallas after a serious auto accident.
CHRISTIANS IN ACTION—is looking for volunteers and/or donations for it’s annual holiday luncheon to be served on December 22nd @ 11:00AM at Market Square (400 1st St. SW). This event offers families and individuals a chance to gather with others in the community and share a meal. There will also be a Toy Table offering new and very gently used toys for needy families to give to their children for Christmas. If you can donate a toy or volunteer to help set up, clean up, serve or visit please text Melissa Wickersham at 903-366-2207. She teaches and will contact you back asap if you leave a message. There is a schedule so please call to fill a volunteer time slot.
A special invitation for Christmas Dinner from Marolyn and Louie Woodall….. If you don’t already have plans, 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. Please invite a friend to come too!!  If a ride is needed, call Glen Barnett @ 903-785-4194
SIMPLE SUPPERS—After this week we will be taking a holiday break from Simple Suppers. There will be no Wednesday meal served on December 21st or 28th. We will resume on Wednesday, January 4.
PANTRY ITEMS ARE NEEDED…..especially at this time of year. Our Benevolence Team has served over 50 people this last month. Our pantry is in need of restocking! Items include: Spaghetti sauce and noodles, canned fruit or vegetables, soup, grape jelly, peanut butter, 1 lb bags of beans or rice, cornbread, cereal, crackers, canned tuna, chicken, or Vienna sausages, mac & cheese, hygiene & household products. Thank you in advance for all that you do to help those in need!!
Rainbow Room Needs:  New winter clothes for school age children
Simple Supper:  This weeks' entree is Smoked Ham.
Pantry Needs:  Canned Soup and Canned Fruit
Dec. 18th—Winterfest deposit DUE!
Dec. 22nd—Christians In Action Lunch
Jan.13th—15th—Winterfest (high school only)
Feb. 15th—Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!

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