Monday, July 31, 2017

Congratulations!!

Dave & Jennifer Ray have exciting news:
It's finally official, we are ecstatic to announce the newest member of our family.
Meet Henley Elizabeth Ray!  ❤️❤️💕💕

Update on Charles Richards 7/31

Barbara Richards, said they hope for Charles Richards to be dismissed this Friday, August 4th to go home. Rehab is working with him on positioning himself from the bed to wheel chair, etc. They have an appointment with a doctor in Dallas next week.
We need to keep Charles and Barbara in our prayers.

Can you help?

Wayne Kerby has someone that is in need of a washer.  Anyone have one cheap??
Give Wayne a call if you can help.  His cell number is 903-249-3789.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Rescheduled Baby Shower...


The baby shower, for Karen & Widlord Thomas and baby David, has been rescheduled for next Sunday, Aug. 6th at 1:30 p.m.

Weekly Update - 7/30


Thank you Grady King for our message today about "The Baptized Life".

OUR SYMPATHY is extended to Sherry Welch and family in the passing of David on Thursday. 
Please keep Shane, Shannon and their families in your prayers.
His services were held this afternoon here at Lamar Avenue.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Webber Woodall - Will be having a heart cath on Friday.
  • Peggy Wright fell last week.  She had surgery on Tuesday to replace the ball joint in her hip. She is now in Rehab.
  • Sarah Deen Goree - has been moved to Heritage Rehab # 303.  After she is released from rehab, she will be staying at Heritage.  (She had been living at The Homeplace.) 
  • Charles Richards - Health
  • Gail Clark has some serious health issues.
  • Jean King - Back issues
  • Loretta Nabors - Back issues
  • Mike Grigsby - Health
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health
  • John Figgins - Health
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Anita Roden - Health 
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health 
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Former member, Bailey Gillie, will be having surgery on Aug 1st to place a shunt in her brain. 
  • Kristi Taylor's mom, Tracy Martinez, is in PRMC after having gallbladder surgery.
  • Joe DeNoon - Health (Tanya Welch's step-dad).
  • Sandy Welch (Kristi Anthony's Mom) - Health
  • Dr. Robert Zimmerman (friend of Derald Bulls) - Cancer.
  • Matt Welch, youngest brother of Kristi Anthony, has been told that he needs a liver transplant.
  • Allyson Fasken (teacher at PISD) Cancer.
  • Janet Fouse - (former member) Cancer.
  • Joyce Fouse - Cancer 
  • Jim Bo Thompson - (friend of Glen Barnett) recovering from surgery.
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year old with cancer. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Jerry Savage cancer has returned and is aggressive. He is a preacher in Sulphur Springs.
  • Tammy Huffman Beazley - (former member) Cancer
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer
SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES:  
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley, Peggy Wright.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP:  This Wednesday night (8/2) at 6:30pm, we will have Brent Nichols here to speak in the auditorium.

SOCKS ON SENIORS (SOS): This is a leadership service project that Chris Hutson is doing for Members of Churches of Christ For Scouting.  He is collecting new slipper socks to distribute to individuals in local nursing homes. There is a box, back toward the ladies restroom, where you can drop them off.  This will be an ongoing project.

PRAYERS FOR STUDENTS:  If you would like to be assigned a student's name to pray for, or your student has graduated and you want a new one, then please see Tanya Welch for an information card or to update your data on file.  (This is for North Lamar, Paris and Chisum High Schools.)

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants sizes 3T-6x and juice boxes

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned soup with meat, pasta sauce and canned fruit

SIMPLE SUPPER:  
The S. S. crew is taking a summer break.


KEEP THE DATE:

Aug 2:  Brent Nichols - speaker
Aug 2:  Blood Drive - 4pm-8pm
Aug 6:  Grady King - speaker
Aug 9:  Randy Johns - speaker
Aug 13: John Cannon - speaker
Aug 15: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Aug 16: Jered Benedick
Aug 20: Grady King - speaker
Aug 23: One of our elders will speak
Aug 27: John Cannon - speaker
Aug 27: Promotion Sunday
Aug 30: End of Summer Celebration 
Sept 30: Young at Heart

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Don't forget...

Tomorrow is our 5th Sunday.
Grady King will be here to speak to us once again.
After worship, we'll all meet in the OutReach Bldg for a catered BBQ lunch.
Bring a dessert and your appetite!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Services for David Welch

David "Coach" Welch

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 30, at 3:30pm, at Lamar Avenue church of Christ, 3535 Lamar Ave, Paris TX. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the memorial service. Bright-Holland Funeral Home is in charge of cremation services.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Our Sympathy...

David Welch just passed away.  Please keep Sherry, Shane, Shannon and their families in your prayers.

Pray


Update on Webber Woodall - 7/27

Please keep Webber in your prayers.  He had a stress test on Monday and an ECHO today.  There were some abnormalities on those tests.  He will have a heart cath next Friday (8/4).

Urgent Prayer Request - 7/27

David Welch had a massive stroke in the night. He's in the PRMC/Room 569.
The ER Dr. and Dr. Preston feel that surgery is not an option, due to complications of the surgery itself.  The decision has been made to keep him comfortable.
Please be in prayer for David, his family, and medical professionals on his case.

Update on Peggy Wright - 7/27

Roxanne stated that Peggy's hip surgery went well.  She had what's called a bipolar surgery.  They replaced the ball joint and one of the bones attached.  She will hopefully be released tomorrow for rehab.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Prayer Request - 7/26

Former member, Bailey Gillie, has had her surgery moved up to next Tuesday!

Update on Jean King - 7/26

Jean will have her surgery this Friday morning at 12:45pm.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Update on Peggy Wright - 7/25

Peggy fell last night and was taken by ambulance to PRMC/ER and admitted.  Dr. Rowlan says it looks like a compression fracture of the left hip.  Roxanne says surgery will be this afternoon at 4:30 or 5pm.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Update on Sarah Dean Goree - 7/24

Sarah has been moved to Heritage Rehab # 303.  After she is released from rehab, she will be staying at Heritage.  (She has been living at The Homeplace.) 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Weekly Update - 7/23


Thank you John Cannon for another good lesson today, using the book of Joshua for our text.

Thank you to the Youth Group and sponsors who traveled to Boles Home this past week!  They did jobs such as mowing, laying tile, power washing buildings, demolishing a bathroom and rebuilding it, and cleaning unoccupied duplexes to get them ready for new residents.  The kids worked very hard and served in many different ways that make a big difference. 

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Charles Richards was admitted to PRMC on Friday.  They are running tests on his legs,  to find the cause of them not working. 
  • Cynthia Hutson had shoulder surgery on Wednesday afternoon at PRMC.
  • Lynn Buchanan had surgery on Monday and was released to go home and with us today.  
  • Sarah Smith - was back with us today! 
  • Gail Clark has some serious health issues.
  • Jean King has 2 more fractures in her back. She has been to see Dr. Russell in Tyler
  • Loretta Nabors - Back issues
  • Mike Grigsby - it was so good to see Mike and Kathy back at church today! 
  • Lucy Offutt - She is experiencing back issues. She has 3bulging discs, a pinched nerve and a fractured disc. 
  • John Figgins - Health
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Anita Roden - Health 
  • Webber Woodall - Will be having stress/echo testing on Monday and Thursday this week.
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health 
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Former member, Bailey Gillie, will be having surgery on Aug 8th to place a shunt in her brain. 
  • Kristi Taylor's mom, Tracy Martinez, is in PRMC after having gallbladder surgery.
  • Joe DeNoon, was in Lubbock this week for an angiogram.  His health is not good. (Tanya Welch's step-dad).
  • Sandy Welch (Kristi Anthony's Mom) - Health
  • Dr. Robert Zimmerman (friend of Derald Bulls) - Cancer.
  • Matt Welch, youngest brother of Kristi Anthony, has been told that he needs a liver transplant.
  • Allyson Fasken (teacher at PISD) Cancer.
  • Janet Fouse - (former member) Cancer.
  • Joyce Fouse - Cancer 
  • Jim Bo Thompson - (friend of Glen Barnett) recovering from surgery.
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year old with cancer. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Jerry Savage cancer has returned and is aggressive. He is a preacher in Sulphur Springs.
  • Tammy Huffman Beazley - (former member) Cancer
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer
SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES:  
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley, Peggy Wright.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP:  This Wednesday night (7/26) at 6:30pm, we will have Doug Page from Kaufman here to speak in the auditorium.

5TH SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEAL:  Our 5th Sunday will be on July 30th (NEXT SUNDAY), the day Grady King is with us.  Make plans now to stay and eat with us.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center to sign-up for the meal and if you can provide a dessert.  The meal is catered BBQ at $6.00 per plate.  We need a head count so please sign up!

SOCKS ON SENIORS (SOS): This is a leadership service project that Chris Hutson is doing for Members of Churches of Christ For Scouting.  He is collecting new slipper socks to distribute to individuals in local nursing homes. There is a box, back toward the ladies restroom, where you can drop them off.  This will be an ongoing project.

PRAYERS FOR STUDENTS:  If you would like to be assigned a student's name to pray for, or your student has graduated and you want a new one, then please see Tanya Welch for an information card or to update your data on file.  (This is for North Lamar, Paris and Chisum High Schools.)

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants sizes 3T-6x and juice boxes

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned soup with meat, pasta sauce and canned vegetables

SIMPLE SUPPER:  
The S. S. crew is taking a summer break.


KEEP THE DATE:

July 26:  Doug Page from Kaufman will speak
July 30:  Grady King will speak
July 30:  5th Sunday Fellowship
Aug 2:  Brent Nichols will be speaking
Aug 2:  Blood Drive
Aug 6:  Promotion Sunday

Love you - MEAN IT!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Update on Charles Richards - 7/21

Charles has been admitted to PRMC.  He is not able to support himself without falling.  Expects to go to rehab today.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Our Sympathy...

Joe Hayes brother, Thomas Reppond, passed away on Monday. 
Visitation will be Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM atLaurel Oaks Funeral Home,
12649 Lake June Road, Mesquite, TX 75180
The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM also at the funeral home.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Prayer Requests - 7/19

  • Cynthia Hutson will have shoulder surgery this afternoon at 1:00pm. 
  • Lynn Buchanan had surgery this past Monday.  All went well and she is suppose to go home today.
  • Joe DeNoon, Tanya's stepdad, is in Lubbock this morning, to have an angiogram, however, his blood pressure was high so they are dealing with that first. His health is not good lately so please pray for some answers and solutions. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Prayer Request 7/18

Kristi Taylor's mom, Tracy Martinez, was hospitalized yesterday. She is battling a severe infection and they have moved her to ICU. Things are pretty serious.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Weekly Update - 7/16


Thank you, once again, to John Cannon for speaking to us today!  He talked to us from Acts 8:26-40, and how Philip told the eunuch about the good news of Jesus.

RESPONSE:  Emma McCarter was baptized this morning.  She is the daughter of Michael and Lindsay McCarter.  She is the granddaughter of Mark and Diana Welch and the great granddaughter of Barbara Dean. 

CONGRATULATIONS:  

  • Widlord and Karen Thomas are proud to announce the birth of their son Widlord David Thomas, on Friday night. 
  • Avery Campbell is proud to announce the birth of her son, Lincoln Lee Adams.  Proud grandparents are Lori and Greg Campbell and great grandparents are William and Barbara Campbell.


PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • Gail Clark has some serious health issues. 
  • Charles Richards is becoming immobile. The doctors are working with him to get more strength in his legs. 
  • Jean King has 2 more fractures in her back. No details on next step.
  • Payden Daniels has been in Children's Medical/Dallas all week for epilepsy testing.
  • Gerald Henderson is at home recuperating from surgery.
  • Benette Russell is at home recuperating from foot surgery. 
  • Cynthia Norris is homebound for a while, as she beings kidney dialysis.
  • Loretta Nabors - Health
  • Mike Grigsby - He is at home now and could use a little uplifting through cards, phone calls or visits.  Please call the office to get contact information.
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health
  • John Figgins - Health
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Anita Roden - Health 
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health 
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Georjeana Nutt (friend of Derald Bulls) had surgery Thursday morning  They removed a benign tumor from her jaw, take bone from her leg and place it in her jaw.
  • Sandy Welch (Kristi Anthony's Mom) - Health
  • Dr. Robert Zimmerman (friend of Derald Bulls) - Cancer.
  • Matt Welch, youngest brother of Kristi Anthony, has been told that he needs a liver transplant.
  • Allyson Fasken (teacher at PISD) Cancer.
  • Janet Fouse - (former member) Cancer.
  • Joyce Fouse - Cancer 
  • Jim Bo Thompson - (friend of Glen Barnett) recovering from surgery.
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year old with cancer. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Jerry Savage cancer has returned and is aggressive. He is a preacher in Sulphur Springs.
  • Tammy Huffman Beazley - (former member) Cancer
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer
SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES:  
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley, Peggy Wright.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP:  This Wednesday night (7/19) at 6:30pm, we will have Brad Sullivan, from Sulphur Springs here to speak in the auditorium.

5TH SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEAL:  Our 5th Sunday will be on July 30th, the day Grady King is with us.  Make plans now to stay and eat with us.  There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center to sign-up for the meal and if you can provide a dessert.  The meal is catered BBQ at $6.00 per plate.  We need a head count so please sign up!

PRAYERS FOR STUDENTS:  If you would like to be assigned a student's name to pray for, or your student has graduated and you want a new one, then please see Tanya Welch for an information card or to update your data on file.  (This is for North Lamar, Paris and Chisum High Schools.)

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants sizes 3T-6x and juice boxes

PANTRY NEEDS:  Grape jelly, crackers, pasta sauce and toilet paper

SIMPLE SUPPER:  
The S. S. crew is taking a summer break.


KEEP THE DATE:

July 16-21:  Youth Group Mission to Boles Home
July 19:  Brad Sullivan will speak.
July 23:  John Cannon will speak
July 26:  Doug Page from Kaufman will speak
July 30:  Grady King will speak
July 30:  5th Sunday Fellowship
Aug 2:  Brent Nichols will be speaking
Aug 6:  Promotion Sunday

Love you - MEAN IT!

Angels are singing...

Michael and Lindsay McCarter's daughter, Emma McCarter,  was baptized this morning, by her dad Michael.
She's the granddaughter of Mark and Diana Welch and the great granddaughter of Barbara Dean. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

He's Here....

Widlord and Karen Thomas are thankful for the arrival of Widlord David Thomas, on Friday night at 10:49pm! He weighed 5lbs 10 oz. & is 20 inches long.
Karen posted this explanation earlier today...  
"Have you heard the saying, "If you want to make God laugh then tell him your plans"? Well God must've been laughing, because I planned for a natural birth in a birthing center. No hospital, no Drs and no interventions. Well that didn't happen, I got sent to the hospital with dangerously high blood pressure and was instantly put on meds to prevent a seizure. After being in the hospital a whole day, and put on so many meds, having my water broken, having dangerously high and low blood pressures, I am so grateful to be ok overall. Widlord and I were worried but kept praying, all in all our baby boy had his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck twice and through God's grace had not to decended any further. Widlord David Thomas was born last night via a last minute cesarean and his daddy and I are both in shock but in love with this little man."

Friday, July 14, 2017

Prayer Request - 7/14

Gail Clarke is having some serious health issues. 

Update on Karen Thomas - 7/14

This was posted by Widlord a little bit ago...  "Keep my wife and baby David soon to be born in your prayers please. She never had high blood pressure until yesterday. Her blood pressure has went very high, and they had a hard time bringing it down. They spent all night working on it. It finally went down this morning, but it went way down. Now they are trying to bring it back up, but they tell us David is still safe and healthy."

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Urgent Prayers - 7/13

Karen Thomas is in the hospital with high blood pressure & they will induce in the morning! Please pray for her and Widlord, that all goes well. 
Their shower, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed. 

Update on Jean King 7/13

Katherine, Jean King's daughter sent this message....  "I wanted to let you know that she has 2 more fractures in her back. S-1, L-2. We do not know when or what the next step is.  We will be speaking with Dr. Preston's office tomorrow.  We need prayers for wisdom and favor in getting into a doctor."

Prayers...


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Congratulations!!!

Averie Campbell is proud to announce the birth of her son, Lincoln Lee Adams.  He was born Tuesday night at 9:14pm.  He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and is 21 inches long. Excited grandparents are Greg and Lori Campbell.  Great-grandparents are William and Barbara Campbell.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Update on Mark Welch - 7/11

Dianna just texted me and said that Mark is back home doing well, after his eye surgery.
This is the FIRST time he's had anything done at a hospital since he was 13!!!  That's 50 years ago!  She said the nurses got a real kick out of that!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Prayer Request 7/10

Ronnie Nutt (Derald Bulls friend) asked if we would all pray for his daughter-in-law, Georjeana Nutt, as she undergoes major surgery in the morning at Plano Baylor Scott and White. They will be removing a benign tumor from her jaw, take bone from her leg and place it in her jaw. Five surgeons and an 8 hour operation.

Update on Mike Grigsby - 7/10

Mike is OFFICIALLY home now!!!!!!

Prayer Request - 7/10

Kimberly Daniels' son, Payden, is in Children's Medical this week for an epilepsy study. 
He has to go through this every year... doesn't make it any easier.
Keep them both in your prayers, as well as those who are doing the testing.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Weekly Update 7/9



Thank you John Cannon for speaking to us  today!  He talked to us about "Going. Doing. Being." as they relate to church. 

RESPONSE: Cynthia Norris went forward this morning, asking for prayers for her health. She will be home bound for a while as she begins kidney dialysis, at her home. She would love cards and phone calls. 

OUR SYMPATHY is extended to Mary Tallant in the passing of her son-in-law Larry Rhea today.  Visitation will be Tuesday night at 6pm at Bright Holland Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2pm on Wednesday, also at BHFH.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ty and Stacy Prestridge on the birth of their daughter, Sage Catherine, July 4th!!  She weighed 6.11 pounds and 18 inches long.  Proud grandma is Joanne Wood.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Mark Welch will have cataract surgery on Tuesday, July 11.
  • Benette Russell is at home recuperating from foot surgery. 
  • Loretta Nabors results of her mylogram were not what she was hoping to hear. It showed that there is more stenosis further up than where they operated.  She's going to start with injections and go from there.
  • Judy Clark had eye surgery this week.
  • William and Lucy Offutt - Health
  • John Figgins - Health
  • Sherrie Boyd - Health
  • Anita Roden - Health 
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health 
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Troops - Keep them safe
  • Elderly - Prayers for their safety and health.
  • Emergency Personnel - Keep them safe
  • Missionaries all over the world.
  • Sandy Welch (Kristi Anthony's Mom) fell a week ago and broke her hip.  She did have surgery.  They have found another issue and are awaiting results on that.
  • Dr. Robert Zimmerman (friend of Derald Bulls) - Cancer.
  • Matt Welch, youngest brother of Kristi Anthony, has been told that he needs a liver transplant.
  • Allyson Fasken (teacher at PISD) Cancer.
  • Janet Fouse - (former member) Cancer.
  • Joyce Fouse - Cancer 
  • Matthew Downs - (friend of Molly's) was bit by a spider next to his eye and the infection has traveled to his other eye.  
  • Jim Bo Thompson - (friend of Glen Barnett) was hospitalized this week with a mild stroke. He's had infection in his foot for while and he will have his leg, up to his knee, amputated Monday at PRMC. 
  • Sierra Faulkner - 3 year old with cancer. (Friend of Molly's)
  • Jerry Savage cancer has returned and is aggressive. He is a preacher in Sulphur Springs.
  • Tammy Huffman Beazley - (former member) Cancer
  • Debbie Daniel (friend of Molly's) - Cancer
SHUT-INS AND NURSING HOMES:  
Butch Mills, Johnny Bassett, Carol Murphy, Johnny Houser, Roy Jones, Paul and Carol Helton, Sarah Smith, Sarah Dene Goree, Donna Mosley, Peggy Wright.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP:  This Wednesday night (7/12) at 6:30pm, we will have Ray Murphy here to speak in the auditorium.

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: Girls pants sizes 3T-6x and juice boxes

PANTRY NEEDSNeeds restocking!!!  Things they can use peanut butter, grape jelly, soup, crackers, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, 1 pound bags of beans or rice, cornbread and cereal.  There is a more immediate need for hygiene items such as; deodorant, bath soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper.  Please help restock if you can!!!

SIMPLE SUPPER:  
The S. S. crew is taking a summer break.


KEEP THE DATE:

July 10: Need volunteers to take down flags out front. 
July 12:  Prayer Night with Ray Murphy
July 12:  Y.G. - CDR 4th Session Visit
July 16:  John Cannon will speak
July 16:  Karen Thomas Baby Shower
July 16-21:  Youth Group Mission to Boles Home
July 19:  Jerry Savage from League Street CofC will speak.
July 23:  John Cannon will speak
July 26:  Doug Page from Kaufman will speak
July 30:  Grady King will speak
July 30:  5th Sunday Fellowship
Aug 6:  Promotion Sunday

Love you - MEAN IT!