Sunday, July 22, 2018

Weekly Update - 7/22


OUR SYMPATHY:
  • Leslie Keele's grandfather, Bill Loyd, passed away this past Sunday in Abilene.
  • Gerene Taylor's brother, Foy Rhodes, passed away on Tuesday night in Hugo.
PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Herschel McClain will have surgery this Tuesday.
  • Shaunda Burgess - Is at home recovering from surgery on her leg.
  • Robert Wilson - PRMC/Room 267.
  • Allie Campbell - Health
  • Marie Faulkner - Health
  • Vickie Humprey - Cancer
  • Daisy Redding - Is at Heritage as she recovers from knee surgery.  Will be released to go home on Tuesday!!
  • Jean Anthony - Health
  • Charlotte Grooms is doing lots better after her ankle surgery. 
  • Carol Murphy - Health
  • Jackie Helm - Lung cancer
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Johnny North - Local retired principal/teacher had triple by-pass this past Tuesday. Is doing well.
  • Chris Brown's cousin, Donna Brown, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stromel cancer this past Wednesday and started chemo on Friday.
  • Cooper Gibson (local 7 year old) is now in rehab in Dallas, after suffering from a brain bleed. (Great nephew of Judy Gibson.)
  • Diane Maroschia is a friend of Judy Gibson's.  She has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. 
  • Helen Short (friend of Anita Roden) is experiencing health issues.
  • Paul Denney - Local architect - Health
  • Please keep our troops and first responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Aileen Castlebury, Leston and Lareece Maggard, Sarah C. Smith, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Kristi Anthony, Lance Johnson.

SINGERS WANTED: 
Singers are needed to help with worship!  We are in the process of re-launching our microphoned singers ministry and need people who can either read music, are a fast learner or are confident in singing their part well enough to help others learn theirs.  The commitment only involves getting together periodically to learn songs and singing out during our worship times, sometimes on mic.  If interested, please sign up at the Welcome Center.  Contact Kyle Jones for more information.

PRAYERS FOR STUDENTS:  It's that time again!  IF the student you have been praying for graduated in 2018 and you want a new student OR if you have never been involved in this ministry before, but want to be a part, PLEASE see Tanya Welch to get a student to begin praying for.  YOU may just be the only person in their life that brings their name before God.
 FIFTH SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP:  Next Sunday, July 29th, is our next 5th Sunday.  We will have a catered bbq at $6 per plate.  Please SIGN UP if you plan to come.  DJ Bulls will be leading our combined adult classes and worship time together.

RAINBOW ROOM: 
All sizes and gender summer clothes.  PJ's, shorts and tennis shoes.

PANTRY NEEDS: Spaghetti Sauce - Soups with meat - Laundry Detergent

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

KEEP THE DATE:
July 23:  Youth - D3
July 24:  Terrific Tuesday
July 25:  Love is Selfless - Brad Sullivan
July 26:  Youth Float Trip
July 29:  DJ Bulls will be here to do a special combined class and then lead us in worship.
July 29:  Fifth Sunday Fellowship
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Love Bears All Things - Jody Garner
Aug 8:  Love Believes All Things - Doug Page
Aug 12:  Faithful Readers
Aug 14:  Teacher Luncheon
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!
 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Services scheduled...

Funeral services for Foy Eldon Rhodes, brother of Gerene Taylor, will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Hugo, OK with Steve Harbison officiating. Foy passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Hugo, OK, at the age of 83.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Prayer Request Update - 7/18

Johnny North (Derald Bulls' friend) had triple by-pass surgery yesterday afternoon at the Heart Hospital in Plano.  His surgery was a total success. By midnight they'd removed all tubes. By 4am they had him up walking!  Continue to remember Johnny and his family in your prayers.

Our Sympathy....

Gerene Taylor's brother, Foy Rhodes, passed away last night. 
No other details are known at this time.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Our Sympathy...

Our condolences to Leslie Keele and her family on the passing of her grandfather, Bill Loyd, on Sunday, July 15th. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 17th a Bill's home, 2721 Charter House Drive in Abilene. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Judge Not....

I was shocked, confused, bewildered 
As I entered Heaven's door, 
Not by the beauty of it all, 
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven 
Who made me sputter and gasp-- 
The Garden Club Gossips, the thieves
The liars and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade 
Who swiped my lunch money twice. 
Next to him was my old neighbor 
Who never said anything nice.

Bob, who I always thought 
Was rotting away in hell, 
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine, 
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal? 
I would love to hear Your take. 
How'd all these sinners get up here? 
God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet, 
So somber - give me a clue.' 
'Hush, child,' He said,
'they're all in shock. 
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'

JUDGE NOT!!
Romans 12:3 (NIV)For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
*Artwork by: Morgan Penn

You do not have that power...


Monday, July 16, 2018

Correction...

Daisy Redding has not gone home but is still in rehab at Heritage.  She is expected to go home on the 24th, Lord willing. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Weekly Update - 7/15




CONTINUE TO REMEMBER THESE FAMILIES....
  • Gail Clarke's family and friends on her passing
  • Lucy Staley and Kathy Grigsby on the passing of Harley.
  • Mark Welch and Diane McFadden on the passing of their mother, Lillian Welch.
  • Linda Strickland on the passing of her brother, Wendell Willis Hamil.
  • Sherry Welch and family on the passing of her sister-in-law Jeanie Cross.
BAPTIZED:
Ashtin Stutsman, daughter of Penny and Art Stutsman was baptized by Jared this morning. Her grandparents are Bill and Nadra Tribbey. 

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Robert Wilson - PRMC/Room 267.
  • Allie Campbell - Health
  • Marie Faulkner - Health
  • Joel McGee - Health
  • Vickie Humprey will not be having the surgery she'd hoped for. She starts a new "cocktail" to hopefully shrink the cancer. It has spread to her liver.
  • Daisy Redding - Is at home recovering from knee surgery
  • Nancy Jones - Health
  • Bill Slawson - Health
  • Jean King - Health
  • Charlotte Grooms is doing lots better after her ankle surgery. 
  • Carol Murphy - Health
  • Jackie Helm - Lung cancer
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Johnny North - Local retired principal/teacher has been admitted to Baylor Heart Hospital and will have by-pass surgery on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Mary Norris - Cynthia Norris' mother-in-law, was injured in a car accident.
  • Chris Brown's cousin, Donna Brown, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stromel cancer this past Wednesday and started chemo on Friday.
  • Cooper Gibson (local 7 year old) is now in rehab in Dallas, after suffering from a brain bleed. (Great nephew of Judy Gibson.)
  • Diane Maroschia is a friend of Judy Gibson's.  She has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. 
  • Helen Short (friend of Anita Roden) is experiencing health issues.
  • Paul Denney - Local architect - Health
  • Please keep our troops and first responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Aileen Castlebury, Leston and Lareece Maggard, Robert and Christine Henson, Sarah C. Smith, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Kristi Anthony, Lance Johnson.

SINGERS WANTED:  Singers are needed to help with worship!  We are in the process of re-launching our microphoned singers ministry and need people who can either read music, are a fast learner or are confident in singing their part well enough to help others learn theirs.  The commitment only involves getting together periodically to learn songs and singing out during our worship times, sometimes on mic.  If interested, please sign up at the Welcome Center.  Contact Kyle Jones for more information.


PRAYERS FOR STUDENTS:  It's that time again!  IF the student you have been praying for graduated in 2018 and you want a new student OR if you have never been involved in this ministry before, but want to be a part, PLEASE see Tanya Welch to get a student to begin praying for.  YOU may just be the only person in their life that brings their name before God.

DON'T FORGET:  Our flags are in need of being replaced.  We want to keep them looking nice and flying proudly!  If you haven't already paid $10 to replace the flag you originally purchased, please do so ASAP!  You can bring your money to the office, or give it to Tanya Welch or Kim Hanley.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE:  We will be showing "Where Hope Grows", tomorrow night (Monday on July 16th).  Movie will start at 6:45pm.

RAINBOW ROOM: All sizes and gender summer clothes.  PJ's, shorts and tennis shoes.

PANTRY NEEDS: Grape jelly and women's deodorant

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

KEEP THE DATE:
July 15-20:  Youth Mission to Boles Home
July 16:  Monday Night Movie
July 18:  Love is Forgiving - Brent Nichols
July 23:  Youth - D3
July 24:  Terrific Tuesday
 July 25:  Love is Selfless - Brad Sullivan

July 26:  Youth Float Trip
July 29:  DJ Bulls will be here to do a special combined class and then will speak during worship time about the importance of worship.
July 29:  Fifth Sunday Fellowship
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Love Bears All Things - Jody Garner
Aug 8:  Love Believes All Things - Doug Page
Aug 12:  Faithful Readers
Aug 14:  Teacher Luncheon
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!
 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Our Sympathy...

Wendell Willis Hamil 64, of Paris, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2018at Manchester Cemetery with Bro. Duane Hamil officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.Wendell was born October 7, 1953, to Willis Hill “Bud” Hamil and Daisy Nell Turk Hamil in Paris, but lived in the Manchester Community until the passing of his father, then he moved to Paris to live and be raised by an aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Leelon Hamil.Survivors include his three sisters, Linda Strickland of Powderly, Judy Jamar of Paris and Lydia Caudle of Paris; two brothers, Durrell Hamil of Powderly and Bobby Hamil of Garland; one aunt, Dorothy Hamil of Manchester; nieces and nephews, Christa Brown, Dustin Strickland, Tony Webster, Shelby Jamar, Kelli Luna, Rusty Hamil, and Shannon Allen and several other nieces and nephews; a host of extended family and friends. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Prayer Request 7/11

Robert Wilson is in PRMC/Room 367.

Cross Services

Sherry Welch's sister-in-law:  The gate of heaven has opened for Jennie Lenell (Davis) "Jeanie" Cross, as her battle to recover from catastrophic injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident on June 15, 2018, has come to an end. Known as Winnie Pooh, Jennie, Jean, Mama Jean, or Jeanie, she died on July 7, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Trauma Unit in Temple, Texas. A memorial service has been scheduled at the A&M Church of Christ, 2475 Earl Rudder Fwy S., College Station, Texas, on Friday, July 13 at 3:00 pm. A reception and visitation will follow the memorial service.Left to mourn Jeanie's absence are her husband of 55 years, Gary Jack Cross of Bryan TX; daughter, Lisa Cross and Victor Martinez; and son, Lane Cross and wife, Lisa Fry Cross; eight grandchildren whom she loved dearly, and 11 great-grandchildren who were the apple of her eye; a sister, Jettina (Tina) Hall; and sisters-in-law, Sherry Sue Welch and Marka Bennett & husband Norman Bennett; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. She was a member of the church of Christ in Bryan TX.Other than Gary, her kids and grandkids, and all the extended family and dear friends, Jeanie loved God the most. She lived with kindness and goodness toward others, even offering love to the unlovable.Jeanie and Gary have been supporters of the Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3200 Cavitt Ave., Bryan TX 77801 for many years since grandson Jack Cross began his education there. She would be so honored if donations were made to that school, so many other children could benefit from Godly teachers and teaching.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Clarke Services

Alby Gail Clarke entered Heaven’s portals on July 9, 2018 at Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas, following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Prairie Ridge Cemetery, with Cleve Fendley officiating. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
Gail was the only child of Harry Glenn Clarke and Althalee Gambill Clarke. She was born in Oklahoma City, Ok, on April 25, 1943. Gail loved her Lord and was a faithful member of Lamar Avenue Church of Christ. She loved to travel and go out to eat. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and she never met a stranger.   She also loved her eight cats who were her “children”.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lamar County Humane Association, 300 Clement Road, Paris, TX 75460.

Staley Services

Harley Staley 87 passed away on July 9 at his home with his family beside him.  He was born on December 11, 1930 to Rom and Ruby Staley in Roxton, Texas.  He attended Roxton School and later attended Lamar Business College.  In 1951, he joined the US Navy and served until 1955 and was honorably discharged.  He served during the Korean War.  
After returning home, he married Lucy Williams of Pattonville, Texas.  Living many years in Pattonville and attending the Church of Christ where he served as Deacon for many years.  Later moving to Paris, they became members of Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.  His time was always enjoyed with all his friends and family.
Harley owned and operated Staley Tile and Marble Company for 39 years before retiring. 
Wood Funeral Homes of Deport have charge of the arrangements.  Visitation will be from 7-8:30 on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Graveside Services will be at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 12 at Highland Cemetery.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Lucy, having many happy years together.  Daughter, Kathy Grigsby, she brought many happy moments to him during his sickness; always a blessing.  Granddaughter Shonda and Gerald Stephens.  Great-granddaughters:  Alaka and Marley Walters.  Grandsons, John and James Grigsby. 

Prayer Request - 7/10

Derald Bulls asked that we pray for his lifelong friend, Johnny North, in our prayers.  He's currently at PRMC awaiting transfer to Baylor/Plano for possible bypass surgery.  He's a retired Chisum teacher/principal.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Our Sympathy...



Our sweet brother, Harley Staley, passed away this afternoon. 
Please keep Lucy, Kathy and the family in your prayers at this difficult time. 
Funeral arrangements are pending with the funeral home in Deport.
Details will be posted as they are known.

Update on Charley Page - 7/9

Our Sympathy...


It is with great sadness that we announce that our sister, Alby Gail Clarke, passed away this morning around 10:20 a.m.   No other information is known at this time. 

Prayer Request - 7/9

Derald Bulls asks that we pray for his friend Betty Owens in our prayers.  She is in her final days in hospice care at Heritage House.  Derald said that she has been such an encourager to him at PJC.

Our Sympathy...

Lillian Wright Welch 92, of Paris, died at 1:42 AM, Monday, July 9, 2018 at her home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in the open air chapel at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. Family and friends will gather beginning at 9:30 AM prior to the service at the cemetery. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her three children, Diane Welch McFadden of Paris, Roy Thomas “Tommy” Welch of Dallas, and Mark Edward Welch and wife, Dianna of Paris; four grandchildren, Terry Lynn McFadden, Jon Patrick McFadden and wife, DeLana, Lindsay Diane McCarter and husband, Michael, all of Paris, and Mark Ryan Welch and wife, Lacey of Keller, Texas; and six great-grandchildren, Kira Jonae McFadden, Julia Del McFadden, Kaitlyn Duree McCarter, Aubrie Grace McCarter, Emma Ryan McCarter, all of Paris, and Ridley Hankins Welch of Keller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Moody Welch; her parents, Ernest & Minnie Wright; her brother, Charles Thomas Wright; a baby sister, Bettie Ruth Wright; and her son-in-law, Jerry Wayne McFadden.

Weekly Update - 7/9



OUR SYMPATHY:

  • Mark Welch and Diane McFadden's Mother, Lillian Welch, passed away early this morning.
  • Sherry Welch's sister-in-law, Jeannie Cross, was in a car accident a few weeks ago and passed away on Saturday from the injuries she sustained.
  • Linda Strickland's brother, Wendall Willis Hamil, passed away last week.  Please keep Linda as well as other family members, Dorothy Hamil, Annetta Cooke and Joyce Basinger in your prayers as well.


NEW ARRIVALS:

  • David and Amber Beyleran are proud to announce the arrival of Alden William Beyleryan!  He was born Thursday July 5th.
  • Tiffany Page is proud to announce the arrival of Charley Isabel Page!  She was born on Tuesday July 3rd. 
RESPONSE:  
  • Cynthia Norris asked for prayers for her mother-in-law, Mary Norris.  She was in an automobile accident.


PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Harley Staley - Is now in hospice and has slipped into a coma.
  • Mary Lou Jones - Had a couple of procedures done in Texarkana on Friday. She is doing well.
  • Gail Clark - Cancer. Chemo did not work. She will not be receiving any more treatments or meds. Her condition is such that she needs to remain in Dallas. Pray that her passing will be easy and pray for her friends as they go through this difficult time.
  • Allie Campbell - Is at home, after 3 weeks of being in 3 hospitals!
  • Marie Faulkner - Health
  • Joel McGee - Health
  • Vickie Humprey will not be having the surgery she'd hoped for. She starts a new "cocktail" to hopefully shrink the cancer. It has spread to her liver.
  • Daisy Redding - Is at home recovering from knee surgery
  • Nancy Jones - Health
  • Bill Slawson - Health
  • Jean King - Health
  • Charlotte Grooms is doing lots better after her ankle surgery. 
  • Carol Murphy - Health
  • Jackie Helm - Lung cancer
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health
  • Chris Brown's cousin, Donna Brown,was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stromel cancer this past Wednesday and started chemo on Friday.
  • Sherry Welch's sister-in-law, Jeanie Cross was in a car accident last month with many injuries.
  • Cooper Gibson (local 7 year old) is now in rehab in Dallas, after suffering from a brain bleed. (Great nephew of Judy Gibson.)
  • Diane Maroschia is a friend of Judy Gibson's.  She has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. 
  • Helen Short (friend of Anita Roden) is experiencing health issues.
  • Paul Denney - Local architect - Health
  • Please keep our troops and first responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Aileen Castlebury, Leston and Lareece Maggard, Robert and Christine Henson, Sarah C. Smith, Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Kristi Anthony, Lance Johnson.
A benefit account has been set-up for Allie Campbell, Greg and Lori's youngest daughter, at First Federal Community Bank. There are several ways to help:
1. Contact Carla Maxwell at 903-272-4684 and she can pick up your donation and deposit it.
2.  Go by the drive thru at any First Federal (Clarksville Street or Collegiate) and deposit into Allie Campbell Benefit Account.
3. Mail to First Federal Community Bank at P.O. Box 370, Paris, TX 75461.  Attention: Allie Campbell Account.
Please continue to pray for Allie and the family during this difficult time.
SINGERS WANTED:  Singers are needed to help with worship!  We are in the process of re-launching our microphoned singers ministry and need people who can either read music, are a fast learner or are confident in singing their part well enough to help others learn theirs.  The commitment only involves getting together periodically to learn songs and singing out during our worship times, sometimes on mic.  If interested, please sign up at the Welcome Center.  Contact Kyle Jones for more information.
DON'T FORGET:  Our flags are in need of being replaced.  We want to keep them looking nice and flying proudly!  If you haven't already paid $10 to replace the flag you originally purchased, please do so ASAP!  You can give your money to Kim Hanley or Tanya Welch at the office.  Thanks!

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE:  Make note of the change!  We will be showing "Where Hope Grows", at our next movie night on July 16th.  Movie will start at 6:45pm.

RAINBOW ROOM: All sizes and gender summer clothes.  PJ's, shorts and tennis shoes.

PANTRY NEEDS: Grape jelly and women's deodrant

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


KEEP THE DATE:

July 9:  Manic Monday
July 10:  Terrific Tuesday/Children's Museum

July 11:  Love is Kind - Patrick Cannon
July 11:  Youth Lock-In
July 16:  Monday Night Movie
July 18:  Love is Forgiving - Brent Nichols
July 25:  Love is Selfless - Brad Sullivan
July 15-20:  Youth Mission to Boles Home
July 29:  Fifth Sunday Fellowship
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Love Bears All Things - Jody Garner
Aug 8:  Love Believes All Things - Doug Page
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Introducing....

David and Amber Beyleran are proud to announce the arrival of Alden William Beyleryan!  Our baby boy was born last night (Thursday July 5th) and he was every bit worth the wait. He weighed in at 7 pounds 6 ounces and is absolutely perfect.

Update on Allie Campbell - 7/6

Lori posted this update:  "Well, we're back to how it all began. Poor Allie can't keep anything down. Hopefully the meds will kick in soon. My poor baby is so tired."

Update on Mary Jones - 7/6

Claude Jones just posted this update:  "Procedures are over and Mary Lou is doing fine. All positive. Thanks so much for all prayers. They were all needed."

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Prayer Request 7/5


Please keep the Page Family In your prayers...Charley was born on Tuesday and has been flown to Dallas.
Tiffany posted on Tuesday that Charley Isabel Page was born at 7:55am on July 3rd. She took on fluid upon delivery and is on oxygen and IV fluids until further notice.
Tiffany posted this morning that Charley was flown to Dallas this morning. She stated that "I am at such a loss for words for this post, except to please continue to pray for her and us! Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us! It means a lot!" 



Update on Allie Campbell 7/5

Lorie updated at 9pm: We made it home!! Allie is resting in her clean room that her sister cleaned for her. She's very tired of course. I came home to a sweet little angel boy that's walking all over the place. He's asleep in his Grammys arms right now. So great to be home. One of the most terrifying things I've ever been through. Thanks to you all for all the prayers.

Thank you!!!

Thank you to everyone who brought a freezer of ice cream to share with everyone last night!  Lots of choices and enough for all!  It was great to see our Hispanic brothers and sisters and get reacquainted with them!
See you all Sunday!


Update on Allie Campbell - 7/5

Lori Campbell posted this PRAISE report:  "Hallelujah. We are more than likely getting to come home today (Thursday). Thanks to everyone who has visited, prayed , texted and called us. We really do appreciate everything. She will get her picc line out tomorrow and the meds she still takes can be orally. We will have to see the opthamologist before we can leave. Thanks to the NL band and band directors for letting her friends face time her during the parade so she felt included. She had the biggest smile the whole time. What a birthday gift for me, to have my family back together and in time for Lincolns birthday party Saturday."

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

America


Update on Gail Clarke - 7/3

Update on Gail, as of July 2:  The Dr said the Chemo had not worked. He advised that she be put on Hospice as there was no cure. This means that she will no longer receive blood, platelets, or medications and will be in the hands of God. They will keep her comfortable. The social worker said she is contacting a hospice in Dallas. Her condition is such that she needs to remain in Dallas. Pray that her passing will be easy and pray for her friends as they go through this difficult time.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Update on Allie Campbell 7/2

Lorie Campbell posted this update tonight:  Thanks to everyone who had called and texted and posted checking on Allie. It means the world to us and has kept up keeping on keeping on. We had the best day yet today. Allie  has only had to take pain meds twice in the last 24 hours. Her walking has gotten a little stronger. She worked with a physical therapist today that will continue while were here. Once we leave we will have to continue with a child's PT in McKinney for a bit. Her neurologist said she is confident that her eyesight will be completely restored when the swelling is gone. Now that she is feeling a little better she is really getting homesick. We went to the Zone which is a place in the hospital for kids to go and do crafts and play games. Of course we go because that's where Van is. Van is the hospitals golden retriever. He has been our lifesaver here. He loves to cuddle. We've had company today and has helped her mood as well. She talked to her sister for a bit. She said she missed Averie and Lincoln so bad and even misses Seth. Ha she will finish up with her meds on Wednesday.  The doctors want to observe her for 48 hours afterwards so we're looking at maybe coming home on Friday.  Yay!!! I was hoping for a little sooner but will take that. Much love too you all. Hopefully will see you all Friday

Prayer Request 7/2

Please keep  Mary Lou Jones in your prayers this week.  She will be having a couple of procedures done in Texarkana on Friday, July 6th.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Weekly Update - 7/1


Welcome Dr. Randy and Loree Johns!!! We are so excited you are going to be working with us!!

OUR SYMPATHY:

  • Butch Mills passed away on June 20. His services were this past Monday. Please keep Betsy, Kristi, Keith and their families in your prayers.
  • Shelia Nabors, Johnny and Loretta Nabors sister-in-law, passed away this past week.  Her funeral service was on Friday.
  • Linda Strickland's brother, Wendell Willis Hamil, passed away last Wednesday.

CONGRATULATIONS:

  • Jean Anthony was able to be with us today!!
  • Christopher Hudson has been at Scout Camp this past week. They saw leadership abilities in him and asked him to be a staff member! We are so proud of you Chris!


PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Allie Campbell - She has been in Children's/Plano Dallas for the last 2 weeks with viral meningitis.
  • Joel McGee - Health
  • Vickie Humprey will not be having the surgery she'd hoped for. She starts a new "cocktail" to hopefully shrink the cancer. It has spread to her liver.
  • Daisy Redding - Is at home recovering from knee surgery
  • Nancy Jones - Health
  • Bill Slawson - Health
  • Jean King - Health
  • Charlotte Grooms is doing lots better after her ankle surgery. 
  • Gail Clark - Continues to be in Medical City/Dallas.
  • Carol Murphy - Health
  • Jackie Helm - Lung cancer
  • Sarah Smith - Health
  • Chris Brown's cousin, Donna Brown,was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stromel cancer this past Wednesday and started chemo on Friday.
  • Cooper Gibson (local 7 year old) is now in rehab in Dallas, after suffering from a brain bleed. (Great nephew of Judy Gibson.)
  • Diane Maroschia is a friend of Judy Gibson's.  She has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. 
  • Helen Short (friend of Anita Roden) is experiencing health issues.
  • Paul Denney - Local architect - Health
  • Please keep our troops and first responders in your prayers for safety. 
SHUT-INS:  Aileen Castlebury, Leston and Lareece Maggard, Robert and Christine Henson, Sarah C. Smith, Harley and Lucy Staley, Peggy Wright, Roy Jones, Kristi Anthony, Lance Johnson.

WEDDING SHOWER:  You are invited to a wedding shower for Kayla Prihoda, daughter of Chris and Rhonda Brown, on Sunday July 8th, at 1:30pm.  Selections are at Spangler's, Belk, Walmart and Amazon.

DON'T FORGET:  Our flags are in need of being replaced.  We want to keep them looking nice and flying proudly!  If you haven't already paid $10 to replace the flag you originally purchased, please do so ASAP!  You can give your money to Kim Hanley or Tanya Welch at the office.  Thanks!
JULY 4TH WEDNESDAY NIGHT:  LACOC will have a combined worship time with our Hispanic congregation.  Marcelino Rodriguez will be speaking.  Bring your favorite HOMEMADE ice cream to share following our worship time together.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE:  Make note of the change!  We will be showing "Where Hope Grows", at our next movie night on July 16th.  Movie will start at 6:45pm.

RAINBOW ROOM: All sizes and gender summer clothes.  PJ's, shorts and tennis shoes.

PANTRY NEEDS: Canned Meat and Crackers

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

KEEP THE DATE:

July 4:  Office will be closed for the holiday
July 4:  Combined Worship with Iglesia de Cristo
July 8:  Wedding Shower for Kayla Prihoda
July 9:  Manic Monday
July 10:  Terrific Tuesday/ParkChildren's Museum
July 11:  Love is Kind - Patrick Cannon
July 11:  Youth Lock-In
July 16:  Monday Night Movie
July 18:  Love is Forgiving - Brent Nichols
July 25:  Love is Selfless - Brad Sullivan
July 15-20:  Youth Mission to Boles Home
July 29:  Fifth Sunday Fellowship
Aug 1:  Blood Drive
Aug 1:  Love Bears All Things - Jody Garner
Aug 8:  Love Believes All Things - Doug Page
Nov 7:  Blood Drive

Love you - MEAN IT!!