Monday, June 24, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Weekly Update - 6/23


Summer In The Psalms... Randy spoke to us this morning about  "Living With God", with the text taken from Psalm 15.

I.    A critical question. (15:1)
II.   A challenging answer. (15:2-5a)
III.  A comforting conclusion. (15:5b)

Points to Ponder:
1.  This psalm should cause us to contemplate our theology.
2.  Three basic areas of life are emphasized:
      a. Blameless character
      b. Righteous conduct
      c. Truthful conversation
3.  Reflect on this portrait and take note of your own life.
4.  The "worship" described here moves beyond Sunday to Monday through Saturday.

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CONGRATULATIONS:  Spencer and Arianna Jones are proud to announce the arrival of Tennyson Davis Jones was born Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:56pm.
Proud grandparents are Kyle and Monica Jones.  Nancy Jones is the very proud GREAT grandmother!!

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Bennette Russell was with a group of ladies from church, in Fort Worth, this weekend. She had a migraine and it got worse. They took her to Harris Hospital to get checked out. No other details are known at this time.
  • Christopher Hutson will have day surgery on Tuesday morning.
  • Jimmy Faulkner was feeling well enough to be at church today. He was given iron on Monday by iv and will also have one on this coming Monday. He has 8 more radiation treatments, and a round of chemo, that they are hoping to finish up July 3, both ends the same day. 
  • Ozella Lilly continues rehab at PRMC/Room 342.
  • Jennifer Blount - Heart issues.
  • Tanessa Cowan - Health
  • Glen Barnett - Health
  • Lloyd Usry Health
  • Kim Maxfield - Back issues.
  • Ora Henderson - Health
  • Jay Anthony -  Recovering from a stroke.
  • Kristi Anthony - Health
  • Hugh Anthony - Health
  • Lucy Staley - Health
  • Laquita Lawrence - Cancer. 
  • Carl Haggard - Cancer. 
  • Jackie Helm - Cancer.
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Peggy Dotson - Health
  • Johnny Bassett - Stillhouse.
  • Peggy Wright - Colonial Lodge
  • Peggy Smith - (Robyn Figgins' Mom) - Health
  • Cheryl Sowle Bilby (former member) has cancer again.
  • Chris Goggan (Joanne Wood's fiancée) - Cancer
  • Paul McClain - Health
  • Billy Icenhower - Continues to have dialysis 3 times a week.  Also trying to increase his energy level as well as his appetite
  • Linda Nichols (Kristi Garrett's mom) - Cancer.
  • Lonny Parson, local minister, had an aneurysm a few weeks ago. He is in Medical City/Plano in ICU.  As of today, he's been in Medical City/Plano for 140 days.
  • The Vanderpools - in Haiti
  • Prayers for our students and teachers
  • The Haiti Mission Team
  • Prayers for our military.
  • Prayers for our first responders.




PANTRY NEEDS:  Soup - Spaghetti Noodles - Laundry Detergent

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS:  (New items only) Boys Shoes/any size - Diaper Wipes - Fleece Blankets

SIMPLE SUPPER:  Taking a break for the Summer!

KEEP THE DATE:
June 24:  Youth Manic Monday
June 25:  KFC Terrific Tuesday
June 26:  Youth Night
June 30:  5th Sunday Fellowship
July 8-9:  Youth Lock-In
July 11:    Youth Kayak Trip
July 21-26:  Youth Mission Trip
Aug 13:  Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Aug 21:  Back To School Bash
Sept 8th:  LACOC 150 Year Celebration

Love you - MEAN IT!

Prayer Request 6/23

Benette Russell was with a group of ladies from church, in Fort Worth, this weekend. She had a migraine and it got worse. They've taken her to Harris Hospital to get checked out.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Update on Jimmy Faulkner 6/22

Marie posted: He is feeling stronger today, was given Iron Monday by iv, will also have one on this coming Monday. He has 8 more radiation treatments, and a round of chemo, we are hoping to finish it up July 3, both ends the same day. He feels like moving around some now. Thank you all for all the prayers, cards, and love you all have shown us. Please continue to pray for us. We love each of you. God Bless us all

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Kiddie Kollege Info...


Congratulations

 

Cora Belle Morris is here!  Dusty and Katie welcomed her this morning!  She weighed in at 8lb 10oz and is 20 inches long.
Dusty posted "Maverick is really excited to be a big brother, but at the same time, has no clue what’s going on. 

Our family is perfect and complete now, thanks to a perfect and complete God."
AND... The Morris' are moving to Wills Point! Dusty will be teaching 6th grade Math for Edgewood Middle School. 
Katie posted  "After Cora arrives and I take my leave of absence from work, I will return to work for the month of August only. Meanwhile, Dusty will start things up at EMS.  We are hoping to have all of us fully moved in by September!!"
We're sure going to miss this beautiful family, but they know they will always have a home at LACOC.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Update on Ozella Lilly - 6/19

Ozella will be moved to PRMC/Room 333 this afternoon.

Be Kind


Monday, June 17, 2019

Weekly Update - 6/17




OUR SYMPATHY goes out to the family of Johnny Crawford, a former member here at LACOC and well known member of the community.  He passed away last week and his services were held Wednesday.  Please keep the Crawford family in your prayers.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Ozella Lilly fell last week and had surgery. She is in PRMC/Room #342 
  • Jimmy Faulkner - After spending a few days in PRMC this week, he is home. Marie said that he's very weak and requests no visitors.
  • Jennifer Blount - Heart issues.
  • Tanessa Cowan - Health
  • Glen Barnett - Health
  • Lloyd Usry Health
  • Kim Maxfield - Back issues.
  • Ora Henderson - Health
  • Jay Anthony -  Recovering from a stroke.
  • Kristi Anthony - Health
  • Hugh Anthony - Health
  • Lucy Staley - Health
  • Laquita Lawrence - Cancer. 
  • Carl Haggard - Cancer. 
  • Jackie Helm - Cancer.
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Peggy Dotson - Health
  • Johnny Bassett - Stillhouse.
  • Peggy Wright - Colonial Lodge
  • Peggy Smith - (Robyn Figgins' Mom) - Health
  • Cheryl Sowle Bilby (former member) has cancer again.
  • Chris Goggan (Joanne Wood's fiancée) - Cancer
  • Paul McClain - Health
  • Billy Icenhower - Continues to have dialysis 3 times a week.  Also trying to increase his energy level as well as his appetite.  As of last week his weight has dropped to 130 pounds.
  • Linda Nichols (Kristi Garrett's mom) - Cancer.
  • Lonny Parson, local minister, had an aneurysm a few weeks ago. He is in Medical City/Plano in ICU.  As of today, he's been in Medical City/Plano for 133 days.
  • The Vanderpools - in Haiti
  • Prayers for our students and teachers
  • The Haiti Mission Team
  • Prayers for our military.
  • Prayers for our first responders


SIMPLE SUPPER:  Taking a break for the summer.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Cereal and laundry detergent

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS:  (New items only) Boys Shoes (any size), Diaper Wipes, Fleece Blankets.

KEEP THE DATE:
June 30:   5th Sunday Fellowship
July 8-9:  Youth Lock-In
July 11:    Youth Kayak Trip
July 21-26:  Youth Mission Trip
Aug 13:   Back To School Bash
Sept 8th:  LACOC 150 Year Celebration

Love you - MEAN IT!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Congratulations!!!


Spencer and Arianna Jones are proud to announce the arrival of Tennyson Davis Jones was born Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:56pm.
Proud grandparents are Kyle and Monica Jones.  Nancy Jones is the very proud GREAT grandmother!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Update on Ozella Lilly - 6/12

Ozella was just moved to PRMC/Room 342 on the Rehab floor.  She will rest today and continue rehab tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Update on Billy Icenhower 6/11

Billy continues to have dialysis 3 times a week. Also trying to increase his energy level as well as his appetite. As of last week his weight had dropped to 130 lbs but he gained 8 lbs this week. Praising God for small things.

Update on Kim Maxfield 6/11

Kim posted this update:  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your cards, texts, visits, food and especially for your prayers! The LORD knew I would need them even more than I thought. The surgery to repair my broken back was more extensive than anticipated so the recuperation time will be longer. We are back in Paris now. I can already tell improvement. I no longer have a tendency to lean backwards and can dress myself now. On a lighter note I found out why everyone says “I’m so special.” 😆 Counting from the top down normally you have 12 ribs and 12 vertebrae but I have an extra vertebrae that's not even connected to a rib! So the doctor was hesitant to even call it a "thoracic vertebrae." The repairs were literally made to L1 and T13 because my T12 is actually above that. Thanks again! Love y’all so much!!

Crawford Services

Coach Johnny Crawford passed away on June 9, 2019 surrounded by his wonderful family and a few close friends. Johnny was born July 23, 1940, in Clarksville, Texas. His parents were Frank and Bernice Crawford.
He graduated from Clarksville High School. Johnny attended Paris Junior College and East Texas State University where he played football. After college, Johnny joined the Army National Guard and was stationed at Ft. Polk, LA. After his stint in the National Guard, he started his coaching / teaching career. His first football coaching job was in Denison. He later went on to coach at Mt Pleasant, Paris High School, Highland Park, North Lamar High School, Travis Middle School and back to North Lamar High School where he finished his career. He taught drivers education to many area students for over 40 years. His life was about people…his family, his friends, his students, co-workers.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon Crawford and his children: Johnny Pat and wife Jill, Sandy, Brooke and husband R.J., Greg and wife Kelley, and Drew and wife Angela. He had 11 grandchildren-Rebekah, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Connor and Will, Wiley, Nolen, Lauren, Cord, Alivia and Alex. He also had 3 great grandchildren.
He was a member of Lamar avenue Church of Christ for over 20 years, East Paris Baptist Church, and His Place Fellowship.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:00am at East Paris Baptist Church with Bro. Glen Martin, Bro. Mike Fortenberry, and Bro. John Cannon officiating. Burial will follow at East Post Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 PM at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude,  Paris Education Foundation, or North Lamar Education foundation.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Our Sympathy...


Coach, Teacher and Friend...Johnny Crawford, passed away yesterday. He was such a great guy and a truly nice person. He will be greatly missed.Please keep his family in your prayers..

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Weekly Update - 6/9


Thank you Randy for the message from Psalm 1.  He reminded us of the famous quote by Yogi Berra. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Meaning we always have two choices!
This summer Randy will be bringing messages from some of our members favorite Psalms.

The Two Ways - Psalm 1
I.   The Way of the righteous (1-3)
II   The Way of the unrighteous (4-5)
III. A parting of the ways (6)

Points to Ponder
1.  Life consists of choices.
2.  Don't be absorbed by the world, rather absorb the word of God.
3.  Remember Lot. (Genesis 13 & 14 Lot and Abram)
4.  A question: what preoccupies my time?
5.  Be a blessing to someone this week.
6.  There will be a judgment.
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WELCOME:  
  • Jason, Jennifer, Danielle and Jason Stone - New Members
  • Miles Tumbleson - Summer Intern
THANK YOU:  A huge thanks to all who made Wednesday night such a success... after the weather changed our plans.  The men's class cooked hamburgers and hot dogs.  There were lots of visitors!  Maybe next year we can have it back out at Lake Crook.
PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Ozella Lilly fell on Friday. She is in PRMC/Room #452,. She had surgery on Saturday. All went great.  The femur bone was broken. She's already started physical therapy. 
  • Jimmy Faulkner - After spending a few days in PRMC this week, he is home. Marie said that he's very weak and requests no visitors.
  • Jennifer Blount - Heart issues.
  • Tanessa Cowan - Health
  • Glen Barnett - Had a surgical procedure this week. He said this morning that he was feeling better.
  • Daisy Redding - Health
  • Neal Nutt - Health.
  • Lloyd Usry Health
  • Kim Maxfield - Back issues.
  • Ora Henderson - Health
  • Jay Anthony -  Recovering from a stroke.
  • Kristi Anthony - Health
  • Hugh Anthony - Health
  • Lucy Staley - Health
  • Laquita Lawrence - Cancer. 
  • Carl Haggard - Cancer. 
  • Jackie Helm - Cancer.
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Peggy Dotson - Health
  • Johnny Bassett - Stillhouse.
  • Peggy Wright - Colonial Lodge
  • Cheryl Sowle Bilby (former member) has cancer again.
  • Chris Goggan (Joanne Wood's fiancée) - Cancer
  • Paul McClain - Health
  • Billy Icenhower - He is back in the hospital with blood pressure problems.  He is still in pain, has no appetite and is very weak from the long surgery. Doctors said this could last up to 3 weeks.
  • Linda Nichols (Kristi Garrett's mom) - Cancer.
  • Lonny Parson, local minister, had an aneurysm a few weeks ago. He is in Medical City/Plano in ICU.  As of today, he's been in Medical City/Plano for 126 days.
  • The Vanderpools - in Haiti
  • Prayers for our students and teachers
  • The Haiti Mission Team
  • Prayers for our military.
  • Prayers for our first responders

SIMPLE SUPPER:  Taking a break through the summer.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Vegetables / Spaghetti Sauce / Men's Deodorant

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: (new items only) Boys Shoes (any size), Diaper Wipes, Fleece Blankets

KEEP THE DATE:
June 10: Monday Night Movie - "Gifted Hands - The Ben Carson Story"
June 15: Ladies Night Out
June 16: Father's Day
June 16: PM Dismiss for Father's Day
June 30: 5th Sunday Fellowship
Aug 21:  Back to School Bash
Sept 8:    LACOC 150 years Celebration

Love you - MEAN IT!!!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Update on Ozilla Lilly 6/8

Carole Anderson sent this message:  Just left Mrs. Ozella Lilly's room #452,. She got back to her room about 2 from her surgery. All went great. Her hip was not broken. The femur bone was what broke. A pin was inserted and she will be getting up in the morning. Therapy will follow. Her son went back to Richardson and will be back Monday. Daughter is to be there Sunday. Mrs. O was in good spirits and smiling. She was very alert but in some pain.

Update on Jimmy Faulkner 6/8

Jimmy Faulkner was released from the hospital yesterday and is home!!!
Continue to remember him and Marie in your prayers!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Still Need Address...

If you know of any former members who have moved away, gone off to college, or just stopped attending LACOC, please fill out an information card so we can invite them to our 150th year celebration, on September 8th. Cards are at the Worship Center.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Prayer Request 6/5

Debra Gage said that former member Cheryl Sowle Bilby has cancer again. She will have a biopsy tomorrow to find exactly where the cancer is and what steps will take place next.

Update on Jimmy Faulkner 6 / 5

Jimmy is in PRMC/ICU. He will be there for a few days. Please keep him and Marie in your prayers.

URGENT PRAYERS - 6/5

Jimmy Faulkner was taken to the hospital by ambulance with breathing problems. Please keep him and Marie in your prayers!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Wednesday Night Plans

Due to rain and rain and rain and rain... we will NOT be at Lake Crook on Wednesday night.
We'll be meeting at the church for hamburgers, fellowship and singing.
There will be a bounce house, for the kids, inside the gym.
You know what "they" say about the best laid plans.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Prayer Request 6/3

Joy Barnett just sent this message: Glen had a venous Cath today and a stent to the left illiac vein. He is doing fine, just sore. 

Gifted Hands


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Weekly Update - 6/2


Thank you Jared for stepping in for Randy today!!  He spoke to us from II Samuel 12:1-10.

PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Daisy Redding is at home, after a trip to the ER this morning. She had severe reflux.
  • Nelda Skinner is at home, after a stay in the hospital with inflammatory colitis.
  • Neal Nutt is very ill with appendicitis and pneumonia.
  • Lloyd Usry - Health
  • Kim Maxfield - Back issues.
  • Ora Henderson - Health
  • Jimmy Faulkner - He began radiation, along with continued chemo treatments.
  • Jay Anthony -  Recovering from a stroke.
  • Kristi Anthony - Health
  • Hugh Anthony - Health
  • Lucy Staley - Health
  • Laquita Lawrence - Cancer. 
  • Carl Haggard - Cancer. 
  • Jackie Helm - Cancer.
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Peggy Dotson - Health
  • Johnny Bassett - Stillhouse.
  • Peggy Wright - Colonial Lodge
  • Cullum and Judy Hillis had a new grandbaby last week.
  • Ariana Jones (Spencer Jones' wife) will be induced on Friday.
  • David Waggoner, who we had on the prayer list for a while, passed away last week.
  • Jessie West, who was on our prayer list, also passed away last week. 
  • Chris Goggan (Joanne Wood's fiancée) - Cancer
  • Paul McClain - Health
  • Billy Icenhower - He is back in the hospital with blood pressure problems.  He is still in pain, has no appetite and is very weak from the long surgery. Doctors said this could last up to 3 weeks.
  • Linda Nichols (Kristi Garrett's mom) - Cancer.
  • Lonny Parson, local minister, had an aneurysm a few weeks ago. He is in Medical City/Plano in ICU.  As of today, he's been in Medical City/Plano for 119 days.
  • The Vanderpools - in HaitiPrayers for our students and teachers
  • Prayers for our military.
  • Prayers for our first responders



UPDATES:
~~June 2-September 1 All adults will meet in the auditorium for Sunday
morning Bible class. This class will be taught by the elders and Randy. The
theme will be “The Discipleship Path.”

~~Don’t forget to make sermon suggestions to Randy for the summer. Suggest
your favorite Psalm for Sunday mornings and an interesting topic for Sunday
nights
. The suggestion box is at the Welcome Center.

~~Sunday night, June 9 at 6:30. Worship at the Hispanic congregation. Ice
Cream and volleyball after the service.

~~Three classes will be offered for adults on Wednesday nights. The Men’s
Class will meet in Room 1. The Ladies’ Class will meet in Room 6. Randy will be teaching a class on Revelation 2-3 in Room 3.

~~Dismissal dates due to holidays include Sunday night, May 26, Sunday
night, June 16, Wednesday night, July 3, and Sunday night, September 1.

~~Finally, upon further discussion and review, the elders have decided to not do the
floors this summer.
A feasibility study will be conducted to consider the best
options for the future of our facility

SIMPLE SUPPERTaking a break through the summer.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned corn, canned fruit, laundry detergent

RAINBOW ROOM ITEMS: (new items only) Boys Shoes (any size), Diaper Wipes, Fleece Blankets

KEEP THE DATE:
June 5:   Church at Lake Crook
June 8:   Ladies Brunch
June 9:   Faithful Readers
June 9:   PM Service @ Iglesia de Cristo
June 10: Monday Night Movie
June 15: Ladies Night Out
June 16: Father's Day
June 16: PM Dismiss for Father's Day
June 23: Youth Dinner and Devo
June 30: 5th Sunday Fellowship
Aug 21:  Back to School Bash
Sept 8:    LACOC 150 years Celebration

Love you - MEAN IT!!!