Friday, February 15, 2019

Our Sympathy...

Our sincere sympathy go out to Nancy Jones anKyle & Monica Jones and family on the passing of a sweet man, husband, and father, Roy Jones, early this morning.
Please keep this family in your prayers in the coming days.
Arrangements are pending with Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Update on Jean Anthony 2/14

It was announced last night that Jean was released from the hospital. She was taken back to the hospital this afternoon. No details known at this time. Keep her in your prayers.!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Prayer Request 2/12

Please continue to remember Derald's coworker Randall Cox as he is having back surgery in Dallas Thursday. 

Prayer Request 2/12

Derald Bulls sent this message tonight:
"Last Thursday evening, Dustin and Haley's son Laramy (Smith) , who is 12, was taken to Children's Medical Center/Plano with an elevated blood sugar of over 1200! But before they sent him to Dallas, they were able to get it down around 400. He has been diagnosed with onset early-stage type one diabetes. He will be on insulin the rest of his life. He will have at least four injections a day. He has learned to stick his finger and check his blood for which we are thankful. He is yet to try and give himself an injection. He's a little scared of that. But he is OK to receive the injections."
Please keep their family in your prayers, especially as Laramy goes back to school tomorrow. 

Prayer Request - 2/12

Jean Anthony has been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Please keep her in your prayers!

Monday, February 11, 2019

RRV Athlete of the Week

LACOC member, Cody Anthony is in the running for "RRV Athlete of the Week."  Click here to vote.

Weekly Update - 2/11


OUR SYMPATHY is extended to Monica Jones and family whose grandmother, Gertrude Teague passed away last Tuesday.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:
  • James (Jimmy) and Dlinda Evans have moved from Abilene to Paris.  They are the parents of Leslie Keele.  
  • Jacob White has been attending with us for a few months.
  • Annetta Thomas is the daughter of Smithy and Kay Allen

CONGRATULATIONSKathy Grigsby is thrilled to announce the arrival of her great-grandson, Asher Ray.  He was born Feb 3rd.  Congratulations also to GREAT GREAT grandmother, Lucy Staley.

CONGRATULATIONS:  Widlord Thomas has been selected as the new minister at MLK Church of Christ in Paris, Tx.  He and his wife Karen and son David have already started their work. They do have a new baby coming soon!!!

 PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Ora Henderson - Health
  • Wanda McFadden - Health
  • Kristi Taylor - Health
  • Marge Norlin - Health
  • Naomi and Johnny Bassett - Prayers for Naomi's health. Johnny had to be moved to another nursing home, out of town, for medication purposes. Hopefully he'll be back in Paris soon!
  • Vicki Humphrey - Cancer.
  • Carl Haggard - Cancer
  • Donna McGee - Cancer. 
  • Hugh and Jean Anthony - Health
  • Jackie Helm - Cancer
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Peggy Dotson - Health
  • Peggy Wright - Colonial Lodge
  • Roy Jones - Heritage House
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health. 
  • Lonny Parson, local minister, had a aneurysm last Sunday night.  He is in Medical City in ICU.  He's had numerous surgeries this past week and is still not out of the woods. 
  • Jay Spencer's mother, Lucille Spencer, is having health issues.
  • Carter Pearce (Dorothy Pearce's grandson) he had sudden and severe complications from his previous surgery, back in November.  He is now doing well. It will just take a lot longer to heal and adapt this time. He's in Children's Health Hospital.
  • David Kelley (Laura Cannon's Dad.) - Health
  • Randy Daw minister at Creekside CoC in Greenville, has a brain tumor.
  • Billy Icenhower - Cancer, blood clots and receiving dialysis.
  • Paul McClain - Is at home and continues rehab at Baylor.
  • Holt Price  - Cancer. Three year old son of former member Alden Bowers Price.
  • The Vanderpools - in Haiti
  • Prayers for our students and teachers
  • Prayers for our military.
  • Prayers for our first responders.
DON'T FORGET:  Add your favorite scripture for the year to our picture frames on the front wall of the foyer, across from the office.  Memorize and share God's word with one another!

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT:  "The Blind Side" will be shown on Monday, Feb 11th at 6:45 p.m.
Free popcorn!



PANTRY NEEDS:  Cereal and grape jelly

RAINBOW ROOM:  Jeans ALL sizes

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is Chicken Spaghetti!

Keep The Date:Feb 11: Monday Movie Night - The Blind Side
Feb 20: Blood Drive
Feb 22-23: LACOC Ladies Retreat
Feb 23-24: Weekend with Buddy Bell
Mar 5:  Men's Breakfast
Mar 6:  Young Women's Bible Study begins
Mar 10:  Daylight Savings Time
Mar 18-22: Spring Break
Mar 31: 5th Sunday Fellowship
Mar 29-31:  Jr. High Retreat at CDR

Love you - MEAN IT!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Congratulations Derald Bulls

The United Way of Lamar County is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Leadership Award is Derald Bulls.
Mr. Bulls, who is currently the Director of Institutional Advancement/Alumni Affairs at Paris Junior College, is a past United Way of Lamar County Board Member, Drive Chairman and President. The award will be presented at the United Way’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Jenny Wilson, Executive Director of the United Way, stated: “we are so excited to honor Mr. Bulls for his outstanding leadership, commitment and service to this community.”
In addition to the United Way, Mr. Bulls has served on the boards of Dylan’s Drivers, the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, the Lamar County Child Welfare Board, Leadership Lamar County, Maddie’s Gift Scholarship Foundation, the Visitors and Convention Council and Paris Rotary among others.
 If you'd like to be a part of Derald being presented this award, you can purchase tickets for the United Way Annual Meeting call 903-784-6642 or email jenny.wilson@lamarcountyuw.org.

Official Signing Day!!!


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Update on Carter Pearce - 2/6

Dorothy Pearce's grandson Carter was in surgery on Tuesday for 5 hours as the result of sudden and severe complications from his previous surgery, back in November.  He is now doing well and in recovery. It will just take a lot longer to heal and adapt this time.
Dorothy does ask for your continued prayers for Carter and for his Mom and Dad, Brady and Stephanie.

Congratulations Emma!



It's Official Signing Day!!!


Prayer Request Update - 2/6

Lonny Parson, who is the pastor of the Honey Grove Cowboy Church, is battling for is life in Dallas after having an Aortic Dissection. Has had multiple surgeries and is in need of many, many prayers. Please continue to pray for him, his family and his Church. Please.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Norman Services


Dana (Gov. or Dana Bob)  Norman age 62 of Reno and formerly of Deport died Sunday afternoon Feb 3 at his residence.

Funeral services will be 2pm Wed Feb 6 at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ with Dr Jay Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at Deport under direction of Wood Funeral Home   The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2pm Wednesday.

Dana was  born  Nov 2,1956 in  Clarksville, Texas the son of Delbert and Madelin  (Bocky) Bell Norman.  He was retired from Kimberly Clark after 25 years and worked for Campbell Soup for 15 years. He was a 1975 graduate of Prairieland High School,  was choir director for Deport Community Choir in 1985,former member of Deport Volunteer Fire Dept., former member of Prairieland School Board,  was a former Lamar County Sheriff Dept reserve and a member of Deport Masonic Lodge. He also played in the band Plank Spankers.  

Surviving him is his wife Sharon Norman of Reno, a son Stephen Norman of Powderly, a daughter Amanda Mikulus and husband Ryan of  Pflugerville, Texas and a sister Abby Strickland and husband Bo of Deport,  stepchildren David Chaney and wife Amanda of Hallsville  and Chance Chaney of Bentonville Ark   and grandchildren Shayne and Madelin Mikulus,  Alyssa and Harper Lee Chaney, Madyson Jones and Kyle and Hayden Osborne     

Monday, February 4, 2019

Prayer Request 2/4

Please pray for a local preacher, Lonnie Parson. He was in surgery most of the day and is still in serious condition. 

Prayer Request 2/4

Dorothy Pearce asked that we pray for her son Brady and his family. They are right now enroute by ambulance to Children's in Plano for another surgery on their son Carter's hip. Either the bone broke, screw came loose, whatever...there's been no further physical injury. He's in a lot of pain and under sedation. Doctors are waiting on them.
Dorothy said... "I know it's late but I wanted to get prayers started right away. I'm very concerned. Thanks."

Prayer Requests - 2/4


  • Please keep Ora Henderson in your prayers.  She is having health issues.
  • Also, Jay Spencer's mother, Lucille Spencer, is having health issues.

Our Sympathy...

Our sympathy is extended to Sharon Norman and family. Dana passed away yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be 2pm Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ with Dr. Jay Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at Deport under the direction of Wood Funeral Home The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2pm Wednesday.
Dana was also the brother-in-law to Jerry and Kay Langley.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Congratulations!!

Kathy Grigsby is THRILLED to announce the arrival of her great-grandson, Asher Ray. He weighed in at 6 pounds 15 ounces and 20 inches long. Born at 7:34pm.
Mommy, Alaka, and baby are doing well.
Congratulations also to GREAT GREAT grandmother Lucy Staley.

Weekly Update - 2/3


Thank you Randy for our message from Colossians 2:11-15..."Buried with HIM in Baptism".  
I. A spiritual circumcision. (2:11)
II. This spiritual circumcision occurs in baptism. (2:12)
III. The rearticulating of being circumcised in baptism and the results. (2:13-15)
Points to Ponder:
1. What distinguishes our Christian identity?
2. The central action of baptism belongs to God.
3.Our goal must be to convert people to Jesus, not just to get them wet.
4. Frequently remember and reflect upon your own baptism and sees each opportunity to tell others about it.
What is YOUR baptism story?

SYMPATHY:  
  • Please keep the family of Sarah Smith in your prayers.  Sarah's funeral was this past Friday at Fry-Gibbs.  We're sure going to miss her and her sweet smile.  Keep her "Chicken Foot" friends on your heart too!
  • The family of Landon Moore.   He is the young man who passed away this past week, from Pattonville.
  • Bernard Bollman, Keith Bollman's brother passed away on Friday (2/1). His graveside service/burial will be held Wednesday (2/6) at DFW National Cemetery. 
  • John Cashion, Doris Moore's brother also passed away on Friday. His service was held today at Red Hill Cemetery. 
  • W.C. "Dub" Nelson, Charlotte Groom's brother passed away Saturday. His service will be Saturday (2/9) at Hillcrest Baptist in Cedar Hill. His burial will be Monday (2/11) at DFW National Cemetery. 
RESPONSE: Cynthis Norris wanted to thank everyone for their prayers. She received good news about her health this week.

 PRAYER REQUESTS:
  • Dana Norman is leading the end of his life. Keep Sharon in your prayers too.
  • Kristi Taylor - Health
  • Naomi and Johnny Bassett - Prayers for Naomi's health. Johnny had to be moved to another nursing home, out of town, for medication purposes. Hopefully he'll be back in Paris soon!
  • Vicki Humphrey - Cancer.
  • Carl Haggard - Cancer
  • Donna McGee - Cancer. 
  • Hugh and Jean Anthony - Health
  • Jackie Helm - Cancer
  • Dorothy Pearce - Health
  • Peggy Dotson - Health
  • Peggy Wright - Colonial Lodge
  • Roy Jones - Heritage House
  • Kristi Anthony - Physical and mental health. 
  • David Kelley had cardiac ablation this past Wednesday.  He's just recovered from a prostate surgery but they didn't get all of the cancer so he will need radiation when he has recovered from his ablation.  Then at some point he may need a pacemaker. (Laura Cannon's Dad.)
  • Gertrude Teague, Monica Jones' grandmother, is leading the end of her life.
  • Billy Thomas is having health problems and has very little kidney function. They have said he may require a transplant.  (Friend of Jennifer Blount)
  • Lakyn Baker - (Dinah Border's great granddaughter) has bronchitis.  She's only 3 months old.
  • Randy Daw minister at Creekside CoC in Greenville, had brain tumor surgery.
  • Billy Icenhower - Cancer, blood clots and receiving dialysis.
  • Paul McClain - Is at home and continues rehab at Baylor.
  • Holt Price  - Cancer. Three year old son of former member Alden Bowers Price.
  • The Vanderpools - in Haiti
  • Prayers for our students and teachers
  • Prayers for our military.
  • Prayers for our first responders.

DON'T FORGET:  Add your favorite scripture for the year to our picture frames on the front wall of the foyer, across from the office.  Memorize and share God's word with one another!

MEN'S BREAKFAST:  Tuesday (Feb 5) at 7am. Please sign up at the Welcome Center so food preparation can be made.

FAITHFUL READERS:  "Mr. Lee and Mrs. Gray" by Dorothy Love will be discussed on Sunday Feb 10th at 3:30pm.  Facilitated by Sherry Welch.

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT:  "The Blind Side" will be shown on Monday, Feb 11th at 6:45 p.m.
Free popcorn!

YOUNG WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: Starting Wednesday March 6th there will be a new bible study, starting at 10am.  Babysitting will be provided.  Books will be available in the office.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you are interested and how many kids you will bring so plans can be made for sitters.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned corn or green beans, canned soups with meat, laundry detergent

RAINBOW ROOM:  Jeans ALL sizes

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks' entrée is CHILI DOGS!

Keep The Date:
Feb 1-28:  I LOVE MY YOUTH GROUP MONTH
Feb 5:  Men's Breakfast - John Cannon speaker
Feb 10: Faithful Readers
Feb 11: Monday Movie Night - The Blind Side
Feb 20: Blood Drive
Feb 22-23: LACOC Ladies Retreat
Mar 6:  Young Women's Bible Study begins
Mar 18-22: Spring Break
Mar 31: 5th Sunday Fellowship
Mar 29-31:  Jr. High Retreat at CDR

Love you - MEAN IT!