Congratulations to Brian & Emilee Petree on the birth of their baby girl Andee Elizabeth Petree, born Friday, September 16. Proud grandparents are David Pryor and Kathy Pryor and great grandmother, Peggy Parkey.
Thank You
Thank you to all who had a part in making the Ladies’ Day last Saturday such a huge success. Over 100 women gathered in the Ark for time together and to enjoy the wonderful program.  The room was beautifully decorated; the food was delicious; the entertainment was hilarious;  the speaker was enthralling and inspirational. A very special thank you to Becky Russell who planned and designed the entire day and to Jim Russell who shopped for and directed the preparation for the luncheon. To the many who helped in a myriad of ways…a big hug and thank you. I know the ladies’ ministry will continue and grow under Becky’s leadership. I love you all. Kay Skelton
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper—September 22
This coming Wednesday we are having Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips, Fruit, & Dessert. Sign up on your communication card to let us know how many to prepare for.

Volunteers Needed for PAWS
If you are able to help for one Wednesday a month or many please contact Shelly Calvert, Kennie McClure, or the church office at 903-465-1288 to volunteer.

Singles Banquet
All of our singles, college age and above, are invited to a Singles Fiesta on September 25, from 5-7 PM in the ARK. Food and entertainment will be provided! Sign up on the app.
Golf Tournament
There is a Park Avenue golf tournament on September the 25 starting at 8:45 AM at Stone Creek in Sherman. The cost is $44 per player. Today is the last day to register so please sign up. Contact Todd or Blake.
Downtown Pancake Breakfast
Mark your calendar for the Fall Festival Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 2. Tickets are $8 and are available in the church office. The breakfast will be at Waples Methodist Church this year.

Needs of Children's’ Homes
We are collecting items for some of the children's’ homes that we support. Below is a list of items requested. If you can help please bring your items and place them on the tables in the atrium.
High Plains Children’s Home
 Toiletries & Small Luggage
Medina Children’s Home
Twin Sheets, Twin Comforters, Car Seats, Pots & Pans, Towels, Waterproof Mattress Covers (Twin & Full Size), Diapers (size 5 & 6), Pull Ups (any size)
Youth Ministry
  • Sunday September 19: Park Avenue Youth will go to the Back to Church event downtown. We will meet at PACOC at 4:30 PM and all go together. Students will need money for dinner at the food trucks.
  • Wednesday September 22: Saw You at the Pole Rally! More details to come this week! 
  • October 9-10: Fall Retreat! Register online! 
  • October 17: Front Porch Parenting with David and Lisa Fraze! More details coming soon! 

Mike Martin, Jesse Sims, Ernie Sturch, Roy Galyon, Shawn Landrum, Terry Waggoner, Mike Hardy, Mike Morgan, Kim Pendergrass, Peggy Clark
Ongoing Needs
Neal Odom, Larry Long, Garland Nevil, Jim & Jane Scroggins, Corky Armstrong, Dewey Martin, Bob Corley, Sandra Aynes, Lisa Cobble, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Sandra Thomas, Gene Stogner, James Hawk, Nancy Richards, Kaile Williams (Norris)
Ray & Marsha Jones, Chris Keene, JD Huffman
Expectant Mothers
Alissa Cope, Breanna Menifee, Abigail Brooks
Hammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia)
Friends of Park Avenue

Jason Morgan (son of Mike & Patti Morgan), Rebekah Taylor (great niece of the Russell’s), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of orphanage in Mexico), Kathy Hill (friend of Chris & Candsis Slaughter), Mike Lauffer (friend of Sue Lain Harrington), Woody Crump and John Lyons (brothers of Janet Gott & Peggy Porter), Wanda Evans, Patsy Russel (aunts of Candsis Slaughter), Lois Thomas (mother of Candsis Slaughter), Reba & Jack Sims (sister and brother-in-law of Betty Clark), Henry Williford (relative of Mike & Marsha Foltermann), Maxine Fulenchek (mother of Joe Fulenchek), Bill & Kelli Cable (neighbors of Connie Thompson)

Good morning and welcome to our special time of worship.

Everyone remembers their favorite teacher. Someone who especially helped you understand a difficult subject. Someone who not only knew the material but was able to present it well. Someone who you knew cared about you.

Of all the titles and roles Jesus filled, one was a teacher. Among the many teaching methods he used was using stories to teach us about what life is really all about. We call those stories parables and they are among the favorite and most familiar passages to many Christians.

This morning we will begin a series of sermons looking at these parables of Jesus. As we do so, I believe you will find Jesus to be a most brilliant teacher. If he’s not on your list of favorites, I hope these stories will add him to your list.

Welcome to all who have come to honor Jesus. We are glad that you’re here. If you are a guest, please find me or one of our other ministers after church to say hello.

It’ good to be here. Let’s clear our minds of all worries and concerns and turn our hearts and minds to our Creator.

Join us in the community celebration at Forest Park from 4:30-6:00 with bounce houses, music, and food trucks and then stay for our community worship at Munson Stadium from 6:00-7:00. Jay Thomas, a  Dove Award  nominated singer and songwriter, will lead our worship and Denison’s new football coach and athletic director Brent Whitson will share with us his passion for the local church.
This morning we continue a new Sunday AM adult Bible class called the Gospel Challenge. We will spend the next year diving into the gospels. Using Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John we will take a chronological look at the life and ministry of Jesus.

Even if you are not able to attend class we encourage you to consider reading along as part of your daily time in the Word. Weekly readings will be posted on the church app and website for you to keep pace.
Spend the next 12 months with Jesus!

 Sunday Schedule
Adult Bible Class - 9AM Atrium

Worship - 10:00 AM

Children Dismissed to Bible Classes at - 10:45-11:30AM
2 & 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area
Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life Center

Youth Group Activities - 5:30-7:30PM

 Discipleship Making Communities (DMC’s)
Meet at various times and locations. Contact Lantz Howard for more information, or sign up at


Park Avenue Church of Christ
3000 S. Park Avenue,
Denison, TX 75020