|NEWS & NOTES
Our sympathy is with Paul Waggoner and his family after the passing of Terry Waggoner on September 23. Services will be held at PACOC today (September 26) at 2 PM. Family visitation will be in the Atrium at 1:30 PM.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper—September 29
This coming Wednesday we are having Breakfast Casserole, Waffles, Salad, Fresh Fruit and Coffee Cake. Sign up on your communication card to let us know how many to prepare for.
Mary Martha News
The sewing ministry has sent 66 pillows to the Child Advocacy Center in Sherman. This Wednesday is the last day of the month which means it is “Brown Bag Wednesday” Bring a lunch and share some fellowship.
Operation Christmas Child
Pick up a shoebox from the front of the auditorium this morning. There is no need to include $9 shipping. Thanks to our Flight 56 kids for getting all the shoeboxes prepared. Deadline is October 24.
Trunk 'n Treat
Join us on October 31 for hotdogs, games and more. To volunteer your trunk sign up on the church app or contact Rachel McClure.
Fortify Family Retreat
Mark your calendar for our family retreat on November 6-7 at Texoma Youth Camp in Pottsboro on Lake Texoma. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family.
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 carts in the atrium. Deadline is October 31.
High Plains Children’s Home
Toiletries & Small Luggage (Duffle Bags)
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)
Downtown Pancake Breakfast
The Fall Festival Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday, October 2. Tickets are $8 and are available from Todd after services this morning. The breakfast will be at Waples Methodist Church this year.
- Man Alive, Saturday, October 9 at 7:30 AM
- Rise Up Men’s Conference, December 3 & 4
Mike Hardy, Mike Morgan, Stewart Bolerjack, Mike Martin, Jesse Sims, Roy Galyon, Shawn Landrum, Kim Pendergrass, Peggy Clark
Larry Long, Jim & Jane Scroggins, Corky Armstrong, Dewey Martin, Bob Corley, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Kaile Williams (Norris)
Ray & Marsha Jones, Chris Keene, JD Huffman
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), Maxine Fulenchek (mother of Joe Fulenchek)
Good morning and welcome to our time of worship.
In our sermon time we will continue our discussion of the parables of Jesus, today focusing in on one of the most well-known parable of them all—the Sower and the Seed.
We are all seed spreaders, or at least we all should be. As we go about life we should be intentional about using whatever we have to make an eternal impact in the lives of those we connect with. We want to make a difference in this world and we do that by spreading seeds. We offer a good word of encouragement. We share our faith with those who doubt. We feed others who are hungry; clothe those who are needy; give cups of cold water to those who are weary. These may all seen small, but aren't seeds small anyway?
If you are looking for fields to spread your seed in just look through the Messenger. There are lots of opportunities to plant.
We ask that you begin praying for our upcoming leadership retreat (November 4-6) as the elders and minsters gather for God’s continued vision for PACOC.
Today’s parable is The Sower and the Seed.
- All three synoptic Gospels (Matthew 13, Mark 4, & Luke 8) record this teaching of Jesus.
- This is one of the few parables that Jesus gives a direct interpretation of.
- According to Mathew and Mark, Jesus taught this parable from a boat.
Adult Bible Class - 9AM Atrium
Worship - 10:00 AMChildren Dismissed to Bible Classes at - 10:45-11:30AM
2 & 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area
Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life CenterYouth 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 pacoc.net/groups