NEWS & NOTES
Our sympathy is with Garland & Judith Nevil after the passing of their daughter-in-law, Ellen Nevil last week.
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class
Bible class has returned to the Atrium on Sunday mornings at 9 AM.
Join us in celebrating Katy Goodwyn, bride elect of Wilson Kirkbride on Saturday, October 30 at 10 AM in the Atrium. They are registered at Target, Amazon and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
- Connect: We will not meet tonight due to the Fall Retreat.
- Park Avenue Family Night: On October 16 the youth will meet at the McAlister’s from 6:30-8:30PM. Bring your own lawn chair. We plan to have dinner. More details coming soon.
- Front Porch Parenting: You can register on the church app or online at: https://pacoc.elvanto.net/form/171ad62a-2968-40ed-8e96-3ac033d52559
Needs of Children's’ Homes
We are collecting items for some of the children's’ homes that we support. If you can bring any of the items below please place them on the cart in the atrium by 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)
Rise Up Men's Conference - December 3 & 4
We are in a season that men need to rise up and hold fast to the teachings of Jesus Christ and stand together in the war that is taking place. Mark your calendars now for this special event featuring our guest speaker and former Navy Seal Garrett Unclebach. Special entertainment will be provided by musician TQ Moore & comedian Benjamin Neely. Registration is now open.
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. We are also accepting Candy Donations. Please place donations in the boxes in the man hallways by October 27.
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. Register on the church app.
Operation Christmas Child
Please return your filled shoebox by October 24. You can place your shoebox by the wall opposite the Welcome Centers in the main hallways.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper - October 13
This coming Wednesday we are having Soup, Sandwiches, Chips, Salad, Fruit, & Desserts. Sign up on your communication card to let us know how many to prepare for.
Mike Hardy, Mike Morgan, Stewart Bolerjack, Mike Martin, Jesse Sims, Roy Galyon, Shawn Landrum, Kim Pendergrass, Peggy Clark, Vicki Ard, Patrick Mullins, June Washburn
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), Jane Bearden (sister of June Washburn)
Good morning and welcome to our time of worship. A special welcome to our guests. Please scan the QR code below and complete a communication card so we can get to know you. In addition, you can submit prayer requests or any questions you might have about Park Avenue.
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 Good Samaritan. This parable boils down to our commitment to be involved in the ministry of compassion—helping those who are in need. In seeing, feeling, and acting we fulfill the great commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves. The hero of this story, the Samaritan, drives home the point that even those we are not expected to love are the very ones we are called to love.
I pray you hear this parable anew this morning and are prompted by the words of Jesus to see, feel, and act.
Let’s join together in worship to the One who has been so good us.
Today’s parable is The Good Samaritan
- Only Luke records this parable.
- The descent from Jerusalem, which lies 2700 feet above sea level, to Jericho, which lies 17 miles away about 800 feet below sea level, is more than 200 feet per mile.
- The road from Jerusalem to Jericho is barren, hilly, with numerous hiding spots for bandits along this notoriously treacherous road.
- Jews believed Samaritans to be people of doubtful descent and inadequate theology. They accepted only the Torah (the first five books of the OT) and argued that the true temple was on Mount Gerizim.
- Samaritans and Jews had notoriously bad relations.
- The two denarii given to the innkeeper would have provided room and board for about two weeks.
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