Pray, People, Purpose Survey

Thanks to all who have already taken the "Pray, People, Purpose" spiritual health survey. We hope this can be a tool for you in your spiritual walk, as well as a tool for our elders as they shepherd the congregation. Please take a few minutes to take the survey online here, or by picking up a hard copy from one of the information centers.

Uvalde Tribute

A tribute has been set up in the prayer garden in remembrance of the Uvalde school shooting victims. Our church & community are invited to the prayer garden to offer prayers for the victims, their families, and their community.

Thank You

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the delicious meal for our family, for the beautiful plant, and for all the cards, kind words, and love shown to us during this difficult time.  In Christian love, Teresa & Alan Bergquist, Justin & Rayna Monroe, Josh & Terra Cueva.

TJ and I deeply thank our church family for lifting us up in prayer during our recent health issues.  Also, for the food, cards, calls and every other act of kindness that you have shown to us.  We both have a way to go to regain our health but we are so blessed to have all of you on our side.  Thanks from our hearts!  TJ and Margaret Atnip


Our sympathy to the family of Steve Bryant who passed away this week. Especially remember in your prayers Steve's wife Janice and daughter Vicki Holley. A memorial service will be Saturday, June 11.

Christian Theatre Workshop Volunteers Needed

Any adults wanting to volunteer during the week of CTW, please contact Janaga Trotter 903-624-4466 or Kathy Pryor 903-821-4606.  Volunteer areas are—Crafts, Games, Kitchen, Sewing, Nightly Dinners for HS students, and Backstage Help During Performances. Come and be a blessing and be blessed all at the same time!

Youth Ministry

Summer Camps: Keep signing up for summer events:


Church on the Lake
Join us on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00PM at Waterloo Lake Pavilion for Church on the Lake. We will have fried chicken and sides. The church will provide the food and we ask that you contribute a small donation to offset the cost. 
The Chosen
Join us during the summer on Wednesday nights starting on June 8 for Season 2 episodes of "The Chosen." We will meet in the Atrium at 6:30 PM. All ages are welcome, and desserts will be served.


Prayer List—Debbie Black, Kim Pendergrass, Patrick Mullins, Ken Bell, June Washburn
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Mike Hardy, Shawn Landrum, Larry Long, Corky & Linda  Armstrong, Sandra Aynes, Bobby & Peggy Slaughter, Kaile Williams (Norris),Roy Galyon,  Neal Odom, Karen Brode, Bob Gower, Jim Scroggins, Ernest Sturch
Homebound—Ray & Marsha Jones, JD Huffman, Dewey & Joyce Martin
Expectant Mothers—Ashley Briscoe, Brittni Calvert
MissionsHammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena,Colombia), Cristian & Ana Corrales (Bucaramanga, Colombia)
Friends of Park Avenue—Craig Dennis (former member),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), Melba Ballou (former member), Christina Hall (daughter of Paul Waggoner), Greg Oliver (father of Karee Earnhart)
Please notify the church office at for updates to the prayer list.


Good morning and welcome to our worship. To all our guests, we are glad to have you with us and if you have any questions please feel free to find a minister or elder and we’d be more than happy to help. Members and guests, please complete a digital communication card that can be accessed on the church app or by scanning the QR code below.

Today I will be starting a new series called “Cries of Desperation.” Being a God-follower can sometimes be frustrating, confusing, and even terrifying. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the cries of desperation of people like Mary, the 12 apostles, Nicodemus, the thief on the cross, Gideon, and others and learn some strategies from these cries that will help us process the confusion we all experience as disciples.

Today is a Fifth Sunday and all our contribution will be designated to pay down the mortgage of the family life center. Thanks for your continued generosity.

Let me remind you of the self-evaluation tool we introduced to you last Sunday.  This has been designed to assist you in your spiritual growth and provide the Eldership with information  that will help them best lead this congregation. It is based on three aspects of our discipleship that are summarized by the phrase PRAY. PEOPLE. PURPOSE. PRAY refers to our pursuit of holiness through worship and the spiritual disciplines. PEOPLE refers to our connection to the body of Christ. And PURPOSE refers to using our gifts and talents to serve the kingdom. This tool will call us to self-evaluation as Paul encourages us all in 2 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV) — “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”

 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