Memorial Service
A memorial service for Doug Beam will be held at Park Avenue Church on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m.  A family night will be held in the church atrium on Friday, May 17 from  6-8p.m.
Thank You
Thank you so much for the prayers, calls, cards, meals, and goodies  after my surgery. These sweet and wonderful kindnesses have been very special encouragement during recovery.  Jane Butler
Wedding Shower
Join us for a come and go wedding shower honoring David & Sara Furr (son and daughter-in-law of Thana Furr) next Sunday, May 5 at the home of Shelly Calvert, 2401 Meadows Lane, Sherman, TX 75092 from 2-4 p.m. David and Sara are registered at
Opportunities to Serve our Young Families  
We are looking for someone to join our nursery coordination team.  This is a monthly rotating position that assists families at the check-in desk on Sundays. For more information contact Candsis Slaughter at 903-271-3455.
The children’s ministry is also seeking someone to teach and assist in the toddlers class on Wednesday evenings this summer. If you are looking for ways to serve contact Rachel McClure at 903-624-6156. 
Ladies, join us in the ARK on Monday and Friday mornings from 9-12 to play, learn, watch, or just come and enjoy some fellowship. We laugh and have a good time. No equipment is needed to begin with. Contact Shelly Calvert or Kelly Howerton if you have questions.  
Casa Mission Trip, June 28-July 6
Registration is open online.  The cost is $250 per person. Contact Basil McClure if you have any questions.
Mother’s Day
Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 12. Coffee will be provided by Revolution coffee for our mothers in the atrium at 9 a.m.
Youth Ministry

  • Sunday, April 28th: Connect celebration! Sign up online. Leaving at 4pm. 
  • Summer Activities: keep signing up online for summer activities! 

Senior Sunday
Next Sunday we will honor our high school seniors during our worship service.  That evening we will have a smaller dinner for the seniors and their families rather than an all-church banquet. We will have tables set up in the atrium with their pictures and memorabilia. You are welcome to drop off cards or gifts at their tables.  Our seniors are - Zane Allen, Darrah Borah, Erin Handle, Josh Owens, Ava Sims, Emily Thompson, Kamryn Geesling, Ella Winslett, Matt Rangel, Carter Hayes, Hannah Pettigrew.
Basil’s Celebration Potluck
On Sunday, May 19, after worship services, we will have a potluck to celebrate Basil’s 20 years at PACOC.  Bring a card of appreciation to express your gratitude for Basil! The church will provide the meat but we are asking you to bring either a side or a dessert.  Food assignments have been allocated by the first initial of your last name and are shown below. 

 A-G—Bring Desserts
H-Z—Bring Sides

Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having Chicken Fajita Casserole, Veggies, Salad & Dessert.  The meal will be prepared by Shelly Calvert and her team. Serving starts at 5:15 PM and stops promptly at 6:15 PM
Prayer Requests
Prayer List—Brandon Powell, Linda Martindale, Che Che Smith, Waymon Hinson, Patrick Mullins,  Neal & Judy Odom, Lisa Cobble
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Sue Lain Harrington, Elizabeth Phillips, Vicki Ard, Floyd Clark, Houston McClure, Keith House, Mark Ewig
Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, Daisy Miller, Sandra Aynes
Expectant Mothers—Sydney Singley, Megan Douglas
MissionsHammer & Dela Afakule (Togo), Mario “Pepe” Torre (Monterrey, Mexico), Jimenez family (Cartagena, Colombia), Cristian & Ana Corrales (Bucaramanga, Colombia), Jhon & Deisy Gonzalez (Bogota, Colombia), Adrian & Gabriela Galvan (Paraiso, Monterrey)
Friends of Park Avenue—Rebekah Taylor, Nicholas Taylor (great niece & nephew of the Russell’s), Becky Sanchez (wife of Gil Sanchez, Director of orphanage in Mexico), Greg Oliver (father of Karee Earnhart), Marsha Jones (former member), Charlotte Harris (great niece of Steve & Donna Hodge), Wayne Coble (brother-in-law of Laurie Coble), Janie Bates (friend of Joyce Milton)
Please notify the church office at for updates.
 Good morning and welcome to our worship service. If you are a guest with us this morning we welcome you and invite you to join in with us as we honor our Creator and Savior.

We had a great Sunday last week at our Neighbor Fun Day. Thanks to everyone who helped plan and pull off the event. And it was great to see so many guests! Let’s continue to be an inviting people introducing people to Jesus whenever we can.

We have over 100 women at our Ladies’ Retreat this morning, so our crowd here may be down quite a bit. Prayers for all of them as they have this time to focus on God’s transformative power and enjoy a special time of fellowship. Thanks to all the women who have been working hard to plan this event.

Today we will look at another story from the Gospels that illuminates the universality of Jesus’ invitation. In Luke 10 Jesus has a dinner party with the rich and diminutive tax-collector Zacchaeus which once again raises the eyebrows of the observing crowd. At the conclusion of this meal Jesus makes a clear statement about his purpose—he has come to seek and save the lost.

It seems like just about every day we are hearing about growth coming to Texoma and even now we can see that happening. As Texoma grows we want to be prepared to continue to be the presence of God in our communities. Wanting to be intentional and visionary we have enlisted the services of the Siburt Institute of Abilene Christian University to help us prepare for the future and navigate the changing landscape ahead of us.

One aspect of this preparation is to hear from you. To help maximize our strengths and to recognize the challenges we will be facing we are asking all our members to participate in Focus Groups. These groups are designed to be informal conversations moderated by the elders to help the Siburt Institute know us better and advise us well.

If you haven’t already, let me encourage you to sign up for a Focus Group.

Our Wednesday groups are full but we have several openings in our Sunday afternoon groups. Sign up sheets are available in the atrium or click the link on the church app to sign up.

Philippians 3:13–14 (ESV)

But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Sunday Schedule
Adult Bible Class
9AM Room D
10:00 AM
Children Dismissed to Bible Classes at
0 - 3 Year Olds—Nursery Area
Pre K-6th Grade—Family Life Center
Youth Group Activities
Discipleship Making Communities (DMC’s)
Meet at various times and locations