Congratulations to Shelby Russell who was baptized into Christ last Sunday.  We rejoice with Shelby and her family.
New Members
Please welcome our new members to Park Avenue—Carol Coburn, Carol Huff, Brenda Huff, and Dolores Tucker.  Also placing membership with us, is Marcus & Silvia Olds and their two sons, Oakley and Fielder.
Memorial Service
A memorial service for Doug Beam will be held at Park Avenue Church this 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.
Baby Shower
Join us for a baby shower honoring Sydney Singley on Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Atrium.  Sydney is registered at and is requesting diapers and wipes.  The gender will be revealed when the baby is born. 
Children’s Books
We have been given the go ahead by the Denison Public Library to purchase some Christian themed books for children that will be placed in circulation. Our hope is that these books will be a blessing to families who check out these books and learn of the message of the Bible—maybe for the first time! Our goal is to raise $400 for this project. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please contact Rachel McClure.
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. 
CASA Mission Trip, June 28-July 6
Registration is open online. The cost is $250 per person.  Contact Basil if you have any questions.
Christian Theater Workshop
Christian Theater Workshop is around the corner! Our 2024 Day Camp will be July 15-19 from 9am-3pm, with performances on July 20 & 21.  We are limiting our numbers to 140, the same number we had in attendance last year. Please go ahead and register to help us plan ahead. We won't be able to accommodate walk-in registrations once day camp kicks off, so be sure to secure your spot. 
Youth Ministry

  • Sunday, May 12th: No Connect! We hope you enjoy your Mother's Day! 
  • Wednesday, May 15th: Parents Meeting in the Youth Suite from 5:45-6:15pm. Grab dinner at PAWS and bring it in! 
  • Sunday, May 19th: Intern Welcome Party at the Youth Suite from  5-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 22nd: Incoming 7th Grade Welcome! 
  • May 26th-31st: Boles Mission Trip! Get signed up ASAP. We are ordering shirts soon. 

Basil’s Celebration Potluck
Next 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: A-G—Bring Desserts; H-Z—Bring Sides.
Baby Bottle Campaign
You can pick up a baby bottle today from the tables in the hallways and fill it with change.  This will help support True Options Pregnancy Center in Sherman, where local women choose LIFE for their babies. The drive runs from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day. Return date is Fathers’ Day, June 16.
Park Avenue Wednesday Supper
Join us this Wednesday for our PAWS meal at 5:15PM. We will be having Hamburgers & Hotdogs, Salad & Dessert. The meal will be prepared by Amyee McAlister and her team.   PAWS will take a break for a few weeks. Check announcements for PAWS dates during the summer months.
Prayer List—Daisy Miller, Linda Martindale, Che Che Smith, Waymon Hinson, Patrick Mullins, Neal & Judy Odom, Lisa Cobble
Ongoing Needs—Chris Reinsch, Elizabeth Phillips, Vicki Ard, Floyd Clark
Homebound—Dewey & Joyce Martin, Sandra Aynes
Expectant Mothers—Sydney Singley, Megan Douglas
Missions—Hammer & 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.
Happy Mother’s Day! Today we remember how much our mothers have blessed our lives and we honor all the mothers here today who so faithfully and sacrificially love their children. As a small token of our appreciation we hope you enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut or two during our fellowship time from 9:00—9:45 am.

This morning in the sermon time I will start a series of lessons on King David as we resume a series I began last year called The Crown. We will pick up the story with the death of King Saul and the transition of power to David. It doesn't go nearly as smoothly as we would expect, but David once again demonstrates patience and faith as he seeks the Lord’s guidance in this next phase of his life.
Pressing On
Thanks to everyone who participated in a Focus Group over the last few weeks. These were great times for the elders to hear from you about PACOC. We want to plan prayerfully and carefully for the future and your input is so valuable in doing that as we press on to discover and live into God’s future for the church.
The next step in our visioning process is a congregational Church Health Assessment. This is a 5-10 minute survey that will assist us in understanding how you perceive the various aspects of congregational life. There are no right or wrong responses, only your personal perception. Your responses are confidential and secure. Scan the QR code to get to the survey. The survey will start tomorrow, May 13 and run through Sunday, June 2. If you need some assistance accessing the survey our youth will be available with computers on Sunday, May 19 in room C at 9 am. If you have any questions regarding your participation in the Church Health Assessment please contact the office.

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