The Voice
News & Updates from your Parkside Family!
Friday, July 16th, 2021
Hey Parkside Family!

Jesus said, “Look,” when you see these things happen, “you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near” (Luke 21:29, 30). We don’t have to “look around” to know that it is summer…just step outside. The Bible has much to say about how one should “spend” his summers. The ant will “provide her supplies in the summer” (Proverbs 6:8). And Solomon added, “He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame” (Proverbs 10:5). Micah speaks of those who “gather summer fruits” (Micah 7:1). So while summer is a time we take vacations, have family reunions, spend time at the lake…it is not a time to grow lazy in our work for the Lord. We must not “sleep away the harvest,” lest it happens to us what is described in Jeremiah 8:20 – “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” The word “saved,” here, meaning crops that should have been gathered in the summer, but were not, and they were left to rot in the fields. Heavy stuff, I know! We still have much of the summer left. Let’s make the most of it for the Lord and for Parkside!
Jerry Coffman
Senior Adult Pastor
Look at God and What He's Doing
Pastor's Fireside Chat
Thanks for the great turnout we had Sunday for the Pastor’s Fireside Chat about the SBC. One of the things we talked about was VISION 2025 where all our SBC churches are being asked to cooperate in the following ways that we might be increasingly effective in accomplishing the great commission nationally and globally…

Sending 500 more international missionaries into the world through the IMB by 2025
Adding 500 new churches by 2025
Emphasize that God calls people into full-time Christian leadership, call them out and train them up for Great Commission service.
Recommit ourselves to sharing the gospel effectively with those 18 and under
Increase our giving to the cooperative program so that we can do more Great Commission work together as Baptists than ever before
Prayerfully endeavor before God to eliminate all instances of sex abuse and racial discrimination in our churches.
 
We need to cooperate with our SBC brothers and sisters and be a part of praying and doing to make these great things happen. If you would like to be a part of praying for these things through text reminders, text the word VISION to 90885.
Worship Ministry
Summer Music Night
Sunday, July 25th - 6:00 PM
We are excited to present our second Summer Music Night to gather out in the park area of our property and have a relaxing night of family-friendly music. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase food from two local food trucks and let the kids play on the playground. You could bring a game to play with others, or a football or frisbee to toss, or you could just sit back and enjoy the music from local musicians. This night will have three groups providing music throughout the evening, beginning at 6 PM and ending around 7:30 PM. This will be a great opportunity to invite someone from your neighborhood or workplace, so they could connect with the Parkside family. Don’t miss our Summer Music Night on July 25th.
Sound Board Training
Saturday, July 24th - 10:00 AM
We’re so grateful for our Tech Team who helps facilitate our worship services and special events, and we’re always looking for more people who would be willing to join the team. If you’d like to know more about how the sound system works and the basics for “running sound,” we invite you to come to our Sound Board Training, on July 24, 10:00 am to noon. You’ll get the chance to learn hands-on how it all works. No previous experience is necessary. Contact Pastor Dave for more information.

Children's Ministry
Summer Jam
Wednesday Nights~ 6:15 PM
Kids, join us each Wednesday, from 6:15 to 7:45 pm, as we build on the love of Jesus. We will learn a drama throughout the summer that we will perform in August. Music, games, crafts, and more await each Wednesday evening for faith, fun, and fellowship.

Eisenhower State Park
Tuesday, July 20th~ 10:00 AM
Our Kids Ministry's Terrific Tuesdays bring us to a local favorite, Eisenhower State Park at Lake Texoma. Meet at Parkside at 9:45, bring a sack lunch, and get ready to explore the great outdoors. Park Ranger Elizabeth will show us around, teach us about animals, and train us in how to "leave no trace behind". Kids 7 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Bus seats are limited. Register here if you need a ride on the bus. We will return by 1:00 pm. Kids get in free, adults $5.`

Harbor Wildlife Museum
Tuesday, August 3rd~ 10:00 AM
Our Kids Ministry's Terrific Tuesdays continue as we explore the wilds of Africa. Bring a sack lunch, your imagination, and your listening ears as we hear "tails" from Keith McBrayer. Meet at Parkside at 9:45 am, and journey, with us to discover amazing animals God created. Kids 7 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Bus seats are limited, so register here if you need a ride on the bus. We will return by 1:00 pm. Kids get in free, adults $5.

Senior Adult Ministry
Pacesetters Game Night
Friday, July 30th, 6:00 PM
Brown bag meal night!
Stop by your favorite fast-food restaurant,
pick up a meal and drink, and meet up
at the ROC at 6:00 that evening.
We can't wait to see you there!
Church Library
Browse, Books, and Brownies
Wednesday, July 21st - 10:00 AM
Parksider’s of all ages, including children, please come and join us for brownies, treats and fellowship on July 21 at 10 AM in room A107. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the librarians and tour and browse the books in the library. We hope to see you there.
Student Ministry
M3 Camp
This week, Jason will be leaving with several of our students to attend M3 Camp. Please be in prayer for Jason and our student ministry as their lives are changed this week!
Summer Mix
July 21st
As we take a break from our traditional Wednesday night activities, we're enjoying our program called "summer Mix" This summer at 6:15 PM. 
Color Wars
July 28th
 Join us for some colorful fun, as we compete against other teams in an all out war. Meet at the Parkside Soccer Fields at 6:15pm for this free event!
Sunday School Fellowship
August 1st
We are inviting all of our Sunday School Classes to come together for a fun outing together as we prepare to focus on the school year.
Recreation Ministry
Volunteers needed.
We need some volunteers to man the ROC's front desk. Shifts would only last 3 hours. To volunteer, contact Ron Urban!
Misc. Announcements
Grounds Committee
The Grounds Committee is searching for help with mowing a portion of the Parkside property this summer. It would take about 2 hours to mow this section of the property. If you would be interested in helping keep Parkside beautiful, contact Johnnie Smith at 903-327-2855. 
Church Council Meeting
A Church Council meeting will be held this Sunday afternoon at 3:30 in the Worship Center. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Deacons Meeting
A Deacons meeting will be held this Sunday evening at 5:00 in room B105. Thank you, Deacons, for that all you do for the Lord
Parkside Staff
Your church staff loves you and is here to assist you with anything you need.
Just reach out to us by phone: 903-465-1686 or email.
Financial Questions
Audra – audra@thepark.org

Missions Opportunities & Questions
Leann - leann@thepark.org

Membership/My Parkside Questions 
Jennifer – jennifer@thepark.org

Live Streaming/Calendaring Questions
Erin – erin@thepark.org
ROC Information/Membership Questions

Website and Social Media Questions
Deacon – deacon@thepark.org

Reception Desk/General Support
Diane – diane@thepark.org

Sunday School Coordinators
Hong Stumpff - hongstumpff@gmail.com
Ron Urban - ron@thepark.org
Lead Pastor: Jeff - jeff@thepark.org
Worship Ministry Pastor: Dave - dave@thepark.org
Senior Adult Ministry Pastor: Jerry - jerry@thepark.org
Children's Ministry Director: Kathy - kathy@thepark.org
Student Ministry/Young Adult Pastor: Jason - jason@thepark.org
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