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the bi-monthly newsletter of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas


Park Cities Presbyterian Church exists to extend the transforming presence of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ in Dallas and to the world.VoL. XXI, No. 23 | NoVember 12, 2011EvEryonEHelping Hands DayHelp single moms, widows, and others with special housework needs. Join us Saturday, November 12, 8:00 am1:00 pm, room 263. Contact or 214-224-2742.Missionary MailingsEncourage your PCPC missionary families by writing them a note of appreciation. Join us Sunday, November 13, 12:101:15 pm, Fellowship Hall. Kids are welcome! Pizza and salad will be provided. Contact or 214-224-2551.Adopted for LifeAre you in Christ? Then you have been adopted! We will worship Christ for what He has done for us and pray for the hearts of people in Dallas to be turned toward adoption. Join us Thursday, November 17, 7:30 pm, Fellowship Hall. Contact Ellen Porter, or 214-224-2740.Paul Leddington Wright concertAcclaimed British organist Paul Leddington Wright has extensively toured the U.S. and the world giving recitals. Join us Friday, November 18, 8:00 pm, Sanctuary. Principal conductor of the longest-running British musical program, Songs of Praise, his expertise extends to choral conducting, composing, and arranging, as well as recording with his chamber choir, the Coventry Singers. This concert is free. Contact or 214-224-2635.Old-fashioned hymn singJoin us for an old-fashioned hymn sing Sunday, November 27, 11:00 am, Cambridge Hall. Everyone is invited. Contact or 214-224-2736.Anticipating EmmanuelCelebrate His coming on the first Sunday of Advent as we gather to worship Him through His Word and both visual and musical art. Join us Sunday, November 27, 7:00 pm, Chapel. Works of art by John Cobb will be on display and pianist Alexander McDonald will play. Contact or 214-224-2739.Nol concert 2 remember the Nations Sunday 2The Story of Christmas story book 3Women in the Word: A workshop 4Lunch with Carlos SepulvedaPresident and CEO, Interstate BatteriesNovember 15, noonFellowship Hall$20 online, $25 at the doorReservation at by Friday, November 11Contact or 214-224-2739CANS for the KINGDOMLets collect... 10,000by Sunday, December 4see page 2PaulLeddingtonWrightorganFriday, November 188:00 pmTHiS WEEK november 12, 20112a N N o u N c e m e N T So u r F a m i l yDeacon poinsettia deliveryHelp our deacons deliver poinsettias. Join us December 23, 8:00 am5:00 pm, room 263. Contact or 214-224-2742.Nol concertThe PCPC adult, youth, and childrens choirs present Hodie by ralph vaughan Williamsan epic retelling of the birth of Christ full of color, mystery, and pageantry. Join us Sunday, December 11, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary. This concert, always a Christmas highlight, will also feature favorite Christmas carols, all accompanied by symphony orchestra. register for childcare by calling 214-706-2797 by Thursday, December 8. Contact or 214-224-2635.Adkins and Nielson concertContinuing a beloved tradition, Dallas Symphony orchestra principal cellist Christopher Adkins and Steinway artist Stephen nielson present an exquisite evening of chamber music on Sunday, January 8, 5:00 and 7:00 pm, Cambridge Hall. Seating is limited. Contact or 214-224-2635.Remember the Nations SundaySpecial guest Michael oh will encourage us from Gods Word, and you will hear from and meet many PCPC missionaries serving around the world. Join us Sunday, January 22, PCPC. Michael will preach in all Sunday morning services, Sunday Morning Communities will host missionaries for lunch, and then we'll fast for our traditional international dinner and join together for Michael's final sermon. Also, children ages kindergartenfifth grade will share a meal together as part of our Kids' Adventure in Missions, register via:,, or 214-224-2551 by monday, January 16. register for childcare by calling 214-706-2797 by Thursday, January 19. Contact or 214-224-2551.Cans for the KingdomLets collect 10,000 cans for the Kingdom by Sunday, December 4. you may donate the following suggested canned items in the large soup cans throughout the church or bring them to the elementary commons area next to the red desk: meat, chili/stew, soup, beans, juice/milk, nuts, and fruit. We will can-struct a seven-foot Christmas tree made of collected cans. The items we collect will be used for the Christmas Boxes on Saturday, December 10. visit or contact or 214-224-2568.ESL needs Christmas giftsWe need new or gently used children's movies, CDs, and board games for our ESL families for Christmas. Find the donation box in the hallway outside Fellowship Hall. Contact or 214-224-2528.ESL needs teacher volunteersESL needs teachers volunteers mondays or Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 am. no prior teaching or language experience needed! Also, pray that God would raise up His servants for this important work. Contact or 214-224-2528.End-of-year contributionsTo comply with irS regulations for contributions to churches, the rules posted at will apply to your December contributions. Contact or 214-224-2503.New Friends New Lifenew Friends new Life needs volunteers for their Tour of Homes, Sunday, December 4, 1:004:00 pm. Helpers can serve as docents or work in the Holiday Shoppe. Also, they urgently need meals every Wednesday evening for the women and children participating in the program. Contact Pam Johnson, or 214-207-2732.Full-time Coordinator in Urban Ministries open positionWe have an open position for a full-time Coordinator in Urban Ministries, which supports our Urban Ministries pastor and committee. E-mail resumes to view the job description at Contact or 214-224-2712.New in the Librarynew this week in the Library: Are You Ready for the End of Time? Understand future events from prophetic passages of the Bible by J.C. ryle; Is Hell For Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? with contributions from Keller, Mohler, Packer and others; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle inspires young imaginations; and King Jack and the Dragon by Bently is about courage and make-believe. Swing by the Library mondayFriday, 8:30 am5:00 pm and Sunday, 9:00 am1:00 pm. visit or contact or 214-224-2673.Artists' registration for festivalregistration for the 2012 spring Arts Festival, The Passion and the Promise, will be open Tuesday, January 3Tuesday, February 14. All artists are welcome to submit their work. visit or contact or 214-224-2739.Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? It is not he who prays the most or fasts the most... but it is he who is always thankful to God, who receives everything as an instance of Gods goodness and has a heart always ready to praise God for it.William LawBirths z isabel eden Herd daughter of Mimi and Ben Herd, on october 24, 2011 z Jack Fisher lardo son of Jane and nick Lardo, on november 1, 2011Marriages z anna Frances Pope canon and noah Malone Mitchell iv on october 22, 2011Sympathy z mark Harrison (CC#22) on the loss of his mother, Lorita Harrison, on october 24, 2011 z cheryl and Sam Joyner (CC#07/Ground School) on the loss of her father; Jacqueline and Samuel Joyner (CC#07) on the loss of their grandfather, Joseph "Joe" Boyd, on october 29, 2011 z arden and Scott ellis (CC#22) on the loss of her grandfather; Huston and Ford ellis (CC#22) on the loss of their great-grandfather, John "Boppy" Maddox, on october 30, 2011c a l e N D a 12, 2011 THiS WEEK 3Sunday worship8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am communionSundays, 8:009:00 amWednesdays, 5:306:00 pm24/7 prayer hotline214-224-2680 or 24/7prayer@pcpc.orgPark Cities Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian church in america4124 oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX fund budget 2011/2012 operating budgetJuly 1October 30, 2011 budgetJuly 1October 30, 2011 givingbudget varianceMiSCELLAnEoUSThe Story of Christmas Story Book This Advent calendar tells the story of the birth of Jesus beginning with the angel appearing to Mary. it includes 24 miniature books which can be hung on the Christmas tree after being read that day. And it can be used year after year. The PCPC Bookstore is offering this set for $12. Contact FAMiLiESSong and StoryToddlers, bring your mom for some wiggly-giggly, laugh-out-loud, reading and singing fun. Join us monday, November 14, 10:4511:30 am, room 122. Bring a sack lunch. no rSvP needed. interested in helping? Contact or 214-224-2780.Childrens Ministry worship volunteers neededThe elementary program needs volunteers to lead worship for our kids once a month on Sundays at 11:45 am for five minutes. Contact or 214-224-2729.STUDEnT MiniSTriESProject AustinSeventhtwelfth graders, join us in serving the city of Austin by teaming up with ministries, churches, and outreach organizations. Join us march 913, T Bar M Sports Camp. you will also enjoy fun activities and great teaching times. registration details coming soon! Contact or 214-224-2762.$11,100,000$2,819,945$2,638,018($181,927)c a l e N D a rNovember12 8:00 am1:00 pm Helping Hands Day, Room 263, 224-274213 12:101:15 pm missionary mailings, Fellowship Hall, 224-255114 10:3011:30 am Circle 2 meeting, Parlor, 341-937810:4511:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-278015 10:00 am Circle 5 meeting, 8015 Glen Albens, 361-470412:001:30 pm WorkPlace Lunch, Fellowship Hall, 224-273917 10:00 am12:30 pm 60+ bible conferences, Oak Lawn West, 224-27717:30 pm Adopted for Life, Fellowship Hall, 224-274018 8:00 pm Paul Leddington Wright concert, Sanctuary, 224-263527 11:00 am old-fashioned hymn sing, Cambridge Hall, 224-27367:00 pm Anticipating emmanuel, Chapel, 224-273928 10:4511:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780December23 8:00 am5:00 pm Deacon poinsettia delivery, Room 263, 224-27422 10:0011:30 am Advent Prayer, 3814 Potomac, 369-91405 12:0012:30 pm Pray First, Parlor, 363-158811 7:00 pm Nol concert, Sanctuary, 224-263512 10:3011:30 am Circle 2 meeting, Parlor, 341-937810:4511:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-278015 10:00 am12:30 pm 60+ bible conferences, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771January8 5:00 and 7:00 pm Adkins and Nielson concert, C.H., 224-263522 remember the Nations Sunday, PCPC, 224-25512728 Women in the Word: A workshop, PCPC, 224-2725February12 7:00 pm Wayne Watson concert, Sanctuary, 224-263516 6:308:30 pm The bridge: What's her story?, 696-4748Given by:Phone number of donor with area code:in MEMory of:reSerVe A PoINSeTTIAMake checks ($7.50 per plant) payable to PCPC and mail to PCPC, attention Jayne Bjork, 4124 oak Lawn Ave., Dallas TX 75219 (mail or hand-delivery to be received by Thursday, December 1!)in Honor of:Please reserve one plantEach Christmas season we offer PCPC members the opportunity to purchase a poinsettia ($7.50 each) in memory of or honor of a friend or family member. They will be in the Sanctuary, Sunday, December 11, and there will be a bulletin insert that morning listing the names of the donor and the recipient. our chancel area will be wreathed in these beautiful plants for our worship services on December 11 and December 18. you may take your plant with you following the Christmas Eve evening services. Please fill out the form below (when ordering multiple plants, please write information on a separate sheet of paper and attach to the form) and mail it no later than monday, November 28 to ensure that your gift is listed in the bulletin insert. requests received later than Thursday, December 1, will likely miss the insert printing deadline. ORTHIS WeeK (007-362) is published biweekly except once in December by Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219. Periodical postage paid at Dallas, Texas 75219. PoSTMASTEr: send address changes to THiS WEEK, 4124 oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219-3152.PErioDiCALPoSTAGE PAiDAT DALLAS, TEXASPark Cities Presbyterian ChurchMatt rodriguez, editor4124 oak Lawn AvenueDallas, Texas 75219-3152214-224-2711 fax 214-224-2711www.pcpc.orgVoL. XXI, No. 23 | NoVember 12, 2011PCPC Florida Trip 2012-Save the DateSave the date for Florida Trip 2012: may 26June 1, Laguna Beach Christian retreat Center. online registration will be available in February at Contact or 214-224-2762.WoMEnCircle 2 meetingLooking for community? on monday, November 14, 10:3011:30 am, Parlor, Hannah King, a redemmer Seminary student, will lead us through a study of Galatians by John Stott. invite your friends! Contact renatta rasmussen, or 214-341-9378.Circle 5 meetingCircle 5 will have their november meeting Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 am, home of Caroline Hunt, 8015 Glen Albens. Contact Peggy Skidmore, or 214-361-4704.Advent PrayerBefore you trim your tree and start your Christmas shopping, come quiet your heart before our King. Join us Friday, December 2, 10:0011:30 am, home of Anne Logan, 3814 Potomac. you'll enjoy a brief time of prayer and worship lead by Elizabeth robinson to celebrate Christ, the coming King. no registration is necessary. Contact Elizabeth robinson, or 214-369-9140.Pray FirstHelp us pray for our church, families, and more on monday, December 5, 12:0012:30 pm, Parlor. We will also pray with and for you. Contact Phyllis Mabus, or 214-363-1588.Women in the Word: A workshopGrow in your understanding of practical ways to engage Christian teaching. Join us January 2728, PCPC. you will improve your ability to interpret, apply, and present scripture to others. register at by Friday, December 16. Contact or 214-224-2725.Women's Spring Reflective Retreatour time away from the city will include scriptural teachings and time to quietly pray and read Gods Word in your private room or outside on april 2728, Montserrat retreat Center in Lake Dallas. Two sessions of teaching on the spiritual discipline of stewardship of our time and money will be led by Elizabeth robinson and Kari Stainback. Though there will be sweet fellowship during meals, we are excited to help you slip away from the busyness of life and into solitude before the Lord. The cost is $100. Contact or 214-224-2725.60+ CoMMUniTy60+ Bible conferencesron Williams will lead us in a time of feasting on God's Word, singing praises to Him, and enjoying great food and fellowship on Thursday, November 17, 10:00 am12:30 pm, oak Lawn West. Bring a friend! Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. rSvP to or 214-224-2771 by Tuesday, November 15.