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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, 2011


    Helping 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 2

    The Story of Christmas story book 3

    Women in the Word: A workshop 4

    Lunch with Carlos SepulvedaPresident and CEO, Interstate Batteries

    November 15, noonFellowship Hall$20 online, $25 at the doorReservation at by Friday, November 11Contact or 214-224-2739

    CANS for the KINGDOM

    Lets collect... 10,000

    by Sunday, December 4see page 2


    Friday, November 188:00 pm

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    a N N o u N c e m e N T So u r F a m i l y

    Deacon 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 Law

    Births 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, 2011

    Marriages z anna Frances Pope canon and

    noah Malone Mitchell iv on october 22, 2011

    Sympathy 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, 2011

    c a l e N D a r

  • november 12, 2011 THiS WEEK 3

    Sunday worship8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am

    communionSundays, 8:009:00 amWednesdays, 5:306:00 pm

    24/7 prayer hotline214-224-2680 or 24/

    Park Cities Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian church in america4124 oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX

    General fund budget

    2011/2012 operating budget

    July 1October 30, 2011 budget

    July 1October 30, 2011 giving

    budget variance


    The 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

    yoUnG FAMiLiES

    Song 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 MiniSTriES

    Project AustinSeventhtwelfth graders, join us in serving the city of Austin by teaming up with ministries, churches, and outreach organizations. Join us march 913, T B


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