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Register at by Wednesday, December 8. Contact or 214-224-2520 The Perspectives course is a 15-week discipleship course, January 12–May 4, that will open your eyes to the heart and purpose of God and discuss how you can take part in His work all over the world—from the jungles of Asia to Main Street, USA. The first two lessons taught by Mark Davis, Wednesday, January 12, and Paul Taylor, Wednesday, January 19, are open to all. Registration is open at Contact or 214-224-2523.

Are you prepared? You never know when God might ask you to lead others to Know and Live the Word of God. Pick up a brochure on the Women's Ministry table to register for:

WomenA Workshop in the Word January 28–29

Space is limited. Register by Friday, December 17. Contact or 214-224-2725.

Ring of Hope Boxing Gym to help at-risk youth  2

Save the date for The Bridge   2

A Christmas Celebration SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010, 7:00 PM The Chancel Choir will perform Magnificat by John Rutter in addition to its traditional presentation in partnership with the youth and children’s choirs and the singing of favorite carols led by the symphony orchestra. Taylor and Laurie Hargrave will add to the evening with vocal solos and duets. Admission is free and the doors open at 6:00 pm. Childcare for birth–five-year-olds is provided by RSVP’ing to 214-706-2797 by Thursday, December 9. Visit or contact or 214-224-2633.

Welcome new members!  4a–b

Telling Your Story: When to talk, when to walk is coming soon  4

Park Cities Presbyterian Church exists to extend the transforming presence of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ in Dallas and to the world.

o u r fa m i ly Birth z Lydia Ko Millican, daughter of Venus and Doug Millican, on November 8, 2010

Deaths z Frances B. Morgan (CC#21) on November 6, 2010 z Tom S. Walker (CC#13) on November 9, 2010

Sympathy z Nancy and Bill Ashley (CC#11) on the loss of her mother, Nancy Maxey Lippincott, on October 26, 2010 z Henry Morgan (CC#11) on the loss of his mother; Katie and Drew Whitcomb (CC#03/Young Adults) on the loss of her grandmother; Hank Morgan III (CC#14/Young Adults) on the loss of his grandmother; Andrew Morgan (CC#18) on the loss of his grandmother; Sadie Morgan (CC#11) on the loss of her grandmother, Frances B. Morgan, on November 6, 2010 z Tricia Russell (CC#07) on the loss of her mother; Morgan and Mason Hudnall (CC#07) on the loss of their grandmother, Rozanne Morgan, on November 6, 2010 z Ginny and Mike Jarrell (CC#19) on the loss of her mother, Frances Catherine Gaston, on November 6, 2010 z Emily and Frank Seay (CC#13) on the loss of his brother, J. Merwin Seay, on November 7, 2010 z Kitty Walker (CC#13) on the loss of her husband; Mary Anna Sutherland (CC#13/Good News) on the loss of her brother, Tom S. Walker, on November 9, 2010

announcements Everyone

Advent Memorial Service

Are you mourning the loss of a loved one? If so, we invite you to worship with us, Wednesday, December 8, 5:30 pm, Chapel. Contact or 214-224-2632.

Cans for the Kingdom food drive

PCPC and Watermark are recruiting a team that will serve 30-40 missionary kids while their parents attend an annual conference in Chaing Mai, Thailand, January 27–February 5. The cost is approximately $1,500 per person. Visit for more information or contact or 224-224-2525.

We need people to provide a friendly relationship to 50 international LL.M. students while they are in the United States. Contact Ruth Cross,

Christmas Eve worship

Prayer for the World

Join us for one of our Christmas Eve worship services, Friday, December 24, 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Contact or 214-224-2632.

Paid childcare workers needed

Paid childcare workers are needed to care for children in the PCPC nursery and children’s program during spring Bible studies on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If interested, contact or 214-224-2566.

youth ministries

Voice of Hope Christmas project

Our youth Bible study groups will purchase gifts for families involved with Voice of Hope in West Dallas. Each Bible study group will adopt one family to buy gifts for and will deliver these gifts to them Saturday, December 18, 9:00 am, PCPC Hangout. Contact lily. or 214-224-2762.

Befriend an international student at SMU

Help us pray for our PCPC-supported missionaries Sunday, December 5, 8:30–9:20 am, Parlor. We will have missionaries' prayer requests and prayer guidelines to help you. First-timers are welcome. Can't make it? Prayer for the World meets the first Sunday of each month. Contact Renatta Rasmussen, or 214-224-2551.

Urban ministries

Ring of Hope Boxing Gym

Dallas Leadership Foundation just opened the Ring of Hope Boxing Gym, which will reach at-risk youth. This program provides relationships with Christian coaches and mentors, bible study, and opportunities to share the gospel. Do you want to make a difference in the lives of these youth? If so, consider becoming a mentor or coach. Contact Robert Triggs, or 214-405-1667.

Worship and the arts

Pit Stop

Middle schoolers will meet Wednesday, December 8, 7:00–8:00 pm, PCPC Hangout. Students are encouraged to invite their friends and bring their Bibles. Contact or 214-224-2762.

Retirement home worship schedule


Short-term mission trip opportunity

The Cans for the Kingdom food drive is collecting canned foods for the annual Christmas Food Baskets. We need 10,000 cans so we can pack 5,000 food boxes. Bring your cans to our collection bins in the main hallway and children's wing by Sunday, December 5. Contact or 214-224-2520.

adult ministries

“Growth in true holiness is always growth together; it takes place through the nurture, the work and the worship of the church.” —Edmund P. Clowney

missions and church planting

z Sunday, November 28, 1:00 pm: Town Village North; 3:00 pm: Meadowstone; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court z Thursday, December 2, 3:00 pm: Monticello z Sunday December 5, 2:00 pm: Caruth Haven; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court; 4:00 pm: The Forum z Thursday, December 9, 3:00 pm: Monticello; 3:00 pm: Edgemere

Children's and youth choirs

January brings a new semester of learning opportunities and worship participation for singers grades K–12. We joyfully welcome new singers! Register by contacting or 214-224-2636.


The Bridge: Save the date!

Enjoy a casual dinner, build relationships, and listen to Ashley Boone’s story of rescue, Thursday, December 2, 6:30–8:30 pm. No RSVP is needed. Dinner is provided for a small fee. Please note the new location—Brenda White’s home, 3015 Hanover. Contact or 214-224-2725.

This Week  November 27, 2010

calendar 2 3 5 6 8 9 11 12 14 18 20 24 24–31


6:30–8:30 pm The Bridge, 3015 Hanover, 224-2725 10:00–11:30 am Women's Advent Prayer, 3814 Potomac, 224-2722 8:30–9:20 am Prayer for the World, Parlor, 224-2551 12:00–12:30 pm Women's Pray First, Parlor, 214-363-0558 5:30 pm Advent memorial service, Chapel, 224-2632 7:00–8:00 pm Middle school Pit Stop, Hangout, 224-2762 10:00 am–12:30 pm 60+ Community Bible Conference, 224-2771 9:00 am–1:00 pm Christmas Food Baskets, 6100 Cedar Springs, 224-2520 7:00 pm  Magnificat! A Christmas celebration concert, Sanctuary, 224-2635 10:00 am Circle 5 Christmas meeting, 6814 Joyce Way, 214-363-0558 9:00 am Youth Voice of Hope Christmas project, 224-2762 4:30–6:30 pm Calling all carolers!, 8502 Edgemere, 224-2568 5:00 and 10:00 pm Christmas Eve worship, 224-2632

12 14–15 16 27-Feb 5 28–29

13 18–19

11–15 20


Perspectives course begins, Oak Lawn West, 224-2523 Telling Your Story conference, Rooms 302/304 224-2739 Adkins and Nielson concert, Cambridge Hall, 224-2633 Short-term mission trip, 224-2525 Women in the Word: A workshop, 224-2725


Alex McDonald concert, Cambridge Hall, 224-2633 PCPC adoption conference, 224-2683


Spring break mission trip, TbarM Sports Camp, 224-2762 4:00–6:00 pm  Kara Welch and Bradley Welch concert, Sanctuary, 224-2635

PCPC offices closed, 224-2500 1–2

Advent Prayer: O Come Let Us Adore Him! Before you trim your tree and start your Christmas shopping, come quiet your heart before our King, Friday, December 3, 10:00–11:30 am, Anne Logan's home, 3814 Potomac. Join us for a brief time of prayer and worship lead by Elizabeth Robinson to celebrate Christ, the coming King. No registration is necessary. Contact or 214-224-2722.

Pray First

Join us as we pray for our church, families, state, and world, Monday, December 6, 12:00–12:30 pm, Parlor. We would love to pray with and for you. For more information or to submit prayer requests, contact Carri Case, or 214-363-0558.

Circle 5

Circle 5 will have their Christmas meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 10:00 am, at the home of Margaret Madden, 6814 Joyce Way. Contact Peggy Skidmore, 214-361-4704.


Bible Alive seminar, Fellowship Hall, 224-2740

Christmas Sale


orego the crowds this Christmas by shopping at the PCPC Bookstore, which is located inside the PCPC Library and is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm and Sunday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm. For adults, we now have Politics according to the Bible by Wayne Grudem, The Walk: Steps for New and Renewed Followers of Jesus by Stephen Smallman, and A GodSized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir by Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge. Don't forget to visit the library and check out these new books. For adults, see Medal of Honor, by Peter Collier and for children, check out A Gardener’s Alphabet by Mary Azarian, The Old Homestead Series, Rosie Ray: A Tale of Watery Wings by Suzanne Tate, and When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynne Cheney. For youth, see The Sable Quean by Brian Jacques, Devil Storm, which is about the hurricane in Galveston in 1900, Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Pearl-Maiden: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem by H. Rider Haggard, and Red Falcons of Tremoine.

Park Cities Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church in America 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX 75219 214-224-2500

Sunday worship 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am

Communion Sundays, 8:00–9:00 am Wednesdays, 5:30–6:00 pm

24/7 prayer hotline 214-224-2680 or 24/

General fund Monday, December 20, 4:30–6:30 pm Edgemere Plaza, 8502 Edgemere RSVP:

November 27, 2010  This Week

budget 2010/2011 operating budget $10,700,000 Budget for July 1, 2010–November 14, 2010 $3,212,233 G iving for July 1, 2010–October 31, 2010 $3,076,613 Budget variance ($135,620)


New Members

New Members, November, 2010

Sung Ahn and Jason Moon

Carol and Todd Alonso

Betsy and George Berre

Estelle Lundee

Kathryn and Trey Lyles

Tara Mantha

Jeffrey Blackburn

Carole and Tom Bruton

Laura and Byron Carlock

Drew McWay

Megan and Blake Michelson

Jeff Napier

Jean and Rick Coward

J. C. Derrick

Joy and Phil Duvall

Aimee Pellafone

Kenley and Foster Estes

Allen Flack

Chris Foess

Laura Rogers

Frances Rogers

Maxine and Don Simpkins

Harry Forbes

Parker Guice

Meredith Hainsfurther

Christine and Johnny Sitton

Heather Squibb

Jeff Stillwell

Jay Heath

Julie Hilling

Leslie and Doug Hoy

Amy and Kyle Turner

Caroline Williams

Mark Wood

Maijom Phongsuwan and Vanessa and Cesar Restrepo Sam Phommavong

*Not pictured, Sharon and Jerry Adams

Natalie Jagers

November 27, 2010

Jeannie Johnson

Christine and Paul Kroeger



November 27, 2010

Telling Your Story When to talk, when to walk Join us Friday–Saturday, January 14–15, 7:00–9:00 pm; 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Rooms 302/304, for an exciting conference led by Michael Simpson, author of a Gold Medallion award winning book, on how to use our story for Christ. Register at by Wednesday, January 12, midnight. The registration fee is $10. Contact lawan.glasscock@ or 214-224-2739.

Please drop these suggested items by in the large soup cans throughout church:

∗ Canned Meat ∗ Canned Chili/Stew ∗ Canned Nuts ∗ Rice/Pasta ∗ Canned Juice/Milk ∗ Canned or Dried Beans ∗ Canned Soup ∗ Canned fruit ∗ Cereal bars Questions regarding Cans for the Kingdom? Contact or 214-224-2568.

This 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.

Park Cities Presbyterian Church Matt Rodriguez, editor 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219-3152 214-224-2711 • fax 214-224-2711

Vol. XX, No. 24 | November 27, 2010

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This Week: November 27, 2010  

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

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