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Vol. XXI, No. 4 | February 19, 2011

Lenten Prayer Study


Wednesday Evenings



March 9–April 13, 6:45–8:00 pm Church Parlor


8:00 am–2:00 pm Saturday, February 26


CPC will gather this day as a congregation to serve our neighbors—families, children, the homeless, and those who have been incarcerated. Compelled by the love of Christ, our purpose is to share His love as we walk and work alongside our neighbors throughout the city of Dallas. This is a great opportunity for every age and stage to come together for a fun day of fellowship with each other and our neighbors. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Register at Contact or 214-224-2520.

2020 Vision update   2

Bible Alive seminar  2


adies, be refreshed and renewed by joining this six-week Lenten Prayer class, which will explore the basics of prayer and worship. You will learn how to find great rest in Christ by studying His prayer life. You will discover God wants to do more than you can ask or imagine in response to your prayers. And because Lent is set aside as holy in the church calendar and meant for contemplation and reflection, what better time to join us for this study, which will meet concurrently with the Midweek class schedule and be composed of a short segment of teaching, worship, and prayer. Register by contacting or 214-224-2725.

Kara Welch and Bradley Welch concert  2

NEW: electronic version of This Week  3

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 Elias Paul DeBoer, son of Kacy and Davis DeBoer, on January 31, 2011

Marriage z Langley Rebecca Meek and Garrett Tyler Inman on January 15, 2011 z Laura Louise Dillahunty and Josh Steven Farrar on January 15, 2011 z Ellen Elizabeth Morris and Andrew Ryan Slaton on January 28, 2011

Death z Jerry Cunningham (CC#06/Good News) on February 4, 2011

Sympathy z Jeffrey-Jon Fryar (CC#17/ Heidelberg) on the loss of his father, Wilson "Jerry" B. Fryar, on January 30, 2011 z Michelle and Lee Bridgeman (CC#14/Young Families) on the loss of his grandmother, Francis Sims, on February 4, 2011 z Gloria Cunningham (CC#06/Good News) on the loss of her husband, Jerry Cunningham, on February 4, 2011 z Signe and Tom Tanksley (CC#17) on the loss of her father; Sam, Liesel, Kindl, Stephen, and Peter Tanksley (CC#17) on the loss of their grandfather, Frank Nothngale, on February 6, 2011 z Linda and Doug Dixon (CC#07/ Vineyard) on the loss of her father; Delaney, Paul, and Troy Dixon (CC#07) on the loss of their grandfather, Jack Bridges, on February 7, 2011

“The night of affliction is as much under the arrangement and control of the Lord of Love as the bright summer days when all is bliss.” —Charles Spurgeon


announcements 2020 Vision


In 1997, PCPC adopted the 2020 Vision to plant 100 churches by the year 2020—50 in the United States and 50 internationally. 103 churches have been planted as of 2011. Go to to see the first of four videos that will highlight the status of the 2020 Vision.

Communion Sunday

Communion will be celebrated Sunday, February 27, 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 am. Contact or 214-224-2632.

EQUIP mentor training

Join us for this EQUIP mentoring training session, Saturday, March 5, at Interfaith Housing Coalition. You will learn how to walk alongside a struggling family and help them regain self-sufficiency. Session times are flexible and can adapt according to your availability. For more information, visit or contact Linda Wells, or 214-632-2088.

Kara Welch and Bradley Welch concert

Join us for this concert, Sunday, March 20, 4:00 pm, Sanctuary. Kara is a member of the Dallas Symphony and Bradley is the Director of Music and Arts at Highland Park United Methodist Church. This concert affords a unique opportunity for them to partner together as chamber musicians. Admissions is free and doors open at 3:30 pm. For more information, visit or contact or 214-224-2633.

Bible Alive seminar

Join us for the Bible Alive seminar, Friday–Saturday, April 1–2, Fellowship Hall. This seminar is a multimedia contextual immersion experience in understanding God’s Word in its original historical, cultural, geographical, literary, and visual context. This seminar is appropriate for junior high students or older, and families are encouraged to attend. Register at Contact or 214-224-2740.

2011 Short-term mission opportunities

Join us for one of our short-term mission opportunities. View them at Contact or 214-224-2523.

Good Samaritan volunteers needed

We need volunteers for our Good Samaritan program. Contact Chris Axley, chairman of Good Samaritan Committee, at or 214-263-8714.

Donations needed for ARM

Adult Rehabilitation Ministry (ARM) is opening a new house for men coming into their program and needs the following household items: home decorations, 10 twin beds, 10 dressers, one couch, two love seats, two recliners, lamps, night stands, and a washer and dryer. To donate these items, contact our PCPC Coordinator for ARM, Gil Sheehan, at gsheehan@barrington-ltd. com or 214-675-6949.

ESL needs yarn

Winsome Thomas, ESL Kid-Care Coordinator, and Christiana Russell are working on a special project with children, ages 6-12, and need yarn. You may drop off yarn at the church information desk or contact

Artificial Christmas trees needed

We need artificial Christmas trees for next summer's Vacation Bible School. To make a donation, contact or 214-224-2568.

Cars needed for missionaries

Do you have a car that a PCPC missionary might use when in Dallas for a few days? If so, contact Cindy Rhea, or 214-766-2527.

Bill Weislak promoted

Bill was promoted to Director of Facilities and Property Management. Bill's new director role gives broader oversight of our facilities and events, which will serve our body and our staff more effectively. Bill will supervise the Audio Visual and Event Management System Ministries along with the sexton staff. Overall, this promotion affirms the value Bill brings to our church family by his competence and professional and very generous servant attitude. Join us in congratulating Bill in his new role and pray for him as he takes on additional leadership for our ministries.

Mentors needed for LPF Children

PCPC has started a Mentoring Program for the Lao Presbyterian Fellowship children, and we need your help! Boys and girls, ages seven–sixteen, need help with daily issues. Contact Ron and Sharon Baxter, or 817-801-5335.

youth ministries

Voice of Hope outreach

Fifth–twelfth graders, join us in helping Voice of Hope, Saturday, February 19, 9:30 am–12:30 pm. We will assist elementary and middle school students with activities and crafts. Drop off and pick up is at the PCPC Hangout. Contact, 214-224-2734. This Week  February 19, 2011

calendar February


8:00 am–2:00 pm Adoption: The Reality of the Blessing conference,

19 26 27

9:30 am–12:30 pm Voice of Hope outreach, PCPC Hangout, 224-2734

Fellowship Hall, 224-2683

7 11–15 20 21

Beyond Ourselves, 224-2520 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am Communion Sunday, 224-2632


6–7 The Knot, Oak Lawn West, 224-2683 28–Jn 3 High School Florida trip, Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center, 224-2762




4:00 pm  Colin Howland organ concert, Sanctuary, 224-2633


12:00–12:30 pm Pray First, Parlor, 214-363-0558 Spring break mission trip, TbarM Sports Camp, 224-2762 4:00 pm  Kara Welch and Bradley Welch concert, Sanctuary, 224-2635 6:30–8:30 pm  India dinner, Fellowship Hall, 224-2523

24–30 Family camp (session 1), Sky Ranch Ute Trail, 903-266-3300 31–Aug 6 Family camp (session 2), Sky Ranch Ute Trail, 903-266-3300


Bible Alive seminar, Fellowship Hall, 224-2740 The Knot, Oak Lawn West, 224-2683 8–22 12:00 pm Holy Week, Sanctuary, 224-2632 10 7:00 pm  A German Requiem concert, Sanctuary, 224-2633 21 7:00 pm  Maundy Thursday Evening Communion, Sanctuary, 224-2632 24 Resurrection Sunday services, Sanctuary, 224-2632 29–May 1 Introduction to PCPC class, Room 259, 224-2744 1–2

Project Austin spring break mission trip

Seventh–twelfth graders, join us in serving the city of Austin by teaming up with ministries, churches, and outreach organizations March 11–15. You will also enjoy fun activities and great teaching times. Also, don't forget to invite your friends. Registration costs $300. Contact or 214-224-2762.

Florida trip

All ninth–twelfth graders are invited to this weeklong retreat at the Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center in Panama City Beach, Florida May 28–June 3. Register at For more information, visit or contact or 214-224-2762.

adult ministries

Retirement home worship schedule

z Sunday February 13, 1:00 pm: Town Village North; 3:00 pm: Meadowstone; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court z Thursday, February 17, 3:00 pm: Monticello z Sunday, February 20, 2:00 pm: Caruth Haven; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court; 4:00 pm: The Forum z Thursday, February 24, 3:00 pm: Monticello; 3:00 pm: Edgemere

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


Pray First

Join us as we pray for our church, families, state, and world Monday, March 7, 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.

Young Families

Second annual PCPC Family Camp

Join us for our second annual family camp July 31–August 6, Sky Ranch at Ute Trail in Colorado. The cost for one-room cabins is $2,400 per family and two-bedroom cabins cost $2,700. To learn more about PCPC Family Camp, visit Register by calling 903-266-3300. February 19, 2011  This Week

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General fund budget 2010/2011 operating budget Budget for July 1, 2010–February 6, 2011 G iving for July 1, 2010–February 6, 2011 Budget variance

$10,700,000 $6,909,460 $6,441,848 ($467,612)


Kingdo Movem m e n in India t

M o n d a y , M a rc h 21 6:30–8:30 pm Fellowship Hall

Bible Aliv e Friday–Saturday, April 1–2 An immersion experience in understanding God’s Word in context

A churchwide d inner evening featuring a tast e of India RSVP: www.pcp by Sunday, Mar ch 20 $9.50 marzena.dunham or 214-224-252 3

• $25 per person; max. $40 per family until Friday, March 25; then $35 per person/$50 per family • register at • or 214-224-2740

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.

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Vol. XXI, No. 4 | February 19, 2011

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This Week: February 19, 2011  

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

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