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Vol. XXI, No. 7 | April 2, 2011

A German Requiem By Johannes Brahms

fg Sunday, April 10 7:00, Sanctuary

Jenni Till Rasberry, Soprano David Robinson, Baritone

Calling all Baby Boomers!


the behind the A dinner/Dance April 16, 7:00 pm The 60s & 70s REVISITED

NEW: 2020 Vision video: the other half   2


he PCPC Chancel Choir presents its first performance of the Brahms Requiem. Written as a departure from the traditional requiem mass text, this great work sets the scriptural truths of life and death in a practical yet high artistic expression. The work will be sung in English. Admission is free. Visit or contact or 214-224-2633.

Women’s Reflective Retreat


pring is here and it is time for some fun! All Baby Boomers are invited to a warehouse party featuring a live band, The Antiques. Come in your favorite casual dance attire. The cost is $15 per person. Register at by Monday, April 11. Also, you may mail a check to PCPC, attention to Lawan Glasscock. Contact or 214-224-2739.

Fragrant Offering prayer vigil  2

New library online search catalog  2


t least once a year, Christians should have an extended time of solitude and fellowship with other believers. The Women’s Reflective Retreat will provide 24 hours of refreshment at nearby Montserrat Retreat Center on Lake Dallas, Friday–Saturday, April 8–9. Elizabeth Robinson and Kari Stainback will lead two sessions on the spiritual discipline of evangelism. Fellowship at meals, combined with quietness in between the sessions, will let us unplug from our busy schedules and give us time to read our Bibles, pray, and rest. The cost is $100. Register at or at the Women’s Ministry table. Contact or 214-224-2722.

Ski School (VBS) registration is open  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 fam i l y Marriages z Tiffany Dawn Vinyard and Derek Dwayne Wheeless on March 12, 2011 z Laura Elizabeth Hicks and Chester Bolton Rollins on March 12, 2011

Sympathies z Becky and Tom Abbott (CC#01) on the loss of his mother, Dorothy O'Leary Abbott, on March 18, 2011 z Mona McCarty (out-of-town member) on the loss of her father; Melissa and Peter Foley (CC#14) on the loss of her father; Sara Decorvet (out-of-town member) and Pete Foley (CC#14) on the loss of their grandfather, Jim McCarty, on March 19, 2011 z Sally and Gene Tobin (CC#10/ Covenant) on the loss of her mother; Christy and Matt Tyson (CC#06) on the loss of her grandmother; Elle and Brooks Tyson (CC#06) on the loss of their great-grandmother, Sally Teeple, on March 19, 2011

announcements Everyone

Christians in the WorkPlace

Kent Johnson and Sherry Elston will lead a class outlining how you can participate in this year's National Day of Prayer, Sunday, April 3, 11:00 am, Cambridge Hall. Check out or contact Sherry Elston, or 214-529-8372.

Missionary Mailings

Encourage your missionaries by writing them a note, Sunday, April 3, 12:15–1:15 pm, Fellowship Hall. Food is provided and kids are welcome. Contact or 214-224-2551.

VOH Champions 4 Change

Join us for this service opportunity and lunch, Saturday, April 9, 10:00 am–1:30 pm, at Voice of Hope. Contact or 214-224-2520.

Adoption ministry

Interested in learning about Fostering to Adopt? Listen to experts from Covenant Kids, Sunday, April 10, 5:30 pm. Snacks will be provided. RSVP to or 214-224-2683.

WorkPlace Ministries lunch

Join us for lunch, Thursday, April 14, noon, Fellowship Hall. The cost is $10 per person. Register at by Monday, April 11. Contact or 214-224-2739.

Holy Week services

“No sin is greater than the sin of unbelief, for if union with Christ is the greatest good, unbelief is the greatest sin.” —Valley of Vision


Worship Jesus Christ and meditate on His death on the cross during our Holy Week services April 18–22. Services are held daily at noon, and lunch will be available in the Chapel Foyer afterwards for $8. No reservation is necessary. In addition, there is a Vespers service, Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 pm, Chapel, and the annual Maundy Thursday communion service, Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary. Finally, we'll have three Resurrection Sunday services, April 24, 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am, Sanctuary (There will not be communion at 8:00 am). Questions? Contact or 214-224-2632.

Fragrant Offering prayer vigil

Join us in offering what is like incense to the Lord: prayers for the world, our church, and each other, Friday–Saturday, April 22–23, 6:00 pm–6:00 am, 7431 Caruth Boulevard. Reserve your hour at Contact or 214-224-2740.

Intro to PCPC class

Learn about our vision, ministries, and more, Friday, April 29, 6:30–9:00 pm, Saturday, April 30, 8:00 am– 12:30 pm, and Sunday, May 1, 9:30–10:40 am, Room 259. The church-joining date will be Sunday, June 5. Contact or 214-224-2744.

Helping Hands Day

Help single moms, widows, and others who need help with changing light bulbs, organizing closets, raking leaves, fixing running toilets, and more, Saturday, April 30, 8:00 am–1:00 pm, Room 263. Contact or 214-224-2742.

Indonesia short-term mission trip

Jeff White and Keeley Chorn will lead a mission trip to Indonesia July 13–23. The team will provide counseling seminars, Bible teaching, and English classes. We need people to teach English as a foreign language. Training and teaching materials are provided. To join this team or to know more, contact or 214-224-2525.

Pray for Japan

We are thankful that all of our ministry partners are safe following the earthquake and tsunami. As you pray, please consider giving toward relief efforts via the PCA's Mission to the World at

2020 Vision—Kingdom growth in the US

In 1997, PCPC adopted the 2020 Vision to plant 100 churches by the year 2020—50 in the United States and 50 internationally. As of 2011, by God's grace, we are ahead of schedule: 53 churches have been planted internationally and 50 churches and 12 RUF chapters have already been planted in the US through the work of Southwest Church Planting Network in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Check out the new video about the domestic portion of the 2020 Vision at

New library online search catalog


ur library catalog is now searchable online at You can search by author, title, subject, and more. When online, search for these three books for youth by Patricia St. John entitled, A Courageous Journey; Friska, My Friend: A story of love; and The Other Kitten: A story of giving. Also, see Katie and the Dinosaurs, by James Mayhew, and Holt and the Cowboys, by Jim McCafferty. Stop by the library Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm or Sunday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm.

This Week  April 2, 2011

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6:30 pm; 8:30 am Bible Alive seminar, Fellowship Hall, 224-2740 6:00 pm; 8:00 am The Knot, Oak Lawn West, 224-2683 11:00 am Christians in the WorkPlace, Cambridge Hall, 529-8372 12:15–1:15 pm Missionary Mailings, Fellowship Hall, 224-2551 3:00 pm Batter Up!, Dr Pepper Ball Park, 224-2780 12:00–12:30 pm Pray First, Parlor, 363-0558 6:30–8:30 pm The Bridge, 3828 Southwestern, 224-2722 6:00–8:00 pm Elementary movie night, Hangout, 224-2568

8600 Skyline Dr., 361-4704 21 7:00 pm  Maundy Thursday Evening Communion, Sanctuary, 224-2632 22–23 6:00 pm–6:00 am Fragrant Offering prayer, 7431 Caruth Blvd., 224-2740 24 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am Resurrection Sunday services, Sanctuary, 224-2632 28 7:00–8:00 pm Half the Church book launch, Fellowship Hall, 224-2722 29–May 1 Introduction to PCPC class, Room 259, 224-2744 30 8:00 am–1:00 pm Helping Hands Day, Room 263, 224-2742

Women's Reflective Retreat, Montserrat Retreat Center, 224-2722 9:30 am–12:30 pm Voice of Hope outreach, Hangout, 224-2734 10:00 am–1:30 pm VOH Champions 4 Change, Voice of Hope, 224-2520 10 5:30 pm  Adoption ministry, Home of the Shulls, 224-2683 7:00 pm  A German Requiem concert, Sanctuary, 224-2633 11 10:45–11:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780 12 9:00 am–4:00 pm Homestead Craft Village, near Waco, 224-2771 14 noon WorkPlace Ministries lunch, Fellowship Hall, 224-2739 16 7:00 pm The Rock Behind the Roll, 1202 Dragon St., 224-2739 18–22 noon  Holy Week services, Sanctuary, 224-2632 Women's Precept classes will not meet this week, 224-2722


Pray First

Help us pray for our church, families, and more, Monday, April 4, 12:00–12:30 pm, Parlor. We will also pray with and for you. For information or to submit prayer requests, contact Carri Case, or 214-363-0558.

The Bridge

Enjoy a casual dinner, build relationships, and listen to Mary Flo Ridley's story of rescue, Thursday, April 7, 6:30–8:30 pm, at the home of Nancy Snell, 3828 Southwestern. No RSVP is needed. Dinner is provided for $10. Visit or contact or 214-224-2722.

Is your Bible study meeting?

Precepts will not meet during Holy Week, April 18–22. Contact or 214-224-2722.

Circle 5 meeting

Circle 5 will fellowship, Tuesday, April 19, 10:00 am, at the home of Ruth Millis, 1204 Presbyterian Village, 8600 Skyline Dr. Questions? Contact Peggy Skidmore, 214-361-4704.

Half the Church book launch

Join us for this book launch featuring Half the Church by Carolyn Custis James, Thursday, April 28, 7:00–8:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. Contact or 214-224-2722.

April 2, 2011  This Week

10:00 am  Circle 5 meeting, 1204 Presbyterian Village,


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


4:00 pm  Colin Howland organ concert, Sanctuary, 224-2633 12 20–23 9:00 am–noon  VBS Ski School, PCPC Ski Lodge, 224-2568


13–23 Indonesia mission trip, Indonesia, 224-2525 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

Student ministries

Voice of Hope outreach

Fifth–twelfth graders, join us as we help Voice of Hope, Saturday, April 9, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, PCPC Hangout. We will assist elementary and middle school students with activities and crafts. Contact or 214-224-2734.

VBS Ski School volunteer opportunity

Help us run activities and games for elementary students during this year's VBS Ski School, June 20–23. To volunteer, register at by Monday, June 13. Visit or contact Taryn Cooper,

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


60+ Community

Retirement home worship schedule

z Sunday April 3, 2:00 pm: Caruth Haven; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court; 4:00 pm: The Forum z Thursday, April 7, 3:00 pm: Monticello z Sunday, April 10, 1:00 pm: Town Village North; 3:00 pm: Meadowstone; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court z Thursday, April 14, 3:00 pm: Monticello; 3:00 pm: Edgemere

Day trip to Homestead Craft Village

Join us for this trip to Homestead Craft Village, Tuesday, April 12, 9:00 am–4:00 pm. You'll enjoy tours, blacksmithing, and more. You'll pay for your lunch, any tours, and any purchases at the gift barn. Invite your friends. RSVP to or 214-224-2771 by Friday, April 8.

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

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

General fund budget 2010/2011 operating budget Budget for July 1, 2010–March 20, 2011 G iving for July 1, 2010–March 20, 2011 Budget variance

$10,700,000 $8,193,125 $8,114,729 ($78,396)


Young Families

Batter Up!

The preschool will go to a Rough Riders game, Sunday, April 3, 3:00 pm, Dr Pepper Ballpark! We secured reserved bullpen seating, food, drinks, and a ball cap. Register by contacting or 214-224-2780.

Baptisms, March 20, 2011

Elementary movie night

Dress as a princess, warrior, or dragon and see How to Train Your Dragon, Friday, April 8, 6:00–8:00 pm, Hangout. The cost is $5 for dinner. RSVP to or 214-224-2568 by Wednesday, April 6.

Song and Story

Kids, bring your moms for this time of singing and storytime, Monday, April 11, 10:45–11:30 am, Room 122. Contact or 214-224-2780.

Charles Walker Hagan

William Caldwell Hagan

Conner William Hardaway

son of Jody and Lance Hagan

son of Jody and Lance Hagan

son of Catherine and Cam Hardaway

VBS Ski School

Kids age five by 9/1/11 to rising fourth graders, it’s time to register for Ski School (VBS) at the Ski Lodge, Monday–Thursday, June 20–23, 9:00 am–noon. Register at Contact or 214-224-2568.

Lafferty to speak at Family Camp

Join us for family camp July 31–August 6, Sky Ranch at Ute Trail in Colorado. Patrick Lafferty will speak during this week. The cost for one- and two-room cabins are $2,400 and $2,700 per family. Visit Register by calling 903-266-3300.

Sutton Elaine Kelly

William James Tassos

daughter of Amanda and Patrick Kelly

son of Amy and Taylor Tassos

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