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Vol. XXI, No. 8 | April 16, 2011

Holy Week Seven Scenes from the Cross


Monday, April 18, noon* Scene 1: With the Criminals, Mike Rasmussen

Monday-Friday, April 18-22, 12:00 pm, Sanctuary

Tuesday, April 19, noon* Scene 2: Dying to Save, Josh Geiger

VESPERS, April 20, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, April 20, noon* Scene 3: Mother and Son, Chad Scruggs

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE* Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary


Wednesday, Vespers, 5:30 pm** Scene 4: Abandoned, Mark Fulmer Thursday, April 21, noon* Scene 5: Thirst, Jeff Hatton Maundy Thursday, 7:00 pm** Scene 6: Finished, Mark Davis

Sunday, April 24 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am Sanctuary (no communion at 8:00 am)

Fragrant Offering prayer vigil, April 22–23, 6:00 pm–6:00 am, 7431 Caruth Boulevard


Resurrection Sunday, April 24, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am Worship services (no communion at 8:00 am)

Good Friday, April 22, noon*** Scene 7: Into the Father's Hands, Patrick Lafferty

Childcare is provided by reservation for children ages birth through five by calling 214-706-2797. The deadline is 48 hours before each event. Questions? or 214-224-2632

* Special music for meditation will begin 10 minutes before each noon service. After each of these services, lunch will be available in the Chapel Foyer for $8—no reservation is necessary. ** The Lord's Supper will be served at Wednesday Vespers and Maundy Thursday. *** On Good Friday, the PCPC Chamber Choir and soloists will sing J. S. Bach's beautiful setting of Psalm 130 beginning at 11:35 am.

Fragrant Offering prayer vigil   2

WorkPlace Ministries lunch  2

Pit Stop baseball game  3

Musikgarten registration now open  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

announcements Everyone

z Annie Adele Greenwell, daughter of Stephanie and Steve Greenwell, on March 28, 2011 z Alana Marie Schroeder, daughter of Marisa and Todd Schroeder, on April 3, 2011

Death z C. Frank Seay Jr. (CC#13) on April 3, 2011

Sympathies z Jill and Bill McClung (CC#08) on the loss of his mother; Molly and Carol McClung (CC#08) on the loss of their grandmother, Sally McClung, on March 29, 2011 z Emily Seay (CC#13) on the loss of her husband, C. Frank Seay Jr., on April 3, 2011 z Susan and Rick Lewis (CC#03/ Shepherds of Souls) on the loss of her mother; Peter Lewis (CC#03) on the loss of his grandmother, Stella Clapp, on April 4, 2011

The Rock behind the roll

A reminder for those who previously registered for this event, join us Saturday, April 16, 7:00 pm, corner of Dragon and Howell. Spring is here and it is time for some fun! All Baby Boomers will enjoy a warehouse party featuring the live band, The Antiques. Come in your favorite casual dance attire. Contact or 214-224-2739.

Fragrant Offering prayer vigil

Join us Friday–Saturday, April 22–23, home of the Burghers, 7431 Caruth Boulevard. We will offer what is like incense to the Lord: prayers for the world, our church, and each other. Reserve your hour at Contact or 214-224-2740.

Intro to PCPC class

Join us April 29–May 1, Friday, 6:30–9:00 pm, Saturday, 8:00–12:30 pm, and Sunday, 9:30–10:40 am, Room 259. Learn about PCPC's vision, purpose, ministries, service and fellowship opportunities, membership, and more. Register at by Monday, April 25. Register for childcare by calling 214-706-2797 by Wednesday, April 27. Contact or 214-224-2744.

Helping Hands Day

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

Man of Sorrows! What a name for the Son of God who came Ruined sinners to reclaim. Hallelujah! What a Savior! Bearing shame and scoffing rude, In my place condemned He stood, Sealed my pardon with His blood: Hallelujah! What a Savior! Guilty, vile, and helpless we; spotless Lamb of God was He; Full atonement! Can it be? Hallelujah! What a Savior! —Philip Bliss


WorkPlace Ministries lunch

Join us Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. An executive business panel will discuss exciting topics for ministry in your workplace. The cost is $10 per person. Register at by Thursday, May 12. Contact or 214-224-2739.

Indonesia short-term mission trip

Join us July 13–23. Jeff White and Keeley Chorn will lead a mission trip to Indonesia. The team will provide counseling seminars, Bible teaching, and English classes. To join this team or to know more, contact or 214-224-2525.

New library books

Check out these new books in our library: Evelyn Puerto's Beyond the Rapids; Ken Stewart's Ten Myths About Calvinism: Recovering the breadth of the reformed tradition; Rise and Shine; and Jan Brett's The Easter Egg. We have many other Easter books for adults and children. The library is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm or Sunday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm.

New in the Bookstore!

We've added two new biography series for children on the church fathers, one from Banner of Truth, the other by Sinclair Ferguson. Adults will enjoy them too! Check out Praying Life, by Paul Miller; King's Cross, by Tim Keller; and Keller's Prodigal God has made it to paperback. Nancy Guthrie's new book, O Love That Will Not Let Me Go: Facing Death with Courageous Confidence in God is a compilation of essays by Piper, Alcorn, Keller, Tada, Packer, Horton, Sproul, Calvin, and Luther. The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery is back by request. A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by Marsden is a much faster read than his larger work, yet both can be found on our biographies shelf.

New library online search catalog

Our library catalog is now searchable online at You can search by author, title, subject, and more.

Artificial Christmas trees and skis needed VBS needs artificial Christmas trees and snow skis for this year's Ski School. To make a donation, contact or 214-224-2568.


Is your Bible study meeting?

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

Circle 5 meeting

Join us Tuesday, April 19, 10:00 am, home of Ruth Millis, 1204 Presbyterian Village, 8600 Skyline Dr. Contact Peggy Skidmore, or 214-361-4704.

Half the Church book launch

Join us Thursday, April 28, 7:00–8:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. In her book, Half the Church, Carolyn unpacks three biblical themes showing how God gives women a new identity to embrace the life He gives. Contact or 214-224-2722.

Pray First

Join us Monday, May 2, 12:00–12:30 pm, Parlor. Help us pray for our church, families, and more. We will also pray with and for you. For information or to submit prayer requests, contact Carri Case, or 214-363-0558.

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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 19 10:00 am  Circle 5 meeting, 1204 Presbyterian Village, 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 23 6:00 pm Pit Stop baseball game, Rangers Ballpark, 224-2762 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

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12:00–12:30 pm Pray First, Parlor, 363-0558 The Knot, Oak Lawn West, 224-2683 10:00 am–2:00 pm 60+ Community picnic, Arboretum, 224-2771 6:30 pm PCPC 20th: Extending the Kingdom, Sanctuary, 224-2632 6:45–7:45 pm Musikgarten preview night, Fellowship Hall, 224-2633 noon WorkPlace Ministries lunch, Fellowship Hall, 224-2739 11:00 am–noon Movin' on Up Sunday, Oak Lawn East, 224-2762 Florida trip, Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center, 224-2762

June 1–2 Fifth–sixth graders' Summer Sizzle, 224-2762 3–4 Seventh–eighth graders' Summer Night Live, 224-2762 12 4:00 pm  Colin Howland organ concert, Sanctuary, 224-2633 20–23 9:00 am–noon  VBS Ski School, PCPC Ski Lodge, 224-2568

July 13–23 24–30 25–29 31–Aug 6

Student Ministries

Indonesia mission trip, Indonesia, 224-2525 Family camp (session 1), Sky Ranch Ute Trail, 903-266-3300 Doulos leadership retreat, Galveston, TX, 224-2717 Family camp (session 2), Sky Ranch Ute Trail, 903-266-3300

Doulos leadership retreat

Join us July 25–29, Galveston, TX. Seventh–eighth graders in the 2011–2012 school year, save the date Join us Saturday, April 23, 6:00 pm, Rangers' Ballpark. for this year's Doulos leadership trip. Complete the Fifth–sixth graders, see the Rangers play Royals. Invite application for this trip at your friends. The cost is $10 plus money for snacks. Contact or 214-224-2717. Drop off and pick up at the PCPC Hangout. Sign up by e-mailing or signing up during Sunday school. We only have 30 tickets— Young Families payment must be received to secure your spot. Musikgarten preview night Contact or 214-224-2762. Join us Monday, May 16, 6:45–7:45 pm, Fellowship Movin' on Up Sunday Hall. This year's annual Family Music Night celebrating Join us Sunday, May 22, 11:00 am–12:00 pm, Oak the PCPC Musikgarten program will also be an Lawn East. All fifth–twelfth graders will move on up opportunity for families to experience this wonderful into their new grades at our middle school and high program firsthand. Contact or school Sunday schools. Contact 214-224-2633. or 214-224-2762.

Pit Stop—take me out to the ball game

Summer Sizzle

Join us June 1–2. Incoming fifth–sixth graders, save the dates for our Summer Sizzle activities. Contact or 214-224-2762.

Summer Night Live

Join us June 3–4. Incoming seventh–eighth graders, save the dates for our Summer Night Live activities. Contact or 214-224-2762.

VBS Ski School volunteer opportunity Join us June 20–23. Help us run activities and games for elementary students during this year's VBS Ski School. Register at registrations by Monday, June 13. Contact Julie,; Nancy, g_nbrown@; or Taryn,

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VBS Ski School

Join us June 20–23, 9:00 am–noon, PCPC Ski Lodge. Kids age five by 9/1/11 to rising fourth graders, register for Ski School (VBS). It's a cool way to hang out with friends while hearing the gospel. This year's VBS is sponsored by New St. Peter's, Providence, and Park Cities Presbyterian Churches. Register at by Monday, June 13. Contact or 214-224-2568.

Summer Musikgarten classes

Summer is the perfect time for your children to dive into music! The Nimble & Quick class gives parents an opportunity introduce their children to music in a fun atmosphere, as well a chance to meet other parents. Register at by Tuesday, June 21. Visit or contact or 214-224-2633.

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 budget 2010/2011 operating budget


July 1–April 3, 2011 budget


July 1–April 3, 2011 giving


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Service Opportunities

ESL teacher volunteers needed

ESL is currently recruiting teacher volunteers and classroom assistants for Tuesdays and Thursdays. No foreign language experience necessary. Contact Kathy Dunn,

16 Urban Ministries service opportunities

Are you looking for a place to serve but don’t know where to begin? Consider serving one of 16 Urban Ministry Partners. Learn more at or contact or 214-224-2520.

EQUIP mentors needed

Do you have a heart to encourage and comfort others? Consider becoming a mentor with EQUIP—a new PCPC ministry caring for families in need at PCPC and in the community. Contact EQUIP coordinator Linda Wells, or 214-632-2088.

Volunteer tutors needed

West Dallas Community School (WDCS) needs volunteers to tutor students in reading, phonics, and math. Contact PCPC Urban Ministry coordinator Sherri Edrington, or 214-521-9223.

Chaplain's assistants needed

Union Gospel Mission: Center of Hope, shelter for women and children, is looking for people to serve as Chaplain's Assistants once a month, 6:30–8:30 pm. Contact Angela Grisham, or 214-587-4785.

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Sunday, May 15  6:30 pm  Sanctuary an all-church gathering with special guests

Keith & Kristyn Getty followed by dessert and coffee in Fellowship Hall Childcare is available for children birth through kindergarten— call 214-706-2797 by Thursday, May 12. Questions? Contact or 214-224-2632.

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