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Vol. XXI, No. 18 | September 3, 2011



We invite those seeking help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Join us Wednesdays, September 7–December 14, 7:00–8:30 pm, Room 263. $15 for materials per semester (scholarships are available). Contact or 214-224-2683.

Celebrate the Lord's Supper

We will celebrate the Lord's Supper during all three services Sunday, September 11, 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. Contact or 214-224-2632.

Intro to PCPC class

"Friendly and helpful" is how one person described their experience with our classes! So come and learn about PCPC's vision, purpose, ministries, service and fellowship opportunities, membership, and more. Join us Sundays, September 11–October 16, 9:30-10:30 am, Room 107-109. Also, the church joining date will be Sunday, December 4. Register at by Thursday, September 8. Contact or 214-224-2744.

Aging with Grace





Bible studies

Register today! RUM4EO   2

Begins Tuesday, September 20 6:30–8:00 am

Our guest speakers, Angela Thomas and Ben Pegues, will discuss how to age well and find good hospice care. Join us Sunday, September 18, 10:45 am, Room 259. During Q & A you'll enjoy a light lunch. RSVP to or 214-224-2771 by Wednesday, September 14.


Join us Tuesdays, September 20–November 15, 7:00–8:30 pm, Oak Lawn West. These free studies in the comfortable environment of PCPC's Oak Lawn West building will examine what it means to exist as an artist and a person of faith. Bring your sketchbook! Register by Saturday, September 17 by contacting lawan. or 214-224-2739.

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Director of Facilities opening  2

Phe[nominal] middle school retreat  2

60+ Community Bible conference  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 Births zz Reid Thomas Cave son of Bess and Aaron Cave, on August 12, 2011

Marriages zz Anna Liesl Tanksley and Jonathan Lee Raikes on August 13, 2011

Sympathies zz Heather and Clif Squibb (CC#08) on the loss of her grandmother; Joshua Nash (CC#08) on the loss of his greatgrandmother, Beverly Reed, on August 10, 2011 zz Mary Flo and Dave Ridley (CC#10) on the loss of her father, Robert H. Squires, on August 12, 2011 zz Sabrina and Arvin Combs (CC#06) on the loss of his father; Rebecca and Jacob Combs (CC#06) on the loss of their grandfather, Johnny Combs, on August 20, 2011 zz Paul Cornell (CC#19) on the loss of his father, W. C. "Duke" Cornell, on August 21, 2011

a nno u n c e m e nts From the 20

Missionary family needs home furnishings

Director of Facilities and Property Management open position

register. Contact or 214-224-2762.

We're on our 20th—so HUDDLE UP with your A PCPC-supported missionary family returned to PCPC family and enjoy live music, live videos on the U.S. for an extended home service and needs the Jumbotron, lots of kid games, table games for furnishings for their new home. If you have furniture adults, and a delicious dinner from Mi Cocina. Join us you would like to donate, contact Lois Varenkamp, Sunday, September 25, 4:30–8:00 pm, SMU—Gerald or 713-826-0989. J. Ford Stadium. You'll also get to tour the new locker Tour Israel with Paul Settle room and press box at the stadium. It's all free—but Tour Old Testament sites in Israel with our former we do need a head count. So please let us know who pastor Paul Settle. He will lead a trip December 29, is coming by choosing one of the following ways: 2011-January 7, 2012. Along the way he will will 1. completing the two-question survey at provide daily insights into the remarkable ways God fulfilled in the lives of Old Testament believers His 2. e-mailing us at promise to gather and sanctify a covenant people 3. calling us and leaving a message with your "from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and name and numbers—214-224-2793 languages," looking to that glorious day when He Contact or 214-224-2738. "Himself will be with them as their God" (Revelation 7:9; 21:1-3; Genesis 17:7). Contact Lewis Young, The Knot—RUM4EO Are you made for each other? Come find out at The Knot, a marriage seminar designed for dating and engaged couples. Join us Friday, September Student Ministries 30, 6:00–9:00 pm–Saturday, October 1, 8:30 am–3:00 pm, Oak Lawn West. You'll learn how Phe[nominal]: Above and Beyond to build a foundation for a satisfying and godly All sixth–eighth graders, save the date for this year's marriage. The cost is $30 per person. Register fall retreat! We will head to Sky Ranch camp in East at by Wednesday, Texas for a weekend of great teaching, fun games, and September 28. Contact or awesome adventures September 30–October 2. Go 214-224-2683. to to learn more and to

We have an open position for Director of Facilities and Property Management. View the job description. Let us know if you are interested and qualified, or know of someone who would be a great candidate. Visit or contact or 214-224-2714.

ESL/Urban Ministries needs clothes

We are collecting gently used coats, shoes, and school clothing for both children and adults. Remember our students as you go through your closets to prepare for fall, as many of our students go without coats or warm clothing. Donations can be left at the information desk or on Sundays. Contact

Bookstore honors John Stott

"Grace and glory differ very little; the one is the seed, the other is the flower; grace is glory militant, glory is grace triumphant." —Thomas Brooks


John Stott (1921–2011), preacher, evangelist, and former rector of All Souls Church in London, influenced countless lives in his 90 years of life through his preaching, writing, and being. In honor of Stott's life the Bookstore will showcase some of his titles we have in stock. Visit or contact or 214-224-2740.

Middle and high school Bible studies

The fall semester is about to kick off and youth Bible studies will soon begin! Studies are scheduled to begin after Labor Day, Monday, September 5. If your child is not currently in a Bible study and is interested in a Bible study this fall semester, e-mail Lily Riemer with his or her name, grade, and school. Contact or 214-224-2762.

College Ministry small group

If you're a college student looking for a place to connect at PCPC, Ann and Robby Higginbottom are starting a weekly small group this fall. All college students are welcome. Contact or 214-224-2731.

Young Families

Fall Musikgarten classes!

Fall is the perfect time to start music lessons for your child! The PCPC Arts Academy's Musikgarten classes' group format provides a wonderful way for parents and children to bond and start building a solid musical foundation. Children ages birth–seven are welcome. Class descriptions and registration are online. Visit or contact or 214-224-2633.

This Week  September 3, 2011

c a l e nd a r September 7–Dec 14 11 11–May 6 11–Oct 16 12 14–Dec 7 15 18 20–Nov 15 20–Dec 6 20 20 25 30–Oct 1 30–Oct 2


7:00–8:30 pm DivorceCare, Room 263, 224-2683 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am Lord's Supper, Sanctuary, 224-2632 11:00 am–noon Ground School, Oak Lawn West, 224-2740 Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am Intro to PCPC class, Room 107-109, 224-2744 12:00–12:30 pm Pray First, Parlor, 363-1588 Wednesdays, 5:30–6:45 pm Midweek, PCPC, 224-2744 10:00 am–12:30 pm 60+ Bible conferences, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771 10:45 am Aging with Grace, Room 259, 224-2771 7:00–8:30 pm Art+Spirit, Oak Lawn West, 224-2739 6:30–8:00 am Men's Prayer Group, Fellowship Hall, 224-2739 10:00 am Circle 5 meeting, 7215 Stefani Dr., 361-4704 12:00 pm Caregiver lunch meeting, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771 4:30–8:00 pm From the 20, SMU—Gerald J. Ford Stadium, 224-2738 6:00–9:00 pm; 8:30 am–3:00 pm The Knot, Oak Lawn West, 224-2683 Phe[nominal]: Above and Beyond, Sky Ranch, 224-2762

Children's and youth choirs

All children and teenagers, kindergarten–grade 12, are invited to grow in understanding more about music, singing, and worship by participating in a choir this fall. First rehearsals are Sunday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 14. Please preregister for all choirs. Contact or 214-224-2636.


Pray First

Help us pray for our church, families, and more. Join us Monday, September 12, 12:00–12:30 pm, Parlor. We will also pray with and for you. You may also submit your prayer requests to us. Contact Phyllis Mabus, or 214-363-1588.

Circle 5 meeting

Circle 5 will have their September meeting. Join us Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 am, home of Peggy Skidmore, 7215 Stefani Dr. Contact Peggy Skidmore, or 214-361-4704.

Weathering Life's Storms

Speaker, Pauline Buisch, explores the topic of "Weathering Life's Storms" with a look at David's flight from King Saul and his response in Psalm 57. All women in the North Texas Presbytery are invited to participate in this retreat at Grace Community Presbyterian Church Friday, September 23, 5:00 pm–Saturday, September 24, 2:00 pm. Register by contacting Dana Kelley, or 903-517-5198, by Tuesday, September 13.

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10:00 am–12:30 pm 60+ Bible conferences, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771 8:30 am–1:00 pm Serving the City, Fellowship Hall, 224-2520 March

24–Apr 1

Passion and the Promise Arts Festival, Fellowship Hall, 224-2739

Dawson Women's Prison Ministry

Fall Bible study with inmates in the God Pod women's unit at Dawson State Jail meets on selected Friday mornings through the school year. Volunteers are welcome to join and lead small discussion groups and fellowship with the inmates. There is no advance study required, and you may join us as a guest volunteer without attending the TDCJ training class. Contact Selby Harrison,

Park Cities Presbyterian Church

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

60+ Community

60+ Bible conferences

Ron Williams will lead us in a time of feasting on God's Word, singing praises to Him, and enjoying great food and fellowship. Join us Thursday, September 15, 10:00 am–12:30 pm, Oak Lawn West. Bring a friend! Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. RSVP to or 214-224-2771 by Tuesday, September 13.

Caregiver support group lunch meeting

Join us for this time where we will support, encourage, and pray for those caring for ill or aging parents, a spouse, a child, or a friend. Join us Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 pm, Oak Lawn West. Contact or 214-224-2771.


Men's Prayer Group

Pastors will lead men in a study on the topic of listening, which will be based on the Sermon on the Mount. Join us Tuesdays, September 20–December 6, 6:30–8:00 am, Fellowship Hall. Register at by Tuesday, September 20. Contact or 214-224-2739.

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 2011/2012 operating budget


July 1–August 21, 2011 budget


July 1–August 21, 2011 giving


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gear up

Baptisms, August 21, 2011

ground school begins sunday, september 11 11:00 am–noon

Elias Paul DeBoer

Luke Christopher Neilson

Rosemary Samantha White

son of Kacy and Davis DeBoer

son of Mary Jane and Chris Neilson

daughter of Susan and Jeff White

Eleanor Shea Enright

Luke Ernest Stanley

Jane Ellen Yerger

daughter of Laurie and Dan Enright

son of Kristin and Clayton Stanley

daughter of Jordan and Adams Yerger

Ground School

Patrick Lafferty and Tim Jeffress will teach what we believe in the PCA by looking at the Westminster Confession of Faith. Join us Sundays, September 11, 2011–May 6, 11:00 am–noon, Oak Lawn West. This class is open to anyone in the church. Contact or 214-224-2740.

James Douglas Haig son of Lauren and Eric Haig

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