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Vol. XXII, No. 2 | January 21, 2012

REMEMBER the NATIONS SUNDAY January 22 with Michael Oh Mark your calendars for this exciting Sunday filled with rich teaching, stories from the mission field, and a special children’s event. Guest speaker Michael Oh will encourage us from God’s Word during all morning services, 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am; Sunday Morning Communities will host missionaries for lunch, 12:15–1:30 pm; We’ll have our evening service and Kid’s Adventure in Missions, 5:30–7:30 pm; and you will hear from and meet many PCPC missionaries serving around the world.

Award-winning singer and songwriter

Wayne Watson accompanied by pianist Brian Piper Sunday, February 12 7:00 pm

“friendly and helpful” “very encouraging”


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Arts Festival: Say It without Saying It

Our PCPC Arts Festival kicks off the season with special speaker, Gregory Wolfe, publisher and editor of Image Journal: Art, Faith, Mystery on Tuesday, January 24, 7:00 pm, Oak Lawn West. Gregory will discuss how to talk about art and faith. Contact or 214-224-2739.

Intro to PCPC class

RUM4EO? February 10–11

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Missionary reception for Becky and Andrew Bronson   2

Sundays 9:30 am January 29– March 4

Wayne Watson concert  2

"Felt welcomed and taken care of" is how one person described her experience with our classes! So come and learn about PCPC's vision, purpose, ministries, service opportunities, fellowship opportunities, membership, and more January 29– March 4, Sundays, 9:30–10:30 am, Room 302/304. Register at by Thursday, January 26. Contact or 214-224-2744.

Song and Story wigglygiggly fun to begin again  3

60+ Valentine's Day luncheon and dance!  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 Births zz Noah Isaac Young son of Jessica and Corey Young, on December 27, 2011

a n n o u n c e m e n ts Missionary reception for Bronsons


The Shepherd of Souls Sunday Morning Community will have a reception in honor of home church missionaries Becky and Andrew Bronson on Sunday, January 29, 12:15 pm, Fellowship Hall. Andrew will be ordained, and both he and Becky will be commissioned for service in Thailand during the 9:30 and 11:00 am morning services. Come hear stories that will encourage you and be ready to encourage our missionaries. A light lunch is provided. A small donation is welcome to help cover the cost of food. RSVP to or 214-224-2551 by Friday, January 27.

zz Olivia Leigh Perry and Jonathan Scott Pelts on January 6, 2012

The Knot

zz Hunter Curtis Riemer son of Lily and Will Riemer, on December 29, 2011 zz Michael Duke Bonfield son of Maryjane and Chris Bonfield, on January 5, 2012 zz Elizabeth Eden Renwick daughter of Reid and Steven Renwick, on January 6, 2012

Deaths zz George Collins Jr. (CC#06), son of Emily and George Collins (CC#06); brother of Anna and Michael Collins (CC#06), on December 29, 2011 zz Peggy Kilgore (CC#12), wife of Dr. Bassett Kilgore (CC#12); mother of David (and Margaret) Kilgore (CC#22/ New Creations); grandmother of Anna, Madeline, Grace, Clair, and Paul Kilgore (CC#22); mother of Carol (and Bob) Williams (CC#25); grandmother of Jennifer Williams (CC#25), on January 1, 2012

Sympathy zz Kathy and Bill Peel (CC#15/ Vineyard) on the loss of their granddaughter, Ava Grace Peel, on December 22, 2011 zz Lisa and Dennis Roossien (CC#07/Vineyard) on the loss of her grandmother; Sean, Adam, and Avery Roossien (CC#07) on the loss of their great-grandmother, Janet Dinwiddie, on January 1, 2012 zz Kristina and Mark Davis (CC#10) on the loss of his mother; Kara, Maddie, Cayden, Esther, and Samuel Davis (CC#10) on the loss of their grandmother, Maurine Davis, on January 2, 2012

Are you made for each other? Come find out at The Knot, a weekend of discussion and learning that will help you build a foundation for a satisfying and godly marriage February 10–11, Friday, 6:00–9:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am–3:00 pm, Oak Lawn West. You will hear from multiple speakers on a range of topics such as the biblical foundation for marriage, finances, goals and values, communication, conflict, and physical intimacy. This weekend is designed for those who are seriously dating or engaged. The cost is $60 per couple. Register at by Wednesday, February 8. Contact or 214-224-2683.

Wayne Watson concert

An award-winning singer and songwriter, Wayne Watson has recorded over two dozen albums in his career. His transparent, hopeful writing has influenced a whole generation of Christian artists. PCPC staff pianist Brian Piper will accompany Mr. Watson in an evening of praise and inspiration. Join us for this free concert on Sunday, February 12, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary. Register for childcare by calling 214-706-2797 by Thursday, February 9. Contact or 214-224-2635.

Dawson Women's Prison Ministry

Ladies, we're having a guest day for our PCPC Dawson Women's Prison Ministry on Friday, February 17, 8:30–11:30 am. Never been? Then come visit and share in the blessing. Invite your friend, neighbor, mom, or sister. We will meet at PCPC to ride together to Dawson State Jail. Contact Marty Forte', or 214-542-4422.

An Art of Real Presence "Sometimes you can do nothing but trust God with everything." —Patrick Lafferty


Dr. Philip Graham Ryken

Philip Graham Ryken, President of Wheaton College, will preach during the morning services on Sunday, March 4. Dr. Ryken is an author of many books and a PCA pastor. Contact or 214-224-2632.

Intimate Mystery Workshop

Join Dan Allender and Steve Call as they invite couples to consider how their marriage is designed to reveal the character of God, to help them courageously name and explore the obstacles to a good marriage, and to call forth a deeper passion and joy in living out God's design for their relationship Thursday, March 22–Saturday, March 24. This three-day workshop looks honestly and deeply at relational struggles through the combination of teaching, small group sessions, and individual couples' sessions with highly skilled facilitators. Register at or 888-977-2002 x112. Early Registration before Tuesday, January 31 is $1750/ couple and after that, $1850/couple. For information about limited scholarships available, contact or 214-224-2683.

Arts Festival: Calling all artists!

Calling all artists! Registration for the 2012 Arts Festival, The Passion and the Promise, is now open. You may download the show rules and register your artwork at by Tuesday, February 14. The dates of the Arts Festival will be Saturday, March 24–Sunday, April 1, 10:00 am–6:00 pm daily, Fellowship Hall. Contact or 214-224-2739.

Helping Hands Day

Help single moms, widows, senior adults, and those with chronic illness who need help with changing light bulbs, organizing closets, raking leaves, fixing running toilets, and more Saturday, March 31, 8:00 am–1:00 pm, Room 263. Contact or 214-224-2742.

Winter Sunday Morning Communities Join us for a Sunday Morning Community. View your choices at Contact or 214-224-2736.

Arts Festival special juror Bruce Herman will speak on the topic of "An Art of Real Presence: Broken for Healing" Thursday, March 1, 7:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. Contact or 214-224-2739.

This Week  January 21, 2012

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January 21 22 23 24 27–28 29–Mar 4 29

Flexible Remember the Nations lunch, 224-2551 Remember the Nations Sunday, PCPC, 224-2551 10:45–11:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780 7:00 pm Say It without Saying It, Oak Lawn West, 224-2739 Women in the Word: A workshop, PCPC, 224-2725 Sundays, 9:30–10:30 am Intro to PCPC class, Room 302/304, 224-2744 12:15 pm Reception for Bronsons, Fellowship Hall, 224-2551 February

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12:00–12:30 pm Pray First, Parlor, 363-1588 Friday, 6:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am The Knot, Oak Lawn West, 224-2683 7:00 pm Wayne Watson concert, Sanctuary, 224-2635 10:45–11:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780 11:30 am–2:00 pm Valentine's Day dance, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771 6:30–8:30 pm The Bridge: What's her story?, 696-4748

Center of Hope volunteers needed

Are you looking for a new ministry opportunity in 2012? Consider volunteering in the library at Union Gospel Mission: Center of Hope (shelter for women and children). PCPC has historically ensured women and children have a library full of great books. Please consider helping us continue this tradition. Contact Niki Turner, or 214-679-6156.

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Young Families

New in the Library

For adults: The Man Who Created Narnia, the story of C. S. Lewis, by Michael Coren; The Creed, by Tim Kelleher; You Never Stop Being a Parent: thriving in relationship with your adult children, by Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick; and Woodland Portraits, by Sam Campbell. For juniors: another in the series Chosen Daughters, Weight of a Flame: the passion of Olympia Morata, by Simonetta Carr; Ballet, by Darcey Bussell; The Quest for Comfort: the story of the Heidelberg Catechism, by William Boekestein; In the I Didn't Know That series, Crocodiles yawn to keep cool, by Kate Petty; I Spy a Lion, Animals in art, by Lucy Micklethwait; God Made Something Quick, by Penny Reeve; and Noddy Goes to Toyland, by Enid Blyton. Swing by the Library Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm and Sunday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm, to pick up your winter reading. Visit or contact or 214-224-2673.

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8:30–11:30 am Dawson Women's Prison Ministry, PCPC, 542-4422 10:45–11:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780 March 7:00 pm An Art of Real Presence, Fellowship Hall, 224-2739 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, Sanctuary, 224-2632 7:00 pm Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, Sanctuary, 224-2635 Austin City Project, T Bar M Sports Camp, 224-2762 10:45–11:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780 Intimate Mystery Workshop, PCPC, 224-2683 10:00 am–6:00 pm daily Arts Festival, Fellowship Hall, 224-2739 10:45–11:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780 8:00 am–1:00 pm Helping Hands Day, Room 263, 224-2742 April Holy Week, Sanctuary, 224-2632 10:45–11:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780

Song and Story

Toddlers, bring your mom for some wiggly-giggly, laugh-out-loud, reading and singing fun Monday, January 23, 10:45–11:30 am, Room 122. Bring a sack lunch and meet friends inside or outside on the playground depending on the weather. No RSVP needed. Also, we need readers for our spring schedule. The spring schedule will meet every second and fourth Monday of the month, 10:45–11:30 am, January 23, February 13, 27, March 12, 26, April 9, 23, and May 14. Contact or 214-224-2780.

Park Cities Presbyterian Church

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

VBS—Save the date

Kids ages five (by September 1, 2012) to rising fourth graders, save the date for VBS on June 11–14, 9:00 am–noon, PCPC School of Rock. Contact Meredith Mabus,

Children's and youth choirs

Join us for this new choir semester with a wonderful opportunity for God's Word to be planted deeply in the hearts and minds of all who participate. Anyone in grades two–twelve is welcome. To register (new singers only), contact or 214-224-2636.

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/

New Friends New Life volunteers needed

Consider providing a meal on Wednesday evenings, 5:00–7:00 pm, Church of Christ on Preston and University. Also, consider helping with set-up, serving, or the children's program, 6:00–7:45 pm. Contact Deborah Green, or 214-300-9591.

January 21, 2012  This Week


Pray First

Help us pray for our church, families, and more on Monday, February 6, 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.

General fund budget 2011/2012 operating budget


July 1–January 8, 2012 budget


July 1–January 8, 2012 giving


Budget variance



The Bridge: What's her story?

Student Ministries

The Bridge is a gathering to encourage women of all life stages to come together Austin City Project and form cross-generational friendships while hearing a story of rescue in the Seventh–twelfth graders, join us in serving the city of Austin by teaming up life of a Christian woman on Thursday, February 16, 6:30–8:30 pm. You'll enjoy with ministries, churches, and outreach organizations Friday, March 9–Tuesday, fellowship over a light dinner and hear a woman's unique story of faith. New March 13, T Bar M Sports Camp. You will also enjoy fun activities and great faces are always welcome, so bring a friend! Light dinner provided for $10, and no teaching times. Also, don't forget to invite your friends. Online registration is now RSVP is necessary. Contact Susan Bullock, or 214-696-4748. available at or Register by Wednesday, February 29. Payment in full by debit or credit card is required Women's Spring Reflective Retreat during online registration. Contact or 214-224-2762. Our time away from the city will include scriptural teachings and time to quietly pray and read God's Word in your private room or outside on Friday, May PCPC Florida Trip—Save the Date 11–Saturday, May 12, Montserrat Retreat Center in Lake Dallas. Two sessions Summer 2012 may seem far away, but it will be here before we know it! Save of teaching on the spiritual discipline of stewardship of our time and money the date for the Florida Trip: Saturday, May 26–Friday, June 1, Laguna Beach will be led by Elizabeth Robinson and Kari Stainback. Though there will be Christian Retreat Center. Online registration will be available at the beginning of sweet fellowship during meals, we are excited to help you slip away from the March at Contact or 214-224-2762. busyness of life and into solitude before the Lord. The cost is $100. Contact or 214-224-2725.

60+ Community

Valentine's Day luncheon and dance

Grab that special someone or your best friend, and join us for a delightful time of food, fantastic tunes, and fellowship! The Festive Kitchen will provide delicious food and you will enjoy music by The Brian Piper Trio Tuesday, February 14, 11:30 am–2:00 pm, Oak Lawn West. Cost is $10 per person. RSVP to or 214-224-2771 by Thursday, February 9.

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