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VOL. XXII, NO. 13 | JUNE 23, 2012

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Women's summer studies are happening now. Don't miss it.

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Do you like to talk? The ESL ministry can use you!

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It's a spectacular time to be a kid at PCPC!

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Are you a caregiver for a loved one? We can help.

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Three things you'll want to know about Michael Card

SMU International student Party June 28, 6:00 pM, Burleson Park see page 2 for more details

Doulos Leadership Retreat

JULY 23–27 galveston, texas See page 3 for details.

Park Cities Presbyterian Church exists to extend the transforming presence of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ in Dallas and to the world.

our family

announcements everyone


Andrew Simeon Flowers, son of Ashley and Pete Flowers, on June 2, 2012 Abigail Miller Moffitt daughter of Katherine and Ben Moffitt, on June 5, 2012 marriages

Mariko Jinbo and David William Kline on June 2, 2012 Lauren Ainsley Hosek and William Hunter Pond on June 9, 2012

caregiver support luncheon Are you a caregiver to a parent, child, sibling, or friend? Please join us for lunch and a time of fellowship and prayer Tuesday, June 26, 12:00 pm, Oak Lawn West. We would love to come along side you and give you the support, friendship, and encouragement you need. Come with your questions and with your knowledge. It’s a great time of networking together. RSVP to jane.beasley@pcpc. org or 214-224-2771 by Friday, June 22.

international students outreach


Jean Sorrells (CC#13), mother of Becky O'Donnell (CC#09); grandmother of Chris O'Donnell (CC#13), on May 25, 2012 sympathy

Tom & Julie Shirley (CC#01/Vineyard) on the loss of his father, Walker and Austin Shirley on the loss of their grandfather, Robert Shirley, on May 10, 2012

Join us for our second international students outreach, Thursday, June 28, 6:00–7:30 pm, Burleson Park. Be a part of a fun, familyfriendly, casual evening as we seek to practice Leviticus 19:33–34 and welcome a new crop of SMU international master’s level students to our neighborhood. We need help providing some light snacks and drinks. RSVP to or 214-224-2551 by Tuesday, June 26.

perspectives returns Steve & Kathy Giese (CC#16) on the loss of his mother, Ruby, Daniel, and Katie Giese on the loss of their grandmother. Betty Giese, on June 11, 2012

This 15-week discipleship course takes students five miles deep into the Bible and offers a clearer picture of the church’s role in God’s grand plan, August 30–December 13, Thursdays, 6:30 pm—9:00 pm, Oak Lawn West Meeting Room. Contact marzena. or 214-224-2523.

officer election results The following men were elected by the congregation on Sunday, June 10, to serve as officers of PCPC in the Class of 2016: Office of Elder: Jack Denman, Jim Madden, Mike Skinner, and Tim Wilson. Office of Deacon: Ed Bagby, Rick Christy, Tom Duke, Pete Flowers, Steve Greenwell, John Mayfield, Kirk Meyer, and Ramsay Woodall. They will be ordained and/or installed at the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services on Sunday, June 24. We are grateful for their willingness to serve the Lord through this ministry at PCPC.

urban ministries union gospel mission games day

“I do not know when I am more perfectly happy than when I am weeping for sin at the foot of the cross.” —C. H. Spurgeon


THIS WEEK  JUNE 23, 2012

It's time for the Union Gospel Mission's annual Games Day, and we need your help Saturday, June 30, 7:00 am–3:00 pm. Volunteer today! Contact Beni Mayer, or 214-637-6117.

childcare volunteers needed Volunteers are needed at Union Gospel Mission and Center of Hope every Monday and Tuesday, 5:30— 6:45 pm, to watch children four years and younger while their mothers are in parenting development classes. Contact Irenee O'Reilly, ioreilly@ugmdallas. org or 214-638-2988.

esl volunteers needed We need volunteers to build relationships and share the gospel with English-language learners. Teacher training is August 26 after church. We also need volunteers to minister the Gospel to the children of our ESL students during both the morning and evening sessions. Contact Elizabeth Cunningham with questions or to volunteer, or 214-224-2528.

conversation partners needed Help our ESL students practice their English this summer. Volunteer as a conversation partner/friend. You would meet regularly (when and where is up to you) to chat with a student one-on-one. Contact or 214-224-2528.

good samaritan ministry Are you looking for a way to be the hands and feet of Christ reaching out to those in need? Then join the Good Samaritan Ministry. This ministry provides assistance to non-PCPC members who are facing temporary financial difficulties. It is administered by the Good Samaritan Committee consisting of PCPC members. For more information or to become a member of the Good Samaritan Committee, contact Chris Axley, or 214-263-8174.

women women’s summer bible studies

1. Rethinking Relationships, Sexuality, and the Christian’s Voice of Good News: What do we say about homosexuality? Tuesdays, June 19–July 10, 7:00–8:30 pm For more information, e-mail Shannon Geiger, or 214-405-0147. 2. Is Your Home Out of Order? Mondays, July 9–30, 7:15 pm RSVP to Nancy Turner, 

3. Thinking Now. Thinking True. Wednesdays, June 6–27, 10:00–11:00 am, Oak Lawn West. RSVP to Linda Weaver, Question? Contact or 214-224-2725.

JULY 4 HOLIDAY The church offices will be closed for the holiday, so there will be NO WEDNESDAY VESPERS.

calendar august

june 23–7/30 Women's summer Bible studies, 224-2725


ESL teacher training, 224-2528

23–7/31 Musikgarten classes, 10:30–11:15 am, Musikgarten Room, 224-2633


Perspectives, Thursdays, 6:30 pm—9:00 pm, Oak Lawn West, 224-2523


DLF Celebration of Hope 2012, 7:00 am–3:00 pm, 882-1230


Caregiver support luncheon, 12:00 pm, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771


SMU international students outreach, 6:00–7:30 pm, Burleson Park, 224-2551


Union Gospel Mission Games Day, 7:00 am–3:00 pm, 637-6117

july 12–30 16

Youth Ministry Asia mission trips, Asia, 224-2766 Hurricane Harbor (Middle School), 224-2762

22–8/4 PCPC Family Camp: Colorado, Sky Ranch at Ute Trail, 224-2762 23–27

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Doulos leadership retreat (7th/8th), Galveston, TX, 224-2762

Word God

pcpc summer preaching series

The of in Stained Glass

jonah adam john nehemiah rahab ruth

haggai abraham barnabas timothy thomas peter

Find a booklet on the history and meaing of PCPC's stained glass windows at

Park Cities p r e s b y t e r i a n c h u r c h ( PCA )

young families summer spectacular

student ministries doulos leadership retreat

All children entering first through fourth Experience five sunny days of great teaching, grade are invited to participate in the Summer beaching, and leadership training in Galveston, TX, Spectacular, Sundays, June 17—August 19, 11:00 July 23–27. The trip is open to all incoming seventh am, in Kidz Court. We will be unpacking the theme to eighth grade students. Students must apply for Trusting God throughout the summer in a variety of this trip and applications are due by July 12. Retreat fun activities from games to worship. Remember, participants will be a part of a leadership team there is no Bible Explorers during the 9:30 am hour, during the school year that will meet monthly and and Summer Spectacular at 11:00 am is the only participate in various service opportunities. RSVP to elementary Sunday school program during this time. Contact or 214-224-2545.

summer musikgarten classes Looking for some musical fun for your kids? Join our Musikgarten classes for an exciting way to build your child’s knowledge and love of music June 19–July 31, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 am, Musikgarten Room. Visit or e-mail or 214-224-2633.

hurricane harbor

Middle schoolers, don't miss this amazing event on July 16. Visit for more information or contact or 214224-2762. Do you subscribe to e-This Week? Stay up to date on upcoming PCPC events. Subscribe at

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JUNE 23, 2012  THIS WEEK




Michael grows one superb, manly beard.

He’s a published author of 23 books.


mark: the gospel of passion is Michael’s lastest book, and is the basis of the upcoming Biblical Imaginations conference. His creativity and clarity makes this work a must read for any biblical reader. You can purchase a copy at the PCPC Bookstore. Also, be sure to check out his other books in the PCPC library.

biblical imaginations conference


Park Cities Presbyterian Church

After 30 albums, 23 books, and thousands of concerts, Michael has invited listeners and readers to honestly wrestle with the Bible, seeking to grasp the meaning of the text by way of the imagination to connect heart and mind. The Biblical Imagination Series is a decades-long convergence of his music, writing, and teaching ministry.

2 He’s got this whole recording artist thing.

The Biblical Imagination conference concludes with a free concert on Sunday night. Register at Questions?

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Park Cities Presbyterian Church JD Lemming, editor 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219-3152 214-224-2711 • fax 214-224-2711

Vol. XXII, No. 13 | june 23, 2012

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THIS WEEK: June 23, 2012  

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