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Vol. XXII, No. 20 | September 29, 2012

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Do you love powerful stories? Check out the missions luncheon. Don’t “Skip” Head to Heart! Only one week left. Women, are you praying? We've got a great place to start.

Sundays beginning October 14 11:00 am • Room 259

Have you ever asked: What is Reformed theology? What’s the Reformation? What about election, free will?

It’s been predestined that you join Patrick Lafferty and Tim Jeffress for an amazing eight-month class teaching what we believe by unpacking the Westminster Confession of Faith. This class is open to everyone. Contact amy. or 214-224-2740.

Ready. Set. Grow! NEW MEMBER CLASS

Sundays, 9:30 am October 7–November 18 Room 302/304

Christ The

Miracles of

Register today at Click on the REGISTRATION square.

park cities presbyterian church fall preaching series

Questions? Contact or 214-224-2744.

Sundays this fall 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am

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

events & announcements



• John Frank Harper II, son of Elise and Jonathan Harper, on September 7, 2012 • Adair Campbell Lewis, daughter of Chamlee and Campbell Lewis, on September 12, 2012 marriages

• Lauren Marie Parma and William Thomas Elsener on September 1, 2012 deaths

• Elizabeth “Betty” Franklin (CC#05/Good News), on September 14, 2012 sympathy

• Julia and Blake Schwarz (CC#21/New City) on the loss of his grandmother; Brittain Schwarz (CC#21) on the loss of his greatgrandmother, Yvetta Schwarz, on September 6, 2012

2012 missions report luncheon

midweek Join us for an evening of worship, dinner, fellowship, and teaching on Wednesdays, through December 5, 5:30–8:30 pm, PCPC. Vespers is at 5:30 pm, Chapel; dinner at 5:30 pm, Fellowship Hall; and adult classes following dinner. Don’t forget to RSVP for dinner at 214224-2826 by 4:00 pm on Mondays and for childcare for birth to five-year-olds at 214-706-2797. Contact debbie. or 214-224-2744.

need counseling help? Then contact the PCPC Counseling Ministry. Our counseling services are fee-based. We continue to offer a complementary consultation for those interested in external counseling referrals or for those who need to discuss a reduced fee. Visit for more information. If you would like to set up an appointment with one of our counselors, or have questions, please contact Jeff White, or 214-224-2693.

employment opportunity

Did you know that multiple PCPC teams traveled to five different places to share the love of Jesus? Many members of PCPC participated in short-term trips this past summer and even more shared in these trips by giving financially and praying faithfully. Come enjoy a meal while hearing how God used PCPC members all around the world this past summer, Sunday, October 14, 12:15–1:30 pm, Fellowship Hall. Register at www. by Wednesday, October 10. Contact or 214-224-2551.

HeaDto HearT

with Skip and Barbara Ryan

September 30

9:30 & 11:00 am Fellowship Hall

Skip will lead the last two identical sessions on the topic of “Living out of Your Heart.” Note: Audio of the first session is available on CD or at The audio of the last session will be available online or to purchase October 4. Contact to order audio CDs. There will also be a special video looping in the downstairs lobby on Sunday, September 30.

PCPC is seeking qualified individuals for the following position: Full-time Coor- urban ministries dinator of Family Ministry. For more information and full job descriptions, visit Contact mercy street prayer walks or 214-224-2714. Please join us this fall on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 10:00 am, to pray for the community of West Dallas. We will be meeting at at Mercy Street for prayer walks through the neighborhood. world missions Contact Sarah Flores, or 214-693-4516. missionary prayer cards PCPC-supported missionaries need your prayers. Regularly updated prayer cards can now be down- esl childcare volunteers loaded from Contact Play and teach children the Gospel while their parents or 214-224-2523. learn English. Volunteers needed Mondays. Contact or 214-224-2528.

“All my theology is reduced to this narrow compass— Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.” — Archibald Alexander


This Week  September 29, 2012

Have you downloaded the PCPC app to your phone or tablet? It’s encouragement on the go. Plus! Watch the Ryans’ story of rescue video, and much more, on your mobile device.

september 30


Head to Heart, 9:30 and 11:00 am, Fellowship Hall, 224-2737

october 1

Prayer on the Porch, 9:00 am, 3601 Centenary, 363-1588


Musikgarten classes, Musikgarten Room, 224-2633


Women’s fall Bible studies, 9:30 am, 224-2722


State Fair of Texas Senior Adult Day, 9:30 am–3:00 pm 224-2771


Missions report luncheon, 12:15–1:30 pm, Fellowship Hall, 224-2551


Mercy Street prayer walk, 10:00 am, Mercy Street, 693-4516 Midweek, Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30 pm, PCPC, 224-2744


Men’s Bible study, Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Rooms 320–304, 224-2739


DivorceCare, Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 pm, Room 263, 224-2683



14–5/19 Ground School, Sundays, 11:00 am–noon Oak Lawn West, 224-2740



New Member class, Sundays, 9:30–10:40 am, Room 302–304, 224-2744

Mercy Street prayer walk, 10:00 am, Mercy Street, 693-4516


Biblical Imagination Conference, PCPC, 224-2740


Trick or Can, 7:00–9:00 pm, PCPC Hangout, 224-2762

Middle School fall retreat, 224-2762 Turtle Creek road closing, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

60+ Community

Did you miss an issue of This Week? You can download past issues in PDF format at Just click on “resources” on the menu bar at the top of the page.

state fair of texas Senior Adult Day is around the bend, Thursday, October 11, 9:30 am–3:00 pm. Park behind Oak Lawn West and board the vans by 9:30 am. RSVP to jane.beasley@ or 214-224-2771 by October 10.

Park Cities


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

prayer on the porch Meets first Mondays, October—May, 3601 Centenary. 9:00-9:45 am: group prayer; 9:45 am-end of day: drop-by prayer. Come as you are and share the concerns of your heart. Contact Phyllis Mabus, or 214363-1588.

Student Ministries trick or can Fifth–eighth greaders: Dress up in your favorite costume and help us trick or treat for canned food items to donate to a local charity, Wednesday, October 24, 7:00–9:00 pm, PCPC Hangout. There will be a prize for the best costume! Bring $5 and a pumpkin to decorate. Contact or 214-224-2762.


MIddle School Fall Retreat 2012 Here we grow.

October 5–7 Sky Ranch Camp, Van, TX Cost: $200 Register at Contact:, 214-224-2762

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/

LifeWalk map

community news

October 7 11:00am–3:00 pm

sunday, october 7 road closing LifeWalk street closings will be from 11:00 am–3:00 pm. You will not be able to turn left from Turtle Creek to Avondale. Nor will you be able to cross Turtle Creek on Avondale. This affects the far right lane only. Turtle Creek will be open going south. The walk begins and ends at Lee Park and goes south to Cedar Springs.

general fund budget

2012/2013 operating budget

LifeWalk route


July 1–September 16, 2012 budget


July 1–September 16, 2012 giving


Budget variance


September 29, 2012   This Week


baptisms September 16, 2012


is the bridge between the heart and mind.

Hall Mortimer Allison son of Cameron and Travis Allison

Marguerite Jane Chavoya

Andrew Simeon Flowers

Matthew Trippe Goetz

daughter of Laura and Brandon Chavoya

son of Ashley and Pete Flowers

son of Katie and Reid Goetz

Biblical Imagination Conference with michael card

october 19–20 free concert

sunday, October 21, 7:00 pm

Nelson Brittain Schwarz

Juliet Katherine Walters

Ellen Louise Woodward

son of Julia and Blake Schwarz

daughter of Katie and Nathan Walters

daughter of Carrie and Richard Woodward

Register at Questions? Contact: or 214-224-2740

This Week (007-362) is published biweekly except once in December by Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219. Periodical postage paid at Dallas, Texas 75219. POSTMASTER: send address changes to THIS WEEK, 4124 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219‑3152.

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. 20 | september 29, 2012

Periodical Postage Paid at Dallas, Texas

THIS WEEK: September 29, 2012  

bi-weekly newsletter of Park Cities Presbyterian Church

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