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Vol. XXIiI, No. 6 | March 16, 2013


Holy Week


park cities presbyterian church

Weekday noon services Worship Jesus Christ and meditate on His death on the cross, Monday–Friday, March 25–29, noon, Sanctuary. Special music for meditation will begin 15 minutes before each service. Childcare is available by reservation for children birth to 5 years old. Please call 214224-2600. Please call 24 hours in advance. Speakers and texts are as follows: Monday, March 25 Luke 22:47–53 (Kiss of betrayal) Brent Baker Tuesday, March 26 Luke 23:6–12 (Herod was glad) Pete Deison Wednesday, March 27 John 19:1–11 (Pilate’s fear) Skip Ryan Thursday, March 28 Luke 23:26–31 (Weeping daughters) Paul Goebel Good Friday, March 29 Luke 23:39–43 (Two thieves) Julian Russell

Holy week lunches Enjoy fellowship over lunch following the weekday noon services in the Chapel foyer. The cost is $8 each, by cash or check. No reservation needed. Contact or 214-224-2722. Vespers Celebrate the Lord’s Supper at this quiet, meditative service, Wednesday, March 27, 5:30 pm, Chapel. Maundy Thursday communion service The Lord’s Supper will be served and Mark Davis will preach, March 28, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary. Special music for meditation will begin 15 minutes before the service. Sunday services Resurrection Sunday services (identical) will be held on March 31, 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. The nursery and preschool will be open on Easter Sunday. Elementary and youth classes will not meet. Holy Week resources A Violent Grace: Meeting Christ at the cross by Michael Card; The Person and Work of Christ by B. B. Warfield

Officer Recommendations: March 17–May 17


s. part of PCPC’s process of electing elders and deacons, we want our church body to help us learn of men who are growing in their character, giftedness, and in their sense of call to serve our body. The congregation is encouraged each year to recommend men whom they believe to be qualified. The session has approved March 17–May 17 as the officer recommendation period for elder and deacon candidates for the Class of 2018.

A screening committee led this year by Ruling Elder Randy Wood and composed of elders, deacons, and laity will interview all men who are recommended and consider their qualifications before submitting a list of potential officer candidates to the session for approval. The men approved by the session will undergo a year of training in classes on the Bible, the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Book of Church Order, and officer specific books, and then stand for election by the congregation in June, 2014. As you prayerfully consider your recommendations, please reflect on 1 Timothy 3:1–13, Titus 1:5–9, and 1 Peter 5:1–4 as the biblical basis for qualifications. Men who are chosen must meet the qualifications as summarized in the Book of Church Order: Qualifications of an Elder (BCO 8-2, 3): He that fills this office should possess a competency of human learning and be blameless in life, sound in the faith and apt to teach. He should exhibit a sobriety and holiness of life becoming the Gospel. He should rule his own house well and should have a good report of them that are outside the church. (The elder is) to watch diligently over the flock, that no corruption of doctrine or of morals enter therein.

Qualifications of a Deacon (BCO 9-2, 3): It is the duty of deacons to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress. To the office of deacon, which is spiritual in nature, shall be chosen men of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly spirit, warm sympathies, and sound judgment. Please consider the following as you make recommendations: • You must be a member in good standing of PCPC in order to recommend an individual for an officer position. • Do not recommend a man for office unless you have first obtained his permission to do so. • Officers who have previously served as deacons and elders are eligible to serve again and may be recommended. • At the time of recommendation, an officer candidate must have been a member in good standing of PCPC for the past two years. • Please do not recommend a man who is related to you by blood or marriage. Recommendation forms are available online or in the literature racks throughout the church. Please submit your form via one of the following confidential ways: Online: Complete the online form at and submit Mail: PCPC, c/o Sally Rogers, 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219 Fax: 214-224-2759 Scan: E-mail as attachment to: sally. Place: in red box at the Information Center

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



• Chapel Steel Carlson, son of Jennifer and Zane Carlson, on February 15, 2013 sympathy

• Judy and Steve Connaster (CC#02) on the loss of her mother; Angela Connaster (CC#02) on the loss of her grandmother, Mary Lou Gossett, on November 6, 2012 • Sonia and Lee Jagers (CC#14) on the loss of his mother; Natalie Jagers (CC#18) on the loss of her grandmother, Mary Jagers, on February 20, 2013 • Katy Haugh (CC#07) on the loss of her father; Natalie Bills (CC#07) on the loss of her grandfather; Grant Bills (CC#22) on the loss of his grandfather, Robert “Bob” Haugh, on February 23, 2013 • Jennifer and David Stanton (CC#06) on the loss of her mother, Ardyce Deuel, on February 24, 2013

easter crosses

eggstravaganza 2013

Easter crosses will be available Sunday, March 17. Please join us in committing not only to displaying the cross in your yard, but also to prayerfully considering how you might reach out to at least one neighbor during this Easter season. Contact or 214-224-2750.

Come out to the field in front of West Dallas Community School for a community-wide Easter celebration and egg hunt! There will be cotton candy, carnival games, inflatables, arts, crafts, and food galore, Saturday, March 23, 11:00 am–2:00 pm, West Dallas Community School. Contact or 214-224-2520.

art+spirit with roger feldman

Don’t miss special speaker, Roger Feldman, sculptor wdcc outreach garage sale and fine art professor, Tuesday, March 19, 7:00–9:00 West Dallas Community Church needs donations for pm, Oak Lawn West. Register at their community outreach garage sale. Donations Contact or 214-224-2739. can be made anytime. The sale takes place March 29-30 in the WDCC parking lot. Contact Greg Jones, 214-637-7741 (#108). the knot Are you made for each other? Come find out at The Knot, a weekend of discussion and learning that exodus needs will help you build a foundation for a satisfying and Exodus is in need of someone to teach a parenting godly marriage, March 22–23, Friday, 6:00–9:15 pm; class on Thursday nights. Please pray about Saturday, 8:00 am–3:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. You will offering one hour of your week to help these hear from multiple speakers on a range of topics such mothers be better parents. Contact Raquel Griego, as the biblical foundation for marriage, finances, goals or 214-827-3772. and values, communication, conflict, and physical intimacy. This weekend is designed for those who are get involved with equip seriously dating, engaged, or newly married. The cost As part of a broader plan of discipleship, Urban and is $50 per couple. Register at Contact Mercy Ministries seek to provide opportunities for the or 214-224-2740. members of PCPC to identify, strengthen, and use their spiritual gifts in serving the least of our brethren in our city. EQUIP gives PCPC the opportunity to meet the pastoral care writer needed Would you love to participate in ministry at PCPC? holistic needs, not just short-term material needs. Visit If you can write a kind note of encouragement, to view an inspiring video about address an envelope, and drop it in your own mailbox, EQUIP. Contact Linda Wells, or you have your very own PCPC ministry. Contact 214-632-2088. or 214-224-2742.

pcpc employment opportunities

senior adult community

PCPC seeks a part-time (20 hours) Admin. Assistant to Counseling. Please visit or contact or 214-224-2740.

lunch and a movie

PCPC seeks a full-time (40 hours) Coordinator of Short Term Missions and Ministry Events. Please Visit or contact or 214-224-2714.

“Once a believer really gets to see what the Lord can do through him or her, at whatever stage in life, they’re going to get excited about getting out there in the battle. It’s all about being a servant of Christ.” —Howard Hendricks


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urban ministries

Grab your spouse or a friend for some midday fun, Thursday, March 21, 11:30 am–2:00 pm, Oak Lawn West. RSVP to or 214-224-2771 by Monday, March 18.

homebound member care

PCPC seeks a temporary part-time administrative position. Please forward your resume to careers@

Are you homebound? Contact us if you know of a PCPC member or regular attendee who is homebound. Our volunteers would love to visit, mail cards, and make phone calls. Contact or 214-224-2771.


caregiver support group

Are you a caregiver to a parent, child, sibling, or friend? Please join us for lunch and a time of fellowship and circle 5 meeting Circle 5 will have their March meeting at the home prayer, Tuesday, March 19, noon, Oak Lawn West. of Ruth Millis, Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am, 1204 It’s a great time of networking together. Contact Presbyterian Village. Contact Peggy Skidmore, or 214-224-2771. or 214-361-4704.

march 16

Outlaw Outpost (VBS 2013) registration open,


Easter crosses available, 224-2750


Circle 5 meeting, 10:00 am, 1204 Presbyterian Village, 361-4704


Caregiver support group, noon, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771


Art+Spirit with Roger Feldman, 7:00–9:00 pm, Oak Lawn West, 224-2739


Lunch and a Movie, 11:30 am–2:00 pm ,Oak Lawn West, 224-2771



Peru short-term mission trip meeting, 12:15 am, Oak Lawn West, 224-2551


Japan short-term mission trip meeting, 12:30 am, Room 262, 224-2551


The Knot, Friday, 6:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am, Fellowship Hall, 224-2740


EggStravaganza 2013, 11:00 am–2:00 pm, WDCS, 224-2520


Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon, 7:00 am-11:30 am, 224-2515

Holy Week noon services, noon, Sanctuary, 224-2632


Vespers, 5:30 pm, Chapel, 224-2740


Maundy Thursday communion service, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary, 224-2632


WDCC outreach garage sale, 637-7741 (#108)


Good Friday


Resurrection Sunday services, 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am, 224-2632

world missions

student Ministries

upcoming short-term mission trips

pcpc florida trip 2013

Japan Young Adults short-term mission trip 2013 marks the fifteenth year PCPC has sent a team of young adults to Japan. The team will interact with Japanese students and seek to encourage the ministries of the local church in and around Chiba and Tokyo. Join this highly relational trip to share the love of Christ to a nation in desperate need of Christ’s hope. Informational meeting: Sunday, March 24, 12:30 pm, Room 262. For more information, contact, 214224-2551.

Monday, June 3—Sunday, June 9, Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center; Registration is full! Contact Sarah Palmer to have your name put on the waiting list. Contact or 214-224-2762.

community news half marathon road closings

Finding your way to PCPC on this Palm Sunday will take forethought if you approach PCPC from the Peru family short-term mission trip east, Sunday, March 24, 7:00–11:30 am. Access Families with children are invited to participate in a from Central to PCPC will be blocked off south of short-term trip to serve Quechuan orphans in Cusco, Mockingbird all the way to downtown. We recommend Peru. For many years PCPC has sent teams to this you exit at Mockingbird and go west to Preston, then site to help with construction, VBS, and outreach south to the church. Please see the map below for ministry. Many PCPC members have grown to love the the race route through our neighborhood. Contact work in Peru and PCPC-supported missionaries Keith or 214-224-2515. and Ruth Powlison and Lee and Michelle Bridgeman. Informational meeting: Sunday, March 24, 12:15 pm, Oak Lawn West. For more information, contact anna., 214-224-2551.

tithe your summer Would you consider tithing your summer? See the list of Missions to the World summer internship opportunities at Contact or 214-224-2523.

interested in esl? Come observe some classes, March 18–May 8, Mondays and Wednesday, 9:30–11:00 am; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 pm, on the Elementary hallway. Contact or 214-224-2528.

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March 23, 11:00 am–2:00 pm West Dallas Community School

VBS is riding into town and we need volunteers like Butch Cassidy needs a bank. Register today! Spaces will fill up quickly. Register at

Carnival games, inflatables, crafts, and food galore

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