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This Week Vol. XXIiI, No. 7 | March 30, 2013

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Women, Subjects is back tackling tough issues. Deuces are wild for Senior Adults! Game day is here. Mission trip opportunities abound this summer.



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Officer Recommendations


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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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 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.

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events & announcements




resurrection sunday


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.

Please join us Sunday, April 7, 11:00 am-noon, Room 259, for conversations with speaker and author Sandra Glahn on the subject of infertility and adoption. Sandra has written several books, including When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden: Encouragement for couples facing infertility. A follow up Shiloh Bible study will also be offered. Contact or 214-224-2722.

• Leah Alice Johnson, daughter of Leigh and Russ Johnson, on February 21, 2013 • Rachel Elizabeth Olles, daughter of Ashley and Tim Olles, on March 7, 2013 • Emma Caroline Gurley, daughter of Rebecca and Lance Gurley, on March 9, 2013 • Mary Binns Brewer, daughter of Catherine and Travis Brewer, on March 12, 2013 sympathy

• Pam and Rick Holden (CC#01) on the loss of her mother, Mary "Evelyn" Mason, on March 6, 2013 • Susan Millet (CC#09) on the loss of her brother, Thomas W. Gay, on March 7, 2013 • Ann Claire and Scott Carlson (CC#04) on the loss of his mother; Susanna and John Carlson (CC#04) on the loss of their grandmother, Martha Carlson, on March 16, 2013 • Hannah and Ed Parker (CC#14) on the loss of her mother; Tatiana Parker (CC#14) on the loss of her grandmother, Hildegard Kramer, on March 18, 2013 • Gretchen and Brooks Weir (CC#06) on the loss of his grandfather; Vincent, Alexander, Evan, Oliver, Hannah, and Lily Weir (CC#06) on the loss of their great-grandfather, J. Ray Weir, on March 18, 2013 • Debbie and Bill Dunlap (CC#21) on the loss of her father; Rick Dunlap (CC#03) on the loss of his grandfather, Bill Broyles, on March 19, 2013

“Out of His agony comes our victory; out of His condemnation, our justification; out of His pain, our ease; out of His stripes, our healing; out of His gall and vinegar, our honey; out of His curse, our blessing; out of His crown of thorns, our crown of glory; out of His death, our life: if He could not be released, it was that you might. If Pilate gave sentence against Him, it was that the great God might never give sentence against you.” —Robert D. Jones


This Week  march 30, 2013

Resurrection Sunday Park & Ride Shuttles will run from: 1. Equinox Parking Garage entrance on south side of Avondale behind the Wells Fargo Bank (on Oak Lawn). (Avondale is one-way east.) 2. Two Turtle Creek Parking Garage entrance facing alley which runs south off Irving.

circle 5 meeting Circle 5 will meet at the home of Carolyn Galloway, Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 am, 3405 Amherst Avenue. Questions? Contact Peggy Skidmore, or 214-361-4704.

Easter Cross Flowers PCPC families, we encourage all of our children to bring a flower to put on the large cross on the front steps of the bridge: what s her story? our church on Resurrection Sunday. Bridge the generational gap and make a connection with a woman of a different generation, Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm, 3116 Hanover, to hear Evelyn Freeman ushers needed Looking for a place to serve? Volunteer as an usher share her story. Dinner is $10, but the fellowship is once a month! Contact or free. Contact Nancy Snell, or 214-363-9914. 214-224-2736.

pastoral care writer needed

If you can write a kind note of encouragement, urban ministries address an envelope, and drop it in your own mailbox, you have your very own PCPC ministry. Contact exodus needs or 214-224-2742. Exodus is in need of someone to teach a parenting class on Thursday nights. Please pray about offering one hour of your week to help these pcpc employment opportunities 1. PCPC seeks a full-time (40 hours) Coordinator of mothers be better parents. Contact Raquel Griego, or 214-827-3772. Short Term Missions and Ministry Events. 2. PCPC seeks a temporary part-time administrative position. get involved with equip 3. PCPC seeks a full-time accounting specialist: As part of a broader plan of discipleship, Urban and bookkeeper. Mercy Ministries seek to provide opportunities for the For full information regarding each opportunity, please members of PCPC to identify, strengthen, and use their visit To forward your resumé, spiritual gifts in serving the least of our brethren in our contact or 214-224-2740. city. EQUIP gives PCPC the opportunity to meet the holistic needs, not just short-term material needs. Visit to view an inspiring video about pcpc bookstore sale The PCPC Bookstore will be having a sale, Sunday, April EQUIP. Contact Linda Wells, or 14–Sunday, April 28. Everything in the store will be 214-632-2088. sold at half price. Store hours: M-F: 8:30 am-5:00 pm; Sun: 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Contact act community prayer visits or 214-224-2740. Join ACT for community prayer visits in West Dallas, Saturday, April 13, 1:00–4:00 pm, as we seek to bring park cities players theater camps justice to this community, we need the body of Christ to Industry professional, Laurie Hargrave, will be teaching support residents and families who are seeking change two four-day camps to rising third through sixth and safer neighborhoods. Contact Maria Pacheco, graders—boys and girls. Students can attend one or 214-951-9151. or both weeks as different material will be covered. Camps begin  Mondays, June 17 and 24. Each camp will last Monday–Thursday, 1:00–4:00 pm.  Contact or 214-224-2633. (

Yes! We do have a mobile app.

march 30

Outlaw Outpost (VBS 2013) registration open,


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

june 3–9 17 & 24

PC Players Theater Camps, 1:00–4:00 pm, 224-2633


Japan Young Adults missions trip, 224-2551


Senegal missions trip, 224-2551


Peru family missions trip, 224-2551

april 7

Subjects, 11:00 am, Room 259, 224-2722


ACT community prayer visit, 1:00 pm, West Dallas, 951-9151


Florida trip 2013, Laguna Beach, 224-2762

PCPC Bookstore sale, 224-2740


Circle 5, 10:00 am, 3405 Amherst, 361-4704


Lunch and game day, 11:30 am, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771


The Bridge, 6:30 pm, 3116 Hanover, 363-9914

senior adult community

Peru family short-term mission trip Families with children are invited to participate in a short-term trip to serve Quechuan orphans in Cusco, lunch and game day Deuces are wild! Grab your spouse or a friend and Peru, June 28–July 7. For many years PCPC has sent come on down for a light lunch, some fun table games, teams to this site to help with construction, VBS, and great fellowship, Thursday, April 18, 11:30 am, and outreach ministry. Many PCPC members have Oak Lawn West. Bridge! Checkers! Dominos! Bring grown to love the work in Peru and PCPC-supported your own cards and board games if you wish. RSVP missionaries Keith and Ruth Powlison and Lee and to or 214-224-2771 by Monday, Michelle Bridgeman. For more information, contact, 214-224-2551. April 15.

homebound member care

tithe your summer

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.

See the list of Missions to the World summer internship opportunities at Contact or 214-224-2523.

world missions upcoming short-term mission trips Japan Young Adults short-term mission trip 2013 marks the fifteenth year PCPC has sent a team of young adults to Japan, June 14–23. 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. For more information, contact anna.graber@, 214-224-2551. Senegal short-term missions trip Redeemer Seminary is joining with PCPC to send a team to teach and train pastors, wives, and children in Senegal, June 27–July 7. All adults are invited to participate in this trip to minister to one of the fastest growing church planting projects with which PCPC is involved. For more information, contact anna.graber@, 214-224-2551.

interested in esl? Come observe some classes, April 1–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.

are you a homeschooling expert? Missions and Church Planting is looking for PCPC members who homeschool their children to help PCPC home church missionary couples abroad with curriculum and homeschooling tips. Contact or 214-224-2523.

student Ministries

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Park Cities

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

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 Wednesday Vespers, 5:30–6:00 pm 24/7 prayer hotline

214-224-2680 or 24/ general fund budget

pcpc florida trip 2013 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.

2012/2013 operating budget


July 1–March 17, 2013 budget


July 1–March 17, 2013 giving Budget variance

$10,693,070 $1,519,051

march 30, 2013   This Week


Vol. XXIIi, No. 7 | march 30, 2013 Park Cities Presbyterian Church JD Lemming, editor 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219-3152 214-224-2711 • fax 214-224-2711

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son of Malia and Keith

Aidan Christopher Smith

Abigail Grace Trusler

Joseph Haskell Ward

Austin Titus Morrow

daughter of Malia and Keith

Madelyn Leigh Christianson

Ketler Jackson Holder

George Keith Mitchell IV

Isabella Marie Mitchell

daughter of Rachel and Brandon

Lela Nan Miller

son of Andee and Brad

Andrew Joseph O'Brien son of Lindsey and Parker

John Michael Benda Christian Candler Clarke

Ethan Christopher Cope

New Communicants

Sophie Katherine Cope

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