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This Week Vol. XXIiI, No. 8 | april 13, 2013

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SERVE365 might just change your life. Recommend an elder or deacon. Submit your names today! Women, the Bridge is here again—cross it.



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21, 5:30 pm Sunday, April Sanctuary all Fellowship H

ather with our Urban Ministries partners and other area churches as we celebrate what our Lord is doing in and through these partnerships and provide a launching pad for a renewed commitment from us all.

Bring the family! The evening will begin with a rich worship service that includes a guest speaker and diverse choir comprised of members from various churches. After the service, be sure to visit our partner booths in the church hallway and enjoy a time of food and fellowship. Contact or 214-224-2520.

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.

our family

events & announcements




pcpc bookstore sale

circle 5 meeting

• George Mitchell IV, son of Malia and Keith Mitchell, on November 23, 2012 • Caedmon Jacob Windsor, son of Brittany and Todd Windsor, on December 19, 2012 • Mary Margaret Scruggs, daughter of Caroline and John Mark Scruggs, on March 30, 2013 sympathy

• Nancy and Barney Moss (CC#11) on the loss of her father, Albert Kupp, on March 21, 2013 • Debbie and Don Snell (CC#01) on the loss of his mother; Stephanie Snell (CC#01) on the loss of her grandmother; Caroline and Jake Wagner (CC#22) on the loss of her grandmother; Nancy and Jim Snell (CC#01) on the loss of his mother; Jimmy and Annie Snell (CC#10) on the loss of their grandmother; Katie and David Williams (CC#07) on the loss of her grandmother, Lillian “Lil” Snell, on April 3, 2013

Sunday, April 14–Sunday, April 28; No, we’re not Circle 5 will meet Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 am, closing. This is an inventory reduction sale. Everything 3405 Amherst Avenue. Contact Peggy Skidmore, in the store will be sold at half price. Store hours: M-F: or 214-361-4704. 8:30 am-5:00 pm; Sun: 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Contact or 214-224-2740. the bridge: what s her story? Make a connection with a woman of a different generation, Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm, 3116 Hanover, outlaw outpost (VBS 2013) VBS is riding into town (with 500+ kids) and we need and hear Evelyn Freeman share her story. Dinner is volunteers like Dodge City needed a sheriff—real bad. $10, but the fellowship is free. Contact Nancy Snell, Register today at Questions? Contact or 214-363-9914.

park cities players theater camps Industry professional Laurie Hargrave will be teaching two four-day camps to rising third through sixth graders—boys and girls. Students can attend one 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.

ushers needed

urban ministries get involved with equip EQUIP provides opportunities for the members of PCPC to identify, strengthen, and use their spiritual gifts in serving the least of our brethren in our city. It gives PCPC the opportunity to meet the holistic needs, not just short-term material needs. Visit www. to view an inspiring video. Contact or 214-632-2088.

Looking for a place to serve? Volunteering as an usher once a month is an excellent way to serve our church act community prayer visits and meet new people. Sign up for the week of your Join ACT for community prayer visits in West Dallas, choice (first, second, third, or fourth Sunday). Contact Saturday, May 11, 1:00–4:00 pm, as we seek to bring or 214-224-2736. justice to this community. Contact Maria Pacheco, or 214-951-9151.

pcpc employment opportunity

PCPC seeks a full-time accounting specialist: bookkeeper. For full information regarding this opportunity, please visit To forward your resumé, contact or 214-224-2740.

call to artists PCPC announces its 2013 Arts Festival theme and dates. Rules and details can be found at www. Mediums include: non-narrative film, painting, sculpture, photography, pen and ink, mixed media, and textile. Registration begins Thursday, August 1, 2013. Show dates are November 8–17, 2013. The themes are based on Micah 6:8, Live Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with your God. Contact or 214-224-2739.

“Sanity is grasping the math that if it is by sinning that one plunges into misery, then it is not by more sinning that one makes things better.” —Andrée Seu Peterson


This Week  april 13, 2013

senior adult community lunch and game day Come on down for a light lunch, some fun table games, and great fellowship, Thursday, April 18, 11:30 am, Oak Lawn West. Bring your own cards and board games if you wish. RSVP to or 214-224-2771 by Monday, April 15.

homebound member care 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.

NEWSFLASH! Well, we’ve gone and done it. We’ve gathered all of these rich quotes from the last 19 years into a new booklet called, Quotes from This Week. Grab your copy from the literature racks or download the PDF at




Outlaw Outpost (VBS 2013) registration open,


Officer recommendation period ends


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


Mozart & Beethoven concert, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary, 224-2633


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

17 & 24

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


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


Japan Young Adults missions trip, 224-2551


SERVE365, 5:30 pm, Sanctuary, 224-2520


Senegal missions trip, 224-2551


Missionary Mailings, 12:15 pm, Fellowship Hall, 224-22551


Peru family missions trip, 224-2551

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 cindy.rhea@, 214-224-2551.


Florida trip 2013, Laguna Beach, 224-2762

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.

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

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 one of the fastest growing church planting projects PCPC is involved with, but we especially need 5 volunteers to work with VBS during the trip. For more information, contact cindy.rhea@, 214-224-2551. Peru family short-term mission trip Families with children are invited to participate in a short-term trip to serve Quechuan orphans in Cusco, Peru, June 28–July 7. For many years PCPC has sent teams to this site to help with construction, VBS, and outreach ministry. Many PCPC members have grown to love the work in Peru and PCPC-supported missionaries Keith and Ruth Powlison and Lee and Michelle Bridgeman. For more information, contact, 214-224-2551.

interested in esl? Come observe some classes, April 15–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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sunday worship

8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am communion

Sunday, April 21 12:15 pm Fellowship Hall Spend a few minutes writing notes to our missionaries. Enjoy pizza, fellowship, and a time to bless those serving around the world. Contact or 214-224-2551.

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

2012/2013 operating budget


July 1–March 31, 2013 budget


July 1–March 31, 2013 giving


Budget variance


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HAVE BEEN CANCELLED: Mary Preston, Organ April 28, 2013, 4:00 pm


Japan Send-off Concert June 2, 2013, 7:00 pm

Baptisms February 17, 2013

We’ve added a new concert to our series!




John Robert Cook son of Ashley and JR

Abby Alyson Engstrom daughter of Alyson and Robert

Sunday, May 19, 7:00 pm PCPC Sanctuary

PCPC Chancel Choir and orchestra performing

Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K. 339

Georgia Grace Huddleston and featuring Van Cliburn Competition contender Dr. Alex McDonald performing

Eloise Grace Park

daughter of Mary and Paul

daughter of Carrie and William

Micah Lucy Porter

Savannah Elizabeth Richards

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 • free admission • reserve childcare ages birth-five

72 hours in advance: 214-224-2600

• Questions? or 214-224-2633


daughter of Ellen and Reid

daughter of Catherine and Trey

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. XXIIi, No. 8 | april 13, 2013

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THIS WEEK: April 13, 2013  

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