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This Week Vol. XXIiI, No. 25 | december 7, 2013

Advent services Advent Sundays

December 1, 8, 15, 22

Advent Memorial Service

Wednesday, December 11 5:30 pm • Chapel

Savior of the

Nations, Come

Christmas Eve Family Service

Christmas Eve

10:00 pm • Sanctuary

with the

Bronsons Join us for lunch and hear updates from Thailand missionaries Becky and Andrew Bronson Sunday, December 8 • 12:15 pm Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, December 24 5:00 pm • Sanctuary

Service Tuesday, December 24


Sunday, December 15 • 6:00 pm • PCPC Sanctuary

Volunteer to help and/or RSVP at or 214-224-2551

Race Day Reroute

Plan to leave early for church on Sunday, December 8, as the Dallas Marathon will close streets to traffic around PCPC from 8:00-11:45 am, including Turtle Creek and Lakeside. Contact or 214-224-2515. 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



• Kinsley Christine Briner, daughter of Caycie and Briggs Briner, on June 18, 2013 marriages

• Natalie Grace Jagers and Matthew Stewart Wilson on November 15, 2013 sympathies

• Stacey Oliver (CC#04) on the loss of her sister, Susan Oliver, on November 21, 2013

end-of-year contributions

boxes of blessing

Come join over 1,000 volunteers gathering today to fill 7,000 boxes with enough food to feed a family of four for several days over the holidays as we serve to extend the Kingdom of Christ to our city, BCW Food Products Warehouse, 6100 Cedar Springs. Contact or 214-224-2520.

In order to comply with IRS regulations for contributions to churches, the following rules will apply to your contributions: • IRS requires individuals to have a giving statement on the letterhead of the charitable organization prior to filing your tax return. • IRS regulations specify that a contribution is made at the time of delivery for tax purposes.

lunch reception for the bronsons

While church offices will be closed for the holidays, Hear updates from Becky and Andrew Bronson, please mail your contribution checks rather than hand PCPC missionaries in Thailand, Sunday, December 8, delivering them. If you need to hand-deliver your 12:15 pm, PCPC Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be served. contributions, use the drop box slot located on the wall to the left of the metal doors on the south side of Contact or 214-224-2551. the building, marked “South Parking Entrance” (on the northeast side of the main church parking lot). advent memorial service Join us for this service of remembrance of those family members and friends we have lost during the year, The following will be reported as 2013 contributions Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 pm, Chapel. Contact • Checks written in December 2013, deposited in the mail, and postmarked December 2013, but not or 214-224-2638. received until January 2014 • Checks written in December 2013 and deposited in savior of the nations come concert December church offerings Our beloved Christmas candlelight concert will feature a variety of carols and seasonal music presented • Checks written in December 2013 and physically received in December 2013* by the PCPC children’s, youth, and adult choirs with symphony orchestra Sunday, December 15, 6:00 pm, PCPC Sanctuary. Contact or The following will be reported as 2014 contributions • Checks written in December 2013 and mailed, but 214-224-2633. not postmarked until after January 1, 2014 • Checks written in December 2013 and deposited in a december to truly remember church offerings in January 2014 Celebrate the Advent season in your home this year with devotional time together with family, roommates, • Checks written and deposited in church offerings in January 2014 or just you and the Lord. PCPC has reprinted its series of devotionals, From Bethlehem to Golgotha, written by pastors and staff several years ago. Along with each Thank you for your part in helping PCPC reach our devotional for December 1-25 comes a hymn to sing or financial goal for the fiscal year 2013–2014. For say together, scripture, and a prayer. These booklets are additional information, contact available in the literature racks and around the church or 214-224-2504. and also online. Contact *Please make sure that all donations are included in the offering on or 214-224-2549.


the holy roller has returned!

“Holy Jesus, every day Keep us in the narrow way; And, when earthly things are past, Bring our ransomed souls at last Where they need no star to guide, Where no clouds Thy glory hide.” — William C. Dix


This Week  december 7, 2013

Parking with shuttle service during this busy month will be available at the Avondale Equinox Garage Sundays in December, 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The pick-up/ drop-off spots are at the entrance to the garage on Avondale and the front of the church; map available online. Avondale is one-way, so access the garage entrance west of Oak Lawn, heading west. Contact or 214-224-2681.

Sunday, December 29, 2013, or mailed or hand delivered to a drop box at the church by 12:00 pm on December 31. Please note the church offices will be closed December 23-25 and December 30, 2013-January 1, 2014.

relief for the philippines By now you have seen the images and heard the stories of the massive destruction brought on by super typhoon Haiyan which swept through the Philippines on November 8. PCPC has planted nine churches in the Philippines as a part of our 2020 Vision of planting 100 churches by the year 2020, and our hearts go out to our dear brothers and sisters in Christ and all of the victims of the devastation caused by this typhoon. There are many ways to help. Based on known and trusted partners in the Philippines, PCPC recommends contributing to the first- and second-responder teams with World Vision and Mission to the World. Contact or 214-224-2523.

december 7

Boxes of Blessing, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 6100 Cedar Springs, 224-2520


Christmas Eve service, 10:00 pm, Sanctuary, 224-2632


Lunch Reception for Bronsons, 6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall, 224-2551


PCPC offices closed


Advent Memorial Service, 5:30-6:30 pm, Chapel, 224-2638


PCPC offices closed


Preschool Song and Story, 10:45 am, Room 107/109, 224-2780


PCPC offices closed


SERVE365 Treasures of Hope, 6:00 pm, Plaza of the Americas, 224-2520


PCPC offices closed


Savior of the Nations, Come Concert, 6:00 pm, Sanctuary, 224-2633


Circle 5 Meeting, 10:00 am, 6814 Joyce Way, 361-4704


PCPC offices closed


Christmas Eve family service, 5:00 pm, Sanctuary, 224-2632

nursery volunteers needed The Nursery Ministry is opening a new room to accommodate the newest walkers, and we could use your help once a month on Sunday mornings! Contact or 214-224-2566.

pcpc employment opportunities

january 1 21-23

PCPC offices closed WinterGrace, evening services, PCPC, 224-2549

world missions do mission work here in dallas Volunteers needed! Serve our Laotian congregation by mentoring a Laotian youth in the Christian faith or by teaching children’s Sunday School once a month. Contact or 214-224-2528.

Full-time Female Middle School Youth Intern: PCPC has a full-time (40 hours a week) opening for a two-year, paid female Youth Ministry internship. missionary link Contact or 214-224-2714. Would you like to be a Missionary Link to one of PCPC’s 40 supported missionaries? Find out more about a new Full-time Male and Female High School Youth Interns: ministry that matches PCPC missionaries with specific PCPC has two full-time openings for two-year, paid PCPC members—singles, couples, or families—for two internships—one male and one female—to be hired in years. Contact or 214-224-2551. May 2014. This role will learn and effectively develop the skills needed to minister to high school students. Contact or 214-224-2762. women

journey to the land of the bible June 9-20, 2014 Be prepared for the only trip that enriches the soul, fills the mind, and thrills the heart. Watch your faith grow as Christ and His land come alive. Contact pete. or 214-224-2739.

urban ministries serve365 treasures of hope Come serve with Urban Ministries and Dallas Leadership Foundation at the annual Treasures of Hope Christmas Store, Friday, December 13, 6:00 pm. The store will be located at Plaza of the Americas in Downtown Dallas.

circle 5 meeting Circle 5 will meet at the home of Margaret Madden Tuesday, December 17, 10:00 am, 6814 Joyce Way. Contact Peggy Skidmore, or 214-361-4704.

worship and arts musikgarten spring classes These exciting group music lessons encourage children (birth to age 4) to explore and develop their love of music, Mondays, January 20–May 12, 10:30 am, Room 109. Contact or 214-224-2633.

Please note that PCPC offices will be closed December 23-25 and December 30, 2013January 1, 2014, for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

2013/2014 operating budget


July 1–November 24, 2013 budget


July 1–November 24, 2013 giving

$3,648, 758

Budget variance


december 7, 2013  This Week


Baptisms November 17, 2013

Charlotte Annabelle Agee

Brynn Eleanor Baker

Anna Katherine Emma Caroline Cornell Gurley

Boxes of Blessing Saturday, December 7 9:00 am-1:00 pm Join over 1,000 volunteers at our SERVE365 packing day. Details on page 2.

Robert William Higginbottom, Jr.

Allie Frances Sayles

Hallie Ladelle Scruggs

Advent and Christmas Gifts in the Bookstore

Hudson Snell Wagner




Visit PCPC’s Bookstore and pick out the perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list! Prices start as low as $7, and seasonal selections are available for all ages.

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 Sarah Palmer, editor 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219-3152 214-224-2711 • fax 214-224-2711

Vol. XXIIi, No. 25 | december 7, 2013

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THIS WEEK: December 7, 2013  

bi-weekly publication of Park Cities Presbyterian Church

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