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4124 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219 MAP

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Phone: 214-224-2500

This Week, September 8, 2022

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Sermon on the Mount

How not to Pray

Before Jesus teaches His disciples how they should pray, He addresses how not to pray. He exposes the practices of the Pharisees (hypocrites) and the Gentiles (pagans), revealing why their prayers are self-glorifying and empty—not a model for us. As we look underneath the motives that led them to pray the way they did, we will see a profound misunderstanding of who God is—His nature and His attributes. In our own prayer life, we too can have a misunderstanding of who God is and how we are to approach Him in prayer. The lessons Jesus taught those who were listening then, are lessons He is teaching us today. Do we have the right view of God? Are our prayers any indication of how we might be following a similar path to those Jesus was rebuking? As we approach the Lord’s prayer and how Jesus taught His disciples to pray, we must first discover how He told them not to pray. Prayer is a tremendous gift. Listening to our Savior’s teaching on prayer is life-changing.

Invite friends and family to worship in-person with us at 8:00 (Chapel), 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. or online at, the PCPC App with an iOS or Android device, Facebook, or YouTube.

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."


Young Adult Service Project

Saturday, September 10
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Central Commons Map

Join us for a service day at Central Commons. We’ll be helping with a few projects around the property. We’ll provide coffee and breakfast! Please sign up so we know how much food to get and how many people to expect.


Contact Young Adults Ministry ,

PCPC Kids Pregame Saturday

Saturday, September 10
4:00–6:00 p.m.

Join PCPC Kids for Pregame Saturday, in the main parking lot as we preview ministry areas, worship with families, enjoy pizza dinner, and have lots of fun. There will be water and bouncy house play for the kids, so please have them wear their swimsuits/water attire. Don't forget to bring towels!


Contact Children's Ministry, or 214-224-2556.

All-Church Prayer

Sunday, September 11
4:00 p.m.
PCPC Sanctuary

We long to be a church that prays with and for each other. Whether you have a prayer of praise, request, emotional, relational, or spiritual need, come to be prayed with by one of our elders or pastors.

Contact Carole Anne Axley,

Fall Bible Studies and Classes

September 11–16

Registrations are open for the fall semester! Join us as we abide in Christ and connect with one another at PCPC. Download the 2022 Fall Guide.

Faith & Culture: Discovering How Science Points to God

Sunday, September 18
6:00 p.m.
PCPC Sanctuary

Our culture tells us that scientific evidence and faith in God are at odds, and this assumption can often cause doubt in our own hearts or anxiety over sharing our faith with others. During this special evening lecture, philosopher of science Dr. Stephen Meyer will encourage us with a series of revolutionary scientific discoveries in astronomy, physics, and biology that point to the reality of God.

Contact Cassie McConkey, or 214-224-2737.


Care 101 - Healing Wounds

(starting September 11)

9:30–10:30 a.m.
Mezzanine A



Our Body. His Blueprint.

(starting September 19)

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Adult Classroom 9



Preparing For Future Health Issues in the Third Third of Life

Sunday, September 25
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Oak Lawn West



DSO on the Go

Sunday, September 25
7:00 p.m.
PCPC Sanctuary



Faith Driven Entrepreneur Conference

Wednesday, September 28
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The Loft (New High School space on Level Two)



Middle School Fall Retreat

September 30–October 2
Sky Ranch Map


Upcoming Sermon
How not to Pray
Matthew 6:5-13

Last Week's Sermon
Making Much of God or Making Much of Me
Matthew 6:1-4
by Mark Davis
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Volunteer Opportunities

We have volunteer opportunities available in PCPC Kids, Ushers, and our Frontline Ministries. Find out more at

2022 Fall Guide

This fall, we are going to focus in on prayer which is an essential path to abiding in Christ. Our sermon series will focus on “The Lord’s Prayer” found in Matthew 6. The Men’s and Women’s Bible’s Studies will give a weekday opportunity to connect with one another to study God’s Word on prayer. We will kick it off with All-Church Prayer on Sunday, September 11. Pick up a 2022 Fall Guide in the Grand Hall or download a copy here.

Online Giving

We have a secure website and PCPC App with an iOS or Android device where you can give online (including setting up recurring gifts). Please take advantage of this act of worship as the Lord provides and as He leads.

Give at

Did you know that you can text to give? From your mobile device, text the word “give” to 214-997-9973. You will receive a text message with a one-time link to set-up your account. Click the link and follow the instructions to set-up all future gifts.

After the Text to Give one-time registration:
1) To give $50 to the General Ministry Fund - text “give 50”. Any amount works after the word “give” for a donation at any time.
2) To give $100 to the Extend Campaign - text “give Extend 100”. Any amount works after the words “give Extend” for a donation at any time.

All donations made through Text to Give will be included with your church giving record. Thank you for your gift!

Contact Cheli Conejo, or 214-224-2504.

Career Opportunities at PCPC

General Fund
2022/2023 Operating Budget 15,300,000
Budget for July 1, 2022-September 4, 2022 1,925,925
Giving for July 1, 2022-September 4, 2022 2,547,502
Budget Variance 621,577

Every Thought Captive

Well Done?
Matthew 6:1
by Nathan Davy
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August 2022

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