Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Dallas, TX

November 29, 2020
Wonderful Counselor
Isaiah 9:2-7; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Order of Worship


Isaiah 9:2-7

2 The people who walked in darknesshave seen a great light;those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,on them has light shined. 3You have multiplied the nation;you have increased its joy;they rejoice before youas with joy at the harvest,as they are glad when they divide the spoil. 4For the yoke of his burden,and the staff for his shoulder,the rod of his oppressor,you have broken as on the day of Midian. 5For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumultand every garment rolled in bloodwill be burned as fuel for the fire.

6For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peacethere will be no end,on the throne of David and over his kingdom,to establish it and to uphold itwith justice and with righteousnessfrom this time forth and forevermore.The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,

"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."

20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

22For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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Opening Our Doors

We are opening our doors for worship on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We will have limited capacity and therefore request reservations online (opening at 7:00 a.m. on Mondays) prior to your Sunday attendance. We will continue to live stream our services at pcpc.org/live/ at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for any and all who would prefer to worship online. There will be no shuttle service/valet, Sunday Morning Communities, nor groups meeting at PCPC at this point. We will have volunteers to assist you in knowing where to park, entering the Sanctuary, and exiting at the end of the service. Safety is still our top priority for you and our community, so we will use this as our next phase toward gathering together as a church family. If you are experiencing or have experienced any health issues this week, we ask that you continue to worship online.

We are excited to now offer limited childcare for ages 0-4. Our first priority is to offer a safe and healthy environment for your child. We are abiding by local, state, and federal guidelines for COVID-19. The screening of all volunteers, parents, and adults into the PCPC Childcare area will take place on Sunday morning prior to entry. Families, please access the childcare check-in area by using the ramp located on Wycliff Ave. You will reserve a spot for your child through the reservation system on Thursdays at 12-noon.

Prayer

If you are in need of pastoral care during this season, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our pastors through Wilma Morgan at 214-224-2742 or email at 24-7prayer@pcpc.org. We are eager to walk with you and encourage all of our flock during this time. If you have physical or financial needs that our diaconate can assist with, please email deaconhelp@pcpc.org. We have also set up a Prayer Wall where you can submit prayer requests and pray for others during this season.

Advent & Christmas Daily Prayer Guide

November 29 - January 5
Our Advent & Christmas Daily Prayer Guide theme is “The Word Became Flesh.” Join us wherever you find yourself over Advent and Christmas as we read and pray together. We’ve made this Prayer Guide available through the PCPC app (download via iOS or Android for free). We will have a limited amount of physical books available for this guide.


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