The Herald I Spring 2016 2 2 FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK Rev. Matthew Rufner Dear Friends: It has been a ast start to 2016 here at PHPC! It is hard to believe that by the time you read this edition o The Herald our Lenten season will have begun. Ash Wed
The Herald I November/December 2014 2 2 STEWARDSHIP Dear Friends, Our Stewardship theme this year is “A Future with Hope” and is based on the Old Testament text rom Jeremiah 29:11-13, which states: “For surely I know the plans I have or you, says the Lord, plans or your welare and not or harm, to give you a uture with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search or me, you will fnd me; i you seek me with all your heart.” Hope, as translated rom Hebrew means “thread”. It brings to mind the imagery that our lie is spun out like a continuous cord, a strong cord representing the prospect o a viable uture. It is all about leaving a legacy on earth. This is exactly the right theme or our Stewardship Campaign because it is based on the belie that the uture o PHPC is flled to the brim with thanksgiving or the past and confdence or the uture. Our thanksgiving and confdence comes rom our knowledge o God’s presence and love. Faithul PHPC congregations o the past trusted God and gave o their time, talents, and treasures. Now it is our turn to build on that same momentum going orward so uture PHPC congregants will have a strong oundation on which to continue vital ministries. During the campaign you have heard members o our congregation share personal stories about what PHPC is doing to bring hope to our congregation and the community. Through the generosity o our members, PHPC has achieved phenomenal results over the past years in supporting the needs o our congregation, bettering the lives o people in our community, and preparing our physical acilities to support that work o giving hope. The breadth o the work o our congregation is truly amazing. We trust you will want to enable PHPC to continue and grow its ministries. As promised in Jeremiah 29, God has a plan or PHPC. Our call is to trust in God’s provision or us so that we, too, might leave a strong legacy. To continue the momentum, PHPC depends on the aithul and generous gits o its members. Please prayerully consider your Stewardship pledge or 2015 to insure that PHPC will provide “A Future with Hope”. Yours in Christ’s service, Marilyn and Jack Irons Ann and John White Join Us in Worship While You’re Away Our 9:30 and 11 a.m. services stream live every Sunday at www.phpc.org/liveeed. Our 11 a.m. worship service is broadcast every Sunday on WRR 101.1 FM. This is made possible through grants rom the PHPC Foundation and gits rom individuals. The Herald The Herald is compiled and edited by the PHPC Communications Department. Thanks to the many volunteers who contribute to its production. For questions about this publication, please contact the PHPC Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-368- 6348, ext. 170. For address changes and updates, please contact Lisa White at email@example.com or 214-368-6348, ext. 115. Printing by ABCO Inc. Design by Mendenhall Design The Herald (USPS 013131) is published fve times a year (January/Winter, March/Spring, April/Summer, August/ Fall, October/Advent and Christmas) by: Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church 9800 Preston Road Dallas, Texas 75230. Periodicals postage paid at Dallas, Texas 75260. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Herald (9800 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75230). November/December 2014 3 Stewardship 6 Upcoming Events 8 Advent and Christmas 11 PHPC Kids Update 12 Session in a Nutshell 13 Weddings at PHPC 14 Member News IN THIS ISSUE Cover Image: Nativity - Detail 14 © 2014 John August Swanson | Eyekons Session Goals for the Church PHPC members are connected to the body o Christ, the Church. Christ’s love is shown to guests and strangers.