Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Dallas, TX

November 1, 2020
Mark 2:18-36


Mark 2:18-28

A Question About Fasting

18Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" 19And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. 21No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. 22And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins--and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins."

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

23One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24And the Pharisees were saying to him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?" 25And he said to them, "Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?" 27And he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath."

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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.

Fall Daily Prayer Guide

September 6 - November 28
Our Fall Daily Prayer Guide theme is “Looking to Jesus”, and it will run from September 6 – November 28. Join us as we read through the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and John. The daily Psalm readings pick up where our Summer Prayer Guide left off.

We’ve made this Prayer Guide available through the PCPC app (download via iOS or Android for free), so you can have access wherever you are throughout the day. We will not have physical books for this guide.


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