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Aug 10-16, 2020

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Prestoncrest is a growing family of faith, hope, love, & we exist to proclaim the good news of Jesus. Our focus is threefold: Reach Up to God, Reach In to each other, & Reach Out to the world. Do you have questions about God? Are you searching for a church home? Somewhere in between? We're glad you're here!

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Order of Worship & Sermon Notes

Follow along each Sunday

Follow along on the FREE YouVersion BIBLE App! Don't have the app? Click the BIBLE for a link...

  1. Each week, on SUNDAY, launch the YouVersion BIBLE APP on your smart device
  2. Click MORE (bottom right corner) and choose EVENTS

From any device or a PC, you can view the sermon outline!

• AUG 9 outline @

• AUG 16 outline @

Order of Worship: Sunday, August 16

>> Worship Minister: John Scott Davis

“Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord”

Call to Worship >> John Cawyer  8:15a  / Don Witt 10:45a

“O Praise the Name” // “We Praise Thee O God”

Remembering His Sacrifice >> Bryan Borden 8:15a/Dan Mobley 10:45a

“Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down”

Bread & Cup // Giving to Good Works

“Firm Foundation”

Sermon >> Dr. Gordon Dabbs

 “Lord, I Need You”


Weekly Scripture

"Write God's Word on Our Hearts"

Week 33: August 9-15, 2020 // My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry ~ James 1:19

Week 33: August 16-22, 2020 // Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will. ~ Romans 12:2


In person // OR // Online

Click HERE for our ONLINE options & in-person events. Worship Services are held at Prestoncrest on Sundays at 8:15 am & 10:45 am at the church building  & via live-stream! Most classes are meeting online, with a few classes also meeting in person (click for complete list). To read UPDATED INFORMATION FROM THE ELDERS & VIDEO about our reopening (***UPDATED AUGUST 8!***) click HERE.

Member Updates

Prayer needs, showers, & more... updated DAILY!

  • Updated daily! Available to members & returning guests listed in our ChurchTeams registry. Features member-specific information: prayer requests, showers, funerals, and more.
  • To see it, text UPDATE to 469.476.5331 & click the link it sends you 

Adult Education

Sunday Bible Class Connections for Adults

  • Adult Education Minister: Robert Stolte
  • Guests: Join us Sunday mornings for our LIVE-STREAM Bible Class @ 9:45 am, or watch afterward on YouTube. Links & details HERE (class #3).
  • Members:  Bible Class Connections are meeting online, and some have resumed meeting in person. Click for details. Contact class leaders for details about when each class plans to resume


Young Adults // Singles 35+ // Single Parents

Young Adult Minister: Jacob Hawk  //  Singles 35+ & Single Parent Minister: Gary Cochran

Discover Ministry // Young Adults // Singles + Marrieds // 18-35:

  • SUNDAYS: Class at 9:45am at Preston Place #130 + Church @ 10:45am (far left pews) + Lunch afterward (new location each week & is dutch treat). Class is also offered online via Google hangouts - details on our Facebook page or email Jacob for a link. We'd love to get to know you... join us.

SUN, SEPT 13: TOGTHER FOREVER FREE PREVIEW  ~ Dating? Engaged? This is for you! Get details about this 13-week workshop & sign up @ - see Gary Cochran for info.

SAT, SEPT 19: ALIVE 2020 ~ "IMAGINE" ~ Join us for our FREE annual event for singles of all ages, with safety and social distancing in mind. This event is being offered both in person and live-streamed this year! This year we are featuring 2 phenomenal speakers that will help us explore and IMAGINE the opportunities and possibilities for our personal life, our neighborhoods, our country, and our world.  Find out more about our speakers, plus the schedule and all the details and RSVP online today @ See Gary Cochran for info.

Singles 35+ // Divorced // Single Parents:

  • SUNDAYS: Class at 9:45am via Zoom with the C-Life Bible Class Connection ~ Contact Ron Green or Gary Cochran for details & a link to join us for class. All are invited - we'd love to get to know you... join us!

  • THURS NIGHT SINGLE PARENT ONLINE GROUP @ 8pm on Zoom each week ~ Connection & encouragement for single parents! Contact Gary Cochran for the Zoom link. This diverse group of single parents from Prestoncrest, plus many from the community and other congregations. It is always a great evening... join us!


Children's Ministry: Nursery // PK // K-6th // Sunshine School

  • Director: Rebecca Sutton
  • EACH SUNDAY: LIVE CLASS @ 9:30 am for The Attic (Grades 3-6) on Zoom. Join us for the usual excellent singing, memory verses (don’t forget to text videos to Mrs. Pipkin), and a lesson from God’s Word! For Zoom meeting link & details, email Rebecca.
  • EACH WED: ZOOM 2ND GRADE BIBLE STUDY @ 2pm ~ Contact Rebecca for link & details.


Prestoncrest Youth Group // Grades 7-12

  • Youth Ministers: Bryan Borden & Shelby Thornton
  • STAY IN TOUCH & VISIT US ONLINE: Webpage, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Check out our weekly study on YouVersion, also, on our webpage!
  • SUN, AUG 16: BIBLE CLASS - Watch the pre-recorded class on our YouTube channel or join us in person @ Buckhorn Park (3601 Mission Ridge, Plano 75023) from 6-7pm... bring your Bible and a lawn chair!
  • SUN, AUG 23: PCYG VISION MEETING - Students & families, make plans now to join us to hear about plans for the fall & spring. We will meet at 6pm in the church auditorium at Prestoncrest for a live meeting to talk about our upcoming 2020-2021 year and go over our dates for summer 2021. We will live-stream the meeting on our YouTube channel, as well. You will only need to wear a mask as you enter the building, and once seated with your family in the marked pews (every 3rd row), you can remove your mask (since we won't be singing.) Join us as we share what the year could look like, and how you can stay plugged in and serve!

Small Groups

Weeknight Small Groups // All Ages & Life Stages

  • Small Groups & Spiritual Formation Minister: Bob Chisholm
  • WEEKNIGHT SMALL GROUPS: Most are meeting online! Visit our Small Group Page for a complete list & contact the group leader listed to learn more.
  • The Small Groups Page features resource links and a signup for the weekly Small Group Plan.

Local Missions

CDWL: Cover Dallas with Love // Urban Outreach

  • Minister: Gary Cochran
  • Serving our community! Stay tuned for news coming soon...

Worldwide Missions

Good Works in the Mission Field


Honoring Founders, Charles & Darlene Coulston

In the words of one of the graduates, "thank you is the least that I can say." The work, vision, dedication, and love that continues to pour out of MITS founders, Charles and Darlene Coulston is amazing. Check out this video their graduates put together to thank them for honoring the call and impacting the lives of so many. These are a few MITS alumni that are expressing their gratitude. Thank you, Charles and Darlene, for 25 outstanding years of work in Nairobi, Kenya. Click HERE to watch the heartfelt video!


Weekly Events // Special Events

Members: to request an event, text REQUEST to 469-476-5331 or CLICK HERE  • Click HERE to login & see our full calendar. Need to reset your login? Need to set up a login? Follow the directions on THIS page.


  • Worship Services @ 8:15 & 10:45 am IN PERSON & LIVE Stream (click HERE)
  • No 6pm service
  • Classes offered via live streaming, online & at the building (click for complete list)
  • Class and worship service can be viewed after they conclude on our YouTube Channel


Showers of Blessings

Wedding Showers // Baby Showers

MEMBERS: get DETAILS (registry, time, location, etc) by texting UPDATE to 469.476.5331

  • SAT, AUG 15: WEDDING SHOWER FOR MICHELLE SHEPARD, Bride-elect of Peter Hefley
  • SAT, AUG 22: WEDDING SHOWER FOR AMANDA BATEMAN, Bride-elect of Kyle Bradshaw
  • SAT, AUG 29: *DRIVE THRU* BABY GIRL DIAPER SHOWER FOR THE RADCLIFFES as we help them stock up on Pampers Swaddlers & Pampers Wipes.


Online Links // By Mail

  • Online giving is safe & easy! Text onlinegiving to 469-476-5331 or click HERE
  • CHECKS can be mailed to the church office @ Prestoncrest Church of Christ, 12700 Preston Road #210, Dallas, TX 75230

Numbers Last Sunday

Attendance // Budget

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