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Looking Toward this Sunday January 14, 2018
2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Scripture: John 1: 43-51
Sermon: Come and See

Claire George-Drumheller will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.
It's fun to get an invitation - to a birthday party, to a dinner, to a wedding. It's the chance to join in on something special. This passage from John features two invitations. Jesus first invites Philip to follow him. Philip in turn invites Nathanael to come and see the one who was promised by the prophets. Since the time of Jesus, the Christian faith has been passed from person-to-person with that invitation: come and see. Come and see God's love. Come and see God's grace. Come and see God's bountiful gifts. Come and see!

The Geneva Choir will sing Psalm 139 at the 8:30 service.

The Chancel Choir will sing O God, You Search Me at the 11:00 service.

 The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be served 
at all 3 services.

Minute for Mission: Career Transition Ministry
DCPC and DUMC are teamed up to provide support to those who are transitioning in their careers.  This past year they helped nearly 50 people land new jobs!  If you have gifts in HR, marketing, or sales and would like to learn more about how to help others through this ministry please contact DCPC member Terry Pardue at 513-780-2113 or email

Offer your Comments

The Session invites you to offer your comments, your joys, and your concerns.  Click on the "Comments" link at the beginning of this email. Your email will be directed to the appropriate committee and staff person.
January Winter Clothing Drive

Once again, Circle 7 is coordinating the January winter clothing drive for Lydia's Loft. Lydia's Loft in Huntersville is one of the biggest clothing banks in the region, assisting thousands of needy families each year.  Please donate gently used or new coats, bed linens, towels and wash cloths, blankets, or new socks and underwear.  Items can be placed in the marked collection bins in the hallways near the church office.  Please contact Vicki Gray at 704-999-4546 if you have any questions.   
Organ at Davidson

Organ at Davidson presents Chase Loomer on January 15 at 7:30. Chase is a fourth-year student at Eastman School of Music and was presented as a Rising Star at the most recent national convention of the American Guild of Organists. He is from Huntersville and during high school was a Stigall Scholarship winner at the Charlotte A.G.O. chapter. See more information and Steepletalk. 
Wednesday Night Live This Week!

Periodically the Fellowship Ministry has invited different groups to come to WNL. This coming Wednesday, January 17, the Session and the Diaconate have been invited. This is an opportunity for the congregation to get to know the members of the Session and Diaconate and to share a meal and program together. We envision that the Session and Diaconate will spread out among the tables and sit with as many people and families as possible. Please take this opportunity to meet and talk with the Session and Deacons in an informal setting and enjoy a meal together. Make a reservation by Tuesday at noon CLICK HERE. The cost is $8.00 for a meal prepared by Chef Eric.  
Prayer at the Close of Day

Prayer at the Close of Day , January 28 at 7:30 in Lingle Chapel. Worship, reflect, pray, center, sing, refresh, renew.  Music is led by singers and instrumentalists from DCPC and Davidson United Methodist churches, in the style of Taizé and Compline. Congregational sung prayers, chant based choral singing, and beautiful short anthems invite you to repair your soul.
Good for your Body & Soul-Yoga Night!

Yoga Night (It's FREE) led by Tiffany Edmondson.Yoga Night is Saturday, January 27 at 5 p.m. in the DCPC Congregation House.  All levels are welcome. * Bring a mat or don't *  A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Donations to offset the cost of food and instruction will be happily accepted  Yoga is good for your body & soul. RSVP to for "Yoga Night".

Mark your calendars for a most interesting luncheon and program on Thursday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. in the Congregation House. Officer Greg Frostbutter, from the Davidson Police Dept. and his dog Maky will present the program. Chief Eric's luncheon will follow. $8.00 per person. RSVP by Monday, January 22 ( or 704-892-5641.
DCPC Lenten Book

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 and the Stephen Ministers are again leading the effort to publish a congregational 2018 DCPC Lenten Book.  "Devotions for Lent" on the theme of  "I Believe..."  This is a wonderful gift that we can provide each other.  If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Martha Lyon via email at  as soon as possible.
Congregational Retreat-SIGN UP TODAY

SIGN UP TODAY for our annual Congregational Retreat in Montreat, NC, January 19-21, 2018.  CLICK HERE  for registration forms. They are also available at the information center in front of the church office.
Prints are Available!

Prints of John Griffith's painting which was given to Lib for her retirement celebration are available for purchase:
Greeting Cards ($6/each or 5 for $25)      Matted Giclée Prints ($100)     Matted & Framed Giclée Prints ($195)
Contact Stephanie Rollans to order by Jan. 31 for pick up by Feb. 12.  
Solace for the Children

Solace for the Children  is gearing up for the 2018 Summer medical Program, marking 11 years of faithfully serving children from war-torn countries. We hope to bring 8 - 10 children from Afghanistan for medical care and peace building activities for 6 weeks during June/July. If you would be interested in serving as a host (or co-host) family, an interpreter, providing medical or dental care, or volunteering in another capacity (meal preparation, team-building, assisting with social events), contact LKN Co-Coordinator  Dr. Anne McIntosh  (704-606-2387 text only).
Adult Faith Formation and Children's Ministry
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House)
January 14, 21, and 28. George Ramsey, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Presbyterian College, will present four sessions on the Book of Amos.
  Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) and The Pines (Marshall Room)
Jan. 14 : A Bold Faith: Daniel 3
Jan. 21 :  A Prayer for an Obedient Faith:  Daniel 9:1-19
Jan. 28 :  A Strong Faith:  Daniel 10; 11
  Jubilee (9:45 a.m. Upper Room) The Jubilee Class will continue examining the following readings in  The Day the Revolution Began , by N.T. Wright, a groundbreaking biblical scholar and theologian:
Jan. 14: Chapter 14: "Passover People"
Jan. 21: Chapter 15: "The Powers and the Power of Love"
Jan. 28: Chapter 14: Concluding Review
Children's Ministry
Sunday School 9:45-10:45 am- Preschool (age 3-5) -Room 118 
Kindergarten/1 st Grade- Room 206 
2 nd Grade/3 rd Grade-Room 207 
4 th Grade/5 th Grade- Room 208
Wednesday Kids Club 4-5 pm- Rooms 207, 208

2ND GRADERS ARE INVITED to a special Prayer Class Sunday mornings in February. This is an opportunity to learn the Lord's Prayer and experiment with a variety of ways to pray. More information will be emailed and in the Sunday School classroom (room 207).
MLK Jr. MISSION DAY  4 th & 5 th Graders are invited to participate in the 2018 MLK Jr Mission Day. Join us January 15 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will travel to Charlotte Family Housing on the church bus, serve lunch, and play with residents. Drop off & pick up at the congregation house. Please bring $10 and a (non-electronic) game to share (and bring home after). Permission forms in the Sunday School classroom and on the bulletin board.

Joys and Concerns
Ralph Quackenbush-CMC NW
Ava Spencer-University
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036