Looking Toward this Sunday January 21, 2018
3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Scripture Lessons: Jonah 3: 1-5 and Mark 1: 14-20
Sermon: God's Call to Love Unbound

Scott Kenefake will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.
This week we'll look at the "call" that Jonah received from God to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh and the "call" that Peter, Andrew, James, and John (the first disciples) received from Jesus to "follow" him.  There are similarities and differences between the stories, but the important question for us is: "What were they (and we) being called to?" The answer will likely be surprising to many-and the implications are great for both church and society! 

The Geneva Choir will sing The Glory of the Father at the 8:30 service.

The Chancel Choir will sing I have Longed for Thy Saving Health at the 11:00 service.

The congregation will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism  with  Conor Joseph Gorman, born November 23, 2016, son of  Colin and Dorothy Gorman.
CALLED SESSION MEETING   A brief meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m.this Sunday , January 21, in Jetton Hall.
SESSION MEETING this Sunday  at 4:00 p.m. in room 201.

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.   
Senior Pastor Nominating Committee Meeting

The Senior Pastor Nominating Committee  will have an orientation meeting on Saturday morning, January 27, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Parlor.  
Wednesday Night Live This Week!

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.
Spring and Summer Mission Trips

Spring Break Mission Trip-April 2-6  We are organizing a team of adults and youth (age 14+) to support the ongoing flood relief efforts in South Carolina.  We will work through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and will stay at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC.  If you would like more information please contact Holly Moton at 704-604-8426 or hollymoton@bellsouth.net .  We hope to have our team firmed up by the end of February.

Join us for a Summer Mission Trip to Nicaragua!  June 15-23, 2018  we will again travel to Kilambe, Nicaragua to meet with our partners.  If you are interested in learning more about this trip please contact Robert Alexander at  ralexander@dcpc.org  and join us for an Information Meeting on January 28 at 4 pm or February 4 at 12:15.  Info Packets and applications are available online and on the Global Mission bulletin board.
DCPC Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive  is Monday, February 5 . 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Congregation House.
Volunteers are needed:
  •  Pre-register donors following Sunday worship services on January 28 and February 4th 
  •  Register donors as they check in for their donation
  •  Provide refreshments to serve our donors
  •  Provide hospitality by serving food and visiting with donors following donation
  •  Assist the Red Cross Team with set-up and clean-up
To sign up to give the gift of life through your blood donation or for more information, please contact Linda Drimalla (989-600-7499, lmdrimalla@gmail.com ).  You may also schedule your own appointment by CLICKING HERE. Look for the blue box that says Give Blood and enter the code DCPC then follow the prompts. Please help us meet our goal of 47 life saving units of blood.  
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.  
Adult Faith Formation and Children's Ministry
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House)
January 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. 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. 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).
Joys and Concerns
John Moore, Jr. died 1/17/18. The memorial service will be January 23 in Lingle Chapel.

Elsie Mason's brother, Edwin May, died 1/18/18.

Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036