Looking Toward this Sunday January 28, 2018
4th Sunday after Epiphany

Scripture Lessons: 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13        Mark 1: 21-28
Sermon: Power Plays

Robert Alexander will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.
        
           Immediately following the calling of Peter, Andrew, James, and John, the Gospel According to Mark tells us that Jesus visited Capernaum where he and his disciples encountered a man with an unclean spirit.  The crowds were amazed at Jesus' teaching and his authority; even his authority to cast out the unclean spirit.  The people began to see the power of Jesus on display and were trying to piece together what it meant about who he was.
            As followers of Jesus we are called to use our power in ways that are consistent with the gospel message.  The church in Corinth wrestled with this in a variety of ways.  How could they be the community God wanted them to be if they were abusing their power, their influence, and their knowledge?  We could ask the same questions of our own churches in the 21st century. Do we let the power of love rule our actions and decisions?  Are there any unclean spirits that need to be cast from us in order for us to be the community God has called us to be?

The Geneva Choir will sing Bound for the Kingdom at the 8:30 service.

The Chancel Choir will sing All You Works of the Lord, Bless the Lord at the 11:00 service.

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.
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 TaizĂ© and Compline. Congregational sung prayers, chant based choral singing, and beautiful short anthems invite you to repair your soul.
Next Sunday, February 4

Scout Sunday.  We encourage all Boy and Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms that day. If you would like a part in the worship service please contact the church office.

 
We will receive offerings for Souper Bowl of Caring which are joined with our 10 cents a Meal offerings to help end hunger.  Please plan to give generously.  Thank you.
Walking with Hagar into the Wilderness

Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm, Congregation House. Come and join Davidson College Senior, Julia Burkley, in a workshop on racial language in biblical interpretations using Genesis 16: the story of Hagar and Sarah. Walk with her through this story from various historical and modern perspectives, and see how this story has been racialized in modern times. In the end, we will question how our modern church continues this racial language and raise questions about privilege and power.
Organ at Davidson

February 12 at 7:30. Our guest recitalist is Elizabeth Lenti, Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Charlotte and Artistic Director of The Choir School at St. Peter's. The concert is free and is followed by a meet-the-artist reception. CLICK HERE for more information about Organ at Davidson.
Adult Forum

Sunday February 18 & 25; March 4 & 11, 4:00 p.m., Rm. 201
Join us for a lively and eye opening (four-part) study of the book, Waking Up White, by Debbie Irving. To register, please contact the church office by Wednesday, February 14.  Books can be ordered through Amazon.com.  A limited number of books will be available through the church office. Study guides will be supplied to all participants.  Scott Kenefake, Interim Senior Minister, will lead the discussion.  The first session (Feb. 18) will be preceded by an authentic English High Tea starting at 3:30 p.m.  Contact Gail Kenefake at: kenefake@hotmail or 785-817-8342 to help plan the "High Tea." 
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.  
Wednesday Night Live

Make a reservation by Tuesday at noon CLICK HERE. The cost is $8.00 for a meal prepared by Chef Eric.  
Adult Faith Formation and Children's Ministry
 
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House)
January 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. 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. 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
Deaths:
Ruth Boyce died 1/21/18. The memorial service will be tomorrow January 27 at 3:00 in the sanctuary.

Hospital:
Evalyn Crawford-Wake Forest Medical
Reid Montgomery-Lake Norman
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036
704-892-5641
www.dcpc.org