Looking Toward this Sunday November 12, 2017

Scripture: Psalm 78: 1-7 and Matthew 25: 1-13

UKirk will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.

This Sunday is UKirk Sunday, when Davidson College students lead worship at DCPC. Worship leadership is a gift and a privilege, and the students have been hard at work giving back to the church community in this special way.

At each service a different preacher will help us explore the parable of the 10 bridesmaids in Matthew 25:1-13. The bridesmaids wait in anticipation for the bridegroom, whose arrival has been delayed. In the text, there is a lack of resources, anxiety about plans falling through, and the charge to be prepared. But the text is ultimately one of hope. The bridegroom may be delayed, but the bridegroom does come. There may be waiting, but it's waiting in hope and preparation.

Join us for worship on Sunday as we explore how we might be called to preparedness.

The Geneva Choir will sing  Praise Is Your Right, O God, in Zion at the 8:30 service.
The Chancel with Elisabeth Davis, soprano, will sing My Lord, What a Morning 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    
Combined musical leadership from DCPC and Davidson United Methodist Church offers you "Prayer at the Close of Day:  in the traditions of Compline and Taizé." Compline has its roots in ancient monastic tradition as the last service of the day, when psalms were chanted every three hours throughout each day. Taizé originated in France at an ecumenical religious community dedicated to peacemaking and inclusivity, and its musical style involves short melodies which the congregation sings repeatedly, allowing the words to become a heart-felt prayer. Musicians from both churches will lead us with reflective, unaccompanied music; there will be candlelight, prayers, scripture, congregational Taizé songs, and periods of silence . Join us November 12 at 7:30 in the white chapel of 
Davidson United Methodist Church.
Organ at Davidson    
The next Organ at Davidson concert is November 13 at 7:30 and features David Jaronowski, Director of Music and Organist at Mary, Queen of Peace and director of music and liturgy for the Congregation of St. Joseph. He holds degrees from Cleveland State University and Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Todd Wilson.  He studied early music at Case Western Reserve. Mr. Jaranowski is also the instructor of choral studies at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, OH, where he directs the Concert Choir and serves as organist for performances. His program will include works by Buxtehude, Bach, Howells, Langlais, and David Conte. The concert is free with donations welcome.
Advent Festival
The DCPC Advent Festival  will take place Sunday, December 3 at 9:45 a.m., in the Congregation House. Wreath forms and candles will be available, along with some greenery to create your special Advent Wreath. Please reserve your space by emailing Rhonda Boggs  by Wednesday, November 15, to ensure we have enough materials. The cost will be approximately $20 for the materials. Please bring clippers and any pretty greenery you have (boxwood, magnolia, arborvitae, yew, berries, for example) to share.
Sunday Dinner with Friends
Please join the Fellowship Ministry on Sunday, November 19 for an opportunity for DCPC folks to share in a meal together after worship. After the 11 a.m. service, meet near the front steps of the Sanctuary. After a blessing, we will walk to Vail Commons Dining Hall on the campus of Davidson College. The atmosphere in the dining hall on Sundays is wonderful and will provide a great opportunity for our DCPC community to sit together and enjoy fellowship and great food. All are invited....visitors too!! Please contact Stephanie Rollans  with any questions.
Christmas in Davidson 2017
November 30, December 1 and December 2
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Pledge Cards and Year End Contributions
Please mail your pledge card to DCPC, PO Box 337 or drop it off at the church office as soon as possible. In order for your contributions to count in 2017, they must be received by Trish Jones or Harriett Rosebrough in the church business office (room 111) no later than noon on Friday, December 29. Contributions postmarked by December 31st will also be counted toward 2017. Please check the church calendar to see when the office will be open over the Christmas holiday season. To pay your pledge by credit card, go to www.dcpc.org, click on the "Give" tab and click on "Online Giving". Then click on the "Give Online" box and follow the prompts. If you are expecting a stock, donor advised fund, or IRA donation to count toward your 2017 contributions, please contact Trish Jones at  or 704-892-5641 x 30.
Christmas Decorations    
Our church will be decorated with flowers and fresh greenery for the Christmas season on Friday, December 1. If you would like to help decorate, come to the sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. Please bring clippers. To contribute to the purchase of the Christmas decorations, please make your check payable to DCPC with Christmas decorations on the memo line. Email Rhonda Boggs  in the church office with your in memory and honor of information (click here) or  forms are available at  the information center. Please return forms no later than December 10. Acknowledgments will be included in the bulletins on Sunday, December 17 and 24 .
Dinner is at 5:45 in the Congregation House. RSVP's ARE REQUIRED, before noon on Tuesday for dinner. New Kids Club- for information contact Jenny Alexander.

 Faith Formation
Faith Formation Opportunities
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House) November 5, 12, 19, 26- Rev. Charles Raynal, former pastor of this church, will present four sessions on the Gospel of Mark, which may have been the first literary interpretation of the tradition about Jesus in the earliest Christian community. We recognize its contributions to the other gospels. However its own particular vision of the Gospel of God brought by Jesus of Nazareth into Galilee is completing. In looking at Jesus through four responses to him we have unforgettable testimonies to the ministry of Jesus. In the four Sundays in November we shall examine Jesus' impact on an unnamed leper he touched (1:40-45), on an unnamed woman at Bethany (14:3-9), on Simon Peter (8:27-9:1, 14:32-41, 66-72), and on an unnamed Roman centurion and Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Jesus, and Salome, who witnessed his crucifixion and death (15:33-16:8). What can we learn from them as we think again about our response to Jesus?
Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) The Pines (Marshall Room)
November 12: Promise of a New Covenant Jeremiah 31
November 19: Mediator of the New Covenant    Hebrews 12:14-15, 18-29; Psalm 66
November 26: Remembering the Covenant 1 Corinthians 11; Jude 3

Jubilee (9:45 a.m. Upper Room) The Jubilee Class will examine the 7th chapter, "Suffering, Redemption, and Love," in The Day the Revolution Began by N.T. Wright.  We invite all interested persons to attend.

Children's Faith Formation Opportunities
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 (registration required)
We extend sympathy and the hope of resurrection to eternal life to: 
Mary Ann Taylor on the death of her sister, Charlotte Adams.

Betty Newbold-home-Hospice
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036