Looking Toward this Sunday November 5, 2017
Scripture: Joshua 3: 7-17
Sermon: Moving On
Robert Alexander will preach at 8:30 Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.
This week's lectionary text from the Old Testament follows last week's story of Moses' "retirement" and death before crossing over into the Promised Land. The people of Israel are given a new leader in Joshua and the first order of business is to consecrate themselves and prepare to cross the Jordan River into Canaan.
Despite the community's sadness and grief over the loss of their leader Moses, it is time to move on and claim the promise that God has given them. And so, in dramatic fashion reminiscent of the Red Sea crossing, they walk through the flooding Jordon River and move on into God's future for them.
On this All Saints' Sunday, we will remember those loved ones from our congregation who have "crossed over" into the fullness of God's presence. As we give thanks for their lives, we will consider what it means for us to move on towards the fulfillment of God's vision for us at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
The Geneva Choir will sing
Bright Canaan at the 8:30 service.
The Chancel and Youth choir will sing Tantum Ergo at the 11:00 service
We will remember and give thanks for the saints of this church who,
since last All Saints' Day have completed their earthly lives.
Peggy Bissette-4/5/2017, Margaret Bondurant-3/3/2017, Bettie Casey-7/19/2017, Mary Cathey-12/14/2016, Wilbur Chinery-1/1/2017, Gordon Cook-7/27/2017, Ada Fanning-6/10/2017, Maude Frey-3/3/2017, Albert Landberg-12/31/2016, Lillian Mothershed-6/23/2017, Nancy Smith-11/21/2016, Carol White-9/29/2017.
Ten Cents a Meal offering will be received at all worship services
Please place your donations in the red baskets. If each family at DCPC contributed 30¢ a day each day for 30 days, that would equal $9 per month.
Please join us
for cake to welcome Scott Kenefake, our new Interim Pastor, following the 8:30 worship service in front of Lingle Chapel and in front of the sanctuary following 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.
Join us at our Annual Day of Service-November 4th
The Day of Service is here
. And the best way to make a difference is to do something!! So come out and help us! Join us for morning refreshments in the Narthex between 8:00 - 8:30 am followed by a brief worship service. We will head out to worship right before 9 and gather back in the Congregation House between 12:00 - 12:30 for lunch, pictures, stories, and fellowship. Hope to see you there!
Join us for Lunch and Conversation
for lunch and conversation with Nancy Collins, PCUSA regional liaison for East Central Africa, on November 5 following the 11 worship service in the Congregation House.
Christmas in Davidson 2017
November 30, December 1 and December 2
Please mail your pledge card to DCPC, PO Box 337 or drop it
off at the church office as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
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 Opportunities
(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?
(9:45 a.m. Parlor)
Faithful God, Unfaithful People
Numbers 25; 1 Samuel 2:27-36
Promise of a New Covenant
Mediator of the New Covenant
Hebrews 12:14-15, 18-29; Psalm 66
Remembering the Covenant
1 Corinthians 11; Jude 3
(9:45 a.m. Upper Room) The Jubilee Class will take up Chapter 6 in The Day the Revolution Began by N.T. Wright, a groundbreaking biblical scholar. The class will focus on the question of the relationship between God's acknowledged presence and the forgiveness of sins. We invite all interested persons to attend.
Children's Faith Formation Opportunities
Preschool (age 3-5) Room 118
Grade Room 206
Grade Room 207
Grade Room 208
Wednesday Kids Club
4-5 pm (registration required)
We extend sympathy and the hope of resurrection to eternal life to:
Sara Jane Bush Nixon on the death of her father Michael Bush.
Jay Neal on the death of his father Jerry Neal.
Margaret Stauffer on the death of her aunt Charlotte Adams.
Financial Update and Attendance
Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036