Looking Toward this Sunday February 18, 2018
1st Sunday in Lent

Scripture Lessons: Mark 1: 12-15
Sermon: Moving from Secondhand to Firsthand Religious Experience-Part 2

Scott Kenefake will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.
This week, Dr. Kenefake will share "Part 2" of "Moving from Secondhand to Firsthand Religious Experience." Part 1 focused on the demise of the vertical, "three-tiered universe" metaphor in the 20 th century that consciously or unconsciously underpinned our view of the church as "mediator" between the world and a distant, super-natural, theistic God for so many centuries (Forest!).  Part 2 will focus on the 21 st century theological shift to a more "horizontal" or flat understanding of God's relationship to us as with us, near, intimate, and close-God in the world-and the sacredness/goodness of God's creation--and the implications of that for church and society going forward (Trees!).

The Geneva Choir will sing Keep Me Faithfully at the 8:30 service.

The Chancel Choir will sing O Pray for the Pace of Jerusalem at the 11:00 service.

The congregation will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism  with Ethan Hood, born September 8, 2015, son of Heather and Christopher Hood, Mia Batten, born January 3, 2008, Wesley McLean Batten, born March 20, 2011, and Winford Batten, born February 20, 2006, children of Phil and Erica Batten.
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.
Adult Forum

This  Sunday, February 18 & 25; March 4 & 11, 4:00 p.m., Jetton Hall  Join us for a lively and eye opening (four-part) study of the book, Waking Up White, by Debbie Irving. Scott Kenefake, Interim 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. in Jetton Hall.
The class will also be offered on February 17 and 24; March 3 & 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the Marshall Room at the Pines.
Lenten Season

LENTEN DEVOTIONALS   Stephen Ministry at DCPC has compiled daily reflections, art and scripture readings to accompany you through Lent. They are available outside the church office and in the narthex. 

Lingle Chapel is open to all on a 24/7 basis as a place of spiritual wellness for quiet sanctuary, meditation and prayer. The Chapel features a mobile-enabled website . During this Lenten season, content has been added to LingleChapel.org featuring short Lenten devotions, Lenten Music, and a link to the Stephen Ministry Lenten Devotional Guide. Lingle Chapel...Always Open...All Are Welcome.
Soup and Salad Supper

Hosted by Circles 2 & 7.
Thursday February 22 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Congregation House. All women and friends are welcome 
RSVP to Rhonda Boggs.
The Theologian in Residence Lecture

by Rev. Dr. Samuel L. Adams (Davidson '93) will be given on Thurs., February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sprinkle Room in the College Union. The lecture is entitled "The Bible's Complex Vision for Justice and Our Current Political Moment" and is made possible by the grant received for campus ministry.
Mission Opportunities

DCPC SPRING HABITAT BUILD  begins March 3rd at 9814 Psalms St, Cornelius. CLICK HERE  to register to work on that day. Future DCPC work days include March 24. April 21, May 5, and May 19. We are also raisings funds to for the house and our goal is to raise $25,000. You may give online or submit a check with "Habitat Home" in the memo line. If you have questions please contact John Bosak at johnbosak@yahoo.com or Kline Pepper at kgpii31@gmail.com.

SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIP WITH PDA - April 2-6, 2018 - Columbia, SC. Individuals and families are invited to consider spending their spring break in service to others. Greg and Holly Moton, along with their two children, are leading a trip to work with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Columbia, SC. Children need to be age 14 or older. To learn more please contact Holly Moton at hollymoton@bellsouth.net or 704-604-8426.

DEADLINE APPROACHING Applications are due by February 28 for the summer mission trip to Nicaragua is June 15-23, 2018 . If you are interested in learning more about this trip please contact Robert Alexander. Info Packets and applications are available online and on the Global Mission bulletin board.

GLOBAL MISSION RETREAT - February 24 from 9 a.m.-Noon - You are invited to join the Global Mission Committee to learn more about our Global Mission initiatives,   and dream about future possibilities. The retreat will be held at the home of Jay and Meredith Harris. To learn more contact Robert Alexander at ralexander@dcpc.org.

PRAYER AT THE CLOSE OF DAY , a contemplative service with music in the style of Taize and Compline, will be offered on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson United Methodist chapel. Musicians from both churches will provide leadership.

"HOMEGROWN," a concert by the Caritas Acapella Ensemble on February 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, will celebrate the work of composers from the Carolinas and raise money for the local nonprofit Friendship Gardens. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For tickets, call 980-272-8556, or email CaritasTicketSales@gmail.com .
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
Adult Faith Formation
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House) February 18, 25.
Professor of Sociology Matt Samson will present a four-week class on "Creation, Cosmology, and Climate Justice: A view from the Global South." This unit places the idea of "integral ecology" from Pope Francis's encyclical Laudata Si': On Care for Our Common Home in conversation with recent Reformed ideas on the doctrine of creation. Climate justice is then considered from the perspective of activist movements in the Global South (primarily Latin America) that challenge the unjust distribution of the costs of extractive economic activities such as mining and plantation agriculture. Case studies from the Presbyterian Hunger Program of the PCUSA in Peru and Bolivia will be used to facilitate our discussion.
Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) and The Pines (Marshall Room)
Feb. 18 :  Faithful Disciples:  Acts 9:36-43
Feb. 25 :  The Good Fight of Faith:  1 Timothy 6:11-21
Jubilee (9:45 a.m. 201) Matt Samson, a member of our Jubilee Class, will present a February series on environmental issues for the Covenant Class.  The Jubilee Class will meet on Sundays at 9:45 am during February with the Covenant Class at the Congregation House for Matt's presentations.
Children's Faith Formation
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
Joys and Concerns

Ernst Brown-North East
Julian Mason-Huntersville Rehab/Health
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036