Looking Toward this Sunday January 28, 2018
5th Sunday after Epiphany

Souper Bowl of Caring
Please bring canned or boxed soup for Loaves and Fishes and some extra bucks to add to the Ten Cents a Meal offering. All funds collected will serve hunger ministries in communities of the Presbytery of Charlotte.
 
Scout Sunday
We encourage all Boy and Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms this Sunday.


Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 40: 21-31
Sermon: Our Collective Amnesia

Larry Lyon will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.
                
               The prophet Isaiah lived a couple of milleniums and a few centuries ago, but his word still bears reading - and more important, actually hearing - in the 21 st Century. "Have you not known? Have you not heard?," are the two questions he asks at the beginning of this week's scripture passage. Chances are we have known and we have heard what Isaiah wants us to known and to hear, and yet, they too often fall by the wayside. We too often live in ways that reveal a lack of trust in a sovereign, loving and gracious God. We tend to trust our own minds and things such as our own bank statements before we trust in a God who is alive, who is still at work in the world, and who only calls us to a life of faith, action and trust. 
               Isaiah clearly knew well his own particular audience. It is revealing that his words still ring true today. People are people, through the ages. And all of us would do well to put the pause button on our busy lives and hear again the comforting and encouraging words Isaiah proclaims.
 

The Junior Choir will sing Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet at the 11:00 service.

The Chancel Choir will sing Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts at the 11:00 service.

The Sacrament of the Lord's supper will be served at all 3 services.

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.
Annual Congregation and Budget Meetings THIS SUNDAY

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held at 10:40 a.m. this Sunday in the Sanctuary. Annual Reports are available for pick up outside of the office and electronically.  A meeting will be hosted by the Finance Committee on today at 9:45 in the Sanctuary for anyone with questions about DCPC's 2018 Budget.
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.
Valentines Dinner

The youth of DCPC are looking forward to hosting The Pines residents and SAGES at our annual Valentine's Day  Dinner Sunday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. in the Congregation House.  Transportation will be at The Pines at 4:45 p.m. for pick up. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 8 to info@dcpc.org or 704-892-5641.
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.
Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, pastors will be available in Lingle Chapel from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for the imposition of ashes. A communal liturgy will be shared on the hour and half-hour. You are welcome to come and stay for as long or as little as your schedule allows. A short service of worship with the imposition of ashes will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Lingle Chapel. Join us as we worship together and give thanks to God, from whom we came and to whom we will return.
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. 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
 
Adult Faith Formation
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House) February 4, 11, 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. 4:    Faith Without Works Is Dead:  James 2:14-26
Feb. 11 : A Disciplined Faith: James 3:1-12
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
Deaths:
Sally DuBose died October 31, 2018. The memorial service is Saturday, February 3, at 2:00 in the sanctuary. A reception will follow in Jetton Hall.

Hospital:
Evalyn Crawford-Autumn Care
Bill Morrison-Lake Norman
Financial Update and Attendance

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