Looking Toward this Sunday March 18, 2018
5th Sunday in Lent

Sermon: Travel Light. Trust God: Seeing Jesus
Scripture - Jeremiah 31:31-34 and John 12:20-33
 
The Rev. Robert M. Alexander will preach at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and at 9:45 a.m. in Lingle Chapel.
   
            The Gospel Reading for Sunday begins with a story of "some Greeks" who had gone to celebrate the Passover Festival in Jerusalem. They had heard all the chatter about Jesus and wanted to meet him. They went to one of the disciples (Philip) and told him, "We want to see Jesus!"
            Really? Are you sure? And do you want to just see Jesus from afar to check it off your bucket-list? Or do you really want to meet him and get to know him? And if you get to know him will you be willing to listen to what he says and allow yourself to be transformed by his love? Will you decide to follow him and to serve him?
            We never find out whether the Greeks get to meet Jesus, but we do learn a little bit about what it means to truly see Jesus for who he is. As the church, we must ask ourselves if we are willing to see him clearly. If we are, then perhaps we are willing to reflect that same life and love to a world that wants and needs to "see Jesus."
            Hope to see you Sunday as we reflect together on these and other thoughts on our Lenten Journey.

The Geneva Choir will sing Ave Verum at the 8:30 service.
The Chancel Choir will sing Psalm 139 at the 11:00 service.

DCPC  is in the process of installing a new digital soundboard in the Sanctuary.  Please be patient if you hear any issues with audio during the service, as we are working through glitches associated with the new system.  

NEXT SUNDAY is Palm/Passion Sunday. Both 8:30 and 11:00 services will be in the sanctuary, and worshipers will experience the passion story through dramatic reading and musical interpretation. The service begins with a palm procession, and children are invited to gather in the narthex before the service.

Volunteer Readers needed for Palm/Passion Sunday, 
8:30 & 11:00 am Services
 
We need 7-8 volunteer readers from the congregation to read portions of the Passion Narrative next Sunday, the 25 th.  Volunteers can read at either the 8:30 am or 11: 00 am service-or both.  A short rehearsal will take place at 10 am on Saturday, March 24 th, in the sanctuary.  Please contact Rev. Scott Kenefake at: skenefake@dcpc.org, as early in the week as possible if able to participate.
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.
Servant Leaders Needed

SERVANT LEADERS NEEDED The DCPC 2018 Nominating Committee seeks servant leaders to serve a three-year term as ruling elders and deacons of our church. We also seek candidates for one youth elder and one youth deacon; each serves a one year term. Your recommendations, with comments, would be most appreciated. Submission forms are available at the Church Information Center or  www.dcpc.org .
We would appreciate names and suggestions by Sunday, April 8.
CANDY NEEDED
 
IT'S EGG HUNTING SEASON Join us for the 4th & 5th Grade Flashlight Egg Hunt Friday March 23 6:30-8:30 at the congregation house or the Children's Egg Hunt (parents too!) on Saturday March 24 starting at 10 am in the chapel. Contact Jenny Alexander to RSVP for the 4th & 5th grade event.
Music
 
 
EASTER BAND is for everyone who plays a band or orchestra instrument, to play along with the hymns on Easter Sunday. Please come to two of the three rehearsals: March 19, 7:00 p.m., March 25, 4:00 p.m., and March 27, 5:00 p.m. in the choir room. Let Jane Cain know if you are interested.
 
PRAYER AT THE CLOSE OF DAY is offered this evening at 7:30 in Lingle Chapel. Through beautiful music, sung prayer, scripture, silence, and candlelight, you will find space for reflection and renewal and worship. Musical leadership is provided by musicians from DCPC and Davidson United Methodist Church.
 
 
ARTISTS FOR A CURE FUNDRAISER  March 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery - Enjoy an evening of music, poetry, and art by Davidson students. Money raised goes towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and blood cancer research. Admission is $15 and includes dinner and access to a silent auction. Contact nifendler@davidson.edu with questions.
Fellowship

NEW MEMBER WELCOME CLASSES Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22 These classes are for those who are ready to join DCPC as well as for those who just want to get to know more about our particular community of faith! Contact Stephanie Rollans  for more details.  

SAVE THE DATE Sunday, April 15 from 2-4 p.m. Tennis Round Robin at Holbrook Park (NEW location)-All ages of tennis players are invited! Bring your own rackets and some extra tennis balls! The Fellowship Ministry will provide water! RSVP to Stephanie Rollans.

SAGES Don't miss this great March program featuring Robin Wilhoit, NBC New Anchor from Knoxville, TN. She will be sharing stories about her career as a news anchor on Thursday, March 22 at 11:00 in the Congregation House. RSVP by Monday, March 19 at info@dcpc.org.
Mission Opportunities
LOAVES AND FISHES Bring your canned goods or other non-perishable food items and place them in the grocery carts or baskets for Loaves and Fishes. Deliveries are made each Monday morning. Thank you. 

DCPC SPRING HABITAT BUILD has begun! Please join this coming Saturday - March 24 - at 9814 Psalms St, Cornelius and future work days April 21, May 5, and May 19. CLICK HERE to register to work. We are well on our way to meeting our fundraising goal of $25,000. Please help us meet the goal by giving online or submitting a check with "Habitat Home" in the memo line. Contact John Bosak at johnbosak@yahoo.com or Kline Pepper at kgpii31@gmail.com.
 
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING   We will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering on March 25 and April 1. This is divided evenly between three wonderful ministries: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Please give generously to help ease the suffering of others and to work for their release from poverty and distress. 
 
CHARLOTTE PRESBYTERY DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM needs help. Would you be interested in learning more about this ministry? Contact Robert Alexander .
Wednesday Night Live

This weeks menu is low country buffet. Periodically the Fellowship Ministry has invited different groups to come to Wednesday Night Live dinner. Wednesday, March 21, the Session and the Diaconate officers have been invited! Please take this opportunity to meet and talk with our current Elders and Deacons in an informal setting and enjoy a meal together. Make a reservation by Tuesday, March 20 (CLICK HERE). The cost is $8.00 for a meal prepared by Chef Eric. 
Flowers Needed!

Flowering the Cross: It is a tradition for all those coming to worship on Easter morning to bring greenery and fresh cut flowers to add to the cross. This cross will be decorated throughout the morning and then used as part of the 11 a.m. worship service.
Holy Week
Thursday, March 29 th , Maundy Thursday
Dinner and Worship with Communion and Foot Washing 6:30 p.m. in the
Congregation House. DCPC members bring sandwiches to share. Davidson
Presbyterian Church members will bring desserts to share. Join us for this
meaningful service commemorating The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples.
 
Friday, March 30 th , Good Friday
5:00 p.m. Sanctuary
 
Saturday, March 31 st , Great Vigil of Easter
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus' crucifixion. It is a special time to pray for the church and the world for whom Christ gave his life.
 
Sunday, April 1 st , Resurrection of the Lord/Easter
8:30 a.m. Sanctuary; 9:45 a.m. Congregation House; 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary
Adult Faith Formation and Children's Ministry
 
Adult Faith Formation
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House - Jacqueline Bussie, author of Outlaw Christian , will give a sneak preview of her forthcoming book Love Without Limits .
Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) and The Pines (9:45 a.m. Marshall Room) There In No God Like You, 2 Chronicles 6:12-21.
Jubilee (9:45 a.m. 201) will examine the text Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, and Walking Humbly in the World . It deals with practical application and participation in social justice issues.
 
Save the Date! Connections, a new Sunday School class for parents of young children, will meet on Sunday, March 25 at 9:45 a.m. in Jetton Hall. For more information see Lacey Dellinger or John Ryan.
 
Children's Faith Formation
Sunday School 9:45-10:45 a.m.
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
3 rd Grade Bible Class : Four Sundays starting April 22
 
Save the Date! Connections, a new Sunday School class for parents of younger children, will meet on Sunday March 25, at 9:45 a.m. in 
Jetton Hall.
 
Vacation Bible School June 25-28

Register today
! Click  here for all the details and to register. There will be limited space. Please don't delay. Children age 4 (by Aug) through current 5th Graders are welcome.  Volunteer ! This is a fantastic way to connect to the church family and make lasting friendships. Plus, VBS doesn't happen without you! We need help with registration, snacks, crafts, photography, and small group leadership. Now's the time to sign up and get the job you really want. Contact Co-Directors  Elizabeth Martin  or  Megan May  to sign up or learn more. 

Youth Faith Formation
All Youth Dinner 5:00 - 5:30 pm (Room ABC in the Congregation House)
Youth Group 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Check in at dinner to find out where your big group & small group are meeting) Visiting? Check out dcpcyouth.org/visiting to get more details.
Prayers and Concerns
Deaths:
Danielle Gantz died March 5, The memorial service will be Saturday, April 21.

Carol Barber's brother died this past week.
Financial Update and Attendance

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