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Looking Toward this Sunday March 11, 2018
3rd Sunday in Lent

Scripture Lessons: Numbers 21: 4-9 and John 3: 14-21
Sermon: To Believe is to Belove
Scott Kenefake will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.
                
This week we'll take a look at what is (perhaps) the most well-known verse in the Bible, John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that [God] gave [God's] only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life" (NRSV). The gospel in miniature, right? Or is it? We'll discover that it actually has a different, surprising meaning when it's set within the context of this part of John's Gospel.  We'll also discover that the way the verse has often been used within contemporary American Christianity (and by evangelical popularizers like Billy Graham and others) is actually quite different than how it's been understood for most of the church's history.  This sermon promises to be an "eye opener" for many! 

The Geneva Choir will sing The Tree of Life at the 8:30 service.
The Chancel Choir will sing Agnus Dei at the 11:00 service.

This Sunday  at the 8:30 service we celebrate the ordination and installation of Dave Wehrung to the Office of Elder and Linda Clausen to the Office of Deacon.

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.  
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Adult Forum

This  Sunday, March 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.
Music
 
BACH BIRTHDAY BASH
Organ at Davidson on March 12 at 7:30 will be a celebration of the great master, tracing his life and his organ legacy through drama, narration, and music. Organists Jane Cain and Michael Rowland will be performing.



 
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, a contemplative service with music in the style of Taize and Compline, will be offered on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Lingle Chapel.
 
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

DCPC TOUR How much do you really know about DCPC? Come and tour DCPC's secret, sweet & slightly spooky spots on Saturday, March 10 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. and then have dinner with us in the Congregation House. All elementary school age children and adults are invited. Meet in the Sanctuary at 4:30 p.m. RSVP to srollans@dcpc.org.
 
SAVE THE DATE   Sunday, April 15 from 2-4 p.m. for Tennis Round Robin at North Mecklenburg Park. All ages of tennis players are invited. Bring your own rackets and some extra tennis balls. The Fellowship Ministry will provide water. RSVP to srollans@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 us for future work days on March 24, April 21, May 5, and May 19 at 9814 Psalms St, Cornelius. 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 for more info.
 
THIS WEEK we are happy to host students from Quinnipiac University. They are staying in our Congregation House and will be working with Habitat's Collegiate Challenge. You can also come by Wednesday Night Live and meet them over dinner.

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 Eric's taco night.  Make a reservation by Tuesday at noon CLICK HERE. The cost is $8.00 for a meal prepared by Chef Eric.  
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

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.
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.
Financial Update and Attendance

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