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Looking Toward this Sunday May 13, 2018

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 20  is commencement at Davidson College. One worship service will be held in the DCPC sanctuary at 8:30 a.m. Please wear red to celebrate Pentecost.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP AND PICNIC   at 10:30 a.m. at Fellowship Point, 212 Greyfriars Road, Mooresville, NC. Hang around for a picnic lunch, fellowship, and fun. Bring food to share; drinks will be provided. Please wear red to celebrate Pentecost.

Scott Kenefake will preach at the 8:30 service in the sanctuary.
Robert Alexander will preach at 10:30 at Fellowship 
Point in Mooresville.

This week at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary (and replayed at 11:00 am on WDAV radio due to Commencement) we'll explore the familiar
Pentecost Sunday text, Acts 2:1-21, which describes the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks.  We often describe this as the "birthday" of the Church.  
But did you know that this story is also a symbolic reversal of the Tower of Babel story found in Genesis 11:1-9? (Humanity, once divided, is now brought together across differences such as language barriers), or that the Greek word for Wind or Spirit is feminine, or that Reformed Theologians like Jurgen Moltmann have made persuasive arguments for using feminine language when talking about the Holy Spirit, or that many other Christian writers and thinkers have described the Holy Spirit as an Artist? In the words of essayist and novelist James Baldwin (1924-1987), "Artists are the only people in society who can tell that society the truth about itself."
Thus, my Sermon Title, "The Spirit--She Is an Artist"
I look forward to sharing it with you.  Don't forget to wear red!

The Geneva Choir will sing Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me at the 8:30 worship service.

The Pentecost Offering will be received this Sunday and May 27. This offering supports ministries with at risk children, youth, and young adults. Forty percent of the offering will be given to Lily Pad Haven, a Charlotte-based ministry that supports survivors of human trafficking. Please plan to give generously.

SAGES May Luncheon
Sign up now to attend the May luncheon Claire George-Drumheller will be our speaker. This is our final luncheon until fall so enjoy the fellowship, food, and a presentation on Campus Ministry, Thursday, May 24 in the Congregation House. Fellowship 11:00 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m., program 12:00 p.m. Cost is $8.00. Deadline for reservations is Monday, May 21 (CLICK HERE) or call the church office at 704-892-5641.
DCPC Annual Spring Picnic
Mark your calendar for the Spring Picnic! Please join us for the DCPC annual Spring Picnic  Sunday, June 3, immediately after the 11:00 Worship Service in the  Congregation House.  The church will provide chicken and drinks. Please bring large side dishes and a dessert to share.
JUST LISTENING- Music and the Beginner's Mind, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. in room 201. This workshop, led by Prof. John Morrison of the Longy School of Music, aims to reveal the joy of encountering music of any kind as a path to spiritual awareness. Paying special attention to energy and "not knowing," the workshop focuses on drawing out understanding of unfamiliar or difficult music by allowing participants simply to pay attention to what is heard. Through a progression of meditative listening, and responding to questions about what has been heard, we gradually build an organic sense of the whole, its flow of energy, and its emotional impact.

CARITAS ACAPELLA ENSEMBLE will be performing at DCPC on June 3 at 3:00. Half of the ticket sales will be donated to Project2Heal, a nonprofit that trains Labrador Retriever puppies to help people with physical and emotional challenges. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 for students, and free for children age 11 and under. For tickets call 980-272-8556 or email
Mission Opportunities
THE MINISTERS' DISCRETIONARY FUND  is utilized by the pastors to meet crisis needs such as payments for rent and utilities for persons in the DCPC congregation and the surrounding community. These needs typically increase during the summer, and thus, the fund is low at this time. Contributions are always appreciated!

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.  

DCPC SPRING HABITAT BUILD  has begun! Please join us at 9814 Psalms St, Cornelius and on THIS SATURDAY, 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 or Kline Pepper at
Monday, June 4th.  2:00 - 7:00 pm in the Congregation House
P re-register donors following Sunday worship services on May 27th and
June 3 rd
  • Register donors as they check in for their donation
  • Provide refreshments to serve our donors
  • Provide hospitality by serving food and visiting with donors following donation
  • Assist the Red Cross Team with set-up and clean-up
To sign up or for more information, please contact Linda Drimalla (989-600-7499). 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.
Vacation Bible School
Registration is now closed. Contact Jenny Alexander to be put on the waiting list.
 Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation
Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) The Pines (Marshall Room)
May 20 : Remembering with Joy- Leviticus 25:1-12
May 27 : Rejoicing in Restoration- Psalm 34:1-10; Hebrews 2:17-18
Children's Faith Formation
Summer family Bible reading challenge for details go to Learn: Children or pick up information at the Faith Formation bulletin board near the church office.
Vacation Bible School is June 25-28 9 am to Noon. Contact Megan May or Elizabeth Martin for more information or to volunteer.
Sunday School will begin again in September at 9:45 am for all ages.
Youth Faith Formation
Today is our Ultimate Summer Send-Off where we will celebrate our seniors' last Youth Group and the start of summer with Ultimate Frisbee against DUMC, a cookout, and more! Meet at the River Run athletic fields at 5 p.m.
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036