Looking Toward this Sunday July 23, 2017

Scripture: Genesis 1: 26-27; 2: 4-7, 18-22; 3: 20-21; 4: 1-2, 25                 
Sermon: The People's Choice: Is the story of Adam and Eve relevant to us?

Lib McGregor Simmons will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and at 11 in the sanctuary.

As the People's Choice summer worship series continues, we turn to the story of Adam and Eve and how it might be relevant to us today.
 
We note that the creation of man and woman is recounted in two distinct stories in Genesis.  In Genesis 1, readers are simply told, "So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."  Genesis 2 launches the rich and likely older story of Adam, Eve, the Garden of Eden, the serpent, the eating of fruit from the tree, the births of Cain and Abel and the later death of Abel at the hand of Cain, and the birth of a third son Seth.
 
On Sunday, we will look most intently at the second narrative as a whole, drawing insights about love, commitment, and the truth that God is our ultimate keeper as we move through life's challenges.



Jim Shaw, baritone, will sing Down to the River at the 8:30 service.
The Summer Choir will sing Lord, Make Us Servants  at the 11 service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
DCPC is going to have another Jetton Hall work day on July 29 from 9-12:30 to install baseboards. We need four people to help finish this project. If you have a metal T square, knee pads and cutting blade please bring them with you.  
Summer Sunday Sundaes
Come join the Fellowship Ministry for Summer Sunday Sundaes July 30 at 7:00 p.m.  on the Appleyard Patio.
Interim Pastor Search Committee 
The interim pastor search committee  is seeking candidates to begin a 1- to 2-year term this fall, after the retirement of Senior Pastor Lib McGregor Simmons on October 31. On advice from our Presbytery, training and experience in interim ministry will be required for all candidates. CLICK HERE to send Suggestions for consideration.  
Kenya Team 
Our Kenya Team is traveling July 13-25.  
 If you would like to follow their Travel Blog, sign up by CLICKING HERE . Contact Robert Alexander  if you have questions.  As always, thank you for your prayers and support.    
Support the Salvation Army's Center for Hope
July 24 - August 7 @ DCPC
you can support the Salvation Army's Center for Hope.
The Salvation Army women's shelter is overcrowded.  Churches have been asked to offer support between June and November by hosting women in their communities for one or more weeks.  We are currently planning to host 8 women as our guests the weeks of July 24 th - August 7 th .  We will need people to help with this by providing meals, helping with transportation, helping with laundry, and staying overnight.  Simply   CLICK HERE  to view the Sign-Up Genius and find the activity that works for you.  Help us show love, welcome, and hospitality to these women who will be our guests at DCPC for two weeks. If you have any questions you may contact Richie King ( riking@davidson.edu ) or Jane Campbell ( usnpao@gmail.com ).
Habitat House-Sign Up TODAY 
Davidson College Presbyterian Church has joined with other faith communities in the Lake Norman region to build a home in the Poole Place neighborhood in Cornelius at 9915 Psalms Street for Fabiola Sanchez and her four children. Our next scheduled work day is July 29 .  You can also sign up for other days.  Simply CLICK HERE  to register for the day. Contact John Bosak  for more information. If you would like to make a contribution toward our Habitat Build, we are always looking for financial support.  Just write "Habitat House" in the memo line of your check.
SAGES 
The DCPC SAGES committee will be resuming their monthly planning meetings on Wednesday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. in the church library. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Jan Dumford  Also, all SAGES and youth, please mark your calendars for our second annual Back To School dinner hosted by the SAGES for the DCPC youth. The event will take place in the Congregation House Sunday, August 27. More details to come.
Adult Faith Formation

HOT TOPIC To prepare for Brian McLaren's preaching in the DCPC pulpit on September 24, the pastors are reading his book Everything Must Change . They invite you to join them in the parlor on Sunday afternoons in August (6, 13, 20, 27) to reflect and discuss Everything Must Change .

SPEAKING OF OUR FAITH During the month of August we will have a special month long Sunday school class at 9:45 a.m. in Jetton Hall. Each week church members will speak about their faith and reflect on their spiritual journeys. Speaking of our Faith will be led by
 
August 6 - Phyllis & Steve Justice
August 13  - Monica & Scott Galloway
August 20 - Missy & John Kuykendall
August 27 - Julie Alexander & John Hurst
 
Register now for the Covenant Bible Study, starting in September by CLICKING HERE or contacting John Ryan.

The Maloney class will continue to meet in the parlor at 9:45 a.m.
Prayers and Concerns
We extend sympathy and the hope of resurrection to eternal life to: 
*the family of Bettie Casey. Her memorial service is next Friday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. A reception will follow in the Congregation House.

*Charles Houck-death of his father, C. Weston Houck

*Bonita Beeken-death of her stepfather, Denny Reilly

In the hospital:
Betty Newbold- Pines HC
Nina Holcombe-Health South, Rock Hill, SC

Recuperating following surgery/hospitalization:
Carlton Hornung
Gerry Griffin
Evalyn Crawford
Loyce Davis
Emmett Montgomery

Kenya Team Members: Anne Alexander, Robert Alexander, Alice Bragg, Catherine Bragg, Kyra Hurst, Paisley Lewis, Rachel Lewis, Claire Melton, Franny Millen, Pat Millen, Mark Muchane, Mary Muchane, Mur Muchane, Al Sudduth 

Montreat Youth Conference Attendees: Bonita   Beeken, Christina Tarry, Diana Merrifield, Dottie Sloan, Ella Kiley, Hank Grzeszczak, Jonathan Ponder, Katie Clarke, Kristen Hurst,  Laura Maples, Matt Wiggins, Payton McCall, Peri Beatty,  Rebecca Fesperman, Sam Ruppenthal, Sara Kate Harris, Sarah Piephoff, Steven Holthouser, Sydney Bryan
Financial Update and Attendance

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