Looking Toward this Sunday July 30, 2017

Scripture: I Samuel 8                 
Sermon: The People's Choice: How can the stories of the kings of Israel shed light on the politics of today?

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

According to a study done in 2015, 90% of Americans at that time believed there to be a crisis in leadership.  Apparently such was the case in ancient Israel when the people were dissatisfied with their present and future prophetic leadership and demanded "a king to govern us, like other nations."  Samuel thought this to be a terrible idea, and God agreed with him.  What follows in I Samuel 8 is a strong description of how corrupting political power can be.  Nevertheless, the people continued to demand political change, and the reign of Saul, the first king of Israel, began.  (It didn't turn out well!)
We will read I Samuel 8 on Sunday with the following questions, submitted by a DCPC member as a "People's Choice" topic, in mind:  Does God lead individuals to rule in today's world?  Is all of our political landscape unfolding just as it should?  Is there a lesson woven into I Samuel that we can apply in our world today?

Genny Bosak, Colleen Bosak-Harrison, Stephanie Johnson and Julie Pepper will sing Nigra Sum  at the 8:30 and 11 service.
Summer Sunday Sundaes
Come join the Fellowship Ministry for Summer Sunday Sundaes THIS SUNDAY, 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.  
DCPC Choir to Sing in Scotland 
This week members and friends of the choir join a total of 100 Presbyterian singers in Glasgow and Edinburgh. They will sing in three concerts, including a Festival Concert led by Simon Carrington that will be part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They will have an evening of song with John Bell and a psalm workshop titled "Singing the Reformation," trying out reconstructions of the raw and compelling Scots language settings of the popular Reformation metrical psalms. You can follow their travel blog on the DCPC website. Please keep these travelers in your prayers. Eric and Nancy Barkemeyer, David Brinson, Jane and Larry Cain, Bob and Deb Cameron, Susan Carroll, Cecil and Jennie Clifton, Carol Cook, Elisabeth Davis, Gerry and Laurie Eckart, Ralph Erb, Jamie Hawes, Ellen Law, Steve and Pam Mange, Susan Manning, Sterling and Mary Martin, Nancy McCorkle, Dottie and Kim Morrison, Greta Munger, Melody Pollock, Alice and Al Sudduth, Wendy Wu, Barbara Young, Carol Zyk.
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  hosting 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.
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 Justus
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 Gordon Cook. P lans for the service will be announced at a later date.

In the hospital:
Nina Holcombe-Health South, Rock Hill, SC

In Hospice Care:
Evelyn Cameron

Foster David Honeycutt, born July 26 to Chris and Rosie Honeycutt.

Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036