Looking Toward this Sunday July 9, 2017

Scripture: Exodus 16: 1-5, 22-26
                Philippians 4: 8-14
Sermon: The People's Choice: Enough is Enough

Robert Alexander will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and at 11 in the sanctuary.

A question came from one DCPC member about a theme that was recently discussed in a Sunday school class related to the "Theology of Enough."  What does it mean for us to trust that God has given us enough and what does it look like for us to be content with what we have?  The promise of American life is "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Often times that pursuit includes an insatiable thirst for more stuff...stuff we don't need.  And often our thirst for more leaves us burdened and enslaved to money and possessions - unable to freely give of ourselves and unwilling to share with the most vulnerable of society.
Some have argued that God has given us plenty for all to live comfortably and that the reason for poverty is distribution rather than scarcity.  What does it mean to live the abundant life that Jesus promises while at the same time ensuring that everyone can participate in it?  In other words, if I have all the resources, how can you enjoy God's abundance?  Or to ask the question another way, "How can we make sure that everyone has enough?"

 

Genny and John Bosak, Julie and Kline Pepper,will sing Let All the World in Every Corner Sing at the 8:30 service.
The Summer Choir will sing A Parting Blessing  at the 11 service.
VBS is July 10-13
 The church will be filled with over 140 children and lots of youth and adult helpers.  Please keep everyone in prayer as we enjoy this wonderful week together!   
Kenya Team will Be Leaving this Week
Our Kenya Team is preparing to travel July 13-25.  
 If you would like to see them off, be at the church at 1:30 next Thursday afternoon.

 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.    
Summer Sunday Sundaes
Come join the Fellowship Ministry for Summer Sunday Sundaes July 16 and July 30 at 7:00 p.m.  on the Appleyard Patio.
Christmas in July!
It may seem early but we want to gauge interest about DCPC's involvement with Christmas in Davidson .  Join us on July 11 in the Upper Room at 7:30 p.m. as we talk about the various aspects of CID at DCPC and how you can be a part of it.  Hope to see you there!
Summer Concert
ART SONGS & ARIAS IN SUMMER with Helen Goldsby a concert in the DCPC sanctuary on July 16 at 3:00 p.m. featuring music by French composers Gabriel Faure, Francis Poulenc, Austrian composer Wolfgang Mozart and more. Ms. Goldsby will be accompanied by long-time collaborator pianist David Gilliland. The concert is a benefit for the S.S.A.N.G. foundation and tickets are available at Etix.com.
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  or Robert Alexander   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.
Adult Faith Formation
SUMMER ABC, ANOTHER BIBLE CLASS will be taught by John Ryan and Mary Margaret Porter June 11-July 16 at 9:45 a.m. in room 201.
 To prepare for this week's class, please read Exodus 1-10. Additionally, the author of the course, Adam Hamilton has a companion book titled Moses: in the footsteps of the reluctant prophet. It's available from Amazon in hardback and in a Kindle version. The book is not necessary, but is very interesting!

HOT TOPIC To prepare for Brian McLaren's preaching in the DCPC pulpit in September, 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 .
 

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 Heather McKee upon the death of her uncle, James P. Jurgensen.

We extend sympathy and the hope of resurrection to eternal life to:
the family of Dan Bause upon the death of his father, Daniel E. Bause, Jr.

In the hospital:
Betty Newbold- Pines HC
Nina Holcombe- Huntersville Oaks

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 

Financial Update and Attendance

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