Looking Toward this Sunday August 6, 2017

Scripture: Job 1-2 (selected verses)                 
Sermon: The People's Choice: Job's children as collateral damage-how can we square what happened to them with our faith in a loving God?

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

This Sunday's installment of the People's Choice summer worship series addresses one of religion's most profound subjects: the question of how to reconcile the concept of a God whose nature is goodness and love with the reality of the human experience of suffering.  Through the ages, people have turned to the Old Testament book of Job as they have struggled to connect the ancient traditions of faith with present suffering. As Christians, we also look to the cross and the death of God's treasured Son. 
There are no easy answers to the question of how we square the deaths of innocent young people with our faith in a loving God.  However, there is something to be learned from Scripture about the strength and comfort which God provides during experiences of suffering and how our own suffering can teach us to be angry at and energized against unjust suffering.

Colleen Bosak-Harrison will sing The Long, Wild Bird  at the 8:30 and 11 service.

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated by tray service at 8:30 and by intinction at 9:45 and 11

Ten cents a meal offering  will be received at all worship services today . Please place your donations in the red baskets. If each family at DCPC contributed 30ยข a day each day for 30 days, that would equal $9 per month.

  August 19 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Davidson, several churches will join to celebrate going back to school with food, games, free shoes from Samaritan's Feet, free school supplies for hundreds of children, and lots more!  WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Can you and another family member come and give an hour of your time??  
  and find a place to serve! We really need all the help we can get.  Hope to see you there!
All youth are invited to celebrate the start of a new school year, August 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the congregation house. Please RSVP to rboggs@dcpc.org by August 22.
We want to give you plenty of time to think about getting a backpack for our AMIGOS Tutoring Ministry. Many of our neighbors in Huntersville have difficulty providing their children with the proper resources to help them succeed in school.  Choose a boy or girl, grades Kindergarten-5th grade, or you may make a donation and we will do the shopping for you. Supply lists are located at the information center across from the church office. Please also write a note of encouragement to include in the backpack. On Sunday August 20 we will dedicate the backpacks during our 11 a.m. worship service. They will be given to families at the Amigos Back to School event on August 21 at Huntersville Elementary School. Questions, please call or email Robert Alexander or Rosemary Klein . Thank you for your help!
Did you know PLAY invigorates the SOUL? Come to the Women's Retreat where we will be reminded how important it is to Live, Love, LAUGH & Trust God:) The Women's Retreat will be held September 15-17 in Montreat at the William Black Lodge. Retreat leaders are Jan Tevepaugh, DCPC lifetime member, and Kristin Clark, DCPC Preschool Director. Contact your wife, friend, sister, mom, or daughter and join us! CLICK HERE to r egister. Forms are also available at the information center across from the church office.  
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. You can also sign up for other days.  Simply CLICK HERE  to volunteer 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.
Adult Faith Formation
* Hot Topic - Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren
To prepare for Brian McLaren's preaching in the DCPC pulpit September 24, the pastors are reading his book Everything Must Change . They invite you to join them in the parlor on Sunday afternoon from 4pm to 5:30 pm in August (6, 13, 20, 27) to reflect and discuss Everything Must Change . A copy of the book is available in the church library for check out. In McLaren's book, he talks about how do the life and teachings of Jesus address the most critical global problems in our world today?  Our schedule will be:
August 6 - discuss chapters 1 - 9
August 13 - discuss chapters 10 - 18
August 20 - discuss chapters 19 - 26
August 27 - discuss chapters 27 - 34
* Speaking of our Faith, Sundays at 9:45 am, Jetton Hall
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.  Coffee will be available in Jetton Hall!
August 6: Phyllis & Steve Justus
August 13: Monica & Scott Galloway
August 20: Missy & John Kuykendall
August 27: Julie Alexander & John Hurst
This Sunday we welcome Phyl and Steve Justus . They have been married for 36 years and have 4 children, a daughter in law, a grandson and a golden retriever. They have lived in Davidson and have belonged to DCPC since 2000. Steve's a doctor and Phyl's a nurse.
* Covenant Bible Study, Will start in September- If you liked the Disciple Bible study program, you'll love Covenant Bible Study! Covenant, produced by the same people who did the Disciple program is an in-depth group Bible study in which participants read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God - and each other - better. The 24-week experience covers all the books of the Bible as participants move back and forth from Old Testament to New Testament. Covenant Bible Study shows the interconnectedness of scripture while demonstrating how the covenant relationship between God and people is woven through the entire Bible. Covenant represents a relationship - a living, breathing conversation. And we invite you to join in. Covenant Bible Study will meet on Wednesdays at both 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Register now for the Covenant Bible Study, starting in September by CLICKING HERE or contacting John Ryan.
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.  
Prayers and Concerns
We extend sympathy and the hope of resurrection to eternal life to: 
the family of Gordon Cook. A service of witness to the resurrection will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, in Lingle Chapel .

Family of Dr. James Hunter. Dr. Hunter is the father of Rebecca Kryshtalowych.  He passed away on Sunday, July 30.  

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

In Hospice Care:
Evelyn Cameron

We celebrate with Rosie, Chris, Ketcher, Hayden, and Tilly Honeycutt on the birth of Foster David Honeycutt on July 26.
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036