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Looking Toward this Sunday October 1, 2017

Scripture: Psalm 34 and Philippians 2: 1-17
Sermon: Faith in or Faith of?

Mary Margaret Porter will preach at 8:30 and 9:45 in Lingle Chapel and 11 in the sanctuary.

In seminary, a professor changed one word in a translation in one of Paul's letters that completely rocked my faith and has changed my notion of what it means to be a follower of Christ forever. This week, we will wrestle with what it means to be a faithful Christian in this secular world and what it means to, as Paul writes in 2 Philippians, "Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus." Come celebrate this World Communion Sunday as we together contemplate ways in which we may serve one another, here and around the world, as brothers and sisters in Christ. 

The Geneva Choir will sing Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether at the 8:30 service.
The Chancel choir will sing Locus Iste at the 11:00 service .

Join us this Sunday following the 11 a.m. service as we honor and thank Mary Margaret Porter for her service as DCPC Parish Associate.

Ten Cents a Meal offering  will be received at all worship services this Sunday . 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.
 
Peace and Global Witness offering will be received at all worship services this Sunday.  This offering helps support ministries that work towards peace and reconciliation in our time.  25% remains local and has been designated by the Global Mission Committee to be sent to Galilee Ministries who offer resources, guidance, and support to refugee families in the Charlotte region.  25% of the offering is used to support peace work in the broader region and 50% is used to support global work through the Presbyterian Mission Agency.  Please give generously by check or credit card.  You may also text PEACE to 56512 to donate.
Youth and Parents this Sunday    
DCPC youth  are meeting this Sunday for Visionary  2! All Youth Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and Youth Group runs 5:30-6:30 p.m. We'll be talking about what makes a leader worth following. Oh and don't forget hufofoligepom while you're in worship this Sunday! 

Parents Group is also meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. this Sunday in the Parlor to discuss Parenting Beyond Your Capacity . Today's topic is chapter 4: "Imagine the End." But you don't have to read the book to participate, a video introduction will get everyone on the same page.
Youth Music    
Youth Music begins this Sunday, September 17 at 6:30 in the choir room, grades 6-12. For more information contact Jane Cain or David Brinson. Adults are invited to Geneva Choir at 5:00 Sundays or Chancel Choir at 7:00 Thursdays; we would like additions in all the voice parts. Come with hearts and voices!
NEEDED: New Member Hosts!
The New Member Welcome Luncheon:  Sunday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m.
We need you to be able to sit with your New Member family at the luncheon and to guide them through 6-months of assimilation at DCPC. New member hosts will sit with them in church sometimes, invite them to events at DCPC, send them notes, have them over for dinner, invite them out to dinner, meet them for coffee at Summit, etc. Whatever you feel comfortable doing!  Please RSVP back to Stephanie Rollans ASAP if you're willing to host a family.  
DCPC Blood Drive
The DCPC blood drive 
will be Monday, October 2, 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the Congregation House. Sign-ups will be available soon. Please contact Linda Drimalla ( lmdrimalla@gmail.com ) to donate food, volunteer to work registration, hospitality, clean-up or set-up or to sign up for an appointment to donate blood.  If you prefer, you may sign up for your own appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org.  Look for the blue box that says Give Blood and enter the code DCPC then follow the prompts. 
Congregational Meeting    
The Session has called a congregational meeting for 10:40 a.m., October 8, in the sanctuary for the purpose of dissolving the pastoral relationship between Elizabeth McGregor Simmons and DCPC, effective October 31, 2017, in order that she 
may be honorably retired.
Blessing of the Animals    
 All God's creatures have a place in the choir!  Bring your furry, scaly, or feathered friend to the annual Blessing of the Animals as we give thanks for and renew our commitment to God's gift of creation.  The service which will last about 20 minutes will take place on the lawn in front of Lingle Chapel at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 8.
Meet Mission Co-Workers Justin and Renee Sundberg    
  On  October 8  we welcome Mission Co-Workers Justin and Renee Sundberg  to Davidson. They have served in Nicaragua for the last three years and are traveling in the states sharing their experience. They will be with us in worship and you have an opportunity to meet them and hear from them in a more intimate setting at lunch in the Congregation House. Please  CLICK HERE  to RSVP for lunch on October 8  following our 11 a.m. worship service. Child care can be arranged if you note that on the RSVP. Please do this by Friday, October 6th . You are also welcome to join us for conversation without eating lunch if you would prefer. 
We hope to see you there on October 8 !
Organ at Davidson-October 9    
Organ at Davidson  is pleased to present David Brinson, our own Associate Director of Music, in the next concert on October 9 at 7:30 p.m.  His program includes some favorites of the repertoire and some that may be new to listeners. Concerts are free with donations appreciated, and are followed by a reception.
Habitat House Dedication    
Habitat  House DCPC  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. 
The house dedication is Tuesday morning, 11 a.m. on October 10. 
LIB'S CELEBRATION    
Save the date, Sunday, October 29. Lib McGregor Simmons is honorably retired by the Presbytery. Join us as we celebrate following the 11 worship service in the Congregation House.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE!   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
Dinner is at 5:45 in the Congregation House. RSVP's ARE REQUIRED, before noon on Tuesday for dinner. New Kids Club- for information contact Jenny Alexander.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR DINNER

SAGES Day Trip to the NC Mountains, Thursday October 19.  Coach bus will leave at 8:15 a.m. to West Jefferson to take in the fall leaves, enjoy lunch at Shatley Springs and visit several area frescos. Bus Cost $20.  Lunch $8-12 (off menu) $18 (family style). To make a reservation (CLICK HERE).  Only 49 seats available.
Day of Service-November 4th
We are about to go live with our Day of Service Sign-up Genius.  We are still in need of some Project Leaders.  If you are interested in learning more about this, please contact Robert Alexander
 Faith Formation
Covenant (9:45 a.m. Congregation House)
October 1. Doug Ottati, the Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice, will present a three week refresher course in Reformation and Reformed theology in celebration of the 500 th Anniversary. We will explore "scripture alone," or the basic methodological principle of the Reformation, "grace alone," or its basic substantive principle, and the humanist character and content of the Reformed movement. So, three sessions: sola scriptura, sola gratia, and a Reformed Christian humanism.
 
Maloney (9:45 a.m. Parlor) and The Pines (Marshall Room)
October 1: God's Covenant with Abram    Genesis 15

Jubilee (9:45 a.m. Upper Room)  The Jubilee Class will discuss the second chapter, "Wrestling with the Cross, Then and Now," in The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion by N.T. Wright, a groundbreaking biblical scholar.  We invite all interested persons to attend our class. 
 
Children's Faith Formation Opportunities
Sunday School 9:45-10:45 am
            Preschool (age 3-5)              Room 118
            Kindergarten/1 st Grade        Room 206
            2 nd Grade/3 rd Grade            Room 207
            4 th Grade/5 th Grade             Room 208
Wednesday Kids Club 4-5 pm (registration required)
Milestone Class 5-week class Sundays 9:45 am room 201
            October 8-Nov 5             1 st Grade Worship & Chalice Making
We extend sympathy and the hope of resurrection to eternal life to the families of: 
Penny Lambert in the death of her mother
DeeDee Applegate in the death of her mother
Iotha Parker in the death of her sister
Lynn Burris in the death of his sister-in-law

Recuperating from Surgery:
Cissi Lyles
Karen Myers

Births:
Grayson Lee Price was born on September 26, 2017 to Lindsey and Kevin Price.

Isabel Maria Jordan was born on September 27, 2017, to Emily and Max Jordon and proud big brother Oliver. Isabel is the grandaughter of Doug and Harriett Rosebrough.
Financial Update and Attendance

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