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Looking Toward this Sunday September 10, 2017-RALLY DAY!

Scripture: Matthew 18: 1-14
Sermon: This Child, and This Child, and This Child

Lib McGregor Simmons will preach at 11 in the sanctuary.

This Sunday's Scripture lesson falls within the fourth of five major sections of Jesus's teaching found in the Gospel according to Matthew, and it marks a major transition.  Jesus's ministry in Galilee has come to a conclusion; the journey to Jerusalem where he will suffer and die will soon commence.  By consolidating various teachings from throughout Jesus's ministry in this particular location, Matthew has crafted a significant teaching moment regarding the ministry of the church.
The teaching focuses on how to care for the "little ones."  While the term referred to anyone in that day who was marginalized and powerless, Jesus's picking up a child and placing her in the center of the disciples' circle gives readers in our own day permission to narrow the spotlight and to focus in on the church's calling to respond to Jesus's exhortation: "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me." 
On this Rally Day, we will highlight ways DCPC welcomes children including, although not limited to, our faith formation program and the DCPC-Blythe Elementary School partnership.

The Chancel choir will sing Jesus Loves Me .

Rally Day is this Sunday. Come at 9:45 as we kick off the new Sunday School year. There will be ONE worship service at 11:00. CHILDREN, BRING YOUR BACKPACKS TO BE BLESSEDDCPC FALL PICNIC will follow  the 11:00 worship service in the Congregation House. Barbeque and drinks will be provided.   We ask each family to please bring a side dish to share (salad, vegetable and/or dessert).  Since the side dishes and desserts are so popular, please bring a generous portion to share!! All food items can be dropped off at the Congregation House before worship. Tables and chairs will be set up, but families may want to bring a blanket for younger children. Come join the fun! 

September is Hunger Action Month!  
Click Here for a helpful calendar you can download and put on your fridge or your table.    Discuss this each day and consider the activity that is mentioned. During the month of September we hope you and your family will get involved in helping to end hunger in our communities through one of the following:
1-   Give to 10 cents a meal offering the first Sunday of the month
2-   Bring canned goods to place in our "Loaves and Fishes" carts
3-   Glean with us and the Society of St. Andrews
4-   Write a letter to your elected officials encouraging them to support measures that help those who are hungry. (Look for "Offering of Letters Sunday" information).
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 at jalexander@dcpc.org.

Mary Margaret Porter is Stepping Down    
Mary Margaret Porter  has announced her intention to step down from her parish associate responsibilities on October 1.  Thank you, Mary Margaret, for more than five years of faithful ministry at DCPC!  A committee under the leadership of George Raftelis is seeking a person to pick up the reins of senior adult ministry.  This is a part-time paid position. If you are interested in being considered for this ministry position, please contact graftelis@raftelis.com  
by September 12.
Choir Information   
ADULT CHOIRS have just begun for the fall and they are looking for new singers. The Geneva Choir, which sings for the 8:30 service, rehearses today at 5:00 in the choir room. Chancel Choir, which sings for the 11:00 service, rehearses on Thursdays at 7:00. There is room for all levels of singing ability. If you have thought about joining, even if you aren't sure, give it a try and you will find a welcome. For questions, email or call Jane Cain, jcain@dcpc.org or 704-892-5641.
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS It's not too late for four-year-olds through fifth graders! Come on Wed. at 5:00 and join in the fun. Four and five-year-olds meet Elizabeth Mills in room 206; first and second graders rehearse with David Brinson in room 201, and third through fifth graders sing with Jane Cain in the choir room. All God's children got a place in the choir....come and find it.
The  Odd Month Luncheon will be on Thursday, September. 28 in the Congregation House. Our new chef, Eric Rice, will prepare lunch for us. Plan to arrive by 11 for a time of fellowship, mingling and getting to know each other. Lunch will be ready at 11:30 and the cost is $8. Our speaker will be Rev. Tony Marciano, Exective Director of the Charlotte Rescue Mission. Reservations need to be made (CLICK HERE) no later than Monday, September. 25. On October 19 we plan to take a bus day trip to see the leaves in West Jefferson, NC. We will eat lunch at Shatley Springs. The cost of lunch depends on whether you order from the menu ($8-$12) or want a family style service which costs $18.00. We will see the inspirational fresco paintings by artist, Ben Long at the Glendale Springs Episcopal Church and at St Mary's Episcopal Church, and may have time for a walk around downtown before heading home about 3 o'clock. The cost of the bus will be $20 per person. There are 49 seats on the bus, so get your reservations into the church office no later than September 28.  Once the bus is filled no more reservations will be available except on a standby basis in case someone drops out. Join us for a fun day of fellowship, fun, food and frescos! (say that 4 times fast!!) We'll also get a glimpse of a beautiful change of seasons.
Prayers and Concerns
Nina Holcombe-Health South
Bev Chinery- Pines HC
Financial Update and Attendance

Davidson College Presbyterian Church
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC  28036