A Service For The Worship Of God
A Service For The Worship Of God
10th Sunday after Pentecost, August 2, 2015
8:30 a.m. in Lingle Chapel; 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
LEADING WORSHIP TODAY
Come to the Waters! When Our Thirst for Compassion is Quenched
Lib McGregor Simmons
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude on “St. Columba”
Responding to the Word
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*HYMN No. 754
Help Us Accept Each Other
*CALL TO WORSHIP
We’ve come to worship God
who makes streams flow from rock,
who turns the parched earth into springs of water,
who sends the rain from heaven,
and makes the wilderness blossom and flourish.
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Deb Cameron, soprano
Come to Me, All Pilgrims Thirsty
Come, let’s worship our life-giving God
who pours out living water on all who thirst.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
I Come with Joy
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
God of mercy, hear the prayers of your thirsting people.
For every time we have attributed your miracles in our lives to our own hands
Forgive us, we pray.
For every time we promised to trust you but turned to our own way
when your response did not come soon enough or in the ways we expected,
Grant us mercy, O God.
For every time we have resisted your efforts to satisfy our longing for love,
forgiveness, and compassion,
Forgive us, Loving One, and quench our thirst with your grace.
Remake us into vessels of tenderness and compassion.
For Christ’s sake we pray.
Silent Prayers of Confession
*RESPONSE OF PRAISE No. 585
Glory to God
Glory to God, glory to God, Glory in the highest! To God be glory ever!
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
TEN CENTS A MEAL OFFERING will be received at both worship services
today. Please place your donations in the red baskets. If each family at DCPC
contributed 30¢ a day each day for 30 days, that would equal $9 per month.
The Lord be with you
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Please contact Wilma Ahrens([email protected]
or 704-896-1134) to learn about the different ways you can help in the library.
Sanctus No. 559
Memorial Acclamation No. 560
The Lord’s Prayer
Sharing the Bread and Cup
Bearing and Following the Word into the World
Hearing the Word
(11:00) WORD FOR CHILDREN
Come and See
Marilyn Houser Hamm
(Children are invited to come forward.)
“Come and see, come and see, I am the way and the truth,” said he.
“Follow me, follow me, come as a child, O come and see.”
(Children may proceed to their child care locations at this time.)
*HYMN No. 529
Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
*BENEDICTION AND RESPONSE No. 515
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
John 4: 5 - 42 (selected verses)
I Come with Joy
Together met, together bound by all that God has done, we’ll go with joy, to give
the world the love that makes us one, the love that makes one.
*Those who are able, please stand.
DISCIPLE CLASSES We are in the process of forming the popular Disciple
Classes, which will begin in September and end in May. Those who have
experienced Disciple know the classes to be a unique experience of safely
exploring faith questions in a small group environment. During the 32 weeks, you
will read the Bible, learn from experts (on DVD) as they give their interpretation,
discuss the interpretation and your questions with the group, all with the purpose
of deepening your faith, and how that faith can be applied to your everyday life. If
you have an interest, or just have questions, send either Leslee Kirkconnell
([email protected]) or Marty Metzker ([email protected]) an e-mail.
RALLY DAY is Sunday August 23 - everyone is invited to come at 9:45am for a
fun time of worship and hearing the great opportunities in Christian education for
the upcoming year. We will have a special guest and great music as well. This will
be followed by one worship service at 11 and then the Fall Picnic!
(11:00) Music During Communion Hymn No. 507
Prayer after Communion
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY the defibrillator and first aid box are located in
the west hall of the main building next to the women’s restroom.
THE FLOWERS IN THE CHANCEL are given to the glory of God and in memory of
Harriet Fredericksen by her family.
Invitation to the Table
Words of Institution
*ASSURANCE OF GOD’S PARDON
WE WELCOME YOU to Davidson College Presbyterian Church and trust that
you will find God’s presence here. When you cannot be here, join our live
broadcast at 11 a.m. on WDAV 89.9 or www.wdav.org. For more information:
www.dcpc.org or 704-892-5641.
SAFETY FIRST! If your child needs to visit the restroom or get a drink of
water during worship, please escort them. Our Child Protection Policy does
require that children be escorted in the building, so please go with your children
if they need to get a drink or use the bathroom.
Sealing of the Word
DOVE OF PEACE
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
(Please pass the fellowship register to the end of the pew and back at this time.)
As the deer thirsts for flowing streams,
so we thirst for You, O God.
*HYMN No. 515
Preacher: Lib McGregor Simmons
Assisting Ministers: Robert Alexander, Mary Margaret Porter, Sonia Lee
Music Associate: David Brinson
Ushers: Opal Bryant, Doug Fitzpatrick (8:30) Riley Burgess, Bill and Kristin
Clark, Ken and Linda Clausen, Marcia Webster (11:00)
Greeters: David and Tammy Pressley (8:30) Kim and Andy Beard, Lovenia
Summerville, Colette Naso, Pris and Scott Woodmansee (11:00)
Sound: Rick Cardenas
Bulletin Cover: Niagara Falls in Canada by Jane Todd
Come and See text by Marilyn Houser Hamm Geneva Press. All rights reserved.
Reprinted under OneLicense.net no. 8841.
DCPC YOUTH Here’s an opportunity for us to gather just to touch base
between all of the various trips and vacations. The plan is to meet on Thursdays
for lunch. Whoever is able to come is welcome! If you’re in town any of these
Thursdays, please plan on meeting for lunch. These will be extremely informal –
just a chance for everyone to catch up with each other, eat, and hang out! We’ll
meet at a different local restaurant each time, so let me know your favorites! I’ll
send out emails and texts to remind you before each one. Somewhere fairly close
- not too far to drive, easy for everyone to find, and inexpensive! Send me your
suggestions by email ([email protected]) or text (704-516-6171).
FURNITURE NEEDED for Youth Classroom- Can you help? Neutral colored
(brown, black, gray, etc.) upholstered couch and/or chairs are needed for a
classroom beside the Youth Lounge in the Congregation House. If you have an
extra couch or chairs that you would like to donate, please contact Catherine
Bragg at 704-617-9905 or [email protected]
STEEPLETALK The August/September Steepletalk, an “Introduction to
Fall” issue, will be sent out on August 19.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all who helped with meals at the Levine &
Dickson Hospice House in July. Nearly 30 DCPC volunteers contributed to
preparing dishes, providing paper products and delivering and setting up meals.
Families of Hospice House patients have expressed what a blessing these meals
are. On one evening delivery, we learned that four new patients had been
admitted that day. It was storming and pouring down rain when the meal was
delivered. Instead of having to get out in the storm and find a place to eat,
families received a delicious, nourishing meal at the Hospice House and could
remain with their loved ones. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACK-PACK DRIVE FOR AMIGOS Consider providing a
back-pack full of school supplies for a child in need. Many of our neighbors in
Huntersville have difficulty providing their children with the proper tools to help
them succeed in school. Please consider buying a school backpack and filling it
for a child. Choose a boy or girl, grades Kindergarten-5th grade, or you may
make a donation and we will do the shopping for you. You may also write a note
of encouragement to include in the backpack. Backpacks are due Sunday August
16 and will be dedicated during our 11 a.m. worship service. They will be given
to families at the Amigos Back to School event on August 17. Questions, please
call or email Robert Alexander ([email protected]) or Rosemary Klein
([email protected]). Thank you for your help!
Suggested List for Backpacks
36 Pencils #2 Wood
1 small pencil sharpener
2 Erasers, pink large
2 Crayola crayons (24 ct.)
1 Scissors, pointed 5"
4 Glue Stick, Elmer's, Wash, Purple, Dries Clear, .77oz
4 Composition notebooks (black and white)
3 Notebook filler paper, wide ruled (120 ct.)
5-2 pocket folders, no prongs, bl, red, yel, gre, pur
1 copy paper
1 bag pencil case
1 washable, crayola markers, 8ct
(All classes begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays)
Maloney (The Parlor) and The Pines (Marshall Room)
August 2: Our Redeemer Comes- Isaiah 59:15-21
August 9: A Choice to Be Just- Jeremiah 7:1-15
August 16: A Call for Repentance- Ezekiel 18:1-13, 31-32
August 23: God Demands Justice - Zechariah 7:8-14
August 30: Return to a Just God - Malachi 3:1-10
YTD Av2015 93
YTD Av2014 109
DCPC FINANCIAL UPDATE
Budgeted Exp. $29,590
Actual Exp. $753,678
CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST 2-AUGUST 9
Sunday, August 2
Lemonade on the Lawn
NC Baroque Orchestra
Monday, August 3
Young Adult Gathering
Tuesday, August 4
Faith and Formation Meeting
Wednesday, August 5
Davidson Career Transition Program
Community Missions Committee
Global Missions Committee
Thursday, August 6
Friday, August 7
Men’s Study Group
Sunday, August 9
Lemonade on the Lawn
Davidson Village Inn
DAVIDSON COLLEGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
P.O. Box 337, 100 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-5641, [email protected], www.dcpc.org
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Davidson College Presbyterian Church is an Earth Care and Stephen Ministry
congregation on the corner of campus and community. This congregation celebrates
partnerships in Christ with the Sigona Presbyterian Church in Kikuyu, Kenya,
and the Kilambe communities in Jinotega, Nicaragua and Blythe Elementary School
in Huntersville, NC. Together we seek to grow in witnessing to Christ in a complex
world and to learn more about how to respond as disciples to the great
needs of the world.
We are the body of Christ—
worshipping, learning, serving,
seeking to realize God’s vision for the world.
DCPC Vision Statement