Sunday, February 14
Envisioning 20/20 & Appreciative
Inquiry - The entire congregation is
encouraged to attend!
Fellowship Hall
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Light lunch served
Childcare through middle school
ages will be available
Leaders: Rev. Jim Kitchens and
the Envisioning 20/20 Team
Topic: A look at here we are now
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Souper Bowl of Caring -  Sunday, February 7, following each service  
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, practice kindness,and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) Create a
better community by giving on Super Bowl Sunday to those in need of a meal. Every dollar donated goes to fight hunger in
the Quad Cities. The High School youth will be in the Sanctuary to take your donations via soup pot.  

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper - February 9, 5:00 pm  
Before Lent, why not enjoy some pancakes on “Fat Tuesday?” So come and enjoy a delicious hot pancake supper. There is no charge, but
donations will be accepted. Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs,
milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove
Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next 40 days.
 
Ash Wednesday, February 10 - Services at 12:00 Noon & 7:00 pm
Ash Wednesday is a day of solemn assembly that is built right into the church year. It is a day for fasting, a day of mourning for our sin and the
sin of all humanity before God, a recognition of our mortality saved for the grace of God and a request that the Lord remember our creation and
breathe new life into our burned-out, dusty lives once more. It marks the beginning of our Lenten journey to remembering God’s love for us in
Jesus Christ.  The season of Lent is a time to prepare for the celebration of redemption through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.  

Welcome  to the first issue of First Press -  A publication promoting all of the programming of First
Presbyterian Church, Davenport, Iowa.  Discover is a verb, an action word, meaning to see, get knowledge of, learn
 of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown). So how do we set forth to
  Discover at FPC? First, let’s consider that it is a verb, an action. That means we need to be intentional about setting
   time aside to do discovery work. We can be present in worship, study groups, community service, teaching,  
     fellowship, leadership, and prayer. We can be attentive to others, showing care and concern by listening to
       understand, and not simply listening to respond.

                                                       A big thank you! The Envisioning 20/20 team thanks you for the
                                                    energy you brought to Fellowship Hall last Sunday for our first of three    
                                     congregational discussions.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts.  We have
                begun to review them and you will hear back from us about what we learned.  You exceeded
our expectations for who might attend.  We will be ready for you next time with more tables and plenty of
food!  We meet again on Sunday, February 14 at 11:00 am.  If you were not able to attend this first
meeting, please join us in February.  No “catching up” will be necessary.  A timeline of the church was
created for this meeting.  It remains up in Fellowship Hall.  It is a great way to remember some of the
events and people that have shaped us.  If you have additional thoughts about our discussion last
Sunday you are welcome to contact one of the Envisioning 20/20 team members.  
 
Taizé Worship During Lent - Wednesdays, February 17, 24, March 2, 9 & 16, at 6:30 pm  
The frost on the trees, the white of the snow, the chill in the air help us to see and feel the beauty of
nature. For those of us in the Midwest, we have the joy of experiencing the extremes of the seasons. At
the same time, we need to have continuity within our lives.   Meditation can provide that common thread
regardless of the season we are experiencing. Services in the style of the Taizé Community in France,
through songs which, when repeated, become prayers within the heart, scripture, read by worshipers,
and meditation, the quiet which allows the person to commune with God, provide that opportunity.  

Welcome to Musikgarten at FPC! It’s the best 30 minutes of the week as parents and grandparents sing, dance and play with their
children. Musikgarten classes are a musical experience designed to bring the joy of music to parent/caregiver and child.  Activities include
songs, movement, focused listening and the use of simple instruments.  Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body
awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles and rattles. Classes meet from 10:15-10:45 am
and will follow the Sunday School schedule. If you would like more information, please contact
Kathy Middleton.

Save the Date for Trivia Night! Saturday, February 20, 6:00 pm
FPC’s high school youth are planning to attend Triennium this year for a week in July, which is a camp for Presbyterian youth across the nation.
Thousands of teens participate in this life-changing experience. We will have a trivia night to raise funds for this event on Saturday, February 20
here at First Pres. See Tiffany to register a team and be a part of this fun evening! Trivia begins at 6:30 pm and doors open at 6:00 pm. Food
and drinks will be available for purchase.

Order Your Keepsake Book Now! Orders are now being accepted for the 100-page full color coffee
table book published by the Heritage Committee featuring photographs and stories of our FPC’s rich 175
year heritage.  Now is the time to reserve your copy at the pre-publication price of $49.
Order your copy
online by following this link
. You may also order by check and note “175th Book” on the memo line of your
check.  The anticipated delivery date is March 15.  

Travel Fellowship Trip to Chicago – Saturday April 16, 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
A great way to introduce your friends to First Presbyterian is to invite them on a day trip with fellow church members! We have commissioned a
comfortable coach to pick up in the church parking lot  early Saturday morning April 16 and take participants to numerous drop off points in  
downtown Chicago.  Take in a matinee in the theatre district, check out the Art Institute or museums, shop at Water Tower or along State
Street.  The coach will pick you up after your activities and safely return back to the church by 9:30 pm after a dinner enroute home.  All for $49
per person.  
Sign-up and pay online by following this link.
Sunday Worship Times:
9:00 am & 11:00 am

“What does the LORD require of
you but to do justice, and to
   love kindness, and to walk
        humbly with your God?”  

 Micah 6:8
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