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Welcome! You can find First Presbyterian Church at the corner of
Kirkwood Boulevard and Iowa Streets,
 located in the heart of the city of
Davenport, Iowa. You're always invited to worship with us! A place to
belong! Where faith is nurtured, curiosity is encouraged, diversity is
welcomed, and all are loved.

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Go to Guatemala!

The 2018 trip to visit ILUGUA (Lutheran Church of Guatemala) is scheduled for May 19-26.  
This is an opportunity to get a firsthand view of ILUGUA’s outreach to rural communities and
perhaps even an opportunity to deepen your own faith in the process.  Pastors Pilar and
Eduardo will welcome us as we stay in the guest house located behind the church and travel to
mission sites and community meetings.  This is not a work trip—given the resources,
Guatemalans are more than capable of doing physical labor—but rather a trip of
accompaniment, support and solidarity with our fellow Christians.  The total cost is estimated
between $1,500 and $2,000 (dependent on flight availability) but grants are available through
the Mission Connection committee of Deacons for those who need funding assistance.  For
more information, contact Craig Foster (563-391-4622,
cfoster871@mchsi.com).

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Sunday Service Times:

9:00 am & 11:00 am

Hear Our Prayers

“Oh Christ who said, let the children come to me and do not hinder them, comfort these lost and
wounded ones, shelter them and their grieving families under the shadow of your wings. Help
us to find the way to free our children from fear that hinders their ability to grow, to thrive. Walk
alongside families and friends who now enter the valley of the shadow.

Oh God, hear our prayers. We are wandering in a wilderness of relentless violence, we are lost.
Our mouths are filled with dust as we taste the bitterness of rage and the first fruits of grief. Our
hearts are broken at the loss of these young lives and the shattering of so many families, and
like our forebears, we would cover our heads with dust and rend our garments to show the
depth of our sorrow and pain.

Crucified and Human One, who walked through the valley of the shadow of death for our sake,
help us. Walk with us through the dark valley. In this Lenten season, give us the courage to
face our brokenness and lack of will to make peace in our communities, our cities, our schools.
Give us the wisdom to open our eyes and speak truth to power. Show us a way out of this
wilderness. Give us strength to make our Lenten discipline one of remembrance, repentance,
and action on behalf of those whose lives are being shattered every day. Let this be our fast.

In the name of the Suffering Servant, Jesus, we pray. Amen.“

- prayer shared from the PDA Facebook page.

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Celebrate Ahreum Han Congdon’s Seven Years of Devoted Ministry
Friday, February 16, 5:30-7:30 pm, Thunder Bay Grille

On Friday, February 16, you are invited to help us celebrate Ahreum Han Congdon’s seven
years of devoted ministry as our Principal Organist/Assistant Director of Music. A drop-in style
party will be held for her at Thunder Bay Grille (6511 N Brady St.) from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Appetizers will be provided. Church Government and Personnel will be collecting a purse for
Ahreum over the next few weeks. Additionally, there will be a cake reception for Ahreum
between services on Sunday, February 18. As a reminder, Ahreum’s PAS concert is Saturday,
February 17 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students.

Socializers - Saturday, February 24, 6:00 pm

If you like good food and fellowship plus an interesting, informative presentation, mark your calendars to come to
Socializers! Bring a dish to share at our potluck, and friends and neighbors as all are welcome. Our speaker will be
meteorologist Cedric Haynes, who joined KWQC’s First Alert Team in November 2017. Cedric has spent most of his
life in the south, but is excited to experience a true midwestern winter! In addition to his fascination with weather which
led him to his career path, Cedric is passionate about giving back to the community. He is an active member of his
church, a strong supporter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and loves mentoring youth.

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Paper Hearts for February

February is the month for love. Show your love for others in the community and help the Deacons Outreach
Committee with the Paper Hearts drive. Toilet paper, something we all take for granted, is the #1 item that the shelters
lack. Beginning February 1, you can bring new packages of toilet paper to Fellowship Hall. Our goal this year is 2,000
rolls! The Deacons will be collecting all month and on March 1 will take everything to Humility of Mary for distribution
to their shelters. Show a stranger some love this month by donating toilet paper.

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Manna & More Fellowship Breakfast - Sunday, March 11

Time: 8:15 to 10:30 am    Cost: $3 adults, $1 children (12 years and under)

Share breakfast with your family and friends before and after the 9:00 am service.  Warm up on Sunday morning with
a delicious hot breakfast at First Presbyterian Church. Here is the menu: waffles aple compote, sausage, fruit, and  
beverages. Manna & More is open to everyone, so invite your friends and neighbors and treat them to breakfast.

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