4/19/15 – Special Speaker Gary Simons

4/19/15 – Special Speaker Gary Simons

Gary SImonsThe theme for our service this Sunday at 10:30 am is the global mission of the church. Our guest speaker is Dr. Gary Simons who is Chief Research Officer for SIL International. He is also a resident of Duncanville and part of our church family. He will speak on “Extending the bounds of knowledge” and the Mission of God. What is the mission of God? In a phrase, it is “to bless the nations”. Simons will describe how extending the bounds of knowledge through Bible translation, language development, and academic scholarship all play a key role in blessing the thousands of ethnic groups around the world who are marginalized because they use a minority language.

READ Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 11:1-9; Daniel 7:9-14; Revelation 7:9-12

NEW & EXCITING!!! — 4th Sunday Contemporary Worship next Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 am where our theme is overcoming temptations. Please come and support the youth as they help lead this service!

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4/12/15 – Special Speaker Kevin Gandy

4/12/15 – Special Speaker Kevin Gandy

KEVIN GANDY joins us at 10:30 am and preaches on “It’s All Greek to Me: The Areopagus Sermon” from Acts 17:16-34. Raised in the Charlotte, NC, area, Kevin attended Marquette University, in Milwaukee, WI. Though he planned to be a doctor, involvement in Young Life put his dreams on hold and he entered DTS. He now works at Highland Park Presbyterian Church working with Middle School youth. He has a heart for social justice and leadership and hopes to work in Europe one day.

Kevin is a joy and a delight and you will love what he has to say. See you on Sunday!

Following the service, everyone is invited to stay for Lemonade on the LaKevin Gandy 4wn!

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4/5/15 – Be Assured, Jesus is God’s Savior

EASTER is here. Tomorrow we will celebrate by saying, “HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!” But the world these days is not so sure. How do we know? Who should we believe? Can we trust it? This is the theme of the Easter message tomorrow as we open up the words and deeds of Jesus during Holy Week. He has assured us ahead of time of his coming resurrection.

Our first service is on the patio at 7 am (weather permitting! Otherwise in the sanctuary.). JEFF THORPE, our Director of Youth preaches on “The Process of a Seed” from John 12:24-26. Nyadia Thorpe and the FPCD Praise Team will lead music. Following that is a pancake breakfast at 8:00, and then an Easter Egg Hunt for children at 9:15. Sunday School classes for all ages WILL take place.

Our second service will be at 10:30. Storyteller DUB GUTHRIE will tell the story of the resurrection of Jesus from John 20:1-10. Ginger Hertenstein will preach on John 2:13-22, focusing on how we know for sure that Jesus is God’s Savior. Can’t wait to see you!


READ the Sermon:  Be Assured Jesus is God’s Savior

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3/29/15 – PALM SUNDAY


PALM SUNDAY – Children process with palms and play BELLS as we talk about the chants of the crowd. What chants do we, the 21st Century children of faith yell?

MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2, 7:00 pm – “The Living Last Supper,” presented by the Duncanville Community Chorus. Childcare provided.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 3, 7:00 pm – “Were You There When They Crucified Our Lord?” We stand with the men and women at the cross, watching, listening to Jesus’ words, and waiting.

SATURDAY PRAYER WATCH, April 4, 6am – midnight. Sign up for a thirty minute slot to come to the sanctuary, sit at the foot of the cross and pray. Devotional materials and journal available. All are welcome. Kids under 14 must have adult supervision.


  • 7 am, SUNRISE SERVICE on the patio led by Youth Director JEFF THORPE.
  • 10:30 am, WORSHIP SERVICE in the sanctuary led by PASTOR GINGER, with music by NYADIA THORPE & the FPCD Choir

READ John 12:12-19 and Zechariah 9:9-10, 16-17

READ the SERMON:  Remember, Jesus Has a Plan


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