ALL SOULS DAY/DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR
Oct. 23-Nov. 8 
With the continuing need to socially distance, for 2020 we will celebrate All Souls’ Day/Día de los Muertos by setting up a virtual altar table. 

An altar offers an opportunity for us to honor and remember our loved ones who, though no longer with us physically, remain ever-present in our thoughts and hearts.  
Hispanic Outreach Ministry Efforts (HOME)
All Souls' Day/Día de los Muertos Altar
October 2018
Fall Confirmations 2019
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.
Those who are interested in preparing for confirmation are invited to join Father Chuck for this one-day virtual workshop.
NEWCOMER RECOGNITION
Friday, Oct. 23
New to St. David’s? Our next Newcomer Recognition Day is Oct. 23. We want to recognize anyone who has recently joined the St. David’s community (within the previous six months or so). If you consider yourself a newcomer, and want to have your name and/or picture listed in future publications, please make sure Amy Moehnke has your information!
Online Children's Formation
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m.
Put on your costume, and join us for a free Trunk or Treat on the St. David’s surface parking lot. Enjoy treats, decorations, a photo booth, prize wheel & goodies, and the chance to cautiously catch up with church friends. To maintain safety, this is a registration-only, socially-distanced event. Please choose one time slot. Masks encouraged for all, and required for ages 5 and up. Email amanda@stave.org with questions, or to sign up to decorate your trunk (spaces are limited!)
ONLINE CHILDREN'S CHAPEL
Sundays, 10-10:15 a.m.
After the Sunday online worship service we offer Children’s Chapel with Amanda Wischkaemper, our director for Children’s Ministry. Access on Facebook and at stdave.org/online-worship.
FALL CHILDREN'S FORMATION CLASSES
Sundays, 10:15-11:10 a.m.
All classes start after Children's Chapel on Zoom.

  • Travels with Jesus
(Ages 3-Kindergarten)
  • God Calls Me: A Voyage with Moana
(1st-3rd grades)
  • Parables, Riddles, and God's Amazing Mysteries
(4th-5th grades)
  • The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Ecclesiola
(Level I: Ages 3-6, Level II: Ages 6-9)
Tuesday
Enjoy a weekly bedtime story, prayers, and goodnight song on Facebook.
Online Youth Formation
Sunday
Youth Formation 10 a.m.

Tuesday
High School EYC 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday
Middle School EYC 5:30-7 p.m.

Contact Director of Youth Ministry Jenny Campbell for the links to online formation and weekly Middle and High School EYC, and to be added to the newsletter or GroupMe lists.

COMBINED EYC (6th-12th grade) HALLOWEEN PARTY
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. 
All youth are invited to a joint online Halloween party! Contact jenny.c@stdave.org.
Hospitality Ministry
FEATURED: READY-TO-BAKE CASSEROLE:
Smoked Pork & Sweet Potato Casserole: $18
Tender pork, smoked on premises, stewed with sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, and corn, tomatillos blended with southwestern spices, and topped with creamy grits. All you need to do is thaw, heat, and eat!
COMING SOON TO CURBSIDE...
Holy Honey
HOLY HONEY $6.00 – Available to order starting Monday, Oct. 19
Order your own bottle of sunshine! It’s honey from Barking Dog Ranch in Lockhart, home to the beehives sponsored by St. David’s Environmental Guild. The bees have been sipping nectar all summer long, from wildflowers on the 30-acre Wildlife Management Area owned by parishioners Bob and Denise Riendeau, and now you get to enjoy the delicious results of all their labor! Place your order early, while supplies last!
The Way of Love
Labyrinth Discipleship Challenge
DISCIPLESHIP CHALLENGE
Sept. 27-Oct. 25
Next week is the final week of our month-long Discipleship Challenge!

How are you living into your discipleship today? Did you #turn towards Jesus with mindful breathing? Or perhaps #learn through lectio divina reading of the scriptures? Whichever word you explore, know that others are practicing beside you—and that everything we do, we do with God’s help. Curious about the challenge? Join at any time! The challenge ends on Harvest Sunday. Register for the Harvest Sunday Zoom call on Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. where we will gather to reflect and celebrate our journey together.

The St. David’s Staff 
Around the Parish
SMALL COMMUNION GROUPS MEETING
Small groups (of nine people or fewer) meet outside to pray together and receive communion.
 
To join or host a communion group:
  1. Click the button below to join or host a communion group.
  2. Click “Request Info” link in Communion Group Interest box.
  3. Type “JOIN” in the comment box with your ZIP Code and we will find a group in your area that works for you. Or type “HOST” and include your location, along with any names and contact information of people who would like to be in your group.
  4. Complete your contact information.
  5. Click “Send Request” and the Rev. Katie Wright will be in touch.
 
Thank you for your generosity to God and St. David's Episcopal Church. Your gifts support our mission-critical ministries.
MAIL TO 301 E. 8th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.
GIVE ONLINE: If you have trouble giving online on Sunday, please give at a later time or consider a recurring donation through your bank. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Text STDAVE to 73256

If you are not already giving, please consider making St. David's your giving priority this year.
Fellowship and Outreach Online
Saturday Meal Team, Summer 2020
CAFÉ DIVINE OUTREACH
Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

This upcoming Saturday, Oct. 17, will mark the 1,000th meal we have distributed through this new ministry!

Through a partnership with the city, we provide 50 meals weekly to anyone who needs them.

Volunteers show up at 11:30 a.m., meal service begins at 12 p.m., everything finishes by 1 p.m. Curbside distribution, social distancing expected.
Laundry Love at SpinZone on South Congress, September 2020
Laundry Love, September 2020
LAUNDRY LOVE
Thursday, Oct. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join volunteers at SpinZone Laundromat, 2424 S. Congress. Make a mundane chore an evening of joy. You'll hand out quarters/soap, entertain children, and serve snacks.
ONLINE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
Daughters of the King 11/4, 10:30 a.m.

Environmental Guild (meets quarterly)
1/10/21, 11 a.m.


Laundry Love 10/29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Men's Group  11/19, 7 p.m.
Movie Group 11/8, 1 p.m.
Movie notes/discussion on Facebook

Ramp Build 10/17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

St. Agnes Guild 10/31, 10 a.m.

Women's Group 11/4, 6 p.m.

Writers Group Sundays, 1 p.m.

Veterans Guitar Group Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
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