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3/13/20
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Friends,

As things shift quickly in response to the Coronavirus, we must adapt quickly as well. In order to help slow the spread of the virus, and protect the most vulnerable among us, we are making significant changes immediately. 

Under the direction of the Rt. Rev. Andy Doyle, Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, we are inviting everyone to worship at home for the next two Sundays. We will offer three services online for us to join in worship together, while we are in different locations. The details about worship and about other changes we are making are below. 

It is an odd intersection for us to embrace a Lenten Discipline called Better Together, and then ask everyone to stay home for worship. But, we are all still together. We will be together online for worship and together as a spiritual body. I invite everyone in the parish to take this time to reach out to those in our community who are alone or staying home for health reasons. We can remain together in so many ways, even when we are not the same room. 

We pray for all, particularly the most vulnerable among us. 

Peace, 

Fr. Chuck

Updated Response to Coronavirus

St. David's, like everyone else, is concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 virus now that there are multiple confirmed cases in our community. 

In response, there are new worship procedures in place for the entire Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and it is important that you know St. David's is doing the following:
 
We are asking people to worship from home for the next two weeks.
St. David's will offer three online services for this Sunday, March 15:
11:15 a.m. - Morning Prayer
 
You may use the links above or visit our Online Worship page: stdave.org/online-worship.

We are not canceling church. We are encouraging people to stay home and worship in different ways.
 
More information about online worship services for Sunday, March 22, will be shared next week.
 
We are still making pastoral calls.
Many of those will be done by email and telephone for the time being. If you choose to stay home right now but would like pastoral contact, please let us know so we can stay connected to you. Our staff is currently exploring alternative ways for us to remain connected as the Body of Christ during this time.
 
We ask that if you are sick, please stay home.
This applies to all - parishioners as well as our employees. Any staff who can work remotely are encouraged to do so. We ask everyone to comply with the recommendations of health professionals about self-care and interactions with others.
 
We are closely monitoring the situation. 
And we are following the guidelines put forth by the CDC and other health organizations, and working closely with our diocese. As things change, we will make appropriate changes in our behavior as well. We are also collaborating with the Day School, Trinity Center, Next 2 New and the Diocese to offer a cogent, coordinated response.
 
Finally, we pledge to keep everyone informed as time goes on.
 
Please join us in prayer for those who are infected, those who are vulnerable, those who are recovering, and those who have died, all around the globe.
JG - Signs of Life
Brothers from Society of St. John the Evangelist, Roger Temme
3:30-4:50 p.m.
Online 
Adult Formation - Resumes March 22
We will provide information next week on the transition to online formation offerings.
Youth Formation - Resumes March 22
All Austin EYC Spring Break is canceled. 
We will provide information next week on the transition to online formation offerings.

Director of Youth Ministry Jenny Campbell with questions or  be added to the Youth Newsletter
Children's Formation
We will provide information next week on the transition to online formation offerings.

For more information contact Director of Children's Ministry: Amanda Wischkaemper
CafĂ© Divine 
Closed through March 22
Holy Grounds
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lobby, 2nd Floor

Spring Break Hours (March 16-21)
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed


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