VIRTUAL INVITE-A-FRIEND-TO-CHURCH SUNDAY
Sunday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.
Do you love being a part of St. David's? Why not invite a friend to virtually attend this Sunday morning "with you" from home so they can experience it for themselves?
NEWCOMER VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR
Sunday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.
This Sunday, meet others who are new or exploring St. David's and learn a bit more about us!
CURBSIDE WEEKLY SPECIAL
Order any of our sandwiches with a cup of soup or salad, get an espresso brownie on us!
FEATURED MENU ITEM:
Portobello Panini
Hot vegetarian panini with spinach, portobello mushrooms, and an olive tapenade spread.

CURBSIDE DONATES ALL TIPS TO FOOD BANK
Donations collected for Central Texas Food Bank so far have passed $1500. Our donation will help 6,000+ neighbors!
Chef Ray
SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO TODAY FOR CHEF RAY!
We're creating a 20th Anniversary Celebration video montage for Chef Ray. We'd like you to be a part of it. Please record and submit your message for Chef Ray.
Online Adult Formation
Education for Ministry
Looking for academic and in-depth Christian education? EfM is a 4-year course of study consisting of weekly seminars over the 9-month academic year.
ONLINE AUGUST JOURNEY GROUPS
Classes are hosted by The Abbey at St. David's. Registration is open to new participants, unless otherwise noted.
Aug. 2-23, meets Sundays, 4-5 p.m.
Leader: Carolyn Cornell. This group will discuss the insightful and thought-provoking show On Being with Krista Tippett. Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and National Humanities Medalist. Her show airs at 6 a.m. every Sunday on 96.5 FM here in Austin. It is also available online via her podcast. She interviews scientists, theologians and others from a broad scope like poets and activists. Each week’s episode offers much to think about and discuss.

Starting this Sunday Aug. 9, 2-4 p.m.
Leaders: Doug Bell, Pete Rose, and other trained facilitators. The committee for Becoming the Beloved Community will be offering a series of Racial Healing Dialogue Circles. These programs are intended to be safe places for loving conversations about racial injustices that have been part of our culture for far too long. The healing circles will give everyone a chance to tell their stories about how they perceive these racial injustices in their lives. All will be able to talk about their feelings in a non-judgmental setting. The healing dialogues are about listening to others and conveying our feelings. Professionally produced documentaries have been provided by the national Episcopal Church to encourage discussion. The documentary videos and suggested written articles will be available for viewing at home in advance of the dialogue circles.

Aug. 5-26, meets Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
Leader: The Rev. Ron Smith. Stoicism is the philosophy of the day in its emphasis on dealing with the unmanageable elements of our chaotic world. A particularly accessible window into stoicism is A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control, by Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez. This Zoom group will explore selected chapters that particularly bear on our present epidemic and its attendant inner turmoil.

Your Brain on Love – Registration Open (Limit: 16 participants)
Aug. 9-30, meets Sundays, 6-8 p.m.
Join couples therapist and St. David’s parishioner Margaret Martin for a four-week dip into the audiobook Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships (YBOL), by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. Although the book focuses on romantic relationships, much of the information may be applied to any type of relationship. This is not a therapeutic group, and the facilitator will not provide professional clinical advice.

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.
Online Children's Formation
August 10-14
Countdown to Compassion Camp
At Compassion Camp, kids and their families explore what it means to have compassion for others, ourselves, and the world. Virtual VBS includes music, art, Bible stories, practical activities, and fun – just like in-person, and there’s still time to join the fun.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
FALL PARENT ORIENTATION
Aug. 30 ,10:15-11:10 a.m.
We are beginning a program and school year unlike any we've experienced. Meet with Director of Children's Ministry Amanda Wischkaemper on Zoom to learn about our fall virtual formation offerings. Bring your questions, connect with other parents, and join the conversation!

Worship online and respond to stories with art, imagination, and at-home activities.

Tuesday
Bedtime Stories & Prayers - 7 p.m. (Facebook)
Enjoy a weekly bedtime story, prayers, and goodnight song.


Online Youth Formation
YOUTH HELPERS WANTED FOR VIRTUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
It's time for Virtual Vacation Bible School! This year, youth are tasked with leading the closing Zoom calls at 2-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 10-14. These will be 15-30 min. calls similar to closing assembly that we do during in-person VBS. They will be live calls where we meet with the children and parents and discuss the activities they have done throughout the day, maybe sing a song or tell jokes, and say a closing prayer.

If you are interested in helping out on these closing Zooms, please let me know! Volunteers get a Compassion Camp T-shirt and service credits. Anyone in rising 6th-just graduated may help.
YOUTH MINISTRY PARENT ORIENTATION FOR FALL EYC
Aug. 30, 10 a.m.
Parents please join Jenny Campbell during regular Sunday Youth Formation on Zoom to discuss plans for Fall EYC. Contact Jenny if you need a meeting link.
Sunday
Youth Formation - 10 a.m.

No Youth EYC this week. Regular EYC resumes Aug. 25 & 26
Tuesday
High School EYC - 6-8 p.m., no meeting this week

Wednesday
Middle School EYC - 5:30-7 p.m., please join us for the End-of-Summer Party

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.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUMMER FUN
Aug. 8 | VVBS Packet Pick-up
10-11:30 a.m. Parents get everything you need for VVBS School.
Aug. 19 | End-of-Summer Zoom Party
Combined EYC 5:30-7 p.m.
Fellowship and Outreach Online
Phone Pals
PHONE PALS
While we are all dealing with the vast changes in our personal worlds, St. David’s wants everyone to know that we are here for each other – even if we must do it virtually. Father Chuck led a recent discussion in which a number of parishioners offered to check in on others in the parish during this uncertain time through phone calls. To this end, we are setting up something we have named Phone Pals
 
This means that you may be receiving a call from another member of St. David’s to ask how you’re doing, if you have any prayer requests, and if you’d like to talk on a regular basis – and that’s it! The call is simply a way for us to stay connected while we cannot gather in person for worship or fellowship.

Contact Catherine Roberts by email, or call/text 512-658-1154, to get a Phone Pal and be added to the callers list.
ONLINE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
Environmental Guild 9/13, 11 a.m.

GLEE (Gay, Lesbian, and Everyone Else) 8/13, 7 p.m. - Note date/time change

Men's Group  8/20, 7 p.m.
Movie Group 8/9, 1 p.m.
Movie notes/discussion on Facebook

St. Agnes Guild 8/22, 10 a.m.

Women's Group 9/2, 6 p.m.

Writers Group Sundays, 1 p.m.
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