May 10, 2022
Happenings at St. David's
Greetings!

Imagine what it must be like to volunteer to officiate at Sunday worship services at churches you know very little about, each with its own 'liturgical quirks'. Does the choir process in? How are the sacraments distributed? Is there a children’s homily along with a sermon? Do they use slides at one service and printed bulletins at a different one? The list of uncertainties is long. Needless to say, supply clergy must be prepared for anything and everything once the processional begins.  
 
While our search for an interim rector continues, we have been blessed with clergy who have agreed to meet the Sunday worship needs of St. David’s. We want to take this opportunity to provide brief profiles of two clergy whose faces and wisdom we have been introduced to, but who we will get to know better in coming weeks as we move into the summer.

Please visit here to learn more about Pastor Tiffany Towberman and Reverend Winston Welty. Let's give them a big St. David's welcome!
Congratulations to Our 2022 Vestry Candidates
Margot Culhane, Mike Gibson, Tanya Kerr and Dave Schmidt are our amazing Vestry candidates standing for election at the Parish Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 22, at 10am. We thank God for each of these candidates stepping forward to serve in leadership positions, especially in this time of our Church transition. Candidate Bios & Photos are available by clicking the link here and printed copies will be available in the Narthex on Sundays. 
 
Thank you to our outgoing Vestry Members for their faithful service: David Sheatsley – Sr. Warden, Anne Shively – Jr. Warden, Kondeh Greaves, Keith Korin, H.L. Vogl and our brother in Christ who has passed, Jenkins Cooper. And we also give thanks for our continuing Vestry members: Jenifer Bluhm, Rohit Dean and Jen Peiler. For more information about the election process, please click here. For questions please contact Register@sdlife.org.
Ministry Breakfast Meeting - 5/14
You are invited to a ministry breakfast meeting to discuss ministry leadership opportunities and ministry at St. David’s. Are you feeling called to lead or co-lead a ministry here at St. David’s? Are you being nudged by the Holy Spirit to learn more about being connected both in person and online? Join us to prayerfully discuss and plan together.

Ministry Breakfast Meeting  
When: Saturday, May 14th, 8am-10am  
Where: Education Room in the Church Buildling 
RSVP by May 12th mcarey@sdlife.org
Parish Annual Meeting & Vestry Elections - 5/22
Mark your calendar and join us Sunday, May 22, 10am, for St. David’s Combined Worship Service, Parish Annual Meeting and Vestry Elections. Note it will not be broadcast live on Facebook nor YouTube due to the Canons’ virtual meeting requirements, but it will be posted for viewing after the meeting. In addition to worship and vital annual updates, the parish will elect Vestry Members for 3 full 3-year term Vestry positions and one partial 2-year term Vestry position. Two additional partial term positions will remain open and the new Vestry will prayerfully determine whether to leave them open or fill them through appointment until the next election. Parishioners age 16 or older, baptized, have regularly attended worship and are known to the Treasurer (in good standing) may vote. 
Transition Corner Update
Thank you for your continued prayers for the vestry, staff, trustees, other leaders and our entire congregation during this time of transition. If you have any questions, please contact wardens@sdlife.org

We are always available via email as well at vestry@sdlife.org
Children and Youth Serve Camp
Join St. David's Children and Youth Ministry this summer as we step back into mission work following a long pandemic hiatus. To learn more please visit our website here...

Who: 1st - 5th Grade
When: July 18-22, 9am - 4pm 
Cost: $295/camper

Who: 6th grade -11th 
When: July 25-29, 8am - 4pm 
Cost: $355/camper
Vacation Bible School - 6/27 to 6/30
Vacation Bible School: Food Truck Party- On a Roll with God! This year VBS is based on Matthew 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread.” This verse teaches us that everything we have comes from God and also calls us to turn to God in prayer for our daily needs.  
 
Children will learn the important lessons about God’s ability to provide through music, bible stories, crafts, outdoor play and exploration, science and so much more! Because God loves and cares for us, we, in turn, can love and care for one another and the rest of the world. Each session focuses on different ways God has met the needs of God’s people and reminds us that God is doing this today through us.

If paying via check, checks payable to St. David's Church with VBS on the memo line. Checks can delivered/sent to the church office. Online payments can be made via our website by clicking here.

When: Monday, June 27th – Thursday, June 30th  
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm 
Ages: Preschool age 4 – 6th grade  
7th grade+ is invited to be part of the volunteer team  
Registration closes: June 6
For more information on Summer Camps or to volunteer at St. David's Church please contact Maureen at youthministry@sdlife.org 
Preschool Corner
St. David's Episcopal Preschool is growing! We are looking for teachers and substitutes that have a love of children, teaching, play, and nature.

If you are interested in joining our team or know someone who is, please contact Meg at psdirectors@sdlife.org or call the school at (703)723-0286.
Preschool registration is NOW open! Please contact the school at (703)723-0286 to schedule a private tour. Visit our website to learn more about St. David's Preschool and all the wonderful programs!
Prayer List
Pray for those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Colgate, Mary, John, Annie, Janet, Ginny, Stacey, Madison, Len, Grace, Shirley, Anne, Connor, Mary, Robyn, Doris, Bob, Paul, Richard, the Vining Family and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams.
 
We pray for those who have died: Rebecca, Dick, Bruce, Jenkins, Joseph, Joyce, Doug and Carol; and those who have lost a loved one through death: the Steed family, the Trainor family, the Johnson family, the Cooper family, the Bedell family, the Gager family, the Sheatsley family, the Seaton family and the Shively family. 
 
We pray for our clergy, vestry, ministries, church staff, school staff, parents, and children. 
 
Loving God, we pray for all those who continue to be affected by the pandemic. 
 
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Volunteer Opportunities
Backpack Buddies Volunteer Opportunities
Please consider supporting the Backpack Buddies program by volunteering to help with packing or school deliveries. Packing bags of food usually takes less than an hour depending on the number or volunteers. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to help and days or times can be adjusted for your group.
Food deliveries to each school occur during the week and take about an hour. You can volunteer to help through the Signup Genius links below:
Onsite Sunday Service Volunteer Sign Up: Coffee Hour, Ushers and Readers!
New: Sign-up to help with onsite Coffee hour setup and clean up before and after the 9am and 11am services.

Service opportunities at the 9am and 11am Sunday services are also available for readers and ushers. Please consider serving!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094AA5A62CA7F94-9amservers39/7403076
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Join us for Worship!
We are fully open for indoor worship on Sundays at 9 and 11am!

For those of you who are not yet ready to join us in person, please join us for virtual Worship on Sundays at 9 and 11 am. You can access our services on our YouTube channel, Facebook page or website.

Sunday School
Join us for Sunday school at 10 am! Meet in the Ark.
Centering Prayer
Wednesday at Noon in the Chapel.
Compline
Join us Sundays through Thursdays on Facebook at 9 pm for Compline.