August 2, 2022
Happenings at St. David's
Greetings!

Something new is on the horizon for St. David's Church... Keep a look out for a NEW way to connect with each other starting next month! More information to come.

Pray with us and read below for more upcoming summer prayerful enjoyment.

Let's put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, and pray that God will bless us and our families during the wonderful months of summer. May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety.

Have a blessed week!
Connections Team Survey - Due 8/5
Calling All St David’s Parishioners! The St. David's Connection Team (formerly Small Groups Ministry) is reaching out to you as we work to build a ministry to help you connect with other St. David's parishioners in a fun, exciting and meaningful way. To be a healthy parish, we need to be connected.

We are asking everyone from 13 years old and up to take a couple of minutes to complete a survey which will guide the formation of this program. You should have already received an email with a link to Survey Monkey.

If you already submitted your response THANK YOU. If you have not yet responded, please check your email this afternoon and take just a few minutes to provide your feedback. Hard copies are available in the back of the church and a direct link to the Survey Monkey is available by clicking here.

Please respond no later than August 5th to have your voices heard.
Water Wednesday - 8/10
The summer is hot so join St. David's for Youth Water Wednesdays!
Wednesday, August 10, 3pm join us at Watermelon Park!

Who: Youth grades 6 and up
What: Tube Float, 3 Hours
Where: Watermelon Park, Berryville, VA
When: August 10th, 3pm

A chaperone is required. Please use the Sign-Up Genius link below to RSVP!

RSVP to Maureen at youthministry@sdlife.org and please use the Sign-Up Genius link here.
Blessing of Backpacks - 8/21
As the summer winds down and the school year begins, we will be blessing backpacks, Sunday, August 21st, at the 9am and 11am services. 

Not attending in person? There is also a drive by blessing for our online community after each service. 

At the blessing we will be gathering supplies for Backpack Buddies. The Backpack Buddies program is dear to St. David's Church and helps serve local children during the school year. Visit sdlife.org for a list of items to donate and an amazon wish list.
Stewardship Needs Volunteers
The Stewardship campaign is in planning phase and we are looking for volunteers from the congregation who feel called to help with this essential effort. If you have worked on Annual Giving campaigns, have organizational or technology skills, or if you just love St. David’s and are good at sharing your story, we would love to have you.

Please email the Vestry Liaison Jenifer Bluhm at jbluhm@sdlife.org to volunteer!
Sunday Coffee at Peet's
Due to overwhelming support AND fun had by all, St. David's is continuing Sunday coffee at Peet's through the month of August!

Join us for "Summer Sundays at Peet's Coffee" between services, 10-10:55am. This is an opportunity for our 9am, 11am and virtual parishioners to meet and catch up.

Meet on the patio, weather permitting. We hope to see you there! 
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
Preschool Corner
The preschool is closed for the summer! St. David's is still hiring teachers/substitutes and we have a few class spots open. If you are interested please reach out to psdirectors@sdlife.org.
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, Anne, Connor, Mary, Robyn, Doris, Bob, Paul, the Vining family, Neal, Robert, Steve, Michele and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams.
 
We pray for those who have died: Rebecca, Dick, Bruce, Jenkins, Joseph, Joyce, Doug, Carol, Madeline, Lois and Curtice; 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, the Shively family, the Del Gallo family, the Bregman family, the Gunderson family, the Smith family, and the Curtice 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.
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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.