Happenings @ St. David's
Greetings!

We read this week the parable of the Good Samaritan, a familiar passage to most of us. Who are the injured in our world and in our immediate community? How is God calling you (calling us) to tend to those who most need our help? As a community, we are called to reach out with Christ’s love to those who need that love so desperately. 

We hope your week is full of Christ’s love and, until next week, I am 

Faithfully yours,

Fr. Will
Messy Church - 7/19
Join us on Friday, 7/19 from 6-7:30 pm for Messy Church. Messy Church is intergenerational and explores a biblical theme through hands-on creative experiences for all ages. We gather in a relaxed atmosphere and reconnect with one another. The theme is Bible Seasides and the Beach. A short interactive celebration of story, song, and prayer follows the activity time. The worship experience culminates in a meal together.
Happening this week!
Tuesday, July 16th
9:30 am Summer Park Series
Wednesday, July 17th
12 pm   Centering prayer
7 pm Vestry meeting
9 pm     Compline (via Facebook)
Friday. July 19th
Messy Church service
Saturday, July 20th
9 am Needleworkers sew-in
6 pm     Saturdays @ Six service
Sunday, July 21st
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
9 am     Contemporary Service
10 am   Sermon
10 am   Cherub/WOW choir
11 am   Traditional Service
4 pm     AA meeting
7 pm     NA meeting
Summer Park Series

Join other St. David’s families as we explore the area’s parks and summer activities. Bring a snack or picnic lunch and enjoy fellowship with parents and young children. We will meet this Tuesday 7/16 at 9:30 am at Hamilton Park (Hamilton) . For more information email parkseries@sdlife.org .
Faith@5 Live

Join us each day this summer at 5 pm on the St. David’s Facebook page for 2-3 minutes of Good News and ministry opportunities to do at home and/or in your community.
Backpack Buddies

About 1 in 4 school children in Loudoun County are uncertain where their next meal will come from. Over the last several years St. David’s has worked with Discovery Elementary and Cedar Lane Elementary in Ashburn to address this problem. Please continue to donate food throughout the summer for the upcoming school year. We provide 11 items per week and we are always taking donations for cans of chicken noodle soup, tuna, juice boxes, granola bars, oatmeal packets, mac and cheese boxes, Ramen noodles and individual cartons of milk. Last year we packed 90 bags a week and packed over 3000 bags for the school year. Hunger does not end on the weekend.
Daughters of the King Wants You!
Want to learn more about the DOK and what we do? Are you looking to get more involved in discipleship, outreach and community? Then come find out what we are all about! We will be holding an informational meeting this summer. Please contact DOK@sdlife.org for more information.

Women in the Word Summer Series
Come join us on 7/22 at 9:30 am in the education room to discuss Richard Rohr's Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Available on Amazon.
July 22 finds us looking at a fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. In Falling Upward , Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward." In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness.  Come and together we will discuss how the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness and explore a new view of how spiritual growth happens. Contact us for more information.
Summer is Here!

As the summer vacation months are upon us, please keep in mind that our parish depends on the timely fulfillment of all the generous commitments that have been made, both monetarily and through volunteerism. If you are a bit behind on your pledge, please prayerfully consider catching up on your contributions or let us know if you are unable to do so at this time. For your convenience, we accept online payments at www.sdlife.org .
Summer Youth Choir

Come and sing with us this summer! There are choir sessions for all ages and levels, ages 7-adult. Anyone wishing to sing in the praise band over the summer, rehearsals are on Monday evenings between 6:30-8 pm. For children, there will also be opportunities to sing more traditional repertoire at the 11 am. For ages pre-K to 6, rehearsals will remain between the Sunday services from 10:10-10:50. Please email youthchoir@sdlife.org .
Youth Ministry News!
Join us on July 28th for our trip to the Nationals game! We will depart 11:30 am for the game at 1:35 pm. Sign-up today, all are welcome, make it a family outing!

Sign up for our newsletter and events at www.sdlife.org/youth-ministry .
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