Happenings @ St. David's

The simplest questions are often the most profound: who are you? Where have you been? Where are you going? Jesus asked a lot of questions in his ministry - 'what do you want me to do for you?' 'Do you want to be healed?' 'Do you love me?'

It seems to me that the church is the ideal place to ask these questions and listen for God's voice. St. David's aims to be a place in which we can wrestle with these big questions - where is God calling me/us to serve? How is God moving in the world? Who is God calling us to love? How can we live into God's dream for us?  

What are your big questions? Text or email me and let's start a conversation. Who knows where the Holy Spirit might lead?

Thank you to all those who have chosen to give financially to St. David's during this pledge season. Your commitment to St. David's is what enables us to continue to seek to know Christ and make Christ known, and to wrestle with the big questions.  

If you have not yet made your financial pledge to St. David's, I urge you to prayerfully consider and submit your pledge now. We need your support. Join us in following the footsteps of Jesus, asking the questions that bring Love and Life to the church and the world.

Mary Kay+
Document Shredding and Recycling Event -- 11/2
Join us this Saturday, 11/2, 9 am—12 pm in the St. David’s parking lot. In the event of inclement weather this event will be canceled. Financial records? Shred 'em! Got clothing or household items to donate? Green Drop will be here to accept donations. Got electronics? Bring your typical electronics, tablets, phones, laptops, PCs, etc. (No monitors please). A $10 per item fee will apply. Hard drives can be removed for an additional fee.
Happening this week!
Wednesday, October 30th
12 pm Centering prayer
6:30 pm Becoming Beloved Community
6:45 pm Confirmation Class
9 pm  Compline (via Facebook)
Thursday, October 31st
6 pm Handbell practice
7 pm Adult choir practice
Saturday, November 2nd
9 am Shredding/Recycling event
3 pm Pageant rehearsal
6 pm Saturdays @ Six service
Sunday, November 3rd
9 am Contemporary Service
10:10 am  Community 101
11 am  Traditional Service w/Children's
4 pm AA meeting
7 pm NA meeting
Monday, November 4th
4:30 pm Cherub choir
5 pm WOW choir
7 pm Seraphim choir
8 pm AA meeting
As a reminder there is no Sunday School or BnB this coming Sunday.
Sing Along with the 9 am Band!
Youth Ministry Events
Here is a song which will be included at the 9 am service. Happy practicing!

11/1-3 - High School Retreat at Shrine Mont! Email Fr. Will for more info or to express interest. See info about PYM Retreats here.
11/3 - No BnB or Youth events due to holiday weekend. Pray for those going on college visits.
Candy Tithe
DC Food Kitchen
Everyone has something to give! This Halloween, you will have lots of CANDY!! So that is something you have received that you can give to God to bless others! Children and families who want to participate in the candy tithe are asked to bring your offering of candy to services on 11/2 & 11/3 to be blessed, then it will be donated. 
We need volunteers to help out at the DC Food Kitchen on the following dates:

11/11 - 11 am to 5 pm - 3 volunteers
11/22 - 11 am to 5 pm - 2 volunteers

Please email Will Samson for more information or if you are able to help.
All Saints Necrology
Communion Class
On 11/2 & 11/3 the names of any loved one who has passed to life eternal from November 2018 – November 2019 will be recognized. Please send the name to office@sdlife.org by 10/30.
Fall Communion Class for children and parents will take place on Wednesday, 11/6 and Wednesday,11/13 from 4:30 - 5:30 for ages 5+. Please register by emailing mcarey@sdlife.org .
Newcomers Luncheon
Messy Church: Save the Date!
Please join us on Sunday, 11/10 from 12:15-1:30 pm for our “Newcomers Orientation Luncheon” which provides a brief overview of St. David’s Church and its rich legacy. A light lunch will be served and child care is available. All are invited, especially those who are new to the church or have been attending for a while, but would like to get to know us better. Please RSVP to welcome@sdlife.org .
Our next Messy Church will take place on Friday, 11/22, 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Join us for a fall harvest themed celebration. Messy Church is for all individuals of all ages. For questions or to register please email messychurch@sdlife.org .
St. David's Christmas Pageant!
It is time once again for casting and rehearsals for St. David’s “Christmas Pageant.” The pageant will once again be presented at the 10 am combined service on Sunday, 12/8. We encourage all children to join us as we re-tell the awe inspiring story of Christ’s birth. There are parts for children ages Pre-K through 12th grade. We also need parent volunteers to help with costumes, wrangling children at rehearsals, making lyric cards, and helping host the post pageant reception as well. For more information and links to audition materials please email youthchoir@sdlife.org .
Saturday 11/2, 3:00-4:30
Saturday 11/9, 3:00-4:30
Saturday 11/16 10-11:30
Saturday 11/23, 3:00-4:30
Dress rehearsal: 12/7, 3:30-4:30
Holiday Food Drive
Heading into the holiday season St. David's is collecting food to help replenish the shelves at Loudoun Hunger Relief. The summer season has depleted their shelves and they are in need of many items. Please be generous to help families in need in Loudoun County. Items can be placed in the wagon in the narthex. Items requested are: Non-sugary cereal, bagged, dry beans (red, black, or chickpeas), canned tuna, hearty soups, canned diced tomatoes, (families can add seasonings from their culture to make it their own), brown rice, whole grain or wheat pasta, oatmeal, canned fruit in its natural juice.
Wonder in All Annual Giving Campaign
We need Your Pledge in 2020
Thank you to everyone who has committed a pledge for 2020!
If you have not yet made your pledge, you may do so here .
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