Happenings @ St. David's
Greetings!

Abraham wondered if God would keep God's promise of heirs despite his and Sarah's advancing age. In reply, God directed Abraham to 'look up and count the stars, if you can'. That's how many your descendants will be. That's the measure of my abundant love for you. Trust me.

We all need reminders that God is present and can be counted upon to keep God's promises - promises of abundance and grace. When in doubt, look up at the heavens, and remember that the God who created you, the Son who redeems you, and the Holy Spirit that moves through you, knows you and calls you by name. So live without fear!

It's wonderful to be back among you. 

Many blessings,

Mary Kay+
Blood Drive - 9/1
We need your help! We received an urgent request from Inova to have a blood drive at St. David’s.There is a serious blood shortage in the area. The Daughters of the King and the Brotherhood of St. Andrew will be hosting a blood drive on 9/1 between 10 am and 2 pm. Please indicate your intention to donate by signing up here . Please help donate the gift of life. For additional information email Ken@kencourter.com .
Happening this week!
Tuesday, August 13th
9:30 am Summer Park Series
Wednesday, August 14th
12 pm   Centering prayer
9 pm     Compline (via Facebook)
Thursday, August 15th
11:30 am Landsdowne Woods service
Saturday, August 17th
9 am Youth Group to Hershey Park
6 pm     Saturdays @ Six service
Sunday, August 18th
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
9 am     Contemporary Service
10 am   Sermon
10 am   Cherub/WOW choir
11 am   Traditional Service w/Children's Chapel
4 pm     AA meeting
7 pm NA meeting
Sunday School Registration
This fall Sunday School is offered every Sunday between the services beginning at 10:10 am in the preschool (ages 4+) – 8th grade. Online registration is available here . If you are interested in teaching, please contact Maureen at mcarey@sdlife.org .
Join us on 8/17 for our annual Youth Group trip to Hershey Park! We will depart St. David's at 9 am and return by 9 pm. Sign up for our newsletter and events at www.sdlife.org/youth-ministry .
Backpack Blessing
Blessing of the Backpacks will be on August 17th and 18th at all services. In addition to bringing your backpacks, please bring food items for backpack buddies for children in need we support who are beginning the school year.
The DOK "Dish"
Last month, members of the Daughters of the King visited the Women Giving Back nonprofit organization “boutique,” in Sterling. The organization’s mission is to support women and children in crisis and build their confidence and self-esteem, by providing great quality clothing at no cost, assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction. At our next meeting, we will be deciding in what capacity we would like to volunteer our time. If you are interested in becoming part of us, please contact President Francine Harmon at dok@sdlife.org . We would love to have you join us.
Did You Know ?
If you’ve been around St. David’s parking lot at night recently, you’ve probably noticed a vast improvement in how well the lot glows. As one parishioner put it, “It’s like daylight out there!” The contribution of time, talent and expertise in replacing the dated bulbs with LED lights through use of a “cherry picker” on an especially cold and blustery winter day (a $10,000 value!), is just part of improvements to make St. David’s a safer place to be. Do you have time and talents to contribute to the life of St. David’s? Contact your Junior Warden, David Sheatsley, at dsheatsley@sdlife.org .
Women's Bible Study 8/26 @ 9:30
Join us as we discuss “Bishop Michael Curry—The Power of Love: Sermons, reflections, and wisdom to uplift and inspire” (available on Amazon). Two billion people watched Bishop Mi-chael Curry deliver his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. In this book we will read and discuss the full text of that sermon, plus an introduction and four of his favorite sermons on the themes of love and social justice. The world has met Bishop Curry and has been moved by his riveting, hopeful, and deceptively simple message: love and acceptance are what we need in these strange times. Email womenintheword@sdlife.org for more information.
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