May 12, 2020
Happenings at St. David's
Greetings!
Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”

One of my standard responses when faced with a problem or challenge is: God is all over it. When times are tough, I look for the ways in which God is working to bring about good. Sometimes I need to look really hard, and sometimes I need to look for a long time, but I know God is all over it. God’s got us, never more so than when we feel most lost and alone.

This pandemic, with its uncertainty and fear, hardship and isolation, is an invitation to grow our trust in the presence and power of God. God is working in so many ways to grow us as disciples. When we have little control over our circumstances, we realize how much we need God to guide us. When we are stuck in ‘in-between’, Jesus helps us bear the unknowing, and actually deepen our spiritual life in the process. 

God is all over it, growing our church in the midst of the pandemic. God is helping us hone our priorities and focus on caring for one another. God is training us into practices of gratitude and simplicity. We will get through this, and be better for the hard-earned experience and gifts the experience brings. 

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Thanks be to God. God is all over it, and us and our world this day and always. On that we can depend.  

Blessings,

Rev. Mary Kay
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A huge thank you to everyone for their generosity. During these unprecedented times, we are called into community in unprecedented ways. Your financial gifts to St. David's are of vital importance to support our ongoing ministries and our outreach to the most vulnerable among us. Please continue to offer your faithful gifts by mailing your check to our church office (at the address listed below) or clicking the button below. We also encourage you to sign up for electronic giving .
Prayer List
Pray for those who suffer in body, mind or spirit:  Colgate, Connor, Katherine, Mary, John, Cinda, Carol, Chris, Jeanne, Abby, Madeline, Ken, Kelly, the Ginieczki family, Lou, Cindy, Bob, Jean, Ismael, Myron and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams. We pray for those who have died, and those who have lost a loved one through death: Sara, Mullin, the Cross family, the McDonald family, Frances Schwebius, the Bonifant family . We pray for our clergy, vestry, ministries, church staff, school staff, parents, and children.

Loving God, we pray for all those who are affected by the corona virus pandemic. We pray for those who are ill and those who are anxious. We especially pray for all health care workers and first responders who are putting their lives on the line to care for us: Anne Brown, Ed Puccio, Kondeh Greaves, Kelly Hayes, Sarah, Haley, Jackie, Mark Mangilit, Crystal Garnett, Latonya Daniels, Monica Preval, Michelle Rowe, Robert Gore, Marie Normil, Mashawn Parker, Hantz Joseph, Rhonda Grant, Lupe Guerrero-Nabavi, Janice Chapman Smith, Arlene Blackett-James, Tinea Savage, Annette Crossan, Paula Williams, Nicole Mansfield. Keep them in your loving embrace. Keep them safe and strong. Be our strong rock, oh Lord, our shelter in the storm, our firm foundation. Draw us closer to one another and to you. Help us to trust your promises and live as people of hope. 

We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Alleluia Feeding Ministry
Alleluia! Thank you all for your overwhelming generosity in giving to St. Gabriel’s outreach. We intend to continue this ministry through this pandemic time. Monday will remain the collection day. Items needed are f resh produce, rice beans, maseca, masks, diapers, wipes, paper products and cleaners - laundry and dish soap.  Our you can send checks to the office with memo line: alleluia or St. Gabriel's, or bring/send gift cards to grocery stores. What a blessing to share our abundance with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Alleluia!
St. David’s Q and A - Coronavirus conversations
We are offering yet another way to fellowship and stay in touch. Dr. Anne Brown, our parishioner and local OB/GYN, has offered to be available to us on Thursdays from 5-6 pm to discuss the local aspects of the pandemic and to answer questions. Anne is a wealth of information and a calm, reassuring voice of reason. She has asked that you send your specific questions ahead of time so that she can be prepared. We will also share a brief recap about what's happening in our community in regard to mission and ministry. Join us on Thursday, 5/14 at 5 pm. The link to the  Zoom meeting is here . Send your questions ahead of time to  drformoms@gmail.com , or email  rector@sdlife.org  for more information.
Pentecost Art Contest: Soaring with the Spirit
Calling all artists. The theme for Pentecost 2020 is “Soaring with the Spirit”. We are asking for art submissions to be used for our virtual service on Pentecost Sunday May 31 st . There will be one adult and one child winner who will be highlighted that day. Deadline is May 27 th. Please send your art to mcarey@sdlife.org.
High School Discussion
This Thursday, May 14, we will host a one-time High School (grades 9-12), discussion. This is an important time in your life and this time will be open for those hard questions. Email youth@sdlife.org with any questions.
Kid's Corner
Click here for Kids Corner and to view all the children's messages as well as children and family activities that provide hands on learning about and sharing the love of God.
Join us for our virtual services!
Please join us for virtual Worship on Sundays at 10 am. We will follow the service with a virtual coffee hour and children's chat at 10:45 on Zoom. Details are available on our website.
Weekday Morning Prayer

Please join us on for morning prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am.
Compline nightly @ 9pm
Join us every night at 9 pm on for Compline.
You can access all these services on our website or on our Facebook page. Click here to access our Worship Resources.