February 16, 2023

Happenings at St. David's


This Sunday is the end of the season of Epiphany and we mark this time with the Feast of the Transfiguration as we anticipate the coming of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Jesus and his inner circle of disciples climb Mount Tabor and witness Jesus in all his glory as God’s beloved Son. This story is about change. As Christians, we are called to embrace the change God asks of us. Why? Because we become stagnant and mired down in the past if we refuse to change. It is not possible to move forward without letting go of the past. To be a follower of Jesus means we are always moving forward, relying on the Holy Spirit to guide us and show us the way.



Ash Wednesday Service & Ashes To Go

Join St. David's for our Ash Wednesday Service February 22nd, at 7:30pm.

If you can't make the service please join Ashes to Go. Ashes to Go is about brining spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind Church doors, and into the place where we go every day. It is a simple event with deep meaning. Join Ashes to Go at the following locations:

5:30am Loudoun Metro Ashburn Stattion. Located at the median of the Dulles Greenway, East of Old Ryan Road

6:30am Bus Station Leesburg Park & Ride, 19730 Sycolin Road, Leesburg

7:00am Loudoun Homeless Shelter, 16400 Meadowview Court, Leesburg

8:00am Leesburg Police Station, 69 plaza St., NE Leesburg

8:30am Plaza Street 7-11, 22 Plaza St., Leesburg

8:30am-10:00am Peets Coffee, 19800 Belmont Chase Drive., Ashburn

10:00am-10:45am Ashby Ponds, 44795 Audubon Square, Ashburn

11:45am-12:00pm St. David's Preschool Pick-up Line

1:45pm-2:00pm St. David's Preschool Pick-up Line

Lent Service Times

As previously announced we are offering an 8am Service in addition to our 10am Service during Lent. Join us during this holy season of Lent on Sundays to gather together and share Eucharist.

Phishing Scam

There are some very sophisticated phishing scams currently circulating on the internet and we would like to make all St. David's members aware of a recent scam involving emails appearing to be the Church asking for money. Please be aware that the Church and Reverend Susan would never request money or gift cards from members via email. If you receive correspondence that appears 'phishy' please always take the following steps.

  1. Check the sender's email address and confirm if it is indeed the correct email address. Oftentimes phishing scams are not the proper address and have a number or letter different.
  2. Always remember just because you received a phishing email it does not automatically mean your computer has been hacked.

Please visit the following website here for further information on phishing scams and always be aware if you receive an email from St. David's and it does not seem proper call the main office and we can assist!

Messy Church Shrove Tuesday & Mardi Gras Celebration 2/21

What do pancakes have to do with Jesus? It’s the last chance for a spot of indulgence before the 40 days that represent the time that Jesus spent fasting in the desert where he resisted the temptation of Satan. Lent is 40 days of reflection and following the story of Jesus leading up to his death and resurrection. 


Join us Tuesday, February 21st, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Narthex for a pre-lenten celebration of faith, Mardi Gras fun, live music, pancakes, hands on activities, burning of the palms and a bible story as we usher in Lent.  


Messy Church is church. Messy church is fun. Messy Church is for all ages.   


RSVP by Thursday, 2/16 to messychurch@sdlife.org   

Discussion and Donuts 2/26

Join Rev. Susan in the Adult Education room after 10am beginning next Sunday, February 26 and throughout Lent, 30 Good Minutes for a deeper dive into the Gospel. 

Scout Sunday 2/26

Troop 58 and the local Girl Scouts are participating in Scout Service Sunday, February 26th. Join us at the service to honor their participation as ushers, readers and greeters.

Lent Labyrinth Walk 3/1

This year don’t give something up for Lent, this year start something new. You are invited into the spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth.

St. David’s labyrinth will be available beginning March 1, in the Narthex on Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 8:30pm during Lent with Maureen Carey.

Seminarian Sarah Spurlock Biggs Ordination 3/4

The Rt. Rev. E. Mark Stevenson will ordain St. David's most recent Seminarian Sarah Spurlock Biggs Saturday, March 4th, 10:30am at the Church of the Epiphany, Herndon. All St. David's members are welcoming to join!

Vestry Nominations Due 3/13

Please prayerfully consider Vestry Candidate Nominations.

The parish will elect 4 Vestry members at its April 30th Annual Meeting, 3 members for a 3 year full term positions and 1 member for a 1 year partial term position. Parishioners in good standing and Confirmed/Received in the Episcopal Church are eligible for nomination.

To review requirements and responsibilities of this volunteer leadership position, please see the Vestry Job Description: Click Here.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact wardens@sdlife.org. Candidate nominations must be confirmed by midnight on Monday, March 13th.

VBS Save the Date


Monday June 12th – Thursday June 15th 

Hero Hotline: Called Together to Serve God

Ages 3 – 5th grade

Registration coming soon!

This year’s VBS will teach children how to discover their strength in God and learn that God’s heroes have heart, courage, wisdom, hope, and power. Children will learn these lessons through storytelling, songs and music; dance and movement; arts and crafts; recreation and games. These hands-on activities are designed to help children see the evidence of God in everyday life.

Participants in Hero Central VBS will also work on a local group mission project.

There will be a special evening session on

Wednesday, June 14th of dinner, fellowship and community sing-a-long.

Questions? Email Maureen at vbs@sdlife.org

Sunday School/Children's Choir

Join us for in person Sunday School classes at 11am combined with Children's Choir for the Lent Season in the Annex. Visit here for the 2022 - 2023 Sunday School Calendar. 


Register here for 2022 - 2023 Sunday School Year. For more information contact Maureen Carey at Mcarey@sdlife.org.

Youth Group 2023

Youth Group meets on select Sundays, from 4pm to 6pm

Youth in grades 6th -12th

January 2023 - March 2023: Meeting in the Boslaugh/Office Building

April 2023 - June 2023: Meeting in the Annex

Click here for full schedule. We follow the LCPS calendar schedule.

RSVP is required. Please contact Maureen at youthministry@sdlife.org

2023 Pledge

There is still time to submit your 2023 pledge! Help support St. David's.



Audit Committee Chair

Do you have the gift of financial expertise, understand and/or audit experience?

We would love your help as a volunteer to lead the Audit Committee at St. David's! The Audit Chair leads the annual Committee Examination (audit by committee) of the Church funds.

The annual audits are required by the Canons and are submitted to the Diocese of Virginia. If you are interested in discussing this opportunity further please contact Katherine Beckett-Goodwin at wardens@sdlife.org.

Support Sunday Service

St. David's is looking for members to take an active part in supporting our Sunday Service at 10am. Please consider volunteering as a Virtual Ambassador on Facebook, Usher (2), Greeter, Reader, Acolyte (2), and Crucifer.

We would sincerely appreciate your time. If you are interested in serving our community please sign-up for by Thursdays here.

Backpack Buddies

Looking for a way to give back? Join Backpack Buddies to help pack or deliver! 

Packing bags of food takes place in the St. David's Annex each Sunday, begins at 11:15am and usually takes less than an hour depending on the number or volunteers. Food deliveries to each school occur during the week, Monday-Wednesday between 9-1pm. 


You can volunteer to help through the Signup Genius links below: 

Backpack Buddies Packing

Backpack Buddies Delivery

Prayer List

Pray for those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Jon, Beth, Zachary, Michael, Gene and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams.


We pray for those who have died; Paul, Maria, Carlene, Norman and Allan and those who have lost a loved one through death: the Whitlock family, the Miller family, the Hargis family, the Lyford family and the Steed family. 


We pray for our clergy, vestry, discernment committee, 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 10am!

For those of you who are not yet ready to join us in person, please join us for virtual Worship on Sundays at 10am. You can access our services on our YouTube channel, Facebook page or website.

Sunday School

Join us for Sunday school at 11am! Meet in the Annex.

Morning Prayer

Tuesday and Thursday 10am via ZOOM.

Saturday during Epiphany 6pm via ZOOM

Centering Prayer

Wednesday at Noon in the Chapel.


Join us Sunday to Thursday Facebook at 9 pm for Compline. 

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