April 6, 2021
Happenings at St. David's
Greetings!
Alleluia! Christ is risen!

Resurrection has so much meaning for us this year. As we emerge from the long pandemic, we’re looking for signs of new life, new hope. Richard Rohr writes, “The risen Christ is not a one-time miracle, but a revelation of a universal pattern.” Our God is always creating, renewing, healing. Jesus is showing up everywhere - still with scars, and sometimes hard to recognize, but there all the same.

What is your resurrection story? How is God doing something new with you, or those you love? Where do you see signs of life and growth? Rest assured, resurrection is real - for you, this day, and always.

Alleluia!

Mary Kay+
Prayer List
Pray for those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Colgate, Mary, John, Jeanne, Abby, Ken, Annie, Janet, Ginny, Jack, Steve, Kelly and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams.

We pray for those who have died: Daniel, Jon, Richard, Pat, Gene, Jerry, David and Comfort; and those who have lost a loved one through death: the Bidwell family, the Hill family, the White family, the Heiny family, the Arnold family, the Samson family, the Nathan family, the Obaji family, the Luby family, the Catron family, the Johnson family, the Ogunti family, the Gibson family and the Mellish 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 coronavirus 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: Ed Puccio, Anne Brown, Kondeh Greaves, Kelly Hayes, Sarah, Haley, David, Dave, Ted W., Jackie Hindi, 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, Matt Blair, Jason Shelton, Susan Norman. 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.
Welcome Coffee
Welcome! If you are new to St. David's, you haven't yet experienced the warm welcome at all of our in-person worship services. We are so glad you've found us, and invite you to learn more about our open, transforming community of faith. Please join us for an informal welcome coffee this Sunday, April 11th at 11:30 am or Monday, April 12th at 7 pm. Rev. Mary Kay and our welcome team are eager to get to know you and answer any questions you might have. You can join us at this link. We hope to see you there!
Journey in Faith classes begin April 11!
Do you have questions? Questions about the Episcopal Church, about spirituality and faith, about covenant community? Join us for Journey in Faith, an exploration of the Episcopal Church, its history, worship and theology, and a conversation about our own spiritual journeys. This class is the preparation class for those who want to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church, or who are seeking to be received into the Episcopal Church from another denomination. However, it’s open to all who want to learn more about our rich tradition or deepen their understanding and faith. Rev. Mary Kay will lead this class.

Please contact Karen in the office to sign up. Class will begin on April 11 and run for 4 Sundays - 4/11 - May 3 - from 1 to 2:30 pm.

Hope to see you there.
Coming this summer to St. David’s: Vacation Bible School!
Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles. At Treasured VBS, kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They'll discover God's greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it's them! VBS will be offered mornings the week of June 14-18.

Registration opens soon – links will be available in our weekly Happenings email and on our website www.sdlife.org

Can you help? To volunteer, email vbs@sdlife.org.
Ministry Leaders Needed!
Ministry Leaders are needed for the Prayer Team Ministry and St. David's Domestic Outreach Ministries of Backpack Buddies and Grace to Go. If you are feeling called to serve in this way and/or would like more information please contact mcarey@sdlife.org
Indoor In-person Worship Sign-up
Starting Sunday, April 18th at 10 am we will begin offering weekly indoor worship services. Based on social distancing requirements and the configuration of our sanctuary, attendance at indoor services is limited to 50 worshippers. On-line reservations will be required to attend all worship services. Masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene will be required at all services. No exceptions will be made. We will continue to stream this service as well on Facebook and our website
Ushers/Greeters/Check in Volunteers Needed
Ushers, greeters and check in volunteers are needed to assist with services as we begin the process of regathering for in person worship beginning April 18th. Please contact Maureen at mcarey@sdlife.org to be part of this team and for training. 
For more information on these and other news and events please click the button below.
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. You can access all these services on our website or on our Facebook page.
Weekday Morning Prayer

Please join us on for morning prayer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am.
Compline
Join us every night at 9 pm for Compline.