January 12, 2021
Happenings at St. David's
Greetings!
In our gospel last Sunday, we see the baptism of Jesus by John. The heavens tear open as God proclaims Jesus as God’s son. Having had his identity affirmed, Jesus begins his ministry. 
In these troubling times, I’ve heard many say, ‘This is not who we are.’ The question is, who are we? Who do we want to be? Who will we be? Our baptismal covenant tells us who we are - beloved children of God - and how we are to be in the world - working for peace and justice, and respecting the dignity of every human being.  

Our work as covenant community is to continue to hone our identity, and live into that identity. This is hard good work, work that requires us to have honest and difficult conversations and invites us to action that affirms, honors, heals and reconciles.

We are blessed to be part of a community in which we can have these conversations and do this work together faithfully. I invite you to take part in this work. Thank you, my brothers and sisters and siblings in Christ. Take heart and have hope. God is good - all the time.

Mary Kay+
Prayer List
Pray for those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Colgate, Mary, John, Jeanne, Abby, Ken, Lou, Cindy, Bob, Ismael, Myron Ross, Eliza, Steve, Marlene, Elizabeth, Anita, Rum, Michael, Edie, Annie, Janet, Ginny, Joyce, Charlie, Jerry, Jeanetta, Valerie, Anthony and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams.
 
We pray for those who have died: Donald, Charlene, Lynn, Orit, Paul, Joel, Wayne, Bonnie, Daniel, Jon, Richard, Pat and Gene; and those who have lost a loved one through death: the Cross family, the Sartelle family, the Bidwell family, the Hill family, the Street family, the White family, the Heiny family, the Arnold family, the Samson family, the Nathan family and the Obaji 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.
REALM Connect is Coming!
Coming soon! We are vary excited for a new way for us to stay connected as a congregation. Look for more information in the coming weeks.
10am Zoom Virtual Service, 2021 Parish Annual Meeting & Vestry Elections 1.24.2021
Please join us Sunday, January 24, 2021, for the virtual combined Worship Service, Parish Annual Meeting & Vestry Elections at 10 am on Zoom. During the Annual Meeting, elections will be held to fill three, three-year term Vestry positions. We have three outstanding candidates running for Vestry: Jenifer Bluhm, Jenkins Cooper and Anne Shively. Thank you to our outgoing Vestry Members for their service: Mike Martino (3 years), Jenkins Cooper (1 year) and Anne Shively (1 year). The candidates’ bios can be found here. The meeting Zoom link will be posted soon.
International Outreach Opportunity
A new, international outreach opportunity is taking shape at St. David’s.  Last February, two teams of volunteers - including a ‘scout team' from St. David's - travelled to Santa Rita, Honduras with the Partnership for Clean Water and Education (http://www.PCWE.org). PCWE and its Honduran partner/host, Agua para el Pueblo (http://www.apphonduras.org) cooperate to build and gift sustainable, gravity fed water delivery systems to some of the most deserving communities in the world. While plans for a return trip in 2021 are uncertain (COVID), our spiritual and financial commitments are unwavering.
For more information, feel free to reach out directly to Tim Vorce or Jeff Grimm.
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Join us for our virtual services!
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Weekday Morning Prayer

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Compline
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