Happenings @ St. David's

The Lenten season invites us into a closer walk with Jesus. This past Sunday, Jesus went into the wilderness and experienced very human temptation - to rely on his own strength and resources instead of trusting in God to provide. In each case, Jesus chose to trust in God to give him what he needed. 
As we walk with Jesus in the wilderness, we will be tempted too - to trust only in ourselves, to doubt God's presence and goodness. If we stay close to Jesus, we will learn to trust God with everything we have and are. 

As Fr. Johnson frequently said, God is good - all the time. May our lives reflect our trust in God's goodness.

Rev. Mary Kay +
Reach Talent Show & Auction
Join us on Saturday, 3/16 at 7 pm for our annual Reach talent show & auction. We have several great auction items such as: golf outing for 4, bowling outing for 7, Kennedy Center gift card, Washington Nationals tickets, auto services at Virginia Auto, free dinners, babysitting, original paintings, passes to Atomic Jump, Rebounderz, Zava Zone, Autobahn Raceway, Hogback Mountain AND MORE!!! Click here to view all auction items.
Ticket prices are $5/person or $20/family.
Happening this week
Wednesday, March 13th
12 pm   Centering prayer
4:30 pm Communion class
6:30 pm Becoming Beloved Community
9 pm     Compline (via Facebook)
Thursday, March 14th
2 pm     Drop-in grief support
6 pm     Handbell choir practice
7 pm     Adult choir practice
Saturday, March 16th
10 am   Needleworkers meeting
6 pm     Saturdays @ Six service
7 pm     Reach Talent Show & Auction
Sunday, March 17th
9 am     Contemporary Service
10 am   30 Good Minutes
11 am   Traditional Service w/Children’s
12 pm   Inquirer’s class
4 pm     AA meeting
7 pm NA meeting
Monday, March 18th
9:30 am Women’s Bible study
6:30 pm Sacred conversations:Opioid Crisis
Becoming Beloved Community
Hardly a day goes by that we do not read or hear a story about racism or discrimination. Our baptismal covenant calls us to strive for justice and peace, and respect the dignity of every human being. What is a faithful response to racism? Our six-session educational and interactive group, Becoming Beloved Community, will address awareness and skills that help us identify and dismantle racism. Led by Rev. Mary Kay and a team of committed parishioners, we will explore racism as a spiritual issue requiring education, prayer, and intentional action.  Meeting dates are: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, and 4/17 from 6:30 - 8 pm. Because we want to create a safe environment for discussion and sharing, we will not accept new members after the first session. Email Rev. Mary Kay or call 703-729-0570 to register. 
Women's Wellness Project
Bible Challenge
Your help is needed for homeless and displaced women who find themselves unable to take are of their personal hygiene needs. The original campaign was started by two area high school children. Now that they are in College we are assisting them to gather these much needed health & comfort articles. We are supporting those in need throughout our community. A donation box is in the narthex for the month of March. All donations help individuals housed in county shelters. It is much appreciated. Click here for a complete list of items needed and to sign up to donate.
We invite you into the Bible Challenge for Lent! Did you start the read the Bible in a year challenge and fall off? Did you have intentions of starting but did not? Is this the first you’ve heard of it? Then it is for you! One of our Lenten disciplines which we hear in our Ash Wednesday service is the reading of Scripture. You will begin in the middle of a book, but know that it is the perfect time and perhaps, just the Lenten discipline you need. Visit the St. David’s Bible Challenge webpage with blog, sign-up to receive the weekly email and even get access to the full reading list here.
Communion Class
Parent and child communion class for ages 5 and up will take place on Wednesdays 3/13 & 20 from 4:30–6 pm. RSVP to communion@sdlife.org .
Saturdays@Six Help
If you are interested in helping with serving at this service with set up, reading, clean up please give your name to the verger this evening so you can be added to the sign-up genius .
An Evening of Elegance -
“Let There Be Light”
St. David’s Episcopal Church Bromley Mission Team in Partnership with Solar Light for Africa presents and Evening of Elegance on Saturday, 4/13 at 7 pm at Belmont Country Club. Ticket prices are $100/person or $175/couple. For event and sponsorship information contact Magdalene Obaji or Francine Harmon.
DOK Annual Ladies High Tea
The St. Rose chapter of the Daughters of the King invites you to attend the Annual High Tea on 4/27 from 1-3 pm here at St. David’s. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Canon Rosemari Sullivan, speaking about "Strong Women of the Bible." There is no fee to attend, but seating is limited and you must RSVP to reserve a seat . Ladies are encouraged to wear your favorite hat or fascinator as there will be a prize for the best one in each category!
Children's Worship Station Needs You!
VBS 2019!
Looking for two people to be team leaders for the Children's Worship Station. Time requirement is about 1 hour a week to copy the children's bulletins and sort the crayon packets. If interested, please contact Donna Lewis at Lewis4golf@comcast.net .
Mark your calendars! VBS will be June 17-21. Stay tuned for information on registration and volunteering for another great week! Contact vbs@sdlife.org with any questions.
Volunteers Wanted
Schedulers Needed
Looking for energetic volunteers to assist with administrative duties related to the Belmont Concert Series...could include sending marketing materials, letters making calls to sell program ads, etc. If interested, please contact Jack Walton at music@sdlife.org .
We are looking for a volunteer to schedule the readers and servers for the 6 pm and 9 am service. Please contact Maureen at mcarey@sdlife.org.
The Opioid Epidemic: Responding in The Way of Love
This lent we will gather together for prayer and fellowship as we educate ourselves on the rising epidemic of opioid substance abuse. We will learn how opioids are affecting our families, friends and community. We will explore and discern how we are being called to compassionately serve our neighbors and bring God’s hope and love into a hurting world.
Monday, 3/18 6:30-8 pm at St. David’s : Book Club: Dopesick by Beth Macy (facilitated by St. Gabriel’s:
Jennifer Smith; CEO Paxton Trust)
Mon-Tues., 3/25-26 : Pilgrimage to Huntington, WV; Ground Zero for the Epidemic (facilitated by
Episcopal Church Province III Task Force on Responding to the Opioid Epidemic)
Monday, 4/1 6:30-8 pm at St. David’s : A Hopeful & Compassionate Response (facilitated by St. David’s:
Rev. Mary Kay Brown)
Monday, 4/8 6:30-8 pm at St. David’s : Connection & Healing in our Community (facilitated by St.
Gabriel’s: Rev. Holly Hanback)
Youth Ministry Updates
Join us for 30 Good Minutes on Sundays at 10 am in Boslaugh!
Youth Group Survey
At St. David's, we aspire to meet the ministry needs of the youth and cultivate an atmosphere where youth may be authentically who they are made to be in Christ. We thank you for taking a couple of minutes to help provide some guidance for the youth group by taking a quick 2 minute survey here . This survey focuses on youth group and if you have never been, only seldom been, if it has been a long while, or if you are a regular attendee. We hope to see you soon!
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