Happenings @ St. David's
Greetings!

The month of January always finds me yearning for the lengthening of days. I savor the few more minutes of daylight we gain each afternoon. Although the nights are still long, those few more minutes of daylight give me hope that warmth and new growth are coming.
As we enter the season of Epiphany, we are called to watch for and witness to the light that Jesus brings to the world. He brings us hope and new opportunities to love. He brings warmth and light.  
How can we reflect Christ's light into the dark corners of our hearts, our lives, and those around us?
The world is watching and waiting.

Blessings,
Rev. Mary Kay
2019 Vestry Elections
Please join us Sunday, 1/27 for a combined worship service, Annual meeting & Vestry elections at 10 am. During the Annual meeting, elections will be held to fill several Vestry positions. We have eight outstanding candidates running for Vestry: Tabatha Bragg, Chris Broadbent, Rohit Dean, Kondeh Greaves, Keith Korin, Jae Mitchell, Colgate Salomon, and David Sheatsley . Please take the time to read the candidates’ bios and learn more about each of them here . Paper copies of the bios are also available on the Welcome desk in the Narthex.
Happening this week
Wednesday, January 9th
12 pm    Centering prayer
Thursday, January 10th
2 pm      Drop-in grief support
7 pm      Adult choir practice
Saturday, January 12th
9 am      Brotherhood of St. Andrew
6 pm      Saturdays at Six service
Sunday, January 13th
First Sunday after Epiphany
9 am       Contemporary Service
10 am     Sermon
11 am     Traditional Service w/
              Children’s chapel
12 pm     Newcomers Luncheon
1 pm Grace to Go
4 pm       AA meeting
4:30 pm  Youth Group meeting
7 pm       NA meeting
New Traffic Flow in Parking Lot
New Security System
With the addition of the new modular building it was necessary to readjust the traffic flow in our parking lot. We ask that that you p lease do not park in the lined out parking spaces as it creates a traffic flow issue. The lined out area is now the pass through for all traffic at the northeast end of the parking lot. If this area is blocked it makes it very difficult to exit or turnaround. Thank you for helping us keep our parking lot safe!
The Property Security Team would like to announce the we have new ADT Security Systems coming to all three of our current buildings in mid-January. We need to verify our key inventory from everyone who has a key or multiple keys to any of our buildings, so we can identify who needs to be trained on the new alarm systems. Please send an email to property@sdlife.org with "St. David's Key Holder - (Your Name)" in the subject field. In the body of the email, please provide your name, preferred phone number and email address, and which keys you have to our facility. 
Newcomers Orientation Luncheon
Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Please join us this Sunday, 1/13 from 12:15-1:30 pm for our “Newcomers Orientation Luncheon” which provides a brief overview of St. David’s Church and its rich legacy.  A light lunch will be served and child care is available. All are invited, especially those who are new to the church or have been attending for a while, but would like to get to know us better. RSVP to welcome@sdlife.org .
Do you have questions about the Episcopal faith - what we believe, and why we do what we do? If you would like to know more, sign up for our Inquirer's class, beginning on 2/10 and running for 7 weeks on Sundays from 12:15 to 1:45. This class will cover history, theology, worship and so much more.
Belmont Concert Series
Family Game Night
Save the date! On 1/27 the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt ensemble will entertain us with their historic brass ensemble of the last Renaissance and early Baroque eras of European music. They will be playing the program “Giovanniana!”.
Bring your family and join us for our family ministry event on Friday, 1/25, 6-7:30 pm. We will enjoy an evening of fellowship, fun and games. RSVP by Wednesday 1/23 to familyministry@sdlife.org .
Youth Service Sunday - 1/20
Messy Church—2/1
As part of the MLK weekend, on 1/20, Youth Group will host Service Sunday at the Loudoun Habitat for Humanity ReStore between 1 and 3 pm. Youth, middle to high school, are welcome to join us as we engage in Christian mission and help people obtain housing. We will meet at the store and please complete paperwork for Habitat here .  If you need service hours for school, 100 percent of this time counts towards those hours. 
Join us from 6-7:30 pm on for our Messy Church service on 2/1! Messy church explores a biblical theme through hands on creative experiences for all ages. A short interactive celebration time of story, prayer and song lead into the Eucharist. Finally, the worship experience culminates in a meal together. Contact: messychurch@sdlife.org .
Youth Ministry Updates
Please note that there will not be youth group this Sunday, January 13. Here are some upcoming events for youth ministry:

1/16 REACH Spirit night at Squisito’s Pizzeria from 5-9pm. 
1/20 – As part of the MLK weekend, Youth Group will host Service Sundays at the Loudoun Habitat for Humanity ReStore between 1 and 3. Youth, middle to high school, are welcome to join us as we engage in Christian mission and help people obtain housing. We will meet at the store and please complete paperwork for Habitat here .  If you need service hours for school, 100 percent of this time counts towards those hours. 
Confirmation - If you are interested in 7 th grade (currently) or above and interested in Confirmation for the 2020 year, please let us know you are interested by filling out this form.
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