January 19, 2021
Happenings at St. David's
Greetings!
Scripture tells us that God calls the most unlikely people to do God’s work in the world. God’s call is personal - by name (does that sound familiar?); God’s call is often inconvenient, uncomfortable or challenging. Yet God equips us for our task and leads us into meaningful life, directs us to the greater good and to loving all of God’s people.  

In these chaotic, challenging times, God is calling St. David’s to continue to worship, serve those in need and work toward creating ‘beloved community.’ Our mission has never been more important.

Please join us for our annual meeting this Sunday at 10am. Because ‘our work is our worship’, we will incorporate our business into our worship service. See the instructions below for connecting; we will be on Zoom, not Facebook as we usually are, to accommodate our voting for vestry members.

Our vestry has said yes to God’s call to serve our community. Thank God for their work. Every one of us has a role to play in God’s plan. Come and see what God has dreamed for us as we journey together into this new year.  

Blessings,

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, Beau 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.
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. See link below.

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). Please take the time to read the candidates’ bios and learn more about each of them here.

Zoom Meeting: Sunday, January 24, 2021, 10am
St. David's 2021 Draft Budget
The St. David's 2021 Draft Budget is posted for review here. Please provide any questions to vestry@sdlife.org by Wednesday, 1/20/2021, by noon.
Scout Sunday
We will be honoring Scout Sunday on February 7th. St. David’s Scouts, both boys and girls, Daisy – Eagle Scouts are invited to participate in service that day. If you are interested in participating via a video submission of reading scripture or praying please contact mcarey@sdlife.org by Monday, 2/1. 
Information from Loudoun County Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine
The Commonwealth of Virginia announced on January 14, 2021, that Virginia would follow federal guidelines issued earlier this week and move adults aged 65 and older from Phase 1c into Phase 1b. This change also moves people aged 16 through 64 years with a high risk medical condition or disability that increases their risk of severe illness from COVID-19 into Phase 1b.
 
Residents over the age of 65, and adults with high risk medical conditions may begin the process for scheduling an appointment by contacting the Loudoun County Health Department in one of two ways:
 
1. Complete this online pre-screen survey. The fastest and most efficient method to obtain an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine is to submit the online form. This form verifies your eligibility and provides your contact information. After submitting the form, it may take days to weeks before you receive a response; the Health Department is currently not scheduling appointments because vaccine supplies are limited. As more vaccine arrives in Loudoun, additional appointments will be made and those who have submitted the online pre-screening survey will be offered vaccination appointments in priority order. Please be patient; once you submit an online pre-screening survey, there is no need to call the Health Department.
 
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2. If you do not have access to the internet, you may call Loudoun County’s COVID-19 information line at 703-737-8300 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Due to significant call volume, there may be a delay in reaching an operator.
 
NOTE: The Health Department is no longer accepting emails to request vaccination appointments. Any email requests will not result in an appointment. Anyone who emails the Health Department will be re-directed to the online pre-screening survey.
 
Before and after Loudoun residents receive a COVID-19 vaccine, everyone is encouraged to continue taking steps to help prevent the spread of the disease, including washing hands frequently, wearing face coverings, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings of people and staying home when sick.  
 
Find more information about vaccination efforts in Loudoun County at loudoun.gov/COVID19vaccine.
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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.