November 23, 2021
Happenings at St. David's
Greetings!
As we end the church year, celebrating Christ the King Sunday, we are invited to consider whom we serve. There are many things, projects, people in our lives which claim our attention, time and resources. What is most important to us? What is most true for us? Jesus says he comes to witness to the truth. What is our truth?  

Deciding what is true is not an easy exercise these days. We have so many conflicting and confusing sources for information. One thing of which we can be absolutely sure: the unconditional love of God, connecting us in an eternal bond with one another. All of creation is interconnected. We belong to one another and we need to take care of each other and this ‘fragile earth, our island home’. 

The world may confuse and confound us. News may swirl around us. But the love of God is true, today, tomorrow and always.  

In thanksgiving,
Mary Kay+
Prayer List
Pray for those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Colgate, Mary, John, Abby, Ken, Annie, Janet, Ginny, Stacey, Zakary, Madeline, Bob, Sofia, Richard, Michele, Madison, Len, Grace, Shirley, Sasha and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams.

We pray for those who have died: Richard, Pat, Gene, Jerry, David, Margaret, Kelly, Anita, Stefan, Marvin and Heather; and those who have lost a loved one through death: the Whitlock family, the Nutwell family, the Hayes family, the Sonnthal family, the Yealdhall family, the Mellish family and the Simmons family. 

We pray for our clergy, vestry, ministries, church staff, school staff, parents, and children. 

Loving God, we pray for all those who continue to be affected by the pandemic. 

We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Advent Festival - 11/28
Giving Tuesday - 11/30
Join the Advent Festival for fellowship and fun as we prepare for the season. Please bring non-perishable food for Loudoun Hunger Relief. If you are unable to attend and would like an “Advent at Home Kit” please contact Maureen at mcarey@sdlife.org. Visit here for more event information...
Mark you calendar and support St. David's Church and School's second annual Giving Tuesday on November 30th. Up to $3,000 will be matched by anonymous donors! Thank you in advance for supporting our covenant community. Donation site goes live Monday, Nov. 29th.
LSO Holiday Concerts at St. David's - 12/4
The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra will present its annual holiday concerts, Winter Fun at St. David's on Saturday, December 4th at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM. The program features holiday favorites including Tchaikovsky's Overture from Nutcracker and Anderson's Sleigh Ride. Tickets are $30 for Adults, $25 for Seniors (65+) and FREE for children 12 and under. Members of St. David's receive a ten percent discount on tickets when ordered in advance by using promotional code SD2122 at www.loudounsymphony.org
Advent Reflection, Connection, Conversation - 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Join Rev. Mary Kay, both virtual and in-person, between services December 5th, 12th and 19th, 10-10:45am for a short Advent reflection led by Rev. Mary Kay followed by free-flow community conversation. Please join us as we joyfully prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus in community with one another.

Gather in person in the Education Room with Rev. Mary Kay, and gather online on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 858 3458 5539
Passcode: 765148
Volunteer Opportunities
Backpack Buddies
We serve around 100 children a week through this service. There is a need for donations and volunteers packing.
Sunday School Teachers
Our outdoor Sunday School is in full swing on Sundays at 10 am! We are always looking for volunteers to help with teaching classes. Learn more here...
Altar Guild Members Needed
Join a small team and help set up and cleanup the altar for Sunday services. If interested, please contact Margaret Anderson or Katie Graham or the church office.
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Join us for Worship!
We are fully open for indoor worship on Sundays at 9 and 11 am!
Face masks are required at all services and inside all campus buildings.

For those of you who are not yet ready to join us in person, please join us for virtual Worship on Sundays at 9 and 11 am. You can access our services on our YouTube channel, Facebook page or website.

Outdoor Sunday School
Join us after the 9am service and before the 11am service. Classes are offered for children preschool age through 5th grade. Fall Sunday School follows both CDC and Diocesan guidelines. Drop off and pick up will take place outside on the lawn in front of the church.
Weekday Morning Prayer
Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am via Facebook.
Compline
Join us Sundays through Thursdays on Facebook at 9 pm for Compline.
Church Office Hours
The church office is open Monday - Thursday, 9-4 and Fridays by appointment.