September 22, 2022

Happenings at St. David's

Hello Elizabeth,


God has a plan for St. David's!


We are so privileged to be His church family in this time! It is up to us to discern as best we can what God's plan is, and to be God's hands and feet in bringing it to fruition. 


As we kick off our annual giving campaign, we are reminded of the lesson in which Joshua led the people out of Israel and encountered a raging torrent of floodwaters at the Jordan river. After three days of waiting, he knew he had to inspire his people and give them confidence. He asked the priests to carry the Ark of the Covenant across the river, keeping it in sight for all to follow. The priests took a leap of faith, stepping into the river with their precious cargo, and when their feet touched the water, the water moved out of the way!


Acting out of faith to walk forward through tough situations takes Courage. But the process of watching God at work when we take that step brings us Joy. 


Join us for a joyful commitment to that step of faith as we kick off our stewardship season "BE OF GOOD COURAGE GO FORWARD WITH JOY"


Have a blessed weekend!

Combined Worship Service - 9/25

Join St. David's for our 10am Combined Worship Service Sunday, September 25th. We are kicking off the 2023 Stewardship season with pledge package pick up and team members will be on site to help those who want to pledge online with Realm.


We invite all to stay and participate in the group drone photo of our St. David's community AND pick up your long-awaited pre-ordered t-shirts prior to the service 9:30-9:50am. See you there!

REALM Sign-Up

Realm invites have been sent out! If you did not receive your invite on Tuesday, September 13th please check your spam folder and email us at office@sdlife.org 

Church employees will be on hand after the 9am  service and before the 11am service to help assist you in set-up as well!

We are excited to share this new application with you!

Evening Compline Pause

Evening Compline is paused from Sunday, September 25th to Monday, October 3rd. We will be back on Tuesday, October 4th! Thank you for your patience.

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is back! Join Vestry Member Margot Culhane on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10am.


Morning Prayer will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to access the ZOOM link click here or visit sdlife.com


Questions? Contact Margot mculhane@sdlife.org  

Loudoun Symphony Orchestra - 10/1

Join The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra (LSO) on October 1, 7:30pm at St. David's as the LSO opens its season with a concert featuring works that celebrate life, remember loss and inspire change around us for the benefit of humanity. The program includes the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and Soul Force by Jessie Montgomery.


Tickets - $30 Adults, $25 Seniors and FREE for children 12 and under. Members of St. David's receive a 10 percent discount on tickets by using promotional code STD2223 and ordering in advance at www.loudounsymphony.org.

Blessing of the Animals - 10/4

Join us to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of the Animals on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30pm. We will say a blessing and prayers.


We are accepting donations of pet supplies Sunday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 4th. 

Sunday School - 10/9

Join us for in person School starting Sunday, October 9th. In person Sunday School classes are offered after the 10am service and before the 11am service for children aged preschool age 4 through 5th grade.

 

Register here for 2022 - 2023 School Year

 

Visit here for the 2022 - 2023 Sunday School Calendar

 

For mor information contact Maureen Carey at Mcarey@sdlife.org

Youth Group

Youth Group 2022 - 2023

Beginning in October 


Beginning Sunday, October 9th:

Youth Group will meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month for youth to connect, share and enjoy fellowship. Youth in grades 6th -12th are invited  

 

Second Sunday: Backpack Buddies, Bingo and Burgers 

Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month in the annex from 12:30 – 2:30pm serving the school community followed by a themed bingo each month with prizes. Lunch is provided.  

 

Fourth Sunday: Burgers and Bible 

Meets the 4th Sunday of each month in the annex from 12:30 – 2:30pm 

Youth are invited to explore life events through the context of their faith. We will tackle big questions together through a theological lens while enjoying fellowship and lunch.


 Questions? Contact Maureen at youth@sdlife.org

Backpack Buddies

St. David’s Church and School has committed to support up to 100 students at two local schools each week during the 2022-2023 school year through the Backpack Buddies program. Backpack Buddies is designed to provide children experiencing food insecurity with nutritious, kid-friendly, pre-packed meals for the weekend—when they would not have access to a school’s free lunch and breakfast. 

We need your help restocking our shelves, packing bags and delivering food bins each week for students at Cedar Lane Elementary and Discovery Elementary. With high inflation, rising food costs and free lunch programs expiring, we expect the need this year to significantly increase.   

Please look over the opportunities below. Thanks in advance for your support! 

For a detailed list of items needed or our Amazon wish list please click here.

Volunteer!

Looking for a way to give back? Join Backpack Buddies to help pack or deliver! 


Packing bags of food takes place in the St. David's Annex each Sunday, begins at 12:15pm and usually takes less than an hour depending on the number or volunteers. Food deliveries to each school occur during the week, Mon-Wed between 9-1pm. 

 

You can volunteer to help through the Signup Genius links below: 

Backpack Buddies Packing Sign-up 

Backpack Buddies Delivery Sign-up 


Preschool Corner

We have a few spots open in our amazing preschool programs. If you have a preschool aged child please reach out!

For more information, please check out our website www.stdavidspreschool.org, or call 703-723-0286.

Prayer List

Pray for those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Colgate, Mary, John, Ginny, Madison, Len, Connor, Mary, Bob, Neal, Robert, Michele and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams.

 

We pray for those who have died: Doug, Carol, Madeline, Lois, Curtice and Paul; and those who have lost a loved one through death: the Sheatsley family, the Seaton family, the Shively family, the Del Gallo family, the Bregman family, the Gunderson family, the Smith family, the Curtice family and the Whitlock 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.


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We are fully open for indoor worship on Sundays at 9 and 11am!

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.

Sunday School
Join us for Sunday school at 10 am! Meet in the Ark.
Centering Prayer
Wednesday at Noon in the Chapel.

Compline

Join us Sundays through Thursdays on Facebook at 9 pm for Compline. Evening Compline is paused from Sunday, September 25th to Monday, October 3rd. We will see you virtually again Tuesdays, October 4th.

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