June 8, 2021
Happenings at St. David's
Greetings!
In our gospel last Sunday, Jesus is shaking things up, breaking Sabbath rules, healing and forgiving sins. Some are happy about this, but those who are comfortable with the way things are - namely, his family, and the church people- are upset. Jesus changes things. He doesn’t apologize about it either. He is about his Father’s business and nothing will distract or sway him. He will include everyone, he will heal everyone, and he will upend systems that create division and inequity. He changed the world that way.

Jesus is still challenging us today. Will we resist, or trust his loving, life changing lead?

Blessings,

Mary Kay+
Music Corner

Our weekly music team interviews continue!

Want to see what music at St. David's is all about? Join the choir, play an instrument, and get kids involved this fall! Email Dr. Lori Lind at music@sdlife.org.
Prayer List
Pray for those who suffer in body, mind or spirit: Colgate, Mary, John, Jeanne, Abby, Ken, Annie, Janet, Ginny, Steve, Kelly, Carol, Tom, Wayne, the Lewis family, Maximo Velez, Stacey, Zakary, Rich, Madeline and all those being prayed for by our prayer teams.

We pray for those who have died: Daniel, Jon, Richard, Pat, Gene, Jerry, David, Comfort and Gisela; and those who have lost a loved one through death: the Bidwell family, the Hill family, the White family, the Heiny family, the Arnold family, the Samson family, the Nathan family, the Obaji family, the Luby family, the Catron family, the Johnson family, the Ogunti family, the Gibson family, the Mellish family and the Burley 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.

We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Service Under the Stars
This summer we’re creating something special. It’s called Service Under the Stars, and we’re excited to announce that it’ll be a monthly single outdoor prayer service with music on June 9th, July 14th and August 11th. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors – be sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and individual s'more fixins! Service will be at 7:30 pm around the fire pit, but be sure to get there early to set up your space and make your own s’mores. Contact mcarey@sdlife.org with any questions.
Name Badge Order
As we gather in person once again, remember to wear your name badge! If you have never received one, or have misplaced yours, contact Karen at office@sdlife.org. First time name badges are free, replacements are $6.
Raising Awareness of St. David’s
In many ways, St. David’s continues to be a well-kept secret. An oasis of caring and loving people in the midst of hectic Loudoun County. Although we’ve gone from a dirt road access to a paved parkway, we are still somewhat off the beaten path. We need some creative thinking in how best to spread the word about St. David’s. If you have talent in marketing and/or communications or just an off-the-wall idea or two, we’d welcome your input.  The commitment of time is roughly two hours a month to be part of the Marketing and Communications Committee. Interested? Please reach out to David Sheatsley at dsheatsley@sdlife.org.
39 Paces
Depending on your stride, there are approximately 39 paces leading from the preschool sidewalk to the Columbarium located outside the windows at the front of St. David’s. The journey just got a little easier. A sidewalk now exists, replacing an often taxing walk over a grassy and somewhat uneven terrain to visit loved ones and friends resting comfortably in the Columbarium. Responding to a request from one of our parishioners, the Vestry approved funding for and the Trustees managed the bid process and construction of the sidewalk last month -- as soon as the weather cooperated. Many thanks to Trustee, Chris Smith, for overseeing the project and for making pilgrimages to the Columbarium that much easier. Any questions or comments please send them to Trustees@sdlife.org.
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Join us for Worship!
We are fully open for indoor worship on Sundays at 10 am!

For those of you who are not yet ready to join us in person, please join us for virtual Worship on Sundays at 10 am. You can access our services on our YouTube channel, Facebook page or website.
Weekday Morning Prayer

You can access all this services on our website or on our Facebook page on Monday. Wednesday, and Fridays at 10 am..
Compline
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