In This Edition:
  • Epiphany Baby Shower all day on Sunday, January 9th 
  • Worship this Sunday via Zoom
  • Delegate needed for ECMN Convention
  • Children and Youth Update
  • Regular Offerings
Epiphany Baby Shower Announcement
Updated: Where and When to Bring Gifts
One of our favorite annual events is coming up soon at St. David’s! Sunday, January 9, 2022 will be St. David’s annual celebration of the Epiphany Baby Shower for our local outreach partners, Reach and Restore. Based in Hopkins, Reach & Restore connects people in need to people with resources on a case by case basis in a variety of ways. It all begins with a referral from a local agency, church, social worker or community member who contacts Reach & Restore with the situation. A trained volunteer from Reach & Restore calls the referred person and has a conversation that confirms the specific need(s). Many times the needs include household or furniture items, help with job or housing searches, a repair, or clothing. The person who needs assistance often needs a listening ear, encouragement and prayer. When Reach & Restore is not able to provide help, other resources are suggested that may be of help.

The St. David’s baby shower is aimed at families or single mothers who are in need, often experiencing homelessness and transitioning to more stable housing. On that Sunday, bring your items to church and place them in the vestibule at the central entrance (by the mailbox and church office).
Needed items include:
  • Diapers, wipes
  • Onesies
  • Footies, socks
  • Winter snowsuits
  • Crib-sized mattress pads, sheets
  • Baby blankets
  • Baby bibs
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Car seat covers, blankets
  • Toys, especially learning
  • Board books

Thank you in advance for once again generously contributing to this worthwhile event for our neighborhood!
Worship to be held live via Zoom starting this
Sunday, January 9
Dear Beloved,

Covid numbers in Hennepin County continue to rise at a dramatic pace, putting medical providers and other systems under enormous strain. Because of this, we have decided to shift Sunday worship to Zoom, beginning this Sunday, January 9 and continuing through the end of January. We will reassess toward the end of the month and make plans for February accordingly.

We continue to believe that walking in love means erring on the side of caution.

We also know how important it is to connect with God and one another through worship, prayer, music, and fellowship. So, we hope you will join in!

Details:
Live, Zoom Morning Prayer, 9:30 AM. Zoom Link here (Worship will later be uploaded to YouTube).Join in as early as 9:15 and stay for "coffee hour" afterwards as you like!

This Sunday we'll celebrate the Epiphany! Sadly, there will be no procession of Magi, but we will collect donations for our Reach and Restore baby shower. Gifts may be dropped off at church anytime on Sunday. Please place them in the vestibule at the central entrance (by the mailbox and church office). For suggested donations, see the list above.

Thank you for being the beautiful, faithful people of God at St. David's. See you Sunday.

Love,

The Rev. Katherine Lewis, Rector
Huldah Niles, Sr. Warden
Randy Schwichtenberg, Jr. Warden

Loving God. Loving One Another.
Interested in representing St. David as a delegate to ECMN convention?
St David's is looking for 1 delegate for ECMN convention to serve a 3 year term and 2 alternate delegates to serve 1 year terms. If this sparks your interest please call or email Ann Carda for more details before Wednesday January 12th. My 3 year term ends this year and while I’d love to continue because it’s such a rewarding and enjoyable way to serve St David's it’s important we allow new faces and perspectives to have a seat at this table. And maybe that’s you!

Ann
952-322-0224 cell
Update on Children and Youth Programming
Due to rising numbers of COVID-19, children and youth ministry is going to look a little different. Instead of weekly programming, we will offer more events via zoom or outdoors (weather permitting). Please stay tuned, as these events will be announced via email. 

Children and Youth Ministry: This Sunday we celebrate Epiphany! Click this link for an Epiphany devotional and craft for all ages: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zaT1uyqi3lfPXTQ4p6nuiVV_CTcRrSBS-Y5xAcQ1_Mo/edit?usp=sharing

Middle School Ministry: Wednesday, December 12, join us in the virtual youth room to catch up with one another and play some games from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 5838 3440

High School Ministry: Stay tuned! Our first 'gathering' will be Sunday, January 16th. Make sure to check out the Epiphany origami stars (linked above). It won't be too easy, I promise. 
This Week at St. David's!
Featured Events
  • Morning Prayer via Zoom
  • 9:30 AM on Sunday, January 9th
  • Epiphany Baby Shower Donation
  • All day on Sunday, January 9th

Want to view the full calendar for the week? Click here to view the St. David's website complete with a calendar to keep you updated on events and offerings! Scroll all the way to the bottom to view it.
In this time of the coronavirus pandemic, the need to reach our most vulnerable parishioners has been great. Our 11 person Pastoral Care Team has stepped up to the plate and has been regularly calling around 24 St. David's members and families to share in remote fellowship, prayer, and conversation to determine if we, as a community, could help address any of their unmet needs. We are pleased to report that virtually all of these parishioners are doing well so far and have their basic needs met by their facilities and/or family. They are in good spirits and continue to remain resilient in the face of isolation and uncertainty.

If you find yourself in need of food or other resources, please contact:
Steve Johnson at: twokat@centurylink.net or (952) 237-0031 
or:        
The Rev. Katherine Lewis at: klewis@stdavidsparish.org or (612) 747-5405

and we will assist you in finding solutions.
Pastoral Care Line: 952-767-0891
COVID-19 Resources Available

ECMN COVID-19 Response Resources Page Click here
Websites

St. David's Episcopal Church: http://www.stdavidsparish.org

The Episcopal Church in Minnesota: http://www.episcopalmn.org

The Lectionary Page-Lectionary Readings: http://www.lectionarypage.net

The Episcopal Church: http://www.episcopalchurch.org