Thursday, January 28, 2021
“Be still and know that I am God.”  ­– Psalm 46:10
What's in this Update:
Annual Meeting This Sunday at 10:30 via Zoom and Phone
• Join the St. David's Community and Bishop Loya for Worship on YouTube this Sunday
St. David's Book Club's Next book "Left to Tell" February 2 at 6:30 PM
First Wednesday Connect – Join us this Wednesday
St. David's Wonder Women Happy Hour – Tonight, Thursday, February 4 at 5:30 PM
Leading Beyond the Blizzard with Bishop Loya: Online Gatherings, Tuesdays at 2:00 PM
• Bible Study: Join Us!
• Compline Held Nightly at 8:00 PM – Join Us!
• Start your Saturday morning with prayerful reflection.
• Peace Cam Videos Needed
• St. David’s Weekly Schedule
• Pastoral Care Team
• Prayers and Passages
• Phases of Re-Gathering in ECMN Guidelines and Planning Resource Document
• COVID-19 Resources Available
• Websites
Annual Meeting this Sunday
10:30 AM via Zoom and Phone
The Zoom room will open at 10:00 AM for those who wish to join early.

Please Join Us
Annual Meeting Zoom Link
The Zoom room will open at 10:00 AM for those who wish to join early.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 850 2731 7205 Passcode: 539872

Dial in by phone
312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 850 2731 7205 Passcode: 539872
Annual Meeting Report to Review

Join the St. David's Community and Bishop Loya for Worship on YouTube this Sunday

Please join in our St. David's worship this Sunday. Bishop Loya will be our guest preacher. You can view the worship service at any time (it is pre-recorded, not live):


Our Sunday worship service offers closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Simply click on CC box in the lower right-hand side of your screen.
St. David's Book Club's
Next book "Left to Tell"
February 2 at 6:30 PM

St. David's Book Club meets the First Tuesday of every other month from 6:30-8:00 PM. February's book is Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza.

Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. 

Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God.
First Wednesday Connect

Join us on Wednesday
Join us as we discuss the Nazareth Manifesto, written by The Rev. Dr. Sam Wells. Our recent guest speaker, Rolf Lowenberg-DeBoer, Field Practitioner at the Social Cohesion Initiative and Senior Advisor at City House, used this treatise as inspiration for his presentation in December, Radical Hospitality: Holy Listening, Holy Presence. Please read this document and join us for discussion.

Come One Come All!
We can't meet to eat – but we can meet to connect!

6:50 – 7:00 PM for Social Time

7:00 PM The Nazareth Manifesto

7:00 PM Youth Group Meets (Zoom link provided by youth leaders)

7:55 PM Evening Compline and friendly good nights!

Join Zoom Meeting
Passcode: 385485

Dial by phone
       +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 878 1191 4246
Passcode: 385485
St. David's Wonder Women Happy Hour
Tonight, Thursday, February 4 at 5:30 PM
This is informal and focused on connecting and conversation. Get your favorite HH beverage – water, tea, wine, cocktail; plug in, log on, we will be waiting for you! Please join us for whatever timing works for you – come later or stop in early to say hi for 15 minutes. We will be happy to get you for whatever works for your schedule.

Thursday @ 5:30 PM for one hour

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://dalecarnegie.zoom.us/j/92663731979

Or Telephone: 
   Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
       US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782
   Meeting ID: 926 6373 1979
Leading Beyond the Blizzard with Bishop Loya
Online Gatherings, Tuesdays at 2:00 PM
These gatherings, hosted by Bishop Loya, are held weekly on Tuesdays at 2:00 PM for clergy and lay faith community leaders. This is a time to stay in relationship with one another, and learn and grow together. Click here to register.

Last week's gathering was about Innovation and comes highly recommended by Gervaye Parent. Click here to watch.

If you miss a gathering, you can find recordings from each week by clicking here.
Bible Study on Tuesdays

We are studying of the book of Acts with the Rev. Katherine Lewis as our leader and Sharon Engel as our convener. We begin Tuesday mornings at 11:00 AM with prayer and end with Noonday Prayer, plan to join us for a very profitable hour.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 7467 2774
Passcode: Study

Dial by Phone
       +1 646 558 8656
       +1 301 715 8592
       +1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 872 7467 2774
Passcode: 544920
Compline Held Nightly at 8:00 PM – Join Us!

Compline, is a brief service of nighttime prayers, lasting no longer than about 10 minutes, this is a wonderful ritual for before bedtime. Please join us any night at 8:00 PM.

On Wednesdays Compline is led by children and intended for those of all ages (for some adults, it's their favorite service of the week!) using the the children's book Candlewalk by Karin Hosinger Sherman. The book is available through Church Publishing and Amazon.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 852 2267 7461
Passcode: Pn2CjY

Dial by Phone: +1 312 626 6799; Meeting ID: 852 2267 7461; Passcode: 516860
Start your Saturday morning with prayerful reflection.

Join morning prayer on Saturday beginning at 7:45 AM. This service will last approximately 15 minutes. You can read along with the prayer on your screen.
 
You can access the service through following the link on your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 220 814 0673 Passcode: rWDY6k
 
Dial by phone: 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 220 814 0673 Passcode: 576819
 
If you have any questions, please call or text Paul Smejkal at 952.270.6762
Peace Cam Videos Needed

If you've already sent one in for past Sundays, send a new one!

Please submit brief videos to Huldah Niles at huldah.violin@gmail.com
We don’t know how long this will be required and how it will affect our most vulnerable parishioners, so the 11 members of the combined Pastoral Care Team have been calling about 24 St. David’s members and families to share a little remote fellowship, pray together, and determine if they have any unmet needs that our community could help provide. We are pleased to report that virtually all of these parishioners are doing well so far and are having their basic needs met by their facilities and/or family. They also seem in good spirits and are adjusting pretty well to the isolation.

If you find yourself in need of food or other resources, please contact:
Steve Johnson at: twokat@centurylink.net or (952) 237-0031 
or:        
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
Phases of Re-Gathering in ECMN
Guidelines and Planning Resource Document

ECMN has released the 3rd iteration of the ECMN Re-Gathering Planning Document on August 18th. The updates to this document center on the newly outlined plan for faith communities to move to gathering in person in faith community buildings in the months to come.

To be clear, there is no expectation that faith communities can/should/must return to their buildings.

Currently, ECMN remains in Phase 1.5 of this plan. Click here to read the plan.
COVID-19 Resources Available

ECMN COVID-19 Response Resources Page Click here
COVID-19 MN Resource Guide Click here
Grocery Gatherers Click here
City of Minnetonka Resources Click here
Traverse Counseling Center 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