Thursday, April 22, 2021
--A meditation by Fr. Richard Rohr,
from the Center for Action and Contemplation

Father Richard wrote this prayer after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Richard and the Daily Meditations editorial team invite you to pray these words, along with your own, as your contemplative practice today.
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Join us this Sunday for
Morning Prayer
via Zoom

9:30 AM

Our homily will be a recording of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's reflection at this past Tuesday night's Compline service, a service held on Zoom after the verdicts were issued in the Derek Chauvin case.

Worship link, below.
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Meeting ID: 874 0317 0635
One tap mobile:
+13126266799,,87403170635# US (Chicago)

Loving God--Loving One Another
Reminder from April First Wednesday Connect

An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $5,000 in donations to Beacon until the end of April. Let’s open our hearts and help both of these incredible charities! 

You can find out more about Beacon’s Vista 44 project here:    
and Mama Ada here:   
State of the Parish

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our State of the Parish presentation and discussion.

Sunday, May 2, 10:30 am
(following Morning Prayer at 9:30)
via Zoom

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Agenda topics: Updates on staffing, a presentation of our Reopening Plan, a Financial Report and...the unveiling of our new, St. David's logo!

We hope you will join us!
Healing Our City
Virtual Prayer Tent

While the world is focused on Minneapolis and the trial of Derek Chauvin, we are invited to join our prayers to heal our city through a "virtual prayer tent".

Creating a healthy space to talk with kids

Our own Craig Warren is moderating a conversation on how to talk to kids about anti-racism. Follow the link below to register for this free, virtual event whose goal is to create and sustain anti-racist dialogue. According to the Washburn Center, the host of the event, the evening features an insightful and interactive panel of local mental health professionals, equity & inclusion practitioners and educators moderated by Craig, Washburn Center’s Chief Administrative Officer.
Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign report
It was a very successful campaign for ICA this year. 73,246 pounds of food/personal hygiene items were donated and $225,180 was raised (an amazing amount as the goal this year was $150,000.

 Pop-up Food Giveaways Continue
Weekly food distributions will continue every Friday morning from 9 am through 11 am at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Road in Hopkins. Please share this information with your neighbors, friends or anyone that might be in need of food. All are welcome. There is no pre-registration, no names requested. It is simply a way to reach more folks in our community who may be food insecure and introduce them to ICA’s resources.

The ICA is much more than just a local food shelf.
ICA’s mission is to offer hope as we provide assistance to our neighbors in need. In addition to shopping at the food shelf, its other food services include providing emergency food bags, mobile food shelf deliveries to several local apartment buildings, a kids summertime market, school snack bins and school weekend bags when schools are open, holiday meal giveaway and, currently, pop-up food giveaways.

It also works on homelessness prevention. One way is by providing financial assistance. Last year a significant sum in rental assistance was disbursed, covering up to three months of rent for ICA clients. This year ICA received additional funding from Hennepin County to help families who are in arrears with their rent due to Covid-19.

They also offer employment assistance in a variety of ways. One success story from earlier this year was about a single mother of three who had lost her job last year due to Covid-19. She worked with one of the ICA case workers on revising her resume and was hired into the position she wanted. She expressed her appreciation of the resources ICA provided this past year that have helped support her family and improve life for both her and her children.

ICA truly makes a difference for so many in our community. It is continually seeking new ways to reach more people and increase access to its services. Your ongoing support helps to make that possible. Thank you.
ECMN Youth: 6 Summer Camps
The Episcopal Church in Minnesota has a rich history of providing camping opportunities for young people. Camp is a transformational opportunity for kids and youth to step away from the everyday, and immerse themselves in something new and different. Its the immersion that’s truly transformational and unforgettable. Our six current programs are supported by strong lay and clergy, who are often past campers. We look forward to continued growth and development in years to come. 

Each of these camping programs are dreamed, planned, run, and prayed for by a great team of lay and clergy volunteers. Join us this summer! Find out more by contacting your Missioner for Children, Youth and Camp, Sarah Barnett at
St. David's Wonder Women Happy Hour
Today 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.

Today, April 22 @ 5:30 PM for one hour

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

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
For 60 years, St. David’s Center has made a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands of children. Our 32nd annual Make Them Shine Gala is a celebration of our mission, our life-changing services, and the children and families who feel the impact of St. David's Center every day.

Join St. David’s Center CEO Julie Sjordal and hosts Rena Sarigianopoulos and Eric Perkins virtually from 7:00-7:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. You and more than 1,000 members of our community will learn more about St. David's Center, participate in our exciting auctions, and have an opportunity to support our families. Tickets to the gala are free, and all are welcome to attend. Please join us!
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.

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

We are studying 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.

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Meeting ID: 872 7467 2774
Passcode: Study

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Meeting ID: 872 7467 2774
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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
Saturday morning prayer returning May 1st

There will be no Saturday morning prayer service held on Saturday, April 24th. The services will resume on Saturday, May 1st. Please join us then!
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: or (952) 237-0031 
The Rev. Katherine Lewis at: 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

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