Thursday, July 15, 2021
"Cliff Walk at Pourvillein" by Claude Monet 
"In The Summer" by Nizar Qabbani

In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
And think of you
Had I told the sea
What I felt for you,
It would have left its shores,
Its shells,
Its fish,
And followed me.
Outdoor Worship This Sunday
Please join us for outdoor worship at 9:30 AM on Sunday morning!

How wonderful that we can join for Holy Eucharist! Bring weather appropriate clothing and a chair. Please see the Vestry Host if you need to get into the building to access the bathroom. Please check your email Sunday mornings before leaving for church as we may need to cancel at the last minute if the weather isn't safe.

If you can't be with us in person, you can join live on Facebook, or later on YouTube. We can be together in the Spirit, no matter where each of us is. Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Baptisms This Summer
Will you who witness these vows do all in your power
to support these persons in their life in Christ?

People We will.
--Book of Common Prayer, Baptismal Service

We'll be baptizing babies this summer!
Mark your calendars and plan to join us at these two special services:

Sunday, July 25, 9:30 am -- at Minnehaha Creek, near the gazebo
Sunday, August 15, 9:30 am -- on the west lawn of the church

Please bring your own chair or blanket, as you are able.
Twin Cities Pride this Weekend
June is traditionally Pride month for our LGBTQ+ friends and families and their allies. This year, Pride will be celebrated IN JULY—in the Twin Cities, in our congregation, and in our hearts! St. Marks is having a special service on Sunday, July 18th at 4:00 pm to celebrate Pride! If you’re interested in carpooling to this service then please meet in the St. David’s west parking lot at 3:00pm. Or if you prefer to drive alone then you can look for us at St. Mark’s (519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403).

Please contact Huldah Niles at with any questions.
ICA Update
ICA Collection This Week
It’s the third week of July which means it is our designated week for collecting items for the food shelf. Items currently needed by ICA include:
* kids’ snacks and beverages
* toilet paper and tissues
* jelly and crackers
* cat litter and wet dog food
Note: Kids’ snacks and toilet paper are the greatest needs right now. 
Of course, anything you can donate in addition to the above list is always appreciated.
If you plan to attend this Sunday’s outdoor service, there will be an ICA basket by the check-in table. Otherwise, you can put your donated items anytime in the baskets provided at either the east entrance or south office entrance to St. David’s. Thanks again for your ongoing support of ICA. 

Kids’ Summer Market
Did you know that 1 in 5 families with children faces hunger or food insecurity? ICA’s Kids’ Summer Market supports families by providing additional food for kids when they don’t have access to free or reduced meals due to the summer break. This kid-friendly market includes items such a soup, oatmeal, mac & cheese, peanut butter & jelly sandwich fixings, plus carrots and other snacks. Helping kids eat healthy all summer has many benefits. It can reduce summer weight gain & summer learning loss for children from low-income families. Over the long term, a healthy diet may help boost high school graduation rates & lower the risk of developing chronic diseases.

Outdoor Produce Market
Twice a month during the summer, ICA is hosting an outdoor produce market. Thanks to your continued support, ICA can offer a bounty of produce which is so important to food-insecure homes. At a recent Saturday market, more than 3,000 pounds of cabbage, peaches, onions, tomatoes, etc. was distributed to 130 families. If you know someone who may be experiencing food insecurity, please let them know about this wonderful summertime opportunity. It is offered the second and fourth Saturdays each month from 9 - 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Road, Hopkins. All are welcome. No appointment needed.

Upcoming Fun Events Supporting ICA
Do you love to bike or enjoy water sports? You might want to consider participating in one or even both of the following events on Saturday, August 7. 

1. Tour de Tonka - Choose from 7 different routes which include 21 west metro communities to enjoy beautiful roads, trails and scenic views. A portion of all registrations benefit ICA.
2. Big Island and Back! - Participants go to Big Island and Back in a canoe, kayak or paddle board for a 10K paddle on Lake Minnetonka. Proceeds benefit both ICA and Fresh Water Society.

Registration is now open on for both events. What a fun way to support the food shelf with family and/or friends.

Summer Challenge Grant
July is the month for the summer challenge grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (OYHHH). This grant is a proportional match, so the more donations received in July, the larger the grant ICA receives from OYHHH. Your support for this challenge grant or the ongoing 50th anniversary match will help to transform ICA’s work to best meet our neighbors’ needs. Simply go to ICAs website, Donate Now section.

Hopkins Raspberry Festival this week
If you are in Hopkins this Saturday exploring the many Raspberry Festival Events, stop by the ICA Food Shelf booth. It is a chance to learn more about ICA’s work, impact and vision for the future while enjoying the fun of the 87th Hopkins Raspberry Festival.
Compline Evening Prayer July 29th in the Garden
Join us on Thursday, July 29th for Compline to gather live in the backyard at the Roggow-Galich house in Robbinsdale. You can find their address in the church directory. Bring a chair, if you’re able, and join us. If you can’t be there in person, you can still use the Zoom link below to join in. If the weather does not cooperate, we’ll find a rain date.

There is plenty of street parking in front, walk through to the back yard where we will gather and enjoy the gardens.

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St. David's Book Club News
The St. David’s Book Club next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 8/3 from will be 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm via Zoom. We will be discussing 1919 by Eve L. Ewing. This is a book of poetry inspired by the Chicago race riots in 1919 and a subsequent report, The Negro in Chicago: A Study on Race Relations and a Race Riot that was commissioned by the Governor of Illinois to analyze the causes of the race riots and try to prevent them in the future.  Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist, author, poet and visual artist in Chicago. She is an assistant professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
A sample of the book can be found on at this link.
Or join by phone:
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Find your local number: 2021 dates and book selections:

October 5        The Warmth of Other Suns    Isabel Wilkerson

December 7    Red at the Bone                         Jacquelyn Woodson   

Please email or call me with questions.

Cathy Schwichtenberg
Building our Website:
We Need Photographs and Your Stories!
Photographers Needed
This is Karin Lindquist on your Communications Team and we’re redesigning the St. David’s website. We need high resolution photography that specifically invites viewers to join us and portrays who we are and where we’re going at St. David’s. If you’re willing to take photos, please contact me. This can be a fun, creative part of our communications ministry!

Contact me at (or call at 612-251-2259)
I have lots of ideas and look forward to working with you!
Love  Grace  Wonder
Telling Our St. David’s Stories
As part of the St. David’s faith community, we are all on a spiritual/relational journey. It is the power of sharing our personal stories that will reveal the heart and soul of our faith community. As a way of sharing who we are and what we feel is important to others, we are interested in personal quotes and stories to include in our St. David’s website and hope you are willing to share.

Our mission is to maintain a website that is informative for current members, reflects the personal experiences of our faith community and invites newcomers to join us.

Would you be willing to write a story that describes your experiences, hopes or reflections because of your life at St. David’s?

As you consider this invitation, the following questions are designed to assist in developing a story that is important to you and to others. Hopefully, one or more of these questions will spark a memory or experience that you’re willing to share:

• If someone should ask you why you worship at St. David’s, what would you tell that person?
• What is the most meaningful experience that you have had related to your relationship at St. David’s?
• What was it like when you first came to St. David’s?
• What brings you back?
• Tell us about a ministry you participated in, or one you have experienced or gained support because of the commitment of those involved?
• Share a passion you have – in serving and/or in worship?
• Write an invitation to someone you know on why they might want to join St. David’s. Give a personal reason why this is important.
• Tell us something you want others to know about St. David’s
• Share a time – when you felt the Holy Spirit was calling (or keeping) you connected or engaged.
• How has your experience at St. David’s affected your relationship with family, co- workers and friends?

Some people prefer to tell their story rather than write it. If this is you then, we have a team of folks from St. David’s who would enjoy the opportunity to work with you, listen, and write your story, subject to your approval.

We are a caring community of action, rooted in lasting relationships with many stories to tell and remember. You are St. David’s and your personal story will speak to those who are searching for a relationship with a faith community.

For questions, comments or more suggestions, contact: 
Karin Lindquist at or 612-251-2259
           Cliff Crockford at: or 920-217-3723
St. David's Wonder Women Happy Hour
Today at 5:30 PM
New Zoom link below!
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 @ 5:30 PM for one hour

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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.

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Dial by Phone: +1 312 626 6799; Meeting ID: 852 2267 7461; Passcode: 516860
Saturday Morning Prayer is LIVE with new and improved audio! 
Attend in person or virtually through Zoom.
We gather Saturday mornings at 7:45am. This is a fun, interactive, participatory prayer service that lasts approximately 15 minutes. We meet outside, under the old oak tree at St. David’s. Bring a lawn chair. Prayer sheets will be provided. 
Can’t make it in person? That’s okay we will also be hosting a live Zoom call so join us online, follow along with the prayer on the screen. 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
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
COVID-19 Resources Available

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Traverse Counseling Center Click here

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