UPDATE FROM THE RECTOR
As infection rates decline in Austin and more and more people are getting vaccinated, we are all excited about the prospect of reopening. No one is more excited about coming back to church than your clergy and parish staff! Read a letter from Fr. Chuck on updates about the building and In-person worship.
PHISHING AWARENESS
We are seeing an uptick in email scams that ask for gift cards on behalf of clergy.

Please Note: St. David’s clergy and staff will never email to request a “favor” or ask you to “purchase gift cards” for them or the church. Please delete these scam emails from your email without responding. When in doubt, contact the church at 512.610.3500. Thank you.
JOIN US FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
SACRED VOICES
APRIL 10 / MARK WISCHKAEMPER
Songs from the Sacred Repertoire
RALLY TO STOP ASIAN HATE
Saturday, April 17, 4:15-6 p.m.
This event takes place at Huston-Tillotson University. Masks are required. Volunteer opportunities are available. Click here for more information from the organizers of the event. Contact the Rev. Chad McCall if you are interested in attending as a St. David's group.
BLACK LIVES MATTER FOLLOW-UP DEBRIEF
Wednesday, April 21, 8 p.m.
Due to the winter storm the diocesan workshops Black Lives Matter: What It Is and What It Ain't with community activist and sociologist Brandon Mack were postponed until mid-April. Join Dr. Amy Moehnke and the Rev. Chad McCall for a facilitated conversation after the first session.
  1. Click here to register for one or both workshops through the diocese.
  2. Click here to register for St. David's Follow-Up Debrief
THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT ST. DAVID'S
Submit through May 23
During the season of Easter we will be using our various social media platforms to feature staff and parishioners' experiences of Things to Love about St. David’s and we need your help! 

Think of something you love about St. David’s, and then tell us about it! You might make a video of an event, or just one of you talking about something that captures the spirit of St David’s. You might write a poem, prayer or short story; you might create a drawing or some other kind of art piece that represents what you love. It could also be something else entirely! We plan to share a few of these each week throughout the Easter season.
WEEKDAY CLASSES

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Borders and Belonging: Reading the Book of Ruth
April 14-May 9, 7-8 p.m.
This contextual reading of the Book of Ruth will consider issues of border crossings, migration, overcoming stereotypes, and the importance of amplifying stories of generosity during times of polarization and suspicion of the other. Led by Dr. Amy Moehnke and our new Director of Adult Christian Formation Dr. Mona West.

SPIRITUAL TEMPERAMENTS AND THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY
Thursday, April 22-May 20, noon-1 p.m.
Dr. Mona West will lead a journey group that will explore how knowledge of one's particular spiritual temperament can aid in choosing spiritual practices that deepen the Christian journey.

WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE: THE STUDY OF THEODICY
Thursday, April 15-May 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Rev. Angela Cortiñas will be leading a journey group on the topic of theodicy, using the book by Rabbi Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People.
SPRING SEASONAL QUIET DAY
Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at the church (limit 10 participants) in Crail C. This will be the first in a series of seasonal quiet days led by Dr. Mona West using poetry and the reflections of Quaker writer Parker Palmer. The Quiet day will observe Risk-Based guidelines for physically distanced in-person gatherings. Registration is expected to be available soon.
The Rev. Judith Liro
ONLINE CHILDREN'S CHAPEL
Sundays, 10-10:15 a.m.
After the Sunday online worship service we offer Children’s Chapel with Director for Children’s Ministry Amanda Wischkaemper.
CHILDREN'S FORMATION CLASSES
Sundays, 10:15-11:10 a.m. Classes are on Zoom and begin after Children's Chapel
  • We Worship God Together (Ages 3-Kindergarten) Get to know God’s love and discover the truth of God’s Word.
  • How to Train Your Dragons (1st-5th grades) Taming the feelings and attitudes that separate us from God.
  • The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Ecclesiola (Level I: Ages 3-6, Level II: Ages 6-9). Catechumens will gather at the virtual prayer table on Zoom for prayer, song, and reflection. 

Contact Director of Children’s Ministry Amanda Wischkaemper to become a volunteer.
Sunday, 10 a.m. Youth Formation

Weekly EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) Youth are invited to bring dinner and gather weekly for check-ins, devotionals, games, and fellowship. 

2021 SPRING YOUTH CONFIRMATION
Confirmation will be masked and physically distant on Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m. The 2020 and 2021 confirmands are invited. Contact Jenny Campbell.
Contact Director of Youth Ministry Jenny Campbell for Youth links to online formation and weekly Middle and High School EYC, and to be added to the newsletter or GroupMe lists.
Hospitality Ministry
Café Divine and Holy Grounds
Lunch | Dinner | Gifts | Coffee To Go
Order Online and enjoy contact-free pickup
Tuesday-Friday
• Holy Grounds pickup: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Café Divine pickup: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
ORDER FAJITA SALAD FROM CURBSIDE,
GET FREE ESPRESSO BROWNIE BITES
The Fajita Salad comes with crisp romaine lettuce, avocado, crumbled Cotija cheese, black beans, corn, and Pico de Gallo. Cilantro lime ranch served on the side. Add your choice of protein from Flat Iron Steak and Grilled Chicken.
Offer available for a limited time.
HOLY GROUNDS COOKIE BUTTER LATTÉ
We're absolutely obsessed with our drink of the month! Made with milk, espresso, and cookie butter syrup. Served hot, iced, and with your choice of milk. Join the cookie train and pair with Café Divine Gourmet Cookies.

Thank you for your generosity to God and St. David's Episcopal Church. Your gifts support our mission-critical ministries.
MAIL TO 301 E. 8th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.
GIVE ONLINE: If you have trouble giving online on Sunday, please give at a later time or consider a recurring donation through your bank. We apologize for this inconvenience. Text STDAVE to 73256
If you are not already giving, please consider making St. David's your giving priority this year. Contact Director of Stewardship April Kerwin.
Fellowship and Outreach Online
Men's Group 2020
FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES
Saturday, April 24

Foundation Communities will be featured in our April 11,
9 a.m. worship service.
ONLINE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
Daughters of the King 5/5, 10:30 a.m.

Environmental Guild (meets quarterly)


GLEE (Gay, Lesbian, and Everyone Else) (meets monthly on 2nd Thursdays) 5/13, 7 p.m.

Laundry Love (meets last Thursday of the month) 4/29, 5:30 p.m.
Men's Group 4/15, 7 p.m.

Movie Group The movies for April: The Father, Concrete Cowboy, and The Truffle Hunters. Watch the movies and join the discussion on Facebook.

St. Agnes Guild 4/24, 10 a.m.

Women's Group (meets 1st Wednesdays) 5/5, 6 p.m.

Writers Group Sundays, 1 p.m.

Veterans Guitar Group Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Carole Gebhard
Laurie Eiserloh
EL BUEN SAMARITANO
St. David's own Laurie Eiserloh and Carole Gebhard are leaving the El Buen Samaritano Board of Directors after many years of outstanding service.

El Buen Samaritano, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas is serving the Latino community of Central Texas, is committed to recognizing the dignity of all by ensuring access to healthcare, education and essential needs that lead to healthy, productive and secure lives.

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