CELEBRATION OF FATHER CAMERON SPOOR'S MINISTRY AT ST. DAVID'S
It’s time for us to say goodbye to Father Cameron as his curacy at St. David’s comes to a close. To celebrate his ministry, join the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, June 20, to see a special video message of thanksgiving from Father Chuck. On June 20, Father Cameron will be preaching all the Sunday morning services.

PURSE FOR FATHER CAMERON
It is a longstanding tradition of the church to collect a ‘purse’ from parishioners for our clergy as they depart St. David’s. If you would like to contribute to Father Cameron’s ‘purse’, please write ‘Cameron Spoor’ in the memo line on your check or online donation. For questions please contact April Kerwin. Thank you.
ST. DAVID'S ANIT-RACISM HISTORY PROJECT:
THE TWO REVERENDS FONTAINE
June 20, 10 a.m. on Zoom REGISTRATION OPEN
Explore a new project developed by the task force that reckons with issues of race and white supremacy in our own parish to tell a more honest and inclusive story of St. David’s. Dr. Hernández-Ehrisman will share one of these stories that discusses the Rev. Jacob Fontaine’s connection to St. David’s church, discuss this history, and invite us to consider what Fontaine’s story means for St. David’s parishioners today. 

VIEWING OF MOVIE TRACES OF THE TRADE
July 11, 2-4 p.m. REGISTRATION OPEN
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North is a 2008 documentary film directed by Katrina Browne, Alla Kovgan, and Jude Ray. Katrina is one of the major writers for Sacred Ground (Beloved Community) curriculum. This film viewing is open to all interested persons. There will be time for discussion following the film.
Third Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • June 19 – Turkey Creek Trail
  • July 17 – McKinney Falls State Park
  • Aug. 21 – TBD
Communion will be offered (following the liturgy similar to communion groups) as part of a hike. Visit stdave.org/holyhikes for more information and to register.
YOUNG ADULT PICNIC AT ZILKER
Saturday, June 26, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Let's gather at Zilker park for games and a picnic! Please bring your own food and drink and a game or sports equipment to add to the fun. The exact location in the park is to be determined. Registration open now.
INVISIBLE IN AUSTIN BOOK GROUP
Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 at 6 p.m. on Zoom
REGISTRATION OPEN. A discussion of the book Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City, edited by Javier Auyero. Led by Laura Hernández-Ehrisman, Ph.D. Explore the life experiences of Austinites who strive and struggle at the bottom of the social order.
labyrinth
LABYRINTH WALK & QUIET DAY
Masks are required for both events
July 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
A canvas labyrinth will be available in Sumners Hall on Friday for anyone who would like to come by the church to walk it. Registration not required.
July 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. REGISTRATION OPEN
We will use poetry and readings from Quaker writer Parker Palmer to explore invitations for our Christian journey from the season of summer. A box lunch will be provided. Led by Dr. Mona West.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY – 7 p.m., on Zoom
May 26-June 30 The Book of Esther, June 7-Aug. 11 Study of Jonah
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION
Sunday, June 6, 2-3 p.m.
Founded in 2011, Capital City Village is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Austin that helps local seniors stay in their homes and stay connected to a broader community for as long as possible. CVV offers access to at-home help, volunteer drivers, social, educational, and other enriching programs. Contact Doug Bell.
SUNDAY MORNING LECTURE SERIES
Variations on the Three R's
Sundays at 10 a.m. Starting in July the lecture will be available on Zoom and in-person at the church.

June 13: A Theology of Food The Rev. Cameron Spoor, Curate, St. David’s Episcopal Church

June 20: St. David's Anti-Racism History Project: The Two Reverends Fontaine
A new history project launched by St. David's Anti-Racism Task Force. Presented by Laura Hernández-Ehrisman, Ph.D.

June 27: Playful Trinity Come join Deacon Santi as he explores how sharing in the life of the Holy Trinity draws us to holy play. This includes a look at the powerful relationship between creative love and playfulness.

July 4: No Lecture

July 11: God as Gardener Discover a gardening model of involvement with Earth care based on descriptive notions of God as Gardener, Christ the Gardener, and the Spirit intimately involved in the relationship between the Gardener and garden.


July 18  | St. Teresa of Avila: Castanets and the Prayer of Recollection
We will explore briefly the life and wit of St. Teresa, as well as her explanation of the prayer of recollection. 

July 25 | Sacred Pauses: The Periodic, The Daily, and The Necessary Presented by the Rev. Dr. Larry Peers, former senior consultant for the Alban Institute.
Learn about the long tradition of “praying the hours” which provides opportunities for reconnecting with God and ourselves at set times during the day.

Aug. 1 | Creativity as Spiritual Practice
Presented by Cynthia Johnson, Licensed Master Social Worker – Advanced Practice (LMSW-AP) and founding executive director of Courage & Renewal North Texas. Encouraging the creative spirit within opens a pathway to the spirit of God.

Aug. 8 | New Topic
The Exercise of Seeing: Gazing on and Beholding God’s Actions through Rest, Recreation, and Reflection Join the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Flanagan as he explains the Exercise of Seeing, a structured, dynamic, and powerful way to behold God’s revelation in the world and Word synoptically.
CHILDREN'S CHAPEL
Sundays, 10-10:15 a.m.
After the Sunday online worship service with Director for Children’s Ministry Amanda Wischkaemper. Access on Facebook and at stdave.org/online-worship.
CAMP ST. DAVID'S
Ages 3-11, Aug.16-20 and Aug. 23-27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost $225 per week, due with registration
Two weeks of fun-filled, age-appropriate, indoor and outdoor activities. Kids will enjoy games, puzzles, arts and crafts, stories, science, group activities as well as free time.
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.
JUNE'S FRIDAY ROAST SPECIAL
Cooked slowly to make the most succulent ribs you've ever tasted. Add ready-to-roast corn on the cob, foiled-wrapped, and seasoned in butter. For dessert, marvel at our Chocolate Bottom Banana Pie (whole pie only).

Preorder: June 4-11
Pick up: June 18, 1-5 p.m.
YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER DISH HAS ARRIVED
Our Greek Salad comes with kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, oregano, and Greek dressing, served over a bed of crisp romaine lettuce.
MORNINGS AT THE PARK
10 a.m.-Noon
Youth are invited to in-person masked meetings:
  • June 15, Rising 9th-new high school graduates
  • June 16, Rising 6th-new 8th grade graduates

COMBINED EYC
June 23, 5:30-7 p.m.
Middle and high school youth zoom meeting.

EPISCOPAL STRONG ONLINE GATHERING
July 11 and Aug. 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Episcopal Strong lives on! All youth and youth leaders are invited to two very casual, worship-and-discussion gatherings on Zoom with Jenny Campbell and Meghan Hillis. Get a little bit of that mission trip magic, no matter how you serve this summer! No cost, no preparation required. See old friends & make new! Email episcopalstrong@gmail.com with questions.
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.
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
Ramp Build, May 2021
RAMP BUILD TEAM
In 2017, St. David’s Ramp Builders ministry joined the Texas Ramp Project, a nonprofit organization that works with various social service agencies to identify those with mobility concerns. Since then St. David’s Ramp Builders have built more than 30 ramps.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL GUILD MEETING
Monday, June 7, 7 p.m.
St. David's Environmental Guild holds its quarterly meeting to plan for the Season of Creation Fair to be held Sunday, Oct. 2, on
St. Francis' Day, and to pursue other projects related to our ongoing mission of stewardship of God's Creation.
GLEE 2018
GLEE (GAY, LESBIAN, AND EVERYONE ELSE)
Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m. on Zoom
A fellowship group for couples, singles, and families, gay and straight, young and old. We have informal virtual meet-ups on the second Sunday of each month. All are also invited to join us for biannual potlucks — one in the summer and one at Christmas. This group is characterized by their hospitality.
MEN'S GROUP STEAK DINNER
June 17, 6-8 p.m., Sumners Hall, Cost: $20 for dinner
The June online meeting has been canceled.
Please join us for our first Men's Group in-person meeting since February 2020! Please register in advance so Chef Ray can purchase enough for everyone. Space is limited due to capacity guidelines for in-person events. If interested in helping to set up, cook, or clean up contact Chef Ray at chefray@stdave.org.
ONLINE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
Daughters of the King next meeting TBD

Environmental Guild (meets quarterly)


GLEE (Gay, Lesbian, and Everyone Else) (meets monthly on 2nd Thursdays) 6/10, 7 p.m.

Laundry Love (meets last Thursday of the month) 6/24, 5:30 p.m.
Men's Group 6/17, 7 p.m.

Movie Group The movies for May: Moffie, Shiva Baby, and Six Minutes to Midnight. Watch the movies and join the discussion on Facebook.

St. Agnes Guild Last Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Women's Group (meets 1st Wednesdays) 7/7, 6 p.m., In-person and online

Writers Group Sundays, 1 p.m.

Veterans Guitar Group Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
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