MIDDAY MUSIC LUNCHTIME CONCERTS
Thursdays in December
Noon, Historic Church
Midday Music, a series of half-hour concerts by distinguished musicians, is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Pre-order a box lunch from Café Divine by Wednesday at noon. Pick up your lunch after the concert. Café Divine Online is closed now but will be open for ordering starting Tuesday, Dec. 7.

December 9
Advent A Cappella
The Voices of St David’s
Professional A Cappella ensemble
VESTRY NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place in person in Crail C on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, at 10:15 a.m. At the meeting, we will elect five Vestry members for three-year terms. In addition, we will elect one Diocesan Council delegate and one alternate, each for a four-year term.
HELP MAKE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR THE AFRICAN FAMILIES ST. DAVID'S SUPPORTS
Go and Do Likewise project is collecting Christmas money to give to the 2 asylum-seeking families we support from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our regular monthly donations are enough for rent, food, utilities, and attorney fees. If you would like to make a special donation to bring joy to their holidays you can contribute in two ways:
 
  1. Bring Visa gift cards to the church and leave for Amy Moehnke at the front desk.
  2. Venmo any amount to Amy Moehnke: @Amy-Moehnke
 
Why Visa Gift Cards and not toys, clothes, or food? Visa Gift Cards allow the parents maximum flexibility to purchase what they need and want for the kids. This flexibility is part of our gift to them and gives the parents the joy of shopping for their kids. Out of your donations, we will be giving them extra money for food at HEB during the holidays. Please bring cards or Venmo by Friday, Dec. 17.  
HOLIDAY DESSERTS FROM CAFÉ DIVINE
Order holiday treats by Dec. 19
Chef Ray and his elves are baking delicious treats for your holiday celebrations. Chocolate Pecan Pie ($18) and our selection of Bundt cakes (Bourbon Eggnog, Classic Rum, Chocolate Toffee, and Chocolate Raspberry $20). We will also be offering assorted cookie platters (2 doz $30, 3 doz $40, and 4 doz $50) cranberry walnut, heath bar, chocolate chip & pecan, and M&M.

Café Divine Online is closed now but will be open for ordering starting Tuesday, Dec. 7. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING CHILDCARE
5:30-9 p.m., First Floor Childcare available upon request. Contact Laura Faulk

WEDNESDAY PARISH FELLOWSHIP DINNER
5:30-6:30 p.m., Sumners Hall Sign up for the Hospitality Newsletter.

WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL EYC (EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY)
5:30-7 p.m. Sumners Hall and Playground (or Youth Room in case of rain)
Gather in Sumners Hall for dinner and then head to the Playground. Contact: youth@stdave.org

CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH CHOIRS
6-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Labyrinth Join Children's Choirs, Join Youth Choir.
ADVENT JOURNEY GROUP: WAITING FOR GOD
Begins Dec. 1-15, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Study Henri Nouwen's essay, Waiting for God. This Journey Group is also available on Sundays at 10 a.m. on Zoom (with Dr. Mona West) and in Room 210 (with Sarah Kapostasy). This Journey Group is also available Sundays at 10 a.m. starting Dec. 5. See who will teach each session and register.
SUNDAY CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Sunday, Dec. 5, Regular Children's Formation Resumes
10-11 a.m., Labyrinth or Zoom, Age 3-5th grade

  • The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based, experiential educational program focused on liturgy and scripture. Join Ms. Christy at the Virtual Prayer Table on Zoom, or on the Labyrinth.
  • Junior Journeys offers age-appropriate, short-term courses that focus on specific topics in children’s walk with and path to God.
Waiting for God
Study of Henri Nouwen’s essay, Waiting on God.
Group Leaders: Fr. Chad McCall, Lori Gainer, Dr. Mona West, and Sarah Kapostasy

Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics
In this interactive journey group, participants will practice engaging strategies to interpret the Bible critically in the interest of women.
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.
UPCOMING YOUTH MEETINGS
Sunday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m., regular formation resumes. All youth gather at the surface lot then head to either the Youth Room or Children’s Playground for check-ins, programs, and games. Free donuts, good discussion, and lots of fun.

Wednesday EYC (Episcopal Youth Community), Dec. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.: 6th-12th grade youth gather weekly for dinner, check-ins, devotionals, games, and fellowship. We start in Sumners Hall for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own dinner or purchase food through Café Divine. Need a meal? Just ask Fr. Cameron when you get there. At 6 p.m. we head down to either the playground or the youth room for fellowship, games, and program.

Thursday, Dec. 9, 6-7 p.m. (on Zoom): Parents of youth are invited to meet and get to know our new Director of Youth Ministry, Kelsey Cooper.

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.: Kelsey will be at church to meet the Youth.
Fellowship and Outreach Online
WOMEN'S GROUP HOLIDAY LUNCH
Sunday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Sumners Hall
Let's gather to celebrate the season! All food and drinks will be provided. If you'd like to contribute to help offset the costs, a $5 donation is suggested and can be given the day of the event.
CHRISTMAS EDITION OF LAUNDRY LOVE
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Thursday, Dec. 16, 3-6 p.m.
We need help with a Christmas edition of Laundry Love at SpinZone Laundry on South Congress. In order to help our neighbors do their laundry and for merry-making, we need three volunteers to help us pick up supplies and deliver food.

For more information, please inquire with Father Santi Rodriguez.
ONGOING FELLOWSHIP AND OUTREACH GROUPS
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays
Not meeting Nov. 27

Daughters of the King Next meeting TBD

Environmental Guild (Quarterly) Next meeting: TBD

Foundation Communities Arbor Terrace Brunch (4th Saturdays), 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

GLEE (Gay, Lesbian, and Everyone Else) (Quarterly on second Thursdays)
7 p.m. Next meeting Jan. 13

Laundry Love Dec. 16, 3-6 p.m. Offsite
Christmas Edition!
Men's Group (Third Thursdays) 6-8 p.m. Next meetings: Dec. 16

Movie Group Watch movies and join the discussion on Facebook.

St. Agnes Guild Dec. 18, 10 a.m.

Ramp Build Dec. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Women's Group Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m. Sumners Hall, Holiday Lunch

Writers Group (Sundays) 1 p.m.

Veterans Guitar Group (Moved to Wednesdays) 7-9 p.m., Crail A.
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