DAY SCHOOL PUMPKIN SALE
Starting Oct. 12 (while supplies last) in the Lobby
Our preschool has received a generous donation of pumpkins from Trader Joe's which will be available for purchase in the church lobby. Proceeds benefit gardening efforts on our playgrounds.
I MADE A GUITAR – WITH FATHER CHUCK
This Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6-7 p.m., Crail C and Zoom
One of Father Chuck’s goals for his sabbatical this past summer was to make a guitar. Learn more about his experience with this creative process. Even if you can’t play the guitar, this will be a fun time to learn about the patience and love behind making a wooden musical instrument.

Fr. Chuck has even promised to play us a song or two on his new guitar! This event will be available live in Crail C, and also on zoom.
THE OPEN TABLE: COMING OUT DAY SERVICE
THIS Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Bethell Hall
All are invited to this Eucharist for the LGBTQIA+ community to recognize and celebrate the 33rd anniversary of National Coming Out Day. This service will include time for discussion and prayers. This service will not be livestreamed or recorded, so as to create a comfortable space for sharing and discussion.
OCTOBER HOLY HIKE
THIS Saturday, Oct. 16, 9-10:30 a.m.
Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Worship God in the beauty of the outdoors. We will hold liturgical hikes throughout the year to immerse ourselves in what John Muir called God’s “first temples.” The location changes monthly. We will meet on the third Saturday of the month, rain or shine.
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LABYRINTH BLESSING
Sunday, Oct. 17, after the 11:15 a.m. service
Father Chuck will bless the Labyrinth after the 11:15 service to celebrate the recent storm damage restoration. In addition, there will be an opportunity to walk the Labyrinth for those who wish to stay.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Saturday, Oct. 30, 5-7:30 p.m. RESERVE A SPACE
You’re invited to our Second Annual Trunk or Treat on the surface parking lot. Put on your costume, and enjoy decorations, a photo booth, prize wheel & goodies, and fellowship with your church family. Trunk or Treat will be followed by a Charlie Brown movie screening on the Labyrinth with pizza, games, and treats from Holy Grounds.
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ALL SOULS' DAY REQUIEM
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Historic Church
Because we were not able to gather as usual to celebrate the lives and resurrections of those we lost, this service for All Souls' Day is being offered for loved ones who have died since February 2020. There will be a small reception after the service in Sumners Hall.
CHURCH MUSICIANS AND COMPOSERS OF
THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Thursdays in October, 6-7 p.m., via Zoom.
Led by Chaz Nailor, Graduate Program Administrator, Department of Government, the University of Texas at Austin. Register for Zoom links.
NEW SUNDAY LECTURE SERIES: BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS
10 a.m. in Crail C, Presented in person and livestreamed on Zoom
In this new series we will hear from scholars of feminist, Latinx, queer, post-colonial, and womanist biblical hermeneutics (a study in the interpretation of the Bible) and how their communities have developed reading strategies to encounter the biblical text.
  • Oct. 17: Latinx Biblical Hermeneutics Presented by Dr. Gregory Cuellar, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Oct. 24: Speaking from the Heart Presented by the Revs. Chuck Treadwell & Jim Bethell: Stories of transformation, hope, and resiliency.
  • Oct. 31: Queer Biblical Hermeneutics Presented by Dr. Mona West, Director of Adult Christian Formation
  • Nov. 7: Post-Colonial Biblical Hermeneutics Presented by Dr. Jee Hei Park, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Seminary of the Southwest
  • Nov. 14: Please join us to celebrate Harvest Sunday with an all-parish Eucharist on the surface lot at 10:30 a.m., followed by a meal.
  • Nov. 21: Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Presented by the Rev. Yolanda Norton, Crump Visiting Professor and Black Religious Scholars Group Scholar-in-Residence, Seminary of the Southwest
SUNDAY CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
NEW TOPICS STARTING THIS SUNDAY, OCT. 10
10-11 a.m., Labyrinth or Zoom, Ages 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 on alternating Sundays.
  • Junior Journeys offers age-appropriate, short-term courses that focus on specific topics in children’s walk with and path to God. Our Fall 2021 offerings are:
  • Fall of Friendship (Pre-5th grades) Explores Biblical lessons about friendship and faith with examples from Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. We’ll also do lots of fun crafts! We recommend watching The Peanuts Movie before Oct. 10. Join Ms. Kari, Ms. Amanda, and Ms. Laura in person on the Labyrinth, immediately following the 9 a.m. outdoor service.
  • *Virtual Fall* of Friendship (1st-5th grades) Join Ms. Mary and Ms. Kelsey on Zoom exploring Bible stories of families and friends, also through the lens of the Peanuts gang! Contact amanda@stdave.org to arrange pick-up or drop-off of craft supplies.
  • God Gives Us Friends (Age 3-Kindergarten) Join Mrs. Elaine and Mr. Rex on Zoom exploring examples of friends in the Bible, and other ways we minister to each other in our church, community, and home. Each week we enjoy coloring, and playing music together in our Famous Zoom Sunday School Band!
PRAYING THE PANDEMIC
6-7 p.m. Wednesdays in October, at St. David's and on Zoom
This weekly evening series was created as a space for reflection, conversation, and action as we explore the effects of the pandemic on our souls.
WEDNESDAY PARISH FELLOWSHIP DINNER
5:30-6:30 p.m., Sumners Hall Read the menu/RSVP by Wednesdays at noon. Tables spaced for social distancing. Masks are required in the building except while eating. To-go meals are available.
MIDDLE SCHOOL EYC (EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY)
5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sumners Hall and Playground
Middle school students gather in Sumners Hall for dinner and then head to the Playground. You may bring your dinner or purchase dinner through Café Divine. Contact: youth@stdave.org
CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH CHOIR
6-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Labyrinth REGISTRATION OPEN
Cherub and Middler choirs meet on the Labyrinth. Joyful Noise Youth choir meets in the Choir Room. Contact Mark Wischkaemper to join Youth Choir.
BIBLE STUDY: NEW CREATION AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Oct. 6-Nov. 17, Library and Zoom
Bible study led by the Rev. Angela Cortiñas and the Rev. Santi Rodriguez. REGISTER HERE
URGENT TECHNOLOGY REQUEST
Please consider making a one-time gift today of $25, $50, $75, or more to fund a Ministry Zoom Room. This will ensure everyone has access to fully participate in small group Christian formation and gatherings.

Currently the church does not have the capability to have hybrid gatherings, in which participants are both online and in person. This mobile hybrid system will primarily be located in the Vestry Conference Room and can be moved to other rooms as needed. More information is available here.

Donate via check or online (please put ‘zoom room’ in the memo).

For questions please contact April Kerwin at 512-610-3500 or april.k@stdave.org. Thank you.
WEEKLY EYC CONTINUES
Father Cameron Spoor and volunteers will lead the upcoming weekly Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) meetings as we begin the search for our next Director of Youth Ministry.

High School EYC: Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Bring dinner to the playground.
Middle School EYC: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner in Sumners Hall and meet on the playground.
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FEATURED FALL TREATS
Pumpkin Spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, Halloween gifts, and Pumpkin Spice lattes.

Fellowship and Outreach Online
GO & DO LIKEWISE
We are seeking volunteers to help members of our asylum-seeking families improve their English. We are seeking mainly beginner-level teachers for online or in-person lessons. Weekly or monthly opportunities are available. If interested, please get in touch with Rebecca Hall at rebecca.h@stdave.org.

DONATE MEN'S CLOTHING TO TRINITY
Trinity Center is looking for donations of men’s clothing for our clothing closet which is very low. If you or anyone you know is looking to donate clean, comfortable, and casual men’s clothes, shoes, and undergarments you can drop them off at the church front desk.

MEN'S GROUP FELLOWSHIP DINNER
NEW DATE: Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m. REGISTER FOR DINNER
Enjoy steak, potato, salad, and dessert. The cost is $20.00. To sign up for set up/clean-up contact mensgroup@stdave.org

SAVE THE DATE: MEN'S RETREAT
RESET: FAITH IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY RETREAT
Nov. 19-21 at MO Ranch, Texas Hill Country.
Cost: $275 for a shared room and $310 for an individual room. Financial aid is available. Share good food, fellowship, reflections, and spiritual sharing for a weekend retreat. Highlights include services and discussions led by St. David’s clergy, two evening fire pits, and free activity time. Learn more.
ONGOING FELLOWSHIP AND OUTREACH GROUPS
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays

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 meetings: Oct. 14 and Jan. 13

Laundry Love (Last Thursdays) 5:30 p.m.
Men's Group (Third Thursdays) 6-8 p.m. Next meetings: Oct. 14 Oct. 21, Nov. 11, Dec. 16

Movie Group Watch movies and join the discussion on Facebook.

St. Agnes Guild (Last Saturdays) 10 a.m.

Ramp Build (4th Saturdays) 8 a.m.

Women's Group (First Wednesdays)
6 p.m.

Writers Group (Sundays) 1 p.m.

7 p.m., Crail A.
A NEW WEBSITE IS COMING
We’ve started the process to explore a new design for our website, stdave.org. Many sites go through this type of process every 3-5 years. One of the silver linings of the pandemic is growing our online worship and formation offerings. With the new site, we’ll see how best to connect others to God and St. David’s.
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