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Weekly News | Sept. 16, 2022

Shoemaker/Recovery Sunday Worship Service

THIS Sunday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m.

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ROAD CLOSURES

Pecan Street Festival, Sept. 17-18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

This weekend some roads south of 7th St. will be closed for the annual Pecan Street Festival. Be advised there may be traffic delays. Click here for a road closure map.


The Livestrong Honor 5K & 10K, Sunday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.-Noon

This annual race will cause road closures near Lady Bird Lake. Avoiding Cesar Chavez and 1st St. is recommended. Click here for a road closure map

THE SOUL OF AGING INTRODUCTORY IMMERSION EXPERIENCE

THIS Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Crail C 

Explore the spiritual invitations of the aging journey using an approach developed by the Center for Courage and Renewal. Within the fellowship of a trustworthy community, we will use poetry, music, and art to explore our visions of aging.

This is an in-person offering. Participants are required to attend this first session to continue the program.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR 1st SESSION

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Morning Prayer (award-winning podcast)

All services are Central Time in Bethell Hall.


8-8:45 a.m. 

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Spoken service without music. 


9-10 a.m. 

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Expansive Language*)

Traditional liturgy with diverse music. Children’s chapel and Prayground for young children.


11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Livestreamed)

Traditional liturgy with traditional music.


5-6 p.m.

Holy Eucharist, Recovery Sunday/Honoring the Ministry of the Rev. Sam Shoemaker

Join us as we celebrate the life and witness of the Rev. Sam Shoemaker with a service lifting up themes of recovery, addiction, and freedom from those things that may keep us in bondage.


*Expansive Language: We have incorporated slightly different wording into the Eucharistic Prayer during this service. A resolution passed at the 2018 General Convention allows for the trial use of more inclusive language during our liturgies, which is referred to as the “Expansive Language” version of Rite II Eucharistic Prayers A, B, and D.

WORSHIP ONLINE

THE NATURE AND SPIRIT OF JAPANESE GARDENS

Sunday, Sept. 18, 10-11 a.m. Crail C and Zoom

Dr. Molly Ogorzaly, the author of top-selling book Economic Botany, will explore through stunning photos and lecture on the beauty and spirituality of Japanese gardens which she experienced while on a gardening internship in Japan.

REGISTER FOR LECTURE LINK

EPISCOPAL 101: CONFIRMATION PREPARATION AND MORE!

Sunday, Aug. 28-Oct. 23

10-11 a.m., Crail A

This class is for anyone interested in being confirmed or received by Bishop Ryan this November, as well as those interested in learning the basics of The Episcopal Church for the first time or as a refresher.

REGISTER FOR EPISCOPAL 101

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Sunday Morning Prayer

Podcast


All services in Bethell Hall

8 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II Expansive Language*

11:15 a.m.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Livestreamed

SUNDAY MORNING

8:30 a.m.

Sunday Meditation

Library

8-8:30 a.m.

Church Childcare

First Floor, Ages 2 mo.-3 yrs.

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Holy Grounds

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sunday Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Sumners Hall


10-11 a.m.

Children's Formation

Room 152

Episcopal 101

Crail A

Men's Bible Study

Zoom and Library

The Middle Place

Vestry

Newcomer Class

Sitting Room 210

Reading the Bible To-Gather

Guild Parlor

The Nature and Spirit of Japanese Gardens

Crail C and Zoom

Youth Formation

Youth Room 170


12:30 p.m.

Sunday Foyers Lunch

Sumners Hall


1 p.m.

Writers Guild

Library


5 p.m. 

Recovery Sunday Service

Bethell Hall

WEDNESDAY EVENING

5:30 p.m. 

Parish Dinner

Sumners Hall

Evening Prayer

Zoom

Episcopal Youth Community

Room 170


6 p.m.

Children's Choir

Bethell Hall

Pickleball

Gym


6:30 p.m.

Bible Study

Guild Parlor

Open Table Book Study

Zoom

Recovery Month Journey Group

Sitting Room 210


7 p.m.

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Choir Room 361

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

HOLY CONVERSATIONS

Starting in Advent, on the second Sunday of the month, we will have a Holy Conversation in Crail C on a current event. Our hope is to model ways to have respectful conversations about issues that can often divide us and to ponder how we bring our Episcopal faith into these matters. Clergy at St. David’s will be guiding us in these conversations and we may invite an expert on a specific topic.


Father Chuck will start us off on Sunday, Dec. 11, with a Holy Conversation on Being a Citizen Without Losing your ReligionLet us know what topics you would like to discuss by clicking here.

UPCOMING SPECIAL SERVICES

  • Sept. 18 Birthday Blessings (all morning services)
  • Recovery Sunday Service, 5 p.m., Bethell Hall
  • Oct. 2 Blessing of the Animals, 5 p.m., Labyrinth
  • Oct. 16 Birthday Blessings (all morning services)
  • Oct. 30 Confirmations and visit by Bishop Kai Ryan
  • Nov. 2 All Souls' Day Requiem, 7:30 p.m., Bethell Hall

PRAYERS FOR THE WOMEN'S RETREAT THIS WEEKEND:

O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (A Prayer For Quiet Confidence, Book of Common Prayer, p. 832)

WORSHIP RESOURCES / FAQ

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Parking is free in the garage when you come to church for worship and Wednesday evening events. You do not need to scan anything to park in the garage. Questions? Please contact worshipevents@stdave.org or call the Front Desk at 512.610.3500.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
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PASTORAL CARE & RESOURCES
WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER

The images in the video above of the scaffolding that surrounds St. David's buildings were taken by our contractor SpawGlass via drone.

Eric Malnassy
Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving

Thank you for your generosity to God and St. David's Episcopal Church. Your gifts support our mission-critical ministries. For information about giving to St. David's please contact Eric Malnassy (eric.malnassy@stdave.org).

GIVE ONLINE

We are so grateful for the generosity that allowed us to exceed our initial campaign goal and our Capital Campaign Continuation to fund the renovation of our Historic Church. Every little bit helps. If you have not had a chance to give and would like to do so, please click on the button below.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CONTINUATION

LASER TAG

Sunday, Sept. 25, 3-5 p.m., 

Blazer Tag Adventure Center, 1701 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Club 45 is a new ministry focused on students in 4th & 5th grades. We will have fun monthly outings to create space for community for those students who are a little old for the Children’s Ministry programs, but not quite old enough to join Youth Ministry.


No RSVP is needed. We can’t wait to see you (and a friend) for Laser Tag!

EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY (EYC)

Wednesdays

5:30-6 p.m. Dinner in Sumners Hall

6-7 p.m. Meeting, Room 170

Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to join us for community building, fellowship, games, and silliness until we wrap up with Compline and a devotional at 7 p.m. 


SUNDAY YOUTH FORMATION

Sundays, 10 a.m., Youth Room 170

We start with check-ins and sometimes donuts, and then read one of the scripture passages from the lectionary for that Sunday and discuss in depth.



CHILDREN'S FORMATION

Program Year Starts Sunday, Sept. 11

10 a.m., First Floor

 

Junior Journeys: Age-appropriate, short-term courses that focus on specific topics in children’s walk with and path to God. From Scripture to favorite movies, there are lessons about God’s love all around us!


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: A Montessori-based, experiential educational program focused on liturgy/scripture. Children direct their own learning in a carefully prepared environment (an “Atrium”) which supports children’s unique capabilities/interests, and gives the opportunity to grow in love/knowledge of God through the Christian tradition.

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CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT

Oct. 7-9, Oblate Renewal Center, San Antonio, TX Facilitated by Dr. Mona West, we will observe a rhythm of prayer, reflection, and solitude during our time together.

Schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 7 starting at 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 9 ending at Noon

Registration Fee includes two nights lodging in a private room and six meals. Spaces limited to 15 participants, register by Sept. 23.

  • $270 (single) 

Questions? Contact Dr. Mona West


Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 23

REGISTER FOR RETREAT

THE SEASON OF CREATION

Surviving and Thriving in Your Central Texas Fall Garden

Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m., Crail C and Zoom 

Carolyn Williams has been a Travis County Master Gardener for 21-plus years and worked on many projects in the Austin area: Texas State School for the Deaf, the Women’s Shelter, Zilker Botanical Garden, and numerous school gardens.

REGISTER FOR LECTURE LINK

Creation Care Fair

Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m., Church Entrance

The Season of Creation lecture series will culminate in the annual Creation Care Fair. Enjoy a children's activity called Eat the Rainbow, learn from master gardeners about water and energy conservation, and join our ever-popular silent auction with prizes ranging from gift certificates for Tiny Pies to a weekend in Port Aransas! 

A CELEBRATION OF ST. FRANCIS AND BLESSING OF THE PETS

Sunday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m., Labyrinth

A special liturgy/service to celebrate our animal companions. Blessing of pets with music and prayers will be offered.

Photo: St. David's Youth Volunteers preparing meals for Trinity Center

VOLUNTEER FOR TRINITY CENTER

Trinity Center grew from the concern of parishioners of St. David’s Episcopal Church for people experiencing homelessness, their downtown “neighbors,” who were living in shelters or on the streets near the church. Trinity Center was founded by volunteers and is based on a model of action through volunteerism. 


If you would like to volunteer with Trinity Center preparing breakfast (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.), or sort the clothing donation closet (Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.) please fill out this interest form

JOIN AN ONGOING GROUP

Daughters of the King 10:30 a.m., Guild Parlor. Next meeting: Oct. 5


Environmental Guild 12:30-2 p.m. Guild Parlor. Plan environmental stewardship projects. Next meeting: TBD


EpiscoPals 7 p.m., Thursdays, in person at various locations. 20-something to 30-something fellowship


Foundation Communities 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Offsite, 4th Saturdays, serve brunch to residents of Arbor Terrace


GLEE (Gay, Lesbian, and Everyone Else) 7 p.m., Quarterly Zoom meetings, 2nd Thursdays. Next meeting: Oct. 13


Laundry Love 5-6 p.m. Offsite, last Thursdays. Next meeting: Sept. 22


Men's Group Dinner 6-8 p.m.

Next meeting: Oct. 20 at Fr. Chuck's House

The Middle Place 10-11 a.m., most Sundays, Vestry


Movie Group 11:15 a.m.-noon, 2nd Sundays, Vestry Room, discuss first-run movies. Contact movies@stdave.org


Sunday Foyers Lunch

Anyone looking for some Sunday lunchtime fellowship is welcome to attend this gathering. Next meeting Sept. 18


St. Agnes Guild: 9:30-11 a.m., last Saturdays, Guild Parlor, learn to knit for those in need. Next meeting: Sept. 24


Ramp Build 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Offsite. Next meeting: Sept. 24


Women's Group Lunch 12:30 p.m., select Sundays, Sumners Hall. Next meeting: Sept. 25: RSVP for lunch.


Writers Guild 1 p.m., Sundays, Library, for writers and hopefuls, contact writers@stdave.org

TEXAS TRIBUNE FESTIVAL

St. David's is a venue for this annual festival next Thursday, Sept. 22-Saturday, Sept. 24. You may see many new faces in the halls. Check out a full list of speakers in Crail Hall and Bethell Hall.

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