The Pecan Street Spring Festival will cause some road closures downtown this Sunday, May 8. The simplest route to church is I35 (North or South) to 8th St. Click here for a road closure map.
NEWCOMER RECOGNITION - NEXT WEEK
If you started attending St. David's in the last 6 months or so, we would like to share your name and picture with the congregation in the Friday, May 13 issue of our e-newsletter. To be included, please send your name and picture to Dr. Amy Moehnke (amy.m@stdave.org) by Sunday, May 8.
STAFF HIGHLIGHT: DID YOU KNOW?
Our own Sara Cannon, Assistant Director of Youth Ministry was elected at Diocesan Council in 2021 to serve as the youngest member of the executive board. The executive board exercises all powers of the Diocesan Council between the annual meetings with Bishop Doyle as chair. Sara was appointed to the mission committee, which highlights the Diocese's mission efforts.
Laura Lancaster Faulk and Eric Malnassy invite all to Ministry Sunday in the video above.

As Father Chad said in his sermon last Sunday, "we are all looking for ways to build holy friendships and relationships...We need volunteers and help to tend and feed our community and the communities that surround St. David's...As we heard in the Town Hall, we are all seeking and in search of connection." Our church is home to 40+ ministries that offer the opportunity for connection.

When you attend services this Sunday, you will find a Ministry Commitment card in your bulletin. Please review the ministries and prayerfully consider which ministries speak to you.

Sunday, May 15
  • 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I (livestreamed)
  • 10 a.m. All-parish Holy Eucharist (Surface Lot). As a parish, we will bring our Ministry Commitment cards to the altar

The service will be followed by a picnic lunch with live music by the Spring Chickens. We’ll also have a fun planting activity for all ages. Bring your hat; it looks to be a beautiful sunny morning. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend. See you there! Contact Eric Malnassy for more information.
HOLY KAYAK
May 14, 8 a.m., Lady Bird Lake
Invite a friend to paddle with us between Mopac Pedestrian Bridge and Red Bud Isle where Father Santi Rodriguez will lead us in Morning Prayer. Launch from Texas Rowing Center. Bring your own kayak or rent one: solo kayaks are $15/hour; tandems are $20/hour.
HOLY HIKES
Third Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m., meets rain or shine
We will hold liturgical hikes throughout the year to immerse ourselves in what John Muir called God’s “first temples.” Register for specific hike directions/instructions.
OPEN TABLE PRESENTATION
Current Legislative Climate in Texas
Wednesday, May 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sarah Kapostasy and Jim Norman will be providing an update on the current legislative climate in Texas regarding LGBTQ+ issues. Dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. in Sumners Hall.
Gena St. David, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S
SPIRITUALITY AND SCIENCE
10 a.m. Crail C and Zoom
This Sunday, May 1, begins a three-part Sunday Lecture miniseries that will explore the science of spirituality, looking specifically at quantum physics, neuroscience, and Otto Scharmer's Theory U.

May 22 – Dr. Gena St. David will explore how brain science is helping us understand how trust functions in our body and nervous system. In this session, we will explore questions of trust between us and God, and between one another. And how might embodied trust help us better engage the pressing concerns of our day — racism, poverty, and climate collapse?

June 5 – Otto Scharmer's Theory U, Join Patty Speier as she explores Otto Scharmer’s Theory U and how it relates to the mystical journey.
Sr. Mary Magdalene and Fr. Chuck Treadwell
WORKSHOP: SACRED SCRIPTURE
PRAYING THE WORD
May 22, 2-5 p.m. Vestry Room
This workshop led by Sr. Mary Magdalene will have the recovery community as its primary audience. Participants will be introduced to two practices of praying scripture: Lectio Divina (Benedictine – both scholastic and monastic styles) and Imaginative Reading (Ignatian).

The workshop will be followed by a service of Holy Eucharist for the Recovery Community in Grace Chapel at 5 p.m. with The Rev. Carol Petty as Celebrant.
WEDNESDAY PARISH DINNER
5:30-6:30 p.m., Sumners Hall
Gather with friends when you come to church for Bible study, choir rehearsals, youth meetings, and other Wednesday evening church events. The last Wednesday dinner of the season will be June 8, so Chef Ray can go on a well-deserved summer vacation!
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY (EYC)
Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Middle and high school students eat dinner together in Sumners Hall. Need dinner? Contact youth@stdave.org. After dinner, we will head to the Youth Room for check-ins, games, and fellowship. The last Wednesday EYC of the semester will be May 18.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
6:30-7:30 p.m., Vestry/Zoom
Study the parables of Jesus, taking into account their original context and what they mean for us today.
EVENING PRAYER
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. on Zoom (and soon in Grace Chapel). Join worship leaders for Rite II Wednesday Evening Prayer. You can download the weekly booklet from our worship page.
SPRING MIDDAY MUSIC
All concerts are Thursdays at noon in the Historic Church. This series of half-hour concerts by distinguished musicians is St. David’s gift to the community.

May 12
Cool Keys
Solo piano show with a vivacious and versatile artist
Dan Redner, jazz pianist

May 19
Twofer Trilogy
Renaissance motets sung by our professional vocal ensemble,
paired with period organ arrangements of the same works, Voices of St David’s with Eric Mellenbruch, organist

Correction: Café Divine is not open for lunch after the concerts.
SUNDAY BREAKFAST
8:30-11:15 a.m., Sumners Hall
Enjoy weekly fellowship, Café Divine breakfast buffet, with Chef Ray’s famous bacon, eggs, pancakes, pastries, and free drip coffee. Our hospitality ministry is always happy to have more adult and youth volunteers on Sundays. Contact Chef Ray to learn more.

TAKE-HOME SUNDAY DINNER
Chef Ray is always cooking up something delicious for Sunday dinner. Meals are first-come, first-served, and can be purchased in Sumners Hall.
SENIOR SUNDAY
May 22
We will be honoring graduating seniors at the 11:15 service. If you're a senior expecting to graduate in 2022, please contact Kelsey by Sunday, May 15 with a photo and information about where you're graduating from, any accolades, and your plans after high school. We're so proud of you!
YOUTH SUMMER MISSION EXPERIENCE
Friday, July 8, 3 p.m.- Sunday, July 10 (after worship)
Youth grades 6-12 will gather at St. David's for all your favorite parts of a mission trip (minus the travel):
  • goofy games with friends
  • late night bonding
  • serving our neighbors
  • sleeping on air mattresses
  • snacks

SUNDAY YOUTH MINISTRY
Sundays, 10-11 a.m., Youth Room
All middle and high school youth are welcome to gather for formation, program, and check-ins. Contact Kelsey for more information or if you have questions. There will be no formation on Ministry Sunday, May 15. The last formation meeting of the semester will be on May 22.

EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY (EYC)
Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Middle and high school students eat dinner together in Sumners Hall. After dinner, we will head to the Youth Room for check-ins, games, and fellowship. The last Wednesday EYC of the semester will be May 18.
SUNDAY CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
All classes are Sundays, 10-11 a.m., 1st Floor or Zoom
Harry Potter and The Way of Love: Join Ms. Kari as we explore lessons from scripture and Presiding Bishop Curry’s “The Way of Love,” through the stories of Harry Potter. We appreciate the theological themes and lessons of love in the “Harry Potter” books. However, as an open and affirming church, we reject the transphobic views of the books’ author, J.K. Rowling. Learn more about TransEpiscopal and LGBTQIA+ organizations and resources.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Please join Ms. Christy for CGS. This Montessori-based program focuses on liturgy and scripture, while children lead their own learning in a carefully prepared environment. 
Room 168. Orientation required before starting the program. Contact Director of Children's Ministry Amanda Wischkaemper to schedule an orientation.
Online Sunday School for young children (Zoom): Please join Mrs. Elaine and Mr. Rex via Zoom for fellowship, music, and stories from the Bible! 
 
Online Sunday School for school-aged children (Zoom): Please join Ms. Mary via Zoom for fellowship, a lively discussion of Bible stories and themes, the “critter of the week.” 
Childcare will be provided every Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for children ages 2 months through 3 years of age. First floor, Room 115. Temperature checks and a brief health form will be required. Questions? Contact Childcare Coordinator Laura Lancaster Faulk
SUMMER CAMPS AT ST. DAVID'S
Eric Malnassy,
Interim 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.
MAIL TO 301 E. 8th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.


For information about giving to St. David's please contact Eric Malnassy at eric.malnassy@stdave.org.
Fellowship and Outreach Online
WOMEN'S RETREAT
June 17-19, MoRanch, Texas Hill Country
This is a time of fellowship, prayer, and renewal with our fellow ladies. The theme of this year’s retreat is the use of poetry as a way to encounter the divine and express our faith. All meals are included as part of the cost as well as room and board for the weekend. Single occupancy is $375 and $250 for double occupancy. The weekend is limited to 20 spots so reserve your spot as soon as possible. Please contact Pastor Angela with any questions.
RAMP BUILD TEAM
May 21, 8 a.m. Location provided after registration
A monthly ministry to build wheelchair ramps for people with mobility issues who are economically disadvantaged. All are welcome to help. Email to join rampbuild@stdave.org.
LAUNDRY LOVE
May 26: SpinZone Laundry, 2424 S Congress Ave.
For eight blessed years, this ministry has helped our neighbors who require assistance to do their laundry with dignity by providing laundry supplies and funds. A time of fellowship and fun centered around making the task of doing laundry less burdensome! Volunteers meet at SpinZone Laundry at 5 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month, hand out supplies; serve food, and visit with participants. Contact laundrylove@stdave.org.
JOIN AN ONGOING GROUP
Daughters of the King 10:30 a.m., Guild Parlor. Next Meeting: May 18 (followed by a fellowship lunch)

Environmental Guild Help plan environmental stewardship projects. Meets quarterly, 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., on Zoom, quarterly on 2nd Thursdays, next meeting: July 14

Laundry Love 5-6 p.m. Offsite, last Thursdays, next dates: May 26

Men's Group Dinner 6-8 p.m., Labyrinth or Sumners Hall, 3rd Thursdays, next meeting: May 19
The Middle Place 10-11 a.m., Sundays, Vestry Room, age 35-50 discussion group

Movie Group 11:15 a.m.-noon, 2nd Sundays, Vestry Room, discuss first-run movies. Contact movies@stdave.org
St. Agnes Guild: 9:30-11 a.m., last Saturdays, Guild Parlor, learn to knit for those in need, next meetings: May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24

Ramp Build 8 a.m.-4 p.m., offsite. Next date: May 21

Women's Group 12:30 p.m., Sundays, Sumners Hall and Zoom, next meetings: May 22

Writers Guild 1 p.m., Sundays, Library, for writers and hopefuls, contact writers@stdave.org
CELEBRATING THE MINISTRY OF IRIT UMANI
On Wednesday, April 27, the community gathered to support Trinity Center at the annual Barbara Jordan celebration and fundraiser. People came out in full support after the event’s two-year hiatus. It is hard to measure one’s impact on the lives of others, but we hope Irit knows we love her “to the moon and back times a million,” and we’re grateful for the work of Trinity Center Austin “to Mars and back times infinity.”
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