Give the Gift of Life for Christmas tThis Year!
Red Cross Blood Drive at St. David's
When: December 3rd 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
There is still a severe shortage of blood in our area. What better gift to give a person and their family than helping to save a life. It only takes a short time to do.
Please sign up, spread the word through social media and word of mouth. The links are below, send them to everyone. We want to blow this drive out and help this be a most joyous season of love and healing.
Every donor will get a $10 gift card from Amazon (right in time for gift shopping)
to help or if you have questions.
Please pass this message to all your friends, family and contacts and ask them to do the same!
Welcoming everyone to walk through our doors on the journey to Christ
15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” 19 Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, “I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.”
~ Romans 10: 15-19 NIV
Worship at St. David's Services:
In - Person
8am and 10 am
as well as streaming
online at 10 am
Please find the service at the following links
Registration for the
8:00 In-Person Service
Registration for the
10:00 In-Person Service
Password is proper29
Sunday 10:00 Service on Facebook Live:
Please see link below
in Participation Quick Links
Here we are almost at Advent again. Every year, it sneaks up on me. Between Diocesan Convention, Thanksgiving, and getting the cars ready for winter, it always surprises me that we are this close to Christmas, and that winter is almost upon us. I have had the snow tires put on yet!
A couple of dates to put on your calendar. St. David’s is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on Friday, December 3. You can sign up to give blood here
That means that December’s First Friday will happen on the second Friday, 10 December 2021.
Thinking ahead to Christmas: I have had several people ask me if we might have our Christmas Eve service earlier this year (none of us like driving at night), and I have no objection. I think 8:00 pm would work well, with the music beforehand starting at 7:30. If that seems good, we’ll plan on that.
The past week or so, I have been really busy, and will be for the next few days. Nearly two years ago now, I learned that a book some friends of mine and I had been writing was accepted for publication. And then the pandemic hit. Many of the editors at the publishing company were furloughed, and production work slowed to a crawl. We found out two weeks ago that our page proofs were finally ready for review.
And, the publisher gave us two weeks to review and correct them, and produce an index!! The deadline is November 26, the Friday after Thanksgiving. Sheesh. The book turns out to be over 400 pages long, so that’s a lot of reading and reviewing to do. Fortunately, we had already compiled our index entries, so it’s just a matter of finding them (thank goodness for global search functions in most word processing software). The name of the book is A Eucharist-Shaped Church, and it explores the wide variety of Anglican eucharistic theologies and their historical settings as well as looking at the process of prayer book revision. It should be in production by January.
Like many of you, I am watching with some trepidation the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the men who pursued and shot Ahmaud Arbery. It seems that for several years now, as a nation, we have been watching a simmering cauldron of racial unease, that now and then boils over into violence. Since the death of Michael Brown, I have been trying to educate myself about race in this country. Just recently, I read a book entitled Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the making of the modern world, 1471 to the Second World War, by Howard French. I can’t recommend it enough.
French confirms for me a growing suspicion that capitalism and slavery go hand in hand. Most of the gold (the literal gold) that began to fill the treasuries of European nations in the sixteenth century, and continued to flow through the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (think of Adam Smith, and The Wealth of Nations) came from Africa. There’s a reason the West Coast of Africa is called the Gold Coast. And with that gold came slaves to the New World, for the production of sugar. French makes that case that the economic revolution that hit Europe (and its New World colonies) in the eighteenth century would not have been possible without sugar, which would not have been possible without slaves. I was never taught these things in school. Better late than never, I guess.
Particapation Quick Links
Getting involved in our services is making this darn pandemic tolerable,
at least on Sundays and a few other moments.
We invite everyone to help us in making our community stronger than ever through prayer. As you may know we have become acquainted with Zoom and Facebook Live to help bring us together to commune with each other. Please use these links to sign up to participate in our different prayer services and gatherings.
To sign up for Sunday Service click on the links above
If there are questions on how to sign up for Sunday participation or daily prayers please contact either Cherie
If you are already pre-registered for every Sunday,
or are a lay participant,
please don't register again to lessen the confusion of redundant reservations..
Keep in your prayers:
Msr. Robert Yeazel
Everyone is invited to participate in bringing our newsletter to life. If you have an opinion, article, idea, event, organization or any other relevant topic of interest, please let us know. This is everyone's newsletter, we welcome your participation.
We are trying to be sure that our prayer list is as updated as possible and certainly don't want to remove someone that should be on it. If you know of someone who should be removed please let the office know. Thank you.
Reign of Truth
In 1925, the fires of World War 1 still smoldered in the memory of those who had lived through it. And yet, even with the memory of the suffering and destruction still vivid in the minds of millions on three continents, nationalism and fascism began to grow in Europe, political movements that gained power by dividing people into victors and vanquished, that sought to claim the right to empire as the natural order for humanity.
It was in this context that the Feast of Christ the King was first proclaimed. It is a feast that calls us to remember whose, exactly, we are, and the real power to which we owe our allegiance.
In the gospel for this coming Sunday, Jesus is handed over to the power of empire, but resists its dominance. Jesus literally speaks truth to power. Governments rise and fall as the work of human intention, but the reign of Christ is eternal.
The gospel reading consists of three questions from Pilate. Let’s look at the actual statements of Jesus in our gospel. Notedly, Jesus does not answer a single one of Pilate’s three questions—indicating that Jesus refuses to cower before human power. Instead, he states one positive thing about himself: while turning aside questions about Jesus wielding political power, he does claim for himself the role of witness—a witness who testifies to the truth.
Jesus’s kingdom, however, is not geographically limited to a certain place, or even a certain people, which may be why he refuses to call himself the “King of the Jews.” As Jesus repeatedly reminds us, especially in John’s gospel, the commandments or laws of Jesus’s kingdom are not based on keeping order or expanding power, but instead on love (see John 13:34-35; John 14:15-31; John 15:9-19). And not just on loving God, but on loving each other...
Written By Leslie Scoopmire
Virtual Bible Study
Tuesday, November 23rd Bible Study this week
Please join us Tuesdays at 7pm. Our normal Bible Study continues this week by virtual meeting because of the limitations the Covid-19 virus has put on all of us.
A zoom link with be emailed to anyone who has expressed an interest.
Join by Zoom:
Meeting ID: 393 321 833
Call the Church Office to request a Zoom invitation to our weekly Bible Study, which is held on Tuesday's at 7 pm.
* If you or a family member is sick or in the hospital.
* You are planning a meeting or scheduling an event so it can be placed on the church calendar.
* A baby is expected in your family.
* You want to arrange a baptism, affirmation of baptism, wedding or house blessing.
* When a family member has died.
* Your telephone, email or address is changed or if you are planning to move locally or out of town.
* You feel the church can help you in any way.
(Community of DeWitt Friends in Service Here)
Is a volunteer transport service to medical and dental appointments at no cost for residents of the Town of DeWitt. For more information please visit our website
If you'd like to have flowers on the altar in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion please contact the office (315-446-2112).
Plants at St. David's
Our plants at St. David's are on a set watering and feeding schedule. The flower guild asks that ONLY guild members attend the plants.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Diane and David Tsibulsky
Ester Martinez, sister of Dave Tyler (4)
Corinne Drury, Cousin of Linda Williams (3)
November 22 ~
November 25 ~
Thanksgiving Parish/Rector Office Closed
November 28 ~
First Sunday of Advent
During this time of pandemic, St. David’s has continued to support the Samaritan Center. Since we haven’t been able to be together to make sandwiches, we have supported them with a monthly cash donation. They have been extremely grateful for our support, and we would like to continue it until such time as we can make sandwiches again. If you would like to help St. David’s with that effort, you can write a check and put “Samaritan Center” on the memo line, and we will use that to support our monthly donation.
The Samaritan Center can our help in other ways:
Donations are needed to service for our Samaritan Center clients
$100 seems to be the average
Any amount would be accepted
Pre-packaged cookies are needed and can be
dropped off at the church while Kristen is there
The Samaritan Center is also in need of these items:
- Prepackaged cookies
- To go containers
- Plastic forks & spoons
- Bottled water
- Bottled juices
- Sandwiches or any kind on any bread
- And the "bad" plastic bags if anyone cares to give them up
If you are dropping off something to be picked up please contact Linda ahead of time so she knows whether to stop to pick up items.
Thank you for all you have done so far. Please be safe yourselves.
Good Morning Everyone,
As of June 6th we have returned to In-Person Coffee Hour, which will be either in the Air-Conditioned Parish Hall or outside in the Courtyard weather permitting. Hosts are needed and can be signed up on the lay participation link or by contacting David Burgess at (315) 875-3572.
Making a Reservation for Sundays is easy!
- On or after 5 PM on Sunday, you can go to St. David’s website, www.stdavidscny.org and click on the time you wish to attend on the next Sunday. It will take you to a Google document for you to complete.
- In the ‟ Monday Mailer ”, you can click on the time you wish to attend and complete the Google document to make your reservation.
- In the ‟ Friday Newsletter ” you can also click the time and complete the Google document.
- If at any time you have a problem or question; or if you are interested in being on the ‟ Automatic ” reservation system, contact David Burgess. Phone: (315) 875-3572 E-Mail: email@example.com
November 21, 2021
2 Samuel 23:1-7
These are the last words of David:
The oracle of David, son of Jesse,
the oracle of the man whom God exalted,
the anointed of the God of Jacob,
the favorite of the Strong One of Israel:
The spirit of the Lord speaks through me,
his word is upon my tongue.
The God of Israel has spoken,
the Rock of Israel has said to me:
One who rules over people justly,
ruling in the fear of God,
is like the light of morning,
like the sun rising on a cloudless morning,
gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.
Is not my house like this with God?
For he has made with me an everlasting covenant,
ordered in all things and secure.
Will he not cause to prosper
all my help and my desire?
But the godless are all like thorns that are thrown away;
for they cannot be picked up with the hand;
to touch them one uses an iron bar
or the shaft of a spear.
And they are entirely consumed in fire on the spot.
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Look! He is coming with the clouds;
every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.
So it is to be. Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”