Welcoming everyone to walk through our doors on the journey to Christ

4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might s how the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

~Ephesians 2: 4-7 NIV
Worship at St. David's Services:

Sunday 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

Sunday 10:00 Service on: Zoom

Sunday 10:00 Service on Facebook Live:

Please see link below
in Participation Quick Links

St. David's Episcopal Church

Ordinary time.

We’ve entered the long green season that will last through the Sunday before Advent. The season after Pentecost (or Ordinary Time) lasts about half of the calendar year: In this case, June through November. The liturgical color will be green for all the Sundays except the Sunday when we celebrate All Saints’ Day. I guess green makes a certain amount of sense during the summer months.

From Advent, through Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and the Easter Season, we are basically recalling and celebrating events in the life of Jesus. Have now seen Jesus ascend into heaven, and celebrated the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Church, for the next six months, we will focus our attention on the life of the People of God (Israel in our Old Testament readings, and the Church in our New Testament readings).

Roughly a decade ago, the Episcopal Church changed its official eucharistic lectionary from the lectionary printed at the back of the Book of Common Prayer (the Prayer Book Lectionary) to the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). The Revised Common Lectionary is used by almost all of the mainline denominations, including (with a few revisions) the Roman Catholic Church. You could walk into almost any church in America, and hear the same lessons being read on any given Sunday.

During ordinary time, the RCL follows two tracks. Track 1 is called the Sequential Track, and Track 2 is called the Gospel Related Track. The names refer to how the Old Testament Lesson is chosen. Congregations are instructed to choose one track or the other and stick with it for the year. In the Prayer Book Lectionary, the Old Testament readings were chosen for their resonance with the Gospel reading. This pattern remains true of the Gospel Related (GR) track. The architects of the RCL believed this was a not-altogether-appropriate way to read the Old Testament: it assumed that the Old Testament serves only as an antitype to the Gospel.

Consequently, the Sequential tract reads the Old Testament on its own terms. Beginning in Year A, Track 1 assigns readings from the Old Testament essentially in sequence for the three years of the eucharistic lectionary. Year A follows the stories of the patriarchs and matriarchs of God’s people. Year B follows the story of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Year C will follow the story of the end of the kingdom and the Exile. The Psalm is always chosen for its relationship to the Old Testament lesson.

In both tracks, the Epistle is read in course. This means that there will not necessarily be any obvious connection between the readings. That can be as frustrating for the preacher as it often is for the hearers. We may all end up scratching our heads, wondering how we can tie them together, and sometimes we simply cannot. But, it does give us the opportunity (provided we are regular in our attendance at Church) to hear the great stories of the epic of Israel over the course of three years.

Theologically, this is an important emphasis. Often throughout our history, Christians have thought of Christianity as replacing Judaism in God’s plan of salvation for the world (a doctrine known as supersessionism). Reading the Old Testament on its own terms, rather than as an interpretive device for the Gospel, helps us see the continuity in God’s plan of salvation, and the importance of God’s covenants with humankind. It’s always good to know the whole story.

Making a Reservation for Sundays is easy!

You can:

  • 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: dpburgess13032@gmail.com

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.

Sunday service participation for JUNE: Click Here to sign up

To sign up for Sunday Service click on the links above

Bible Study: Click Here

If there are questions on how to sign up for Sunday participation or daily prayers please contact either Cherie or Dave

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..

June 6, 2021

Second Sunday of Pentecost

in person
8 am & 10 am

online service at 10am
See link below

To get The Book of Common Prayer:

Contact St. David's

Contact information for, Parish Office
St. David's Episcopal Church-14 Jamar Drive DeWitt, NY 13214
Office hours Monday -Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm or by appointment



Dan's Blog:  

St. Davids Dewitt:

CNY Episcopal Diocese:

Episcopal Church:

Keep in your prayers:

Leah Williford
Patricia Nevin
Robert Parke
Nita Pierson
Denise Mako
Jamie Archer
Ginny Frey
Corinne Drury
James Palumbo
Judy McCumber
Marilyn Cleary
Roberta Heirath
Josh Echols
Frank Beadel
Isabella Songco
Daniel Healey
Hall Orcutt
Frank Cinque
James McDermott
Françoise Boulanger
Lois Shaffer
Rose Demagio
Tim Orcutt
Yvonne Shaw
Diana Smith
Judy Finlayson
Colleen Bain 
Miggs Coleman
Lisa Smith
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.

Email either Kristen, Dan, or Cherie if there is something you would like to see posted.
Prayer List

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.
In the Memory of Love: tell them their story…again

“I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to refresh your memory,”
2 Peter 1:13

“I don’t know who I am?”
This was the main of several questions that my uncle asked me one afternoon during a particularly bad episode of his mid-afternoon sundowning.
He is my last-living immediate family member, as I am his. Because of vascular cognitive impairment and possibly Alzheimer’s dementia, he resides in a memory care unit. I have not seen or hugged him in over a year due to the pandemic.
We do talk every day though, at least two to three times. Well, almost every day. Sometimes he doesn’t remember how to use the phone, or know where to find it, or understand that the sound it makes means he has a call.

“I can’t get out of the phone” he told me recently, “What do these square things with numbers represent?” In under two years he went from using a smart phone to a basic-function mobile phone to a landline memory phone.

My name is printed in large letters on one of the buttons, and he pushes that button, sometimes during the middle of the night, asking where he is and how did he get there, or what he should be doing. My job, because I love him, is to tell him his story as many times as he needs to hear it.

I remind myself when he calls during times it’s difficult to speak, that my job, because I love him, is to tell him his story as many times as he needs to hear it, and to remind him of our family that is gone, to recall fond memories, to share short stories of events in my life that might stimulate his thinking or lift his mood.

Once he said he was surprised as bad as his memory was that he remembered who I was. But I know he remembers me because despite time, distance and dementia he loves me. He tells me so during our bedtime goodnight calls, something he felt was too personal to say out loud before the memory loss. I know his love and caring to be stronger than the dementia. Each time I share an event, health issue or chore that is troubling me, he offers to help and asks what he can do for me, not realizing the impossibility of doing so...

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By: Lexiann Grant

Virtual Bible Study

Tuesday, June 8th 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.


Pastoral Care:

* 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  

Altar Guild

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

Susan Sidoni

No Anniversaries

Office Hours

Rector In Office

M,TH 9-2

Parish Office

M-Th 9-1
(Office Physically open Mondays )
June Calendar

June 28~

Samaritan Update

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 
Please contact Linda Williams email: lindaverniwiliiams@gmail.com, 315-637-6952

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 are returning to In-Person Coffee Hour, which will be in the Courtyard weather permitting. While we have all enjoyed the Virtual Coffee Hour, the time has come for another step towards normalcy. Hosts are needed aND Cn be signed up on the lay participation link or by contacting David Burgess.

We are still collecting new, updated photos or you and your spouse if applicable, Click Here to send the pictures to my email for St. David's projects.


David Burgess
(315) 875-3572
Reaching Out

There are a few of us who have shown an interest in making our cards again. We are looking at Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1-3

All the supplies are provided and no extra talents are needed such as the ability to draw. All you need is a little imagination and a good heart. we gather for about 2 hours to relax, talk and add cheer to others.

We would like to begin the week of the 21st. Let Cherie know which day is best.

If you are interested contact Cherie (just click my name), and we will look at a date to gather.
June 6, 2021

1 Samuel 8:4-20

All the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to govern us.” Samuel prayed to the Lord, and the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. Just as they have done to me, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so also they are doing to you. Now then, listen to their voice; only—you shall solemnly warn them, and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”

So Samuel reported all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots; [and he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his courtiers. He will take one-tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and his courtiers.] He will take your male and female slaves, and the best of your cattle and donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, “No! but we are determined to have a king over us, so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

[Samuel said to the people, “Come, let us go to Gilgal and there renew the kingship.” So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal. There they sacrificed offerings of well-being before the Lord, and there Saul and all the Israelites rejoiced greatly.]

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—“I believed, and so I spoke” —we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Mark 3:20-35

The crowd came together again, so that Jesus and his disciples could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

“Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”