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

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 
6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

~1 John 1: 5-10 NIV
Worship at St. David's Services:

Sunday Services
will be streaming
online for
the near future

Please find the service at the following link.

Join Sunday Service on: Zoom

Please see link below on left of page

St. David's Episcopal Church
Thank you.

My mom died on Friday, February 12, three weeks to the day after her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. She was experiencing symptoms of that cancer back in October when I was in Colorado to help her pack up the last things in the house in Arvada. She was experiencing upset stomach and abdominal pain, but we just figured it was anxiety due to the move. The symptoms resolved a little once she was in Bellingham, but never quite went away.

When she began losing weight, my sister set up an appointment with a new doctor, and that doctor did a CT Scan and found the cancer. My sister suggested I might delay coming out to Bellingham until we were sure mom was nearer the end, but I wanted to see mom in her new circumstance with at least a little vitality left. The Vestry encouraged me to go, and stay as long as needed. I am glad I went when I did, as the disease progressed faster than expected.

I want to thank the whole St. David’s community for your support of me during this hard time. I was glad to know that some of you were gathering every day at noon to hold my mom and my family in prayer. Your many expressions of concern have truly made this time easier for me.

I am currently in quarantine due to my travel. I had a negative COVID test before leaving Washington, and am schedule to have a test today (Thursday) at the Onondaga Town Hall. If it is negative, I will be able to return to normal activity. I plan to lead worship on Sunday, and be in the office on Monday. I’ll do my best to catch up with pastoral concerns then.

In the meantime, I just want to reiterate my thanks to you all. Thanks to Erica for leading worship the first Sunday I was away, and to Carrie for leading worship the second Sunday

Lenten Book Study.

During Lent, we will study the book "We Shall Be Changed: questions for the post-pandemic church", edited by Mark D. W. Edington. We will meet by Zoom during the usual Tuesday evening bible study time (7:00 pm). The book is short, and arranged into five “conversations.” We will read on “conversation” each week, beginning with the preface and Conversation 1 this week (pp. ix – xviii, 1-21).

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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:
  • Click the link to sign up for Sunday Service: Click Here
  • Bible Study: Click Here
  • Coffee Hour: The link will dome in your email weekly

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

It is very important that we all gather to pitch in while Dan is away seeing to his mom. Erica will fill in where she can, but with a young family her time is short. It takes a community 🙏
February 21 ,2021

1st Sunday in lent
Streamed service available at 10 am

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:  

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Keep in your prayers:

Ian Kirkpatrick
Ginny Frey
Corrine Drury
James Palumbo
Lisa Richards
Dick Fields
Sue Fields
Debbie Menter
Judy McCumber
Marilyn Cleary
Susan Meyer
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.

Worship Leader Training

Learn how to lead Morning Prayer and other non-Eucharistic services, whether in-person or online.
This training is open to anyone who wishes to become a licensed Worship Leader or renew their license, as well as current lay Worship Leaders and clergy who want to learn more about leading worship online. If this training is part of your licensing or license renewal process, please contact your parish clergy or district dean to talk about requirements for their support of your license application.
This training will take place online on Saturday, February 27th, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
The training will also be recorded and available on the diocesan website for those unable to attend.

To Register: Click Here

A Prayer for Entering Lent

God of mystery and wisdom,
be with us this Lenten season.
It’s been a long way, already
sickness, worry, isolation, fear, waiting
our hearts are heavy
our souls are weary
our bodies are hurting
our hope is wavering
yet, you are with us.
God of mystery and wisdom, 
be with us this Lenten season. 
Show us your grace
in the small moments of silence
the prayers offered in person or virtually
the kindness of a stranger
the lighting of a candle
the listening to a friend
the care of neighbors,
you are with us. 
God of mystery and wisdom, 
be with us this Lenten season. 
Settle our hearts
revive our spirits
increase our faith
spread our love. 
God of mystery and wisdom, 
be with us this Lenten season. 
In ashes and dust
reading and listening
wandering and walking
praying and singing
eating and fasting
show us the way forward.
God of mystery and wisdom, 
be with us this Lenten season. 
As we walk to the cross
keep our eyes fixed
on you and your love –
caring for others
crossing boundaries
reaching out to the poor
taking our pain
transforming death into life
over and over again. 
God of mystery and wisdom, 
be with us this Lenten season. 

By Rev. Kimberly Knowle-Zeller

Virtual Bible Study

Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm

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...

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Join by Zoom:

Meeting ID: 393 321 833

Please email the Church Office to request a Zoom invitation to our weekly Bible Study, which resumes next Tuesday at 7 pm.

Return to Virtual Worship:

As the infection rates continue to rise in our region and around the US, Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe has announced updates to the Diocesan COVID-19 response for all parishes.

These new guidelines go into effect on Sunday, November 29, 2020. We expect to follow these guidelines through at least January 1, 2021; they may be modified prior to that date.
Please visit the diocesan COVID-19 resource hub at cnyepiscopal.org/covid-19 to:
Key elements of the updated COVID-19 guidelines include:
  • We will no longer be using "steps" or "phases" but will follow a unified response plan that will be updated, as necessary. We will continue to notify parish leaders of updates by email and in clergy and wardens' meetings. 
  • Indoor in-person gatherings are suspended.
  • Live-streaming and recording worship from within the church is permitted.
  • Outdoor and “drive-in” gatherings, with Holy Eucharist, are permitted.
  • Essential community outreach ministries continue.
Services at St. David’s will return to a Virtual format on our Facebook Page (Facebook/StDavids) every Sunday at 10am, with a Virtual Coffee Hour to follow around 10:45am on Zoom.

We are still in need readers and special music. Please contact Pastor Dan or Nick Fields if you’re interested in reading or providing special music.

It’s important to remember your fellow parishioners in your prayers during this difficult period of time. Thank you for keeping our communities safe, and for responding with creativity and love in this difficult time. May God continue to be with us as we learn to love God, one another, and all God has created.


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

Roger Radka
Tim Orcutt

No Anniversaries

Pauline Handschy (2)
Renate Seel (2)

Office Hours

Rector In Office

M,TH 9-2

Parish Office

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

February 22 ~ Vestry

Samaritan Update

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 wheter to stop to pick up items.

Thank you for all you have done so far. Please be safe yourselves.

February 15 ~ Presidents Day Office Closed

Good Morning Everyone, 

We're putting together a virtual coffee hour as part of our Sunday Services. Can you please send me either individual pictures of yourselves or you and your spouse if applicable, Click Here to send the pictures to my my email for St. David's projects.


David Burgess
(315) 875-3572
February 21, 2021

Genesis 9:8-17

God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

1 Peter 3:18-22

Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you-- not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

Mark 1:9-15
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”