All Saints Day Remembrance Form
Almighty god, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in Glory everlasting. Amen. (BCP 245) Please tell us the name(s) you want to have included by clicking the link and filling out this form. Names must be submitted by Sunday, October 28 to be included in the bulletin Sunday, November 7.
Covenant Groups are small groups of 5-8 people who meet once-twice a month to foster Spiritual Friendship. Groups meet at a time and place determined by the group. Each meeting has a check-in, study determined by the group, and prayer. Covenant Groups are safe spaces. In a large church such as St. David’s, small groups are the key to forming close and lasting relationships with other Christians as you grow closer to our Lord. As Jesus said in the book of Matthew, “When two or three are gathered in my Name, there too am I.” Check your mailbox Sunday, September 26 for a form. Covenant Group Members will be in the hall to answer any questions. Quotes from members: “Two years ago, I entered a room of strangers. Today I enter a room filled with friends.” “I have been in a Covenant Group with six amazing women. We read, study and talk about God, Jesus, Bible verses and the parables, but we also love, support and encourage one another.” “I can say without a doubt that this group has been my rock and my anchor-holding me steadfastly to this church. Our times have been filled with reflective moments as well as joyous fellowship.” “My Covenant Group has become a group of sisters for me!”
August 6, 2021
Return to Regular Worship Schedule
We are excited for all of the hope and joy this coming Fall season will bring the St. David's community beginning with our return to our regular Sunday worship schedule, Sunday, August 1st. 7:45 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite I 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. – Parish Breakfast in Jeffords Hall – All are Welcome! 8:30 a.m. – Outdoor Chapel with Communion Memorial Garden – Please bring your own chairs 9:00 a.m. – Family Service with Children’s Lesson Childcare is available 11:15 a.m. – Holy Eucharist Rite II and Online Worship Childcare and Children's Lesson is available. 1:15 pm. – Hispanic Holy Eucharist Rite II
The Church Office will be closed Monday, July 5th
A Prayer for the Nation
Almighty God, giver of all good things: We thank you for the natural majesty and beauty of this land. They restore us, though we often destroy them. Heal us. We thank you for the great resources of this nation. They make us rich, though we often exploit them. Forgive us. We thank you for the men and women who have made this country strong. They are models for us, though we often fall short of them. Inspire us. We thank you for the torch of liberty which has been lit in this land. It has drawn people from every nation, though we have often hidden from its light. Enlighten us. We thank you for the faith we have inherited in all its rich variety. It sustains our life, though we have been faithless again and again. Renew us. Help us, O Lord, to finish the good work here begun. Strengthen our efforts to blot out ignorance and prejudice, and to abolish poverty and crime. And hasten the day when all our people, with many voices in one united chorus, will glorify your holy Name. Amen.
Important Worship Updates - Please Read
May 14, 2021
These changes will likely be in place until more people are vaccinated in our area. Questions or concerns can be directed to our Vestry Leaders or The Rev. Michelle Ortiz. - We will no longer print and pass out bulletins. (Please print out your Bulletins at home, .pdf files of the Bulletins may be found on the St. David's website here, and here, the St. David's App, and the Sunday Morning Reminder email.) - We will no longer sing during the in-person services. - We will distribute Communion after the dismissal. Other notable changes in the Diocesan update include: - Outdoor gatherings may include any number of people as long as distancing, masking, and other protocols are maintained. Maximum times of outdoor gatherings are flexible. - Food may be consumed by individuals or pods when outdoors as long as the food is not shared between groups and masks are worn except when actively eating or drinking. There is no limitation on time for outdoor gatherings. - Indoor gatherings may now be up to 90 minutes in length. Masking is required at all times indoors. - Summer day programs for children and youth may be planned and held according to both CDC/ACA guidance AND our Indoor and Outdoor Gathering protocols (including masks and 6-foot distancing, even out of doors). If food is part of a day program with children or youth, it should be consumed outdoors.
More About The Rev. Remington Slone
St. David's is delighted to announce The Rev. Remington Slone as our new Rector! Rev. Remington's first Sunday will be Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd. Remington is a native of Georgia, hailing from Jesup. He attended the University of Georgia where he majored in History He attended General Theological Seminary in New York City. He is married to Casey and has three young children, Madeleine (8), Clara (6), and Becket (15 months) Remington will be coming to St. David's from Christ Church in Ponte Vedra, Florida, a church of 6,000 members, where he served as Vice Rector. Fr. Remington also served as Christ Church's de facto Rector for a year while the Rector was absent. Fr. Remington's first Sunday at St. David's will be Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd. He will be celebrating the Indoor Worship at 8:00 a.m. and the Outdoor Worship at 10:30 a.m. You are invited to join us for our annual Pentecost Picnic starting at 11:30 a.m., following the 10:30 a.m. Outdoor Service. For the Pentecost picnic, please: - B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Chairs) or blanket. - B.Y.O L. (Bring Your Own Lunch) - Wear Red for Pentecost! - This event will be weather-dependent. Rain date will be Sunday, May 30th.
St. David's Parish Directory 2021
The new directory is a wonderful gift for Rev. Remington Slone and his family, plus new members, helping them get to know their new church/parish family quickly. Please, do your small part in this project and participate! If you haven’t done so already, please email your family photo to Rebecca Cline at email@example.com. To view the current pictorial directory, click on the link. The document is password protected and the password is: parish1956. If you would like a printed copy of the pictorial directory, please email Sarah McVay at firstname.lastname@example.org