St. David’s is a diverse and vibrant congregation of about four hundred people who are seeking to grow in the knowledge and love of God. You will find a varied and healthy mixture of people at St. David’s, some of whom are cradle-to-grave Episcopalians and others who have come from other denominations and faith traditions. This diversity is good. We bear out in our everyday lives and worship the truth of St. Paul’s words, “there are different kinds of services, but the same Lord.” You will find that you do not have to have all the answers to be a member of St. David’s. “Searching” is an important part of the faith experience. We feel that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and by reaching out to each other, we all will find the answers in the One who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”. In short, we see ourselves as being on a journey of faith and we invite you to join us in this journey. We hope you find this website helpful. If there is anything we can do to help you in any way, please contact us.
Good News from the Bishop - An Update.
Father Scotty has given us an update from the Bishop. Bishop Waldo has announced that, beginning this Sunday(June 13, 2021), many of the remaining worship restrictions are to be lifted. The Bishop did state that if there is an adverse impact from the COVID-19 variants, then worship restriction will be revisited. The changes to worship and parish life are as follows. Please carefully read this list.
1. All persons who are vaccinated, including clergy, are no longer required to wear masks at worship.
2. Those who are not yet vaccinated are asked to continue to wear masks. This is on the honor system.
3. Worshipers are asked to, as much as possible, maintain three feet of distancing from those who are not from their household.
4. Communion will be administered in both bread and wine at the altar rail. For those who wish to receive by intinction, please leave the bread in outstretched hands and the clergy will take it and touch it to the wine and then place it on the communicant’s tongue.
5. Those who wish to continue to receive only the bread are welcome to do so and are reminded that such a practice offers the sacramental benefit of a full and valid communion.
6. At the altar rail, worshipers are asked to try to maintain some space between themselves and those who are not from their household.
Father Scotty concludes with "I have no doubt there will be some hiccups as we move back into more familiar territory. However, we are moving in the right direction and in time things will be back in order."
We will be studying "The Gospels". Join us Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m.. The coffee is good, and the conversation is even better.
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General Online Worship Schedule
Sunday June 6 - 10:30 Holy Eucharist
Sunday June 13 - 10:30 Holy Eucharist
Sunday June 20 - 10:30 Holy Eucharist
Sunday June 27 - 10:30 Holy Eucharist
SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
|8:00 AM||Holy Eucharist - as usual|
|9:00 AM||Coffee and Fellowship - no|
|9:15 AM||Sunday School and Adult Forum - no|
|10:30 AM||Holy Eucharist, with Music - as usual|
|10:30 AM||Children's Chapel/Children's Sermon - no|
|11:45 AM - Noon||Coffee and Fellowship - no|
Results of the Annual Vestry Meeting
We had our annual vestry meeting December 6, 2020, to elect new vestry members to replace those going off. Also Father Scotty brought up a resolution to reduce the vestry from twelve members to nine members. This resolution was passed with some dissention. This resolution will be implemented over some years. Each year, one less vestry member will be assigned to the vestry until the goal of nine members is reached. Ministries may also change during this time. Edna Horning, Sandy Pruessner, Royal Roseberry and Joyce Tensley will be the new(and returning) members of the vestry. Ministries for these people will be assigned during the vestry retreat. A. C. Arn will be the new junior warden for one year. T. J. Dill will be the acting communications person for one year. Also, Calvin Yates will be the alternate delegate to the convention.
St Davids Sanctuary gets a fresh coat of paint.
Wynde Sipe, our Finance Vestry member writes:
I am happy to report that the Sanctuary and Narthex have been painted. Many of you know that this project has been on the Capital Campaign to do list for several years.
After a review of the remaining campaign projects and the balance in the campaign fund the Vestry determined that due to the current circumstances – the quarantine – now would be an excellent time to complete that badly needed project.
Everything is clean and bright for when St. David’s returns to full attendance in-person worship services.Even the cry room, powder room, and stairwells received 2 coats of fresh white paint.
Thank you to everyone that continues to make their Capital Campaign pledge commitments. We know that times are uncertain, but maintaining our facility is more important than ever. When this COVID crisis is over, we want to be ready to welcome all who are seeking a new church home.
Fr. Scotty presenting $5,000 to Pontiac Elementary School for Backpack Program.
Through your generosity, we were able to give $5,000.00 to Pontiac Elementary School for their Backpack Program. The picture you see is Father Scotty presenting the check to the principal and assistant principals. The Backpack Program provides weekend food for the neediest students throughout the school year. They were very excited to receive our donation and we expressed our interest in helping in other areas throughout the year. ~Jackie Hopkins
St David’s Sunday/Reunion/Coming Home Celebration
St Davids had a reunion celebration on March 1st 2020. Several folks that we had not seen in a while came by to celebrate with us. They were all welcomed with a wonderful lunch and we tried, unsuccessfully, to bribe them to stay. Here are some of them, along with some regulars:
This is the Reverend Deacon Judith Ewing. Judy is now with the East Coope Episcopal church in Mt. Pleasant.
This is the Reverend Frederick C. Byrd. Fred can be found at the Gravatt Conference Center.
Fun at Camp Gravatt.
Another family weekend at Camp Gravatt is in the bag. Stay tuned for announcements of future trips.
See some pictures here of previous weekends.