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.

 

What Does God Want for Christmas?
 

This Christmas Eve at St. David’s, our church family will answer that question for you in our annual Christmas play, with a twist!  But first, we are looking for participants to make this play with a twist come alive!  We are looking for ANYONE who would like to participate, but would especially love it if families would participate in this event together.  Practices for the children will take place in Sunday School each Sunday morning; and then we will have group rehearsals for all participants scheduled for November 14th at 9:15 a.m., December 12th at 9:15 a.m., and December 23rd at 5:30 p.m.  Pizza will be served.  Please contact Tina Dia to sign up or for more information. 

 

The Epiphany Ministry - Where You Are Needed.

"I was in prison, and you visited me... Truely I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."(Mathew 25:36-40)

 Deacon Rocky and Donna Trapp serve with an organization named Epiphany Ministry of South Carolina, which is an ecumenical Christian Ministry for young men and women who are in the custody of the SC Department of Juvenile Justice.  Their mission is to manifest God to incarcerated and troubled youth. 

The Epiphany ministry began in 1990 in Alabama with the belief that young people in trouble need to experience God and His love. Experiencing this will help these young people have faith in God and can lead them in making or renewing a commitment to live as a Christian. The message is this: "You are loved. God loves you and forgives you. Christ is counting on you! God calls you."

How can you help? In several ways. By praying for the Ministry. Become a volunteer to work with food preparation, prayer vigils, community outreach, and many other activities. Consider a donation. Write letters of encouragement and support. There are many ways to be involved.

The Ministry emphasizes: "Listen, listen; love, love". The Ministry attempts to give these youths hope that their lives can change.

 The Adult Christian Formation  group.

 

Breakfast and Sunday School is Back!
 
Things are really hopping at St. David’s! Breakfasts start back on November 14th. The nursery is open for both services. Sunday school is meeting for all ages. EYC is meeting, the choir is back in the choir loft, we can come to the communion rail for a blessing or to receive the host, with wine by intinction or from the chalice. And all 60 Thanksgiving bags have been taken! If you did not get a bag to fill, there will be more available this Sunday. Thanks, everyone and y'all come.
Jackie Hopkins

 

 

A Slice from the History of The Episcopal Church That You Might Not Know
 
Well St. David’s, you did it again. And the Adult Christian Formation committee extends a big thank you for the support you gave Fr. Angus on Sunday for his very interesting and informative forum on the effect of socio-political changes in Britain in the first half of 19th Century Anglicanism.   It was so interesting that as with the previous forum, we stayed past the FaceBook and web page sessions with questions, until it was time to turn out the lights and lock up the building!   Fr. Angus will be returning in January 2022 for a second session that will look at the development of the Anglican Culture in response to Roman Catholic pressure, including Pope Pius’ targeting Queen Elizabeth I, actually making her a target for assassination.  St. David’s, it is your support, whether through actual attendance or watching remotely, that has made these forums a success. 
Adult Christian Formation Committee 
 
 

  

Party At St. David's Has been Rescheduled thanks to Covid.

Because of the resurgence of the pandemic due to the Delta variant, we will be rescheduling the Beach Bash planned for next Friday, August 27th. No new date has been set.

Hopefully soon, from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening all ages will gather to celebrate the bonds that hold us together as a church family.  We will reflect on what we have been through and get pumped up for an exciting church year (Sunday School resumes on October 3rd).  Also we will have heaps of fun.  There will be food, music, games, and a magician (with a rabbit naturally).
Anyone willing to help, please contact Royal Roseberry or the church office.

 

A Chance to Donate to "Our Little Roses".

On August 15, 2021, from 12:00-12:30pm in the church Sanctuary, our very own Rev. Deacon Nelson "Rocky" Dworak, with his wife Diane, talked about their continuing ministry with the "Our Little Roses Foreign Mission Society" being carried out in Honduras. This has been an extraordinary journey for the Dworaks, a journey temporarily slowed down only because of COVID, and one they want to share with us.
The "Our little Roses" ministries is an oasis of hope and opportunity for the girl child at risk in Honduras.

Studying Play Our Little Roses

For 32 years they have been dedicated to nurturing and educating young girls to become independent and contributing members of their Honduran Society. In 2019 they had 64 girls, ages 15 months to 26 years of age. The "Our Little Roses" is a nonprofit organization located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It is a residential ministry that administers a wide range of programs dedicated to transforming the lives of the girls in their care while also offering support to the wider community.

 

Good News from the Bishop - An Update.

Father Scotty has given us an update from the Bishop. Bishop Waldo has announced that many of the remaining worship restrictions are 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."

 

Men's Bible Study
 

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. 

 

 Go *here*  to see the latest online videos.

General Online Worship Schedule

Sunday Dec 5 - 10:30 Holy Eucharist

Sunday Dec 12 - 10:30 Holy Eucharist

Sunday Dec 19 - 10:30 Holy Eucharist

Sunday Dec 26 - 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
Note: Due to COVID, there will be no coffee and Fellowship after the services for a while yet.

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:

Judy Ewing2

This is the Reverend Deacon Judith Ewing. Judy is now with the East Coope Episcopal church in Mt. Pleasant.

Fred C Byrd2

This is the Reverend Frederick C. Byrd. Fred can be found at the Gravatt Conference Center.

  

Gravatt sign.

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.