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.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
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|8:00 AM||Holy Eucharist|
|9:00 AM||Coffee and Fellowship|
|9:15 AM||Sunday School and Adult Forum|
|10:30 AM||Holy Eucharist, with Music|
|10:30 AM||Children's Chapel/Children's Sermon|
|11:45 AM - Noon||Coffee and Fellowship|
We are so grateful for your generous donation of filled Easter baskets to the local children's hospital and other needy children in our community. A total of 71 generously outfitted baskets were received to be distributed to three organizations this week. Christian Assistance Bridge located in Blythewood cheerfully received 20 baskets, Lonnie B Nelson Elementary School on N. Brickyard Road enthusiastically received 21 baskets. And this Friday Prisma Health Children’s Hospital - Midlands will be overwhelmed with 30 baskets!You have brought joy and hope to many young hearts who are facing difficult challenges. Many thanks to the outreach committee as well as Jackie Hopkins for spearheading this event.
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) Forum.
This year, during the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, April 16-23, we join Israel in commemoration of the approximately six million Jews (out of nine million living in Europe at the time) who were victims of Nazi persecution. The Day of Remembrance is known as “Yom HaShoah” in Hebrew and translated as “Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes” Remembrance Day. In Hebrew, Yom means “day” and Shoah means “catastrophe” or “utter destruction”; Yom HaShoah refers to the atrocities committed against the Jews during WWII. This year Rom HaShoah falls on April 18 and begins at sundown (the evening before); the Hebrew date, on the Jewish calendar, is 27 Nisan 5783. The date is fixed on the Jewish calendar so that it does not conflict with the Jewish Sabbath, but it varies on the Gregorian calendar. There is so much more to Yom HaShoah than its name, which is but a hint to the meaning of the Day of Remembrance. If you want to learn more, please join us on Sunday, April 16, at 12 noon in the sanctuary, when we will have the honor of Rabbi Jonathan Case, Beth Shalom Synagogue, share with us his vast knowledge of the reality behind the name. If you are unable to attend, the forum will be livestreamed on Facebook and the church’s website. Let us show Rabbi Case the welcoming and loving community that St. David’s is known for being by attending and engaging with him in this forum.
-Adult Christian Formation
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.
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.