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A visit with author Anna Redsand

Join Us for Story-telling, Hymn singing and Conversation

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Refreshments & book signing to follow

St. David’s Episcopal Church • 13000 St Davids Road • Minnetonka, MN

Author Anna Redsand will be reading from her spiritual memoir To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond. This soulful story of a lesbian raised in the Christian Reformed Church by missionary parents in the Navajo reservation describes her courageous journey in search of a faith community.

Wonderful descriptions of life in the reservation and her love of family and community are juxtaposed with the realization that her sexual orientation will exclude her from these relationships.

“From Navajo dwellings in New Mexico to Scandinavia to the evangelical Midwest, Anna Redsand's beautiful, heroic story is for anyone who has ever felt outcast from a community they love, and tossed into the desert of doubt and despair. Here you will find spiritual hope embodied, and the promise that, no matter where we are lost, it is possible to find our way home to new communities of faith, compassion, healing and belonging.” – John T. Price, author, Daddy Long Legs: The Natural Education of a Father

Sunday's Forum:

The Church & Native Peoples: A Perspective from a Missionary Kid - Anna Redsand

10:45 AM in the Undercroft

Anna Redsand, author of To Drink from the Silver Cup and raised by missionaries in the Navajo Nation will lead a conversation about:

• How missions have been part of colonization & the damage missions have caused

• How Navajo Christians are decolonizing Christianity

• The Church’s responsibility for healing the wounds

An Invitation to May 3rd Legacy Planning Discussion

The Cornerstone Endowment Committee of St. David's invites you to a discussion of legacy planning the evening of Thursday, May 3, in the Jones Room of the ICA building (next door to St. David's). Refreshments will be served beginning at 7 pm, with a presentation at starting at 7:30 pm.

The speaker for the evening will be John Hoskins of Saint Francis Community Services. John has spent over 40 years in church administration, stewardship, and planned giving.

This event is for people anywhere on the planned giving journey-whether you are just starting to think about planned giving or are ready to make decisions and take action.

To help us plan for the evening, please RSVP to bharvey@stdavidsparish.org or call 952-935-3336 if you are interested in attending. We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!

Thanks, The Cornerstone Endowment Committee of St. David's

Join Us and Support our Members Being Received at St. Mark’s Cathedral April 29th at 2:00 PM

Please join us at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral to witness and support our St. David’s members as they are received into the Episcopal Church.

The service will be Sunday, April 29th at 2:00 pm with Bishop Brian Prior officiating. Those being received are Anne Mommsen and Huldah Niles. Your prayers and welcome are appreciated too!

Talent Night 2018 DVD's and CD's

Thanks to the combined talents of Duane Schroeder and Paul Pederson, DVD's and CD's of performances from the 2018 Talent Night at St. David's are now available to take home!Look for copies on the table near the kitchen at coffee hour. $10 for DVD's and $5 for CD's are suggested donations to fund future music opportunities at St. David's. Take home a copy of Talent Night 2018 to experience in your own home!

St. David's Jam Sessions

We are starting the St. David’s Jam sessions! Bring your guitar, some drums, your voice...maybe your kazoo. Why not bring a friend and introduce them to St. David’s? Come and prepare to make music and community.

Join us Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM in the Youth Room. We meet every other week. All skill levels are welcome. Please contact Di Marshall, Cliff Crockford, or Guy Drake if you’d like to come. We’ll prepare materials for you. Welcome.

Photography Group

Anyone interested in photography is invited to the first meeting of Saint David’s photography group at 5:30pm Wednesday, May 2 in the Undercroft. Introductory information will be given and Peg Woellner will show some photos and discuss easy ways to improve them.

Future monthly meetings will be the fourth Thursday of each month with members photos being projected, comments made, and tips given.

Anyone is welcome to come Wednesday, even if you do not plan to make the monthly meetings. All levels of experience are welcome and you may use a 35 mm camera with lenses, a cell phone or anything in between. Come join us.

Blessed News to Share

Many of you met Shaniqua and Marquis and their three beautiful little girls during our Families Moving Forward week in March.

We have great news: they have moved into permanent housing!! This makes our hearts sing that they are in stable housing!

Your support and prayers, helped them through a difficult time in their lives--thank you! – Carol Johnson

Salad by Committee plus Charlie Chan at First Friday on May 4th

Charlie Chan & Us: What we go to for entertainment says a lot about what we want to believe about life. The Charlie Chan films were one of the longest running, most successful film series of all time. Come check out our American fascination, mixed feelings and changing values with regard to the "inscrutable orient." with the Rev. Len Freeman. Be sure to sign the sheet in the Undercroft for the salad ingredient you want to bring. See you Friday, May 4 in the Undercroft at noon to help celebrate our last meeting until Fall.

Bake Sale

Just a note to remind all that we have a Spring Bake Sale coming up May 13th, be thinking of what yummy item you want to bring. Will have a signup sheet soon. Any questions, call Kathryn Zirbes - 952-944-3887.

Spring Clean-Up Day

Saturday, May 19th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

KIDS CHOIR is BACK

We will be performing with the PARISH CHOIR on June 3th, PARISH PICNIC Sunday.

All kids through 5th grade are welcome. Solo/duet parts available for brave souls.

Rehearsals on Sunday mornings after the 9:30 Eucharist from May 6–27.

Hope to see you!

LINK to Kids Choir Listening Page: http://birch.nowsprouting.com/stdavidsepiscopalparish/#/multimedia/kids-choir-listening

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