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Forum – Super Bowl Social Time
10:45 am Undercroft
Join Katherine to do a brief study of what it means to be an Episcopalian. We’ll meet twice to talk about the book Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church, by Jenifer Gamber. Dates/times: Monday, February 5 and Thursday, February 22, 7:00-8:30 PM. We will meet in the St. David’s Library. Ideally, those who attend will also read the book. Mark your calendars and join us! For more information, contact Katherine at email@example.com.
Talent Nite February 9th – 6:30pm
Please sign up in the Undercroft to attend. Come witness the talents of your St. David’s family members. We’ll provide the pizza, salad, ice cream, and family friendly entertainment. You bring $8/adult or $5/kid to donate and hands ready for nonstop exuberant clapping.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake & Waffle Dinner: February 13th at 6:00 PM
The Cornerstone Endowment of St. David’s invites everyone to a pancake and waffle dinner on Shrove Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 PM. Join us as we celebrate the evening before Lent begins. A goodwill offering is requested.
• The idea of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is over 1,000 years old. It was a way of using up rich foods before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday.
• 49 Feet! According to the Guiness Book of World Records the largest pancake ever made was 49 feet across and weighed almost 3 tons.
• Before baking soda was invented cooks often used fresh snow as an ingredient as it helped the pancakes turn out light and fluffy.
Ash Wednesday is February 14th
Join us at Noon or 7:00 PM for Holy Eucharist and imposition of ashes.
St David’s Book Club – Book Selection and Meeting Date Change
PLEASE NOTE: The date for the Book Club has been changed to Tuesday, March 6. We will meet from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Community Room.
Join us for the next meeting of the Book Club! The book selection this time is: The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew—Three Women Search for Understanding by Suzanne Oliver, Ranya Idliby and Priscilla Warner.
After September 11th, Ranya Idliby, an American Muslim of Palestinian descent, faced constant questions about Islam, God, and death from her children, the only Muslims in their classrooms. Inspired by a story about Muhammad, Ranya reached out to two other mothers—a Christian and a Jew—to try to understand and answer these questions for her children. After just a few meetings, however, it became clear that the women themselves needed an honest and open environment where they could admit—and discuss—their concerns, stereotypes, and misunderstandings about one another. After hours of soul-searching about the issues that divided them, Ranya, Suzanne, and Priscilla grew close enough to discover and explore what united them.
The Faith Club is a memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices that will make readers feel as if they are eavesdropping on the authors' private conversations, provocative discussions, and often controversial opinions and conclusions.
Questions? Contact Cathy Schwichtenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-710-2203.
Atheism for Lent
Are you looking for a new way to mark the season of Lent?
What if this year we, as the body of Christ, aim to experience something of what Jesus felt on the cross when he cried out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”…God experiencing the absence of God.
Lent is a time that is traditionally reserved for a type of psychological purging that leads up to the crucifixion. In light of this, Atheism for Lent seeks to use some of the most potent critiques of Christianity as a type of purifying fire that helps us to appreciate and understand Christ’s cry of dereliction in a new way.
Each week during Lent you’ll be given a series of 7 articles, book excerpts or videos to read or watch, one for each day. The readings will introduce you to many of the greatest critiques of religion, from some of the most creative, intelligent and insightful thinkers our world has ever produced (people like Paul Tillich, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mother Theresa, Ludwig Feuerbach & Friedrich Nietzsche). Most reflections take less than 10 minutes to complete but some are longer. Those participating will also have the option of gathering weekly to reflect on the readings as a group. Although you can participate fully from the comfort of your own home, it’s good to gather together to reflect as a group. These optional gatherings will be on Wednesday evenings at St. David from 6:00-7:15 PM on the following dates: February 21 & 28; March 7, 14, 21 & 28.
Please don’t be afraid of this offering because of the title! Those who’ve participate in the past have found that it’s only served to strengthen their faith and deepen their roots.
Please email Ann Carda with any questions or to sign up at email@example.com.
Erin Go Bragh: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Saturday, March 17 at 6:30 PM
Even if you don’t know Erin, you can join her for corned beef and cabbage on Saturday evening, March 17 at 6:30 PM in the Undercroft. Wear your green and join us for an evening of great food: Corned Beef, Cabbage—both cooked and sautéed, Colcannon and Mashed Potatoes. There’ll be Guinness Cake and green cookies for dessert. We’ll have some fun and silly door prizes and the Leprechaun’s Live Auction with items sure to amuse. A suggested donation is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids or $25.00 per family. There’s a sign-up sheet in the Undercroft so we can have a head count for dinner. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Kenya Dinner—Seeds & Scholarships
Save the Date: Saturday, April 7 at 6:00PM
Join us for a traditional Kenyan meal to celebrate our global friendships while we raise money for ministries in Ziwa, Kenya. $10 per person; $5 for children 13 and younger. Thanks to anonymous donors, all monies received go directly to the Mama Ada Foundation to benefit children in need of school scholarships and farmers in need of seeds and fertilizer.
Volunteers are need for the dinner, please contact Sharon Engel at 763-383-0575.