Sunday’s Forum:
Social Time
10:45 am Undercroft

Acolyte and Lay Minister Training
10:45 am Church

Next Sunday’s Forum:

Safe Church – Karin Lindquist and The Rev. Guy Drake
10:45 am Undercroft and Church


Flowers today are given by Tom and Vida Edmond
in memory of Tom’s mother Jane.

St. David's Bridge Group 

St. David's Bridge Group will kickoff the new season with a potluck supper this Friday,  September 20, at 6:00 PM in the Undercroft. Please bring an appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert. Meat and beverages will be provided. If you are a bridge player, please join us for one or more evenings of bridge. Please notify Susan Taylor ( or 952-944-7241) if you plan to attend Friday so we have a good headcount. If you would like to take bridge lessons, please contact Susan Taylor.

Welcome MN Adult and Teen Challenge on Sunday, September 29th at the 9:30 service

Please note there will be One Service Only this Sunday

For over 30 years, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to people struggling with drug, alcohol and other life-controlling addictions by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. One of their most powerful ways they have of reaching out to the community is the offering of testimonies and music at local congregations. On September 29th, clients from Teen Challenge will be with us to provide music and will speak during our 9:30 service and, following the 9:30 liturgy, at our adult forum.  Please plan to attend to learn more, to support this important ministry, and to be inspired. Please note the guidance offered by Teen Challenge: “The stories our clients share are real accounts of their lives while addicted and how God helped them overcome. We do not think these stories are inappropriate, but we want to respect all parents’ right to tell their children about drugs and alcohol when they are ready.” Finally, out of respect for our guests, we will be offering grape juice instead of wine for communion at the 9:30 service.

Destiny Hill Church Open House

Destiny Hill Church at 13207 Lake Street Extension in Hopkins is having an
open house on September 21 from 11 am – 2 pm. This is the African Church that St. David’s hopes to support, that has been experiencing vandalism for the past year. It would be great if many of us showed up to show our support.

Bridges for Peace

Do you wonder what Muslims believe? Join neighbors to learn more about what is taught. Saturday, September 21, 4:00 – 6:30 pm. At the Al-Amann Center, 5620 Smetana Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343. If you want to attend, please go to the Al-Amann website to register.

MahJongg Lessons

Would you like to learn how to play MahJongg? We are putting together plans for afternoon lessons at church beginning in mid-September. If you are interested, please contact Gervaye Parent ( or Susan Taylor (


The Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the second Saturday of the month at
10:00 am for an hour or so. If you like to knit or crochet, we would welcome
you to help us make shawls to comfort others at difficult times. If you have any questions please contact me, Kathryn Zirbes at

First Friday is Back – Save October 4

First Friday starts again on Friday at noon on October 4 so mark your calendars now. A fellow parishioner, Yvonne Fiedler, has offered to present a topic dear to all of our hearts. Curious? Don’t know Yvonne or Vonnie? Stay tuned for more input next week!

Wednesday Suppers needs some chefs!

Do you have time to help us plan, prepare and serve a Wednesday night supper?  This is a fun way to share your time and talent. Find a friend or come help one of our Wednesday cooks for a meal or two. If this interests you, contact Karin Lindquist at or by phone evenings at 612.251.2259.

Safe Church Training Update

You might have heard…

ECMN has developed new guidelines, policies and updated the curriculum for Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People. Under these guidelines it is suggested that almost everyone take or renew the updated certified training. Our goal is to get everyone trained by end of 2019.

Why, you ask!

Safe Church Training empowers people to be aware of the safety and well-being of children and adults. It gives volunteers and employees guidelines of behavior and offers appropriate paths for reporting abuse. 

Who needs training?

Almost everyone who works, rents, leads, participates in ministries at St. David’s.  If you fit into one of these listed categories, you need to take the new training or renew online. 

Hold a Key Fob

Employees at St. David’s

Rent Space at St. David’s

Wardens & Vestry Members

Lay Eucharistic Leaders

Work with youth in: Nursery, Godly Play, Middle or High School Programs

Lead other non-mentioned ministries

How and when can I get trained? Live Sessions planned for 2019

Saturday, September 21: 9 am – 1 pm Jones Room at ICA Office

Saturday, October 12: 9 am – 1 pm Jones Room at ICA Office

Sunday, November 17: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Undercroft at St. David’s

         Online Training and Renewal Courses Available anytime Contact Beth Harvey for Sign-up Instructions at email:

Questions or Concerns?

Contact:         Karin Lindquist

                        Rev Guy Drake

Beth Harvey


At St. David’s we provide a safe and welcoming environment for all who participate in our worship, programs, ministries and any other church supported activities. We especially strive to maintain a safe place for children, youth and vulnerable adults with awareness that everyone can be vulnerable at certain times.

St. David’s Book Club –
Fall Readings and Discussion Dates

The Book Club has an exciting schedule this fall.  We will read two books:  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.  Both books are best sellers with lots of material for discussion!


Where the Crawdads Sing

Tuesday, October 1: 6:30 – 8:00 pm at St. David’s

From the publisher, Penguin Random House:

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

We are fortunate to have our rector, Katherine, leading this discussion. She attended a weekend seminar on this book led by the author and will share what she learned with us.


Educated: A Memoir

Thursday, November 14: 6:30 – 8:00 pm at St. David’s

Note: At this meeting we will select books and dates for the winter months.

From the publisher, Penguin Random House:

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.