announcements

Sunday, December 23: Advent 4

8:00 am       Holy Eucharist

9:30 am       Holy Eucharist with music

10:45 am      Pageant Dress Rehearsal:
                     Participating children and parents please attend

10:45 am      Greening of the church

1:00 pm        Lake Minnetonka Care Center
                     Holy Eucharist and Christmas Party

 

Monday, December 24: Eve of the Nativity

4:00 pm       Holy Eucharist with Nativity Drama

8:00 pm       Carol Sing

8:30 pm       Holy Eucharist

 

Tuesday, December 25: The Nativity of Our Lord

Office Closed

10:00 am      Holy Eucharist, in All Saints’ Chapel

 

Wednesday, December 26 

Office Closed

 

Sunday, December 30: First Sunday after Christmas

8:00 am        Holy Eucharist

9:30 am        Holy Eucharist with music

10:45 am       Social Time

 

Tuesday, January 2

Office Closed

 

Sunday, January 6: (One Service Only)

The Feast of the Epiphany with Three Kings

9:30 am        Holy Eucharist and the Arrival of the Magi

10:45 am       Forum: Epiphany Baby Shower – Reach and Restore


Please bring gifts for the baby shower for Reach and Restore.

Gift Suggestions/Critical Need Items:

  • Newborn diapers up to size 3
  • Baby Wipes
  • Onesies and pants up to one-year-old
  • Small cotton blankets
  • Socks/booties
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Nursing pads
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small baby toys
  • Early learning toys
  • Board books
  • Car seats (w/gift receipts)
  • Gift cards for Target, Cub, etc.
  • Crib sheets
  • Cribs and/or Pack N’ Play

A Course in “Building Bridges across Culture and Race”

Loving God, Loving one Another. 

     As part of our vision to fully love and serve all, particularly across barriers of difference, please consider participating in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota’s School for Formation course, Building Bridges across Culture and Race. 

 

Below is the course description:

     Take the next step into racial reconciliation by building bridges across culture and race. This course builds on the work of listening and storytelling from the 2016 Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. Meaningful steps toward dismantling racism start with understanding our own cultural lens and learning to listen deeply in relationship with others.

     This course trains you to build your ability to recognize and reconstruct your own cultural and racial bias.  Through the Intercultural Development Inventory assessment, learning plan and one-on-one coaching, you’ll gain increased awareness, understanding, and skills in navigating race and culture.

     The course incorporates materials and mixed methodology for living effectively in cultural and racially diverse settings. The School for Formation offers this course through a partnership with Luther Seminary and Webb and Carroll Consultants. Richard Webb and Carrie Carroll of Luther Seminary offer this course out of their expertise and experience in helping Christian organizations improve cultural and racial competencies.

Online courses in the School for Formation include material structured weekly on an online learning platform. Typically, each week's learning will require at least two hours, the majority of which can happen at any time convenient to you during the week. A typical week start with readings or a video lecture. Then participants share a response they wrote to the readings in an online discussion forum, and respond to others' posts as well. Instructors respond in those discussion forums each week. Sometimes videoconferences are included as well! In-person meetings are a key part of the learning, and those dates are listed below.

 

Required materials: The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb by Eric Law.

 

Online Course: February 4 – March 25, 2019

 

In Person: Saturday, March 2 in Faribault, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

                  And

                  Saturday, March 23, St. David’s, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

The cost of this course is $300, but if this is your first course to be taken from the School for Formation, you are eligible to enroll for free – but space is limited! For more information and to register go to:

 

https://schoolforformation.org/about-2/catalog/building-bridges/

 

Once we know who among us will be registering for the course, we’ll encourage participants to coordinate carpooling.  We hope many from St. David’s say yes to this invitation!