Sunday's Forum

Cornerstone Endowment
10:45 am Undercroft

Next Sunday’s Forum:

Pledge Drive Celebration
10:45 am Undercroft and Church


Those who are sick or suffering: Ash, Becky, Bob & Nancy Cooper,
Jack Cork, Sean Dalton, Don Deakyne, Joanne Downs, Jackie Galich,
Tami Gittleman, Dan Greer, Bob Kemp, Jim Kroonblawd, Dale Lindquist,
David Pearson, Leslie S., David Saunders, Amara Strande, Susan, Eleanor Taylor, Kathy Welter, Sandy Williams, and Connie Young.

Those in the military: Aprille Lopac and Kaelyn Wahlberg.


The Book of the Names of the Dead

Next Sunday All Saints Sunday, November 3, we will read the Necrology, a listing of those we love who have died. It is fitting to do this on the day we celebrate the communion of saints, the mystical connection between the living and the dead. We invite you to place the names of those you would like remembered in the Book of the Names of the Dead, located in the All Saints Columbarium Chapel.

Knit Together as Neighbors in Faith

We have completed week two of our 2020 Pledge Drive and so far we have received 41 pledges. Many thanks to those of you who have sent your pledges in! As shared at our State of the Parish meeting on October 6, we are in good financial shape here at St. David’s thanks to our engaged and committed congregation! Over 90% of our parish income comes from pledges.

Please plan to complete and send in your pledge cards before our Pledge Drive Celebration on Sunday, November 3rd. This will help us know the parish’s anticipated income when we start planning our 2020 budget in November. 

As a reminder, your pledge will only be known to our rector, Katherine and our bookkeeper, Shea. Confidentiality is of utmost importance. 

Thanks for your faithful support of St. David’s.

Your Pledge Drive Committee

New this year — online pledging! If you are interested, send Shea an email at and she will send you a link to get started. 

The Next First Friday is Coming November 1st

On Friday, November 1st, another parishioner is stepping up to the podium.
Di Marshall has a long history working with children and their families, from music therapist to social worker and currently with Minnesota Department of Human Services as the Children’s Mental Health Case Management policy consultant. But especially, you will see her love for people and constant search for deeper connection with God. It all starts with our noon potluck in the Undercroft. We are in for a treat!

What Would Whipple Do? WWWD?

Please join in a prayer vigil, celebration of communion and press conference at the Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling.

October 29, 2019 | 8:00 – 9:30 am

“As people of faith, we are called to love our neighbors, without exception. Our demand that officials either remove Bishop Whipple’s name from the Federal Building or evict the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is the Episcopal Church in Minnesota’s (ECMN) rebuke of and unequivocal divestment from the ICE oppression that manifests inside the building and in our communities.”

--The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, September 2019


Anyone driving to the MSP airport will notice a somewhat nondescript, boxy office building south of the crosstown near Ft. Snelling. This is the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building which serves as a 5-state regional ICE headquarters.  Within this building, immigration raids and arrests are planned and executed, dozens of immigrants are jailed daily and hundreds of deportation orders are issued each year in the building’s courtrooms. The Whipple name hangs in tribute over the front door.

Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple (1822-1901) was the first bishop of our newly formed diocese of Minnesota. He is revered as a servant leader dedicated to loving and advocating for Native Americans. He pleaded before President Lincoln to save those sentenced to death after the Dakota uprising. He had partial success when Lincoln pardoned all but 38 of 303 Dakota sentenced to death. At that same time, approximately 1500 Dakota, mostly women and children, were placed in a concentration camp adjacent to Fort Snelling to await deportation from Minnesota. It is ironic and impossible to accept that the same transgression of deportation continues in a building that bears Bishop Whipple’s name.

Given our particular, Episcopal connection to Bishop Whipple, ECMN has launched the What Would Whipple Do?/WWWD? Campaign. This campaign has two demands: 1) that government officials either evict ICE from the Whipple Federal Building or remove Whipple’s name from the building (eviction being preferable to renaming) and 2) that the Minnesota State Legislature and the Governor make Minnesota a sanctuary state. Sanctuary State laws prevent any state resources from being used to collaborate with ICE. If Minnesota enacts such a law, we would become the 10th state to do so and would also join dozens of sanctuary cities and counties, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.

We call on all people of faith to join Bishop Prior, Episcopalians across ECMN, including clergy and lay leaders at St. David’s, and ecumenical partners on Tuesday, October 29 at 8:00 am at the Whipple Federal Building in St. Paul for a prayer vigil, celebration of holy eucharist and a press conference where we will make these demands public. 

The national Episcopal Church has a long record of adopting legislation that embraces a posture of welcome and hospitality, of comprehensive immigration reform, sanctuary and keeping families together.

For further reading:

St. David’s delegates to our ECMN Convention in September learned about this campaign and invite you to join in. Feel free to contact any member of our delegation with your questions and input. These include:  the Rev. Katherine Lewis, the Rev. Lindsay Freeman, the Rev. Len Freeman, the Rev. Debbie Brown, the Rev. Guy Drake, Ann Carda, Nan Drake and Gervaye Parent.

If you plan to attend and want to be part of a carpool, please contact Beth in the church office at

You are also invited to join the WWWD? Facebook Group.

It's a Potluck! Fundraiser: Dine, Dish & Donate

With a Life Auction

November 2nd 5:00 – 8:00 pm Undercroft

This year we are changing things up a bit.

This is a bring-your-checkbook and a dish to share
fundraising event with a Live Auction

It is bound to be a lot of fun for everyone and
hopefully we will raise funds for St. David’s. 

Please invite your family (kids included) and friends.

Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex and Undercroft.

DoveTales Winter Issue

The deadline for articles and photos for the next issue
is November 1st to Gervaye Parent at

St. David’s Book Club – November meeting

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.

Beacon Interfaith Affordable Housing

Campaign Updates


Vista 44—Family Supportive Housing in Hopkins

Hopkins Planning and Zoning Commission recommended Beacon’s plans for Vista 44 by a vote of 4-2 on October 22. Next step is Hopkins City Council land use vote on November 4 at 7 PM at Hopkins City Hall, 1010 1st. St. S. in Hopkins. No matter where you live, you can help Beacon demonstrate our values and power by showing up for the final Hopkins land use hearings.  Wear royal blue. 


Cranberry Ridge in Plymouth

Waiting is hard!  The collaborative received land use approval way back in November 2017 to build Cranberry Ridge—45 homes for families with low incomes. Since then, Beacon has been working on securing capital funding and received awards and support from Hennepin County, the city of Plymouth and other sources. At the end of November, beacon expects to hear that their even-stronger Minnesota Housing application is approved---which would mean that they begin construction in 2020, and open doors for families in 2021!  Stay tuned…. 

Thanksgiving Pies

Pumpkin • Pecan • Apple/Cranberry • Mincemeat

Looking for something to bring to your Thanksgiving Dinner?

Who doesn’t eat pie for Thanksgiving? Tell your friends.

We Bake – You Take!

Order Forms Available Soon

We bake on Wednesday, November 27th
Same day pickup between 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Cost: $18.00 each


Guaranteed to be tasty!

If you want to help bake – contact Karin Lindquist at

If you have 9" glass pie pans to donate – bring them to St. David’s!

Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend a neighborhood interfaith Thanksgiving service to be held right next door at the Mills Church, at the corner of Minnetonka Boulevard and Baker Road, on Sunday, November 24. This will replace our traditionally held Thanksgiving Eve service and will be an opportunity to worship with people beyond our doors and across lines of faith. 

4:00—joint choir rehearsal

5:00—service project with light supper

6:00—worship service

The service project will involve putting together bags of miscellaneous food and other items that we can keep in our cars to distribute to people we may encounter who are in need (granola bars, hand warmers, etc.).

Participating congregations:

  • Bet Shalom Congregation
  • Mizpah United Church of Christ
  • The Mills Church
  • St. David’s Episcopal Church