announcements

Today:

Proposed Financial Statement of Mission (Budget)
10:45 am Undercroft


Next Sunday:

Annual Meeting
10:45 am Undercroft


No Contemplative Prayer on January 20th

Please note that there will be no Contemplative Prayer on Monday, January 20th.

Epiphany House Blessings

Epiphany is traditionally a time for doing house blessings! If you are interested in having your home blessed, please contact the Rev. Katherine Lewis at klewis@stdavidsparish.org.  

Please note that there will be no Contemplative Prayer on Monday, January 20th.


Epiphany House Blessings

Epiphany is traditionally a time for doing house blessings! If you are interested in having your home blessed, please contact the Rev. Katherine Lewis at klewis@stdavidsparish.org.


First Friday is back in February

Help us welcome the new year with our First Friday on Friday, February 7.
If you’ve had a chance to meet and talk to Mes Amis director Rose Mingo-Holtz, you will quickly sense her passion and energy around her school. We have a chance to hear her story of coming from Haiti, starting a French immersion school and some of the cultural issues impacting this. Bring a dish to share and meet in the Undercroft at noon that day for this rare opportunity.


DoveTales Deadline Coming January 31st

The next issue of DoveTales will be coming out before Lent. It will cover the time until mid-May. Articles and photos are due to Gervaye on or before Friday, January 31st.


Bishop Candidate Update

Visit mnbishopsearch.org for information about the five candidates and to watch videos of the live streamed forums.



What has the Vestry been up to?

Your vestry ended 2019 by preparing for the new year and new decade! A 2020 budget preview was presented by Finance Committee Chair, Paul Smejkal, at the December meeting. The budget will be reviewed at the Forum on Sunday, January 19 and presented for approval by the congregation at St. David’s Annua Meeting on Sunday, January 26. The Vestry also approved a vision statement that has been in development throughout 2019. This will also be presented at the Annual Meeting. As you will learn, the budget has been designed to support initiatives to move us forward in living our vision. Please plan to attend both meetings to learn more about how the vision was developed, how the budget was designed to support it and next steps in 2020 to begin moving forward in living our vision. 


The Vestry also received an informative update from Meg Redmond about the music program at St. David’s. We are grateful to Meg and the church musicians for their contributions that add so much to our worship experience.


Holy Seeing: Exploring Faith through Film and Art

Be on the lookout for our next St. David’s “Holy Seeing” outing when we attend a viewing of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, the film featuring Tom Hanks playing the part of Fred Rogers. We will set the date and time once the film comes to our local theater in Hopkins. We hope you’ll join us! 


For more information, contact Ann Carda, acarda21@gmail.com or Katherine Lewis, klewis@stdavidsparish.org


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Forward in faith – building something eternal. 

Find out about the  Cornerstone Endowment of St. David’s.

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St. David’s Book Club

The St. David’s Book Club will meet on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 pm in the Library to discuss Virgil Wander by Minnesota author, Leif Enger. Here is a synopsis of the book from Goodreads.com:


The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.


Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man; to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.


Please join us to discuss this book which was rated 4+ stars on Amazon and received excellent book reviews. The Minnesota North Shore setting will be sure to resonate with us. There is a copy the office that has been borrowed, please call and we’ll let you know when it is back to borrow. 


Also, mark your calendars for the next book club meeting on Monday, April 27 at 6:30 pm in the Library. The book for the April meeting will be selected at the February 10 meeting.


St. Patrick’s Day Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, March 14 at 5:30 pm

Traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner,
hot dogs or macaroni & cheese available for the kids

Even if you don’t know Erin, you can join her for corned beef and cabbage on Saturday evening, March 14 at 5:30 pm in the Undercroft. WEAR YOUR GREEN, bring the whole family (yes, that means kids), and join us for an evening of great food: Corned Beef, cooked and sautéed cabbage, Colcannon and Mashed potatoes and Irish soda bread. There’ll be Mac & cheese and hog dogs for the kids. We’ll finish the great dinner with Guinness cake and green cookies! We’ll have some fun and silly door prizes for adults and kids and a contest with prizes for the best green outfits. A minimum donation for this fundraiser is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and/or $25.00 per family. Sign-up in the Undercroft so we can have a head count for dinner. We look forward to seeing you!