Our book study group returns with another book by Rachel Held Evans. This time we invite you to explore the Bible through different sets of eyes—different ways to see these age-old stories. This class will be on Sunday morning in the front half of Jeffords Hall, 10:15 -11:00 a.m., beginning September 11. The class will end Sunday, November 6.
Join leaders Janet Conrad, the Rev. Michelle Ortiz, Bob Coleman, and Tom Erdmanczyk as we explore Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans. We will bring our own stories to class and present based on our varied relationships to the Bible and invite you to bring and share your stories (if you feel comfortable doing so!)
Together we will explore this book, and our understandings, through
reading, presentation, and discussion – and, as always, we will keep you supplied with coffee and donut holes!
Rachel says: “My aim with this book is to recapture some … Bible magic, but in a way that honors the text for what it is – ancient, complicated, debated, and untidy, both universally relevant and born from a specific context and culture. … I hope to show how the Bible can be captivating and true when taken on its own terms, avoiding both strict literalism on the one hand and safe, disinterested liberalism on the other.” (pages xxi, xxii)
Books will be on sale for $10 each (cash only please!) in the mailbox hallway during the month of August! We look forward to having you join us!
Questions? Please contact the Church office.
Join us Sunday, August 7, for Back To School Sunday!
Back to School Sunday will consist of Blessing of the Backpacks at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services and Children and Youth Sunday School Registration during the Sunday School hour..
Children's Sunday School Registration will be on the playground, 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Families and Children, 3 years old to 5 grade, are invited to the playground to sign up for Sunday School and stay for fellowship, sand art, snacks, and fun! Questions? Contact Judy Hine, Director of Children's Ministry. Online Registration will be open late July.
Youth Ministry Sunday School Registration will be at the Sinclair House., 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. This year we will be learning about the Fruits of the Spirit and focusing on how to embody all these characteristics in our everyday lives to be better followers of God. This time together will serve as an information session for parents and youth, and a chance for some fellowship and fun! All youth (6-12 grade_ and their families are invited! Questions? Please contact Grace Horn, Director of Youth Ministry. Online Registration will be open late July.
St. David's is excited to welcome guest speaker, Dr. Mark Douglas, professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, to the Rector's Forum on May 15. He will also be preaching the sermon at the 11:15 a.m. Service that Sunday.
The Rector's Forum lecture will explore environmental ethics from a Christian perspective, taking into account historical documents and current experience of environmental issues, guiding participants in shaping an ethical response to today's environmental challenges.
Please join us! All are welcome!
Parents can check-in children at 10:15 a.m. and pick them up at 11:00 a.m. from the playground. Masks are not required but are strongly encouraged for all children and adults.
Thanks so very much to each of you. We appreciate the support so that each child knows God loves them, and they are welcomed and belong at St. David's.
This Sunday, August 8, grab your Backpacks and bring them to the 9:00 Family Service, the 11:15 a.m. Rite II Service, or the 1:15 p.m. Hispanic Service for the Blessing of the Backpacks!
As we do for all things, we ask God for his blessings and a new school year is no different!
All are welcome!
Saint David's will also be holding Sunday School Sign-Ups on the playground starting at 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for both Children and Youth. Join us for snacks, sand art and smiles!