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  • Educational Events | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Adult Learning Events St. David's has several adult learning events throughout the year that are perfect for someone who wants to disconnect from their regular routine for a while and immerse themselves into a spiritual enviornment. Take a look at what we have to offer! Men's Retreat May 2- 5, 2024 Unicoi State Park The men’s retreat promotes and supports the spiritual growth of the men of St. David’s while encouraging community. The retreats strive to equip the participants with practical spiritual tools they may take back home and implement in their daily lives. ​ Registration for the 2024 Retreat is now live! Click here to learn more! Women's Retreat October 13 -15, 2023 St. Mary's, Sewanee, TN. Join us for a weekend of fellowship and spiritual renewal on the mountain. We will explore how creativity and art can be used to deepen and enrich our spiritual connection to God. ​ Click here to register! Morning Reflections Advent and Lent In special seasons of the church year, we are encouraged to come away from our routines to make space for quiet reflection and prayer. Just as Jesus made his way into the wilderness to pray, we are encouraged to create intentional space. Morning Reflections offer a mixture of teaching, quiet reflection, and prayer and are organized by the Daughters of the King chapter. ​ The Lenten Morning Reflection will be Saturday, March 9. Click here to learn more!

  • Worship | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Watch Services Online Listen to Sermons Prayer List If you are visiting St. David's Episcopal Church, please follow the signs to specially designated parking for Visitors. When you enter the front doors, please visit our Welcome Center at the main entrance of the Church. A member of our Welcome Ministry will be there to greet you and offer you a warm welcome to St. David's. We invite you to fill out either a paper welcome card found in the pews or the Online Visitors Card (here) , so we can send you additional information ab out St. David’s. We are blessed that you have chosen to worship at St. David’s! ​ Sunday Schedule 7:45 a.m. Holy Communion Traditional Language 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Parish Breakfast in Jeffords Hall – All are Welcome! Suggested Donation $5. 9:00 a.m. Family Service with Holy Communion Childcare is available. The St. David's Basement Band will provide Contemporary Music. 11:15 a.m Holy Communion In-person and Online Worship. Full choir. Childcare is available, and please note that this service will be live-streamed. Click here for the Online Service link. Bulletin and Prayer List here. 1:15 p.m. Holy Communion - Spanish Language Service For Children ​ St. David's Nursery - Children of all ages are invited to participate in our worship services at St. David's. The Nursery is also available to serve children, infants-4 years old, starting at 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing excellent care in a loving environment following Safeguarding God's Children guidelines and CDC protocols. We welcome you and encourage you to ask questions. Please email Judy Hine , Director of Children's Ministry. Children's Lesson - Children ages 4 to 5th grade gather each week for a Children's Lesson. Judy Hine, Director of Children's Ministry, invites children to the Children's Lesson during the 9:00 a.m. service, which includes a Bible story, prayers, and special activities. The children will return to their parents for Communion. Worship at St. David's Join Us Online! St. David's online worship is a livestream of the 11:15 a.m. Rite II service on Youtube. Click the YouTube icon below to go to our channel​​ ​ ​ Special Service Schedule

  • St. David's Episcopal Church, Roswell Georgia

    St. David's Episcopal Church Convenient to Roswell, Alpharetta , Milton, John's Creek, Woodstock, and North Fulton County We are a like-hearted and diverse community of faith gathered and shaped by Jesus’ abundant love. We are focused on growing deeply and serving passionately, that we might shine Christ’s light wherever God might call us. There’s a Place at the Table for Everyone Relationships Come First Love like Jesus Unity over Uniformity Tradition not Traditionalism At the Altar, at the conference table, sharing meals, in the classroom – everyone has a place at the table at St. David’s. We desire your participation, and we invite you to bring your whole self to the table. We’ll make sure there’s room for you there. Sunday Worship Schedule 7:45 a.m. Holy Communion Traditional Language 9:00 a.m. Family Service with Holy Communion Childcare is available. The St. David's Basement Band will provide Contemporary Music. 11:15 a.m Holy Communion In-person and Online Worship. Full choir. Childcare is available, and please note that this service will be live-streamed. Click here for the Online Service link. Bulletin and Prayer List here. 1:15 p.m. Holy Communion - Spanish Language Service. ​ Plan your visit St. David's Episcopal Church is a one of the largest churches in the Diocese of Atlanta, known for promoting spiritual growth through worship, education, and diverse ministries for all ages. The church, which features a beautiful nave with impressive stained-glass windows and a digitally upgraded pipe organ , creates an unmatched worship experience. With traditional and contemporary music offerings and an award-winning organist , the music is powerful and elegant. Most importantly, St. David's is known for its people, dedicated staff and volunteers who support the growth of children and youth, and opportunities for adults to deepen their faith and join in community through ministry and fellowship programs. Upcoming Events Lenten Wednesday Night Series Wed, Feb 21 Feb 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – Mar 22, 2024, 7:00 PM Roswell, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076, USA Feb 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – Mar 22, 2024, 7:00 PM Roswell, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076, USA St. David’s will have special programming for parishioners of all ages, and a simple Lenten meal on Wednesday evenings during Lent. +4 more Sign Up Here! St. David's Social Sat, Feb 24 Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Roswell, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076, USA Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Roswell, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076, USA All adults are invited to join St. David’s Social for an evening of food and fellowship at the home of Donna and Thomas Nolfa on Saturday, February 24, from 7-10 p.m. Sign Up Here! Lenten Morning Reflection Sat, Mar 09 Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Roswell, 1015 Old Roswell Rd. Roswell, GA Mar 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Roswell, 1015 Old Roswell Rd. Roswell, GA Keeping a Holy Lent: Journey with Jesus Sign Up Here! Multiple Dates Labyrinth Experience Sat, Mar 09 Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roswell, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076, USA Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Roswell, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076, USA Sign Up Here! Click here to see our full Calendar News and Updates from St. David's Worship Ash Wednesday 2024 Ash Wednesday is the first day of the penitential Lenten Season in the Episcopal Church. We are reminded of our mortality and profess our... Men's Retreat 2024 The 2024 St David’s Men’s Retreat is scheduled for May 3-5, 2024, at Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA. Please join us for a weekend of... Volunteer Opportunities at St. David's this February! St. David's offers many opportunities for members to get involved in service and the life of the church. Serving in Ministry ensures... Summer Camps at St. David's! Vacation Bible School 2024 July 8 through July 11! Stay tuned for more information and registration! Preschool Summer Camps 2024 We look... Ash Wednesday 2024 Ash Wednesday is the first day of the penitential Lenten Season in the Episcopal Church. We are reminded of our mortality and profess our... 1 2 3 4 5 Quick Links Do you have a prayer request? Are you a member and need to reserve a room for your group or ministry? Use these quick links below! Prayer Request Space/Event Request The Illumination Member Log in St. David's Library Make an Online Pledge Make an Online Donation Printable Directory

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  • Becoming a Member | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Becoming a Member Come for a Visit, Stay for the Journey How do I become a member? We rejoice in all those who come to St. David’s. If you would like to make St. David’s your church home, please stop by our Welcome Center at the main entrance of the Church to get a visitors packet. In the visitor’s packet, you will find a new member’s form. You may return the completed new members form to: The church office - 1015 Old Roswell Rd., Roswell, GA. 30076 Place it in the wooden box located on the Welcome Desk just inside the front doors Download the New Member Form here. If you are transferring your membership from another church, please complete the back of the new member form to request a transfer. Who is a member of the Parish? A baptized Christian. A person who regularly attends. A participant in the programs of the parish. A person who regularly gives through a recorded pledge or gift – the 10% tithe is the standard. Who is a Communicant? A member of the Parish (description above) A confirmed Episcopalian whose letter of transfer is at St. David’s. How do I become an Episcopalian? Members of St. David's come from a variety of religious backgrounds, and there are several ways one may join the Episcopal Faith: Through Baptism - The Episcopal Church considers that anyone who has been baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in any Church or denomination, is welcomed as a baptized member of the Episcopal Church. Children, as well as adults, may be baptized. Through Transfer - Those who have already been baptized may become members by transferring from another church or denomination. Through Confirmation - Adult baptized members become confirmed members through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sixteen is usually considered the earliest age for Confirmation, which involves prayers and the laying on of hands by a Bishop. Through being Received - Those who have been confirmed in another denomination may become a confirmed communicant of the Episcopal Church by Reception. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Church office at 770-993-1094, ext. 104.

  • Music and Choir | St. David's Episcopal Church

    St. David's Ringing in Joy: The Hand Bell Choir at St. David's St. David’s has been blessed for over thirty years with beautiful handbells, organized and directed by Eileen Nahser. The handbells had... Music News Join us for one of many opportunities not only to enjoy music, but to let it breathe into your soul, and experience the awe and majesty of God’s wonders through the gift of music. ​For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands, I sing for joy. – Psalm 92:4 “No created powers can mar our Lord Jesus’ music, nor spill our song of Joy. ​Let us then be glad and rejoice in the salvation of our Lord.” – Samuel Retherford ​As Episcopalians, we are inheritors of a rich Anglican Choral Tradition of exceptional quality. We embrace that tradition at St. David’s by offering music that has stood the test of time; we also champion the work of modern-day composers who prove that God continues to speak to musicians writing today. Our music selections are guided by the lectionary readings for the day, as well as the liturgical season. We encourage all who desire to make music to have the opportunity to share their gifts in worship. Through a variety of ensembles and worship times, we provide opportunities to participate for all ages and a variety of experience levels. The musical season is from September through May. Small groups and soloists provide special music through the summer months. Learn More about the St. David's Austin Opus 1868 Pipe Organ Music and Choir Ensembles - Fill out the form below if you would like to participate! Adult Choir St. David's Adult Choir Handbell Choir St. David's Handbell Choir Basement Band St. David's Basement Band Listen, Like, Share, Subscribe! Staff Sue Mitchell-Wallace, M.M., FAGO, ASCAP Music Director & Organist 770-993-6084, Ext. 107 Email An award-winning Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and the American Society of Composers and Publishers. She served on the National Council of the AGO for six years as ​Councilor for Education. She served for four years on the professional certification committee and still adjudicates certification examinations and improvisation examinations around the country. She studied with Dr. Harold Gleason and Catharine Crozier at Rollins College (B.M.). She additionally studied with Dr. Thomas Spacht, Barry College, and James Progis, majoring in composition at the University of Miami. (M.M.) She was selected for membership in Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honor Society, and received an Algernon Sydney Sullivan Fellowship. She was on the music faculty at Broward College, Florida Atlanta University and the Birmingham Southern Conservatory. She is a Composer Fellow of Melodious Accord, under the tutelage of Alice Parker. She has served on the national boards of the Hymn Society of America and Canada, the Leadership Program for Musicians, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. She has served on the Diocesan Music Commission for the Diocese of Atlanta. She was dean of the Fort Lauderdale chapter of AGO and completed her term as dean of the Atlanta AGO chapter in June 2016. She is currently the American Guild of Organists Regional Councillor for the Southeast. She has concertized from California to the Netherlands, Wales to Texas. She has played solo recitals at the United States Naval Academy, the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, the Washington National Cathedral, Queens College in Oxford, England, and was invited to play two solo programs at Westminster Abbey, London. She has played for and presented workshops at national conventions for the Hymn Society of America and the American Guild of Organists. She has been a conference organist at Montreat, Lake Junaluska and Green Lake worship and music conferences, Presbyterian, Methodist, and American Baptist denominations, respectively. She presents workshops, recitals, and master classes throughout the USA. She is a published and commissioned composer of choir anthems, organ literature, music for trumpet and organ, and handbell music. Her music has been published by Hope, Selah, Carl Fischer, Presser, and G.I.A. Her choirs have sung services at the Cathedral of St. Philip and three concerts at Carnegie Hall. ​ She is currently the organist-choirmaster at St. David’s Episcopal Church, a thriving parish in suburban Atlanta. She recently was commissioned to contribute several composer/repertoire chapters for a book compendium that will be published by the American Choral Directors Association in 2019. Susie Clements Youth & Children’s Choir Director Basement Band Director Handbell Choir Director 770-993-6084 x131 Email Susie Clements loves making music and working with children of all ages. She has a Bachelor of Sacred Music from Wittenberg University and is a member of Chorister’s Guide and RSCM America. She has been coaching and teaching children in the Episcopal church for over 20 years, working with all ages, infants, and toddlers through high school. Growing up Lutheran, she joined the choir in 3rd grade and has been singing and playing piano, organ, guitar, and recorder ever since. Loves long walks on the beach (no, seriously! LOVES the beach!) and likes new challenges and creating new opportunities to reflect God’s love through music. Music and Choir News and Updates Ringing in Joy: The Hand Bell Choir at St. David's St. David’s has been blessed for over thirty years with beautiful handbells, organized and directed by Eileen Nahser. The handbells had... St. David's Community Children's Choir Fall 2023 Registration Welcome to St. David’s Community Children’s Choir (CCC)! The St. David's Community Children's Choir was created to provide children in... Easter Music to Stir the Heart and Soul Special music for 11:15am high mass on Easter Sunday! Thanks to the St. David's Special Music Fund, we are pleased to present the St....

  • Three-Year-Olds | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Three Year Olds Call/Text NOW to schedule a tour Four days: Three Year Old Class is for children 3 years of age by September 1 NOTE: – CHILDREN MUST BE POTTY TRAINED Click here for Developmental Objectives Age 3 turning 4​ ​ Three year old Class meets four days per week on Monday-Thursday from 9:30 AM-1PM. Class size is limited to 12 students, two teachers. Children will arrive and depart by way of carpool (unless the child attends the 8:30 Rooster Club Play Group, then they are walked in, or if they use the after preschool play group StayNPlay , then they are collected from the playground at 2PM). Parents who prefer not to use carpool drop off may walk their child to the classroom after carpool ends at 9:45AM. Children arrive at preschool with a two handled labeled school bag that holds a change of clothing, and lunchbox filled with a light "nut-free" lunch and filled water bottle. The classroom is divided into areas of play and learning with age appropriate toys and furniture, large carpeted area for free play and circle time, reading center, housekeeping area, discovery/art activities, and a child-friendly bathroom. Teachers share lesson plans with parents weekly. Children are read to daily and have individual and group instruction time; art projects and games that support the theme based curriculum; and many skill building activities for areas of development. Specials outside the classroom are Music and Movement and Preschool Chapel once a week, and outdoor play on the upper playground daily as weather permits. Classroom parents send in food for a mid-morning "nut-free" snack for the whole class on a rotation basis. Teaching focus is on social interaction skills, fine motor, and early learning skills that prepare students for PreK. Evaluations are given to parents in January and again in May. ​ St. David's Preschool follows Fulton County Schools calendar with the exception of the start and the end dates of the school year . ​ Annual Tuition is $3550 and can be paid in 10 equal monthly payments of $355. Due at the time of registration for new students is a registration fee of: $125 A one-time Supply fee of $90 is due the first month of preschool. Click Here to register.

  • Turning-Two | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Turning Two Call/Text NOW to schedule a tour Two Days: Turning Two program is for children 18 months** of age by September 1 This class meets two days per week on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45 am-12:45 pm. Class size is limited to eight students with two teachers. Click here to see Turning Twos objectives ​ Children enjoy free play, stories, songs, finger plays, and create “make and take” art projects. Little ones have a Music and Movement class once a week and go outdoors to play on our toddler friendly playground daily as weather permits. ​ Children will be walked to the classroom at 9:45 AM (unless they arrive prior to attend the 8:30 AM Rooster Club) and picked up at 12:45 PM. ​ **Children should be able to walk and be able to stay awake during the 3 hour program. Parents provide water filled sippy cup and a supply of diapers in a labeled two handled bag. The students will be served two snacks a day. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held in January. Parents are welcome to communicate any questions and concerns at any time. St. David's Preschool follows Fulton County Schools calendar with the exception of the start and the end dates of the school year. ​ Annual Tuition is $2390 and can be paid in 10 equal monthly payments of $239. Due at the time of registration for new students is a registration fee of: $125 A one-time Supply fee of $50 is due the first month of preschool. Click Here to register.

  • Children's Ministry | St. David's Episcopal Church

    St. David's Children's Ministries Latest Blog Post St. David's Summer Camps at St. David's! Vacation Bible School 2024 July 8 through July 11! Stay tuned for more information and registration! Preschool Summer Camps 2024 We look... St. David's Are You Ready for Pajama Sunday? Does your family have a tradition of getting fancy, new pajamas for Christmas? St. David's invites you to wear your new Christmas PJs to... St. David's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Worship Schedule and How to Participate in the Children's Pageant St. David's has five beautiful Christmas Eve services for you to attend. This year since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, we will have... Welcome to Children’s Ministry at St. David’s, a dynamic, intergenerational ministry seeking to fulfill the mission of the church: to unite all people to Christ and to one another, especially through ministry to the children and families of the parish, and to our neighboring community. Children’s Ministry seeks to imagine, invite and grow relationships centered on a foundation of belonging and the assurance of God’s love for each of us; to connect, have fun together, pray, and learn the stories of Jesus and the Bible with St. David’s Family and friends. We seek God’s grace and guidance and invite all to support the work, play, discovery, and growth of Children’s Ministry through the following practices: To welcome all in Christian hospitality. To grow in faith through the experience of a Sunday worship gathering for children to discover in faith, listen to one another, and learn together about God's gracious love for each of us and the world. To grow in knowledge and joy through regular participation in a dynamic Sunday school and midweek Christian Education programs grounded in Biblical teaching, shared devotion, prayer, and the celebration of friendships. To minister to one another , to listen to and learn from one another as a fundamental way to strengthen our bonds in Christian friendship and concern for others through activities that promote fun, empathy, fellowship, and outreach partnership. Learn more here! Events this Fall Sunday Offerings Calendar Children at St. David's Children's Chapel. Children's Bibles and Devotions Nursery Care Outreach Partnerships Vacation Bible School Celebration Sunday Church Seasons WOW and MNO Family Resources

  • Transfer a Gift to a Trust | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Transfer a Gift to a Trust The Charitable Lead Trust enables you to transfer assets (normally $500,000 or more) to a trust that pays its income to St. David’s for a set period of time, generally ten to twenty years. St. David’s would receive the income from the trust immediately. At the end of the designated time period, the principal and all capital appreciation returns to you or your designated beneficiaries. This type of trust could offer significant gift and estate tax savings. Please consult your financial advisor and legal counsel for guidance and information. Learn more about Funding Future Ministry options . Prospective donors are strongly urged to consult with their own legal, financial, and/or tax advisor regarding the tax advantages of planned giving. This information is for educational use and not intended to be financial, tax, ​or legal advice and should not be relied on as such.

  • Give | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Give At St. David’s, we pray that our ministries will flourish because of strong giving by our members. Our ministries are fruitful when the generosity of our parishioners is abundant. We strive to be a parish that lifts our hearts, hands, and voices to honor God and his gifts through the generosity of our time, talent, and treasure. St. David’s many outreach ministries, in addition to those ministries that serve our own parishioners, helps many hundreds of needy people each year: the homeless, the hungry, the depressed, the addicted, the sick, the lonely, and the grieving. Your financial support allows us to continue those ministries. Stewardship and Funding Future Ministry Give a Gift To pay your pledge, provide a monetary gift or contribute to specific ministries, please click below. You can set up one-time or automatic payments. Annual Giving 2024 Click below for more information on our 2024 Annual Giving Campaign: "Walk in Love". Click Here to Give Campaign Information Build our Future The Funding Future Ministry program provides an opportunity for you to establish a planned gift with no financial impact during your lifetime. Learn More Giving at St. David's Remember St. David's in Your Will Having a current Last Will and Testament is a loving and responsible act for the sake of your family and/or beneficiaries. Not only can... Being A Better Neighbor in February to NFCC Clean Start for the New Year Most of us worry more about having time to do the laundry than about having detergent to use, but that is... St. David's to Host NFCC Thanksgiving Meal Program this November! St. David’s will host the annual NFCC Thanksgiving Meals distribution beginning Monday, November 15, through Sunday, November 21. During... Donations and Offerings Easter Flowers Flowers for decorating St. David’s for Easter services are made possible by your generous donations. The suggested donation is $50. If you wish to donate toward our Easter flowers, complete this form by Sunday, March 24, to ensure proper recognition and celebration in our Easter bulletins. Altar Flowers and Sanctuary Lamp Click here to dedicate altar flowers or the sanctuary lamp. Stock Donations You may want to consider donating stock to fulfill your pledge. Gifts of stock can provide donors with a double tax benefit. First, you are able to claim a charitable donation on the current amount of the donated stock, not just the amount you originally paid for it. Second, you do not pay taxes on the appreciated value of the stock. Should you decide this is something you might want to do, please contact the finance office at 770-993-1094, ext. 120, to get St. David’s account. Memorial Gifts We welcome and appreciate your gifts to St. David’s and are pleased to acknowledge those gifts made in the memory of family, friends, and others you wish to recognize. The family will be notified of your thoughtfulness. Please be aware that we do not include the amount of your gift in the acknowledgment.

  • Worship Support | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Worship Support As followers of Jesus, we come together for regularly for worship - our expression of prayer as a community. God meets us in these gatherings to shape us into vessels of God's love. Serving in worship ministries is a fantastic way to help others experience the presence of God and to draw closer to God in your worship. We would love to have you join one of these opportunities for ministry. ​ Please take some time to explore the offerings below to find a way to become involved. When you feel that you have found something that interests you, please use the email links. The appropriate ministry head will contact you very soon. For more information on any of the ministries below, including how to join, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Lay Liturgical Ministers The members of this ministry participate in the liturgical services of the parish by reading the appointed lessons and psalms, leading the Prayers of the People, and administering the chalice during the Holy Eucharist. Altar Guild The altar guild sets the table for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. In addition, they remove all linens and vessels after the service and are responsible for their care.​ Flower Guild Flowers are a sign of the resurrection and add beauty to the sanctuary. Parishioners have the opportunity to contribute them as memorials or as thanksgiving offerings. Members of the Flower Guild serve on a rotating basis to arrange the flowers in the church. Acolytes The acolyte ministry (St. David’s Guild) provides an opportunity for young people to model ideal Christian behavior while actively serving the Lord on a regular basis. Participation begins with 6th graders and runs through their senior year. Young people volunteer, are selected and are invited to join the Acolyte Corps. Acolytes begin carrying torches and grow into more demanding roles. Pew Crew The Pew Angels straighten the hymnals and prayer books in each pew. In addition, they restock all of the brochures and pens as needed in the pew racks.​ Vergers The Vergers lead processions into and during the service, assist with Communion and are available to the Clergy should anything be needed during the service. The Vergers are appointed by the Rector. Ushers The usher teams greet and welcome members and visitors, distribute service bulletins and assist in the seating of our worshippers while being attentive to those who are in wheelchairs or other mobile units. During Holy Communion ushers assist with traffic to and from the ​altar rail.​ Children's Service Readers (9am Service) The youth readers read the lessons and prayers at the 9:00 am. Family Service. The reads need strong reading skills. Baptismal Banners Every child who is baptized at St. David’s receives a handcrafted banner with their name. The banners are crafted by a ministry comprised of dedicated parishioners.​ Wedding Guild This guild assists the wedding parties for weddings at St. David’s. They are present at the rehearsal and wedding ceremonies. Click here to see the schedule.

  • Gift of Life Insurance | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Gift of Life Insurance A gift of life insurance is popular, easy, and convenient. Generally, such a gift should be whole life and not term insurance. There are several ways to make a gift of life insurance. Purchase a new policy and make St. David’s both the owner and beneficiary. The premiums are tax deductible. Make St. David’s the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy. The cash value of the policy is deductible, plus any future premiums. Make St. David’s a contingent beneficiary of an existing policy. Learn more about Funding Future Ministry options . ​ Prospective donors are strongly urged to consult with their own legal, financial, and/or tax advisor regarding the tax advantages of planned giving. This information is for educational use and not intended to be financial, tax, ​or legal advice and should not be relied on as such.

  • FAQ's | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Frequently Asked Questions Take a minute and plan your visit to St. David's. Parking There is parking on the west of our campus (by entrance to the Church) and on the north side of our campus behind Jeffords Fellowship Hall (and the playground). There is also additional parking at Mimosa Elementary School, with stairs that lead to our campus. There are handicapped parking spaces available in the parking lot adjacent to the Church with a handicapped entrance. Jeffords Fellowship Hall has additional handicapped parking located in the front of the Hall on the curved driveway. Parking is not allowed in the lane that is to your far right as you enter the Jeffords Hall entrance from Old Roswell Road, this is a fire lane. It is clearly marked with a red curb. Sunday School and Adult Education Sunday School for children, youth, and adults is held from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. each Sunday, between the 9:00 a.m. Family Service and the 11:15 a.m. service. The current list of offerings, and their locations, will be available in the worship Bulletin. If you need directions, please feel free to ask an usher, or at the Welcome Desk. They will be happy to help you. What to expect We want your visit to St. David's to be a warm and welcoming experience. We believe that when you are our guest, we are co-hosts with God, who has extended an invitation to each of us to share in the love we have come to know at St. David's. Please stop by our Welcome Center in the main entrance of the Church, and a member of our Welcome Ministry will be there to assist you. We also encourage you to fill out a Welcome Card, which may be found at the Welcome Center, in the pew racks, or online (here). The Welcome Card will enable us to send you information about our Church. It can be given to a greeter, or member of the vestry, dropped in the offering plate, or in the box located at the Welcome Center. Communion The Eucharist culminates in Communion, a shared meal of bread and wine in remembrance of Jesus' death and resurrection. An usher will invite you to come to the altar rail. You may stand or kneel at the rail, though most parishioners kneel. Most parishioners hold their hands out with their palms open, and a minister will come to you to place bread in your hand. You may then take the bread to your mouth or dip the bread in the wine. You may receive the wine directly from the chalice by guiding it with your hand if you prefer. If you would not like to receive Communion, simply cross your arms across your chest like an "X", and a minister will offer a prayer of blessing instead. If you have a question and do not see it here, please feel free to contact the church office. We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Stained Glass Windows - The Six Mercies | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Stained Glass Windows Part 4 - The Six Mercies “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me,” and, “Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” - Jesus Location - Left side, along the wall of the nave. Feed the Hungry Give Drink to the Thirsty Shelter the Stranger Clothe the Naked Visit the Sick Ransom the Captive The six rectangular stained glass windows that flank the left side of the nave depict the Gospel lesson: Matthew 25:31 -46. They show what are called “The Six Mercies.” These are only a representative sampling of the types of things Jesus calls us to do as subjects of our Heavenly King. The inscription in each window describes the tasks spelled out in the Gospel lesson: “Feed the Hungry,” “Give Drink to the Thirsty,” “Shelter the Stranger,” “Clothe the Naked,” “Visit the Sick,” and “Ransom the Captive.” ​ The six windows are plain and straightforward in their depiction of the Six Mercies. Only in the lastwindow is there a bit of symbolism. It’s the large anchor being held by the man who is visiting the prisoner in chains. The anchor is a very ancient Christian symbol of hope. An anchor holds a ship safely in place against tides and winds, and so it is also with the hope of Christ’s Resurrection. Writing to the Hebrews of the certainty of God’s promise, St. Paul says, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:13-20) Back To Part 3 - "The Life of Jesus" ​ Proceed to Part 5 - "The Saints"

  • Altar Flowers | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Altar Flowers Donations Altar flowers are a beautiful way to honor loved ones or give thanks to God for someone in your life, past or present. Your donation will sponsor altar flowers for one Sunday. We will acknowledge these honorariums and remembrances in the Sunday bulletin. Your contributions for altar flowers are an integral component of St. David’s Flower Guild's budget. The cost is $75 per family/individual. Please make your check payable to St. David’s Episcopal Church and put on your memo line that it is for altar flowers, or, when you click the submit button it will take you to our online payment option. If you are paying by check, please place the check in the offering plate/alms basin, or drop it off at the church office. Please make sure to fill in the particular date that you would like flowers to be placed on the altar.

  • Stained Glass Windows - The Life of Jesus | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Stained Glass Windows Part 3 - The Life of Jesus The twelve large stained glass windows on the right and left walls of the nave show significant events in the life of Jesus our Lord. They are arranged chronologically, beginning on the right wall nearest to the front and proceeding clockwise around the nave. "The Annunication" Location: Right wall closest to front of nave This window, showing the angel Gabriel’s appearance to the Virgin Mary, and is depicted in the first chapter of the Gospel according to St. Luke, verses 26 through 38. After deciding that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on December 25, the Church centuries ago set aside the fixed date of March 25 for the feast of the Annunciation, appropriately exactly 9 months before Christmas Day. ​ Gabriel is shown holding a spray of white lilies. This is a very traditional artistic device to emphasize that the woman in the picture is Mary, since white lilies symbolize purity, chastity, and innocence. When the angel tells Mary that she is to bear a son, Mary questions the idea by saying, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” Gabriel explains that “the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” The artist has illustrated this answer with the dove at the top of the window, and rays of brilliant light descending from the dove that alight on Mary. We know that the dove represents God’s Holy Spirit, and the artist emphasizes the divine and holy nature of this dove by giving it the traditional artistic mark of holiness: a nimbus. Mary, too, is shown with a nimbus. But the dove’s nimbus has a special feature that you can see repeated in every one of the stained glass windows that depict either the Holy Spirit or Jesus: it is a “cruciform” nimbus, bearing a hint of the four branches of the Christian cross in its four colored stripes. "The Nativity" Location: Right wall 2nd from front The stained glass window that depicts “The Nativity” is in the middle of the wall on the right side of the nave, placed between the “Annunciation” and “Presentation” windows. It depicts Joseph, Mary and the Baby Jesus in a manger topped by a pair of white doves. ​ Bruce Thomas notes, "It transports my thoughts to be with the Holy Family in Bethlehem, much more than my actual visit to Bethlehem was able to do. As I’ve written elsewhere in this series, religious stained glass windows serve a variety of purposes: “as beautiful adornment that reflects our great love for God; to bring light (‘the light of God’) into the dark corners of the church; and to serve as a Biblical textbook.” "The Presentation" Location: Right wall 3rd from front Hebrew law (Leviticus 12:1-8) dictated the date for the circumcision of a newly born male child, on his eighth day of life. In addition, the law prescribed that the mother must wait until the 33rd day after his circumcision for her to be considered purified from the birth of that child. On that 40th day of his life, she was to present herself to the priest of the temple, and bring with her both a burnt offering and a sin offering. In Mary’s case, since she apparently could not afford a lamb for the burnt offering, she took the more affordable option of bringing two doves (or pigeons) for her offerings. In the stained glass, you can see both little birds in the cage near Mary’s feet. ​ Because February 2 is the 40th day after Christmas, the Church on that date celebrates the feast called “The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple.” The emphasis for this feast, though, has been placed on the second reason for the temple visit of Jesus and his parents: adherence to another law of the Hebrews (Numbers 18:15-16) that required a first-born male, when he was about a month old, to be “redeemed” at the temple for a specific price, because the first-born always belonged to God. ​ During their visit to the temple that day, the Holy Family encountered the elderly, righteous, and devout man Simeon. The Holy Spirit had promised Simeon that he would not die until he had witnessed the long-awaited Messiah. Taking Jesus into his arms, Simeon recognized that the promise had been fulfilled. Here, we see Simeon raising his finger towards heaven as he praises God with the words that have become known as “The Song of Simeon.” This song (the Nunc Dimittis) is included in the liturgy of Evening Prayer, and sung beautifully at Evensong services by the St. David’s choir. "The Baptism of Jesus" Location: Right wall 4th from front In the detail of the window, you can see John’s garb, made from camel hair, with a leather belt about his waist. Alluding to John’s life in the desert, there is a canteen attached to his belt. In the background, the waters of the Jordan can be spied, with a pool of the river in the foreground. The most fascinating detail for me is that the artist has mimicked the way light is bent when it travels through water. As a result, Jesus’ feet are shown noticeably bigger than they would be seen to be if they were resting on dry land. Growing next to the spot is a type of plant we’re used to seeing in marshy areas, the cattail. John the Baptist has his hands full: in one hand is a shell from which he is pouring water to baptize Jesus; in his other hand he holds a staff from which flutters the same banner we’ve noticed in the central rose window above the altar. If you read the 36th verse in the first chapter of the Gospel according to John (the Evangelist) about John (the Baptist), you should be able to understand the reason why the artist has used this banner to tie together the two windows. Above it all floats the dove, representing the Holy Spirit of God descending upon Jesus. ​ "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." "The First Miracle" Location: Right wall 5th from front Jesus’ first miracle was at a wedding in Cana, which the evangelist John gives us in the second chapter of his Gospel account. Our Lord’s blessed mother, Mary, recognizes the wine has run out, and that this calamity will spoil the wedding feast. She doesn’t tell Jesus straight out what to do; she merely infers it. She says to him, “They have no more wine.” He, as a loving son, understands her wishes immediately, but there is mild tension in his response as he protests the task she has set for him. He gently pushes back while at the same time showing proper respect: “Dear woman, why do you involve me? ... My time has not yet come.” But Mary, bless her, proceeds exactly as only a mother would. Pointedly, her next words are not directed towards Jesus, but to the servants of the household: “Do whatever he tells you.” Jesus understands, relents, and obeys his mother’s wishes. Water is changed into wine, and the wedding feast continues, a huge success. In the stained glass, the artist depicts clear water, gushing forth from the throat of the stone jar, then changing in mid-flow into the purplish color of wine? In the background, the wedding couple sits at table and a servant is bearing a tray of food above his head. Over them, almost as we would see today in one of those large, festive tents erected for lavish wedding receptions, there hangs a large chandelier with blazing candles. Jesus stands large in the foreground beside another servant, who is struggling to pour the water-wine from the huge, unwieldy 30-gallon jar. The artist has focused on the miracle of the water literally being changed into wine. But in this window that depicts the Miracle at Cana – “the first of his miraculous signs,” as John describes it (John 2:1-11) – we have a foreshadowing of the Holy Eucharist. Jesus provided wine for the wedding feast, just as he provides himself in the wine each time we kneel at the communion rail. "Healing" Location: Right wall 6th from front The healing ministry of Jesus is expressed in the stained glass window that is on the right side of the nave and closest to the gallery. Its name is simply “Healing,” although it looks like it should be called “Healing the Blind.” While the petitioner in this depiction is clearly a blind person, a close inspection of the detail of the window will reveal another person who is using crutches. The Gospels tell us of paralytics, deaf-mutes, demoniacs, persons lame or with withered limbs, people suffering from fever or dropsy, as well as those who were blind. The list of ailments continues with leprosy and bleeding, and even includes the ultimate of ailments: death itself. Jesus was begged to heal persons with a broad range of maladies, and those petitions were always answered. The faith that was shown was always rewarded, with that being a major message for us inherent in this window: “Knock and the door will be opened to you.” ​ At the peak of the window, the artist has inserted a symbol that announces its subject matter of healing: a single snake curled around a wooden staff. Some may erroneously call this symbol a “caduceus” (which has two snakes), but it is instead the more ancient and correct symbol for the healing professions: the staff of Asclepius. "The Transfiguration" Location: Left wall 6th from front The Transfiguration window is the one farthest to the rear of the nave on the left side. In it you can see how Jesus’ face is radiant, and how the artist depicts his clothes as “dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.” Notice how the artist represents the cloud that overshadows them all. In the background stands Moses. Beside Moses is the prophet Elijah who himself had met God on Horeb, “the mountain of God” (1 Kings 19:9-18). Look closely for the symbolic clues the artist has inserted that identify both Moses and Elijah. In the foreground Peter, James, and John look on in amazement. Peter, in his exuberance, suggests to Jesus that three dwellings be erected, “one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” At the peak of the window, you can see how the artist has inserted a trio of tents to illuminate this impulsive suggestion of Peter. It’s not hard to pick out which of the three figures represents Peter. But of the other two, can you decide how to identify the brothers James and John? Which is which? One of them is balding, while the other has a full head of hair. I suggest you look at the Crucifixion window just to the right of this one, and recall how John in his Gospel records that he was present with Jesus’ mother Mary at the foot of the cross. The artist has assured continuity by showing John with the same features and hairstyle he has in the Transfiguration window. "The Crucifixion" Location: Left wall 5th from front The synoptic Gospels are all in agreement about the condition of the daytime sky on that Good Friday when Jesus was crucified. “From the sixth hour [noon] until the ninth hour [3 p.m.] darkness came over all the land.” Contemporaneous non-Christian accounts confirm this midday darkening phenomenon. How was this darkening of the sky to be depicted in the stained glass without compromising the light-transmitting quality of this one window? The artist has indicated the darkening in two ways: physically as well as metaphysically. Rather than darken the sky, there is only a broad hint of the effect, with a sinuous large dark cloud obscuring the face of the sun. Additional darkening of the picture is achieved by the almost mahogany coloring of Jesus’ body hanging on the dark wooden cross. The evident agony and the bruising of the body darken the moment most effectively. The deep purple cloth that is draped over the arms of the cross also lends a darkening mood without impeding the window’s capacity to transmit light. The prominent nails in Jesus’ hands and feet contribute another portion of this mood of darkness. Above the scene, at the peak of the window, the nails and the crown of thorns are emblematic of the dark theme of agony and death. Three other figures surround the cruel cross: Jesus’ mother Mary, dressed in the same sarum blue that she wears in the other three windows in which she appears; the young evangelist John, his hair styled the same as it is in the Transfiguration window on the left; and a lone Roman soldier wearing a cloak that is the same dark purple color as the drape on the cross, serving as the silent background witness to this dark scene. "The Resurrection" Location: Left wall 4th from front This allegory for our Risen Lord, the first verse of Hymn 204, is echoed in the stained glass window depicting “The Resurrection.” Look at the ornamentation at the peak of the window, and you’ll see a visual version of the allegory. Set to the haunting melody of a French carol, the words were written by the poet John Macleod Campbell Crum (1872-1958), an Anglican priest who served at Canterbury Cathedral. The rebirth of all nature in the springtime as emblematic of the Resurrection of Jesus is a theme as old as Christianity. Compare this window with the one to its left that shows the crucifixion. Once again the artist’s challenge is to manage the light-transmission quality of the medium of stained glass, this time emphasizing the brightness of that first Easter morning, rather than the dark gloom of Good Friday. The brilliant rays of the sun stream forth, dazzling us so that it is hard to even discern the huge stone that has been rolled away from the entrance of the tomb. Jesus stands in front of the crypt, arrayed in white splendor, shining even brighter than the sun, completely transformed from the battered body that had been put in the tomb on Friday afternoon. His face is fresh and bright, the beard and hair clean and brushed, but close examination reveals the wounds in his hands and feet, assuring us that this is indeed the same person hanging on the cross in the neighboring window. One of the Roman soldiers is shielding his eyes, but is it the brilliance of the sun that is causing him to do so? Or is it the astonishing sight of the resurrected Jesus that has caused him to avert his gaze? It’s interesting that the other guard has no trouble staring at Jesus, even with the sun in his field of vision. Is there a message for us there in those differing reactions of the two witnesses? How ironic, that the chief priests and Pharisees had lobbied for soldiers to be put in place, to seal and guard the tomb, and yet these very guards become the first witnesses of the Resurrection. They are the ones to behold His glory as the dawn breaks, while Jesus’ followers later in the day (as shown in the “Supper at Emmaus” window to the right) take an inordinate amount of time before they even recognize their friend walking and talking with them. "Supper at Emmaus" Location: Left wall 3rd from front Two disciples of Jesus are trudging along the dusty road from Jerusalem to the outlying town of Emmaus. It’s a seven-mile trip, so they have a long time to chat. And they have a lot to talk about, because these two are very sad, very confused, disillusioned, and dejected. Their friend and teacher Jesus has died a violent death, and just today it’s been discovered that his body is missing from its tomb. Luke tells us the name of one of them: Cleopas. Some scholars speculate that it was his wife, Mary, who was among those witnesses at the crucifixion. If so, then it stands to reason that the image they hold of Jesus at this moment is the wife’s eyewitness account: a bloody, broken and bruised body, pierced by thorns and nails and a spear. This would help to explain why, when their risen Lord joins the pair in mid-journey, they are “kept from recognizing him.” When Jesus asks them what they’ve been discussing, they are convinced this stranger is not from the area around Jerusalem, or else he’d know the big news about the trial and execution of Jesus of Nazareth. Even as Jesus explains to them (again!) why these things had to happen according to the Scriptures, they still don’t recognize him. When they get to their destination in Emmaus, Jesus indicates he’s going to travel on, but they urge him to stay and have supper with them. This is the scene we see depicted in the stained glass window. It shows the moment when Jesus, assuming the role normally reserved for a host, takes the bread and gives thanks, breaks it and gives it to his two disciples. It is the moment when “their eyes were opened and they recognized him.” After that, Jesus vanishes from their sight, and the two of them recognize how their hearts burned within them while he taught them from the Scriptures along the road to Emmaus. As you study the window, see how the faces of the two disciples display that spark of recognition. Notice the sandals that have been kicked off, and the basin of water used for washing their dusty and aching feet before the meal. They had to have been tired after that seven mile trek from Jerusalem. But in their excitement, they rushed back to Jerusalem -- another dusty seven miles -- to tell the other disciples of their encounter with their risen Lord; of how he was recognized in the breaking of the bread. At the peak of the window, the shaft of wheat and the cluster of grapes remind us how Jesus appears to us in the bread and wine -- the Blessed Body and Blood of Our Lord -- when the celebrant breaks and elevates the consecrated Host, saying, “Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.” And remembering the excitement of the disciples at supper on that first Day of Resurrection, we reply enthusiastically, “Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.” "Ascension and Pentacost" Location: Left wall 2nd and 1st from front, respectively These two windows mark the last two events, chronologically, among the 12 significant events in the life of Jesus Christ shown in the large windows of the nave. They are the two large peaked windows farthest forward on the left side of the nave. The Church marks Ascension Day forty days after Easter (and ten days before Pentecost), because that’s precisely what the Bible tells us in Acts 1:3 about the timing of the event. As a result, this feast day always occurs on a Thursday, so it does not get the attention of many other important events in the life of Jesus that the Church celebrates on Sundays. I encourage you to read the account of the Ascension, in the first chapter of the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Study the window’s detail, and see how many tiny things you may have previously overlooked. For instance, notice the chariot at the peak of the window, then read the passage in 2 Kings 2:1-12. Christ’s ascent into heaven was foreshadowed by the taking up into heaven of the prophet Elijah. How many of Jesus’ disciples do you see depicted in the window? What is the meaning of the two footprints shown in the window? The Pentecost window illustrates the event written about in Acts 2:1-4 -- the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise to his disciples to send the Holy Spirit to comfort them. Beginning in the Middle Ages, stained glass windows in the great cathedrals and churches of Europe served three purposes: as beautiful adornment that reflects our great love for God; to bring light (“the light of God”) into the dark corners of the church; and to serve as a Biblical textbook for the illiterate masses. While we are no longer the illiterate masses, we still benefit from these visual reminders of the wonderful stories from the Bible. Back To Part 2 - The Four Evangelists ​ Proceed to Part 4 - "The Six Mercies"

  • Nursery | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Nursery Care St David's Nursery is open on Sunday mornings starting at 8:45 and ending at 12:30. We serve parents of children from newborns to 5th graders. Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing excellent care in a loving environment following Safeguarding God's Children guidelines and CDC protocols. Infants - Toddlers (birth to approximately 24 months) - St. Anne Room Two and Three Year Olds - St. Elizabeth Room ​ Children ages 4 years-5th grade gather each week for their Bible story, prayers, and special activities. Judy Hine, Director of Children's Ministry, invites children to their gathering during each worship service returning for Communion. No sign up needed! Bring a friend! Questions? Contact Judy Hine, Director of Children's Ministry. ​Blessings and thanks! ​

  • Serve the Parish | St. David's Episcopal Church

    Serve the Parish Ministries that Serve St. David's Parish For more information on any of the ministries below, including how to join, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Welcome Committee The Welcome Ministry reflects the heart of our St. David’s community by making all who enter our doors feel wanted and cared for. The time commitment is small…the rewards are great. We would love for you to join this ministry. Daughters of the King The Order of the Daughters of the King was founded by the Episcopal Church in 1885 to be an extension of Christ’s kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism. Daughters of the King, in a lifetime vow, pledge to undertake a spiritual discipline that incorporates a Rule of Life through the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. ​ The Guild of Saint Joseph of Arimathea ​The Guild of Saint Joseph of Arimathea was established in July 2002 by the parishioners of St. David’s, and supported by the clergy. The primary purpose of the guild is to provide the staffing necessary to conduct a funeral at St. David’s observing the canons of the Episcopal Church and the rubric’s of the rector. Men's Club Breakfast The breakfast teams are part of the Men’s Club. The men gather to cook breakfast for the congregation before the 7:45 am service and are on 6-8 week serving rotation teams. Donations accepted for breakfast.​ Parish Partners Parish Partners are called to introduce New Members to other members of the church family, invite them to church activities, and help them integrate them into Parish life at St. David’s. Friends of the Garden ​The Friends of the Garden is a new ministry at St. David’s. It was formed to oversee, maintain and protect the sacred nature of the Memorial Garden. The committee is dedicated to preserving the existing garden with it’s natural beauty as it continues to serve as a sacred place where parishioners can visit for prayer, meditation and remembrance. Stephen Ministry The lay people of this ministry provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people, including those who are bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, divorced, unemployed, in financial crisis, or others who are facing crisis of life challenges. Stephen Ministers go through a detailed training program before ministering to others.

  • First Ways to Connect | St. David's Episcopal Church

    First Ways to Connect We believe that getting connected to a Ministry is the best way to meet others and for you to volunteer your time and talent. Participation can lead to lifelong friendships and meaningful contributions to our Church. When you fill out your new member form, you can select the ministries you are interested in. After submitting the form, the lead of the Ministry will reach out to you. Feel free to contact the Lead of Ministry at any time. St. David’s has over 80 ministries that are explained in the Ministry Opportunities brochure. Below is a link to the brochure, A paper copy can also be found at the Welcome Desk. Come Worship With Us! Join us at Connections Cafe! Connections Cafe is a time for visitors and new members to meet and learn more about how to get connected at St. David's, ask questions, and take a short tour of the campus. We will meet in Jeffords Hall at 8:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. (which ever time works best with your schedule) on the following dates in 2024: Sunday, January 21 Sunday, April 21 Sunday, July 21 Sunday October 20 Serve! There are so many ways to Walk in Love and serve at St. David's! Click the link below to read more or visit the serve pages on the website! Ministry Opportunites Booklet

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