Sunday, December 20
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Worship this Sunday
Outdoor Worship - 10:30 a.m.
Reservations needed, contact Jan Georges. B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own Bulletin)
Online Worship - 10:30 a.m.
Virtual Coffee Hour
immediately following the service via Zoom.
Drive Through Eucharist
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hispanic Service - 1:15 p.m.
Online Only - Facebook and YouTube
Outdoor Family Advent Service - 4:00 p.m.
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Inclement Weather Policy
The decision to cancel any Outdoor Worship, due to rain or temperatures that make Worshipping outside uncomfortable, will be made Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m.
Announcements cancelling service will be made in the Sunday Morning Bulletin and Links email and Facebook.
Christmas Worship Schedule
Christmas Worship Schedule
Wednesday, December 23rd
Live Nativity: A Walk to the Manger
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Contact Judy Hine.
Christmas Eve Outdoor Worship
11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m
For children on Christmas Eve, the children will go with Judy Hine, St. David's Children's Ministry, before the Gospel, for a special telling of the Christmas Story, and return for Communion at the 11:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. Services. We will also have an open-air tent (no sides) which will allow our Outdoor Worship to take place - Rain or Shine! Please see the safety protocols below.
To make reservations, contact Jan Georges at Jan@stdavidchurch.org
by December 22nd, 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Online Worship
There will be thirty minutes of special Christmas music (Vocal & Instrumental) prior to the 8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Virtual Service. These links will also be available for repeated viewing.
Christmas Day, December 25th
Homily by John Bolton.
There will be thirty minutes of special Christmas music (Vocal & Instrumental) prior to the 10:30 a.m. Christmas Morning Service. These links will also be available for repeated viewing.
Friendly Protocol Reminders
for Outdoor Services
We are joyous to be able to have 4 in-person services on Christmas Eve! Please know your safety is taken seriously and please review the guidelines below.
1) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. A maximum of 50 people per service is offered.
2) All participants must wear a face mask.
3) Automatic hand sanitizer stations will be provided and required to be used upon entry to the outdoor service.
4) Your name will be shown as attending on our contact list. A contact list is required in the event of exposure to the virus you can be notified.
5) When you enter the area for the outdoor service please wait for an Usher to seat you.
6) Please clear the area as soon as possible so we can disinfect before the next service.
6) If you become infected with the virus after being at an outdoor service, please contact Rebecca Cline (770-993-1094, ext. 104) as soon as possible so that we can use our contact list to advise those who were in attendance. Names of those that are ill will remain anonymous.
HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS!
Just a reminder that the Church Office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and will reopen Monday, January 4th. If you have a pastoral emergency during this time, please call the office, 770-993-6084, and follow the instructions to reach the priest on call.
As of Friday, December 18th,
St. David's has received 205 Pledges totaling $1,023,918.
Earlier this fall, we completed a study series on “The Marks of Christian Discipleship” and now, we are in the middle of the 2021 pledge campaign.
Your financial commitment is a tangible display of Christian discipleship and is critically important to the life of St. David’s, particularly considering the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. To date, we have received 205 pledge commitments totaling $1,023,819. This is a great start, but we have a long way to go to reach our goal of $1.7 million.
Your vestry and stewardship committee ask you to support St. David’s by completing a pledge card. If have not received a pledge card, please contact Rebecca Cline at ParishAdmin@stdavidchurch.org, download it from the link below, or make your pledge online through the St. David’s app or website.
If you have already pledged, thank you very much. If you have not, please unveil your heart to Christ and complete your pledge today.
Make Your Pledge Online
Download a Pledge Card
End of Year Reminder From the Finance Office
Get Your 2020 Pledge up to date and send your payment in before the end of the year! The last date that checks, online donations, and stock transfers can be received in order to claim a charitable tax contribution for 2020 is Thursday, December 31st. Checks that are received by St. David’s after the 31st will not qualify for a 2020 donation, even if the check has been backdated to 2020. However, checks that are mailed and postmarked by December 31st will be deductible in 2020.
Please note, the church office will close at noon on December 24th and not reopen until Monday, January 4th.
Family Advent Service
This Sunday, December 20th, 4:00-5:00 pm, in the St. David's back parking lot, we'll circle up to celebrate the hope of the season; light the Advent wreath; pray together, and receive Communion.
Sign up online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44adac23a6f85-childrens
Questions? Contact Michelle Ortiz, Associate Rector, email@example.com or Judy Hine, Director of Children's Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rector's Forum for Advent
The Buechner Monologues: Forgotten Voices from the Christmas Story
The Rector's Forum returns this Sunday, at 10:00 a.m., with the last Dramatic Monologue from the writings of Fredrick Buechner titled The Shepherd Who Saw Angels.
This will be posted to St. David's Facebook and Youtube Channel at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
Lessons and Carols for
Our Church and the World!
Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Join our St. David’s Choir and Virtual Singers, as they sing anthems and hymns with choirs, readers, and instrumentalists from around the world in a splendid 2020 debut Lessons and Carols Service, virtually broadcast from London on Sunday, December 20th, 5 pm EST.
Here is the link to our Order of Service
It includes all carols and readings and as a result, it is quite a long document. You may wish to use a tablet rather than printing it out. It is recommended that you listen to this Service of Lessons and Carols using headphones, for best audio fidelity. Please note, the only video content is Ben England, conductor, the choir, and the extracts from Messiah. The children, Recordare Soloists, the Readings, and soloists are audio-only.
Sunday School Virtual Classroom
Take some time out and visit this week's special Christmas Sunday School Virtual Classroom by clicking here.
Zoom Sunday School Christmas Party
2nd & 3rd Graders
Sunday, December 20th
10:00- 10:30 am.
The next Zoom Sunday School for the 2nd and 3rd graders will be on January 10th.
Questions? Contact Judy Hine, Children's Ministries,
A Walk to the Manager
Wednesday, December 23rd
Thank you St. David's Parish, Preschool Families, and Friends for your December 23rd sign up for the Live Nativity and the candlelight Walk to the Manger. We're at capacity for all signup times. Please let me know if your plans change to make space available for others!
We look forward to seeing you next week! Please arrive at the beginning of your segment and plan to spend about 25 minutes for the special visit! Contact Judy Hine, Director of Children's Ministry, with questions: email@example.com.
Flowers and greens for Christmas services are made possible by your generous donations. The amount is voluntary but the usual contribution is $50. You may use this form to sign up and mail it back to the church, or sign up online at:
Please note: Information needs to be RECEIVED in the church office by Monday morning, December 21st to be included in the Christmas bulletins.
Christmas Flowers Online Sign Up
Printable Christmas Flower Form
Your contributions for altar flowers in remembrance of a loved one or commemoration of a special event is an integral component of St. David’s Flower Guild's budget. In an effort to update our records we are doing away with the sign-up book that has been found on the welcome desk.
Moving forward, if you would like to dedicate the flowers on the altar, or continue dedicating flowers on the altar, please fill out the online form on the St. David’s website or complete the new envelopes on the Welcome desk (once the Church has resumed normal services)
Once you fill out the information on the form, which includes your name, contact information, event, and person to be commemorated, you will be directed to the “giving” section of our website where you can make your $75.00 contribution by using your credit card. Here is the link.
If you chose to write a check, please put" altar flowers” on the memo line and drop it off at the church or mail it to St. David’s Episcopal Church, attn: Rebecca Cline, 1015 Old Roswell Rd., Roswell, GA. 30076. Please note we will have to receive your contribution before we can post it to the church bulletin.
We encourage you to make a flower donation for Christmas. A list of contributors and those commemorated will be published at Christmas.
The Flower Guild is very appreciative of the continued support of the parishioners of St. David’s.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Marhsall, Flower Guild Chairman, Karenmarshall2007@att.et
Thursday Morning Bible Study
Merry Christmas from the Thursday Morning Bible Study!
We hope you will consider joining us in our study of The Divided Kingdom when we re"zoom" in the New Year! We love new faces!
If you would like to join us, you can watch any of our lessons at https://bit.ly/StDavidsYoutube. Just look for the Thursday Morning Bible Study Playlist!
An issue with St. David's App
Prayer Request Form
It was discovered this week that the prayer request form through the St. David's App was not working.
We take your prayer requests seriously and are working to improve this feature. If you submitted a prayer request through the App and do not see it on this week's prayer list please do not hesitate to reach out to the office.
Thank you to those who brought this issue to the office's attention.
A note about the prayer list: normal prayer requests will be listed for three weeks. If you have a prayer request that is an ongoing concern, please contact the Parish Admin, Rebecca Cline, so that she may include them in our long-term Prayer list.
Meet St. David's New Vestry Members!
St. David's was blessed to have so many wonderful, qualified, strong candidates who were willing to serve our beloved community this year. We thank them for offering their time and talents to us.
We are pleased to announce St. David's new Vestry Members. Please join us in congratulating them and thanking them for their service to St. David's.
In Case You Missed the Annual Meeting ...
The St. David's 2020 Annual Meeting, which was held virtually this year via Zoom, was recorded for those who were not able to attend. We have posted this video, along with links to the PowerPoint Presentation, the 2020 Annual Reports, and the Treasurer Reports to the St. David's Website. You may find them here.
Please note: You will have to scroll down the page.
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