News & Events
News from the Wardens and Vestry
The Wardens and the Vestry have wonderful news! At the request of the Vestry of St. David’s Episcopal Church and School, Bishop Susan Goff of the Diocese of Virginia, has called The Reverend Susan B. Pinkerton to be the Interim Rector at St. David’s. Susan will be joining St. David’s from California on December 1, 2022, in time to celebrate the Advent and Christmas season with us, and the beginning of the church liturgical year! To learn more, click here.
Realm Application Launch
The church is moving to a new kind of record keeping solution called Realm. It primarily serves the administrative needs of our staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved. Not only will this improve work life for our ministry staff, it will make it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what's going on, and grow as a connected community of believers. Please check your email for an invite. If you don't see an invite or have questions let us help answer! Visit here to login! Visit here for more information on the Realm launch.
Morning Prayer Return
Morning Prayer is back via ZOOM Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am led by parishioner and vestry member Margot Culhane.
Join us for a half hour of scripture, prayer and liturgy twice a week, gaining strength in spirit. We follow Rite 2 in the Book of Common Prayer supplemented with portions from Mission St. Clare's Daily Office.
Morning Prayer will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to access the ZOOM link click here or for full Zoom information please click here. Questions? Contact Margot email@example.com
Evening Compline Paused
Evening Compline is paused from Sunday, September 25th to Monday, October 3rd. We will be back on Tuesday, October 4th! Thank you for your patience.
Blessing of the Animals 10/4
Join us to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of the Animals on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30pm. We will say a blessing and prayers. We are accepting donations of pet supplies Sunday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 4th.
Sunday School Begins 10/9
In person Sunday School classes are offered after the 10 am service and before the 11 am service for children preschool age 4 through 5th grade. Join us and together we can foster a love for Jesus and an understanding of God's world. It is our goal to support and encourage children through God’s love, one child at a time. Classes are fun and engaging, with a focus on learning Bible stories through hands on experiences such as arts and crafts, songs, and games through nature. Classes meet both outside and in the Sunday School classroom in the Annex, which is the building located outside the church.
Register here for 2022 - 2023 School Year. The 2022 - 2023 Sunday School Calendar is here. Please contact Maureen Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Youth Group 2022 - 2023 Beginning 10/9
Youth Group will meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month for youth to connect, share and enjoy fellowship. Youth in grades 6th -12th are invited . Please click here for the sign-up form.
Second Sunday: Backpack Buddies, Bingo and Burgers: Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month in the annex from 12:30 – 2:30pm serving the school community followed by a themed bingo each month with prizes. Lunch is provided.
Fourth Sunday: Burgers and Bible: Meets the 4th Sunday of each month in the annex from 12:30 – 2:30pm
Youth are invited to explore life events through the context of their faith. We will tackle big questions together through a theological lens while enjoying fellowship and lunch. Questions? Contact Maureen at email@example.com
Men's Fellowship Group Hike 10/15
Join Bruce McBarnette and St. David's Men's Fellowship for a Hike at Claude Moore Park Saturday, October 15, at 9am.
When: Saturday, October 15, 9am
Where: Heritage Farm Museum in Claude Moore Park, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling, VA 20164
Register: By Friday, October 14. Click here to register.
Baking with the Bible 10/26
Baking with the Bible is back! Join us via Facebook Live for Baking with the Bible, where we bake as we share bible stories and apply them to our daily life. Recipes pair with the bible lesson and at home activities. October's theme is 'Gratitude'
2022 Schedule: Wednesday’s at 4pm Facebook Live: October 26th: Gratitude, November 23rd:Thanksgiving, December 14th: Christmas Theme.
Outdoor Wiggle Worship for Children and Families 10/29
Join us Saturday, October 29th, in your Halloween costume for Wiggle Worship at 10am. This is an outdoor worship for children and families including body prayer and a Bible story, followed by a child-friendly service. Words and story easily accessible to kids and meaningful for parents as well. Kids will also receive a take home bag of Halloween treats and an All Saints Day activity lesson.
This is a weather permitting event. Please sign up HERE by Thursday, October 27. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-729-0570.
St. David’s Church and School has committed to support 100 students at three local schools each week during the 2021-2022 school year through the Backpack Buddies program. For those not familiar with this program, Backpack Buddies is designed to provide children experiencing food insecurity with nutritious, kid-friendly, pre-packed meals for the weekend—when they would not have access to a school’s free lunch and breakfast. We need your help restocking our shelves, packing bags and delivering food bins each week for students at Cedar Lane Elementary, Discovery Elementary and Broad High School. Please look over the opportunities below. Thanks in advance for your support!
Preferred Items for Backpack Buddies (leave on back shelves in Vestibule):
1. Fruit juice boxes
2. Individual serving cereals (1 oz or less)
3. Individual instant oatmeal cups or bags
4. Cereal bars and peanut butter crackers
5. Fruit snacks
6. Individual canned fruit or applesauce cups
7. Chef Boyardee ravioli, Beefaroni, spaghetti cups
8. Chicken noodle soup
9. Easy Mac & Cheese cups and boxes of macaroni and cheese
10. Small canned or packets of tuna or chicken
11. Individual snack bags - cookies, Cheez-its, Goldfish
12. Individual shelf-stable milk (white or chocolate)
Additionally, food can be provided through our Amazon Wish List:
Backpack Buddies Volunteer Opportunities
Please consider supporting the Backpack Buddies program by volunteering to help with packing or school deliveries. Packing bags of food takes place in the St. David's Annex each Sunday, begins at 12:15pm and usually takes less than an hour depending on the number or volunteers. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to help and days or times can be adjusted for your group.
Food deliveries to each school occur during the week, Mon-Wed between 9-1pm. It includes picking up bins of food bags from the church, dropping them off at the school and returning empty bins to the church. This usually takes about an hour for both schools, 45 minutes for just one.
You can volunteer to help through the Signup Genius links below:
Backpack Buddies Packing Sign-up
Backpack Buddies Delivery Sign-up
Happening this week
Tune in to Facebook Live at 9 pm Sun - Thurs for compline.
Evening Compline is paused from 9/25 to 10/3
10 am Morning Prayer via ZOOM
12 pm Centering Prayer
9 am Contemporary Eucharist Service
10 am Peet's Coffee Meet-up
11 am Traditional Eucharist Service
Church office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am to 2pm, and by appointment.