News & Events
Updates & Information
Outdoor Worship Service - Saturdays at 5 pm
We will be worshiping on the grounds by the Joy pavilion on Saturdays at 5 pm during the month of October. We are limiting the number of attendees to 40 people. This will be done on a first sign-up, first attend basis. To attend the service, it is mandatory that you sign up here. Please remember to bring your own chairs! You may access the bulletin here.
Outdoor Wiggle Worship for Children and Families - 10/31 at 1 pm
Join us on Saturday October 31st in your Halloween Costume for Wiggle Worship. This is an outdoor social distancing safe worship for children and families including body prayer and a bible story followed by a child-friendly Eucharist with words and story easily accessible to children and meaningful for parents as well. Children will also receive a take home bag of Halloween treats and an All Saints Day activity lesson. There are 40 spots available. Sign up here. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alleluia Ministry is so appreciative of the generosity of the St. Davids' members. This week's needs are apples and size 1, 4, 5 and 6 diapers and wipes. If you are unable to donate on Mondays at the Annex, we are accepting financial contributions to purchase fresh produce, gift cards and other needed items.
Youth Group Meetings
Starting on Sunday, 10/18, the middle school youth group will be meeting on campus. On Sunday 10/25, the high school group will meet on campus. Meetings will be Sundays 1-2:30. You can bring lunch or a snack and fellowship as part of the meeting. If it rains, the meeting will be cancelled for the week.
A. Masks REQUIRED and everyone must adhere to social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or more;
temperature check will be administered.
B. High School students (9-12) and Middle School students will meet alternating weeks
C. Sign up in advance here.
D. Maximum 20 youth at meetings
E. We will meet outside the Annex (dress appropriately); BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR and lunch/snack
For those who may not be comfortable with meeting in person yet, we will also carry the meetings on Zoom live 1-2:30.
Becoming Beloved Community Class
The COVID pandemic has helped to expose individual and institutional racism in unprecedented ways. Are you looking for an opportunity to engage in thoughtful conversation about racism in the context of our faith? Our next Becoming Beloved Community class begins on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7pm. The class will continue for six weeks, Thursdays Oct. 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 12, and 19. We will be meeting via Zoom. The class includes readings, reflections and deep conversation that many participants have described as 'transformative'. Come join us on this journey. Email Bobbie Johnson at email@example.com to register.
St. David’s Distance Learning Assistance Project – Needs and Resources Survey
Several St. David’s parishioners have been brainstorming for the past few weeks about how our church family can help each other and our broader community with the challenges posed by Loudoun County Public Schools beginning the 2020-21 school year with 100% distance learning. We decided to survey the parish about the family needs and volunteer resources available within our church community before rolling out specific plans. If you know of a local family in particular need of assistance, please share the link to this survey with them! You do not need to be a St. David’s parishioner to answer this survey. (Also coming soon will be a separate link for taking the survey in Spanish.) We need to collect names and contact information with this survey so we can reach back out to connect you with specific opportunities. This information will not be used for any other purpose, nor shared with anyone outside of the St. David’s distance learning working group.
If you are interested in receiving assistance through the St. David’s community, or are interested in providing assistance to local families, please complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDdistancelearning
Parent/Child Service Reading Teams
Our online services continue this summer adding creative ways for more participation. You and your child/children are invited to read the Psalm or the Prayers of the People together. It is so easy with ZOOM and the Sound Team’s Sunday morning run through that puts everyone at ease. Please use the sign up genius link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aa5a62ca7f94-9amservers39 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Alleluia Meals Ministry
During this difficult time of the COVID 19 pandemic, the deacon of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, in Leesburg, Holly Hanback, saw an opportunity to assist families in need. She reached out to St. Gabriel’s sister church, St. David’s Episcopal Church for assistance. Within 24 hours, the “Alleluia Ministry” was born. Once a week, donations of food, supplies and children’s games are collected from parishioners and delivered to 70 needy families in Loudoun County. Please take a look at the updated Alleluia Ministry needs list. A full list of supplies needed can be found here. Produce is still the number one need. Please drop off items at the Annex on Mondays from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Prayer list for health care workers
Do you know someone who is serving on the front lines in caring for those who are ill with corona virus? We are starting a prayer list specifically for nurses, doctors, any hospital workers, EMTs or others who are putting themselves at risk to care for others. We will be praying for their health, safety, stamina and spirit. If you would like to add a name to this list, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will update the list weekly. Thank you.
Virtual Worship Readers
You are invited to become part of our virtual worship team on Sunday mornings! There are opportunities participate and read from home. Please use this link whether you attend Saturdays@6, 9 am or the 11 am service. Please contact Josh Coder email@example.com and/or Bobbie Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to the sign up genius email list.
Happening this week
Tune in to Facebook Live at 9 pm daily for compline.
10 am Facebook Live Worship service
10:45 am Virtual coffee hour & Children's Chat
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10 am Morning Prayer
5 pm Outdoor service (by reservation only)
St. David's Episcopal Church & School
43600 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147
703-729-7481 (Pastoral Care emergency line)
Office hours: M-Th 9-4, Fridays 9-12
School hours: M-F 8:45-3:45
Church office: email@example.com
School office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend Service Times
6 pm Eucharist Service
9 am Contemporary Eucharist Service
11 am Traditional Eucharist Service