Eckhardt Mission Series
Feb. 5-6, We will welcome the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, to St. David’s as our guest speaker for the 2022 Eckhardt Lecture Series. Join Bishop Wright for lectures and dinner on Saturday, Feb. 5, 4-8 p.m. Bishop Wright will preach and offer the Sunday lecture on Feb. 6. Lectures are offered onsite in Bethell Hall (no livestream). Recordings of all lectures will be available about a week after the event at stdave.org/eckhardt.
- 4 p.m. Lecture Bethell Hall
- 5 p.m. Happy Hour, Sumners Hall
- 6 p.m. Dinner, Sumners Hall
- $10 suggested donation for dinner. Donate online and add “Eckhardt” to the donation memo, or use the lobby kiosk to donate during the event.
- 7 p.m. Lecture Bethell Hall
Sunday, Feb. 6
- 9 a.m. Bishop Wright will preach in Historic Church
- 10 a.m. Lecture Bethell Hall
- 11:15 a.m. Bishop Wright will preach in Historic Church.
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, Jan. 30, Crail Hall and Zoom, 10:15 a.m.
The Annual Parish Meeting gives the parish community a chance to learn more about the ministries, programs, outreach efforts, and financial overview of St. David’s Church.
Members on-site at the meeting will elect five Vestry members for three-year terms. In addition, we will elect two Diocesan Council delegates and one alternate. One delegate position is for an unexpired term, the others are for a four-year term.
We will have no other formation or breakfast. Pastries and coffee will be available.
Update: To watch via Zoom webinar please register early and a link will be emailed to you.
Sunday Lectures – 10 A.M. Zoom/Crail C
Feb 13 – (NEW LECTURE) Pilgrimage and Hiking as Spiritual Practice. Presented by the Rev. Angela Cortiñas. This lecture will explore both pilgrimage and hiking as a means to reconnect with the awe and wonder of the divine, creation, and each other. It will explore pilgrimage and its correlation to our own spiritual journeys as well as how we can achieve both mental, spiritual, and physical wholeness through it.
Feb 20 – Angels and Demons: What do scripture, tradition, and reason have to say?
The Rev. Santi Rodriguez will explore the fundamental teachings on angels and demons from their creation, nature, and function to their appearances in the Old and the New Testaments.
Feb 27 – Anti-Racism Task Force, “I will, with God’s Help: Helping Texas to Vote”
Voting is the cornerstone of democracy, a fundamental way for the voices of the people to be heard, and a Christian obligation. Join the Task Force on Anti-Racism as they affirm the theological foundation of their work on voting access: removing obstacles to registration, participating in Get Out The Vote efforts, and making sure that the voices of all communities are heard.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Jan. 5-Feb. 23, The Gospel of John, 6:30-7:30 pm, Zoom/Library
Fr. Chuck, Fr. Chad, Fr. Dan, Fr. Santi, Dr. Amy, and Dr. Mona will take turns teaching through the Gospel of John during the season of Epiphany
Exploring the Episcopal Liturgy
Sundays, Jan. 9-23, 10 a.m., Zoom/Bethell Hall
Three-part interactive exploration of the Episcopal liturgy, with a particular focus on the service of Holy Eucharist. For those new to the Episcopal Church or curious to know more! Led by The Rev. Santi Rodriguez and Dr. Amy Moehnke.
Children & Youth
Welcome New Director of Youth Ministry
Our new Director of Youth Ministry, Kelsey Cooper, starts on Jan. 1 and will be introduced to the community during worship services on Jan. 9. Youth are invited to join Kelsey in the Youth Room on Sundays for formation at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays for Middle and High School EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) at 5:30 p.m.
Social Groups and Serving the Community
FILM SCREENING – My Name is Pauli Murray
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m., Crail C
Overlooked by history, Pauli Murray was a legal trailblazer whose ideas influenced RBG’s fight for gender equality and Thurgood Marshall’s civil rights arguments. This is a portrait of their impact as a non-binary luminary: lawyer, activist, poet, and Episcopal priest who transformed our world.
This film screening and discussion is part of the Open Table formation program.
COLD WEATHER SHELTER
Working in conjunction with the City of Austin and Front Steps, St. David’s will open its doors to homeless women on freezing nights when the Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) system is activated.
WAYS TO SERVE:
- Share the Warmth – Blankets Needed
St. David’s Cold Weather Shelter needs blankets to help our neighbors stay warm throughout the nights when the system is activated. Donations of new or gently used blankets or quilts can be dropped off by the front desk. We can make a difference together to help our neighbors stay warm this winter.
- Volunteer – Serve evening or overnight shifts (6-10 p.m. or 7 p.m.-7 a.m.) providing hospitality or overnight monitoring for up to 25 women who are experiencing homelessness. The city would screen and process participants and test for COVID-19. Read the CWS Volunteer Guide for details.
To help provide a warm inviting environment in the Gym please contact Father Santi Rodriguez
Photo Credit: Brian Gorychka
FEBRUARY LAUNDRY LOVE –DETERGENT DRIVE
Throughout the month of February, we will be collecting laundry detergent (pods of any brand are much preferred!) and dryer sheets for our ongoing Laundry Love ministry! You can drop off the supplies in the lobby of the church or order them online and have them sent to the church in the care of St. David’s Laundry Love.
Additionally, if you’d like to make a Valentine or write a note of encouragement to our Laundry Love participants, those will be given out at the February Laundry Love event.