- Lent 2021
Ash Wednesday – 2/17/21
Register here for Virtual Imposition of Ashes music and prayer services.
7 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. (Family Imposition of Ashes), 7 p.m.
Join us for the Liturgy of Ash Wednesday.
Noon, 7:30 p.m.
Ashes have been mailed to parishioners.
Lenten Worship Services
Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.
Children’s Chapel – Sundays, 10 a.m.
Compline – A sung service of Evening Prayer – Sundays, 8 p.m.
- 2/21 – Liturgy of the Word (First Sunday of Lent)
- 2/28 – Liturgy of the Word (Second Sunday of Lent)
- 3/7 – Liturgy of the Word (Third Sunday of Lent)
- 3/14 – Liturgy of the Word (Fourth Sunday of Lent)
- Bishop Suffragan Kathryn M. Ryan visits St. David’s
- 3/21 – Liturgy of the Word (Fifth Sunday of Lent)
Our priests offer the Reconciliation of a Penitent or Sacrament of Reconciliation at any time, but especially during the season of Lent and Advent. Please see page 446 in the Book of Common Prayer for more information about this pastoral office. If you are interested in a private, confidential meeting with a priest to confess your sins and to be assured of God’s absolution, please contact the priest of your choice. You may call the main number 512-610-3500 and leave a message for the priest with whom you prefer to speak.
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Join St. David’s worship leaders for weekday Evening Prayer. Register on Zoom.
Virtual Sumners Coffee Hour
Virtual Shrove Tuesday
Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m.
All ages are invited to join Jenny and Amanda on Zoom to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Bring your decorated pancakes and competitive spirit for our Mardi Gras games. Festive costumes suggested; fellowship and fun required!
Stations of the Wilderness: Temporary Mural Project
Weekends in Lent
Noon-3 p.m. One-hour shifts
Masks required and quarantine bubbles requested. shifts will be staggered for social distancing. Event is for all-ages. Registration required.
Help paint a temporary Lenten mural on the retaining wall surrounding the church, based on wilderness texts in the Bible. Starting Feb. 20 masked small quarantine bubbles are invited to sign up for one hour painting time slots during the six weekends in Lent. Supplies provided.
Don’t want to paint? We need volunteers to take photos and video.
One Church, One Book: Parish-wide Lenten Reading Group
Sunday, Feb. 21-Saturday, March 27.
Groups will not meet the week of Spring Break (March 14-March 20).
Come join one of these four Journey Groups for the season of Lent, where we will study the book Backpacking with the Saints by Beldon Lane. From the comfort of our respective homes, we will explore this book’s notion that,
“being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one’s interior landscape, and how the saints’ writings reveal the divine in nature.“
Join the group that works for your schedule.
Follow the links below to register.
Monday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Chad McCall
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Cameron Spoor
Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., with Dr. Amy Moehnke
Sundays, 10-11 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Chuck Treadwell
No meeting on Sunday, March 14 due to Bishop Ryan’s visit to St. David’s
Buying the book yourself is recommended. If you need assistance with this, please contact one of the journey group leaders.
Backpacking with the Saints: A Chat with the Author
Sunday, April 11, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Come join us for a discussion with Belden C. Lane, author of Backpacking with the Saints. Many of you read this book through the One Church, One Book initiative in Lent. Whether you were part of that initiative or not, you are invited to this unique opportunity to spend time with Belden live on zoom. Register for Zoom links.
CLICK HERE to read the book’s official description:
Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world’s great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjold, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters–Bell Mountain Wilderness with Soren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh–demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one’s interior landscape, and how the saints’ writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings–Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim–but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.
Lenten Laundry Love Supply Drive
During the season of Lent we invite you to donate detergent pods, dryer sheets, and sandwich-size Ziploc bags for our Laundry Love ministry. Please bring supplies to the church 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F or use the Amazon Shopping List to ship supplies to the church building. Laundry Love meets the last Thursday of each month.
Next meeting, Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m. Contact Amy Moehnke to volunteer.
Sacred Voices Concert Series
Sunday, March. 6, 1 p.m.
Connect with us during the Season of Lent
Eastertide at St. David’s
All services are in Central Time.
Sunday 9 a.m. | Liturgy of the Word
(Facebook, YouTube, stdave.org)
Sunday 10 a.m. | Children’s Chapel (Facebook, stdave.org)
Sunday, 5 p.m. | Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Sunday 8 p.m. | Choral Compline service of sung evening prayer (Facebook, stdave.org)
Thursday, May 13
7:30 p.m. | Feast of the Ascension
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