What's Happening This Week
Monday: Shugart's, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Men's Bible Study, 7:00pm
Tuesday: Overeaters Anonymous 9:30AM
Worship Team Practice, 1:00PM
Wednesday: Grandparents Playgroup 9:30am
Thursday: Overeaters Anonymous 10:00am
Shugart’s 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday: Stations of the Cross at 11:45
Healing Service, 12:00pm
Bible Study (Galatians) 1:00pm
Saturday: Parish Leadership Day at AIC, 9a - 3p
Sunday: Regular services, 8:00am and 10:00am
Lent Study, “Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John 11:45
**we are always closed during the week if Agawam High School closes for weather-related reasons**
Fr Harvey also encourages everyone to take some time to consider appropriate Lenten disciplines. People often give things up (e.g. sweets) or take things on (e.g. extra prayer time). We have lots of resources at Saint David’s. I have listed a few below.:
Prayer: Lent versions of Morning Prayer and Compline; Prayer Cycles for the nations of the world; our Diocese; and the people and ministries of Saint David’s
Devotionals: Forward Day by Day; Special Lent Devotionals including one on Saint Francis’ Peace Prayer; Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Study: Men’s Study Mondays at 7:00; Parish Bible Study Fridays at 1:00; Lent Bible Study on Sundays at 11:45
Worship: our regular services (Fridays at 12:00; Sundays at 8:00 and 10:00); Stations of the Cross Fridays at 11:45
Outreach: Agawam Easter Project—stay tuned for more information
2018 Lent and Holy Week Schedule
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 13 at 5:30
Community Suppers, March 5 at 6:00
Men’s Bible Study, Mondays at 7:00 (except 3/5)
Parish Bible Study, Fridays at 1:00 (except 3/30)
Lent Study, “Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Sundays at 11:45; 2/18, 25; 3/4, 18
Daily Message and Lent Madness, ongoing
Ash Wednesday Service, February 14 at 7:00
Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 11:45
Healing Eucharist, Fridays at 12:00
Holy Week Ecumenical Services at location tbd
March 26-30 at noon each day
Maundy Thursday Service, March 29 at 7:00
Children’s Stations of the Cross and Easter Egg Hunt,
Friday, March 30 from 10:00 to 12:00
Good Friday Service, March 30 at 7:00
Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil, March 31 from 10:00 to 4:00
Co-sponsored Easter Vigil at Saint Andrew’s, 3/31 at 7:00
Easter Sunday Services, April 1 at 8:00 and 10:00
Save the date . . . . . . .
Healing service, every Friday at 12:00pm
We are reading the entire Bible in 2018, following a program called the Daily Message. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Fr. Harvey.
Easter Egg Hunt - March 30, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mother's Day Brunch - May 6 after church
Father's Day Ice Cream Sundaes - June 17 at coffee hour
St. David's is a place where new friendships are formed and old friendships blossom. Saint David’s is called to be: a caring community of dynamic worship and relevant teaching designed to provide a foundation for our daily lives and to equip believers to serve God in the world.
First Time at Saint David’s?
Our regular services are at 8:00 and 10:00 on Sunday mornings.
At both services, we sing songs, read passages from the Bible, hear a sermon about how the Bible applies to our lives, and celebrate Holy Communion. The service lasts about an hour.
You can follow the service on screens at the front of the Church or else in the red Book of Common Prayer in the pews.
Children are welcome at all services. There is also a nursery available during all services, as well as special children’s programming during the 10:00 service.
After the 10:00 service, please join us for pastries, coffee, and/or juice. We would love to get to know you better!
We have ample parking, and the Church is fully handicapped-accessible.
Praise and worship of our Lord does not end when the service is over. We are all encouraged to go in peace to love and serve the Lord where ever life takes us. Don't miss out on what you deserve: peace, love, and happiness. Come to St. David's where you will find that and more. ALL are welcome, please join us!
United Thank Offering: This is money collected from Episcopal Churches around the country, pooled, and then given as grants to help people in need.
The 2016 grants were awarded to projects in 32 dioceses, which included 25 dioceses located in the United States, five non-domestic dioceses, six companion dioceses, one grant to the Office of the Presiding Bishop – Episcopal Migration Ministries, and one to Presiding Bishop Currey
Ashes to Go, 2/14 in downtown Springfield, 7:30 to 9:00
Church without Walls, Sunday, 3/11 at 12:00
Agawam Easter Project, due Monday, March 19
Outreach month in April, 2018: UNDIE Sunday. Collecting for the underwear for the homeless.
Outreach month for May, 2018: Collecting items for personal care kits for the homeless.
2018 Lent Formation Opportunities
Lent Madness is a tournament of sorts. The idea is that people vote each day on which of two saints they like best. By the end of Lent, a single victor emerges, the winner of the Golden Halo. The complete bracket will be hanging in the Community Room, along with a booklet of information about each saint. Voting is done online at http://www.lentmadness.org/, beginning on February 15. Mostly this is supposed to be fun. But the purpose is serious. Participating can help us learn more about some of the heroes of our faith.
Sunday Formation Series: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
As the title suggests, we will use the Gospel of John to grow closer to Jesus. Each day during Lent, a brother of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (an Episcopalian monastery) will post a short reflection based on a biblical passage at www.meetingjesusinjohn.org. (You can have the reflection e-mailed to you.) An accompanying workbook (available for free at St. David’s) provides a place for you to record your own thoughts in your own way. They suggest writing, drawing, or painting, among other options. On Sundays at 11:45, we will gather to discuss our insights. (You do not need to read the reflections or complete the journal to participate!) Our sessions will end with Lectio Divina, a form of prayer/meditation using lessons from Scripture. Please join us!!
Stations of the Cross
Each Friday during Lent at 11:45, we will walk the Stations of the Cross. This short service is a powerful way to focus on the passion of Jesus Christ. Stick around for the Healing Eucharist if you'd like