Take a moment to read the latest issue of the September Dovetale to get all the latest information, news, stories and events.
The Auction is On!
It’s time to get organized! Scott Seabury and his intrepid crew of auction volunteers are ready to go forward with the auction on Saturday, October 23, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., and a viewing of items to be auctioned from 12:00-1:00. If you would like to donate an item or help out, please let Scott know. Thanks!!
From the desk of Fr. Harvey. . .
Thanks to everyone who joined us for worship yesterday! You can still watch the 10:00 service on our Facebook Page. If you prefer to watch on YouTube, click here.
I also write with sad news. As many of you may have heard, John O’Hare died peacefully last Friday morning about 5:30. Jude was with him. Calling hours will be this Wednesday (10/14) from 4:00 to 7:00 at Forastiere Funeral Home on Main Street in Agawam. The funeral service will be Thursday (10/15) at 11:00 at Saint David’s, with a reception to follow at the Church. If you would like to help with the reception, please be in touch with Ellen Rendrick. I am grateful to everyone for rallying around the O’Hare family. May John rest in peace and rise in glory.
The other big event this week will be our Fall Work Day on Saturday (10/16) starting around 9:00 and lasting until we are done. Lunch will be provided. Please join us for any or all of it. It should be fun! Really!!
Otherwise, we mostly continue with our regular schedule this week, with one important exception. The Men’s Bible Study will NOT meet this evening. Our Friday schedule will be as usual: Healing Eucharist on Friday at 12:00; Bible Study(in person and on Zoom) at 1:00; and then Contemplative Prayer (also in person or on Zoom) at 2:30. And on Sunday we continue with in-person Sunday School during the 10:00 service.
We also continue our regular round of weekdayonline prayer opportunities: Morning Prayer on TWTh at 8:00 on Facebook; Compline on MTW at 8:00 PM on Zoom; and Evening Prayers with Saint Mark’s on Friday at 8:00 PM on Facebook.
As always, please email me any prayer requests for our Sunday services, and we’ll include them in the prayers of the people. Please also send me any birthdays or anniversaries to pray over. The readings and hymns are listed at the end of this message.
One last thing: our first-ever, annual auction will be Saturday, October 23. Please help spread the word!!!
Thanks! God’s peace and all good to you all!!
Check out our Library page for interesting books and recommendations that you are welcome to borrow at any time. Our library is open.
Substance abuse is only too common. Whether this is something that plagues your family history, a new onset due to an injury, or a means of escaping painful realities of life, this is the real pandemic that is taking ,the lives of our young and old alike. Prescription drugs are beneficial as controlled substances for pain relief; however, when one falls victim to the "uncontrolled' , this relief becomes an addiction. You are not alone; there are resources that can help. At St. David's, please know that our healing ministry is here for you and/or a loved one. Please contact our office to inquire about meeting with our healing team; everything is kept confidential. Once we are able to open our building, we welcome back AA and NA groups. Also, Help.org is an organization that specializes in substance abuse. Don't wait, don't hesitate - it could be too late! Get help now.
CREATION CARE KID’S CORNER: by Mary Moore
The church will soon be celebrating the Season of Creation. In Sunday school, you probably have already learned about the creation story. After God created everything, He made Adam and Eve and all people the rulers of everything in nature. But being put in charge of something doesn’t mean you get to do whatever you want with it. Instead it means that you are responsible for taking care of it. It was their job and ours to take care of Earth. The church sets aside time every year for us to stop and think about just how good a job we are doing and how we might do even better. This period of time is called Creation Season (or Season of Creation) and it runs from September through October 4th, the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. We end on that day because Saint Francis is so well known for his love of nature. He lived in the late 1100’s and early 1200’s.
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!
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.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to love God; committing ourselves to lives of joyful worship, prayer and the teaching of scripture
The viability of our church can only be sustained with your unending support. St David's offers so much to our parish and to the community through our many projects and ministries. Our parishioners make our church a warm and friendly place to worship, the physical surroundings offer a comfortable and peaceful environment to gather, and Fr. Harvey offers a personal touch in helping us understand the word of the Lord. Please consider making a general donation or a donation to our memorial fund, or our children's ministry. Click on the "Donate" button below, mail a check or put in our collection basket during our services. Thank you in advance for your support.