Welcome to Saint David’s. Enter. Pray. May your time here be blessed.
St. David’s offers Sunday Eucharist at 7:30 am and 10:30 am. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Maybe you are looking for a place for quiet meditation. In addition to our Sunday Services, Saint David’s offers a candlelight Compline Service every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. Compline (pronounced KOM-plin) or Night Prayer is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. The Ancient Service of Compline is quiet and has no sermon, but presents reflective meditation. Chanting, Anglican Chant, occassionally Taize music and the faint scent of incense may all be a part of Compline. Come to soothe your soul.
All Hands on Deck!
April 8th, we start our long-awaited construction project. The first stage, the demolition, we are going to do ourselves, which will save a considerable amount of money. WE NEED YOU! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Can’t tell a hammer from a screwdriver (like Father Joe)? We don’t care. If you can wield a broom, that is good enough. The work begins Monday April 8th at 8 am. Bring your work clothes, gloves and an energetic spirit and let the demolition begin. Call Doug or Jef if you have any questions.
Knit and Pray-Monday April 15th at 1:30
Join other creative individuals from the Church as they make prayer shawls and other types of needlework. Can’t knit or crochet but want to learn? This is the place for you, with many, many years of experience in the room to help you out. Want to come for just the fellowship? That is okay, too. Along with knitting, this group will regularly pray for those on the Prayer List, assist in keeping the Prayer List current, and provide follow up contact with those submitting names for the prayer list. If you are interested in being a part of this group, contact St. David’s at (360) 426-8472. Join Suzi and Joan and friends while they make marvelous creations and pray for those on our prayer list.
Spanish Class with Juan Perez, Wednesdays, 4 pm
Join our own Juan Perez on Wednesday afternoons as he attempts to teach Father Joe and others Spanish. The class is designed for all levels of learning, from those who know absolutely nothing about Spanish, to those who are just trying to become more fluent. Lots of laughter and fun (some at Father Joe’s expense). Come join, the more the merrier.
In Coming Weeks–
Excuse the Mess-
In the coming weeks, St. David’s will undergo a transformation, thanks to a loan from the Diocese of Olympia. We will be updating electrical, bathrooms, meeting rooms and more- making our space more hospitable. So, please pardon us for the mess.
Exploring Grief Workshop-March 8th 1:oo to 2:00 pm
The loss that we experience when a loved one dies, or when we lose a job, or something special, when we experience the pain of a divorce or the loss of a relationship– these are all very difficult parts of our spiritual journey. Sometimes it is helpful to gain a deeper understanding of loss and its impact and the techniques to manage one’s way through. Join us March 8th from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Colonial House for the second time together Exploring Grief. Everyone is welcome, come and see.
Inquirer’s Class (and More)
Join Fr. Joe Saturdays, for an hour or so, for an Inquirer’s Class. Those attending the class may want to be be confirmed in the future, but the class is not limited to that. Topics will include Faith, Spirituality, Religion, Thin Spaces, Relevance, Anglicanism, Being Episcopalian in a post-Christian world, Celtic Christianity, and more. We will design the class and as it unfolds and begins to speak to our situation and our inquiry, our seeking and somewhere in there is our “finding and being found”. We would love to have you take and hour out of your week as we discover together. Coffee and tea is on!
Almighty God, help us to remember that we are all your children; look graciously on our church; strengthen us so that we may accopmplish your purposes here in Shelton to the glory of your name. Amen
The Bishop Was Here!
St. David’s was blessed with a visit from Bishop Greg Rickel on Sunday, March 3rd-the day we celebrate St. David’s Day. Baptisms, Confirmations, Receptions, and Reaffirmations were the order of the day, followed by a wonderful catered lunch. We had time to meet with the Bishop and discuss what we are doing at St. David’s and where we are headed. Thank You Bishop Greg for making this celebration so extra special.
Interested in Singing in the Choir?
Do you like to sing? If so, join Father Joe and others for choir this year. Suzanne Montgomery is a great teacher and musician. She can help you to sing even if you can’t read a note of music. Practice is immediately following the 10:30 Service on Sundays. Join. It will be fun.
Bible Study Unlike Any You Have Attended
Father Joe Mikel invites all to come to our Bible Study described here by Fr. Joe. “Our Bible Study is unlike any other you may have ever attended. Why? Because it exists in a free and candid environment where no one person is the expert and all opinions are respected and honored. Our context is the upcoming Sunday Gospel Lesson and a Bible Study Commentary . Click here for this week’s Bible Study 7-1-12 Mark.5. 21-43.pdf . Please come and join us. Coffee is on us, the conversation is honest and fun and we are absolutely the better if you join us. See you there Sunday at 9:15 AM.”