From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Sept. 25, 2022

St. David’s Stewardship Campaign begins this Sunday, September 25. The theme is “Sowing Seeds for New Beginnings.” All of us have been given the seeds of the Good News. God has abundantly given us forgiveness, love, and seeds that we are called to generously scatter throughout this journey we call life. At St. David’s, we witness that love whenever we gather. Here’s what will be happening for the next four weeks:

1. Vestry members will be sharing their reflections on “Sowing Seeds” in the name of Christ each week in the newsletter. Thanks to Maria Leiby for being the first to submit an article for this week.

2. Sunday Temple talks will be given. These short presentations will be presented by a member of St. David’s reflecting on why they have found a home at St. David’s and why they give of their time, talent, and treasure to the work of Christ.

3. In the next week, members will be sent their Pledge Card and a Time & Talent survey. Over the next few weeks, please pray about your commitment to God’s ministry at St. David’s, fill out your commitment card and check those areas on the Time and Talent survey where you’d like to participate in the life of your church.

4. Bring your Pledge Card and Time & Talent Survey to worship on Sunday, October 16 to be placed at the altar during worship. If unable to attend worship, please return both card and survey to the church office either by dropping off on Wednesday, October 12 or mailing to the office so that it is received prior to October 16.

5. Join us for worship with Canon Allen James and a celebratory brunch following the October 23 service.

6. Throughout these next four weeks of “Sowing Seeds for New Beginnings,” please keep the campaign in prayer. Remember St. David’s and our mission. As we forge ahead to new beginnings and the search for a new rector, keep in mind everyone’s response is important as that will help the Vestry and Discernment Team determine whether St. David’s will be able to afford a full or part time rector. Everyone’s participation is needed and requested.

I (Paul) planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7

Thank you for your faithfulness in the Gospel. Have a blessed week!

Your Servant in Christ,

Father Dave+