From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Nov. 20, 2022

Where did the contemporary Lord’s Prayer come from that now is a part of the Book of Common Prayer? In 1969 an independent ecumenical organization established the International Consultation on English Texts (ICET) to promote common liturgical texts for ecumenical use. The ICET published “Prayers We Have in Common” in 1970. It promoted two tracts. The first sectionContinue reading “From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Nov. 20, 2022”

From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Nov. 13, 2022

Continuing our conversation regarding the Lord’s Prayer. I have included several versions from just a few of the multitude of Bible translations that are available to folks today. I did not include the New Revised Standard Version – 1989 as the lections are read from this version at St. David’s and most ECUSA congregations. I hope you enjoyContinue reading “From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Nov. 13, 2022”

From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Nov. 6, 2022

During the early years of my ministry, I lived in a small town in Northwestern Pennsylvania. I enjoyed participating in the local ministerium. Every year during Holy Week the ministerium would hold a three-hour Good Friday service at the local United Methodist Church. All the Protestant pastors of the town participated, each preaching on one of the “Seven Words” JesusContinue reading “From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Nov. 6, 2022”

From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Oct. 23, 2022

Dear Friends and Family of St. David’s, Grace and peace to you from God our Father and Mother and the Lord Jesus Christ: This and that: THIS SUNDAY, October 23, the Rev. Canon Alan James will preach and preside at St. David’s 9:30am service. LUNCH – following our service we’ll gather for lunch and an opportunityContinue reading “From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Oct. 23, 2022”

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 wheneverContinue reading “From Fr. Dave’s Desk for Sept. 25, 2022”