St. David’s is rooted in our church family.
We are a warm and welcoming parish, helping the needy, feeding the poor and supporting each other when it’s needed most. Often times, when an individual or family is looking for a place to worship, they’re also looking for church family.
We are a place to call home.
If you’re new to the area or looking for another place to worship, please stop by our church or email Fr. Dave Blank. We’ll gladly adopt you into our fold.
Members of St. David’s run many ministries to create a thriving parish community. These include:
The Coffee Hour Ministry provides coffee and refreshments after our service on Sundays. Coffee Hour is hosted by church families on a rotating basis.
Parish Outreach Monthly Breakfast
Hosted by Cary Drager once a month between the 8:00 am and 10:30 am service. This event is usually held on the third Sunday of the month but the events calendar should be checked to confirm.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration as well as penitence because it’s the last day before Lent.
Lent is a time of abstinence and giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Giving up foods — but not wasting them.
In the old days, there were many foods that observant Christians would not eat during Lent: meat and fish, fats, eggs and milky foods. So that no food was wasted, families would have a feast on the shriving Tuesday and eat up all the foods that wouldn’t last the forty days of Lent.
The need to eat up the fats gave rise to the French name Mardi Gras, meaning fat Tuesday. Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday as they were a dish that could use up all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the addition of flour.
Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Parishioners, friends, and family gather each year for our annual Independence Day Fourth of July potluck celebration. Hot dogs and hamburgers are cooked over charcoal grills and served on our pot luck table. The Delta Township fireworks display follows at Sharp Park.
The Senior World Luncheon Program meets on the second Thursday of the month from September to April. Along with folks from St. David’s, people come from Lansing Manor, Serenity Place, Elmwood Park, Sterling House of Delta Township, and other locations. Read More…
United Thank Offering
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box.
Order of St. Luke
The St. David’s Capital Area Chapter of Order of St. Luke (OSL) had its beginnings in the early 1990s at the First United Methodist Church in Plymouth, Mich. It was in the sanctuary of that church, during a break at a healing conference, that Barb and John Post and Carol and Jerry Williams laid on the Lord the desire of their hearts—that an OSL chapter might be established at their home church of St. David’s in Lansing.
A volunteer group of the parish whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards. Altar Guild members frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary of the parish with flowers.
Promise Keepers is a weekly men’s ministry where a major portion of each meeting is spent discussing the readings in the “Our Daily Bread” publication, with the remainder spent sharing with one another personal concerns, answered prayers and prayer requests.
Each meeting concludes with a prayer.
Participants are asked to follow the Promise Keeper’s “commitments” and to keep confidential the personal concerns mentioned by others at the meeting.
St. David’s has a regular outreach effort to help provide food and in-need bags during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting church operations, individuals have gotten creative to help Lansing’s most vulnerable residents.
Episcopal Youth Camp
Episcopal Youth Camp at Camp Newaygo is a week-long summer program that is designed to build a deeper relationship with each other and with God in a loving and inclusive community where all are welcome and all are valued for their strengths and gifts.
We strive to create a Christian community where everyone can learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually in a safe and nurturing environment.
St. David’s takes pride in being a partner with our community. We host many community organizations that help make Delta Township a great place to live.