Welcome to St. David’s

Our Vision:
With God’s help,
we strive to be servants of Jesus Christ.
We seek joyful worship,
faithful teaching and continued learning.
We create an accepting and loving fellowship
where there is a place at the table for every person.

Recent News & Announcements

23 Aug 2017

Church Cleanup

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Plan to come to St. David’s on Saturday, August 26 from 9-11:30 a.m. Lists of tasks and the supplies for doing the tasks for each area will be provided. Do you know of cleaning or rearranging that needs to be done? If you would like to suggest tasks to be included, please let me know: lcrowl7325@gmail.com or (785) 969-6680.

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beermugsHere’s a great idea for a community sing event and a chance to celebrate our love of singing…in a bit of a less formal way! Come and have some fun with your friends before regu-lar choir seasons resume and schedules get tight.

Grace Cathedral is sponsoring a “Beer Choir” event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Norsemen Brewing Company at 830 N. Kansas Ave. (in NOTO), on Thursday, August 24. You can enjoy one of the Norsemen’s brews while rehearsing. Arrive early and you can order your dinner at the brewery from KB’s Smokehouse. The Beer Choir hymnal can be downloaded onto your smart phone or tablet prior to your arrive. Just visit www.beerchoir.com. We’ll also have a few hard copies of the hymnal available.

Here are some great reasons to be part of Beer Choir: Beer Choir is…

  • A way to bring choral singing to the public (instead of always asking them to come to concerts).
  • An opportunity for community folk to participate in a choral activity that doesn’t require a serious, ongoing commitment. ALL singers, no matter your ability level, are welcome!! (even the “joyful noise” folks!!!)
  • A powerful vehicle for networking in your community.
  • A way to get more people SINGING TOGETHER. The research on the physical and emotional benefits is overwhelming.
  • An “on-ramp” for community folks to engage in other local choral activities.
  • A way of supporting your local economy.
  • A chance to appreciate and reward the artisanship of local brewers who are, in fact, creative artists themselves.

So, if you’d like to join, here’s your invitation. There is already a growing movement taking shape, and we want to get everyone on board. This is the first Beer Choir event in Topeka, so help make it a rousing success….and a whole bunch of fun, too.

16 Aug 2017

Let’s Help

brownie-clipart-brownies-free-clip-artWednesday,  23 August, is the August turn for St. David’s to serve at Let’s Help.

Your help is asked for desert – BROWNIES!!

Brownies can be delivered to the church until Wednesday morning at 10:0am.  Please put them on the table out in front of the office.

Thanks to everyone who attended the congregational meeting on 13 August!  With the consent of the parish, we have changed By-Law 7:e to read:

“The fiscal year of the Parish shall coincide with the calendar year.  The Vestry shall direct the Finance Committee to prepare an annual budget.  The Vestry shall adopt the budget prior to the Annual Meeting. “

This simple yet important change allows the Finance Committee and Vestry to propose/pass a budget after all pledge information has come in!

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Matthew 6:1-15: The story of the five loaves and two fish

Let’s feed the hungry. Summer offers no break for food pantries. Hunger doesn’t get the attention in the summer that it does dur-ng the holiday season, but food pantries are still working to bring in donations and pass them out to the needy. August is canned tuna and meat month.

Gardeners: Food pantries also accept fresh produce! Sweet corn, peaches, squash, zucchini, tomatoes… please deliver these items directly to Doorstep.

dok_logoThe Daughters of the King will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12. Annual dues are due and we will discuss our annual tea. For more information, call Charmaine Olson at 266-6382 or Diane Bernheimer at 232-1066.

The Bishop Search Committee thanks everyone who participated in the listening sessions on July 8 and 15. We had 41 participants in Parsons, 61 in El Dorado, 50 in Lawrence and 43 in Topeka.

We had lively and thoughtful conversations about each of the six questions asked during the listening sessions. The feedback we collected will help us to construct the upcoming diocesan survey, as well as to develop our diocesan profile.

Please continue to pray for the diocese and the search committee as we continue to follow the guidance of God for the 10th bishop of Kansas.

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In June 2018, the Junior Daughters of the King are going to triennial in Austin, Texas. Eight of us will go with two leaders and we are looking for sponsors to help us. We are walking from Midway, Utah (the location of the last triennial) to Austin— about
1,254.2 miles! If you would like to be a sponsor please contact Amy DuPuis or Jennifer Typer.

 
Coins
We are also collecting extra coins in a change box in the narthex. We appreciate your support!

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The Sertoma Duck Race is right around the corner and ducks are ready to be adopted. Please make sure you attend the Duck Coffee Hour Extravaganza this Sunday, July 30, where you can enjoy duck-themed treats while learning more about adopting a duck to benefit our community.