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Let's Help

Wednesday, 22 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.  Pans are located in the cabinet located in the narthex across from the Servant Shop.

Sunday School Teachers

It is the time of year to start thinking about Sunday School at St. Davids! We are coming off of an excellent year that saw high school, middle school, and elementary children served. We are looking to build on that momentum but we need your assistance. While we have some teachers returning for another year we are in need of filling some spots. We will start Sunday School on Sunday, September 9th and meet from 9:30-10:15 each week. We use the liturgical based Episcopal Children's Curriculum and there is plenty of support from returning teachers. Please give prayerful consideration towards this ministry as it is very rewarding and a great deal of fun to work with the children of St. David’s. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Chris Holman at 633-6524.

Additional Bishop Candidate Announced

The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom grew up in Denver, Colo. She earned a B.A. in English with distinction from the University of Kansas in 1984 and an M.A. in Modern Literature from Exeter University (UK) in 1991. She earned her M. Div. at Seabury-Western in 1990 and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Iliff School of Theology in Denver in 2005. In 2017 she completed an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.

Cathleen had a faith experience that was nurtured at the Canterbury House and Trinity in Lawrence, where she explored a call to ordination. After seminary she served as curate for three years at St. Gregory’s in Deerfield, Ill. She then returned to Kansas to help replant campus ministry at K-State, Washburn and Wichita State from 1993-2001, where she initiated the purchase of the St. Francis Canterbury House in Manhattan.

Cathleen then served from 2001-2007 as rector of St. Stephen’s, Newton, Iowa. From 2007-2014 she served as dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Des Moines. As well as healing internal divisions, she and the cathedral were named Urban Stewards of the Year by Polk County for the installation of an urban prairie green-space.

She currently is Assistant Professor of Religion at Waldorf University, a liberal arts college with Lutheran roots. She teaches biblical studies and was voted Professor of the Year for 2017. She is supply priest and team coach at Trinity, Emmetsburg, and oversees Iowa Creation Stewards, helping parishes plant postage stamp prairies and organize around environmental concerns.

She is married to Tim Bascom, and they have two sons, Conrad, age 25, and Luke, age 21. Cathleen likes to garden, cross country ski, travel, and enjoy the blessings of family and friends.

Youth news

The youth group would like to thank all those who participated in the car wash/bake sale. We raised $584.19. Thank you once again.  Also youth please make your calendar for a "Zachary's Playground" work
day. Saturday August 25 at 2pm we will tackle tasks in the playground. A snack and drinks will cap off our task.

Out of Office Notice

Caroline will be out of the office August 13-17 for National Guard Training. If you need to visit the  office, please call before hand to ensure someone is there.

Courtyard Update

The weeds are gone and all is ready and waiting for cooler weather to lay sod. Many thanks to Ann palmer for her oversight, and to the Courtyard Committee members who kept our beautiful urns of flowers watered.


Forward Day by Day

The newest edition of Forward Day by Day (August-October) is in the narthex for a donation of .50 or $1(please use envelope provided and put in offering plate or under church office door).

Altar Flowers

The Sacred Arts committee invites all St David’s folks to join them in an experiment. From August through November of this year, individuals and groups are offered the opportunity to provide flowers for the altar for our weekend services. We will put a notice in the ATT about each week’s donation. You may arrange the flowers yourself or have your favorite florist do it for you. Flowers should be delivered to the church at 4:30pm on Saturday afternoon. There’s a sign-up calendar on the bulletin board in the Narthex, so please sign up!

Latest Edition of The Messenger

The August edition of our monthly newsletter "The Messenger", is available by clicking HERE.

A limited amount will be available for pickup at the office.

Let's Feed the Hungry!

Summer offers no break for food pantries.  Hunger doesn't get the attention in the summer that it does during the holiday season, but, food pantries are still working to bring in donations and pass them out to the needy. Remember, August is canned tuna meat month. Sweet corn, peaches, squash, zucchini, tomatoes: What do these types of produce have in common?  Attention gardeners — food pantries DO accept fresh produce!! Please deliver these items directly to Doorstep.


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