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Wednesday, 23 May, is the May 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.

No Breakfast


Breakfast will not be served this weekend (Sunday, 27 May 2018) due to the Memorial Day holiday.  Please plan accordingly!!!

Office Closed

In observance of Memorial Day, the office will be closed Monday, May 28th, and will reopen Tuesday, May 29th.

New Signs

At the April Vestry meeting, they authorized the purchase of two new signs for our property. One will simply replace our sign on 17th St that fell and broke over the winter. That sign will be made of a strong, weather resistant foam that will make it much lighter and longer lasting.
 
The other sign is the electronic sign on the corner of 17th and Gage- the one we've been talking about for a long time.  The funding for this sign comes from unused 2017 endowment funds, 2018 endowment funds, a $5000 anonymous donation and up to $5000 from the Parish Life Committee (who've been raising funds for this sign for several years.)  Scott Davis is donating the brickwork and we are getting bids for the electrical work.  Work on the sign should begin in June, with final installation in 10-12 weeks.  We are excited about these new opportunities to increase our visibility in the community.

Summer school classes offered at Bishop Kemper School for Ministry


The Bishop Kemper School for Ministry is pleased to offer four classes this summer that will equip clergy and others with new or enhanced knowledge and skills that they can use in their local ministry context.

These courses are primarily offered in a compact, one-day Saturday format to make it easier for both full- and part-time clergy, as well as lay people, to attend.

  • PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator Training: June 15-16
  • Grace in Grief: Saturday, July 21 (all day)
  • Blogging as Parish Ministry: Saturday, Aug. 4 (all day)
  • Diversity, Justice and the Church's Mission: Saturday, Aug. 11 (all day)

You can find course descriptions and online registration at
www.bishopkemperschool.org/summer-school-2018 or email the Rev. Casey Rohleder, director of communications, at bksmoutreach [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life this year is June 1 from 6 PM to 12 AM, at Hummer Sports Park.

The St. David's Crusaders needs more walkers (for more fun) and donations to accelerate success against cancer.

To donate to St. David's Crusaders online, please click HERE.

You can also email smscon [at] yahoo [dot] com (subject: Relay%20for%20Life%20information) (Scott Satterthwaite )for more information.

Doorstep vs. Harvesters

Each month we collect items for different local organizations and charities, among those being Doorstep. Harvesters is another popular organization for donations, however, any donations collected by Harvesters are distributed nationwide from a warehouse in KC. If you wish to donate food or money to Doorstep, please ensure you donate directly to the Doorstep organization or through our church so that resources stay local.

Thank you.

Update from the Bishop Search Committee

All seems quiet right now (as of 10 May 2018), as the committee has turned its attention to conducting reference checks on the remaining applicants. Additionally, each applicant has been matched with a shepherd from the Search Committee, who is staying in regular contact during this phase of the process.

The Search Committee is currently planning the details of the discernment retreat, which will take place with applicants from Friday, June 8 to Monday, June 11.

The discernment retreat provides the committee an opportunity to get to know the applicants much better and to have deep conversations with them about vision, mission and ministry. Equally important, the retreat allows applicants to further discern their call as bishop of the Diocese of Kansas.

The Search Committee will meet for the last time on June 15 to discern the slate of candidates to present to the Council of Trustees on June 20.

The Council of Trustees will announce the slate on June 21.

The committee is grateful for your ongoing prayers for its work, as well as for the applicants.

New Forward Day by Days are Here!

The newest edition of Forward Day by Day (May-July) 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).

Summer Lunch Program 2018 Starts June 4

Are you starting to make plans for summer?  If so, we hope that you will set aside a couple of hours a week to join us in welcoming kids and their parents for lunch beginning June 4 – July 13; 11:00 A.M. to Noon Monday through Friday. You may recall that 2017 was our first year. We served 665 meals to kids and their parents. We look forward to serving at least this many again this year, and that’s where you come in.

We will need a cadre of volunteers to make this work. We learned a lot last year about what to expect.  We found that some people felt more comfortable serving food than working with the kids and vice versa. So to accommodate that, when you volunteer this year, you will be able to choose whether you prefer working on the food service team or on the activities team. You will generally work on a day (or days) of your choosing from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

If you were a volunteer last year, we have your email address and very soon you will receive an email from Vicki Buening, the volunteer coordinator, to select your preferences. If you don’t hear from her by May 4, she asks that you reach out to her.

If you did not work last year, you are more than welcome to join us this year and we’ll ask you to reach out to Vicki either by phone or email. She will need your email address and phone number for contact purposes. She is also more than happy to answer any questions you have about volunteering. 

Vicki Buening can be reached via vbuening [at] outlook [dot] com (email )or phone at 633-6977 (voice or text).

If you are new to St. David’s and would like more information about this program, please speak up. We are proud of what we accomplished with this program and are happy to provide you more information.

2018 Summer Lunch Program Coordinators:  Vicki Buening, Kathy Fries, Mary Jo Jackson, Diane Bernheimer, Mary Becker

 

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