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Start reading now for the Advent Bishop’s Book Series

The diocese is being invited to read The Power of Love by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry during Advent 2019.

The date and time in mid-December for an online discussion of the book, open to everyone in the diocese, will be announced soon.

Here are places to purchase the book:

Penguin Random House:  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/604756/the-power-of-love-by-bishop-michael-curry/9780525542896/

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Power-Love-Sermons-reflections-inspire/dp/0525542892

Barnes and Noble:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-power-of-love-michael-curry/1129244872#/

Audio book by Penguin Random House:  https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/604756/the-power-of-love/

Reprinted from the Diocese of Kansas DioLog.  Used with permission.

Registration is now open for diocesan Advent Quiet Day

As part of its commitment to the Way of Love, the diocese is offering a diocesan-wide Advent Quiet Day on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. David’s, 3916 SW 17th in Topeka. It is open to anyone in the diocese who wishes to attend.

The cost is $10 per person to cover lunch.

The retreat leader is the Rev. Ted Blakley, rector of Grace, Hutchinson and formerly of St. John’s, Wichita. The theme for the day will be “Creating Space for God” and will feature meditations on creating space in order to hear the voice of God, as well as time for personal reflections, group sharing and a closing Eucharist.

The registration form is available at https://edok.formstack.com/forms/advent2019. A link also is on the main page of the diocesan website, www.episcopal-ks.org.

Reprinted from the Diocese of Kansas DioLog.  Used with permission.

United Thank Offering grant applications are available

The focus for the 2020 United Thank Offering grants is “ Bless : Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility.”

The deadline for UTO grant applications to be submitted to the diocesan office is Feb. 6 . The completed grant application form and a proposed project budget are required.

From among applications submitted, the diocese will select one to forward to the United Thank Offering board for possible funding.

Information, including a link to the application form, is on the UTO grant website , https://www.episcopalchurch.org/uto-grants

Questions about the submittal process should be referred to Canon to the Ordinary the Rev. Torey Lightcap at  tlightcap [at] episcopal-ks [dot] org or (785) 235-9255 or (800) 473-3563.

Reprinted from the Diocese of Kansas DioLog.  Used with permission.

Daughters of the King

The next meeting will be held on December 14th, at 11:00. Please call Judy Salmon at 267-4337 if you have any questions.

 

‘Rooted in Jesus’ conference is set for January


A “Rooted in Jesus” conference will take place Jan. 21 – 24 in Atlanta, Ga. It is sponsored by a variety of Episcopal organizations: the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church Foundation, Missional Voices, Forma, Episcopal Evangelism Society, Forward Movement, Episcopal Preaching Foundation, the Diocese of Atlanta and Evangelism Matters.

Information about the conference, along with online registration is at https://rootedinjesus.church/.

Reprinted from the Dioces of Kansas DioLog.  Used with permission.

St. David's Library

Have you ever checked out a book from the St. David’s Library??  If not, why not give it a try? We have a great selection of books (more than 2,150 titles!) so come in and browse. You can also access the online catalog on our website or stop by the office during office hours.  All checkouts are done in the office.

Hospital Visits

 

If you or a loved on are admitted to the hospital for care, please call the church office and let us know (or leave a message if no one is available).  This is the only way we get this information.  Thanks!

Are you getting our emails??

Have you been receiving our weekly “This Week at St. David’s” email?  Some people are having trouble finding our emails in their inbox (especially those with Gmail). Gmail puts our emails in your “promotions” tab...please check there and you should be able to find it! As always, let the office know of any problems you might be having so we can help you.

Did you know?????

The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas has a biweekly enewsletter, DioLog, and a quarterly news magazine, The Harvest, that you can access on their website at: http:// www.episcopal-ks.org/news/. Both publications contain information about upcoming events, stories about various outreach ministries, and interviews with parishioners. It’s a great way to get a big picture view of the work that goes on throughout our state and feel part of this inspiring network of churches!


 

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