Holy Week preparation:

Palm Sunday, March 28th @ 9:30 am – palms or small branches from a tree or shrub
If you have palms, great! If not, in lieu of palms, you may want to take advantage of this lovely spring weather and cut a few, small branches from a tree or shrub.

Maundy Thursday, April 1st @ 7pm – bread, wine (or juice) and candle
We will be commemorating Maundy Thursday with an agape dinner worship service. Have a candle, bread and wine (or juice) available.

Good Friday, April 2nd @ 7pm – cross, crucifix, or rosary
Part of the worship service on Good Friday is the Veneration of the Cross. While it is not possible this year to gather together at St. David’s, you are encouraged to have a Cross with you as you attend this (virtual) service.

Easter Sunday, April 4th @ 9:30a.m.
Put on your Easter bonnet…your colorful tie …perhaps an Easter lily in the background…and bring your Alleluias!

Outreach:

  • In 2021, Outreach will be focused on food insecurity and hunger, violence and justice, children and education and the environment. Outreach will continue to gather food for the community and schedule St. David’s members as volunteer teams as well as inform the congregation of community events. Food donations to St. Vincent’s, Mothers Cupboard, Brown County Week-End Backpacks and Cindy’s Box may be placed in the labeled baskets in the Gathering Place. Donations for St. David’s Giving Box should be placed in Ackerman Hall. Outreach will work with the vestry and buildings and grounds committee to purchase shelving for food storage.
  • Size adjustments for St. David’s t-shirts have been ordered and will be available by next week. Checks should be made payable to St. David’s with Outreach written in the memo line. Please mark your name off the list and place your check in the money box.
  • A sub-committee to plan events for children and adults will meet on Monday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. via zoom. All are encouraged to share ideas that help foster our St. David’s community events. Contact Ed McCabe, Sandy Ackerman or Donna Niednagel for more information.
  • Refurbishment of the Children’s Garden is underway. The mulch on the playground must be 12” deep and it is currently 4”…estimates are being received for mulch. The new sign is ready to be picked up. Top soil is needed for planter boxes, plants and seeds. A work day, hopefully involving community youth groups, will be planned to install bluebird boxes, clear the boundaries of invasive plants, and refresh the little library area.

Online and snail mail giving/pledges:

The Diocese is processing Online Gifts to Congregations at No Cost. Submit your pledge through the diocesan website. While congregations are not meeting in person, the bishop’s office will process online gifts on behalf of congregations, and will absorb all payment processing fees. Every dollar of a contribution will go to the congregation. Use this link to make contributions directly to St. David’s: https://onrealm.org/indydio/give/stdavids

If you prefer to mail a check to St. David’s, please mail to: St. David’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1798, Nashville, IN  47448. Please note that checks will not be deposited for two weeks. Thank you!