News and Upcoming Events
August 27: Rally Day, Backpack Blessing, and Mission In-gathering
Children’s Sunday School Rally Day begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Upper Room of the Parish Life Center (at the top of the stairs) and goes through the beginning of the worship service, before joining the congregation at the passing of the Peace. All children and youth ages 3 years through 12th grade are welcome. This is the Children’s Christian Education kick-off for the 2017-18 Program Year. It’s a fun opportunity for fellowship with their teachers and other classmates. There will be games, stories, and fun snacks! Parents, there will be coffee and more for you as well!
Annual Blessing of the Backpacks will be held during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. All students are invited to bring their backpacks.
Our community partnership with Menchaca Elementary is an important part of our Outreach work. In addition to our Early Reader’s Initiative which provides books for students before the start of summer, we have an opportunity to fulfill specific needs for back-to-school supplies in this community. If you are able, please bring any of the following items to church on August 27: plain folders with brads, wide ruled paper, ticonderoga pencils, composition, notebooks, poster/chiseled markers, dry erase markers, dry erase spray or wipes
Trinity Center’s August Wish List
"Trinity Center’s mission is to serve the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Austin, Texas. Trinity Center’s programs are based on a neighbor-to-neighbor approach that fosters trust and community between those who have housing and a steady income and those who do not." Trinity Center is housed on the St. David’s Episcopal Church campus. Donated items can be dropped off at the Parish Office (upstairs in the Parish Life Center). Items needed: socks (white athletic), caps/hats, lotion (travel size), sunscreen (travel size), toothbrushes & toothpaste (travel size), shampoo (travel size), shorts (all sizes adults), and tennis shoes (all sizes adults).
Large Print Worship Materials: Large print materials for Sunday morning worship are available in the Narthex (lobby) of the church. Please return the large print materials after the service.
Our Volunteer Receptionist team is the best! They answer phones, open doors, offer hospitality to visitors, help with copies, office tasks, and much more… and do it all with a joyful spirit. The staff is so thankful for them! If you would like to join this team, we are in need of someone to take on the Monday afternoon slot. Also, if this sounds like something you could do occasionally but not every week, it would be great to have a list of substitute receptionists for when our team members are out of town. Please contact Rev. Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
It’s hot outside and our plants are thirsty! There is a dedicated group of parishioners who take turns watering the plants around our campus. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Elizabeth Hinson at (512) 280-8141 or email@example.com.
Restoration Repairs for the Church Building and Parish Life Center
Your vestry is working on financing the unexpected and necessary repair of the church building roof. As of now, we have not heard a decision about the loan we have requested from Frost Bank. Junior Warden Paul Viehman is in close contact with the vendors/contractors for the repairs so that work can begin as soon as the loan is approved. We will continue to have one service at 10:30 a.m. (with Christian Education at 9:30 a.m.) until we are able to worship in the church building again. At that point, we will return to a two-service schedule.
Questions? Contact Paul Veihman, our Junior Warden, at 281-300-6603.