JANUARY 13, 2019
The reflection at worship was presented by ACTS, St. David's Adult Spiritual Development Ministry led by Wayne Holst. Their Fall Monday Night Book Study, "Book of Joy" in which Doug Abrams, author, covered the highlights of a week spent together with the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu on the occasion of the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday involved over 40 St. Davidians and friends.
With scriptures selected about Joy, the presenters, Wayne, Jock McTavish, Deb Charnuski, Eldon Godfrey and Sheryl Schoenthaler reflected on what the "Book of Joy" meant to them. Hymns chosen were joyful and ministry of song by the Chamber Choir added to the message of Joy.
JANUARY 6, 2019
Our Pastoral Care Minister, Deb Stockdale, presided over the Epiphany Sunday Service. The Christ Candle was lit, completing the advent candle lighting ritual. "Like the light of the star the Magi folllowed, may this light call us to seek Christ. May this light ispire us to share our gifts. May this light brighten our lives with love. AMEN."
With following the light as a theme, we sang "The First Nowell", "Will You Come and See the Light?" and "A Light is Gleaming." heard the reading of Matthew 2: 1-12 about following the star, heard the Sanctuary choir sing "Guiding Star" (Chris Inglis) and "Walk in Light" (Karen Marrolli.)