to Mar 19


Fr. Mark will lead a series of three Lenten discussions for adults on the Eucharist at 9:15 AM on Sundays: February 25, March 4 and March 11. We will look at the historical development of the sacrament from Jesus’s time and look at the shape of the Eucharist and how it shapes us. Our children will also be studying aspects of communion during Lent.

On Sunday, March 18, there will be an instructed Eucharist for all ages beginning at 9:15 in the Parish Hall and continuing into the 10:15 service. We will look at some of the vessels and elements we use in the Eucharist. During the service we will pause to discuss the meaning of the various parts of the Holy Communion.


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to Aug 5

Vacation Bible School

An ecumenical Vacation Bible School for Gales Ferry and Ledyard churches will take place on August 1st - 5th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

All children ranging in age from three years old to youth’s entering grade six.  

Register your child or to volunteer on the sign-up sheets in The Gathering Place or online at http://2016.cokeburyvbs.com/galesferryledyardchurches/.

For questions, please see Diane St. Laurent.


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6:00 PM18:00

Visit to the New London Homeless Hospitality Shelter

Meet-up in the kitchen at 6 pm to help package treats & drinks, or meet-up in the back parking lot at 6:30 pm to carpool to New London. This month we are asking for donations of:

  • 8 pound cakes
  • 6 pints of blueberries
  • 6 quarts of strawberries.

We will be serving "shortcake with whipped cream" and tea-lemonade drinks.

The gifts of time, talent, and treasure are much appreciated! Please leave message with Hilda at 860.910.8791, if you will be participating.

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6:00 PM18:00

Burgers and Bibles - What Does It Mean To Be An Episcopalian

Bibles and Burgers - or Food and Faith, since we're not studying a specific portion of scripture. Rather, each week there will be a presentation about a particular denomination. We're working on who will present for Week 3 - here's the rest of the schedule.

  • July 12th, 6 - 8pm   St. David's hosts, "What does it mean to be an Episcopalian?"
  • July 19th, 6 - 8pm Ledyard Gales Ferry Baptist Church hosts, "What does it mean to be a Baptist?"
  • July 26th , 6 - 8pm St. David's hosts, The Rev. Ed Kakaty, from St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church speaks.
  • August 2nd, 6 - 8pm St. Luke Lutheran Church, "What does it mean to be a Lutheran?"

The host congregation will provide the main dish; we're each invited to bring a side dish.

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5:00 PM17:00

Pastoral Caregiving Class

Beginning July 11th, a pastoral caregiving class will be offered over a six-week period.  The class is open to those who have volunteered to be pastoral visitors and anyone else desiring to learn about pastoral caregiving. 

The class will use the text, CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING:  A WAY OF LIFE, by Kenneth C. Haugk of Stephen Ministries.  Texts will be provided. 

Two class times are presently proposed depending on interest:  5-6:30 and 6:30-8:00. For additional information or to sign-up, please contact Ann Cady, 860 608 3835, revmrskd@aol.com, or put a note in her box in the office.

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8:00 AM08:00

Day of Pentecost

You are invited to read several verses in any foreign language you would like, during the Acts reading at either service. Pete Hall has the readings printed out for German, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Latin and Welsh available for your use. He can also obtain copies in other languages as well. More than one person can read in the  same language.

Don't be shy!

Contact Pete by May 7th so he can provide you with the reading on Sunday the 8th. 


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7:00 PM19:00

Taizé Prayer Service

There will be a Taizé Prayer Service Wednesday night, May 4th at 7:00 PM., in the chapel at Park Congregational Church in Norwich and all are welcome! The chapel is just off of their sanctuary. We all experienced the beauty and meaning of the Taizé Prayer Service during Lent at St. Luke Church.  Here is an opportunity to experience it again.

Come and bring a friend!

For more informationcontact Maren Schober.

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2:00 PM14:00

Homeless Hospitality Center's 9th Annual Walk to End Homelessness

HHC's 9th Annual Walk to End Homelessness will be held in New  London on Sunday, April 24, 2016, starting at 2 PM. Hilda Zeigler will be walking. She would love to have others walk with her or you can support her by making donations through her participation in this event. Please contact Hilda if you are interested in supporting her, HHC and God's mission in the world.

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9:15 AM09:15

Christian Formation Discussion

Sunday between the services: at 9:15am, please join in a conversation around the following five questions posed by the Christian Formation team in an effort to discern the best way forward for Saint David's desire to nurture the life of faith of  all:

  • What can St. David's do for you to enhance your spiritual life?
  • Describe your most positive Christian formation experience at Saint David's (or another church).
  • What at St. David's has help you nurture your family and/or children?  
  • How has your spiritual life help you in raising your children?
  • What are the needs that are not being met?
  • What can we do better or differently in Christian Formation?
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to Jun 4

St. David's Pictorial Directory


Lifetouch is a professional photography company that connects church memberships with photography as well as with printed and online directories.  Saint David’s is partnering with Lifetouch to develop a pictorial directory.  

As part of their service they provide an online scheduling tool for each of us to schedule a family photo session at your convenience.  You can schedule your family photo for the Saint David's directory by clicking the 'Schedule' 

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to May 22

SIGN-UP NOW! 2016 Virtual Prayer Race


For the first time ever, join us in the 2016 Virtual Prayer Race and have your prayer request be repeatedly offered by race participants from around the globe!   Plus earn a beautiful 3" 2016 Virtual Prayer Race finisher medal!

This inspirational Virtual Prayer Race is sponsored by the YES group and fits you, your pace and your schedule perfectly. You can run, walk, swim or bike!  You can run or walk on a track, the road, on a treadmill, an elliptical or in place! Take as long as you want to finish. You can do the whole distance all at once or break it up and finish in your own time. Plus, all participants are asked to pray for all of the prayer intentions that were submitted while walking, running, biking or swimming! 

You can register online by clicking the button below or Print & Mail a registration form by accessing the race page here.

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7:30 AM07:30

Girl Scout Sunday

Girl Scout Sunday is March 8th.  Are there scouts here in Saint David's so that we can celebrate these days with you?  I believe the existence of cookie sales points to the existence of Girl Scouts.

Please let me know if you are a Girl Scout.

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5:30 PM17:30

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Pancakes aren't just for breakfast!  If you love the tempting aroma of sizzling sausage and the decadent taste of pancakes smothered in butter and maple syrup, then you're in for an extra special treat.  This year's Shrove Tuesday pancake supper will be held on February 17, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   The burning of last year's the Palms will take place prior to sitting down to supper.  Be sure to save room for a piece of traditional Kings' Cake, for you may be the lucky recipient of a baby Jesus.  One will be baked into each cake.  This free-will offering event will surely be filled with fun, fellowship and loads of Mardi Gras tradition.

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1:00 PM13:00

Needles for Needs

The next meeting of Needles for Needs will be Thursday, January 22, at 1 pm.  Thereafter, we will meet the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 1 pm.  Our project(s) have not been selected yet but options are being investigated.  If you like to knit and/or crochet (or want to learn) please join us.  For additional information please contact Ann Cady 860.608.3835 email revmrskd@aol.com.

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3:00 PM15:00

The Mystic River Chorale

The Mystic River Chorale will be presenting Theresienmesse, by Franz Joseph Haydn, in concert on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm in beautiful Harkness Chapel on the campus of Connecticut College.  Tickets are $20 and $18 for seniors and students and may be purchased through Jill or Kit Foster or Ray Brown.  Come help them celebrate this beautiful piece of music!

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1:00 PM13:00

26th Annual Christmas Feast!





Christmas Feast

Christmas Day 1-3 pm

No reservations required just

bring yourself, your friends, your family

and anyone else who wants to enjoy this blessed

holidays with the warmth and joyous company of the

Saint David's


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9:00 AM09:00

Advent Quiet Morning

Called and Sent


For the Healing of the World

Zechariah, Elizabeth, Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, Jesus…
The familiar characters of the season of Advent and Christmas.
Each one called and sent to participate in God’s healing of the world.

Come take this time to reflect on Gold's call and sending in your life.  What healing word do you seek?  What healing gifts have you to offer?

  • Led by the Rev Rachel W Thomas
  • Location:  Saint David's Episcopal Church, 284 Stoddards Wharf Rd, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
  • Registration:  http://freshspringsretreats.org/ContactForm/ or by calling the Church Office at 860-464-6516

A donation of $20 is requested for those who are able.

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4:00 PM16:00

Saint David's 10th Annual Christmas Party at St. Vincent de Paul Place

Saint David's 10th Annual Christmas Party at St. Vincent de Paul Place to benefit the families that use St. Vincent's food pantry to survive.  Please visit Outreach's bulletin board in the gathering space to take a tag, to sign up to help at the prep party (Monday, 8 December, 6 - 8 pm...Pizza & salad provided by your Outreach Team), or to help at the party on Thursday, 11 December, 4 - 6 pm at St. Vincent's, 120 Cliff Street, Norwich. 

When you remove the tag for the child that you are sponsoring, please sign your name on the card provided under the tag.  Wrap all your child's presents, place them together in a big bag, and attach their tag so Santa David Cannon will deliver the correct present to your sponsored child.  THANK YOU!

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