In this issue...
Single Service at 9 am
7th Annual Walk to End Homelessness
Mystic River Chorale
Are you Ready for Another Challenge?
On-going Collection
Coming to a Parish Hall Near You!
Outreach Tidbits
Missing Easter Flower Dedications
Community Service Dinner
For Gents' Eyes Only
Parishioner's Work on Display
Scripture Readings
Episcopal Diocese of CT
This Sunday's Participants
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This Week's Events


Mon. April 28         7:00 pm              JuBELLee


Wed. April 30         7:00 am              Men's Group

                                      9:30 am 

Holy Eucharist 

and Healing - with Rev. Page Rogers

                                      10:30 am            Women's Study - Book of Romans

                                      7:00 pm              Vestry Meeting


Thurs. May 1           7:00 pm              Choir Rehearsal




Future Events


Sun. May 4 

African Team 



Sun. May 11 

Mother's Day


African Team 



Mon. May 19

7:00 pm

Centering Prayer 

& Lectio Divina


Mon. May 26

Office Closed





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Friday, April 25, 2014
Single Service at 9 am

This Sunday, April 27th there will be a single service starting at 9 am. The service will be followed by a farewell brunch for Rev. Ellen in recognition of and thanksgiving for her service and time here at Saint David's.


7th Annual Walk to End Homelessness is This Sunday, April 27th at 2 pm at The Homeless Hospitality Center on Huntington St. in New London.  St David's has a team (2 adults & 2 children at this point).  It is $12 to register & donations are welcomed.  Call the office if interested.  A Flyer & registration form is posted on a bulletin board in the gathering space.


Mystic River Chorale is performing their spring concert, this Sunday, April 27th, at 3 pm at the Mystic Congregational Church.  For tickets please contact Ann Cady, Ray Brown or Kit and Jill Foster. 

Are you Ready for Another Challenge? 

As you know, the New London Meal Center needs more than just food.  In February we collected paper towels.  And last month we collected napkins.  Another necessity they are in need of is dish soap.  In an effort to help defray the cost of this item, the YES and UP classes would like to challenge each family in the congregation to bring in at least ONE bottle of dish soap for the month of April. They will then be donated to the New London Meal Center.  All donations can be placed in the YES classroom.  Are YOU up to the challenge?


On-going Collection
There is a donation box, outside of the Parish Hall, to collect items for the TVCCA (Thames Valley Council for Community Action).  This is an on-going collection.  They are always in need of clothing, small household appliances, toys, books, hygiene items, baby related items -diapers, wipes, etc..., blankets, twin sized sheets, towels, wash cloths, cleaning supplies - bleach, liquid dish soap, and liquid laundry detergent.  The items do NOT need to be new, but should be washed and in like-new condition.

Coming to a Parish Hall Near You!  African Team Ministries' jewelry and crafts will be on sale in the parish hall on Sunday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 11th, after both services.  All monies are returned to East Africa.  If you would like to help with the sale, please see Diana Flanagan.


From ATM's website www.africanteamministries.org...African Team Ministries is a Christian ministry working as an intermediary between African and American churches. With help from Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Anglican denominations, we provide funding for orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa.


The support we receive is sent directly to our partnering Bishops to provide school fees, tuition, books, and uniforms. This support ensures that the children receive an education and a measure of stability needed to rebuild their minds. We currently have children registered for sponsorship in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.


Outreach Tidbits...

...Hilda Zeigler delivered your 50 "welcome bags" to the New London Homeless Hospitality Center on Tuesday, April 15th.  Each laundry bag contained a chap stick, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, combs or brushes, wash cloth, hand towel, q-tips, mouth wash, 2 pairs of warm socks, and 2 pairs of underpants.  Thank you to all the parishioners who donated items to fill these bags; thank you to Ken & Lisa Nogacek (again) for donating the toothbrushes, toothpastes, and dental flosses; and thank you to the parishioners who helped stuff the bags on Palm Sunday.


...a large bin of plastic Easter Eggs stuffed with toys & candy was delivered to the TVCCA Shelter on Good Friday for the children in residence to have their own Easter Egg Hunt.  Thank you to all the parishioners who donated candy and to those who helped stuff those eggs!


...your Groton Regency Team: Leslie Aiken, Karen Albot, Ray Brown, Susan Fiegel, Pete Hall, and Leslie Leone delivered over 200 palm crosses on Palm Sunday to our friends there.  Thank you to the parishioners (which included several YES students) for making the palm crosses AND the Groton Regency Team delivered cotton ball bunnies to the residents on Easter Sunday, crafted by the Outreach Team at their last meeting.


Missing Easter Flower Dedications

Our sincerest apologies to Peg Donahue, The Forbes, The Nogaceks, Nancy Randall, and Pete Hall.  Their Easter flower dedications were not included in the Easter bulletin due to a mix-up with the counters.  The counters and church office will all work to make sure it does not happen again in the future.


Community Service Dinner

We are in need of a few more Shepherd's Pies and bags of green beans for the monthly meal we host at the New London Community Meal Center.  If you are interested in helping, there is a sign-up sheet by the door in the gathering space.  You may, contact the church office for more information, 860.464.6516.


For Gents' Eyes Only

In honor of Mother's Day on May 11, each year the gentlemen of Saint David's are traditionally given the opportunity to roll out the red carpet in celebration of motherhood.  Therefore, it will again be your mission to serve as the dashingly debonair hosts at a special coffee fellowship following the 10:15 worship service.  So come on guys, huddle up and brainstorm some heavenly ways to bestow your love and gratitude to all the extraordinary moms, grandmas, stepmoms and Godmothers within the parish community.


Parishioner's Work on Display

William Rae from St. David's is an accomplished wood worker who turns out all kinds of wood products from his wood working studio at home.  This week I learned that April 26-May 24 William is exhibiting his wood creations (bowls, platters, furniture, etc.) at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank St. in New London.  I think it would be great if we could visit the exhibit and tell Will our appreciation and admiration of his wood working skills.  Gallery hours are Tues-Thurs. 11-3 pm, Fri. and Sat. 11-6pm, and Sunday 12-3pm.  The opening exhibit is Sat. April 26th 7-10 pm.  Gallery phone number: 860-443-8001.  The Gallery will showcase many regional artists who work with wood including William.  May God continue to bless William Rae and his family in every way. 

                                                                                     Maren Schober

Scripture Readings
You are invited to read, study & reflect on the scripture readings for the coming Sunday, from which the sermon is typically proclaimed. Please click the link below to access the scripture readings.  If more than one set of readings is listed, we use track one.

Episcopal Diocese of CT - eNEWS

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This Sunday's Participants ~ April 27th


Acolytes          9:00 am          Mikey Campbell, Marie Dierman

                                                 Sam Campbell


LEM                 9:00 am          Darryl Sentell, Linzee Bagge


Readers           9:00 am          Bill Merrill, Emma Palzere-Rae


Intercessors   9:00 am           Anna Mae Burr


Greeters          9:00 am           Ken Nogacek, Maura Merrill


Counters         9:00 am           Anne Ripley, Dennis McKelvey


Ushers              9:00 am          Dennis Llewellyn, Peter Schultz


Fellowship       9:00 am          Allan & Linda Dierman,

                                                  Ann Cady & Rob Walty

                                                  Winkie Miller                                            


Altar Guild                               Val Norris, Cindy Lohr,

                                                  Jen Myers, Lisa Nogacek,

                                                  Chris Curcio, Kathy Schultz


Flower Guild                           Bethany Poole


Vestry Person of the Day      Susan Fiegel




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