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Thursday, January 4, 2024


Festival of Light Service, Saturday, January 6, at 6pm

Join us for a contemplative service of light, Scripture, poetry, and song as we

conclude the celebration of the twelve days of Christmas on the Feast of the Epiphany. A light, floral incense will be used.


One Day Only Film Screening Event, January 23

"A Case for Love", a special movie project from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's heart, will be in movie theatres across America on January 23, 2024. It shows personal interviews from many people , including Al Roker, Peter Buttigieg, Sam Waterston and others, about why love is so needed in our world. Please save this date to attend one of two showings nearby. More details to follow.

Pick up Pledge Envelopes in the Great Hall

If you have made a pledge to St. David’s for 2024 and have requested pledge

envelopes, they are available to pick up in the Great Hall this week. After Sunday, they will be available in the church office.

2023 Contributions will be acknowledged until Sunday, January 7th, 2024

The last day to make contributions to your 2023 pledge is this Sunday! All checks must be dated December 31, 2023 for credit for year 2023. 

Contributions beyond January 7 will be counted toward the 2024 budget. Thank you.

Prayer List Changes Effective January 1st.

Effective Sunday, January 7, all names listed under friends and family members that were requested previous to 2023 will be removed. If you wish to have a name readded from a previous year, please contact Cathy in the office.

Meet Pete! Our new Sexton!

Peter Frantz joined St. David's as our new sexton on January 3rd. A retired contractor and a veteran Episcopalian, having grown up in St. Peter's, Bennington, VT, and serving in many capacities at St. Philip's in East Hampton, MA, he knows his way around the Episcopal church. Be sure to say "hi" and "welcome", next time you see him.

News from the Earth Keeping Team

Thanks to Mary Provo, our team is participating in a grant-funded program called "An Episcopal Path to Creation Justice" that is part of the national Episcopal Creation Care Justice Network. We are the only church in Maine to take part; other churches are from the Dioceses of New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts. We are working with Deb Baker from NH who is helping us to review our current work, clarify our goals for the future, and be connected with resources to help us achieve our goals. The focus of the program is on four areas of creation justice work: pray, learn, act, and advocate. We will be working with Deb through Earth Day on April 21st and will keep you posted about our efforts. Please let us know if you would like to work with us in any way to promote creation care and justice. 

Annual Report Season is Here!

Ministry chairs, annual reports will be due in the church office no later than Tuesday, January 16 at 3pm.

Our Annual meeting will take place on January 28, following a single 9:30 service.

Upcoming Lectionary

January 14

2 Epiphany

1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20)

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

John 1:43-51

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

Worship at St. David's:


8 AM In person Holy Eucharist, Traditional language in the Book of Common Prayer

10:30 AM In person (and livestreamed) Holy Eucharist with contemporary language

Sunday School 10:15AM ages 3-11

Youth Group 5th grade up

Nursery Care 10AM-1PM ages 0-3


9:00 AM: Healing Service and Bible Study


Saint David's Episcopal Church
138 York Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043

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