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Thursday, April 11, 2024


Guest Preacher at 10:30 April 14

St. David's will welcome GJ Gordy as our guest preacher on April 14 at the 10:30 service! Ms. Gordy has served as the Communications Director for the Episcopal Church in Navajoland (ECN) as well as a Web Developer for Cheii's Web, a ministry of ECN. She is in Portland this week for the Episcopal Communicators' Conference. Welcome, GJ!

Community Supper NEXT WEDNESDAY!

This month's community supper will be next Wednesday evening, April 17, starting at 6 PM! As we get ready for our Gently Used Book Sale, the theme will be Favorite Books! Bring a copy of your favorite book (or a recent favorite) to share! And don't forget the food - there's a potluck signup sheet in the great hall!

Earth Day Art Contest

The Earth Keeping Team thanks all the children who took part in our Earth Day Art Contest! The entries will be on display next week and the winners from each category (4th grade and under, 5th grade and above) will be announced at the 10:30 service next Sunday. Winners will receive a scholarship to Camp Bishopswood to be determined in consultation with parents.  

Check out our flag!

As a way to connect with our wider community, we will be changing the flag that hangs off of our sign on Route 1 periodically. This month, in honor of Earth Day, we are flying a flag of planet earth as a reminder of our call to environmental stewardship! Thanks to Ed & Karen Perka, Trav & Hurst Burnett, and Steve Smith for getting and hanging this month's flag! (The flag will go up on Saturday of this week!)

Book Sale’s A Comin’ and You’re Invited!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 11, 2024 as the day of the Annual Saint David’s Gently Used Book Sale. It begins at 8AM and ends at Noontime. In addition to a variety of awesome books, which we need you to bring to us, we will once again hold a Raffle for a brand new Kindle, a bountiful basket of books, and a Very Hungry Caterpillar! Raffle pre sale tickets will be available during coffee hour on Sundays April 28, and May 5.


As always, we are looking for books of all sorts for the Sale. If you are spring cleaning and have books you not longer want or need, just bring them in to the church beginning Monday, April 8th and follow the signs to the room books will be stored. If you need help getting your books to the church, just call Jeanne Kita Burke at 985-7487. She will gladly pick them up for you.


Please do not bring:


Encyclopedias, text books, dog eared, musty or yellow paged paperbacks, dictionaries, Readers Digest Condensed books, or magazines. Thank you.

Spring Work Day May 4, 8AM-12Noon

It’s time once again to clean up our building and property from the toils of a Maine winter/spring! Bring work gloves, rakes, and leaf blowers, if you have them. For inside workers, buckets and cleaning equipment will be provided. Rain date, May 11.  For any questions, contact Earl Tracy or Bruce Gowdy.

Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius: 19th Annotation 

Do you sense Jesus inviting you to “come away” with him for a while? Do you

desire to learn how to pray more deeply? Do you wonder how this can happen in the busyness of your daily life? Are you in need of making a major decision?

If you answered yes to any of these questions the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius might be just what you are looking for. This retreat is commonly called, “The Retreat of Daily Life”. It begins in mid-September and ends in mid-May. We meet weekly on Wednesdays and there is a choice of morning or evening sessions. The sessions are about one and a half hours long. We now hold the retreat on Zoom which is very convenient as you can experience the retreat from the comfort of your home. If you would like more information about the retreat, you can visit our website:, or contact The Rev. Gail Chandler here. On May 29, 2024 we will offer an information night on Zoom from 7-9 PM. If you are interested in attending, please email Deacon Gail at the above email address in order to receive the Zoom link.

Tobacco Awareness Group, Mondays from 6-7:30pm

Are you or a loved one thinking about making a healthy change and stopping your tobacco use? Help is available with the Tobacco Awareness Group (TAG). This in-person group is free, confidential, and supportive. Whether you are just thinking about stopping or are ready to stop, TAG can provide accurate information, encouragement, and resources to assist you in becoming tobacco free. Group meets in the classroom in the back of the building.

Know a Notary?

St. David's is working on compiling a list of notaries public in the congregation to assist with occasional notarization for church business. If you're a notary and you know it, send an email to Cathy here.

Upcoming Lectionary Readings

4th Sunday of Easter


Acts 4:5-12

1 John 3:16-24

John 10:11-18

Psalm 23

Worship at St. David's


8 AM Holy Eucharist, traditional language

10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, contemporary language (livestreamed)

Sunday School 10:15AM ages 3-11

Youth Group 5th grade up

Nursery Care 10AM-1PM ages 0-3


9:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Healing

9:40-10:45 Bible Study


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

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