News Leek

Thursday, February 29, 2024


This Sunday! Welcome Sarah Borgeson from St. Elizabeth's!

On Sunday, the Outreach Committee will host coffee hour and welcome Sarah Coburn Borgeson, the executive director of St. Elizabeth's Jubilee Center in Portland! After the 10:30 service, Sarah will share about the work of St. Elizabeth's: a low-barrier pantry serving non-food essentials to all those in need, including new Mainers and those whose families have been here for generations. Come and hear about this exciting and important ministry!

What does social justice mean for Episcopalians?

"Social justice" likely means different things to different people, including us Episcopalians. John Hennessy, our Diocesan Director of Public Advocacy, will be here on Sunday, March 10 at Noon to answer this question from our baptismal covenant perspective, to put feet on it and to describe what it looks like in our Diocese, our community and Maine. Come with your questions, hear about ways you can make a difference in our society and to learn about St. David’s Social Justice Council. Questions? Contact Roy Smoot at

St. David's Author Event This Sunday!

Join St. David's author Roy Smoot and his wife, June, on Sunday at 3 PM for a reading of It All Belongs: Love, Loss, and Learning to Live Again. Roy wrote this book with his late wife, Judy (to whom June was also a close friend), as they journeyed through her terminal brain cancer. It's a book for anyone who is facing loss and grief, looking for hope. Hard copies ofIt All Belongs will be available along with information of how to buy it online. Come with your questions, wonderings, life stories, tears and smiles. It All Belongs!! Please RSVP

Sneaker Recycling Opportunity

St. David’s will be collecting used pairs of sneakers for recycling. Community Outreach Services (COS) in Kennebunk will take our collection of sneakers to be recycled. There will be a bin at the back of the church for used sneakers. The drive keeps sneakers out of landfills and is a fundraiser for COS. Thank you from St. David’s Earth Keepers! 

Poor People's Campaign in Augusta on Saturday!

Join people of faith from around Maine and around the country for the Poor People's Campaign march on the State Assembly in Augusta, to abolish poverty as a leading cause of death in the US! Register here. Gather at the State House at 10, march begins at 11. Contact Mary Provo at for more details or to carpool.

Lenten Discussion Group Sundays at 9:30!

Join us on Sunday mornings in Lent for a discussion of Walking with Suffering Creation. Written by St. David’s Earth Keeper, Mary Jane O’Connor-Ropp, this 8 day meditative guide offers an invitation to experience different aspects of creation (e.g., trees, water, the air we breathe, our non-human relatives, etc.), to reflect on our own relationship with each one, and to offer a prayer for healing. Copies are available on the piano in the Great Hall. This meditation booklet is also available on-line. Please contact the church office if you would like to receive a copy by e-mail.


Mary Jane invites you to share your thoughts and responses to this meditation experience each Sunday morning at 9:30 in the church library.

Sanctuary Open for Prayer

St. David's sanctuary will be open and available for prayer and meditation on Wednesdays during Lent from 2:30-4:30. Drop by!

Maine's Welcoming Library is at St. David's!

Stop by the display in the Great Hall to check out the Welcoming Library at St. David's! This is a traveling ministry of the Diocese of Maine's Racial Justice Commission, and includes 30 children's books that focus on welcoming the stranger. It will be at St. David's through the end of Lent. Stop by and check out a book! More information in the Great Hall.

Stations of the Cross during Lent

During Lent, the Stations of the Cross will be offered each Friday evening at 5:30 PM. These in-person church services are a concerted effort of love from both St. David's, and St. George's, 3 Emerson St. (Rt. 109), Sanford to hopefully give you a way to meditate and pray with us through Lent. Please refer to the schedule as to where the services will be held.

March 1 - The Way of the Cross, Deacon Jean’s Liturgy (St. David's)

March 8 - Stations of the Cross Traditional (St. George's)

March 15 - Mary's way of the Cross (St. David's)

March 22 - The Way of the Cross; Deacon Jean's liturgy (St. George's)  

Secret Prayer Pal update

Are you praying for your Prayer Pal every day during Lent? You may choose to send a note or card to your SPP during this time. Do not sign your name, just sign, “your Prayer Pal”. Drop your card in the wooden box on the Information Table and it will be delivered. We will all meet our Secret Prayer Pal on the Sunday after Easter, April 7th, at coffee hours. 

Soup Bowl for Lent

Several years I bought a beautiful soup bowl at the Harvest Fair. I used it often, but as Lent approached I was reminded of all our local neighbors who experience food insecurity. During the days of Lent that year I asked parishioners to put an empty bowl on their table and put what they could in support of our Hands Across Our Community food pantry. Some people put their pocket change in the bowl at the end of the day, others, bills of various denominations, and other folks wrote checks, or maybe calculate the cost of meals made in your kitchen and make that your donation. With the cost of food being high I’m again asking for you to put an empty bowl on your table during the days of Lent and prayerfully consider how you might help to assure that the pantry shelves are full for those needing this important support.

Deacon Kris 

Upcoming Lectionary Readings

March 10, 2024

4th Sunday in Lent

Numbers 21:4-9

Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

Ephesians 2:1-10

John 3:14-21

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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