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Thursday, February 1, 2024



In an effort to keep down the cost of stamps, 2023 pledge statements have been sent via email. If you PREFER a MAILED statement, please email or call Cathy to let her know.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talent Show

Join the fun on Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30 for pancakes and entertainment! Look for a sign up sheet in the Great Hall to help with this event. If you’ve got a flair for entertainment, reach out to Deacon Kris. This is a fun event for all ages.

Bring your Palms to Church

Now is the time to start bringing in your palms from last year’s Palm Sunday celebration. We’ll burn them on Shrove Tuesday to make the ashes we use on Ash Wednesday. Please bring them in and place them in the basket in the Great Hall.

Ash Wednesday Services: February 14, 2024

7:30 AM Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (Rite 1)

12:00 PM Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (Rite 2)

4:00 PM Children’s Ash Wednesday Service

7:00 PM Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes (Rite 2 with music) 

Sign up for a Secret Prayer Pal for Lent!

Parishioner Pat Gagne has created a new practice for us all to participate in during Lent. In the Great Hall on the Information Table, you will find a sign up sheet. Write your name and phone number on it and you will be matched with another person that has chosen to be part of the Secret Prayer Pal Lenten Practice. Simply pray for your Prayer Pall 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 in the Great Hall and it will be delivered. We will all meet our Secret Prayer Pal on the Sunday after Easter, April 7th, at coffee hours. Please sign up by Feb. 11 so folks can be matched and ready for the beginning of Lent, February 14.

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.

February 16 - Stations of the Cross Traditional (St. David's)

February 23 - Mary's way of the Cross (St. George's)

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)


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! 

A Message from Deacon Kris

But Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19

This verse struck me this Christmas. Mary has heard from angels and

shepherds, and as the verse says, or as I’m interpreting it, Mary didn’t think of just words but as treasures to be stored in her heart. Soon after I was ordained deacon by Bishop Knudsen I assisted her as deacon at St. George’s in Sanford. When we were ready to process, the bishop asked me to carry the gospel book cradled over my heart. For my seventeen years as your deacon I have always elevated the gospel book when processing. This year, during the month of February, the month we associate with love because of Valentine’s Day, I am going to bring the good news of God’s love to you by carrying the gospel book over my heart, words as treasures. Deacon Kris  

St. Elizabeth's Winter Coat Drive

Starting in October, on three major distribution days, St. E's distributed over 617 winter coats/jackets, and many hats, scarves, gloves and boots, to people who were in great need of cold weather gear (many recent immigrants who have arrived from places that never experienced cold/snow!)  A HUGE THANK YOU for your generosity in providing over 80 of those coats! 

Upcoming Lectionary

February 11, 2024

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

2 Kings 2:1-12

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Mark 9:2-9

Psalm 50:1-6

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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