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Thursday, January 11, 2024


A Case for Love Movie and Pizza Event

Episcopal Diocese of Maine and the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire

Jan 23, 2024 Theater opens at 3:30

Regal Cinema, Newington NH

Pizza at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH for youth and their chaperones following the movie

Event concludes at 7:30 PM

Register here!

Theater opens at 3:30; movie begins at 4 pm. It lasts 1 hour and 55 minutes. 

We have reserved all of theater #12 and someone will direct you in the lobby. 

Refreshments are available for purchase but are not included in the ticket price

Everyone provides their own transportation but Emily Keniston can help youth set up carpooling to both the movie theater and the youth event afterwards.

About the film, from the website: A different kind of film, a different kind of story. A journey of exploration in troubling times. This is the first in a series of projects aimed at changing the national narrative of division.

“A Case for Love” is inspired by the teachings and writings of Bishop Michael Curry, most well-known for his passionate sermon about “The Power of Love” at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This documentary examines the question of whether or not love, specifically, unselfish love, is the solution to the extreme societal and political divide facing the world.

Subjects explored: Subjects explored: Racial Justice, Sexual Identity, Military Service, Foster Care, Politics, Sexual Trafficking, Disability, Loss of Loved Ones, Refugees, Volunteering, Food Justice and more. Parents and caregivers will need to make choices about what content is appropriate for their children.

Sharing on socials: Share stories on social media with the movie production company using the hashtag #acaseforlove Learn more here

You can read more about the movie itself and the group behind its production here.

Annual Reports Due to Church office no later than Tuesday, January 16

Please submit your annual committee report as soon as able but no later than Tuesday, January 16. All reports should be submitted via email as a word document. Thank you. 

Children's Chapel on January 21st!

On January 21, our regular Sunday school will be replaced with Children's Chapel. Children will start in the regular service at 10:30, and will leave the service during the gradual hymn for a lesson and time of wondering, after which they'll return to the main service. We'll be doing this on a monthly basis going forward. Questions? Contact our Associate for Youth Formation, Reverend Sara D'Angio White.

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.

Annual Meeting Sunday, January 28, 2024  

St. David’s Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 28 following a

single 9:30 service. All are strongly urged to attend.


Pot Luck Brunch 1-28

Please sign up on the board in the Great Hall to help provide a special brunch to enjoy during the Annual meeting.

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. 

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. 7 so folks can be matched and ready for the beginning of Lent, February 14.

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! 

Upcoming Lectionary

January 21

3 Epiphany

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Mark 1:14-20

Psalm 62:6-14

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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