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Thursday, March 14, 2024


Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross this Saturday, 9:30-1PM

You are invited to join members of the Maine chapter of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross on March 16 for a Quiet Morning. All are welcome. This is an informal program, and registration is not required, but RSVP here would be appreciated simply for planning purposes.


Things which were cast down are being raised up


We will gather around the table and spend time with the Good Friday collect. Where in our lives are being broken open? Where in our lives are being made new?  


Lead by The Rev. Sue Poulin, Chaplain Maine Chapter, SCHC

At St. David's Episcopal Church, 138 York St, Kennebunk, ME 04043


We gather at 9:30 and begin at 10 AM. The morning will conclude with a Eucharist at about 12:30. Please bring a bag lunch and stay after the morning to eat with us, and perhaps get some answers to questions that you may have about the Companions.  

Although membership in SCHC is limited to women, men are welcomed at programs and as volunteers at Adelynrood. 

If you are interested in learning more about SCHC and its history click here.

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

The last 2 Stations of the Cross will be held at 5:30 on:

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

We will all meet our Secret Prayer Pal on the Sunday after Easter, April 7th, at coffee hours. 

Soup Bowl for Lent

Several years ago 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 

Good Friday Offering - Needed Now More Than Ever

Since 1922, the Good Friday offering has been an effective way for Episcopalians to express their support for the ministries of the three dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. When Presiding Bishop Michael Curry met with the Rev. Canon Faiz Basheer Jerjes of St. George’s Anglican Episcopal Church in Baghdad—the only Anglican church in Iraq, last spring, Fr. Faiz asked one thing of our church: “Please don’t forget us.”

This year, our support is more vital than ever. "I assured him that we would not forget—and I need your help to honor that pledge, not only to him, but to the whole Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, which we have supported through the Good Friday Offering for over a century, through conflict, pandemic, and humanitarian disasters," writes Curry.

Donations may be made anytime up to Good Friday. Make checks payable to St. David's with Good Friday Offering in the memo line.

Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Collection

This year we will welcome all children to join in an Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday. No signups needed! Hunt will happen rain (inside) or shine (outside).

Want to help make the occasion joyous? We’re inviting anyone who wants to pre-pack a dozen plastic eggs with tasty candy for the hunt. We will be collecting eggs in the labeled bin outside the front Sunday school classroom. Eggs should be in an opaque paper or plastic bag, so that little fingers aren’t too tempted to help themselves before the Easter Bunny arrives! Please bring eggs by Palm Sunday so we know how many we’ll have. Contact Pastor Sara with any questions.

Easter Flowers

If you would like to honor a loved one with flowers on the altar for Easter, please complete the flower donation form found here, or on the Information Table in the Great Hall. Deadline to submit forms is Friday, March 22nd. 

St. Luke’s Chili Cook-Off for St. Elizabeth’s

Join the Inaugural Chili Cook-Off at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State Street,

Portland on Friday, March 22nd. Activities and games begin at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6PM. No charge but donations welcome. All donations will support the pantries operating out of the cathedral, including St. Elizabeth's Essentials Pantry. A time of food, community, fun and friendly competition!! Parking available at 134 Park Street. Families and children welcome!

Earth Day Art Contest for Kids!

The Earth Keeping team is inviting children and youth to enter art of their own creation as we look ahead to Earth Sunday on April 21st. The guidelines are:

    + children through 4th grade - draw or paint a picture of an interesting animal you see in your neighborhood (mammal, fish, bird, insect), or write a poem about this animal

    + 5th grade through high school - write an essay or poem from the point of view of an animal (mammal, fish, bird, insect) or plant (tree, flower, weed, etc.) that describes how you imagine what it's like to be part of God's creation in this time of climate change (for example, a lobster experiencing warming waters, a tick enjoying warmer winters).

Stay tuned for additional details with posters available soon.

Upcoming Lectionary Readings

March 24 2024

Sunday of the Passion

Palm Sunday

The Liturgy of the Palms

Mark 11:1-11

or John 12:12-16

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

The Liturgy of the Word

Isaiah 50:4-9a

Philippians 2:5-11

Mark 14:1-15:47

or Mark 15:1-39, [40-47]

Psalm 31:9-16

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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