Christian Living at Home

Resources for Kids and Families


Maria Leal, Director of Children’s Education, has found many useful Christian materials and websites for you and your family during this time. These are all trusted sites and materials that St. David’s has used or currently uses in Sunday School settings on a regular basis.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Infectious disease doctor Krutika Kuppalli, who studies global pandemics, and chemistry professor Palli Thordarson, from the University of New South Wales talk about the science of why washing your hands with plain old soap and water is so effective against germs.

LISTEN HERE

Daily Activities with St. David’s Episcopal Day School Teachers
In an effort to maintain a sense of community, St. David’s Episcopal Day School has created a private YouTube Channel. On this channel, teachers will share lessons, messages for students, and book readings.

WATCH HERE

Keeping Faith at Home with Children
A curated list (which will be updated regularly – so you may want to bookmark this) of ways to help parents, children, and youth focus on the reality that God is with us – no matter what.

READ HERE

‘Empowering Courageous Kids’ Weekly Lessons
Access weekly Empowering Courageous Kids lessons below! Each weekly lesson includes an overview, a video of the lesson taught by one of Group’s expert children’s ministry leaders and a lesson script.

Week 6: Jesus’ Power Helps Us When We’re Lonely

WATCH HERE

Illustrated Ministry Free Resources
Illustrated Ministry is supporting local congregations and families, as we all work to flatten the curve amid a COVID-19 pandemic, by providing free, weekly, faith formation resources for all ages. These resources will be emailed every Friday for you to use throughout the week.
DOWNLOAD HERE
Coloring Pages
Keep kids busy for hours with this assortment of coloring pages! Simply click the links below to download the photos, then print them out.
First Responders
COVID-19 TIME CAPSULE

Being a Christian: Christianity 101 Video Series


Everyone is called to follow Jesus in day-to-day lives. It’s a joy and a challenge.

Once a week on Tuesdays, St. David’s will be offering short teaching videos to help with reading the Bible, prayers, spiritual gifts, the Eucharist and a wealth of other Christian practices. St. David’s hopes that everyone will take some time with God and view these clips.

Video 1: Introduction
Video 2: Spiritual Gifts

Encouragement from the St. David’s Clergy


The past few weeks have been a struggle for many in our community. The clergy of St. David’s will be offering daily encouraging videos to help with this very difficult time.
The Rev. Elizabeth Colton
Thursday, June 4th
The Rev. Ken McCaslin
Tuesday, June 2nd
The Rev. Frank Allen
Thursday, May 28th
Spiritual Gifts Survey
This workbook is an attempt to deepen your understanding of Christ’s call on your life and the gifts that come from God through the Holy Spirit. Over the course of your study, you will have an opportunity to learn or remember how the Holy Spirit moves in the lives of people like you and me. We will consider how that presence and power can help you in your Christian walk and in your ministry in your church and in the world.
READ HERE
Request a Prayer
If you have a burden on your heart and would like to request special prayer, please write your request in the box below. St. David’s Prayer Companions will pray for your needs. And if you would like to share praise, we welcome those as well! Each request will be treated with the utmost Christian confidentiality.

REQUEST PRAYER

  • By clicking the submit button you acknowledge that your prayer request will be sent to multiple Prayer Companions so they can begin praying.

Virtual Small Groups for Adults

Lectionary Bible Study

Sundays
} 10:15am

Join for a small group in-depth study and discussion on the passages of the day. No preparation necessary and you do not have to commit for the whole year.

Join:
https://zoom.us/j/92960618579

Meeting ID: 929-6061-8579

Rector’s Bible Study

Tuesdays
} 6:20am

The Rev. W. Frank Allen leads this study which meets year round.

Join: https://zoom.us/j/501627107
Meeting ID: 501-627-107
Password: frank

Mindfulness Virtual Meditation Class

Tuesdays & Fridays
} 9:00am

Our time together will consist of quiet/centering time, a short talk on what to expect during the guided meditation, the actual guided meditation followed by a time for open inquiry or sharing.

Join: https://zoom.us/j/2032535369
Meeting ID: 203-253-5369

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays
} 9:30am

All women are invited to join this group as we study a book of the Bible together, grow in our relationship with God and one another, and support one another through prayer and community.
Join: https://zoom.us/j/622715366
Meeting ID: 622-715-366
Password: genesis

Centering Prayer with Buff Barnes

Monday, 7:00pm | Wednesdays, 8:15am

Centering prayer is a prayer of consent that draws one into the presence of God. We gather twice a week to share the silence of centering prayer. After an opening reading, we have 20 minutes of silence and close our time by saying the Lord’s Prayer together. If you are new to this prayer practice, we will provide instruction. All are welcome to join us!
Join Monday: https://zoom.us/j/491612264
Meeting ID: 491-612-264
Join Wednesday: https://zoom.us/j/94006439521
Meeting ID: 940 0643 9521
Password: 153011

Men’s Bible Study

Fridays
} 7:00am

The Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship Bible Study provides a small group setting as a catalyst for spiritual growth and fellowship among the men of St David’s. Our goal is to promote an environment where both lifelong Christians and brand new Christians can ask questions, get answers, make friends and increase in their knowledge and love of Christ.

Join: https://zoom.us/j/970622059
Meeting ID: 970-622-059
Passowrd: proverbs

Beyond the Book Small Group

All women of the church are invited to join other women and the Rev. Emily in reading Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book, Walking on Water. May 27th will discuss the first six chapters and June 24th will discuss chapters 7 to 12.

Join: https://zoom.us/j/96768620515
Meeting ID: 967-6862-0515

Virtual Small Groups for Youth

High School Youth Group

Sundays
} 7:00pm

In High School Youth Group, we discuss the issues facing students and how God is at work in our day-to-day lives.
Join: https://zoom.us/j/637366456
Meeting ID: 637-366-456
Password: stdyg

St. David’s Worship Service Live Stream


Evening Prayer Service: Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Sunday Morning Worship: Sundays, 9:15am

How We Support Others

St. John’s Feeding Ministry
St. David’s is one of several churches that provide a lunch program with food for the hungry. Before COVID-19, parishioners and staff would serve lunch on the first, fourth, and fifth Wednesday of each month with casseroles and soups made by St. David’s parishioners to feed between 80 and 150 individuals. Volunteers are now making bag lunches consisting of turkey sandwiches, a snack, fruit, and dessert which are then delivered to St. John’s for distribution. The church has been paying for the supplies for these bag lunches. Unfortunately, we cannot accept food donations from parishioners due to health code concerns. We would greatly appreciate monetary donations to help cover the cost of these supplies.

Please donate online by clicking here. Be sure to select ‘COVID Outreach Fund’ under ‘Funds,’ and indicate that your donation is for St. John’s Soup Kitchen in the Memo line. Or mail your contribution directly to St. David’s, 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087.
Contact: Maurice Dyer | mdyer@stdavidschurch.org

Philadelphia Cathedral Food Pantry
The Philadelphia Cathedral is collecting non-perishable items such as tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly in plastic jars, hot or cold cereal, and crackers. If able, please drop off donations in font of the Chapel on the Narthex porch.
Contact: Maurice Dyer | mdyer@stdavidschurch.org
Project Ensonga
The Project Ensonga Sewing Ministry is in need of volunteers to help sew reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in Uganda. Currently, the group is also sewing reusable masks for nurses and doctors who are helping to battle COVID-19. They could also use Jo-Ann Fabrics gift cards, underwear, and washcloth donations. Click here to donate online.
Contact: Leslie Roy | lroy456@comcast.net
St. Mary’s Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Chester, PA is in need of canned food items and toiletries for the needy in the area. If able, please drop off donations in the front of the Chapel on the Narthex Porch.
Click here for the Amazon Wish List >
Contact: Ned Miller | nmiller@3rdactsales.com
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
IHN is in need of monetary donations to cover utilities and operations while homeless families shelter in place at the IHN Day Care Center in Norritown. If able, please mail donations to: IHN-ML, 1449 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401 or online by clicking here.
Contact: Cindy McCallum | cr4mccallum@gmail.com
Surrey Services for Seniors
Surrey has increased outreach and new virtual programming to help older adults in our communities. These programs include providing Grab and Go lunches to seniors free of charge, check-in calls for older adults, exercises and programs to do at home, and other in-home services. To get involved, click below.
Contact: Mary Galligan | mgalligan@surreyservices.com
Safe Harbor of West Chester
Parishioners prepare home-cooked meals for clients of this West Chester, PA shelter. Safe Harbor’s mission encompasses food, shelter, and individualized action plans to help people rebuild life skills, reestablish self-esteem, and overcome issues that prevent them from leading independent productive lives.
Contact: The Rev. Maurice Dyer | mdyer@stdavidschurch.org

How We Can Support Ourselves

PA Department of Drug & Alcohol: COVID-19 Virtual Recovery Resources
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Online Recovery Support Groups: Virtual Recovery Support Information
Click here >
SE Pennsylvania, PRO-ACT: PRO-A for Southeastern PA
Click here >
Addiction Policy Forum App: Smartphone App to Help with Recovery
Click here >
PA Department of Drug & Alcohol: Facebook Page with Support Links
Click here >
Faces and Voices of Recovery: Helping Eliminate the Stigma of Recovery
Click here >
Western PA Message Carriers: Advocacy and Recovery-Related Services
Click here >
Adult Children of Alcoholics: Online and Telephone Meetings
Click here >
SAMHSA Links: Multiple Helpful Links
Click here >
PRO-A: Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance
Click here >
RASE Project: A Voice for the Anonymous Recovering Population.
Click here >
Al-Anon: Electronic and Phone Meetings for Al-Anon Families
Click here >
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