Worship at St. David's Anglican Church
“So then, my brothers, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to His service and pleasing to Him. This is the true worship that you should offer.” Romans 12:1.
When we think of worship, we tend to focus on our corporate gatherings to acknowledge and praise God our creator and redeemer. While this is essential to healthy growth in our Christian lives, our service to others is the balance we seek to become the people that God wants us to be.
Worship at St. David’s is much more than the variety of services offered on Sunday mornings and throughout the week and a tour through the website will highlight the many different forms of worship available to us. We worship our God through our individual service to others, through our many groups with specific focuses and through our daily commitment to “walk the walk”.
God created us to worship Him and as we reach out to others, we are witnesses to how our God reaches out to help us. As much as we do for His children, we do for Him!
For a detailed description of a typical worship service at St. David's click here.
Time, Talent and Treasure
One of the most rewarding and exciting things at St. David’s Anglican Church is the way people become engaged in sharing their Time, Talent and Treasure here in this body of believers. God challenges us to give generously and people who come to St. David’s can live out that principle in an amazing variety of ways. Outreach, fellowship, and group service opportunities abound, along with our regular worship together.
Time is the currency of life. One of the greatest gifts God gives us is the 24 hours we get at the start of each day. It is limited and it is what we give to each other in community, be it our family, our church, our work or our friends. Time is a precious gift from God to each of us.
Talent is needed in every ministry of the church. People who have found their gifts and readily share them are such a blessing to all in our community. As you can see, St. David’s is comprised of many necessary functions to keep active as a serving community. What is your Talent? We invite you to experience the joy of sharing your gifts and talents.
Treasure also comes from God as does Time and Talent. Being a faithful steward involves contributing the money that God has given you to ministries here at St. David’s and beyond. It is an exciting challenge to follow God's calling to expand His Kingdom here in South Delta.
You are invited to share the blessings of good stewardship and to open your heart to God's calling in your own life.
In our Stewardship education we at St. David’s uphold the biblical teaching of tithing as a parish and as individuals. Tithing is defined as returning 10% of one’s income back to God through the church. This teaching is not to be understood as merely a fund-raising method, but is upheld as a way of life by means of which we experience God’s “overflowing blessing” (Malachi 3:10). The people of St. David’s are very generous in giving through the envelope system. But even when our Parish budget is strong we recognize our responsibility to support the needs of others. In addition to South Delta, the world is our mission field; and every family and individual is encouraged to give in thankful remembrance of all that God has done for us.
To be alive is to learn, and we at St. David's approach learning very intentionally. We believe that God is the foundation of all wisdom and we seek wisdom. In doing so, we attempt to appeal to a number of learning styles and to give people opportunities to "go beyond their comfort zones" and then have time to reflect on their experience. We gather in small groups, large groups, one-to-one and desire to meet the learning needs of women and men, girls and boys through the web as well. Our ultimate desire is to grow up into Jesus until we all become mature, living in unity.