Our Core Values
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42) We are called to worship God in everything we do. We give thanks to God for salvation through Jesus Christ, and for empowerment from the Holy Spirit to live holy, joyful lives. We give thanks for all of the blessings we enjoy and for life itself. We gather on Sundays and at other times to worship God as a body of believers and this takes the form of Word, worship in song, and Sacrament.
Bible based teaching
We are all learners from the time we are born. It’s what we learn and how we apply it that matters. The early believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching. This was the authoritative word for the community at that time of the life of the church. We have much of the apostles’ teaching in the canon of Scripture. “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) Daily reading of the Word of God, group study, and hearing the Word of God read and preached helps us grow into mature Christians.
The early church witnessed to the transforming power of God by the effect it had on their relationships. They cared for one another. They spent time with one another, singing psalms hymns and spiritual songs, they ate together in each other’s homes. Fellowship is a general term and is central to true community. At St. David’s we know how to have fun – all ages! Some of the organized ways we get together throughout the year are: August Corn Roast and Talent Show, Musical Concerts, Hallelujah Festival at the S. Delta Rec. Centre Ice Rink on Oct. 31 as an alternative to Halloween, pot-luck suppers, youth events, missions trips, service to our community, Worship in the (Diefenbaker) Park. These are just some of the many forms that fellowship takes!
Prayer is our life-line to our heavenly Father. Prayer is two-way communication and so being quiet to listen is an important part of the equation. We bring our requests to God (petitionary prayer); we pray for others (intercessory prayer), we lay hands on, we anoint with holy oil (prayer for healing). Jesus makes constant intercession on behalf of his followers, and this alone should stimulate us to pray (giving thanks!). Gathering with others to pray is an important aspect of the life of the Christian. Not all prayer needs to be spoken, and written prayers are sometimes extremely helpful.