As Christians, we are called to have faith and courage as we face the challenging circumstances of the present, not giving in to fear but trusting in a God who is All-Loving, All-Mighty, and Always Present with us no matter what we face.
As we are also citizens of this wonderful country, we all need to pay attention to the guidance of our leaders and other government officials, whether we are asked to stay at home, practice social distancing, or abide by other policies meant to provide for the welfare of all. Together, in unity, we can all prevail through this challenging situation.
At St. David's, we are currently making the following changes:
- We strongly encourage everyone to abide by the guidelines set forth in the “Safer at Home” Order for Control of COVID-19 as published by Los Angeles County on March 19. It is important to protect not only your own health and safety and that of your family, but to be mindful about the risk for each and every person in our communities and across the nation.
- We will be offering a Sunday service LiveStream at 10:00am via our website and Facebook, so that none of us needs to miss worshiping the Lord. We can still do this together, and even look to a more missional focus by inviting neighbors, family members, and friends anywhere in the world to join us via their computer, tablet, or smartphone. No special sign-up will be required. The service will include music, Scripture readings, sermon, prayers, and announcements as necessary. We will also keep you informed about any plans for online services during Holy Week.
- All our other previously scheduled gatherings including Alpha, Catechism Class, Knowing God, have also been cancelled through April 19 in keeping with the County and State COVID-19 Orders. We will continue to contribute food and other necessary items to Family Promise during our scheduled week as hosts, while the families themselves are being lodged in hotels by Family Promise of the Verdugos.
- Our staff will all be working from home, but our office hours will remain the same, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. If you need to contact our office by phone, please continue to call us at (818) 846-8633 and leave us a message. You can use the contact form on this website to send us an email, or you can message us directly at Fr.Jose@stdavidsanglican.org, Janet.Palmer@stdavidsanglican.org, or Tanya.Oldson@stdavidsanglican.org. We will also be posting additional information and instructions for making online donations and pledges, please check out our GIVING section above for further updates.
We will continue to post updates as often as possible, and keep each one of you in our prayers. Our trust is in God, our hope is in Him, and our lives are wrapped up in who He is and what He has promised to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. So we say be faithful! Be of good courage! Be persevering in prayer and in works of mercy toward those who need mercy. Serve one another, and love your neighbors and those who may find themselves in need. Shine brightly and let your light shine to all in faith. God bless you.