St. David's Episcopal Church

Who We Are

Welcome to St. David’s

St. David’s is the Episcopal Church in Glenview, Illinois, living as a Christian community, welcoming all people to grow and share in Christ’s abundant life through worship, study, fellowship and service.

St. David’s has been ministering in the Glenview community for 70 years from the corner of Glenview and Shermer Rds. The energy you will experience in our Sunday worship leads us into mission and ministry in Glenview, in the greater Chicagoland area, and beyond. This is a wonderful place to meet new friends, deepen your spirituality, enjoy a range of social and educational activities, and make a difference in the lives of your fellow human beings. Simply put, we strive to develop Christians in our community while serving Jesus Christ in the world.

Fellowship

The warm and welcoming community of St. David’s loves to be together, whether over a meal, coffee, or a craft project. Below are just some of the ways we like to celebrate the gift of time with each other, but there are lots more opportunities to get to know your fellow parishioners. Like us on Facebook, keep an eye on the events calendar, and be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 
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KnitWits Needlework Guild

Knitters, crocheters, and needle crafters of all stripes work together in the rector’s office, fashioning hats, sleeping mats, and scarves for those in need.

luigi’s italian supper

Every year, the St. David’s community raises funds for the youth mission trip with a spaghetti feast.

coffee hour

Join us for beverages and good conversation following the 9:30 am service every Sunday.

Clergy

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Rev. Susan “Sue” Sommer, Rector

rector@stdavidsglenview.org

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Rev. Thomas “Tom” Atamian, associate rector

tomatamian@gmail.com

 

Staff & Vestry

Mr. Nick A., Sexton

Allen Bower, Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Ms. Sylvia Gomez, Parish Bookkeeper

Ms. Stephanie K. McGuire, Office & Communications Manager

Meghan Murphy-Gill, Communications

Richard Spantikow, Minister of Music

Vestry

Ms. Cathy Underwood, Senior Warden

Dr. Steve Adam, Junior Warden

Mr. Gary Tracy, Treasurer

Ms. Melissa Rose, Clerk

 Mr. Brandon Hummel

Ms. Becky Kadel

Ms. Debbie Lowe

Mr. Jack Scott

Mr. John Thomas

Mr. Alex Topping

Ms. Karey Williams

 

The Episcopal Church

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The Episcopal Church is a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The Episcopal Church is the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States, Honduras, Taiwan, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, the British Virgin Islands, and parts of Europe. We are a church of over 2 million baptized members. In keeping with Anglican tradition and theology, the Episcopal Church considers itself both protestant and catholic.

The Episcopal Church was organized shortly after the American Revolution, when it sought to separate from the Church of England, as Church of England clergy were required to swear allegiance to the British monarch. It became the first of many Anglican Provinces outside the British Isles. Today, the Episcopal Church is organized into geographic regions known as Dioceses with each diocese being led by a bishop. St. David’s is one of 131 congregations in the Diocese of Chicago. Our bishop is the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Lee.

The Episcopal Church considers itself both protestant and catholic.

The Episcopal Church is a church of shared leadership and authority. Episcopalians represent a range of race and ethnicity to say nothing of a range of political, social, economic, and theological viewpoints. We find our unity in common worship through the Book of Common Prayer. Decisions having to do with matters of doctrine, discipline, and worship are made at General Convention which meets every three years. Bishops, priests, and lay people gather to make these decisions together. Our structure is bicameral (having two houses) and looks very similar to our nation’s bicameral legislature. No surprise, as the majority of our nation’s founders were, in fact, Anglican. No decisions in the Episcopal Church are unilateral. This can make things messy at times. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

No decisions in the Episcopal Church are unilateral. This can make things messy at times. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Membership in the Episcopal Church comes through Baptism. We recognize baptism performed in any Christian denomination wherein the person is baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Members may choose to confirm their baptismal vows at any time after the age of 13 through the service of Confirmation. Our celebration of Holy Eucharist (aka Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, the Mass) is open to any who wish to encounter the Risen Christ.

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