The latest news from St. Margaret's Vestry


Clergy Plan: We discussed long-term clergy needs and possibly forming a search committee. The shared-ministry plan with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church could still be an option. We agreed to take a leap of faith and make a decision. After further discussion, a motion was made, and approved, to hire Fr. Isaias Ginson as “part-time Priest-in-Charge” for one year. If he accepts, details will be worked out and a contract signed.

Confirmation: Final plans were discussed concerning Bishop Wolf’s visit for the May 7 Confirmation. A short reception will follow the service, and then Bishop Wolf will meet briefly with the Vestry and will review and sign the record books.

Steeple Committee: A committee will be formed to get plans underway to design and replace the former steeple. If any parishioners are interested in being on this committee, speak with one of the wardens.       



Confirmation: Bishop Geralyn Wolfe will be officiating at Confirmations on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at St. Margaret’s Church.

Clergy Search: The Vestry is working very hard to keep moving forward. Fr. Isaias Ginson joined the Vestry for about an hour at the March 13th meeting. This was planned so that Fr. Ginson and the Vestry could get to know more about each other. Fr. Ginson emphasized the importance for SMC to be a presence in the community, but of course it is obvious that not having a rector, our presence has suffered.

Buildings & Grounds Committee: A meeting was held and approximately 35 items were identified as needing attention. Items will be prioritized and worked on as expeditiously as possible. One item was the broken water faucet in the Undercroft kitchen and it is to be noted that this is now repaired. The Bell Tower is on “the list” but is not considered a priority right now.

Little League Team: We will be given a schedule and all parishioners are strongly encouraged to attend some of the games, not only as a show of support for the team but as a show of St. Margaret’s presence in the Plainview-Old Bethpage community.