9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
As of Oct. 4, 2020, we will resume a one-hour liturgy with Holy Eucharist (bread only). All who attend are required to wear masks, social distance, and sign in with name and phone number so we have a contact list. Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall may resume in 2021. Stay posted!
SUNDAY WORSHIP (Our 8 a.m. service is suspended for the time being.)
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
A 50-minute traditional language spoken service (Rite I) with sermon, and healing prayers (first Sunday of each month).
All In-Person Education Programs are suspended for the time being, including Sunday School.
Adult Bible Study/Book Study is held online on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Newcomers to all classes are always welcome. Please contact the church office for further information.
Holy Baptism is full initiation into the Body of Christ. Adult baptism requires preparation and planning on the part of the individual. For infants and children, the responsibility lies with parents and godparents. Services of Holy Baptism take place during one of the regular Sunday morning services about six times a year. A one-hour pre-baptismal class for parents and godparents, with brief service rehearsal, is scheduled prior to baptismal Sundays. Inquiries about Baptism can be directed to the Rector.
Holy Matrimony is a life-long union of fidelity, respect and mutual support. In the celebration and blessing of a marriage, a couple makes vows before God in the presence of the Church and receive the grace of God to help them fulfill their promises. A marriage at St. Margaret’s Church usually requires that at least one of the persons to be married to be a member of the parish or be an immediate family member of a parishioner. However, we do welcome all who do not have a current church home to explore a relationship with St. Margaret’s as part of their pre-marital preparation. There are additional guidelines for weddings, some of which are mandated by the canon law of the Episcopal Church. A Wedding Policy Guidelines brochure is available upon request from the parish office.
Healing Prayer - Our traditional format is suspended for the time being.
On the first Sunday of the month, parishioners are invited to receive laying on of hands and prayers for healing for body, mind or spirit during both Sunday services. Whether prayers are for yourself or others, we invite you to come forward.
Intercessory Prayer Group
Scripture enjoins us to pray without ceasing, and the faithful members of our Intercessory Prayer Group regularly pray in their own homes for our parish prayer requests, and for the special needs of our congregation. If you have a confidential prayer request, please complete a Prayer Request Card found in the Narthex.
Funerals and St. Margaret’s Cemetery
Our Christian faith proclaims that not even death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. A burial from St. Margaret’s Church does not require membership. If you wish to learn more about having the funeral of a loved one here, please call the church office.
Take a virtual tour on our Cemetery Homepage to see our beautiful and peaceful grounds. Click the drop-down menus on the upper left of the page to learn more and make an appointment. You can also call us from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at (516) 692-5268 x 102.