FORMATION & COMMUNITY
Every Sunday is "Welcome Home Sunday" at St. Margaret's! We love welcoming visitors and new members, reconnecting with friends and working together to bring renewed life to communities near and far.
Join us as we learn and grow together! We hold a regular Holy Eucharist every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
• St. Margaret's: Book Group: We meet online at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for a one-hour, lay-led Book Study. No special knowledge is needed to participate, just an inquiring heart and mind. All are welcome as we learn and share.
We care for our community.
• Pastoral Care: St. Margaret's clergy and lay leaders work together to support the needs of our extended community and surrounding neighborhoods. Clergy are available for your pastoral care and spiritual needs. Lay Eucharistic Ministers visit those in need of prayer, comfort and/or Communion. Please notify the parish office of a hospitalization, pastoral emergency, or death. Laying On of Hands and Healing Prayer, as well as the Rite of Reconciliation of a Penitent, may also be scheduled with the clergy. On the first Sunday of every month, a healing service is done within the context of our morning worship service. All members of the wider community are welcome to every service.
• Prayer: Our Intercessory Prayer Group prays regularly for those who request prayers. You need not be a member of the church to ask for prayers for others, or receive prayers for yourself or your loved ones. We are also intentional about requests from families of those interred at St. Margaret's Cemetery on our grounds. Please let us know how we can help.
Community spirit is alive year-round.
• Fall Fair: Our annual Fall Fair has been a community favorite for years and an opportunity to welcome all to St. Margaret's.
• Coffee Hour: Coffee Hour following Sunday morning worship services provide a great opportunity for visitors and parish members to meet, relax and occasionally take part in informal programs and events. The community is always invited to enjoy some St. Margaret's hospitality.
• Lunch Bunch: Remember brown-bag socials? They are certainly a "retro" form of gathering - but the idea still works for us! On the first Monday of each month, we invite you to BYOL+B (bring your own lunch and beverage) to the church Undercroft (lower level). Bring a friend along, too! All are welcome.
Health & Wellness Is an Important Part of Spiritual Fitness!
Fr. Isaias Ginson, our former priest, was a master teacher at this outdoor class. We focused on balance, breathing and synchronized movements that brought a healthy and spiritual start to the day. All ages and abilities were welcome, and as you can see, we were all beginners. Fr. Isaias is now ministering in Houston, but we are still willing to stay physically and spiritually limber! Please check back for future events.
• Annual Parish Picnic:
Our Parish Picnic is traditionally full of food and fun, and a great opportunity to welcome newcomers. Our 2022 BBQ took place in September.
• Seasonal Hospitality:
St. Margaret’s is a place of active fellowship, with seasonal get-togethers, potlucks and events. Please check back for all future event dates.
• High Tea:
One example of the fun we've had over the years is inviting the community to a spring social with tea, scones and light finger foods. New ideas for fun and local involvement are just around the corner.
• Blessing of the Animals:
The Feast of St. Francis is always October 4. As part of the nearest Sunday's worship service, we honor St. Francis of Assisi's love of creatures great and small. St. Francis' life exemplified harmony between humans and nature, and our worship does the same.
Clergy bless household pets and affirm the special relationship that animals can hold in our lives. The community is invited to bring leashed, crated or caged small animals. You, your pets, your family and your friends are all welcome to participate in this unique worship service.