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.
• Sunday School: You are invited to inquire about Christian Education opportunities on Sundays at 9 a.m. during the school year. Be sure to check the calendar for each date. Sundays off coincide with school vacations. (Currently on hold.)
• Thursdays at St. Margaret's: Bible Study/Book Group: We meet Thursdays online at 10:30 a.m. for a one-hour, lay-led Bible and 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 neighborhood. 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.
• 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 also welcome 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 biggest fundraiser of the year has traditionally been our Fall Fair. Please check back for future dates.
• Coffee Hour: On the last Sunday of the month, we invite you to Coffee Hour following the 9:30 a.m. service. Join us in the Undercroft after the service for some special St. Margaret's hospitality. It's a great place for visitors and parishioners to get to know one another. All are welcome. Stay tuned for updates!
• Lunch Bunch: Come, be part of an old-fashioned social each month. It's a great place to meet new people and form new friendships. We gather for a brown bag, "bring-your-own" lunch and beverage at noon. It's a good opportunity to relax and catch up. Bring a friend along, too! Please ask for more details if you are interested, as dates and locations are subject to change.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Fr. Isaias Ginson, our former priest, was a master teacher at this outdoor class. Participants focused on balance, breathing and synchronized movements that brought a healthy and spiritual start to the day. All ages and abilities were welcome - we were all beginners. Fr. Isaias is now in Texas, but we are still willing to stay physically and spiritually limber! Please check back for future Health & Wellness events.
• Annual Parish Picnic:
Our Parish Picnic is traditionally a Sunday 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. We start Lent with a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and finish with a two-acre Easter Egg Hunt for kids the day before Easter Sunday. There's lots to do all year round. (Please check back for all future event dates.)
• High Tea:
For this spring social, ladies of the parish dress up, invite family and friends, and enjoy tea, scones and light finger foods. We traditionally have lovely boutiques with gifts for your special someone. Tickets ($25 donation) are sold in advance. Please check back for future dates.
Raffle drawings, a door prize and a hat prize contribute to the fun. 10% of the net proceeds are designated for outreach to the wider community.
• Blessing of the Animals:
On Oct. 2, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., we will honor St. Francis of Assisi's love of creatures great and small. St. Francis' life exemplified harmony between humans and nature, and our worship will do 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.