Meeting Jesus in John

During Lent this year, our church will be praying with the words of John the Evangelist from The Gospel According to John and the First Letter of John. These two texts describe how God, out of deep love, sends Jesus into the world to live among us. By learning from Jesus and his teachings about the God he calls ‘Father,’ we will discover God as One who longs for deep intimacy with each of us.

How to participate:  The best way to enjoy this opportunity is to sign up for a Compass Group.  Compass Groups are small groups, hosted and facilitated by members of St. Margaret’s, that meet weekly during the season of Lent, beginning the week of February 11th.  Groups are available on different nights of the week… choose your group and sign up here.  The first 40 people to register receive a free prayer journal, which can also be downloaded here.

If you can’t participate in a Compass Group, you can still join in individually.  Simply visit to sign up, then you’ll receive a daily email in Lent with a short video & reflection from one of the Brothers at the Society of Saint John the Evangelist.


What Wondrous Love is This

On Sundays at 10:00 a.m. during the season of Lent, we will reflect on Holy Week: the story of Jesus’ last week of life.  The sacred texts will come alive through the art of John August Swanson, and give us all the opportunity to reflect on the wondrous love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ.

Lent Madness

Lent Madness is a fun, engaging way to learn about the Church's Calendar of Saints during the season of Lent.  The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. Things get a bit more interesting in the subsequent rounds as we offer quotes and quirks, explore legends, and even move ino the area of saintly kitsch.

At St. Margaret's, you can play to win the "Golden Halo" by purchasing a bracket from the EYC before February 14. (Funds raised go to support our youth group.) Everyday during Lent go to to read about and vote for your favorite saints.  It's the most fun you can have during Lent!