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#NotAlone

During the Coronavirus Pandemic St. Margaret's continues to invite you to grow, serve, and connect... even while we maintain safe physical distance.  Choose from the selections below and fill out this interest form to stay engaged this summer.

Weekly Worship
Subscribe to our e-newsletter list to receive a "Worship@Home" guide each Sunday, including links to the sermon, prayer list, etc.  In addition you can also participate via Facebook live for Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, and Compline at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Pastoral Porch Prayers
As we responsibly social distance, clergy and pastoral care members are available to support folks by offering a prayer and brief time of connection through a porch visit. Please contact Rev. Mary Vano,  Rev. Stephanie Fox, or Rev. Cindy Fribourgh to arrange a meeting.

Thursday Nights are Trivia Nights!
On Thursday evenings beginning June11 , Boyd Hutchins will be hosting a St. Margaret’s Trivia Game, using the GroupMe app.  Whatever you know about the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, or the Church, you’re sure to learn more as you play along with your St. Margaret’s friends.  There will be ten questions each week for a game that will last about 20 minutes.  To participate, just download the free GroupMe app for your smart phone.  Sign up to be added to the group.

Drawn to the Word
On Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m., beginning June 7th, all are invited to join the Rev. Mary Vano on Zoom for “Drawn to the Word” – a class in which we’ll study the lectionary readings for the day, using the techniques of “Praying in Color” to delve deeper into the scripture.  You don’t need any artistic talent, but you do need a piece of paper (or a journal) and some colored pens or pencils.  Check your Sunday morning “Worship @ Home” email for the link each week.

Sabbath Book Study
What is Sabbath? How can this be a life-giving practice? On Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. beginning June 17, all are invited to join the Rev. Stephanie Fox on Zoom for a "Sabbath" book study.  We will begin by reading "The Sabbath" by Abraham Joshua Heschel. Then we will follow this up by reading Lauren Winner’s "Mudhouse Sabbath ."  These books are also available through CALS. If you have questions contact Stephanie Fox.

J.O.Y.
Listen here to our new podcast!  With the Rev. Mary Vano, and a new guest host each week, we discuss topics of theology, spirituality, and faithful living.  It’s a dynamic conversation between Jesus, Others, and You!  Listeners are invited to send questions, nominate guest hosts, and suggest topics.  Send your ideas to the Rev. Mary Vano.  When you join in, our joy is complete.  New episodes are available each week.

Small Great Things
Published in 2016, and a New York Times Bestseller, Jodi Picoult’s novel Small Great Things tackles the subjects of prejudice and racism with both grit and grace.  This is a story worth discussing.  Join Laura McKinney on Sunday afternoons on Zoom to discuss fiction with faith. (Time TBD)

My Practices of Mothering
Need a little parenting encouragement?  Join Elizabeth Connery and a community of moms for some support and love while we read My Practices of Mothering by Sarah Bessey.  In short essays, the author writes about the practical, spiritual things that she does to enjoy parenting her young children.  The Zoom meeting time will be determined by participants.

Bible & Breakfast
This group has been going on for nearly 9 years, and we continue to welcome new people to join us!  We now meet on Zoom at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays to read and discuss the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday.  It’s a great way to make your worship on Sunday even more meaningful as you come to understand the scripture more deeply.

The Path Between Us
The Enneagram has much to teach us about ourselves and how we relate to one another.  Led by Dr. Catherine Crisp, we will explore The Path Between Us, by Suzanne Stabile, and its companion workbook.  (The Path Between Us book is recommended, but optional.  You’ll need to purchase the workbook to participate optimally.)  This six-week study will gather on Zoom from 7:00 – 8:30 on Wednesday nights, June 10 – July 15.  Advanced registration is required.  Please contact Catherine Crisp if you have questions.

Volunteer for Summer Food Pantry
During the summer, our ties are usually severed with the school children that we support with the Backpack Ministry during the year.  This year being different, we have the opportunity to continue to serve the 23 families who have been in our care all year, and possibly even expand into a temporary Drive-Thru Food Pantry that will be open to all in need.  Volunteers will be needed.  All volunteer work will be done following safety guidelines, including face masks and distancing.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Rev. Cindy Fribourgh.

Add Some Music to Your Life
John Briggs and Elizabeth Haskett are offering free 30-minute voice lessons via Zoom for anyone who would like to improve their singing skills or learn more about music.  Elizabeth can also teach beginning piano lessons for children.  Email them to schedule individual appointments.