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May 9, 2018
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A Note from Rhetta

We usually think of Stewardship season as taking place in the fall, when we talk quite a bit about how we spend our treasure. Well, I submit to you that we are now entering Stewardship season, Part Two, when it is time to really reflect on time and talent.

Next Sunday, May 20, we will be holding a fabulous Ministry Showcase at 10:15 a.m. in the parish hall. This means we will be recognizing and celebrating our mighty heroes and giving you a chance to see how you can be one of them.

Unlike certain other superheroes, these valiant servant-leaders eschew the weapons of war in favor of the gifts of the Spirit: faithfulness, hope, and love.

Here is just a partial list of some heroes you might encounter that Sunday--

Names: White Linen & the Green Thumb (aka Altar and Flower Guilds)
Powers: Able to care for holy things, create a beautiful environment, and ensure that all safely partake of the Lord’s Supper.
Names: Captain Attentive & The Glad Morning (Ushers and Greeters)
Powers: Enhanced hospitality, keen eye for the comfort and well-being of the assembly, complete discretion while passing the plate.
Name: Team Green (aka The Green Team)
Powers: Harnessing the power of knowledge and action to bring healing to Creation.
Name: Wonder Twins (St. Margaret’s Guild & the Brotherhood of St. Andrew)
Powers: Combining the powers of faith, fellowship, and service to maximize the Good News.
Name: The Emissary (Eucharistic Visitors)
Powers: Deep compassion and desire for spiritual connection.
Name: The Stitch (Prayer Shawl Ministry)
Powers: Prayer! Fearless in the face of mountains of yarn.
Names: Professor Wow & The Wrangler (Sunday School, Youth, and Adult Formation)
Powers: Able to find joy in just about anything.

The list goes on and on: musical heroes, liturgy heroes, even office heroes! There are countless ways to be a superhero, no matter what powers you possess. Not sure of your powers? Maybe it’s time for you to explore what gifts lie within you! Come out of hiding and reveal your true identity as one of St. Margaret’s Mightiest Heroes!
Ministries Showcase on Sunday, May 20
During coffeehour in the Parish Hall
St. Margaret's
Vacation Bible School

June 25-29 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Grow in Faith.
Have Fun.
Change the World!

for students PreK through grade 5
Youth volunteers needed!

Classes filling up! Register HERE

$55 VBS student participation fee
$25 with on-site parent volunteer
Nursery care for parent volunteers

Honoring Class of 2018

We will be honoring graduates (high school and college) at our Annual Bluegrass Mass at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 3. If you have a graduate in your family, please provide their information and whether they will be in attendance to by Monday, May 28. Names will be printed in the bulletin.
Sunday's Sermon - May 6, 2018
Trip to Tanzania 2019
Since 2014, St. Margaret's Grants program has provided funds to support the Dageno Girls Center— a residential school in Tanzania, Africa. We’ve helped them add on-site water storage tanks, bunk beds and more.

St. Margaret's Missions Commission members have worked with an experienced tour operator from King George Travel to put together a professional Safari while visiting them.

The trip includes accommodations, meals, transportation in Tanzania, English-speaking guides, and more!

Space is limited - $500 secures your spot!

Send payment to: King George Travel P.O. Box 611, Dahlgren, VA 22448. For more information, call 540-760-8178, email or talk to parishioner Janice Roper Graham on Sunday.
Faith & Fellowship Mondays
Our final environmental focused movie night next week is a family favorite!
Fellowship Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

May 14 – 6:45 PM - The Lorax– 87 minutes -- Outdoor Screening (weather permitting) - suitable for the whole family; lawn behind Administration Building; bring lawn chairs or blankets! From the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss, this story chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the Once-ler. 
Support Relay for Life 2018
held on May 19

This year's Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Earleigh Heights Fire Dept. campus in Severna Park. This year, walking will only take place from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

A Survivor Victory Lap will start at 2:00 pm and then each team is invited to continue the "Walk for a Cure."  A Caregiver Lap will start at 2:20 pm.

We need walkers and other site volunteers throughout the afternoon and evening from 2:00 pm to midnight on Saturday May 19, 2018.

You can also find our Relay table on Sunday mornings during coffee hour. 
Upcoming Youth Events

Summer Mission Trip
North Carolina Coastline Disaster Relief
July 15-21 (age 14 and up – this is because there is power tool use) Cost: approx. $250 (scholarships are available) Deadline July 1

Brethren Disaster Ministries' Rebuild Program engages volunteers to repair and rebuild storm damaged homes for some of the most vulnerable disaster survivors, thereby easing trauma and promoting recovery. Trained construction leaders and household leaders provide volunteer orientation and instruction on the work site, as well as meals at the volunteers' houses. Unskilled volunteers willing to learn are invited to work alongside those who are skilled and willing to teach. Volunteer housing is provided, often at local churches or community buildings, where weekly volunteers and leaders stay, eat and become more connected with the community.

Youth Lock In on June 15
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND we will close out the youth program year with Bubble Ball at our next Lock-in on Friday, June 15.

Go to for more information.

Participants will meet 6 p.m. on that Friday evening at the church, and can be picked up the next morning between 8 and 8:30 a.m. A $15 participation fee is required to help defray the cost of the rental.
Summer Planning for SMC Youth
We are looking for parents of SMC youth to host an activity so that our youth will have a chance to get together and have some fun this summer. Nothing fancy. You could do a game-and-pizza night, an afternoon bowling out of the hot Maryland sun, or even running through the hose in your back yard! The church can provide you with $50 to defray any costs incurred, and we will provide you with the e-mail list so you can stay in contact with folks. To follow up, contact Jeff Conover.

Claggett Summer Camps
Registration is now available for summer camps for Episcopal children and youth at the lovely Claggett Center close to Frederick, including:

June 17, 2018 - June 22, 2018

June 24, 2018 - June 29, 2018

July 8, 2018 - July 13, 2018

Light House Golf Tournament

June 14 - Lighthouse Tournament
Once again we are putting together teams from St. Margaret’s Church to support this important fundraiser for the Light House. Fees are $150.00 per person. To play and for more information about this June 14 event at Renditions please contact Mike  Winn  at  or call/text 410.703.2768. .
Day School Readies for Summer & School Year 2018-19

For information on school registration, get in touch with Day School Director Tricia McVeigh at
Guild Summer Luncheon on 6/6

The Women's Guild will hold their annual summer luncheon on Wednesday, June 6, at the Annapolis Macaroni Grill. Meet at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $30 per ticket which allows participants to choose from six entree choices when they arrive. Purchase tickets with checks to "St. Margaret's Church" and "Guild Luncheon" in the memo line (put in the collection plate or bring by the church office) or charge online for a cost of $35 . All parishioners are welcome!
Summer Acolyte Sign Up

Parents of acolytes are asked to sign their children up for at least three Sundays during the summer to serve.

Episcopal Night at Camden Yards

It's time to schedule for this annual event allowing Episcopalians across the state to come together to root for our beloved Orioles at Camden Yards (at reduced group prices)! This year's game will take place on Friday, July 27 with the game starting at 7:05 p.m . The church has purchased a limited number of tickets together. If you wish to purchase a St. Margaret's group ticket (ensuring you sit with parishioners) you can (1) write a check to St. Margaret's for $18 per person with "Orioles game" in the memo line and place in the offertory plate or take to the church office or (2) pay by credit card online for the price of $20. Tickets will be distributed starting July 9.
Infinity Theatre presents Murder for 2

The award-winning company Infinity Theatre returns to Annapolis this summer with a zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery. This 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with thrilling laughs.

We once again offer discounted tickets for our seniors who wish to join a group of parishioners attending the show located at the nearby Children's Theatre of Annapolis location on Bay Head Road. St. Margaret's will be purchasing tickets for the show on Thursday afternoon, July 12th at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the church website HERE for $32 or by check made out to "St. Margaret's Church" with "theatre" in the memo line for $30. Deadline for purchases is June 25.
Camp Allen -- Volunteers Needed

The 19 th  annual Camp Allen will be held on August 6-10 at the Allen Apartments in the Parole area of Annapolis. It is a half-day day camp for the mostly Hispanic children of the low-income housing in and around the apartment complex. To put on this very successful program, we are seeking volunteers for a wide variety of jobs at the camp. We need youth counselors, Spanish speakers to help with registration on Monday and Tuesday, other volunteers to help with purchasing, preparing and serving snacks and lunches, people with large vehicles to help with transportation of tables and supplies, people to help with crafts and games on Monday or Tuesday or to help chaperone field trips on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We always also need extra hands to do whatever needs to be done. Any amount of time you would like to devote to the program, we can put you to work! It is always an amazing experience for all. In the coming months there will be sign-up opportunities in the parish hall, or you may contact  Sarah  directly at 410 280-6737 (home) or 410 562-9904 (cell) or by e-mail at
St. Margaret's Church Staff

The Rev. Peter W. Mayer, Rector -
The Rev. Dr. Rhetta Wiley, Interim Associate Rector -
Elizabeth Radley, Director of Operations -
Laura Tayman, Planning & Communications Asst. -
Jeff Conover, Youth Ministries Asst. -
Hope Stinson, Interim Music Director
Teresa McCorkle, Bookkeeper -
Tricia McVeigh, Day School Director -
Jim Bowersox, Facility Operations Asst.
Izzy Winn, Grants Administrator -
Judy Hall, Churchyard Administrator -