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January 8, 2020
A Note from Jeff


It’s 2020 - you made it! That is certainly reason enough to bid you “welcome,” but you know me - there is always more to it. 

This Sunday is an incredible double-header. Not only is it Baptism Sunday, but it is also the time for our youth-led service (and we are leading both the 9 and 11:15 this year). This is an excellent juxtaposition, in my mind. This Sunday we get to see our newest members welcomed into our community by some of our youngest members. 

What is especially wonderful about this to me is our youth are going to be the ones who will be their Children’s Chapel and Godly Play instructors. They will be their babysitters, and Vacation Bible School counselors. The youth of today will always be the older, ‘cool’ kids these newly baptized will look up to and emulate. This Sunday, these same youth get to extend a special welcome to those who will follow them. What a wonderful example of how community – of how family – works.

It has been fascinating to discover how passionately conservative our youth are when it comes to leading a sacramental service. Don’t look for a wholesale re-imagining of Baptism; our youth have great respect for our traditions and liturgy. But pay attention. This is their service of welcome. Our youth participate every single week in our services. They do that because it is important to them as part of our community. But this Sunday, they get to do more than merely demonstrate their love for this family of ours. They will get a chance to tell you, in no uncertain terms, how they feel about the Episcopal Church, St. Margaret’s, and you! Now that you know that, how can you miss it?

--Jeff Conover, Youth Ministries Leader (jeff@st-margarets.org)
Latest Announcements

This Sunday, January 12
Youth-led worship services @ 9:00 & 11:15 a.m.
At the 9:00 a.m. service, Children’s Chapel participants will sing the offertory with a performance of “This Little Light of Mine,” “Peace Like a River,” and “My God Is So Great.” Youth Chorale will be featured at 11:15 a.m.

Faith and Fellowship Mondays
Mondays @ St. Margaret’s
Resumes January 6, No activities on January 19
5:15 - Spirit Singers Rehearsal
5:30 - Youth Chorale Rehearsal
5:45 - Acolyte Practice
6:00 - Arts & Crafts
6:20 - Fellowship Meal
6:45 - Youth Group
7:00- Motet Ensemble Rehearsal
7:00 - Adult Formation Program

Grants Liaisons Needed
This year’s Grants Committee is already hard at work. The 11 members are reviewing 38 grants from as far away as Africa and South America and as close as the Broadneck Peninsula. Twenty of the applicants are first-time appliers. After review of the applications, the committee will narrow the pool to a dozen or so finalists. These potential applicants will be visited (or Skyped) by grant liaisons, working in pairs during February. Would you like to be a Grants Liaison? Contact Christine Feldmann, Grants Administrator, at cduray@comcast.net.

Winter Relief Coming Soon
February 10-17
Over 100 volunteers are needed!
Click here to volunteer or sign up at Sunday coffeehour

Cursillo Workshop
Saturday, January 11, in the Fellowship Hall, 1 p.m. program
There are no prerequisites or requirements to attend. 
Contact: Mike Winn at 410.703.2768 or mwinn421@gmail.com .

Senior Sessions
Tuesday, January 14
For parishioners aged 65+
Meet with clergy, discuss Gospel reading, challenges & good news

Youth Martin Luther King Jr. Lock-In
January 19-20 (grades 6-12)
Sunday 7:00PM – Monday 3:00PM
Cost: Donations for the food pantry or warming bags
​Location: Memorial Bolton Hill, Baltimore
Contact Jeff Conover, Youth Ministries Leader,

Day School Info
Open House dates: January 16 & 17, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Kindergarten registration is open.
New registration for other classes begins January 24 @ 7 a.m.
Questions? Email Tricia McVeigh, School Director
Upcoming Diocesan Claggett Camps
Jan. 17-19, 2020 - Women's Weekend
Feb. 7-9, 2020 - Men's Retreat

Annual Meeting 2020
Sunday, January 26
Potluck Lunch at 12:15 p.m.
Last Name of A-F bring entrees
G-N bring desserts
O-Z bring side dishes
Meeting starts at 12:45 p.m.
Child care provided until 2 p.m.

Vestry candidates to date:
Kristen Berthelotte
Beth Kopack
Barbara Marder
Mitch Owens
Paul Schurke
Ella Tomko (Youth Rep.)

There will be a Meet the Candidates Forum on Sun., Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m.

Parishioners must be present to vote for candidates.

Guest Speaker on Monday, January 27
7:00 p.m. - Dinner at 6:20 p.m.
Kat Olbrich, MD and DE Area Director
for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Covering the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention,
and what people can do to fight it.
Learn the risk and warning signs.

Tanzania Safari Update
Only 8 spots remain for the Tanzania 2020 trip and visas are being collected!
For more information visit:
call Teri Priebe at 540-760-8178 or email KingGeorgeTravel@gmail.com .

My Brother's Pantry
Food pantry and delivery for Broadneck area families
run by local churches
St. Margaret's Months: February and March
Volunteers needed to bag and deliver food.
Contact: Russell Jackson at russell140.6@gmail.com to volunteer!

Soundboard volunteer for the third Sundays of the month.
A soundboard training session is scheduled for
6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 in the church
Contact Al Todd at hydroman1037@gmail.com .

Upcoming Baptism Dates
This Sunday, January 12
Sunday, February 23

Sunday School resumes this Sunday, January 12.
Epiphany Sunday, January 5, 2020
The Rev. Peter W. Mayer, Rector

The Rev. Patti Sachs, Associate Rector

Jim Douglas, Director of Music

Elizabeth Radley, Director of Operations

Laura Tayman, Dir. of Communications

Teresa McCorkle, Bookkeeper