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April 24, 2019
The Lord is risen indeed! I am so blessed!! Thank you, my St, Margaret’s Church family. The Lord has certainly risen in my heart this Easter-time. What a wonderful and joyful time we had last week! It is my sincere prayer that we can carry the joy, the gratitude, the focus on the Risen Christ on into “ordinary time.”
Summer is coming, I know. But don’t let that stop you from coming to church! Worshiping together builds us all up. And there will be a lot to miss if you aren’t around! Vacation Bible School starts June 24 th. We’re really looking forward to our program, “Who is My Neighbor?”, helping us understand what Jesus meant when he told us to “love one another” as he loved us. And we’ll begin a new summer children’s program (for children up to 10 years and their families) on Sundays, beginning June 16 th. Keep a lookout for more info on this. 

So, as we move forward in the blessings of Easter morning, let’s remember the joy. Let’s remember the Love!

May we live in our lives what we believe in our hearts!
Easter Sunday Service
Easter Sunday Photos
We thank Chris Edwards for the lovely photos from Sundays that are shared on our Facebook public page HERE.
Coming Up This Sunday - April 28

*Guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Luis Leon
From the Rev. Peter: This Sunday, I am pleased to welcome back to St. Margaret’s, a true giant of the church. The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon recently retired from St. John’s, Lafayette Square, after serving 24 years with incredible distinction. Before his time in Washington, he served as rector in Wilmington, Delaware and Patterson, New Jersey for several years. Under his leadership, St. John’s became a vibrant player in city issues such as homelessness through Washington Interfaith Network (WIN). St. John’s also enjoys a dynamic relationship with churches and institutions in South Africa, and Dr. Leon has visited there several times.
Please join me this Sunday in welcoming Luis and his wife Lu to St. Margaret’s.

*Blue Jean Sunday - wear work clothes and plan to help cleanup the campus after the 9 a.m. service

*A Camp Allen informational meeting will be held at 10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited, whether you have volunteered in the past, plan to be a volunteer, want to be a leader, or whether you just want to find out more. Camp Allen is a long-running outreach program of St. Margaret's for the mostly Hispanic youth living in the Allen Apartments in Annapolis. For more information, Sarah Hyde 410-562-9904 or email smhyde@aol.com.
June 24-28, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ages 4-10
$50 participant fee, $25 if a parent volunteers
Automated registration & payment at
Welcome to St. Margaret's Class
Held on April 29 and May 6 and led by the Rev. Peter W. Mayer, newcomers learn what it means to be a parishioner here at St. Margaret's - from formation to engagement, understand the best way to transform your life through Christ. Classes held on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. (Come to the Fellowship Dinner at 6:00 p.m.)
Recycling Forum on Sunday, May 5
Richard Bowen, Recycling Program Manager for Anne Arundel County DPW
Waste Management Services, will visit St. Margaret's during formation hour on Sunday, May 5,  from 10:30 to 11 a.m. to discuss the County recycling program, what should and shouldn't be recycled, what happens to the material after the recycling center sorts it and what could make recycling more effective in the future. All are welcome!
Showing of "A Plastic Ocean" on May 6, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
For our adult formation program on Monday, May 6, our SMC Environmental Film Series continues with the screening of an eye opening and disturbing look at our addiction to plastic and how this pollutant is impacting our oceans and our lives. "A Plastic Ocean" is an award-winning documentary film directed by the Australian journalist Craig Leeson. It dives deep into the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life. Film is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Short discussion to follow.
Youth Sunday on Sunday, May 12
Our youth group will be leading worship at 9::00 a.m. on Sunday, May 12th. Please plan on attending and supporting our young parishioners as they grow in faith.
History Speakers @ Faith & Formation in May
These speakers will provide a presentation for adult faith formation on our Mondays Faith & Fellowship in May at 6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

May 13  Franklin A. Robinson, Archives Specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of History, will talk about his book, "Faith and Tobacco--a History of St. Thomas Episcopal Parish, Prince George's County." He looks at the role of tobacco in the early Anglican church in Maryland. This is also the home parish of Bishop Claggett. He serves as a member of the National Board of Episcopal Archivists and Historians. 

May 20  Michael Parker, retired professor of English for 34 years at the Naval Academy, will speak about "Bones of Contention: St. Margaret's, St. Anne's and the Exhumation of Governor Robert Eden." Documented with photographs and artifacts from our local history.  
Senior Session on Tuesday, May 14
Our last Senior Session for the program year is Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. in Classroom E. All seniors (age 65+) are welcome to attend this program with clergy discussing the week's Gospel lesson as well as joys and challenges of life.
Men's Breakfast on Saturday, May 18
All men of the parish are welcome to the next Men's breakfast sponsored by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew on Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. at Riverbay Roadhouse in the Cape Center. RSVP to Tug Knorr at tugknorr@aol.com.
Blood Drive on May 19
St. Margaret’s will be hosting a blood drive in memory of Tucker Mullen at St. Margaret’s on Sunday, May 19th. A Children’s National bloodmobile will be on site from 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. All the blood donated will be used to help children being treated at Children’s. The children in our area with complex medical conditions are likely to be treated at Children’s National.
Bluegrass Mass & Parish Picnic on June 2
Sunday, June 2 - 11:15 a.m.
Outdoors (weather permitting)
Bring a folding chair or blanket for seating

Please bring a dish to share:
Last Names A-G - Bring entrees
Last Names H-R - Bring desserts
Last Names S-Z - Bring side dishes
Do you have a high school or college graduate in spring 2019 in your family?

Email us the following information in order to celebrate on June 2nd:
Full name, family connection, school from which they are graduating
Guild Summer Luncheon on June 5
Our St. Margaret's Guild's annual summer luncheon will be held at Carrol's Creek Cafe in Annapolis on Wednesday, June 5 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 each. Purchase by check to "St. Margaret's Church" and "Guild luncheon" in the memo line. Due by May 27.

*The SMC Youth Group will be providing dinner for Light House shelter residents in Annapolis THIS Sunday evening. If you can assist or donate food, contact Youth Ministries Leader Jeff Conover at Jeff@st-margarets.org .

* Our youth will lead our worship service on Sunday, May 12, at 9:00 a.m. Please plan to attend to support our young people who are growing in faith here at St. Margaret's.

*Our youth are offered a mission experience this summer in Central Appalachia with the Appalachia Service Project (ASP), for youth age 14 and up, June 23-29. Become the hands, feet, hammers and heart of Jesus making homes warmer, safer, drier in central Appalachia. Adult leaders are also needed. Cost for one week (includes transport, food, lodging, training, all materials) is $600. Contact the Rev. Matthew Hanisian,  

*The Diocese is offering a y outh mission to support Brethren Disaster Relief in Lumberton, NC on July 7-13, 2019. Trained construction leaders and household leaders will provide volunteer orientation and instruction on the work site, as well as meals at the volunteers' housing. 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.   Learn more here .

*St. Margaret's Day School offers summer camps for children ages 2-10 from June-August. For more information and to register, go to www.stmargaretsdayschool.org .

*The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland offers weekly summer camps for different age groups at the Claggett Center outside of Frederick, Maryland. For more information, go to www.claggettcenter.org .

  • Senior High Camp: Grades 9-12, June 23-28
  • Middle School Camp: Grades 6-8, July 7-12
  • Youth Camp: Grades 2-5, July 14-19
  • Adventure Camp: Grades 4-8, July 21-26
  • Special Challenge Camp: For adults 21+ with special needs, July 28 - August 1
  • Camp Amazing Grace: For children grades 4-8 with families affected by the justice system, August 2-4
  • Camp for children grades 4-8 with families affected by opioid addiction, August 11-16

The St. Margaret’s Day School Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board Chair who will replace Susan Roberts at the end of her two consecutive terms this coming Fall 2019. The St. Margaret’s Day School Board oversees the activities and affairs of the school. The Board Chair, a volunteer position, is responsible for leading monthly Board meetings, overseeing the finances of the school, presiding over the financial aid, nominating and executive committee meetings, and advising the Rector of St. Margaret’s Church in reviewing and preparing the annual contract for the Director of the school. The search committee is looking for a visionary to take the school to another level of programmatic excellence in partnership with the Director’s vision for the school. The ideal candidate would have a background in early childhood education or have strong roots in non-profit management, have an ability to advise on financial matters, have strong liaison skills and the ability to form successful partnerships between the church, school, and community through the development of active board committees. The next Board Chair will find that St. Margaret’s Day School is thriving under the current leadership and provides a wonderful opportunity to be involved in something truly special in our community. If interested or with any questions, please email Elizabeth Parker at dr.eparker@gmail.com .


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