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Dragon Tales
A Note from Sarah
It’s once again time for the St Margaret’s Day School annual silent auction celebrating and supporting our beloved Day School at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on March 2. I’m expecting no less than an amazing performance from the Third Sunday Band, there’s a rumor going around that Pastor Peter will be leading a live auction, a wonderful line up of silent auction items, and of course great food, beverages, and company all at an Annapolis landmark! Join us and support the Day School auction this year to continue the amazing things happening on the St. Margaret’s campus.

Our goal this year is to raise funds ($70,000) for much needed new playground equipment that meets code requirements. Part of what makes St. Margaret’s Day School unique is our large campus which can accommodate different gardens, an outdoor classroom and of course a wonderful playground. This space sets St. Margaret’s apart from other schools in the Annapolis area.

Throughout the year, church members have always been supportive of the Day School by attending different events hosted by SMDS. This has not gone unnoticed by Day School families who have started to join our faith community. A number of new families attended the packed
4 p.m. Christmas Eve service and many regularly attend the 9 a.m. Sunday service.

We’re excited about a fun night and a great auction that supports a thriving part of the St. Margaret’s family. Look for me at upcoming coffee hours selling tickets. I hope to see you there!
-- Sarah Westcott, Vestry Class of 2021
March 2

Annapolis Maritime Museum
Sunday's Service
Upcoming Coffeehouse This Saturday
Rockin' the Hall Cafe   - Shake off that winter chill with the warmth of good people and good music. Local band 21012 and our own Third Sunday Band will provide the entertainment for this evening in the Fellowship Hall at St Margaret's. Kids welcome. Snacks and drinks will be available.  Doors open at 5:30. Music begins at 6 p.m.   
Scouts Sunday on Feb. 10
Scouting Sunday at St. Margaret's will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10th. Both Boys and Girls Scouts in the area are offered an opportunity to assist the ushers with their duties during the 9:00 or the 11:15 a.m. service where the congregation will recognize and pray for them.
St. Margaret's will be hosting our local homeless brothers and sisters in March for winter relief. Over a hundred volunteer slots are required! Please begin signing up on Sundays during coffeehour or

Youth News
Our youth (middle and high school students) are offered a night of faith and fellowship with a lock-in at the church on Presidents' weekend, Feb. 16-17. It promises to be a night of fun and faith exploration. For questions, contact Youth Ministries Leader Jeff Conover at jeff@st-margarets.org .

The annual Bishop Unplugged event for Bishop Sutton and diocesan youth will be held March 9, (grades 6-12), at St. Martin's-in-the-Field, Severna Park, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Cost: $5.  Learn more and register online.
Men's Breakfast on Feb. 23
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is sponsoring a men's breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:00 a.m. at Riverbay Roadhouse in the Cape St. Claire shopping center. Guest speaker will be Grant Harmon who will share stories about his work with the FBI and "stories we've never heard." All men of the church are welcome. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Tug Knorr at tugknorr@aol.com .

Ash Wednesday on March 6
ash wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality.

Services at St. Margaret's will be held at 7:30 a.m., Noon, and 7:30 p.m.

Following the noon service, the Women's Guild will host a soup and salad luncheon in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.
Silent Movie Concert on March 10
We are excited to announce that notable organist Michael Britt will return to St. Margaret's on Sunday, March 10 at 4 p.m. to accompany the classic silent comedy Sherlock, Jr. starring Buster Keaton, right in our sanctuary! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to this annual popular family-friendly event!
Coming This Lent @ St. Margaret's
Wednesday Evenings of Compline
Each Wednesday at 7 p.m., starting March 13, enter the sanctuary for a short, contemplative candlelit service that builds each week from spoken to all liturgy sung. It will be the perfect way to observe the Lenten season and to close your day.

Sunday Mornings
Join the Rev. Peter W. Mayer on Sunday mornings during Lent (starting March 10) from 10:20 to 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for discussions from the book "Hanging by a Thread" by Samuel Wells. The book reflects on the challenges of understanding Christ's crucifixion that arise today using contemporary ideas in history, biblical studies, and philosophy.   Books are available on Amazon.com here or can be purchased from independent book sellers at www.biblio.com.

Thursday Mornings
Our Thursday morning study will soon begin a new book just in time for Lent titled "The Last Week" by Borg/Crossan that centers on w hat the Gospels really teach about Jesus's final days in Jerusalem. The study begins at 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays in Classroom E. Childcare in the nursery is provided. All are welcome! There are a few books left that are being sold during coffeehour on Sundays at the winter relief table or you can purchase one online.

Monday Evenings
On our Monday night Faith & Fellowship formation nights in Lent, we will provide a study for both the music lover and the biblical seeker exploring the scriptural texts of Handel's  Messiah.  This study offers careful examination of the texts as we listen to the musical lines. Starting March 11.

Next Faith & Fellowship
February 11

REMINDER: No F&F on Feb. 18

Make up rehearsals for
Spirit Singers &Youth Chorale this week
on Wednesdays
5:00 (SS) & 5:30 (YC)

5:00 p.m. - Spirit Singers - Choir Room
5::30 p.m. - Youth Chorale - Sanctuary
5:30 p.m. - Acolyte practice - Sanctuary
5:30 p.m. - Arts & Crafts - Parish Hall

6:00 p.m. - Fellowship Dinner - Parish Hall
Feb 11 Meal -- Bake potato bar, fruit salad
6:30 p.m. - Youth Group - Classroom D
6:45 p.m. - Adult Ed. - Fellowship Hall
6:45 p.m. - Motet Rehearsal - Choir Room
Adult Formation Next Monday

Joanna Tillman, Missions Commission Chair, will lead a discussion on "St. Margaret's Church and Advocacy for Refugees."
Quick Links

Dragon Tales - Monday afternoons
Sunday Announcements - Wednesday mornings
St. Margaret's Church
1601 Pleasant Plains Road
Annapolis, MD 21409
(410) 974-0200 Office Phone
(443) 867-5463 Pastoral Emergency Line

Staff Contacts

The Rev. Peter W. Mayer, Rector, peter@st-margarets.org
The Rev. Patti Sachs, Assistant Rector, patti@st-margarets.org
Elizabeth Radley, Director of Operations, elizabeth@st-margarets.org
Jim Douglas, Director of Music, music@st-margarets.org
Laura Tayman, Director of Communications, laura@st-margarets.org
Jeff Conover, Youth Ministries Leader, jeff@st-margarets.org
Teresa McCorkle, Bookkeeper, office@st-margarets.org
Jim Bowersox, Facility Operations Assistant
Judy Hall, Churchyard Administrator, churchyard@st-margarets.org
Izzy Winn, Grants Administrator, missions@st-margarets.org