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A Note from Peter
This Sunday, we will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to continuing the ministries of St. Margaret’s Church. We have much to be thankful for, but I am thankful most for the people with whom I serve: volunteer lay ministers, staff, newcomers and community members. They are too many to count, yet I feel profound gratitude for the people who allow me to do the work that I do. It is rarely easy, but it is most always worthwhile, and I have felt closer to God for knowing these people. So join us, participate in the life of the church through serving, giving and worship, and see your life transformed in Christ.

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Annual Meeting this Sunday
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St. Margaret's Annual Meeting will be held this Sunday, Jan. 27, around 12:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall. A potluck lunch will be held after the 11:15 a.m. service that day. Parishioners will hear about our successes and challenges and will vote on our new set of vestry members. Childcare will be provided. Set up and clean up volunteers are needed!

Beverages of coffee and water will be provided. We ask that parishioners with the last names starting with
A-G - Bring side dishes;
H-O - Bring entree dishes; and
P-Z - Bring desserts.

Reminder -- No Sunday School this Sunday!
Upcoming Services of Remembrance
We have two services of remembrance coming up for former parishioners at St. Margaret's.

Carol Saunders died on January 19. Her funeral will be here at St. Margaret's on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. Her obituary can be found here.

Cordelia Richards (Cordi) died on January 16. Her funeral will be held at Ginger Cove on Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. Her obituary can be found here.
Upcoming Coffeehouse on Feb. 9
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. BYOB for other refreshments.  Doors open at 5:30. Music begins at 6 p.m.   
Day School News
The school's annual silent auction titled "Raise the Sails" this year will be held on Saturday, March 2, starting at 6 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Special musical guests will be our own Third Sunday Band! Auction items include everything from time share vacations to game tickets to gift certificates for high-end stores and restaurants. Donations are always welcome! Tickets are $50 per person.



Registration for the school's themed summer camps is now open! All camp sessions for 4-10 year olds run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.  All camp sessions for 3 year olds run MWF 9am-1pm, 9am-3pm or M-F 9am-3pm. All camp sessions for 2 year olds run T, TH 9am-12pm.

VOTE FOR SMDS ON HULA FROG UNTIL 2/1
Our St. Margaret's Day School has been nominated as one of the favorite schools of this area by the family site Hulafrog. If you would like to vote for them, CLICK HERE.

For more information on any of these activities, go to www.stmargaretsdayschool.org .
Winter Relief is Coming!

Look for the Winter Relief volunteer sign-up starting January 27th!
Judy Hall and friends will have a table on Sunday mornings during coffeehour or you can
sign up online. (Look for a link on our website and in Dragon Tales).
Tanzania Trip Luncheon on Feb. 3
At 12:15 pm on Feb. 3, there will be a potluck luncheon in the parish hall for those going on the Dageno Safari on 3/7-20/2019 and anyone interested in learning more about Tanzania. We will have Teri Priebe from King George Travel and two Tanzanian friends of parishioners. Those going on the trip, please bring your Visa documents and fee per Teri’s instructions. For the potluck, please bring the dish to correspond with your last name.
               A-J  veggies or salad
               K-Q dessert or munchies
               R-Z  main dish
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 them during the service.

Neighborhoods Efforts at St. Margaret's
We are implementing a new Neighborhoods effort, providing a new way to stay connected with St. Margaret’s and your fellow Dragonslayers. While we draw parishioners from several zip codes, we are concentrated in the middle of Anne Arundel County. But you might not know that some of your neighbors attend a different service time. We hope that by knowing your neighbors, you will be able to take care of each other better by staying in touch throughout the year. If you are willing to be a Neigborhood leader, contact the Rev. Peter at
Grants Liaisons Needed
This is the time of year the grants committee begins reviewing the applications for the 2019 Endowment Grants Program. Parishioners who would like a very short but very meaningful opportunity to assist the committee by being a liaison (a contact) with one of the finalist applicants can email Izzy Winn immediately at  ewinn421@gmail.com . A 45-minute required training session will be given to those who have signed up on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 10:20am between services. Izzy will be confirming with everyone who previously signed up at the missions fair in October.
Service Scheduling Calendar
Our Service Calendar is now available on our website. Look for the "Quick Links" tab at the bottom. Our system software company says that the linked version is "live" to reflect any changes or swaps. You still need to use the system to change dates, but at least it will reflect in a shared schedule now. That "live" schedule is what we will use for bulletins.
Diocesan Retreats
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For registration information, go to
www.claggettcenter.org.
Winter Retreats for Adults at the Claggett Center (located near Frederick, MD)--

(featuring Third Sunday Band)

Next Faith & Fellowship
January 28

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