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Dragon Tales E-News
July 10, 2019
A Note from Jim

Here at St. Margaret's, we set the standard with our music ministry in that we truly offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of Bach, Handel, Brahms or Getty & Townend, we have it, and we do it well and with every good intention, all to the glory of God.

We start off early with our young Spirit Singers. This year our Youth Chorale blossomed into one of, if not the finest youth choir in the Diocese. They have more than doubled in number and their improvement and musicality is apparent in their fine, blended sound. 

Our Chancel Choir led the music for the first Sundays of the month this past program year. They were taken out of their comfort zone a bit with some challenging and unaccompanied music, but met expectations with resolve and humor. The same can be said for the Motet Ensemble who led music on the second Sundays.  Concentrating on a cappella masterworks of all periods, this group specializes in early Renaissance and Baroque music, but also performs a diverse repertoire ranging from chants to gospel standards. ( A highlight was their singing on Easter Vigil Saturday).

Our Third Sunday Band continues to lead the music on third Sundays. They continue to set the bar for what other parishes in our Diocese strive for in their contemporary music. 

All volunteers will always have a place in the choirs here. If you feel a calling to serve and become a part of this very important, vital and vibrant ministry, there is a place for for your voice and your your instrument. Adults (and older youth) are welcome to join our pick-up choir coming this Sunday where we will rehearse at 8:00 a.m. and then sing at both the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services. You can also send me an email at with any questions.


We just received confirmation last weekend of a concert that St. Margaret's will host here this coming Monday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Voix Vocal Studio, several notable professional vocalists and accompanists will perform in concert to benefit the Teen Opera Institute that provides equal access to musical education and opportunities in the area.

There are no tickets sold but donations of $35 or more will be very welcome.
Children's Summer Hour
Has Begun!

Our new Summer Children's Hour continues this Sunday at 10:20 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Kids ages 3-10 and their families are encouraged to join clergy for a discussion on the Gospel lesson and a craft/activity following.
Play Bible Bingo This Summer!
Attend Services on Sunday!

Our Bible Bingo is a big hit! If you weren't here on Sunday, ask an usher for a bingo card (one per family or unit). Clergy will provide one playing tile each Sunday. Participants will tape that tile on to their card each Sunday if they get a match. You have to be present on Sunday to receive a tile! Bingo winners will win a lunch with the church staff member of their choice or receive a $25 gift card of their choice!
July is once again St. Margaret's month to collect food donations for the food pantry at the Light House shelter. The Annapolis community depends on these donations to get them through the summer months. Please plan to bring your donations to the narthex every Sunday or any day of the week.
Coming Soon: Camp Allen

St. Margaret's will host Camp Allen this summer, from August 5- 9. It is a half-day day camp for the children of the Allen Apartments in the Parole area of Annapolis. It was founded by Wes and Arvilla Wubbenhorst as an outgrowth of the church's mission trips to Honduras over 20 years ago. We are seeking volunteers for a wide variety of roles. Whatever your interests and skill set, we have a job for you. We are looking for youth counselors, people to lead or help with crafts and activities on Monday and Tuesday, people to help with registration on Monday and Tuesday, chaperones for field trips on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and help with preparing and serving snacks and meals. Spanish speaking is not required (although very welcome!). In the upcoming weeks there will be sign-up opportunities in the parish hall, or you may contact coordinator, Sarah Hyde, at 410 562-9904 or email

Needed for Camp Allen : Boys’ and girls’ new or gently used swimsuits, sizes small to xl child. It is always nice to have a few adult women’s suits also for the mothers who come with us. Please bring donations and place in the designated box in the narthex closet.
You may have come to St. Margaret’s looking for a church home, for a baptism, or a special service, but you have stayed because of the people you have met. We want to help you connect with more parishioners through our Foyers program --social groups who meet regularly during the program year.
We will be signing up new Foyers participants at Sunday coffee hour from July 14 through August 4. If you are not able to do that, you can email with your first and last name (as well as all family members who would like to participate) and a preferred contact number and email.
The Foyers Planning Committee members for this coming year are Lesal Kilcrease, Arvilla Wubbenhorst, Janice Roper Graham, and Web Chamberlin.
A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Broadneck Community Library to explain data compiled regarding the existing conditions and evaluation of traffic on Pleasant Plains Road from St. Margaret's Road to Whitehall Road. For questions, call 410-222-7582.

The AAUW Anne Arundel County branch is sponsoring a book sale on Aug. 3 and 24 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Donations to the sale can be brought to the AACC parking lot across from the Y building. No enclyclopedias, condensed books, textbooks, or computer manuals over 3 years old.
Staff Contacts
The Rev. Peter W. Mayer, Rector

The Rev.Patti Sachs, Asst. Rector

Jim Douglas, Director of Music

Elizabeth Radley, Director of Operations

Laura Tayman, Planning & Comm. Asst.

Jeff Conover, Youth Ministries Leader

Teresa McCorkle, Bookkeeper

Tricia McVeigh, Day School Director

Jim Bowersox, Facilities Maintenance Asst.
Service Participants

This Sunday, July 14
EM @7:30: Fran Becker
Lector @ 7:30: Ann Lallande
EM @ 9: David Allen, Janet Allen
Lectors @ 9: Karyn Sproles, Barbara Marder
Current Acolytes @ 9: Sunny Bowers, Molly Rose Svendsen, Caroline Viscardi
Summer Children's Hour: John Family
EM @11:15: - George Saroch, Sue Snyder
Lectors@11:15: Brett Snyder, Edith Edson
Healing Team @ 11:15: Jeanne Nardi
Current Acolytes @ 11:!5: Wes Reising, Dylan Bishop, Grace and Connor Feldmann
Coffeehour Hosts: Sarah Westcott, Mary Kirkeby, Mary and Ted Lesster
Flower Guild: Stacy Canuel
Altar Guild: Nancy Saroch, Stephanie Ceruolo, Lisa Moylan

Following Sunday, July 21
EM @7:30: Joan Rich
Lector @ 7:30: Joan Rich
EM @ 9: Elizabeth Bowers, Katy Strother
Lectors @ 9: Russell Jackson, Jean Clarke
Current Acolytes @ 9: Nellie Bowers, Katherine Parker, Matthew Parker, Ella Tomko
Summer Children's Hour: Calder Family
EM @11:15: Jim Hall, Stacia Bontempo
Lectors@11:15: Jim Hall, Pat Hall
Current Acolytes @ 11:!5: Molly Rose Svendsen NEED MORE
Coffeehour Hosts: Arvilla Wubbenhorst, Hope and Don Schroeder, Stacy Canuel, Anne Sessions, James Hanrahan
Flower Guild: Ann Lallande
Altar Guild: Lyn Sloan, Teresa Todd, Susan Byrom, Robert Thomas

Go to our scheduling system to request a replacement or sign up where needed.

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St. Margaret's Church
 Office Phone: 410-974-0200
Emergency Pastoral #: 443-837-5463