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Dragon Tales E-News
July 24, 2019
A Note from Patti

Are you having a great summer? Are you ready for fall? We’re getting geared up for some great programming this year! Here is a sneak peak--

Faith and Fellowship begins Monday, September 9 thOur schedule will be a little different this year, so take note:
5:15 – 6:00    Spirit Singers rehearsal (K-2 and 3-5)
5:30 – 6:20    Youth Chorale rehearsal
6:00 – 6:20    Acolyte rehearsal in church
                     Arts and Crafts with Miss Arvilla in the Parish Hall
6:20          Prayer Circle - gather for dinner (Youth Group gets in line first)
6:20 - 6:55 Fellowship Dinner
6:45 – 8:15    Youth Group
7:00 – 8:15    Adult forum in Fellowship Hall
7:00 -- 8:30 Motet Ensemble rehearsal in Choir Room

Our opening forum presentation (Sept. 9 th) will be delivered by Beth and Tug Knorr. We have been waiting to hear about their mission trip to Alabama. Their visit to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (commonly known as the “lynching museum”) was surely memorable, and we are anxious to hear their story! Many thanks to Tug and Beth for putting this together for us.

Mike Winn will be rector at this fall’s Cursillo weekend. Mike will give us an all-about-Cursillo presentation on Sept. 16 th. Have you heard and or been curious about Cursillo? Join us to learn all about this exciting and fulfilling program.

Our book study will begin on September 23 rd. We are anxious to begin Karen Gonzalez’s new book, The God Who Sees – Immigrants, the Bible and the Journey to Belong. Books are available through, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. (A few copies will be available in the office for those without internet connectivity.)

This book is “a riveting story of seeking safety in another land," a gripping journey of loss, alienation, and belonging. In The God Who Sees, immigration advocate Karen González recounts her family's migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los Angeles and the suburbs of south Florida. We are really looking forward to delving into such a timely (and ageless) subject. Please plan to j oin us!
Upcoming Spire Deadline -- The deadline for submissions for the new Spire that covers the new program year (Sept - Oct) is due on Friday, August 9.
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.
UPDATE: Camp Allen is Aug. 5-9

Camp Allen, a half-day camp for the children of the Allen Apartments in the Parole area of Annapolis, will soon be here -- August 5-9. If you will be helping out and haven't already, please contact Sarah Hyde at 410 562-9904 or email

Needed for Camp Allen we particularly need girls bathing suits in all sizes, and boys in Large (12-14) and XL (16). B ring 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 now 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.
Men's Breakfast on August 24

Mark your calendar for the next Men's Breakfast to be held on Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m., at the Riverbay Roadhouse in the Cape St. Claire center. Speaker TBD. For questions or to RSVP, contact Tug Knorr at
Coming Soon!

Our church is moving to a new kind of church record keeping and communication tool called Realm®. It not only will serve the administrative needs of our staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our church. The user-friendly Realm technology makes it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of believers.

We will be issuing invitations to parishioners to join on a rotating basis. Look for an invite in your email box.

All giving and purchasing for the church online is now going through Realm.

To give to St. Margaret's online, click here: .

To give through text, then text GIVESMC to 73256.
Education for Ministry (EFM) Registration

SMC is a host site for the Education for Ministry four-year Divinity program out of Univ. of Swanee. Spots are now open for new registrants. The class meets Wednesdays from Sept-May from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact parishioner Jim Hall at
Annapolis Chamber
Music Festival
coming to St. Margaret's

Once again, we are excited to announce that the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival will host a concert at St. Margaret's this August!

On Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret's, these talented young musicians will present " Echoes," a concert that explores the interplay of virtuosic solo instruments and the human voice. Artists featured include Ralph Vaughn Williams and Franz Schubert.

Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at
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!
St. Martins-in-the-Field will be hosting the first ever “Our Minds Matter Wellness Festival” on Saturday, August 3 from 2:00-6:00 p.m., at 375 Benfield, Severna Park. The event includes food trucks, a raffle, puppy rescue adoptions, live music, games, a silent auction and much more. Our Minds Matter is a student created and led movement advocating for more mental health resources in public schools and fighting to end the stigma that surrounds mental illness. To find out more about the movement and the festival contact

St. Philip's in Annapolis is holding their 21st Annual Crab Feast this Saturday, July 27th , from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $60, Children ages 7-12: $50.
Contact their church office for tickets today at 410-266-9755.

The annual Run for the Light House on Sept. 22 provides scenic half-marathon and 5K routes along the trails of Quiet Waters Park and through the beautiful Chesapeake Bay-front community of Hillsmere Shores. This race event is unlike any other in the greater Annapolis area! Returning in 2019 due to popular demand - 1.25 Mile Walk/Donut Dash! All proceeds from the Run for the Light House will benefit the Light House in Annapolis, a well-known public charity working to end the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Register HERE .
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 28
EM @7:30: Joan Rich
Lector @ 7:30: Joan Rich
EM @ 9: Terry Otis, Kim Coble
Lectors @ 9: Stacy Canuel, Pam Roth
Current Acolytes @ 9: Dylan Bishop, Henry Macmillan, Brooke Kopack-Ware, NEED MORE
Summer Children's Hour: Macey Family
EM @11:15: - Jan Brewer, Jim Weekley
Lectors@11:15: Rex Pingle, Sue Snyder
Current Acolytes @ 11:15: Caroline Van Arsdall, NEED MORE
Coffeehour Hosts: Web Chamberlin, Barb Lundien, Danielle Rubino, Sarah Luisi
Flower Guild: Ann Lallande
Altar Guild: Jan Little, Jeanne Nardi, Mary Lesster, Kim Morrow

Sunday, August 4
EM @7:30: Fran Becker
Lector @ 7:30: Kathy Polk
EM @ 9: Katy Strother, Al Todd
Lectors @ 9: Paul Westcott, Karyn Sproles
Current Acolytes @ 9: Caroline Viscardi, Henry MacMillan, Molly Rose Svendsen
Summer Children's Hour: Albanese Family
EM @11:15: Peg Overton, Janis Brewer
Lectors@11:15: Phil Meeder, Peg Overton
Current Acolytes @ 11:!5, Sarah Mayer, Allen Mayer NEED MORE
Coffeehour Hosts: Sarah Hyde, Teresa Todd, Carole Bracken, Emma Smith, Lyn and Sam Sloan
Flower Guild: Kathy Lang
Altar Guild: Elizabeth Parker, Lyn Sloan, Betsy Dobbs

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