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Dragon Tales E-News
July 3, 2019
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States . . . .
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” “
—The Declaration of Independence, ratified July 4, 1776
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.

We are in need of one family on July 14 and July 21 to set up for the craft (supplies provided) and clean up after each Sunday. To sign up, click HERE.
Thank you to all the other families who have the rest of summer covered!
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!
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
The office is closed on Fridays during the summer. Hours Monday-Thursday are still 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Because of summer vacations, there are fewer office volunteers. Please try to contact a staff member through email instead of a phone call if possible.
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Holy Baptism
on July 14

Our Holy Baptism date for this summer will be July 14. If you would like to have your child baptized (or yourself), go to the Baptism page under the “About Us” tab at the top of our website ( and fill out the form and submit. We will get back to you with confirmation from clergy. A run-through class will be held on the Saturday morning before at 10 a.m. For questions, email
Choir Pick-Up Sundays
July 14 and August 18

There will be two Sundays where a “pick-up” choir will offer the music for 9:00 & 11:15 a.m. These days are the perfect opportunity for parishioners (and friends of parishioners or family members in town visiting) who love music and who love to sing to offer their musical talents and to lend their voices to the choir. This is open to anyone from middle school ages and above, current choir members or not. Do consider joining in. Rehearsals will be at 8 a.m. on both days. 
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 7
EM @7:30: Ben Tolley
Lector @ 7:30: Ben Tolley
EM @ 9: Katy Strother, Al Todd
Lectors @ 9: Al Todd, Jean Clarke
Current Acolytes @ 9: NEEDED
Summer Children's Hour: Calder Family
EM @11:15: Peg Overton, Janis Brewer
Lectors@11:15: Izzy Winn, Sarah Hyde
Current Acolytes @ 11:!5: Wes Reising, Sam Ceruolo, Grace and Connor Feldmann
Coffeehour Hosts: Holly and Brian Williams, Hope Stinson, Katy Strother, Mary Lesster
Flower Guild: Cindy Lynch
Altar Guild: Charlie Lang, Betsy Dobbs

Following 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
Healing Team @ 9:: Pam Roth
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, Izzy Winn
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

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

Swapped with someone else? Email a note to .

(Bulletins are usually printed
on Wednesdays each week.)
St. Margaret's Church
 Office Phone: 410-974-0200
Emergency Pastoral #: 443-837-5463