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July 20, 2022

(No Dragon Tales July 27)

A Note From Judy

When I was an office volunteer, I would answer the phone, direct traffic, make copies for the pew packets etc. As a staff member for the past three and half months, I have learned so much more. I must say, as a deli manager for 21 years, office work and computers are not my strong suit. Under the wings of Rev. Patti and Elizabeth and with great patience, they have taught me what I need to know and more. I can answer questions about rentals, weddings and funerals, help maintain the church Google calendar, scan documents and file as appropriate. Under the direction of Teresa, our Bookkeeper, I can help with check requests, mail out checks for bills, scan checks into the banking system, count and deposit Sunday’s offerings. In Sept. I will start as a liaison with church missioners to keep up to date about events and for info to go in publications.

My work with the Churchyard has been very rewarding. I have taken the hard copies of the past and created a data base to quickly find information as to who, where and when people are buried. In addition, I have started scanning all hard copies and creating digital folders for each niche and lot. There are several gravesites and niches available for purchase. Please call the office or email me at churchyard@st-margarets.org.

I not only work here, but I’ve been a parishioner since 1984. My children grew up in this church as acolytes and members of EYC, (back in the day youth group) and my husband is interred in our columbarium. Since the death of my husband, St. Margaret’s has been my rock that I have leaned on for support many times. As a member of the Women’s Guild for the past 10 years, I can’t say enough about this group of wonderful ladies. Our fellowship time together means a lot to everyone. The Guild raises money via plant sales, bazaars, quilt raffles and more to help underprivileged children of Inner-City Baltimore as well as refugee help and the beautification of the campus. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month from Sept. thru June. We have guest speakers 6 months of the year, a Lenten luncheon for the congregation, a visit from the Day School children and 2 luncheons off campus. All women, whether a member of St. Margaret’s or not, are welcome to join us. Please contact Carol Mach, President, at carolmach631@gmail.com for more information.

     We can sing in church!! Don't forget your masks this Sunday!

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July is St. Margaret's month for the Light House Food Drive. Here is the link to what they need

Your Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Task Force has offered some resources and a prayer for reflection this summer.

The link below is an article about Maryland’s history of racial injustice, The Ghosts of Racial Violence in Maryland. Warning: the article contains some very graphic and disturbing details. https://www.ictj.org/latest-news/ghosts-racial-violence-maryland

This link is to the Anti-Racism Daily, a daily electronic newsletter of current issues that includes reflection and discussion points as well as action ideas and links. https://the-ard.com/

Here is a link from Equity Includes You, What White People Can Do For Racial Justice. There are many, many suggestions for action and study included here as there is much work to be done. We suggest that you narrow your focus to one area that speaks to you for better understanding and action. https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

God of justice,

In your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception. Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being. Especially those with whom we disagree. Open our minds to understand that all your children are members of the same human family. Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others. Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination and violence, and their passionate appeals for change. Strengthen our resolve to make amends for past injustices and to right the wrongs of history. And fill us with courage that we might seek to heal wounds, build bridges, forgive and be forgiven, and establish peace and equality for all in our communities.

In Jesus’ name we pray.


We need your help!!

We are looking for new volunteers…willing to help those in need at

Chores & More - a free service for Broadneck Residents We are a volunteer group sponsored by area churches on the Broadneck Peninsula available to help Broadneck residents who have no transportation, are homebound or are temporarily unable to drive. Volunteer services are available 7 days a week.

Services include rides to the grocery store, medical appointments, or food shopping for a client etc. If you can help… Please Email choresandmore3@gmail.com or call 443-808-3875 Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am - 12:00p

Wanted:  Tutors and Mentors for SMC’s Helping Hands partnership at Broadneck Elementary School (BES)!  School is out for only 8 weeks this summer and we want to start the new school year in a robust way with more tutors and a new kindness mentoring program.  It could be the most fulfilling hour in your week as you work with students to improve their reading and math skills! One tutor this year said that the program’s consistency and communications made it very easy to volunteer and said that “by having the opportunity to read one-one, [her] students gained confidence and enjoyed talking about what they were reading.” 
No experience is necessary, just your commitment and dedication to helping young students excel. Men and women volunteers are welcome! You will be making a difference in these children’s lives!
SMC was asked to form a “Kindness Club” @ BES next year.  We asked if we could help the teachers in ways that Rev. Patti talked about in her sermon about a month ago where she highlighted the Choose Love Movement that was started by a mother whose son was killed at Sandy Hook. BES responded with the Kindness Club idea. Their vision is that SMC would meet for lunch with kids who sign up, teach a "kindness" lesson, and perhaps have an activity - all in 25 minutes. SMC would organize the lunches. We will pilot this with 4th graders and rotate through the different 4th grade classes each week.  Can you join us to help spread kindness to these students?
If you are interested in either tutoring or mentoring kindness, please email fran.becker10@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Food Delivery to Afghan Families with Children by Janice John

Thank you to the parishioners who provided funds to purchase and deliver much-needed food to the families of our Afghan refugee men in Hyattsville. Through her Tarjoman connections, parishioner Jen Thomas was able coordinate the purchase and delivery on 6/22/22 to seven families which includes 21 children (see sign they are holding). Due to sanctions & inflation, food prices (really all prices) have increased by 20%.

If you would like to contribute to our next (and probably final) delivery of food to these families in August, please email JaniceJohnrg@gmail.com or Jen Thomas at jtchewie@gmail.com. Together we can make a difference. ❤️



From the SMC Missions Committee

July (LIGHT HOUSE):  SMC's Annual Food Drive for the Light House Pantry


Light House:  Ongoing: Sign up to prepare and deliver food to Light House for one (or more!) of SMC's Monthly Dinners. OR

Donate REQUESTED food and other items to Light House by placing in the designated area under the window in the narthex.


Last Sunday's Service:

Sunday's Service Bulletin

Sunday's Announcements

Servers on July 24


7:30- Joan Rich

10-Jean Clarke

Eucharistic Ministers

Al Todd, Karin Ekholm


Zacca Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Marco Reyes 

Altar Guild

Jeanne Nardi, Jan Little, Kim Morrow

Flower Guild

Beth Kopack


Peter Wiernicki, Fred McKinney


Mary Holstine

Lemonade Host

 Web Chamberlin

Summer Family Host

The Hollywood Family

Children's Chapel

Froggi Jackson

Livestream Host

James Hanrahan 

Servers on July 31


7:30-Joan RIch

10-Phil Meeder

Eucharistic Ministers

Karyn Sproles, Karin Ekholm


Marco Reyes, Connor and Grace Feldman, Nolan Salvail

Altar Guild

Charlie Lang, Robert Thomas, Susie Byrom

Flower Guild

Leslie Salvail


Barbara Friedmann, Kathy Lang


Carroll Morgan, Susan Roberts (V)

Lemonade Host

Brien Croteau 

Children's Chapel

Leslie Salvail, Ernie Tucker

Summer Family Host

Dianna Cantler

Livestream Host

Roxann King 

St. Margaret's Contacts

The Rev. Peter Mayer, Rector - Peter@st-margarets.org

The Rev. Patti Sachs, Associate Rector - Patti@st-margarets.org

Elizabeth Radley, Director of Operations - Elizabeth@st-margarets.org

Jim Douglas, Director of Music - Music@st-margarets.org

Judy Hall, Administrative Assistant - Judy@st-margarets.org

For Churchyard Information- Churchyard@st-margarets.org

Emily DelSordo, Children's Formation Coordinator - Emily@st-margarets.org

Jeff Conover, Youth Ministries Leader - Jeff@st-margarets.org

Teresa McCorkle, Bookkeeper - Office@st-margarets.org

Christine Feldmann, Grants Administrator - Missions@st-margarets.org

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