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April 19
The Rev. John C. Danforth

April 26
The Rev. Deborah Seles

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Weekly Worship Opportunities
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Worship this Sunday includes Rev. John C. Danforth, Preacher
& Revae Reynolds, soloist
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Prayer Team Ministry Continues

If you would like someone to pray with you and for any reason or concern, please come forward to the altar rail immediately following Sunday worship. There will be two members of the prayer team there to pray with you. This prayer ministry is open to all, for any need or concern. "For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." (Luke 11:10) For more information, call Alice Sleight at (760) 323-2399.

Youth & Family
Children's Chapel Bulletins & Activity sheets: ( worship lesson in kid friendly language) Available.


Contact Chet for more info: (760) 346-2697 ext. 102

April 17, 2020 

Tapping our Playfulness in Anxious Times

Feeling stress over all the things we have not?  Mother Deb is offering a session on Facebook each Tuesday and Saturday to share how exploring the wisdom of our bodies can give us MORE, not less:

--more energy
--more grace
--more joy
--more fun
--more peace

Using the principles of InterPlay/Body Wisdom, Mother Deb will help everyone (of every physical ability) to trust our body's wisdom, becoming more spontaneous and expanding our awareness and confidence. Postings will explore embodied spirituality, Sabbath-keeping, Table Graces, the use of Holy Water, Counting Prayers, Welcoming God, Walking Prayerfully.
Let's Share Some Selfies
We are all missing each other, so let's share some photos to bridge the distance as we shelter-in-place. Email us fun photos of what you are doing while in quarantine. We'll share them and put together a slide show. Email them to Debby at debbyj@stmargarets.org
Upcoming Morning & Evening Prayer
Please join us for Morning Prayer on Wednesday, April 22 and Evening Prayer on Wednesday, April 29 on our Facebook page. This is a recorded service and is not live so you may watch it at your convenience.
Parishioner Database Updates
Debby is busy working on updating our database and we want to include an updated photo of you! Just email any favorite snapshot to Debby: debbyj@stmargarets.org . Have an updated phone number, address or email? Send those updates too!
Neighbors-4-Neighbors Update
Miracles continue to happen every Tuesday at  St. Margaret's through Neighbors 4 Neighbors. We desperately want to keep the doors open and the carts moving, knowing that many of our clients have depended on the jobs hardest hit during the pandemic closures. With so many facing hardship, the number served has swollen from a usual around 400 to over 910 last week!  At the same time, the cadre of those able to volunteer has shrunk from a usual around 80 to 30 last week. Yet God continues to provide and make the seemingly impossible possible. Thank you Chet Hecht and all our volunteers and contributors!
How can you help? Do you know someone healthy enough to safely volunteer? We have strict procedures in place to protect volunteers and clients. Can you make a special contribution to help with this vital Outreach?   Please respond generously by sending an offering with N4N on the memo line. Or use the easyTithe link on the homepage of www.stmargarets.org and note your purpose. 
Please note: due to our volunteer constraints, we are unable to accept clothing at this time. 
Readings for 4/26/20  Easter 3
Psalm  116:1-3, 10-17
The First Lesson Acts 2:14a, 36-41
The Second Lesson 1 Peter 1:17-23
The Holy Gospel  Luke 24:13-35
Your 2020 Vestry and Their Ministry Areas
Click here for the names, contact information and ministry areas of your 2020 Vestry
4/12  Peg Leo
4/13  Nancy Meinig, George Thurston
4/14  Stanley Hirsch
4/16  June Vikander, Letha Eaton, Judy Johnson
4/17  John Wright, Carla Casetta
4/18  Carol Ogg
4/19  Julie Hirsch, Wendy McKay, Donna Selover
4/20  Lynn Goffiney, Rich Shugg, Terry Caramel, David Carter, Tenny Micky
4/23  Cash Baxter
4/24  Richard May, Joan Mack, Gerry Arrieta
4/12  John & Joann Firmage (65 yrs)
4/14  Vince & Gretchen Heuring (49 yrs), Frank & Pamela Simply
4/16  Emily & Tom Vogt (28 yrs)
4/17  Larry Stralow & Wayne Watson (34 yrs)
4/19  Lloyd & Sue Shigenaga (40 yrs)
4/20  Lynn Goffiney & Marjorie Harlan (18 yrs)
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