Faith-Based Organizations Consultation on Climate Emergency
This interfaith, virtual webinar on “Good Trouble for a Healthy Planet” will address the impact of human activity on the planet and the urgent need for action to address climate change. This webinar will include plenaries and concurrent workshops. Presentations will be supported by web-based materials and social media tools to be used throughout the day by participating organizations. Access descriptions of the workshops here.
Register for virtual event here. Registration Deadline: Close of business on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Interactive workshops will include:
  • Envisioning a Sustainable and Just Economy for a Resilient World
  • Taking Responsibility for the Climate
  • Buen Vivir: pathways to a healthier planet
  • How to Activate More People of Faith to Action
  • Solutions that Work: Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Climate Migration (including displaced persons)
  • Climate Grief
  • Restoration and Nature Based Solutions
Pastoral Care Resources
  1. Riverside Office on Aging - Care Pathways: "Are you helping care for a family member over the age of 60? Free Online Classes for family caregivers." To register, please call (951) 867-3874. Classes start the week of September 21, on Zoom. (Technical assistance will be provided)
  2. Alzheimer's Association - Health and Wellness Virtual Lecture Series Each Month: Please contact Jennifer Zuckerman at (760) 996-0006 -ext. 8410, for information and resources.
  3. In-Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert - Virtual Lecture Series on Proactive Aging; What Are Financial and Medical POAs and Why are They Needed; The ABCs of End of Life Documents; and much more: Please contact Patricia Riley at (760) 345-0001, for information on these upcoming online health series.
  4. Parkinson's Foundation - Please contact their office at (877) 775-4111, or register on their website,  For information on weekly Virtual Series on Caregiving; Health and Wellness; Support Resources for those living with Parkinson; and much more.

If you have any questions, please contact The Rev. Patricia Horkey at (760) 346-2697 ext. 147. Or (951) 522-2595 - cell.
Parents and Grandparents Connections Group Forming
Are you a parent or grandparent with home-schoolers? Interested in forming a Connections Group to debrief, share ideas and support one another? Email Mother Deb with your interest at We’ll see about the interest level and discuss best days/times.
Update on Sacred Ground Series
We are excited to report that six Sacred Ground groups have been formed and will be launching at the end of this month or early October. If you have signed up for going on this adventure, you no doubt have heard from your facilitators already about your launch date. We have nine facilitators (Judy Burton, George Lynch, Lorraine Becker, Meredith Hardy, Mary Pons, Jane Hodnik, Susan Rigney, Marlynn May, and myself, Ellie Millam). We are busily finding three more facilitators who can handle the remaining 20 participants who are still on the sign-up list. Once those people are formed into groups, which will be soon, those signing up after September will be invited to either join a Book Study Group or wait until the New Year to join in the complete Series. We are rejoicing over the response thus far and hope to have 100 people enrolled by December.

Right now, a Newsletter is in the process of development called “Becoming a Beloved Community.” We hope to have it delivered to your doorsteps sometime later this month. It will provide a spirited piece by Father Andrew Butler on what it means to begin this journey, and will focus on more details about Sacred Ground and it’s happenings. We intend to share stories from peoples’ experiences and keep everyone informed about what is next in the process.

Stay tuned for announcements about Book Studies and other happenings as we proceed. 
Dr. Ellie Millam
Children's (and the Young-At-Heart!) Worship Resources
We have begun an additional offering for the young and the young-at-heart: Mother Deb reading a selection from The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. The link will be on the Children's Resources on our website (
Neighbors-4-Neighbors UPDATE!
The Neighbors-4-Neighbors program continues to feed a hungry valley every Tuesday at St. Margaret's.

We desperately want to keep the doors open and the carts moving, knowing that many of our clients have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many families facing hardship, N-4-N is serving over 650 families every Tuesday. And while many regular volunteers are staying away during sheltering, many new ones have appeared. God continues to provide and make the seemingly impossible possible. Thank you Chet Hecht and all our volunteers and contributors!

How can you help? Are you, or someone you know 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 and note your purpose. 

Please note: due to our volunteer and space constraints, we are unable to accept clothing at this time.
"Forward Day by Day"
The newest edition of "Forward Day by Day" is available. Contact Debby at to receive a copy.
Parishioner Directory is Updated!
The Directory is complete! If you would like a pdf of it emailed to you, contact Debby: Remember: we continue to update the Directory so be sure to email Debby with changes or new photos!
Readings for Next Sunday, 9/27/2020
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-1
The First Lesson Exodus 17:1-7
The Second Lesson Philippians 2:1-13
The Holy Gospel Matthew 21:23-32
For a direct link to the readings for next week, click here
Your 2020 Vestry and Their Ministry Areas
9/20 Mary Hawkins, John Wyatt Hawkins, Rhys Benvenutti
9/21 F. Brigham, Jane Daugherty
9/22 Kathy Coplen, Paul Trombley, Doug Fonte, Bob Nugent, Cort Bishop, Isabelle Rohn
9/23 Phil Long
9/24 Carolyn Stevens, Gary Methner, Erin Martin
9/26 Audrey Carey, Donna Elbright, Susan Rigney
9/20 John Mikenas & Bill Bordonaro (6 yrs)
9/22 Phil & Donna Long 
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