Sunday Eucharist on the Labyrinth!
We are continuing in-person worship on the labyrinth. All attendees must reserve their seats by clicking on the links below. If you have trouble with the online ticketing contact Debby Jansma at If you reserve and then find you cannot attend please let Debby know so someone else can attend. Seating for services is limited to 50 people and once these services are fully subscribed we will add additional services in the future. Please make your reservation and familiarize yourself with the safety protocols at this link: 
The Meditation Lab -
one more chance left for this session
Thursday, November 19 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
This series will incorporate a short pre-meditation presentation on the range of pandemic-related changes in the brain, mood and memory along with simple ways we can continue to build our resilience. All are welcome to join. 
Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID: 952 2677 2747
Passcode: 220699
Kathleen Dale, LMFT 
Director of the Counseling Center - (760) 861-5545
Noonday Prayer Service - via Zoom
Noonday Prayer Service will continue through Thanksgiving. Join us for this short service of prayer and meditation virtually by clicking on this link here or use this information: Meeting ID: 985 1092 3807; Passcode: 661375.
Additional On-Line Worship Opportunities for November
Join us weekly on our Facebook page ( for Morning or Evening Prayer on Wednesdays and Compline on Sunday evenings:

November 8 - Compline
November 11 - Evening Prayer
November 15 - Compline
November 18 - Morning Prayer
November 22 - Compline
November 25 - Evening Prayer
November 29 - Compline
We Have a New Online Giving Service!
We have collaborated with a new provider that is supported by our accounting software. This new provider is Abundant. If you used EasyTithe in the past, this will look very similar. The link is established on our website at All you need to do is click the green “Donate Now” button and follow the instructions. Or you can go directly to Abundant at and follow the instructions.

Plus, you now have the ability to donate to St. Margaret’s simply by texting! To do it, simply text STMPD to 73256.
Children's (and the Young-At-Heart!) Worship Resources
We have begun an additional offering for the young and the young-at-heart. Check out the youth or children’s worship section on our website for a variety of fun, educational stories and activities designed to help our children to learn about God and our Episcopal faith.
Contact: Chet Hecht at 760-346-2697 or for more information.
Neighbors-4-Neighbors (N4N)
The N4N program assists our neighbors in need with food, clothing and other basic life necessities. Before COVID-19, we were helping approximately 400 families per week. Then, overnight, we needed to reinvent how to continue to help in a safe manner. The first few weeks we were assisting over 800 families each week, and doing so with strict procedures in place for masks and safe distancing. Currently, we are assisting over 600 families (2500 people) each week.
To our partners, the USDA, and the FIND Foodbank, and an amazing team of volunteers who are working tirelessly to keep this ministry thriving, and all those who have supported us financially and spiritually, thank you! Thanks to you all, we are continuing to be God’s hands here in this community. 
How You Can Help
  • Donate- A special offering designated to Neighbors-4-Neighbors will help us continue to help others in need. You can send your generous gift by mail, with N4N in the memo line, or by using the “Donate Now” button on the SMEC website at Food and clothing donations can be dropped off Mondays from 10am-2pm.
  • Volunteer- Volunteers are the lifeblood of this program, and we are constantly needing new volunteers to share the load. We follow strict guidelines for health and safety.
  • Pray- We can never have enough prayers… for health, for safety, for bountiful food donations, and plenty of volunteers.
Mondays: -     10:30am-1:30pm – Food Bag Packing
      -     10:30am-1:30pm- Clothing Distribution Prep (Beginning October 19, 2020)      
Tuesdays: -     8am-12pm- Food Bag Packing, client registration
        -     9:30am-5pm- Food Distribution               
Thursdays (Beginning October 22, 2020):
-     8:30-10am Clothing Distribution Set Up
-     10am-1pm Clothing Distribution (Outdoors on the Meyers patio)

Contact: Chet Hecht, Outreach Director- 760-346-2697 x102 or
Readings for Next Sunday,11/22/2020
Psalm 100                                         
The First Lesson Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
The Second Lesson Ephesians 1:15-23
The Holy Gospel Matthew 25:34-46

For a direct link to the readings for next week, click here
Your 2020 Vestry and Their Ministry Areas
11/17 Sue Rose, Marti Whitmer
11/18 Val Daughtery, Bill Schneider, Jeannette Frederick
11/19 Betty Lee
11/20 Jim Blackburn
11/17 Tom & Mary Lou Solomon (58 yrs)
11/20 Bob & Barb Gibson (49 yrs)
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