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Who's Preaching?
June 28
The Rev. Deborah Seles

July 5
The Rev. Bill Bordonaro, retired Lutheran Pastor

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Weekly Worship Opportunities
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Worship this Sunday includes The Rev. Deborah Seles, Preacher,  and lots of music recorded by John Wright and choir members. 

Watch email for link.

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Need Prayer? 
Let us pray for you!
Prayer Team Ministry Continues

If you would like someone to pray with you and for any reason or concern, please contact Debby Jansma at debbyj@stmargarets.org to be placed on the prayer list. For Pastoral Care, please contact The Rev. Patricia Horkey at patriciah@stmargarets.org.

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

June 26, 2020 

Maggie & Milo Update
The Living Desert sent us plush versions of our 2 African Wild Dog adoptees!

These two cuties are currently residing with Debby, who is taking excellent care of them! 
Pastoral Care
What is pastoral care and when should I call?  Our Pastoral Care Associate, the Rev. Tricia Horkey wants to hear from you about any challenge affecting your spirits.  Often, it is a health issue. Pastor Horkey leads a team who give continuing support to anyone facing a challenge. Call her at (951) 522-2595.  Pastor Horkey has many excellent contacts for resources to help if loved ones are experiencing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or  dementia.  She is eager to offer prayers and anointing for any important moment such as before surgery. The traditional prayers for the time of death can be very comforting, and we encourage you to reach out if a loved one is in this tender time.
Virtual Coffee Hour This Sunday at 11 a.m.
At Coffee Hour last week, we shared precious memories of Norma Cardenas and all the ways she inspired us.  This is a great way to stay connected and inspired.  

Sunday at 11 a.m . -  Virtual Coffee Hour with update from the wardens.

Just attend church using the links that will come out soon and then click on the link below on your computer or smart phone/device.

Topic: Virtual Coffee Hour
Time: June 21, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking  here.:
New Books: Sermons by Fr. Roger Douglas & Latest from Harold Smith
Fr. Douglas has just published a new book on Amazon called  An Audience of One. It contains a number of the sermons that he preached in the Chapel at St. Margaret's during the Saturday night service. You can purchase a paperback copy for $9.95 or a Kindle EBook for $4.95 or read it for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Just search Amazon books for "Douglas An Audience of One".

Also, you can find information about the latest book by parishioner Harold Smith, Almost Everything Worth Knowing about Harry Truman: here.
Christian Formation during Covid19
What's happening with Christian Formation during Covid? Maybe that's not the first (probably not the 19 th ) thing you're wondering about these days! Perhaps you've been inundated with INFORMATION and are hoping for a breather. On the other hand, perhaps you're seeking a Christian perspective on current events.
Here are some resources for you:


  • Mondays at 3:00 PM Zoom call to discuss where we've met God during the week (through daily reflections, sermons, scripture readings). Judy Burton, Chris Davidson & Rick Martin facilitate. Email Mother Deb (deborahs@stmargarets.org) to be put on your calendar.
  • Becoming Beloved Community: The Episcopal Church's wealth of resources athttps://episcopalchurch.org/beloved-community.  Stay tuned for details about the Sacred Ground experience! 
  • Brene Brown's podcast "Unlocking Us"https://brenebrown.com/unlockingus/.  Brene, an Episcopalian, social work researcher and author speaks with contemporary leaders about issues of the day. On racial justice, check out her interviews with Addison Channing Brown and Professor Ibram K. Kendi (author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist" and "Antiracist Baby".


Technology Coaching
Don't miss out on chances to connect and worship using a computer or smart phone!  The whole Altar Guild met last week on Zoom and had a blast.  If you either could use a little coaching or could offer some coaching, please contact Andrew Trofka at (902) 619-6392 or ajtrofka@gmail.com and he will make matches.  

Additional On-Line Worship Opportunities for July
Join us weekly on our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/St.MargaretsEpiscopalChurch ) for Morning or Evening Prayer on Wednesdays and Compline on Sunday evenings:
July 1 - Morning Prayer
July 5 - Compline
July 8 - Evening Prayer
July 12 - Compline
July 15 - Morning Prayer
July 19 - Compline
July 22 - Evening Prayer
July 26 - Compline
July 29 - Morning Prayer

In addition, after viewing our service on Sunday, you might want to check out Fr. Andrew's sermons: http://christchurchriverdale.org/
Parishioner Database Updates
Debby is almost finished updating our database.  Do we have a photo of you in the directory? We want to make sure Andrew knows who you are!   Just email any favorite snapshot to Debby: debbyj@stmargarets.org
Neighbors-4-Neighbors UPDATE!
N4N will be closed for the next 2 weeks, reopening on July 13th. This coincides with a partial closure by our major food supplier, FIND, and we hope to install some new equipment during the break.  Your continuing financial support is greatly appreciated, as we will be gearing up for continuing high numbers of clients when we re-open.  Donations of food will not be accepted during the closure. 
Readings for 7/5/20  
Song of Solomon
The First Lesson Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
The Second Lesson Romans 7:15-25a
The Holy Gospel  Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
For a direct link to the readings for next week, click here
Your 2020 Vestry and Their Ministry Areas
Click here for the names, contact information and ministry areas of your 2020 Vestry
6/28  Rick Swan, Betty Hovard, John Tyler, Debbie Cox
6/29  Mary Lou Solomon, Steve Keller
6/30  Deborah Homick
7/1  Peter Phillips, Steve Hanson, Jan Romerdahl
7/2  Patti Lively, Barb O'Malley
7/3  John McCarthy
6/29  Dick & Patricia Neal (24 yrs)
6/30  Peter & Becky Adams (58 yrs), Novak & Margie Narjarian (59 yrs)
7/2  Chet & Andrea Hecht (26 yrs)
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