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Annual Meeting Set for January 30, 2019

The Annual Meeting of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Please join us as ...
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Office Closed on Monday, January 21, 2019

The office will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Darkness cannot ...
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Love you, I do

See alsohttp://news.stmargarets.org/rectors-last-sunday-is-january-20/ http://news.stmargarets.org/rector-searching-for-new-call/ My dear friends, As you know, my last Sunday at St. Margaret’s is January 20, 2019. The ...
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Duo Musagète Concert at St. Margaret’s

Duo Musagète has thrilled audiences in the United States and Europe with their innovative programming and novel approach to the ...
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Bishop Candidates Coming to St. Margaret’s

On October 22, an announcement was made by the Diocese that the Standing Committee had approved The Rev. Canon Susan ...
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Rector’s Last Sunday is January 20

A PRAYER IN A TIME OF TRANSITION God of all ages and keeper of our days, we lay before you ...
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Vestry Meeting

Vestry Nominees for 2019 Announced

The Vestry Nominating Committee and Vestry are pleased to announce the following slate of Parish Members who are eligible and ...
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Christmas Services

Christmas Eve Worship 4 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Pageant in the Church6:30 p.m. Choral Christmas Music7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with ...
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Christmas Video Messages

To begin our celebration of Christmas at St. Margaret's, we are pleased to share with you several video messages. The ...
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Support the Bishop’s Appeal

An invitation to give generously from Bishop Katharine Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I wish you a blessed Advent ...
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A Great Response to the Angel Tree

We experienced an amazing response to the St. Margaret's Angel Tree Ministry this season. Most of the gift tags were ...
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Tree of Remembrance

"Once in Royal David's city, Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her baby, In a manger for ...
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Meditation for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Written by Samantha Hirsch As the season of Advent continues, our worship will be enhanced with the singing of the ...
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St. Margaret’s Receives All Clear after Bomb Threat

This morning, St. Margaret’s received a vague bomb threat by email. The threat was reported to the Riverside County Sheriff’s ...
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Office Closed for Christmas and New Year’s

The church office will be closed on Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas and will ...
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Read and Join the Conversation

YOU are INVITED.... to read We Are All One, by Sister Joan Chittister and join in the conversation on Sundays, ...
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Joan Chittister Coming to St. Margaret’s in 2019

The Compassion and Justice Ministry of St. Margaret's has asked Joan Chittister to join us in late 2019 for a ...
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Labyrinth Walk – December 18

We all know that there is a beautiful Labyrinth outside Karns Hall. Maybe you've walked by it on your way ...
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Journeying the Way of Love – Advent Calendar

I remember the Advent calendar that my grandparents would send to me when I was a young child. Each window ...
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Meditation for the Third Week of Advent

Written by Samantha Hirsch As the season of Advent continues, our worship will be enhanced with the singing of the ...
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Clothing Donations Urgently Needed

As you can imagine at this time of the year, there is great need in the Coachella Valley. Neighbors4Neighbors has ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for October

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHSummary of Minutes of Vestry MeetingOctober 15, 2018 A meeting of the Vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal ...
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Ask Andy Anglican

Nancy Newbie recently asked, "I noticed that the baptismal font has been moved into the Narthex. Why did you do ...
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Rector Searching for New Call

Follow-up from December 31: Rector's Last Sunday is January 20 Dear Friends, I have joked before that there are two ...
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Meditation for the Second Week of Advent

Written by Samantha Hirsch As the season of Advent continues, our worship will be enhanced with the singing of the ...
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Supper Clubs are Back!

Signups for the Supper Club have begun. The Supper Club is a great way to meet fellow parishioners that you ...
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The Southern California Brass Consortium comes to St. Margaret’s

The Desert Friends of Music will present the Southern California Brass Consortium in concert on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 ...
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Give to St. Margaret's

Today is #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving inspired by social media and collaboration. In the United States, it is celebrated ...
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Christmas Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve - December 24, 2018 (no childcare) 4 p.m. - Holy Eucharist with Pageant 7 p.m. - Candlelight Christmas ...
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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Please join us for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 9, 2018. This traditional service of ...
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Meditation for the First Sunday of Advent

Written by Samantha Hirsch As the season of Advent begins, our worship will be enhanced with the singing of the ...
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Questions for the Bishop Candidates Walkabout

The final candidates for the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will be presented to the diocese ...
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Angel Tree

As the holiday song goes, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" It's Angel Tree time! Beginning this Sunday, ...
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Chet Hecht’s Generosity

In case you missed it, Kitty Alvarado of NBC Palm Springs recently reported on students at Nellie Coffman Middle School ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for September

SAINT MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHSummary of Minutes of Vestry MeetingSeptember 17, 2018 A meeting of the Vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal ...
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Embracing Diversity in Our Lives – A Workshop Opportunity

The Vestry of the Church of St. Paul in the Desert will sponsor a diversity workshop for their parish and ...
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The Facilities Committee Wants You!

The Facilities Committee needs a few additional volunteers with specific skills: RoofingElectric systemsHVAC systems, particularly TraneConcrete workBlacktop/slurry coatParking lot stripingMechanical ...
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2018 IRA Charitable Rollover

Have you taken your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) yet for 2018? If you are 70 ½ or older, you can ...
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Office Closed for Thanksgiving

The parish office will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. Enjoy your holiday! ...
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We’re having a party, but you’re not invited!

We're having a luncheon party for our Neighbors4Neighbors clients on Tuesday, December 4. We're asking you to bring the food ...
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Learn to Zoom

Do you zoom? No, not that kind of zooming. No, not that kind either. We're talking about Zoom, the video ...
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An Evening with Fred Swann

The Building Bridges ministry of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church will present "An Evening with Fred Swann: Sharing his Experience of ...
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Thanksgiving Eve Worship

You may remember that last year, St. Margaret's joined with Hope Lutheran for a Thanksgiving Eve Service followed by pie ...
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St. Margaret’s Day is this Sunday!

Do you enjoy bagpipes? Do you like kilts? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you won't ...
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Election Day is Next Tuesday!

A special reminder about Election Day from our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry ...
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Fall Back

Fall Back

Don't forget to move your clocks back this Saturday night. Get an extra hour of sleep before church! ...
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Adult Literacy Ministry at St. Paul of the Desert Seeking Tutors

The church of St. Paul in the Desert (Palm Springs) is seeking tutors to help English speaking adults improve their ...
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A letter from Bishop Katharine about the recent bishop search announcement

To the people of the Diocese of San Diego: Grace and peace in Jesus Christ. I give thanks for the ...
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Episcopal 101 Class begins on November 7

Are you new to the Episcopal Church? Would you like a deeper understanding of our worship and why we do ...
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Bishop Search Announcement

In the nominating process, the Standing Committee of the diocese charged the Bishop Nominating Committee (BNC) with screening candidates and ...
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A Message from the Episcopal Public Policy Network of California

More than a year ago, the Bishops of the six dioceses in California began discussing the desirability of forming a ...
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Sunday Evening Compline Service Update

On Sunday, October 7, St. Margaret’s began an evening choral compline service performed by the newly formed St. Margaret's Schola ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for June

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Minutes of Vestry MeetingJune 18, 2018A meeting of the Vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church was ...
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Know Your Vestry – Robert Strong

Robert Strong was elected to the Vestry in January 2017 and is a member of the Vestry Class of 2020 ...
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The Bishop of Botswana to preach at St. Margaret’s this Sunday

On Sunday, October 14, St. Margaret's will welcome the Rt. Rev. Metlhayotlhe “Metlha” (pronounced MET-la) Rawlings Ogotseng Beleme, fifth Bishop ...
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Volunteer Spotlight – Burt Collette

Burt Collette is this year's nominee for the Diocese of San Diego Servant Ministry Award for St. Margaret's. Burt is ...
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Picado Workshop – Sunday, October 14

You've seen the picados hanging in the church for All-Saints Day, and you've seen a recent news article about making ...
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The Blessing of the Animals – Sunday, October 7

St. Margaret's is pleased to announce that this year's Blessing of the Animals will be part of the 10 a.m ...
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Rector Returns

Dear Friends, I'm back, and what a glorious and life giving sabbatical it was. Thank you. Thank you to our ...
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Sun in the Aisle

Sun to dazzle at St. Margaret’s

The twice-a-year sun transit event at St. Margaret's, when the sun comes at the precise angle to cause an image ...
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Know Your Vestry – Robin Nugent

Robin Nugent was elected to the Vestry in January 2016 and is a member of the Vestry Class of 2019 ...
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Sunday Compline Service to Begin in October

Beginning on October 7, St. Margaret's will offer an evening choral compline service on the first and third Sundays of ...
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Progress Report from the Bishop Nominating Committee

The Bishop Nominating Committee is making great strides toward generating a slate of candidates to present to the standing committee ...
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Stewardship Stories with Gretchen Heuring

In this episode, Gretchen tells a story about a truck, a crane and a cow. To pledge your support for ...
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Office Closed for Labor Day

The parish office will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday ...
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Compassion and Justice

Thank You, St. Margaret’s!

Thank you, St. Margaret's, for giving $2895 to the Galilee Center to buy beds for the migrant workers.. You are ...
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Box for Sox

Please remember that clean white socks are the most requested item, after food, that poor and homeless people request. Hot ...
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Progress Report from the Bishop Nominating Committee

Here is the latest update from the Bishop Nominating Committee: The nominating sub-committees have continued to work faithfully over the ...
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A Message about Pastoral Care Visits

A gentle reminder to contact the church office and/or Mother Deb (Extension 108) if you’re in the hospital, laid up ...
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Stewardship Stories with Gretchen Heuring

In this episode, Gretchen tells the story of her children doing homework at the dining room table. To pledge your ...
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We’re Collecting School Supplies!

Even though the thermometer reminds us daily that we're still in the midst of summer, for school-aged children in the ...
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An Update from St. Hugh’s of Lincoln, Idyllwild

According to the Idyllwild Town Crier, the Cranston Fire is now at 92 percent containment, and evacuation orders for Mountain ...
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An Update from St. Hugh’s of Lincoln, Idyllwild

The following was provided to St. Margaret's News from the Diocese this afternoon. We covet your prayers for our Episcopal ...
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Know Your Vestry – Jim Hatfield

Jim Hatfield was elected to the Vestry in January 2018 and is a member of the Vestry Class of 2021 ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for May

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Summary of Minutes of Vestry Meeting Karns Administration Conference Room, May 21,2018 A meeting of the ...
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Parish Directory Update

It's time to update our parish directory. Please give Debby a call to be sure we have your current address ...
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Neighbors 4 Neighbors Needs Your Help This Summer

Summer time is still a busy time for our N4N Center. We are helping over 250 families each week with ...
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Ladies Lunch Bunch

All women from the parish are invited, along with a guest, to join the Ladies Lunch Bunch on the 3rd Friday ...
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A Message from the Compassion and Justice Ministry

Adopt a Bed for Galilee Center begins THIS SUNDAY. We hope to help raise money for cots for folks to ...
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Let’s Do Lunch

Are you looking for somewhere to have lunch? Want to meet someone new and go to lunch? Stop by the ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for April

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Summary of Minutes of Vestry Meeting Karns Administration Conference Room, April 16, 2018 A meeting of ...
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Stewardship Stories with Gretchen Heuring

In this episode, Gretchen tells the story of her sister-in-law Kat's pledge. To pledge your support for St. Margaret's, you ...
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The Big Class – From Palace to Public Square: The Way of Love

Would you like to spend a few weeks of your summer learning more about what Jesus meant by love and ...
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Office Closed for Independence Day

Our office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday ...
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A Service of Lament

A Service of Lament will take place on Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m. in the St. Margaret’s Chapel. It ...
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Parish Offices Closed for Walk-Ins in July

The Parish Office will be closed for walk-in visits for the month of July because many of our staff and ...
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Youth Mission Trip to Guatemala

Two members of our high school youth, Charlotte Hecht and Madison Platt, along with Chet Hecht, Director of Outreach, Fellowship ...
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Progress Report from the Bishop Nominating Committee

The bishop nominating sub-committees have continued to work diligently over the last month and here are their latest progress updates ...
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Laura Bickford

Know Your Vestry – Laura Johnson-Bickford

Laura Johnson-Bickford was elected to the Vestry in January 2017 and is a member of the Vestry Class of 2020 ...
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St. Margaret’s Makes You Look Sharp!

Show your pride, and get your favorite Lands End clothing festooned with the St. Margaret's cross. Great for gift giving! ...
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Youth Program Thriving (On)

One of the frequently asked questions at St. Margaret's is "How is the youth program doing?" Or sometimes it's  "Do ...
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Stewardship Stories with Gretchen Heuring

In this episode, Gretchen tells the story of when her brother received his drivers license. To pledge your support for ...
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The Presiding Bishop’s Sermon at the Royal Wedding

If you watched the wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, you already know that the ...
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Episcopal Community Services Evensong and Annual Meeting

ECS Annual Meeting, Celebrating a Year of Service! Join Episcopal Community Services (ECS) for an Evensong, a celebration of their ...
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An Update from the Diocesan Transition Committee

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the work of the transition committee has begun! The diocesan transition committee held its retreat ...
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Karns Hall Repair Project

As many of you know, the kitchen area of Karns Hall has had its challenges over the years with A/C ...
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New Class Beginning This Sunday

What begins with an unlikely birth, is full of palace intrigue, giants, witches, faithful and adulterous love? What saga has ...
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Office closed for Memorial Day

Our office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day holidays. St. Margaret's is grateful for ...
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Compassion and Justice

Compassion and Justice Ministry Outreach

Our Baptismal Covenant says we believe in the Dignity of every human being. We are focusing this month on supporting ...
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