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Treasurer’s Mid-Year Report

As of June 30, St. Margaret's has a net surplus of approximately $58K; however, this is under budget by $26K ...
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Faith of our Founders – Caroline Berkey

Years before St. Margaret’s existed, George and Caroline Berkey moved their young family from Beverly Hills to Palm Desert to ...
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Clothing Donations Needed

If you haven't done your spring cleaning yet, this is a good time to look in your closets for gently ...
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Office Closed on July 4

The office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. A Prayer for Independence DayLord God ...
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CAT Survey Now Open

We have finalized an on-line survey that will be of immense help to the transition process. It will give input for our ...
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In case you missed it…

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego now has a new Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook. A significant contingent ...
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Jane Hodnik

Know Your Vestry – Jane Hodnik

Jane Hodnik was elected to the Vestry at the annual meeting in 2017 and is a member of the Vestry ...
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Vestry Meeting

Profile and Call Committees Appointed

At its meeting on June 17, the Vestry appointed members to serve on both the Profile Committee and the Call ...
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Episcopal 101 Class

St. Margaret's will offer an Episcopal 101 class on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Meyers ...
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New Karns Kitchen to Debut on July 28

For nearly a year, St. Margaret’s has missed the convenience of a full kitchen to serve our own church family ...
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Welcome Tricia!

The Rev. Patricia Horkey joined the staff of St. Margaret's a few months ago as our Pastoral Associate by special ...
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Graduates Honored on Sunday

On Sunday, St. Margaret's honored our Class of 2019 students who have graduated recently or will graduate in the coming ...
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Ministry Fair – Pentecost Sunday

Please join us on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, for a ministry fair! Representatives from each of St. Margaret's ministries will ...
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Ask Andy Anglican

Nick Newcomer asked, "I hear everyone talking about wearing red on Pentecost Sunday. What is the reason for that?" Andy's ...
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Polyglots Needed for Pentecost Sunday

Parlez-vous une autre langue? Вы говорите на другом языке? ¿Hablas otro idioma? Você fala outra língua? Do you speak another ...
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Conflict and Reconciliation Workshop Coming in June

Over 50 parishioners attended our workshops on April 2 and 3 about practices and behaviors of healthy congregations. The second ...
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Profile and Call Committee Applications Sought

The Vestry is ready to receive applications for service on our parish Profile and Call Committees. The application deadline is ...
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Know Your Vestry – Kate Pierattoni

Kathleen "Kate" Pierattoni was appointed to the Vestry in April 2019 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of ...
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Office Closed on May 27, 2019

The Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day. A Prayer for Memorial Day ...
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An Invitation to Listen to Each Other: First Critical Transition Step

This is a wonderful time to be a part of St. Margaret’s as we continue to find joy in our ...
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EfM Graduation is this Sunday!

On Sunday, May 19, we will recognize this year's graduate of our Education for Ministry (EfM) program during the 10 ...
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Living Without Fear

Living Without Fear’s April Symposium

Former FBI Director James Comey appeared on a CNN Town Hall recently and was asked by a member of the ...
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Praying “The In-Between Times”

When was the last time you were invited to join a worldwide movement? What is something that involves seasonal and ...
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Pancake Breakfast – This Sunday!

Please join the diocesan youth delegates this Sunday as they host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon. This ...
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Labyrinth Walk – May 4

World Labyrinth Day is Saturday, May 4, 2019. More than 5,000 people worldwide, in as many as 35 countries, will ...
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We Have an Interim Rector

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Kathleen Kelly will be serving as our Interim Rector with the full ...
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Our Ukulele Ohana

In the Hawaiian language, ohana means family. In the Hawaiian culture, ohana comes first. Three members of our own St ...
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Neighbors4Neighbors Appeal

Thanks to a generous pledge to match dollar for dollar contributions (up to $10,000) to support the work of our ...
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Solar Project – Phase 2

The St. Margaret's Solar Project has entered Phase 2, and solar panels will be installed on the church office building, ...
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Parking Lot Repaving Project

The parking lot at St. Margaret's will be repaved during the week beginning April 22. On Monday, April 22, the ...
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Office Closed on April 22, 2019

The church office will be closed on Monday, April 22, in observance of Easter Monday ...
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Maundy Thursday

You are invited to attend the Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in Karns Hall. The ...
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Pew Cleaning Thursdays

As we approach the Glory of Easter, we've noticed that it's also time to do a little spring cleaning of ...
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Ash Wednesday

Ashes on El Paseo and the High Seas

On Ash Wednesday, a team from St. Margaret's, Jane Hodnik, Floss Teiger, Betty Baxter, Bill LaVoie, Thom Allen and Jan ...
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A Message from our Bishop-elect

I am joyful and grateful for the call to join you in the Jesus Movement in San Diego! So many ...
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Since 1983, April has been designated for a special national focus on child abuse. It is a time where we ...
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Palm Cross

Palm Cross Making – April 7

Have you ever wondered how St. Margaret's gets all those little palm crosses that we are given on Palm Sunday? ...
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An Invitation from Har-El

Members of St. Margaret's are invited to attend the annual Interfaith Passover Seder conducted by Rabbi Richard Zionts, Congregation Har-El, ...
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Welcome Brunch – March 31

Are you new to St. Margaret's? Or perhaps reconnecting? Please plan on joining us for St. Margaret's next WELCOME BRUNCH ...
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Important Transition News: Vestry and Clergy Developments

Last Saturday, the Vestry and Staff met with the Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell, Director of Formation and Transition at the Diocese ...
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They Give Us The Weekly Bread

In 2018, our Neighbors 4 Neighbors ministry distributed 500,000 pounds of food. That's 250 TONS of food! As one might ...
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Sun in the Aisle

Here comes the sun

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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The Clare College Choir Concert at St. Margaret’s

The Desert Friends of Music will present The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, UK, Graham Ross, Conductor, in concert on ...
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Ask Andy Anglican

Frank Faithful asked, "Recently after receiving communion from the priest, I dropped the host on the floor. What was I ...
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Church Beyond St. Margaret’s Walls

Evangelism: Sharing the joy of our faith. Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, has invited all members of ...
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Join Us for Shrove Tuesday Fun!

No matter what you call it -- Carnaval, Mardi Gras or Shrove (Fat) Tuesday -- you know that it means ...
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Please Join a Vital Workshop for Future Planning

The evening of April 2nd and all day on April 3rd, a workshop will offer tools to shape St. Margaret’s future.  ...
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Women’s Retreat Set for Saturday, March 2

The Daughters of the King invite all women of the parish to join with women from St. John's and The ...
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Ash Wednesday

“Remember you are dust…

... and to dust you shall return." With those words on Ash Wednesday, ashes are imposed on us as we ...
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Vestry Meeting

Vestry Elects Officers for 2019

At its February meeting, held on Monday, February 11, the Vestry welcomed the Vestry Class of 2022 - Gary Gleeson, ...
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Living Without Fear Invites You to a Movie!

You are invited to a special film screening at St. Margaret’s with small group discussion and your favorite movie treats! ...
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Episcopal 101 Class Offered in February

Are you new to St. Margaret's?Are you new to the Episcopal Church?Have you been attending here and still wonder why ...
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Karns Kitchen Subcommittee Forming

Interested in working on the Karns Kitchen Reconstruction subcommittee? See the drawing and to do list below, and if you’re ...
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Labyrinth Walk – February 19

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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Office Closed on February 18, 2019

The office will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, in observance of Presidents Day ...
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The Queen’s Six Coming to St. Margaret’s

The Desert Friends of Music will feature the Queen's Six in a concert entitled Royal Windsor: Then and Now on ...
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New Bishop Elected

Breaking News from Poway The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook was elected by the Bishop Nominating Convention in Poway today ...
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Nicholas Schmelter Concert at St. Margaret’s

The Desert Friends of Music will present an organ concert by Nicholas Schmelter on Sunday, February 17, at 4 p.m ...
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Jan Romerdahl Elected Senior Warden

At its November meeting, the Vestry voted to extend the term of office of Jan Romerdahl as a Vestry member ...
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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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Benjamin Straley Concert at St. Margaret’s

The Desert Friends of Music will present an organ concert by the Rev. Benjamin Straley on Tuesday, February 12, at ...
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St. Margaret’s to host Blood Drive on February 17

LifeStream will be at St. Margaret's on Sunday, February 17, 2019, as we host a blood drive in Karns Hall ...
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Meeting Minutes

Vestry Minutes for November 2018

ST. MARGARET’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Minutes of Vestry Meeting November 19, 2018 A meeting of the Vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal ...
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Books Needed for Read with Me Ministry

Our Read with Me ministry is collecting books for distribution to approximately 600 students in Oasis in honor of Dr ...
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Get to Know our New Lead Pastor, Kathleen Kelly

With expertise in good process and conflict resolution, Kathleen Kelly serves as Lead Pastor while St. Margaret’s begins a time ...
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Our Delegates to Bishop Electing Convention

Thank you to everyone who attended the Bishop Candidates Walkabout at St. Margaret’s on January 14.  The Convention to elect ...
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Meditation Lab to begin new sessions in February

What does it feel like to experience "the peace which passes all understanding…"? Hopefully you know already how good this ...
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January 27 is Budget Presentation Day

The start of a new calendar year means that St. Margaret's has also entered a new fiscal year. How did ...
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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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