St. Margaret’s Day is this Sunday!

St. Margaret of Scotland

Do you enjoy bagpipes? Do you like kilts?

If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you won’t want to miss St. Margaret’s Day on Sunday, November 10, as we honor our Patron Saint.

What’s your clan’s tartan?

If you know the answer to that question, even better. Wear it!

Saint Margaret of Scotland, also known as Margaret of Wessex, was an English princess who became a Scottish Queen after marrying King Malcolm III. She is often referred to as the “Pearl of Scotland,” and is remembered for her steadfast faith in God and the many charitable works that she undertook.  

Three of her sons became Kings of Scotland, and her daughter Matilda married King Henry I of England (son of William the Conqueror), thus strengthening the claim of the Normans to the English throne. Did you know there are members of the parish who are descendants of St. Margaret and King Malcolm III?

The Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band will provide bagpipe and drum music as part of the 10:00 service. This is one of our services where you’ll want to come early to get the best seat available!

And if bagpipes aren’t your cup of tea, we will still honor St. Margaret at the 8:00 a.m. service!

See you on Sunday!

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Jim Duke is the Volunteer Public Information Officer for St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Palm Desert. In this role, he is Editor-in-Chief of St. Margaret's News, Podcast Creator and Host of "St. Margaret's in a Minute," coordinator for local media relations and assists with the management of St. Margaret's social media accounts. In addition, he is the Principal Lay Worship Leader and is a member of the Mission Possible Evangelism Team.