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César Franck ( 1822 – 1890 )
Cortege et Litanie, Op. 19 – No. 2
Marcel Dupré ( 1886 – 1971 )
Leo Sowerby ( 1895 – 1968 )
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Johann Sebastian Bach ( 1685 – 1750 )
Symphony of Spirituals (Adam Scott, Organ; Cindy Spangler Adkins, Piano)
Joel Raney ( b. 1956 )
Go Down Moses
II. Andante & Allegro
I Want Jesus to Walk With Me
Let Us Break Bread Together
III. Toccata & Fugue
Swing Low, Sweet Charriot
“Gigue” Fugue in G Major, BWV 577
Johann Sebastian Bach ( 1685 – 1750 )
(Contributions to benefit the Music Ministry)
While we received pledge cards from over 60 members of the congregation this past Sunday, we need to hear from the rest of you. If you need a pledge card, please contact the St. Margaret's office or you can e-mail Jane Quenk at email@example.com or Heidi Mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also indicate your pledge in REALM and we will count it from there.
At St. Margaret's we rely on financial gifts from members and guests to support our ministries and mission. Starting on St. Margaret's Day (November 13th this year), we ask our members to make a formal annual pledge in whatever amount God has called them to give. This commitment serves as a tangible sign of engagement in the work of our church. The Vestry then uses these commitments to develop the parish budget for the next year. If you are wondering why you should pledge and how that can matter in today's changing world, please listen to Kym's sermon from St. Margaret's Day to find out why she intends to pledge to St. Margaret's.
Maggie's Cabaret will begin its 2016-17 season in St. Margaret's Parish Hall on. Doors open at and an admission fee of $20 entitles audience members to wine or soda and light refreshments. The admission fee is a donation to the church's general fund.
Our 2016-17 season is entitled "Welcome Back to Maggie's," with all shows welcoming back artists who have performed at Maggie's in past years as well as welcoming back Maggie's famously warm and enthusiastic audiences. Our December performers will be Heather Frank and Lonny Smith, sharing an evening directed by Steven Cupo with musical direction by Jeff Hamlin. Hope to see you there!
The annual Advent Retreat begins Friday evening December 9th and continues until after lunch Sunday, December 11th at the duPont Memorial House retreat center in Rehoboth Beach, Del. This is a wonderful opportunity to slow down and experience a period of peace and contemplation amid the normally hectic holiday season. The cost is $230 per person for two nights and five meals, or, for those who cannot arrive until Saturday, $195 for one night and four meals. The retreat is lay-lead and very low key, with ample free time for exploring or individual meditation. Rides can be arranged for those without transportation. For more information contact Bob Healy (email@example.com or 202-277-4306) or Anne Chase (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-425-4711).
The Flower Guild invites you to sponsor flowers for the altar for Sunday morning worship. Contributions of any size are accepted; $75-$125 generally covers the cost of the flowers, which the Flower Guild purchases wholesale and arranges for Sunday services. And guess what? You can make your sponsorship from where you're sitting right now. Use our Paypal option: Altar flower donation. If you have questions about contributing toward the purchase of flowers, please contact Bob Healy of the St. Margaret's Flower Guild (email@example.com). And, if you'd like to join the Flower Guild, please let Bob know! Training is available for those who wish it.
December 20 - 10:15 a.m.
Please join us for Coffee and Conversation this Sunday, December 20, the Fourth Sunday of Advent. We will meet between services to explore the significant place this season holds in the church year by examining the underlying message of traditional scripture texts and themes of Advent. We hope to equip ourselves to see beyond the "hustle and bustle" of this time of year to embrace the deep significance of the season. For more information email Mary Miller Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 14 - 8:00 p.m. - Maggie's Cabaret
Maggie's Cabaret begins its 12th season on Friday evening, November 14th at 8:00 pm, when talented singer/actress, Sandy Bainum, presents her show, 'S Wonderful! Sandy Sings Ira Gershwin. Our parish hall will be converted to a jazz club as Sandy is joined by the top notch musical duo of Lanny Meyers, on piano, and Jay Leonhart, on bass, in paying tribute to the brilliance of lyricist, Ira Gershwin.
The evening will include songs Ira wrote with his brother, George, as well as collaborations with other composers such as Harold Arlen, Kurt Weill, and Jerome Kern.
The admission of $20, a donation to St. Margaret's General Fund, includes a beverage and light snacks. Doors open at 7:15.
Please invite a friend and mark your calendars for November 14th. Hope to see you there!
TAKE A DEEP BREATH - READY - SET .....
A week from now on November 16, the whole congregation gathers at 10 a.m. for a single, parish-wide service celebrating three events, each of which could fill a whole Sunday by itself. So start planning to be there a week from this Sunday for
St. Margaret's Day - the Feast Day of St. Margaret of Scotland for whom our parish is named - there will be bag pipes, (anyone for kilts?), and other things Scottish
Consecration Sunday - the day of ingathering of pledges for our annual stewardship campaign - culminating in the fully-catered Celebration Meal immediately following the service saying thanks fo
r the congregation's generosity in supporting the ministries of St. Margaret's. We need reservations for each person, so if you have not finalized plans to attend these two events,please do so immediately.
Bishop's Annual Visitation - Bishop Marianne will also be with us that day, preaching and celebrating the Eucharist.
What a great day of festivities!
Plan to be there!!
It's almost here!
Sale day volunteers still needed—just show up at church (use back door by the kitchen) by for start and the morning rush. Or come by late morning to relieve the early risers or at to help clean up. Lunch provided. Check in for assignment at back of sanctuary with sale day coordinator John McCall and get name tag.
You can also still help sort night and —use back door by kitchen. And keep spreading the word of the sale on neighborhood list serves, etc.