Remaining Faithful and Connected Under Quarantine
We’ve never lived through a pandemic as a church, but we’re here to offer connection and care for one another, including our neighbors experiencing homelessness, for as long as this lasts.
Worship lies at the heart of Christian life, as does connecting and caring for one another in Christian community. While we can’t gather as a parish in person right now, join with us virtually on Sundays for prayer, kinship, and learning.
Sunday Virtual Morning Prayer & Coffee Hour: 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Worship with the St. Margaret’s community from the comfort of your home by joining our live Morning Prayer service on the Zoom platform. Immediately following the 30-minute worship service, we’ll continue with a virtual coffee hour. (B.Y.O.C.)
Zoom Meeting ID: 935 9524 6192
Acts in Easter
Join together in reading the Acts of the Apostles over the Great Fifty Days of Easter. Why Acts? Because Acts is about how the Church became the Church in an unprecedented and unpredictable time. Even more importantly, Acts is about how the Holy Spirit showed up for a group of scared and uncertain disciples–just like the Holy Spirit is showing up for us even now, amid the pandemic. A daily reading schedule begins April 19, and a weekly small group discussion begins on Sunday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. Registration required.
End your weekend with us by joining a live Virtual Compline service via Zoom. Zoom is an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, which works across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones. Compline is a simple office service of nighttime prayers.
Zoom Meeting ID: 195 549 855
In case you missed our service of Morning Prayer last Sunday, we invite you to visit our YouTube channel to watch it.
Prayer and Connection
Just as God wants to enter into our lives and meet us where we are, so God desires for us to be connected to others in Christian community. Dwelling intentionally with God in prayer each day and connecting with others (at least virtually!) for community and support are more important now than ever. In addition to our Sunday schedule, access other resources for prayer and connection here.
Use the links below to access previous worship services and bulletins.
Virtual Noonday Prayer and Lectio Divina on Thursdays
Join Deacon Bertram Nagarajah in praying the Noonday Office together on Thursdays, while also engaging in a time of Bible study.
Zoom Meeting ID: 151 825 096
Young Adult Group
Our Young Adult Group aims to build relationships with fellow young adults at St. Margaret’s. For more information, to join the email list, or to find out about upcoming virtual events, contact Annika Mitic.
Resources for Online Prayer and Devotions
Not sure how to pray on your own? Check out this list of online resources assembled by St. Margaret’s leadership.
To Download Zoom visit https://zoom.us/download
Zoom is available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
Zoom meetings can also be joined by phone as well, these can be saved and used for any meeting:
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+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
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Give Help, Get Help
Charlie’s Place is St. Margaret’s cardinal outreach ministry to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. During this pandemic, we’re continuing to distribute bagged meals to those who need them–five days a week.
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As a grateful response to the abundance God has given us, your continued generosity is an investment in St. Margaret’s bold purpose: to help people thrive as members of the Body of Christ in a diverse and inclusive worshiping community.
Ways to Give
By Check: Checks mailed to the parish office (1830 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009) will continue to be deposited on a weekly basis. If you currently give by check, do consider transitioning your method of giving to the web.
Online: An improved online platform now allows anyone to donate through a quick and secure online form–without setting up a personal Realm log-in. If you have a pledge booked for 2020, your online gifts will automatically be credited toward your pledge.
In Realm: Realm is St. Margaret’s online connections software where you can:
● Update your personal information
● Look up other parishioners
● Manage giving