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
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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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.
by the Rev. Richard Weinberg December 31, 2020 Inspired by the Washington Post’s “20 Good Things that Happened in 2020,” I sat down on Christmas Eve to reflect on St. Margaret’s ministry in this very difficult year. Despite the awful challenges we’ve all faced, the...
Six Sundays, 12:30–2:30 p.m., beginning January 10 “The opposite of poverty is not wealth; it is shalom.” – Steve Corbett, author of When Helping Hurts Seeking Shalom is a 6-week course about how reimagining our response to poverty can transform lives and...
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 What is the meaning of “hope?” Advent is a time for waiting, anticipating, and preparing. As Christians, we do...
October 30, 2020 As I preached about this past Sunday, throughout the pandemic it’s become increasingly clear to me how Charlie’s Place is such an essential part of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. As we’ve been forced to boil things down to what matters most, we’ve...
October 30, 2020 Your Vestry held two meetings in October: a special meeting on October 9 to explore the feasibility of using a consultant to assist with discerning a future path for Charlie’s Place, and its regular monthly meeting on October 20. At the special...
Sundays, October 4–November 1, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. As we leave behind summer’s light and venture into the increasing cold and darkness of the autumnal season, we can also find our own thoughts and hopes darkening if we focus in fear on the uncertainties and perils of...
September 25, 2020 The St. Margaret’s Vestry, serving as your elected church council and chaired by our Rector, has held several meetings since the Annual Meeting elections in June. In July the Vestry participated in a half-day virtual retreat/orientation focused on a...
September 4, 2020 Dear members of the St. Margaret’s community: Today I write with important updates regarding our parish’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, including: Decisions regarding worship and the formation of a Regathering Committee Encouraging...
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