Worship with Us
Webcast Worship on Sunday Mornings
Parishioners are encouraged to join us online for virtual worship services at Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, March 22, at 11:15 a.m. Bishop Mariann Budde will preach. Beginning Sunday, March 29, St. Margaret’s will stream our own live Morning Prayer service weekly at 10:30 a.m. Stay tuned for details about how to access the video for worship on the 29th, and in the meantime, access the Cathedral’s live stream here »
Virtual Compline on Sunday Evenings
Join members of the St. Margaret’s community by ending your weekend with Virtual Compline via Zoom. Zoom is an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, which works across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones. We will convene at 8:00 p.m. on Sundays as long as we remain closed.
Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
The Community Table: Rhythms of Love and Justice is our weekly gathering to worship God in community and around the Eucharistic table. A vibrant, family-friendly worship experience, The Community Table is grounded in ancient Anglican liturgical traditions while also embracing new prayers with gender-inclusive language for describing God and God’s people. Our music also represents a wide variety of traditions–from classical choir anthems and hymns to 20th and 21st-century music from across the world that reflect the diversity of our community.
Our worship in general follows the forms of The Book of Common Prayer. The biblical lessons used each week come from the Revised Common Lectionary, an ecumenical calendar of readings over a three-year cycle of Sundays. If you are interested in seeing the lessons that will be used on any given Sunday, visit this website hosted by Vanderbilt University, or a simpler calendar of readings called simply the Lectionary Page.
St. Margaret’s Church makes every effort to make the language of worship conform to our conviction that the nature of God embraces both male and female and that men and women are equal in God’s sight. Therefore, in our worship, we take our Bible readings from the New Revised Standard Version, the best translation currently available in this aspect, and Psalms from inclusive language sources. In our liturgies, we make minimal but symbolically important changes in the language of the prayer book in accord with our commitment to inclusive expression. Some historical texts, like the Lord’s Prayer, that are widely known and loved are left unaltered, as is copyrighted material, such as hymns and anthems. In those texts, as in the ones that are changed, we recognize and affirm both the masculine and feminine in God.
St. Margaret’s children and adults offer their consistent presence each Sunday morning. We ensure a seamless service by serving as acolytes, chalice administrators, crucifers, intercessors, lectors, vergers and ushers. Interested members should contact the Parish Office for information about a brief training and to be added to the Online Rota.