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Epiphany Bible Study and Sermon Seminar

During the six weeks between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, join a friendly examination of the meaning of Epiphany through the lens of the Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church.

Each Wednesday, January 11 to February 15  at 7 pm, we’ll gather via Zoom to discuss the lectionary readings and the sermon from the prior Sunday. Please consider purchasing your own copy of  Woman’s Lectionary for the Whole Church by Wilda Gaffney. Email the Rev. Diana Gustafson with questions.

Experience

Attend St. Margaret’s Go

St. Margaret’s Go! is a three-week experience for newcomers (in person and via Zoom) designed to help you determine your next steps as you begin to explore your faith at St. Margaret’s. Over three, one-hour meetings, you’ll hear about the mission and history of St. Margaret’s, identify your place along a pathway of faith, and identify your spiritual gifts. You will leave with a plan to (1) connect with a group or class, (2) join a volunteer team, and (3) develop a spiritual practice. Join us from 8:45-9:55 AM on January 29, February 5 and 12.

Learn

What is a Spiritual - Yesterday and Today?

Come to a special talk on the role of the spiritual in slave life and in our worship today on February 26 at 12 PM ET.

Negro Spirituals are a sacred voice within American spiritual and moral history. They are songs of hope and freedom born of the suffering of enslavement and the hope of God’s deliverance.

Their use by a heavily White church also raises questions of appropriation and reparation for many people. During this forum, we will learn about early spirituals and discuss why it is important that we understand them as American songs for all people. There will also be time for Q&A.

Our speaker will be Dr. Eileen Guenther, DMA, Professor of Church Music, Emerita, at Wesley Theological Seminary. She is the past president of the American Guild of Organists and the author of In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals. Read more about Dr. Geunther here. Email Rev. Diana Gustafson with questions.

Serve

Combat climate change with St. M's

This past Lent many at St. Margaret’s began to give up single-use plastics. Many of us are keeping up the fight: changing our lifestyles and the products we buy. We invite you to share your experiences, tips, and thoughts on Creation Care through a new online forum.

Submit your ideas and tips through this form.

Creation Care Tips of the Month

  • Hair and Body Cleaning Bars: Try Superzero.com for an extensive line of hair and body bars including shampoo and conditioner bars. They are plastic-free, plant-based, and cruelty-free and are sent in sustainable packaging
  • Sustainable Dry Goods and Grocery Store: Mason & Greens grocery store recently opened on Capitol Hill at 400 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. It sells natural and earth-friendly products, nothing that damages people or the planet.

Learn

All are welcome to come and explore

Whether you’ve gone to church your whole life or you are just now beginning your faith journey, St. Margaret’s meets you where you are. We offer classes, retreats, forums, and seminars.

Bring the Family

Helping everyone have an enriching worship experience

Our services are enriched by the participation of everyone present. Children are always welcome in our services. We encourage parents to involve their children by singing joyfully with them, leading them in prayer, modeling good listening, and sharing with them the sacrament of Holy Communion.

Volunteer

Opportunities for all ages

We offer dozens of volunteering opportunities, perfect for kids, young families, and adults looking to help their neighbors, near and far, in a meaningful way, with lasting impact.