KEEPING SAFE

We  are currently worshipping together on Sundays with two in-person, socially-distanced indoor services,  along with livestreaming capabilities, in order to keep our Church Family safe from Covid-19.

 
 
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A statement from the St. Margaret’s Church Safety Committee:
Good news! Orange Country has moved to the orange tier and we are officially both online and in-person, with services offered both indoors and via livestream. Check back often for the latest updates here below and we ask for your continued prayers for our safe return. In the meantime, be sure to check our Online Service Videos here below and our  SMEC Facebook page for additional updates.

 

IN-PERSON SERVICES

8:00 am
 In the Sanctuary
& Available via Livestream 

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10:00 am
 In the Sanctuary
 

We will continue to do walk-thru health scans in Sillers Hall upon arrival and adhere to diocesan safety standards for both indoor and outdoor services.

ONLINE SERVICES

 
 

ONLINE OFFERINGS

 

WEEKLY OFFERINGS

 
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MID-WEEK UPDATE

Parishioners, friends, and neighbors receive a weekly email blast with all the latest updates and information for the St. Margaret's family, along with a sneek peak into the upcoming Sunday lessons. Be sure subscribe here below to stay in touch!

Books

BOOK STUDY

Currently we are reading The Spirituality of Imperfection on Monday Nights at 6 PM. Some previous Book Studies included Love is the Way by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. Reach out to the Church Office for more information.

Bible

WEEKLY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Father Rob leads a lively weekly Bible Study open to all women.  The Class is usually held from 9-10 AM each Wednesday morning during the school year.

Bible Lessons

WEEKLY MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

The Men's Bible Study is every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. Join in to discuss Father Rob's previous sermon and review the parts of the Bible he is referring to.

 

BAPTISMS

 

YOU ARE SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT IN BAPTISM AND MARKED AS CHRIST'S OWN FOR EVER.

Baptism in the Episcopal Church is a rite of passage, an initiation and adoption into the body of Christ, into the priesthood of all believers.  Baptism is a public service.  The Prayer Book lists the following days of the Church year as baptismal days of great liturgical and theological significance:  The Vigil of Easter, either Saturday after All Saints’ day, and on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord (the first Sunday after the Epiphany); however, due to the many varied demands of family schedules, St. Margaret’s plans one baptism per month (except during Lent), at the 9:30 AM service.  We recommend that you plan with your relatives and godparents so that they can schedule their travel time to fit these dates ahead of time. Other times may be chosen if family travel time or other considerations are a major factor. We can also schedule private baptisms as needed and depending on the priests’ schedules.


For private baptisms, it is customary to offer an honorarium directly to the priest performing the baptism, generally in the range of $100-$200, but it is entirely a voluntary offering as is best for each family.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church office: 661-0110 or church@stmarg.org.

 

WEDDINGS

 

THE UNION OF TWO PEOPLE IN HEART, BODY, AND MIND IS INTENDED BY GOD FOR THEIR MUTUAL JOY.

We are pleased you are considering our church as the site for your upcoming wedding.  Many weddings are celebrated here each year, and we take great joy in these occasions. Weddings are not restricted to St. Margaret’s members, and are available to all who desire a sacred ceremony that emphasizes a Christian marriage.  Each service is joyful, reverent and memorable, and consistent with the ritual of the Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer. We emphasize that we do not operate as a “rent-a-church”, but strive to establish a relationship with each couple because you are special in God’s eyes, and special to our community as well.

In addition, each couple will have a series of pre-marital counseling discussions with the clergy who will be performing your marriage.  Our volunteer Wedding Guild will work with you and the clergy to ensure that your wedding will be everything you hope it will be.

We do invite you to visit us for worship one or two Sundays so that you can get to know the “flavor” of our worship community, and that it is, in fact, the community in which you would like to be married and start your life together.   It will also allow you and the clergy an opportunity to get to know one another.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church office: 661-0110 or church@stmarg.org.

 

FUNERALS & MEMORIALS

 

GRANT TO THEM ETERNAL REST.
LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE UPON THEM.

Any questions about funerals or memorial services please contact the church office at 949-661-0110  or e-mail: church@stmarg.org.  


Also, if you are interested in remembering a loved one in St. Margaret's Memorial Garden, please complete the provided Memorial Paver Interest Form.

 

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