WORSHIP, LITURGY & MUSIC

WORSHIP SERVICES
WEEKLY SERVICES

9:00 a.m. Sunday

 

Family Service. Rite II. Traditional music. Multi-generational/family choir.. Traditional liturgy. Youth acolytes. Vested lay readers. Children’s Church offered. Occasional Youth Sundays with Youth assisting with all worship roles.

 

11:00 a.m. Sunday

 

More formal service. Rite II. Traditional music with vested choir. Traditional liturgy. Adult acolytes. Vested lay readers.

Midweek Eucharist and Morning Prayer


Midweek Eucharist and Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is offered on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.

Midweek Eucharist is offered on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.

OCCASIONAL SERVICES
  • Choral Evensong – Currently three times a year (with plans to move to monthly services from fall through spring), full choir, traditional, congregational participation, includes a short recital before and a reception after.

  • Blue Christmas Service – For those for whom the holidays can be a difficult time, especially after losing loved ones. This service features original music composed by Dock Anderson, Organist-Choirmaster at St. Margaret’s.

  • Infant Death -Traditional annual memorial service in honor of infant deaths. Community congregation.

Seasonal/Occasional Services

  • Holy Week - Traditional, liturgical celebrations throughout the week

 

  • Christmas Eve – 5:00 pm Eucharist with children’s Christmas Pageant; 7:00 pm, Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with Eucharist; 10:30, Favorite Christmas Carols; 11:00 pm, Traditional Midnight Mass 

 

  • Blessing of the Animals - “Adapted” traditional service. All well-behaved pets and farm animals welcome! (For those less-well-behaved, a picture may be brought for blessing.)

MUSIC

 

The choir for the 9:00 service is a multi-generational/family choir. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Membership is open to all. (Children younger than middle school age are to be accompanied by a parent/guardian). 

 

The Chancel Choir is St. Margaret’s primary parish choir, and is open to singers age 13 and above. This ensemble leads the singing and other liturgical aspects of the 11:00 Eucharist each Sunday, plus occasional services such as Ash Wednesday, services through Holy Week, the Christmas Eve Midnight Eucharist, and A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Music at Sunday services typically includes anthems, a psalm, hymns, and service music. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:15–8:15. A broad repertoire of music coordinated with the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary is presented.

CHILDREN & YOUTH WORSHIP

Nursery:
A nursery is provided every Sunday and at special events for children from 0-36 months. The children are welcomed and cared for by members of the church.  

Children's Chapel:
Children ages 3 – 7 participate in a worship service that mirrors the structure of regular Sunday worship during the 9 am service each Sunday. Since the completion of the Callahan Center in 2013, these children’s services have taken place in a sacred worship space all their own, complete with altar, pews, stained glass, and offertory. Because we have not had a Children’s Choir in recent years, efforts to integrate the teaching of hymns into Children’s Chapel began this year. The intent is to provide our youngest children the opportunity to periodically sing an anthem at the offertory. We hope that we will have the opportunity to establish a more vibrant music program with our children as we move forward