Journeying with Jesus

Dear Friends: The Stations of the Cross chronicles the last few hours of the life of Jesus Christ and is a way for the faithful to literally walk with the Lord in prayerful gratitude, wonder and awe. Whereas history does not provide us with specific evidence of the very first visual (artistic) articulation of the…

The Roof is Coming

Dearest friends: It has been some time since we’ve last had a construction update and much work has been done both to the St. Margaret Church structure and site for parking.  Here’s what’s happening around the site:  The concrete for the drive through pavilion at the rear of the Church was completed after three pours…

January Construction Update

With a recent “dry” spell, a lot of things are now taking place with regard to our Church renovation and parking lot project. Here are some things that have taken place in recent weeks:   1. The contractor was able to pour concrete footings for the addition to the church building; piers were also recently…

Beware of Wolves!

Friends and Parishioners: Watch out for internet scammers out there! Today, someone used an email address that looked like Fr. Jamin’s (but was spelled incorrectly!) stole a photo of him from the parish website, and proceeded to send emails to parishioners and staff asking them to get iTunes gift cards and send the codes to…

Spies, or Something More?

Dear Friends: Have you ever noticed that we’re comfortable with the magi of the nativity scenes – the dazzling kings whom children dress up as for their pageants. We love to sing about “We Three Kings” of the Orient. But let’s not look past the inescapable conclusion of the Scripture – the Magi were spies….

Losing It!

Have you ever lost something? I’ve spent days looking for the remote for the TV only to realize that I put it in the freezer. How do you feel when you lost something? Imagine losing something precious – imagine losing a child! If you ask the “how could they do that?” question to Mary and…

Radical Imagining

Dear Friends: Have you ever taken the time to simply read the Christmas story? If you haven’t, that’s your homework this week! Read the first few introductory chapters of Luke’s Gospel and pay attention to his rich imagery. You’ll notice something almost immediately before this Gospel – men don’t say much of anything. Luke begins…

Christmas Gift No. 1

Fr. Jamin would like to give St. Margaret’s parishioners their first Christmas gift — the new website that you’re browsing now! He’ll tell you more about how it functions this weekend, but go through these many pages to explore this new creation on your own until then!  Invite your friends and family to become acclimated…

The Grace of the Do-Over

Look around today.  It’s Advent isn’t it.  Purple decorations.  Dusted the wreath off.  Familiar hymns.  Salvation Army bell ringers at the store.  Counting the days to Christmas.  Black Friday shopping.  Here we go again. The First Sunday of Advent.  It’s one big do-over!  But even though it might seem monotonous and routine, perhaps that’s the…

November Construction Update

Work continues on site immediately surrounding St. Margaret Church. More progress is evident to prepare the first parking area for paving by removing concrete and by doing other ground improvements. While removing the archway inside the Church, we were pleased to find a jewel — the original window behind the sanctuary still in tact! Fr….