March 31 – April 6, 2019

This week at St. Margaret’s (March 31-April 6):

Sunday: Lenten Small Group immediately following Coffee Hour.

7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

Monday: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Going Deeper /Benedictine Spirituality Group. All are Welcome!

6:15-7:30 p.m., Yoga class with Cindi Reichard

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m., Lenten Small Group

Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Secretary in Church Office

12:00 noon–Healing Service with Eucharist in the Chapel, followed by Lenten Small group study.

7:30 p.m., Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

Thursday: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Choir Practice


Food Bank Collection is the Second Sunday of each month. Please place non-perishable items in the designated baskets. Items most needed: Canned chicken, meat and pasta, stews, fruits, carrots, beets, potatoes, and yams; peanut butter and jelly, baking mixes, jello/pudding, crackers, cookies, coffee. No baby items are needed at this time.

Shampoo Collection: St. Margaret’s will be collecting full size bottles of shampoo for the EHS Angel Network from Sunday March 10th until Sunday April 7th. Our goal is 120 bottles. Please place your contributions in one of the boxes in the back of the church. Please do not bring in bottles that have a pump type of top, as they leak easily if bumped. Thank you for your generous support of this outreach ministry. Please see Jen Burkhardt with any questions.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the EHS Angel Network spring baskets.

We are looking for three volunteers to help with carrying food items from cars into Holy Spirit Church. Drop off is Sunday April 7th at 3 PM. Please see Jenn Burkhardt if interested.

Looking Ahead

March 10th to April 7th:Lenten Small Groups (note – no groups meet during Holy week)

April 11th: 11:00 a.m. – Chrism Mass at Cathedral of the Nativity, followed by Luncheon.

April 16th: Vestry meeting at the church – 6:30 p.m.


Holy Week Services:

April 14th 9:00 a.m. – The Sunday of the Passion

April 18th: Maundy Thursday 6:30 p.m. (Mediterranean Meal served prior to the Service at 5:00 p.m.; huge thanks to Mo. Laura Howell! Please sign up for this so we have an approximate number – Thank you! (Free will offering)

April 19th: Good Friday (noon – said service); 6:30 p.m. with music.

April 21st: The Day of the Resurrection, EASTER DAY – Festal Eucharist 9:00 a.m., Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt afterwards.

June 1st – Yard Sale: Start clearing out those closets! Our yard sale will be held June 1 & 2. More info to follow.


A note from Father Dick Ditterline:

This year’s production by the Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre will be “My Fair Lady.” Show dates, at the Neshaminy High School, are March 29, 30, 31, and April 5 & 6. Curtain is 8:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays, and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays & March 31. Although Sue & I will not be onstage (we completed 40 years of performances in 2017), we continue to support the theatre. Tickets purchased through me will not only benefit scholarships for the fine & performing arts, but also the Soup Kitchen at our church, Trinity Episcopal in Bethlehem. Adult tix are $22, Seniors are $20, and Students, thru High School, are $15. Tickets again are “Flex Tix” (good for any performance). Call me at 610-838-8206 or e-mail at (There will be a $2 sur-charge for all tickets purchased at the Box Office.) Thanks! And Enjoy!

Fr. Dick


Going Deeper /Benedictine Spirituality Group meets here at the church on the first and third Mondays of the month from 2:00-3:30 p.m. No experience necessary. All are invited! Led by Mo. Laura

Benedictine Oblate Chapter meets here at the church on the second Sunday of the month, No experience necessary. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. All are invited! Led by Mo. Laura