Emergency Services Directory

If you or someone you know is in need of critical services due to the impact of COVID-19, The Interfaith Commission's comprehensive directory can help you to identify relevant social service agencies in the Metro DC Area. Find out more ››

For a directory that contains details of services available in areas connected to parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, Wheaton Parish, Silver Spring, Maryland; click here. 

Worship Options in these coming days.


Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort knowing that nothing
can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In this time of living under the shadow of the COVID-19, we as a church community want to model and live into our core mission of being a caring presence in Aspen Hill. Following the latest information from the CDC and our Bishops, we are offering a range of opportunities for people to worship and come together for prayer. 

We want those who are at risk for serious illness to follow the CDC advice:

  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Have supplies and medication on hand.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

People will be able to access Sunday worship at either 8am and 10:30am in the following ways:

- On a phone or device. 
Cell phones: +1 646 558 8656  Meeting ID: 821 035 6879
Landlines: 877 853 5257 US Toll-free Meeting ID: 821 035 6879
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,8210356879#

- Via Facebook:

You can download the 8am, and 10:30am bulletin by clicking on the links. 

AnchorWe continue to hold our Tuesday evening prayer service at 7pm. We will be doing additional evening prayer services tonight at 7pm (3/11) and tomorrow at 8pm (3/12) Bulletin 

Access on a phone or device: 
Cell phone / Landline : +1 646-558-8656 followed by our Meeting ID: 821 035 6879 # #

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,577527647#

Devices: Click on the link
If cost/minutes on your phone are a concern you may use our toll-free number:
877-853-5257 followed by our Meeting ID: 821 035 6879 # #

Our short times of prayer continue to be offered on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:30 am

Access on a phone or device: 
AnchorAccess on a phone or device: 
Cell phone / Landline : +1 646-558-8656 followed by our Meeting ID: 821 035 6879 # #

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,577527647#

Devices: Click on the link
If cost/minutes on your phone are a concern you may use our toll-free number:
877-853-5257 followed by our Meeting ID: 821 035 6879 # #

The Vestry will be given a phone prayer tree, and we encourage parishioners to check in on one another. If affinity groups would like to hold remote meetings or a group check-in, please reach out to me, and I will assist people in setting up a time using our phone and online technology.

Please know that I remain available for pastoral emergencies, and parishioners have the opportunity to schedule times to talk with me using the following links: Short conversation or Longer conversation

Please stay as safe as possible and remember that gathered or scattered, God is with us. 


Statement from the Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry:  (March 10, 2020)

In this time when we are all affected by the coronavirus, whether directly or indirectly, whether physically, biologically, psychologically, spiritually, and for many economically, it may be helpful to remember that we're in this together.

AnchorJesus came among us in the first place, to show us the way to be right and reconcile with the God who is the creator of us all, and right and reconciled with each other as children of this one god who has created us all, and therefore as sisters, brothers, and siblings, one of another.

Jesus came to show us how to be in a relationship with God and in relationship with each other, came to show us how to live not simply as collections of individual self-interest, but how to live as the human family of God. That's why he said love the Lord your God, love your neighbor as yourself. Because in that is hope for all of us to be the human family of God. ... link to the whole statement 

Statement from the Bishop of Washington, Mariann Budde: (March 9, 2020)

I write to share the latest recommendations we have received from public health officials. 

AnchorPlease note that this letter includes:

  • Stricter, mandatory guidelines for worship practices
  • A call for self-quarantine for anyone who suspects they have had physical contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, and
  • Options for remote participation in diocesan meetings

Mandatory Guidelines for Worship Practices

Following the most recent public health guidelines, I now require all congregations and schools in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington to: 

  • Suspend the use of the common cup and the distribution of wine during Communion and use wafers instead of bread 
  • Ensure that those leading worship and administering Communion sanitize their hands 
  • Drain all water from baptismal fonts 
  • Refrain from physical contact before, during and after worship, including handshakes and hugs during the Peace

Please continue to encourage all in your communities to practice safe hygiene, including regular hand washing and sanitizing, coughing or sneezing into their sleeves, disposing of facial tissues immediately after use, and staying home if they are ill.

In addition, please take extra sanitary precautions when serving food or beverages in social gatherings around worship and other times.
Link to the whole statement



Organ Dedication Concert - March 8, at 4pm



Silent Movie Night



Annual Meeting for 2018 - May 5, 2019