The Magnificat Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church,   Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                                                      July 13, 2017
In This Issue
Worship Times
Sundays, 8 & 10 am
Nursery available at 9:45
Coffee Hour fellowship  follows both services;
join us for treats, and conversation


Children's Worship,


 Sunday School

 will resume in September

Clergy & Staff
Rev. Barbara Bishop, Deacon
Amy Noe, Parish Administrator
Sandra Molyneux, Organist and Choir Director
Parish Vestry  (term expires)
Marge Smith, Warden (1/19)
Cate Williams, Warden (1/18)
Peter Becker, Treasurer
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
 (1/18)  Michael Choquette, Mark Cornelissen, Dan McLauglin
(1/19)  John Amrein, Peter Carroll, Jerry Kolarczyk
(1/20)  Tracy Higgins, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
Monthly Events
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Monday, July 24.  Contact Chris Bednaroski if you can help.  Shift times are 9:30-Noon, and Noon-2:30.
A LABYRINTH WALK is normally held on the second Saturday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, in the Great Hall.   All are welcome. 
Note: There will be NO Labyrinth Walk in the months of July and August.  The next scheduled walk is Saturday, September 9.
CENTERING PRAYER meets the first and third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.  Contact Rev. Fran with any questions, or for more information.
TAIZE is an ecumenical, meditative common prayer, incorporating song, chant, scripture readings, and silence.  People of ALL faith traditions are welcome this monthly candlelight service.  The services are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, 461 Pierson St.   Note:   We will not meet during the summer.  The next service will be  held Tuesday, September 26. 

We Pray For
Thelma, Char, Charity, Sharon, Cameron and Linda, Sue, Lori, the Wayne family, Pamela, Kurt, Gail, Regina, Jean, Gladys, Bryan, Darcy, Irene, Julie, Betty, John, Barb, Phyllis, Raven, Peter, Sue, Joanne, Carol, John, Peter, Sean, Susan, Meg, Nancy, Maggie, Bryant, Nicci, Tom, Dn. Barb, Karen, Ann, Galen, Betsy, Bob, Harry, Marion, Don, Brian, Sarah, Carol, Glenn , Judie

Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Jeremy, Ryan, Terry, Dan, Corey

Those Who Have Died
Mark, son-in-law of Sue Anderson
Holly, friend of Dorothy Nyberg and Lorraine Taylor

Those Who Mourn
Sue Anderson, and daughter, Debbie and family
Dorothy Nyberg and Lorraine Taylor
Birthdays July 13-19
7.15  Chris Bednaroski
          Kathy Kent
7.18  Mary Spychala
Anniversaries  July 13-19
7.13  Steve & Sophie                   Brooks
7.17  Kurt & Barbara                   Fritz
7.19  Alex & Amy                         Wimmer



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News from The Episcopal Cafe
From the Rector
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St. Mary's,

Please join us this Saturday for our next Community Meal from 5:00-7:00 p.m.   Our menu is brats, hotdogs, potato salad, corn on the cob and dessert.  I hope you will stop in with friends and family and have dinner with us.   This is an easy, fun way to support St. Mary's.  It is a great way to spend time with old friends and meet some new ones.  This is a free meal open to everyone.  A free will donation will be taken for those who wish to contribute.

This  coming week I will be attending the Diocese of Chicago College for Congregational Development , from Sunday evening July 16 - Saturday July 22 .  This program is designed to develop and inspire lay and ordained leaders to lead their congregations into the future.  The Diocese of Chicago has trained 22 lay and clergy persons to help train other leaders in this diocese.  The program is one week this year and one week in 2018.  I will be eager to share my learnings and reflections and work from this program when I return.  Many leaders, both lay and ordained, have already completed the training and are finding it helpful as they do the work of living out their baptismal covenant in some very real and practical ways as they strive to revitalize their communities of faith.   If you have a pastoral care emergency you may contact Amy in the office at 815-459-1009, or you may contact one of our Co-Wardens: Cate Williams at 815-354-4313, or Marge Smith at 630-817-0908. 

We have many new people around the church and while you know who you are they do not know you.   Please remember to wear your name tags.  This is an easy way to be hospitable.   Thank you.

See you all this Sunday,
July Community Meal

You're invited to join us on Saturday, July 15 for our next free , monthly  Community Meal .   Meals are served between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Remember, this meal is open to anyone, and no RSVP is required. There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are appreciated.  July menu is perfect for summertime:  Brats , Hot Dogs , Corn-on-the-Cob , Potato Salad and Dessert . Yum!! Hope to see you on the 15th!!
If you would like to volunteer, contact Tracy Higgins.

Looking for Some Family Fun?

Our friends at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, will be holding their 5th Annual St. Paul's-a-Palooza, a free community and family event on  Saturday, July 29 , from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 p.m.   There will be kids games, family activities, and live music featuring many local musicians.  There's something for everyone! 

Concessions will also be available for purchase, including a Pork Chop Sandwich dinner, and a Kids meal (hot dog, chips or corn, drink).  Proceeds from this event benefit local charities, including Home of the Sparrow, Salvation Army, and Pioneer Center.

St. Paul's UCC is located at 485 Woodstock St. in Crystal Lake.  For more information please call 815-459-5096, or click here to visit their website.
Diocesan Magazine Available

The latest issue of Thrive!, the magazine published by the Diocese of Chicago, is now available.  You may pick up your free copy of Thrive! from a table in the church Narthex. Thrive! is also available on the Diocesan website.  

Crystal Lake Food Pantry Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the next St. Mary's date at the Food Pantry, this Monday, July 24.   Shifts are 9:30 am to Noon, or Noon to 2:30 pm. Contact Chris Bednaroski  if you can help out!  
If you currently volunteer on St. Mary's service days, please consider helping on other days, too.   The pantry's online SignUp Volunteer Calendar has been updated with many new opportunities to volunteer! To learn more, please visit the CL Food Pantry website .   If you are interested in assisting clients, stocking shelves, helping sort food and even helping to receive perishable food (dropped off from the grocery stores throughout the week), we've got a spot for you!  If you have friends that may want to volunteer, please be sure to share this information with them, too! 
We are truly grateful for your support!
Crystal Lake Food Pantry
42 East Street   ~   Crystal Lake, IL 60014



Sharing Each Other's Faith Journeys (and Snacks!)


2nd Wednesday of the Month, at 7:00 p.m.

Final date this summer: August 9


What to Bring...

Questions; A Open Mind; Lawn Chair; Your Favorite Beverage; a Snack to Share; Friends


How it Works...

- Write your questions or topic on a slip of paper

- Place your questions in the hat

- A question or two will be pulled randomly

- Spend the next hour socializing / discussing the topic

- There are no "right answers"


Where We'll Be...

On the lawn near the circle drive (Great Hall if raining)

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

210 McHenry Ave   ~   Crystal Lake


St. Mary's Episcopal Church |   210 McHenry Ave.   |   Crystal Lake IL  60014-6009
815-459-1009    |