The Magnificat Weekly
St. Mary's Episcopal Church 
Crystal Lake IL
Weekly E-Newsletter                                                                    June 1, 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 Wednesday, June 28.  Contact Chris Bednaroski if you can help.  Shift times are 9:30-Noon, and Noon-2:30.
A LABYRINTH WALK is held on the second Saturday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, in the Great Hall.   All are welcome. The next walk is June 10.
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
Cameron and Linda, Lori, Sue, Sharon, the Wayne family, Kurt, Gail, Regina, Jean, Gladys, Debbie and Mark, Christi, Bryan, Tina, Darcy, Irene, Julie, Betty, John, Gary, Matthew, Barb, Phyllis, Raven, Peter, Sue, Joanne, Carol, John, Peter, Sean, Susan, Meg, Nancy, Maggie, Dn. Lucy, 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, Zack, Ryan, Terry, Scott, Dan, Corey
6.2  Megan Mauger
6.3  Jack Oliver
6.4  Karen Meter
        Nathan Wayne
6.5  Johnathan Kemp
6.6  Eileen Flynn
6.2  Atef & Justine
6.4  Jim & Kathy Kent



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News from The Episcopal Cafe
From the Rector
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St. Mary's,
This Sunday June 4 th , we will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost. Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and In Paul's letter to community of Corinth (16:8). This feast is celebrated 50 days after Easter and marks the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and many other followers of Jesus who were gathered in Jerusalem. This feast also marks the birthday of the church. We will be renewing our baptismal covenant at the 8:00 a.m. service, and at the 10:00 a.m. service we will baptize Matthew James Bryant, the son of Elizabeth Mauger and Erik Bryant.   Elizabeth's father, The Rev. Leswing will be with us to do the baptism. Jim is a wonderful colleague and a priest in the Diocese of Chicago. Please wear red for this festive occasion.   I want to take this opportunity to thank the Choir for another year of music as this is their last Sunday with us until the fall. They are taking a very well deserved summer break.
Please mark your calendar for our Summer Lawn Chair Theologians gatherings, which will happen on the second Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Weather permitting, we will be outside on the lawn near the circle drive. Bring a snack or beverage to share if you wish and your lawn chair.   Also bring a question or two that you would like us to discuss. The way this works is that we all contribute some questions we would like the group to talk about and then we pull a few out of a box for our discussion.   No preparation is needed, no question is wrong; if you don't have a question come anyway. Listen or contribute to the conversation as you wish.   We will do our best to cover as many topics as we can. Come enjoy the snacks, conversation and the outdoors. This month's gathering is on Wednesday June 14 th .
See you all on Sunday

Graduate News!

Parents/grandparents: if you have not submitted your graduate's news, it's not too late!   Send the information to Amy  in the parish office and we'll share your good news with the parish in the next issue of the newsletter.

Teagan Thune , daughter of Jack & Kris Thune, graduated from Prairie Ridge High School on Saturday, May 27.   Teagan will be attending Drake University in Des Moines IA this Fall, majoring in Environmental Studies and International Relations.  

St. Mary's Around the Town

On Thursday May 25th , Rev. Fran was invited to deliver the invocation at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. The dinner was held at the Crystal Lake Country Club and is one of the largest annual gatherings of business owners, associates and leaders in McHenry County. Rev. Fran attended the event with other members of St. Mary's who are also business owners and active members of the chamber - Jeremy and Jody Kemp of Fast Signs, and Mike and Tracy Higgins of American Business Solutions.
On Wednesday May 31st , a group of ten parishioners from St. Mary's attended a community event and dinner at ICW, The Islamic Center of Wheaton. This was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Islam and to support our brothers and sisters celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.   Following a program of speakers we were able to observe the prayers and partake in a wonderful meal. The invitation to attend came from Ream, one of the presenters who came to St. Mary's coffee hour conversation on Sunday, May 7 th .   It was a great opportunity for St. Mary's to learn about and support the Muslim community most especially in this time of division in our nation.

  June Community Meal

You're invited to join us on Saturday, June 17 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. Bring your family and friends!   Hope to see you on June 17.
The menu will be published as soon as it is made available. There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are appreciated.



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


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

June 14   ~   July 12   ~   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


Crystal Lake Food Pantry Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the next St. Mary's date at the Food Pantry, Wednesday, June 28 . Shifts are 9:30 am to Noon, or Noon to 2:30 pm. Contact Chris Bednaroski at 815-444-9122, or, 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

St. Mary's Senior Luncheon
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 1, for the next Senior Luncheon.  It will be a Red, White & Blue Extravaganza, with door prizes, a pre-Fourth of July cookout (we will eat in the Great Hall), and Bingo, with the best prizes in McHenry County!  All seniors are welcome.  Please invite your friends and neighbors.  RSVP to Amy in the office here, or call 815-459-1009.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church |   210 McHenry Ave.   |   Crystal Lake IL  60014-6009
815-459-1009    |