The Magnificat Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 
Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                                                    June 29, 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 normally held on the second Saturday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, in the Great Hall.   erAll 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, Lori, Sue, 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 Who Have Died

Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Jeremy, Ryan, Terry, Dan, Corey
Birthdays June 29-July 5
6.29  Alexa Hess
          Emma Baker
7.4    Sam Baker
June 29-July 5



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Quick Notes From the Rector
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St. Mary's,

This Sunday Sandy will lead us in singing the many Patriotic hymns in our Episcopal hymnal at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services.  

Just a reminder that all seniors and their friends are welcome to join us for our Annual 4th of July Senior Lunch this Saturday, July 1 at 11:30 a.m.  We will cook, eat in, and we have plenty of great bingo prizes to give away. Invite your friends and neighbors.    Please RSVP to the office if you haven't already done so. 

If you have any spare time and are willing to help weed the garden areas of the church, please let me know as we could certainly use your help. 

I will be back in town for the Senior Lunch and I will see you all on Sunday.

Rev. Fran

Holiday Office Hours
fourth-july-fireworks.jpg The parish offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Whether you are staying in the area, or traveling, please have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th of July!
A Note of Thanks

Thank you all for the cards, notes, phone calls, and visits on my 75th birthday this week.  It is a joy to be part of such a loving community.  Please know how much you are all appreciated.

Dn. Barb



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


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

 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


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 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.  Bring your family and friends!  Hope to see you on  July 15!   (The menu will be posted the week of the meal.)

If you would like to volunteer, contact Tracy Higgins, 815.459.4787, or

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