Sundays, 8 & 10 am
Nursery available at 9:45
Coffee Hour fellowship follows both services;
join us for treats, and conversation
will resume in September
Clergy & Staff
Rev. Barbara Bishop, Deacon
, Parish Administrator
Sandra Molyneux, Organist and Choir Director
Marge Smith, Warden
Cate Williams, Warden
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
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
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,
Those Serving in the
Jeremy, Ryan, Terry,
6.9 Harry Dillon
6.12 Meg Cordell
6.14 Lauren Bednaroski
6.8 Steve & Betty
Chris & Tracy
6.10 Dan & Kris Davis
6.11 John & Heather
6.13 John & Sara Amrein
From the Rector
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St. Mary's,
Now that summer is upon us I hope that you will find some time to slow down and take time out for rest relaxation, visiting family and friends, as well as time for prayer, mediation and time to enjoy this beautiful weather which is such a gift to us. This summer "Lawn Chair Theologians" is back by popular demand. This is a fun way to meet people, have great conversation and enjoy sitting outside on our beautiful land. You can read more about this offering in this Newsletter. Our first gathering will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Please mark your calendar for our next Community Meal on Saturday June 17. Dinner is served from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to have a wonderful dinner out with family and friends as well as a great opportunity to gather with people from the community. If you wish to help out with the dinner please contact Tracy Higgins
. A free will offering will accepted for those who wish to a make a donation.
On Sunday, June 18th we will hold a special coffee hour reception in honor of Steve & Betty Buenning and Betty's mom, Ann McCraw following the 10:00 a.m. service. As many of you know, Steve and Betty are selling their house and packing as they prepare to move to Maryland to be near their daughter Amy, son-in-law Kevin, and granddaughter Meg. The Buenning's have been a part of St. Mary's since 1983 and they raised their children Amy and Mark in this parish. Later, Betty's mother Ann became a member when she moved here from Texas. Ann, who lives at ManorCare, will also be moving to be with the family. They will be missed by many, especially those who have forged wonderful friendships with them over the years. The Buenning's will still be around over the summer but they hope to be in Maryland by early August. With all the vacations, and comings and goings of people in the parish, we wanted to make sure that we had a chance to celebrate with them and wish them well as they prepare for this next exciting chapter of their life. All are welcome to join us on Sunday, June 18th following the 10:00 a.m. service for this celebration.
See you all this Sunday.
The next Labyrinth Walk will be held this Saturday, June 10, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 Noon, in the Great Hall. This is open to all, whether you've been walking for years, or are new to this peaceful method of prayer and meditation. If you have never walked the labyrinth before, no worries, as instruction is always available.
You're invited to join us on
Saturday, June 17
for our next
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!
Chef Tom has a delicious menu planned for this month:
Tuna Marco Polo (Spaghetti, with tuna, black olives, roasted peppers, and fresh herbs); Mixed Greens Salad; Rolls and Butter; Dessert. Hope to see you on June 17!!
LAWN CHAIR THEOLOGIANS
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
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.
Joshua Brent Stanich, son of Terry & Carissa Nyberg Stanich, and grandson of El & Dorothy Nyberg, graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota last Sunday, June 4th. Grandma and Grandpa, and cousin Saphire were there to help celebrate! Joshua will be attending the University of North Dakota this Fall, majoring in Engineering.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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.