The Magnificat  Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church 
Crystal Lake IL
Weekly E-Newsletter                                                                     May 17, 2018
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 meets every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.


Clergy & Staff
Amy Noe, Parish Administrator
Sandra Molyneux, Organist and Choir Director
Parish Vestry  (term expires)
Marge Smith, Warden (1/19)
Tracy Higgins, Warden (1/20)
Peter Becker, Treasurer
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
(1/19)   John Amrein, Peter Carroll, Jerry Kolarczyk
(1/20)  Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
(1/21)   Steve Brooks, Stacy Cook, Jane Helmboldt

Monthly Events
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Wednesday, June 13. Contact Aimee Day if you can help.  Shift times are 8:30-11:30 am, and 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
CENTERING PRAYER meets the first and third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. 
Contac 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.  The final service before summer break will be held Tuesday, May 22.

A FREE COMMUNITY MEAL  is offered at St. Mary's on the third Saturday of every month.  The meal is served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and ALL are welcome.  There is no RSVP required.   Free will donations will be accepted.  Please watch the newsletter and website for the menu, which will be published a week or two before the event.  The next  Community Meal is Saturday, May 19.

We Pray For
Parishioners :  Thelma, Pat, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Rev. Fran and her family, Heather, Matthew, Julia, Joshua and the extended Horeled family; Mary, Bill, Dorothy, Gladys, Carol, John, Judy, Kristi, Susan, Cameron & Linda, Karen, Galen & Betsy, Bob, Harry & Marion, and all those seeking employment
Family/Friends: Naomi,
Aimee,  Susan, Brian, Mark, Neil, Desmond,  Will, Tom, Tom, Tim, Pat, Billy, Kay, Gary, Kevin,  Kelly, David, Johnny, Susie, Carole, Diana, Kelly Marie, Lori, Kurt, Gail, Regina, Katie, Darcy, Irene, Julie, Betty, Barb, Raven, Sue, Susan, Nancy, Maggie, Nicci, Sarah, Judie

Those Who Have Died
Frank Bava, uncle of Rev. Fran Holliday;  John Horeled
Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Jeremy, Terry, Dan 

Birthdays May 17-23
5.20  Joshua Boburka
5.21  Stacy Cook
5.22  Jane Shanlever

May 17-23
5.17  Randall & Mary 
5.19  Mike & Tracy
5.21  Mike & Sue

If you would like your  name added to the birthday / anniversary list, please contact Amy in the Parish Office.

Quick Links


News from The Episcopal Cafe

From the Rector

Dear Friends and Parishioners of St. Mary's,

This Sunday we will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost marking the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples. Pentecost is also known as the birthday of the church. Please wear red for the occasion . Pentecost is a major feast day in the church and we will be renewing our baptismal vows at both services and baptizing Hunter Barry Horn at the 10:00 a.m. service.

This Saturday the weather is suppose to be wonderful and it is a perfect opportunity to come out and have dinner with old and new friends alike at our Community Meal . Dinner will be served from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and a free will offering will be taken. Consider inviting friends and neighbors and family to stop in for a great meal.

As we wind down another program year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the adults in our congregation who work with children and our youth in the parish. Thank you to Catherine Carroll, who heads up our Children's Worship, and El Nyberg and Peter Carroll, who teach Sunday school with our older youth.   I also wish to thank Mike Choquette who has worked faithfully with our youth group and Mark Cornelissen, El Nyberg, and Amy Noe who have worked with and scheduled our Acolytes.  And thank you to Marge Smith and Tracy Higgins, who staff the nursery as needed on Sunday mornings.   Thank you for engaging in these important ministries.   A big shout out to all of our acolytes who have served so faithfully this year; many of them will be taking a well deserved summer break.

This summer we will hold confirmation classes for any youth 7th grade and up who wish to be confirmed when our Bishop, Jeff Lee visits in the fall on Sunday, October 7, 2018. I am also scheduling Inquirers Classes over the summer for any adults who wish to know more about the Episcopal Church.   The class will also prepare any adult who wishes to be received into the church, or confirmed when the Bishop is with us in October.   Please let me know if you have a youth who wishes to be in the confirmation class, and let me know if you are an adult who wishes to prepare for reception or confirmation. Dates will be coming out soon and the classes promise to be engaging, fun and informative.  Again, any adult wishing to just learn more about the Episcopal Church may attend the class, even if they do not wish to be confirmed or received.

See you Sunday,
May Community Meal

You're invited to join us this Saturday, May 19, for our next Free Community Meal. Meals are served between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and no RSVP is required. There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are always appreciated. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. This meal is free to ANYONE. If you would like to volunteer, please contact  Tracy Higgins.

May Menu:   Pasta  with Three Sauces  (meat, marinara, and alfredo), SaladGarlic Bread,  and  Dessert!    Hope to see you on May 19th!

Sunday, May 20 , is the Feast of Pentecost, which marks the coming of the Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the church in the world. In celebration, everyone is encouraged to wear red .   Guess who bought red shoes just for the occasion?!!   There will be a renewal of our Baptismal vows at the 8:00 a.m. service, and we will celebrate the baptism of Hunter Barry Horn at the 10:00 a.m. service.
Presiding Bishop to Speak 
at Royal Wedding

Our own Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, has been asked to preach at the wedding of Prince Henry of Wales, and Ms. Meghan Markle, this Saturday, May 19 .  An article about Presiding Bishop Curry can be found on the Episcopal News Service here.  

The actual ceremony begins at Noon in London, 6:00 a.m. Chicago time. Coverage begins as early as 3:00 a.m. on various networks.   For those who aren't early birds, but still would like to watch the wedding, BBC America will broadcast highlights throughout the day beginning at 3:00 p.m. and they will re-broadcast the entire ceremony at 9:00 p.m. Chicago time on Saturday night.
 Graduate News

Jordyn Frake, daughter of Randall & Mary Frake, will graduate this weekend from Crystal Lake Central High School.  She will be attending the University of Kentucky in the Fall.

Megan Mauger , daughter of Elizabeth Mauger, will graduate from Cary Junior High School on June 4.  She will attend Cary-Grove High School in the Fall.

Alec Thune, son of Jack & Kris Thune, graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota on May 10, 2018.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Kinesiology.    Alec will continue on to Northwestern Health Sciences University, also in Minnesota, to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
P arents/Grandparents:  If there is about to be a new graduate in your family, we'd love to share the good news!  P lease let us know all about your graduate (Junior High, High School, College, Grad School), the school they're graduating from, and the school (or job) that will be the next step. You may include other information as well, such as scholarships or awards received.  A simple write-up can be submitted to the Parish Office ; the good news will be included in upcoming issues of  The Magnificat Weekly .  

Games Against Gun Violence
Because Summer Should be Fun & Games for Every Kid
Game-a-Thon   ~   Saturday, June 2
5:00 p.m. until morning   ~   St. Mary's Great Hall
Stay an hou r, or stay all night! Pizza and soda provided.

Good Will Donations Happily Accepted 
($10 suggested)
All donations will support camp scholarships
to Summer in the City

Summer in the City is a non-residential arts and adventure camp held in the heart of downtown Chicago, dedicated to helping young people discover treasure in Chicago, themselves, and others.   For more information contact:

Parish Clean-Up Day with Lunch
Sunday, June 10 following the 10:00 a.m. Service! 
Your Help is Needed!

On Sunday, June 10 from 11:00-1:00 p.m . we will hold a parish  clean-up day of our grounds. We need people to weed and pick up branches, and do a basic clean-up of our 5 acres.  Lunch will be served in the Great Hall as soon as we finish up.  Please wear your yardwork clothes to church and spend sometime helping, as "Many hands make light work."  Please RSVP for lunch with Amy in the office,  or sign up in the Great Hall.  We want to make sure we have enough food on hand for all. Volunteers of all ages are welcome!
Baby Congratulations

Congratulations to Peter & Cate Becker, who recently welcomed their 3rd grandchild (and grandson)! Cameron Becker Clark was born on Tuesday, May 1, in Hammond Louisiana. Proud parents are Rosemary (Becker) & Jeremy Clark.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church |   210 McHenry Ave.   |   Crystal Lake IL  60014-6009
815-459-1009    |