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The Magnificat  Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                            June 14, 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, for ages  3 through 2nd grade, will resume in September.


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, July 18. 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.  Now on summer break, the Taize services will resume in September.

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, June 16.

We Pray For
Parishioners :  Bob, Pat, Carol, John, Thelma, Matthew, and Elizabeth,  Mary, Bill, Dorothy, Gladys, Judy, Kristi, Susan, Cameron & Linda, Karen, Galen & Betsy, Harry & Marion, and all those seeking employment
Family/Friends: Cora, Saul, 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, Sue, Susan, Nancy, Maggie, Nicci, Sarah, Judie

Those Who Have Died
Bill Laskey; Richard, uncle of Amy Noe; Maria Henslee Bellairs;  Ryan Thomas; Mark, friend of Terry & Carissa (Nyberg) Stanich
Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Michael, Jeremy, Terry, Dan 

Anniversary  June 14-20
6.18  John & Barbara

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 Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary's,

This Sunday parishioner Mike Choquette will be preaching at both of our services. Mike, as many of you know, is a postulant for holy orders to the deaconate. He is currently in formation and is preparing himself for the vocation of Deacon. Please continue to pray for him on this journey to which God has called him.

This Saturday I invite you to attend our monthly community meal. We have a great meal planned and it is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends, new and old. Hope you can join us on Saturday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

I will be out of the office from this Sunday afternoon until Tuesday afternoon. If you have a pastoral care need or an emergency, you may contact Amy in the office, or one of our Co-Wardens, Marge Smith or Tracy Higgins.

I wish all of the fathers and grandfathers in our congregation a very happy and blessed Fathers Day!

See you Sunday

June Com munity Meal

You're invited to join us this  Saturday, June 16, 5:00-7:00 p.m. for our next free, monthly Community Meal.    Remember, this meal is open to anyone, and no RSVP is required. Bring your family and friends! There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are appreciated. If you'd like to volunteer to help, please contact  Tracy Higgins.

MENUBBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, with Homemade Coleslaw and  Homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  Hope to see you on June 16th!

 Confirmation  Class Schedule 
for Youth 7th Grade and Up

Rev. Fran and Mike Choquette will be holding confirmation classes at St. Mary's for youth, 7 th grade and up. If your son or daughter wishes to attend the classes please contact Rev. Fran   The classes are scheduled for the following Sunday sessions : from 11:40 a.m.-1:15 pm. , July 22 , August 19 , September 16 , and September 23 .

Confirmation will be held on Sunday, October 7.

Please note that on Sunday July 22, we are commissioning all of the confirmation candidates at the 10:00 a.m. service. So please plan to be present for this service.
Adult Inquirers' Classes

In preparation for Bishop Jeffrey Lee's visit on October 7th, Rev. Fran will be also be scheduling Adult Inquirers' classes over the summer.

The Adult Inquirers' class prepares adults who wish to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church. (Those adults who have been confirmed in the Roman Catholic or ELCA Lutheran faiths, do not need to be re-confirmed, but are "received" into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop.) This class is open to any adult wishing to learn more about the Episcopal Church, even if they do NOT wish to be confirmed or received .

Please contact Rev. Fran and let her know if you are interested, or if you have any questions.   Dates will be coming out soon, and the classes promise to be engaging, fun, and informative.
Busy Day on Saturday, June 30

Memorial Service
The memorial service for long-time parishioner, Bill Laskey , will be held on Saturday morning, June 30, at 10:00 a.m.   Bill died on Friday, June 8, at the age of 95.   Visitation will be on Friday, June 29, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave, in Crystal Lake. Please keep Bill's children (and their families) in your prayers: Elizabeth, John, Mary, and James.
St. Mary's Seniors Lunch
The next Senior Luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 30, beginning at 11:30 a.m.   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.
Graduate News!

Mark Buenning,  son of former parishioners, Steve and Betty Buenning, received an MFA degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles CA, on May 6.  Mark grew up at St. Mary's, and Steve and Betty retired to Maryland just last summer.   Congratulations to all!!

Paper Please. . . 

Donations of paper goods are greatly needed at the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.   The pantry is not able to buy paper goods through the food bank, and clients are not able to use their SNAP benefits to purchase any paper goods such as toilet paper , Kleenex , paper towels , and napkins . Bring them to the church any time, and your Board members will get them over to the pantry. Paper goods are items that are lightweight, easy to carry and low cost that can be donated and will be appreciated by the clients. Thank you!!
Important Reminder

If you have a key, and enter the building when it is locked, please make sure you secure the door when you leave.  Not only do you need to lock the door, but please make sure the door closes tightly behind you.  Always give it a tug to make sure.  Often it appears locked, but may not close securely.  It only takes a second to check.  Thank you!!
A Very Busy June 10th at St. Mary's

At the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, June 10, Fran baptized Olivia Caroline Kaye , daughter of Michael & Mary Kaye.

We had a very successful outdoor work day on Sunday following the 10:00 a.m. service. Despite the light rain, 18 volunteers grabbed shovels, clippers, wheelbarrows, and brooms, as they planted, weeded, trimmed, and cleaned up the grounds.   Afterwards the wet and somewhat muddy crew was treated to a wonderful lunch of delicious sandwiches, with sides provided by the volunteers.

Many thanks to Co-Warden, Tracy Higgins, who organized the lunch and workday.   And thanks to several parishioners who came in during the week to plant, weed, and trim. (Including Jim Dingle, who mows our 5 acres all during the growing season.)

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