The Magnificat Weekly
St. Mary's Episcopal Church 
Crystal Lake IL
Weekly E-Newsletter                                                                    May 4, 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,

10:00 am

(Preschool -2nd grade)


Sunday School, 11:00 am

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 Monday, May 22.  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 May 13.
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 next service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, 461 Pierson St., on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m.
We Pray For
Jean, Gladys, Debbie and Mark, Christi, Bryan, Tina, Darcy, Irene, Julie, Betty, John, Cameron and Linda, Gary, Matthew, Barb, Phyllis, Raven, Charity, Peter, Sue, Joanne, Carol, John, Peter, Sean, Susan, Meg, Nancy, Maggie, Dn. Lucy, Shirley, Bryant, Nicci, Tom, Dn. Barb, Karen, Ann, Galen, Betsy, Bob, Harry, Marion, Don, Brian, Sarah, Carol, Glenn , Judie
Those Who Have Died
Richard Day

Those Who Mourn
Aimee Day, Beth & Tim Lawrence and their families
Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Jeremy, Zack, Ryan, Terry, Scott, Dan, Corey
5.5  Betsy Vargason
5.6  Sally Van Vranken
5.9  Barbara Dick
None this week



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News from The Episcopal Cafe
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary's,
This Sunday following the 10:00 a.m. service, St. Mary's will host "Ask A Muslim Anything." This is a wonderful opportunity for each of us to deepen our understanding about Islam and the Muslim faith. I invite you to join us for this coffee hour conversation in the Great Hall with members of The Islamic Center of Wheaton IL.   They will show a short video and facilitate a conversation based on the many questions that you submitted to us over the past few weeks. This is a great opportunity for us to support our Muslim brothers and sisters and to learn much about this often misunderstood religion. I believe you will find this conversation helpful and engaging.
This Sunday we are in luck because we will have the opportunity to purchase and then eat some homemade baked goods, while at the same time supporting Breast Cancer Research. New parishioners Tom and Amy Koegel will be walking the Avon 2-day in June. They have been baking up a storm and will be selling these wonderful baked goods after both the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services to help raise money for the cause. Please consider purchasing baked goods. You may also make a monetary contribution. Checks or Cash are accepted. Please make all checks out directly to Avon 39.
I will be away from May 9-May 20 on a Holy Land Pilgrimage led by   Bishop Jeff Lee and the Dean of St. James Cathedral, Dominic Barrington. I ask your prayers during this time for safe travel and that this might be a spiritually refreshing time for me. My hope is to put together a slide show and share highlights of this pilgrimage with you upon my return. Please contact Amy in the office or one of our co-wardens Marge Smith, or Cate Williams if you have a pastoral care emergency and they will get in touch with of the on call clergy.
See you all on Sunday,

Senior Luncheon
Saturday, May 6 at 11:30 am
in the Great Hall
Join your fellow seniors for a lunch of pizza, salad, dessert and conversation, and then enjoy the presentation, "But First, This Word from our Sponsors," by Bob Burton, Professor Emeritus of Communications at Oakton Community College. Take a video journey through time and enjoy some of the earliest TV commercials, a few ground-breakers, and others that became award-winners. If you haven't already done so, please call the office at 815-459-1009 or email to RSVP, and be sure to invite your friends and neighbors!

Bake Sale - Sunday, May 7
New parishioners, Tom and Amy Koegel, will be walking the Avon 2-Day Walk to raise money for breast cancer research this June.  They will be selling home-baked goods on Sunday, May 7, right after the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services in the Great Hall.  They are also happily accepting donations by cash/check that morning. (Checks made payable to Avon 39) Thank you for your help.
"Ask a Muslim Anything"

Do You Have Questions About Islam?
Our Friends from the Islamic Center of Wheaton
 will Join us for Coffee & Conversation
at the 11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour on May 7th
After you purchase your yummy treats from the Bake Sale, please settle in and join us for this informative
and important discussion. 
Rev. Fran Away From the Office

Rev. Fran will be  away from the office May 9-21, as she will be participating in an awesome trip to the Holy Land with Bishop Jeff Lee and several other clergy from the Diocese of Chicago.
If you have a pastoral emergency while she is away, you may contact Amy Noe during regular office hours (815-459-1009). At other times please contact Co-Warden , Cate Williams, at 815-455-281 (home) or 815-354-4313 (cell), or Co-Warden, Marge Smith, at 224-569-6179 (home) or 630-817-0908 (cell). Amy, Cate, or Marge can contact the on call priest if needed.
Congratulations Senior Acolytes!

During the month of May we will present the Senior Cross to our three acolytes who are graduating high school. Teagan Thune, Anthony Novy, and Grant Dlesk will be given their cross this month, in thanksgiving for their dedication and faithful service to our parish over the years. We are truly grateful for your faithful participation in our worship.
Ice Cream Social Celebration
in honor of Teachers, Students and Youth Leaders
Sunday May 21 at 10:00 a.m. Coffee Hour.
On Sunday May 21, we will hold our annual Ice Cream Social in honor of all of our teachers, youth leaders and all of our youth. The ice cream social will take place at Coffee Hour following the 10:00 a.m. service. We will have plenty of ice cream, and toppings for everyone. Thank you for another wonderful, faithful year of church school, children's worship, youth group, children's nursery and acolyte ministry.
May Community Meal
You're invited to join us on Saturday, May 20 , 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 May 20!
There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are appreciated.
Parents: Share your Graduate's News!
With the arrival of Spring, graduation season is not too far behind. In the next few months, St. Mary's will have several youth and young adults graduating from Junior High, High School, and College. Parents, we'd love to share the good news with everyone, so please let us know all about your graduate: 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 Offic e; the good news will be included in upcoming issues of The Magnificat Weekly .   
Thanks to all parents for helping to share the good news about St. Mary's youth!
Historical Weekend for The Episcopal Church
History was made last weekend when The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was ordained and consecrated the eleventh Bishop of Indianapolis on April 29, making her the first black woman to lead a diocese in the history of the Episcopal Church and the first woman to succeed another woman as diocesan bishop .
Bishop Baskerville-Burrows was elected last October. From 2012 until the election, she served on Bishop Lee's staff as Director of Networking for the Diocese of Chicago . Bishop Lee preached the sermon at the consecration last Saturday.
Videos of the Ordination / Consecration can be found here.
Bishop Lee's sermon can be found here.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church |   210 McHenry Ave.   |   Crystal Lake IL  60014-6009
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