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 this Sunday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m., for the final time before Summer break.
Clergy & Staff
, Parish Administrator
, Organist and Choir Director
Marge Smith, Warden
Tracy Higgins, Warden
Peter Becker, Treasurer
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
John Amrein, Peter Carroll, Jerry Kolarczyk
(1/20) Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
Steve Brooks, Stacy Cook, Jane Helmboldt
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.
meets the first and third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.
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
: Bob, Pat, Carol, John, Thelma, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Rev. Fran and her family, Heather, Matthew, Julia, Joshua and the extended Horeled family; Mary, Bill, Dorothy, Gladys, Judy, Kristi, Susan, Cameron & Linda, Karen, Galen & Betsy, Harry & Marion, and all those seeking employment
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, Sue, Susan, Nancy, Maggie, Nicci,
Those Who Have Died
Frank Bava, uncle of Rev. Fran Holliday;
Those Serving in the
Birthdays May 24-30
5.24 Alison Davis
5.27 Ryan & Alecia
5.30 Jack & Kristine
If you would like your name added to the birthday / anniversary list, please contact Amy in the
From the Rector
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St. Mary's,
It is hard to believe that we are approaching Memorial Day weekend and summer is upon us once again. This Sunday we will be taking a moment of silence during our services and offering a special prayer for all of the men and women in the armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Please take time this weekend to pray for all of the men and women in the armed forces and their families.
This Sunday as we celebrate Trinity Sunday, the choir will be wrapping up another program year. I wish to thank Sandy and the choir for all their hard work and the music they have provided for us, most especially the anthems that they have sung, which add so much to our services.
We are bidding a fond farewell to parishioner Marie Bolchazy at our 10:00 a.m. service. Marie has been an active member of St. Mary's for the past three and half years, helping out as a greeter and in Children's Worship. Marie has decided to retire and move to California. I will offer a blessing for her at the 10:00 a.m. service, and you are invited to join us at coffee hour for a cake in her honor. We will miss you Marie, and we wish you all the best on this next chapter of your life.
May you have a safe and blessed holiday weekend.
See you all on Sunday,
The Parish Offices will
be closed on
Monday, May 28
in observance of Memorial Day
We remember the many brave men and women
who have given their lives
through the history of our country
to protect us from danger and harm.
We remember all those who sustained injury
in mind and/or body in the course of their service.
We salute all those who served in the military.
- Author Unknown
Summer Break Begins
concludes the 2017-2018 season this Sunday, May 27, at the 10:00 a.m. service, and we want to thank Organist/Choirmaster, Sandy Molyneux and the choir members for their ministry of music among us these past nine months. Although they won't be singing as a large group, you may see a few duets or trios occasionally during the summer. St. Mary's is very blessed to have a wonderful music program, and we look forward to the choir's return in September.
This Sunday, May 27, is also the last day for Children's Worship
until September. Many thanks to Catherine Carroll and her helpers for taking on this important ministry.
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
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:
Please sign up in the Great Hall if you plan on attending
, or contact the parish office. Let us know how m
any will be attending. Feel free to invite family, friends and neighbors! Bring your favorite games/snacks.
, daughter of Elizabeth Mauger, will graduate from Cary Junior High School on June 4. She will attend Cary-Grove High School in the Fall.
arents/Grandparents: It's not too late!
If there is a new graduate in your family, we'd love to share the good news! P
lease let us know all about your graduate, including 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
; the good news will be included in upcoming issues of
The Magnificat Weekly
Parish Clean-Up Day with Lunch
Sunday, June 10 following the 10:00 a.m. Service!
Your Help is Needed!
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!
Confirmation / Adult Inquirers' Classes
ation for Bishop Jeffrey Lee's visit in October, Fran will be scheduling Confirmation and Adult Inquirers' classes over the summer.
class will be held for youth or adults, 7th grade and older, who wish to be confirmed by Bishop Lee on October 7.
class prepares adults who wish to be 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.