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
, 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, September 5. 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, August 18.
We Pray For
: Karen, Jack, Miles, Matthew, Thelma, Gary and David, Rick, Bob, Carol, John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Mary, Dorothy, Gladys, Judy, Kristi, Susan, Cameron & Linda, Galen & Betsy, Harry & Marion, and all those seeking employment
ames, 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, Darcy, Julie, Betty, Sue, Nancy, Maggie, Nicci,
Those Who Have Died
Leslie, sister of Karen Hattan;
Bud Gillespie, father of Carol Dlesk;
Susan, sister of Rev. Pat Conley
Those Who Mourn
Karen Hattan and family;
Carol Dlesk and siblings
Rev. Pat Conley and the
family of Susan
Those Serving in the
Michael, Jeremy, Terry,
Birthdays August 9-14
8.12 Chuck Meter
8.14 Steve Brooks
Anniversary August 9-14
8.9 Peter & Catherine
If you would like your name added to the birthday / anniversary list, please contact Amy in the
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary's,
As you read this I am in England and I will be returning on August 17
. Please contact Amy in the office or one of our Co-Wardens, Marge Smith or Tracy Higgins if you have a pastoral care need or emergency. They can get in touch with the on call clergy if needed.
This Sunday please welcome Jane Clark, as she will be our supply priest at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. Jane is the former rector of St. Andrews in Grayslake and she is a supply priest in the Diocese of Chicago.
Please mark your calendar for our next community meal happening on Saturday, August 18 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Plan to join us and please invite neighbors and friends.
Feast of St. Mary the Virgin
Please join us this Sunday, August 12, as we observe the Feast of St. Mary (transferred from the actual date of August 15). The music and readings for the day will reflect the feast day of our patron saint.
Office Hours / Newsletter Schedule
The Parish offices will be closed tomorrow, August 10. In addition, the offices will be closed next week Thursday and Friday, August 16 and 17, as Parish Administrator, Amy Noe, will be out of the office August 16-24.
Next week the Newsletter will be published one day earlier, on Wednesday, August 15.
There will be no newsletter sent out the week of August 20. Any articles to be included in next week's issue should be sent to the office by Noon on Tuesday, August 14.
August Community Meal
You're invited to join us on Saturday,
5:00-7:00 p.m. for our next
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.
The August Menu is a Community Meal favorite:
Pasta with choice of sauce
(alfredo, meat, or marinara),
Historic Organ Concert
The Church of the Holy Communion in Lake Geneva, will be holding a concert to benefit their historic 1883 Pipe Organ - Opus 1144. The concert will be performed by Bruce Bengston, with Marianne Petersen, and will include works by Handel, Bach, Hayden, and many others.
Advanced tickets may be purchased by mail (send payment and self-addressed stamped envelope to the church) or reserved by phone.
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
320 Broad St; Lake Geneva WI 53147
25 advanced tickets
a dinner voucher for the same day to Tuscan Tavern and Grill.
If you don't want the dinner option, free-will donations will be accepted
the night of the concert.
Confirmation / Adult Inquirers Class Schedule
In preparation for Bishop Lee's visit on October 7, Confirmation Classes and Adult Inquirer's Classes are now underway. As a reminder to those attending the classes, below are the remaining class dates:
, 11:40 am to 1:15 pm
Adult Inquirers: Mondays
, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ushers Needed at 10:00 a.m. Services
Our devoted group of volunteer ushers has grown smaller over the past few years, and we can sure use some help. Right now, our volunteers are scheduled at least twice a month, sometimes more depending upon everyone's availability.
Being an usher is an easy, but very important ministry on Sunday morning. Along with the Greeter, the usher is often the first person a newcomer meets when arriving at St. Mary's. A warm and welcoming encounter with the Usher or Greeter will make a world of difference to a newcomer's first impression of St. Mary's. Bonus: being an usher is also a great way to meet parishioners you don't already know!
Please consider joining our wonderful group of volunteer ushers. This opportunity is open to men and women, high school age and older. Contact Amy in the Parish office. The Fall schedule will come out at the end of August. We'd love to see your name on it! We'll pair you up with one of our current ushers, who will be more than happy to teach you everything you need to know. Thank you!!