Sundays, 8 & 10 am
Nursery available at 9:45
Coffee Hour fellowship follows both services;
join us for treats, and conversation
(Preschool -2nd grade)
Final day for Children's Worship is May 21.
CW and Sunday School on Summer Break, May 28-September 3.
Clergy & Staff
Rev. Barbara Bishop, Deacon
, Parish Administrator
Sandra Molyneux, Organist and Choir Director
Marge Smith, Warden
Cate Williams, Warden
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
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 June 10.
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, Bryant, Nicci, Tom, Dn. Barb, Karen, Ann, Galen, Betsy, Bob, Harry, Marion, Don,
Those Who Have Died
Fred, uncle / godfather of Amy Noe;
Wendy, friend of Sandy Molyneux and Gail Head
Those Who Mourn
Mary, Tony, and the
family of Fred;
family of Wendy
Those Serving in the
Jeremy, Zack, Ryan, Terry, Scott,
5.20 Joshua Boburka
5.22 Jane Shanlever
5.23 Ace Warren
5.24 Alison Davis
5.19 Mike & Tracy
5.21 Mike & Sue
"From the Rector" Column to Return Next Week
Rev. Fran is in her second week of an amazing trip to the Holy Land, with Bishop Lee and many other pilgrims from the Diocese. She will return to the office on Monday, May 22. Her plan is to put together a slide show presentation of her travels, which she will share with the parish sometime this summer.
Bishop Lee has posted a few video messages from the Holy Land, which can be seen here. (The first 3 videos listed are from this current journey.)
If you have a pastoral emergency while Fran is away, you may contact Amy Noe during regular office hours (815-459-1009). At other times please contact Co-Warden
, at or Co-Warden, Marge Smith. Amy,
Cate, or Marge can contact the on call priest if needed.
May Community Meal
You're invited to join us this
Saturday, May 20
for our next
Chef Tom has another delicious menu in store for us: Asian Lettuce Mix with Ginger Dressing; Caramel Chicken with Sticky Rice and Broccoli; Dinner Rolls, and Dessert.
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 always appreciated.
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. Teagan and Grant will receive their crosses this Sunday, in thanksgiving for their dedication and faithful service to our parish over the years. We are truly grateful for their faithful participation in our worship.
Ice Cream Social Celebration
in honor of Teachers, Students and Youth Leaders
This Sunday at the 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.
Calling All Bilingual Parishioners!
Do you speak another language in addition to English? Then we want you at the
10:00 a.m. Pentecost service on Sunday, June 4
! As you know, we have a wonderful Pentecost tradition here at St. Mary's. The Pentecost reading of the Acts of the Apostles 1:1-21 is read in several different languages simultaneously, to illustrate the scripture passage:
"All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability."
In the past we've had speakers in Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, German, and even Russian! This year we already have a volunteer who will read in Greek! Any language is welcome!!!! If you are interested, please contact Amy in the parish office. She will get you a copy of the reading in your preferred language, or you may use your own foreign-language Bible if you have one.
Parents /Grandparents: Share your Graduate's News!
Do you have a child/grandchild graduating from Jr. High, High School, or College?
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
Paper Products Donations Needed
The Crystal Lake Food Pantry needs your help! Your donation of paper products and money would be greatly appreciated, as the pantry is not able to purchase paper goods through the food bank. Items such as toilet
paper, tissues, paper towels, napkins, etc.,
may be dropped off in the basket in the Narthex. You will also find envelopes there for monetary donations. St. Mary's is one of the founding churches of the pantry and it is up to us to help those less fortunate. Thank you for your continued support!
Crystal Lake Food Pantry Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the next St. Mary's date at the Food Pantry,
Monday, May 22
. Shifts are 9:30 am to Noon, or Noon to 2:30 pm. Contact Chris Bednaroski at 815-444-9122, or email@example.com, if you can help out!
If you currently volunteer on St. Mary's service days, please consider helping on other days, too.
The pantry's online SignUp Volunteer Calendar has been updated with many new opportunities to volunteer! To learn more, please visit
. If you are interested in assisting clients, stocking shelves, helping sort food and even helping to receive perishable food (dropped off from the grocery stores throughout the week), we've got a spot for you!
If you have friends that may want to volunteer, please be sure to share this information with them, too!
We are truly grateful for your support!
Crystal Lake Food Pantry
42 East Street ~ Crystal Lake, IL 60014