The Magnificat  Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church      
Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                            June 20, 2019

In This Issue

 
Worship Times
Sundays, 8 & 10 am
Nursery available at 9:45
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Coffee Hour fellowship  follows both services;
join us for treats, and conversation.

 


Clergy & Staff
Amy Noe, Parish Administrator
Sandra Molyneux, Organist and Choir Director
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Parish Vestry  (term expires)
Tracy Higgins, Warden (1/20)
Steve Brooks, Warden (1/21)
Cate Williams, Treasurer
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
Members:
(1/20)   Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
(1/21)   Stacy Cook, Jane Helmboldt
(1/22)  Heather Horeled, Lorraine Taylor

Monthly Events
 
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Friday, July 5.  Shift times are 8:30-11:30 a.m., or 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Contact Aimee Day if you can help.  
 
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 next Taize service will be held on Tuesday, September 24.

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, July 20.


We Pray For
Parishioners: Sandy, El, Carol, Edwina, Harry, Lorraine, Steve, Marge, Margaret, Judy, Miles, Bob, Carol, John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Gladys, Galen & Betsy, and all those seeking employment
Family/Friends Trayton, Jim and Sue, Jess, Rick, Betty and Del, Elyse and Chris, Al and Karen, Rick,  Peggy, Denise, Gabriel, Trudy, Rev. Bill Beachy, Will, Mark,  Joanne, Lauren,  Lynn, Brian, Rachel, Maria,  Kay, Cora,  Saul, Susan, Brian, Mark,  Neil, Desmond,  Will, Tom, Tom, Tim,  Pat, Billy, Kay, Gary, Kevin,  Kelly, David, Susie, Carole, Kelly Marie, Lori, Kurt, Gail, Regina, Julie, Sue, Nancy, Maggie, Nicci, Sarah

Those Who Have Died
Darcy, cousin of Catherine Carroll
 
Those Who Mourn
Catherine
 
Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Michael, Jeremy

Birthdays June 20-26
6.24  Heather Horeled
6.25  Andy Wasilk
6.27  Gladys Dockery
6.29  Emma Baker
          Alexa Hess

If you would like your name added to the birthday / anniversary list, please contact  Amy  in the Parish Office.

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News from The Episcopal Cafe



From the Rector

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary's,

This Saturday, June 22,  is our Summer Lunch for all of St. Mary's seniors and their friends. Please let Amy in the office know if you can make it so we can have enough food on hand. I hope you will join us. We will gather at 11:30 a.m. and have lunch at Noon, followed by bingo and door prizes.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make our Community Meal last Saturday another great success.   Thank you Chef Tom for the great, wonderful food.  We covered all of our costs and served 67 meals. A great time was had by all!
 
Blessings,
Fran+
 
Senior Lunch This Saturday

This Saturday, June 22 at 11:30 a.m ., St. Mary's Seniors and their friends are invited to an Old Fashioned Picnic (indoors of course), to kick off the first weekend of Summer. Lunch will be served in the Great Hall followed by door prizes, and Bingo games with prizes. Gather at 11:30 a.m. for refreshments. Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon. The menu is Deviled Eggs, Fried Chicken, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Watermelon, Pie a la mode for dessert, Summer Sangria, Lemonade and Ice Tea. Please RSVP to Amy in the church office so we have enough food on hand. Please invite friends, neighbors, and family members to attend.
 
Presiding Bishop in Chicago July 31
 
St. James Cathedral in Chicago is hosting  An Evening with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry , on Wednesday, July 31 , at 6:30 p.m.   Tickets may be purchased online for $22, and the price includes a signed copy of his book,   "The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire".    If you are interested, please get your tickets ASAP, as they will likely sell out.   Rev. Fran and a few parishioners have already expressed an interest in attending, so perhaps a group could get together and car pool, or take the train. Contact Fran if you're interested. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Crystal Lake Food Pantry News
 
Volunteers: The next food pantry volunteer opportunity is Friday, July 5 .   Shift times are 8:30-11:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Contact  Aimee Day if you can  help.

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!!
 
July Community Meal

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 20 the date of 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. There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are appreciated. Bring your family and friends!   If you would like volunteer, please contact Tracy Higgins .

St. Mary's Episcopal Church |   210 McHenry Ave.   |   Crystal Lake IL  60014-6009
815-459-1009    |    parishofc@stmarysepiscopalcl.org