The Magnificat  Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church      
Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                            May 23, 2019

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, for ages  3 through 2nd grade, meets in the Education Wing every Sunday

 at 10:00 am


Clergy & Staff
Amy Noe, Parish Administrator
Sandra Molyneux, Organist and Choir Director
Parish Vestry  (term expires)
Tracy Higgins, Warden (1/20)
Steve Brooks, Warden (1/21)
Cate Williams, Treasurer
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
(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 Wednesday, June 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.  The next Taize service will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.

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 15.

We Pray For
Parishioners: 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, Darcy, Julie, Sue, Nancy, Maggie, Nicci, Sarah

Thanksgiving for Healing and Recovery
Virginia, mother of Bill Wayne

Those Who Have Died
Olivia Lynn, infant daughter of Kevin and Carrie, relatives of Barb Wasilk
Those Who Mourn
Barb, Kevin, and Carrie
Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Michael, Jeremy, Terry

Birthdays May 23-29
5.24   Alison Davis

May 23-29
5.27  Ryan & Alecia

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,

Last Saturday we once again had a wonderful community meal , thanks to Chef Tom and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make this happen. We served 75 meals and completely covered our costs once again with all of the monetary donations. We continue to have people in the community who need this meal, and we have many new people attending every month. Again I thank our dedicated team of volunteers for giving of their time and talent to make this ministry happen each month.

Please mark your calendars for the following important dates which are coming up in June.
 - On June 1st  at 10:30 a.m., we will hold the interment of Linda Robert in The Churchyard. Linda is the late wife of Cameron Robert, and your presence would be appreciated.
 - June 2 nd  is Blue Jean Sunday - we will work in the garden after the 10:00 a.m. service and have lunch at 1:00 p.m. Please sign up in the parish hall.
 - June 9 th is the Feast of Pentecost . We will renew our baptismal vows at both the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services. We will celebrate the birthday of the church and have a festive coffee hour following the 10:00 a.m. service.   Please wear red for the occasion!
  - June 22 nd  at 11:30 a.m., is the St. Mary's Senior Lunch in the Great Hall. Come and kick off the first weekend of summer with an old fashioned picnic .

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, please take the time to pray for and remember all of the men and women of the armed forces who paid the ultimate price in service to our country. This year we remember in particular the approximately 4,300 allied soldiers who died on D-Day, the 6 th of June. This year marks the 75 th anniversary of D-Day.

This Sunday the Rev. Jane Clark will be here as our supply priest, celebrating and preaching at both our 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services. Jane was the former Rector of St. Andrews in Grayslake for eleven years and is a supply priest in the Diocese of Chicago. Jane has been with us before and is looking forward to seeing everyone. I will be off Sunday attending a family event. Please welcome her.

Have a happy, safe and blessed holiday weekend.
Upcoming Churchyard Interment

The interment for Linda Robert , late wife of Cameron Robert, will be held on Saturday, June 1 , at 10:30 a.m.   Linda passed away on November 4, 2018.

The Parish Offices will  be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day .
                 We Remember
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
Congratulations to Our Graduates!

Alison Davis , daughter of Dan & Kris Davis, and granddaughter of Mike & Sue Dethorne, graduated last weekend from Crystal Lake Central High School. At St. Mary's she was an Acolyte* and Lector. At CLC she was in National Honor Society, Math Team, Choir, Laughletes Improv Team, and Varsity Tennis. She will be attending the University of Minnesota this Fall, and has received scholarships from District 155 and the University of Minnesota.
*Alison will receive her Senior Cross on Sunday, June 2, to thank her for her time as an Acolyte and Lector.

Declan McLaughlin , son of Dan and Tami McLaughlin, will graduate from Lundahl Middle School on May 29th with high honors.   He is looking forward to attending Crystal Lake South High School as a freshman. 

Samantha Wild , daughter of Andrew & Alison Wild, will graduate from DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus), Summa cum laude, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Tourism Management.   She hopes to find a career that allows her to work internationally.  
St. Mary's Blue Jean Sunday
Parish Clean-Up Day with Lunch

Sunday, June 2 following the 10:00 a.m. Service! 
Your Help is Needed!
On Sunday, June 2  from  11:15 a.m. to 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 yard work 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! There will be something to do for any age. For questions or more information, contact  Tracy Higgins.


Sunday, June 9 , is the Feast of Pentecost, which marks the coming of the Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the church in the world.  In celebration of the day,  everyone is encouraged to wear red.  
There will be a renewal of our Baptismal vows at the 8:00 a.m. service, and we will celebrate the baptism of Alessandra Enriqueta Rivera at the 10:00 a.m. service.

Do you speak or read another language in addition to English?   Then we could use your help at the 10:00 a.m. Pentecost service! As you may or may not know, we have a wonderful Pentecost tradition here at St. Mary's. The Pentecost reading of the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 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." (Acts 2:4)

In the past we've had speakers in Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, German, Greek, and even Russian! Any language is welcome!!!!   If you are interested, please contact Amy in the 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.
Senior Lunch in June

On 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.
June Community Meal

Mark your calendars for our next Free Community Meal, on Saturday, June 15.  Meals are served between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and no RSVP is required. There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are always appreciated. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. This meal is free to ANYONE. 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    |