The Magnificat  Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church      
Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                         October 17, 2019

In This Issue

Worship Times
Sundays, 8 & 10 am
Coffee Hour fellowship  follows both services;
join us for treats, and conversation.


Clergy & Staff
Amy Noe, Parish Administrator
Parish Vestry  (term expires)
Tracy Higgins, Warden (1/20)
Steve Brooks, Warden (1/21)
Cate Williams, Treasurer
(1/20)   Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
(1/21)   Stacy Cook
(1/22)  Heather Horeled, Lorraine Taylor

Monthly Events
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Friday, November 8.  Shift times are 8:30-11:30 a.m., or 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Contact Cate Williams if you can help.  

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, October 19.

We Pray For
Parishioners: Cindy, John, Glenice, John, Amalia, Elmer, Harry, Shirley, Cate, Amy, Gladys, El, Carol, Lorraine, Steve, Margaret, Judy,  Bob,  John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Galen & Betsy, and all those seeking employment
Family/Friends: Neil and Des, Shannon and family, Sarah Margaret, Rick, Sylvia, Jess, Betty and Del, Elyse and Chris, Al and Karen, Peggy, Denise, Gabriel, Rev. Bill Beachy, Mark,  Joanne, Lauren,  Lynn, Rachel, Maria,  Kay, Cora,  Saul, Susan, Brian, Mark,  Tom, Tom,  Pat, Billy, Gary, Kevin,  Kelly, Carole, Kurt, Gail, Regina, Sue, Maggie, Nicci, Sarah

Those Who Have Died
Monica, aunt of Sharon Duffy; George, son-in-law of Roseann & Elmer Gilbertson; Trudy, neighbor of El & Dorothy Nyberg

Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Michael, Jeremy

Birthdays October 17-23
10.18  John Streib
10.19  Kris Davis
            Sharon Duffy
10.21  Sarah Koegel
            Matthew Koegel

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




Quick Links


News from The Episcopal Cafe

From the Rector

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary's,

This Sunday we are kicking off our 2020 Stewardship Campaign.   Stewardship cards will be available for you as you leave the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services. We are asking all pledges to be returned by Sunday, November 24, when we celebrate Thanksgiving as a parish with one 9:00 a.m. service and a potluck brunch in the Great Hall. All pledges are needed and helpful. Our main source of income for our parish is our pledge income. I invite you to join me in making a pledge to St. Mary's.

This Saturday is our Community Meal from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We have a great meal planned so please join us and bring neighbors and friends. It is always a great meal with wonderful hospitality.

Our Kick Start Capital Campaign is underway. As most of you know the first stage is one of discernment, and we need to hear from all of you regarding what programs and/or projects you would like to see at St. Mary's, if we had the funds. We are holding cottage meetings, which provide the place for you to gather with others in the parish and share your ideas. Please sign up today or email Amy Noe in the office and let her know which meeting you would like to attend. We have openings in the following meetings:

Tonight, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. - the Becker home.
Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. - the DeThorne home
Sunday, November 3 at 1:00 p.m. - the Horeled home
Sunday, November 10 at 11:30 a.m. - Church School wing

Thank you to all those who are already signed up to participate in this important Parish work.

I want to thank the choir and all those who worked so hard to make Sandy's funeral service so lovely. It was a glorious service and I know Sandy was smiling upon it. Thank you all who helped make this a wonderful day.

Upcoming Churchyard Inurnments
Sunday, October 20
9:00 a.m. - Marcia M. Siler mother of parishioner, Steve Siler, following the 8:oo a.m. service.
Thursday, October 24
1:00 p.m. - Martha Fairbrother , longtime member of St. Mary's,  1979-2006.
All Saints' Sunday - November 3

This year in preparation for our All Saints' Sunday Celebration on Nov. 3rd , we are once again inviting people to make prayer flags for those who have died Colored paper prayer flags and markers will be available at the back of the church throughout the month of October Please make a flag for anyone and everyone whom you would like us to remember this All Saints' Sunday.  You may make as many flags as you wish.  The flags will be hanging in the church throughout the month of November.  You may write the person's name, dates, and/or a note about them. 

In addition to the prayer flags, you are also invited to bring in photos of those family members and friends to be remembered. We'll scan and print them in the office, and they will be displayed in the church, along with the flags.  Make sure to put your name on the photo so it can be returned to you.

* If you have digital copies of the photos you'd like to use, please email them to the parish office at:   If you submitted photos in prior years,  there is no need to resubmit them  we will use them again, unless you tell us otherwise.
October Community Meal

Please join us this  Saturday, October 19 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 to volunteer at future meals, please contact Tracy Higgins.  
October's Menu: 
Lasagna, Salad, Garlic  Bread, Dessert

Upcoming Concert Opportunities: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Voices in Harmony : This local community choir will be performing at 4:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church ; 461 Pierson St., Crystal Lake. Tickets for the One Voice: For Peace concert are available online here, or by calling 815-356-7464. Prices are $20 adult / $15 senior.   More information can be found on the bulletin board in the office hallway.

Historic Organ Concert: Holy Communion Episcopal Church in Lake Geneva, will be presenting an award concert at 5:00 p.m. , followed by a reception.   Tickets are $15/concert, or $35/concert and dinner. Ticket order forms and complete concert information are available on the bulletin board in the office hallway.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church |   210 McHenry Ave.   |   Crystal Lake IL  60014-6009
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