Sundays, 8 & 10 am
Coffee Hour fellowship follows both services;
join us for treats, and conversation.
Clergy & Staff
, Parish Administrator
Tracy Higgins, Warden
Steve Brooks, Warden (1/21)
Cate Williams, Treasurer
Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
(1/22) Heather Horeled, Lorraine Taylor
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Wednesday, October 16. Shift times are 8:30-11:30 a.m., or 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Contact Aimee Day 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: Amalia, Elmer, Harry, Shirley, Cate, Amy, Gladys, El, Carol, Edwina, Lorraine, Steve, Margaret, Judy,
John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Galen & Betsy, and all those seeking employment
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,
Saul, Susan, Brian, Mark,
Pat, Billy, Gary, Kevin,
Kelly, Carole, Kurt, Gail, Regina, Sue, Maggie, Nicci,
Those Who Have Died
George, son-in-law of Roseann & Elmer Gilbertson;
Trudy, neighbor of El & Dorothy Nyberg
Those Serving in the
Birthdays Sep 29-Oct 6
9.29 Jerry Kolarczyk
10.1 Glenice Higgens
10.3 Matthew Kolarczyk
10.5 Andrew Wild
Sep 29-Oct 6
9.30 Sam & Lisa Baker
If you would like your name added to the birthday / anniversary list, please contact
in the Parish Office.
From the Rector
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary's,
St. Mary's will be participating in the
McHenry County CROP Walk
. You can still sign up to walk, or make a donation online here; l
ook for the St. Mary's team page. St. Mary's will once again host a rest/fun stop here for both the one mile and four mile route. Thank you to everyone who came out to Culver's this past Tuesday to support the CROP Walk fund raising night. Thank you to everyone who has already made a monetary donation. This is the 50
Anniversary of CROP Walk and your generosity makes a difference in this county and beyond.
I am grateful to everyone who stepped up to help with our
last Saturday night. Despite the rain, we had new people join us and many volunteers; we served 74 meals.
You may notice that our
got a bit of a face lift this week. The aprons on our lot were repaved, all our potholes in the lot were repaired and we had our parking space stripes repainted. A big shout-out to Co-Warden Steve Brooks, who oversaw the project for us and was working with the city and the contractor.
October Community Meal
Please join us on
Saturday, October 19
the date of our next
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, contact Tracy Higgins.
Lasagna, Salad, Rolls, Dessert
It's not too late to join St. Mary's Team, or make a donation!
This year's crop walk is
this Sunday September 29th, kicking off at 2:00 p.m. and there are three ways you can help out St. Mary's Episcopal Church:
* Register and Walk with the St. Mary's team
(There is a 1- mile walk or a 4-mile walk). The walk begins at 2:00 p.m. from First Methodist Church on Dole Avenue.)
Make a donation to the St. Mary's team. Our goal is $1,500.00
Help us staff the fun/rest stop here at St. Mary's from 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Both the 4-mile and the 1-mile walk will pass our church.)
To register to walk or to make a donation click
and look for the St. Mary's team.
Bishop Search Survey
The Search & Nomination Committee has launched an online survey to collect data about what qualities and characteristics the people of the diocese seek in the next bishop. Candidates will be announced next April, and the special election will take place in June 2020. Once the data collection is complete, the committee will use what it has collected to prepare the diocesan profile, a detailed description of the Diocese of Chicago that will help those who may be discerning a call to be bishop learn more about the diocese and its people.
The survey will take about ten minutes to complete and asks questions about the diocese and characteristics to seek in the next bishop. The survey is anonymous, and demographic questions are optional.
The link to the survey, as well as updated search information can be found here.
Please take the survey
by October 13.
St. Ann's Lobster Fest
St. Ann's Episcopal Church, our sister congregation in Woodstock, is planning its
35th Annual Lobster Fest
, to be held on
Saturday, October 19th
, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Once again they are going to offer fresh, whole, New England lobsters (flown in fresh to Chicago that morning!), either live or cooked (average size of 1 1/3 pounds), for only
! There is also a quantity discount of 10 for $200.00.
Also available to order are Allen Brothers USDA Prime steaks (fresh, not frozen): $18 for a 6 oz. filet mignon, or $16 for an 8 oz. rib eye.
For more information, and to order online please visit the Lobster Fest website. You may also order by phone at 815-338-0950.
All orders must be received by Tuesday, October 15
. And, most importantly, 100% of the proceeds benefit a local service organization, TLS Veterans (Transforming Lives Through Service to Veterans). Start planning your lobster party now!
Crystal Lake Food Pantry News
The next food pantry volunteer opportunity is next
Wednesday, October 16
if you can help.
Shift times are 8:30-11:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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!!
Services for Sandy Molyneux
The Celebration of Life service for St. Mary's beloved organist and choir director, Sandy Molyneux, will be held on
Saturday, October 12
, at 10:30 am. Interment in the St. Mary's Churchyard will immediately follow the service. A catered luncheon will be held in the Great Hall, and all family and friends of Sandy are invited. Sandy's complete obituary, including memorial donation information, can be found on the Davenport Funeral Home website.