The Magnificat  Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church      
Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                     September 26, 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 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, 
Bob,  John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Galen & Betsy, and all those seeking employment
Family/Friends: 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
George, son-in-law of Roseann & Elmer Gilbertson; Trudy, neighbor of El & Dorothy Nyberg

Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Michael, Jeremy

Birthdays Sep 29-Oct 6
9.29  Jerry Kolarczyk
10.1  Glenice Higgens
          Lisa Baker
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  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 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 th 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 Community Meal last Saturday night. Despite the rain, we had new people join us and many volunteers; we served 74 meals.

You may notice that our parking lot 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.
See you all on Sunday,
October Community Meal

Please join us on  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, contact Tracy Higgins.     
October's Menu: 
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 here
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 $22.00 each ! 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

Volunteers: The next food pantry volunteer opportunity is next  Wednesday, October 16.   Contact  Aimee Day if you can help.    Shift times are 8:30-11:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

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