Sundays, 8 & 10 am
Nursery available at 9:45
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
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
Stacy Cook, Jane Helmboldt
(1/22) Heather Horeled, Lorraine Taylor
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Friday, August 30. 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, August 17.
We Pray For
Parishioners: Gladys, El, Carol, Edwina, Harry, Lorraine, Steve, Marge, Margaret, Judy,
Carol, John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Galen & Betsy, and all those seeking employment
Gina and Keith, Sylvia, Jim and Sue, Jess, Rick, Betty and Del, Elyse and Chris, Al and Karen, Peggy, Denise, Gabriel, Trudy, Rev. Bill Beachy, Will, Mark, Joanne, Lauren,
Lynn, Brian, Rachel, Maria,
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,
Those Who Have Died
Judie, cousin-in-law of Heather Horeled;
Bob, cousin of Karen Meter;
Judy, mother of Bill Collingbourne;
Those Who Mourn
Heather and the family of Judie;
Karen and the family of Bob;
Bill and his maternal family;
Gail and the family and friends of Sandy Molyneux, including her sister,
Those Serving in the
Birthdays August 15-21
8.15 Jason Russell
8.20 John Wharton
8.16 Peter & Cate
8.20 Bob & Lorraine
If you would like your name added to the birthday / anniversary list, please contact
in the Parish Office.
From the Rector
Rev. Fran is out of town this week. She will return Monday evening, August 19, and be back in the office on Tuesday, August 20.
This Sunday we will welcome Rev. Scott Barron,
Chaplain with RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale,
as our guest Presider and Preacher.
August Community Meal
Please join us this
Saturday, August 17
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.
Chef Tom is bringing back one of our favorite menus:
Pasta with a choice of 3 sauces
(meat, marinara, alfredo),
St. Mary's in the News!
and speaking of the Community Meal...
Advocate Healthcare publishes a quarterly online newsletter, and the newest issue features what is happening in McHenry County church communities. Click here to view the latest issue; click on the cover, and scroll down to article #9, "Let's Eat Together"!
Lawn Chair Theologians
Sharing Each Other's Faith Journeys
What to Bring...
An Open Mind
Your Lawn Chair
Your Favorite Beverage
A Snack to Share
How it Works...
Write Your Questions or a Topic on a Slip of Paper
Place Your Questions in the Hat
A Question or Two will be Pulled Randomly from the Hat
Spend the Next Hour Socializing and Discussing the Topic
There are No "Right Answers"
Where We'll Be...
On the lawn by the circle drive; in the Great Hall
in case of bad weather.
Altar Guild Conference - Register Now
"An Echo of the Path in the Future"
Saturday, September 14, 2019
St. Lawrence Church, 125 W. Church Street, Libertyville
Everyone in the Diocese is invited to attend; membership in the
altar guild is not required, and lunch will be provided.
or at the door:
Join St. Mary's Team, or Make a Donation!
This year's crop walk is
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.
For more information please speak to Rev. Fran.
DONATE WHILE YOU DINE!
Next Tuesday, August 20, all day; Lou Malnati's, Lakewood
Lou Malnati's will donate 20% of every order received, all day Tuesday, August 20. This includes Dine-In, Carry-out, and Delivery (not online orders). You MUST mention the McHenry County CROP Walk at the time of order.
Tuesday, September 24, 5:00-8:00 pm; Culver's, Crystal Lake
Culver's will donate 10% of every order received from 5:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24. You MUST mention the McHenry County CROP Walk at the time of order. Stop by and say hello to Rev. Fran, who will be serving tables from 6:00-7:00 pm.
Forward Day by Day
Forward Day by Day
, the Episcopal devotional guide to Bible reading, for the months of
, is now available on a table in the back of church
, priced as marked.
Please pick up a copy today
Are You Called to Serve?
As summer winds down, the various ministry leaders are putting together the volunteer schedules for the Fall. There are so many ways for parishioners to become involved in parish life, and in many cases, the commitment is only once every month or two! C'mon...what are you waiting for? If you've ever considered joining one of the many volunteer ministries we have at St. Mary's, now is the time to speak up! No experience necessary; you'll get all the help and support you need. Contact any of the ministry coordinators below for more information:
Lay Eucharistic Ministers;
Lay Chalice Bearers:
Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago Search Committee -
Your Input is Needed
The Bishop Search & Nomination Committee invites all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to attend a bishop search listening session. Input from listening sessions will guide the committee as they write our diocesan profile, a detailed description of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago that helps applicants learn more about us. Listening sessions will focus on how you see God at work in the diocese, what challenges we face together, and what we seek in our next bishop.
Upcoming Dates and Locations are as follows:
Sunday, August 18
3:00-4:30 p.m., St. Mark's, Glen Ellyn
Thursday, September 5
7:00-8:30 p.m., Grace, New Lenox
Saturday, September 7
1:00-2:30 p.m., St. Peter's, Sycamore
An online survey will be conducted later this summer, and candidates will be announced in April. A special convention to elect the new bishop will be held in June. Please visit the bishop search website for all the latest news and information.
Flea Market & Craft Show
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
3709 W. St. Paul Ave. * McHenry IL
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine!
ADMISSION IS FREE!
here will also be an awesome RAFFLE and BAKE SALE!!
at St. Paul's for more information.
Harmony for Habitat
Saturday, September 7, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is hosting an event to benefit Habitat for Humanity. There will be worship, a bonfire, and concerts from 5 local church bands. A free will offering will be taken. Bring your own lawn chairs and snacks. Prince of Peace is located at 932 McHenry Ave. See the poster on the bulletin board near the office for complete details.