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
, Organist and Choir Director
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, July 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. 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, July 20.
We Pray For
Parishioners: Sandy, El, Carol, Edwina, Harry, Lorraine, Steve, Marge, Margaret, Judy,
Carol, John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Gladys, Galen & Betsy, and all those seeking employment
Becca, Trayton, 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,
became a grandmother for the first time, with the recent arrival of
Rebecca Helan Spengel
, in California. Becca was born on Saturday, June 22, and weighed 8# 11 oz. She is the daughter of Missy's son and daughter-in-law, Brian & Jessica Spengel.
Those Who Have Died and Those Who Mourn
Darcy, cousin of Catherine Carroll
Those Serving in the
6.27 Gladys Dockery
6.29 Emma 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,
I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped with the Senior Lunch. It was a wonderful success and a great time was had by all. Thank you to our volunteers, Sally Van Vranken, Cheri Dudek, Eileen Flynn, Jane Boburka, and Terry Choquette.
Our next day to staff the Crystal Lake Food Pantry is Friday July 5
. If you have some time and can help out please contact Cate Williams. Any time you can give in the morning or afternoon would be greatly appreciated.
Many of you know that our Choir Director and Organist Sandy Molyneux has been in the hospital for heart issues. She is getting stronger and should be home soon. Thank you to Peter Carroll and EL Nyberg who led music the last two weeks in Sandy's absence. Margaret Wood will be playing the piano this Sunday for us. Please continue to keep Sandy in your prayers; she will be back with us in the near future.
Holiday Office Hours
The parish offices will be closed next week
Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5
, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Whether you are staying in the area, or traveling, please have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th of July.
Due to the holiday, next week the newsletter will be sent out on Wednesday, July 3.
Presiding Bishop in Chicago July 31
St. James Cathedral in Chicago is hosting
An Evening with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Wednesday, July 31
, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for $22, and the price includes a signed copy of his book,
"The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire".
If you are interested, please get your tickets ASAP, as they will likely sell out. Rev. Fran and a few parishioners have already expressed an interest in attending, so perhaps a group could get together and car pool, or take the train. Contact Fran if you're interested. Tickets can be purchased online here.
Crystal Lake Food Pantry News
The next food pantry volunteer
Friday, July 5
. Shift times are 8:30-11:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Contact
if you can
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!!
July Community Meal
Mark your calendars for
Saturday, July 20
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 volunteer, please contact
Chef Tom is preparing a special treat for July. He'll have a smoker here, and will prepare
Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Smoked Mac & Cheese
! To round out the meal, we'll also have
Sherbet / Cookies
for dessert. YUM!!
Photos from our Recent Senior Picnic Lunch
Great Food! Great Fellowship! Bingo, Prizes, and Fun!!