Sundays, 8 & 10 am
Nursery available at 9:45
Coffee Hour fellowship follows both services;
join us for treats, and conversation
Children's Worship, for ages 3 through 2nd grade, will resume in September.
Clergy & Staff
, Parish Administrator
, Organist and Choir Director
Marge Smith, Warden
Tracy Higgins, Warden
Peter Becker, Treasurer
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
John Amrein, Peter Carroll, Jerry Kolarczyk
(1/20) Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
Steve Brooks, Stacy Cook, Jane Helmboldt
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Wednesday, October 10. Contact Aimee Day if you can help. Shift times are 8:30-11:30 am, and 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
meets the first and third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.
with any questions, or for more information.
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. The next Taize service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m.
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, September 15.
We Pray For
: Kristi, Jerry, Karen, Jack, Miles, Matthew, Rick, Bob, Carol, John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Mary, Gladys, Susan, Cameron & Linda, Galen & Betsy, Harry & Marion, and all those seeking employment
Family/Friends: Pat, Chris, Virginia, Hunter, James, Cora,
Saul, Naomi, Aimee, Susan, Brian, Mark,
Neil, Desmond, Will, Tom, Tom, Tim, Pat, Billy, Kay, Gary, Kevin,
Kelly, David, Johnny, Susie, Carole, Diana, Kelly Marie, Lori, Kurt, Gail, Regina, Darcy, Julie, Betty, Sue, Nancy, Maggie, Nicci,
Those Who Have Died
cousin of Catherine Carroll
Those Who Mourn
Those Serving in the
Michael, Jeremy, Terry,
Birthdays Sept. 6-12
9.6 Ryan Grounds
9.7 Randall Frake
If you would like your name added to the birthday / anniversary list, please contact Amy in the
From the Rector
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St. Mary's,
It's hard to believe that Labor Day weekend has come gone and the kids are back in school. This Sunday we are welcoming back our full choir at the 10:00 a.m. service. I know that Sandy and the choir are already working hard to bring us rich music for our worship services this program year. Please mark your calendars for our next community meal, coming up on Saturday, September 15 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to join with new and old friends for wonderful food and hospitality.
Please mark your calendar for this year's CROP Walk, which is taking place on Sunday, September 30. In addition to having a team of walkers, St. Mary's is also a rest and fun stop on both the one and four mile walk routes. I am seeking a few volunteers to help hand out water and popcorn, and oversee a few carnival type games in the circle drive from 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
See you all on Sunday,
September Community Meal
You're invited to join us on
Saturday, September 15
5:00-7:00 p.m. for our next
Remember, this meal is open to anyone, and no RSVP is required. Bring your family and friends! There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are appreciated. If you'd like to volunteer to help, please contact Tracy Higgins at 815-459-4787, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Menu: Chicken Pesto Pasta
for dessert! YUM!
Historic Organ Concert
Sunday, September 23 ~ 6:00 p.m.
In case you missed the concert in August, here is another opportunity!! The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in Lake Geneva, will be holding a concert to benefit their historic 1883 Pipe Organ - Opus 1144. The concert will be performed by Mark Brampton Smith, and will include works by Sweelinck, Bach, Mendelssohn, John Knowles Paine, and many others.
Advance Tickets OR Free Will Offering Options:
Advanced tickets may be purchased by mail (send payment and self-addressed stamped envelope to the church) or reserved by phone. $25 advanced tickets
a dinner voucher for the same day to Tuscan Tavern and Grill.
You may also attend without the advanced ticket dinner option; a free will offering will be taken the night of the concert.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
320 Broad St; Lake Geneva WI 53147
For more information, including further details about the organ, and musical biography of Mark Brampton Smith, please pick up a flyer from the table in the church Narthex.
McHenry County CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, Sept. 30
Start: 1:00 pm
236 W. Crystal Lake Ave.
and look for St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Donations support international and local charities that serve the hungry, including the food pantries of McHenry County
Another Way to Help
will be a
along the route!
via email, or
Confirmation / Adult Inquirers Class Schedule
In preparation for Bishop Lee's visit on October 7, Confirmation Classes and Adult Inquirer's Classes are now underway. As a reminder to those attending the classes, below are the remaining class dates:
, September 16, 11:40 am to 1:15 pm
Service project at the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Parents are asked to drop off/pick up their child at the food pantry, 42 East St., Crystal Lake.
September 23, 11:40 am to 1:15 pm, final class at the church
Flea Market Opportunity
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
in McHenry is looking for vendors to participate in their flea market on
Saturday, September 29
, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you have any items you'd like to sell, new or used, this is a great opportunity. The fee is $20 for a 10'x10' indoor space, or 20'x20' outdoor space. You are responsible for your own set-up, take-down, tables, canopies, chairs, etc. Registration forms are available on the back table or they may be downloaded here. Fees are to be paid in advance.
If you love everything German, the First Congregational Church in Crystal Lake will be hosting a German-American Friendship Fest on
Saturday, October 6
, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This is an all-ages event, benefiting Prairie Ridge High School German-American Partnership Program Exchange families.
Advance tickets can be purchased online ($10 children; $7.50 adult meal) or at the door ($11.50 children; $9 adult meal). In addition to an authentic German meal, the children's ticket also includes a craft to take home, prizes, and a German language lesson.
Click here for the Online ticket link.
Flyers are available on a Narthex table.
Importance October Dates
Sunday, October 7: Bishop Jeffrey Lee will be presider and preacher at both the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services. There will be 17 Confirmations/Receptions, and a special Coffee Hour reception will follow. Don't miss this exciting day!!
Sunday, October 14:
We NEED all of you to join the parish in a Fall Yard Clean-Up
immediately following the 10 a.m. service. Wear your blue Jeans, bring gardening equipment (if you have, otherwise, we will share) and plan to spruce up our grounds. We plan to work 1:00 and then all will join in a rewarding lunch! There are many bushes to trim and weeds to pull, so don't worry if you think you don't know weeds from trees. You will have guidance.
Take pride in your church so it presents a loved & cared for appearance. Many hands make light work.