The Magnificat  Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church     ~         Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                            August 9, 2018

In This Issue

Worship Times
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
Amy Noe, Parish Administrator
Sandra Molyneux, Organist and Choir Director
Parish Vestry  (term expires)
Marge Smith, Warden (1/19)
Tracy Higgins, Warden (1/20)
Peter Becker, Treasurer
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
(1/19)   John Amrein, Peter Carroll, Jerry Kolarczyk
(1/20)  Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
(1/21)   Steve Brooks, Stacy Cook, Jane Helmboldt

Monthly Events
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Wednesday, September 5. Contact Aimee Day if you can help.  Shift times are 8:30-11:30 am, and 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
CENTERING PRAYER meets the first and third Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. 
Contac Rev. Fran 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.  Now on summer break, the Taize services will resume in September.

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 18.

We Pray For
Parishioners :  Karen, Jack, Miles, Matthew, Thelma, Gary and David, Rick, Bob, Carol, John, Matthew, and Elizabeth,  Mary, Dorothy, Gladys, Judy, Kristi, Susan, Cameron & Linda, Galen & Betsy, Harry & Marion, and all those seeking employment
Family/Friends:  Hunter,
J ames, 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, Sarah, Judie

Those Who Have Died
Leslie, sister of Karen Hattan; Bud Gillespie, father of Carol Dlesk; Susan, sister of Rev. Pat Conley

Those Who Mourn
Karen Hattan and family; Carol Dlesk and siblings Mary Jane, Tom, and John; Rev. Pat Conley and the family of Susan

Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Michael, Jeremy, Terry, Dan 

Birthdays August 9-14
8.12  Chuck Meter
8.14  Steve Brooks

Anniversary August 9-14
8.9  Peter & Catherine

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,

As you read this I am in England and I will be returning on August 17 th . Please contact Amy in the office or one of our Co-Wardens, Marge Smith or Tracy Higgins if you have a pastoral care need or emergency. They can get in touch with the on call clergy if needed.

This Sunday please welcome Jane Clark, as she will be our supply priest at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. Jane is the former rector of St. Andrews in Grayslake and she is a supply priest in the Diocese of Chicago.

Please mark your calendar for our next community meal happening on Saturday, August 18 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Plan to join us and please invite neighbors and friends.

Feast of St. Mary the Virgin

Please join us this Sunday, August 12, as we observe the Feast of St. Mary (transferred from the actual date of August 15). The music and readings for the day will reflect the feast day of our patron saint.
Office Hours / Newsletter Schedule

The Parish offices will be closed tomorrow, August 10.  In addition, the offices will be closed next week Thursday and Friday, August 16 and 17, as Parish Administrator, Amy Noe, will be out of the office August 16-24.  

Next week the Newsletter will be published one day earlier, on Wednesday, August 15.  There will be no newsletter sent out the week of August 20.  Any articles to be included in next week's issue should be sent to the office by Noon on Tuesday, August 14.   
August Community Meal

You're invited to join us on Saturday,  August 18 5:00-7:00 p.m. for our next free , monthly Community Meal .    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.

The August Menu is a Community Meal favorite: Pasta with choice of sauce (alfredo, meat, or marinara), Salad , Garlic Bread , and  Dessert . Yum!
Historic Organ Concert

The 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 Bruce Bengston, with Marianne Petersen, and will include works by Handel, Bach, Hayden, and many others.

Advanced tickets may be purchased by mail (send payment and self-addressed stamped envelope to the church) or reserved by phone.

When:     Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Where:    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
                 320 Broad St; Lake Geneva WI 53147
Tickets:   $ 25 advanced tickets includes a dinner voucher for                     the same day to Tuscan Tavern and Grill.
                 If you don't want the dinner option, free-will                               donations will be accepted  the night of the concert.
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:
Youth Confirmation: Sundays , 11:40 am to 1:15 pm
                                   August 19;  September 16 September 23 .
Adult Inquirers:  Mondays , 7:00-8:30 p.m.
                               August 27 September 10 ; September 24

Ushers Needed at 10:00 a.m. Services

Our devoted group of volunteer ushers has grown smaller over the past few years, and we can sure use some help.   Right now, our volunteers are scheduled at least twice a month, sometimes more depending upon everyone's availability.

Being an usher is an easy, but very important ministry on Sunday morning. Along with the Greeter, the usher is often the first person a newcomer meets when arriving at St. Mary's. A warm and welcoming encounter with the Usher or Greeter will make a world of difference to a newcomer's first impression of St. Mary's.   Bonus: being an usher is also a great way to meet parishioners you don't already know!

Please consider joining our wonderful group of volunteer ushers. This opportunity is open to men and women, high school age and older. Contact Amy in the Parish office.   The Fall schedule will come out at the end of August. We'd love to see your name on it! We'll pair you up with one of our current ushers, who will be more than happy to teach you everything you need to know. Thank you!!
St. Mary's Episcopal Church |   210 McHenry Ave.   |   Crystal Lake IL  60014-6009
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