The Magnificat  Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church      
Crystal Lake IL

Weekly E-Newsletter                                            May 30, 2019

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, meets in the Education Wing every Sunday

 at 10:00 am


Clergy & Staff
Amy Noe, Parish Administrator
Sandra Molyneux, Organist and Choir Director
Parish Vestry  (term expires)
Tracy Higgins, Warden (1/20)
Steve Brooks, Warden (1/21)
Cate Williams, Treasurer
Judy Tracy, Clerk of the Vestry
(1/20)   Amy Koegel, Judy Thornton, Sally Van Vranken
(1/21)   Stacy Cook, Jane Helmboldt
(1/22)  Heather Horeled, Lorraine Taylor

Monthly Events
The next CRYSTAL LAKE FOOD PANTRY volunteer opportunity is Wednesday, June 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, June 15.

We Pray For
Parishioners: El, Carol, Edwina, Harry, Lorraine, Steve, Marge, Margaret, Judy, Miles, Bob, Carol, John, Matthew, and Elizabeth, Gladys, Galen & Betsy, and all those seeking employment
Family/Friends: Darcy, Trayton, Jim and Sue, Jess, Rick, Betty and Del, Elyse and Chris, Al and Karen, Rick,  Peggy, Denise, Gabriel, Trudy, Rev. Bill Beachy, Will, Mark,  Joanne, Lauren,  Lynn, Brian, Rachel, Maria,  Kay, Cora,  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, Sarah

Those Who Have Died
Olivia Lynn, infant daughter of Kevin and Carrie, relatives of Barb Wasilk
Those Who Mourn
Barb, Kevin, and Carrie
Those Serving in the
Armed Forces
Michael, Jeremy

Birthdays May 30-June 4
5.31  Saphire Nyberg-
6.2   Megan Mauger
6.4   Karen Meter

May 30-June 4
6.2  Atef & Justine

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 is "Blue Jean Sunday" so please wear your work clothes to church and help us do a quick grounds clean-up immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service. We will be raking, trimming bushes, and weeding the grounds. As you all know we have five acres of land and the more help we have the more we can get done. A lunch will follow at 1:00 p.m. sharp in the Great Hall. Please bring work gloves and any yard tools you may have.

Congratulations to Alison Davis who will be receiving her Senior Cross this Sunday at our 10:00 a.m. service. Alison has served as an Acolyte, and Lector here at St. Mary's, and she also has been a volunteer at our Community Meal with her high school class.   Alison has graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School and will be attending college at the University of Minnesota this Fall.

It is time for the St. Mary's summer Senior Lunch , which will be held on Saturday June 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall. Come and celebrate the beginning of summer with an old-fashioned picnic (inside of course), bingo games, and door prizes. Bring your friends. Please RSVP to Amy Noe in the office so we have enough food on hand.

Mark your calendars for Sunday June 9 th , the Feast of Pentecost , and please wear red  to mark the occasion as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church.

This Saturday June 1 st we will hold the churchyard burial of Linda Robert at 10:30 a.m. Linda is the late wife of Cameron. Your prayers and presence are requested.
St. Mary's Blue Jean Sunday
Parish Clean-Up Day with Lunch

Sunday, June 2 following the 10:00 a.m. Service! 
Your Help is Needed!
This Sunday, June 2  from  11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m . we will hold a parish clean-up day of our grounds. We need people to weed and pick up branches, and do a basic clean-up of our 5 acres.  Lunch will be served in the Great Hall as soon as we finish up.  Please wear your yard work clothes to church and spend sometime helping, as "many hands make light work."  Please RSVP for lunch with Amy in the office or sign up in the Great Hall.  We want to make sure we have enough food on hand for all. Volunteers of all ages are welcome! There will be something to do for any age. For questions or more information, contact  Tracy Higgins.


Sunday, June 9 , is the Feast of Pentecost, which marks the coming of the Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the church in the world.  In celebration of the day,  everyone is encouraged to wear red.  
There will be a renewal of our Baptismal vows at the 8:00 a.m. service, and we will celebrate the baptism of Alessandra Enriqueta Rivera at the 10:00 a.m. service.

Graduation (and Retirement) News

Peyton Stanich , daughter of Carissa (Nyberg) & Terry Stanich, and granddaughter of El & Dorothy Nyberg, will graduate this Sunday, June 2, from Grand Forks (ND) Central High School with high honors.   Peyton will be attending Arizona State University in the Fall, majoring in the biomedical field. She plans to be a pediatrician.

Peyton's brother, Joshua Stanich , will be transferring to Arizona State University, after studying engineering for 2 years at the University of North Dakota. At ASU he will be studying robotics (prosthetics).

And in retirement news, Peyton and Joshua's dad, Chief MSgt Terrence Stanich , retires tomorrow, Friday, May 31 after serving 30 years in the Air Force.   During his career, he and Carissa and their family have lived in Italy, Japan, and several places in the United States. Terry has also been deployed to Honduras, South Korea, Afghanistan, Qatar, Pakistan, and Kuwait. Terry has been on our military prayer list for many years, and we congratulate him on his retirement, and thank him for his service.

Following all the graduation and retirement festivities, the Stanich family will be moving south, to Surprise, Arizona, next weekend.

Alison Davis , daughter of Dan & Kris Davis, and granddaughter of Mike & Sue Dethorne, recently graduated from Crystal Lake Central High School. At St. Mary's she was an Acolyte and Lector. At CLC she was in National Honor Society, Math Team, Choir, Laughletes Improv Team, and Varsity Tennis. She will be attending the University of Minnesota this Fall, and has received scholarships from District 155 and the University of Minnesota.

Declan McLaughlin , son of Dan and Tami McLaughlin, just graduated from Lundahl Middle School on May 29th with high honors.   He is looking forward to attending Crystal Lake South High School as a freshman. 

Samantha Wild , daughter of Andrew & Alison Wild, will graduate from DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus), Summa cum laude, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Tourism Management.   She hopes to find a career that allows her to work internationally.  
June Community Meal

Mark your calendars for our next Free Community Meal, on Saturday, June 15.  Meals are served between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and no RSVP is required. There is no charge for the meal, but free-will donations are always appreciated. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. This meal is free to ANYONE. If you would like volunteer, please contact Tracy Higgins.

Senior Lunch in June

On Saturday June 22 at 11:30 a.m ., St. Mary's Seniors and their friends are invited to an Old Fashioned Picnic (indoors of course), to kick off the first weekend of Summer. Lunch will be served in the Great Hall followed by door prizes, and Bingo games with prizes. Gather at 11:30 a.m. for refreshments. Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon. The menu is Deviled Eggs, Fried Chicken, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Watermelon, Pie a la mode for dessert, Summer Sangria, Lemonade and Ice Tea. Please RSVP to Amy in the church office so we have enough food on hand. Please invite friends, neighbors, and family members to attend.
Crystal Lake Food Pantry Information

Volunteers  are needed for the next St. Mary's date at the Food Pantry on Wednesday, June 5. Shifts times are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact  Aimee Day   if you can help.  

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!!

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