This Sunday is the annual McHenry County CROP Walk. You can still sign up and join the St. Mary’s team. The walk this year begins and ends at Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1808 Miller Rd. Check in begins about 1:15 and the walk will be kicked off at 2:00 p.m. I will be at the St. Mary’s table ready to sign people in and take pictures of our team. Thank you to all of you who have signed up. We are still taking donations toward our goal of $1,600.00. Please see the link and all the information to sign up and donate, in this newsletter. Thank you to everyone who has donated to our team. We will have a final total next week.
This Sunday you are invited to join us for our 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., followed by coffee hour. Gail Head will be playing the organ for us at our 10:00 a.m. service.
See You All on Sunday,
Rev. Fran +
THIS Sunday September 26
Living Waters Lutheran Church
1808 Miller Rd., Crystal Lake
It's not too late to help the St. Mary’s team raise money to help eradicate hunger.
You can register online to walk with our team; you have the option to walk 2.5 miles, or 4 miles. Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. at Living Waters Lutheran Church.
You can go to our Crop Walk Page and make an online donation to help us reach our $1,600. Goal. (link below)
You can write a check and bring it to church, or mail it in to the church office. All checks should be made out to CWS/CROP. These checks will be turned in by our team leader, Rev. Fran. These must be turned in no later than Sunday morning Sept. 26th in order for the donation to be credited to our team.
To register for the CROP Walk, and/or to make a donation,
On Saturday, October 2, at 11:00 a.m., there will be a funeral service here for former parishioner, Annie Krueger, who died in November 2020. The service will be followed immediately by interment in the Churchyard.
Farewell Margaret Wood
Next Sunday, October 3, at the 10:00 a.m. service, please join us as we wish Margaret Wood a fond farewell. Margaret is getting ready to move back to Oklahoma, her home for nearly 40 years. We will offer a blessing, and following the service, have a coffee hour in her honor.
Crystal Lake Food Pantry
We have two volunteer opportunities in October. The first date is Wednesday, October 6. Shift times are 8:30-10:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., or 12:15– 2:15 p.m. If you are unable to help on the 6th, perhaps you can join us at the end of the month, on Wednesday, October 27. Please contact Cate Williams if you can help.
A printed copy of the updated Parish Directory is available. Please pick up a copy from the Narthex table next time you're in church. If you wish, contact Amy in the parish office and she will email a copy to you.
Parishioners: El; Margaret, Sally, Amalia, Megan, Ann, Edward, John, Kristi, John, Cindy, and Matthew.
Family/Friends: Bishop-elect, Paula Clark, her husband Andrew, and their family; Sherri, step-daughter of Roseann Gibertson; Marilyn and Tom, sister and brother-in-law of Missy Spengel; Laura; Carelin; Carmen; Dawn; Billy; Betty; Jean; Don; Millie; Nick; Tarsha; John; Pamela; Susan; Ted, Jeff, Tom, Nicholas (infant) and his family; Mark, Chris, Sarah, Douglas, Mark, Andi, Greg, Wayne, Scott, Sue, Sarah, Dave, Brynn, Neil and Des, Kyle, Rick, Sylvia, Jess, Joanne, Kay, Brian, Sarah.