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The Magnificat Weekly

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Crystal Lake IL

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Services for Sunday, May 22

8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer, led by Deacon Mike Choquette

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Service for Bob Ferraro

The service to celebrate the life of Bob Ferraro, will be held this Saturday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in The Churchyard.  A luncheon, hosted by Art and Drew Ferraro, will be held in the Great Hall following interment.

Crystal Lake Food Pantry Information

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 paperKleenexpaper 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. Thanks!!

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The next opportunity to volunteer at the Food Pantry is this coming Wednesday, May 25. Shifts times are 8:15 to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, or 12:00 Noon –2:15 p.m. If you’d love to help, please contact Cate Williams.

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Bishop-Elect Paula Clark Consecration Date

A day the Diocese of Chicago has long awaited has now been set. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has set September 17 as the day he will ordain and consecrate the Rev. Paula E. Clark as the Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago. The service will take place at the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Illinois. Bishop Curry will serve as the chief consecrator in the liturgy.

The venue is familiar to many in the diocese, as it is where our annual convention was held for more than a decade, prior to the pandemic. Holding the service at the Westin will allow more people to attend than if the service was held in any of the diocese’s church buildings. More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to September.

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Summer Schedule Begins June 5

Beginning Sunday, June 5, and continuing through September 4, there will be ONE Sunday service offered at 9:00 a.m., using the Rite 2 liturgy.  This is a great opportunity to get to know parishioners who attend the "other service".  

Forward Day by Day

Forward Day by Day, the Episcopal devotional guide to Bible reading, for the months of May, June, and July, is now available on a Narthex table, priced as marked. Please pick up a copy today.


Mask Mandate Update

Per the Diocese of Chicago, masks will no longer be required in the building, although they are recommended, especially for the vulnerable or unvaccinated. We ask that you please be respectful of any individual who chooses to continue to wear a mask.


The Rev. Mike Choquette, Deacon: Email Dn. Mike

Amy Noe, Parish Administrator: Email the Parish Office

Parish Vestry (term expires)

Co-Wardens Mike Higgins (1/23) and Doug Murphy (1/24)

Treasurer, Cate Williams

Dorothy Nyberg, Andrew Wild (1/23)

Stacy Cook, Bill Wayne (1/24)

Peter Carroll, Gail Head (1/25)

Prayer Requests

Parishioners: Dorothy, Sharon, Carol, Ruth, Kristi, Cindy; Edward, John, and Matthew.

Family/Friends: Ethan, great-nephew of El & Dorothy Nyberg; Frances, aunt of Catherine Carroll; Dan, colleague of El Nyberg; Joey, step-mother of Heather Robert; Ted, brother-in-law of Jane Helmboldt, and his wife, Ginny; Andi, friend of Carissa Nyberg Stanich; Chris, colleague of Rick Noe; Brent; Eric; Laura; Dawn; Betty; Jean; John; Pamela; Mark, Douglas, Greg, Wayne, Scott, Sue, Sarah, Dave, Neil and Des, Brian, Sarah.

Those Serving in the Armed Forces

Jeremy, son of John & Carolyn Kuykendall

Birthdays May 19-25

5.21  Stacy Cook

5.22  Jane Shanlever

* Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Sophie Brooks (May 13) and Doug Murphy (May 14), who were mistakenly left off last week's birthday list.

Anniversaries May 19-25

5.19  Mike & Tracy Higgins

5.21  Mike & Sue DeThorne