The Magnificat Weekly
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Crystal Lake IL
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Ordination of Deacon Mike Choquette
October 31, 2020

We surprised Mike with a festive banner on the parish grounds, in addition to signs and balloons in his yard.  
Bishop Lee ordains Mike.
Mike's wife, Terry, places a Deacon's Stole on Mike immediately following
his ordination.
This beautiful
Deacon’s Stole was a
gift from Mike's parents.
The picture doesn’t do it justice – it is stunning!

Due to the pandemic, any
St. Mary's celebration
had to be postponed until sometime in 2021. 
However, in addition to the banner, signs, and balloons
for Mike, , we provided parishioners with delicious, custom made cookies, which were decorated to match
the Deacon’s Stole.
Celebration of a New Ministry
Sunday, November 1

Last Sunday morning, at both services, we celebrated the New Ministry of Deacon Mike. Rev. Fran and various members of the congregation presented him with the many gifts that Fran refers to in her message in this newsletter. It was a beautiful day, both inside and out!!
Receiving the Deacon's Stole
Receiving the Bread and Wine
Receiving a towel, pitcher,
and basin, symbols of service
to all God’s people.
Reading the Gospel for the first time,
as Deacon.