Please listen to Father Patrick's message delivered during the 10 AM Service Sunday, August 13, 2017.
St. Mary's Purpose is to pursue and recognize heaven on Earth through relationship with God and service to others and one another.
Welcome to our web site. We would be delighted to have you visit St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
You do not need to be a member of the congregation to participate in any of our weekly acitivites or study groups on spirituality, social justice, education, health, and fellowship. If you are interested in exploring membership please contact Father Patrick Skutch at email@example.com or 847-823-4126.
The Episcopal Church is a gathering of all kinds of people who put their trust in Jesus of Nazareth as Lord and Savior, who believe that God loves all people, and who want to share God’s love, peace, and forgiveness with everyone we encounter. We want to follow Jesus and his teachings in our daily lives
The second half of 2017 will be an important time in the life of St. Mary's. We will continue our "One Big Thing" centered around "No Strangers at Home". We will also continue to welcome new parishioners through communication to Park Ridge at large, nearby suburbs and the northwest side of Chicago. We are encouraging people to "cross the sidewalk" and celebrate the Eucharist with us and participate in our programs. Our liturgies will continue to flourish and we look forward to continuing to grow our music program as we search for a new Music Director.
• 8am Rite I Eucharist happens as usual.
• No Family Sing or Children’s Formation at 9:30
• All Ages Worship Together at 10am
• At the 10am service children will gather together during the Gospel Acclamation and, after the reading of the Gospel, head to the Grauer Lounge for an age-appropriate formation activity and prayers, returning to the Sanctuary during the Peace
• All the children will join together in the “All God’s Children Choir” to sing at the Offertory one of the songs they’ve been learning in Family Sing.
Come, help us feed those in need!
Please join us to make lunches for hungry people! We are in need of supplies!!! We are seeking donations of Bread, Meat, Eggs, Chips and Juice Boxes, if you are able to donate, we would truly appreciate it! Thank you for your generous and enthusiastic support of this ministry! If you are able to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women’s Spirituality group will begin it’s 2017-2018 year on Monday, September 11 (note change of date due to Labor Day).
The book to be discussed is “A Man Called Ove`” by Fredrick Backman. We will meet in Grauer Lounge from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
All women of the parish are invited to attend, whether or not they have read the book. Participants are invited to bring a snack or beverage to share.
Questions? Please contact Paula Risk at email@example.com or 847-692-7944
As part of No Strangers at Home, we have installed a SPOTLIGHT board on the wall between the bell tower doors and the Grauer Lounge. We will be spotlighting different parishioners every few weeks so that we can all put names with faces. There will also be a little bio of each - the facts of which may or may not be the subject of a trivia game in the future! Be sure to stop and see our current SPOTLIGHT couple - Judy and Dave Donovan. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !
As part of our "No Strangers at Home" campaign, the Vestry is pleased to introduce the attached Ministry Directory that will provide information on the fellowship activities and service opportunities that exist at our parish. If you always wondered who is in charge of a particular committee or ministry, or better yet how can I get involved, take a few moments to review the Directory and see what might be of interest. Our special thanks to Nicole Mascheri for all of her hard work in developing this wonderful resource for our parish.
Information regarding governance and various leadership reports can be found here.
St. Mary's Core Values:
Seek God. Love one another. Serve others.
St. Mary’s Provides:
Worship, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Formation, and Fellowship
Anchors For Decision Making: