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About Saint Mary's

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 patrickskutch@stmaryspr.org or 847-823-4126.

About the Episcopal Church

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

Easter Memorial and Thank Offerings

Easter means the return of the silver vessels, the white vestments and FLOWERS! If you had an Easter Memorial or Thank Offering in the past, you received a letter with instructions. If you would like to request a new memorial or thank offering, complete the form in the narthex or use the form attached below and send it to the Altar Guild with your check. The form and check can also be placed in the collection plate. Checks should be made payable to St. Mary’s Church and need to be received by Sunday, April 9, 2017 in order to be in the Easter bulletins.

Women's Retreat Helping Madonna House

Help the Women of the St. Mary’s Women’s Retreat Help Madonna House!
Every year, the participants of the annual Women’s Retreat perform a service project to give back to the community.
This year, we will be collecting donations for Madonna House, a shelter for homeless women and their families. We will have two boxes for donations: one in the Narthex and one by Grauer Lounge fieplace and will be collecting from March 19th to April 9th.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Sunday, April 9 | Sunday of the Passion
Palm Sunday: One service only at 10 am

Wednesday, April 12 |  9am Eucharist in Chapel

Thursday, April 13 | Maundy Thursday
 7 pm Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar

Friday, April 14 | 7 pm Good Friday Liturgy 

Saturday, April 15| 8 pm The Great Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 16 | Easter Day
8 am and 10 am,  Festival Celebration of the Resurrection

Welcoming Refugees, Next Steps

Recently we gathered together to organize ourselves around several opportunities to show welcome and love to refugees.
If you were not able to be at the meeting, but want to get involved, don't worry!
Here are descriptions of the service opportunities, and contact information for the organizers of each effort.

DANCIN’ THRU THE DECADES

Inspired by a recent batch of parishioners celebrating decade birthdays, on Saturday, April 22 at 6pm St. Mary's will host a "Dancin' through the Decades" party in the auditorium. Join us for an Italian food buffet from Gumba Joe's with soft drinks, a cash bar for beer and wine, CAKE, and dancing.
Party games include a little fundraising to help bridge our budget gap - with a 50/50 pull, and pop the birthday balloons (a chance to win $100.)
 Entrance is $20/person, 21 and over. Sign up at coffee hour or contact Jackie Totsch at jtotsch122@sbcglobal.net .