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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

Prayer Flags for All Saints Sunday

On Sunday, November 6, for our celebration of All Saints Sunday, we will create a visual reminder the great cloud of witnesses - all those who have gone before us. As we remember loved ones who have died we invite you to offer their names by writing them on the brightly colored prayer flags found in the narthex (entryway) of the church or chapel or submitting them via the form here. These flags will be hung in the sanctuary on All Saints Sunday.

St. Mary’s to Offer Education for Ministry (EfM) In January 2017. Informational Meeting Sunday, October 2

What:           

EfM is a four-year program of theological study, prayer, and reflection for adults based on small-group study and practice (you only commit to a year at a time or 36 weeks to be more precise!) through which participants encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their own unique experiences of the world.

Who:            

All adults, because every baptized person is called to ministry – to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” in the world.

Sign Up for the Christmas Basket Program: October 9, 23 and 30

Please consider helping some families in need this Christmas by signing up for the Christmas Basket program. It is sponsored by the Revive Center for Housing and Healing in Chicago. Judy Donovan has a list of 14 singles and 22 families ranging in size from 2-6 for you to purchase a Jewel gift card plus a personal gift. Judy will be at coffee hour on Sundays, October 9, 23, and 30 for you to sign up; or call her at 847-696-0280, or e-mail at daveandjudy42@gmail.com. Thank you very much.

Episcopal Essentials: Sunday, October 16 at 9am, Marshall Dining Room

Are you new to the Episcopal Church or could you go for a refresher about some of the basics? Join Fr. Patrick and others from the St. Mary’s community as we explore the ins and outs of being a part of the Jesus movement in the Episcopal Church. Dip your toes in the water anytime as you’re interested or participate regularly over the course of a year to get the “whole story.”

  • October 16 Sacramental People: Signs of God In Our Midst
  • November 20 Baptism and Eucharist: A Deeper Dive
  • December 18 Odds and Ends: Episcopal Q & A

Third Sundays are All Y’all Sundays: Next October 16

• 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
• Beginning in October 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.

Join us on the 2016 Niles/Park Ridge CROP Hunger Walk: Sunday, October 16

For the first time since 2011, St. Mary’s will be participating in the Niles/Park Ridge CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m. This interfaith effort will raise funds for hunger-related efforts worldwide (distributed by Church World Services), and 25% of funds raised will go directly to the Maine Township Food Pantry.
There are several ways for you to participate:

Ladies High Tea: Sunday, October 23, 3 to 5 PM

St. Mary’s Altar Guild has a number of antique tea sets used to host teas in the past.  Please join us for a revival of this tradition:  celebrating old friends, some of whom we haven’t seen in a while, and welcoming new.
 All generations invited.
When: Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  
Where: St. Mary’s Beyer Auditorium
Suggested Donation: $10 per person at registration.  You can reserve a table for 8
Benefiting: Our OBT - St. Cyprian Pantry Thanksgiving Turkeys

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