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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

Arrival

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Preacher: 
Rev. Patrick J. Skutch
Reading: 
Matthew 3:1-12

Christmas Memorials and Thank Offerings

What a delight it is to enter the church on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning and see the bold and beautiful poinsettias! These are given by parishioners as Memorials for loved ones or as Thank Offerings for God’s many blessings. Once again you will have three different ways to request Christmas Memorials and Thank Offerings.
• If you participated last Christmas, you received a letter with instructions for participating again.
• There are request sheets on the tables in the narthex which you can complete and return with your check payable to St. Mary’s Altar Guild.

Books and Tutoring For CCA Academy

The ongoing relationship of St. Mary’s and CCA Academy is alive and well. This year, instead of collecting school supplies for the students, (as we have done in the past) we were asked about the possibility of supplying classroom sets of novels for English classes. Through the combined effort of the staff at CCA, Paula Risk, and parishioner, Greg Pierce, 30 copies of 5 different novels were purchased by St. Mary’s for the students at CCA. A 6th book is not available until spring of next year, and we will revisit that in the spring. Greg Pierce owns ACTA Publishing and got the books for us at a 40% discount, did not charge shipping fees, and had them delivered to St. Mary’s. Thank you Greg!!

Third Sundays are All Y’all Sundays: December 18

• 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.

Beer and Carols December 19, 6-8pm

At The Curragh Irish Pub, 6705 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60631

Eat, Drink, and Sing Carols! Join folks from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Park Ridge; St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Park Ridge; and Edison Park Lutheran Church, Chicago for an evening of good cheer. We'll provide songbooks and accompaniment; you bring yourself and your friends and family, order your favorite food and beverages, and join us in celebrating the season by singing together your favorite Christmas carols from all genres. Equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well!