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About St. 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.

You are invited to worship and share communion with us on any Sunday, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. Click here for information about our Worship Services.  

We are committed to high quality and diverse music. Click here for information about our Music program.

If you have questions about Baptisms, Weddings or other sacraments click here or contact the parish office parishadmin@stmaryspr.org or phone: 847-823-4126.

We will be glad to speak or visit with you.

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God From God

Preacher: 
Rev. Patrick J. Skutch
Reading: 
John 16:12-15
Date Preached: 
May 22, 2016
Audio File: 

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Children and Youth Formation Summer Schedule

Sunday May 29th there will be no formation or children’s chapel. The children will be in worship with us. Sunday June 5th is the first Sunday of Children’s Chapel. There will be no family sing. Children’s chapel will meet in the 2nd and 3rd grade room starting at 10am sharp. If you would like to volunteer to assist one Sunday during children’s chapel please contact Zach Dyrda at zachdyrda@stmaryspr.org. The children will also be participating in One Big Thing by bringing one non perishable food item every Sunday to children’s Chapel. The food will be added to the offering and blessing. This is just one of the ways our children are participating in our community.

The nursery will be open and operating with normal hours the entire summer. However, they are changing location. Nursery will be held in the 1st grade classroom.

As for the Youth Group we will continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month during the summer. Kids becoming sixth graders in the fall are welcome to join. High School students are welcome to join us for the summer as well. Our goal is to have some teaching, some fun activities, outings, and service projects. The unified meeting is only for the summer.

A break down of the calendar is below.   read more »

Men's Breakfast: Saturday, June 4, 8 to 9:30 am

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The June breakfast will be held in the Marshall Dining Room.   read more »

Women’s Spirituality: Monday, June 6, 7 to 8:30pm

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The book for June is "The Light of the World: a Memoir" by Elizabeth Alexander

 All women of the parish are invited to attend, whether or not they have read the book. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions?  Please contact Paula Risk at paula_gleason@sbcglobal.net or 847-692-7944   read more »

Adult Formation Planning Conversation Sunday, June 12 at 9am in the Marshall Dining Room

As the staff at St. Mary's begins to plan for the 2016-2017 program year we are beginning to look at what Adult Formation/Education opportunities we might offer. It is our desire to have conversations that matter and to provide adult formation/education opportunities that make a difference in the lives of participants. We also hope to be able to provide some opportunities that will engage the interest of our neighbors in the Park Ridge community and beyond.

As a way of beginning to get an idea of what programs we might offer, we invite you to answer the questions at the link below and consider joining us for a planning conversation on Sunday, June 12 at 9am in the Dining Room.

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FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN ~ Saturday, June 18th.

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50 spots reserved for St. Mary's. Come help at the Feed My Starving Children, Schaumburg site. This marks the half way point of the year for our One Big Thing.

Email Christina Heyde at c-heyde@alumni.northwestern.edu to reserve your spot. Be part of the fun and celebration when we reach our goal.   read more »

Episcopal Essentials: Sunday, June 19 at 9am, Marshall Dining Room

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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.”

 

June 19 Organized Mystery: How we worship as Episcopalians

July 17 Our Common Life: Church Governance

August 21 How can I keep from singing: Episcopalians and Music

SUMMER SUNDAY WORSHIP IN THE COURTYARD ~ June 26th, July 31st, August 28th.

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SUMMER SUNDAY WORSHIP IN THE COURTYARDSUMMER SUNDAY WORSHIP IN THE COURTYARDWeather permitting, both Sunday worship services (8am and 10 am) will be held out of doors in the parish garden courtyard on these three Sundays. We will provide chairs as well as encouraging those who wish to bring a blanket and sit on the grass. On the other summer Sundays, worship will be in the sanctuary as usual.

Chapel Open for Prayer and Meditation Weekdays

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The Chapel is open for prayer and meditation during business hours. Look for the sign outside the chapel and come on in for a time of quiet and peace in the midst of your day.   read more »

One Big Thing Feeding Ministry

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Remember, every meal counts!

Here's how you can record and share data:

You can contact Mike Zimney, our official OBT counter, at SMECOBT2016@outlook.com
You can email or call Christina Rompon in the parish office.

 If you donate money through a third party, such as at the checkout at Mariano's, simply send us a dollar amount. We will calculate the meals.

If you serve at a ministry such as Feed My Starving Children, Sunday Evening Dinners at St. Luke's, or Greater Chicago Food Depository, ask them to give you a meal count.
We will provide a box in the back of the church with forms where you can fill out feeding numbers.

Worship Service Bulletins

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Attached are digital versions of the Bulletins for upcoming Services. Those with a Tablet or Reader may wish to bring a downloaded copy to the Service instead of requiring a paper leaflet.   read more »

Leadership and Governance Documents: 2015 Annual Report and May, 2016 Vestry Report

Information regarding governance and various leadership reports can be found here.   read more »

Make a Donation or Pledge

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You may make a one-time, or recurring donation to St. Mary's here via a secure on-line connection.  If your donation is in memoriam or for another special purpose, please email that information to the Parish Adminstrator, parishadmin@stmaryspr.org after making your contribution.   read more »