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Lenten Soup Suppers and Discussion | Five Wednesdays in Lent

Beginning February 21, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
(Childcare is available)
Join us for a simple Lenten supper, fellowship, and conversation featuring… Selina Stone’s Tarry Awhile: Wisdom from Black Spirituality for People of Faith The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2024

Books may be purchased online or in the parish office. To order a book and reading guide, or to help with providing soup, contact Christina at parishadmin@stmaryspr.org

Evensong for Lent | Sunday, March 3: 4:40pm Prelude, 5:00pm Evensong

St. Mary's cherishes a history and culture of excellent choral music and enthusiastic congregational singing. One of the gems of our Anglican choral tradition is choral evensong, a mostly sung evening liturgy focused on canticles, the psalms, and vesper texts. Some of the finest music for choirs is intended for this setting, so please join us for a reflective and deeply musical service.

Holy Week and Easter Services

MARCH 24 - Palm Sunday, 10:15 am
LITURGY BEGINS IN COURTYARD

MARCH 28 - MAUNDY THURSDAY, 7:30 pm

MARCH 29 - GOOD FRIDAY, 7:30 pm

MARCH 30 - THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER, 7:30 pm
LITURGY BEGINS IN COURTYARD

MARCH 31 - EASTER DAY, 10:15 am
Easter EGG HUNT AND A SPECIAL COFFEE HOUR
FOLLOWING THE 10:15 AM SERVICE

Easter Memorial and Thank Offerings

In the midst of Lent, it is hopeful to look forward to the glory of Easter Sunday and our beautifully adorned chancel. If you had an Easter Memorial or Thank Offering in the past, you received a letter about your past memorial.  You can repeat your entry or edit it and return it in the envelope provided with your check. 
There are forms in the narthex as well as a form available here.  If you would like to request a new memorial. Checks should be made payable to St. Mary’s Church and need to be received by Sunday, March 24, 2024 in order to be in the Easter bulletins.  Please mark AG Memorial in the memo line.

Care For The Caregivers Program | This Month Only March 5

All are invited to a monthly gathering
 Last Tuesday of the Month
11:00-11:45 A.M. in Grauer Lounge.

St. Mary’s is a caring, loving, understanding community comprised of people who seek to listen to and learn what is needful. One group, often working in a solo capacity, may benefit from a gathered, scheduled sharing experience: those who care for others in an ongoing, supportive manner.

Sunday Night Suppers Volunteers Needed

Sunday Night Suppers is a community ministry which provides a meal and fellowship each Sunday to anyone who needs it, no questions asked. Sunday Night Suppers is currently hosted by Park Ridge Presbyterian Church in partnership with St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
St. Mary's provides 3 volunteers every other week to serve on the host team. We need a Greeter, Kitchen Lead, and a Dining Room Lead. Your list of duties will be provided - we promise it's not hard and help will be available on site.

Exodus Refugee Welcome Pack Ministry

Dear Family, Friends, and Neighbors,
Thank you so much for your support this past year! With your help, we were able to provide 7 Welcome Packs to incoming refugee families in the Chicago area in 2023. Considering each pack consists of 60-80 items - you provided an estimated 500 household gifts for these families! We also supplied Exodus with additional supplies and assistance throughout the year.  

We are in our 7th year working alongside refugee families with Exodus and it is all possible thanks to your continued support. In 2024 we hope to provide Welcome Packs bimonthly (possibly more). The need is there, coordination is the challenge. If you want to learn more about refugees, how you can help more, or anything related to Exodus - please do not hesitate to reach out and ask.

CONTACT: katelhannigan@gmail.com