• Rev. Patrick J. Skutch

  • Serving At Sunday Night Suppers

  • Exodus World Service Award

  • Come Join Us

  • Our Doors Are Open

  • Deacon David Grauer

Lenten Suppers and Christian Learning | March 13, 20, 27, and April 3rd, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Note to Self: Creating Your Guide to a More Spiritual Life
Do you desire moments of stillness and silence with God set apart from the constant interruptions, notifications, distractions, and news alerts?
Are you feeling that your time is always spoken for but rarely experienced deeply?

Join us on Wednesday evenings in Lent for a soup supper and a discussion around an ancient and relevant Christian practice called “Rule of Life,” a loving, compassionate way of finding health, balance, and time for relationship with God.
Our discussions will center around the insights and wisdom of Charles LaFond’s wonderful book Note to Self: Creating Your Guide to a More Spiritual Life

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. 

Everyone is welcome to participate in 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

Sunday Night Suppers

St. Mary's joins with other members of The Park Ridge Ministerial Association and various local organizations to provide supper to hungry families every week from September through May. Currently these meals are served at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The photo shows our team serving on a recent Sunday.

Easter Memorial and Thank Offerings

Easter means the return of the silver vessels, the white vestments and FLOWERS!  This year’s blossoms will be a colorful arrangement in memory of loved ones and in thanksgiving for God’s blessings.  If you had an Easter Memorial or Thank Offering in the past, you received a letter.  You can repeat your entry or edit it and return it in the envelope provided with your check.  

If you would like to request a new memorial or thank offering, complete the form in the narthex and send it to the Altar Guild with your check.  The form and check can also be placed in the collection plate.  The form is also available below and by clicking here.

Checks should be made payable to St. Mary’s Church and need to be received by Sunday, APRIL 7, 2019 in order to be in the Easter bulletins.  

 

St. Mary's Book Group | Next Meeting April 1

The St. Mary's Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Monday of  the month from  7:00-8:30 PM in the Grauer Lounge. 

On April1 we will be discussing  Beloved, by Toni Morrison, 324 pgs.
                  -an escaped slave is haunted by the past

The book is available for pick up at the 2nd floor Readers' Services Desk at the Park Ridge Public Library.
 Note that the Prospect Ave. entrance has now reopened.

Exodus World Service Celebration Of Hope | Friday, April 5

St. Mary’s will be featured at the “Celebration of Hope” , the annual Exodus dinner.  The event will be held Friday, April 5, at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.  The dinner is complimentary (chicken, fish, and vegetable options) and at the end of the evening you can donate what you feel comfortable to give to support the Exodus ministry to refugees.  Several St. Mary’s people have already signed up to attend.

Healing One-Healing the World: Bishop Anderson Spring Benefit |Sunday, May 19

 To purchase tickets  click here .         

On May 19 from 5 to 8 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, Bishop Anderson House will hold its spring benefit,  Healing One-Healing the World. The evening is a celebration of the Campaign for the Next 70 Years and includes cocktails, dinner and the presentation of the Marion Faldet Award to Dr. Toyin Falusi Adeyemi and Rev. David O. Kyllo. 

SPOTLIGHT ON......

As part of No Strangers at Home, we have installed a SPOTLIGHT board on the wall between the bell tower doors and the Grauer Lounge. We will be spotlighting different parishioners and outreach partners every few weeks so that we can all put names with faces. There will also be a little bio of each - the facts of which may or may not be the subject of a trivia game in the future! Be sure to stop and see our current SPOTLIGHT honorees: Trish and Jim Morris. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !

Vestry Meeting Agenda for March, 2019 | Parish Leadership and Governance Documents

Information regarding governance and the most recent Parish Annual Report can be found here. 

St. Mary's Core Values:
Seek God.  Love one another.  Serve others.

St. Mary’s Provides:
Worship, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Formation, and Fellowship

Anchors For Decision Making:

  • Use and share our physical resources/space to do outreach service  
  • Engage the geographic community of Park Ridge and the surrounding region
  • Form vital spiritual practices to launch disciples into the world
  • Ask "What is God up to here?"