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  • Deacon David Grauer

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

Treasure Chest Now Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Our re-sale shop resumes business…ten to one-thirty Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We welcome for re-sale clean, gently used women’s and children’s clothing, household items, toys, games, cards….things that are still useful, and or decorative, holiday items, pictures, etc. Workers are greatly needed. We would like to develop an on-line presence for which we need assistance. Please contact Barb Bowers (847- 823 - 0709) to arrange donations or to volunteer.

Stewardship Ministry Fair | Sunday, September 30

Join us on Sunday, September 30, 2018 for our Ministry Fair immediately following the 10 am Service in Beyer Auditorium.
The purpose of the fair is to provide an opportunity for our parishioners to learn about the many ministries available at our parish and in our community. The fair is also an opportunity to celebrate the good things happening in our parish and beyond.
Annual Parish Stewardship Renewal materials will be available at the Ministry Fair.
For questions, contact Claret Oulvey at 847-825-8870 Or by email at: claretjazzn@comcast.net

St. Mary's Photo Directory | Pictures Needed by September 30

The parish office is creating a new Church Photo Directory and we need a current family picture for placement in the directory.
Please submit your photo BY SEPTEMBER 30TH, in a JPEG format, along with your first and last name(s) as you would like for them to appear with your photo. Faces in the photo must be clearly visible.
For questions? or if you are unable to email a photo, please call the parish office at 847-823-4126 so we can arrange to have your picture taken at the church on a Sunday.
Please submit your photo directly to parishadmin@stmaryspr.org

Civil Discourse and Christian Values | Wednesday Evenings in October: 7 to 8:15 pm

All are invited to join us beginning Wednesday, October 3rd for a four-week conversation on Civil Discourse and Christian Values. We will reflect on what civility looks like in our current context, and we will also think about what Christians bring to the table when it comes to speaking to one another with respect and love. Topics to be discussed include:

St. Mary's Book Discussion Group | Next Meeting October 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 Ocotber 1 we will be talking about The Red Tent (336 pgs) by Anita Diamont.  The novel fleshes out the the life Jacob's daughter, Dinah, who is only briefly mentioned in the Book of Genesis.  The book is currently available for pickup at the temporary Readers'  Services Desk in the 1st floor meeting room at the Park Ridge Public Library.

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 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: The Wood-Smith Family. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !