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 frequent 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-823-4126.
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
Our January, February, and March 2020 collections with Exodus World Service are combined into one for 3(!!!) refugee families welcoming newborn babies. One Rohingya baby girl was already born in late January, while the next two Rohingya baby boys are due in the next month. Click here to access the requested items. Please make your donation by THURSDAY MARCH 5th.
We meet from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Grauer Lounge on the first Monday of each month
Mar 2 Unearthed, by Alexandra Risen, (2016, 271 pgs.)
-a memoir from a woman who digs into her past while rehabilitating her garden
Apr 6 There There, by Tommy Orange, (2018, 294 pgs.)
-12 urban Native Americans travel to Oakland for a powwow in this
2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist for fiction
Are you new to St Mary’s and want to meet other families with children? Have you been at St Mary’s for a while and noticed lots of new faces? Come join us after church for a chance for families to meet, socialize, and enjoy fellowship. Children can participate in a leprechaun hunt, make rainbow necklaces, and maybe have some St Patrick’s Day shenanigans while parents have a chance to get to know one another! Food and fun will be provided. For questions, contact Bonny Skutch at email@example.com or Kate Hannigan at firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP here: http://evite.me/E13CBeftJ4
Come, help us feed those in need!
Please join us to make lunches for hungry people! We are in need of supplies!!! We are seeking donations of Bread, Meat, Eggs, Chips and Juice Boxes, if you are able to donate, we would truly appreciate it! Thank you for your generous and enthusiastic support of this ministry! If you are able to donate, please email email@example.com
Children ages 4 to grade 5 are welcome to join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Grauer Lounge for a gathering time.
At 9:45 a.m. children 4-6 years old will spend time in our Atrium classroom. The curriculum is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Children grades 2-5 are welcome to join us in Classroom 1 for stories, crafts, and more.
Every 1st and third Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m. from September to May our middle school and high school age children (gardes 6 - 12) participate in a youth group. Our time together is spent sharing a meal, discussing our faith, and participating in an event, game, or outing.
For more information please contact Zach Dyrda.
Sunday Night Suppers is a collaborative food ministry of Park Ridge churches and the Park Ridge Ministerial Association. On Sunday evenings from September to May, members of our community experiencing food insecurity are invited to share a meal together, no questions asked.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Park Ridge Presbyterian Church are co-hosts of this vital ministry. As the 2019-2020 program year will be the first year of our joint partnership, the Vestry has chosen Sunday Night Suppers as our One Big Thing for 2019-2020. One Big Thing is about rallying ourselves and working as a team doing something that we enjoy, something that fits our strengths as a parish, and something that challenges us to dig deep together. And Sunday Night Suppers is just that: a prime opportunity to live into our gift and enjoyment of feeding our neighbors!
More information at sundaysupperspr.org/
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: Bishop Jeff and Lisa Lee. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !
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?"