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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

Petite Opera Presents Don Giovanni | Through November 18

In this world premier of Petite Opera's new English translation and setting, the seducer, Don Giovanni (Italian for “Don Juan”) is transported into modern day, and patterned after several unscrupulous characters in the news associated with the #metoo movement. Set on a present day Hollywood film lot, the action, seduction and struggles are told from the perspectives of the actresses, film crew, and associates of the Hollywood film producer “Donny G” as he abuses his power. The story culminates in a powerful message that reflects our modern day intolerances and historical willingness to look the other way.
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Advent Begins in the Dark: A Book Study and Reflection with Father Patrick | Four Wednesdays in Advent

If God has truly come in Jesus Christ, why do things remain as they are? Why do so many terrible things happen? Where is God? 

These, priest and author Fleming Rutledge says, are Advent questions.   Advent is that season of the Church year when we are asked to reflect on what it means to live in the time between. We look with hope toward the promised victory of God over the powers of suffering and evil, while being called to steadfastly resist those powers in the present.  We look to the light while acknowledging the darkness.

Advent and Christmas Service Schedule

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 | The First Sunday of Advent
Worship at 8 and 10am

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 | Second Sunday of Advent
Worship at 8 and 10 am

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 | Third Sunday of Advent
Worship at 8 and 10am

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 | Fourth Sunday of Advent
Worship at 10am

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 | Christmas Eve
5:00pm Christmas Eve Service with the Gospel Choir
*Nursery Available (for Newborns to 5 years of age)

9:30pm Congregational Christmas Caroling and Prelude Music
10:00pm Christmas Eve Service with the Parish Choir

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 | Christmas Day
10am Christmas Day Eucharist with Carols and Organ Music

WEDNESDAY | DECEMBER 26
9am Chapel Service Will Not be held

WEDNESDAY | JANUARY 2, 2019
9am Morning Prayer in Chapel

St. Mary's Book Discussion Group | Next Meeting December 3

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 December 3 we will be discussing  The Noticer,  by Andy Andrews, 167 pgs.-exploring the need for perspective in our lives. 

You do not need to have read the book to attend.  Participants are invited to bring a snack or beverage to share.  Contact Jeanie Forrest at forrest.jean@gmail.com with any questions.

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 Maurer family. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !