• Rev. Patrick J. Skutch

  • Seek

  • Deacon David Grauer

  • Love

  • Refugee Welcome

  • Serve: Sunday Night Supper

  • Seek: Civil Discourse

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

St. Mary’s Dinner Group

Meet members of St. Mary’s community for a meal and fellowship.
This is not a gourmet dinner group, just good food with very nice people. The Dinner Group is open to anyone in the parish, couples and singles.
We meet in groups of about eight people at each other’s homes, a restaurant or place of host’s choice. Each gathering is hosted by a member couple/person.
The dinner group meets approximately four times a year beginning in January.
Don’t be shy. We’d love to meet you.
Call or email Chris Provost at 847-696-7956 or caprovost1@aol.com for more information or to sign up. Sign up deadline is November 1, 2018.

Sign Up For The Christmas Basket Program

Please consider helping some families in need this Christmas by signing up for the Christmas Basket program. It is sponsored by the Revive Center for Housing and Healing in Chicago.
Judy Donovan has a list of 12 singles and 23 families ranging in size from 2 to 7 for you to purchase a Jewel Food gift card and a personal gift.  Judy will be at coffee hour on Sundays October 7 and 21 for you to sign up.
You may also call her at 847--696-0280 or e-mail: daveandjudy42@gmail.com. Thank you very much.

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:

Petite Opera Presents Don Giovanni : November 3 - 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.
Click here for more information.


If you would like to have the names of loved ones who have died listed in the All Saints Day bulletin on November 4th, please include their names on the All Saints Day Memorial Form, located in the Narthex. NAMES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 30TH .

St. Mary's Book Discussion Group | Next Meeting November 5

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 November 5 we will be discussing  Brain on Fire,  by Susan Cahalan, 250 pgs.-a recollection of a woman’s struggle to recapture her identity 

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.


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