• Rev Patrick J Skutch

  • Parish Choir

  • Pentecost

  • Deacon David Grauer

SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER KICK OFF DINNER | Sunday, August 18, 5-7 pm: Park Ridge Presbyterian Church

Members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Park Ridge Presbyterian Church are excited about how close we are to the beginning of the 2019-2020 Sunday Night Supper season.
Everyone is invited to dine as our guests at the Host Team Kick Off Dinner on August 18th. We hope you experience all the hospitality, love and nourishment we will extend to the SNS guests beginning September 8th.
You will be greeted at the Lounge Doors like our guests, invited to sit around a table with friends like our guests and served a generous hot meal like our guests. Come and experience a shared meal, no questions asked.
Contact Pastor Amanda with any questions, amanda@parkridgepresby.org

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 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 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

ONE BIG THING 2019-2020: SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPERS

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. 

Beginning in September 2019, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Park Ridge Presbyterian Church will join together as 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!

BOWLING EVENT! Wednesday, August 21st, 7pm

Brunswick Zone Niles Lanes

7333 North Milwaukee Ave. Niles, IL

To make sure we are being as inviting and inclusive to everyone, we are changing our laser tag outing to a bowling outing. This will be on the same day and time, just different place. We will be at the Brunswick Zone Niles Lane. The cost will be $20 per person. Our night and cost will include 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and unlimited drinks.

 This will be a great place to have fun, get to know people, more.

Come join the fun.

 

A Parish Potluck Dessert and Discussion | Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Ice Cream and Angels  (And Other Interesting Spiritual Beings)

The Bible speaks of some strange and wondrous spiritual beings.  Think of the creation story and the host of heaven. What is that? Think of the stories in the Bible where someone is visited by an angel, like when Mary learns she is pregnant with Jesus. Or think about those challenging stories in which Jesus does battle with a demon or is tempted by Satan. What are we supposed to make of all that?  Or, what about Holy Baptism, when the candidates or their parents are asked, “Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God?”  What does that mean?

St. Mary’s Kickoff Sunday Sunday, September 8

ummer is winding down. School is starting up, and so is our program year at St.
Mary’s. Choir and Sunday School are back in session. And, we begin our
partnership in Sunday Night Suppers on September 8.
Helps us start our program year off with a BANG! Join us for worship at 10:00 am
that Sunday, and then stick around afterwards for a festive cookout!
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided. Please bring the following based on
last name:
Last Name
A-H: Side Dishes
I-0: Snacks or Desserts
P-Z: Soft Drinks or Bottled Water
See you all on the 8 th !

Exodus World Service Backpack Collection

Help Requested: We are collecting BRAND NEW BACKPACKS for refugee families with Exodus World Service during the month of August. Your donation will help a new student start this school year off with an essential school item. We have a collection bin by the fireplace in Grauer Lounge (at St. Mary's Episcopal in Park Ridge). Thank you for your consideration and support.
Please contact katelhannigan@gmail.com with any questions.

How To Help Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  1.  Speak out :
Reach out to your members of Congress through the Episcopal Public Policy Network. Learn & take action.

  2.  Support Episcopal efforts:
Read Response to the Border: Advocacy and Education to connect with ongoing Episcopal efforts in border dioceses and elsewhere.

   3.   Join EMM's Partners in Welcome:
Get involved for the long-term. Join Partners in Welcome to learn, network, share best practices, and get equipped for ministries of advocacy, presence, welcome, and community-building.

   4.   Support EMM:
Alongside our ongoing work to resettle refugees, EMM is also. leading a churchwide effort to create Support Asylum- Seekers: A Toolkit for Individuals and Congregations, to help communities learn how they can support asylum-seekers through the legal process. We need your help to continue our work. Make a gift to EMM today.

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: Reverend David Grauer. And get ready for your time in the SPOTLIGHT !

Vestry Meeting Agenda for August, 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?"