• Rev. Patrick J. Skutch

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  • 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

Our Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange | Sunday, December 2 following the 10am service

You can't buy them, but you can exchange them!
Here's how it works: Everybody bakes 6 dozen cookies, all the same kind.
Cookies are divided into portions depending on how many bakers we have.
Bring your bagged cookies to the Beyer Auditorium before the 10:00 service.
After church, return to the auditorium to take home an assortment of all the cookies!
Make beautiful homemade cookie trays for sharing or keep them all for yourself.

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

9am Chapel Service Will Not be held

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.


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 !