Our ministries are where our heart is. 

Explore where your heart belongs by checking out these ministry opportunities!



Deacons have responded to the call from God to
a ministry of leadership through service – to seek

and to serve. The Deacons do a lot of listening to parishioners concerns maintaining a pastoral
and confidential presence. 


Ushers play a vital role in welcoming people
to our services, handing out the bulletins, and

also assisting anyone with directions or assistance going to communion.

Leader: Rev. Fran Holliday


Acolytes serve in various roles during the worship

service to help make the worship experience complete. Acolytes may begin serving in 4th grade and continue through high school.

Leader: El Nyberg

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a quiet behind-the-scenes ministry that has the honor of handling, preparing and caring for the blessed pieces of silver and brass and linens used on the Altar.

Leader: Rev. Fran Holliday


Lectors proclaim the Word of God from the Old and

New Testaments and lead the Prayers of the People.

Crystal Lake Food Pantry

Volunteers staff a day at the pantry and help local families shop for food and personal products.

Leader: Cate Williams

Christmas Basket Program

Organized by the Revive Center for Housing and

Healing, this ministry helps impoverished families

in our metropolitan area with gift cards or Christmas


Leader: Cate Becker


St. Mary's Seniors

This group gathers around the table to enjoy friendship and laughter and share a delicious meal in harmony and peace. 

Leader: Rev. Fran Holliday

Coffee Hour Hosts

An encouraging, fellowship time in the Great Hall,

run by scheduled volunteers and offered after each

worship service. 
Leader: Tracy Higgins

Chair Yoga 

Chair Yoga is a seated yoga class that helps to develop strength and balance. 
Leader: Catherine Carroll

Welcome Bakers

The purpose of this ministry is to welcome a newcomer’sfirst visit by delivering a loaf of

home-baked bread andsome welcome gifts to their home the week of their firstvisit. 

Leader: Tracy Higgins

Greeters Ministry

The goal of this ministry is to be warm and inviting, a good listener and to respond to the needs of everyone attending St. Mary’s.
Leader: Mike & Tracy Higgins

Alcoholics Anonymous

St. Mary is proud to support numerous Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Tarpley House.

Leader: District 11 answering service 
at, 815-455-3311.



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