2010 Annual Meeting
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The Church of St. Michael & St. George

6345 Wydown Blvd.
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Clayton, MO 63105
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"Living Christ In This World"
January 17-January 24, 2011
This Week's Banner:
Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 30. A day of wonderful fellowship beginning with liturgy, Annual Meeting, and followed by a "Chili Cook-off and Pie Contest". 
Sunday Adult Education

 The Rector's Forum
10:30 AM  Taylor Room
The Rev. Andrew John Archie will discuss "Themes in Exodus."

Faith & Life Forum In Its Second Year
10:30 AM    Sverdrup Room
John Tyler
Worn out by the recent holiday hassle? Want a little peace and quiet? The current series in the Faith & Life Forum, led by John Tyler, is titled "Prayers for a Privileged People" and is based on a book with the same title that can be purchased in the Canterbury Bookstore. Come meet with us for this contemplative series where we will offer and discuss prayers related to the joys and concerns of daily life. Click this link for a description of the exciting topics to be discussed throughout the year.
Faith & Life information
Preaching Rota
The Rev. Jed Fox
January 23      The Rev. Jedediah Wynn Fox
January 30      The Rev. Andrew John Archie
February 6       The Rt. Rev. Keith Whitmore
February 13     The Rev. Andrew Archie
 This Sunday

Church School Parents
For the next few weeks, the Church School parents are invited on
specific Sundays to attend chapel with their children. 
  • PreKindergarten          January 23
  • 4/5th Grades              January 23

Growing In Generosity
Stewardship Campaign 2011

Growing in Generosity logo

Growing In Generosity  

Campaign Update

As of Friday, January 14, we have received 393 pledges for a total of $1,732,823.
Every Sunday at The Church of St. Michael and St. George our ushers serve Jesus Christ. They are faithful stewards, who serve Christ by giving of their time and abilities. Yesterday, Lunsford Schock was installed into the adult usher ministry. Our thanks to all of you who practice good stewardship by giving of your time, abilities, and money to support our children in this ministry.

Growing in Generosity Stewardship testimonials
This Week
Tuesday, January 18

Church Service League

11 AM   Great Hall
Church Service League will resume on Tuesday, January 18, with its regular schedule. Our program will be "Life Review in Aging: The Power of the Personal Story."  It promises to be quite informative and will present ways in which we can tap into the stories of our family members for preservation for future generations. Bible study is at 11 AM with lunch ($7) following at noon. Please join us!

Friday/Saturday, January 21-22


Pere Marquette lodge
Sign-ups for the Men's Retreat continue and spaces are filling up. The retreat begins on January 21st at noon and ends at 2 PM on the 22nd. Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson, Assistant Rector at St. Alban's Parish in Washington, DC. The cost of the retreat is $150 for double occupancy and $175 for single occupancy. To reserve a spot, please contact Debbie Fenner, debbie@csmsg.org, or call 314.721.1502 before Tuesday, January 18. For more information: Retreat information and registration form
Upcoming Events
"Mark" your calenders
Monday Nights
6:30 PM   Library
Fr. Jed continues to lead an in-depth study of the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 3, on Mondays, at 6:30 PM. The Bible Study is currently in recess until January 24. All are welcome.

Sunday, January 30
Skit from the 2010 Annual Meeting Skit

Children's skit at last year's Annual Meeting.


Annual Meeting  

Make plans now to attend, the meeting follows the 9:15 AM liturgy. We will elect new Vestry members, hear from our Rector, Senior Warden and watch skits preformed by the Youth and Children. Then stay for lunch in the Great Hall. Delicious Chili, Soups and Pies along with corn-dogs and chips for the kids and beer for the adults will be available.

This is a fun-filled event that you won't want to miss!

   Please note the schedule for January 30.
  • 8 AM Holy Eucharist
  • 9:15 AM Choral Eucharist followed by Annual Meeting
  • Lunch immediately following
  • 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist 
    Chili cookoff at the annual meeting

Chili, Soup or Pie

We need a few more donations for the Annual Meeting Lunch on January 30. If you are able to make a pot of chili or soup or bake a pie, contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or call 721.1502. Chili, soup and pies can be brought to the Great Hall before the 9:15 AM liturgy. We will keep it hot or slice it up and have it ready for the lunch following the Annual Meeting. Many thanks!

Friday, April 1
Nicaraguan Dinner Auction
The Dinner Auction will be held at Windows Off Washington. For more information contact Peggy at outreach@csmsg.org.

Adult Education
treeWomen's Retreat
The 2011 Women's Retreat, "Oaks of Righteousness", will be held at the Mercy Center on March 4-5, 2011. The spiritual leader will be Meg Rice, from Houston, Texas. She is a multi-generational Episcopalian who has been a Bible Study leader and teacher for over 15 years. Our desired results for the retreat will focus on:
  • Learning and/or affirming silent prayer practices that draw us closer to God and enable us to listen to Him, and cope with our daily lives
  • Discovering tools and resources to maintain a prayer practice, at any level, after the retreat
For more information, contact Debbie Fenner at debbie@csmsg.org.
Women's Retreat Brochure

Get Confirmed
Adult Confirmation Classes will be starting Sunday, February 6. If you are interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal Church, or want to know more about what that means, please contact Fr. Fox, jfox@csmsg.org, or call the office at 314.721.1502.
Church Service League

Help the USO!

Next week, the CSL will be filling boxes for our military that come through the Lambert Airport USO. Please bring any small toiletries, wrapped candy, playing cards, good used paperback books, lighters, etc. Also, we will include the children who come with their families through the USO, and that will mean we can collect small toys and children's books. All items need to be new or, in the case of the books, in good condition. Baby toys would also be appropriate. These items will be taken to the USO for distribution on Valentine's Day (and for the days just ahead of and following).  Please bring in by Tuesday, January 25. If you want to bring items in early, you may put them under the ledge of the receptionist's desk.

Faith in Action

St. Michael's Housesvalentine clip art
Valentine's Day Dinner Dance
Saturday, February 12
6:30 PM to 10 PM
Bring your sweetheart to the Great Hall for a romantic evening of dinner, live music and dancing! $100/couple includes dinner, dancing, and music by Two Times True with Christi John Bye. FREE babysitting with advanced reservations. To RSVP, contact the receptionist by February 9 at 314.721.1502 or alice@csmsg.org. Proceeds go to benefit the St. Michael's Houses Places on Page project and the Youth Ministry High School Mission Trip.  

Valentine invitation

Sweetheart Soup Sale

SoupSunday, February 13
Make a batch of soup and help the Hunger Ministry. Pick up a container or two-maybe more-and fill them with your favorite soup recipe. Please bring them to the church and put them in the freezer in the kitchen. They will be sold in the Great Hall on February 13 at the Soup Sale to benefit the Hunger Ministry. Breads to go with the soup are also needed. Please Call Becky Zaccarello 314.721.4565 to help. Don't forget to come by the "Sale" and purchase a  container of delicious homemade soup and bread. 

Valentine's Day Invitation
Epiphany Family Night
Church School Happenings

PreKindergarten parents are invited to share their child's chapel liturgy on Sunday, January 23.  The liturgy in St. George's Chapel begins at 10:25 AM, and space will be saved for you to sit with your child. This is a wonderful time to experience how special the children's liturgy is!

For the next few weeks, the Church School parents are invited on
specific Sundays to attend chapel with their children. 


  • PreKindergarten          January 23
  • Kindergarten               February 6
  • 1st Grade                    February 27
  • 2nd Grade                   February 20
  • 3rd Grade                    February 13
  • 4/5th Grades               January 23
During February, the Kindergarten-Third Grades will be sharing what they have learned: The Wedding at Cana, the story of Moses, Jesus' Early Years, and Jesus Walking on Water. Please mark the above dates in your calendars so that you don't miss a wonderful experience.
YM_Retreat at Trout Lodge

The Middle School Retreat

will be Saturday/Sunday, January 22/23. Sign-up now by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org. Cost is $150; scholarships are available by contacting Marty. Adult drivers/chaperones are needed (and the YM pays your registration fee!) Volunteer by e-mailing the above address. All parents should confirm that their child is attending, and remember, we would LOVE for your child's friends to come with us!

Wednesday Night Bible Study meets every Wednesday from 6:30 - 8 PM. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM in the Great Hall and Bible study follows in the Armstrong Room! You may come at 5:30 PM to challenge Isaac at the Wii!  Bring your friends!


Mission Accomplished! HS Mission Fundraising  To help defray the cost of our HS mission trip, our students will be raising money by volunteering to help members of CSMSG with special projects such as babysitting, snow shoveling, yard clean-up after winter, flower planting, etc. Please make plans to come to the Great Hall on the first two Sunday's in February to sign up for your personal Youth Ministry volunteer!


2011 High School Mission Trip deposits are due NOW.

A $100 deposit will confirm participation on the HS mission trip next summer. If you have not yet paid, please do so now by mailing a check to Marty at church, or dropping one off at the receptionist's desk. Our trip is filling up and slots will be confirmed for those who submit this deposit first. If you need scholarship monies, please contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org. All rising 8th-12th graders are eligible to go on this trip! The dates of the trip to Sturgis, South Dakota are Friday, July 8-Sunday, July 17. Cost is $750.
Canterbury Bookstore
Canterbury Bookstore offers many items perfect for Christmas gifts.

Canterbury Bookstore's Sale Days are here!

Take advantage of the great savings through January 30. All calendars are 60% off, Christmas ornaments 50% off, Christmas jewelry 50% off, Christmas books 20% off, Nativities 40% off, all icons 20% off, wall crosses 40% off, neckties 20% off, Advent calendars 50% off, Advent devotionals 20% off and there's even more! Come and see... We are sorry that no discount can be taken on: Special orders, Colonial Candles, Imprints, and gift certificates. Free gift wrap is available and Canterbury Bookstore does not collect sales tax.

Bookstore Hours
Book of the Month
Featured Books
2011 Vestry Nominees
The following parishioners have been nominated for the next Vestry term:
Marianna DealMarianna Deal
  • Member since 1994, attending since 1991
  • Sunday School teacher for 10+ years
  • Past member of Sunday School Steering Committee
  • Member of The St. Michael School Board
  • Vice-Chair of next year's Stewardship Campaign
I think we have a great opportunity to share God's word and love, by sharing the unique offering that we have at St. Michael & St. George.

Telling our story and sharing our experience will help us to grow as a parish, and grow the community of Christ.
Jim Holbrook
  • Jim Holbrook 'cradle' Episcopalian
  • member here since 1984 when Meredith and I moved to St. Louis
  • all three children baptized and confirmed here (Louis was an acolyte, Mary was a Sunday School assistant, Lizzy is a Sunday School assistant)
  •  Chair of St. Michael's Houses, Faith In Action
  •  serve breakfast at the homeless shelter (occasionally)
  •  previously on the Vestry
  •  was the Junior Warden
  •  served on the Finance Committee
  •  served on the Rector Search Committee
  •  led the Every Member Canvass (a couple of times)
I am personally and deeply moved by the wonderfully 'traditional' way in which we worship God at our church. 

I would love to see our church full of enthusiastic parishioners, fulfilled in their spiritual journeys, led by an enthusiastic clergy and staff.
Jan JacobiJan Jacobi
  • Member of the parish for 27 years
  • Served two terms on The St. Michael's Houses Board  
  • Served two terms on The St. Michael School Board
  • Ushered for 10 years
My dream is that we build an endowment to support the life and work of the parish.

I care most about the relationships that make our parish special. It's an eclectic congregation and I deeply value the friendships I've made as a parishioner.

Mark Klamer

  • Mark KlamerServed as Junior Warden on the Vestry
  • Leading effort to enhance and expand the Page Garden Columbarium
  • Serving fourth year on Youth Leadership Team
  • Chaperone for youth mission trip and several youth retreats
  • Taught Sunday School for three years

In serving as Junior Warden, my main focus has been the expansion and enhancement of the Page Garden.  (Yes, I am to blame for the lockers in the cloister hallway!) I hope that we can continue to integrate our loving care for those who are interred into the life of the parish.

My other great passion has been the youth ministry. Having the opportunity to see our youth grow in their faith is a great blessing.

Jeff Miller, Jr.

Jeff Miller
  • Baptized, confirmed and married in our church
  • Served on the Vestry (two terms)
  • Headed up an annual stewardship program  
  • Deeply involved in developing the Nicaragua outreach ministry and have made the mission trip a number of times, most recently with my daughter, Margot.
  • Part of the team that developed the evangelism pillar of our strategic plan and am currently working to implement the plan.
My dream for our church is to be THE leading Episcopal church in America.         
 Lily Ott 
  • Member at CSMSG since I was born Lily Ott
  • Taught Sunday school
  • Served on the Church School Steering Committee
  • Involved with the New Parents Guild, delivering our newest parishioners blessed baby blankets.
  • Recently hosted a "Mom's Night Out" at my home to welcome and get to know newer members of the church.
Our parish is a strong community of people, and it is important to keep this community growing by reaching out to new members while maintaining the rich tradition that CSMSG provides.
Columbarium Update

Check the progress of the Page Garden columbarium project from the Ellenwood entrance! The columbarium is being rehabilitated and expanded to add an additional 164 niches. While construction is ongoing, urns are being stored in individual lockers in the cloister walk. Weather permitting, construction should be done by mid-late spring.

Bulletin Board
The Servers' Guild
The Servers' Guild provides a unique opportunity for students from 6th through 12th grades to participate in the Sunday liturgies and gain a deeper appreciation for our traditions and style of worship. If you would like to join a group of young people who are dedicated to enhancing the worship experience at The Church of St. Michael & St. George, contact Catherine Salmon at

Altar Guild
We invite you to deepen your spiritual life and connection to the liturgy by becoming a member of the Altar Guild. This ministry is dedicated to the service of God by lovingly preparing the altars. Many hands are needed, weekdays and Sundays, to care for the linens, candles and silver. Contact Betsy Panke: 314.993.6487 or

CSMSG Pre-primary enrollment
We are currently accepting applications for our parish's two pre-primary programs: 16-24 months on Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:30-11:30 AM and 2-3 years on Monday through Wednesday mornings from 8:30-11:30 AM.  We are also offering a five-morning schedule for both classes. Our programs are taught by degreed teachers and have proven quite successful since their inception. For more information, call Carol at 314.721.1502.
Babies in the nursery
Smiles needed!
Want to volunteer one Su
nday a month? The Greeter position is just right for you. Contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

Valet Parking
Valet service by Midwest Parking will be available on Sunday mornings for elderly parishioners and those with special needs. This valuable service is being pr
ovided by an anonymous benefactor. Thank you for this very generous gift!