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The Church of

St. Michael &

St. George

6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
314.721.1502 p
314.721.4670 f

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"Living Christ In This World"
January 9 - January 15, 2012
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The High School Youth Ministry retreat was held this past weekend at Trout Lodge. Sign up for the January 28-29 Middle School Retreat if you haven't already! 
Preaching Rota
   The Rev. Jed Fox
January 15   The Rev. Jedediah Wynn Fox
January 22   The Rev. Andrew John Archie
January 29   The Rev. Jedediah Wynn Fox
February 5   The Rt. Rev. Edward Lloyd Salmon, Jr.
Sunday Adult Education

Archie_100x100The Rector's Forum

Please join Fr. Archie as he continues to study the book of Exodus. 





Faith & Life Forum  

john tylerThe Faith & Life Forum, led by John Tyler, meets each Sunday at 10:30 AM in the Sverdrup Room. The current series is titled "The Public Ministry of Jesus According to Luke." Sunday we will discuss the miracles at Capernaum. Why not make a New Year's Resolution to be part of our discussion group in 2012? Come join us on any or all Sundays.

This Week

Tuesday, January 10
Steak & Stories
6 PM      The Great Hall Buz Mathews
Starting out the New Year we will kick it off with Buzz Matthews speaking about what is happening with the Youth Group in the upcoming year. He is very excited about talking about 2012 and is looking forward to sharing with all of you. His topic will be 'Bold Youth Ministry.' As we all know, the Youth Group is vital to our church. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Monday, January 16

MLK Special Event

All 6th-8th graders AND FRIENDS:make plans now to be at the MLK Day Middle School event from noon until 2 PM, Monday, January 16! Isaac is organizing a fun day in the Armstrong Room at church to hang out, eat pizza and play video/computer and other games. Bring your FRIENDS! You will be especially interested to come and try out the new BIG screen TV! E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign up. Cost is $5 for pizza.  


Faith@Work will meet Monday, January 16, in the Sverdrup Room from 11:45 AM-1:00 PM. We begin with NOONDAY PRAYER and a "B.L.T.- Blessed Little Thought" by Fr. Jed. Lunch and Open Discussion follow. The cost is $7 for lunch. Please contact Michael Hanrahan (314.518.3086, mikehanrahan01@gmail.com) by Monday, January 16, 10 AM to rsvp.  


The CSMSG Girls Choir

The CSMSG Girls Choir is still accepting new members, ages 9-18, to sing throughout this choral season concluding in May of 2012.  Contact Christi Bye now for more information by email at cbye@csmsg.org or by contacting her at church at 314.721.1502, ext. 4043.

Girls Choir at Advent Family Night
CSMSG Centennial  1912-2012
The Church of St. Michael & St. George has been the church home of thousands of people over the past 100 years. Lives have been changed, hearts healed, souls saved. How has CSMSG changed your life? What is your favorite CSMSG story? Please let us know if you have pictures you'd like to share. We're especially interested in pictures from the 1920's, 30s, 40's, 50s and 60s.

Contact Laurie Brown at 314.721.1502 to share your story, photo or memory.

Upcoming Events 

Saturday, January 21

Hunger Sandwich-making
10 AM   Taylor Room
Hunger Ministry Sandwich-making--All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for FOCUS and Centenary Food Ministry clients. This month we'll be meeting on January 22. Bring a friend. Come join in meeting this ever-growing need for our community.

Sunday, January 22
Chili and Pie on the 22nd, Oh My!
January 22 is the date for our Annual Meeting which immediately follows the 9:15 AM liturgy. There will be no 11:15 AM liturgy. Instead, we all will race to the Great Hall for a lunch of chili, soup and pie! Corndogs will be available for the kids. Make plans now to attend the always entertaining Annual Meeting and delicious lunch. Chili, soup and pies are needed. Please contact Laurie or call 314.721.1502 and let us know if you would be willing to bring a pot of chili, soup or bake a homemade pie.
Chili and Pie Champs
Church School Happenings
Church School skit
Parents Invitation this Sunday

This Sunday, January 15, the 4th and 5th grade parents are invited to join their children in St. George's Chapel for the service at 9:15 AM. 
The Preschool I and Preschool II parents are invited to their children's 10:25 AM chapel service, too.  
Both services, led by Laurie Anzilotti and Beth Wagner, are a wonderful experience for children and adults! (Other class parents will be invited in the future.)   


  Zip line at Trout Lodge


Middle School Retreat is coming, sign up NOW! All 6th-8th graders are invited to attend our MS retreat, January 28-29,  and are asked to sign up now by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org. Scholarship money is available, simply call Marty Chapman at 314.721.1502.


Wednesday Night Bible Study will resume THIS Wednesday, January 11 with dinner in the Great Hall at 6:30 PM followed by Bible Study. Pick-up is at 8 PM. Friends WELCOME!!  


LIVE FEED...ART: 9th-12th graders and your friends are invited to join Buzz for our 2nd series of LIVE FEED. This series will focus on how we find God in art of all forms. Make plans now to attend on Sunday afternoons, beginning Sunday, January 15, from 4-5:30 PM in the Armstrong Room. There is no cost, but we WILL have snacks! E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information.


MLK Special Event: All 6th-8th graders AND FRIENDS!:

make plans now to be at the MLK Day Middle School event from noon until 2 PM, Monday, January 16! Isaac is organizing a fun day in the Armstrong Room at church to hang out, eat pizza and play video/computer and other games. Bring your FRIENDS! You will be especially interested to come and try out the new BIG screen TV! E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign up. Cost is $5 for pizza.   


Middle School Mission Week June 11-15, 2012: Make plans now for your 5th-8th grader to participate in local service opportunities. Cost is $50 for the week. Friends are WELCOME!

2012 High School Mission Trip: Current 8th-12th graders are invited to join our HS mission team as we travel by train to Monument Valley, Utah, June 21-July 1, 2012. E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign up or for more information.

Look for your copy of our new Youth Ministry E-Newsletter each week! If you have not received this yet, please e-mail Buzz at Buzz@csmsg.org with your current e-mail address.


Fishin' for Folk

Church 'business cards' are available in the Great Hall and Narthex. Look for the flower pots. Please plant a card in a friend's hand and let them know about all the great things happening here.


Forward this e-letter to your friends!



Adult Formation 

Join Fr. Fox for Bible Study on Mondays

6:30 PM    Library

The Bible--It's big, it's complex and sometimes even a little frightening. You need someone to study alongside, someone to share the load of understanding the story of God's continued work of renewing the world. Come and study with Fr. Jed and other parishioners of St. Michael & St. George as they pursue this endeavor most Mondays in the Library at 6:30 PM.     


Confirmation is Coming! 

Anyone who is interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, or just wants more information about what all of this means, please contact Fr. Jed Fox or call the church at 314.721.1502.

Men's Retreat

The Annual Men's Retreat will take place February 17-18. All the men of the parish are encouraged to attend, and to bring a friend. Our speaker this year is Fr. Robert Hendrickson, Curate at Christ Church, New Haven, and a driving force behind the founding of the American chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests and St. Hilda's House, an intentional community for young adults contemplating a vocation to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. We will once again be retreating to Pere Marquette Conference Center. We hope that you can be a part of a great opportunity to get away and get close to God and your fellow parishioners. For more information, call the church at 314.721.1502, or send Fr. Jed Fox an email.   

Pere Marquette lodge  

Women's Retreat

We hope you have received the 'save the date' invitation to join 'The Contemplative Heart Retreat: A Journey into Self-Compassion' on March 2-3 at the Mercy Center in Frontenac. Women who have participated in the past tell us how much they gain from the guided meditations, periods of silence and worship.

If you would like to register yourself or others for the retreat, please contact Debbie Fenner at 314.721.1502 or by e-mail at Debbie@csmsg.org. Please join us!  

Columbarium Update

The Page Garden columbarium is nearing completion! As you may have noticed, the walls and niches have been constructed and the new pavers are laid. (Check them out--they're gorgeous!)  Landscape lights and sprinklers are roughed in, awaiting only the completion of the landscaping. A new gate remains to be built and installed.
We expect to return the urns from the lockers to their niches sometime in the spring, following Easter, when the weather will be more temperate. We will alert those who have loved ones in those urns prior to any such move.


Outreach Ministries


Sausage cook(s) needed! 

We are thankful for the response from the parish and have sausage cooker volunteers for the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays. All we need now are volunteers to fill the slots for the 3rd and 5th Sundays.  The 5th Sunday is an easy one; there are only four or five a year.
For additional information call Nick Clifford at 314.997.4011 or email at nickclifsr@yahoo.com.    

Sausage breakfast at the shelter  

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Canterbury Bookstore at christmas
Canterbury Bookstore 

After Christmas Sale
Happy New Year! Canterbury Bookstore has already started 2012 with a Serious Sale...inventory is coming and you know what we always say..we'd rather sell it than count it. Stop by and see what we mean. All items on the silver tree are 50% off, puppets 20% off, Christmas cards 50% off, Christmas jewelry 75% off, nativities 50% off, display Colonial Candles 50% off, all labyrinth items 20% off, icons 20% off, greeting cards 50% off, selected books 50% off, all others 10% off. The list keeps going...Check it out today!


Bookstore hours:
Sunday 8:30-11:30
Monday 10-noon
Thursday 10-3
Friday 8:30-noon

John Rowe

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund of the Church of St. Michael and St. George was established in 1943. It was created to provide the Church consistent supplemental funding for vital services, support during difficult economic times, and additional resources for mission growth. Over the past decades, while investments have been prudently made, parishioners and friends of the parish have not always remembered the fund in their estate planning and the Fund has not grown sufficiently to continue to meet its original purposes.


Today, as our society continues to evolve, the need for a strong Endowment has never been greater. In 2010, the Endowment Expansion Committee was formed to develop a long-term strategy to expand the Fund to a sufficient size to meet the Church's current and future needs. The Committee, chaired by John Rowe, includes: Ken Bean, Laurie Brown, Spencer Burke, Marianna Deal, Becky Fouke, Nick Kouchoukos, Talbot MacCarthy, Jeff Miller, Stephen Nickelson, Joe Sheehan and JoAnn Vorih.


In early 2012, the Committee intends to share its plan for Endowment Fund expansion with the entire church membership.  In the meantime, several targeted presentations have been made to the members of the Vestry, former Wardens and other church members. The resulting donations and commitments for future donations to the Fund have been quite encouraging.
Bulletin Board


Birth Announcements Needed

Please contact Debbie Fenner at debbie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 when there is a birth in the church family, so we can properly welcome the new baby into the parish.


CSMSG Pre-primary Enrollment

We are currently accepting applications for our parish's two pre-primary programs: 18-24 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 a degreed teacher and have proven quite successful since their inception. For more information, call Carol at 314.721.1502.

Child with book

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 CSMSG, contact Fr. Mike Wheeler.

Acolyte with cross

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

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 provided by an anonymous benefactor. Thank you for this very generous gift!