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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"
April 23 - 29, 2012
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This Sunday is Confirmation Sunday. The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith will be our guest preacher at the 9:15 AM liturgy.  
NOTE: There will not be an 11:15 AM service.      
Preaching Rota
    April 29  The Rt. Rev. G. Wayne Smith
    May 6     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
    May 13   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler   
    May 20   The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
Sunday Adult Education

Archie_100x100The Rector's Forum

The Rector's Forum will not meet this week due to Confirmation. 





Faith & Life Forum  john tyler

The Faith & Life Forum, led by John Tyler, will not meet Sunday (April 29). The Forum will resume on May 6 with the series titled "Faith in Action According to James." Participants will discuss "Faith in Action through Speech" (James 3:1-12).

Welcome Emily HyldenEmily Hylden

As was announced, we rejoice to welcome Emily Hylden as a brand new curate at The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Her first day will be June 15. Emily comes to us after completing a Masters of Divinity in the Anglican House at Duke Divinity. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University as well. She will be ordained to the Transitional Deaconate on June 2.  

This Week
Tuesday, April 24Book discussion sketch
Book Discussion:
Portrait of the Artist
as a Young Man

Daniel C. Williamson will lead a discussion of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. In this great Bildungsroman, a young man's life is formed by the divergent forces of lust, religion, art, politics and ambition. Discussions will take place on April 24, May 1 and 8 in the Sverdrup Room. Download flyer.

Thursday, April 26
Church School's Mom's Night Out 
Church School Mom's Night Out is at Jilanne Barnes house on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 PM.  Bring a bottle of wine or a dessert and expect a great time out! Please RSVP to Jane Fisher -  jfisher@csmsg.org.  

Friday, April 27
Nicaraguan Dinner and Auction
Please join the World Service Mission Ministry in supporting the successful Christian missionary efforts of Nour and Carolyn Sirker in Managua, Nicaragua to serve these wonderful children and desperately poor people.

RSVP today for the Nicaraguan Dinner Auction at Windows Off Washington. Go to http://www.csmsg.org to download the invitation and RSVP cards.
Nicaraguan girls

Sunday, April 29
The Rt. Rev. G. Wayne Smith will be our guest preacher for the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday. Fifteen 8th graders and 23 adults will be confirmed. Please join us afterward in the Great Hall for cake and fellowship. (Please note that there will not be an 11:15 AM service).
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 8
Steak & Stories
On May 8 our speaker will be Mr. Bob Stupp whom most everyone at the parish knows. But... did you know that Stupp Bros., Inc. has been in business for 156 years and is in its 6th generation of Stupp leadership? Did you also know that the Stupp family started off at St. George church before it merged with CSMSG? The Stupp family has a long business history, but also quite a bit to say about their family's involvement at our own church. For reservations e-mail the receptionist at alice@csmsg.org or call 314.721.1502.
Columbarium Reconsecration Liturgy
The restoration and expansion of the Page Garden columbarium is complete.  Take a peek outside if you haven't seen it yet. To celebrate this important milestone, the parish is invited to a special liturgy of reconsecration and Holy Eucharist, in the Page Garden, on Friday, May 25, at 6 PM.
The next morning we will begin re-interring the urns from the lockers to the niches. That process will continue on subsequently until complete. Following completion of the re-interrment, the lockers in the cloister hallway will be removed.
The refurbished columbarium tangibly embodies our Christian confidence that we are surrounded by a "great cloud of witnesses", as well as the unity between the church militant (those Christians alive now) and the church triumphant (those who have gone before). And importantly, it symbolizes our Christian hope in bodily resurrection. We are excited that it has been finished in this, the parish's centennial year!
Come celebrate at the reconsecration service on Friday, May 25 at 6 PM! Reservations for the service are not necessary, but if you know you are coming, please call the church at 314.721.1502. 
Entrance to columbarium 
Looking for Volunteers
Flower Guild
The Flower Guild is looking for volunteers to assist with displaying the flowers on the altar and special events for the upcoming year. This is a fun way to get to know the women of the parish. If you're interested in learning more, please call Judy Kouchoukos at 314.997.1614 or antiquedoll@aol.com.

Wanted: 8 AM Greeter

We are looking for friendly people to be a greeter at Sunday 8 AM liturgies. Please call Patricia Johnson at 314.721.2881 for more information.


The CSMSG Girls Choirchoir practice at CSMSG

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.

The 2012-2013 CSMSG Girls Choir Information Meeting
Do you have a daughter, ages 9-18, interested in joining the Girls Choir? Please join us on May 9 with dinner starting at 6:30 PM in the Great Hall. Dessert and a short presentation will follow in the Taylor Room from 7-8 PM describing the expectations, schedule, and how membership in the choir will have a lasting impact on a choir member and her family. Please RSVP to Alice at the front desk at 314.721.1502 or email her at alice@csmsg.org .
Centennial logo
CSMSG Centennial Celebration 
Photos and stories needed for our Centennial photo contest. Contact the church if you have something to share!  

Pew Rental? 
In 1913, pews at our church were rented! Stop by the niche located down the hall from the receptionist's desk to find out how much your favorite pew rented for. Let's hope the stewardship committee doesn't get any ideas! 
Church School Happenings
First graders learn about the Good Samaritan. 
Mom's Night Out is at Jilanne Barnes' this Thursday at 7:30 PM. Bring a bottle of wine or dessert!  Please RSVP to the e-vite or to fisher@csmsg.org, if you haven't already.

Attention Third Graders! 
Adventure Bibles will be presented to anyone interested in the 9:15 AM chapel service on May 13. Forms will be passed out in the class on Sunday, April 29 and May 5 and emailed this week. The cost is $25. Please make checks payable to the church.   
YM volunteers serving meals at the shelter.


LIVE FEED...Service- Inspired by the life and example of St. Francis of Assisi continues Sunday's from 4-5:30 PM! Make plans now to join Buzz to talk about ways that YOU can serve our St. Louis community! Yes, we DO sign for service hours! Questions? E-mail Buzz@csmsg.org.

Confirmation- Our Youth Confirmation Banquet is this Saturday! All confirmands and parents must be in sanctuary at 6 PM for instruction. Family members may proceed to the Davis Courtyard for the reception. All 8th graders should be in the Taylor Room by 8:45 AM on Sunday, April 29. There will be a reception honoring the confirmands and their parents immediately following the service in the Great Hall. 
OUTREACH- Thank you to the 29 students and many adults who volunteered last weekend to serve our community by sorting food at the St. Louis Foodbank and feeding the homeless at FOCUS! Thank you also to those who donated money and brownies! 
High School Seniors and Parents- The Youth Ministry is collecting information in preparation for our High School Senior Recognition. Please send this information back by mail or e-mailing to youth@csmsg.org. We also ask that you please include a photo of your senior for our Senior Poster. You may let us know of your college choice whenever you decide!  


YM Kick-Off Committee Meeting- Meet in Armstrong Room this Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30-6:30 PM.  
High School Mission Trip payments and forms are by this Friday, April 27. E-mail youth@csmsg.org if you have questions about your balance or need to set up a payment plan. There is still time to sign up to participate on this trip, but we ask that you contact the YM staff now if you are interested, or know another person who is interested in attending. Deadline is Friday, April 27. Our 2012 High School Mission Trip is to to Monument Valley, Utah, June 21-July 1. Current 8th-12th graders are invited to join our HS mission team. We are traveling by train! E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign up.

YM-GROUP on Service Day

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

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.  E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign up or for more information.

Wednesday Night Bible Study continues every Wednesday with dinner in the Great Hall at 6:30 PM and Bible Study in the Armstrong Room from 7-8 PM. There is no charge and friends are welcome!

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.      

Outreach Ministries

The Nicaragua Donation Box Has Moved!
Donations for the Nicaragua Mission Trip can be dropped off at the wall closet across from the church library. Look for marked boxes inside. 

A wish list of needed items for this year's trip is posted on the Faith and Action bulletin board. Be a part of the mission trip by donating items to the second suitcases carried by the mission volunteers to Nicaragua.
Items needed include:
Children's Vitamins/Tylenol
Travel Size Toiletries
Socks  Size 5-Adult (Girls-White socks)  (Boys Navy/Black Socks) 
Underwear (briefs only)  Size 5-Adult
School supplies
Educational Toys   Gently used/new
Books (Spanish only)  Gently used/new

Canterbury Bookstore
Ann Babington spiffing up the bookstore.
Stop by the Canterbury Bookstore to select that special gift for your
confirmand. Confirmation will be on April 29. Silver chains and crosses, Bibles, prayer books and devotionals along with many other gift ideas are on display right now. Confirmation cards of many designs are available also. Stop by and take a look today. Free Gift Wrapping available.

Give us this Day--The Lord's Prayer, illustrated by Tasha Tudor.
The best known of all Christian prayers is illustrated in sensitive
watercolors by one of America's foremost artists. The images are
drawn from rural New England and bespeak a universal truth. Ms.
Tudor's illustrations eloquently express the faith and wisdom of the
words. Various editions available now in Canterbury Bookstore.

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

Suggestion BoxSuggestion Box

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Bulletin Board

Altar Flowers  

Please consider giving flowers in celebration of a special event, in honor or in memory of a loved one. Order forms are available near the receptionist and Wydown narthex.   


Please Note

The correct version of Phoebe Pettingell's Duo article is on the CSMSG website http://www.csmsg.org/main/duo-magazine.html  


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.

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
Altar guild women preparing for Sunday

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!