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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 30 - May 6, 2012
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The 2012 Youth Confirmands with the Rev. Andrew John Archie, the Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith, and Youth Minister, Isaac Arten.  Check out the CSMSG Facebook site for more confirmation pictures:
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    Archie_100x100May 6     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
    May 13   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler   
    May 20   The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
    May 27   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum

The Rector's Forum will meet this Sunday in the Taylor Room at 10:30 AM. Fr. Archie will continue the study of Exodus. 


Faith & Life Forum  john tyler

The Faith & Life Forum, led by John Tyler, meets each Sunday at 10:30 AM in the Sverdrup Room. The current series is titled "Faith in Action According to James."  Sunday, 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.  

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A glorious day yesterday... Confirmation Sunday, the Bishop, 38 newly-confirmed parishioners and the Holy Spirit at work! Your pledge dollars made this happen. Thank you for your pledge.

As of today we have received 392 pledges for a total of $1,797,764.


This Week
Tuesday, May 1Book 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 May 1 and 8 in the Sverdrup Room at 7:30 PM. Download flyer.

Sunday, May 6
The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 6 at 5 PM. The service will include the Second Service of Kenneth Leighton and music of Philip Stopford and Sir Edward C. Bairstow. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.
Evensong choir

Simple Supper
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Meet in the Taylor Room for Simple Supper on May 6, after Evensong to support the HS youth mission trip to Utah in June. $5 suggested donation for a delicious meal of homemade soups, salad, bread & assorted desserts.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 8
6 PM
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.

Wednesday, May 9
Girls Choir MeetingGirls choir practicing
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 e-mail her at alice@csmsg.org.

Sunday, May 13
Evensong at the Abbey
The Choir will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 13, at 5 PM at the St. Louis Abbey, 500 South Mason Road in Creve Coeur. The service will include evening canticles by Arvo Pärt and Gustav Holst as well as music of Henry Gerike and Horatio Parker. A festive reception, hosted by the monks of the monastery, will follow to which all are cordially invited. This service is an offering of worship as part of our ongoing ecumenical relationship with the monks of the Abbey. Please plan to be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day and to celebrate our relationship with the St. Louis Abbey.

Monday, May 14
Susan Mount Guild
The Susan Mount Guild will meet on Monday, May 14 at noon in the Great Hall. All parishoners are invited for a delicious luncheon. If you are interested, please make your reservation with Helen Cavin  at 314.647.0889, no later than Wednesday, May 9. We look forward to welcoming you.
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.
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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

Family Service in St. George's Chapel 
Outreach Project and Moving Up
On May 6, the 3rd graders will "move up" and join the 4th and 5th graders' outreach project (filling bookbags with school supplies for the children in Managua, Nicaragua).  At 10:50 AM, the 5th graders will "move up" and join the Middle School Youth Group for an ice cream social in the Gym. 

On May 13, the Third Grade children will receive their own bibles in the 9:15 AM chapel service. Third Grade parents (and 4th and 5th Grade parents, too) who would like an Adventure Bible for your child, please contact Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. The cost is $25.00. Third grade parents are invited to be with their child in the chapel that morning.    
YM volunteers serving meals at the shelter.


Congratulations to all of our 2012 Confirmands! Sunday School will be held through Sunday, May 20.
HS Mission Teambuilding Day is THIS Saturday, May 5. All participants should meet at church at 8 AM sharp. Pick-up will be at 6030 Etzel, 63112, at the site of Cornerstone, after lunch. Thank you to St. Michael's Houses for providing lunch! 
5th Grade Welcome: Shhhh.....all 5th graders will be "kidnapped" by our 6th and 7th graders THIS Sunday, May 6 and taken to the gym for the world's largest Sundae on Sunday! Please pick up your 5th graders from the gym and 11:10 AM and introduce yourselves to our Youth Ministry staff and SS teachers! 
Mother's Day Bake Sale: the HS Mission Team will be sponsoring a bake sale in the Great Hall on May 13 to benefit the summer mission trip to Utah. Treat your mother or another special lady to a home baked treat on Sunday, May 13! Baked goods will be sold from 8:30-9:15 AM as well as 10:15-11:15 AM in the Great Hall. 
High School Senior recognition is Sunday, May 13! All senior photos, information and college decisions should've been sent in. E-mail youth@csmsg.org TODAY with this information if you have not sent it in already and to RSVP with the number from your family who will be attending on May 13.
LIVE FEED...Service: Inspired by the life and example of St. Francis of Assisi, the class wraps up this Sunday, May 6 from 4-5:30 PM!  Make plans now to join Buzz to talk about ways that YOU can serve our St. Louis community!

High School Mission Trip payments and forms are due NOW! E-mail youth@csmsg.org if you have questions about your balance or need to set up a payment plan. 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 Middle School Group at Citygarden  

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! Sign-up by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org.
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 

Fr. Fox Bible Study on Mondays

Fr. Jed's Monday night Bible Study will be in recess for the summer. It will resume in September.    

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.
Its not to late to stop by The Canterbury Bookstore and select a gift for your confirmand. Silver chains and crosses, Bibles, prayer
books and devotionals along with many other gift ideas are on display right now.

Begin to browse for Mother's Day. Time to remember that very special person and we have many ideas to help you let her know
how special she is. Stop by today.

Canterbury Bookstore also has many products which support various parish ministries: CSL Cookbooks, Knitting Ministry knitting kits, and Covington Calligraphy to benefit the Sant Scholarship Fund. The sale of these products directly helps the ministry involved. Please take a look at them when you are in the Bookstore.

There are special selections of books, Bibles, jewelry and foods for
seasonal giving to children, parents, and friends of all ages. Confirmation, Mother's Day and Graduation - just to name a few. Remember gift-wrapping is always available and FREE. The Canterbury Bookstore always has so much to offer. Stop by today.

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

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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!