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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"
May 7 - May 13, 2012
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Youth Ministry volunteers Meredith, Bart Freer, Riley, Lindsey, and Anna working on a service project with Cornerstone, a company that provides safe and affordable housing in the city of St. Louis. Check out the pictures of the day on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=405385376151557&set=a.405379602818801.87906.197882703568493&type=1&theater 
Preaching Rota
    Fr. Wheeler
    May 13   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler   
    May 20   The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
    May 27   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June  3    Mr. Isaac Arten
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 Hospitality" (James 2:1-13).

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

We are $202,236 short of our $2,000,000 goal. Each and every pledge makes a difference.

Thank you for your pledge!
This Week
Tuesday, May 8
Steak & Stories
6 PM
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 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 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.
Upcoming Events

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.

Sunday, May 20
Last Day of Sunday School
Sunday School Teacher and Adult Volunteer Appreciation Day will be Sunday, May 20. This will be the last day of Sunday School for this school year.

Monday, May 21
Faith@Work will meet Monday, May 21, in the Sverdrup             
Room from 11:45 AM-1 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, May 21, 10 AM to rsvp. 

Sunday, May 27
Annual Parish Picnic 
The Annual Parish Picnic in the Street
is on May 27 after the first 10 AM liturgy (summer schedule!). 

parish picnic in the street
It's time for interested graduating high school seniors from this parish to apply for a Jane Howell Stupp Living Memorial Scholarship for college for the 2012-2013 academic year. This fund was established by Mrs. Stupp's family to provide one-time only college scholarships to worthy recipients. This is a competitive scholarship and not all applicants may receive a scholarship. You need to make a written application for this grant by writing the rector and including a transcript, a list of all financial support you are receiving and two letters of reference, one of which must be written by a teacher. Your information must be received in the rector's office by Monday, June 4, 2012.


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 

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.
Church School Happenings

Family Service in St. George's Chapel 

Attention Third Graders:  Sunday, May 13 in the 9:15 AM Chapel service, third graders will receive Adventure Bibles. If you are interested in purchasing one, for $20, please contact Jane Fisher, ASAP! Parents are invited to the presentations at the end of the service. 
May 20 is the last 9:15 service. All children, Preschool-5th Grade, should go to their classrooms at 9:15 AM.  At 9:30 AM all of the children will meet in the Chapel for the homily with Laurie Anzilotti. At the time of the Peace, the children will join their parents for communion.  

At the end of the 9:15 service in the Church, all volunteers, (Church School teachers, High School Assistants, Steering Committee members and the Chapel leaders) will be recognized for their work this year!

The Annual Parish Picnic in the Street is on May 27 after the first 10 AM liturgy (summer schedule!). 
YM volunteers serving meals at the shelter.


Youth Ministry Sunday School will be held through Sunday, May 20.

Thank you to all who volunteered this past weekend for our HS Mission Teambuilding Day!! This team served FOCUS and Cornerstone agencies this weekend by completing various work projects. Thank you to St. Michael's Houses for providing lunch! 
Mother's Day Bake Sale: Buy your mother special treats today AND support the HS Mission Fundraiser! 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 homebaked 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. 
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2012 High School Seniors! Join these seniors this Sunday in the Great Hall after the 9:15 AM liturgy to wish them well! 


Youth Ministry Annual Float Trip
will be Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. Come and float a beautiful Missouri river and camp out with the Youth Ministry! All parishioners are invited to join in the fun this weekend and come for as long or as little as you like. E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign-up or for more information. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $40/canoe.

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    

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  
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.

Outreach Ministries


Episcopal City Mission: SAVE THE DATE!!!
Celebrate summer at Episcopal City Mission's annual family fun picnic! This community event is fun for all ages and benefits kids in detention through Episcopal City Mission. ECM provides chaplains to children in the St. Louis City and County detention centers and Lakeside residential center. In a very real sense, the chaplains are the compassionate face of a loving God in the lives of children who are in trouble and frequently have no one to whom they can turn.

When:  Friday, June 22
Time:   5:30-8:30 PM
Where:  Grace Episcopal Church - Kirkwood

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-12. Admission includes live music featuring board members Rev. Brooke Myers and Bill Wolff, dinner, beverages and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items including World Champion Cardinals tickets!

For tickets, please call Episcopal City Mission at 314.436.3545, email ecitymission.org or contact your local parish representative.
Canterbury Bookstore

There's a new look in the Bookstore. Come and see. New displays, new cards, new books and more great value! Bangle bracelets, for Mother's Day, May 13. Stop by and see the wonderful selections -- sterling silver and silver plate. Mother's Day gift ideas throughout the store -- from $2 to $30. Icons and icon boxes, labyrinths and White Bead Street rosaries, new books of fiction and biographies.  Always free gift wrap and a personal touch to every purchase. Come see our new look and displays.

New items arriving each week.  Be sure to drop by and take a look.  Or call 314.721.1502.

Blessed Art Thou by Michael McGarth is a lovely gift for anyone's mother. McGarth's paintings in this collection are a result of his loving fascination with Madonnas. Combined with poetic and candid prayers these images speak to all people who search for meaning and joy in a troubled world. They speak, too, to the artistic and creative soul in each of us. A beautiful and meaningful gift to be enjoyed for days to come.

A wonderful gift for the new baby in the family is Baby's First Book of Prayers.  Lovingly illustrated and a treasure of first prayers for your little one.

Be sure to take a look at The Episcopal Handbook.  It's the indispensable companion for anyone who wants to be a well-informed churchgoer and wouldn't mind having a good chuckle along the way.  

A major new series of guides for everyone to the New Testament is available in Canterbury Bookstore. Making use of his scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright manages to unravel the great complexity of the books of the New Testament. Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament and includes them with his own translation of the entire text. The series is suitable for group study, personal study or daily devotions. Available in Canterbury Bookstore $15.
Sacred Doorways: A Beginners Guide to Icons by Linette Martin is for those who wish they understood more about icons. Martin explains the history of icons, the materials and techniques used in creating them, and the visual language of icons. But beyond providing a historical and artistic background, Martin also writes as a fellow spiritual pilgrim, enriching our understanding of the Orthodox spirituality that is celebrated and expressed through this ancient art form.  

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.   


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!