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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 21 - May 27, 2012
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Summer and Hanlon enjoying the festivities at last year's parish picnic on the street. Make plans to attend the picnic this Sunday after the 10 AM liturgy.
Summer Schedule begins THIS Sunday!
 8:00 AM     Holy Eucharist I
10:00 AM    Choral Eucharist I
 5:30 PM     Holy Eucharist II
Preaching Rota

   May 27    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June  3    Mr. Isaac Arten
   June 10   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June 17   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June 24   The Rev. Emily R. Hylden  
Sunday Adult Education

Rectorless Forum begins June 3
9:00-9:45 AM    Taylor Room
The Summer Forum is back! Each Sunday, hear a different speaker offer insight into various topics of the faith. John Tyler will be our first speaker on June 3. He will give a class entitled "The Transforming Power of Our Centennial Celebration."

The Rector's Forum

The Rector's Forum is in recess until October 7. 


Faith & Life Forum   

The Faith and Life Forum is in recess. 

Adult Education
Women's Bible Study
Fridays   7:30 AM     Sverdrup Room
The Rev. John Michael Wheeler will continue to conduct the Women's Bible Studies that meet every Friday.  All women are welcome!   
Giving in Generosity Growing in Gratitude logo
The Rev. Anne Russ made a list of the Top 10 Reasons to come to church. The following is number three:

"Not all churches are after your money. Good churches want you to have a healthy relationship with money. Sure, churches need to pay the electric bill and the pastor and the youth director, but money and the church are more about you than it is about the church. It's about your own relationship with money. World events have proven that it's much better to put faith in God than in a bank account. Church can help you with that."
As of today, we have received 392 pledges for a total of $1,797,764.
Thank you for your pledge!
This Week

Friday, May 25   6 PM
Columbarium Reconsecration Liturgy
The restoration and expansion of the Page Garden columbarium is complete. To celebrate this important milestone, the parish is invited to a special liturgy of reconsecration and Holy Eucharist in the Page Garden. (See below for more information.)

Sunday, May 27

Summer Schedule Begins this Sunday, May 27

   8:00 AM      Holy Eucharist I
 10:00 AM      Choral Eucharist I 
          5:30 PM      Holy Eucharist II

Annual Parish Picnic
The Annual Parish Picnic in the Street is this Sunday after the first 10 AM liturgy (The new summer schedule!). 

The magician Abracadabra performed magic tricks at last year's picnic.
Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day)  
The church and church offices will be closed.  
Upcoming Events
Saturday/Sunday, June 2-3 
YM Annual Float Trip and Camp-out 
Sign-up NOW to join the Youth Ministry for a relaxing float down the Big River! Join us for fun and fellowship. You may come for the day to float or stay and camp out! RSVP to youth@csmsg.org. Cost is approximately $40/canoe. All youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Stupp Scholarship
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.  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 
Church School Happenings

3rd,4th, and 5th graders with their new bibles. 


Sunday, May 27 starts the 10:00 AM summer schedule.  All children gather in the undercroft classroom for lectionary-based activities, and then join their parents in church at the time of the Peace.  

Parish Picnic in the Street
is this Sunday, following the 10:00 AM service. For $5/person, there is unlimited fun in the Bouncy Castle, petting zoo and pony ride. The barbecue and magician are free!  We will be collecting hearty canned foods for the Hunger Ministry.  
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2012 High School Seniors!!

Volunteers at the YM bake sale.
YM Bible Study
May 23    6:30-8 PM
will meet this Wednesday in the Armstrong Room and the gym.

Youth Ministry
Annual Float Trip
Saturday-Sunday, June 2 and 3.
Come and float the beautiful Big River and camp out with the Youth Ministry at Washington State Park! 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.
Summer College Reunion   All graduating HS seniors and CSMSG college students are invited to drop by the Holbrook's on Saturday, June 9 from 11:30 AM-1 PM for brunch! Watch the mail for your invitation. RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org.
Middle School Mission Week
Make plans now for your 5th-8th grader to participate in local service opportunities, June 11-15. Cost is $50/week. Friends are WELCOME! Sign up by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org.

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.

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 info@ecitymission.org or contact your local parish representative.
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Wednesday, June 13  

"Angels in the Garden," Garden Walk and Garden Party, sponsored by the Committee of 100 Garden Lovers and St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Tour: 1-5 PM. Party: 5:30-7:30 PM. Contact Sally Lemkemeier at lemkemeier@aol.com or Frances Gay at frances.gay@gmail.com for more info.

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!

Canterbury Bookstore
Canterbury Bookstore during Len
Father's Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries or Hospitality gifts...there's always a good reason to shop the Canterbury Bookstore. Make time today to stop by and see all the wonderful items and books that are offered by the Canterbury Bookstore. Christian-designed jewelry, St. Michael and St. George logo items, inspirational cards and stationery, Bible study aids and appropriate gifts for every occasion. Investigate Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan, which reveals, even in the midst of seemingly impossible situations, God's promise to make a way for us. His loving guidance will protect us through danger, illness, marital strife or financial problems.

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 for $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