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The Church of

St. Michael &

St. George

6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
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"Living Christ In This World"
June 4 - June 10, 2012
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The YM annual float trip and camp out was a huge success on the Big River.

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Summer Schedule
  8:00 AM     Holy Eucharist I
 10:00 AM     Choral Eucharist I
   5:30 PM     Holy Eucharist II
Preaching Rota

   June 10   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June 17   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June 24   The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
   July 1       The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler 
Sunday Adult Education

Rectorless Forum
9-9:45 AM
Taylor Room
The Summer Forum is back! Each Sunday, hear a different speaker offer insight into various topics of the faith.Garret Adkins will be our next speaker on June 10. He will give a class entitled
"Creation, mission, and consummation; or a very short introduction to Biblical hermeneutics."
June 17-Isaac Arten will speak on "God 101: All the Important Bits of Christian Theology."
June 24-Samantha Arten will speak on "Lady Gaga in the Church? Rewriting Secular Tunes for Sacred Use Throughout History."
July 1- Emily Hylden will be the guest speaker.   

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!   
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Your pledge dollars at work. Yesterday we baptized Hadley Marin Mayer into the life of Christ! Your pledge dollars
support all that we do here at CSMSG.
Thanks to you, our church will be here for Hadley to support her in her successes and in her failures, in her joys and in her sorrows. As Hadley grows in age, she will grow in grace and in the knowledge of her Savior Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your pledge.
This Week
Sunday, June 10
Middle School Mission Commissioning and Orientation Meeting:
The participants of our 2012 MS Mission Week and volunteers will be commissioned on Sunday, June 10 in the 10 AM liturgy. Participants please sit up front on the left of the church for this service. Afterwards, all participants and their parents are requested to attend the orientation meeting from 11:30 AM-noon in the Taylor Room.

Save The Date!  
100 Years of Weddings at CSMSG 
Photographs, memories, music, dresses through the decades, cake and tea. Bring your mother, bring your daughters for an afternoon you'll cherish! 
Saturday, September 22, 2012 3-5 PM.

If you have a wedding photo you would like to include in the slideshow, please bring it to church on June 10 or June 17 and we'll copy it and return it to you on the spot. 
Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 16
Hunger Ministry Sandwich-making      
Sandwich-making will take place June 16.  All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.
Sandwich making on Saturday morning.

Sunday, June 17
2012 High School Mission Team Commissioning and Final Meeting 
The participants of our 2012 HS Mission Week and volunteers will be commissioned on Sunday, June 17 in the 10 AM liturgy. Participants please sit up front on the left of the church for this service. All participants and parents are requested to attend the orientation meeting from 11:30 AM-noon in the Taylor Room immediately following the service.

Monday, June 18
Faith@Work will not meet June 18. It will be in recess until September. Please plan to join us September 17.
Altar Guild Recognition
The following women are committed to serving the church in a wide range of capacities surrounding the Altar Guild, including all church worship services, funerals, weddings, baptisms, and children's services. When you see these, or any other Altar Guild members, please thank them for their commitment to both God and The Church of St. Michael & St. George.   

Betsy Panke and Nancy Rohan -- over 500 hours served. 
Abby Castle and Robin Wheeler -- over 375 hours served. 
Carolyn Forsen, Katherine Hull and Dixie Wright -- over 250 hours served. 
Ginger Jacobi, Ann Loughlin and Caroline Sheehan -- over 75 hours served. 
Summer Choir
Calling all singers! Throughout the summer months the choir is open to all who wish to join. The only requirements to join in are an ability to read music and some previous choral experience. Any who wish to sing with the choir need only gather in the choir room at 9 AM on Sundays (be prompt!) where the music for the 10 AM liturgy will be learned and rehearsed. Whether it is for a single Sunday or for the whole summer, singing with the Summer Choir is an excellent way to participate in our worship. The Summer Choir will run June 10 through September 2.

 The CSMSG Choir

Church School Happenings

church school on steps 

Church School Families
Mark your calendars for a Potluck Dinner on June 24 with Abracadabra, the Magician!  No charge!
Details will follow in next week's e-letter, as well as an e-vite invitation!

Youth Ministry Annual Float Trip 
The YM annual float trip and camp out was a huge success with perfect weather and relaxed floating on the Big River! Make plans to join us next year!

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.YM missioners relaxing around the Nickelson's pool.
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.  MS Mission Commissioning Ceremony will be on Sunday, June 10 during the 10 AM liturgy and will be followed by an informational meeting for all participants and their parents.

High School Mission Trip The 2012 High School Mission Trip is to to Monument Valley, Utah, June 21-July 1. HS Mission Commissioning Ceremony will be on Sunday, June 17 during the 10 AM liturgy and will be followed by a mandatory informational meeting for all participants and their parents.The HS Mission team thanks our parish for support shown throughout this year for fundraising!

Outreach Ministries

 Nicaragua children

Toys for Nicaragua 

Cleaning out the kids toy box? Send gently-used toys in a mission volunteer's second suitcase to Nicaragua for the Santa Rosa and El Samuelito schools. Place items in the Nicaragua donation closet across from the church library.  Gracias! 

Lincoln Logs                         
Building blocks              
Play stations and 'Play house' items
    (kitchen, workshop, etc.)
Tent 'Play House' (Playhut, etc.)
Large plastic animals, dinosaurs, etc.
Large trucks/cars
Educational Toys              
Hand Puppets
Baby dolls
Board Games/Card Games
Matchbox size cars
'Dress-up' items
(No stuffed animals)  


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, e-mail 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.

Pre-school fun with parachutes

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 & St. George logo items, inspirational cards and stationery, Bible study aids and appropriate gifts for every occasion. New items arriving each week. Be sure to drop by and take a look or call 314.721.1502.

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.

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 Beginner's 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