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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"
July 2 - July 8, 2012
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We made it! The High School Mission Team at Arches National Park on our way to Monument Valley in Utah.

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

 The Rev. Jed Fox
     July  8     The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox 
     July 15     The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
     July 22     Mr. Isaac A. Arten
     July 29     The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
Sunday Adult Education

Rectorless Forum
9-9:45 AM
Taylor Room
The Rectorless Forum will be taking a break this week, and will not meet this Sunday, July 8. Please join on July 15. Fr. Jedediah Fox 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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Mid-Year Appeal Update
Thank you to all of you who have responded to our Mid-Year Appeal.

Your pledge increase or additional gift has generated $37,105, bringing our total to $1,837,469. If you haven't yet responded and wish to do so, you may send in your letter or can contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org  to let her know your intentions. Each and every increase and gift makes a difference. Thank you for your pledge.
This Week

Wednesday, July 4
The building and offices of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will be closed.
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 10
Steak & Stories Mid-Summer Classic is Just Around the Corner 
As you may know, Steak and Stories takes a break the months of June and August, and we have our Summer BBQ on Tuesday, July 10 from 6-8 PM. This will be an event you will not want to miss!
Bill McNew has kindly offered to host our summer event at his home in Creve Coeur located at 278 Runnymede Dr., 63141. We will have great weather, food, drinks, and plenty of time to catch up.
We will not have a scheduled speaker. However, we welcome all to join and tell some great stories and hang out with the gang.

The cost is $20/participant. Please RSVP to Alice at alice@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by July 9 at noon.

Saturday, July 14
Help the St. Michael's Mission Trip to Nicaragua with the three T's: Travel size toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste. 
Do you travel? Donate unopened travel size toiletries to the Nicaragua donation closet. Missioners bring toiletry bags of soap, shampoo, and lotion to the women's and children's hospital in Managua. Toothbrushes and toothpaste go to the kids at the Santa Rosa and El Samuelito schools for healthy and bright smiles!

We'll be packing "2nd suitcases" to Nicaragua on July 14.

Nicaragua boys with gifts from CSMSG.
Saturday, July 21isaac_arten
SAVE-THE-DATE: Going Away Celebration
Come and Celebrate Isaac Arten's Youth Ministry at CSMSG at our Going Away Celebration for Isaac and Samantha on Saturday, July 21 at 6 PM in the Great Hall. All are invited! RSVP to alice@csmsg.org by Monday, July 16. Cost is $10/person for dinner.

Saturday, August 25
Book Club Meeting

Join us to read Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles, the story of her transformation after receiving communion. She has since started The Food Pantry which provides free groceries to over 1200 hungry families around the altar at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. On August 25, she will lead the Diocesan Making Disciples Conference at St Andrews, speaking on "Holy Food and Groceries: exploring the connections between worship and service."  For information, contact Mary Ann Cook, 314.726.5860, or jvcradiology@att.net.

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

Wanted: Wedding Dresses 
We're looking for wedding dresses worn by CSMSG brides, to be modeled at the "100 Years of Weddings at CSMSG" event on September 22. If you have one you're willing to show, please contact Liza Streett 314.591.1525 or lidabert@swbell.net
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 through September 2.

 The CSMSG Choir

Youth  Todd Burton with coolers for YM Trip
2012 High School Mission Trip:
Our team returned in the wee hours of the morning from their mission trip to Monument Valley, Utah. This team did many wonderful projects during the mission week including roofing, putting up siding, constructing wheelchair ramps, porches and decks! This year's team members are: Nick Bacino, Delaney Edison, Chad Freer, Loie Hasler, Maud Hasler, Lilian Heil, Anders Hudson, Nicky Hudson, Caroline Kennard, Jack Klamer, Meredith Lehman, Lindsey McCoy, Cole Miller, Jake Miller, Audrey Palmer, Jason Robertson, Brett Rutledge, John Schultz, Thomas Schweich, Roger Taylor, Anna Thompson, Ian Thomsen, Riley Thomsen, Sharon Whittaker, Isaac Arten, Todd Burton, Harrison Heil, Bart Freer, Nick Freer, Mark Klamer, Buzz Matthews, Julie Robertson and Brian Thomsen.

Join Us to Celebrate Isaac's Ministry at CSMSG!
All CSMSG parishioners are invited to honor Isaac Arten at our Going Away Celebration for Isaac and Samantha on Saturday, July 21 at 6 PM in the Great Hall. Reserve your seat now by RSVP-ing to alice@csmsg.org by Monday, July 16. Cost is $10/person for dinner.

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Let's Go See Spider Man! 
Join Buzz for lunch and "The Amazing Spider Man" movie THIS Friday, July 6! Make plans now to meet Buzz at Crushed Red, 8007 Maryland Avenue, Clayton, 63105 for pizza and then to the Galleria to see the movie! Bring $20 to cover lunch and the matinee. Adult drivers needed. Text Buzz at 314.941.0542 to attend or volunteer to drive. Pick-up at Galleria after the movie.

High School Hang-Out begins Sunday, July 8! 
Meet Buzz in the Armstrong Room on Sunday nights from 6-7:30 PM just to hang out, catch up with your CSMSG buddies, eat, listen to music, and basically just have a good time! Mark your calendars for each Sunday night starting on Sunday, July 8! 
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday Night Bible Study will be held again on Wednesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 18.

Outreach Ministries

Help Needed at St. Michael's Shelter Ministry  

Shelter volunteers take vacations, too! Every summer, St. Michael's Shelter Ministry needs an influx of extra volunteers to cover the spots of regular volunteers who are on vacation. Especially during July we will need folks to help with set-up, cooking, serving and clean-up. It's also a great way to dip your toe into the Shelter Ministry's way of serving Christ. If you see this opportunity fitting into your summer plans, please contact Nick Clifford at nickclifsr@yahoo.com or 314.997.4011, or Peggy Strelinger at outreach@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.


Volunteers at the shelter on Sunday morning


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)  


La Escuela!  It's time for school! 
Be a part of the Nicaragua Mission by donating pencils, pens, glue and other school supplies. Help fill a suitcase with school supplies that each volunteer will take to the El Samuelito and Santa Rosa schools in Nicaragua. The Nicaragua donation closet is located across from the church library.  Muchas Gracias.

Pens, pencils, crayons, white glue, glue sticks, glitter, kid scissors, colored pencils, markers for drawing fine-point, markers for drawing broad point, white board markers, stickers, children's books in Spanish, educational toys, educational DVDs.


Nicaragua children

Bulletin Board

Stupp Scholarship Recipients 

The recipients of this year's Stupp Scholarship are: Katherine Harrison, Loie Hasler, Collin Palmer, Corrinne Palmer, and Riley Thomsen.    


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 Abby Castle at abbylocke@yahoo.com.

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
What are you reading this summer? Here are suggestions from the Canterbury Bookstore. Be sure to stop in the Bookstore and review the book about our own stained glass windows. Stained Glass Scriptures by James Sherby and Ralph E. Lewis has just been released and is the history and photograph of each stained glass window in The Church of St. Michael & St. George. The book also includes a chapter on the history of stained glass and an index of locations in metropolitan St. Louis where other stained glass windows by Emil Frei Studios and Charles Connick Studios can be found. The sale of this book will contribute to a maintenance fund for the windows.

The Bridge to Never Land by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson isbook the newest addition to the Starcatchers Series. Aidan and Sarah Cooper discover a mysterious document in a secret compartment of a recently acquired antique English desk. Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is: the document refers to some books she has read-the Starcatchers series about the origin of Peter Pan.

The Best Spiritual Reading Ever edited by Christopher Howse is an erudite and spiritually uplifting anthology of readings chosen for their intrinsic literary merit. The selection is based on material originally written in the English language, but there are also extracts from foreign writers who have influenced the religious life of the English-speaking world. A complementary prayer follows each reading.

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