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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 9 - July 15, 2012
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CSMSG Youth Ministry group devotions on the football field at local Navajo High School.

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

 Emily Hylden
     July 15    The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
     July 22     Mr. Isaac A. Arten
     July 29     The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
  August 5     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
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. Please join us 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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"The Mission Trip changed my life in showing me how much we really take for granted and how satisfying it is to help out the community."
         --Meredith Lehman

Many thanks to the 49 households who have either increased their pledge or given a special gift to the Mid Year Appeal. An additional $41,544 has been received, which brings the total to $1,844,486. Your pledge/gift helped 30 of our youth participate in a life-changing experience on the recent High School Mission trip. Your dollars allowed the CSMSG staff and volunteers to plan and execute an incredible trip. Our Youth, who are the future of our church, will be that much more devoted to God's work here, thanks to your support. 
This Week

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.

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.
Upcoming Events

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  Monument Valley

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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High School Hang-Out on Sunday Nights! 
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 and bring your friends!
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday Night Bible Study will meet this July 11 and 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

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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.

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
Canterbury Bookstore has lots to offer for your summer reading pleasure. The Children's Department is filled with wonderful resources for all ages of youngsters.   Fiction is filled with mysteries and the Spirituality Section has a variety of challenging and inspiring titles to choose from. My Read and Rhyme Bible Storybook by Crystal Bowman and Cindy Kenny combines rhythmic Bible stories with easy-to-read vocabulary and sight words making it a book that young readers will come back to over and over again.

Finding Your Way Through the Bible is a book written to help middle and older elementary children become familiar with their Bibles and learn how to use them. It is a self-instruction book designed for a child to use alone at his or her own speed. An ideal companion workbook to an NRSV Children's Bible.

The Averillan Chronicles is a series of Historical mystery novels set in medieval times. Each book deals with one of the Ten Commandments and each possesses a blend of mystery, history, anthropology and arcane and religious studies. A wonderful entertaining and enthralling read.

With All That We Have Why Aren't We Satisfied?  by book, why aren't we satisfiedClifford Williams is a book for those who pause now and then in life's mad rush to think quietly about where they are headed. A "larger life" is the promise of this book to those who wonder why, with all they have, they are still unsatisfied.

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