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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 30 - August 5, 2012
This Week
Don't miss this Sunday's ice cream social in the Davis courtyard after the 10 AM service.
Summer Schedule
  8:00 AM     Holy Eucharist I
 10:00 AM     Choral Eucharist I
   5:30 PM     Holy Eucharist II
Preaching Rota   Archie_100x100
  August 5     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
 August 12    The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
 August 19    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
 August 26    The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
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. Mr. Sam Sked will be the speaker and his topic will be a "Verger's Eye View." Next Sunday, August 5, Jordan Hylden will be our speaker. 


The Rector's Forum

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

Adult Education
Women's Bible Study
Fridays   7:30 AM     Sverdrup Room
The Friday Women's Bible Study is on hiatus until the Friday after Labor Day. 
Giving in Generosity  
Mid Year Appeal Campaign
Thank you to all who have contributed to the Mid Year Appeal. Thanks to you we have moved closer to the total we need to continue the work we do at CSMSG. Every pledge increase and or gift helps. Thank you!
This Week
Sunday, August 5
The Rector is Back, Let's Eat Ice Cream! 
In honor of our Rector's return, all are invited to an ice cream social in the Davis Courtyard this Sunday, August 5 following the 10 AM liturgy.


High School Hang-Out

High School Hang Out will take place tonight at 6 PM at the Manhattan Cafe (located at Wydown and Hanley). Please bring $8-$10 for food and drink. Also, please remember to bring backpacks filled with school supplies to the Cafe for our "Build a Backpack" Drive for the needy in the St. Louis area. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to Christ's mission in the world!
Upcoming Events

Friday, August 10
Episcopal City Mission/ KIDs  
The next ECM/KID's birthday party is on Friday, August 10 at  the County Detention Facility located at 501 S. Brentwood Blvd in Clayton. We will be meeting at 5:45 PM at the center. The Birthday Party is an important ministry to the kids at the center. The ministry supplies the cake, pizza, soda and gifts for birthday girls and boys. Please contact Mary Kay Digby, 314.436.3545 or www.ecitymission.org or Peggy Strelinger,  314.721.1502, if you can participate in the party or help with picking up supplies for the party.

Sunday, August 12 & 19

We Need Your Help!
If you have a wedding photo taken at CSMSG we would love to include your picture in our slideshow. Just bring it to church on August 12 or August 19 and we'll scan it and return it to you on the spot.

If you have a wedding dress that we could display or model, contact Liza Streett at 314.591.1525 or lidabert@swbell.net

Sunday, August 19
Newcomers Brunch
after 10 AM liturgy       Taylor Room 
All newcomers are welcome to join us for food and fellowship in the Taylor room immediately after the 10 liturgy. This is a great opportunity to meet other newcomers, staff and ministry leaders. Please contact Alice at Alice@csmsg.org if you are able to join us for an hour on Sunday, August 19. Children are welcome too!

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! 3-5 PM in the Great Hall. Cost is $10 adult/$5 child. Please RSVP to Alice at alice@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
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.

Thursday, September 27
Moment in Time 
Episcopal City Mission's annual gala, Moment in Time, will be held on Thursday, September 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton. The evening begins at 6 PM with a cocktail reception and the musical delights of the Just In Time Ensemble.

ECM will be honoring the previous nine Chairs of the Board of Directors at this year's MIT. We are very grateful for their dedication, leadership, and service over the last twenty years. They were instrumental in furthering our mission of providing hope and healing to the children in detention.
1992-1993 Mrs. Jeanne Deutsch
1994-1995 Mr. Gordon Herzog
1996-1998 Mr. G. Brooke Hoey
1999-2000 Mr. William Sant
2001-2003 Mrs. Pat Lynn FitzRoy
2004-2005 Mr. David Culver
2006-2007 Mr. Robert Falk
2008-2009 Mr. Jeffrey Klieve
2010-2011 Mr. Mark Jordan
Please join us at the Moment in Time Gala as we thank the past Board Chairs and celebrate our successes. For information on attending, please call the office at 314.436.3545 or email at ecitymission@sbcglobal.net. Invitations will be mailed in mid-August. 
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

    Middle school youth taking a break at Citygarden last summer.
High School Hang-Out on Sunday Nights!
HS Hang-out will not meet on August 12 or 19 due to other YM events, but will resume on August 26. 

SAVE-THE-DATE: August 3- Pizza Party
at The Underground (aka Buzz's new home!) from 11 AM-4 PM, lunch included! Come for whatever time you can! 

2012 HS Mission Reunion Potluck will be  at the Thomsen's home on Sunday, August 12 from 5:30-7:30 PM. The whole family is invited! Please RSVP to alice@csmsg.org by Friday, August 3 with the number attending and what dish you would like to contribute (burgers and brats provided.)  

Youth Ministry Sunday School Teacher Orientation will be held on Sunday, August 19 from 5:30-8:30 PM. Location tba. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org by Wednesday, August 15.

Youth Ministry Leadership Team meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22 from 12-1:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org by Sunday, August 19.

Confirmation: All 8th graders are eligible for confirmation. To sign your child up please contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org. On August 26, all confirmands and their parents are required to attend the Confirmation Orientation and Potluck at Shaw Park from noon-2 PM at the South Shelter. The confirmands Sunday School Teachers and Mentors will be there to meet the confirmands, too. 

Wednesday Night Bible Study will resume in September.  

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

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Iona, Scotland
Pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland

Confluence: A Center for Spirituality is pleased to announce a "Pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland" the week of April 20-27, 2013.  For more information go to http://confluencespirituality.org/?page_id=1025. The deadline for registration is August 15. 

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
Summer is coming to a close. Have you read that thrilling mystery yet or gotten your new devotional to begin in the fall? Did you take a moment to discover the new Joan Chittister book? Come by the Bookstore and let us help you with rounding out your summer reading. Faith Abbey Mysteries--A Matter of Roses--is the first in a series of four, introducing fast-paced, gripping crime novels set in a modern-day monastic community on Cape Cod.

Jesus Calling--After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to "listen" to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Here's a year's worth of daily readings from Young's journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from a monologue into a dialogue.

Following the Path by Joan Chittister is meant to give someone in the process of making a life decision at any age-in early adulthood, at the point of middle-age change and later, when we find ourselves at the crossroads without a name-some ideas against which to pit their own minds, their own circumstances. In our modern and mobile society, the range of answers to the questions "What am I supposed to do with my life?" and "How do I know when I've found my purpose?" can seem endless and overwhelming. Sister Joan brings the insights of her years of teaching and contemplation to bear on this issue, providing readers with a new way forward. Through her examination of spiritual calling and gifts, change and discernment, she leads readers home to the place where, finally, we know we fit, where we are the fullest of ourselves and a gift to the world, a timely and much needed message that many will be happy to hear.

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