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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"
August 20 - August 26, 2012
This Week's Banner: 
Kim and daughter, Savannah all enjoying some summer fun at CSMSG. 
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
    August 26    The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
September 2    The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
September 9    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
September 16   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
Sunday Adult Education
Rectorless Forum
9-9:45 AM
Taylor Room
The Summer Forum coming to an end. Each Sunday, we have heard a different speaker offer insights into various topics of the faith. The last speaker in The Rectorless Forum, on August 26, will be Garret Adkins. He will speak on, "You What Me To What?: Giving in Scripture." 


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 Gratitude
Midyear Appeal update
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$1,867,662 has been pledged or gifted to The Church of St. Michael & St. George for 2012.

All of you, by now, have noticed the new flooring in the Narthex and hallways, as well as the new wood floor in the Taylor Room. These improvements are thanks to the dollars pledged to the capital campaign several years ago. The flooring will be here for future generations. Its beauty enhances our encounter with God in this place of worship. Your investment in The Church of St. Michael & St. George allow all who come here, young and old, to catch the faith. Thank you for your pledge.
This Week
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. Andrew's, 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.

Sunday, August 26
Mark Scholtz Celebration 
As many of you know, Mark Scholtz is leaving his position as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at The Church of St. Michael & St. George to devote more time to his organ building business, Sunday, August 26 marks his last day with us. Please join us at coffee hour on August 26 following the 10 AM liturgy, where you will have an opportunity to greet Mark and thank him for the wonderful work he has done over the past four years.

Wedding Tea Reservations 
This Sunday there will be a table in the Great Hall taking reservations for the Wedding Tea on September 22.

Family Potluck Barbecue and Outreach Project:  On August 26 at 5 PM the 4th and 5th graders are invited to the Gym (downstairs) to sort out the school supplies for the two organizations. When they have finished, they can join their families for... 
Fun Family Potluck Barbecue on the Playground and the Taylor Room. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. RSVP to
 jfisher@csmsg.org for both events or with any questions.

WELCOME all 9th Graders! 
Make plans now to meet Buzz and other members of our Youth Ministry on Sunday, August 26. Dress as your favorite POP Star and meet in the Armstrong Room at 6 PM (costume dress optional). We are welcoming our incoming 9th graders to the high school youth group, so make sure to come and bring your friends! POP GOES THE HANG-OUT!

Cost is $5/person for Pei Wei Chinese take-out!
Upcoming Events
Monday, September 10
noon  Great Hall
Susan Mount Guild 
Susan Mount Guild meets for good food, fellowship and discussion on Monday, September 10 at noon. Please notify Helen Cavin by Wednesday, September 5 if you plan to attend (314.647.0889 or chfc8798@sbcglobal.net). 

Saturday, September 22

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 at 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. 
Save the Dates!
Save the date for one or both of these Centennial festivities!
Sunday, September 30 
St. Michael's Sunday Picnic 
at The Church of St. Michael & St. George 
All are invited to the Centennial picnic after the 9:15 AM liturgy. (There will be no 11:15 AM liturgy). In honor of our Centennial, we will open the church time capsule, enjoy a picnic lunch and live entertainment. Plan now to attend this parish wide event.
Saturday, January 19  
Centennial Gala 
A festive banquet commemorating our Centennial with special guest, The Rt. Revd. and Rt. Hon. George Leonard Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury. Cocktails, dinner and music at Old Warson Country Club. Space is limited for this momentous occasion, tickets will go on sale in the fall. 
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

Church School
   Church schoolers enjoying a movie
Church School Centennial Outreach Project:
While you are shopping for your own school supplies, please consider getting more school items for two organizations - St. Nicholas Preschool in the city and Youth in Need (Adopt-A-Class). Suggested items are: binders, book-bags, colored pencils, crayons, construction paper, preschool games and puzzles, finger paints, spiral notebooks, hand sanitizers, scissors, glue, scotch tape, colored plastic table cloths, different colored masking tape, tissue paper, soft dolls, ink stamps and pads, magnetic letters and numbers.

Collection baskets are located outside the children's chapel.  Our goal is to collect 100 items (for the Church Centennial)!

Family Potluck Barbecue and Outreach Project:  On August 26 at 5 PM the 4th and 5th graders are invited to the Gym (downstairs) to sort out the school supplies for the two organizations. When they have finished, they can join their families for...
Fun Family Potluck Barbecue on the Playground and the Taylor Room. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. RSVP to jfisher@csmsg.org for both events or with any questions.

Church School resumes on September 9 at 9:15 AM. Look for information in the mail. If you do not receive it, please let Jane Fisher know!
Family Service in St. George's Chapel


    YM garden project
Confirmation Mentor Reception and Orientation will be held this Tuesday, August 21 from 6-7 PM in the Taylor Room at church. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org

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

Safeguarding God's Children: All adults who serve as SS teachers, Bible study leaders, retreat and mission chaperones are requested to attend this workshop on Saturday, August 25 from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Taylor Room. This is sponsored by our diocese. To register, please e-mail rweisenborn@diocesemo.org. There is no charge for this course.  

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.

WELCOME all 9th Graders! Make plans now to meet Buzz and other members of our Youth Ministry on Sunday, August 26. Dress as your favorite POP Star and meet in the Armstrong Room at 6 PM (costume dress optional). We are welcoming our incoming 9th graders to the high school youth group, so make sure to come and bring your friends! POP GOES THE HANG-OUT!

Cost is $5/person for Pei Wei Chinese take-out!

Take me out to the Ballgame!  Cardinals baseball, that is! All 6th-12th graders are invited join Buzz to see the Cards take on the Brewers on Sunday, September 9! E-mail youth@csmsg.org to reserve your tickets now. Friends are WELCOME! Tickets are $12 each. Adult chaperones needed. We will meet at church at 12:15 PM on the playground to go to the game and pick-up will be at church afterwards. There are 25 tickets available, first come, first served.
Girsl enjoying Cards game at recent Youth Ministry outing  

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.  We 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


Gateway180: Homelessness Reversed, the organization that the Shelter Ministry serves, is having a unique event in early September to promote awareness of homelessness in St. Louis and of Gateway180's efforts to reverse homelessness. The event is the first ever Reverse Walk to Reverse Homelessness. It will take place at Busch Stadium on September 8, just before the Cards vs Brewers game. For a donation of $50 you will receive the opportunity to walk on the field, a ticket to the game, and a Reverse Walk t-shirt. 


PLEASE ORDER BY AUGUST 31, as the early birds will receive the best seats. Participants need to arrive at the Southeast "corner" of the ballpark, near Gate 1 in order to participate. Order forms will be available in the Great Hall at CSMSG or at www.gateway180.org.

For additional information please contact Nick Clifford (314.997.4011 or nickclifsr@yahoo.com) or Jenn Lyke at G180 (314.231.1515 or jlyke@gateway180.org).  

Bulletin Board

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
Daily Devotions with William Barclay includes 365 meditations on the heart of the New Testament. William Barclay was one of the most beloved writers of his generation. Collected in this devotional volume are some of the finest writings from the Daily Study Bible. These wonderful insights into the wisdom of the New Testament are sure to draw the reader closer to God and His will for them each day. Gleanings is a special harvest of prayers and litanies gathered from several seasons of liturgical change in the Episcopal Church. This book of essays on expansive language with prayers for various occasions has four well-known contributors and will serve certain needs met by no other publication.

Calendars are in! 2013 Revised Common Lectionary Lesson Calendar, Pocket Calendar, Ashby Episcopal and Ordo Calendars, Desk and Appointment Liturgical Calendars are here. Get organized.... Other study tools and resources are also in stock.

The Canterbury Bookstore does not collect sales tax and always offers free gift-wrapping. Special orders are welcome and gold imprinting in available on any suitable book. Visit us soon.

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