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The Church of
St. Michael &
6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
|"Living Christ In This World"|
August 13 - August 17, 2012
Mary Forsythe and Jo Christner preparing sandwiches in the Taylor Room. Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Sandwich Making Day on Saturday, August 18.This Week on Facebook:
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist I
10:00 AM Choral Eucharist I
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist II
August 19 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
August 26 The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
September 2 The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
September 9 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
|Sunday Adult Education |
Rectorless Forum9-9:45 AM
The Summer Forum is back! Each Sunday, hear a different speaker offer insight into various topics of the faith. Sunday, August 19, The Rev. Jed Fox will be the speaker and on August 26, look for Garret Adkins to teach.
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
Mid Year Appeal Update
As of today, we have received $63,078 towards the Mid Year Appeal. This brings our pledge total to $1,866,662.
Thank you to all of you who responded to the Mid Year Appeal and Giving In Gratitude campaign. Each and every gift and pledge makes a difference in the life of our parish!
| This Week|
Saturday, August 18
Hunger Ministry Sandwich-making
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.
Sunday, August 19
Bring in Your Wedding Photographs!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Newcomers Brunch this Sunday!
after 10 AM liturgy Taylor Room
All newcomers are invited to Brunch in the Taylor Room following the 10 AM liturgy, this Sunday, August 19.
This is a great opportunity for you to get to know the clergy, staff and other newcomers. Kids are invited too!
|Upcoming Events|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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Invitations will be mailed in mid-August.
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.
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, bookbags, 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 in the Taylor Room.
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided. Please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. RSVP to email@example.com
for both events or with any questions
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!
High School Hang-Out on Sunday Nights!
HS Hang-out will not meet on August 19 due to other YM events.
Youth Ministry Sunday School Teacher Orientation
will be held on Sunday, August 19 from 5:30-8:30 PM at Buzz's home. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
. 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.997.4011, or Peggy Strelinger at email@example.com or 314.721.1502.
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, 2012, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jenn Lyke at G180 (314.231.1515 or email@example.com).
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.
Please consider giving flowers in celebration of a special event, in honor or in memory of a loved one. Order forms are available in Ellenwood and Wydown narthex.
Birth Announcements Needed
Please contact Debbie Fenner at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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|
Beloved author Henri Nouwen is our wise, loving guide as we step each day toward a new revelation, energized by the daily nourishment of his insight. Bread for the Journey is made up of 366 original meditations which sustain, guide and inspire us on a year-long journey of spiritual discovery. Bread for the Journey conveys the challenge of faith that is repeated over and over in every serious Christian life. It explores the nature of simple human experience and so provides simple yet hearty sustenance for those of us on our own pilgrimage. This is only one of the many inspiring devotionals that can be found in the Canterbury Bookstore. Stop by today and discover for yourself.
The Episcopal Handbook is the indispensable companion for those who want to be well-informed church goers and would enjoy a good chuckle along the way. This little volume contains timeless theological truths, interesting historical tidbits and everyday faith situations we all meet sooner or later. Included is a glossary of Episcopal worship terms, illustrations, maps and tips for the 21st-century Episcopalians. Come by the Bookstore and see the display of rosaries, icons and crosses. The meditation and devotion section includes these resources in various sizes, materials and designs. Reasonably-priced, they are perfect for gift and personal use.
Bookstore hours: Sunday 8:30-11:30 AM, Monday 10 AM-noon, Thursday 10 AM-3 PM, Friday 8:30 AM-noon