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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 27 - September 1, 2012
This Week's Banner:
Mr. and Mrs. John Craib Cox leaving the church after their January 24, 1939 wedding. The bride was the former Miss Jane Caroline Fisher. This photo submitted by their daughter, parishioner Jane C. Cox. 
Summer Schedule
  8:00 AM     Holy Eucharist I
 10:00 AM     Choral Eucharist I
   5:30 PM     Holy Eucharist II
Preaching Rota   Emily Hylden
September  2  The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
September  9  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
September 16  The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
September 23  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum

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


The Rectorless Forum

The Rectorless Forum has ended. Thank you for your participation.  

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
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$1,867,662 has been pledged to The Church of St. Michael & St. George for 2012. Your pledge dollars at work: Yesterday was a busy day for the Youth at CSMSG. The Confirmation class and parents packed the gym for a kick-off lunch at noon. The kids met their mentors, confirmation teachers as well as their classmates. At 5 PM the Church School families took part in a Centennial outreach project, enjoyed fellowship on the playground and a BBQ in the Great Hall. At 6 PM the Youth Ministry held their "High School Hang-out" and welcomed new 9th graders to the group with a fun filled dinner. All total, 64 youth were here after the liturgy on Sunday growing in their faith. Thank you for supporting God's work in our youth!
Upcoming Events
Monday, September 3
Offices and Building Closed
The offices and building will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

Sunday, September 9
9:15 AM on 9/9
On September 9, we begin our liturgy fall schedule with a starting time of 9:15 AM. Mark your calendars and phones, 9:15 AM on 9/9!

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). 

Tuesday, September 11
Steak & Stories
6-8 PM   Great Hall Stained glass at CSMSG
Greetings! We hope all of you have had a great summer.
As we start up the new Steak & Stories season, we will have our first event as usual the second Tuesday night of each month. The new season will kick off on Tuesday, September 11 from 6-8 PM in the Great Hall. Our topic will feature: The stained glass windows of St. Michael & St. George have been captured in the new book Stained Glass Scriptures.  Authors Jim Sherby and Ralph Lewis will discuss the book and how it was created. Please RSVP to Alice at alice@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by September 10 at noon.

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.

Flying High Concert
7 PM  Great Hall
Join us for an evening of inspiring story and song with Stowe Shockey, Thursday, September 27 at 7 PM. Stowe Dailey Shockey is a gifted singer and songwriter, having written music with Garth Brooks and others in the Nashville country music community. She has co-authored six books, including Flying High and Journey of Light, the story of her own troubled childhood. She has walked through the fiery coals of life and come out on the other side with nary a blister. She shares a smoking story of rising above her fears and embracing who she is. Stowe says: "I am a blessed and grateful messenger sent to remind others of their magnificence. My hope is to inspire others through music and stories. "
Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door.
To purchase tickets & CD's in advance, download the attached order form. Complete the form and mail back to CSMSG.
Doors open at 6 PM. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Books will be for sale at the concert for $20.
Stowe will sign copies of her book, Flying High, after the concert. Click on the link http://www.csmsg.org/assets/pdf/flying_high_concert3.pdf  to the CSMSG website for more information.
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 school
Last Summer Service
This Sunday, September 2, is the last 10 AM liturgy of the Summer Schedule. As usual, children meet in the downstairs classroom and will join their parents at the time of the Peace for communion.

Fall Schedule Resumes
On September 9, the 9:15 AM liturgy resumes. Preschool-Kindergarten children go to their classrooms. Their special chapel service, led by Laurie Anzilotti and Beth Wagner, is at 10:25 AM. The First-Fifth Grade children start their morning in the chapel, at 9:15 AM, and have Church School classes following.  Preschool-Kindergarten parents are invited to meet their children's teacher and high school assistants before classes begin at 9:15 AM. First-Fifth Grade parents are invited to meet their children's teachers at 10:30 AM, in their classrooms.

Church School skit


    Youth on way to Monument Valley Utah.

High School Girls Bible Study is starting back up! Meet at Betsy Panke's home tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 28 from 7:30-8:30 PM for dessert! All 10th-12th grade girls are welcome! We meet Tuesday mornings from 6:45-7:30 AM at Betsy's home for breakfast and Bible Study. Try it, you'll like it! RSVP to youth@csmsg.org for more information and directions! 
Parents of 6th-12th Grade Students! You are invited to a Youth Ministry Parent Meet 'n' Greet Happy Hour at the Matthews home on Wednesday, September 5 from 6-8 PM. Join Buzz and Marty for a chance to meet and visit with the other parents of students in our Youth Ministry. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org by Monday, September 3. 
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
Confirmation: Confirmation Orientation was held yesterday at CSMSG. If you were not able to be there, please contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org for a registration packet. The year begins on September 16!

Safeguarding God's Children: All adults who serve as SS teachers, Bible study leaders, retreat and mission chaperones are requested to complete this training which is sponsored by our diocese. If you were not able to attend this course on Saturday, e-mail youth@csmsg.org to request the online course. Thank you!

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 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


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
Good Neighbors
Please be considerate of our neighbors on Ellenwood and Wydown. Please take advantage of the complimentary valet parking on Sundays and do not park in front of driveways.

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
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