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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"
September 10 - September 17, 2012
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The Youth Ministry Kickoff is September 16 in the Great Hall.
We've got the beat, how about you?  
Fall Schedule
   8:00 AM     Holy Eucharist I      
   9:15 AM     Choral Eucharist 
 11:15 AM     Holy Eucharist I  
   5:30 PM     Holy Eucharist II
Preaching Rota   Fr. Wheeler
September 16  The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
September 23  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
September 30  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
October 7  The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
Sunday Adult Education

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 has resumed. Join Fr. Mike Wheeler and the women of the parish as they study God's Word.

Small Groups 
Small Groups are forming this fall! Join a group to invest in the church's community, and to deepen your relationship with Jesus. Contact Deacon Emily to become a small group convener or participant at ehylden@csmsg.org.

Sunday Adult Education begins October 7 
Look for the new class led by the Curates, The Rev. Jedediah Fox and The Rev. Emily Hylden.  
Giving in Gratitude

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As of today we have received $1,869,052 to support the ministry work we are doing this year. This includes $64,468 from those of you who responded to the Mid Year Appeal.

Thank you for your pledge!
This Week
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.

Church Service League
Luncheon: 12 pm    Great Hall
Church Service League has started up for the season. We meet every Tuesday for lunch at noon following Father Wheeler's Bible Study Class. A service is also held that morning in St. Mary's Chapel at 10:30 AM. The CSL welcomes all women of the Church. Please join us. For more information call Jane Cox 636.394.3441.

Saturday, September 15
Hunger Ministry Sandwich-making           
Sandwich-making will take place September 15. 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 Gateway 180-Homeless Reversed clients.
Sandwich making for the Hunger MInistry

Monday, September 17
11:45 AM-1:00        Sverdrup  Room
We begin with NOONDAY PRAYER and a "B.L.T.- Blessed Little Thought" by Fr. Jed. Lunch and Open Discussion follow. The cost is $7 for lunch. Please contact Michael Hanrahan (314.518.3086,  mikehanrahan01@gmail.com) by September 17, 10 AM to rsvp. 

Monday Night Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study by the Rev. Emily Hylden
6:30-8:30 PM Emily Hylden
Beginning Monday, September 17! Join Emily and other women to study Isaiah this fall on Monday evenings at Deacon Emily's home (757 Syracuse Ave, 2N); we will enjoy a soup and salad dinner before diving into this OT prophet! Please email the Rev. Emily at ehylden@csmsg.org if you are interested in attending.

Bible Study with Fr. Jed Fox
6:30-7:30 PM  Library
The Rev. Jed Fox Monday Night Bible study returns from its hiatus on September 17. Join Fr. Jed and other parishioners from 6:30-7:30 PM as we journey together through the Gospel of John.
Upcoming Events
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 here for more information.

Sunday, September 30
Come One, Come All to the St. Michael's Sunday Centennial Celebration!
When: Sunday September 30
Where: The Church of St. Michael and St. George
What: Following the 9:15 AM liturgy, we will open the time capsule, enjoy a picnic lunch and live entertainment
Bring your friends for what will be a most memorable event.
Centennial Celebration
2012-2013 GIRLS CHOIR
The CSMSG Girls Choir has resumed on Wednesday night rehearsals from 5-6:30 PM. If your child is 8-18 years old and interested in singing in the Girls Choir, please contact Christi Bye at 314.721.1502 x4043 for more information or by email at cbye@csmsg.org 
choir practice at CSMSG

Welcome Nicholas Bideler nick bideler
We welcome Nicholas Bideler who joins the staff of CSMSG as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster. Nick is completing his doctoral study in organ performance at the University of Kansas and will serve as the principal accompanist for the CSMSG choirs and will also share in the service-playing responsibilities. A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Nick has also studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and has held church positions in a variety of denominations. He was chosen from a large pool of applicants for the position at CSMSG and we are delighted to welcome him to the music staff. You can read more about Nick, his work, and his accomplishments on his website: http://bideler.yolasite.com.
Church School
   Church School is back in session!
Fall Schedule Resumes
Church School continues this Sunday with 1st-5th Graders going to Chapel then class and Preschool-Kindergarten going to classes, then chapel at 10:20 AM.
    Harrison, Ben and Jamal at Cards game
THE BEAT GOES ON...and on...and on...! The 9th Annual Youth Ministry Kick-Off will be held on Sunday, September 16 from 10:30-11:30 AM, immediately following the 9:15 AM liturgy. All 6th-12th graders and parents, as well as other interested adults are invited to attend. There will be a packet for every student to pick up that morning. Parents, this is a GREAT way to get organized for the year, simply bring your calendar, driver's license and auto insurance cards and your checkbook so your child can be the first to sign up for the fun and exciting events scheduled for the coming year! Contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org with any questions.

Student Leadership Meeting for all student leaders will be this Sunday, September 16 from 5-6 PM in the Armstrong Room. RSVP to Buzz at buzz@csmsg.org by Friday, September 14. 
HS Hang-out resumes this Sunday, September 16 from 6-7:30 PM in the Armstrong Room. 
Lock-in's are just around the corner...SIGN UP NOW! Middle School lock-in is Friday, September 21 and High School is Friday, September 28. Adult chaperones needed. 
Middle School Youth Group and High School Bible Study and dinners will resume September 19 and 20 respectively. This year, the middle school will be meeting on Wednesday nights and the high school will meet on Thursday nights. 
High School Girls Bible Study: High School Girl's Bible Study has resumed. All 10th-12th grade girls are welcome! We will meet at Betsy Panke's home Tuesday mornings from 6:45-7:30 AM for breakfast and Bible Study. Try it, you'll like it! RSVP to youth@csmsg.org for more information and directions! 
Confirmation: It is not too late to join! If you are interested in joining our 8th grade Confirmation Class please contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org for a registration packet. The year begins on September 16 with our YM Kick-off!! 
Safeguarding God's Children: All adults who serve as SS teachers, Bible study leaders, lock-in, 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!  
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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.

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!


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 Ellenwood 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.

Altar guild women preparing for Sunday
Canterbury Bookstore
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The Bookstore is celebrating its 20th birthday this month!  Stop by today and share in the excitement of special prices on many items.    Bibles, Book of Common Prayer, Bible Study materials and Music books are 20% off the regular price. Selected James Avery pieces, scripture bracelets and gold chains are 20% off regular prices. Come in and help celebrate 20 years of this wonderful resource located inside The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Prayers for Healing and Comfort is a collection of simple and powerful prayers to be used in difficult times. This little book offers guidance in those times. Published by The Church of St. Michael & St. George. It is available in Canterbury Bookstore for $1.50.
Are you interested in working in a productive, meaningful ministry a few hours each week? Canterbury Bookstore is looking for volunteers. Contact Peggy Strelinger at 314.721.1502 and find out more about this opportunity.  If you have retail experience, that's a plus, but training is available. Volunteers are needed on Sundays, Monday mornings and Thursdays. Call or come by soon.

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