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The Church of

St. Michael &

St. George

6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
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"Living Christ In This World"
October 1 - October 8, 2012
This Week's Banner:
The Annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 10 AM on the playground. Bring your pet and have it blessed by Fr. Jed Fox as we celebrate the witness of St. Francis.

Centennial St. Michael's Sunday 
What a celebration yesterday of our patron saint and our wonderful 100-year-old church! Thank you to all who attended and helped make the day special.

Thank you to the Susan Mount Guild for sponsoring
the lovely flower arrangements for the picnic tables on Sunday. 
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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   Emily Hylden
        October 7  The Rev. Emily R. Hylden  
      October 14  The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
      October 21  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
      October 28  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum

Join the Rector in the Taylor Room from  

10:30-11 AM as he leads a study of Paul's Epistle to the Romans.   




Equip Yourself for Prayer this Year!  

Fr. Jed and Deacon Emily are hosting a year-long forum on PRAYER at the 10:30 AM Christian Education Hour. Invest in your spiritual life--join them in the Sverdrup Room to explore why we pray, how Christians have communed with God for centuries, and ways to deepen your personal and corporate prayer life. October 7: "What Constitutes Prayer?"  

Adult Education
Women's Bible Study
Fridays   7:30 AM     Sverdrup Room
"How is forgiveness different from justice?" "What if it was my child who was hurt; how can I possibly consider forgiveness?" "Are both marriage and celibacy calls from God to live a consecrated life?" These and other questions were discussed during our Women's Bible Study conducted by the Rev. John Michael Wheeler.  All women are welcome. We begin at 7:30 AM and are finished by 8:30 AM. 

Small Groups 
Make New Friends...Connect with fellow CSMSG members, attendees, and friends in our newly-forming small groups! Groups are forming now for an October start date, with meetings monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly. If you'd like to convene a small group-six to ten people who want to eat and learn about God together-or if you'd like to participate in a group, contact the Rev. Emily Hylden at ehylden@csmsmg.org. for more information. 
This Week
Monday, October 1
Monday Night Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study by the Rev. Emily Hylden
6:30-8:30 PM Emily Hylden
What is God saying to us through Isaiah today? Join The Rev. Emily Hylden for fellowship and study on Monday nights at her home, (757 Syracuse Ave, 2N) 6:30-8:30 PM. Come to enjoy a simple supper at 6:30 PM, to be followed by Evening Prayer and time listening to God's message through the prophet Isaiah. Women of all ages welcome! Contact ehylden@csmsg.org for more information.

Bible Study with Fr. Jed Fox
6:30-7:30 PM  Library
The Rev. Jed Fox Join Fr. Jed and other parishioners from 6:30-7:30 PM as we journey together through the Gospel of John.

Tuesday, October 2
Church Service League
Luncheon: 12 PM    Great Hall
We meet every Tuesday for lunch at noon following Fr. Mike 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 at 636.394.3441.

Saturday, October 6
Blessing of the Animals
10 AM    CSMSG playground
The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 10 AM on the playground. Bring your pet and have it blessed by Fr. Fox as we celebrate the witness of St. Francis. All are welcome, both pets and humans, but please be sure that pets are properly enclosed or restrained.
Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 7
5 PM    Church
Choral Evensong
The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing the first service of Choral Evensong for the 2012-13 season on Sunday, October 7 at 5 PM. The service will include evening canticles of Herbert Brewer and music of Healey Willan and John Joubert. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.
Evensong choir

Simple supper logo Simple Suppers
Meet in the Taylor Room for a delicious meal of homemade soup, salad, bread and desserts following Choral Evensong! Donations support the HS Youth Ministry Summer Mission Trip.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 9
Steak & Stories
6 PM    Great Hall
The program will feature a friend of a parishioner sharing his story of "Faith" for all of us. William Timmons III an executive with JP Morgan, worked as a Senior Analyst for the board of governors for the Federal Reserve, and currently serves on the board of the St. Louis Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and is involved with capital fund raising and other volunteer initiatives at the Academy of the Sacred Heart School in St. Charles. In addition, William has been a Eucharistic Minister and Sacristan within the Catholic Church following his Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults in 2002.  We look forward to seeing all of you there and sharing in his experiences.

If you can attend, RSVP to Alice at alice@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by noon on Monday, October 8.

Saturday, October 13
SAVE-THE-DATE: Youth Ministry Fall Service Day
All 6th-12th graders, their mentors, friends and family are invited to participate with the Youth Ministry in our Fall Service Day on Saturday, October 13 from 12-4:30 PM. We will be working at St. Trinity Lutheran Church in the Garden of Life, a community garden which serves the food pantry at this church. Please make plans to join us and RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

Saturday, October 20
Centennial Decades Progressive Dinner
Let's celebrate our Centennial with Decade Dinners on Saturday, October 20. Cocktails at 6 PM in the Great Hall where you will receive your Decade Dinner Destination (say that four times fast!). Then at 7 PM we will move on to our Dinner Destination.
Cost is $35/person. You should have received an invitation in the mail. If not, contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org.
Centennial Celebration
Friday, November 16
SAVE THE DATE: A Friday Musicale
Join us Friday, November 16, for our 2nd Annual Girls Choir Fundraiser, "A Friday Musicale". Enjoy performances by the best musicians in St. Louis, eat a fabulous dinner, participate in the auction, and support the Girls Choir in raising funds for its Spring Choir Trip in 2013. Tickets go on sale soon!
The Girls Choir
2012-2013 GIRLS CHOIR
The CSMSG Girls Choir has resumed 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 
Summer chorister campers

Church School
   Church School is back in session!
Mom's Night Out
This year's first Mom's Night Out is on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 PM at the Rev. Emily Hylden's apartment in University City. Please RSVP to Jane Fisher and indicate whether you will bring a dessert or a bottle of wine!

Outreach Project
Sunday, October 7 is the first Outreach Project for the 4th and 5th Grades, after the Chapel service in their classroom. Be there!

Church School Will Resume Sunday, October 7

Church School resumes on October 7 at 9:15 AM. The 1st-5th Grade children go to the Chapel, followed by classroom time.  The Preschool-Kindergarten have class time from 9:15-10:20 AM, with their chapel service at 10:20 AM.
    Youth Ministry youth on Kickoff Sunday

YM Christmas greenery sale!
It's that time again! Simplify your life and order your Christmas greenery and presents now! Please support our Youth Group by purchasing be
autiful live balsam fir wreaths and garland for the holiday season. Need a gift for an out-of-town friend or relative? Fill out one of our special forms for direct delivery of a lovely wreath! What could be easier? Please see the photos and samples at the table in the Great Hall after Sunday worship during the month of October, and remember, wreaths make people happy! All items ordered for pick up will be at the church on Sunday, December 2. Checks, cash and credit happily accepted.
Sunday School Classes resume this Sunday, October 7. 
YM Leadership Team will meet this Sunday, October 7 in the Sverdrup Room from 11:30 AM-1 PM. 
Student Leadership Team will meet on Sunday, October 7 from 5-6 pm in the Armstrong Room. All interested 6th-12th graders are invited! 
FALL SERVICE DAY! All 6th-12th graders, their mentors, friends and family are invited to participate with the Youth Ministry in our Fall Service Day on Saturday, October 13 from 12-4:30 PM. We will be working at St. Trinity Lutheran Church in the Garden of Life, a community garden which serves the food pantry at this church. Please make plans to join us and sign up NOW by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org
SAVE-THE-DATE: YM Fall Parenting Series on Effective Parenting in a Defective World will begin on Sunday, October 14 with Jen DeJong, YMA consultant; October 21 - Rev. Emily Hylden, and October 28 -Betsy Douglass. 
The MIX Middle School Youth Group meets every Wednesday! Meet Buzz and friends in the Armstrong Room to discuss the Topic: Habits-Making worship a regular part of your life (Luke 4:16, Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:25). The MIX is a fun time to get together and enjoy some great food and meet new friends. Be sure to join us on Wednesdays  from 6-7:30 PM (includes meal).  
The UNDERGROUND:HS Small Group Bible Study
meets on Thursday at the Matthews home.
Topic:school, sports, clubs, work, friends, family, church ... teenagers are more involved and committed than any group of teenagers before them. Does your teen know how to seek God? The Pause will teach students from 6:30-8 PM (includes meal). Contact Buzz if interested 314.941.0542 or buzz@csmsg.org.
HS Hangout meets each Sunday from 6-7:30 PM in the Armstrong Room. 
THE BEAT GOES ON...and on...and on...!!! Packets for all 6th-12th graders who were not at the kick-off are available at church. Please pick these up the next time you are at church. Contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org with any questions.   
Bulletin Board
CSMSG Into the Next 100 Years! QR code  
Notice that smudge on the back of the bulletin this week? That's a QR Code! If you have a smartphone with a scanning app, when you scan the image, you'll be automatically directed to the CSMSG website, with links to our weekly updates, calendars, service times, sermons, and news. Look for more digital content in the weeks to come.  
The Knitting Ministry
knitting demo The Knitting Ministry has been active at St. Michael's since 2004. Its mission is to offer love, comfort and prayers to fellow parishioners and friends through knitted objects--Mantles of Comfort, Baby Blankets of Love and Chemo Caps. On the second Saturday of the month, there is a luncheon gathering where knitters share experiences, get to know one another and knit together. Prayerful knitting nurtures the knitters as well as the recipients of the knitted objects. (For more information, contact Nicki Gillis at nickigillis@att.net).
The Knitting Ministry Luncheon will meet this month on Saturday, October 13 from 11 AM-2 PM. Please contact Alice at alice@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 if you plan to attend. 

Good Neighbors

Please be considerate of our neighbors on Ellenwood and Wydown. 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
Canterbury Bookstore during Len
Here we are at the start of a brand new year.  It's exciting and we are proud to say the Canterbury Bookstore has been a part of the ministries at The Church of St. Michael & St. George for 20 years! 

Visit us on line at www.csmsg.org. Place an order with the Bookstore by email, phone or fax. We can call you back or email you for particulars, and we'd be glad to help with your shipping needs. Remember: Canterbury Bookstore does not collect tax and always offers free gift-wrapping. Let us help you this coming holiday season while you enjoy it....

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