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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"
October 8 - October 15, 2012
This Week's Banner:
Youth Ministry volunteers Anna, Jamie and Jamie at last year's 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.  
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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   Fr. Wheeler
      October 14  The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
      October 21  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
      October 28  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
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.   


Christian Life Forum  

Join Deacon Emily to explore how to communicate with God and to consider what makes up a prayer.  How can you find time to prayer with little children under foot, or with more than one job?  Come to the Christian Life Forum to strengthen and equip your spiritual life.    

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. 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. 
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Generations of Giving
Marianna Deal shared with us yesterday her faith in God and her gratitude to CSMSG, its staff and its parishioners.
Like those generations who have come before us--those who have supported our church and helped shape who we are today,
Marianna makes a pledge to ensure that ours is a community that continues to flourish in Christ for generations to come.
Pledge Sunday is October 28. You will receive your pledge card in the mail around October 22.

Thank you for prayerfully considering what your pledge will be for 2013.
This Week
Monday, October 8
Monday Night Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study with 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) from 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.

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.

Tuesday, October 9
This week, Fr. Wheeler's Bible Study Class and the 10:30 AM Eucharist are cancelled.

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.

Saturday, October 13
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.
YM garden project
Upcoming Events

Monday, October 15

Faith@Work will meet Monday, October 15 in the Sverdrup      
Room from 11:45 AM-1 PM. 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 Monday, October 15, 10 AM to rsvp. 

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

Saturday, October 20
Sandwich Making 
Sandwich Making will take place October 21.  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.
Sandwich making for the Hunger MInistry 

Centennial with Decade Dinners
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 per person. You should have received an invitation in the mail, if not contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org. If you need to make a reservation please contact the receptionist at 314.721.1502.
Centennial Celebration
Sunday, December 2
Advent  Lesson and Carols Reception
Mark your calendars for Sunday December 2 for the holiday bash following the Advent Lesson and Carols Evensong at 5 PM. This is a highlight of the season!
Advent Family Night
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!

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.

All Hallows Eve Family Night
Sunday, October 28 at 5 PM with dinner, crafts, and, new this year, a child-friendly Haunted House provided by the Youth group. Look for more information in the mail, email, and future e-letters!
    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. Download information and order forms at:
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 will begin THIS Sunday! The speakers will be Jen DeJong, YMA consultant on October 14;  Rev. Emily Hylden on October 21; Betsy Douglass on October 28. The 8th Grade Parent's Class will join this parenting series.

YM Adult Bible Study will meet at Buzz and Jenny's home on Tuesday, October 16 from 7-8:30 PM for dinner and discussion of the book, Sticky Faith. Marty has extra copies if you would like one. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

The MIX Middle School Youth Group meets every Wednesday! Meet Buzz and friends in the Armstrong Room to discuss the Topic: Being committed to Intentional Prayer (James 5:16). 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.
Topics: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 at 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 the receptionist at 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
Visit us online 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