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The Church of

St. Michael &

St. George

6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
314.721.1502 p
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"Living Christ In This World"
October 15 - October 22, 2012
This Week's Banner:
Last year's All Hallow's Eve drew an assortment of young trick or treaters to the Great Hall. This year's All Hallows Eve Family Night is Sunday, October 28 at 5 PM with dinner and crafts. There will be a child-friendly Haunted House provided by the Youth Ministry group.
This Week on Facebook:  
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   Archie_100x100
      October 21  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
      October 28  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
    November 4   Mr. John Tyler
   November 11  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  

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 21: Baptism
October 28 Eucharist
November 4: Confirmation, Reconciliation, Marriage, Last Rites, Burial
November 11: Stillness  

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 launching this month, 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
The Hyers family As Tom and Elizabeth Hyers said yesterday in their testimonial, "The Church of St. Michael & St. George has been our church home for over 30 years. Our faith has been handed down to our children and our grandchildren here at CSMSG. From the pulpit to the pavement, disciples are being developed here and we pledge out of gratitude for this. Amen."
   
Pledge Sunday is October 28. You will receive your pledge card in the mail around October 22.
Let's "surprise the Rector" and increase our pledge.
This Week
Monday, October 15
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). 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.



Tuesdays
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 16-CSL Bible Study and 10:30 Eucharist have been cancelled.

Saturday, October 20
Sandwich Making  sandwich making
Sandwich Making will take place October 20. 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 Roo
m to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.
    
Centennial with Decade Dinners
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Today is the last chance to sign up for the Decade Dinner this Saturday.
What: 6 PM cocktails and appetizers in the Great Hall
          7 PM off to your dinner destination. All dinners are located a short walk or drive from the church.
When: Saturday, October 20
Call or email Reception at 314.721.1502 or Reception@csmsg.org.
Upcoming Events
Sunday, October 28
All Hallows Eve Family Night
All Hallows Eve Family Night is Sunday, October 28 at 5 PM with dinner, crafts, and, new this year, a child-friendly Haunted House provided by the Youth group. The cost is $4 per person. Please sign up in the Great Hall or by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. Also, sign up for a trip through the Haunted House (in 10-minute increments).

YM Christmas Greenery Sale!
Last day to order your Christmas Greenery is October 28! 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: 
http://www.csmsg.org/youth/youth-ministry.html

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

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
Music
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

Time with Walden Moore
Walden Moore is the Director of Music at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, CT, and is also on staff at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He worked with the Girls Choir and the Adult Choir during their rehearsals and conducted the church services on Sunday, October 7 (including Choral Evensong)!
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Church School
   Church School is back in session!

The 1st-5th Grade children go to the Chapel, followed by classroom time. The Preschool-Kindergarten children have class time from 9:15-10:20 AM, with their chapel service at 10:20 AM.

All Hallows Eve Family Night
All Hallows Eve Family Night is Sunday, October 28 at 5 PM with dinner, crafts, and, new this year, a child-friendly Haunted House provided by the Youth group. The cost is $4 per person. Please sign up in the Great Hall or by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. Also, sign up for a trip through the Haunted House (in 10-minute increments).
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Thank you to all the volunteers who showed up for the YM Fall Service Day to help harvest the last of the produce and clean up the Garden of Life for the winter! We had a great time and really contributed to the maintenance of this wonderful community garden that produces more than 1,300 pounds of food each summer. The harvested produce is handed out weekly at the food pantry that is onsite, so you can imagine how pleased those who are served there are to receive freshly picked food! 

Eat, Drink and be Scary! The CSMSG Haunted House and Costume Party is just around the corner! All middle schoolers and their friends are invited for Wednesday, October 24. Meet in the Taylor Room at 6 PM. Pick-up will be at 8 PM. All high school students are invited for Sunday, October 28 from 6-8 PM. Cost for all is $5. 
Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

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:
http://www.csmsg.org/youth/youth-ministry.html
 
SAVE-THE-DATE: YM Fall Parenting Series on Effective Parenting in a Defective World continues this week with Rev. Emily Hylden speaking on October 21 about "How to Answer the Hard Questions." Betsy Douglass will speak on October 28. The 8th Grade Parents Class will join this parenting series.

YM Adult Bible Study will meet at Buzz and Jenny's home on Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30-7:30 PM (please note new time) for happy hour and discussion of how we can best help our over-committed students find time to develop their faith. All interested adults are welcome! 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 honest with God about the desires of your heart (John 4:4-42). 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.  
Canterbury Bookstore
Bookstore manager, Peggy Strelinger
Fall is here and the anticipation of the holiday season: All Saints' Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Canterbury Bookstore has many resources for each of these church seasons. The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin, The Rainbow Book of Everyday Prayers and Thirteen Days of Halloween will delight the children.  Are you ready for the Thirteen Days of Halloween? In this delightfully off-beat story by Carol Greene, a dashing ghoul tries to win his ghostly love's heart with heaps of hilarious gifts--ranging from broomsticks and bats to caldrons and cats. A frightfully funny Halloween tale you'll never forget! We can't believe it either, but it's true... the Advent/Christmas season is just a few weeks away. Candles, devotionals, cards and gifts are coming in every day. Come by soon and begin your preparations for a joyful season.
Save the date! Sunday, December 4, Canterbury Bookstore's Very Special book-signing for Stained Glass Scriptures with Jim Sherby and Ralph Lewis. A wonderful gift for the coming season. Plan to attend and see its beautiful results and meet the authors as they sign your copy.
The Gift of Years by Joan Chittister is a series of of thought-provoking meditations on growing old gracefully AND the ultimate meaning of life itself. In a world that glorifies youth , the words of Joan Chittister about aging are a precious gift.   Chittister's book brims with insight, pluck, verve and courage.  It encourages us to discover the deep spiritual meaning that can come with older age.
Remember gift-wrapping is always available and FREE. 

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

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). 

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