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Please review The Church of St. Michael & St. George's weekly newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event

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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 22 - October 29, 2012
This Week's Banner: 
Last year's YM MS Halloween Party included a motley assortment of characters. Don't miss this year's Haunted House and Costume Party on Wednesday, October 24. Meet in the Taylor Room at 6 PM.  
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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  
    The Rev. Jed Fox   October 28  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
    November 4   Mr. John Tyler
   November 11  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   November 18  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.   

 

 

 

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

Rev. Jed Fox and Deacon Emily Hylden  

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.   
Stewardship
Jim Holbrook
Jim Holbrook shared with us yesterday his progression of giving. "For the Holbrooks, we give out of obligation and respect and appreciation to the art museum and zoo and our alma maters and other fine organizations. But this is a different place--we give to The Church of St. Michael & St. George out of love. And for us, it is a joy and blessing to give as we try to walk with Jesus."

Pledge Sunday is this Sunday. If you did not receive a pledge letter in the mail, please call the church and one will be mailed to you; otherwise, pledge cards will be in the pews on Sunday. Thank you for your pledge. 

Decade Dinner Fun!
Thank You to All the Wonderful Progressive Dinner Hosts and Hostesses!
A great time was had by all at the Archie's, Fox's, Jacobi's, Klamer's, Kraus/Jackson's, Schock's, Streett's and Wheeler's. Thank you for opening your homes and your gracious
hospitality!
This Week
Monday, October 22
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 23-CSL Bible Study has been cancelled.

Friday, October 26
Fr. Wheeler's Bible Study/Breakfast will not meet.
 
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.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, November 3
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Turn your clocks back one hour. Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 4 morning at 2 AM.

Sunday, November 4
Choral Evensong for All Saints' Sunday
The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for All Saints' Sunday on Sunday, November 4 at 5 PM. The service will include the St. John's College Service of Herbert Howells and music of Philip Stopford, Glenn Rudolph, Robert Lehman, Charles Villiers Stanford, Matthew Glandorf and John Tavener. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative sung liturgy to mark the closing of the day. A reception follows in the Great Hall.
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Monday, November 12
Susan Mount Guild
Susan Mount Guild will be meeting on Monday, November 12 at noon. Come early for socializing. Please call Helen Cavin with your reservation by Wednesday, November 7 at 314.647.0889.

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
All are invited to attend the Holiday Reception following the December 2 Advent Lessons and Carols.
Casserole clubs plan on having your December dinner at the Advent Evensong Reception on December 2.
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a beautiful Evensong at 5 PM followed by a delicious reception. Bring a covered dish to share or bottle of wine. Best of all, no one has to clean up.
Mark your calendars for December 2.
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
Church School
   Church schoolers reading in the chapel.

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).
  Youth  
YM volunteer
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. 

Schedule Change in Middle and High School Haunted Houses IF Cards are in World Series: 
IF the Cards are in the World Series (GO CARDS!) the Haunted House schedule will be as follows: 
-Both  the middle school AND high school Halloween Costume party, games and Haunted House will be Sunday, October 28 from 3-5 PM.  
-All students should meet in the gym for a Halloween party and games at 3 PM and the Haunted House will follow.  

Stewardship Cards: All students should have received a pledge card. Please bring those back to turn in at the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday, October 28. Contact youth@csmsg.org if your child does not have one. Thank you! 

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 concludes this week with Betsy Douglass speaking on October 28 at 10:30 AM, about Effective Parenting in a Defective World. Coffee and refreshments will be served. The 8th grade parents class will join this class.

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
Halloween fun can be found at Canterbury Bookstore...right now... cards, smiley pumpkins and festive jewelry. In addition to the beautiful Colonial Candles in rich fall colors, you'll find the newest bead-work collection from Pink House There are also bracelets, necklaces and small bags perfect for the season. You'll want to take a look at Barbara Martin Smith's new book The Artistic Touch 5. You can plan for the Advent season with ease as you peruse the resources currently available: Waiting for the Wonder, Love Came Down, The Advent Jesse Tree, Live Advent at Home, Advent with the Saints and Welcome Baby Jesus. It's Halloween and Christmas is coming. Canterbury Bookstore is here to help! Canterbury Bookstore is beginning to show signs of the season to come. Can't believe it?...Neither can we. Get the best selections on cards, Advent calendars, devotionals and special gifts. Stop by today. Free gift wrap, always.

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

Bulletin Board
ECW-National Board Meeting  
The first meeting of the National Board will be held at Toddhall in Columbia, Illinois (south of St. Louis) the last weekend of October. Saturday, October 27 is the day women from the host Province are invited to meet the Board and participate in some discussion regarding the Province and things going on your diocese. 
The agenda for that visit is as follows: 
         10:00 AM - Gather and get to know each other 
         10:30 AM - Eucharist 
         11:15 AM - More formal reports from your diocese 
         12:00 PM - Lunch with more conversation 
           1:00 PM - Bid farewell
All women of the Episcopal Church belong to the ECW. Enjoy this fact. Please know that any member is invited and welcomed to the meeting on Saturday, October 27. 

 

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).
Saturday, November 10 is the next Knitters Luncheon. Please contact the receptionist at reception@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