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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 29 - November 4, 2012
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Late autumn at The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour beginning this Sunday when Daylight Saving ends. 
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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  
    john tyler November 4   Mr. John Tyler
   November 11  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   November 18  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
   November 22  The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
   November 25  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.   


There will be no Rector's Forum Sunday, November 4. 


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.   

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.  
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Garrett Adkins
Garret Adkins shared with us yesterday his passion for making a pledge, "People are transformed here, I have been transformed here. The Church of St. Michael & St. George is like the Zoo, you do not have to pay to get in and you encounter tigers. At CSMSG, it is the lion of Judah that you encounter at the altar."

If you did not receive a pledge letter in the mail please call the church and one will be mailed to you. Pledge cards are available at church in the Narthex and Great Hall. Thank you for your pledge. 
This Week
Monday, October 29
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!

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.    

Saturday, November 3
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 4 morning at 2 AM. Turn your clocks back one hour.

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.
Upcoming Events
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 are on sale! Please contact the receptionist at reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
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

Tuesday, December 4
CSL Christmas Luncheon/Bazaar
Save the Date! The Church Service League Centennial Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar will be held Tuesday, December 4.  If you have some treasures or white elephants for the Silent Auction, please bring them to the reception desk.
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
Halloween partiers
Operation Christmas Child Project
For the next few Sundays, Church School families and everyone else can fill shoe boxes with candy, school supplies, clothes, toys, games, whatever and return the filled shoe boxes to the Great Hall by November 18. Information will be outside St George's Chapel and in the Great Hall. Empty shoe boxes are also available, if you need one, although large ziploc bags can be used too! If you are interested, the website is samaritanspurse.org/occ. For an additional cost, you can track where your shoebox has been delivered!
Christmas shoebox
YM_group Halloween shot There will be NO Middle School Mix this Wednesday, October 31 due to Halloween.
All 8th grade confirmands should attend the Guided Eucharist this Saturday at 5 PM in St. George's Chapel. All family members and mentors are invited for this special event and for the BBQ dinner following in the Taylor Room. Cost is $10/person. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 30 to youth@csmsg.org.
8th Grade Mentors are invited to attend the Guided Eucharist and BBQ dinner this Saturday. Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org. Mentors are also invited to the 8th grade SS class this Sunday, November 4 in the Armstrong Room at 10:30 AM. Please let Marty know by this Wednesday, October 31 if you cannot attend. 
The UNDERGROUND- NEW MEETING TIME- The HS Small Group Bible Study  is now merging with the HS Hangout and will meet on SUNDAYS from 6-7:30 PM at the Matthews home for dinner, fellowship and Bible Study. The UNDERGROUND is a high school Small Group Bible Study which meets to discuss topics such as: 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? This Bible study will teach students how to find God in the midst of the busyness of life. Contact Buzz if interested 314. 941.0542 or buzz@csmsg.org.

YM Leadership Team Meeting will be Sunday, November 4 from 11:30 AM-1 PM in the Sverdrup Room. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org please. 
There will be NO Student Leadership Meeting this Sunday, November 4. 
Saturday, November 10: 3:30-5:30 PM in the Taylor Room-Middle School Cookie Night (Middle schoolers and adult bakers needed!)
Sunday, November 11: 10:30-11:15 AM in gym-Summer Mission Information Session for all 6th-12th graders and parents
Sunday, November 11: 11:30 AM-noon in gym- HS Mission Trip Chaperone Meeting
Sunday, November 11: 5-7:30 PM-Pi Pizza and Pin-Up Bowling-All 6th-12th graders invited; $15. 
Canterbury Bookstore
Bookstore manager, Peggy Strelinger
Advent is just around the corner. Planning will be an important part of this year's season. Start by planning to come to Canterbury Bookstore and begin creating that holiday list. Let us help you get started with the many new ideas you'll find there. Hey, are you still looking for Halloween treats? Come to Canterbury Bookstore and check out the great ideas on our shelves...Halloween cards, ghostly candles and jewelry to liven any seasonal celebration and they are all 40% off.
Also available is Prayers for a Privileged People ($20) by Walter Brueggemann. It is not so much a book of prayers as a prayerbook. If it is true that one prays the way one believes, these prayers reveal the core of biblical faith and become reflections for the very nature of faith. Read them, study them, and be stretched by them.
The Episcopal Handbook ($15) is the indispensable companion for those who want to be well-informed church goers and would enjoy a good chuckle along the way. This little volume contains timeless theological truths, interesting historical tidbits and everyday faith situations we all meet sooner or later. Included is a glossary of Episcopal worship terms, illustrations, maps and tips for 21st century Episcopalians.

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).
Saturday, November 10 is the next Knitters Luncheon. Please contact the receptionist by November 9 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 complementary 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