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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"
November 5 - November 12, 2012
This Week's Banner: 
The Girls Choir and Choir Director Christi John Bye. Make plans to attend "A Friday Musicale: Music through the Ages" on Friday, November 16. Listen to some of the best musicians in St. Louis with the Girls Choir. See "Upcoming Events" below for details. Proceeds will benefit the Girls Choir.
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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 
    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.   


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 11: Sabbath
November 18: Centering Prayer
November 25: Drawing Prayer

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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As of yesterday we have received 148 pledges for a total of $905,966. Our goal is $2,000,000.
We have received 19 new pledges for a total of $37,465. 
Thank you for your pledge!
This Week
Monday, November 5
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.   

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.
Girls choir practicing
Upcoming Events
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.
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Tuesday, November 13
Steak & Stories
Fr. Wheeler Steak and Stories for Tuesday, November 13 at 6 PM will feature The Rev. Mike Wheeler sharing his story of "A Pilgrim's Journey to Russia" for all of us. We look forward to seeing all of you there and sharing in his experiences. If you can attend please RSVP to the receptionist at reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by noon on Monday, November 12.

Saturday, November 17sandwich making
Sandwich Making
Sandwich Making will take place November 17.  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.
Sunday, November 18
Sunday Supper at FOCUS Gateway City
Sunday, November 18 CSMSG will host Sunday Supper at FOCUS Gateway City. Lead by the Young Adults Community, all are welcome to join in serving and sitting down to share a meal with guests in South City. The food has already been donated, but we need hands to serve between 3:30-6 PM. Please contact Jenny Matthews at 314.941.1054 or jenny.r.matthews@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.

Monday, November 19
Faith@Work will meet Monday, November 19, 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, November 19, 10 AM to rsvp.

Sunday, December 2
Advent  Lessons and Carols Reception
All are invited to attend the Holiday Reception following the December 2 Advent Lessons and Carols Evensong.
What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a beautiful Evensong service at 5 PM followed by
a delicious reception. If you are able to bring a covered dish to share please let Laurie know at Laurie@csmsg.org.
Casserole clubs, plan on having your December dinner at the Advent Evensong Reception.
Advent Family Night

Tuesday, December 4
CSL Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar
The CSL invites you to our Christmas event. The luncheon will be served at noon and feature the same wonderful chef as last year. The price remains the same at $12.50. An added attraction for the luncheon will be the lovely decorative birdhouses hand-made by Sandy Behrens and used as table decorations. They will be auctioned.

The vendors you loved last year will be back with a few new ones. You may shop at the vendors starting at 11 AM. Your shopping can continue with the silent auction and white elephant table. We would like to ask all of you for donations to the silent auction and white elephant table. Your unused vase, lamp, or trinket may be someone else's treasure. Please leave donations with the receptionist. All proceeds are donated to charity. For reservations contact the receptionist at reception@csmsg.org or call 314.721.1502.

CSL Christmas Bazaar

Centennial Celebration Gala Tickets
Presale tickets for the January 19 Centennial Celebration Gala will be available in the Great Hall beginning Sunday, November 25, ending January 13 (30minutes prior to the 9:15 AM service, and 30 minutes after). The Celebration Dinner will be held at the Old Warson Country Club beginning with cocktails at 6:30 PM. The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. George Leonard Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury will be the special guest. Tickets are $125/each. Checks should be made out to "CSMSG". For more information, contact the receptionist at receptionist@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
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!
Operation Christmas Child Project
For the next few Sundays, Church School families and everyone else can fill shoeboxes with candy, school supplies, clothes, toys, games, whatever, and return the filled shoeboxes to the Great Hall by November 18. Information will be outside St George's Chapel and in the Great Hall. Empty shoeboxes 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

Attention 5th Grade Boys and Girls! 
You have the opportunity to help serve breakfast at Gateway 180, a homeless shelter, and to pass out the Thanksgiving bags which you put together on November 4.  It means getting up early and meeting at the Church playground at 6:30 AM on November 11, but it is well worth it!
If you are willing and interested, please let Jane Fisher know at jfisher@csmsg.org. Dress casually!
  YM girls
HS & MS Retreats 
Early Bird Discount available for both the high school and middle school retreats IF you pay by next Monday, November 12! Price is $135/student if you pay by November 12. Friends are WELCOME and pay a discounted price. Scholarships(partial and full) are available by calling Marty. The retreats will be at Lake Williamson Retreat Center in Illinois. HS retreat is January 5/6 and MS retreat is February 2/3. We will depart first thing Saturday morning and return by 1:30 PM Sunday afternoon. We will participate in ropes courses (that are inside!), blacklight medic ball and other fun activities while we dig deeper in our faith and get to know one another better! Sign-up NOW by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org.


The UNDERGROUND-The HS Hangout has been combined with The UNDERGROUND and will meet at Buzz Matthews for dinner and Bible Study each Sunday from 6-7:30 PM (includes meal). There will not be a separate HS meeting on Thursday evenings. The UNDERGROUND is a  high school Small Group Bible Study  which will 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? The curriculum, 'The Pause', will help students learn to make space for God in the midst of their busy schedules. Contact Buzz if interested, 314.941.0542 or buzz@csmsg.org.
Middle School MIX resumes THIS Wednesday at 6 PM in the Armstrong Room. Games, dinner and Bible Study are on the agenda. Pick-up at 7:30 PM. Friends are WELCOME! 
Parents of CSMSG College Students: Please send your college students e-mail AND street address to Marty at youth@csmsg.org this week so the Youth ministry can mail them a care package next week! Thank you! 
Middle School Cookie Night  will be THIS Saturday, Saturday, November 10, 3:30-5:30 PM in the Taylor Room  All 6th-8th graders and FRIENDS are invited! Adult volunteers needed! E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign up or volunteer. 
 Youth Ministry sandwich making

Summer Mission Information Session for all 6th-12th graders and parents will be held Sunday, November 11, 10:30-11:15 AM in the gym. The MS Mission Week will be June 17-21 and the HS Mission Trip is July 5-14, 2013. The MS Mission week is local and the HS Mission Trip will be to Muskegon, Michigan this summer. Spaces are limited, so come to the info session and sign up. Deposit of $100 is required to reserve your space. E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information. 
HS Mission Trip Chaperone Meeting will be held Sunday, November 11, 11:30 AM-noon in gym. 
Pi Pizza and Pin-Up Bowling-All 6th-12th graders invited to challenge Buzz in bowling on Sunday, November 11! Meet at Pi Pizza at 6144 Delmar Blvd in the Loop at 5 PM. Pick-up will be at Pin-Up Bowling at 7:30 PM. Cost is $20. Friends are WELCOME! 
Canterbury Bookstore
Canterbury Bookstore at christmas
Thanksgiving is a special time of year. Share the meaning of the holiday with the young ones around you. The First Thanksgiving by Nancy Davis is a small board book just right for little hands with lift-the-flap pages. It tells the story of the first Thanksgiving, from the Pilgrims sailing to America to enjoying a feast with the Native Americans. A treat for all. Tommy de Paola's My First Thanksgiving is a board book with simple text and cheerful watercolor artwork that introduces the story of the first Thanksgiving and its lasting traditions of friendship. It makes a perfect gift for young children. Visit the Bookstore today and explore the many book ideas for children during the coming holiday season. Make it fun and informative for you and your young ones.

Advent books available include: Love Came Down by Christopher Webber, The Advent Wreath by Debbie O'Neal, and Waiting for the Wonder by Katerina Whitley.

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

Bulletin Board

E-Letter/Notice Information

Please send any new information that you would like to go into the notices or e-letter to Debbie at communications@csmsg.org. The deadline for the e-letter is Monday at noon. The deadline for the notices is Wednesday at noon. Please keep the information concise. Thank you.


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