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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"
December 31, 2012 - January 6, 2013
This Week's Banner:   
The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Lord Carey of Clifton, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, will be preaching at the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday January, 20. A special reception and receiving line will follow in the Great Hall. There will be no 11:15 AM liturgy or Rector's Forum on Sunday, January 20.
Winter Schedule
   5:00 PM   Holy Eucharist II*
                   incense will be used*
   8:00 AM   Holy Eucharist I
   9:15 AM   Choral Eucharist I
 11:15 AM   Holy Eucharist I
   5:30 PM   Holy Eucharist II

Preaching Rota 

   Emily Hylden   January  1  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
      January  6  The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
      January 13  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
      January 20  The Rt. Rev. & Rt. Hon.
                        Lord George Leonard Carey
      January 27  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  

Teachings on Prayer are suspended till February 2013.    

February 3 - Fasting
February 10 - The Rite of St. Benedict
February 17 - Lectio Divina
February 24 - Communal Faith (Taize, Monasteries, etc.)

Rev. Jed Fox and Deacon Emily Hylden  

Adult Education
Women's Bible Study
Fridays   7:30 AM     Sverdrup Room
"God shall give them light."  If you think we are in the end of times, please join us as we study the Book of Revelation under the direction of Fr. Mike Wheeler. All women are welcome for nourishment of the body (light breakfast) and soul. We finish by 8:30 AM.    
Stewardship logo 
Our Rector hopes one of your New Year's resolutions is to send in your pledge card for 2013. Every pledge makes a difference! Happy New Year and thank you for your pledge.

As of today we have received 291 pledges for a total of $1,610,484. Our goal is $2,000,000.
This Week
Monday, December 31
Monday Night Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study with the Rev. Emily Hylden
6:30-8:30 PM Emily Hylden
Enjoy dinner fellowship and study Isaiah at the Rev. Emily Hylden's home (757 Syracuse Ave, 2N). 6:30 PM soup & salad supper (provided!); 7:15 PM Evening Prayer, with Bible Study following.
Bible Study cancelled: December 31.

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.
Bible Study cancelled December 31.

Tuesday, January 1
Holy Eucharist
10 AM    St. George's Chapel
Sermon: The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox 

Church Service League Luncheon
12 PM    Great Hall
We will resume meetings on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 following Fr. Mike Wheeler's Bible Study.
All women of the Church are welcome.
For more information, call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.
CSL is cancelled January 3.

Saturday, January 5
Saturday Solemn Eucharists
They're not just for Advent anymore!
5 PM   St. George's Chapel
Continuing throughout Christmastide, Epiphany, and beyond- enjoy a contemplative service at 5 PM, featuring incense, sung prayers, Latin, and lots of silence. Need an escape from your busy life? Sanctify your schedule with an hour in St. George's Chapel on Saturday evenings. 

Sunday, January 6
Centennial Celebration Gala Ticket Sale
after 9:15 AM liturgy     Great Hall
Buy tickets this Sunday in the Great Hall. The celebration includes: cocktails, dinner and special guest, the Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. George Leonard Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury. Fifty-year members will be recognized and John Tyler's book Centennial 100 Years at the Point, a compilation of his Centennial Moments in History e-letters, will be the party favor! 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.
Gala celebration table
5 PM     Church
The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Solemn Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 5 PM. The service will include evening canticles
by Charles Villiers Stanford and music of Craig Phillips and Herbert Howells. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative Evensong as the Christmas season draws to a close.   
*Incense will be used at this service.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, January 8
Steak & Stories  
6 PM   Great Hall
We will hear about our beloved St. Louis Zoo and how its tax district was created. Charles Valier will talk about how the concept was initiated, different plans, his bill sponsorship, and many additional various components of how the tax district was formed, developed, and works to this day.

If you plan to attend please RSVP to the receptionist at reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by noon on Monday, January 7.

January 11-12
The Men's Retreat is Coming!
Pere Marquette Lodge
This year, the Men's Retreat is January 11-12 at Pere Marquette Lodge. Sign up now for some time away with God. Space is limited.
The cost of the retreat is $190. Financial assistance is available on request. Contact Fr. Fox at jfox@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 if you are interested.
 Download Men's Retreat information and registration

Pere Marquette lodge

Sunday, January 20
Festival Eucharist
The Right Reverend and Right Honourable, The Lord Carey of Clifton, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury will be preaching at the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday January 20. A special reception and receiving line will follow in the Great Hall. There will be not be an 11:15 AM liturgy or Rector's Forum on Sunday the 20.

Sunday, January 27
Annual Meeting
"Into the Future" is the theme of this year's Annual Meeting following the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday, January 27. We will take a look at what the next 100 years will look like at CSMSG. Stay for lunch following the meeting (chili, soup, and homemade pies). We may even serve dippin' dots (very futuristic). Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 if you are able to bring chili, soup, or a pie!

March 1-2
Women's Retreat
Women of CSMSG,we invite you to buy the gift of 24 hours of tenderness and compassion for yourself as you enjoy the stress of daily living melting away, being replaced with grace and an abundance of love. Make reservations now to attend this year's Women's Retreat. You can find the brochure here or pick up a retreat brochure in the Narthex  to find out more about the Mary and Elizabeth retreat at the Mercy Center in nearby Frontenac, MO. The retreat begins at 5 PM on Friday, March 1 and ends at 4 PM on Saturday, March 2. Space is limited!
Mercy Center
The Mercy Center
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 
musicale 2012
Church School
Church Schoolers with Advent Wreath
Epiphany Family Night
Epiphany Family Night is Sunday, January 6, 2013! The event begins at 5 PM with a Mexican dinner, the Crowning of the Three Kings, and ends with a special service in the Church led by Laurie Anzilotti and the Rev. Emily Hylden. The cost for dinner and crafts is $4 per person. Please sign up by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.

YM college reunion lunch
The Youth Ministry staff wishes everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

The High School Retreat is THIS weekend! 
This is going to be a GREAT weekend and we want all 9th-12th graders to join us for this fun adventure! This retreat will be at Lake Williamson Retreat Center in Illinois. We will depart first thing Saturday morning and return by 1:30 PM Sunday afternoon. We will participate in ropes courses (that are inside!), black-light medic ball and other fun activities while we dig deeper in our faith and get to know one another better! There is a pool there, so bring your bathing suit too! Cost is $150. Friends are WELCOME and pay $75. Scholarships (partial and full) are available by calling Marty. Sign-up NOW by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org. Call Marty at 314.721.1502 for more information.

All 6th-8th graders are invited to the Middle School Retreat on Saturday/Sunday, February 2/3! This retreat will also be at Lake Williamson Retreat Center in Illinois. We will depart first thing Saturday morning and return by 1:30 PM Sunday afternoon. We will do the same types of activities listed above for the HS Retreat, so you will NOT want to miss this FUN getaway! You may invite friends too! Cost is $150, and $75 for friends! Scholarships are available if you call Marty. 
The UNDERGROUND HS small group will not meet until Sunday, January 13 due to Christmas holidays and the HS retreat. 

It's time to sign up for Summer Mission opportunities for all 5-12th graders. 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 for the HS Mission Trip are limited. A deposit of $100 is required now to hold your space. E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information and to sign up.

Upcoming Events:   
There will be NO MS MIX on January 2
There will be NO HS UNDERGROUND on the following dates: January 6 (due to HS Retreat)
Retreats: High School: Sat/Sun, January 5/6
                Middle School: Sat/Sun, February 2/3  
Canterbury Bookstore
Canterbury Bookstore offers many items perfect for Christmas gifts.
Canterbury Bookstore's Sale Days are Here!

The Canterbury Bookstore is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas! 12% taken off all in stock merchandise. In addition, there are store specials everywhere you look. Jewelry 30% off, all greeting cards 40% off, Christmas decorations 50% off, calendars 50% off, nativities 30% off, candles 30% off, and many more items at discounted prices. Take advantage of this great savings through January 30. We are sorry that no discount can be taken on: Special Orders, Imprints, or Gift Certificates. Canterbury Bookstore does not collect tax and always offers free gift wrapping. The Bookstore is happy to assist in shipping your items when needed. The Canterbury Staff thanks you for your patronage during 2012 and sends you best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2013.

The Bookstore is open during the week on Monday 10-noon, Thursday 10-3, and Friday 9-noon, and before and after special church events. Please contact us at 314.721.1502 or bookstore@csmsg.org. We are at your service and look forward to seeing you soon.

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? 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, both weekdays and Sundays, to care for the linens, candles, and silver. Contact Abby Castle at abbylocke@yahoo.com.

Altar guild volunteer Helen Cavin