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Annual Meeting 2012

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The Church of

St. Michael &

St. George

6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
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"Living Christ in This World"
January 21 - January 28, 2013
This Week's Banner:   
"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). There will not be an 11:15 AM liturgy. 
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
**There will not be an 11:15 liturgy this week.
Preaching Rota 

   Archie_100x100  January 27   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
     February 3   The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
     February 10  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
     February 17  The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf 
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum

There will be no Rector's Forum January 27.


Christian Life Forum  

No class in January.     

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  

Vestry Nominees 2013
Garret Adkins
garret Garret moved to St. Louis in the spring of 2009 to pursue a Master's of Divinity at Covenant Theological Seminary. He was very happy that his wife Amber willingly followed along, and now he only has one semester left. Covenant quickly helped him see that he was born to be an Episcopalian, and he now hopes to pursue ordination to the priesthood. By day he studies and shadows the priests, by night he sells some of the best food and wine in town at The Crossing in Clayton. With his little bit of free time he enjoys yoga, barefoot running, board games, and movies. Garret is a reader for St. Paul's Guild, he does Morning Prayer, has preached at the 5:30 PM service, and serves as thurifer and crucifer. Garret assists Fr. Mike most weeks at the Gatesworth Eucharist, and goes along for hospital visits and home Eucharist services. Garret has taught a number of summertime Sunday school classes on the resurrection, biblical hermeneutics, and stewardship.

David Breckenridge
David Breckenridge David is a fourth generation member of our church on his mother's side and third generation on his father's side.  David's great uncle, Arthur Koelle, was a member and the architect of the St. Mary's Chapel addition. David was baptized as a baby and confirmed on his 14th birthday at our church. David and his wife, Christy, his parents and his sister were all married at CSMSG and share the same anniversary of December 30. David has taught Church School and is faithful attendee at the 8:00 AM liturgy.

Brian Connor
connor Brian joined CSMSG in 1989 just before he married his beautiful bride, Mary Warburton, in 1990. Brian has been active in the Youth Ministry as a Sunday School teacher, 8th grade Parent Group leader, bus driver, Kickoff Committee member, Christmas Pageant and Annual Skit production team member, and as a Confirmation Mentor. He was a Greeter before he joined the Ushering Team. Brian served three years on the Vestry where he assisted Rich Bacino on the Facilities Committee. Brian has two sons, Ian and Sean, who are both active in assisting with the Sunday School program. Jasper, the family's Yorkshire Terrier, sits home and pines while Mary and the boys are away at church. Jasper is grateful for the opportunity to get a yearly blessing at CSMSG. 

Joe Goldkamp
joe Joe is a native St. Louisan who began attending CSMSG in 1997. Since then, he has been active in parish life, serving as an acolyte in high school, and then as a verger during his college years. He left St. Louis in 2006 for the East Coast, where he completed graduate studies in both American Religious History and the Great Books. In 2009, Joe married Kate (née Michelson) in her native San Francisco, and in 2011, they returned to St. Louis, which Kate has enthusiastically adopted as her home. Joe and Kate regularly organize and host gatherings for the burgeoning group of young adults at CSMSG. He supports the rich musical and liturgical traditions at CSMSG, seeing both as integral parts of our worship and blessings not only to the parish itself but also to the greater St. Louis community.

Betsy Panke
betsy Betsy was raised and confirmed at The Church of St Michael & St George. She sang in the choir and was married here in 1985 by the Rt. Rev. Edward Salmon. She and her husband Bob have two children, Sam and Beth, who were baptized and confirmed here and attended St. Michael's School. In fact, Sam was just married here last year. Most parishioners know Betsy because of her involvement with just about every ministry here at the church. She has served on the Mother's Day Out Board, St. Michael's School Board, taught Church School, served on the Youth Advisory Board and continues to hold a High School Girls Bible Study at her home even though Beth has graduated from college. Betsy was head of the Altar Guild for two years and remains active in the Guild. 

Julie Stephenson
julie Julie has been a member of Saint Michael's for 25 years. Her family has attended, and both of her children were baptized in this church. Her husband has served in various capacities, and both of her boys were acolytes throughout high school, so the family is firmly grounded in the life of this parish. Julie served on the planning committee of the Centennial Anniversary Dinner to commemorate 100 wonderful years of our church. In addition, she has co-chaired the Back-to-school Kick-off celebration for several years, and been a member of the Greeting Committee for Sunday services. St. Michael's is a vital part her and her family's lives.
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 
Sunday will go down in history as a "Glorious Sunday at The Church of St. Michael & St. George!" In honor of the 100th anniversary of Bishop Tuttle laying the church cornerstone, we held a most beautiful service. The ushers in the morning coats, special music with brass accompaniment, a procession filled with an organist choirmaster emeritus, a bishop, and a former Archbishop of Canterbury! It really doesn't get much better than that. As one visitor remarked, "I REALLY feel like I have been to church today!" Your pledge dollars help support all we do here at The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Thank you for your pledge!
This Week
Monday, January 21
Monday Night Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study with the Rev. Emily Hylden
6:30-8:15 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; 7:15 PM Evening Prayer, with Bible Study following.

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.

Tuesday, January 22

Church Service League Luncheon
12 PM    Great Hall
Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild are back in
full swing. We meet for lunch and fellowship this week
following Fr. Mike Wheeler's Bible Study at 11 AM.
We encourage all women of the church to attend one
or both. For more information, call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.

Saturday, January 26
Saturday Solemn Eucharists
They're not just for Advent anymore!
5 PM   St. George's Chapel
Continuing throughout Epiphany-tide 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 27
Annual Meeting this Sunday! 
"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!

Chili and Pie Champs 2011 Pie and chili Champs!
First time at the Annual Meeting? 
You are in for a treat! The meeting begins right after the last hymn is sung, so stay in your seats. This year will be entertaining, with a Centennial recap planned as well as a skit by the 4th & 5th graders, a "Back to The Future" video by the Youth Ministry, and a Centennial video. And it doesn't end there...the lunch in the Great Hall following the meeting is delicious with chili, soup, and pies made by our our fantastic parishioners.
Upcoming Events
Sunday, February 3
The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Canticles in A of Healey Willan and music of Leo Sowerby, Henry Gerike, Gary Davison, and Christopher Betts. All are warmly invited to join us and to be a part of this beautiful, timeless, and contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.

Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7
Book Discussion
"The Dubliners" by James Joyce book discussion will meet on five successive Thursdays beginning February 7 at 7:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room. Discussion of this collection of short stories will be led by Daniel Williamson and Jan Jacobi.

Tuesday, February 12
Egg Casserole Bakers Needed!
Would you donate an egg casserole for our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper? The Youth Ministry would greatly appreciate egg casserole donations for the dinner on Tuesday, February 12. All varieties welcome, or Marty can supply a recipe! E-mail youth@csmsg.org if you can donate one. Thank you from Buzz and Marty!

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
5:30 PM     Great Hall
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30-7 PM and the entire parish, friends and families are invited! This traditional Fat Tuesday pancake supper is a fundraiser for Youth Ministry scholarships for retreats and mission trips. All donations will be appreciated! This year we will feature Mardi Gras games and activities for our younger parishioners. Pancakes and sausage, as well as an expanded menu of salad, egg casseroles and fruit will be served. Mark your calendar NOW and bring all of your friends and neighbors to celebrate before Lent. RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
Pancake lady

Sunday, February 17
Newcomer Brunch
All newcomers are invited to brunch following the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday, February 17. We will walk over to the Rev. Mike and Robin Wheeler's home located across Wydown. It is a great opportunity to get to know other new people and spend time with clergy and staff. Please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org if you are able to join us.

March 1-2

Women's Retreat
Women of CSMSG, the Retreat is a 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,
on the website, 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! Contact Laurie Brown with questions at laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502. 

Mercy Center
The Mercy Center
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
Above: Preschool children, who are learning about Jesus's baptism, observed a baptism at CSMSG on Sunday.

Church School children have a regular morning (normal times for chapel services and classes).  However, at 11 AM, all of the children will join their parents in church to watch the best part of the Annual Meeting--the 4th and 5th Grade skit, "Meet The Jet-scopalians!" And chili, corn dogs and pies follow in the Great Hall!
Laser Tag laser tag 

Student Leadership Team will meet on Sunday, January 27 at 3:15 PM to go to Dave and Buster's for our winter meeting! Adult drivers needed. Cost is $20 for dinner, game cards and video pass. Come help Buzz plan the next six months and have a LOT of fun doing it! Sign-up by e-mailing Marty at youth@csmsg.org or texting Buzz at 941.0542 by Wednesday, January 23. 

Sign-up for MS Retreat Today! All 6th-8th graders are invited to the Middle School Retreat on Saturday/Sunday, February 2/3! This retreat will  be held 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 as 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 contact Marty at 314.721.1502 or youth@csmsg.org.  

YM SUPERBOWL Party at Buzz and Jenny's! Eat pizza and watch the game on Buzz's high-def TV! Meet Buzz at his house at 5 PM on February 3 for this Anthem Event!

Pancake Supper Volunteers are needed! The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be on Tuesday, February 12. We have 3 shifts available: 4:30-6:15 PM, 6-7:30 PM and 7-7:45 PM. There are MANY opportunities to volunteer--from baking an egg casserole, to cooking pancakes, setting up, leading Mardi Gras games for the young children, serving dinner, and cleaning up. So please e-mail Marty at youth@csmsg.org if you are willing to volunteer!  
The MS MIX has resumed and meets each Wednesday night from 6-7:30 PM in the Armstrong Room. Dinner is included, as well as a short Bible study. All 6th-8th graders and their friends are welcome!

The UNDERGROUND HS small group will not meet  January 27, due to trip to Dave and Buster's!
It's time to sign up for Summer Mission opportunities for all 5th-12th graders. The MS Mission Week will be June 17-21 and the HS Mission Trip is July 5-14. 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.  
Canterbury Bookstore
Bookstore manager, Peggy Strelinger
John Tyler's book entitled Centennial:100 Years at the Point is a compilation of his Centennial Moments in History e-letters along with additional material. Canterbury Bookstore sales begin Sunday, January 27, with a book signing. You may purchase a book and have it signed by John after the 8 AM liturgy and after the Annual Parish Meeting.
Get your copy while supplies last.

Store hours: Sunday 8:30-11:30 AM, Monday 10 AM-noon, Thursdays 10 AM-3 PM and Friday 9 AM-noon.
Bulletin Board

E-Letter/Notice Information

Please send any new information that you would like to go into the notices or e-letters 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