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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"
January 28 - February 4, 2013
This Week's Banner:   
The 2013 Vestry: from left to right: David Breckenridge, Betsy Panke, Kate Glass, Lily Ott, Peggy McClellan, Jim Holbrook, Joe Goldkamp, Kyle Schenkowitz, Garret Adkins, Ralph Lewis, Jan Jacobi, The Rev. Andrew John Archie, Tracee Holmes, Jeff Miller, Jr., Marianna Deal, and Anne Davidson. (Not pictured: Brian Connor, Julie Stephenson)
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   February 3   The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
     February 10  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
     February 17  The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf
     February 24  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie 
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum

Please join the Rector this week as he leads a study of Paul's Epistle to the Romans from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room.


Christian Life Forum  

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.    
Centennial Success
Thank you all for your part in making this Centennial year special in every way. The parishioner participation in the Centennial events  was incredible. As Tracee Holmes recapped yesterday, this year was filled with joyful events and milestones. If this past year is any indication, our future looks very bright here at CSMSG.Today is the first day of our next Centennial!
Annual Meeting
Kids enjoying the annual meeting corndogs.
Thank you!
Neither snow, nor rain will keep the CSMSG parishioners from attending the Annual Meeting and bringing their chili, soups and pies!

Thank you ALL who braved the elements to be here Sunday! Congratulations to Ginger, JoAnn, and Norma Deen for being named champs.
This Week
Monday, January 28
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 29

Church Service League Luncheon
12 PM    Great Hall
Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild had a very interesting and informative visit from the Rev. Emily Hylden as guest speaker last week. You can look forward to more speakers during Lent, beginning February 19 and ending March 26. We meet for lunch following Fr. Mike Wheeler's Bible Study at 11:00 AM. This week we will be making Valentine's for Meals on Wheels. We encourage all women of the church to attend. For more information, call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.

Saturday, February 2
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, 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.
Evensong liturgy at CSMSG
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, February 5
Steak & Stories  
6 PM in the Great Hall
Please note this will be held on the 1st Tuesday night of February.
In case you missed the last couple years' best Steak & Stories of all time, or have new questions about Heart Health, this is a must attend event! February is American Heart Month and one of our cardiothoracic Surgeons and one of our pulmonologists will share their experiences in heart surgery, heart health, and internal medicine. Dr. Nick Kouchoukos is the pioneering cardiothoracic surgeon at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.  Dr. Kouchoukos is known worldwide for the surgical techniques he has developed to improve aortic and valve surgery for patients with Marfan syndrome. Dr. Thomas M. Hyers, is clinical professor of medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and has conducted high quality clinical research for over thirty years. He is an internationally recognized educator. This will be a panel discussion format so bring your questions. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Receptionist 314.721.1502 or reception@csmsg.org no later than noon Monday, February 4.

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
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

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!

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.

Wednesday, February 20
Great Wednesdays Are Coming!
6:30 PM       Great Hall
Starting Wednesday, February 20, enjoy dinner in the Great Hall at 6:30 PM, followed by an enrichment course, The Ancient Faith of Our Future--choose the "Christian Classics" track, presented by Mthr. Emily Hylden, examining the spiritual texts of monastics and faithful people of the past, or the "Five Perspectives of Church Music" track, exploring our rich heritage of sacred music from a broad perspective of denominations and faith traditions. Classes end by 8 PM, and will continue on Wednesdays throughout Lent.

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
Church Schoolers rehearsing for the Annual Skit
Above: Preschool children, who are learning about Jesus's baptism, observed a baptism at CSMSG on Sunday.

Kindergarten parents are invited to their children's 10:20 AM chapel service  to watch them share the story of The Wedding at Cana, this Sunday, February 3. 

4th and 5th Graders, in addition to their monthly outreach project (assembling Valentine's bags for the children at Gateway 180, a homeless shelter in St. Louis), will be able to watch their skit from the Sunday, January 26 Annual Meeting.  And, there MIGHT be some leftover Dippin' Dots!  The outreach project follows the 9:15 AM chapel service (10 AM).
Laser Tag  laser tag 

Calling all 6th-8th graders: It is NOT too late!! 
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 meet Saturday morning at 7:30 AM at church and return by 1 PM Sunday afternoon. We are going to participate in a high ropes course inside a HUGE barn, black light medic ball (dodge ball), and you can even swim inside if you like, so you will NOT want to miss this FUN getaway! You may invite friends too! Cost is $150--friends get a HUGE discount! Scholarships are available if you call Marty. Sign-up NOW by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org. Call Marty at 314.721.1502 for more information. 
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 MIX will not be held on Wednesday, February 13, due to Ash Wednesday services.   
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
It the biggest sale of the year and this year it's even bigger! Christmas ornaments 75% off, Christmas jewelry 75%, Nativities 75% off, selected icons 30% off, wall crosses 50-75% off, neckties 50% off, and there's even more! Take advantage of the great savings through February 10. Come and see... We are sorry that no discount can be taken on: special orders, Colonial Candles, imprints, and gift certificates. Free gift wrap is available and Canterbury Bookstore does not collect sales tax. It's the best bargain in town.

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