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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"
February 4 - February 11, 2013
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 Young parishioners taking a break after ushering duties! 
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Download photos of the Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Lord Carey preaching on January 20

The Annual Meeting and the Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Carey photos can be ordered online from the Walgreens at 6733 Clayton Rd. 63117. Log in with user name: eklamer@csmsg.org. Password: csmsgphotos1. Go to> Photos> My Albums.  
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 

  The Rev. Jed Fox    February 10  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
     February 17  The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf
     February 24  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
          March  3  The Rev. Emily R. Hylden 
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 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.    
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Generations of Giving Campaign Update

As of today, we have received 324 pledges for a total of $1,744,545. The goal is $2,000,000. Each and every pledge makes a difference.

Thank you for your pledge!

Help us grow! planter
Wonderful stories are unfolding in our church every day. They are stories of faith and devotion and love for our neighbors. Great things truly are happening here. But if we're to continue with great things, if we are to continue to grow, your help is needed.

Please pick up a CSMSG business card(s) from the "planters" located in the Narthex and Great Hall. "Plant" one in the hand of a friend who is looking for a church and a wonderful story. We need your help to help us grow!
This Week
Monday, February 4
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, February 5

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 Valentines for Meals on Wheels. We encourage all women of the church to attend. For more information, call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.

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. 

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.

Saturday, February 9
Sandwich Making 
10 AM      Taylor Room
Sandwich Making will not be on the 3rd Saturday this month. It will take place THIS SATURDAY, February 9.  All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.
Sandwich making kids 2012  
Saturday Solemn Eucharists
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 10
Hunger Ministry Soup Sale
Great Hall         after services Soup
Sunday, February 10 the Hunger Ministry will fill the Great Hall with delicious and fantastic homemade soups and breads.  At $10 a quart with bread, it's the bargain of the week!  With so many delicious varieties it will be hard to wait to get home to enjoy it. All proceeds go to the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry. Call Becky Zacarello (314.721.4565) to learn more about how you can be involved, and on the 10th come by the Great Hall and take home a healthy treat while helping the Hunger Ministry.
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 12
Shrove Tuesday diners 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!

Wednesday, February 13
Ash Wednesday Services - Imposition of Ashes
All services are in the main church unless otherwise noted.
7 AM
12:10 PM
5:30 PM - Family Service in St. George's Chapel
7:30 PM

Saturday, February 16
Lenten Quiet Morning
8 AM       Great Hall Lenten Quiet Morning speaker
The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf will lead Lenten Quiet Morning. As the twelfth bishop of Rhode Island, Geralyn Wolf was elected on September 17, 1995. She was consecrated as Bishop on February 17, 1996, at the Rhode Island Convention Center and was the first female Bishop of RI, before that serving as the first female Dean of a Cathedral and was she served the fifth woman ordained in the Episcopal Church. (biography via episcopalri.org)

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.

Parenting Seminar
10:30-11:15 AM     classroom under the stairs
"Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 17 and Sunday, March 3 to hear the Rev. Dale Kuhn as he discusses: "The Impact of Teenagers on the Family System: Conflict, Independence and Growth." These classes will be held in the classroom in the basement under the stairs from 10:30-11:15 AM and all adults are welcome! Coffee and light refreshments will be served. This is sponsored by the Youth Ministry for the Spring Parenting Series.

Wednesday, February 20
Great Wednesdays Are Coming!
6:30 PM       Great Hall
Grab a friend and come to enjoy dinner, sparkling conversation, and stimulating education! Dinner at 6:30 PM in the Great Hall, with the girls choir and the middle school ministry; courses begin at 7 PM, followed by Compline at 7:50 PM.  

Mthr. Emily will host "Christian Spiritual Classics," featuring a consideration of the writings of ancient and medieval Christians, including St. Benedict, the Desert Mothers and Fathers, and John Chrysostom--the course includes videos by modern monastic Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Spirituality expert the Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner.  

"Five Perspective of Church Music" will also be offered, exploring the place of sacred music in several denominations and faith traditions. In this course, you will come to discover how what we do is informed by the rich heritage of sacred music handed down to us from Judaism and from several perspectives of the Reformation and free-church traditions. This course features experts throughout the church and synagogue, including our own Rob Lehman, DSM, as well as Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Jewish musicians. 

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
CS_Wedding at Cana
Church School
Above: Church Schoolers acting out the Wedding of Cana

The Third Graders will be sharing what they have learned about the Early Years of Jesus' Life in this Sunday, February 10, 9:15 AM Chapel service. Their parents are invited to the service, to experience what their children's chapel service is like, and to see what the 3rd Graders have learned after Christmas.

4th Grade boys and girls are invited to serve breakfast at Gateway 180, a homeless shelter, this Sunday, February 10.  We will meet at the Wydown Playground at 6:30 AM, leaving at 6:40 AM.  After we help serve breakfast, the children will distribute the Valentines gifts that the 4th and 5th Graders prepared on February 3. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.
Laser Tag  laser tag 

Pancake Supper Volunteers are needed! The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be on Tuesday, February 12. We have three 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 will meet 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, but will resume on Wednesday, February 20.

September Kick-Off Committee will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5 in the Armstrong Room at church from 5:30-6:30 PM. Any adult interested in being involved with this fun committee is invited to participate! E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information. 
YM Leadership Team will meet this Wednesday, February 6 from noon-1:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room. Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

The HS UNDERGROUND will meet this Sunday, February 10 at Buzz's home from 6-7:30 PM for dinner and Bible Study. In Lent the HS UNDERGROUND will meet on Wednesday night at church from 6-7:30 PM in the Armstrong Room in conjunction with the MS MIX. Why not add a Bible Study to your Lenten discipline? 
YM Sunday School Teacher Training and lunch will be held this Sunday, February 10 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the gym. Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

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. 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
Canterbury Bookstore's Super Sale. It is 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 biggest bargain in town.

The Bookstore will be closed Monday, February 11 through Friday February 15 for Inventory.

Great Wednesday Classes' Resources are available in the Canterbury Bookstore. The Dubliners by James Joyce is the subject for Daniel Williamson's class and Mthr. Emily Hylden will be discussing Christian Classics in her class which will include The Benedictine Way, The Cloud of Unknowing, A Good Life and The Imitation of Christ.

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