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The Church of
St. Michael &
6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
|"Living Christ in This World"|
February 11 - February 18, 2013
This Week's Banner:
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held THIS 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. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.721.1502.
| 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
February 17 The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf
February 24 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
March 3 The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
March 10 The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
|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 17 - Lectio Divina
February 24 - Communal Faith (Taize, Monasteries, etc.)
Ash Wednesday - Imposition of Ashes
All services are in the main church unless otherwise noted.
7:00 AM Holy Eucharist I
12:10 PM Holy Eucharist I
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist II
--Children's Liturgy in St. George's Chapel
7:00 PM Choral Eucharist I
|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.
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!
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!
Monday, February 11
Monday Night Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study with the Rev. 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
Join Fr. Jed and other parishioners from 6:30-7:30 PM as we journey together through the Gospel of John.
Tuesday, February 12
Church Service League Luncheon12 PM Great Hall
Learn how to eat on Fat Tuesday, February 12! Norma Deen Juracsik is going to review Michael Pollan's Food Rules: An Eater's Manual. Just in time! We have been keeping our group busy with making Valentine's for Meals on Wheels and just good, old fellowship. You can look forward to more speakers during Lent, beginning February 19 and ending March 26. Fr. Mike Wheeler will open the series. We will also hear the Rev. Rebecca Ragland from The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in University City (date to be announced). More speakers are scheduled and we will post the information soon. CSL meets for lunch following Fr. Mike Wheeler's Bible Study at 11 AM. We encourage all women of the church to attend. For more information, call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.
Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
5:30 PM Great Hall
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held this 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 - Holy Eucharist
12:10 PM - Holy Euchaist
5:30 PM - Children's Liturgy in St. George's Chapel
7:00 PM - Choral Eucharist
Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28, and March 7
"The Dubliners" by James Joyce book discussion will meet on five successive Thursdays 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 16
5 PM St. George's Chapel
Lenten Quiet Morning
8 AM Great Hall
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)
Saturday Solemn Eucharists
Continuing throughout Lent--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 17
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.
10:30-11:15 AM classroom under the stairs
Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 17 and 24 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. All adults are welcome! Coffee and light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Youth Ministry for the Spring Parenting Series.
| Upcoming Events|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.
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 email@example.com
The Mercy Center
Saturday, April 12
Windows Off Washington
The Nicaraguan Dinner Auction
Save the Date!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Windows Off Washington
For more information,
contact Carroll Stribling at 314.956.5973
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: Church Schoolers acting out the Wedding of Cana
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Youth Minstry at our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
THIS 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. Please e-mail Marty at email@example.com
if you are willing to volunteer!
September Kick-Off Committee will meet next Tuesday, February 19 in the Armstrong Room from 5:30-6:30 PM. Anyone interested in joining this committee is welcome!
The MS MIX
will NOT be held on Wednesday, February 13 due to Ash Wednesday services, but will resume on Wednesday, February 20.
The HS UNDERGROUND will meet during Lent on Wednesday nights 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?
The Youth Ministry Spring Parenting Series will kick-off on Sunday, February 17 with The Rev. Dale Kuhn presenting on "The Impact of Teenagers on the Family System: Conflict, Independence and Growth." This class will be from 10:30-11:15 AM in the classroom under the stairs in the basement on February 17 & 24. Light refreshments will be served.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information and to sign up.
| Canterbury Bookstore|
Prepare for your Lenten season. While you're visiting the Bookstore take a look at the many Lenten seasonal offerings. Lenten materials, devotionals, meditation guides and prayer resources are available in the Bookstore. Review the richly varied resources and select one for your journey. Books by Martin Smith, Frederica Matthewes-Green, Rowan Williams, C.S. Lewis, Joan Chittister and Henry Nouwen that can guide you through the coming Lenten season are in the Bookstore for you to select from for your personal journey. Let us help with your selection.
The Bookstore will be closed Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 15 for inventory.
Store hours: Sunday 8:30-11:30 AM, Monday 10 AM-noon, Thursdays 10 AM-3 PM and Friday 9 AM-noon.
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 email@example.com.
Please send any new information that you would like to go into the notices or e-letters to Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.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!
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
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 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!
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.