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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"
April 18 - April 25, 2013
This Week's Banner
Making sandwiches for the Hunger Ministry is a family activity. Come join us on Saturday, April 20, at 9:30 AM to make sandwiches for the Bridge & Focus St. Louis clients. 
  Sunday Liturgy Schedule
   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
  April 21      The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
  April 28      The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith 
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum 

  There will be no Rector's Forum this week.


Christian Life Forum    

April 21 - Stillness/Silence
April 28 - No Class
May 5 - Didache
May 12 - Journaling
Adult Education
Women's Bible Study
Fridays   7:30 AM     Sverdrup Room
"I have loved you with an everlasting love." Learn the thundering message of God's love for us as we study the prophet Jeremiah under the direction of Fr. Mike Wheeler. All women are welcome to attend these study sessions at 7:30 AM in the Sverdrup Room, for nourishment of the body (light breakfast) and soul. We will finish by 8:30 AM. There will be no Bible Study April 26.   
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Generations of Giving Campaign Update

We are grateful for all who give to The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Every dollar is needed to keep the church up and running and to keep ministries and programs available. Letting us know how much you will be giving to the church is especially important. Pledging allows our financial team to plan a budget for the year. Like a household, the church needs to figure out what will be coming in so that we can plan for expenses. The finance team looks at what has been pledged for the year and works off that number. If you are giving to the church, but have not yet made a pledge, please let us know. Each and every pledge makes a difference.

As of today we have received 357 pledges for a total of $1,795,233.

Thank you for your pledge.

Help us grow! planter
Wonderful stories are unfolding in our church every day: Stories of faith, 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 to be a part of a wonderful story. We need your help to help us grow!
This Week
Saturday, April 20 
Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making 
10 AM   Taylor Room sandwich making in Taylor Room
Sandwich Making will take place this Saturday, April 20. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.
Monday, April 22
Monday Night Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study with the Rev. Emily Hylden
6:30-8:15 PM      757 Syracuse Ave, 2N
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, April 23   
Church Service League/Susan Mount
Bible Study/Luncheon 
12 PM    Great Hall
Last week CSL/SM constructed United Thank Offering, or UTO boxes. UTO began in 1889 and relies on small contributions that reflect the daily events in our lives for which we are grateful. It's painless: you don't have to write a huge check, you just have to be thankful, say a little prayer, and drop in some loose change. There will be envelopes placed on the back of the pews and if you would like a box, they will be available in the Great Hall. All money is distributed without fundraising cost and small grants are given both regionally and globally. Please take a box home to be collected in the fall(or later, if you wish to stuff one until it burst).

This Tuesday, April 23, the Rev. Teresa Mithen Danieley from St. John's Episcopal Church at Tower Grove will be our speaker. There will be no Bible Class, but please do come to lunch and stay for her talk. St. John's is home of many wonderful projects. You can watch a video about St. John's at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61gqm72LVa4
For more information, call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.

There will be no Bible Study on April 23.
Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 5
Newcomers Brunch
All newcomers are invited to a Welcome Brunch on Sunday, May 5, immediately following the 9:15 AM service at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Jedediah Fox, located at6300 Wydown.

This is a great opportunity for newcomers to meet other people new to the church, as well as staff and clergy. Please RSVP to Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

Friday, May 10
Trivia Night
Trivia Night at CSMSG Benefit the Hunger Ministries and enjoy a fun evening! On Friday, May 10 at 6 PM in the Great Hall, the bi-annual game of Trivia will be held to benefit the Hunger Ministry of St. Michael & St George. Get your friends together and plan to reserve a table. You won't want to miss this evening of Fun, Facts, and Fabulous Prizes! All proceeds go to the sponsored food pantries in the Diocese of Missouri.
Church School
 Magic house project
1st-5th Graders go to Chapel at 9:15 AM, followed by classes.

Preschool-Kindergarten go to Classroom, with Chapel following at 10:25 AM. 

Any 3rd Grader interested in purchasing a NIV Adventure Bible for $20 can contact Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.
The children will receive the Bibles in their 9:15 AM chapel service on May 12.

1st-3rd Grade Cub Scouts should meet Sunday, April 21 at 10 AM in Jane Fisher's office, downstairs after the 9:15 AM liturgy.
2013 Girls Choir
The CSMSG Girls Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 5-6:30 PM. If your daughter is 8-18 years old and interested in singing in the Girls Choir, please contact Christi Bye at 314.721.1502 x 4043 for more information or by email at cbye@csmsg.org
The Girls Choir
  Youth group at recent service project

YM SS Teacher Training will be held this Sunday, April 21 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the gym, lunch included. Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

Confirmation Update:
  • Bishop Salmon will be here to talk with the confirmands and their parents on Saturday, April 20 from 5-6 PM in the Taylor Room. 
  • The Confirmation Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 6-8:30 PM.  
  • Confirmation will be held during the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday, April 28. All confirmands must be in the Taylor Room by 8:30 AM.
5th Grade Welcome will be held on Sunday, May 5 during the SS hour. Parents of all 5th graders are invited to come to the gym at 11 AM to meet the YM staff and pick up their children. 
High School Senior Recognition will be held on Sunday, May 12 during the 9:15 AM liturgy. Parents, please return your senior's information sheet to Marty ASAP at youth@csmsg.org or mail it to the church. You may notify us later of your child's college decision if that has not yet been made.

Demographic Information Forms will be mailed out over the next week to all rising 6th-12th graders. Please take a minute to fill out this form and return to the YM once you receive the questionnaire. The YM staff thanks you! 
Summer Mission opportunities at CSMSG 
Middle School Mission Week will be June 17-21. This is a wonderful opportunity for rising 5th-9th grade students to participate in local service opportunities in the St. Louis community! Friends are welcome to sign up also! Cost is $50 and a typical day lasts from 8:45 AM-3 PM. Adult volunteers are needed. E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more info or to sign-up!

High School Mission Trip is July 5-14, 2013 and will be traveling to Muskegon, Michigan. Rising 9th grade students and older HS students may sign up. Friends are invited to come too! There are just a few spots left, so e-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information and to sign up.  
Nicaragua Dinner and Auction
The annual Nicaragua Dinner and Auction at Windows On Washington, Friday, April 12, 2013, was a big success. Over $33,500 was raised and everybody had fun doing it. The World Service Mission (Nicaragua) would like to thank Tom & Michele Klein for hosting and sponsoring the dinner as well as, all who attended, all who bid on items, and all who worked so hard as volunteers at the auction and before it, to bring it off.
Mexican Musicians
Second Suitcase
Cleaning out the kids toy box? Mission volunteers are leaving for Nicaragua in July. You can send gently-used toys to Nicaragua in a mission volunteer's "second suitcase" for the students of Santa Rosa and Carolina de Sirker schools. Place items in the Nicaragua donation closet, located across from the church library. Please see list below of needed items. Gracias! 

Educational toys such as:
Lincoln Logs                         
Building blocks              
Play stations and 'Play
house' items (kitchen, workshop, etc.)
Tent 'Play House' (Playhut, etc.)
Large plastic animals, dinosaurs, etc.
Large trucks/cars 
Educational Toys              
Puzzles  (ages 8+)                              
Baby dolls
Board Games/Card Games
'Dress-up' itemspool party

Please - No stuffed animals

The Three T's
Help the St. Michael's mission trip to Nicaragua with the three T's:  Travel-size toiletries, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.
Do you, your friends, and/or your co-workers travel? Don't
forget to save (unopened) hotel toiletries for the 2013 mission trip to Nicaragua. Missioners take toiletry bags of soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes, and toothpaste to the patients at the women's and children's hospital in Managua. Last year, we distributed over 300 bags of these helpful hygiene packets.
Toothbrushes and toothpaste go to the kids at the Santa Rosa and Carolina de Sirker schools for healthy and bright smiles! Perhaps your dentist has extras?
All donations can be dropped off at the Nicaragua donation closet, located across from the church library. 

The Nicaragua Mission Wish List 2013 is posted on the "Faith in Action" bulletin board.
We'll be packing "second suitcases" to Nicaragua on July 13.

Nicaragua pic
Canterbury Bookstore
Bookstore manager, Peggy Strelinger
Looking for a special Mother's Day? Sterling silver and gold-filled chains and crosses, Bibles, Prayer Books, devotionals, along with many other gift ideas are on display right now. Come by and take a look today!

Sunday, April 21 is the last day to order gold imprinting on Prayer Books, Bibles, or other special books for your confirmand. Confirmation is on Sunday, April 28.

Canterbury Bookstore has special selections of books, Bibles, jewelry, and cards for giving to children, parents, and friends of all ages. Birthdays, anniversaries, a new birth -- we have gifts for all occasions. Stop by today. Let us help you with that special gift.

The Lost Gospel of Mary by Frederica Matthewes-Green ($19.95) provides the opportunity to come to know the mother of Jesus as the early Christians once did. Ms. Matthewes-Green offers a window into Mary's life and her centrality in the Christian faith in new and sometime startling ways.

Take time to look at the wonderfully designed journals on display. Reasonably priced, these journals feature exceptionally handsome bindings (and are available for men and women).

Canterbury Bookstore does not collect tax and always offers free gift wrapping. The Bookstore is happy to assist in shipping your items when needed.

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/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 service leaflet? 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, where you can find 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 your family, so we can properly welcome the new baby into the parish family.


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 two to three 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 for more information on becoming a member!

Altar guild women preparing for Sunday