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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"
May 9 - May 16, 2013
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The choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George at last week's Evensong. 
Sunday, May 12
Eastertide Service of Choral Evensong  
5 PM at the St. Louis Abbey, 500 South Mason Road 

The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 12 at 5 PM at the St. Louis Abbey, 500 South Mason Road in Creve Coeur. The service will include evening canticles composed for the occasion by Robert Lehman as well as the music of Henry Gerike and John E. West. A festive reception hosted by the monks of the monastery will follow to which all are cordially invited. This service is an offering of worship as part of our ongoing ecumenical relationship with the monks of the Abbey. Please plan to be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day and to celebrate our relationship with the St. Louis Abbey.

  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  Archie_100x100
 May 12     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
 May 19     The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
 May 26     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie 
 June 2      The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum 

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

Christian Life Forum    

The Christian Life Forum is in recess until the fall.

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. 
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Generations of Giving Campaign Update


Easter, Confirmation, Mother's Day, High School Senior recognition, Sundays at CSMSG are filled with special occasions that are directly connected to God's acts of love. The Easter Season is a time to ask, just as the Apostles did, "What is next?" We can answer that question by living an expectant and renewed life in the resurrected Christ.


Seeds for Growth! 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 to be a part of a wonderful story and a church community. We need your help to help us grow!

Making History
John Tyler at library
On Tuesday, April 30, parishioner John Tyler donated two books on the history of The Church of St. Michael & St. George to The Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center: Harriet Davidson's Trilogy: A Story of Three Parishes and John Tyler's Centennial: 100 Years at the Point. The books will be included in the St. Louis history collection at the library located at 225 S. Skinker Blvd., about three blocks from the church. Both books were also donated to the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, where they will be available in the special collections section for reference within the library, and to the Mid-County Branch in Clayton, where they will be available for check-out. What a wonderful time in the history of our church!

Stupp Scholarship

It's time for interested graduating high school seniors from this parish to apply for a Jane Howell Stupp Living Memorial Scholarship for college for the 2013-2014 academic year. This fund was established by Mrs. Stupp's family to provide one-time only college scholarships to worthy recipients. This is a competitive scholarship and not all applicants will be awarded. Apply for this grant by writing the Rector and including a transcript, a list of all financial support you are receiving, and two letters of reference, one of which must be written by a teacher. Scholarship applications must be received in the Rector's office by Monday, June 10, 2013. 


May is
Altar Guild Appreciation Month

When you see any of the lovely ladies listed below, please thank them for their commitment to the Altar Guild of The Church of St. Michael & St. George. They have served over 200 hours in this faithful ministry: Margot Bean, Jo Christner, Carolyn Forsen, Joan Hasler, Ann Hawken, Katherine Hull, Betsy Panke, June von Weise, Robin Wheeler, and Dixie Wright. 


Thank you for serving!

Altar guild women preparing for Sunday  

This Week

Friday, May 10

Women's Bible Study/Breakfast

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 for these study sessions, held at 7:30 AM in the Sverdrup Room, for nourishment of the body (light breakfast) and soul. We will finish by 8:30 AM.


Sunday, May 12

Happy Mother's Day

Mimosa's for Moms in the Great Hall following the 8 AM and 9:15 AM liturgies this Sunday.

Tuesday, May 14   
Church Service League/Susan Mount
Bible Study/Luncheon 
12 PM    Great Hall
  • 11 AM Bible Study with Fr. Michael Wheeler. All people are welcome. 
  • 12 PM Lunch. Cost is $7 and, again, we welcome all. 
  • 12:30 PM speakers, service projects and, sometimes, just good fellowship. 

Steak & Stories

6 PM     Great Hall 

Steak & Stories in May will be the last of the season! On Tuesday, May 14 at 6 PM in the Great Hall, Mark Wood, a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and a Special Agent with the St. Louis Division of the FBI, will share his experiences and leadership lessons learned while deployed during combat operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 11.1. LtCol. Wood was activated in October 2010 in support of OEF and returned to St. Louis in January 2012. He has been attending CSMSG since May 2012. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to the receptionist at 314.721.1502 or reception@csmsg.org no later than Noon on Monday, May 13.


Wednesday, May 15

Girls Choir Auditions 

If your daughter is interested in singing in the 2013-14 Girls Choir, auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 3:30-6 PM. A dinner and informative meeting will take place afterward from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Taylor Room. Please email Christi Bye at cbye@csmsg.org for more information, or to schedule an audition, and reserve your spot for the dinner! 

  choir practice at CSMSG
Upcoming Events  

Saturday, May 18

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making

10 AM   Taylor Room

Sandwich Making will take place May 18.  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.

Sandwich making kids 2012
Youth Ministry
Confirmation class of 2013
Confirmation Class of 2013

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our High School Seniors! We recognize graduating students THIS Sunday during the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday, May 12. All HS seniors and their families are invited to sit up front in the reserved section on the left-hand side. There will be a reception after the service to honor these students! SENIORS, please update us on your plans for Fall 2013 once you decide what you will be doing.


HS Mission Team is sponsoring a Mother's Day Bake Sale THIS Sunday, May 12, in the Great Hall from 8:30-11:15 AM. If you are willing to help sell and/or donate baked goods, please e-mail youth@csmsg.org. All proceeds will benefit the HS Mission Trip. We are providing more scholarships than ever before this year, so all contributions will be greatly appreciated!


All HS Mission Team participants should meet on the playground this Sunday at 3 PM SHARP to drive to FOCUS St. Louis, where we will serve dinner from 3:30-6 PM. RSVP today to Marty at youth@csmsg.org. Parents, please let Marty know if you are willing to be a back-up driver.


HS & MS MIX meets each Wednesday at church from 6-7:30 PM in the Armstrong Room. Plan to attend and bring guests. 


Save-the-date for May 22: Cook-out at Forest Park, Shelter #11 to celebrate the last MIX for this school year!


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, 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.  
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Church School
g. cracker house  A very enthusiastic church school attendee built this delicious concoction as a way of demonstrating the parable,"The Wise and the Foolish Builders." Cool whip and icing was the "cement" holding it all together!


Reminder! Church School (and 9:15 AM services) ends on May 19. All Church School and Youth volunteers will be recognized at the end of the service. May 26 marks the beginning of the summer schedule (10 AM service) as well as the Annual Parish Picnic in the street, complete with a Petting Zoo and Castle Bouncy. Don't miss it!

2013-14 Girls Choir Auditions

If your daughter is interested in singing in the 2013-14 Girls Choir, auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 3:30-6 PM. A dinner and informative meeting will take place afterwards from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Taylor Room. Please email Christi Bye at cbye@csmsg.org for more information, or to schedule an audition, and reserve your spot for the dinner! 

The Girls Choir
Second Suitcase
Cleaning out the kids toy box? Mission volunteers are leaving for Nicaragua in July, and you can send gently-used toys in a mission volunteer's "second suitcase" for the students of Santa Rosa and Carolina de Sirker schools. Place donations in the Nicaragua donation closet, located across from the church library. Please see list below of suggested 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' items

Please - No stuffed animals

pool party

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 frequently? 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 students 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


Happy Mother's Day from the Canterbury Bookstore! It's not too late to remember Mom in a very special way this year; more gift ideas arrive each day: Bookmarks and books, jewelry, journals, artwork...Come visit and let the Bookstore help you find the perfect gift for the favorite Mom (or Moms) in your life! Also, don't forget that Father's Day is next month, on June 16. Come by and let the Bookstore help you with your Father's Day gift-giving as well! 


Featured Books:

Evening Visits with a Sister, is the autobiography of Desiree Martin originally published in French in 1877. Having entered the religious order of the Academy of the Sacred Heart at the age of 16, Martin collects in Evening Visits those moral and religious lessons she would often impart to her nieces and nephews during family reunions by sharing tales from her own life. 


The Bridge to Neverland, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson: Another wonderful fantasy installment to the popular Peter and the Starcatchers children's novel and sequels. 


We Don't Do God by George Carey and Andrew Carey: In We Don't Do God, this father and son duo emphasizes the need for Christians to affirm the rich contributions of our Christian heritage, challenge unfairness, and stand up vigorously for the Christian faith.


Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out by Joanna Weaver: Using stories of the Biblical Marys and others whose experiences with God have transformed their lives as well as biblical insights and practical tools, Having a Mary Spirit equips readers with the tools they need to "partner with Christ" and find hope, healing, wholeness, and joy.


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

United Thank Offering 

United Thank Offering (UTO) envelopes have been put in the pews and UTO boxes are now available in the Great Hall. The UTO tradition began in 1889 and relies on small contributions that reflect the daily events in our lives for which we give thanks. 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. If you would rather write a check or donate something green with a presidential picture on it, use an envelope, which will still be available in the nave. Boxes may be found there as well. In early May, UTO boxes will be distributed to the children in chapel. All money is distributed without fundraising cost, and grants are given yearly, both regionally and globally. Please take a box or envelope home and we will plan to collect them in the fall, or later, if you wish to stuff one until it bursts! For information call Jane Cox 636.394.3441 or email jdotcox@sbcglobal.net.


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. Check for updated 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  Altar guild volunteer Helen CavinWe 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 lovinglypreparing 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!