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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 16 - May 23, 2013
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Last year's parish picnic was blessed with great weather and good food! The Parish Picnic in the Street is Sunday, May 26 following the 10 AM liturgy. A (FREE!) barbecue lunch will be included - brats, hot dogs, and burgers with chips, watermelon, and brownies. There will be a Petting Zoo and the Bouncy Castle, too.  Don't miss out on the fun, rain or shine!  
  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
 May 19     The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
 May 26     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie 
 June 2      The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
 June 9      The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum 

Archie_100x100 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.


Rectorless Forum

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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

As of today we have received 361 pledges for a total of $1,809,033.


Thank you for your pledge!


"Our celebration of Pentecost marks the beginning of the lengthy season in which we explore the work of faith in greater detail. One factor will remain constant throughout the season of Pentecost: action. To be sure, faith is about recognition, understanding, and belief. But, faith also demands action in response to and in celebration of our belief. Indeed, our faith was born in the acts of Jesus' self-sacrifice and resurrection. So, too, must our Easter faith now be lived out as witnesses to the resurrection and agents bringing its new life to a world longing for hope. So, dear friends, let's get to work!"

                               - The Rev. Marc Smith


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!

This Week

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 in Taylor Room


Tuesday, May 21
Church Service League/Susan Mount
11 AM    Great Hall 

On Tuesday, May 14, CSL/SM honored the life of longtime CSL member, Carol Dodds, by attending her memorial service. A friend to all, Carol was a warm, humorous, and intelligent member of the Church Service League and she will be missed by all.

CSL's next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21. Bible Class will meet at 11 AM. This will be the last class until Fall, and will include food! A business meeting will follow.

On May 28, we will gather to fold layettes for CSMSG's World Service Mission to Nicaragua. CSL member Carol Moppins works hard in this effort to support the Church's Nicaragua Mission. We welcome all who are willing to help...especially men! Come and finally see what these women are up to on Tuesday afternoons, and support the Nicaragua Mission!

Please note: After folding layettes for the World Service Mission on May 28, CSL/SM will take a summer recess and resume Tuesday, September 10.  


For information, call Jane Cox 636.394.3441 or email jdotcox@sbcglobal.net.

Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 26
Summer Schedule Begins

Please note summer liturgy times:
  8:00 AM   Holy Eucharist I
10:00 AM   Choral Eucharist I
  5:30 PM   Holy Eucharist II

Parish Picnic in the Street 

following the 10 AM liturgy

The Parish Picnic in the Street is Sunday, May 26 following the 10 AM liturgy. A (FREE!) barbecue lunch will be included: brats, hot dogs, and burgers with chips, watermelon, and brownies. There will be a Petting Zoo and the Bouncy Castle, too ($5 per person for unlimited use). Don't miss out on the fun, rain or shine!

parish picnic in the street
This Month  

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 applicants. This is a competitive scholarship and not all applicants will be awarded. Apply by writing the Rector and include a transcript, a list of all the financial support you are already 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

Please thank Daisy Archie, Janet Horlacher, Ginny Rowe, and Caroline Sheehan (future Altar Guild Directress) the next time you see them for their commitment to the Altar Guild of the CSMSG. They have all served over 50 hours of service in this important ministry. 


Altar guild women preparing for Sunday  

Youth Ministry     

 HS Graduating Class of 2013 The Youth Ministry Staff gives thanks! The Youth Ministry would like to thank all adult volunteers who taught Sunday School, served on our YM Leadership Team, or led a small group this year!


Thank you to ALL who supported last week's Mother's Day Bake Sale Fundraiser by donating or buying baked goods!


THE MIX HS/MS Small Group Bible Study will meet for the last time this spring on Wednesday, May 22. Buzz is hosting a cook-out at Forest Park at Shelter 11 from 6-7:30 PM. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org and bring friends. This is Buzz's treat, so be sure to invite your friends to celebrate the end of the school year!


Sign up NOW for our Middle School Mission Week, which will be held June 17-21. This is a wonderful opportunity for rising 5th-9th grade students to participate in local service opportunities in our St. Louis community! Friends are welcome to sign up also! Cost is $50, and the typical day is from 8:45 AM-3 PM. Adult volunteers are needed. E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more info or to sign up!


Sign up NOW for Summer Mission opportunities for all 5th-12th graders. The MS Mission Week will be June 17-21 and locally based, and the HS Mission Trip is July 5-14 and will be traveling to Muskegon, Michigan this summer. Spaces for the HS Mission Trip are limited. A deposit of $100 is required to hold your space. E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information and to sign up. 

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 composed the "cement" holding it all together!

Reminder! Church School Ends May 19
Summer Schedule Begins 

Sunday, May 26 marks the beginning of the summer schedule with morning services at 8 AM and 10 AM. All children in Preschool - 3rd grade should go to the Kindergarten classroom. Children will join their parents at the time of the Peace for Communion. The summer schedule continues through September 1.


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.

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
Support CSMSG'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

Ann Babington spiffing up the bookstore.

Father's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, hospitality gifts...there's always a good reason to shop the Canterbury Bookstore. Make time today to stop by and see all the wonderful items and books that are offered by the Canterbury Bookstore. You will find Christian-designed jewelry, St. Michael & St. George logo items, inspirational cards, stationery, Bible study aids, and gifts for every occasion. 


The book Stained Glass Scriptures by Jim Sherby and Ralph Lewis is a remarkable collection of photographs and commentary of each of the 62 stained glass windows of The Church of St. Michael & St. George. As a companion book, you may want to review Trilogy by Harriet Davidson or Centennial by John Tyler. Both of these histories of the Church make for interesting reading and a perfect complement to Stained Glass Scriptures.  


Complimentary gift wrapping is always available.


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 

Laurie Anzilotti will continue to distribute UTO boxes which she reports were really well received by the children last week. 


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.


Instant Web Connection to CSMSG!
QR code
Notice that strange symbol on the back of the service leaflet? That's a Quick Response (QR) Code! If your smartphone has a scanner app, scanning the image will automatically direct you to the CSMSG website, where you will find links to our weekly updates, calendars, service times, sermons, and news.

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!