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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 30 - June 6, 2013
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Lunsford and Sam passing the collection plates at last Sunday's service.  
Sunday Liturgy Schedule

   8:00 AM   Holy Eucharist I
    10:00 AM   Choral Eucharist I
    5:30 PM   Holy Eucharist II
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 June 2     The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
 June 9     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
 June 16   The Rev. Nicholas T. Porter
 June 23   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
Sunday Adult Education


Rectorless Forum

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John Tyler will lead this Sunday's session, and his topic is "Oh Yeah? Well My River Is Bigger Than Your River." The class will meet in the Taylor Room from 9-9:45 AM.  


The Rector's Forum 

The Rector's 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 


"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."  

                                                    I Thessalonians 5:18


As of today we have received 362 pledges for a total of $1,811,913. 


Thank you for your pledge!



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 of CSMSG's "Seeds for Growth" 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

Sunday, June 2

Summer Schedule Has Begun!
Please note CSMSG's summer liturgy schedule:
  8:00 AM   Holy Eucharist I
10:00 AM  Choral Eucharist I
  5:30 PM   Holy Eucharist II


Sunday, June 2

Rectorless Forum

The Rectorless Forum returns by popular demand!

Come to the Taylor Room on Sundays from 9-9:45 AM, and hear a different speaker each week.


Monday, June 3  

Life Line Screening: The Power of Prevention

According to the National Stroke Association, 80% of strokes are preventable. On Monday, June 3, Life Line Screening will visit The Church of St. Michael & St. George to provide Stroke/Carotid Artery Screenings. Life Line Screening uses painless ultrasound (sonogram) techniques to see fatty plaque build-up in your arteries - the leading cause of strokes. For more information, find one of the pink Life Line Screening fliers available in the narthex. Take this opportunity to help avoid a preventable stroke! Pre-registration for you and your loved ones for a screening is required. Call 1.800.324.1851 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to register. Priority code: HSC4166. 

Upcoming Events 


Sunday, June 9

Rectorless Forum 

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Nick Bideler will be speaking on "The Hymns and Life of Calvin

Hampton," a journey into the melodies and harmonies of his hymn tunes. Singing required! The forum will meet at 9:00 AM in the Taylor Room. 






Saturday, June 15

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making sandwich making

Sandwich Making will take place June 15. 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.

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. 

Youth Ministry     

 HS Graduating Class of 2013

Small Group Lectionary Reading 

Every Sunday from 9:30-9:55 AM, the YM will host an informal gathering for all 6th-12th graders and other interested parishioners to read and discuss the lectionary readings for that day. We will meet each Sunday from 9:30-9:55 AM in the Davis Garden. All are invited to grab a doughnut and participate!


Attention all HS grads
 and current CSMSG college students: You are invited to join the YM for a Summer College Reunion Backyard BBQ on Friday, June 7 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Bowe's home. Watch for your invitation in the mail and and inbox. Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org by Wednesday, June 5. Afterwards, walk over with the group to the Shakespeare Festival to watch Twelfth Night if you like!


MAN OF STEEL is out! Meet Buzz for lunch and this movie on Friday, June 14 at Noon at California Pizza Kitchen. Bring money for the movie and lunch. Call Buzz for more info. E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign up. Friends WELCOME!


Sign up NOW for our Middle School Mission Week

Held June 17-21, Middle School Mission Week 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!   

Sunday Night Bible Study at Kayak's Coffee! Meet Buzz at Kayak's this summer to read and discuss the Revelation to John. We will meet from 6-7:30 PM at Kayak's on the corner of Skinker and Forest Park Parkway on June 16, 23, and 30, and July 21 and 28.


MS Mission Commissioning will be held on Sunday, June 16 at 10 AM. All MS Mission participants and their families are invited to attend and sit together up front. There will be an MS Mission Orientation immediately following in the Taylor Room from 11:30 AM-Noon.

High School Mission Trip is July 5-14, 2013 and we will be traveling to Muskegon, Michigan. There are only a few spots left, reserve yours NOW! Rising 9th grade students and older may sign up. Friends are invited to come too! E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information and to sign-up.

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Church School Summer Schedule Has Begun 

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

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.


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Canterbury Bookstore

Ann Babington spiffing up the bookstore.

Father's Day is June 16: Be prepared! Come by the Bookstore and view the great gift ideas for the cherished Dads in your life. Ties in a variety of colors and patterns, casual belts, mouse pads, beautiful crystal paperweights, labyrinths of varying size, and vest-pocket Bibles are all available now. Gift editions of prayer books, Bibles, and meditation guides are also classic gift ideas for Dad. Let Canterbury Bookstore help with your special selection. And remember to take advantage of our free gift wrapping!


Some suggestions for Dad include: A Traveler's Prayer Book which contains prayers, Bible readings, meditations, and psalms for use when traveling. This beautiful little book is a devotional treasure that is indispensable and a valuable companion for all who travel.


A Life-Giving Way by Esther de Wahl is written in simple, practical terms. It is a book on how the Rule of St. Benedict has shaped de Wahl's life. She takes the reader chapter-by-chapter through the Rule and reminds us that St. Benedict was, in fact, a lay person.


The Episcopal Handbook provides historical and theological information about the Episcopal Church, alongside fun-filled facts and practical tips on being a church-going follower of Jesus Christ. Complete with illustrations, the resource presents a combination of vast truths, complex details, and bits of humor about the Episcopal Church's understanding of the Christian life.


And all books, Bibles, and prayer books receive a 20% discount. Look for that special gift for a your summer reading in Canterbury Bookstore.

Store hours: Sunday 8:30-11:30 AM, Monday 10 AM-Noon, Thursdays 10 AM-3 PM, and Friday 9 AM-Noon
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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!
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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 CSMSG 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 June
The Altar Guild invites you to deepen your spiritual life and connection to the liturgy by becoming a member. 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 Caroline Sheehan at 314.537.3853 or csheehan3@me.com for more information on becoming a member!