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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"
June 13 - June 19, 2013
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Girls just having fun making sandwiches for CSMSG's Hunger Ministry, which will meet Saturday, June 15 in the Taylor Room. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.  
Visiting Preacher
The Rev. Nicholas T. Porter
The Rev. Nicholas Porter will be our guest preacher this Sunday, June 16. Rector of Trinity Church in Southport, Connecticut, the Rev. Nicholas Porter graduated from Yale in 1986, has a Master's degree in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo, a Master's degree in War Studies from King's College at the University of London and a Master of Divinity degree from Berkeley/Yale Divinity. Ordained to the Priesthood in 1995, he has served as Curate at St. George's Cathedral in Jerusalem and as Sub-Dean and Canon Pastor at the American Cathedral in Paris. He also teaches homiletics at St. Nersess Armenian Orthodox Seminary.
Sunday Liturgy Schedule

   8:00 AM   Holy Eucharist I
    10:00 AM   Choral Eucharist I
    5:30 PM   Holy Eucharist II
Preaching Rota  
 June 16   The Rev. Nicholas T. Porter
 June 23   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   July  7   The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
   July 14   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
Sunday Adult Education


Rectorless Forum

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Join Garret Adkins on Sunday, June 16 in the Taylor Room from 9-9:45 AM for the Rectorless Forum. He will be speaking on "A Kingdom of Priests: The Theology and Practice of Curing the World."


On the 23rd of June, Fr. Jed will be leading the Rectorless Forum. The title of his talk will be "Tradition and Inspiration: How the Church Has Come This Far."


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, too, decided to write an orderly account for you...so that you may know the truth..."  Learn about the ministry of Jesus in Galilee as we study the Lectionary C readings for Sunday (roughly Luke 7-11) under the direction of Fr. Mike Wheeler. All women are welcome for these study sessions, at 7:30 AM in the Sverdrup Room, for nourishment of the body (a light breakfast) and the soul. We will finish by 8:30 AM.

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Generations of Giving Campaign Update 


"Churches cannot wait until people grow spiritually so they will give; some people cannot grow spiritually until they decide to give. And asking people to improve their treasure management is asking them to grow spiritually -- the two matters cannot be separated. When we look at principles for vital stewardship, we are looking at principles that can help people grow spiritually."  

                          -From Generous People by Eugene Grimm


As of today we have received 365 pledges for a total of $1,818,038. 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

Saturday, June 15

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making

10 AM    Taylor Room

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.

Upcoming Events 


Sunday, June 23

Rectorless Forum 

The Rev. Jed Fox On the 23rd of June, Fr. Jed will be leading the Rectorless Forum. The title of his talk will be "Tradition and Inspiration: How the Church Has Come This Far."




Fun Family Event

Abracadabra the Musician Pizza Night with "Abracadabra, the Magician!" at CSMSG on Sunday, June 23, from 5-7 PM. Cost is $10 per family. Pizza will be provided. Please bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert and indicate which dish you will be bringing when you RSVP to Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org by June 22.

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 in the Davis Garden for all 6th-12th graders and other interested parishioners to read and discuss the lectionary readings for that day. All are invited to grab a doughnut and participate!


MS Mission Commissioning will be held THIS 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.


Sign up NOW for our Middle School Mission Week 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. E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more info or to sign up!


Sunday Night Bible Study at Kayak's Coffee begins Sunday! 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 located on the corner of Skinker and Forest Park Parkway on June 16, 23 and 30, as well as July 21 and 28.

High School Mission Trip is July 5-14 and we will be traveling to Muskegon, Michigan. All forms should be turned into Marty Chapman and balances are now due .


HS Mission Commissioning will be held on Sunday, June 30 at 10 AM. All HS Mission participants and their families are invited to attend and sit together up front. There will be an HS Mission Final Planning Meeting immediately following in the Taylor Room from 11:30 AM-Noon; attendance required by all going on the HS Mission Trip.

Church School
May Picnic moon walk 

Church School Summer Schedule 

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.



Abracadabra, the Magician!


Sunday, June 23

5-7 PM

 $10 per family

Pizza provided

Pleas bring an appetizer, salad, or a dessert and

indicate which you will be bringing when you RSVP to

Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org by June 22.


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.


Nicaragua pic
Canterbury Bookstore

Ann Babington spiffing up the bookstore.


Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful Dads out there! Canterbury Bookstore has lots of ideas for your special Dad in all price ranges. It's not too late. Books, Bibles, Prayer books, ties, journals, devotionals, ball caps, crosses, Bible study resources, the CSMSG mug, and many other items are available today. Let us gift wrap your special present (and you'll be on your way.) 


What's your summer reading plan?  How about adding one of these to your list:


Life of Paul, a biography by The Reverend Lawrence Boadt, a member of the Paulist Fathers, is an engaging, highly readable biography of St. Paul. It is an introduction to Paul's thought and the major events of his life. In short, simple chapters, the book covers the facts known to us through Scripture and the fascinating legends told by the early Church about this key figure in the development of Christianity.


Peter Milward's book, Apostles and Martyrs, explores the important figures of the early Church. Readers will find Milward's enthusiasm for these leaders, both familiar from the New Testament narrative as well as lesser-known characters from the post-Apostolic age, infectious in this enjoyable read. 


Discover how the privileged son of a wealthy Italian merchant became the most loved figure in Christian history since Jesus.

In his biography of St. Francis, The Road to Assisi, Paul Sabatier portrays a fully human Francis, much like each of us in our own awkwardness, insecurities, and fear, but also a gentle mystic and passionate reformer who desired to live as Jesus taught.

Summer Hours 

Sunday 9-11:30 AM, Monday 10 AM-12 PM, Thursday 10 AM-3 PM, Friday 8:30 AM-12 PM

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.


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!