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6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
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The 2012 High School Mission Group in Utah. This year's group will be traveling to Muskegon, Michigan from July 5-14. Commissioning will take place this Sunday, June 30 at the 10 AM liturgy.
|Sunday Liturgy Schedule|
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist I
10:00 AM Choral Eucharist I
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist II
June 30 The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
July 7 The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
July 14 The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
July 21 The Rev. Canon E. Dan Smith
July 28 The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
|Sunday Adult Education |
Join Fr. Jed as he leads the Rectorless Forum Sunday, June 30. The topic of his talk will be "Anglican Spiritual Tradition: Our Past and Our Future."
Please note: There will be no Rectorless Forum on July 7.
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.
Please note that the Women's Bible Study will meet in the Library until further notice.
Generations of Giving Campaign Update
As of Monday we have received $1,863,498 in pledges. This includes $17,460 of new pledges, increased pledges, and/or one-time gifts brought in by the recent Mid-Year Appeal.
One parishioner sent in a check with the note: "A special gift in honor of my birthday." What a wonderful way to celebrate one's birthday!
Thank you for your pledge.
Seeds for Growth!
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 CSMSG is to continue with great things, if we are to continue to grow, we need your help.
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!
Sunday, June 30
The Rectorless Forum
Join Fr. Jed as he leads the Rectorless Forum this week. The topic of his talk will be "Anglican Spiritual Tradition: Our Past and Our Future."
Thursday & Friday, July 4 & 5
Offices & Building Closed
The offices and building of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will be closed for Independence Day.
Tuesday, July 9
Steak & Stories
The Steak & Stories main summer event is right around the corner! Our Summer BBQ will be held on Tuesday, July 9 from 6-8 PM. Bill McNew has again kindly offered to host the Steak & Stories summer event at his home in Creve Coeur, located at 278 Runnymede Dr., 63141. We will have food, drinks, and plenty of time to catch up with each other (and hopefully, great weather!). We will not have a scheduled speaker at this event, so we welcome all attendees to join in and share some great stories with the gang. This will be an event you will not want to miss!
The cost is $20 per participant. Please RSVP by July 8 at Noon to Ann at email@example.com or 314.721.1502.
Friday & Saturday, July 12 & 13
Second Suitcase Packing
We'll be packing "Second Suitcases" for Nicaragua on Friday, July 12 from 5-9 PM and Saturday, July 13 from 9 AM-2 PM in the Taylor Room. Many hands make the work light! Please join us!
Friday, August 9
ECM Birthday Party
5:45 PM Family Court Center
You are needed! The Church of St. Michael & St. George is sponsoring a birthday party for the children in the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center, and we would love your help. Please join us on Friday, August 9 at 5:45 PM in the lobby of the Family Court Center located at 501 S. Brentwood. We will play BINGO with the children, sing 'Happy Birthday,' and serve pizza, cake, and ice cream. You must be over 21 years old to attend. Please call Mary Kay Digby at 314.678.8800 if you have any questions. Thank you!
HS Mission Commissioning will be held THIS 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; attendance is required by all going on the HS Mission Trip and at least one parent. Our High School Mission Trip runs July 5-14, and we will be traveling to Muskegon, Michigan. Please keep this mission team in your prayers.
Middle School Mission Week- THANK YOU to all who participated in our MS Mission Week this past week: Max Boeger, Honor Carroll, Carolyn, Eleanor, Eileen, and Maida Duncan, Paige and Peyton Holmes, Jack Lee, Bess Lehman, Eliza Martin, Caroline Peluso, Mia Redington, Sasha Rice, Lily Sayad, Caleb and Hannah Thompson, Claire and Max Turley, Tatyana Turley, Anna Lise Laakko and Brooke Terryman. A huge thank you to our MS Mission Chairs: Harrison Hagen Heil, Sarah Martin, and Linda McCoy, and to all high school and adult volunteers who helped out at the Zoo on Friday!
Small Group Lectionary Reading
Every Sunday from 9:30-9:55 AM, the YM will host an informal gathering in the Davis Courtyard 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!
Sunday Night Bible Study at Kayak's Coffee on 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 30, as well as July 21 and 28.
Operation Incognito! All 6th-12th graders are invited to join Buzz for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe and a scavenger hunt at Union Station on Friday, July 26. Groups will compete to find as many disguised "secret operatives" hiding in plain view around Union Station! Adult chaperone/drivers needed. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
| Church School
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.
ECM Birthday party!
You are needed! The Church of St. Michael & St. George is sponsoring a birthday party for the children in the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center and we would love your help. Please join us on Friday, August 9 at 5:45 PM in the lobby of the Family Court Center located at 501 S. Brentwood. We will play BINGO with the children, sing Happy Birthday, and serve pizza, cake, and ice cream. You must be over 21 years old to attend. Please call Mary Kay Digby at 314.678.8800 if you have any questions. Thank you!
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:
Play stations and 'Play house' items (kitchen, workshop, etc.)
Tent 'Play House' (Playhut, etc.)
Large plastic animals, dinosaurs, etc.
Puzzles (ages 8+)
Board Games/Card Games
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 Friday, July 12 at 5 PM and Saturday, July 13 at 9 AM.
| Canterbury Bookstore|
Canterbury Bookstore has a great selection of greeting cards. But it just got better! More cards AND lower pricing. Yes, lower pricing! All greeting cards are $1 each; selected cards are on clearance for $.25 each. Come by to stock up! And while you're there, take a look at the wonderful summer jewelry from Pink House.
Here in the city or away on vacation, a good book is a great companion. More suggestions for your summer reading:
All Majesty and Power, a selection of the Episcopal Book Club, is an anthology that contains select "royal prayers" from throughout history. It consists of two parts - prayer by royalty and prayers for royalty. The book features Scriptures as well as prayers used by Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots, and Prince Philip, in addition to others. The book collects prayers in various styles beginning with prayers used by the first Christians up to the present day.
Garry Wills' biography, Saint Augustine, explores both the great ruminator on the human condition and the everyday man who set pen to parchment. It challenges many misconceptions, among them the myth of Augustine's early sexual excesses. Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his influential interpretation of the Christian doctrines of mind and body, wisdom, and God.
Sunday 9-11:30 AM, Monday 10 AM-12 PM, Thursday 10 AM-3 PM, Friday 8:30 AM-12 PM
Spiritual direction offers the participant the opportunity to be accompanied and guided on his/her spiritual journey toward God through confidential one-on-one meetings with a spiritual director. Nicki Gillis is CSMSG's spiritual director and is available to meet with those interested in exploring this personal approach to understanding our spiritual lives. Contact Nicki at 314.863.0407 or email@example.com.
Please send any new information that you would like to go into the notices or e-letters to Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the e-letter/notices is Wednesday at Noon. Please keep the information concise. Thank you.
Instant Web Connection to CSMSG!
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
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 email@example.com
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information on becoming a member!