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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"
July 11 - July 18, 2013
Sunday Liturgy Schedule

   8:00 AM   Holy Eucharist I
    10:00 AM   Choral Eucharist I
    5:30 PM   Holy Eucharist II
Preaching Rota  
Fr. Wheeler
   July 14   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
   July 21   The Rev. Canon E. Dan Smith
   July 28   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
August 4   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
Visiting Preacher on July 21 Smith, Dan Canon  
Born and raised in Florida, a lifelong Episcopalian, Dan Smith was ordained a priest in 1982. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Central Florida in 1978. He received a M.Div in 1981 from Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 2001.

Smith has served as church planter and rector of parishes in Florida, Hawaii, and Iowa, and now serves the Diocese of Missouri as Canon to the Ordinary, a position he has held since 2003. Smith's doctoral dissertation studied the care and pastoring of a traumatized congregation, particularly after a clergy person had been removed for sexual misconduct. Smith consults for the wider church in this topic and other areas of congregational development.   
Sunday Adult Education


Rectorless Forum

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John Tyler will lead the Forum on Sunday. His topic will be "Henry VIII's Quest for an Annulment and the Church in England's Break from Rome: How It Really Went Down, and Why." The Forum meets in the Taylor Room at 9 AM.


Upcoming Forums

July 21: Brian Sholl - "The Cloud of Unknowing and Anglican Spirituality"

July 28: Fr. Jed Fox- "Anglican Spiritual Tradition II: Revolutions Glorious, American and Otherwise"


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: The Women's Bible Study will meet in the Library until further notice.

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Generations of Giving Campaign Update 


We have received 373 pledges/gifts for a total of $1,906,223. The goal is $2,039,000.

Thank you for your pledge; it supports our commitment to be a flourishing, vital parish, evangelically, educationally, and pastorally!



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 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!

Travel to the Holy Land 






Hosted By

The Rev. Mike Wheeler, 

The Church of St. Michael & St. George





INCLUDING: Round-trip Airfare from St. Louis, First Class Hotels, Daily Breakfast & Dinner, Comprehensive Sightseeing, 

and much more!


Walk where Jesus walked...Cruise the Sea of Galilee...

Visit Nazareth...Climb the Mount of Olives & view the Old City of Jerusalem...Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre...Visit Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.



The Rev. Mike Wheeler at 314.721.1502, ext. 4042 or e-mail: mwheeler@csmsg.org


A general interest and information meeting will be held Sunday afternoon, September 8, at 5 PM in the Taylor Room of the Church. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. 

Please RSVP by Friday, September 6.

This Week 


Friday & Saturday, July 12 & 13

Second Suitcase Packing

Taylor Room 

We'll be packing "Second Suitcases" for the Nicaragua Mission 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!


Sunday, July 14

Rectorless Forum

John Tyler will lead the Forum on Sunday. His topic will be "Henry VIII's Quest for an Annulment and the Church in England's Break from Rome: How It Really Went Down, and Why." The Forum meets in the Taylor Room at 9 AM.


Wednesday, July 17

Clayton History Society Speaker

"How Wydown Became a Great Street and the History of the St. Louis Country Club." A presentation by Jim Sherby, author, and Jim Healey, a local historian, in the Great Hall at 7 PM.This is a free event, open to all. 

Upcoming Events


Saturday, July 20

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Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making

10 AM    Taylor Room

Sandwich Making will take place July 20. 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.


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 putting together this celebration. 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 participate. Please call Jeff Fabbiano at 314.678.8800 if you have any questions. Thank you!




Save the Date! 


Sunday, September 29 - St. Michael's Sunday picnic and entertainment


Saturday, October 26 - CSMSG Progressive Dinner


More information to be announced!

Youth Ministry     

Youth group at recent service project


2013 HS Mission: Please keep the High School Mission Team in your prayers as they serve in Muskegon, Michigan. The team members are: Lily Brown, John and Maida Duncan, Nicole Goeckner, Loie and Maud Hasler, Lilian Heil, Anders and Nicky Hudson, Caroline Kennard, Audrey Lee, Meredith Lehman, Miranda Martin, Ian McClellan, Lindsey McCoy, Audrey Palmer, Thomas Schweich, Emma Stanton, Kate Stieglitz, Jessica Stromsdorfer, Ian and Riley Thomsen, Anna Thompson, Jamal Whitehead, Joe Gutowski, Julie Robertson, Pam and Brian Thomsen, Buzz Matthews, and Marty Chapman. The team checked into camp on July 7 and will return on July 13.


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 "secret operatives" who will be disguised, but hiding in plain view around Union Station! Adult chaperone/drivers needed. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org by Tuesday, July 23.


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!


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, located on the corner of Skinker and Forest Park Parkway. The final two meetings will be held July 21 and 28.


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.


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!


We Need Your Old Eye Glasses!

The Downtown Lion's Club has a box in the church Library where you can drop off your old prescription eye glasses. They will then be sorted and sent to people in other countries who need but cannot afford them. If you have any questions about this program, contact Ralph Lewis at 314.239.6023 or lewisralphe@gmail.com. Clear out some drawer space and help someone see! 


Canterbury Bookstore

Bookstore manager, Peggy Strelinger

Take some time this summer to review your spiritual habits, but first visit the Bookstore for your needs on that journey. Take time to see the new wall crosses for children and babies. Artist Julie Bede's small wall crosses are beautifully designed with wonderful colors and finishes.


Check out the new greeting cards complete with new pricing! Birthday, sympathy, congratulations, thank you, Confirmation, Baptism and cards for other important occasions are available for $1 each. 


Summertime reading suggestions for kids:

St. Cecilia's Orchestra by Michael McGrath and Alan Hommerding is a whimsical, delightful, and dazzling book for children and adults. Join St. Cecilia on her exciting and colorful journey across the world as she gathers a group of extraordinary musicians to compose her heavenly orchestra.


Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is a fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure novel about the adventures of young orphan Peter and his mates who are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the "Never Land," a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes exciting and dangerous. Discover richly developed characters such as the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved "Peter Pan" story.


Join the Bookstore Team

The Bookstore is looking for volunteers interested in working in a productive, meaningful ministry a few hours each week. For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact Peggy Strelinger at 314.721.1502. 


Summer Hours 

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

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Spiritual Direction

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 nickigillis@att.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.


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!