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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 18 - July 25, 2013
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The Youth Ministry High School Mission group toured the dunes near Silver Lake and Lake Michigan.
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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Preaching Rota  


July 21    The Rev. Canon E. Dan Smith

July 28    The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
August 4    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
August 4    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie 
Visiting Preacher on July 21 Smith, Dan Canon  
Born and raised in Florida, a lifelong Episcopalian, The Rev. Canon E. 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. His doctoral dissertation studied the care and pastoring of a traumatized congregation, particularly after a clergy person had been removed for sexual misconduct. He consults for the wider church on this topic and other areas of congregational development.   
Sunday Adult Education


Rectorless Forum

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Brian Sholl will lead the Forum on Sunday. His topic will be "The Cloud of Unknowing and Anglican Spirituality." The Forum meets in the Taylor Room at 9 AM.


Upcoming Forums

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 


As of Monday we have received $77,884 in additional pledges and or gifts to bring us to a total of $1,923,797.


Many thanks to all of you for your generosity. We are much closer to our goal of $2,039,000.


Our High School Mission Trip youth returned Saturday from helping those in need in Michigan. Your pledge dollars indirectly help make that happen. Your pledge dollars support the Youth program and their work outside the walls of The Church of St Michael & St George!



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!

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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 informational 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 to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by Friday, September 6.

This Week 


Saturday, July 20

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making 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.


Sunday, July 21

Rectorless Forum

Brian Sholl will lead the Forum on Sunday. His topic will be "The Cloud of Unknowing and Anglican Spirituality." The Forum meets in the Taylor Room at 9 AM.

Upcoming Events


Friday, August 9

ECM Birthday Party 

5:45 PM  Family Court Center

You are needed at the ECM Birthday Party! 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 making this party special for struggling youth. Please join us on Friday, August 9 at 5:45 PM in the lobby of the Family Court Center at 501 S. Brentwood.  We 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) 436-3545 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


Sunday Night Bible Study at Kayak's Coffee!  

Sunday Night Bible Study resumes this Sunday, July 21. Meet Buzz at Kayak's Coffee to read and discuss the Revelation to John. We will meet from 6:00-7:30 PM at Kayak's on the corner of Skinker and Forest Park Parkway. The next and final meeting will be Sunday, July 28. 


Small Group Lectionary Reading

Each Sunday, the YM sponsors an informal gathering for all 6th-12th graders and other interested parishioners to read and discuss the day's lectionary readings. We meet every Sunday from 9:30-9:55 AM in the Davis Garden (or in the Sverdrup Room in case of inclement weather). All are invited to grab a doughnut and participate! 


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Church School
Summer Schedule Continues

The Summer Schedule continues for the Church School children, Preschool-3rd Grade, in the undercroft. The children will hear a lectionary-based story and enjoy a snack, craft, and movie. They will join their parents in Church at the time of the Peace.


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!

In the Church Library, a downtown Lion's Club box is available to collect donations of old prescription eye glasses. Donated eye glasses will be sorted and sent to people in other countries who need but cannot afford them. If you have any questions about this program, please 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

Canterbury Bookstore offers many prayerbooks and spiritual resources. Prayers for Penitents by Jennifer Phillips is "a hundred or so plain little prayers to help those who are -- or who wish to be -- penitents". Saint Augustine's Prayer Book is a book of devotion for members of the Episcopal Church, and a most recent offering is A Time to Pray. Each of these prayer books can be personalized for gift giving.

Canterbury Bookstore has special selections of books, Bibles, and seasonal jewelry for giving. There are beautiful crosses in a wide variety of materials -- mosaic, gold, sterling silver, Venetian glass and wrapped glass color beads - with and without chains; all on display. 


Summertime reading suggestions:


For the young at heart, the Peter Pan sequel series, Peter and the Starcatchers and Peter and the Shadow Thieves are fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventures.


Five Minute Bible Stories as told by Lois Rock contains twenty of the most popular Bible stories retold with sincerity and good humor.


The Ten Commandments by Joan Chittister addresses the questions "Are the Ten Commandments a set of rules or a way of life?" and "What does it mean to love God and neighbor in a world of violence and fear?" while shedding light on the two Great Commandments, "Love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself."


The Bookstore is most happy to be a distributor of Colonial Candles. This is a candle of high quality and extensive variety. Although the Bookstore has a very nice selection, the complete line of Colonial Candles is available by special order with a delivery time of one week or less. Stop by and take a look at all the possibilities. 


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
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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!