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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"
August 1 - August 7, 2013
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This Sunday, we welcome Fr. Archie back to town with an Ice Cream Social in the Page Garden after 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
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Preaching Rota  


 August 4    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
August 11    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
August 18    The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox 
August 25    The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
Sunday Adult Education


Rectorless Forum

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August 4: 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


The Women's Bible Study/Breakfast is on an August hiatus...and will resume the first Friday after Labor Day.

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Generations of Giving Campaign Update 


As of Monday we have received additional pledges and or gifts bringing us to a total of $1,931,903. Many thanks to all of you for your generosity. We are much closer to our goal of $2,039,000.


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 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!

This Week 


Sunday, August 4

Rectorless Forum

The Rev. Jed Fox Fr. Jed Fox: "Anglican Spiritual Tradition II: Revolutions Glorious, American, and Otherwise." The Forum meets in the Taylor Room at 9 AM.



Presentation of the Gold and Silver Cross 

Caroline Kearny Gamble Kennard will receive the Gold Cross, and Parker Hutchison Schultz and John Sullivan Schultz will receive the Silver Cross in the 10 AM liturgy. Congratulations to them all.


Welcome Back Rector Ice Cream Party

Stay for ice cream in the Page Garden on Sunday August 4, following the 10 AM liturgy. Let's catch up with our Rector and hear about church life in Maine. See you at the party! 

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 Mary Kay Digby at 314.678.8800. Thank you! 



Saturday, August 17

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making

Sandwich making

10 AM    Taylor Room

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making: Sandwich Making will take place August 17. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry which gathers 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, August 18

Newcomers Brunch 

All newcomers are welcome to attend the Newcomers Brunch, to be held on August 18 in the Taylor Room immediately following the 10 AM liturgy. This brunch is a great way to meet other newcomers, staff, and clergy. RSVP to Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502. 


Save the Date! 


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


Saturday, October 26 - CSMSG Progressive Dinner


More information to be announced!


April 5, 2014

New Date for the Women's Retreat 

April 5, 2014 is the new date for a one-day Women's Retreat at The Church of St. Michael & St. George. This will stand in place of the previously scheduled weekend retreat for March 14-15.


Please mark your calendars for April 5.


More information to come.

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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.

watermelon and kids
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.

Youth Ministry     

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Inviting ALL 6th-12th graders to GAME NIGHTS at CSMSG!

Come one, come all to Game Nights in the Armstrong Room on Wednesday, August 7 and 21 from 6-8 PM. Dinner will be provided! Bring friends and $5 for dinner. RSVP to  youth@csmsg.org for dinner head-count by Tuesday, August 6.

Save-the-date: MS Scavenger Hunt at the ZOO! We will meet at Church on Saturday, August 24 at 2:30 PM to break into teams. We will need adult drivers and HS team leaders, so please reply to youth@csmsg.org to volunteer. Pick-up will be at Church at 6 PM after a taco bar dinner! FRIENDS welcome!


High Schoolers: Stay tuned....plans coming shortly!


Confirmation: All rising 8th graders are invited to register for confirmation class this year by e-mailing Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org. The Confirmation Orientation and Potluck Lunch will be on Sunday, August 25 at Shaw Park from Noon-2 PM. 


HS Mission Reunion Potluck Dinner will be Sunday, August 11 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Thomsen's.


YM Leadership Team Meeting will be on Wednesday, August 14 from 12:30-2 PM. Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org by Friday, August 9.


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! 


Youth Ministry Internships: The Youth Ministry program is looking for two paid interns to work ten hours/week for four months. One position will focus on interacting with students through regular weekly events for worship and Bible studies, social get-togethers, and service projects, and the other will provide administrative support for the Youth Ministry Coordinator. E-mail Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org if you are interested in either position.


BOOK DRIVE: Gateway 180, a local homeless shelter The Church of St. Michael & St. George often supports, is in need of books! A collection basket has been set up in the Church library to collect your gently-used books. Children's books and books including African-American characters are especially appreciated. The Church will be collecting book donations throughout the year. Please contact Miranda Martin with any questions at mmartin.9080@gmail.com.



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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 while improving someone's eyesight! 


Gateway 180 Book Drive!

Gateway 180, a local homeless shelter The Church of St. Michael & St. George often supports, is in need of books! A collection basket has been set up in the Church Library to collect your gently used books. Children's books and books including African-American characters are especially appreciated.


The Church will be collecting book donations throughout the year. Please contact Miranda Martin with any questions at mmartin.9080@gmail.com.

Canterbury Bookstore
Bookstore manager, Peggy Strelinger


Canterbury Bookstore has many great ideas for summertime reading and your spiritual journey. Here are some suggestions. Be sure to stop by and investigate even more.


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


TRILOGY: A Story of Three Parishes, by Harriet Davidson, is the history of The Church of St. Michael & St. George and the three congregations of its past...a fascinating, well-written account with lots of pictures that add warmth to this retrospective.  


The Episcopal Handbook is back in stock. The Episcopal Handbook provides historical and theological information about the Episcopal Church, alongside fun-filled facts and practical tips on living as a churchgoing follower of Jesus Christ. Complete with illustrations, this resource presents a combination of vast truths, complex details, and bits of humor about the Episcopal understanding of the Christian life.


Children's book recommendations: 


My Little Golden Book About God by Jane Werner Watson and illustrated by Eloise Wilkin is a simple classic filled with a tender message and delightful illustrations every child will enjoy. Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 60 years, proving the Little Golden Books are timeless treasures.


Note: Please disregard the Canterbury Bookstore's schedule printed in this week's notices. Thanks to the Bookstore's devoted volunteer staff, the Bookstore will be open for business according to this revised summer schedule for the remainder of the season:


Summer Hours

Monday: 10 AM-12 PM (please call to verify availability)

Thursday: 10 AM-3 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM-12 PM (please call to verify availability)

Sunday: 8:30-11:30 AM


We apologize for any confusion, and look forward to serving you during your next visit to the Canterbury Bookstore!

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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 whom we thank 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 your 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 in the 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!