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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 15 - August 22, 2013
Sunday Liturgy Schedule

  8:00 AM   Holy Eucharist I
    10:00 AM   Choral Eucharist I
                         5:30 PM   Evening Prayer
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Anna, Sharon, Jamal and Jason having fun at the High School Night at the City Museum!
Preaching Rota  


The Rev. Jed Fox
   August 18    The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox 
   August 25    The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
September 1    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
September 8    The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
Sunday Adult Education


Rectorless Forum

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August 18: Garret Adkins will lead the Rectorless Forum.


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 $1,935,573.


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 


Saturday, August 17

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making sandwich making in Taylor Room

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 

Taylor Room    following the 10 AM liturgy

All newcomers are welcome to attend the brunch this Sunday, 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.

Upcoming Events


September 2 

Memorial Day

The Church offices and building will be closed in observance of the holiday. 


September 8 

Return to Fall Schedule

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist I (Church)

9:15 AM Choral Eucharist I (Church)

11:15 AM Holy Eucharist I (St. George's Chapel)

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist II (St. George's Chapel)


Travel to the Holy Land Meeting 

Taylor Room     5 PM

Interested in going to the Holy Land? 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.


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 

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 date is an updated for the retreat originally scheduled for the weekend of March 14-15.


Please update your calendars for April 5.


More information to be announced.

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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.


Church School Resumes on September 8 at 9:15 AM!   1st-5th Graders meet in the Chapel while Preschool - Kindergarten will meet in the classrooms.The morning ends at 11 AM. Registration is in the Great Hall. 


Attention Preschool - Kindergarten Parents and Children: On Sunday, August 25 following the 10 AM service, Preschool - Kindergarten parents and their children are invited to meet Chapel Leader, Laurie Anzilotti, in the Chapel and to visit their classrooms to become familiar with the Church School Program. We will finish the orientation with a snack on the Playground! Please RSVP to Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.

Youth Ministry     

dune buggy and missioners


Inviting ALL 6th-12th graders to GAME NIGHTS at CSMSG!  All 6th-12th graders AND your friends are invited to our upcoming game night on Wednesday, August 21 from 6-8 pm in the Armstrong Room. Dinner will be provided. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.


Confirmation Sponsor Orientation (formerly called mentors) will be held on Tuesday, August 20 in the Taylor Room from 6-7 PM. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org. 


Confirmation: All rising 8th graders should 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 Hanley Park from Noon-2 PM. All 8th graders, their families, Confirmation sponsors and 8th grade Sunday School teachers are invited! Each confirmand is requested to attend this orientation with at least one parent, but families are welcome! Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org with the number attending from your family and to register your child for Confirmation Class. 


Save-the-date: MS Scavenger Hunt at the ZOO! Calling all 6th-8th graders and your friends!We will meet at church on Saturday, August 24 at 2:30 PM to break into teams. We 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!  


Sunday School Teacher Orientation will be Tuesday, August 27 from 6-8 PM at Tom Horlacher's home. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org today to attend.


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!  


SML??? The Youth Ministry Kick-Off will be on Sunday, September 8 from 10:30-11:30 AM in the Great Hall. All 6th-12th graders and parents should plan to attend! You will NOT want to miss this fun and wacky way to learn what the Youth Ministry is going to be up to this coming year, and to have the first chance to sign up!  


Youth Ministry Interns:The Youth Ministry program is looking a HS Program Intern to work 15 hours/week for four months. This position will focus on interacting with high school students through regular weekly events for worship and Bible studies, social get-togethers and service projects. E-mail Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org if you are interested.


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.


The Youth Ministry wants to be your friend! 
FRIEND us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/csmsgyouth

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


It's just this simple: Stop by the Canterbury Bookstore. View and explore the books, Bibles, prayer books, seasonal resources, children's literature, and gift items. Ask for assistance and come often.  

New suggestions for your summer reading:


Daily Devotions with William Barclay includes 365 Meditations on the Heart of the New Testament. William Barclay, one of the most beloved writers of his generation, collected in this devotional volume some of the finest writings from the Daily Study Bible. These wonderful insights into the wisdom of the New Testament are sure to draw the reader closer to God and His will for us each day.


The Red Sea Rules by Robert Morgan reveals, even in the midst of seemingly impossible situations, God's promise to make a way for us. Life is hard, especially for Christians. It is certain that we will face difficulties, and that God will allow them, as He allowed the Israelites to become trapped between Pharaoh's rushing armies and the uncrossable Red Sea. Just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out.


The Spirituality of Gardening by Donna Sinclair is both personal and prophetic. Written with journalistic skill and poetic passion, it will encourage gardeners and all who care about this planet. The stories, images, and gardening experiences awaken us to a deep love and compassion for planet earth. This book is peaceful, challenging, nourishing, and inspiring.


Reminder: All greetings cards are $1. Sympathy, Get Well, Birthday, Baptism, Anniversary. All cards $1 each. 


The Canterbury Bookstore does not collect sales tax and always offers free gift wrapping. Special orders are welcome and gold imprinting is available on any suitable book for $15.


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

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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 be included in 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

In September, the Knitting Ministry will celebrate its tenth birthday! We knit mantles of comfort (prayer shawls), baby blankets, and chemo caps. We have knitted and given away 377 mantles, 74 chemo caps, and 98 baby blankets in the last ten years.We meet once a month on Saturday for knitting, conversation, and lunch. If you are interested in joining us, please let Nicki Gillis know at nickigillis@att.net or 314.863.0407. If Saturdays don't work for you, but you would like to join in the knitting, please let her know. 

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!