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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"
October 10 - October 17, 2013
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Clark and Nicholas enjoy celebrating Nicholas' birthday with the Youth Group at the Cardinals game! 
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Sunday Liturgy 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)
Preaching Rota   The Rev. Kit Sharp McLean
   October 13    The Rev. Katherine McClean
   October 20    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   October 27    The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
Sunday Adult Education  


The Rector's Forum 


The Rector's Forum resumes on October 20.

Please join Fr. Andrew Archie as he leads a study of Paul's Epistle to the Romans from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is 



Stewardship Campaign 2014 

In the words of Jan Jacobi, "GIVE MONEY". Ginger and Jan Jacobi, our Stewardship Chairs, kicked off the campaign on Sunday, sharing their thoughts about giving back to The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Ginger grew up in the Church watching her parents serve and pledge here. Jan has been a member for 30 years. Their testimonial spoke of the fact that CSMSG has been a big part of their family life and that making a pledge is important to them. 

Pledge Sunday is October 27. You will receive your pledge letters in the mail on the October 21.


The St. Michael School of Clayton
Speakers Series 
"Teaching with the Brain in Mind: Creating the Classroom of the 21st Century" by Brother Robert Bimonte, Executive Vice-President, National Catholic Educational Association.
Help Us Grow

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 support to help us grow!



Celebrating Our History, Insuring Our Future

Planned Giving at The Church of St. Michael & St. George:

Planned Giving is a term for the number of ways in which parishioners can insure that their stewardship efforts continue after their death by making a gift to the Endowment Fund. If you care enough about your church to make a faithful annual pledge, contributing to our Endowment Fund should be a natural next step. If you are interested in more information about making a planned gift to CSMSG, please visit our website at www.csmsg.org for more information, or please contact the Rector's Office at 314.721.1502.



Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild  

11 AM      Great Hall 

This week we had another delicious lunch and then put our efforts into preparing this month's service project, making Halloween tray favors for Meals on Wheels. Next week we follow the usual schedule. Bible study starts at 11 AM, followed by lunch at Noon. Come to one or both. We'll be discussing the upcoming Christmas bazaar, Marché de Noël, which will take place on December 3. If you have any items to donate for the White Elephant sale, please put them in the CSLSM closet across from the Library or call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441 for a pick-up. We want to help you unclutter your house! 


Lunch & Learn: The men may have Steak & Stories but we have Lunch & Learn. On Tuesday, October 22 our speaker will be Peggy Strelinger who will talk about the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington, D.C. Peggy will show some of the period rooms and highlight the Missouri Room which is decorated in high Victorian style. Everyone is welcome. Please call by Friday, October 18 if you  are coming to lunch.


To make lunch reservations call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441. 





Women's Bible Study/Breakfast

8:30 AM   Sverdrup Room

Join Fr. Mike Wheeler as he directs the study of the Acts of the Apostles. All women are welcome for these study sessions. We meet in the Sverdrup Room and begin at 7:30 AM. We are finished by 8:30 AM. A light breakfast is served. Come nourish both your body and soul.



This Week


Friday, October 11

Hunger Ministry Art Gallery Exhibit

On October 11, from 5:30-8 PM, Anne Burgess Rowe, a St. Louis portrait artist, will join St. Louis artist, William LaChance, for the upcoming gallery show "People Watching" at the Stevens Institute, 1520 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103. Guests will enjoy live music, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds from Rowe's series will benefit The Hunger Ministry of CSMSG and Marian Middle School. 


Sunday, October 13

Organ Concert nick bideler

Our Assistant Organist and Choirmaster, Nicholas Bideler, will be giving an organ concert at Christ Church Cathedral (located at 13th and Locust) on Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM. Nick will play works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Vierne, and Duruflé. This concert is free.


Monday, October 14

Monday Bible Study 

6:30 PM    Library

Monday Bible Study will resume on October 14. Fr. Jed will continue his Bible Study on The Gospel of John at 6:30 PM in the Library. All are welcome. 


Upcoming Events


Sunday, October 20

10:30 AM   Taylor Room

Rector's Forum

The Rector's Forum resumes on October 20.

Please join the Rector as he leads a study of Paul's Epistle to the Romans from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome. 


Tuesday, October 22


6 PM     Great Hall

Join Curate Kit McLean for a wine and cheese reception on Tuesday, October 22 in the Great Hall at 6 PM. Stay for an intimate evening of story and song with Stowe Dailey Shockey and Karen Taylor Good, two of Nashville's award-winning songwriter/authors, on their "Duet of the Heart" tour.  Concert begins at 7 PM and tickets are $10.


Download flyer for more information


Sunday, October 27

8:45-11:45 AM     Great Hall

Pledge Sunday Brunch

October 27, following all morning liturgies, 8:45 AM-11:45 AM. Join us in the Great Hall for food and fun with Chris Cakes. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, and fun for all. Brunch is free to all parishioners. No reservations necessary, we are expecting you.


Save the Date!  


Friday, November 8

"A Friday Musicale"

Please join us Friday, November 8, for our 3rd Annual Girls Choir Fundraiser, "A Friday Musicale". Enjoy performances by the best musicians in St. Louis, eat a fabulous dinner, participate in a silent auction, and support the Girls Choir in their fundraising efforts for their 2014 Training Trip. Tickets are on sale! Please contact the receptionist at reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 to RSVP.


Tuesday, December 3

CSL/SMG Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon  

CSL/SMG Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon will take place on December 3. We are always happy to receive items for the White Elephant sale. If you have something to donate you can put it in the CSL/SMG closet across from the Library or call for pick-up. Any questions? Call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.


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


Please update your calendars for April 5. More information to be announced.

Church School  


Who, Where & When

1st-5th Graders meet in the Chapel at 9:15 AM while Preschool-Kindergarten students will meet in the classrooms. The Church School Program ends at 11 AM. 


Attention Church School and Youth Parents!

On Thursday, October 10, 17, and 24, bridge lessons will be offered to Church School and Youth parents at CSMSG! The evening starts with wine and dessert in the Great Hall from 7-7:30 PM, after which Page Jackson and Liz Teasdale will teach until 9:00-ish. Whether you know a little or absolutely nothing, this is a great opportunity to meet other parents and learn this classic and fun card game! If you are interested, please contact Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. There is no charge, just bring a dessert or a bottle of wine!


All Hallows Eve Family Night 

Don't miss the All Hallows Eve Family Night on Sunday, October 27! The fun starts at 5 PM with dinner in the Great Hall followed by a parade around the Church, and finishes with Halloween crafts in the Taylor Room. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Sign up by contacting the receptionist at reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502, or by e-mailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. Payment is due at the event. Come in costume!

Youth Ministry          


Fall Service Day: Join the youth group for an afternoon volunteering to get The Garden of Life ready for the winter! This is always a fun afternoon working outside in the Carondelet neighborhood. This garden supplies the local food pantry with fresh vegetables. Meet on the Playground at Church at Saturday, October 12 at Noon; we will return by 4:30 PM. Service hours can be recorded for those who may require them. Adult drivers needed. Please contact Marty to volunteer!


YM Halloween Party: Save-the-date for the Youth Ministry Halloween Party for all 6th-12th graders and friends on Sunday, October 27 from 6-7:30 PM!


YM Fall Parenting Series: "Preparing Our Children to Leave Home: Middle School and High School Issues". All parents and interested adults are invited to this seminar given by Dale and Brian Kuhn in the Sverdrup Room from 10:30-11:10 AM on Sunday, October 13 & 20.

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Christmas Greenery Sales will begin in the Great Hall THIS Sunday, October 13 and continue on the 20th and 27th. Simplify your life and support our Youth Ministry Program by buying all of your friends and relatives a beautiful Christmas wreath or another classic Christmas gift. Out-of-town orders will be shipped directly to the recipient in early December. Pick-up will be on Sunday, December 1. E-mail sarahturley@sbcglobal.net for more information!


HS Girls Bible StudyWe meet every Tuesday morning from 6:45-7:30 AM at Betsy Panke's home. Join us for a home-cooked breakfast and a chance to catch up with friends while reading the Bible! This is a perfect way to begin your Tuesday, so join us! E-mail youth@csmsg.org to participate or for more information.


Please e-mail Maggie Chapman your school sports, play or activity schedule at youth@csmsg.org. The Youth Ministry staff would LOVE to come watch you as you compete or perform this fall!


Wednesday Night Youth Group: Wednesday Night Youth Group meets every Wednesday night from 6-7:30 PM. Dinner is served at 6 PM in the Taylor Room. Afterward there will be games and Bible Study downstairs in the Armstrong Room. All 6th-12th graders AND friends are invited to our Wednesday Night Youth Group gatherings! You may come at 5:30 PM to hang-out before dinner in the Armstrong Room.


Youth Ministry Sunday School: The 6th and 7th graders should meet Maggie Chapman outside of St. George's Chapel immediately following the 9:15 AM liturgy. This class will meet downstairs in the Spanish Room. 

The 8th Grade Confirmation Class will meet in the Armstrong Room with their sponsors. 
The 8th Grade Parents' Class will meet in the classroom under the stairs. 
The 9th-12th graders will meet upstairs in the Canterbury Hall classroom. All classes will run from 10:30-11:10 AM.


Youth Ministry High School Intern Position:
The Youth Ministry program is looking for 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 CSMSG 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.  


Youth Ministry on Facebook!
Don't forget to "Friend" YM on Facebook!
Canterbury Bookstore
Canterbury Bookstore during Len


It's fall...the leaves are turning and so is the Canterbury Bookstore. Bookstore staff and volunteers are making the store into an exciting place to find Advent and Christmas items with gift-giving ideas for all your needs this coming season. Advent is the time we prepare for Christmas -- the birth of our savior. Come to Canterbury Bookstore to prepare for these seasons with resources to help you and your family enjoy the fullness of Advent and Christmas.


Calendars, devotionals, treasured stories, and gift ideas abound and we always offer free gift wrapping.

Be sure to take a look at The Episcopal Handbook. It's the indispensable companion for anyone who wants to be a well-informed churchgoer and wouldn't mind having a good chuckle along the way. 


Give Us This Day - The Lord's Prayer illustrated by Tasha Tudor. The best-known of all Christian prayers is illustrated in sensitive watercolors by one of America's foremost artists. The images are drawn from rural New England and bespeak a universal truth. Various editions are available now in Canterbury Bookstore. 


The 2014 RCL Lesson Calendar, Episcopal and Ordo Ashby Calendars, Pocket and Desk Calendars, and the Christian Planning Calendars are in stock. Pick up yours today.



        Monday:  10 AM-12 PM 

  Thursday:  10 AM-3 PM

            Friday:   8:30 AM-12 PM 

         Sunday:   8:30-11:30 AM



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.

Bulletin Board  

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.


Help Wanted: 

We are looking for friendly morning people to be 8 AM greeters. Please contact Laurie Brown at laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 for more information.


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!
QR code
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

Young girl knitting In September, the Knitting Ministry celebrated its tenth birthday! The Knitting Ministry knits mantles of comfort (prayer shawls), baby blankets, and chemo caps. In the last ten years, this ministry has knitted and donated 377 prayer shawls, 74 chemo caps, and 98 baby blankets. We meet once a month on Saturday for knitting, conversation, and lunch. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Nicki Gillis at nickigillis@att.net or 314.863.0407. If Saturdays don't work for you, but you want to join, please let Nicki 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!