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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"
 January 30 - February 6, 2014
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The YM will host a SUPER SALE on Sunday, February 2 of hot and cold appetizers and desserts that will be just

the right thing for your Super Bowl gathering later that evening! Let us do the work, while you support the YM's fundraising for scholarships by buying your appetizers and desserts from us. The sale will be held from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Great Hall! 
YM intern Brett, shows off a basket and t-shirt to be sold at this Sunday's SUPER SALE..
Sunday Liturgy Schedule
  
   8:00 AM    Holy Eucharist I (Church)
   9:15 AM    Choral Eucharist I (Church)
 11:15 AM     Holy Eucharist (St. George's Chapel)
   5:00 PM     Evensong
   5:30 PM     Holy Eucharist II (St. George's Chapel)
Preaching Rota  
       
   February  2   The Rev. Katherine S. McLean
   February  9   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   February 16   The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
   February 23   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
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Sunday Adult Education 

The Rector's Forum 
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Sunday 10:30-11 AM   Taylor Room 

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.

 

Annual Meeting 
                             

Thank you Annual Meeting Lunch Contributors!

Your delicious chili, pies, cookies, and brownies made the Annual Meeting a success!

 

Congratulations to Adie Dietz and Kay Harper for being crowned Chili Champ and Pie Princess. Adie's chili had a kick to it that made you come back for more! Kay baked not one, but four pies that were all different and yummy.

 

What a wonderful place CSMSG is. You send out a request for chili and pies and end up with a lunch buffet filled with many different varieties. Thank you for making CSMSG that kind of place! 

Stewardship Campaign 2014  

 

327 households have made a pledge for 2014, for a total of $1,603,677. 

 

The Annual Meeting last Sunday was a great look into of all that your pledge money is supporting. Our clergy, choir, Church School, building, are all thriving with your support. Thanks to your pledge dollars, our Youth Ministry has even produced a "Church Lady!"  

 

Please contact the Church if you need a pledge card at Laurie@csmsg.org.

Thank you for your pledge.

  

"Celebrating Our History, Insuring Our Future"

Planned Giving at CSMSG

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 contact the Rector's Office at 314.721.1502.

Mondays

Monday Night Bible Study 

6:30 PM    Library

Fr. Jed continues his Bible Study on The Gospel of John at 6:30 PM in the Library. All are welcome.  

  

Tuesdays

Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild  

11 AM      Great Hall

What a great time we had with The Rev. Kit McLean as our guest speaker last Tuesday. She is a fabulous speaker and as she shared the story of her road to priesthood, you could see the audience trying to anticipate what possibly could have been next in this tale. CSMSG is truly blessed to have Mthr. Kit join us. She has only been with us since September, but it feels like we have known her forever.

 

Next week, Aleda Littlefield will talk about the Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Yes, it was started by a Walton family member of Walmart fame! 

 

As usual, Bible Study starts at 11 AM, lunch ($7) at Noon, with our talk at 12:30 PM. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.

 

Fridays

Women's Bible Study & Breakfast

7:30 AM   Sverdrup Room

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

This Week

  

Sunday, February 2

SUPER Sunday Appetizer and Dessert Sale on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2! 

8:30-11:30 AM      Great Hall

The YM will host a SUPER SALE on Sunday, February 2 of hot and cold appetizers and desserts that will be just

the right thing for your Super Bowl gathering later that evening! Let us do the work while you support the YM's fundraising for scholarships by buying your appetizers and desserts from us. The sale will be held from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Great Hall! Contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org for more information.

 

Evensong

5 PM     Church

The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also known as Candlemas and The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary), on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5 PM. The service will include the blessing of candles and a setting of the Evening Service by Gerald Near as well as music of Sir William McKie, Paul Spicer, Stuart Forster, and Harold Friedell. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day on this important Feast of our Lord. 

Please note: Incense will be used at this service.

 

 
Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 9

Hunger Ministry's Sweetheart Soup Sale

8 AM    Great Hall

Hunger Ministry's Sweetheart Soup Sale will be Sunday, February 9 in the Great Hall immediately after the 8 AM service and continuing until supplies sell out.

    ·Yummy homemade soups and chili are needed. Rolls and muffins to be given out with soup are also needed.

    ·Quart and pint containers with lids are provided (located in hall closet to the left of Taylor Room doors).

    ·Use a permanent marker to put soup title and ingredient information on lid.

    ·Bring frozen soups to Church before February 9 (can be put in Hunger Ministry refrigerator or kitchen freezer) OR on morning of sale (before 8 AM).

    ·Fresh rolls and muffins can be brought to the Church (please mark for "Hunger Ministry Soup Sale") and must be brought in time for the sale.

    ·Price will be $8 for a quart and $3 for a pint.

    ·Any questions, please contact Becky Zaccarello at zaclife@aol.com or 314.494.0788.

  

Tuesday, February 11

Steak & Stories

6 PM       Great Hall

Join us for our February Steak and Stories on Tuesday, February 11 from 6-8 PM in the Great Hall. Todd Lewis will share his experiences about the goals he has set and accomplished after hearing a speech given by former Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz, 14 years ago. From running 15 marathons in 12 months to hiking to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest, he will share what he has learned from his travels and the people he has met along the way. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and share ideas. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, February 10.

  

Saturday, February 15

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making

10 AM    Taylor Room

Sandwich Making will take place February 15. 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.

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Save the Date

 

April 5, 2014

Women's Lenten Retreat

Join us for a special one-day Women's Lenten Retreat with The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf on Saturday, April 5 from 9 AM-3 PM at Church. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM.

 

Download the retreat brochure

 

$45 includes the retreat, breakfast, and lunch. Childcare is available, reservations are necessary.

 

Bishop Wolf has served the Episcopal Church in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Rhode Island. She has faced the challenges of forgiving and accepting forgiveness. "Forgiveness and love are allies in the Christian life, not merely as emotional realities, but as a journey of the will. When Jesus forgave the thief who was crucified with him, he was embracing each of us with a love beyond our fears."

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to see what the CSMSG Women's Retreat is all about. Six hours with women of the parish growing our spiritual faith together. 

 

For more information contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

Church School
  

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

Youth Ministry          

 

  

SUPER Sunday Appetizer and Dessert Sale on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2!  

This Sunday, February 2- SUPER BOWL Sunday, the Youth Ministry will be selling hot and cold appetizers, and desserts that will be just the right thing for your Super Bowl gathering later that evening! Let us do the work while you support the YM's fundraising for scholarships by buying your appetizers and desserts from us. The sale will be held from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Great Hall! 

 

Anyone wishing to donate food items may please contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org.

 

YM Leadership Team Meeting will be held this Sunday, February 2 from 11:30 AM-1 PM in the Sverdrup Room. Please RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org for lunch.

 

Youth Ministry Sunday School Teacher Training and Lunch will be on Sunday, February 9 in the gym from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. Lunch will be served and Timothy Chapman will talk about "Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing in SS." RSVP to Marty by Tuesday, February 4 at youth@csmsg.org.
 

Guided Eucharist and BBQ Dinner: All 8th Grade Confirmands, their families, Confirmation Sponsors and SS teachers are invited to attend this dinner on Saturday, February 15 from 5-8 PM. The evening will begin in St. George's Chapel and end in the Great Hall with a BBQ dinner catered by Bandana's BBQ. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

 

Upper Limits Climbing Gym: How High Can You Go? All 6th-12th graders and their friends are invited to come climbing on President's Day, Monday, February 17. Upper Limits has a new gym and that's where we are headed! Cost is $20 for climbing and ice cream. We will meet at CSMSG at 11:15 AM and be back at 3:30 PM for pick-up. E-mail Marty at youth@csmsg.org to sign up. Waivers to be filled out can be downloaded at http://www.upperlimits.com/west-county/page.php?page=info&id=36.

 

Summer Mission Opportunities: Now is the time to sign up for this summer's mission weeks! Contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org for more information. MS Mission Week is held locally June 9-13 and HS Mission trip to Buffalo, NY from July 3-13. We would love to have your friends particpate!
 
Tuesday HS Girls Bible Study has resumed. 

  

Wednesday Night Youth Group meets every Wednesday for dinner in the Taylor Room at 6 PM. Games and Bible Study follow in the Armstrong Room afterward. Pick-up is at 7:30 PM.

  

Please e-mail Timothy Chapman your school sports, theater, or activity schedule at timothy@csmsg.org. The Youth Ministry staff would LOVE to come support you as you compete or perform this year!  

  

Youth Ministry Sunday School:  

The Sunday School schedule is as follows:


6th and 7th graders meet Marty outside of St. George's Chapel immediately following the 9:15 AM liturgy. This class meets downstairs in the Spanish Room. 

 

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

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" the YM on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @csmsgyouth! 
Outreach

Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed

The Shelter Ministry is looking for a handful of additional dedicated volunteers who would be willing to commit to serving at the Shelter breakfast one Sunday a month, i.e. the first, second, third, or fourth Sunday of each month. We need folks who will help with cooking, set-up, and serving breakfast from 6:15 AM to about 8:15 AM. We are also looking for volunteers to establish dishwashing crews for each Sunday. This role would be different from the regular breakfast volunteers in that your services would be needed only from 7:30 AM to about 8:25 AM. If any among you are willing to say, "Here I am", please contact Nick Clifford at 314.997.4011 or nickclifsr@yahoo.com or Laurie Brown at laurie@csmsg.org to answer any questions you might have about this arrangement and, of course, which Sunday of the month you would like to serve if this opportunity suits you.

   

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.

Help Us Grow

Seeds for Growth!
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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!

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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.

   

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 leaflet notices or e-letters to Debbie at communications@csmsg.org. The deadline for the submissions is Tuesday at 4 PM. Please keep the information concise. Thank you.

 

Instant Web Connection to CSMSG!
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Notice that 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 schedules, sermons, and news.

The Knitting Ministry

Young girl knitting This past 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 still want to participate, 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.


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   
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!