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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"
February 6 - February 13, 2014
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The 2014 Vestry Members at the Annual Meeting earlier this month. From left to right. Mike Hanrahan, Pam Thomsen, Liza Stanton, Joe Goldkamp, Charlotte Foley, Betsy Panke, Kate Glass, Brian Connor, David Breckenridge, Tracee Holmes, John Rowe, Julie Stephenson, Kyle Shenkewitz, Ralph Lewis, Anne Davidson, Patrick Deaton, Garret Adkins, and the Rev. Andrew Archie. 

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  
   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 

Sunday 10:30-11 AM   Taylor Room 

Please join the Rector as he leads a study of Paul's Epistle to the Romans. Everyone is welcome!


Stewardship Campaign 2014  



331 households have made a pledge for 2014 for a total of $1,609,907.


"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

           Matthew 6:21


The Bible talks a great deal about gratitude and generosity. The Psalms are filled with calls for thanksgivings. Thanksgiving is the outward sign of gratitude expressed in worship and prayer. We acknowledge what God has already done in our lives and we are prompted to be generous. Worship begins with gratitude, prayer begins with gratitude, giving begins with gratitude.


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.


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.  



Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild  

11 AM      Great Hall

We were snowed out this week but will be back next Tuesday with more food, fun, and fantastic conversation. Bible Class will begin at 11 followed by lunch at Noon. Aleda Littlefield will present a talk on the Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art.


Please join us and we will try to keep the bad weather at bay. The following week, on February 18, Nancy Ferriss and Mary Ann Cook will tell us about the Community of Hope (COH), a community of lay chaplains united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and equipped for pastoral ministry. Lay chaplains are taught a ministry of presence to bring comfort and hope to the suffering. In addition to clergy visitations, COH chaplains handle a significant number of in-home visits.


Bible Class meets at 11 AM, lunch ($7) at Noon, with our program to follow. Questions? Reservations? Call Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.



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 9

Hunger Ministry's Sweetheart Soup Sale

8 AM    Great Hall

Hunger Ministry's Sweetheart Soup Sale will be this Sunday, starting after the 8 AM service and selling until sold out.

    ·Donations of yummy homemade soups and chili are needed. Rolls and muffins to be given out with the soups are also needed.

    ·Quart and pint containers with lids are provided (located in the 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 (donations can be put in Hunger Ministry refrigerator or Kitchen freezer) OR on the 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 prior to the sale.

    ·Price will be $8 for quarts and $3 for pints.

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


Tuesday, February 11

Steak & Stories

6-8 PM       Great Hall

Join us for our February Steak & Stories. 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. Lewis 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.


Upcoming Events


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.

Sandwich making kids 2012   

Save the Date 



April 5

Women's 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

A $45 fee includes the costs for 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

This Sunday, February 9, parents of Pre-Kindergarteners (4- and 5-year old class) are invited to the 10:25 AM Children's Chapel service. The class has been learning a new song and they will share it with the other children at the end of the service.

Fourth Graders are invited to help serve breakfast at the Gateway 180 Shelter this Sunday, February 9. They will also distribute the Valentine's bags they assembled last Sunday. It means meeting at the Church Playground at 6:30 AM, but it will be worth it! If your child in interested, please contact Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.
Youth Ministry          


Ian, Jamie, Meredith, Griffin, and Caroline selling cookies at Super Sunday.

Thank You!

The Youth Ministry would like to thank all those who donated appetizers and desserts to our Super Bowl sale last week, as well as all who purchased snacks and desserts! 

Let's go to the Movies! Meet Timothy Chapman, our YM Intern, to see the movie The Book Thief at Plaza Frontenac at 11 AM on Saturday, February 8. We will meet at the ticket desk. After the movie, we will walk to Bread Co.(at the Plaza) for a late lunch with pickup around 2:30 PM.


SS Teacher Training and Lunch 
will be held THIS Sunday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Gym. Lunch will be served and Timothy Chapman will talk about "Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing in SS." Please RSVP to Marty TODAY if you have not already.

Guided Eucharist and BBQ Dinner: 

All 8th Grade Confirmands, their Families, Confirmation Sponsors, and SS teachers are invited to attend the Guided Eucharist and BBQ dinner THIS 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. Cost is $10/person. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.


HS Mission Trip Chaperone Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 16 from 11:15 AM-Noon in the Armstrong Room.


Upper Limits Climbing Gym: 

How High Can You Go? All 6th-12th graders and friends are invited to come climbing on President's Day, Monday, February 17. Upper Limits has a new location in West County 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 3:00 PM for pick-up. 


E-mail Marty at youth@csmsg.org to sign up. Waivers can be found on the YM bulletin board or downloaded at http://www.upperlimits.com/west-county/page.php?page=info&id=36. 


Summer YM Mission Opportunities: The MS Mission Week is a week of local service opportunities and will be held June 9-13. The HS Mission Trip is July 3-13 to Buffalo, NY, where participants will do housing rehab work. Now is the time to sign up for Summer Mission Opportunities! Contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org for more information.


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 school year!  


Youth Ministry Sunday School:  

The Sunday School schedule is as follows:


All Classes: 10:30 AM-11:10 AM

6th and 7th Graders (downstairs in the Spanish Room) 


8th Grade Confirmation (Armstrong Room) 
8th Grade Parents' Class  (classroom under the stairs)
9th-12th Graders (upstairs in the Canterbury Hall)

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! 

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!

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!

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 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!
QR code
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 our 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 Rosales 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   
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!