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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 27 - March 5, 2014
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Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is this Tuesday, March 4 form 5:30-7 PM. Don't miss this fun celebration featuring games and a pancake supper, complete with an expanded menu of egg casseroles as well as salads! 

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  
      March  2    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
      March  9    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
      March 16   The Rev. Katherine S. McLean
      March 23   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
      March 30   The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
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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  



337 households have made a pledge for 2014 for a total of $1,655,240.


Each week, the Clergy and Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) go to the nursing homes and homes of our congregation to bring communion to our home-bound members. They share a simple communion service and with your support, you are there with them. Your faithful stewardship enables the Clergy and LEV's to be present with our parishioners. Thank you!


Please contact the Church if you need a pledge card at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.


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.

Guild Tidings Newsletter            

Seeking Writers for CSMSG's "Guild Tidings" Newsletter


CSMSG's "Guild Tidings" will be newsletters directed by and for the members of our various Guilds. The focus of the newsletters will be on sharing information about Guild members as well as to share specific information needed to better perform the assigned duties. The articles will be a

little longer than what is written for the all-parish weekly e-letters and the Sunday service leaflets. In addition, archived copies of the newsletters can be used to tell a Guild's story and help attract new volunteers to that area of service.


For more information


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

Tuesday was a day for fellowship and tying up loose ends of ongoing projects. Every Tuesday during Lent we will have a speaker after lunch. This is a special time of our year and we welcome all who wish to join us. The Lenten Series schedule of speakers will be available soon. Watch for the schedule.

Next week, on March 4, the CSL/SMG will put together the tray favors for Meals on Wheels. There will be both St. Patrick's Day and Easter favors.


Join us if you can. Bible Class meets at 11 AM, lunch ($7) at Noon, with fellowship and discussion 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


Thursday, February 27

Bridge, Anyone? 

Bridge lessons start at CSMSG on Thursday, February 27 for anyone wanting to learn this fabulous card game! Come with a little of experience or none at all. The cost is $80 for eight weeks of lessons (Thursdays at 7 PM in the Great Hall). Please let Jane Fisher know if you are interested at jfisher@csmsg.org.


Sunday, March 2 

Vespers of St. Benedict

On Sunday afternoon, March 2 at 5 PM, we will once again welcome the Abbot, Prior, and monks of St. Louis Abbey to The Church of St. Michael & St. George as they lead us in worship and sing Latin Vespers of St. Benedict. This liturgy is a part of our ongoing ecumenical relationship with the Abbey and one of the opportunities we have each season to worship with the monks. Please plan to join us and experience the beauty of the ancient monastic office sung as it has been for over a thousand years. A reception to honor the monks will follow.


Simple Supper

6 PM     Taylor Room

The Youth Ministry is sponsoring a Simple Supper following Vespers of St. Benedict at 6 PM in the Taylor Room. The Simple Supper will offer soup, bread, and dessert. All proceeds will go to the fund for Youth Ministry scholarships. Suggested minimum donation is $5 per person. 


Tuesday, March 4

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Pancake lady

5:30 PM     Great Hall, Taylor Room, Sverdrup Room

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held on Tuesday, March 4 from 5:30-7 PM. You do NOT want to miss this fun celebration featuring games and a pancake supper, complete with an expanded menu of egg casseroles and salad, too!


Make your reservations now by calling 314.721.1502 or e-mailing the Receptionist at reception@csmsg.org. All proceeds go towards funding scholarships for Youth Ministry events and trips. Minimum suggested donations are $5/child, $10/adult, and $30/family.


youth volunteers at pancake dinner  

Egg Casseroles Needed for Pancake Supper

Egg casseroles of all types and varieties are needed for the Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 4! Please e-mail youth@csmsg.org if you would be willing to bake and donate one. Casseroles can be brought to Church anytime Tuesday and placed in the church's kitchen refrigerator. Please mark your casserole clearly with ingredients and baking instructions, as well as your name so we may thank you and return your dish, too! The YM Staff thanks you so much!


Upcoming Events


Thursday, March 6

Bridge, Anyone? 

Bridge lessons have started at CSMSG for anyone wanting to learn this fabulous card game!  Come with a little experience or none at all. The cost is $80 for eight weeks of lessons (Thursdays at 7 PM in the Great Hall). Please let Jane Fisher know if you are interested at jfisher@csmsg.org.


Sunday, March 9

Daylight Saving Begins! 

Believe it or not, spring is on its way! On March 9 we will "spring forward" into Daylight Saving Time. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night, March 8!


Tuesday, March 11

Steak & Stories

6 PM   Great Hall

Please join us for Steak & Stories on Tuesday, March 11, when our speaker will be Steve Campbell, Executive Director of Peter & Paul Community Services, St. Michael's Houses' newest partner. Steve will highlight the Garfield School Project in South St. Louis. Peter & Paul Community Services is renovating the Garfield School into apartments for those men and women considered to be chronically homeless. Steve has served the St. Louis community for 25 years through his work with the homeless population.


Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org by Noon on Monday, March 10.



March 12, 19, 26 & April 2 & 9

Great Wednesdays

6 PM      Great Hall

Great Wednesdays are coming! As Lent approaches, we will again be having Great Wednesdays. Join other members of the Church for a meal at the Church and stay for an informative lecture. More information to follow. 


Saturday, March 29

Men's Retreat

The Men's Retreat will be on March 29.

We will be in a new format this year. Rather than going to Pere Marquette, we will have the Retreat here at The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Keep watching this space for more information as it becomes available.


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 of 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.


Saturday, April 26 or May 3

Classes for Adult Confirmation and Reception

Classes for Adult Confirmation and Reception into the Episcopal Church are held on both April 26 and May 3. Attendance is only necessary at one meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a full member of the Church, please contact Debbie Fenner in the Church offices at debbie@csmsg.org.

 Church School


Magic House display 


Second Graders will give a presentation about Moses in St. George's Chapel today. Parents are invited. Please meet in the Chapel by 9 AM.


The Ash Wednesday Family Service is at 5:30 PM in the Chapel.  A simple dinner (soup and sandwich) follows in the Great Hall.  Please make reservations for the dinner by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. The cost is $15 per family.

Youth Ministry          


HS Mission Chaperone Meeting will be held this Sunday, March 2 from 3:15-4 PM in the Gym.


HS Mission Team Orientation will be held Sunday, March 2 from 4-5 PM in the Gym. All team members, parents, and interested persons should plan to attend. Balances are due at this time. Please contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org to sign up, request a partial or full scholarship, or outline a payment schedule. There will be Vespers of St. Benedict afterward and all are welcome to stay and attend, which will be followed by a Simple Supper that is a mission fundraiser. Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org for meeting.


Egg Casseroles for Pancake Supper: Egg casseroles of all types and varieties are needed for the Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 4! Please e-mail youth@csmsg.org if you would be willing to bake and donate one. Casseroles can be brought to Church anytime Tuesday and placed in the church's kitchen refrigerator. Please mark clearly with ingredients and baking instructions, as well as who has donated so we may thank you and return your dish too! The YM Staff thanks you so much!


The YM Annual Pancake Supper will be held THIS Tuesday, March 4. Volunteers (student and adult) are needed to set up, run games for children, cook, and clean up. Contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org if you would like to volunteer between 3:30-7:30 PM. Please RSVP for dinner to 314.721.1502 or receptionist@csmsg.org.


NOW is the time to sign up for the High School Mission Trip AND Middle School Mission WeekThe HS Mission Trip will be July 3-13 in Buffalo, NY, where housing rehab work will be undertaken. The MS Mission Week is a week of local service opportunities and will be held June 9-13. Contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org for more information.


Confirmation Update: All confirmands should please make sure you are present at worship and confirmation classes.


Confirmation Sponsors: On Sunday, March 9 the Confirmation Sponsors will be in the SS class from 10:30-11:10 AM!


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 afterwards. 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 watch you as you compete or perform this 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 form dishwashing crews for each Sunday. This role would be different from the regular breakfast volunteers in that your time commitment is 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 greeters for the 8 AM service. 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 Fenner 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 blocking any part 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!