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Please review The Church of St. Michael & St. George's weekly e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event

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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"
March 13 - March 19,  2014
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Church School children in St. George's Chapel displaying their artwork.

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 16   The Rev. Katherine S. McLean
      March 23   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
      March 30   The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
         April  6   The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf
         April 13  The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. George Carey 
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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. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

The Rector's Forum will not meet Sunday, March 23.

 

Guild Tidings Newsletter  

 

Seeking Writers for CSMSG's "Guild Tidings" Newsletter

 

CSMSG"s "Guild Tidings" are newsletters envisioned as 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 sharing specific information

needed to better perform the Guilds 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.

 

Stewardship Campaign 2014  

 

 

340 households have made a pledge for 2014 for a total of $1,658,440.

 

On Friday, family and friends gathered for the funeral of Bob Stupp. He practiced exceptional stewardship in giving his time, using his abilities, and generously sharing his resources with The Church of St. Michael & St George. We will miss him. Our condolences go out to his family. His giving of himself strengthened our Church. 

 

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.

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

The Rev. Mike Wheeler opened the Lenten Speakers Series focusing on Jesus restoring Lazarus to life. He also discussed iconography.  

 

Our next speaker is The Rev. Pamela Dolan, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Her topic is Rahab, a woman of the Bible who has a rather disreputable past but whose heroics helped the Israelites capture Jericho. 

 

Please join us on March 18. Bible Class meets at 11 AM, lunch ($7) at Noon, with the speaker to follow. Please make a luncheon reservation by calling Jane Cox at 636.394.3441.  

 
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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

  

Wednesdays, 

March  19, 26 & April 2 & 9

Great Wednesdays

6 PM      Great Hall

Great Wednesdays Continue! Lenten Great Wednesdays continue this week with The Passion of St. Matthew. Come hear The Rev. Kit McLean talk about the Passion from the perspective of Matthew's Gospel, and enjoy fellowship and dinner with fellow parishioners. Dinner begins at 6 PM in the Great Hall, followed by class and Compline.

 

Upcoming Events 

  

Saturday, March 29

Men's Retreat

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The Men's Retreat will be held on March 29. Long-time friend of The Church of St. Michael & St. George, Fr. Gene Tucker, will be the guest speaker at the 2014 Men's Retreat. His topic will be: "Off-limits to God: The Things We Keep to Ourselves." 

 

The Retreat begins at 8 AM with breakfast in the Great Hall and ends after Evening Prayer at 5 PM. Cost is $45 per person. For more information or reservations, contact Debbie Fenner at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502. 

 

Fr. Tucker is the Rector of Trinity Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, in the Diocese of Springfield, and a regular at the CSMSG monthly Evensong.

 

For more information download flyer

 
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April 5

Women's Retreat  

9 AM      The Church of St. Michael & St. George

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.

 

 

Wednesday & Thursday, April 9 & 10

Palm Cross Making

Wydown Meeting Room   

Help is needed to make Palm Crosses. Please consider coming. Palm Cross making requires a lot of helping hands. If you know of friends who might want to join in please bring them! There are two sessions to from which to choose:

  • Wednesday evening, April 9, Palm Cross making will begin at about 6:30 PM in the Wydown Meeting Room (formerly the Canterbury Bookstore) and include a light supper. Please let Caroline Sheehan know if you can attend the evening "workshop" so we can plan the meal accordingly.
  • The second session will be held Thursday, April 10 at 9 AM in the Wydown Meeting Room.

Please RSVP to Caroline for either the morning or evening session at csheehan3@me.com.

 

Friday, April 11

ECM/Kids in Detention Birthday Party! 

WANTED: 8-12 party hosts. WHEN: Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 PM. (Actual party is from 6-6:55 PM.) WHERE: County Juvenile Detention Center 

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Through the Episcopal City Mission (ECM), CSMSG, along with other sponsoring Episcopal churches, provides an important ministry to incarcerated young people who are awaiting trial. Three staff chaplains see to the spiritual needs of the youth. Among the various programs ECM offers are monthly birthday parties (see http://www.ecitymission.org/a_programs.php). Ted Drewes donates frozen custard, and the hosting church provides pizza, soda, and small birthday gifts. The party begins with prayer and introductions, followed by acknowledgment of birthdays. Food and drink are served, then a game, usually bingo, is played. CSMSG youth are making both birthday and Easter cards to give out at the party. 

 

For more information or to volunteer to join in the fun, please contact The Rev. Kit McLean at kmclean@csmsg.org.  

 

Saturday, April 26 or May 3

Adult Confirmation

Classes for Adult Confirmation and Reception into the Episcopal Church will be 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

  

 

Sunday, March 16 and 23 During Spring Break, there is one Chapel service for the Preschool-5th Grade. All Church School children should go to classes first then one Chapel service at 10:20 AM. The Chapel service ends at 10:55 AM.

 

The Church School Lenten Project reaches out to include the entire Parish this year. We are collecting gently-used and new shoes, any style, any size, to help the Shoeman Water Project, a local organization which sends shoes to places like Haiti and Kenya. Large boxes are located outside of St. George's Chapel. Please check out the website www.shoemanwater.org.  

Youth Ministry          

 

All high school seniors are invited to our High School Senior Night on Monday, March 31 from 7-8:30 PM in the Armstrong Room for dinner and conversation with Father Jed Fox about life after high school! Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 26 to Marty at youth@csmsg.org

 

NOW is the time to sign up for the High School Mission Trip AND Middle School Mission Week. The HS Mission Trip will be July 3-13 to 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.

 

2014 HS Mission Orientation Meeting was held last week and all interested persons should contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org now to get a packet of information and to sign up.

 

Save-The-Date: Spring Service Day on Saturday, April 12. Two service opportunities: 

  1. St. Louis Foodbank--sorting food; Meet at Church at 9:15 AM and return by 1:30 PM. Shift is from 10-1.
  2. Baking Easter muffins for shut-in parishioners at Church; 10 AM-Noon. 

RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org to volunteer.

  

Wednesday Night Youth Group meets every Wednesday for dinner in the Great Hall 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! 
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 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!
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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 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!
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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 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.

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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!