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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"
April 10 - April 17, 2014
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Donatello, the donkey will make another appearance at this Sunday's Palm Sunday and lead the procession from Ellenwood to the Church.
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  

   April 13  The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon.
                George Carey 
   April 20  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   April 27  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!



Please Note: There is NO Rector's Forum April 13 and April 20. April 27 will be the final Forum until the fall.


Stewardship Campaign 2014  


355 households have made a pledge for 2014 for a total of $1,715,590.


This Sunday, we will remember Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem. He comes from Bethany, riding on a donkey and is proclaimed the Messiah.


As part of his stewardship, a poor villager has provided the donkey for Jesus' ride. In such a small yet significant way, we, too, provide for the ministry of Christ. May we in our own stewardship be as faithful as this unnamed villager.


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.

Holy Week Schedule


April 13

Palm Sunday: Sunday of the Passion

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist I

9:15 AM Choral Eucharist I

11:15 AM Choral Eucharist I 

5:00 PM Passion Vespers

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist II


April 14, 15, 16

Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

5:30 PM Choral Evensong and Sermon


April 15 & 16

Holy Tuesday and Wednesday

Noon-12:30 PM Reconciliation of a Penitent


April 17

Maundy Thursday

5:30 PM Family Liturgy and Dinner

7:00 PM The Mandatum, Holy Eucharist, 

and Stripping of the Altar

9:00 PM-12:00 AM Vigil at the Altar of Repose


April 18

Good Friday

Midnight-12:00 PM Vigil at the Altar of Repose

7:00 AM Stations of the Cross

Noon Good Friday Family Liturgy

Noon Good Friday Liturgy


April 19

Holy Saturday

7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter


April 20

Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection

7:30 AM Holy Eucharist I

8:55 AM Festal Music for Organ and Brass

9:15 AM Festal Eucharist

10:55 AM Festal Music for Organ and Brass

11:15 AM Festal Eucharist

5:30 PM Holy Eucharist II



Holy Week Preacher

The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. George Carey

was born in East London in 1935 and served with the Royal Air Force in Iraq in the 1950s. At 17, Carey became a Christian after attending a church service with friends; he experienced "a quiet conviction I had found something." After graduation from London College of Divinity taking an Associate Degree, and King's College London and earning a Bachelor of Divinity degree, Hons; he served as a curate in London. During this time, he earned both Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In 1991, he was invited to take up the post of 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and served 70 million Anglicans around the world until his retirement in 2002.


His archiepicopacy was characterized by his commitment to ecumenism and evangelicalism. The decade that Carey served as archbishop saw the ordination of women in the Church of England as well as the historic 1998 Lambeth Conference, which navigated many divisive issues through the Communion with dignity and grace.


Since retiring as archbishop, Carey has continued to be an active voice for inter-religious efforts, especially with Muslims. He also remains a prominent supporter of religious freedom.


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.  


Please Note: There will be NO Monday Bible Study April 14, 21 or 28. Monday Bible Study will resume May 5.


Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild  

11AM    Great Hall

On Tuesday, The Rev. Kit McLean delivered an entertaining, fast-paced talk on the women of the Gospels. Women didn't count for much in biblical times and many of the women aren't referred to by name, just as "women" or "woman." Strangely, the men looked to them for truth and testimony. 


This Tuesday, April 15, Holy Week Speaker, The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Lord Carey of Clifton will be with us. He's very friendly and you won't have to refer to him by his complete

title. We loved his talk last year and are looking forward to this year. Please join us for lunch and hear Archbishop Carey. You won't be sorry.


Please join us. 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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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.


Please Note: There will be NO Women's Bible Study and Breakfast on Friday, April 18.

This Week


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 



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.


WSSM Nicaragua Auction and Dinner

6 PM   Windows on Washington

It is time for the annual Nicaragua Dinner and Fundraising Auction. It will be held Friday evening, April 11. Come by yourself or, better yet, gather together a table of your friends! Ask anyone who has gone in past years, they will tell you what a fun time it is! The dinner has been graciously underwritten by our parishioners Tom and Michele Klein, so all of the proceeds go to funding the two Christian schools in Managua, Nicaragua and our annual trip to help them.

For those coming to the Auction, or those who would like to submit an absentee bid, we have some extra-special items this year. Better be ready to bid on these!


   1. Four fabulous Home Field Box seat tickets to the CARDINALS vs. CUBS game on Sunday, April 13, 2014 (two days after the auction). A $560.00 value! Sec. 148, Row 4, seats # 7-10.

   2. Anyone have an anniversary, major birthday, or special occasion coming up? Anyone have a hankering for the very, very best or centerpiece for their wine cellar? How about a bottle of 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac wine? A once-in-a-lifetime 100-point wine and a $1,000 value.


Tickets are $75 each and include cocktails, wine with a fabulous dinner, and entertainment. 


To attend this affair click on the links below and fill out the reservations forms provided:




Seating Information

Express Pay Registration


Saturday, April 12

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making

sandwich making

10 AM     Taylor Room

Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making will take place Saturday, April 12. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St.

Michael's Hunger Ministry from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.



Sunday, April 13

Guest Preacher

The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. George Carey will be the Guest Preacher on Palm Sunday, April 13. He will also be the Guest Preacher for Holy Week. 


Easter Muffin Distribution

The Youth Ministry is baking Easter muffins for our shut-in parishioners on Saturday. The gift bags containing Easter muffins will be placed on a table in the Great Hall for volunteers to pick up Sunday, April 13 to deliver to our shut-in parishioners. Thank you for your help in distributing these! 


Upcoming Events


Monday, April 21

The Offices and Building will be Closed.


Saturday, April 26 or May 3

Adult Confirmation

8 AM to 3 PM   Taylor Room 

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.


Sunday, May 4

Sunset Cocktail Party for Young Adults 

(20s and 30s)

6:30 PM after Evensong      Glen Echo Country Club 

Please join us for complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the patio at Glen Echo after the Evensong on May 4 at 6:30 PM. Meet some new friends, mingle over a mint julep, and check out the stunning golf vistas of GECC. All Young Adults welcome! RSVP by April 28 to Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.


If you are in your 20s or 30s, enjoy cocktail parties and outdoor activities, and want to meet some new friends and CSMSG parishioners, please join the Young Adult Group! Kindly send your contact information to Hillary Gredell at hillary.a.roth@gmail.com to be added to our invitation lists. We hope to see you at the next party!

 Church School


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.  


There is no special Chapel on Palm Sunday and Easter. Children go to Church with their parents. Donatello, the donkey, will lead the parish into the Church from Ellenwood as usual! 


Special Family Services during Holy Week!  

Laurie Anzilotti and Beth Wagner will lead two special services during Holy Week: 


The Maundy Thursday service in St. George's Chapel begins at 5:30 PM on April 17. A simple dinner follows in the Great Hall ($15 per family). Please contact Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org if you would like to stay for the dinner.


The Good Friday service is on April 18 at Noon in the Chapel with Easter-oriented crafts in the Taylor Room afterward. If you would like pizza before the service, please let Jane Fisher know at jfisher@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

 Youth Ministry



Spring Service Day: THIS Saturday, April 12!

All 6th-12th graders, adults and confirmation sponsors are invited to help others in our community! This year we have two service opportunities: sorting food at the St. Louis Foodbank or baking Easter cupcakes for our shut-in parishioners


To go to the St. Louis Foodbank, meet on the playground at 9:15 AM. We will carpool over. Adult drivers and volunteers needed please! Pick-up will be at Church at 1:30 PM. 


To bake, please meet in the Sverdrup Room at 11 AM. Pick-up will be at 1 PM. Adult volunteers are needed for this activity also!


Please e-mail Brett at brett@csmsg.org to sign up for either opportunity! Families, sponsors, and friends (students and adults) of the Youth Ministry are invited to participate in this wonderful day of giving!


Sunday School: There will be no 6th-12th grade SS classes on Sunday, April 13 or 20.

High School Senior Recognition will be on Sunday, April 27 during the 9:15 AM liturgy. All HS seniors and their families are invited to sit up front in reserved seating for this special opportunity to honor our graduates! There will be a reception afterwards in the Great Hall with cake. Please RSVP with the number attending to Brett@csmsg.org by Wednesday, April 23.


Confirmation: Bishop Salmon will meet with all Confirmands and their parents on Sunday, April 27. This meeting will be in the 8th grade parents' classroom immediately following the 9:15 AM liturgy.


Save-the-date: Youth Ministry Parent, Teacher and Adult Volunteer Appreciation Reception will be held on Tuesday, April 29 from 6:00-7:30 PM. You will not want to miss hearing Jen DeJong, our Ministry Architects consultant, talk about the "Greatest Gift We Can Give Our Children!" RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org by Friday, April 25.


YM Leadership Team Meeting: Wednesday, April 30 from 12:30-2 PM with Jen DeJong, our MA consultant in the Sverdrup Room. RSVP to 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 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.


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.


NOTE: There will be NO meeting on Wednesday, April 16, due to Holy Week, but the group will resume the next week on April 23. All 6th-12th graders and friends are invited!


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)  


Youth Ministry on Facebook!

Don't forget to "Friend" the YM on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @csmsgyouth!  Facebook

Guild Tidings Newsletter  


Seeking Writers for CSMSG's "Guild Tidings" Newsletter


CSMSG's "Guild Tidings" are newsletters envisioned to be 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 sharing specific information needed to better perform the Guilds assigned duties. The articles will be a little longer than what is written in the 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, contact Denise Chachere at drchachere@sbcglobal.net.



Nicaragua Needs

Donations for Nicaragua: Cleaning out the kids' toy box? Send your gently-used toys to Nicaragua in a mission volunteer's second suitcase. Items will be used by the children at the schools in Santa Rosa and Nejapa. Mission volunteers are leaving for Nicaragua in July. 


Needed items: Educational toys, Legos/Lincoln Logs/Building blocks, Play stations and 'Play house' items (kitchen, workshop, etc.), Large plastic animals, dinosaurs, etc., Large trucks/cars, Tent 'Play House' (Playhut, etc.) Puzzles (ages eight+), Baby dolls, Board Games/Card Games, 'Dress-up' items.

(Please - No stuffed animals) 


Help the St. Michael's summer mission trip to Nicaragua with the three T's: travel size toiletries, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.


Do you travel frequently? Don't forget to save those unopened hotel toiletries for the 2014 mission trip to Nicaragua. (Ask your well-traveled friends and your co-workers, too!) Missioners take toiletry bags of soap, shampoo, and lotion to the patients at the women's and children's hospital in Managua. 400 toiletry bags are distributed by the missioners to the patients.


Toothbrushes and toothpaste go to the kids at the schools in Santa Rosa and Nejapa for healthy and bright smiles! (Does your dentist have extras?) All donations can be dropped off at the Nicaragua donation closet located across from the Church Library. Gracias!


Hunger Ministry

Hunger Ministry has a new location for Meal a Month donations and recipes for casseroles. To the left of the Taylor Room are two closets marked for Hunger Ministry. Pans, recipes, Meal a Month Yellow Bags, and shelves to place filled Meal a Month Bags are all now located together.


Contact Becky Zaccarello at zaclife@aol.com for further information or check with the Church Reception Desk. Your giving and sharing means so much to so many!

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!