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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 17 - April 24, 2014
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Mantegna's "Resurrection" from the "San Zeno Altarpiece"
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)
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   April 20  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   April 27  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
    May 4   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
   May 11  The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith
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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 20. April 27 will be the final Forum until the Fall.


Stewardship Campaign 2014  


357 households have made a pledge for 2014 for a total of $1,720,290.


On Good Friday we remember the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. As an act of his ultimate stewardship, he gave all that He had -- He gave his very life for us, to remove any doubts we might have about how much we are loved by God.


Thanks to your pledge, we are able to offer a Stations of the Cross pilgrimage of prayer, as well as two Good Friday Liturgies.


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.


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 on April 21 or 28. Monday Bible Study will resume May 5.


Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild  

11 AM    Great Hall

There's something about having an archbishop as your guest speaker, at least this one. We were so pleased to host not only Archbishop Carey but his wife and other celebrity guests, including Father Archie's mother this past Tuesday. There was quite a crowd and we all listened intently to a very thoughtful, entertaining, and often humorous talk. We are among the many who are hoping Archbishop Carey will be back soon.


Next week CSL/SMG will have a meeting after lunch to discuss current and future projects and events. If you are interested, you are welcome to join us. If not, you are still welcome to join us for the other activities.


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. 



Women's Bible Study & Breakfast

7:30 AM   Sverdrup Room

Join Fr. Mike Wheeler as he directs the study of Book of Job: (1) the problem of suffering, and (2) the sovereignty of God. 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 18

Good Friday

12 AM-Noon      Vigil at the Altar of Repose

7 AM     Stations of the Cross

Noon     Good Friday Children's Liturgy 

(St. George's Chapel)      

Noon     Good Friday Liturgy


Saturday, April 19

Holy Saturday

7 PM      The Great Vigil of Easter


Sunday, April 20


 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


Donut Holes

Back by popular demand! There will be donut holes available in the Great Hall before and after the 9:15 AM liturgy. Happy Easter!


Monday, April 21

The Offices and Building will be Closed

Upcoming Events 


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!

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Shoeman Water Projects

We are still collecting new or gently-used shoes of all sizes  for Shoeman Water Projects thorough April 27. Large boxes are located outside of St. George's Chapel. Please check out the website www.shoemanwater.org.  


There is no special Chapel on Easter. Children will attend Church with their parents. 


Special Family Services during Holy Week!  

Laurie Anzilotti and Beth Wagner will lead the Good Friday Liturgy 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



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


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!

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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.

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!