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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"
May 1 - 8, 2014
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The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong this Sunday evening at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Canticles in F of Peter Aston and music of Philip Moore and Sir Edward C. Bairstow. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.
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   Fr. Wheeler

    May 4   The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
   May 11  The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith
   May 18  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   May 25  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
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Stewardship Campaign 2014  


359 households have made a pledge for 2014 for a total of $1,723,210.


The Gospel last Sunday talked about the Resurrection and the disciples. What difference does Easter make in the ordinary events of your life: the way you make and spend money, how you give of your time, talent, and treasure ? How and when do we recognize and appropriate the reality of resurrection?


Thank you for your pledge!


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


"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.  


Monday Bible Study will resume May 5.


Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild  

11 AM    Great Hall

Last week we postponed Cheryl Ward's talk about the Episcopal Church Women in order to take care of further business. We settled some matters concerning the Marchť de NoŽl Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon and also voted on the slate of officers for the upcoming year. The new President will be Alison Wiedle; Vice-President, Norma Deen Juracsik; Secretary, Jane Cox; and Treasurer, Nancy Ferriss.


This week, May 6, we will fold layettes for Nicaragua.On May 13 we hope to have Father Archie join us to install the new officers and also hear Cheryl Ward's brief talk about the ECW. This will be our last Bible Class and meeting for the year. On May 20 we will not have an official meeting but members will gather at lunchtime to help fold more layettes. It will most likely be a brown bag or pizza lunch.


As always, you are welcome to join us for lunch ($7) at Noon. Please make a 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.

This Week 


May 3

Adult Confirmation Class

8 AM to 3 PM   Taylor Room 

The final class for Adult Confirmation and Reception into the Episcopal Church will be held on May 3. 


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

Cinco de Mayo Appetizer and Bake Sale

8:30-11:30 AM    Great Hall

Volunteers at the YM bake sale.

The YM will sponsor an appetizer and bake sale from 8:30-11:30 AM on Sunday, May 4 to raise money for the HS Mission Scholarship Fund. Make plans now to purchase yummy goodies that morning to enjoy as you celebrate Cinco de Mayo! All donations of appetizers and baked goods are greatly appreciated! 



5 PM     Church

The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong this Sunday evening at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Canticles in F of Peter Aston and music of Philip Moore and Sir Edward C. Bairstow. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.


Simple Supper

6 PM   Taylor Room

The YM will sponsor a Margarita Sale and Simple Supper this Sunday, May 4, in the Taylor Room at 6 PM. All proceeds will go towards funding YM scholarships for our mission weeks. The need is great this year, so donations are greatly appreciated!


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! 


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!


Upcoming Events 


Sunday, May 11

Confirmation Sunday

There will be no 11:15 AM liturgy on May 11.


Evensong at the Abbey

5 PM     500 South Mason Road, Creve Coeur

The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong next Sunday, May 11 at 5 PM at the St. Louis Abbey, located at 500 South Mason Road in Creve Coeur. The service will include evening canticles by Peter Beardsley, as well as music of Stuart Forster, Robert Lehman, Howard Helvey, and Stephen Paulus. A festive reception hosted by the monks of the monastery will follow, to which all are cordially invited. This service is an offering of worship as part of our ongoing ecumenical relationship with the monks of the Abbey. Please plan to be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day and to celebrate our relationship with the St. Louis Abbey.


Tuesday, May 13

Steak & Stories

6 PM   Great Hall

As we head into summer, we will have a fellow parishioner, Christopher Peterson, tell us his story of "My Trip to Hell and Back and Meeting Some Presidents Along the Way." This is a story you do not want to miss! Join us from 6-8 PM in the Great Hall.


Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by Noon on Monday, May 12 if you plan to attend.


Sunday, May 18

5 PM    Church 

Choral Evensong 

sung by The Girl's Choir of CSMSG


The Girls' Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 18 at 5 PM. This liturgy will be the culmination of the girls singing season and will feature music of Rachel Aarons, Philip Moore, L. J. White, and George Frideric Handel. This service precedes the Sunday School Teachers Picnic and all are encouraged to come and worship with the girls of the choir!


Monday, June 9

Stupp Scholarship

It's time for interested graduating high school seniors from this parish to apply for a Jane Howell Stupp Living Memorial Scholarship for college for the 2014-2015 academic year. This fund was established by Mrs. Stupp's family to provide one-time only college scholarships to worthy recipients. This is a competitive scholarship and not all applicants will receive a scholarship. You need to make a written application for this grant by writing the Rector and including a transcript, a list of all financial support you are receiving, and two letters of reference, one of which must be written by a teacher. Your information must be received in the Rector's office by Monday, June 9, 2014.

 Church School



Outreach Project

Sunday, May 4 the 3rd Grade class will join the 4th and 5th Grades to help with the monthly outreach project. Sunday they will fill backpacks, which they decorated last month, with school supplies as well as help count the pairs of shoes donated by our parishioners for the Shoeman Water Project.

2014 High School Graduates


Samuel Gray Ward Archie

Benjamin Young Bacino

Abigail Francesca Adair Baum

Emily Jane Binger

Matthew Forrest Rienzo-Caswell

Ian Patrick Connor

Emily Rose Don

John Mckenzie Duncan

Delaney Konnert-Edison

Mali Elizabeth Gartin

Meredith Brooke Gillentine

Graves Lee Gladney

Alexander Edward Lell Groenweghe

Ellie Rose Harrison

James McAfee Horlacher

Victoria Michelle Ip

Eric Leslie Lee

Miranda Lynn Martin

Lindsey Jay McCoy

Graham Howell Nickelson

William Alvord Nickerson

Olivia Lee Polk

Scott Lowell Sanchez

Mary Caroline Sant

Parker Hutchisson Schultz

Ryan Richard Seckel

Jessica Lynn Stromsdorfer

Sydney Rose Walsh

Peter Milliken Warren


Prayer for Graduates

O Eternal God, the foundation of all wisdom and the source of all courage: We give you thanks for these graduates, for their accomplishments, and for their presence among us. Guard and guide them wherever they may go from here. Continue to inspire their witness to your Son Jesus Christ, that all may know the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 Youth Ministry


The Youth Ministry staff is thrilled to announce that Kyle Schenkewitz has accepted the offer to become our next Youth Minister! We are so excited that Kyle will be joining our staff! Kyle's first day as CSMSG's Youth Minister will be Monday, May 5. Welcome aboard Kyle!


Welcome 5th Graders to our YM Sunday School class! Sunday, May 4 morning during SundaySchool, the 5th graders will be "kidnapped" and taken to the gym where they will make the world's largest ice cream sundae! Parents are invited to join their children in the gym at 11 AM to meet the YM staff and pick up their children. Next Sunday, the 5th grade students will return to their normal class.


Cinco de Mayo Appetizer and Bake-sale will be on Sunday, May 4! The YM is sponsoring an appetizer and bake sale to raise money for the HS Mission Scholarship Fund. Purchase yummy goodies to enjoy as you celebrate Cinco de Mayo.


The YM will sponsor a Margarita Sale and Simple Supper Sunday, May 4 evening in honor of Cinco de Mayo! These will be held following the Evensong reception, and all proceeds will go towards funding YM scholarships for our mission weeks. The need is great this year, so donations are greatly appreciated!

On Saturday, May 10 we will host our Confirmation Banquet from 6-8 PM. Please RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org by Wednesday, May 7 (or sooner if possible!) with the number who will attend.


Confirmation will be held Sunday, May 11 during the 9:15 AM liturgy. All confirmands must be in the Taylor Room by 8:45 AM. 


Sunday, May 18- "Israel-Palestine: Then and Now" All 6th-12th graders, teachers, parents, and interested persons are invited to hear Daniel Smith, Asst. Professor of New Testament Studies. The 6th and 7th grade classroom will be displaying the diorama of Caesarea that they have been fabricating all year as well. There will be light refreshments. This is our last day of SS until the fall. 


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.


HS Girls Bible Study will meet Tuesday morning as usual.


Wednesday Night Youth Group meets each Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 PM 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) 

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Guild Tidings Newsletter  


Seeking Writers for CSMSG's "Guild Tidings" Newsletters


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 featured 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.



Community of Hope

The Community of Hope (COH) is an organization of lay people who take extensive training in order to give spiritual care to people in hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and private homes. The program is in its 20th year and has centers in parishes around this country and others as well. The training classes include people from other congregations and denominations and include classroom instruction and on-site practice visits. The next class in the Diocese of Missouri will be here at CSMSG beginning September 2014 and ending in December with a day-long retreat followed by a commissioning service. 

For further information, please contact Nancy Ferriss at 314.974.3386 or Mary Ann Cook at 314.726.5860.


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 mean 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.

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 knittingThe 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!