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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 22-29, 2014
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The Annual Parish Picnic in the Street follows the 10 AM liturgy There will be special tables set up for our high school seniors and CSMSG college students and alums! Join us for this chance to catch up and reconnect. There will be an ultimate frisbee game immediately following the picnic located by the Visitor Center in Forest Park. Rain or shine!
Sunday Liturgy Schedule
   8:00 AM    Holy Eucharist I (Church)
 10:00 AM    Choral Eucharist I (Church)
   5:30 PM    Holy Eucharist II (St. George's Chapel)
Preaching Rota    The Rev. Jed Fox
   May 25  The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
   June  1  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June  8  The Rev. Katherine S. McLean
   June 15  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June 22  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
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Confirmation 2014
Stewardship Campaign 2014  



362 households have made a pledge for 2014 for a total of $1,726,418.


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.


Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild  

in recess until September

Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild will not be meeting again until the Fall, nor will Father Wheeler be holding his Tuesday Bible Class. There is a considerable amount of planning to do for next year, and when CSL/SMG resumes in September we'll have some interesting offerings for you!



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 Bible Study on May 30.

This Week  


Sunday, May 25 

Summer Schedule Begins

 8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist I

10:00 AM  Choral Eucharist I

 5:30 PM   Holy Eucharist II


Parish Picnic

The Annual Parish Picnic in the Street will follow the 10 AM liturgy at 11 AM with a Petting Zoo and Pony Ride, Castle Bounce and a Magician--Bob's BBQ, too! The food is free and the Castle Bounce, and Petting Zoo are $5 per child for unlimited use. Rain or shine!


parish picnic in the street  

Welcome Home College Students! 

Our CSMSG Summer College Student Reunion will be held Sunday, May 25 during our Memorial Day Street Picnic! There will be special tables set up for our high school seniors and CSMSG college students and alums! Join us for this chance to catch up and reconnect. There will be an ultimate frisbee game immediately following the picnic located by the Visitor Center in Forest Park.




Upcoming Events


June 1, 8, 15, and 22 

Online Photo Directory 

after 10 AM Liturgy     Davis Garden

Great news, this fall we hope to offer a new online photo directory! On June 1, 8, 15, and 22, a photographer will be available to take photos of you and/or your family after the 10 AM liturgy.


The photographer will be set up outside in the Davis Garden, weather permitting.


You may also supply your own photo, more information on how to do this is forthcoming.


Questions? Please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.


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.


Life Line Screening: The Power of Prevention 

9 AM - 4 PM    Great Hall

According to the National Stroke Association, 80% of strokes can be prevented. On Monday, June 9, Life Line Screening will visit The Church of St. Michael & St. George to provide Stroke Screenings. Life Line Screening uses painless ultrasound (sonogram) techniques to see fatty plaque build-up in your arteries - the leading cause of strokes. Take this opportunity to help avoid a preventable stroke!


Pre-registration for you and your loved ones is required. Call 1.888.653.6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount. Priority code: HSC4166


Thursday, June 26

Festival Evensong 

On Thursday, June 26, Christ Church Cathedral will host a festival Evensong for the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Worshipers will enjoy glorious music and medieval pageantry and be invited to join in prayers for peace in the Holy Land and the welfare of the poor and sick. Both the Bishop of Missouri and the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral will participate. 


This annual festival Evensong and service of rededication is celebrated by the Order of St. John, which is both an active, practical charity and an order of chivalry headed by Queen Elizabeth II. 


This year's service will include the world premiere of an anthem in which Horst Buchholz, the Director of Music at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, sets to music a poem by the great German poet Friedrich Schiller. The guest speaker will be Palmer Hamilton, the new Prior of the Priory in the United States of the Order of St John. 


Evensong will begin at 6 PM. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 1210 Locust St., St. Louis, MO. For more information on the Order of St. John, contact The Rev. John Kilgore, M.D., K.St.J. at 314.960.6500. 

Young Adults


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 the Young Adult Group's invitation lists. We hope to see you at the next party!

 Youth Ministry


Welcome Home College Students and Ultimate Frisbee!!! Our CSMSG Summer College Student Reunion will be held this Sunday, May 25 during our Memorial Day Street Picnic! There will be special tables set up for our HS seniors and CSMSG college students and alums! Join us for this chance to catch up and reconnect. There will be an ultimate frisbee game immediately following the picnic located by the Visitor Center in Forest Park. E-mail youth@csmsg.org to let the YM staff know you will be coming!


The Youth Ministry staff is thrilled to announce that 

Kyle Schenkewitz is our new Youth Minister!

Kyle began work in early May and we are excited to have him on our Youth 
Ministry staff! Please take a few minutes to introduce yourself and your family to Kyle if you do not already know him. You can reach Kyle at kyle@csmsg.org or his cell phone at 314.960.2657. 


High School Mission Trip: Be Transformed This Summer! There are still a few spots left for the HS Mission Trip to Buffalo, NY, where housing rehab work will be undertaken. This trip will be from July 3-13 and is for current 8th-12th graders. The cost is $800 and scholarships are available. E-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information.




The MS Mission Week is a week of local service opportunities and will be held June 9-13. Cost is $50. Friends are WELCOME! E-mail Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org to sign up.


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!

YM wants to be your friend: Friend us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/csmsgyouth.


Follow the Youth Ministry on Twitter with the handle @csmsgyouth as well!

 Church School

   May Picnic moon walk

Summer Schedule Begins

Sunday, May 25, is the beginning of the 10 AM summer schedule. Preschool-3rd Grade children meet downstairs for a lectionary-based activity and will join their parents in the Church for Communion.


Following the service is the annual Parish Picnic in the Street with barbecue, a petting zoo and pony ride, magician, and Castle Bounce. Lunch is free, but the rides are $5 per child for unlimited use! Rain or shine!


The Church of the Good Shepherd is offering a vacation Bible School for children who are entering kindergarten through the 5th grade and there are a few spots left. Bible School will be held June 3-13 from 9 AM-Noon. They will be concentrating on the themes of Hunger and Food by working in gardens, planting herbs and vegetables, and studying seeds, water, and harvest. The cost is $25/child or $30/family. Contact Leslie McIntyre at mcleskno@aol.com to sign up.



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 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!

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E-newsletters by Mail?

Would you like the CSMSG weekly e-letters mailed to you? Just let us know! Call or contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502, #4036.


Spiritual Direction


Spiritual Direction offers parishioners 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.   


Call With Your Birth Announcements 

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 old on Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:30-11:30 AM, and two to three years old 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. 


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!