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William Elliot Benoist III
Mary Darling Miller
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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"
June 5 - 12, 2014
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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. The next Knitter's Luncheon will be on Saturday, June 14 from 11 AM to 2 PM. 


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   
   June  8  The Rev. Katherine S. McLean
   June 15  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June 22  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   June 29  The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
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Stewardship Campaign 2014  


We are all called to give of ourselves to God through God's church and the world.

The members of the Altar Guild those who care for this sacred place represent a personal service of time and abilities. Every day a member of the Altar Guild prepares for the liturgies of the day (we have at least two every day). They give of their time to care for our sacred and holy things. Thanks to the Altar Guild and your pledge, we have a beautiful worship experience here at The Church of St. Michael & St. George.


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.

This Week  


June  8, 15, and 22 

Online Photo Directory 

after 8 AM and 10 AM Liturgies   Davis Garden

Great news! This fall we hope to offer a new online photo directory! This Sunday, as well as June 15, and 22, a photographer will be available to take photos of you and/or your family after the 8 AM Liturgy and before and 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 this Monday, June 9, 2014.


Monday, June 9

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


Upcoming Events


Friday, June 20

SUMMER CELEBRATION! Episcopal City Mission (ECM)  

Come one, come all to SUMMER CELEBRATION, a family-friendly carnival on Friday, June 20 from 5:30-8:30 PM at Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood. A bouncy house, games and prizes, and a petting zoo offer opportunities for entertainment for young and old alike. The CSMSG Youth Ministry will be sponsoring a Putt-Putt booth, and volunteers are needed. If interested, please contact Kyle Schenkewitz at kyle@csmsg.org


General admission includes food and drink, and all children will receive five free game tickets. All proceeds from the event go to support the ECM's ministry of providing hope and healing for youth in detention. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children (ages 5-12). Children under 5 are FREE, and the maximum per family is $50. Please look for a table in the Great Hall or contact The Rev. Kit McLean at kmclean@csmsg.org to purchase your tickets.


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 make some new friends and meet other 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








Middle School Mission Week is a week of local service opportunities and will be held next week, Monday through Friday, June 9-13. 


Middle School Commissioning will be held Sunday, June 8 during the 10 AM liturgy. There will be reserved seating for all participants, volunteers, and their family members. 

Middle School Mission Orientation will follow immediately after the 10 AM liturgy in the Taylor Room. All participants, volunteers, and parents are requested to attend. There will be coffee, juice, and doughnuts.


Starbucks on Thursdays! If you drop into Starbucks at the corner of Hanley and Wydown on Thursday afternoons between 2:30-4 PM, you will find Kyle and Timothy hanging out. They are there to meet and greet, so stop in and be their guest for conversation and coffee!


Calling all soccer fans! The World Cup is fast approaching and Kyle is organizing some gatherings for teens to watch the games together. If you would like to find out the details, please watch your snail mailbox or contact Kyle Schenkewitz, our Youth Minister at kyle@csmsg.org.

Youth Ministry on Facebook!

Friend the Youth Ministry on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/csmsgyouth.


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

Church School


Church School Summer Schedule 

Summer Church School has begun for children in Preschool-3rd Grade at 10 AM. Church School children meet downstairs for a lectionary-based story, craft, and video. The children then join their parents in the Church for Communion, at the time of The Peace.  

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 CSMSG's weekly e-letters and Sunday service leaflets. In addition, archived 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 undergo 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

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!

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.



Bulletin Board 

E-newsletters by mail? 

Do you know someone who does not have computer access and would like to receive the weekly CSMSG e-letter? Let us know and we will mail the e-letter to them. Call or contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502, #4036.


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!