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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"
January 2-8, 2015
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)
   5:00 PM    Evensong (Church)
                      (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month) 
   5:30 PM    Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
                 (St. George's Chapel)

Sunday 5:30 PM Service Change


Until further notice, the Sunday 5:30 PM liturgy in St. George's Chapel will be Evening Prayer Rite II with the Administration of the Holy Communion. 


Weekday Liturgies Schedule Change

Until further notice, the only weekday liturgies of Holy Eucharist will be on WEDNESDAYS. There will be a Holy Eucharist at 12:15 PM and a Holy Eucharist with Unction at 5:30 PM. The weekday Morning and Evening Prayer schedules will remain the same.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
The CSMSG group gathers at the Dead Sea during their recent journey to the Holy Land.

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Preaching Rota   

January  4       The Rev. Katherine S. McLean
January 11      The Rev. Katherine S. McLean
January 18      The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
January 25      The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

Pew Service

If you need Communion brought to you in your pew, please let an usher know before the liturgy begins. Thank you!

Stewardship Campaign 2014-15  




As of Monday we have received 302 pledges for a total of $1,566,692. The goal is $2,000,000.


If you wish to make a pledge, you may pick up a pledge card in the pew, in the Narthex, on the website at www.csmsg.org, or simply call the Church at 314.721.1502.

 Thank you for your pledge!

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The Rector's Forum Archie_100x100

10:30 AM      Taylor Room

Please join the Rector as he leads a study of Paul's Epistle to the Romans from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.

Note: There will be no Rector's Forum on January 4.



Women's Bible Study

8:00 AM    Sverdrup Room

New Time! The Women's Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 8 AM in the Sverdrup Room. The Rev. Kit McLean is leading this group, which is studying the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. The format is flexible, and we conclude at 9 AM. Please join us for lively discussion, coffee, and fellowship. A great way to start your day!


Women's Bible Study resumes January 6.


Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild

Noon     Great Hall

To All Women of the Church: Note: Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild will be on hiatus until Tuesday, January 6. Please join us at 11 AM for Bible Study with John Tyler in the Sverdrup Room and then for lunch at Noon. 




This Week


Sunday, January 4 

Choral Evensong for Christmastide 

5 PM   Church

The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for Christmastide, on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 5 PM. The service will include an Evening Service of Charles Villiers Stanford and music of Carl Rütti. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day as the Christmas season draws to a close. Incense will be used at this service. 


A reception in the Great Hall and Savory Supper in the Taylor Room will follow this liturgy.


All are cordially invited to join us.



YM Savory Supper Fundraiser

This Sunday evening, January 4, 2015, after Evensong, all are invited to attend the YM'sSavory Supper featuring Chili and with the fixings! Take-out is available. Suggested donation is $5/plate. All proceeds go toward funding Youth Ministry Scholarships.



Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 11

Epiphany Family Night 

5 PM   Great Hall

Please sign up by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.


Tuesday, January 13

Steak & Stories

6PM       Great Hall

Get Healthy in the New Year!! Dr. Thomas Hyers will be our speaker at the January 13 Steak & Stories. His topic will be the Mediterranean Diet and how it is so effective and so popular, incorporating healthy eating with components characterizing the cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. An internationally recognized educator, Dr. Hyers is Clinical Professor of Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and has conducted high-quality clinical research for more than thirty years. The cost for dinner is $20 per participant. Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by Monday, January 12 at Noon.


Make your reservations for this special evening now!


Saturday, February 21 

Lenten Quiet Day

Dr. Janet Ruffing, RSM, Professor of the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership at Yale Divinity School, will lead our Quiet Day on February 21. 


She will lead us through a reflection on Lent as a journey from Transfiguration to Transformation that will include chanting, visual contemplation of Fra Angelico's painting of the Transfiguration, time for personal prayer, and some faith sharing. We will ultimately look more closely at the transformation that contemplating the Christ mysteries achieves.


Dr. Ruffing's work with us promises to be a great way of opening ourselves further to the potential promises of not only Easter, but of the Lenten journey as well. As usual, we will conclude our time together with a simple Eucharist. Quiet Day will be held from 8:30 AM-3 PM.


Women's Retreats

We have exciting opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship planned for the women of CSMSG this year!


We hope you are able to attend one or all of the retreats listed below: 


Saturday, February 21

Dr. Janet Ruffing, RSM, a Yale professor and internationally known spiritual director, will lead our Lenten Quiet Day, from 8:30 AM-3 PM. 

Please note: This is for both men and women and will be held at CSMSG.


Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14

Women's Retreat Weekend with The Rev. Maggi Dawn, Dean of Chapel at Yale Divinity School and Anglican priest, at the Mercy Center. The retreat begins at 4 PM on Friday and ends at 4 PM on Saturday. Mark your calendars. More information and registration TBA.


Contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org with any questions.



Choral Evensong for Christmastide

January 4 at 5 PM

The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for Christmastide, on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 5 PM. The service will include an Evening Service of Charles Villiers Stanford and music of Carl Rütti. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day as the Christmas season draws to a close. Incense will be used at this service.


A reception in the Great Hall and Savory Supper in the Taylor Room will follow this liturgy.


All are cordially invited to join us.


Serving This Week 


For this week's rota please visit:  

Serving Sunday Information


Altar Guild June  

CSMSG College Students & 

Youth Group Alumni



2015 College and Young Adult Summer Mission Trip: Reserve your spot now on our Young Adult Mission Trip to New Orleans, July 25-August 1. Contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org for more information.


Youth Ministry 


Youth Ministry Sunday School classes will not be held this Sunday, January 4. Classes will resume on January 11.


YM Savory Supper Fundraiser: This Sunday night, January 4, 2015, after Evensong, all are invited to attend the YM's Savory Supper featuring Chili with all the fixings! Take-out available. Suggested donation is $5/plate. All proceeds go toward funding Youth Ministry Scholarships.


DATE CHANGES: Winter Retreats: Reserve your spot NOW for a fun-filled weekend at Trout Lodge, 

The ropes course at YM retreat at Trout Lodge.participating in rocket building and firing, Alpine Tower, Gladiator Zipline, and horseback riding! DATES: Retreat #1 will be January 10-11. Retreat #2 will be January 31-February 1. Cost is

$150, partial or full scholarships available. Friends are welcome too (friends pay $60!) If you are not able to attend one weekend, please feel free to sign up for the other! E-mail Marty at youth@csmsg.org to sign up.


YM Service Day: All are invited to come and serve our parish on MLK Day, January 19 when the YM holds its annual service day.


Reserve your spot by e-mailing youth@csmsg.org.


High School Guy's and Girl's Bible Studies: Small Group Bible Studies will resume on Tuesday, January 6. The HS Guys' Bible Study now meets at Bread Company at Clayton and Big Bend from 7-7:45 AM.


Wednesday Night Dinner and Youth Group will resume on January 7.



Follow the Youth Ministry's Adventures by liking the YM Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/csmsgyouth.


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

Church School



January 4 is a Family Service in the Church. Children's Chapel and classes resume on January 11.  

Epiphany Family Night is Sunday, January 11 at 5 PM.  Please sign up by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org


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., either 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 establish dishwashing crews for each Sunday. This role would be different from the regular breakfast volunteers in that your services would be needed 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 for answers to any questions you might have about this service opportunity and, which Sunday of the month you would like to serve if you feel this opportunity suits you.


Lost and Found

If you are missing a coat, keys, or glasses, please check the Lost and Found area in the Narthex at the back of the Sanctuary.

Can You Help? 


Donate Your Old Eye Glasses! Help Others See:

The Downtown Lion's Club is once again collecting used glasses. Drop your old prescription glasses in the box in the Church Library and help provide improved vision for someone living in a developing country. The glasses will be picked up, sorted, and shipped to people all over the world who cannot afford prescription eye glasses. If you have questions, please call Ralph Lewis at 314.239.6023 for more information about the program. Your old glasses can help make improved vision possible for someone in need! 


CSMSG Girls' Choir Book Drive: The CSMSG Girls' Choir is sponsoring a year-long Book Drive for the children of Gateway 180, a local homeless shelter CSMSG regularly supports. A collection basket has been set up in the Church Library to collect your gently-used children's books. Please contact Bess Lehman with any questions at csmsgbookdrive@gmail.com. Thank 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 Companionship


Spiritual Companionship 

For 25 years, The Church of St. Michael & St. George has offered Spiritual Companionship, a ministry of prayer and presence. Nicki Gillis, a trained lay Spiritual Director, is available to meet with individuals who are interested in exploring this personal approach to spiritual formation. Sometimes called "the ministry of holy listening," Spiritual Companionship offers the participant an opportunity to be accompanied and guided on his or her journey toward God through confidential one-on-one meetings with a Spiritual Director. 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, ext. 4036.


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


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 in 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 The Rev. Katherine S. McLean.

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!