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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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Last week, the Youth Ministry group attended a fun-filled weekend Retreat at Trout Lodge.
January 16-22, 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.

Preaching Rota    Archie_100x100

January 18   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
January 25   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
February  1  The Rev. Canon John W. Kilgore
February  8  The Rev. Dietra Wise
February 15  The Rev. Katherine S. McLean
February 22  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  




The poinsettias are gone, but our memories of the beautiful Christmas Eve services held here are still with us. The pageant participants hit their marks after much practice. The music was beautiful and rich. The church looked and smelled lovely!


We are Blessed at CSMSG. Your pledge dollars make Christmas Eve special here. You can see it on the faces of the angels in the pageant and the out-of-town parishioners visiting for Christmas -- everyone has a smile on their face.

Thank you for your pledge which allows CSMSG to be special at Christmas and always!


As of Monday, we have received 323 pledges for a total of $1,624,992. The goal is $2,000,000.


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

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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.


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!


Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild

Noon     Great Hall

To All Women of the Church: 

This Episcopal Church Women's group is open to all women to enjoy any or all of our offerings: Bible Study, a delicious homemade lunch, and our meetings/programs when you can. For those who work from home or nearby, feel free to just come for lunch and enjoy the Christian fellowship.



Tuesday, January 20

11 AM: Bible Study ("Someone Sowed Good Seed" - Matthew 13:24-30) in the Sverdrup Room led by John Tyler.


Noon: A delicious lunch ($7) prepared by Cheryl Ward served in the Great Hall. Please arrive a little early to socialize and check in. Reservations appreciated: Please notify Alison Wiedle by Sunday, January 18, at 4 PM. Email: arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or call 314.307.8300.


Approximately 12:30 PM: General Meeting Hear about our upcoming programs and our Lenten Series. Help us make plans for future service projects and fundraising efforts.



This Week


Sunday, January 18

Choral Evensong 

5 PM      Church

The Schola of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Confession of Saint Peter, on Sunday, January 18 at 5 PM. Reception to follow.


A Savory Supper will follow the reception, featuring appetizing food for dine-in or carry-out. 

Evensong choir  

Upcoming Events


Sunday, January 25

Annual Meeting

9:15 AM    Church

Chili cookoff at the annual meeting

All are invited to our ever-popular Annual Meeting, following the 9:15 AM liturgy on January 25.


This year's Meeting theme is: Blessed to Belong: This is the Place Where God has Called Your Name!


Chili and Soup are needed for the after-party. Please contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you are able to

bring chili or soup.


Note: Due to the Annual Meeting, there will not be an 11:15 AM liturgy.



Wednesday, January 28

Campbell History Speaker Series

7 PM      Great Hall

Part Two of the CCF History Speaker Series held in partnership with the Campbell House Museum will take place on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 PM in the Great Hall. Andy Hahn, Director of the Campbell House Museum, and Sarah Umlauf, with the Hanley House in Clayton, will co-present on treating ailments in the 19th century. While there are similarities between the sicknesses suffered by the Campbell and Hanley households, the treatment of diseases could differ between families in the city versus the country. You will even learn some recipes for home remedies used by the Campbell family.


Please join us for a wine reception immediately following the presentation in the Great Hall hosted by Edg-Clif Winery of Washington County. RSVP is requested to sumlauf@claytonmo.gov.



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.

his Quiet Day is for both men and women and will be held at CSMSG.


Friday/Saturday, March 13 & 14

Women's Weekend Retreat 

The Rev. Maggi Dawn, the Dean of Chapel at Yale Divinity School and an Anglican priest, will lead this year's retreat from March 13-14. The Retreat will be held at the Mercy Center from 4 PM on Friday until 4 PM on Saturday.


Brochures will be in the mail soon. Save the date on your calendar!


Ministry Spotlight                              


Shelter Ministry 

Volunteers have been serving breakfast to the residents of Gateway 180 Homeless Shelter for over 25 years. Gateway 180 assists families and individuals in need of emergency shelter. Breakfast is served to upwards of 90 residents every Sunday morning. The ministry includes purchasing supplies, setting up the dining room, preparing, and serving breakfast and cleaning up. Nick Clifford and others will be in the Great Hall Sunday, January 18 to answer any questions you may have about The Shelter Ministry.



Honor a Loved One                              


Mark a special occasion or honor a loved one with Altar flowers. You will find donation forms in the Wydown or Ellenwood Narthexes and at the Welcome Center in the Great Hall. For more information call Patience Schock at 314.727.0491.


Women's Retreats

We have exciting opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship planned for the women (and one for the men as well!) 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 

January 18 at 5 PM


The Schola of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Confession of Saint Peter, on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 5 PM. The service will include an Evening Service of Sir George Dyson along with music of Craig Phillips and Orlando Gibbons. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day.

A reception following the service will feature wine, sherry, and delicious hors d'oeuvres. 


And don't miss the Savory Supper following the reception, featuring appetizing food for dine-in or carry-out. 


All are cordially invited to join us.


Serving This Week 


For this week's rota please visit:  

Serving Sunday Information


Altar Guild June  

Young Adults


If you are in your 20s or 30s, enjoy social 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!  


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 

  Zip line at Trout Lodge

Youth Ministry Leadership Team will meet Sunday, January 18 in the Sverdrup Room from 11:30 AM-1 PM.


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. We will be cleaning, landscaping, and performing other repair work at our two recently-vacated clergy residences. We will work from 10 AM-1 PM and lunch will be provided. Please bring work gloves and cleaning supplies. RSVP to Kyle@csmsg.org. 


YM Winter Retreat #2: Reserve your spot NOW for a fun-filled weekend at Trout Lodge participating in rocket building and firing, Alpine Tower, Gladiator Zipline, and horseback riding! Retreat #2 will be January 31-February 1. Cost is $150, partial or full scholarships available. Friends welcome too (friends pay $60!) E-mail Marty at youth@csmsg.org to sign up.


High School Guys' and Girls' Bible Studies: Small Group Bible Studies have resumed. The HS Guys' Bible Study now meets at Bread Company at Clayton and Big Bend and is studying Parables. The HS Girls' Bible Study is completing its study of Genesis and will begin a 10-week study of Hebrews in mid-January. Contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org for more information or to join in!


Wednesday Night Dinner and Youth Group has resumed. 


Summer 2015 Mission Opportunities: NOW is the time to sign up and reserve your spot on one of the mission trips that the YM is sponsoring this summer. There are opportunities for 6th Graders-young adults!


Middle School Mission Week: June 8-12 

This is a week of local service opportunities that affords our rising 6th-9th Graders the chance to serve our Church and our community. The cost is $50 and the schedule is generally 8:45 AM-3 PM Monday-Friday.


High School Mission Week: July 10-19 

Our rising 9th Graders-2015 HS graduates will be supporting the underserved in Green Bay, WI by performing home rehab and repairs. The cost is $800. Partial or full scholarships are available as needed. Please contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org to inquire and sign up.


College/Young Adult Mission Trip to New Orleans: July 25-August 1; see info under CSMSG College Student Information.


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

Church School


Preschool-Kindergarten children should go to their undercroft classrooms, and 1st-5th Grades meet in the Chapel. All classes end at 10:55 AM.


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!


Flower Guild: Share your time and talent with the Flower Guild. Volunteer to serve on the Saturdays of one month to place flowers on Altars. If interested call Patience Schock at 314.727.0491.


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!
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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


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!