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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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The Annual Meeting meeting will be held this Sunday, January 25 after the 9:15 AM liturgy. Chili and soup will follow in the Great Hall. Don't miss it!
January 23-29, 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 25   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
February  1  The Rev. Canon John W. Kilgore
February  8  The Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker
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!

Service Cancelled

Due to the Annual Meeting, the 11:15 AM liturgy will be cancelled on Sunday, January 25.
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Sunday, January 25, CSMSG will hold its annual meeting. Every member of the congregation is invited. New Vestry members are elected, financial reports are read, and the general health of the Church is discussed. 


We at CSMSG make our Annual Meeting a fun event. The Youth Ministry and Church School perform skits and our choir director has written a witty sing-along. We are CSMSG Strong, thanks to your support of time, talent, and treasure!


As of Monday we have received 326 pledges for a total of $1,626,592. 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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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.


There will be NO Rector's Forum Sunday, January 25 due to the Annual Meeting.



Women's Bible Study

8:00 AM    Sverdrup Room

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 27

11 AM: Bible Study ("A Man Had Two Sons" - Luke 15:11-32) in the Library 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 25, at 4 PM. Email: arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or call 314.307.8300.


Approximately 12:30 PM: On January 27 - Join us as we complete Meals on Wheels favors, help in the CSMSG Library, and write letters and prepare to send a package to a serviceman on our Church prayer list.


Please mark your calendar:

February 3: Nancy Ferriss presents the program "Fiscal Fitness"

February 24-March 31: Lenten Series 

This Week


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.


Upcoming Events


Sunday, February 8


February 8 is Episcopal City Mission Sunday at CSMSG! 


Mark your calendars and plan on joining us to learn more about this important ministry. Our guest preacher at all three services will be the Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, one of the ECM chaplains and the Program Development Manager.


ECM is the only organization authorized by the Family Court to provide chaplains in the juvenile detention centers in St. Louis City and County, which detain juveniles ages 11 to 17. The courts trust us to serve all children regardless of their faith background. Attendance at all ECM chaplains' programs is voluntary. ECM chaplains do not evangelize or try to change a child's basic faith orientation.


The ECM Chaplains offer a variety of activities and programs in addition to the chaplains' presence each week at the centers. Many of you are aware of our monthly birthday parties at the city and county centers. The chaplains also provide weekly non-denominational chapel service, God Talk, faith choir and dance, faith hoops, hip-hop concerts, and much more. 


The intention of all our interactions with the children in detention is to "see the face of God brought into the lives of hurting people." We want these children to know that God forgives them and that there are ways for them to begin to make better choices. We believe that exposure to prayer, the presence of a positive adult role model, and continued affirmation of good decisions will benefit the youth.


ECM will also have a table in the Great Hall to present information about our mission.


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!


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. A light lunch will be available.


Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14

Women's Weekend Retreat: The Rev. Maggie Dawn, Dean of Chapel at Yale Divinity School and an Anglican priest will lead this year's retreat, "Women of Song: Joy and Courage for the Journey." on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th.


The Retreat will be held at the Mercy Center from 4 PM on Friday until 4 PM on Saturday.


Please join the women of CSMSG as the Rev. Professor Maggie Dawn guides us through meditations and expressions of worship to recalibrate our lives and reconnect with joy. The Bible is full of stories of heroic acts and grand adventures, and these often end with great songs of praise to God. On this retreat we will take inspiration from Deborah, Hannah, and Mary for our own lives; to find out how to give our love and praise to God - whether at work, at home, as parents or partners, or as people looking at future plans.


Brochures will be in the mail soon.


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


Choral Evensong 


February 1 at 5 PM 


The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for the Eve of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, commonly called Candlemas, on Sunday, February 1 at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Service in E-flat of Sir Herbert Brewer and music of Christopher Betts. At this liturgy we will bless the candles to be used on The Church of St. Michael & St. George altars for the next twelve months. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day as the full Christmas liturgical cycle draws to a close. Incense will be used at this service.


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.



Serving This Week 


For this week's rota please visit:  

Serving Sunday Information



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 


YM Service Day: Thank you to all who volunteered on MLK Day to clean up the rectories! We had a wonderful day of work and fun! Check out our photos at http://facebook.com/csmsgyouth.


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. 


WANTED! The YM staff is now planning for our 2015-16 year and is looking for adults who are interested in planning events, teaching small groups or classes, joining the YM Leadership Team, or serving as chaperones. Please contact Marty Chapman at  youth@csmsg.org to find out more information!


High School Guys' and Girls' Bible Studies: Why not commit to a small group for LENT? 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 beginning 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 meets every Wednesday from 6-7:30 PM for dinner and small group. 


SAVE-THE-DATE: 2015 Pancake Supper is coming! The YM will be hosting our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 17, so make plans now to be there!

youth volunteers at pancake dinner

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

    Kids enjoying the annual meeting corndogs.


Church School: Preschool-5th Grade classes will all meet in their classrooms from 9:15-10:15 AM and then will have one service together in the Chapel at 10:15 AM. When their Chapel service has ended, they will join their parents in the Church for the end of the Annual Meeting, and in time to see the 4th-5th Grade skit. The Annual Meeting ends at 11:25 AM and there are chili, corndogs and pies in the Great Hall, FREE! 


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!
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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! 
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