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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"
April 2-9, 2015
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"He has Risen!"

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    Holy Eucharist II
                  (St. George's Chapel)

April 5, Easter Sunday


   7:30 AM    Holy Eucharist I

   8:55 AM    Festal Music for Organ and Brass

   9:15 AM    Festal Eucharist

  10:55 AM    Festal Music for Organ and Brass

  11:15 AM    Festal Eucharist

    5:30 PM    Holy Eucharist I

Lenten/Easter 2015 Schedule

Sunday 5:30 PM Service Change


Until further notice, except for Easter, 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. The weekday Morning and Evening Prayer schedules will remain the same. 


Due to a shortage of clergy staff at this time, the Healing Service on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM will be suspended until Wednesday, June 3.


Sunday Preaching Rota   

April   5  The Rev. Andrew John Archie
April  12  The Rev. Andrew John Archie
April  19  The Rev. Anne Kelsey
April  26  The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith

Communion at Your Pew

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

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Stewardship Campaign 2014-15  



We are very grateful to the parishioner who generously gave so the rest of us could benefit from such great preaching during Holy Week.


If you have not yet made a pledge and wish to do so, you may pick up a pledge card in the pew, Narthex, on the website at www.csmsg.org, or by calling the Church at 314.721.1502.

Thank you for your pledge!

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Parishioner Generosity

The generosity of a parishioner to the Endowment Fund allows CSMSG to bring in a wonderful guest preacher every year for Holy Week. This year we are fortunate to have The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies join us.


We continue to reap the benefits of a gift made years ago! 

Weekly Events  



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.

Please note: There will be no Rector's Forum on Easter.



Monday Morning Women's Bible Study of Hebrews

9 AM   Armstrong Room

The Monday Morning Bible Study has been extended through May 5 in order to complete Hebrews. We will NOT meet on Easter Monday, April 6, but will resume on Monday, April 13, from 9-9:45 AM with Hebrews 10. Please join in, even if you have not been able to attend yet! No previous Bible Study experience necessary! Contact Tracee Holmes at rtholmes5@aol.com for more information.



Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild

The Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies presented our final Lenten Series program, "The Women at the Cross", on March 31. What a wonderful program! 


On April 7, we enjoy Christian fellowship as we make Meals on Wheels tray favors and Christmas stockings, which the Board of Religious Organization will fill with fun items for children.


11:00 AM Bible Study in the Sverdrup Room:

            April 7: Mike Bickel begins the "dive" as he presents "Old Testament Dive: Creation to the Promised Land".

            April 14: Mike Bickel: "Old Testament Dive: Judges, Fighters and Kings"

            April 21: Mike Bickel: "Old Testament Dive: Prophesy, Exile and Return"


Noon Lunch ($7) in the Great Hall: Reservations requested by the Sunday before at 4 PM (Contact Alison Wiedle  arwiedle@sbcglobal.net  or 314.307.8300).


12:30 PM (approximate): Lenten Series Program

            April 7: Fellowship and Service Projects

            April 14: CSL/SMG General Meeting

            April 21: John Tyler: "Gleaning in the 21st Century" or "Practical Ways You Can Practice the Old Testament Principle of Gleaning Today." Come and discover just how much your closets-and you - can benefit. 

This Week


Monday, April 6 

Church Closing

Note: The Church Offices and Building will be closed for Easter.


Thursday, April 9 & 16

Short Stories of Henry James

7:30 PM   Sverdrup Room

Please note the change of dates for the Short Stories of Henry James: Join us as we discuss four of the most celebrated Short Stories of Henry James, led by Jan Jacobi and Daniel Williamson in the Sverdrup Room on April 9 and 16 at 7:30 PM. The first session will cover "The Beast in the Jungle" in Henry James: Selected Tales published by Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-14-043694-5. For more information, contact D. C. Williamson at 314.863.5465.


Upcoming Events


Friday, April 10

Centering Prayer Group

9:30 AM   St. George's Chapel

Join us on Friday, April 10, for the new Centering Prayer Group. We'll meet from 9:30-10:30 AM in St. George's Chapel. This group is open to anyone interested in practicing and learning more about Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. The group will meet approximately every three weeks. Contact Jeanne Allison at 314.497.9038 or allison49@charter.net for more information. 


Sunday, April 12

Get Me to the Church on Time!

The GO! St. Louis Marathon on Sunday, April 12 may cause traffic delays. Kingshighway, Lindell, and Forest Park are part of the marathon route. Be sure to plan your trip to Church accordingly on Sunday, April 12!


Tuesday, April 14

Steak & Stories

6 PM   Great Hall

Join us for our next Steak & Stories on Tuesday, April 14 in the Great Hall from 6-8 PM. Our speaker will be The Rev. Joseph Chambers, Canon for Mission and Young Adults in the Diocese of Missouri. Chambers was also on the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church, which is an important topic in the Episcopal Church leading up to this summer's General Convention.


The cost is $20 per participant. Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by NOON on Monday, April 13.


Saturday, April 18

Hunger Ministry Sandwich-Making

10 AM   Taylor Room

Sandwich-Making will take place April 18. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.


Church School

     Church School is back in session!

Church School Families: Have a wonderful Easter (services are at 7:30 AM, 9:15 AM, and 11:15 AM). There is no Church School following Easter services.  


Church School Resumes on April 12.


Don't forget to  bring shoes for the Shoeman Water Project over the next few weeks. We will collect Lenten Mite Boxes on April 12, too. Remember, the money collected helps the organization Angels' Arms (www.angelsarms.org).


MOM'S NIGHT OUT is Coming! Any Church School mom who would like to learn to decorate delicious cakes at SWEETOLOGY, please RSVP (you should have received an e-vite!).

Youth Ministry 

Youth Ministry youth on Kickoff Sunday


Note: There will be NO SS classes on Easter Sunday


High School Senior Dinner: All high school seniors are invited to have dinner with the YM staff at Three Kings Pub in the Loop on Tuesday, April 7 from 6:30-8 PM. There is no charge for dinner, but reservations are required. Please reply to Marty at youth@csmsg.org by Monday, April 6.


Spring Service Day: All are invited to join the YM to work a shift at the St. Louis Foodbank on Saturday, April 11. We will meet on the playground at 9:15 AM to travel to the Foodbank. We will work a shift from 10 AM-1 PM and return to Church for pick-up by 1:30 PM. Please sign-up at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=mvv4kndab&oeidk=a07eane5g1t072f0a68



Women's Monday Morning Bible Study: Youth Ministry Moms are invited to join all CSMSG women for a Monday Morning Women's Bible Study in the Armstrong Room from 9-9:45 AM. We will not meet on Easter Monday, April 6, but will resume meeting on the following Monday, April 13, and will be reading Hebrews Chapter 10. All are invited to join in, even if you have not been able to attend yet; No previous Bible study experience necessary! 


Confirmation Update: Bishop Salmon will be speaking to Confirmands and their parents on Sunday, April 12 at 10:30 AM in the Armstrong Room.


All Confirmands should have scheduled their 15-minute meeting with Kyle by clicking on the link: http://doodle.com/3x4z37xi364ii742 


Parents should submit photographs to Timothy Chapman at Timothy@csmsg.org by April 12.

The HS Guys' and Girls' Bible Studies will resume Wednesday, April 8.


Youth Ministry Visioning Sessions: Help the Youth Ministry chart our course for the next FIVE years! All are invited to sign up now to participate. Sessions are on Monday and Tuesday, April 27 & 28. Participants are requested to please attend both evenings from 7-9 PM. This is an extremely important process and we hope you will be a part of it. You can register here. 


Download YM Visioning Sessions Flyer


If you are interested in attending the HS Mission Trip to Green Bay, WI we ask you to sign up NOW. We are working to finalize our list of participants now. The dates are July 10-19 and the cost is $800. Partial and full scholarships are available by application. Contact Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org to sign up, for more information, or for the scholarship application.


Follow the Youth Ministry on Twitter with our handle @csmsgyouth!
Serving This Week 


For this week's rota, please visit:  

Serving Sunday Information


Acolytes at Easter Liturgy  

Young Adults
Young Adult Group

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!   


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


Register and pay online 

Nicaraguan Mission Update  Nicaraguan girl
For the last 15 years, The Church of St. Michael & St. George has supported the mission work of Nour Sirker and his Nicaraguan foundation in creating and operating schools and medical clinics in Managua, Nicaragua by raising funds to support the schools and by traveling each year to Managua to provide hands-on help and encouragement. 

This year is no exception: Our group will be in Managua for two weeks starting July 19, 2015. Missioners can come for either week or both. Over the years, more than 100 parishioners have gone on these trips, some for many consecutive years. Participants report a life-changing spiritual experience helping underprivileged children in Nicaragua. 

Why not join us this year? If you are interested, call Carroll Stribling at 314-956-5973 to find out more. 

Read more.... for impressions from two first-time travelers who accompanied us on the Mission Trip last year. 
Want to Join a Casserole Club?

Interested in joining a casserole club? Click here to find out how much fun it can be! Contact Laurie at laurie@csmsg.org for more information.


Hunger Ministry

To the left of the Taylor Room are two closets marked Hunger Ministry. This is where you will find pans, recipes, Meal-a-Month Yellow Bags, and shelves to place filled Meal-a-Month Bags. They 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!

Our Vestry   

John Rowe  Senior Warden

Brian Connor  Junior Warden

Joseph Goldkamp  Clerk


David Breckenridge

Patrick Deaton

Charlotte Foley

Lucas Gredell

Michael Hanrahan

Harrison Heil

Jan Jacobi

David Ott

Betsy Panke

Deanna Simanowitz

Liza Stanton

Julie Stephenson

Pam Thomsen

Spiritual Companionship


Spiritual Companionship 

For 25 years, The Church of St. Michael & St. George has offered Spiritual Companionship (Spiritual Direction), 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.


Weekly E-Letter/Notice Information

Please send any new information that you would like to be included in the weekly leaflet notices or e-letters to Debbie Fenner at communications@csmsg.org. The deadline for the submissions is on Tuesdays 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 Church at 314.721.1502.

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!