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The Church of

St. Michael &

St. George

6345 Wydown Blvd. 
PO Box 11887 
Clayton, MO 63105 
314.721.1502 (p) 
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"Living Christ in This World"
April 16-23, 2015
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The Girls' Choir and Schola of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong this Sunday, April 19 at 5 PM. The service will include evening canticles of Bryan Kelly and music of Malcolm Archer, David Hogan, Philip Ledger, and Bruce Neswick. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.

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

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. 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, September 2.


Sunday Preaching Rota   

April  19  The Rev. Anne Kelsey
April  26  The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith
May    3  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
May  10   The Rev. Anne Kelsey

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  



On Sunday, we honor all St. George Society members with a brunch following the 9:15 AM liturgy. These parishioners have strengthened our Church for future generations through a planned gift.


Most commonly, making a planned gift means leaving something to the Church in your will, but there are many ways to participate.


Stewardship and Planned Giving go hand-in-hand. For more information about The St. George Society, please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org.


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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St. George Society: April 2015

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the members of The St. George Society. These members have all included CSMSG in their estate plans and/or through a gift to the Endowment which will ensure a strong and stable future for our parish.

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. 

Note: There will be NO Rector's Forum Sunday, April 19.



Monday Morning Women's Bible Study of Hebrews

9-9:45 AM   Armstrong Room

Start your week off right and join others to read Hebrews. On April 20 we will read Hebrews 11. ALL are welcome. No previous Bible Study experience necessary! Contact Tracee Holmes at rtholmes5@aol.com for more information. 



Church Service League/Susan Mount Guild

Don't miss John Tyler's program, "Gleaning in the 21st Century." Learn some practical ways we can practice the Old Testament principle of gleaning in our lives today. Come and discover just how much your closets - and you - can benefit.

11 AM: Bible Study in the Sverdrup Room: Mike Bickel: "Old Testament Dive: Judges, Fighters and Kings"

Noon: Lunch ($7) in the Great Hall: Reservations requested by Sunday, April 19, before 4 PM (Contact Alison Wiedle  arwiedle@sbcglobal.net  or 314.307.8300).


12:30 PM (approximate): John Tyler's program

This Week

Thursday, April 16

Short Stories of Henry James

7:30 PM   Sverdrup Room

Join us as we discuss four of the most celebrated Short Stories of Henry James, led by Jan Jacobi and Daniel Williamson. 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.


Saturday, April 18

Hunger Ministry Sandwich-Making

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.


Sunday, April 19

Guest Preacher

Sunday, April 19, The Rev. Anne Kelsey will be our guest preacher. The Rev. Anne Kelsey has served parishes in the Diocese of Missouri and California and recently retired from Trinity, Episcopal Church, St. Louis, and has special interest in liturgy, pastoral care, and social justice. She has served on Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, and the Companion Diocese Committee, and has twice been to Lui, South Sudan, where she directed art workshops for children in several villages. She is a graduate of Mills College, the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and has a Certificate of Theology from Ripon College, Cuddeston, Oxford. She is married to The Rev. Brooke Myers, her companion in life and kayak adventures. She studies photography and is currently working on a book about nature and spirituality.


Choral Evensong

5 PM   Church

The Girls' Choir and Schola of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, April 19 at 5 PM. 


A reception will follow.


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


Upcoming Events
Friday, April 24

Centering Prayer Group

9:30-10:30 AM   St. George's Chapel

Our Centering Prayer Group is open to anyone interested in practicing and learning more about Centering Prayer, 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. We will meet approximately every three weeks. Contact Jeanne Allison at 314.497.9038 or allison49@charter.net for more information.

Church School 
Family Service in St. George's Chapel

1st-5th Graders meet in the Chapel at 9:15 AM while Preschool-Kindergarten students meet in the classrooms. The Church School Program ends at 10:55 AM.

Don't forget to bring shoes for the Shoeman Water Project over the next few weeks! 


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

Youth Ministry 

Lilian, Loie, Caroline and Charity chatting it up at coffee hour!


CSMSG Youth Ministry 2.0: IMAGINE what our Youth Ministry program could look like in the next 5-10 years! 

Sign up NOW for the YM VISIONING Sessions! All interested adults are invited to join our Youth Ministry Consultant, Jen DeJong, on Monday and Tuesday evenings, April 27 and 28 from 7-9 PM to help plan the future of the Youth Ministry. 


On Monday night, we will be considering our values and mission statement, then brainstorming new and creative ideas for opportunities for transforming relationships with God and each other. 


On Tuesday night, we will take the ideas generated on Monday and reimagine how our Youth Ministry program might evolve so that we stay on the cutting edge in Youth Ministry. 


Please Register with Marty at youth@csmsg.org or online at:

YM Sunday School Teachers will meet THIS Sunday, April 19 in the Sverdrup Room from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. Lunch will be served.


Confirmation Update: RSVP's for Confirmation Banquet, student pictures, and Parent Blessings should have been

turned in to Timothy Chapman. 


Confirmation Banquet will be held next Saturday, April 25 from 6-8 PM. Students should be in the Sanctuary by 6 PM. Parents and guests are invited to the reception preceding the banquet in the Page Garden.


Confirmation will be held during the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday, April 26, and all students should be in the Taylor Room by 8:45 AM.


5th Grade Parent Orientation: All 5th grade parents are invited to join Marty Chapman, the Youth Ministry Coordinator, on Sunday, May 3 at 10:30 AM in the Spanish Classroom in the basement for an introduction to the Youth Ministry program. All 5th graders will be surprised this same day with a treat from our 6th & 7th grade classes, so make plans now to be at Church and to attend these events. For more information, please contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org.


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

For this week's rota, please visit:  

Serving Sunday Information


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! 


Upcoming event: WINE & ART 

Wednesday, April 29 from 6-8 PM 

Atrium Gallery 

4814 Washington Ave. #110, St. Louis, MO

RSVP to Hillary.a.roth@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!


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 

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 2015-2016 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 may 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 recommendation, one of which must be written by a teacher. Your information must be received in the Rector's office by Monday, June 8, 2015.

Nicaraguan Mission          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. Participants report life-changing spiritual experiences.  

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. 

Nicaragua Mission Support: The Three T's

Help the CSMSG summer mission trip to Nicaragua with the three T's: Travel-size toiletries, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.

Do you travel? Do your friends and co-workers travel as well? Ask them if they'd be willing to help gather toiletries too.  

Don't forget to save (unopened) hotel toiletries for the 2015 mission trip to Nicaragua. 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 given by the missioners to the patients.


Toothbrushes and toothpaste go to the kids at the school in 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. 

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 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.


Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located 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. Please call Ralph Lewis at 314.239.6023 for more information. 


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. 


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

                   Mike Zaccarello  Treasurer

                   Joseph Goldkamp  Clerk


          David Breckenridge           David Ott      

          Patrick Deaton                 Betsy Panke

          Charlotte Foley                Deanna Simanowitz

          Lucas Gredell                  Liz Stanton

          Michael Hanrahan            Julie Stephenson

          Harrison Heil                   Pam Thomsen

          Jan Jacobi


Spiritual Companionship

Spiritual Companionship 

For 25 years, we have offered Spiritual Companionship (Spiritual Direction), a ministry of prayer and presence. Nicki Gillis, a trained lay Spiritual Director, is available to meet with individuals 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? 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 please do not block any portion 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!