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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"
May 14-21, 2015
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Congratulations to our 2015 graduating seniors, recognized in last Sunday's liturgy.
A Happy End to Our Search!
A Message from the Rector

I am very pleased to announce that the Rev. Blake Sawicky and the Rev. Ezgi Saribay will join the clergy team of The Church of St. Michael & St. George in June.

I look forward to introducing Blake to the parish after his start date of June 1, and Ezgi to the parish on her start date of June 14.

-Andrew Archie

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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. 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.


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!

Second Chance Book Offer for You
John Tyler
John Tyler's book,
The Eucharist: A History for Life-long and New Episcopalians, sold out. A number of parishioners who missed the opportunity to buy the book have asked if there is a way to buy one now. Others who have read the book want copies to give to family and friends. The book printer requires a minimum order in order to do a re-printing, so John will have more copies printed if enough people place an adequate number of book orders. Please click on this link to see what fellow parishioners are saying about the book and to learn how you can take advantage of this opportunity.
Stewardship Campaign 2014-15  




This Sunday we will recognize the dedication of our Church School and Youth Ministry teachers. They are giving of themselves, their stewardship of time and ability, to teach our children.


Through your generous pledges, we have the best church school materials available; clean, warm classrooms; and a giving, caring Christian community. With your offerings, we are caring for our children.


Thank you for your faithful stewardship.


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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Altar Flowers                              

Now you can glorify God with a gift of altar flowers online! Remember a loved one or honor extraordinary service and donate to the Flower Guild for Sunday flowers using this link


Weekly Events   



Monday Morning Women's Bible Study

9-9:45 AM   Armstrong Room


Monday Morning Summer Women's Bible Study has begun a 110 Day Overview of the Bible with selected readings. We meet from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room. All women are welcome, whether you come one time or for the entire study! We are reading selected chapters in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers for Monday, May 18. The specific readings are listed on our CSMSG website in the Connecting section and are available for viewing with the following link: Download MMWBS Summer Program. This will be a wonderful way to sample readings from each book of the Bible by the end of the summer. We hope to offer childcare for children and infants of all ages. Please e-mail Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org to register for childcare or for more information.


NOTE: We will NOT meet on Monday, May 25 due to Memorial Day. 

This Week


Friday, May 22

The Centering Prayer Group

9:30 PM     St. George's Chapel

The 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. 


Sunday, May 24

Service Times Change to our Summer Schedule:

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist I

10:00 AM Choral Eucharist I

5:30 PM Evening Prayer with Holy Communion


Parish Picnic

after 10 AM liturgy    Ellenwood

Parish Picnic in the Street is on May 24! Featuring pony rides, a petting zoo, a magician, and a barbecue. The cost is $5 for the children's pony ride. The lunch is free, but we will collect canned food to support the Hunger Ministry.

parish picnic in the street


Tour the Clergy Homes! 

11 AM    6300 and 6316 Wydown Blvd

All are invited to tour the newly remodeled clergy houses at 6300 and 6316 Wydown.


Special thanks to Betsy Panke, Denise Chachere, Laura Lee, and all the volunteers who painted, cleaned, gardened, and helped pay for the transformation of our clergy houses.


The homes will be open Sunday, May 24 from 11 AM-12 PM. Grab a hotdog from the grill and walk over to see where Blake and Ezgi will be living when they arrive in June!


Wright Group

Mark and Kyle will have a table at the picnic on May 24 for answering questions and will have 10 copies of the book, Simply Good News, for sale ($18).


Sunday, May 31

Wright Group

after 10 AM liturgy      Wydown Room

Are You in the Wright Group? Join Mark Klamer and Kyle Schenkewitz after the 10 AM service in the Wydown Meeting Room (the old bookstore) to discuss N.T. Wright's newest book, Simply Good News. Read along with us and discuss why the gospel is good news and why it matters. The schedule can be found posted throughout the Church. The first session will be May 31. Come as your schedule permits. There will be ten copies for sale at the Church Picnic for $18, or you may purchase a copy on your own.


Monday, June 1

Life Line Screening

9 AM    Great Hall

The Power of Prevention: According to the National Stroke Association, 80% of strokes can be prevented. On Monday, June 1, Life Line Screening will visit The Church of St. Michael & St. George to provide Stroke Screenings. Life Line Screening uses painless ultrasound (sonogram) techniques to see fatty plaque build-up in your arteries - the leading cause of strokes. Take this opportunity to help avoid a preventable stroke!


Pre-registration for you and your loved ones is required. 


Call 1.888.653.6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners to register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount. Priority code: HSC4166


Church School 

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.


Sunday, May 17, is the final Sunday for Church School

for the Preschool-4th Grade. (Fifth Graders will join the 6th and 7th Grade in the Gym after the Church service.) All Church School children will meet in the Chapel for the homily and for recognitions, and then will join their parents in Church for Communion. At the end of the service, all Church School volunteers will be recognized for their contributions to the children.


Sunday, May 24 is the beginning of the summer schedule. The service is at 10 AM. Preschool-3rd Grade children go to the classroom downstairs for the gospel story and activity, and join their parents in Church for Communion.


pets at the picnic

Parish Picnic in the Street is on May 24! Featuring pony rides, a petting zoo, a magician, and a barbecue. The cost is $5 for the children's pony ride. The lunch is free, but we will be collecting canned food to support the Hunger Ministry.


Youth Ministry 


Congratulations to Timothy Chapman, our intern, on his graduation this week from Covenant Seminary!





YM SS Teacher and Volunteer Appreciation Recognition and Dinner will be held this Sunday, May 17 at the Rectory. The Youth Ministry Program would not run without the dedication week-in and week-out of our regular adult teachers and volunteers.


This Sunday, May 17 is the Final day of SS classes: 5th-7th graders meet in the gym; 8th-12th graders meet in the Armstrong Room.  


College Alum Bible Study REUNION! THIS Tuesday, May 19 all HS Girls' Bible Study Alums are invited to breakfast with Betsy, as we congratulate and send off this year's seniors! Please RSVP to Marty by text or e-mailing her at youth@csmsg.org. This will be our last HS Girls' Bible Study until fall. The HS Guy's Bible Study will also resume in September. 


YM Leadership Team Dinner will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 6 PM. RSVP to Harrison Heilat heils@sbcglobal.net.


Summer College REUNION, May 24: All HS seniors and CSMSG college students are invited to meet at the Memorial Day Picnic! The YM will set up a table for all college students so you all have a place to gather and catch up. All of us at CSMSG love having you all return home! We look forward to seeing you all! 


Calling all HS Dodgeball players! See if YOU can tag Kyle or Timothy! Meet on Sunday night, May 31 at 6 PM in the gym at CSMSG for a fun game of dodgeball, followed by dinner and a chance to tell Kyle what YOU want to see in the YM calendar for 2015-16! RSVP to Kyle at kyle@csmsg.org


MS Mission Week: Due to popular demand and record sign-up's this year, our MS Mission Week registration is closed. The link to sign-up for the waiting list is: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=mvv4kndab&oeidk=a07eax7jwr14604f15c. This link can also be found on our website and in our Tuesday

Youth Ministry Update.


Are you receiving our weekly Tuesday Youth Ministry Update? If not, e-mail Kyle@csmsg.org to be added to our mailing list to hear the latest and greatest that is happening in the Youth Ministry, AND to get up-to-date links to all current online registrations for our events!


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! 


Please Join the CSMSG Young Adults 

for A Night at the Muny

When - Wednesday, June 17 at 8 PM

Where - The Muny in Forest Park

Details - If we can round up a group of 15, we get 25% off and backstage passes!

Tickets will be purchases en masse in mid-May. Each person is responsible for the price of his/her ticket. We are hoping to sit in Terrace B. (Estimated ticket price: $25 - $30)


RSVP to Hillary.a.Roth@gmail.com


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 will 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 each year.


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.   


Cleaning out the kids' toy box? 

Send gently used toys to Nicaragua in a mission volunteer's second suitcase. Educational toys are needed and will be used by the children at the school in Nejapa. Place items in the Nicaragua donation closet located across from the Church Library. Suitcase space is limited, so please check the list below for needed items.


Needed items: (Please - NO stuffed animals) educational toys and DVD's, Legos/Lincoln Logs/building blocks, tent 'Play House' (Playhut, etc), 'play house' dishes, large trucks/cars, baby dolls, puzzles (ages 6+), games/board games/jacks, etc.



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!