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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"
June 19 - 25, 2015
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Middle School Mission week began with a scavenger hunt on the campus of St. Louis University.

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Sunday Summer Liturgy Schedule   
   8:00 AM    Holy Eucharist I (Church)
 10:00 AM    Choral Eucharist I (Church)
   5:30 PM    Holy Eucharist II (St. George's Chapel)


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. 


The Healing Service on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM is suspended until Wednesday, September 2.


Sunday Preaching Rota        
June 21    The Rt. Rev. Michael Marshall
June 28    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
 July   5    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
 July  12    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay

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!

Stewardship Campaign 2014-15  




"O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!"

Psalm 107:1


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 Women's Summer Bible Study meets each Monday to discuss selections from our readings of a 110 Day Overview of the Bible. This Monday, June 22, we will be discussing readings from Days 43-49. A list of these selected readings may be found on our CSMSG website under Connecting: Download MMWBS Summer Program. This group meets from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room  and all are invited, friends are welcome too! 


Childcare for all ages is offered with advance reservations; please e-mail Timothy at Timothy@csmsg.org to register for childcare or for more information.

This Week

Saturday, June 20

Hunger Ministry 


Hunger Ministry Sandwich-Making will take place Saturday, June 20.  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, June 21

Wear Your Name Tags!

Our new clergy, the Rev. Blake Sawicky and the Rev. Ezgi Saribay, want to learn our names.


Please check the three name tag racks located at the Ellenwood and Wydown entrances, as well as the Great Hall for your nametag. If you can't find it, go to the CONNECTION table in the Great Hall and please put your name on the list.


Welcome Bishop Marshall!

The Rt. Rev. Michael Marshall will be our guest speaker this Sunday, June 21. 


Bishop Marshall was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, and was ordained in 1961. After six years appointed as vicar of All Saints' Church, Margaret Street, London, he became Bishop of Woolwich in 1975. Resigning in 1984, he became the founding Director of The Anglican Institute here in St. Louis, Missouri. 


In 1992, he returned to the U.K. to be Advisor in Evangelism to the Archbishop of Canterbury and served in this capacity for five years. In 1997, he was appointed as Assistant Bishop in London based at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, where he served as Bishop in Residence, and subsequently Rector (from 2002) until his retirement in October 2007.


In 2003, together with the Rev. Nadim Nassar, he founded The Trinity Foundation for Christianity and Culture (TFCC). 

Bishop Michael has published many books, some of the most notable including: Renewal in Worship, The Gospel Connection, and Glory Under Your Feet


He has also played the piano with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the London Mozart Players. In 1990 he played the Double Mozart Piano Concerto with Raymond Leppard and has given numerous recitals and concerts in the UK, Europe, the USA, South America, and Africa.


He is presently Assistant Bishop in London and acts as Chaplain to the Royal Court Theatre and the Wheelwright's Company in the City of London, where he is also a Freeman of the City.


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. Come as your schedule permits. 
Thursday, June 25

Evensong for the Feast of the 

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

6 PM     Church

On Thursday, June 25, at 6 PM, The Church of St. Michael & St. George will host a festival Evensong for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Worshippers will enjoy glorious music and medieval pageantry and are invited to join in prayers for peace in the Holy Land and the welfare of the poor and sick. The service is open to all.


This annual Festival Evensong and Service of Rededication is celebrated by the Order of St. John, which is both an active, practical charity and an order of chivalry headed by Queen Elizabeth II. This year's service will include a two-part anthem composed by Rob Lehman, the organist and choirmaster at The Church of St. Michael & St. George, and is based on a poem by Friedrich Schiller. It will also include the St. Louis premiere of an anthem commissioned especially for services of the Order of St. John by Philip W.J. Stopford.


The guest preacher will be The Rev'd Canon John W. Kilgore, MD, KStJ, Vice Chancellor for the Community of the Priory in the U.S. of the Order of St. John. For more information on the Order of St. John, please contact Thomas M. Hyers, MD, OStJ, at 314.567.5627 or 314.517.7116.


Upcoming Events


Thursday, July 2

CSMSG Families are Invited to Pre-Forest Park Firework Festivities!

When:   8 PM

Where:  The CSMSG Playground

Enjoy ice cream and drinks with the children on our Playground until the Forest Park Fireworks start at ~9:15 PM. You can watch them from wherever you want (by the Unitarian Church on Skinker, within Forest Park, or just stay on our playground!).

There is no cost, but PLEASE RSVP to Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org so that I know how much ice cream to have!

See you on the 2nd!


Women of CSMSG: 
Mark Your Calendars! 


October 10, 2015: One-Day Women's Retreat led by the Rev. Pamela Dolan. 8:30 AM to 3 PM at the Church.


March 18-19, 2016: Women's Weekend Retreat held

5 PM Friday to 3 PM Saturday at the Mercy Center.

More information to be announced.


Church School 

Preschool-3rd Grade children will meet downstairs for a lectionary-based activity and then join their parents in the Church for Communion for the remainder of the summer. 

Youth Ministry 


MS Mission Week: 

Last week, 40 students and a multitude of adults and teenagers experienced an amazing week of serving our St. Louis community. They sorted food at the STL Foodbank, gardened in the Shepherd Farm Garden at Good Shepherd Church, helped in a food pantry in Ferguson, and enjoyed the Zoo and a picnic with children from Gateway 180 Shelter. In addition, this group collected socks and underwear for the Little Bits Foundation and built and painted bird houses that will be donated to various agencies in our community. 


THANK YOU to ALL who participated as students, volunteers, organizers and drivers! To see the pictures of this amazing week please visit the YM Facebook page.


2015 HS Mission Team Update: The HS Mission Team will be commissioned on Sunday, July 5 during the 10 AM service. This team will depart for Green Bay, WI on Saturday, July 11, where it will join with Group Mission Trips to perform housing rehab for the underserved population in the Green Bay community.


The YM Tuesday Youth Ministry Update is now being published once a month over the summer months. Please e-mail Kyle@csmsg.org if you would like to receive this update 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 @


Middle School Mission Week donations: socks and underwear to Little Bits Foundation. The bird houses were built and painted by the MS Mission Week participants and will be given to various agencies in our community.

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! 



 Young Adult Barbecue 

Saturday, August 15

 Joe Freund's residence

 1135 Olivaire Ln, 63132


Backyard games, barbecue, and delicious beverages 

 will be on the menu!

We hope to see you at the next party! 


Young Adults attending My Fair Lady at the Muny!


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.

Click here for more information. 


Cleaning out the kids' toy box? 

Second Suitcase:  Send gently-used toys (PLEASE, NO STUFFED ANIMALS) to Nicaragua in a mission volunteer's second suitcase. Click here a list of items needed.


Items Needed for Nicaragua Auction on September 18!

In past years, parishioners have generously donated items such as tickets to the Muny, etc. to the Nicaragua Auction. Since the Auction will be in September this year, summer events are not as easily donated as winter events. Surely some of you have tickets to the Cardinals (fall games), Blues, Rams, or Billikens games, or tickets to the Rep, the Symphony, CASA, The Bach Society, the FOX, the Sheldon, or other arts or entertainment events that you would be willing to donate to a good cause and for a tax deduction. If so, contact Larry Butterfield, Auction Co-Chair at: lbutter@hotmail.com or 314.570.4684 or WSMM Chairman Carroll Stribling at: carroll.stribling@gmail.com or 314.956.5973.


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 314.224.5626 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 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


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!