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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"
July 2-9, 2015
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        
 July   5    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
 July  12    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
 July  19    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

 July  26    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  




As of today we have received $1,776,003 in pledges; our goal is $2,000,000. We need your help. Our future is bright with the addition of our two new clergy. They are certain to take our Church to the next level.

You should have received a letter in the mail asking for an additional $600 pledge/gift. What you commit to God's work here will decide if we continue to reach out in the name of Jesus and grow, or if we will be held back and shrink.

May God, through the Holy Spirit, guide you in your decision this week. As always, thank you for your pledge!


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.

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Altar Flowers                              

Now you can glorify God with a gift of altar flowers online!  link 


Weekly Events   



Monday Morning Women's Bible Study

9-9:45 AM   Armstrong Room

Monday Morning Women's Summer Bible Study will NOT meet Monday, July 6. This Bible Study will resume Monday, July 13 with the readings of Days 57-63. Our study consists of a 110-Day Overview of the Bible. These selected readings are listed on our CSMSG website at http://www.csmsg.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/MMWBS_-summer-program-15.pdf


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


Thursday, July 2


Pre-Forest Park Firework Festivities Have Been Cancelled!

INSTEAD, we will have popsicles in the Great Hall/ Playground on Sunday, July 5 with a Fourth of July sing-along in the Great Hall AFTER the service.  


See you at church on Sunday!


Friday-Saturday,  July 3-4 

Church and Building Will be Closed.

Sunday, July 5

Wright Group

after 10 AM liturgy      Wydown Room

For more information


Patriotic Sing-Along

following the 10 AM liturgy     Great Hall

Following the 10 AM liturgy, there will be a Patriotic Sing-Along in the Great Hall during coffee hour. Come grab a doughnut and coffee and show your patriotic spirit!

Upcoming Events


Friday & Saturday, July 10-11

Nicaragua Second Suitcase Packing: Help Needed!

Next weekend, the Nicaragua Mission Trip is packing its second suitcases of school and other supplies to take down to Nicaragua. We could use some help! It is a festive and fun occasion and, for those who have not helped in the past, it is an eye-opening experience to see just how much support this Parish and Church of The Good Shepherd give to school children in Nejapa. All of the packing will take place in the Gym in the Church basement.


1. Organization and sorting for the packing will be on Friday, July 10, from 5:30-7:30 PM.


2. The packing itself will be on Saturday, July 11 from 8:30 AM to Noon.


Join us and help us for as long as you can!


Saturday, July 18

Hunger Ministry Sandwich-Making

10 AM     Taylor Room

Sandwich-Making will take place Saturday, July 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. 


Tuesday, July 21

Steak & Stories 

6-8 PM 
Bill McNew has yet again kindly offered to host our summer event at his home. We will have great weather, food, drinks, and plenty of time to catch up. We have not scheduled a speaker; however, we welcome all to join us, tell great stories, and hang out with the gang. The cost is $20 per participant. Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by Noon on Monday, July 20. 


Women of CSMSG: 
Mark Your Calendars! 


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 


2015 HS Mission Team Update: for more info


Save-The-Date: Thursday, July 23 - All Youth Ministry parents and YM adult volunteers are invited to Meet the Priests party from 5:30-7:30 PM! Watch your mailbox for an invitation.


The 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 @

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 


Backyard games, barbecue, and delicious beverages 

 will be on the menu!

We hope to see you at the next party! 



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?  


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 outside the Church Library, under the coat rack, 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


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