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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
November 5-11, 2015
THIS WEEK'S BANNER
Last Sunday was Pledge Sunday, commencing a new year of "Giving Generously". A brunch followed with pancakes tossed to hungry parishioners with plates in hand!
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)
   5:30 PM    Holy Eucharist II (St. George's Chapel)
SUNDAY PREACHING SCHEDULE  

   

November  8    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay

November 15   The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

November 22   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

November 29   The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

Thank you cheerful Pledgers and Pancake eaters! What a joy-filled Pledge Sunday.

"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

We received 158 pledges for a total of $846,055 on Pledge Sunday. Thank you for your pledge. It's never too late to pledge. Each and every pledge makes a difference. 
THIS WEEK

Sunday, November 8
Ministry Spotlights This Week
"When you volunteer, you are not paid in money or recognition, you are paid in love." Please visit the Hunger Ministry table AND the Episcopal City Mission table in the Great Hall this Sunday to learn more about these wonderful Ministries. 

The book, "Stained Glass Scriptures"
describing our Church windows, will be available for purchase in the Great Hall this Sunday morning and November 22. The authors, Ralph Lewis and Jim Sherby, will be present to sign books.

The CSL Quilt Raffle begins this Sunday,

YM Parenting/Grandparenting Event:
"A Conversation with Bishop Salmon"
4:30-6 PM,  this Sunday, Taylor Room.
What is the Role of Spiritual Formation in our Families?  All interested adults are invited for wine and cheese with Bishop Salmon leading a discussion about what we can do to support our teenagers, who are growing up in today's culture. more on this Sunday's event

Monday, November 9
Women's Bible Study   
New Testament Roots in Proverbs
9 AM, Armstrong Room  

Tuesday, November 10
Church Service League 

Wednesday, November 11
Wonderful Wednesdays 
 
Tuesday, November 10
Steak & Stories
6 PM   Great Hall 
Our program will feature parishioner, Larry Marsh, who has been collecting for 60 years and in the numismatic business for 40 years. His topic is "The  History of Confederate Money and It's Investment Potential." He will share his expertise and speak about the history of the business and its value today. $20/person. RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by Noon on Monday, November 9.

Thursday, November 12
CSMSG Book Club: The reading will be the Michigan short stories of Ernest Hemingway. more info

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 13
Women's Friday Morning Bible Study
7 AM  Holy Eucharist, 7:30 AM Breakfast, Sverdrup Room
Ladies, begin the day with Holy Eucharist at 7 AM with Mtr. Ezgi Saribay. At 7:30 AM, a light breakfast will be served and the Bible will be studied. We will study the Scripture lessons of the upcoming Sunday for a wholesome overview of the liturgical year over the course of the next few months

Friday, November 13
A Friday Musicale
6  PM    Great Hall
A Friday Musicale, the Girls' Choir yearly fundraiser, is quickly approaching!  Order tickets online

Sunday, November 15
10:30-11:00 AM, Taylor Room 
The Rector's Forum resumes next Sunday, November 15. Please join the Rector as he leads a study of the "Old Testament Roots of the Gospel" from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.

CSL Premiere Jewelry Sale begins in the Great Hall.

Saturday, November 21
10-11 AM, Taylor Room   
Join us for Sandwich Making!
more info

Sunday, November 22
The book, Stained Glass Scriptures, describing our Church windows, will be available for purchase in the Great Hall on Sundays November 8 and 22. The authors, Ralph Lewis and Jim Sherby, will be present to sign books.

Tuesday, December 1
Save the Date: Annual Marchť de NoŽl Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon  more info

Saturday, December 5
Advent Quiet Day
8 AM -Noon 
The Reverend Canon John W. Kilgore, M.D.:
Waiting, Expectation, and Preparation--Meditations on the Magnificat
Advent Quiet Day will be held with the Reverend Canon John W.Kilgore, M.D. leading the day. With the Advent themes of waiting, expectation, and preparation in mind, meditations on the Magnificat will be offered. This hymn sung by Mary in her encounter with Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, when they were both pregnant, is an inspiration for us and has found many musical expressions. 

Sunday, December 6
Advent Lessons and Carols
and Advent Reception 
The entire parish is invited to an evening of worship, music, and fellowship. Advent Lessons and Carols is a special Evensong service at 5 PM that uses dramatic use of light, anthems, and psalms sung in all parts of the church. Following Evensong at 6 PM, all are invited to the Great Hall for fellowship, spirits, and hors d'oeuvres. Please e-mail Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you are able to bring an appetizer to share. Complimentary child care will be available in the nursery by reservation.
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So, you've heard about the New Centering Prayer Group. You are interested, but you're not sure what it is... more info

CSMSG Girls' Choir Book Drive: more info

We need your photo for the Directory! more info
WOMEN'S RETREAT  Save the Date!
Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016

CHURCH SCHOOL

YOUTH MINISTRY 
Visit our Youth Ministry Bulletin Board for details of the events below.

A Conversation with Bishop Salmon 
THIS Sunday, November 8
4:30-6 PM, Taylor Room  

Cookie Bakers:  Thank you to all cookie bakers!
Our college students and out-of-town boarders will love these!
 
YM Winter Retreat! 
Feed Your Soul at our Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge on Saturday/Sunday, January 30/31!
  

YM Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, November 14.
Garden Clean-Up more info
Young Adults                              

The CSMSG Young Adult group is 
invited to don their
Dirndls and Lederhosen
and taste Perennial Artisan Ales Beer
Saturday, November 14, at 4 PM
at Perennial Tasting Room,
8125 Michigan Ave.
RSVP to Hillary Gredell at hillary.a.roth@gmail.com.
OUTREACH MINISTRIES
 
Hunger Ministry 
 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed
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