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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"
December 17-23, 2015
THIS WEEK'S BANNER
The pageant tech rehearsal will be held this Sunday. 
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

December 20   The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

December 27   The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

   January   3   The Rev. Ezgi Saribay

   January  10  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

The Weekly Church Calendar is posted every Friday. The calendar contains events happening at Church Saturday through Sunday. The calendar is usually placed in window box holders located around the Church.
Last week the calendar was filled with so many events that the calendar had to be taped to the front of the holder. It was too long to be put inside. Now that is the sign of a thriving church! The number of events that take place here each week is amazing. Your pledge dollars go to support all that happens in this Church. Thank you for your pledge!

For those who have not yet made a pledge, pledge cards are available online either at www.csmsg.org, or click HERE. You may also pick one up at Church or contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org. Thank you.
THIS SUNDAY, December 20

Christmas Cookies for Home-bound Parishioners:
Please deliver a bag or two of cookies and brighten a fellow member's day. Look for the bags in the hallway by the Page Garden this Sunday.

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

8th Grade Confirmands: 
Gospel Pageant Practice will be held this Sunday. 

The traditional and much-beloved Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, as we know it today, was adapted by The Very Reverend Eric Milner-White for use at King's College Chapel, Cambridge on Christmas Eve 1918. In his words, 'The main theme is the development of the loving purposes of God ...' seen 'through the windows and words of the Bible'. The Christmas story unfolds interspersed by seasonal carols as the story of the birth of the Christ Child is recounted through word and music. The center of the service is still found by those who 'go in heart and mind' and who consent to follow where the story leads. Please plan to join us for this very special liturgy at 5 PM this Sunday evening. A reception will follow the service.

YM Christmas Party and Ice Skating!
All 6th-12th graders, YM Families, and YM Alums are invited to join the Youth Ministry staff Sunday evening for our Annual Christmas celebration! We will gather at 5 PM for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Church, followed by a Taco Bar at 6:30 PM in the Armstrong Room ($5/person). At 7:15 PM we will go ice skating at Steinberg Rink in Forest Park ($12/skates and admission). Pick-up will be at 9 PM. 
 
THIS WEEK

Monday, December 21
Women's Bible Study:
Advent: The Challenge and Hope of Waiting    
9 AM, Armstrong Room  
Wednesday, December 23
Wonderful Wednesdays will continue throughout Advent: a mid-week evening of fellowship and Christian formation here at CSMSG. more info

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Father Blake's Classes:
Epiphany: An Introduction to the Episcopal Church
Where did we come from? Who were our "founding fathers" as a church? How did we get from there to where we are today? What role does St. Michael & St. George have to play in it all? Join us Wednesdays in Epiphany starting January 13 for a four-week introduction to the Episcopal Church.

Lent: Christian Prayer in the Anglican Tradition
Christian Prayer is an immensely rich topic, and our inheritance as Anglicans is especially vibrant. Join us on Wednesdays in Lent (starting February 17) as we discuss this heritage, along with specific ways each of us can approach God by prayer in our lives today. Topics will include The Book of Common Prayer, sacred music, the Liturgy, and private devotion.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 24
Eve of the Nativity
4:00 PM Nativity Pageant and Holy Eucharist
6:30 PM Choral Eucharist
10:30 PM Carol Service of Preparation and Praise
11:00 PM Festal Eucharist
Incense will be used
Nursery provided for the 4:00 PM and 
6:30 PM liturgies only 

Friday, December 25
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas Day)
Festal Eucharist
10:00 AM
Nursery provided
 
Sunday, December 27
College Student and YM Alumni
Christmas Reunion Luncheon 

Friday, January 1
The Holy Name  of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Friday, January 1, 2016
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
St. George's Chapel
Nursery provided
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Young Adults
If you are in your 20s or 30s, enjoy cocktail parties, outdoor activities.... more info 
 
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.

YM Christmas Bake Sale: The Youth Ministry wishes to thank all who supported our Bake Sale last week and all who donated goods to be sold!

YM Christmas Party and Ice Skating! All 6th-12th graders, YM Families, and YM Alums are invited to join the YM staff on Sunday, December 20 for our Annual Christmas celebration! more info

8th Grade Confirmands: Gospel Pageant Practice 
continues this Sunday, December 20. more info 

YM Winter Retreat 
"Feed Your Soul" at our Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge on Saturday/Sunday, January 30 and 31. Register here 
 
There will be NO Wednesday night Youth group on Wednesday, December 23 or 30. This Youth Group will resume on January 6.
more info     

will resume on Tuesday, January 5.
OUTREACH MINISTRIES
 
Hunger Ministry 
 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed
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