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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 31, 2015-January 6, 2016
The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for Christmastide, this Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 5 PM. The service will include an Evening Service of Sydney Watson and music of Philip Moore and John Byrt. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day as the Christmas season draws to a close. Incense will be used at this service. A Savory Supper will follow.

10:00 AM   Preacher:
                The Rev. Canon John W. Kilgore
  Holy Eucharist I
                (St. George's Chapel)           

  8:00 AM    Holy Eucharist I
  9:15 AM    Choral Eucharist I
11:15 AM    Holy Eucharist Rite I
  5:30 PM    Holy Eucharist II


   January  3   The Rev. Ezgi Saribay

   January 10  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

   January 17  The Rev. Ezgi Saribay

   January 24  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

   January 31  The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

We have received 304 pledges for a total of $1,596,681. The goal is $2,000,000.
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, January 3

Beginning this Sunday, all liturgies may be downloaded from our website, csmsg.org. Go to service leaflets on "This Sunday" to view or download the pdf files for the liturgy and notices. A condensed printed version of the Sunday leaflet will be available at all services. 

Centering Prayer is in the Ministry Spotlight this Sunday.
Please stop by and see Jeanne Allison in the Great Hall to learn more about this wonderful way to pray! The group meets 9:30-10:45 AM, in St. George's Chapel every three weeks.
Our 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. Contact Jeanne Allison at 314.497.9038 or jallison49@charter.net for more information.

The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong for Christmastide, on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 5 PM. The service will include an Evening Service of Sydney Watson and music of Philip Moore and John Byrt. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day as the Christmas season draws to a close. Incense will be used at this service.

The Youth Ministry is sponsoring a Savory Supper of winter soups and chili at 6:00 PM this Sunday, January 3 following the Evensong Service. Please consider stopping by for supper this Sunday. Takeout is available! Suggested donation of $5/person; all proceeds go towards funding YM scholarships.


Monday, January 4
Women's Bible Study:     
Mondays, 9-9:45 AM, Armstrong Room  
This Monday, Molly Schilling will lead a discussion of "The Epiphany." For more information, contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org

Next Monday, January 11, Kyle Schenkewitz, our Youth Minister, will begin a study of "The Drama of Scripture." We will discuss how the biblical narrative unfolds into six "acts"-- from the establishment of God's kingdom to the "return of the King." This study is for you if you have ever wondered how the Bible hangs together or how to make sense of it all. Scripture is more than a set of separate books; it's a compelling drama that unfolds from beginning to end. Learn how God's story continues in our lives here and now and how to discover our meaning and place in it. This study will be great for seasoned Christians looking for a new way to read the Bible, as well as for new believers who want to understand the Scriptures. Join us as we begin this new study on January 11. 

Tuesday, January 5
Church Service League
Grow through Bible Study and programs, experience Christian fellowship and enjoy the fulfillment of doing for others through outreach ministries by attending the Church Service League, the Episcopal Church Women's group of CSMSG.

Attend any or all of our offerings every Tuesday. Complimentary daycare is provided from 10 AM-2PM but reservations are required by calling 314.721.1502. Questions? Contact President Alison Wiedle: 314.307.8300 or arwiedle@sbcglobal.net

11:00 AM  Bible Study with Mike Bickel: Your Old Men Will Dream Dreams Series - Dreams & Visions - Old Testament

12:00 PM  Lunch with dessert in the Great Hall ($7.00)
* Reservations by 4 PM the Sunday before (arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300) * Complimentary Lunch for first-time attendees; Reservations still required.

12:30 PM  Socializing & Executive Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 12
Steak & Stories  "Come Fly With Me"
6-8 PM in the Great Hall

Join us for "Falconry: The Sport of Kings". Our honored Guest is Osh, a Harris Hawk. Osh the Hawk will show us what the "Sport of Kings" is all about. She will bring her friend, Jon Kercher, to assist her with the English translation. Multiple flight plans have been filed and our hope is that anyone who wants to put on the glove will have a chance to be part of the activities. $20/participant. Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by noon, Monday, January 11.

Wednesday, January 13
Wonderful Wednesdays
Father Blake's upcoming 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.

Saturday, January 16
Sandwich Making will take place Saturday, January 16. 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, January 24
The 87th Annual CSMSG Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 24, following the 9:15 AM liturgy. Plan now to attend this informative and entertaining event. Best of all is the lunch following the meeting. Chili, soups and pies are needed for the lunch. Please contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you are able to make a pot of chili or soup or make a pie. Note: there will not be an 11:15 service on that day.

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! 
If your photo is not in the Directory we need one from you! Please email a family and/or individual photo to Laurie@csmsg.org.
For those of you who would like a printed version of our Directory, please let Laurie know at Laurie@csmsg.org or call 314.721.1502.

One other wonderful feature of our online Directory is the ability to update your information. Please look over everything to make sure we are up to date with your information.
WOMEN'S RETREAT  Save the Date!
Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016

There is no Church School this Sunday, January 3. It resumes on Sunday, January 10.

Epiphany Family Night Dinner and Service is on Sunday, January 10 at 5 PM. Please join us for a festive Mexican dinner, the crowning of the Three Kings, and a wonderful service to end the Christmas season. The cost is $4/person or $15/family. Please sign up by emailing Jane Fisher at Jane@csmsg.org.
This Sunday: Youth Ministry Parenting Series begins  How can parents today best facilitate health and lifelong thriving in their children? Please join other CSMSG parents for a discussion of The Spiritual Child book by Lisa Miller to learn about the latest research showing how essential spiritual formation is to our children's mental and physical health. This series will kick off THIS Sunday, January 3, in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11:15 AM. This class will meet on the first and third Sundays of each month throughout the spring. Contact youth@csmsg.org for more information.

YM Winter Retreat 
"Feed Your Soul" at our Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge on Saturday/Sunday, January 30 and 31. Register here 

Upcoming events: Cathedral Lock-in: January 8/9. Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis.  $10/person. E-mail Kyle@csmsg.org to sign up. Youth from around the diocese will join together for a night of food, fun, games, and prayer. The lock-in will be at the Cathedral, starting Friday, January 8 at 7 PM, with pick-up January 9 at 9 AM. The lock-in will include a tour of the Cathedral, a chance to ring the bells, and Morning Prayer on the downtown roof. This event is open to all youth grades 6-12. Registration is available at the link below, and will be open until January 6. Please bring both the consent form and covenant of conduct with you to the lock-in -- both require a parent or guardian's signature and are available at
 This Youth Group will resume this Wednesday, January 6.
more info     
will resume this Tuesday, January 5. more info
Hunger Ministry 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed
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