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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"
February 4-11, 2016
THE BANNER 
All are invited to our annual Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 9, from 5:30-7 PM, featuring standard fare as well as egg casseroles, salad, and fruit. There will be face painting and games for children. Suggested donation is $10/adult, $5/child, $30/maximum per family; all contributions go towards funding YM scholarships. Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org with number attending.

SUNDAY PREACHING SCHEDULE

   

  February  7   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

  February 14  The Rev. Nathan Humphrey

  February 21  The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

  February 28  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

ASH WEDNESDAY 
Dane Boston will be the guest preacher for Ash Wednesday. Dane Boston is Canon for Christian Formation at Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina. A native of Dunedin, Florida, Dane earned his B.A. in English literature (with a special focus on the poetry and sermons of John Donne) at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He trained for the priesthood at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut, receiving his M.Div. in 2011. From 2011 to 2014, Dane served as a curate of Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Wednesday, February 10
Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist

7:00 AM Holy Eucharist
12:10 AM Holy Eucharist
5:30 PM Family Liturgy
7:00 PM Choral Eucharist

Ash Wednesday Family Service
February 10   5:30 PM
The family service will be led by our guest preacher, The Rev. Canon Dane Boston. A simple dinner will follow in the Great Hall. Please make reservations by e-mailing the church receptionist at reception@csmsg.org. The cost is $10 per family. 
LENTEN QUIET MORNING                              
Saturday, February 13
Preacher: The Rev. Nathan J. A. Humphrey
"St. Michael, St. George, and St. Louis: 
Three Saints for Lent"

8:00 AM-Noon (St. George's Chapel) 
A light breakfast will be served 
in the Great Hall at 8 AM.
ON FACEBOOK 

The Worship Committee met on Wednesday to go over plans for Holy Week. The Clergy, Choir, Altar Guild, Vergers, Flower Guild, Ushers, Accolytes, Readers, Church School, Youth Ministry, and staff work hard to make each day of Holy Week a special time of devotion. The daily liturgies provide a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus's earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection. Your pledge dollars support all that we do here at CSMSG. 

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 for your pledge.

Celebrating Our History, Insuring Our Future
Planned Giving at The Church of St. Michael & St. George: Planned Giving is a term for the number of ways in which parishioners can ensure that their stewardship efforts continue after their death by making a gift to the Endowment Fund. If you care enough about your church to make a faithful annual pledge, contributing to our Endowment Fund should be a natural next step. If you are interested in more information about making a planned gift to CSMSG, please visit our website for more information, or contact the Rector's Office at 314.721.1502.
THIS SUNDAY, February 7
Lenten Devotional Book:
Sunday, February 7, will be your last chance to get John Tyler's new book -- 3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent. The book will be sold in the Great Hall for $9.99. Sales have been strong, so don't miss out on the few books that remain! Imagine--you can engage in a Lenten spiritual discipline that requires only 3 minutes a day! All proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to CSMSG's Hunger Ministry. As you feed your soul daily in 3-minute retreats, you will be feeding people who are praying for their daily bread. Click on this link for a preview.

Sunday Snack Sale: This Sunday, the Youth Ministry is sponsoring a sale of snacks and appetizers to take to your host or to simply enjoy during your Super Bowl Parties! There are gift cards AND 4 AMAZING home plate Cardinals tickets (Sunday, April 17; Cards vs Reds; 1:15 PM; Section 148, Row 4, Seats 7, 8, 9, 10; on the aisle behind home plate, padded seats) which will go to the highest bidder! This sale is in the Great Hall Sunday from 8-11:30 AM. All proceeds go towards YM Scholarships.

Annual Hunger Ministry Soup Sale this Sunday in the Great Hall. Please support our mission.

Youth Ministry Parenting Series 
this Sunday, Wydown Meeting Room

Choral Evensong 
The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing Choral Evensong on Sunday, February 7, at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Service in G of Herbert Howells and music of Robert Lehman, Samuel Wesley, and Leo Sowerby. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day. A reception will follow.

All liturgies and a full-length notice may be downloaded from our website, www.csmsg.org. Go to service leaflets on to view or "This Sundaydownload the pdf files for the liturgy and notices. A condensed printed version of the Sunday leaflet and notices will be available at all services. 

THIS WEEK
Monday, February 8  
Women's Bible Study
9-9:45 AM, Armstrong Room 
"The Drama of Scripture" with Kyle Schenkewitz . more info

Tuesday, February 9
Church Service League
11 AM  Bible Study with John Tyler:  John the Baptist's Last Words
Noon Lunch
12:30 PM Program  "Enjoy the fulfillment of doing for others".

more info

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 
All are invited to our annual Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 9, from 5:30-7 PM, featuring standard fare as well as egg casseroles, salad, and fruit. There will be face painting and games for children. Suggested donation is $10/adult, $5/child, $30/maximum per family; all contributions go towards funding YM scholarships. Please RSVP to the receptionist at reception@csmsg.org with number attending.

Wednesday, February 10

Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
Ash Wednesday Family Service 
(See above)

Wonderful Wednesdays & Upcoming Classes

6:00 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class

"Epiphany: An Introduction to the Episcopal Church" (Fr. Blake)
January 13- February 10

"Lent: Christian Prayer in the Anglican Tradition" (Fr. Blake)
beginning February 17

After Work with the Turk: Part 2
"Gospel according to Handel's 'Messiah'" (Mtr. Ezgi)
March 2, 9 and 16

"In the Beginning is Not the End" (Isaac Arten)
beginning February 17 

Saturday, February 13
Lenten Quiet Day
Preacher: The Rev. Nathan J. A. Humphrey
"St. Michael, St. George, and St. Louis: Three Saints for Lent"

Sunday, February 14  
10:30-11 AM,  Sverdrup Room 
Get to Know the Prayer Book: Join Fr. Blake and Mthr. Ezgi on Sunday mornings in Lent, beginning February 14 from 10:30-11 AM as they teach about The Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday, February 16  
Steak & Stories: 
Guest speaker: Norm Richards 
more info 

Sunday, February 21
Newcomers Brunch
All newcomers are invited to attend a brunch on Sunday, February 21, following the 9:15 AM liturgy. Brunch will be held at the home of the Rev. Ezgi Saribay, 6316 Wydown Blvd. This is an opportunity for newcomers to meet clergy, staff, ministry leaders, and other newcomers in the church. Please RSVP to Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

Friday, March 18
Women's Retreat
The Venerable Mimsy Jones, Archdeacon, will be the Retreat leader.
The title of the Retreat is, "Be Still...and Contemplate What God is Saying." Plan now to join us for 24 hours, Friday, March 18, at 4 PM until Saturday, March 19, at 4 PM. You will be glad you did!  
Retreat brochures are being mailed, are available at church or downloaded here. Retreat Brochure

Contact Laurie Brown with questions at Laurie@csmsg.org.


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!  
YOUTH MINISTRY  

Youth Ministry Parenting Series 
10:30-11:15 AM, first and third Sundays 
The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller 

Super Sunday Snack Sale 
This Sunday, the YM is sponsoring a sale of snacks and appetizers to take to your host or to simply enjoy during your Super Bowl Parties! This year there are gift cards AND 4 AMAZING homeplate Cardinals tickets (Sunday, April 17; Cards vs Reds; 1:15 PM; Section 148, Row 4, Seats 7,8,9,10; On the aisle behind home plate, padded seats) which will go to the highest bidder! This sale is in the Great Hall this Sunday from 8-11:30 AM. All proceeds go towards YM Scholarships.
Super Bowl Sunday Snack Sale 

Pancake Supper Volunteers needed!
Volunteer to cook or run children's games on Tuesday, February 9, at our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper! Sign up on the YM webpage.
Pancake Supper

8th Grade Guided Eucharist & BBQ Dinner: All 8th graders and their families are invited to a Guided Eucharist and BBQ Dinner on Saturday, February 20, from 5-7 PM. Cost is $10/person. RSVP to

Summer Mission Opportunities: Reserve your spot NOW for the Middle School and High School Mission Trips by registering online on the YM Bulletin Board webpage.
MS Mission Week of local service opportunities will be June 6-10.
HS Mission Trip to Hamilton, Ohio, will be July 9-16. 

Meets every Wednesday evening from 5:15-6 PM in the Armstrong Room. more info     
 
High School Bible StudiesHS Girls' and Boys' Bible Studies meet each Tuesday morning before school. Please e-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information. more info

YM Photos: Click HERE  to check out Youth Ministry at The Church of St. Michael & St. George to see our latest photos

OUTREACH MINISTRIES
 
Hunger Ministry 
 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed
ALTAR FLOWERS