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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"
January 29-February 4, 2016
Please keep all of our YM adult chaperones and student participants in your prayers while they are away on our YM Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge.


   January 31  The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

  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


The Vestry will meet on February 6 to discuss the 2016 Budget. Just as you need to know what your income will be to set your household budget, the church budget is based on our best estimates of what our income will be for 2016.
This estimate is based on what has been pledged for 2016. We need your pledge to make plans for the future. If you have not yet filled out a pledge card, please do so. Every pledge makes a difference and supports our church with a vital mission and ministry seven days a week. 

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.

Our Apologies
The following names were omitted from the list of members from The St. George Society in the Annual Report. These parishioners have included The Church of St. Michael & St. George in their estate plans and/or through a gift to the Endowment.
Mrs. Ann Case
Mr. Edgar Ellermann
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Horlacher
Mr. & Mrs. James von der Heydt
THIS SUNDAY, January 31
Lenten Devotional Book: John Tyler's new book 3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent will again be available for purchase for $9.99 in the Great Hall this coming Sunday, January 31. Sales were strong on January 17, so don't miss out! 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.

YM Winter Retreat Update!
Please keep all of our YM adult chaperones and student participants in your prayers while they are away on a winter retreat. Pick-up will be Sunday at 1:30 PM on the Wydown playground.

All liturgies and a full-length notice may be downloaded from our website, www.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 and notices will be available at all services. 

Tuesday, February 2
Church Service League
11 AM  Bible Study: Dreams & the Bible, Dreams Shared 
Noon Lunch
12:30 PM  Candlemas with Mother Ezgi
more info

Wednesday, February 3
Wonderful Wednesdays Upcoming Classes
6:00 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class

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 play in it all? Join us Wednesdays in Epiphany 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.


Sunday, February 7 
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.

Tuesday, February 9
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 with number attending.

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
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.

Lenten Quiet Day
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.

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

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!  
WOMEN'S RETREAT  Save the Date!
Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016  more info 

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

YM Winter Retreat Update
Please keep all of our YM adult chaperones and student participants in your prayers while they are away on our YM Winter Retreat. Pick-up will be this Sunday at 1:30 PM on the Wydown playground. 

Super Sunday Snack Sale 
Save the date for Sunday, February 7, to purchase snacks and appetizers to enjoy during your Super Bowl Parties! Volunteers to donate snacks/appetizers/baskets can sign up on the YM bulletin board on the YM webpage. 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

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
Hunger Ministry 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed