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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 11-17, 2016
The Rev. Nathan Humphrey will lead this Saturday's Lenten Quiet Morning with a discussion of " St. Michael, St. George, and St. Louis: Three Saints for Lent."



  February 14  The Rev. Nathan Humphrey

  February 21  The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

  February 28  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

      March  6   The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf

      March 13  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

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.

God is continually giving us gifts, but sometimes we think they are a result of our own doing.  Reflection and prayer, can help us get the right perspective. Be watchful for God's love, to recognize his hand in his gifts. Look around at God's bountiful gifts. Give thanks!

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.
THIS SUNDAY, February 14
Get to Know the Prayer Book: 
10:30-11 AM,  Sverdrup Room 
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.

YM Kick-Off Committee Meeting will meet Sunday in the Armstrong Room from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM.

All liturgies and a full-length notice may be downloaded from our website, www.csmsg.org. Go to service leaflets  or "This Sunday" to 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. 

Monday, February 15 
Women's Bible Study
9-9:45 AM, Armstrong Room 
"The Drama of Scripture" with Kyle Schenkewitz more info

Tuesday, February 16
Church Service League
11 AM  Bible Study with John Tyler:  
"The Public Ministry of Jesus According to Luke - Part II - The Parable of the Sower"
12:30 PM
The Journey: From There to Here given by Father Blake Sawicky.
more info

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

Wednesday, February 17
Wonderful Wednesdays & Upcoming Classes
6:00 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class, 8 PM Compline

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

Adult Confirmation classes will be offered in Lent as a component of our Wonderful Wednesday program. The class will be a series of conversations on what makes Episcopalians a distinctive people of prayer. Chief topics will include The Book of Common Prayer, Individual Devotion, and the Eucharist, always with a practical eye towards developing our own relationship with God via the traditions and tools which our Anglican Heritage has given us. All are welcome. For more information, contact Laurie Brown or Fr. Blake Sawicky.

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

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

Saturday, February 20
Sandwich Making,
10 AM, Taylor Room

Sunday, February 21
Newcomers Brunch
All newcomers are invited to attend a brunch 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.

Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong will be sung next Sunday, February 21, at 5 PM by the Girl Choristers and the Schola. The choirs will sing the Evening Service in B minor of T. Tertius Noble along with music of William Smith, C. Hubert H. Parry, Robert Lehman, and Percy Buck. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day and plan to make attendance at Evensong one of your regular commitments for worship. 

Sunday, February 28
CSMSG and St. Louis Art Museum
February 28, April 10, and May 1
Gather at the Visitor Information Desk in Taylor Hall, 
St. Louis Art Museum
11:15-11:30 AM
Viewing and Commentary on seven works:
Led by Barbara Martin-Smith and Molly Schilling 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Lunch/discussion in the Private Dining Room of The Panorama Restaurant
12:30-2 PM

Barbara Martin-Smith, Docent, SLAM
Barbara will help us to understand the nuances of the works we are viewing-from the perspective of composition, materials, and
construction-to the expressive inclinations of the artist.

Molly M. Schilling, MA Theology
Molly will focus on the echo of theology in great works of art-an"exegesis" of historic and modern art. Our viewing will include works from the Middle Ages through the Modern and Contemporary eras.

Registration: Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org

Friday, March 4
The Gospel According to St. Mark 
7 PM    Great Hall
The actor Tom Bair, in an exciting performance and storytelling event, will offer the King James Version of the Gospel according to St. Mark. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Friday, March 4, at 7 PM in the Great Hall.

Friday, March 18- Saturday March 19
Women's Retreat at the Mercy Center
The Venerable Mimsy Jones, Archdeacon, will be the Retreat leader.
more info
Retreat Brochure
Register and pay online here 

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

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

YM SS Teacher Check-In with Bishop Salmon:
Sunday, February 21 from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Armstrong Room. A light lunch will be served, so please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org by February 15.

THANK YOU! The Youth Ministry staff wishes to thank all who donated items or volunteered at the YM Super Sunday Sale and the 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. 

Hunger Ministry 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed