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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
Our 2016 Vestry: from (l) to (r) Linda McCoy, Lucas Gredell, Harrison Hagan Heil, John Rowe (Sr. Warden), Pam Thomsen, Michael Hanrahan, Jane Klamer (Clerk), Ernie Clarke, Charlotte Foley, Liza Stanton, Jan Jacobi, Tom Horlacher (Jr. Warden), David Ott, the Rev. Andrew Archie, Holly Brigham. (not pictured):  Deanna Simanowitz. Thank you for your service to our church!



  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


The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf will preach  Sunday, March 6 at the 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM and 11:15 AM liturgies. Bishop Wolf, a convert from Judaism, stepped into history books by becoming only the second woman in U.S history to be ordained a diocesan bishop. 


John Tyler reports that parishioners bought 125 of his Lenten devotional books, a sell-out! Your generosity provided $1,350 for our church's hunger ministry and will make a difference in the lives of people who need it most. Now that you have helped the hungry in a physical way, John encourages you to help yourself in a spiritual way. Take a 3-minute retreat each day during Lent by reading a 2-page devotional. You deserve 3 minutes away from the rat-race, and it will pay spiritual dividends during Lent and beyond.

Two frequently asked questions, "I'm a young adult, or I am currently concerned about my employment status and don't have a lot to give right now. Will my pledge of a small amount make a difference?" Yes! If everyone who hasn't been giving committed to give (regardless of the amount), the church could surpass our current level of giving. Your gift makes a great deal of difference. 

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 21
Newcomer Brunch All newcomers are invited to attend a Brunch today after the 9:15 AM liturgy. Let's meet at the baptismal font immediately after the liturgy to walk over to 6316 Wydown Blvd., the home of the Rev. Ezgi Saribay. 

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

YM Parenting Series
10:30 AM, Wydown Meeting Room.  
All CSMSG parents are invited for a discussion of Chapter 2 of The Spiritual Child.  The audio and notes are posted on the YM Bulletin Board on our CSMSG website. 

8th Grade Verger Walk for 8th Grade Confirmands and their parents is at 10:30 AM. Please meet at the baptismal font.

Choral Evensong will be sung this evening 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. A reception will follow in the Great Hall. 

A Savory Supper will follow Evensong from 6-8 PM in the Taylor Room.

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 22 
Women's Bible Study
9-9:45 AM, Armstrong Room 
"The Drama of Scripture" with Kyle Schenkewitz more

Tuesday, February 23
Church Service League
11 AM  Bible Study with John Tyler: 
"The Feeding of the Five Thousand."

Noon: Lunch
12:30 PM: Program "Lenten Series": (through March 22)
"From East to West: A Young Turkish Girl's Journey from Islam to Christianity" presented by Mother Ezgi.
more info

Wednesday, February 24
Wonderful Wednesdays & Upcoming Classes
6:00 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class, 8 PM Compline

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

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


Sunday, February 28
CSMSG and St. Louis Art Museum
FINDING GOD IN ART Three Sundays: 
February 28, April 10, and May 1
11:15-11:30 AM   Gather at the Visitor Information Desk in Taylor Hall, St. Louis Art Museum
11:30 AM-12:30 PM  Viewing and Commentary on seven works
led by Barbara Martin-Smith and Molly Schilling. 
12:30-2 PM  Lunch/discussion in the private dining room of The Panorama Restaurant
Registration: Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org

Friday-Saturday, March 4-5
The Gospel According to St. Mark 
7 PM,  Friday, Great Hall 
10 AM,  Saturday, 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.  A discussion of the performance will be held on Saturday morning at 10 AM.

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.

Have you witnessed the children celebrating in the chapel on Sundays?
This Sunday, the Third Grade Class will share what they have learned about the Early Years of Jesus in the 9:15 AM Chapel service.

The Skating and Pizza event has been cancelled due to the warm weather.

Popcorn, Pizza and a Movie
Sunday, February 28, 3 PM  Great Hall
Movie "Up" at 3:30 PM. Pizza at 5 PM.
$10/family. Children can bring blankets and pillows. Tables and chairs for adults! RSVP to Jane Fisher jfisher@csmsg.org or sign up in the Great Hall.

8th Grade Verger Walk for 8th Grade Confirmands and their parents is THIS Sunday at 10:30 AM. Please meet at the Baptismal Font.

Youth Ministry Parenting Series 
10:30-11:15 AM, this Sunday
The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller 

8th Grade Guided Eucharist & BBQ Dinner
this Saturday, February 20,  5-7 PM 
All 8th graders and their families are invited to a Guided Eucharist and BBQ Dinner. 10/person. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org

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.

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. 

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!  
Hunger Ministry 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed