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St. Michael &
St. George
6345 Wydown Blvd. 
PO Box 11887 
Clayton, MO 63105 
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"Living Christ in This World"
March 4-10, 2016
THE BANNER 
Actor, Tom Bair, in an exciting performance and storytelling event, will offer the King James Version of the Gospel according to St. Mark this Friday evening at 7 PM in the Great Hall. A discussion of the performance will be held at 10 AM Saturday morning in the Great Hall. Please join us!
SUNDAY PREACHING SCHEDULE

   

  

      March  6   The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf

      March 13  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

      March 20  The Rt. Rev. Michael Marshall

      March 27  The Rev Andrew J. Archie

VISITING PREACHER

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. 


Taking Care of Business!
Recently, Laurie Brown attended the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes and met up with the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, the 27th and current Presiding Bishop of the The Episcopal Church.



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All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee." -1 Chronicles 29:14

All that we are and all that we have are gifts from God. We practice good stewardship when we contribute to God's work through gifts of our time, our abilities, and our financial resources to The Church of St. Michael & St. George. In addition to keeping the lights on, paying the clergy and staff, and maintaining the buildings and grounds, your pledges support and sustain the essential programs that make up our vibrant parish. Whether you are new to our parish or have been here for generations, each of you is vital in making CSMSG a joyful community sharing the life in Jesus Christ.

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, March 6
  
Guest Preacher: We welcome The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, retired Bishop of Rhode Island.

YM Fall Kick-Off Meeting: In the Armstrong Room from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM. 

Youth Ministry Parenting Series: 10:30 AM in the Wydown Meeting Room

Choral Evensong: The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing Choral Evensong this evening at 5 PM at the St. Louis Abbey, 500 South Mason Road in Creve Coeur.

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. 

THIS WEEK
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 on Friday evening.  A discussion of the performance will be held on Saturday morning at 10 AM.

Monday, March 7
Women's Bible Study
9-9:45 AM, Armstrong Room 
"The Drama of Scripture" with Kyle Schenkewitz more

Tuesday, March 8
Church Service League
11 AM  Bible Study with John Tyler: 
"How to Pray"

Noon: Lunch
12:30 PM: Program "Lenten Series": (through March 22)
"From Here to There, Part 2" presented by Fr. Blake
more info

Tuesday, March 8  
Steak & Stories
Great Hall  6-8 PM
Speaker: Zip Rzeppa
Please join us for Steak & Stories on March 8 to welcome Zip Rzeppa, one of St. Louis' most recognizable personalities, beloved for his high-energy ''Zippo Awards'. A little more than a decade after he arrived, Zip turned his attention to the not-for-profit world, where his true calling was 'the' calling - turning him to devout religious work. His story will inspire us all. As a special surprise, we will air a full episode of the Zippo Awards to share Zip's amazing effervescent personality.
The cost for the evening is $20 per participant. Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by noon on Monday, March 7.

Wednesday, March 9
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  9 and 16

Thursday, March 10
Book Club
7:30 PM  Sverdrup Room
We will read For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. We meet at 7:30 PM on March 10 and April 7 and 14 in the Sverdrup Room. We will be using the Scribner's Edition. For the first meeting read chapters 1-5. For more information please contact Jan Jacobi at 314.725.0859.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, March 12
Young Adults: Young Adult Cocktail Party
6-8 PM    The Brown Family Residence 
For more information and to RSVP contact Hillary Gredell at Hillary.a.roth@gmail.com

If you are in your 20s or 30s, enjoy cocktail parties and outdoor activities, and want to meet some new friends and parishioners, kindly send your contact information to hillary.a.roth@gmail.com.

Monday, March 14
Easter Flower and Music Offering Cards
Easter Flower and Music offering cards are due March 14. An offering to the Flower or Music fund at Easter is a wonderful way to remember a loved one or to give thanks.
Memorial and Thank offering cards are available at church in the Narthex. 

Sunday, March 13
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night to be on time for Church on Sunday, March 13!

Wednesday, March 16
Palm Cross Making Event and Dinner!
Join other parishioners for fellowship and fun as we make this year's palm crosses on Wednesday, March 16 from 5-6 PM. Dinner will be served afterward (optional) and reservations are requested by e-mailing reception@csmsg.org. Cost of dinner is $5 for those younger than 10 years old, $8 for those 10 years old and up with a $30/family maximum.

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.

Saturday, March 19
Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making
10-11 AM    Taylor Room
Join us to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients. Everyone is welcome. 

July 16-30
Nicaragua Mission Trip
The World Service Mission Ministry is going back to Nicaragua from July 16 through 30 to serve in a small school outside Managua. Join our team! No experience necessary, and age is no limit! Go for one week or two. Check out our display outside the Great Hall by the Wydown entrance. For more info, please contact Jennifer McGrath at 636.778.1256 or jenmcgrath123@gmail.com.


Have you witnessed the children celebrating in the chapel on Sundays?
CHURCH SCHOOL
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.

Sunday, the First Grade will "act out" the Bible story, 'Jesus Calms the Storm.' Their parents are invited to that Chapel service.
 
YOUTH MINISTRY  
Youth Ministry Parenting Series 
10:30-11:15 AM, this Sunday
The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller 

Fall Kick-Off Meeting -THIS Sunday, March 6th, in the Armstrong Room from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM. Please RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

HS Senior Update: Photos and Information: The YM is preparing to recognize our 2016 High School Graduates and kindly requests parents of all CSMSG graduates to send a photo of their senior, and to submit their contact information. 
HS Senior Night: All HS seniors are invited to dinner at Three Kings Pub on Delmar April 5th from 6:30-8 PM. Please RSVP and send information to Marty at youth@csmsg.org.

Save-the-dates: 
Bishop Salmon Talk (to Confirmands and their parents): Sunday, April 10, at 10:30 AM; 
YM Parent Spring Fling Social: Sunday, April 10, from 5-7 PM; 
Confirmation Banquet: Saturday, April 16, from 6-8 PM;
Confirmation: Sunday, April 17 at 9:15 AM.

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!  
OUTREACH MINISTRIES
 
Hunger Ministry 
 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed
ALTAR FLOWERS