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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"
March 10-17, 2016
Palm Cross Making Event: Have you ever wondered how the Palm crosses are made for Palm Sunday? Join other parishioners for fellowship and fun THIS Wednesday from 5-6 PM. Dinner will be served afterward (optional) and reservations are requested by e-mailing reception@csmsg.org.



      March 13  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

      March 20  The Rt. Rev. Michael Marshall

      March 27  The Rev Andrew J. Archie

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.

Your pledge dollars at work!

Last Sunday, the Church School First Grade acted out the Bible story, 'Jesus Calms the Storm.' 
"The disciples went and woke Jesus, saying, 'Lord, save us! We're going to drown!' He replied, 'You of little faith, why are you so afraid?' Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, 'What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!'" 
    Matthew 8: 25-27
Can you remember acting out a chapter in the Bible in your Sunday School? It sticks with you when you do more than read or listen to the story. Your pledge dollars support the spiritual formation of the children in our Church School program. Be sure to watch the video on line of a Sunday morning in St. George's Chapel. 

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

The Rector's Forum: Please join the Rector as he leads a study of the "Old Testament Roots of the Gospel" from 10:30-11:00 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome. 

Get to Know the Prayer Book: Join Fr. Blake and Mthr. Ezgi today from 10:30-11:00 AM in the Sverdrup Room as they teach about The Book of Common Prayer. 

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. 

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

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.

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

Tuesday, March 15
Church Service League
11 AM:  Bible Study with John Tyler: "Jacob"

Noon: Lunch
12:30 PM: Program "Lenten Series": "From East to West: A Young Turkish Girl's Journey from Islam to Christianity - Part 3" given by Mother Ezgi. more info

Wednesday, March 16
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)

Palm Cross Making Event: Have you ever wondered how the Palm crosses are made for Palm Sunday? Come to the Palm Cross Making Event to find out!

Join other parishioners for fellowship and fun as we make this year's palm crosses THIS Wednesday from 5-6 PM. Dinner will be served afterward (optional) and reservations are requested by e-mailing reception@csmsg.org. Cost: $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. 

Sunday, March 20
Passion Vespers
5 PM
On Palm Sunday afternoon the Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Passion Vespers. This liturgy, akin to the Christmastide services of Lessons and Carols, is a service of exceptional beauty that couples the spoken word with poignant seasonal music. The readings are selected from Scripture, the ancient Church Fathers, and modern-day poets and are interspersed with music, sung by the Choir to illuminate the texts. This is a meaningful way to begin the solemnities of Holy Week, and all are cordially encouraged and welcome to attend.

Sunday, March 20-27
Holy Week Preacher
The Rt. Rev. Michael Marshall will be our guest preacher. Make plans to join us as we worship the risen Savior.
The Rt. Rev Michael Marshall bio and Holy Week Schedule

Thursday, April 7
Book Club:  For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
7:30 PM  Sverdrup Room  more

Friday, April 22
Trivia Night 2016
6:30 PM    Great Hall
Join us for TRIVIA NIGHT 2016: $40/person. Contact Nicholas Bideler to reserve your spot at Nick@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 ext. 4043.  more info 

July 16-30
Nicaragua Mission Trip
more info

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.
Youth Ministry Parenting Series 
10:30-11:15 AM, this Sunday

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 5 from 6:30-8 PM. Please RSVP and send information to Marty at youth@csmsg.org.

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 more

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