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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"
April 29-May 5, 2016
THE BANNER
An illuminated opening from the Chigi Codex featuring the Kyrie of Ockeghem's Missa Ecce ancilla Domini. Eastertide Vespers are this Sunday evening, May 1,  at 5 PM. We will once again welcome the Abbot, Prior, and monks of St. Louis Abbey to The Church of St. Michael & St. George as they lead us in worship and sing Latin Vespers for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. A reception to honor the Abbot and monks will follow.
SUNDAY PREACHING SCHEDULE

   

 May    1   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

 May    8   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

 May   15   The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

 May   22   The Rev. Ezgi Saribay

 May   29   The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

 

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Our Mission at CSMSG is to "Live Christ's life into the world through the Anglican traditions of worshiping God with reverence, joy, and awe; serving and caring for our community; and leading spiritual formation for all ages."

Your pledge dollars support many things, including our clergy, who lead us in worship, and our Church School program, which help our children's spiritual formation.

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.

PARKING REMINDER
The police department has been receiving complaints regarding folks parking too close to driveways, particularly on Sundays. This makes it difficult for neighbors to back out of their driveways on Ellenwood, Cecil, and Wydown as cars are generally parked on both sides of these already narrow streets.
 
Please leave a minimum of 2 feet on either side of driveway. The police department does not want to begin issuing tickets on Sundays but if this continues to occur they will have no alternative.
 
Thank you for your understanding.

THIS SUNDAY
May 1
Cinco de Mayo Bake Sale: Support the Youth Ministry Scholarship Fund, and buy yummy goodies for your families Sunday morning in the Great Hall from 8:30-11:15 AM.

5th Grade Welcome & Parent Orientation: All current 5th grade parents are invited to a Youth Ministry Orientation and Info session with Marty Chapman, YM Coordinator, Sunday, May 1. We will gather in the classroom under the stairs in the basement at 10:30 AM.

Youth Ministry Parenting Series: Please plan to join other CSMSG parents Sunday morning to discuss Chapter 7 of The Spiritual Child by Lisa Miller, PhD. This class will meet at 10:30 AM in the Wydown Meeting Room. The audio from previous classes and the notes are posted on the YM webpage.

Eastertide Vespers: Sunday evening, May 1,  at 5 PM, we will once again welcome the Abbot, Prior, and monks of St. Louis Abbey to The Church of St. Michael & St. George as they lead us in worship and sing Latin Vespers for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. This liturgy is a part of our ongoing ecumenical relationship with the Abbey and one of the opportunities we have each season to worship with the monks. Please plan to join us and experience the beauty of the ancient monastic office sung as it has been for over a thousand years. A reception to honor the Abbot and monks will follow.

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, May 3
Church Service League

Wednesday, May 4
Wonderful Wednesdays
6 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class, 8 PM Compline
The Rev. Blake Sawicky will teach "Faith and Archaeology" 

The Rev. Ezgi Saribay will continue her After Work with the Turk class. Her subject will be "Introduction to the Sacraments of the Church." 

This will be the last session of Wonderful Wednesdays until the fall.

Thursday, May 5  6:30-9 PM
Science Supports Our Faith: One Man's Opinion

Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 2
Community of Hope Informational Meeting
Library  5:30-6:30 PM
The Community of Hope at The Church of St. Michael & St George announces a new training program to be held at the Church in the fall of 2016. The Community of Hope (COH) is a Christian community of lay pastoral care givers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and trained for pastoral ministry. Lay pastoral caregivers are taught a ministry of presence in order to bring the presence of Christ to the suffering. Community of Hope members give spiritual care to people in hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters and private homes. Please consider joining this very personal and important ministry. The fall class will meet 5:30-8:30 PM on Thursdays, September 8-December 15. Informational meetings will be held in the library on Thursday, June 2, from 5:30-6:30 PM and Sunday, June 12, from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM after the summer 10 AM service. For more information, contact Nancy Ferriss at 314.974.3386, Patti Thorp at 919.491.4481, or Mary Ann Cook at 314.726.5860.

July 16-30
Nicaragua Mission Trip
more info
YOUTH MINISTRY
   
Youth Ministry Parenting Series 
10:30-11:15 AM, May 1 to discuss Chapter 7  more info

5th Grade Welcome & Parent OrientationAll current 5th grade parents are invited to a YM Orientation and Info session with Marty Chapman, YM Coordinator, Sunday, May 1 more

Cinco de Mayo Bake Sale: Support the Youth Ministry Scholarship Fund and buy yummy goodies for your families at the Cinco de Mayo celebration this Sunday, May 1, in the Great Hall from 8:30-11:15 AM. This summer there are several HS mission scholarships being provided, so we greatly appreciate any donations and purchases! If you are willing to donate snacks, a gift basket, or gift certificates and other miscellaneous items, please sign up HERE. The YM Staff thanks you!

Wacky Wednesdays: This Wednesday, May 4, from 5:15-6 PM in the Armstrong Room will be the final meeting for this spring.
 more 

HS Bible Studies: Meet every Tuesday morning before schoolClick YM BIBLE STUDIES for more information. 

Seniors Photos and Information more

HS Senior Recognition: Next Sunday, May 8, we will honor our high school seniors. All families with a graduate are asked to please RSVP by Monday, May 2, to Marty at youth@csmsg.org with the number attending this service. All graduates and their families will be seated up front on the left. A reception honoring our graduates will be held in the Great Hall following the 9:15 AM service.

Save-the-date: Adult Volunteer and Sunday School Teacher Recognition and Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 22. The recognition will be during the 9:15 AM service, and the dinner will be at the rectory from 6-8 PM. 

HS Mission Trip   more

Middle School Mission Week  more

Save ALL the Dates! 

Confirmation and Spring Photos: more

OUTREACH MINISTRIES 

Nicaragua Mission Trip 2016
Help the trip to Nicaragua with the three T's: travel size toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste.  more info  

Hunger Ministry more info 
 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed more info

United Thank Offering: Anyone filling a U.T.O. box may turn it into our church bookkeepers, or leave it at the receptionist desk for the spring (June) ingathering of funds. Our main ingathering is November 27. For more information contact Norma Deen Juracsik at ndjuracsik@gmail.com.


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 
 
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