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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
May 27-June 1, 2016
THE BANNER
Don't miss the annual Parish Picnic with barbecue, petting zoo and pony ride, Wayne the Balloon Man and the Castle Bounce. Lunch is free, but the rides are $5/child with unlimited use! Rain or shine! We will also be collecting canned food for the Food Pantry. Collection baskets will be near the the Barbecue.
SUNDAY PREACHING SCHEDULE

   

 

 May 29   The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky

 June  5   The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

 June 12  The Rev. Ezgi Saribay

 June 19  The Rev. Ezgi Saribay

 June 26  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

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A prayer from
Forward Day by Day -
I will try this day to live a simple, sincere and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God. Amen.

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 two 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 29
Summer Schedule begins Sunday: 8 AM Holy Eucharist, 10 AM Choral Eucharist, and 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist.

CS Summer Schedule: Sunday, May 29, is the beginning of the 10 AM summer schedule. Preschool-3rd Grade children meet downstairs in the Pre-Primary Room, for a lectionary-based activity, and they will join their parents in the Church for communion throughout the summer.

Parish Picnic: This Sunday following the 10 AM service, is the annual Parish Picnic in the Street with barbecue, petting zoo and pony rides, Wayne the Balloon Man, and the Castle Bounce. Lunch is free, but the rides are $5 per child with unlimited use! Rain or shine! We will also be collecting canned food for the Food Pantry. Collection baskets will be near the Barbecue.

Have your photo taken today for the Directory! If your photo is not in the Directory, we need one from you! Marc Vorih, our Church photographer, will be available to take photos May 29, June 5, and June 12. Make plans now to have one taken for the directory OR please email a family and/or individual photo to Laurie@csmsg.org.
For those of you who would like a printed version of our Directory, they will be available today at the Ellenwood door or please let Laurie know at Laurie@csmsg.org or call 314.721.1502. Another wonderful feature of our online Directory is the ability to update your information. Just go to the website at www.csmsg.org. At the bottom of the page click on "Our Church Family". Please look over your information to make sure we are up-to-date.

THIS WEEK

Monday, May 30
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study  
9 AM - 9:45 AM   Armstrong Room
There will not be Bible Study, Monday, May 30, since the church will be closed for Memorial Day. This study meets each Monday from 9:-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room and will resume on Monday, June 6. The Rev. Ezgi Saribay will lead this study in June and July. For more information, contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org.

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. more

Sunday, June 5
Nicaragua Fund-A-Need Dinner Tickets Sale
8:30-11:30 AM      Great Hall
Nicaragua "Fund-A-Need Dinner" Tickets will be on sale in the Great Hall from 8:30-11:30 AM for the annual fundraiser for our mission trip to Nicaragua in July. Tickets/$75. The dinner will be a little different this year. Join us Sunday, June 12, at Windows on Washington, to see how! We are also accepting donations for our wine pull (bottles valued at $20 and up, please). For more info, contact Jennifer McGrath at 636.778.1256 or jenmcgrath123@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 7
11 AM      Sverdrup Room
Church Service League Summer begins Tuesday, June 7, from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Sverdrup Room. We will meet every Tuesday throughout June and July to work on service projects and more. Bring your crafty ideas, a pair of scissors, and sack lunch if you like. Christmas Bazaar is only six months away.

Sunday, June 12
Nicaragua Dinner & Auction
Windows On Washington, 6 PM 
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM , "Fund-A-Need" 8 PM

Thursday, July 16
Festival Evensong
6 PM  Church
CSMSG will host a Festival Evensong for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Worshippers will enjoy glorious music and medieval pageantry and be invited to join in prayers for peace in the Holy Land and the welfare of the poor and sick. This annual festival evensong and service of rededication will be celebrated by the Order of St. John in St. Louis, which is marking the 25th anniversary of its establishment as a recognized region of the U.S. Priory of the Order.

The Order of St. John is both an active, practical charity and an order of chivalry headed by Queen Elizabeth II. The guest preacher will be the Most Rev'd Frank Griswold III, the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas M. Hyers, MD, OStJ, at 314.567.5627 or 314.517.7116. All are welcome!

July 16-30
Nicaragua Mission Trip
more info
YOUTH MINISTRY
Youth Ministry Parenting Series 
This class has concluded for the summer... more info

Tuesdays with Timothy! All students are invited to have a coffee (or whatever) on us at the Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley every Tuesday of the summer from 3:30-4:30 PM.

Welcome Home to all CSMSG College & YM Alumni! Summer Reunion: Sunday, May 29, at the Annual Street Picnic. Look for the table with CSMSG College Student Reunion signs on it!

MS Mission Week Commissioning will be held during the 10 AM service on Sunday, June 3. The MS Mission Week orientation and information session will take place at 11:30 AM in the Taylor Room.

Summer Mission Opportunities: All summer mission opportunities are full.

Middle School Mission Week: This week of local service opportunities for current 5th-8th graders will be June 6-10. All payments are due now, and waiting list sign-ups will be notified shortly.  

High School Mission Trip: All payments are due now. Thank you!

Save ALL the Dates! 

Youth Ministry Spring Photos: more

OUTREACH MINISTRIES 

Toys for Nicaragua Needed
Cleaning out the kids toy box? Educational toys are needed at the school in Nejapa. more

Nicaragua Mission Trip 2016
It's not too late to join our team! For more info, contact Jennifer McGrath at 636.778.1256 or jenmcgrath123@gmail.com.
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Hunger Ministry more info 
 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed more info

United Thank Offering  

Young Adults
If you are in your 20s or 30s, enjoy cocktail parties, outdoor activities.... more info 
 
So, you've heard about the 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!  
ALTAR FLOWERS