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Call CSMSG at 314.721.1502 or e-mail laurie@csmsg.org
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
September 2 - 8, 2016
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Fall Schedule begins next Sunday!

Friday, September 2
Friday Morning Women's Bible Study
7 AM Holy Eucharist  St. Mary's Chapel
7:30 - 8:30 AM   Library 
Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday.

Monday, September 5
Church offices and building will be closed Monday, September 5, for Labor Day.

Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 11
Fall Schedule Begins.
 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist I (Church)
 9:15 AM Choral Eucharist I (Church)
11:15 AM Holy Eucharist I (St. George's Chapel)
 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist II (St. George's Chapel)

Church School resumes on Sunday, September 11 at 9:15 AM. There will be a table in the Great Hall with information as well as outside of St. George's Chapel. Preschool - Kindergarten children should go to their classrooms downstairs and 1st - 5th Graders will start the morning in the Chapel. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and to the start of another great year. If you haven't received information in the mail, please contact Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.

Church School Meeting & Breakfast
8 AM  Taylor Room
On September 11, the High School Assistants meet in the Taylor Room at 8:00 AM. The CS Teachers meet at 8:30 AM. A light breakfast will be provided. 

NEW Women's Monday Morning Bible Study Series
9 AM     Armstrong Room
Beginning September 12, John Tyler will lead a new series for this group of diverse and interesting women who meet each Monday in the Armstrong Room from 9-9:45 AM. The series will be based on John's book, The Eucharist: A History for Life-long and New Episcopalians. Didn't buy the book that sold out its two printings? Not to worry, for the series will be just as user-friendly for you as for those who bought the book. To learn more about this unique series, click on this link.

Tuesday, September 13
Church Service League Tuesdays
Sverdrup Room/Great Hall
CSL will return on turn on September 13. 
Please note our new Tuesday schedule:
10:30 to 11:15 AM Bible Study led by Mthr. Ezgi
Lunch in the Great Hall. Lunch costs $7, and reservations are required by Sunday evening, September 11, to Marjorie Sundfors at sundfors@att.net or 314.726.1895.

Friday, September 9
Friday Morning Bible Study
7:30 AM   Sverdrup Room
Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM in St. Mary's Chapel.

Sunday, September 18
Epic Lay Ministry Fair
8:30 AM-Noon     Great Hall
Every Parishioner Is Called! Come and see the varied and wonderful ways to get involved with the community life of our church! Representatives from all guilds and ministries will be present to discuss their ministry from 8:30 AM-Noon in the Great Hall. Come meet new friends and reconnect with old ones!

Tuesday, September 20
Steak & Strories
6 PM    Great Hall
Our first Steak & Stories of the Fall is right around the corner! Tuesday, September 20 in the Great Hall from 6-8 PM. Our speaker for the evening will be Charlie Valier, on the topic of George Caleb Bingham's 1846 interpretation of his election paintings. Charlie will discuss the latest interpretation of George Caleb Bingham's 1846 Election paintings. It will be a great discussion that you will not want to miss. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, September 19 with reception@csmsg.org.

Sunday, September 25
St. Michael's Sunday
St. Michael's Sunday is September 25. Fried chicken lunch will follow the 9:15 AM liturgy! Bring a friend or neighbor.

Guest Preachers
We will have two guest preachers for St. Michael's Day. The Rev. Stephen Platt will preach at the 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM and 11:15 AM liturgies. The Rev. Stephen Platt is a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church, Rector of the Church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker in Oxford, England, as well as being the General Secretary of the Fellowship of St. Alban and St Sergius. He studied theology at Pembroke College, University of Oxford with Bishop (now Metropolitan) Kallistos Ware, going on to postgraduate work in the field of religious education at King's College, University of London. Fr. Platt was ordained deacon in 1995 by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom, and served as his deacon for six years, before being ordained priest in 2001 to serve the Orthodox community in Oxford. In 2010 he was elevated to the rank of Archpriest. In addition to his other duties, Fr. Stephen serves as the National Ecumenical Officer and Secretary for Inter-Christian Relations for the Russian Orthodox Church in the UK; and he is the head of the church's Department for Education and Youth Work. He is married to Anna, who works as librarian in the Slavonic Library of the University of Oxford, and they have five children.

The Rev. Canon Martin Draper will preach at the 5:30 PM service. Canon Draper is a retired priest living in London. His early ministry was in the Diocese of London, where he served at St. Mary-the-Virgin, Primrose Hill, and St. Matthew's, Westminster. Later, he served in the Diocese of Europe, where he was the Chaplain of St. George's, Paris, for eighteen years, and, until his retirement, Archdeacon of France. Father Draper now helps in a number of central London parishes, most especially St. James's, Paddington, and St. Marylebone Parish Church.

Wednesday, September 28
Wonderful Wednesdays Return
Resuming September 28, Wednesday evenings at CSMSG are for fellowship and formation. Come to pray, to eat, to learn, to meet each other, and enjoy good company. This year's theme is A Glorious Company, and we will explore various facets of the Christian Communion - from angels and saints, to death and liturgies of remembrance, to poets and faith in the midst of hardship, and war. Evening Prayer at 5 PM followed by the Eucharist at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:15 PM, Class at 6:45 PM, concluding with Compline at 8 PM. Come when you can, leave when you must! 

Saturday, October 8
SAVE THE DATE - Morning Women's Retreat - October 8
8:30 AM-12:30 PM   CSMSG
The title of the retreat is "Christ From the Perspective of Anglican Women - Meeting Jesus through the lives of six influential women of faith."

The retreat will be led by the Rev. Ezgi Saribay and the Rev. Melanie Slane from Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves.
Join us for this half-day retreat as we explore the lives and gifts of six women, both local and international, within the history of Anglicanism. The focus will be on how each of them lead in Christ-like manners. This retreat will help us as women grow spiritually deeper in our vocation, ministries, and life. Please join us for this time of reflection and to connect with other women in our greater community.
Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 with questions.

Sunday, October 23
Save-the-Date: Parenting Seminar with Dr. Lisa Miller at 11:30 AM in the Great Hall.
YM Update: The Youth Ministry is thrilled to announce that Timothy Chapman has been hired as our Youth Minister. Timothy has served as the Youth Ministry Intern since October of 2013 and completed a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in 2015.

Tuesday, September 6
YM Leadership Team Meeting
12:30 PM      Sverdrup Room
THIS Tuesday, September 6, in the Sverdrup Room from 12:30-1:30 PM. Please RSVP to heils@sbcglobal.net.

Sunday, September 11
10:30-11:00 AM, Great Hall
SAVE-THE-DATE: YM Fall Kickoff   Be on the lookout for your ticket to represent your District at the Holy Games! If you are in the 6th-12th grades, and have not received your ticket please email youth@csmsg.org.

September 18
10:30-11:10 AM 
Confirmation Registration - All rising 8th grade students as well as older students who have not yet been confirmed are invited to register for our upcoming 2016-17 Confirmation Class. Class begins on September 18 for both students and parents. To register or find out more information, please e-mail Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org.

September 18
Noon until 2 PM, the North Shelter in Shaw Park
Save-the-Date: Confirmation Orientation and Potluck - RSVP and turn in your confirmation registration form to youth@csmsg.org as soon as possible.

Tuesdays with Timothy are BACK! All students are invited to come have a coffee (or whatever) on us at the Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley every Tuesday! Join Timothy from 3:30-4:30 PM; friends are WELCOME!

HS Bible Studies will resume the week of September 12.  

Wacky Wednesdays will resume September 21.
Join Washington University's Home Plate!
Become a Home Plate host and welcome 3-4 Washington University students into your home for a few meals a year to help them feel at home in St. Louis.  Every year, since 2001, hundreds of students and their host families have enjoyed these informal off-campus gatherings.  Many families stay with their same group for a few years and see them graduate!  We need new families each year. Email Risa Zwerling Wrighton at  Zwerling@wustl.edu or homeplate@wustl.edu to sign up. And visit our Facebook page  for a glimpse of the many heartwarming experiences Home Platers have enjoyed. 


Moment in Time Benefit for Episcopal City Mission
October 13, 6-9 PM, Greenbriar Hills Country Club

Hunger Ministry more info 
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed more info

United Thank Offering  
Hospital Stay: Please let us know if you or a loved one is in the hospital. We want to be sure you are on the prayer list and would like to have a priest visit you. Please contact Debbie Fenner at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
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