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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
September 9 - 15, 2016
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The Youth Ministry Fall Kickoff is this weekend. Don't miss it!
September 11     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
September 18     The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
September 25     The Rev. Stephen Platt
                         The Rev. Canon Martin Draper

October  2          The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
October  9          The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
October 16          The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
October 23          The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
October 30          The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
Friday, September 9
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.

Men's Bible Study
7 AM   Starbuck's at Hanley & Wydown
Join the men for coffee and Bible Study every Friday morning!

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

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.

6th Grade Welcome! 
The Youth Ministry welcomes all 6th graders to the YM community this Sunday, September 11! 
Ella Bannister             Summer Barnes         Henley Danforth
Asher Douchant          Maxwell Eastman       Emerson Foote
Henry Gallemore         Jordan Gross             Ellie Hanrahan
Grant Hylen                Ava Janes                 Nathan Lemkemeier
Brooke McDonald        Riley McJunkin           Ksenia Quick 
Philip Ralph                Hanlon Rhodes          Adrienne Sayad
Annabel Thompson     Ryan Utz                   Adonis Whitley
Lilly Wood

Youth Ministry Kickoff: The Holy Games
Sunday, September 11: All 6th-12th graders and parents are invited to The Holy Games in the Great Hall immediately following the 9:15 AM service. You will not want to miss this chance to represent your District to the best of your ability! 

Healing Eucharist Returns on Sunday, September 11
5:30 PM     St. George's Chapel
On the second Sunday of each month, the 5:30 PM Sunday evening service will include prayers for healing along with Anointing with holy oil. "Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord." (James 5:14) Come to pray for people in need of healing and wholeness, or come if you yourself would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick.

Monday, September 12
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 September 13. 
Please note our new Tuesday schedule:
10:30 to 11:15 AM: Bible Study in the Sverdrup Room with Mother Ezgi: "Jesus Through a Middle Easterner's Eyes"
11:30 to 11:55 AM: Holy Eucharist
Noon: Lunch in the Great Hall
Denise Chachere, recipient of the Sant Scholarship, will be our guest for lunch.
Lunch is $7. Please make your reservation no later than Sunday evening to Marjorie Sundfors at sundfors@att.net or 314.726.1895.

Upcoming Events
Friday, September 16
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 & Stories
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.  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.
There will NOT be an 11:15 AM liturgy.

Guest Preachers
We will have two guest preachers for St. Michael's Day. The Rev. Stephen Platt will preach at the 8:00 AM and 9:15 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 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 
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.

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.

Sunday, 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.

Sunday, 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.

Calling All 9th-12th Graders... Please drop by the Armstrong Room on Sunday, September 18, JUST after the 9:15 AM service to jot off a note to a CSMSG college student. Food and fellowship will be available. Stay for as long or as short as your schedule allows.

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!

Wacky Wednesdays and Dinner will resume Wednesday, September 21, from 5:15-6 PM in the Armstrong Room. Dinner follows in the Great Hall. All are invited.

Save-the-Dates: Cardinals vs. Pirates (last home game), Sunday, October 2, at 2:15 PM. Meet at CSMSG at 1:15 PM. Tickets are $30 each. Fall Service Day: STL World Food Day-Friday, October 14, from 6-7 PM at John Burroughs, $10. Both events have limited spaces, so e-mail youth@csmsg.org to reserve yours TODAY.
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
Our chaplains form relationships with kids in city and county detention centers. Dinner is at Greenbriar Hills Country Club 6 PM to 9 PM. This is an excellent time to learn about this valuable mission that helps St. Louis kids.  For ticket information contact Tom Guignon at tom.guignon@gmail.com or call him at 314.436.3545. more

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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