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The Church of
St. Michael &  St. George
6345 Wydown Blvd. 
PO Box 11887 
Clayton, MO 63105 
314.721.1502 (p) 
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Living Christ in This World
December 1-7, 2016
THE BANNER 
A Candlelight Service of Advent Lessons and Carols will be held this Sunday at 5 PM.  This service, originally composed by The Very Reverend Eric Milner-White for use at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, proclaims in word and song the promise of God to redeem the world through the Advent of His Son. Readings from Scripture are interspersed with music, sung by the Choir to illuminate the texts. This is a meaningful way to begin the Advent season and all are cordially welcome to attend. A festive reception will follow.
THIS WEEK'S PREACHER

December  4     The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies
December 11    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
December 18    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
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Pledge cards are in the pews or Narthex at Church or contact us to send one to you at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502. 
THIS SATURDAY
Saturday, December 3
Advent Quiet Morning
The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies will lead our Advent Quiet Morning. The theme is "Time and Eternity." more
 
THIS SUNDAY
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. 

YM Spiritual Family Adult SS Class
10:30-11:10 AM each Sunday, Wydown Meeting Room.

Adult Confirmation Classes: Adult Confirmation Classes began November 20. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead Adult Confirmation Classes on Sunday mornings, 10:30-11 PM through December 18. Contact Blake at bsawicky@csmsg.org with questions.

Greenery Pick Up: Items ordered from the Youth Ministry Greenery Sale are available for pickup on Sunday. Please look for your labeled items in the Davis Courtyard.

A Candlelight Service of Advent Lessons and Carols
5 PM, this Sunday
A wonderful and meaningful way to usher in the season of Advent is through the service of Advent Lessons and Carols. This service, originally composed by The Very Reverend Eric Milner-White for use at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, proclaims in word and song the promise of God to redeem the world through the Advent of His Son. Readings from Scripture are interspersed with music, sung by the Choir to illuminate the texts. The metaphoric procession through the liturgy - from darkness into light - is intended to prepare the worshipper for the coming of the true Light, Jesus Christ. This is a meaningful way to begin the Advent season and all are cordially welcome to attend.

Holiday Reception following Advent Lessons & Carols!
THIS Sunday    5 PM   
Great Hall 
Plan now to attend one of the biggest parties of the year happening this Sunday. All are invited and encouraged to bring a friend. Please bring a dish to share with parishioners old and new!
   
THIS WEEK
Thursday, December 1 and 8
CSMSG Book Club
7:30 PM       Library
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren will be discussed, led by Daniel Williamson, Charlie Valier, and Jan Jacobi. We will be reading the Restored Edition published by HMH Mariner Books and edited by Noel Polk. 

Friday, December 2
Friday Morning Women's Bible Study
7:30 AM    Library
Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. We meet Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM in St. Mary's Chapel.

Men's Bible Study
7:30 AM    Sverdrup Room
During Advent, join the men at 7 AM for Holy Eucharist in St. Mary's Chapel, followed by Bible Study.

Saturday, December 3
Advent Quiet Morning
The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies will lead our Advent Quiet Morning this Saturday.The theme is "Time and Eternity."

Monday, December 5
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
9 AM    Armstrong Room
"Sing the Savior: An Advent Study of the Gospel Canticles" Timothy Chapman will lead a four-week study of these songs from Luke's Gospel. Just as they were spoken at the time of Jesus's first coming, so the church continues to sing them until His return. What can we learn from the Canticles today?

Tuesday, December 6
Church Service League 
10:30 AM: Bible Study with Mother Ezgi in the Sverdrup Room followed by Holy Eucharist
Noon: Lunch in the Great Hall (Lunch reservations due by Sunday evening to Marjorie Sundfors at 314.726.1895 or sundfors@att.net )
12:30 PM (approx.): Program: "The Creation of Dogs: A Global Alphabet" by illustrator Barbara Smith, author Father Ralph Wright, and publisher Ellie Jones.
 
Wednesday, December 7
Wonderful Wednesdays: 
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist; 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Classes;        
8 PM Compline
Wonderful Wednesdays continue in Advent through December 21. New classes begin and current classes continue: "12-Step Christianity" with Mtr. Ezgi will meet in the Wydown Meeting Room, and "Advent with the Poets," with Fr. Blake, will be in the Sverdrup Room. 

The Growing Through Grief class will not meet December 7.

Sunday, December 11
Breakfast with Saint Nicholas 
11:15 AM      Great Hall
Breakfast with Saint Nicholas is next Sunday. Hear the real story of Saint Nicholas and enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by the Youth Group, as well as making a craft. The cost is $4/person or $15/family, payable at the breakfast. Please RSVP to Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org .

Healing Eucharist
5:30 PM    St. George's Chapel
Second Sunday of the month 
This 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.

Tuesday, December 13
Steak & Stories
6 PM     Great Hall
Henry Biggs, our speaker, will explore the history of the Front National and the factors in France that have led to the upsurge in popularity of the Front National under Marine Le Pen's leadership.
Biggs has multiple degrees from Harvard, UCLA, the Sorbonne, and Paris-Dauphine. He currently teaches at Washington University and in France, in addition to currently serving as President and General Counsel for two start-up Educational Technology companies. Most relevantly, he was recently named French Honorary Consul for St. Louis. RSVP by Noon on Monday, December 12 to reception@csmsg.org .

Thursdays, January 5 - March 30, 2017
The Community of Hope
COH at CSMSG announces a new training program to be held at the Church beginning in January of 2017. The COH is a Christian community of lay pastoral caregivers 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. At CSMSG, Community of Hope members give spiritual care to people in hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and private residences. Please consider joining this very personal and important ministry. The next class will meet 5:30-8:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room on Thursdays, January 5-March 30. For more information, contact Nancy Ferriss at 314.974.3386 or Mary Ann Cook at 314.726.5860.
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CHURCH SCHOOL
Church School Preschool-Kindergarten  children should go to their undercroft classrooms, and  1st-5th Grades  will meet in the Chapel. All classes end at 10:55 AM.

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas is Sunday, December 11 at 11:15 AM in the Great Hall. More information to follow.

YOUTH MINISTRY
Greenery Pick Up:  Items ordered from the Youth Ministry Greenery Sale are available for pickup today. Please look for your labeled items in the Davis Courtyard. Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and friends, we raised nearly $3000 to provide scholarships for students participating in Youth Ministry events such as retreats and mission trips!
 
HS Volunteers wanted! Help prepare for our annual Saint Nicholas Breakfast on Sunday, December 11. Sign-up for a shift between 9:30 AM and Noon on our YM webpage
. Contact Timothy for more info.

Christmas Bake Sale: Baked Christmas goodies and volunteers needed on Sunday, December 18, from 8:30-11:30 AM. Sign up on the YM webpage. The YM Staff and Leadership Team THANK YOU!!

YM Christmas Taco Bar and Ice Skating Party: Join Timothy for tacos and ice skating on Sunday, December 18! Plan to attend the 5 PM Lessons & Carols with the YM Staff and then meet in the Armstrong Room for a taco bar at 6 PM. At 7 PM, we will head to Steinberg Ice Skating Rink to race Timothy from 7:15-9 PM. Bring $5 for tacos, $13 for ice skating and rentals, and extra for hot chocolate or snacks. Sign up on the YM webpage.

Confirmation Update: 8th Grade Confirmation Class will last until Noon on December 11. On December 18, the Confirmands should arrive in class at 10:30 AM and be picked up at 2:30 PM. They will attend SS and Church with their class, have lunch, and then hold the tech/dress rehearsals for the Pageant.

Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge: Sneak away for one night at beautiful Trout Lodge for a getaway with the Youth Ministry, February 11 and 12. Cost is $150. Friends WELCOME for $60! Chaperones attend free. Sign up here!

The Spiritual Family Class 
Sundays   10:30 AM    Wydown Meeting Room
In a culture too busy for spirituality, how do we learn to practice in our lives and instill in our children the value and delight of the Christian faith? All adults are welcome to join us for this discussion-based class to expand upon Dr. Lisa Miller's work in The Spiritual Child and apply these principles in our families today. This week:  Preparing for Christ: Spiritual Family Advent.

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Tuesdays with Timothy  
3:30-4:30 PM      Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley  
 
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Y OUNG ADULTS
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Become a Home Plate host and welcome three or four Washington University students into your home for a few meals a year to help them feel more at home here in St. Louis. 
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OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Hunger Ministry  more info
   
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed  more info

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
Consider The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon for Christmas: sets can be ordered by e-mailing Nick Clifford at nickclifsr@yahoo.com.
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 if you would like to have a priest visit you. Please contact Debbie Fenner at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
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