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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
February 9-16, 2017
THE BANNER 
Please join us for our Trivia Night Chorister fundraiser on Friday, February 17 at 6:30 PM for an evening of fun questions, nachos, drinks, and live entertainment. Tickets are $40/person or $300 for a table of 8. Make your reservations today by calling Nick Bideler at the church office at 314.721.1502 (ex. 4043).
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    February 12  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
    February 19  The Rev. Quinn Fox
    February 26  The Rev. Ezgi Saribay Perkins
STEWARDSHIP 2017  
This weekend over 20 members of our Youth Ministry will join together for a retreat. Spiritual formation for our young Episcopalians. Your pledge dollars at work.

Every pledge makes a difference!

If you have questions please call the stewardship office at 314.721.1502 or email Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org.

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.
 
We are now "In the Loop"!  
A hearing loop for hearing aid and cochlear implant users has been installed in the main sanctuary. Loop listeners are available for those without a compatible hearing device.

What is a hearing loop and how does it work?
Hearing loops allow people who wear hearing aids to directly receive the sound from the Church's PA system in their own hearing aids without having to pick up a separate listening device.

Do you use hearing aids or a cochlear implant?
If you wear hearing instruments you will need to find out if your hearing aids or CI have this wireless receiver called a T-coil or telecoil built in, in order to benefit from the hearing loop in our church. Pushing a button on a hearing aid accesses the T-coil program. This T-coil program has to be activated by your audiologist. Talk to your audiologist to find out if your instruments can have both a T (no background noise pick up) and an MT program (blended micro-phone & T-coil program) for improved hearing at church.

The hearing loop was provided for by generous parishioners. If you are interested in making a gift to the Hearing Loop fund please contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

Super Sunday Sale: The Youth Ministry would like to thank all who donated food and baskets to the Super Sunday Sale, as well as all who purchased these goodies! The proceeds go towards YM Scholarship Fund & Mission Expenses.

3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent
Back by Popular Demand!

John Tyler's new book, 3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent, 
will be available for purchase for $9.99 in the Great Hall on three Sundays: February 12, 19 & 26.This year's Lenten book has the same format as last year's book that sold out, but with all-new contents: new scripture readings, new devotionals, and new prayers. Imagine - you can engage in a Lenten spiritual discipline that requires only 3 minutes a day! All proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to The Episcopal City Mission. As you feed your soul daily in 3-minute retreats, you will help bring support, hope, and healing to children who live in difficult circumstances.
THIS SUNDAY
Rector's Forum: Join the Rector in the Taylor Room as he teaches on "The Old Testament Roots of the New Testament" following the 9:15 AM liturgy. Everyone is welcome.

Lenten Devotional Book:
John Tyler's new book  3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent-is available for purchase for $9.99 today in the Great Hall. All sales proceeds will go directly to The Episcopal City Mission that brings support, hope, and healing to children in detention at the St. Louis City and County Detention Centers and the Lakeside Residential Center.

Newcomer Classes: Classes run today and February 19 in the Sverdrup Room following the 9:15 AM liturgy. The class will begin at approximately 10:30 AM and end by 11:15 AM.

The Spiritual Family Class: Meets today in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11:10 AM to discuss "Stewardship All Year Long." All adults are invited. 

Healing Eucharist: This evening, the 5:30 PM 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.
THIS WEEK
Friday, February 10
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, February 13
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
9 AM in the Armstrong Room
We will continue to study the Book of Ruth. We hope you will join us!

Tuesday, February 14
Church Service League 
10:30 AM-Bible Study in the Sverdrup Room 
11:20 AM-Holy Eucharist in St. Mary's Chapel
Noon-Lunch in the Great Hall (Lunch reservations by Sunday evening to Marjorie Sundfors at 314.726.1895 or sundfors@att.net.)
After lunch..."Deaconess Anne House and the Episcopal Service Corps" by The Rev. Rebecca Ragland, The Executive Director of Deaconess Anne House in Old North St. Louis.
The Episcopal Service Corps is a national federation of young adults living in intentional community, working for social justice, and undergoing spiritual formation. They work in various nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for poor, sick, and marginalized St. Louisans.

Wednesday, February 15
Wonderful Wednesdays
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist; 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Class;
8 PM Compline
The Lord's Prayer: A study of the "Lord's Prayer" and what it means to our faith.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, February 17
Trivia Night Chorister Fundraiser
It's Trivia Time! Join us at 6:30 PM for an evening of fun questions, nachos, drinks, and live entertainment. Tickets are $40/person or $300 for a table of 8. Make your reservations today by calling Nick Bideler at the church office at 314.721.1502 (ex. 4043). RSVP and Pay online
 
Saturday, February 18
Hunger Sandwich Making
10 AM      Taylor Room 
Sandwich Making will take place Saturday, February 18. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.

The Gospel According to Downton Abbey: Looking for God in a PBS Mega-hit
4 PM, The Great Hall 
Join us for an afternoon of reflection and analysis with the Rev. Quinn Fox as we revisit scenes and themes of religion and the church that are present, implicit and conspicuously absent from life in the House of Grantham at Downton Abbey.
 
Downton Abbey, the Emmy┬« and Golden Globe┬« Award-winning drama is, by all accounts, an international television phenomenon. Six seasons, each one setting a new record for total viewers on the way to becoming the most-watched series in the 46-year history of Public Television, left millions wanting more. Rumors of a movie version sequel abound. The fictional drama that depicts life at an aristocratic country manor in post-Edwardian England provided a compellingly authentic portrait of the Crawley family and their servants--with occasional glimpses and insights into their religious lives and worldview. Looking at the series through the lens of the theology of culture affords an opportunity to consider this popular phenomenon from the perspective of faith and the Christian worldview. 

Sunday, February 19 
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Quinn Fox has served since July 2011 as associate pastor at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington DC, where he is responsible for discipleship and educational ministries. He is also the Vice-Moderator of National Capital Presbytery, the governing body for over 100 Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland.

John Tyler's new book on sale in Great Hall  
Minute Daily Retreats for Lent  
See more info above

Newcomer Class
after 9:15 AM liturgy     Sverdrup Room
Newcomer classes continue through February 19 in the Sverdrup Room following the 9:15 AM liturgy. The class will begin at approximately 10:30 AM and end by 11:15 AM.

Tuesday, February 28
Pancake Supper 
5:30 PM     Great Hall
Save the date for the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 28. If you would like to contribute an egg casserole, please e-mail Marty at youth@csmsg.org.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4-5
Lenten Quiet Morning
Gretel Wakeham will be our Lenten Quiet Morning speaker and our preacher on March 5. Her topic for Quiet Morning is "Finding Our Feet: A Lenten Journey in the Celtic Christian tradition."

Friday, March 10
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Women's Retreat
The Mercy Center
Please join the women of CSMSG for the Annual Women's Retreat. The Retreat begins at 5 PM Friday, March 10 with a hospitality hour to meet other attendees. Dinner is at 6 PM, followed by the first session. Saturday, March 11 begins with breakfast and ends with the Eucharist at 3 PM. The Retreat leader is the Rev. Dr. Marie Gray. The theme is "Meditating and Reflecting on the Spirituality of Julian of Norwich."

More information can be found at www.csmsg.org or contact Laurie for a brochure at  Laurie@csmsg.org

Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2.
Confirmation Classes
10:30 AM   Sverdrup Room
A new Adult Confirmation Class will begin this March. Contact Laurie at  Laurie@csmsg.org if you are interested in being confirmed on April 30. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead the classes. Contact Blake at  bsawicky@csmsg.org with questions.

Sunday, March 5 or Monday, March 6
Parents: We want to hear from YOU! CSMSG wants to partner with our parents to find out how we might better equip and encourage you as you raise your family. Parents of all ages and stages are asked to please sign up for one Parent Focus Group on Sunday, March 5, or Monday, March 6. Chris Sasser, a consultant with Ministry Architects, will be onsite to conduct these sessions. He will conclude by writing a summary of his findings on March 6. We need your participation! You may sign up at www.csmsg.org or by contacting Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org

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CHURCH SCHOOL
Preschool-Kindergarten children meet in their classes at 9:15 AM. Their Chapel service follows at 10:25 AM.
1st-5th Grade children have their Chapel service at 9:15 AM followed by classes.

YOUTH MINISTRY
Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge:  
Please keep the YM Winter Retreat participants and chaperones in your prayers this weekend. They will return to church at 2 PM on Sunday for pick up.

Pancake Supper Volunteers are needed for our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 28.  Volunteers are needed from 3:30-8 PM. Look for volunteer sign-up page soon.

Confirmation Update: Guided Eucharist and BBQ Dinner for Confirmands and families, SS Teachers, and Sponsors is Saturday, February 25, 5-7 PM. RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org by Friday, February 17.

Parent Focus Groups: All parents are asked to please sign up to participate in a one-hour Parent Assessment on either March 5 or 6. Look for volunteer sign-up page soon.

Middle School Mission Week: Mission Week will take place in St. Louis, June 5-9. Registration for Mission Week is now open. All registrations must be made online. Spots are limited, so sign up early as this popular week fills quickly. Priority is given to parishioners and planning committee members until February 14. 

Super Sunday Sale:  Thank you to all who donated food and gift items to sell and to all who purchased items.

The Spiritual Family Class: Meets Sundays in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11:10 AM to discuss "Prayer for You and Your Family." All adults are invited to join this interactive discussion relevant to our families and relationships. 

Summer Mission Opportunities:  
High School Mission Trip - July 8-15 to Rushville, IN.
Sign up online now.
Information Session: Sunday, February 26, 11:30 AM-12:00 noon in the Armstrong Room.  All current 8th-12th graders, your friends, and parents are invited to attend. Partial and full scholarships available by contacting Marty at youth@csmsg.org.

Youth Ministry Tuesday Newsletter:  The Youth Ministry shares information regarding events, sign ups, and volunteer opportunities via our emailed Tuesday newsletter. To signup, please email timothy@csmsg.org.  You can also view our calendar and signups online on the youth ministry webpage.msg.org/visitors/youth-ministry. 

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Y OUNG ADULTS
Join Washington University's Home Plate!
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. 
more info

OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Hunger Ministry 
   
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed  more info

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon C.D. sets can be ordered by e-mailing Nick Clifford at nickclifsr@yahoo.com.
AROUND TOWN
Healing a " House Divided"
Presiding Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry will speak at Washington University on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5:30-6:30 PM in the Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall. Reception immediately following.

St. Louis University's Theological Department presents the 20th Annual De Lubac lecture: "Christ, Creator, and Creature: Reflections on Christology and the Nature of Created Being" featuring Dr. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; on  March 7, at 7 PM at the Center for Global Citizenship Auditorium.
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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