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Please review The Church of St. Michael & St. George's weekly e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event
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Molly McLaughlin Schilling and Nicholas Berthoud Clifford, Sr. 

  
  

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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
December 22-29, 2016
THE BANNER 
Last year's Christmas Pageant Rehearsal. This year's Nativity Pageant will be held at 4 PM on Christmas Eve.
December 25    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
   January   1    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
   January   8    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   January 15    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
2016 CHRISTMASTIDE
We invite you to spend the season of Christmas with us!
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24
4:00 PM 
Nativity Pageant and Holy Eucharist
6:30 PM
Choral Eucharist
10:30 PM
Carol Service of Preparation and Praise
11:00 PM
Festal Eucharist
Incense will be used
Preacher of the Day: The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25
10:00 AM
Choral Eucharist
Preacher of the Day: The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1
10:00 AM
Choral Eucharist
Preacher of the Day: The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
STEWARDSHIP 2016-2017   
During this Christmas Season, please remember The Church of St. Michael & St. George in your year-end giving. Fulfill your 2016 commitment or make your 2017 commitment by calling the stewardship office at 314.721.1502 or emailing Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or online at www.csmsg.org. Your gift is much appreciated. Thank you!

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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. 


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.
THIS SUNDAY
10 AM Choral Eucharist
  
THIS WEEK
Friday, December 23
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.

Monday, December 26
The Church building and offices will be closed.

Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
9 AM    Armstrong Room
The Monday Morning Women's Bible Study is in recess until January 9.

Three sessions begin on January 9. The series title is "Who Is Jesus?: The Answer According to the Nicene Creed".  Led by John Tyler. We hope you will join us.

Tuesday, December 27
Church Service League 
CSL will be taking a break until January 3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. A special thank you to all who supported our Bazaar and Luncheon in any way.

Wednesday, December 28
Wonderful Wednesdays
Wonderful Wednesdays will not meet on Wednesday, December 28.

Growing Through Grief: Will not meet until the first week of January. Call Molly Schilling for more information at 203.820.5887.  

Sunday, January 1
10 AM Choral Eucharist

Monday, January 2
The Church building and offices will be closed.

Sunday, January 8
Epiphany Family Night
Epiphany Family Night  is Sunday, January 8 at 5 PM. Enjoy a Mexican dinner, crafts and the Crowning of the Three Kings, followed by a special Church Service for the children, to celebrate the closure of the Christmas season. RSVP by emailing Jane Fisher at  jfisher@csmsg.org . The cost is $4 per person or $15 per family.  

Tuesday, January 10
Steak & Stories
6 PM   Great Hall
Bevis Schock and Hugh Eastwood, as members of The Church of St. Michael & St. George, are perhaps by definition members of the establishment. Nevertheless, in their work as attorneys they handle many public interest cases against the establishment. They are currently handing, among other cases, a SWAT team raid on the wrong house in the City of St. Louis. In the January 10 Steak & Stories, Schock and Eastwood will bring this and other interesting stories to life.
 
RSVP by noon on Monday, January 9  to reception@csmsg.org .

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Confirmation Class
10:30 AM   Sverdrup Room
A new Adult Confirmation Class will begin on March 5. Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you are interested in being confirmed on April 30. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead Adult Confirmation Classes on Sunday mornings, 10:30 AM-11 AM from March 5-April 2. Contact Blake at bsawicky@csmsg.org with questions.
FACEBOOK
Saint Nicholas Breakfast

Note: Photographs may be downloaded  from FACEBOOK by "right clicking" on the photos. 

VIDEO 
CHURCH SCHOOL
There is no Church School on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, December 25 and January 1. Church School resumes on Sunday, January 8. 

There is a Church School Teachers meeting on Sunday, January 8 at 8:30 AM in the Taylor Room. A light breakfast will be provided.  Children can come too!

Epiphany Family Night is Sunday, January 8 at 5 PM. Enjoy a Mexican dinner, crafts and the Crowning of the Three Kings, followed by a special Church Service for the children, to celebrate the closure of the Christmas season. RSVP by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. The cost is $4 per person or $15 per family.  


YOUTH MINISTRY
The Gospel Nativity Pageant will be this Saturday at 4 PM. Confirmands should arrive in the Taylor Room by 3 PM.

College Reunion Lunch: All CSMSG College Students and Youth Ministry Alumni are invited to lunch at Three King's Pub (6307 Delmar Blvd.) on Wednesday, December 28, from Noon to 1:30 PM. Come as you are. RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org by Tuesday, December 27. Hope you can join us!

Epiphany Family Night: Volunteers are needed to help with set up and crafts at the Church School Family Night on Sunday, January 8, 4:45-7 PM.  Sign up here.

8th Grade MLK Service Day:  On Monday, January 16, the 8th Grade Confirmation Class will be volunteering at Gateway 180 Shelter. All students should meet in St. George's Chapel at 9 AM. After the service project, this class will have lunch downtown and be back at Church for pick up on the Wydown side at 2 PM. RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org by Monday, January 9.

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!  

HS Bible Studies more

Can I Ask That? more

Tuesdays with Timothy  
3:30-4:30 PM      Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley  
 
Youth Ministry on  
 
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  more info
   
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed  more info

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
Consider The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon C.D.'s 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.

Read latest from our own Rev. Blake Sawicky in this month's issue of The Living Church:
Blake's latest Article in Living Church:

Blake's author page on their website with the other articles he has written for Living Church.
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